The Orphic MysterieswithRonnie Pontiac

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Ronnie Pontiac was the personal research assistance for Manly P. Hall at the Philosophical Research Society in Los Angeles. He is author of American Metaphysical Religion: Esoteric and Mystical Traditions of the New World. He is coauthor with Tamra Lucid of The Magic of the Orphic Hymns: A New Translation for the Modern Mystic.

Here he describes the history and the many meanings attributed to the ancient Orphic tradition.

00:00:00 Introduction

00:03:10 The first counter-culture

00:18:54 Ancient Greek culture

00:24:12 Renaissance interest

00:28:04 The Orphic hymns

00:30:40 Magic of the hymns

00:43:37 Recitation of hymns

00:54:33 Influence of Orphic tradition

01:00:13 Conclusion

(Recorded on November 3, 2023)

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Published on December 25, 2023


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