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The Origins of the Mithraic Mysteries

Cosmology and Salvation in the Ancient World

by David Ulansey

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


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Number of Pages168
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Open LibraryOL7386924M
ISBN 100195067886
ISBN 109780195067880

Mithraism, the worship of Mithra, the Iranian god of the sun, justice, contract, and war in pre-Zoroastrian Iran. Known as Mithras in the Roman Empire during the 2nd and 3rd centuries CE, this deity was honored as the patron of loyalty to the emperor.   Ancient Origins articles related to Mithraic mysteries in the sections of history, archaeology, human origins, unexplained, artifacts, ancient places and myths and legends. (Page of tag Mithraic mysteries).

The Origins of the Mithraic Mysteries Book Summary: This volume sets forth a new explanation of the meaning of the cult of Mithraism, tracing its origins not, as commonly held, to the ancient Persian religion, but to ancient astronomy and cosmology. An overview of Mithraism, the ancient Roman mystery religion popular in the Roman Legions • Provides a comprehensive history of Mithraism, including its influence on Christianity and Islam • Includes rituals, meditations, and teaching tales for readers who wish to follow the Mithraic path • Studies the evolution and divergence of the Eastern (Persian) and Western (Roman) form/5.

The Origins of the Mithraic Mysteries: Cosmology and Salvation in the Ancient World: Ulansey, Professor of Philosophy and Religion David: : Libros/5(30). The Origins of the Mithraic Mysteries: Cosmology and Salvation in the Ancient World. Author. Ulansey, David. Publisher. Oxford University Press, USA. Publication Date. Buy This Book. $ plus shipping $ free shipping worldwide. By purchasing books through this website, you support our non-profit organization. Ancient.


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Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this by: The cult of Mithras had its origins in the Eastern god, Mithra who was just a secondary figure to more important gods.

During the expensive wars tha the Romans fought in the middle East, some of the nobles emigrated to Rome and they brought their beliefs with them/5. The Origins of the Mithraic Mysteries: Cosmology and Salvation in the Ancient World by David Ulansey () [David Ulansey] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

The Origins of the Mithraic Mysteries Cosmology and Salvation in the Ancient World David Ulansey. Groundbreaking work that sheds new light on the original sources of ancient mysteries. This book explores the astrotheological origins of the Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern faiths; Mithraism, Judaism and Christianity.

It aims to show how these sisterfaiths all sought salvation through the celestial bodies, and adopted the astral stories of their 4/5. The Origins of the Mithraic Mysteries: Cosmology and Salvation in the Ancient World Cosmology and Salvation in the Ancient World Oxford paperbacks Oxford paperbacks: Religion: Author: David Ulansey: Edition: illustrated, reprint, revised: Publisher: Oxford University Press, ISBN:Length: pages: Subjects2/5(3).

This book explores the astrotheological origins of the Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern faiths; Mithraism, Judaism and Christianity. It aims to show how these sisterfaiths all sought salvation through the celestial bodies, and adopted the astral stories of their ancestors as the fundamental basis of their religion.

Read more Read less/5(4). Book Review: David Ulansey, The Origins of the Mithraic Mysteries: Cosmology and Salvation in the Ancient World.

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Mithraism, also known as the Mithraic mysteries, was a Roman mystery religion centered on the god Mithras. The religion was inspired by Iranian worship of the Zoroastrian Angelic Divinity (yazata) Mithra, 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.

He claims that this passage proves that Mithraism originated with the Cilician pirates and that this is the earliest mention of Mithraism. Neither claim is true. Plutarch tells how and when Mithraism came to Rome; he is, after all, writing a Roman history.4/5.

Review: David Ulansey, The Origins of the Mithraic Mysteries: Cosmology and Salvation in the Ancient World. Oxford University Press, This widely-read book is unusual among studies of ancient Mithraism, in that it is actually readable.

The Mithraic Mysteries were a mystery religion practiced in the Roman Empire from about the 1st to 4th centuries AD. The name of the Persian god Mithra (proto-Indo-Iranian Mitra), adapted into Greek as Mithras, was linked to a new and distinctive s of the Roman Empire period referred to this mystery religion by phrases which can be anglicized as Mysteries of Mithras or Mysteries.

This book by David is an outgrowth of his dissertation work in which he puts together clues from iconography in these mithraeums to build his case. His hypothesis is that astronomy based beliefs drove the mystery religion. Mithraism started it appears around BC o, and continued until around BC/5(33).

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 rituals. Download The Origins Of The Mithraic Mysteries Cosmology And Salvation In The Ancient World in PDF and EPUB Formats for free. The Origins Of The Mithraic Mysteries Cosmology And Salvation In The Ancient World Book also available for Read Online, mobi, docx and mobile and kindle reading.

Unfortunately a lot of what he says here has been discounted by modern scholarship. His main point is that the Mithraic mysteries so popular among the Roman soldiery, and later the elite were directly linked to ancient Mazdean rituals, which has been shown to be erroneous.

This somewhat lessens the impact of the book as a whole/5. The Origins of the Mithraic Mysteries (Book) Book Details. Title. The Origins of the Mithraic Mysteries. Author. David Ulansey. Publisher. Oxford University Press. Publication Date. Buy This Book. By purchasing books through this website, you support our non-profit organization.

Ancient History Encyclopedia receives a small commission for. David Ulansey interprets the symbols on Mithraic art, and proposes a theory on the origin of the Mithraic religion.

The most common Mithraic art is the "tauroctony" which is a picture of Mithras slaying a bull beneath astrological symbols.

Ulansey proposes that Mithraism originated in Tarsus during the first century BCE/5(42). My publications have focused on the ancient mystery religion of Mithraism. For a summary of my book, The Origins of the Mithraic Mysteries: Cosmology and Salvation in the Ancient World (Oxford University Press, revised paperback ), click here.

The Origins of the Mithraic Mysteries by David Ulansey available in Trade Paperback onalso read synopsis and reviews. Includes bibliographical references (p. ).Author: David Ulansey.in my book on Mithraism, The Origins of the Mithraic Mysteries, and in my articles listed at the bottom of this page.) The ancient Roman religion known as the Mithraic mysteries There are.

Description David Ulansey's book breaks new scholastic ground by arguing that the Roman cult of Mithras did not originate in Persia, as previously thought.

Instead, Ulansey suggests, the cult was triggered by the reaction of a group of Tarsian intellectuals to the discovery in BCE, of the Precession of the Spheres/5().