The Mysteries of Mithras: The Pagan Belief That Shaped the Christian World

The Mysteries of Mithras: The Pagan Belief That Shaped the Christian World

Payam Nabarz


an summary of Mithraism, the traditional Roman secret faith renowned within the Roman Legions

• offers a finished historical past of Mithraism, together with its effect on Christianity and Islam

• contains rituals, meditations, and instructing stories for readers who desire to persist with the Mithraic path

• reports the evolution and divergence of the japanese (Persian) and Western (Roman) kinds of Mithraism

The Mysteries of Mithras offers a revival of the mystical practices and initiatory method of Mithraism, the traditional Roman secret faith that was once immensely well known within the Roman Legions from the overdue moment century B.C. until eventually A.D. four hundred and used to be taken to each nook of the Roman Empire. because the final pagan nation faith in Europe, it was once an important competitor to early Christianity and seriously inspired Christian doctrine and symbolism. The parallels among Christianity and old Mithraism are striking--for instance, the god Mithra was once born of a virgin in a cave on December 25.

Payam Nabarz unearths the heritage, origins, and non secular and philosophical tenets of Mithraism and its connections to Christianity, Islam, and Freemasonry. He additionally describes the fashionable neo-pagan perform of Mithraism in proof this present day and for readers who desire to undertake the Mithraic course, he contains seven of its initiatory rituals and meditations, in addition to orations and instructing stories, that open the door to the seven Mithraic grades of passage.

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