The Cult of Mithras



The London Mithraeum

"The London Mithraeum, also known as the Temple of Mithras, Walbrook, is a Roman mithraeum that was discovered in Walbrook, a street in the City of London, during a building's construction in 1954. The entire site was relocated to permit continued construction and this temple of the mysterygod Mithras became perhaps the most famous 20th-century Roman discovery in London."

source: London Mithraeum - Wikipedia


Mithra

"Mithraism, also known as the Mithraic mysteries, was a mystery religion centred around the god Mithras that was practised in the Roman Empire from about the 1st to the 4th century CE. The religion was inspired by Persian worship of the god Mithra (proto-Indo-Iranian Mitra), though the Greek Mithras was linked to a new and distinctive imagery, and the level of continuity between Persian and Greco-Roman practice is debated. The mysteries were popular in the Roman military.

Worshippers of Mithras had a complex system of seven grades of initiation and communal ritual meals. Initiates called themselves syndexioi, those “united by the handshake”. They met in underground temples, called mithraea, which survive in large numbers. The cult appears to have had its centre in Rome.

Numerous archaeological finds, including meeting places, monuments and artifacts, have contributed to modern knowledge about Mithraism throughout the Roman Empire. The iconic scenes of Mithras show him being born from a rock, slaughtering a bull, and sharing a banquet with the god Sol (the Sun). About 420 sites have yielded materials related to the cult. Among the items found are about 1000 inscriptions, 700 examples of the bull-killing scene (tauroctony), and about 400 other monuments. It has been estimated that there would have been at least 680 mithraea in Rome. No written narratives or theology from the religion survive; limited information can be derived from the inscriptions and brief or passing references in Greek and Latin literature. Interpretation of the physical evidence remains problematic and contested.

The Romans regarded the mysteries as having Persian or Zoroastrian sources. Since the early 1970s the dominant scholarship has noted dissimilarities between Persian Mithra-worship and the Roman Mithraic mysteries. In this context, Mithraism has sometimes been viewed as a rival of early Christianity with similarities such as liberator-saviour, hierarchy of adepts (bishops, presbyters, deacons), communal meal and a hard struggle of Good and Evil (bull-killing/crucifixion)."

source: Mithraism - Wikipedia

The Cult of Mithras  source: wimsweden


A Rock God

"Mithras is depicted as being born from a rock. He is shown as emerging from a rock, already in his youth, with a dagger in one hand and a torch in the other. He is nude, standing with his legs together, and is wearing a Phrygian cap. 

However, there are variations. Sometimes he is shown as coming out of the rock as a child, and in one instance he has a globe in one hand; sometimes a thunderbolt is seen. There are also depictions in which flames are shooting from the rock and also from Mithras' cap. One statue had its base perforated so that it could serve as a fountain, and the base of another has the mask of the water god. Sometimes Mithras also has other weapons such as bows and arrows, and there are also animals such as dogs, serpents, dolphins, eagles, other birds, lion, crocodiles, lobsters and snails around. On some reliefs, there is a bearded figure identified as Oceanus, the water god, and on some there are the gods of the four winds. In these reliefs, the four elements could be invoked together. Sometimes Victoria, Luna, Sol and Saturn also seem to play a role. Saturn in particular is often seen handing over the dagger to Mithras so that he can perform his mighty deeds."

source: Mithraism - Wikipedia


The Universe

Masons are just artists employed by high level global royalty to craft human minds for all time. The realm of the government is the realm of the imagination. There is no reality but the actual Natural world which the world of official human construction blocks out with all its noise. All the absurd cosmological models that ignore the actual Natural world are examples of this noise. Human beings are too fascinated with so-called occult ideas that are in reality nothing more than imaginative comic book fantasies. Even self proclaimed truth seeker types seem too enamored with entertaining superstitious ideas with no demonstrable reality. People love mythic hearsay that is easy to repeat. 

Many of us seem to enjoy pure speculation with little or no actual education to back up their imaginings. Human beings seem to really enjoy fantastic explanations over mundane ones. People really seem to prefer hearsay and parroting one kind of fantastic idea or another without ever considering the implications of the ideas they are promoting, There seems to be an incredible amount of some really good research mixed with pure speculative fantasy to be found in mainstream and alt media, both. There doesn't seem to be much of an audience for more mundane and demonstrable explanations. I guess ideas like a motionless globe shaped Earth and say following the paper trail of contracts, treaties, constitutions, laws and the rest to the Queen's door, get ignored and overlooked, despited demonstrable support, in favor of pure, speculative bull shit, (Mithra bull slaying pun intended).  see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mithraism#Bull-slaying_scene

Tracy Twyman | Ancient Esoteric Cults, Elite Beliefs, & Conquering The Sun  source: TheHighersideChats


Mithras & The Masonic Banking City of London:

People think the Queen of The British Empire needs permission to enter the City of London, nothing could be further from the truth. She might not appoint  the Lord Mayor, but he still is her servant, make no mistake, and he surrenders his symbol of office and manhood, his sword to her.

The Queen is more powerful than most people know.

"A 62-gun salute thundered from the Tower of London as the Queen entered the City of London to perform a ceremony almost as ancient as the monarchy itself. The Gold State Coach paused at Temple Bar, on the spot where Sir Christopher Wren's original gates marked the City boundary. There, obeying a tradition dating back to the City's Charter granted in 1215, and symbolic of the Queen's authority, the Lord Mayor, Alderman Michael Oliver, lent into the coach to allow the Queen to touch the hilt of the Pearl Sword. One of five City swords, the Pearl Sword, which legend suggests was given to the City by Elizabeth I when the first Royal Exchange opened in 1571, takes its name from its scabbard of pearls.

