Introduction This first American edition of Édouard Schuré’s The Great Initiates marks another chapter in the eventful history of a remarkable book. According to a. Édouard Schuré and The Great Initiates. This first American edition of Édouard Schuré’s The Great Initiates marks another chapter in the eventful history of a. 9 Oct Édouard Schuré’s The Great Initiates: Theosophy, Text, Context, and Influence on the Visual Arts. Massimo Introvigne (UPS, Torino, Italy).
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This book describes the motivations behind external history, the growth of religious striving, the rise and fall of cultures, and indicates their importance for us today.
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In these pages one witnesses spiritual adventure of a depth and intensity rarely experienced by creative human beings, even in their most exalted moments. For it is one of those very cherished moments in the creative life of the artist when he meets someone who recognizes and knows that he is drawing what he says initiattes spiritual vision But these needs can be satisfied only by the messengers of the spiritual world, who have attained the highest level of development.
There, in the hush of the crypt, the majesty of the great nave, the glory of the music, the awe-inspiring mystery of the service, the holy calm of the candle-flames, the wreathing fragrance of incense smoke ascending into the dimness, he felt a kind of inner satisfaction, a longing fulfilled.
The Great Initiates : A Study of the Secret History of Religions
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It is to know and experience the continuity of inspiration in history as an historical fact. A recontextualiser et a trier Valerio Sinigaglia rated it it was amazing Dec 04, Every morning I went to the Uffizi library to consult the ancient authors who had dealt with the Mysteries of Eleusis to which, from earliest youth, I had been irresistibly attracted. The municipal library, standing in the heart of Florence, behind the Museum, on the banks of the Arno, not far from the Palazzio Vecchio which proudly erects its slender campanile, sentinel-like, above the elegant city — all this was a favorable setting for my meditations.
Those great prophets, those powerful figures whom we call Rama, Krishna, Hermes, Moses, Orpheus, Pythagoras, Plato and Jesus, appeared before me in a homogeneous group.
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Elenfuin rated it really liked it Apr 14, A large part of our youth has become interested in what its new masters call Naturalism, thus degrading the beautiful name of Nature, for Naturalism is the systematic negation of the soul and the spirit.
In Florence he continued working on his Wagner book, entering whole-heartedly into the life of the literary and artistic circles of the city.
I was filled with the impulse to trace the connection between the revelation of Eleusis and that of the Christ. This excitement of discovery which breathes through The Great Initiates may well explain its continuing popularity after over a century.
It is his constructive answer to “the stagnation, disgust and impotence” resulting from a one-sided view of life, a pernicious evil still at work in human affairs today. It is estimated that it has been purchased by approximatelypersons, and — counting its translations into many other languages, including Russian — it has been read by somewhere between three and four million people. On a trip to Italy during this time he met, schurr years his senior, a Greek woman, Marguerita Albana Mignaty, whom he subsequently described as his “muse”, although he himself was married.
He saw in this Mystery of Eleusis the starting-point of true dramatic art.