The Eleusinian Mysteries and Rites

The Eleusinian rites emerged from the Greek myth of the goddess Demeter and her daughter Persephone to bring forth abundance from the earth. Yet strikingly similar rituals and legends appear in the doctrines of Freemasonry, Buddhism, the early C Ä

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An investigation of the Eleusinian mysteries, supposed by some to be the predecessors of Masonic rites. Contents: Eleusinian legend; Ritual of the mysteries; Program of the greater mysteries; Initiatory rites; Their mystical significance; Bibliography.