The Eleusinian and Bacchic Mysteries

Thomas Taylor

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The Eleusinian and Bacchic Mysteries is a book by English translator and Neoplatonist Thomas Taylor, first published in 1790. It is a dissertation on the ancient initiation rituals of Eleusis and Bacchus. The inner teachings of these ancient Mediterranean mystery religions have been lost for two millennia, but Taylor believed that he had found the skeleton key in classical mythology and Plato's philosophy - this influential essay outlines his theory.

This book has 37,052 words, 65 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1790. This edition, edited by Alexander Wilder was first published in 1891.

Production notes: This ebook of The Eleusinian and Bacchic Mysteries was published by Global Grey in 2018, and updated on the 11th September 2023. The artwork used for the cover is 'Bacchanal' by Michel Ange Houasse.

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