Mysteries of Mithra

by Franz Valery Marie Cumont

Publisher: Dover Publications in New York

Written in English
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  • Mithraism.,
  • Rome -- Religion.

Edition Notes

Bibliographical footnotes.

Statementtranslated from the 2d rev. French ed. by Thomas J. McCormack.
LC ClassificationsBL1585 .C83 1956
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 239 p.
Number of Pages239
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17760547M

  A fine book, one you will enjoy and one you will be talking about with friends." * Lee Prosser, , Oct 7, * " a book that is part history-primer, part practical guide 'designed to help the spiritual seeker develop a deeper understanding of the Mithraic mysteries,' and perform initiation rites and Mithraic liturgy."/5(76). Franz Cumont. The Mysteries of Mithra. With attached map. Sunned is the fading of paper or binding as a result of sun exposure. A book that has been read but is in good condition. The dust jacket for hard covers may not be Rating: % positive. The Mysteries of Mithra eBook: Franz Cumont, Thomas J. McCormack: : Kindle Store. Skip to main content. Try Prime Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Returns & Orders Try Prime Cart. Kindle Store. Go Search Hello Select your address Author: Franz Cumont. Some months ago The Guardian published an article about the reopening of a reconstructed mithraeum (Temple of Mithras) in London. I had known about the cult of Mithras for some time; the Roman emperor Julian, whom I have written about, was a devoted follower of the religion. Yet it remains almost totally unknown to the public, even to students of classical literature and .

  For many years scholars believed that the Roman mystery cult was based on the ancient Persian god, thus predating Christianity. This assumption begins with early twentieth-century Belgian archaeologist and historian Franz Cumont (cf. Cumont’s book The Mysteries of .   As Roger Beck describes in his book The Religion of the Mithras Cult in the Roman Empire: Mysteries of the Unconquered Sun, “The stars spill out over Mithras’ tunic, giving the god a peculiar.

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“ a book that is part history-primer, part practical guide ‘designed to help the spiritual seeker develop a deeper understanding of the Mithraic mysteries,’ and perform initiation rites and Mithraic liturgy.”, Publishers Weekly, July Cited by: 4. When The Mysteries of Mithra popped up as the free Book of the Day on I tapped download immediately.

The book is quite short at pages and spends a fair bit of its space describing what is not known - which isn't helpful/5. It failed to make the comparisons between the two religions that is commonly known and was known at the time.

Although this was the "standard" book for many years on the subject of the Mysteries of Mithra, it is useless to use for any Mysteries of Mithra book modern academic study of /5(29).

The Mysteries of Mithras presents a revival of this ancient Roman mystery religion, popular from the late second century B.C. Payam Nabarz reveals the history and tenets of Mithraism, its connections to Christianity, Islam, and Freemasonry, and the modern neo-pagan practice of Mithraism today.

Included are seven of its initiatory Mysteries of Mithra book. InFranz Cumont donated his library and papers to the Academia Belgica in Rome, where they are accessible to researchers. His works include * Texts and Illustrated Monuments Relating to the Mysteries of Mithra (, with an English translation in ) is the study that made his international reputation, by its originality and.

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The site includes the Gnostic Library, with the complete Nag Hammadi Library and a. Buy a cheap copy of The Mysteries of Mithra book by Franz Cumont. The colorful Mithraic religion originated in Persia, enjoyed enormous popularity in Europe, and was ultimately destroyed by Christianity.

This definitive treatment Free shipping over $Cited by: Internet Archive BookReader The mysteries of Mithra. (Nabarz, The Mysteries of Mithras, p). The Church of Rome produces "Christians" by exactly the same method: Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments.

The Mysteries of Mithra book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the o 4/5.

The creatures of the vision of Ezekiel and the Book of Revelation are also paralleled in the lion-headed figure of the most popular cult of the Roman Empire, the Mysteries of Mithras, which held numerous beliefs in common with Neoplatonism, Gnosticism and Hermeticism, and ultimately influenced the formation of Catholic Christianity.

Payam Nabarz is interviewed by Dr Robert Beckford, filmed by Juniper TV in Museum of London. The video gives an overview of some aspects of Mithraism, the ancient Roman mystery religion popular in.

