Orphic Hymns Grimoire

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In Orphic Hymns Grimoire, Sara L. Mastros transforms the devotional hymns of Orpheus, the oracular hero of ancient Greece, into a functional, working grimoire for contemporary magicians. The Orphic Hymns have inspired generations of poets, musicians, and playwrights as exemplars of archaic mytho-poetry. In her bold translations, Mastros stays true to the original intent and beauty of the hymns while adding her own contemporary flair. In addition to the new translations, this book also contains fascinating historical and social commentary on the hymns from a feminist, pagan viewpoint, as well as spells and devotional practices for votaries of the Greek gods, and brilliant color-your own-ikons. This second edition includes new commentary and more than eighty ikon illustrations. Additionally, Mastros provides many ideas for deploying the ikons in spellcraft as well as spells that use the ikons themselves. 


Introduction to the Second Edition: My Role as Hermeneutes
How to Use this Book
What are the Orphic Hymns?
A New Hymn for Orpheus
The Hymns of Orpheus
Appendix I: Writing Original Orphic Hymns
Appendix II: Working with Ikons
Appendix III: Ritual of Orphic Self-Initiation
Appendix IV: Offering Cookies
Bibliography & Further Reading


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