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Ritual Texts for the Afterlife: Orpheus and the Bacchic Gold Tablets. Second, revised edition (New)
by Graf, Fritz
Book ID: 9780415508032, 0415508037
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Fascinating texts written on small gold tablets and deposited in graves provide a unique source of information about what the Greeks and Romans believed regarding the afterlife, and how they could influence it. These texts, which stretch from the fifth century BCE to the second century CE, have provoked debate for almost a century and a half. The tablets belonged to those who had been initiated into the mysteries of Dionysus; the words the tablets carried drew upon poems ascribed to the extraordinary singer and sage Orpheus.
In this new edition of Ritual Texts for the Afterlife, Graf and Johnston present" "additional finds and engage with recent interpretations. After providing the Greek text and a translation of all the known tablets, the authors analyze their role in the mysteries of Dionysus, and present an outline of the myths concerning the origins of humanity and of the sacred texts that the Greeks ascribed to Orpheus. In addition to their earlier appendix of related ancient texts in translation, the authors offer appendices on similar gold tablets from Roman Palestine, the tablets from Pherae and their mythic context, and a fresh look at the contested category of "Orphism." Providing the first book-length coverage of these enigmatic texts in English, Ritual Texts for the Afterlife will remain essential to the study of ancient Greek religion.
Tarot of Marseilles - Conver 1760 Restored (Standard Deck)
Jodorowsky & Camoin
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Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
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Beyond the Mauve Zone. Enhanced Edition.
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The Blazing Dew of Stars
Smith, David Chaim
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The Sworn Book of Honorius: Liber Iuratus Honorii
Honorius of Thebes
Ibis Press / Nicolas-Hayes
As the title testifies, students were sworn to secrecy before being given access to this magic text, and only a few manuscripts have survived. Bits of its teachings, such as the use of the magic whistle for summoning spirits, are alluded to in other texts. Another key element of its ritual, the elaborate Seal of God, has been found in texts and amulets throughout Europe.
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