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A Brief Look At Israel, A Terrorist Nation Part 2

Part 2 of 2.


1890s Russia – Wealthy New Yorker Jacob Schiff and the Rothschilds conspired to have hundreds of Jews murdered in Russia. This caused many Jews to flee to the United States and also brought about the bloody Bolshevik Revolution and later the communist Soviet Union.

World War II – Zionist Jews helped Hitler come into power. Thousands of Jews were killed, causing many to flee to Israel.

Post World War II – After British soldiers liberated a portion of Palestine, the Zionists violently turned against them. Terrorist groups such as Irgun, led by Menachem Begin, carried out acts of terror against the British. Begin would later become Prime Minister of Israel and receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

July 22, 1946, Israel – At least 15 Irgun terrorists enter the King David Hotel with 225 kilograms of explosives. The hotel houses the headquarters for British forces and the Secretariat of Palestine. A gunfight ensues before the explosives are placed. When the explosives are detonated 91 people are killed, including 15 innocent Jews. Begin, the Nobel Peace Prize guy, is the mastermind behind the attack.

1950s Iraq – Israeli terrorists caused the deaths of many Iraqi Jews and put the blame on Iraqi Arabs. 119,000 of 125,000 Iraqi Jews fled to Israel.

1954 Egypt – In Operation Susannah, Israeli Mossad agents blow up a US facility and other targets in Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt. This was a large False Flag operation meant to start war between the US and Egypt. Thank God that the Mossad scumbags were caught and later confessed. This became known as the Lavon Affair after its mastermind, Pinhas Lavon, who was Israel’s Defense Minister at the time. Lavon resigned soon after. Israel claimed the event was an ‘anti-Semite hoax.’ For 51 years, the terrorist state of Israel denied involvement in this terrorist act, until 2005 when President Katsav held a ceremony honoring the surviving agents.

“[Our goal is] to break the West’s confidence in the existing [Egyptian] regime . . . The actions should cause arrests, demonstrations, and expressions of revenge. The Israeli origin should be totally covered while attention should be shifted to any other possible factor. The purpose is to prevent economic and military aid from the West to Egypt.” – alleged orders from Lavon to Mossad operatives

June 8, 1967, Israel – Unmarked Israeli jet fighters and torpedo boats attack the USS Liberty in open, international waters. Machine gunners fired on lifeboats to ensure there would be no survivors. 34 American servicemen are killed, 171 are injured. If this False Flag had been successful, it would have started a war between Egypt and the United States. US President Johnson and Defense Secretary McNamara order the official inquiry to conclude the attack was accidental, thus covering up Israeli’s involvement. This was not an accident because the Israelis attacked in UNMARKED vessels.

1980s Libya – US President Ronald Reagan bombs Libya, killing 30 people including the daughter of Libyan President Moammar Qaddhafi. Reagan attacked Libya as retaliation for the previous bombing of a German nightclub and to stop future terrorist attacks. A radio transmitter in Tripoli, Libya, gave US intelligence false information that led directly to the Qaddhafi bombing. Later, Mossad defector Victor Ostrovski discloses the Mossad planted the transmitter and broadcast false reports.

October 10, 2001 – Only a month after the 9/11 event, Israelis using Pakistani IDs attempt to blow up the Mexican Congress. They are caught with handguns, grenades, explosives and detonators. If successful, this attack would have been blamed on radical Muslims.

America’s only ally in the Middle East, Israel, has been responsible for more acts of terror, sabotage, and murder of American citizens than the Muslims ever were. By her duplicity, she has put Americans in more danger than they have ever known or will know. She has bombed hotels, American government buildings, deliberately allowed hundreds of US Marines to be killed in their barracks in Lebanon, assaulted a US intelligence gathering ship, the USS Liberty (for the purposes of blaming the Arabs and thus drawing America into her war against them), stole and then sold America’s most sensitive nuclear weapons technology to her enemies, (Russia and China) and by all indicators most certainly was involved in the 9/11 attacks.

Whether it was the testimony given by the Israeli pilots who bombed and machine gunned the USS Liberty (killing 34 American sailors and wounding almost 200 more) or whether it was the Israeli intelligence officers who were arrested on 9/11 (while videotaping the destruction and cheering for a job well done) so much evidence exists which leaves no doubt as to who America’s real enemy is, and yet short of one individual’s conviction and prison sentence, Jonathon Pollard, nothing has been done with Israel with respect to justice or the interests of America’s security. By contrast, year after year she is rewarded with more and more money and even more in terms of immunity and insulation from public scrutiny. – Quote from Through The Eyes Of A Muslim


You might have noticed that I left out a few big ones. That’s because they are too far out from the scope of my short story. Among them are the JFK assassination; there are many angles for why this happened, but two of the most glaring are: JFK wanted to issue gold-backed currency, thereby eliminating the Rothschild Federal Reserve, and JFK also wanted to send inspectors into Israel to see if they were producing nuclear weapons there. Another one I skipped over is the monumental False Flag of 9/11, which gave the United States the excuse to go bulldoze the Middle East in the name of Israel. Also, during the entire Barry Soetoro presidency, we had a running tour of Crisis Actors going all over the United States falsifying mass shooter events in order to take guns away from Americans, and now that Trump is in charge we’re seeing illegal surveillance, online censorship and Fake News attacks on Free Speech and conservatives hitting an all-time high.

