Summary: This is research for my upcoming article. Presenter Atabaki gives us some background on the deity Mithra from India, and also an in-depth look into metaphysical concepts.
The Bible Of Mithra – Persian Astrology
The Bible Of MIthra – Persian Astrology (2015)
Category: History, Mythology, Spirit.
Run time: 1 hour, 8 minutes.
I’ve been doing research for a series of medieval fantasy books I’ve titled the Savage Lands. In this fictional world I’m creating, the Roman deity Mithras is the salient god for the population, instead of his later derivative Jesus. The Roman god is a very enigmatic figure, but he does have origins in India, the same as many of our modern day Western deities and religious figures. Basically, I bookmarked any video results for the Roman Mithras or the Indian Mithra that were at least 20 minutes long, and slowly I’m making my way through the list.
I’m very surprised and pleased by how this lecture starts off, as speaker Atabaki right away hits on the false premise of organized religion. It seems this talk is more about the spiritual side of Mithra than the historical aspect, so let’s see what this is all about.
5:00 – Mithra is mentioned in the Vedas, and was known from ancient India to Iran. From the start, we are told this is a god of light.
5:30 – I’ve done previous research on how the Indus River dried up, but this guy gives us a very good condensed version. The people to the east of the Indus became the Hindus. The people on the west of the Indus Valley became the Aryans, later known as the Persians.
6:25 – Mithra sounds like a god of Enlightenment, ahem, Jesus. His worship spread to the Greeks, Armenians, Celts and Romans.
6:45 – The Roman elite, or the top 1%, turned to Mithras. 100 ruins of Mithraic temples have been found from Great Britain to Palestine.
7:20 – Many Mithras temples are found under the Vatican. That’s a big one, people! Mithra was Aryan / Persian / Indian before he became the Jewish Jesus! Also, note the Roman Catholic routine of building their temples over the temples that already existed in those places. My studies elsewhere suggest Mithras was a Mystery School religion, compared to how Atabaki mentions that the rich and powerful wanted to keep this religion secret to themselves.
8:20 – Mithraic rituals include baptism, communion, resurrection, and celebrating the winter solstice, which just happens to be the birthday of Jesus. Atabaki claims the Holy Cross is borrowed from Mithras, but I haven’t heard that before, I don’t think.
9:15 – The Mystery School reference comes in. That’s exciting for me! Why? Because my research into the Mystery Schools goes back to Egypt and Rome, but it gets hazy earlier than that when I get to Biblical figures such as Solomon and Nebuchadnezzar. That’s where Masonry, Numerology, Kabbalah and Magic come in. I have read that MS teachings may have come from India, but haven’t been able to establish a link, so this might be it.
The next section is very interesting. Instead of going toward the direction of Alchemy, we are diverted toward Meditation and Disassociation. That’s worlds away from the esoteric teachings of Hermes / Thoth.
The next part is called The Final Stage. In this section, we are told that advanced awareness leads to being drawn inward and away from identity. Personally, I’m in this tug of war between wanting to let go and reaching that kind of Enlightenment, and having to deal with everyday issues and turmoil. I feel I have to advance in my physical life to find happiness or contentment before I can relax and tune in toward higher vibrations. I’ve been butting heads with my spirit guides for years on this.
As the talk goes on, Atabaki describes our individuality and experience. This goes right along with my own ideas regarding Hologram Universe Theory and Quantum Physics. We are given an analogy that we are the sun that everything revolves around. That’s like when I say we are the stars in the movie of our life. From our personal perspective, the universe does revolve around each and every one of our consciences. That’s the whole deal with the New Age belief that we are all Creators, as opposed to religious doctrine that demands we become uniform and subservient to an authority figure. If God is within us, and if we can find that God, we don’t need anyone to be our pastor that has to herd ups along like sheep. There’s a saying; church is for those who can’t find God by themselves.
32:40 – ‘Your existence comes before the existence of the universe.’ – That’s a very profound quote. If you believe in the idea of an eternal soul, it has to be true because the theorized Big Bang was a starting point for all that exists in the physical realm. You soul wasn’t born with the Big Bang, right?
33:00 – When you go to sleep, do you go there or does sleep come to you? Do you go to the next day and night, or do they come to you? That’s the kind of deep philosophical concepts I got from reading the Mahabharata. Give me a second… Let me see if I can find some other similar Hindu queries I jotted down…
Here are some examples I included in my novel Avalon 1 – The Search For God, in order from easiest to hardest to contemplate:
What is quicker than wind? The answer is thought.
