The Origins Of The Mithraic Mysteries

Author : David Ulansey
ISBN : 0195067886
Genre : Religion
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This volume sets forth a new explanation of the meaning of the cult of Mithraism, tracing its origins not, as commonly held, to the ancient Persian religion, but to ancient astronomy and cosmology.
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Mithras

Author : Manfred Clauss
ISBN : 380534581X
Genre : Mithraism
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Primordial Traditions

Author : Gwendolyn Taunton
ISBN : 9780987559845
Genre : Religion
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Primordial Traditions was the winner of the 2009 Ashton Wylie Award for Literary Excellence. This new second edition of the original award winning collection features a selection of essays by Gwendolyn Taunton and other talented authors from the original periodical Primordial Traditions (2006-2010). The new version of Primordial Traditions offers a revised layout and a new binding. This edition also has content not contained in the original publication. The first section of Primordial Traditions deals with aspects of perennial philosophy covering the broader applications of the Primordial Tradition in the modern world. Alchemy, philosophy, civilization, the Kali Yuga, and even the problems afflicting the economy are addressed here from a traditional perspective. This section deals with the nature of the Primordial Tradition and how all True Spiritual Traditions consequently relate to it in this new philosophy of religion. The second section of the book then breaks down Traditions into geographic locations to discuss European, Eastern, Middle Eastern and South American Traditions at an advanced level. Topics covered here include: Tibetan Tantra, Sufism, Yezidi, Tantrism, Vedic Mythology, Theravada Buddhism, Thai Magic, Tantrism, Oneiromancy, Norse Berserkers, Runes, Celtic Mythology, Mithras, Hellenic Mythology and Mayan Ceremonial Astrology to name but a few fascinating obscurities. Content includes the following articles by Gwendolyn Taunton: Sophia Perennis: The Doctrine of Ascension, The Primordial Tradition, The Age of Darkness: Prophecies of the Kali Yuga, Mercury Rising: The Life & Writing of Julius Evola, Ars Regia: The Royal Art Revisited, Tantra: Fifth Veda or Anti-Veda?, Aesthetics of the Divine in Hinduism, Divine Mortality: Nataraja, Shankara & Higher Consciousness in the Imagery of Siva, Monks & Magic: The Use of Magic by the Sangha in Thailand, Does Practice Make One Perfected? The Role of gTum-mo in the Six Yogas of Naropa, Clarifying the Clear Light, Oneiromancy: Divination by Dreams, Of Wolves and Men: The Berserker and the Vratya, Ancient Goddess or Political Goddess? and The Black Sun: Dionysus in the Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche & Greek Myth. Primordial Traditions also contains articles by Damon Zacharias Lycourinos, Matt Hajduk, Krum Stefanov, Bob Makransky and many more.....
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Mithras

Author : D. Jason Cooper
ISBN : 1609257138
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Known as Mitra to the Indians, Mithra and Zarathustra (Zoroaster in Greek) to the Iranians, and Mithras to the Romans, this is the oldest of all living deities. Mithras was recognized as the greatest rival of Christianity, a greater threat even than the religion of Isis. If Rome had not become Christian, it would have become Mithrasian. Mithraisians had a sacrament that included wine as a symbol of sacrificial blood. Bread in wafers, or small loaves marked with a cross, was used to symbolize flesh. The priestly symbols were a staff, a ring, a hat, and a hooked sword; members were called brothers, and priests were called "Father." Mithras was born on December 25th. He offered salvation based on faith, compassion, knowledge, and valor. He appealed to the poor, the slave and the freeman, as well as to the Roman aristocracy, the militia, and even to some emperors. The Christians sacked his temples, burned his books, and attacked his followers; they desecrated his temples, and built their own churches on the same foundations as the old Mithraic temples. Cooper examines Mithras and his religion in the most complete study ever done. He explores the various forms of this god--worshiped from Lisbon to modrn Bangladesh, from the Scottish border to the Russian Steppes--and investigates the worship. This is an exciting journey into living mythology, the history of a living god, and will fascinate modern Western readers who want to know more about the spiritual path--whether they want to better understand contemporary Christianity, the basis of many contemporary ideaologies, mythology, or the Western Mystery Tradition.
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Eine Mithrasliturgie

