The Eleusinian Mysteries

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  1. bashkim

    bashkim Registered User

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    Is there any connection between Masonry and these Greek ancient rituals?
     
  2. JamestheJust

    JamestheJust Registered User

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    In the local ritual, the blindfolding of the candidate, the striking of the Wardens by the candidate and the reference to pomegranates can all be related directly to the Eleusian mysteries.

    In addition the candidate returned "freed from a fear of death through the recognition that they were immortal souls temporarily in mortal bodies." This experience is remembered in our third degree raising.

    https://www.ancient.eu/article/32/the-eleusinian-mysteries-the-rites-of-demeter/
     
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  3. Pointwithinacircle3

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    On one hand there is only one basic mystery. So all mystery schools are basically trying to find the same answer. On the other hand it is like a tree. Just because all the branches connect doesn’t make them the same, or even similar.
     
  4. JamestheJust

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    >On one hand there is only one basic mystery.

    This is an interesting proposition but not too obvious.

    A couple of years ago I was at a conference for a ritual group and I recognized the body type of two women who were not together and asked each of them if they liked being a human.

    Both said emphatically: No!

    Do these humanoids seek a different mystery tradition?
     

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