top of page
Film Night: The Eleusinian Mysteries w/ Lois LeBlanc
Film Night: The Eleusinian Mysteries w/ Lois LeBlanc

Fri, Dec 01

|

Virtual Film Night

Film Night: The Eleusinian Mysteries w/ Lois LeBlanc

The Eleusinian Mysteries were celebrated every year around the fall equinox, from about 1500 BC until 392 AD when their festivities were outlawed by the Roman Emperor Theodosius. Following a brief movie about this 10-day initiatory experience, we will reflect on its meaning.

Registration is closed
See other events

Time & Location

Dec 01, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Virtual Film Night

About the event

The Eleusinian Mysteries were celebrated every year around the fall equinox, from about 1500 BC until 392 AD when their festivities were outlawed by the Roman Emperor Theodosius. While the contents of this initiation into the cult of Demeter and Persephone were held strictly secret, Plato (who was initiated) described his experience vaguely with terms like the “blessed sight and vision” he witnessed in a “state of perfection”. Following a brief movie about this 10-day initiatory experience, we will reflect on its meaning, its power as a metaphor and symbol, and its relevance today. 

Share this event

bottom of page