LSW APRIL Persephone and Hades - A Love Story

LSW APRIL Persephone and Hades - A Love Story

LSW April

Persephone and Hades  - A Love Story

By Christine Schultz

Will we simply return to dust after death? It’s the great mystery. The ancients held festivals and ceremonies to recognize the great mysteries, and to answer this very question.

In ancient Greece, these ceremonies began around 700 BC in a place called Eleusis. The Eleusinian Mysteries with roots in Egyptian and Brahman teachings, and influences from Buddhism, were held in secrecy. Christian leaders from the ancient world, including John the Evangelist with his ties to Freemasonry, were, according to legend, initiates of the Mysteries. It is believed that many rituals of the Freemasons and Christian Church are taken from these ancient ceremonies.

The Greek Mysteries are based on the story of Demeter, the Goddess of fertility, otherwise known as Earth Goddess. Her daughter Persephone, Goddess of Springtime, was married to Hades, the King of the Underworld. Here’s a super simplified version of the myth:

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LSW February Issue

LSW February Issue

Old Woman Love

by Christine Schultz

“Oh my God, she’s old,” Caroline thought as she noticed a woman in a store. At sixteen, she couldn’t imagine how anyone could have wrinkles like that. “Lines on her lips from smoking, I’ll never have those!” When she looked into the mirror she saw only her smooth skin and pink lips that would be there into infinity. Time was the furthest thing from finite as the endless days proved.

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