Contemplation and salvation in the Eleusinian mysteries

This paper describes the manner in which the Eleusinian mysteries propitiated soteria or salvationand epopteia or contemplation among their initiates. Mystery cults are cosmopolitan rather than local, andindividually rather than collectively oriented. The Eleusinian mysteries seemed to offer life-tr...

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Main Author: Masís Iverson, Katherine
Format: Artículo
Language: Español
Published: 2015
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Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/humanidades/article/view/6447
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/14987
Summary: This paper describes the manner in which the Eleusinian mysteries propitiated soteria or salvationand epopteia or contemplation among their initiates. Mystery cults are cosmopolitan rather than local, andindividually rather than collectively oriented. The Eleusinian mysteries seemed to offer life-transformingpractices and rituals to their initiates.