Published October 1999
by Weiser Books .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||327|
The mysteries celebrated the story of Demeter and Persephone but, as the initiated were sworn to secrecy on pain of death as to the details of the ritual, we do not know what form these rituals took. We do know, though, that those who participated in the mysteries were forever changed for the better and that they no longer feared : Joshua J. Mark. Mysteries of Demeter book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Jennifer Reif has created a practical manual for experiencing the Rit /5(6). The Eleusinian Mysteries: The Rites of Demeter Article by Joshua J. Mark The Rites of Eleusis, or the Eleusinian Mysteries, were the secret rituals of the mystery school of Eleusis and were observed regularly from c. BCE - CE. Exactly what this mystic ritual was no one knows; but why the ancient Greeks participated in. Jennifer Reif is the author of four published books: Mysteries of Demeter, Rebirth of the Pagan Way, Morgan Le Fay's Books of Spells and Wiccan Rites, Aphrodite's Riddle: A Novel of Goddess Worship in Ancient Greece and she coauthored The Magical Crone Celebrating the Wisdom of Later Life.4/5(33).
In book: A Companion to Greek Religion, pp - people from every corner of the Greco-Roman world sought the hope for a blessed afterlife through initiation into the Mysteries of Demeter Author: Kevin Clinton. The Mysteries of Demeter and Persephone embodied the values of the relatively peaceful farming and trading mother-clan societies of the Goddess-preerninent Neo- lithic, before the sacrifice of sons in war became common practice as pa- triarchal warrior clans forced their way to Size: KB. According to the Hymn to Demeter, the Mysteries at Eleusis originated in the two-fold story of Demeter’s life—her separation from and reunion with her daughter and her failure to make the queen’s son immortal. After Eleusis was incorporated, the city of . Myth Summary Chapter Demeter and the Eleusinian Mysteries The lengthy Homeric Hymn to Demeter (2) provides the most important and complete information about DEMETER [de-mee'ter] (CERES) and PERSEPHONE [per-sef'o-nee] (PROSERPINA), daughter of Zeus and Demeter, and is in itself a literary gem. The Abduction of Persephone.
A practical manual for recreating the Rites and Mysteries of Demeter and Persephone, an ancient Earth-based religion that celebrates not only the Great Mother Goddess and Her Daughter, but a respect for life, for the Earth, and for the divinity of the soul. Each celebration or rite is complete and presented in a clear and practical way. According to the old belief and relates in the Homeric Hymn, Demeter (goddess of agriculture) stopped to rest at Eleusis during her quest for her daughter, Persephone, who was kidnaped by Hades. There, Demeter ordered a temple and altar to be built in her honor. Jennifer Reif's blend of scholarship and practical advice makes for a dynamite book. Demeter is an incredibly important goddess, yet books about her that cover both theory and practice are rare. Go deeper into the myths with this incredibly well-researched book. Highly recommended for all pagans and especially for women in the Goddess movement/5. A practical manual for recreating the Rites and Mysteries of Demeter and Persephone, an ancient Earthbased religion that celebrates not only the Great Mother Goddess and Her Daughter, but a respect for life, for the Earth, and for the divinity of the soul. Each celebration or rite is complete and presented in a clear and practical : Jennifer Reif.