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Orpheus G.R.S. Mead

Orpheus

G.R.S. Mead

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Contents: INTRODUCTIONScope of the EssayThe Materials THE ORPHIC ORIGINSThe Mythological OrpheusOrpheus, a Generic NameThe Derivation of the NameThe Orphic DialectPelasgic, Etrurian, or AeolianThe Fable of the AeoliansThe Receding Date of OrpheusMore Contents: INTRODUCTIONScope of the EssayThe Materials THE ORPHIC ORIGINSThe Mythological OrpheusOrpheus, a Generic NameThe Derivation of the NameThe Orphic DialectPelasgic, Etrurian, or AeolianThe Fable of the AeoliansThe Receding Date of OrpheusCaste in the Days of OrpheusThe Beginnings of Orphic HistoryHomer and HesiodPherecydesOnomacritusThe Pythagoreans and Neo-pythagoreansThe Neo-platonistsGeneral Conclusion ORPHIC WORKSThe LogiaSecret WorksList of WorksAll that is Left to UsOrpheus the InventorOrpheus the MagicianThe Opinions of the KabalistsGENERAL REMARKS ON ORPHIC THEOLOGYOrphic SymbolismPhallicismIdol-WorshipClemens Alexandrinus on SymbolismSome striking Instances of Orphic SymbolismThe One GodThe Monadology of OrpheusChart of the Orphic TheogonyGENERAL OUTLINE OF ORPHIC THEOGONYThe Orders of the Divine PowersThe TriadsThe Primordial TriadThe No?tic TriadThe No?tic-No?ric TriadThe No?ric TriadThe Supercosmic TriadThe Liberated OrderThe Cosmic OrderChart of the Chaldaen TheogonySOME COSMOGONICAL DETAILSA Key to the Multiplicity of the PowersThe Gods and their ShaktisTable of the Elements and SpheresThe Two CreationsThe TrinityThe QuaternaryOn Nature and EmanationCyclic Periods and PralayaTHE ORPHIC PANTHEONUnaging TimeAether, Chaos and NightThe Cosmic EggThe CraterPhanes, Ericapaeus and MetisNightHeavenThe Children of Heaven and EarthThe TitansCronus-SaturnThe Four AgesRheaZeus JupiterVesta, Ceres, JunoProserpineDiana and MinervaNeptune and PlutoApolloAetherVulcan, Venus, MarsThe Cyclopes and CentimaniCuretes and CorybantesON THE MYSTERIES AND SYMBOLISMIndia in Greece ?The Perfections of VirtueThe Fantasies of ScholarshipThe Lions CubThe Fawn SkinThe ThyrsusMystica Vannus IacchiThe Playthings of BacchusThe Orphic LyreORPHIC DISCIPLINE AND PSYCHOLOGYMoralsThe Inner DisciplineThe Macrocosm and MicrocosmThe Subtle BodyThe AugoeidesTHE DOCTRINE OF REBIRTHThe Body is the Prison of the SoulThe Soul is Punished in the BodyThe Past Births of PythagorasOther Instances of previous lives of InitiatesThe Wheel of LifeOf MetensomatosisOf the Tenet, in the MysteriesThe PsychopompOf LiberationConclusionBIBLIOGRAPHYTextsTranslationsGeneral Literature