In this reading from a Rosicrucian Manuscript, we learn about Heraclitus and Democritus, two Pre-Socratic Greek Philosophers who are known respectively as the Weeping and Laughing Ancient Greek Philosophers.
This podcast features an article from the June 2011 Hermetism issue of the Rosicrucian Digest. Hermeticism and alchemy lead us to inner and outer transformations. These practices have their roots in ancient Egypt and Greece. Well-known author and lecturer Richard Smoley considers how these ancient traditions affect us today.
This podcast features an article from the June 2011 Hermetism issue of the Rosicrucian Digest. Leading esoteric scholar Joscelyn Godwin traces the outlines of the Hermetic Tradition from Thoth to Hermes Trismegistus, and its essential teachings. He demonstrates how the unique character of the tradition has enabled it to influence much of the Western world and its many paths.
This podcast features an article from the June 2011 Hermetism issue of the Rosicrucian Digest. The Staff of the Rosicrucian Digest provides an introduction to one of the most popular and enduring mystical philosophies on Earth—the tradition attributed to Hermes Trismegistus.
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.
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, used with permission.
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.
The musician draws the bow across the violin string and immediately the inert atmosphere becomes vibrant and transparent, “…as if sound from nonspatial realms shines through a window into the world of space.” What is being demonstrated is a phenomenon known as the overtone series, in which any tone, played or sung, activates a column of mathematically-related notes which vibrate sympathetically with the sounded pitch and create resonance. Octaves throughout the universe respond, in a modern, scientific “music of the spheres,” echoing the hypothesis that dates back to ancient times and the School of Pythagoras.