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Orpheus

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Contents: INTRODUCTION
Scope of the Essay
The Materials THE ORPHIC ORIGINS
The Mythological Orpheus
Orpheus, a Generic Name
The Derivation of the Name
The Orphic Dialect
Pelasgic, Etrurian, or Aeolian
The "Fable" of the Aeolians
The Receding Date of Orpheus
Caste in the "Days of Orpheus"
The Beginnings of Orphic History
Homer and Hesiod
Pherecydes
Onomacritus
The Pythagoreans and Neo-
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This book is, as a friend of mine once put it, worth all the tea in China. It presents in an accessible form an outline of the teachings of the semi-mythical Orpheus. That there was such a teacher is hard to dispute, but we know little about him for certain and his life has become wrapped in profound mythology.
His teachings have been gleaned from the so called Orphic Hymns and also other writers in his tradition who commented on his teachings. The inestimable Mead has summarised the teachings i
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George Robert Stowe Mead (9/22/1863, Nuneaton–9/28/1933,London) was an English author, editor, translator & influential member of the Theosophical Society as well as the founder of the Quest Society. His scholarly works dealt mainly with the Hermetic & 'Gnostic' religions of antiquity, & were exhaustive for the time period.
More about G.R.S. Mead...
Corpus Hermeticum Pistis Sophia: A Gnostic Gospel Thrice Greatest Hermes: Studies in Hellenistic Theosophy and Gnosis Echoes from the Gnosis Fragments of a Faith Forgotten

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