The Orphic Hymns: A New Translation for the Occult Practitioner (Hardcover)
Discover the Powerful Poems & Incantations of Ancient Greece
Use the hymns of the great mystery religions in your practice today
The Orphic hymns are fascinating historical artifacts--87 devotions, invocations, and entreaties to the Greek gods that are as potent today as they were when they were originally developed nearly two thousand years ago. Designed to be used in contemporary spiritual practice and spellcrafting, this premium hardcover edition features spectacular new English translations by Patrick Dunn along with the original Greek on facing pages.
These translations are complete, accurate, and poetic--perfect for integrating into rituals and magical workings for every conceivable purpose, from protection to prosperity and everything in between. Written by a poet and occultist specifically for contemporary practitioners of magic, this must-have book also includes detailed notes to help you understand esoteric passages as well as suggestions for incense selection and the practical use of the hymns.
The Orphic Hymns also includes Thomas Taylor's eighteenth-century translation as an appendix, an index of purposes, and a concordance with a glossary, a pronunciation guide, mythic backgrounds, and cross references of every deity and place named in the hymns.
These new translations of the Orphic hymns are powerful tools for magic and devotion. In addition to the translations of the 87 hymns, you will discover helpful notes and techniques for integrating the hymns into your practice.
- New Translations by Patrick Dunn
- History of the Hymns
- Notes on Religious Devotion
- Spell-crafting with the Hymns
- Working with the Hymns in Written Spells
- Uses of the Hymns in Ceremonial Magic
- The Hymns in Contemplation
- Incorporating Scents
- Pronunciation Guide
- Concordance and Glossary of Gods and Locations
- Thomas Taylor's 18th Century Translation
- An Index of Purposes for the Hymns
The Orphic hymns are among the most vivid and potent legacies of ancient Greek Pagan spirituality. Patrick Dunn's crisp new translation of these classic invocations will be a welcome discovery to anyone interested in polytheist spirituality and ancient magic.--John Michael Greer, author of A World Full of Gods and The Secret of the Temple