Immediately before arrival of the Queen's procession the Lord Mayor received the Pearl Sword from the Swordbearer, Brig Neill O'Connor.The Lord Mayor advanced and surrendered it to the Queen by presenting the hilt which she touched. Both the sword and the mace were then raised. Michael Oliver, the 674th Lord Mayor of the City of London, then welcomed her to the City before leading the sovereign's procession to St Paul's, where, bareheaded, he preceded the Queen up the steps to the West Door bearing the sword aloft.

When the Queen was seated, the sword was placed by the Lord Mayor on a cushion on a table in front of her with the hilt to her right hand. Seven new fanfares, composed for the occasion by Elgar Howard, accompanied the ceremonial procession through the City."

sources:

Pearl Sword opens City to sovereign - Telegraph

 Lord Mayor of London


"Did you know she is immune from prosecution? That she has her own personal poet, paid in Sherry wine? Or that she holds dominion over British swans and can fire the entire Australian government?"

source: The weirdest powers of Queen Elizabeth II - Business Insider


The United Grand Lodge of England

"The United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) is the governing body for the majority of freemasons within England and Wales with lodges in other, predominantly ex-British Empire and Commonwealth countries outside the United Kingdom. It claims to be the oldest Grand Lodge in the world, by descent from the first Grand Lodge formed in London in 1717. Together with the Grand Lodge of Ireland and the Grand Lodge of Scotland they are often referred to, by their members, as "the home Grand Lodges" or "the Home Constitutions".

Grand Masters:

  1. Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1813–1843)
  2. Thomas Dundas, 2nd Earl of Zetland (1844–1870)
  3. George Robinson, 3rd Earl de Grey and 2nd Earl of Ripon (1st Marquess of Ripon from 1871) (1870–1874)
  4. Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (King of Great Britain and Ireland as Edward VII from 1901) (1874–1901)
  5. Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (1901–1939)
  6. Prince George, Duke of Kent (1939–1942)
  7. Henry Lascelles, 6th Earl of Harewood (1942–1947)
  8. Edward Cavendish, 10th Duke of Devonshire (1947–1950)
  9. Roger Lumley, 11th Earl of Scarbrough (1951–1967)
  10. Prince Edward, Duke of Kent (1967–present)

 

quote and image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Grand_Lodge_of_England


Never Forget: Saturn is The God of Government

"Saturn (Latin: Saturnus pronounced [saˈtʊr.nʊs]) is a god in ancient Roman religion, and a character in myth as a god of generation, dissolution, plenty, wealth, agriculture, periodic renewal and liberation. In later developments, he also came to be a god of time. His reign was depicted as a Golden Age of plenty and peace. The Temple of Saturn in the Roman Forum housed the state treasury. In December, he was celebrated at what is perhaps the most famous of the Roman festivals, the Saturnalia, a time of feasting, role reversals, free speech, gift-giving and revelry. Saturn the planet and Saturday are both named after the god."

"It was customary for the Romans to represent divine figures as kings of Latium at the time of their legendary origins.

Macrobius states explicitly that the Roman legend of Janus and Saturn is an affabulation, as the true meaning of religious beliefs cannot be openly expressed. In the myth Saturn was the original and autochthonous ruler of the Capitolium, which had thus been called the Mons Saturnius in older times and on which once stood the town of Saturnia. He was sometimes regarded as the first king of Latium or even the whole of Italy. At the same time, there was a tradition that Saturn had been an immigrant god, received by Janus after he was usurped by his son Jupiter and expelled from Greece. In Versnel's view his contradictions—a foreigner with one of Rome's oldest sanctuaries, and a god of liberation who is kept in fetters most of the year—indicate Saturn's capacity for obliterating social distinctions."

"These three elements in Briquel's view indicate that Saturn is a sovereign god. The god's strict relationship with the cults of the Capitoline Hill and in particular with Jupiter are highlighted by the legends concerning the refusal of gods Iuventas and Terminus to leave their abode in the shrines on the Capitol when the temple of Jupiter was to be built. These two deities correspond to the helper gods of the sovereign in Vedic religion (Briquel refers to Dhritarashtra and Vidura, the figures of the Mahabharata) and to the Cyclopes and Hecatonchires in Hesiod. Whereas the helper gods belong to the second divine generation they become active only at the level of the third in each of the three instances of India, Greece and Rome, where they become a sort of continuation of Jupiter."

"Saturnalia was an ancient Roman festival in honour of the god Saturn, held on 17 December of the Julian calendar and later expanded with festivities through to 23 December. The holiday was celebrated with a sacrifice at the Temple of Saturn, in the Roman Forum, and a public banquet, followed by private gift-giving, continual partying, and a carnival atmosphere that overturned Roman social norms: gambling was permitted, and masters provided table service for their slaves. The poet Catullus called it "the best of days". Saturnalia is the best-known of several festivals in the Greco-Roman world characterized by role reversals and behavioral license. Slaves were treated to a banquet of the kind usually enjoyed by their masters. Ancient sources differ on the circumstances: some suggest that master and slave dined together,  while others indicate that the slaves feasted first, or that the masters actually served the food. The practice might have varied over time, and in any case slaves would still have prepared the meal.[citation needed] Saturnalian license also permitted slaves to disrespect their masters without the threat of a punishment. It was a time for free speech: the Augustan poet Horace calls it "December liberty". In two satires set during the Saturnalia, Horace has a slave offer sharp criticism to his master.  Everyone knew, however, that the leveling of the social hierarchy was temporary and had limits; no social norms were ultimately threatened, because the holiday would end."

sources: Saturn (mythology)

Saturnalia