The Ancient Mystery Schools

Rosicrucian Salon Bibliography
Julie Scott, M.A., President and Grand Master of the English Grand Lodge of AMORC for the Americas, 2006


Apuleius, Lucius. The Golden Ass of Apuleius. Translated by W. Adlington. New York: The Modern Library Publishers

Devi, Savitri. Son of the Sun. Kingsport, TN: Kingsport Press, 1981.

Guilmot, Max. The Initiatory Process in Ancient Egypt. Translation by Michelle Ziebel. San Jose, CA: Grand Lodge of the English Language Jurisdiction, AMORC, Inc., 1978.

Egypt Exploration Society, Tell-el-Amarna Project. Accessed August 1, 2005.

Hawass, Zahi. “The Osiris Shaft”. Accessed July 11, 2005 at 2005.

Iamblichos. The Egyptian Mysteries. Translated by Alexander Wilder. London: William Rider & Son Ltd; New York, NY: The Metaphysical Publishing Co., 1911.

Lewis, H. Spencer. The Symbolic Prophecy of the Great Pyramid. San Jose, CA: Grand Lodge of the English Language Jurisdiction, AMORC, Inc., 1994.

Lewis, H. Spencer. The Mystical Life of Jesus. San Jose, CA: Grand Lodge of the English Language Jurisdiction, AMORC, Inc., 1929/1953.

McGee, Arthur R. Papyrus of Ani; Egyptian Book of the Dead (Budge) translation by E.A. Wallis Budge. “The 42 Negative Confessions” University of Pennsylvania. Accessed August 16, 2005 at 1994.

Monet, Jefferson. 2005. “An Overview of the Ancient Egyptian Cult”. Accessed July 11, 2005 at 2005.

Naydler, Jeremy. Shamanic Wisdom in the Pyramid Texts, The Mystical Tradition of Ancient Egypt. Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions, 2005.

Rome, Peter. The Temple of Seti I and the Osireion at Abydos. Accessed July 11, 2005 at 2005.

Schwappach-Shirrif, Lisa. Treasures of the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, A Catalogue. San Jose, CA: Grand Lodge of the English Language Jurisdiction, AMORC, Inc., 2004.


A&E Television Networks. Oracle at Delphi, Secrets Revealed. The History Channel, 1996.

Amandry, Pierre. Delphi and its History. Greece – An Archaeological Guide, 1984.

Broad, William. The Oracle. New York: Penguin Books. 2006.

Broad, William. “For Delphic Oracle, Fume and Visions.” New York Times, March 19, 2002.

Geldard, Richard G. The Traveler’s Key to Ancient Greece. Wheaton, IL: Quest Books, 2000.

Lipsey, Roger. Have You Been to Delphi? Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2001.

Parke, H.W. The Delphic Oracle. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1956.


Burkert, Walter. Ancient Mystery Cults. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1987.

Eliade, Mircea. Rites and Symbols of Initiation: The Mysteries of Birth and Rebirth. Translated by Willard R. Trask. New York: Harper & Row, 1958.

---. Myths, Dreams and Mysteries: The Encounter Between Contemporary Faiths and Archaic Realities. Translated by Philip Mairet. New York: Harper & Row, 1957/1960.

Evelyn-White, Hugh G. ed. The Perseus Project, Tufts University. The Homeric Hymn to Demeter. Accessed August 16, 2005 at:

Jung, C. G. & Kerenyi, C. Essays on a Science of Mythology: The Myth of the Divine Child & The Mysteries of Eleusis. Translated by R.F.C. Hull. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1949/1973.

Keller, Mara Lynn. "The Eleusinian Mysteries of Demeter and Persephone: Fertility, Sexuality and Rebirth”. Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, Vol. 4, No. 1, Spring, 1988.

---. The Greater Mysteries of Demeter and Persephone. Manuscript. Nd.

Kerenyi, C. Eleusis: Archetypal Image of Mother and Daughter. Translated by Ralph Manheim. New York: Schocken Books, 1967/1977.

Mylonas, George E. Eleusis and the Eleusinian Mysteries. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1961.

Mithraic Mysteries:

The Ancient Mysteries, A Sourcebook. Edited by Marvin Meyer. Harper & Row: San Francisco, 1987.

Ulansey, David. The Origins of the Mithraic Mysteries, Cosmology & Salvation in the Ancient World. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Vermaseren, M.J. Mithras, The Secret God. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1963.

Cumont, Franz. The Mysteries of Mithra. New York: Dover Publications, 1956 (1902).


Guthrie, W.K.C. Orpheus and Greek Religion, A Study of the Orphic Movement. New York: W.W Norton & Company, Inc., 1966.

Macy, Joanna. Rilke's Sonnets to Orpheus and Duino Elegies. With Anita Barrows. New York: Riverhead Books. 2005.

Wili, Walter. The Orphic Mysteries and the Greek Spirit. Edited by Joseph Campbell. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1955.


Burkert, Walter. Lore and Science in Ancient Pythagoreanism. Translated by Edwin L. Minar Jr. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1972.

Huffman, Carl. "Pythagoras". The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2005 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.). Accessed July 11, 2005 at February 23, 2005.

Kingsley, Peter. Ancient Philosophy, Mystery and Magic. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1995.

Morey, Jim. “Pythagoras: An Interactive Proof of Pythagoras’ Theorem”. Accessed June 15, 2005 at 1996.


Berezan, Jennifer, Returning, CD. 2001. Edge of Wonder.

Eisler, Riane. The Chalice & The Blade: Our History, Our Future. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 1987/1995.

Hall, Manly P. The Secret Teachings of All Ages. Los Angeles, CA: Philosophical Research Society, 1988.

Kingsley, Peter. Reality. Inverness, CA: The Golden Sufi Center. 2004.

The Mysteries, Papers from the Eranos Yearbooks. Edited by Joseph Campbell. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1955.

Plato. Great Dialogues of Plato. Translated by W.H.D. Rouse. New York: Penguin Punam, Inc., 1984.

Rebisse, Christian. Rosicrucian History and Mysteries. San Jose, CA: Grand Lodge of the English Language Jurisdiction, AMORC, Inc., 2005.

Tarnas, Richard. The Passion of the Western Mind. New York: Ballantine Books, 1993.

Von Stuckrad, Kocku. Western Esotericism, A Brief History of Secret Knowledge. London: Equinox Publishing, Inc., 2005.

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