A mythological audio drama by Peter Armetta and Kristina Jones
Start with two excerpts below:
An Earthquake!Â (2:16)Â The Maiden Goddess Persephone disappears from the earth to begin her destiny as the link between two worlds.
â€Iâ€™m Not Dead Anymore!â€Â (2:26)Â A modern enactment of an ancient rite overcomes even death.
For 3,000 years, the story of the grain goddess Demeter and her daughter Persephone, kidnapped by Hades and taken to the underworld, was the basis of a Mystery rite celebrated all over the Mediterranean. The poet Pindar said of it, â€œBlessed is he who, after beholding this, enters upon the way beneath the earth: he knows the end of life and its beginning given by Zeus.â€ Out of the Depths is our interwoven re-telling of the ancient myth and a modern story of rebirth fromÂ an underworld of intractable political division, violence and strife.
The complete version is available for free download…here.
(And hereâ€™s a link to a modern dream â€“Â The Barley MaidenÂ – which shows the Mysteries are very much alive!)