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Rudolf Steiner observed that mystery cults throughout history required their postulants to undergo an initiation that lasted three days. During this time the would-be initiate died to his former ego-centered existence. He (it was usually a man in those times) was given something to eat or drink that made him lose consciousness. Then his body was placed in a tomb. In the Mithraic mysteries the postulant was placed in a trench cut in stone. He awoke on the third…Continue
The Roman Emperor Aurelian made the cult of Sol Invictus, the Unconquered Sun God, the primary religion of the empire in 274 CE. Sol did not replace the many deities of the Roman pantheon, but served as a single point of devotion for a people that had recently entered the Age of Pisces, and therefore needed a God.
A scholar whose name I do not remember once remarked that the Sun God had for millennia been mankind’s…Continue
Most people do not think much about the handshake or its divine origin. The god Mithra used it to ratify his contracts. The name “Mithra” (Persian) or “Mitra” (Vedic) or “Mithras” (Roman) means contract or oath, and also friend. In the first picture below Mithra (with the crown of solar rays) concludes a contract (i.e. a mutual understanding between friends) with Mithradates, a ruler of Commagene in modern Turkey. In the second picture Mithradates shakes hands…Continue