Persephone Unveiled: Seeing the Goddess and Freeing Your Soul

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North Atlantic Books, 2006 - History - 241 pages
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Persephone Unveiled reveals the goddess in all her guises, as the daughter of Demeter; the Queen of the Underworld; the archetypal female healer; and as a central figure in the Eleusinian Mysteries, where celebrants experienced sacred visions through secret rituals fueled by an LSD-like substance. The author examines the known details about the psychoactive agent and explores the Mysteries' influence on, and relationship to, early Christianity. Guided meditations, using active imagination techniques, help readers summon an experience with the goddess.
  

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User Review  - Cynthia Haggard - Goodreads

This is a magical book. Author Charles Stein takes us on a journey into the heart of the Eleusinian Mysteries, a spiritually transformative process that culminated in a rite at temple in Eleusis, a ... Read full review

Review: Persephone Unveiled: Seeing the Goddess and Freeing Your Soul

User Review  - Liz - Goodreads

A detailed and focused exploration of the ancient Greeks' autumnal festival of Persephone and Demeter and the initiation of the mystai into the Eleusinian Mysteries. In addition to the image of the ... Read full review

Contents

Hesiods Theogony
3
Reading of the Homeric Hymn to Demeter
17
What We Know About the Eleusinian Mysteries
52
The Life of the Dead in
84
The WassonHofmannRuck
104
Introduction to Part Two
121
The Transform Space
128
The Covering
138
Visions of Having Seen
182
Notes Towards a Translation of Parmenides
212
How to Help the Goddess Find You
225
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About the author (2006)

Poet and independent scholar Charles Stein is the author of eleven books of poetry including The Hat Rack Tree (Station Hill Press) and the forthcoming From Mimir's Head. His examination of the poet Charles Olson's use of C.G. Jung, The Secret of Black Chrysanthemum, is a classical study of that poet's work. Stein edited Being = Space x Action: Searches for Freedom of Mind in Art and Mathematics and Mysticism for North Atlantic Books. He holds a Ph.D. in literature from the University of Connecticut and a B.A. in ancient Greek from Columbia University. He lives in Barrytown, New York, with classical guitarist Megan Hastie.

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