Initiation of Plato (e-Book)
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p. 6 -- "The greatness of the ancients is directly traceable to their religio-philosophical institutions now called the MYSTERIES. The temples of the Mysteries represented the finest achievements in architecture and art, and housed the literature and learning of many earlier generations. The Mystery Schools were more than cultural forces; they were THE CULTURE and civilization of the time".
In this translation, which was reproduced and translated by John Yarker (from the French version by Charles and Auguste Beaumont), reads as a prologue to a Masonic comedy in three acts entitled "The Freemason", printed in 1867.
Intended to be read as a stage play, or libretto, The Initiation of Plato is in itself a splendid summary of early mystery ritual compiled from various Greek and Egyptian sources.
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