Oh, and let’s not forget to mention what is happening in Venezuela, where the US is orchestrating a coup through covert attacks on that country’s electrical power grid, False Flag bombings in Colombia, and fake soldiers in Peru pretending to be from Venezuela saying how much they hate Maduro (who is a true bad guy, by the way), all done to facilitate Jewish control of Venezuela’s petroleum and the fourth largest gold mine in the world. How do I know the Jews are behind the coup? Because in October of 2018, the Rothschild Bank of England stole 500 million dollars’ worth of gold bullion from Venezuela, that’s why, and because Jewish investors had their petroleum rights in the oil producer PDVSA annulled after Venezuela figured out how badly they were getting screwed. (In early 2019, the Bank of England refused to give Maduro 1.2 billion dollars’ worth of funds. Undoubtedly, Maduro would have used this money to fund terrorism or migrant caravans against the West, and not to feed or medicate his destitute population, so I am glad he didn’t get his hands on it.)

You ever wonder why we can’t have peace in the world, and why countries keep pushing and shoving until war breaks out and countless lives are lost? Could it have something to do with the Zionists that have been running the show ever since the Battle of Waterloo, when the Rothschilds first took over the Bank of England? Historically, the Jesuits have counseled countries into alliances and wars, and the Jesuits answer not to the god of the Bible, but to the Pope. And who does Pope Francis, a Jesuit General, answer to? Well, as of late he’s been promoting multiculturalism and open borders, just like the Soros-funded Marxist Socialists have. Coincidence? I think not. I wonder if there is a video online showing the Pope kissing the hands of a Rothschild and a Rockefeller? You know, I think there is. Funny, isn’t it, how everybody kisses the Pope’s hand, and how that means he’s at god-level compared to us regular humans. Yet there he is, kissing the hand of the Enlightened Ones, the Illuminati.

I don’t know about you, but if we really want the world to become a better place, I think it’s time we stopped giving Zionist Israel a free pass to commit terrorism.


(Article Name and Website)

A Historical Look At Israeli False Flag Operations – Ascertain The Truth

Cover-Up Alleged In Probe Of USS Liberty – What Really Happened

Israel’s Use Of False Flags In Global Terrorism – American Free Press

Lavon Affair, USS Liberty Incident – Wikipedia

The Lavon Affair: Is History Repeating Itself? – What Really Happened

(PDF Articles and Books)

150,000 Jews In Hitler’s Army – Rigg

Antichrist Conspiracy – Hendrie

Bloodlines Of The Illuminati – Springmeier

The Palestine Plot – Jensen



A Brief Look At Israel, A Terrorist Nation Part 1

Part 1 of 2. A free PDF version of this article will be posted soon on the Freebie page of my author website Raymond Towers Dot Com.


A Brief Look At Israel,

A Terrorist Nation

By Raymond Towers

“I know the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.” – the biggest ‘anti-Semite’ of all, Jesus, Revelation 2:9, NIV

“Soviet Communism will succeed in its attempt to conquer the world in direct proportion to the support which America gives Zionism.” – Benjamin Freedman, 1947

“I am, of course, a Zionist, and have been ever since the Balfour Declaration.” – Winston Churchill, 1956


Examples Of Terrorism





One of my favorite science fiction writers is Philip K. Dick, who is best known for writing novels that led to movies such as Total Recall and my all-time favorite sci-fi flick Blade Runner. In many ways, I feel that Dick was quirky and under-appreciated as a writer, and enigmatic as a man, but he was also well ahead of his time by writing about devices such as video phones and attack drones, and the advent of artificial intelligence as far back as the 1950s. As a person with metaphysical leanings, the VALIS (Vast Artificial Living Intelligence System) books especially fascinated me, where Dick contemplates humans contacted psychically by alien intelligences from space. In the 1970s, Dick, and also clairvoyant Dolores Cannon in the 1980s, already had gleanings into the Hologram Universe and Quantum / Mandela Effect that are highly evident in our world today. I will get more into Dick and his writing at a later date.

