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Selected Bibliography of the Eleusinian Mysteries


Selected Bibliography of the Eleusinian Mysteries of Ancient Greece

by Fred Adams, published in Feraferia's Korythalia, Vol. 2, Number 1, 1970

Adams, F. C., Kore, Essay published by Feraferia, Altadena, CA, 1969.

Adams, F. C., The Mysteries of Eleusis, in International Jaybird, Vol. I, No. 4, Sun Era, N. Hollywood, Winter, 1967.

Butyrin, Svetlana, The Mystique of the Nymph, Essay publ. by Feraferia, Altadena, California, 1970.

Butyrin, S., Return of Persephone, Essay publ. by Feraferia, Altadena, California, 1970.

Gide, Andre, Persephone, publ. in brochure format and accompanying Igor Stravinsky's Cantata, Persephone, Columbia Record Album ML 5196, issued during the 1950's.

Harrison, Jane, Prolegomena To The Study of Greek Religion, Meridian Paperback MG 3, Noonday Press, 1955.

Kerenyi, Carl, Eleusis: Archetypal Image of Mother and Daughter, Bollingen Series LXV, Vol. 4, Pantheon, NY, 1967.

Kerenyi, Carl, Kore, Prolegomena, Part 4, which includes a distinction between the Archetypes of Divine Child and Divine Maiden (Kore),

Kerenyi, Carl, Epilegomena, The Miracle of Eleusis; all three selections from a volume entitled, Essays on a Science of Mythology, by C. G. Jung and Kerenyi, Torchbook Paperback 2014, Harper, NY, 1963. A MUST!

Kerenyi, Carl, The Religions of the Greeks and the Romans, Thames and Hudson, London, 1960's.

Kerenyi, Carl, The Mysteries of the Kabeiroi, in The Mysteries, Vol. 2, of Bollingen Series XXX, Pantheon, NY, 1955, A MUST!

Lawson, J. C., Modern Greek Folklore and Ancient Greek Religion, University Books, NY, 1964.

Mylonas, G. E., Eleusis and the Eleusinian Mysteries, Princeton Univ. Press, 1961. In Princeton Paperback now! Has a Glossary of terms used in Feraferia's Eco-Psychic Calendar. Also, day-by-day account of the Mystery. A MUST!

Nilsson, M. P., Greek Folk Religion, Torchbook Paperback TB 78, Harper, 1961

Nilsson, M. P., The Minoan-Mycenaean Religion and Its Survival In Greek Religion, C. W. K. Gleerup, Lund, Sweden, 1950.

Otto, Walter, The Meaning of the Eleusinian Mysteries, Vol 2 of Bollingen Series XXX, Pantheon, NY, 1955.A MUST!

Thomson, G., Studies In Ancient Greek Society:The Pre-Historic Aegean, Lawrence and Wishart, London, 1954.

Graves, Robert, The Greek Myths, publ. in two vols. by Penguin Books, Paperbacks 1026 and 1027, Baltimore, 1957. A MUST!

Levy, Rachel, The Gate of Horn, Faber and Faber, London, 1948. Now in Paperback. A MUST!

Graves, Robert, The White Goddess, An Historical Grammar of Peotic Myth, Vintage Books, NY, 1958.

Angus, S., The Mystery Religions, Dover, NY, 1975.

Cobb, Shandaiya and Darsey, Steven, Demeter and Kore: Similarities of Cult Practice and Differences of Sanctuary Structure at Eleusis and Acrocorinth, under Dr. Bonnie Kingsley, U. C. Santa Cruz, Winter, 1977.

Scully, Vincent, The Earth, The Temple and The Gods, Greek Sacred Architecture, Revised Edition, Praeger, NY, 1969.


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