Per Aspera ad Astra
Video of a public slide-lecture by David Ulansey on Mithraism, based on his book 'The Origins of the Mithraic Mysteries: Cosmology and Salvation in the Ancient World' (Oxford University Press).
Jason Reza Jorjani, PhD, is a philosopher and author of Prometheus and Atlas, World State of Emergency, Lovers of Sophia, Novel Folklore: The Blind Owl of Sadegh Hedayat, and Iranian Leviathan: A Monumental History of Mithra's Abode.
The Mithras Cult was among the most popular new religious movements of the Roman Empire though very little is known of its rituals or mythology.
Our modern understanding of Mithraism, though, depends largely on a few short (and very problematic) literary mentions, mostly written by the cult’s Christian rivals.
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