Author : Albrecht Dieterich
ISBN : UCAL:$B285270
Genre : Mithraism
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Sonnenkult Und Kaisertum Von Den Severern Bis Zu Constantin I 193 337 N Chr

Author : Stephan Berrens
ISBN : 3515085750
Genre : History
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Die Forschung behandelte die Bedeutung des Sonnenkults im Romischen Reich bislang weitgehend vor dem Hintergrund einer angeblichen Orientalisierung der romischen Religion, dem damit einhergehenden Verfall der traditionellen Kulte und der fortschreitenden Christianisierung. Stephan Berrens leuchtet jetzt die zunehmende Verflechtung von Sonnenkult und Kaisertum in den Krisenjahren von der Erhebung des Septimius Severus bis zum Tod Constantins I. unter funktionalen Fragestellungen neu aus: Welchen Legitimationszwangen sahen sich die Regenten ausgesetzt, die anderen gesellschaftlichen Gruppen entstammten als ihre Vorganger? Wie konnten diese eSoldatenkaiserae auf neue Anforderungen reagieren und ihre Herrschaft in einem sich standig wandelnden Umfeld behaupten? Der Autor wertet nicht nur die literarischen und epigraphischen Quellen aus, sondern zieht auch die zahlreichen numismatischen Zeugnisse heran. ."
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Studien Zu Ritual Und Sozialgeschichte Im Alten Orient

Author : Thomas R. Kämmerer
ISBN : 3110194619
Genre : Religion
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This volume contains the revised versions of lectures that were delivered by scholars from Germany, England, USA, Finland and, more recently, Russia to the first five international symposia on ancient oriental languages and cultures held between 1998 and 2004 at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Tartu, Estonia. Particular emphasis is placed on the analysis of specific problems of the history of religion and medicine, of linguistics and of the archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean.
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The Real History Behind The Da Vinci Code

Author : Sharan Newman
ISBN : 0425200124
Genre : History
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A medieval scholar examines the historical facts and myths behind the best-selling novel, including discussions on the Templars, the Holy Grail, and the "Apocryphal Gospels."
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Das Erbe Des Heidentums

Author : Harald Specht
ISBN : 9783828862357
Genre : Religion
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Das "Abendland" hat sich aus uralten, längst vergessenen Quellen entwickelt. Der Sieg des Christentums über heidnische Kulte, Mysterienbünde und gnostische Religionsgemeinschaften, aber vor allem die unheilige Liaison von Staat und Religion führten zu einem jähen Bruch mit vielen dieser antiken Traditionen. Was okkulte Bruderschaften oder mysteriöse Orden wie Alchimisten, Rosenkreuzer und Freimaurer als "Arcanum" hüteten oder man als Geheimnis der Tempelritter vermutete, wurde aber seit der Antike unauffällig auch in den Werken der Wissenschaft, Literatur und Kunst als heidnisches Erbe tradiert. Künstler und Gelehrte der Renaissance und Vordenker der Aufklärung wurden so zu den wahren Hütern dieses Vermächtnisses. Die verborgene Symbol-Sprache ihrer Werke enthält unerwartete Hinweise auf einen lang gehüteten Wissensstrom, der die Entwicklung des Abendlands begleitete und unterschwellig die heidnischen Weltbilder und deren kosmologische, philosophische, naturwissenschaftliche und kulturelle Traditionen weiterführte. Doch welche Geheimnisse wurden über die Jahrhunderte bewahrt, um diese uralten Weisheiten und Erkenntnisse vor Vergessen und Vernichtung zu retten? - Was hat antike Himmelskunde mit Religion und biblischen Figuren wie Jesus, Johannes oder Maria zu tun? - Welche heidnischen Wurzeln verbergen sich hinter unserem abendländischen Gedankengut bis hin zu den christlichen Feiertagen? - Was verraten uns versteckte Botschaften in alten Kunstwerken, wie etwa im scheinbar harmlosen Schäferidyll "Et in Arcadia ego" des genialen Malers Nicolas Poussin? Eine Fülle ähnlicher Fragen führt Harald Specht auf eine spannende Reise von der Antike bis hin zum aufgeklärten Europa.
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