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Andreu Abuín

Nam cum coeperis deae servire, tunc magis senties fructum tuae libertatis.

andreu.abuin
Paris, France
Joined December 2020
 
 
Jul 2024
Socius

Nam cum coeperis deae servire, tunc magis senties fructum tuae libertatis.

 
Feb 2024
NewVideo

Peter Mark Adams, Mithras and the Renaissance

For the launch of our YouTube channel, we chat with the author, poet, essayist and friend Peter Mark Adams about the Sola-Busca Tarot, a Renaissance masterpiece, uncovering ties to the Mithras cult.

 
Dec 2023
NewNotitia

The MITHRA Project

Laurent Bricault has revolutionised Mithraic studies with the exhibition The Mystery of Mithras. Meet this professor in Toulouse for a fascinating look at the latest discoveries and what lies ahead.

 
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I am a devotee of Mithras Thank you for this interview. I think the author is right when he highlights that Roman Mithras is very different to Persian Mitra. Mithras is born mighty from birth and with a connection to His Father. The rock is a symbol of prowess and His Father is Sol. The main rite was centered on celebration of Mithras,’ victory over the bull, the bull which in Rome was similar to a dragon or an animal which normal people cant slay.
 
Dec 2023
Socius

Nam cum coeperis deae servire, tunc magis senties fructum tuae libertatis.

 
Mar 2023
NewNotitia

Mithras in Hispania

On the occasion of the discovery of the mithraeum in Cabra, we talk to Jaime Alvar, a leading figure in the field of Mithraism. With him, we examine the testimonies known to date and the peculiarities of the cult of Mithras in Hispania.

 
A chara, Any chance of an English translation of El Culto de Mitra en Hispania? If all else fails I’ll work my way slowly through it with my diccionario. Meanwhile, I’m struck by some similarities between the Mithraic Mysteries and Irish Druidism, particularly the tairbhfeis roughly translated as the "bull feast" or "bull sleep". The slaughter of a bull was involved. Rites of kingship applied but also when in search of visions, the Druid/Druidess would wrap themselves in a bull hide and sleep within the dark caves of the ancient mounds (built pre Druidic religion). Many of the mounds were constructed to face the sun. The mound at Brugh na Boinne has a ’roof box’ over the entrance which allows for the sun’s rays of the winter solstice to strike the central chamber. O.R.
 
The so-called Elephant Tomb was not a tomb. The data that support its character as a mithraeum derive from its formal characteristics: A room divided into three parts, presided by a chapel, subway, with a water fountain. These are characteristics that formally define a mithraeum. In addition, it has a window that directs the sun's rays into the center of the chamber at the equinoxes three hours after sunrise. In spring, at that time, Taurus would emerge over the horizon. This same configuration is observed in Hawarte whose window allowed the sun's rays to point to the altar during the winter solstice, two hours before sunset. At that time, Taurus emerged over the horizon. One cannot call a proposal extravagant just because one does not know the basic principles of archaeoastronomy or building archaeology.
 
Feb 2023
NewComentum

Polelle offers a fast-paced, sometimes dizzying novel full of intrigue and action. A little too much, especially in the first half, where the number of characters and situations can leave more than one out of the game and make them give up before the end. However, it is worth carrying on.

There is no shortage of clichés about Rome, Italy, Fascism, Nazism, the Church, the Vatican, la mamma... The characters are a little flat, as Polelle puts all his heart into a plot that he twists to fit a classical structure that is at times too predictable.

Nevertheless, The Mithras Conspiracy is a good action book. Polelle's effort to do his homework and talk about Mithras properly is appreciated. The excesses of the genre can be forgiven, not least because Polelle is one of the few authors who have dared to tackle the subject with a good and sometimes remarkable result.

 
Jan 2023
 
NewScriptum

just got a copy of the Mithras conspirancy and can't stop reading!

 
Jan 2023
Socius

Nam cum coeperis deae servire, tunc magis senties fructum tuae libertatis.

 
Dec 2022
NewComentum

I recently had the opportunity to visit the remains of this mithraeum. It is located in Altafulla, in a pleasant seaside village on the Catalan coast. In situ, not much is preserved apart from the foundations, but it's worth a detour if you're passing through the area to visit the site and, if the weather is good, take a dip in the beach!

 
Nov 2021
NewLiber

Monegros

Ana, Jorge y Salva huyen de Barcelona. Pretenden atravesar la península y esconderse en un pueblo de Portugal. Sin embargo, llegados a Aragón, derrapan frente a una furgoneta y se despeñan por la ladera de la carretera. El coche queda destrozado, pero …

 
Sep 2021
NewNotitia

Dancing out the Mysteries of Dionysos

Peter Mark Adams: ‘The initiation was a frightening experience that caused some people to panic as a flood of otherworldly entities swept through the ritual space.’.

 
Dec 2020
NewSocius

Nam cum coeperis deae servire, tunc magis senties fructum tuae libertatis.

 
Feb 2005
NewNotitia

Carabinieri recover a Mithras Tauroctony about to be sold on the black market

The Mithriac votive sculpture comes from a clandestine excavation in the Tarquinia area. The criminal chain is active in archaeological areas of Rome and southern Etruria.

 
Love the picture of both guys besides the statue. Aren't they called Cautes and Cautopates by a chance?
 
I'd have liked to see the face of the carabinieri when they discovered the sculpture.