Thomas Taylor (1758-1835) was the first English translator of the works of Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus and the later Platonists. Hymns and Initiations brings together Taylor's translations of the hymns of Orpheus together with hymns from Proclus, the Emperor Julian, Boethius and Taylor himself. Additional essays and notes by Taylor provide an invaluable guide to the theology and deities of the ancient world, from the Furies to the Fates.

      The Prometheus Trust re-issues English translationsof hermetic and neo-platonic texts, works which deeply informed the evolution of the Western esoteric tradition.


Frome: The Prometheus Trust, 2003. Hardback, xii+322 pages. New.


Hymns and Initiations - Thomas Taylor