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Nov 2023
NewSocius

Professor in New Testament and Early Christian Studies at the University of South Africa.

 
Nov 2023
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Nov 2023
NewSocius

Art historian, curator, researcher, writer.

 
Oct 2023
NewSocius

Human.

 
Oct 2023
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Mithra dans les provinces occidentales de l’Empire romain : rencontre avec Philippe Roy

Philippe Roy, docteur en Sciences de l’Antiquité, présente dans cette vidéo la réception du culte de Mithra dans les provinces occidentales de l’Empire romain.

 
Oct 2023
NewSocius

Italian visual artist.

 
Oct 2023
NewSocius

Writer interested in ancient religions among many other things.

 
Oct 2023
 
Scriptum

Tomorrow at Centre Léon Robin, Paris, conference by Christelle Veillard on La bonne humeur du sage : affectivité et vertus stoïciennes. Do not miss if you can! More info: Centre Léon Robin de recherches sur la pensée antique - Cycle de conférences Léon Robin.

 
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Oct 2023
Comentum

Hello Gabriel,
the article you present on the relationship between the religion of the unconquered sun and 18th-century English Masonry notes the similarity of the (supposed) rituals. It is possible to draw attention to a few visual aspects:
- the followers face each other
- initiation was secret
- there are several levels of progression in the ritual
- temples are small and often private
- the temples are oriented according to the sun, and the place of the Pater (with his solar crown) is theoretically in the east (rising sun).
- In 1976, Richard Gordon showed that each Mithraic grade corresponded to a star, in particular the sun and the moon, and had a specific place in the lodge. Similarly, Masonry has retained references to the moon and the sun, and a specific place for each officer.
- Mithraism works according to the path of the souls in the rotating wheel of the Zodiac. Particularly the cycle of resurrection, Masons also venerate the 'Eternal East'. The Orthodox make....

 
Salve Dominique and thank you for all the additional parallels you mentioned. Since I wrote this little article, I have indeed found new examples here and there. Quite a fascinating subject, isn't it? I hadn't heard much about the links between Mithraism and Monachism, though. I have read about survivals of Mithraism in the Middle Ages. Certainly Richard Veymiers has written about it. I think there is even a filmed conference on the web where he explores the subject in depth, but I would love to know more about Monachism and Mithraism if you have more of it.
 
Sep 2023
NewSocius
 
Sep 2023
NewSocius

I am Rauf Mehdi (Mehdizadeh Kabuli). Former professor of engineering faculty of Kabul University and now director of Ariana Encyclopedia.

 
Jun 2023
 
Scriptum

hello friends , i am a Leo into my mitraeum of Pons Saravis ( Sarrebourg). I saw the fresco of Barberini mithreaum in Roma. I found it very Platonic.

 
the blue line passes exactly through Cancer, and the yellow line is for the resurrection among the stars and passes through Capricorn.
 
Sep 2023
NewSocius

I live in Portland Oregon and spend my time designing and crafting masks, fabrics and regalia for ritual spaces and seasonal processions.

 
Sep 2023
NewSocius

Studying Science of Religions (UC3M). Mithraeum at Lucus Augusti, comparative religion and symbolism in general.

 
Sep 2023
NewComentum

Excavations led by Aytac Coskun on Academia.edu.

 
Sep 2023
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Sep 2023
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Nymphus: Mithraic Initiation Rite Number Two

This is a reconstruction of the 2nd level initiation, the Nymphus or male bride.

 
Aug 2023
NewSocius

.memento homo.

 
Aug 2023
NewSocius
 
Aug 2023
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In Search Of Cyrus The Great E6 'The Origins Of Mithra'

Chapter of In Search of Cyrus devoted to the origins of the Iranian god Mithra.