Orpheus. G. R. S. MEAD, George Robert Stowe Mead.


New York, NY: Barnes & Noble, Inc., 1965. First Edition Thus. Hardcover, Octavo. viii + 208 pp, blue cloth, gilt title, etc. to spine. The First American reprint of the 1896 First Edition of this detailed study of the role that the myth of Orpheus played in the role of the development of mystical and theological belief in ancient Greece. Chapter headings: Introduction; The Orphic Origins; Orphic Works; General Remarks On Orphic Theology; General Outline Of Orphic Theogony; Some Cosmogonical Details; The Orphic Pantheon; On The Mysteries And Symbolism; Orphic Discipline And Psychology; The Doctrine Of Rebirth; Bibliography. The author, George Robert Stowe Mead (1863 - 1933), an English historian and writer who was a member of the Theosophical Society, as well as the founder of the Quest Society. Mead's writings dealt mainly with the Hermetica and Gnostic religions and he is probably best known for his "Thrice Greatest Hermes", a massive landmark translation and collection of Trismegistic Literature. A bright clean, near-Fine copy in VG+ dust jacket. The dustjacket has only got a couple of tiny nicks to the edges, but someone has reinforced it by running a short strip of tape across the word "Orpheus" at the head of the spine (Now protected by a removable mylar sleeve). Item #65922

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