The Great Initiates: Sketch of the Secret History of Religions by Édouard Schuré


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Schuré explores the lives and teachings of significant spiritual initiates; Hermes, Moses. Rama, Krishna, Orpheus, Pythagoras, Plato and Jesus. A complete set articulating the path followed by the ancient philosophers in search of profound esoteric knowledge.

London: William Rider & sons Limited, 1920. Second printing. 2 vols. 756 pp. Publishers royal-blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, boards faded, spine sunned on vol 1, edges worn, corners rubbed, small book stamps to front-end paper, address stamp to vol 2, overall, a good example of a scarce set.