What can cover the Earth? The answer is darkness.
What is more numerous, the living or the dead? The answer is the living, because the dead are no longer.
What came first, the day or the night? The answer is the day, but it was only a day ahead.
What is an example of grief? The answer is ignorance.
* What is an example of poison? The answer is desire.
* What is an example of defeat? The answer is victory.
* Why do men revolt? To find beauty, either in life or in death.
What is inevitable? Happiness.
What is your opposite? Yourself.
I can write full articles on my personal deeper meanings for the items I marked. The grief / ignorance and the last two give me brain farts. About the inevitable / happiness bit, let me toss this in here as well. King Cyrus was about to burn King Croesus at the stake, after Croesus tried to invade his kingdom. Cyrus asked, ‘What is the meaning of happiness?’ Croesus replied that a life could not be counted as happy unless we know how it ended. Cyrus didn’t burn Croesus after all, and they became good buddies after that.
Now, I get that Croesus would have a crappy end to his life if he was burned to death, but I’m from the ‘hood, okay? One of my credos is ‘today is a good day to die,’ no matter what’s going on, sunny day, rainy day, whatever. So, if I were Croesus, I would have tried that invasion and failed, but as I was about to go down in flames, I would have thought, you know, I gave it my best shot so I have no regrets. To me, the revolt / beauty example contradicts the inevitable / happiness idea. See what I mean?
33:40 – Another profound concept: We dream that we are awake, or asleep, or unconscious. This has to be correct if we are eternal souls, because the soul has to become immersed into a condition or theater of reality. Can you imagine how complex our Hologram Universe has to be to accommodate an estimated 9 billion human individual realities within it? That doesn’t even count animals, vegetation, weather fluctuations or even dirt and rocks, which are also going through their own experiences of reality at a much faster or slower rate that we are.
37:00 – As synchronicity, Atabaki mentions theater and hologram in close proximity right around this time. He states that Mithra is the Film Projector, and by attaining a oneness with him, we are both the Projected and the Projector.
Atabaki gives an eloquent description of Mithra as Sol. Yeah, I can see how a lot of the qualities he describes could be seen as human attributes, but I think Sol is more a part of the holographic construct than a sentient being watching over us like some kind of protector. I mean I could be wrong here, but Sol communicates through subtle forms of electromagnetic energy and radiation, and less like a parent / father figure. Calling Sol a father is demeaning it, I feel, and dumbing things down for the masses, because human attributes are being assigned to a non-human entity. Of course, nearly every religion in history has a sun god with human reactions and motivations in it, including the Christian Jesus and the Greek / Roman Heracles / Hercules.
49:20 – I would dispute that all civilizations worshiped Sol as their sun. The Golden Age of Greece and the Roman Saturnalia come to mind, and there is good theorizing that Saturn was once the most prominent star in our Earth sky, even among the Electric Universe crowd. To listen to Atabaki, you’d think the solar system was always the way we see it today, but I don’t think this was always the case, unless it is a false origin meant for the people coming into the Hologram Universe. Is it possible that we’ll have a new sun arriving with the Age of Aquarius?
53:00 – Note the parallels to the fable of Jesus- birth: The Sun / Jesus, born of Virgo / the Virgin, with the Belt of Orion / Three Eastern Kings standing by. Shepherds make the big announcement and celebrated with bread and wine. That’s all from pagan Mithraism, before the Holy Church of Rome adopted it!
55:15 – The video moves on to moon goddess Anahita. This is good stuff! While men follow Mithra, women are initiated into the cult of Anahita, the Mother Goddess or Divine Feminine.
56:15 – Anahita is associated with water. It can be scientifically proven that Luna affects all living things through their water. Anahita influences creativity, psychic powers and intuition. She represents consciousness. It makes me wonder if we are conscious because of the water content in our bodies. Mithra and Anahita are not in opposition, as many other philosophies suggest, but work as a team.
This presentation is just what I needed. I’m in line with some 90% of the material already. I think I’m going to stick a watered down version of these concepts into the story collection I’m working on, so my characters can roll them around in their heads. The conclusion is as strong as the start, and the tenets sound to be more full of meaning for me personally, than what I’ve heard from Mystery School deals such as Egypt, Greek, Gnostic, Rosicrucian, Zoroastrian and others. My previous spiritual ideals came from Buddhism, Hinduism and Gnosticism, and I have to say that Mithraism as described here is right in there with them.