Page 55 - Crater4 of Generation; and so a crater or bowl is placed near Mithra to signify this. The Ancients moreover used to call the priestesses of Mother Earth (Demeter) Bees, in that they were initiates of the Terrene Goddess, and the Maid (Kore) herself Bee-like.

The Mysteries of Mithras presents a revival of the magical practices and initiatory system of Mithraism, the ancient Roman mystery religion that was immensely popular in the Roman Legions from the late second century B.C.

until A.D. and was taken to every corner of the Roman Empire. As the last pagan state religion in Europe, it was the Released on: J THE MYSTERIES OF MITHRA by Franz Cumont [] Title Page Preface to the French Edition Table of Contents List of Illustrations The Origins Of Mithraism The Dissemination of Mithraism in the Roman Empire Mithra and the Imperial Power of Rome The Doctrine of the Mithraic Mysteries The Mithraic Liturgy, Clergy and Devotees.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Cumont, Franz Valery Marie, Mysteries of Mithra. Chicago: Open Court Pub. Co.,© Roger Beck, The Religion of the Mithras Cult in the Roman Empire: Mysteries of the Unconquered Sun (OUP, ) Roger Beck, “The Mysteries of Mithras: A New Account of their Genesis”, The Journal of Roman Studies, Vol.

LXXXVIII, () G. Mead, The Mysteries of Mithra (Theosophical Publishing Society, ). I bought this book to get a better understanding of the history of the Mithra cult in the Persian empire as well as in the Roman, the similarities, the influence from the Iranian Mithra on the Roman and the implications on Christianity/5(27).

Mithra is a much more fully developed image than the rather ethereal Mitra. Unlike the Indian god, we actually have a relief of the Iranian deity. Reconstruction shows Mithra shaking hands with King Antiochus. It is Mithra's attire, however, that is important to the current study.

Mithra wears the Phrygian cap, Persian trousers, and a : Red Wheel/Weiser. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Mysteries of Mithra by G.R.S. Mead (English) Paperback Book Free Shipping. at the best online prices at eBay. Free shipping for many products. The Mysteries of Mithra.

Mead Listen 2 weeks for free. 43 pages. Author G. Mead Type E-book. Series Christian Classics. The mysteries of Mithra by Cumont, Franz Valery Marie, Publication date Topics Mithraism, Rome -- Religion Publisher Chicago: The Open court publishing company ; London: Kegan Paul, Trench and Trübner Collection robarts; toronto Digitizing sponsor MSN Contributor Robarts - University of Toronto LanguagePages: Attilio Mastrocinque explains the mysteries of Mithras in a new way, as a transformation of Mazdean elements into an ideological and religious reading of Augustus' story.

The author shows that the character of Mithras played the role of Apollo in favoring Augustus' victory and the birth of the Roman Empire. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Cumont, Franz Valery Marie, Mysteries of Mithra. New York, Dover Publications [] (OCoLC) Armenia, where Mithraism was extremely popular.

Franz Cumont, The Mysteries of Mithra (Chicago: Open Court, ~gio), pp. "In the Avesta, Mithra is the genius of the celestial light. He appears before sunrise on the rocky summits of the mountains; during the day he traverses the wide firmament in his chariot drawn by fourFile Size: KB.

Franz Cumont, The Mysteries of Mithra, tr. Thomas J. McCormack,pp. "A few clandestine conventicles may, with stubborn persistence, have been held in the subterranean retreats of the palaces.

The cult of the Persian god possibly existed as late as the fifth century in certain remote cantons of the Alps and the Vosges. The Mysteries of Mithra at p.

THE DOCTRINE OF THE MITHRAIC MYSTERIES. FOR more than three centuries Mithraism was practised in the remotest provinces of the Roman empire and under the most diverse conditions.

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This definitive treatment of Mithra by a leading authority on classical religions pieces together its mysteries: the principle characteristics of the god Mithra, the rituals, the teachings, the liturgy and much : Appspublisher.Read "The Mysteries of Mithra" by G.R.S.

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