The Lesser Mysteries of Eleusis — Stefanie Goodart, S.R.C., M.A.

This podcast features an article from the 2009 No. 2 Eleusis issue of the Rosicrucian Digest. The town of Eleusis, twelve miles from Athens, was home to the famous Eleusinian Mysteries. People would come from all parts of Greece to be initiated into this cult of “The Two Goddesses,” Demeter and Persephone. The Mysteries consisted […]

Demeter and Persephone — Charlene Spretnak, M.A.

This podcast features an article from the 2009 No. 2 Eleusis issue of the Rosicrucian Digest. In this podcast Charlene Spretnak re-creates the original, goddess-centered myths and illuminates the contemporary emergence of a spirituality based on our embeddedness in nature. Running Time: 22:01 | 30.2 MB Podcast Copyright © 2010 Rosicrucian Order, AMORC. All Rights […]

The Eleusinian Mysteries and the Bee — Julie Sanchez-Parodi, S.R.C.

This podcast features an article by Soror Julie Sanchez-Parodi from the 2009 No. 2 issue of the Rosicrucian Digest. In this podcast the esoteric link between the symbolism of the bee in ancient Western Asian and Greek culture, and the Eleusinian Mysteries is explained. Running Time: 30:03 | 27.7 MB Podcast Copyright © 2010 Rosicrucian […]

What we can learn about The Eleusinian Mysteries — George Mylonas, Ph.D.

This podcast features an article from the 2009 Digest No. 2. Dr. George Mylonas (1898-1988) was a Greek archaeologist and scholar renowned worldwide for his expertise, erudition, and wit. In this excerpt from his work Eleusis and the Eleusinian Mysteries, he discusses what we can know about these ancient Mysteries. Text (c) 1961 Princeton University Press, […]

On the Homeric Hymn and the Myth of Demeter — Nicholas P. Kephalas, F.R.C.

This podcast features an article from the 2009 No. 2 Digest. The article’s original manuscript was written in Athens in Greek by Frater Nicholas P. Kephalas after a comprehensive study of the few remaining sources of information which have survived. Running Time: 27:19 | 25 MB Podcast Copyright © 2009 Rosicrucian Order, AMORC. All Rights […]

Mystery Schools and the Rosicrucian Tradition — Grand Master Julie Scott

The ancient Mystery Schools served as spiritual centers in the ancient world, educating students in natural laws and principles so they could better live in harmony with them; encouraging introspection in order to know one’s self; and engendering within a feeling of connection with the Great Mystery of the Universe. In this podcast, Grand Master […]