As a writing exercise, I thought to obtain as much of Dick’s writing as I could, read through it at a slow pace, and see what it might inspire me to write about. I have recently read Dick’s The Man In The High Castle, and I also watched the Amazon Prime series by the same name, finding them both very entertaining and thought provoking. With these examples in mind, I started a new sci-fi short story. Dick’s concept was based on a future where Germany and Japan were victorious in World War II, and the United States was defeated and occupied. My story premise is somewhat similar. It is set in the near future of the United States and Mexico, where Zionist Israel has taken over the Five Eyes Police / Surveillance States of the US, UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

In many ways, we are already there. Several countries shun or even reprimand criticism of Holy Israel and independent scrutiny of the Jewish Holocaust. Fake News, Hollywood and many other mainstream venues are largely owned and run by Jews. The Rothschild banking family runs the US Federal Reserve, and through proxies every central bank in every nation on this planet, with the two glaring exceptions of Iran and North Korea. Social media giants such as Facebook and Google / Youtube are also either owned by Jews or Marxist Socialists, and rely on sources such as the Jewish Anti-Defamation League to decide what is genuine news and what is not. Every serious candidate for the presidency of the United States has to court the favor of the richest Jews in this country while campaigning, and sitting president Adon Trump even converted to Judaism shortly before he took office. Does anyone remember how our ‘patriotic’ US Congress gave Prime Minister Netanyahu 23 standing ovations while in session? * If that doesn’t tell you who runs this country… Move along, citizen, nothing to see here.

For the purposes of my short story, by studying the terrorism that Israel has done in the past, and I mean verifiable terrorism, I thought I could extrapolate what they might do in the future. It is for that reason that I have jotted down the worst and most blatant cases, and organized them into the following article.

* Ben Norton of Mondoweiss calculated this disgusting example of treason by the US Congress towards a foreign dignitary, in his article Over one quarter of Netanyahu’s speech to Congress consisted of applause and standing ovations. Netanyahu stood before Congress for 40.5 minutes. The leeches in Congress interrupted his speech 39 times with applause, including 23 standing ovations, amounting to 27% of Netanyahu’s address time. In another article, Gatekeeper Jon Stewart called the ovations the ‘longest blowjob a Jewish man has ever received.’

Examples Of Terrorism

I didn’t want to go back too far, but all right, here we go. In the Christian Bible, Jesus didn’t like the rich and powerful Jews of his time very much. He called them murderers, vipers, liars and children of the Devil. Jewish apologists will say that the Romans crucified Jesus because ‘they feared that his followers wanted him to become king.’ (Religions Of The World: Judaism – Atkinson) You can believe that version of history if you’d like, or you can go with the Bible version, in which Jewish chief priests and elders, with High Priest Caiaphas at their head, plotted through, dare I say it, a CONSPIRACY, to have Jesus arrested and murdered. (Matthew 26:3,4)

The point I’m trying to make is that in the Old World Order, under Rome, high-ranking Jews did whatever it took to maintain their grip on power. Similarly, in today’s New World Order society, with the support of the Western Five Eyes Surveillance States, modern Zionist Jews are willing to do anything, up to and including fomenting World Wars, to keep their world domination agenda moving forward. The uninformed sheeple, including many trusting Christians, will say that Israel becoming a nation again in 1967 was a heaven-sent miracle of god, but no, that’s not the truth. Israel became a nation because of political deception, as attested to in the Balfour Declaration. It went something like this:

In the early 1900s, Lord Rothschild had the notion for his Zionist Jews to take over the Middle East (later known as the Greater Israel Project). That’s why he founded the League Of Nations, and its successor the United Nations. At the time, there weren’t that many Jews living in Palestine, but there were many Jews living all over the world. How would Lord Rothschild get them all together so they could have a larger political voice and bigger clout? This became a multi-step and multi-year plan. The first part required the establishment of a Jewish homeland in the Middle East. That was taken care of on November 2nd, 1917, when Arthur Balfour, a British foreign secretary, sent a letter to Rothschild. Granted, the agreement is vague, or better said veiled, in that Britain would allow Rothschild to establish Israel, and in exchange, Rothschild and other Zionists would influence the United States into entering World War I.

Part 2 of the plan was insanely insidious. The influential Illuminati family, the Astors, manipulated several lucrative and clandestine deals through their puppet group Institute for Pacific Relations, including the opium trade with Red China, laying the groundwork for the attack on Pearl Harbor, and most importantly for this article, laying the groundwork that led to the rise of Hitler in Germany. What did Hitler do, but cause tens of thousands of Jews to flee Europe and head to Israel? And what did the United Nations do shortly after World War II? On November 19th, 1947, the UN partitioned Palestine into three parts: one for the Jews, one for the Palestinians, and the last part for Jerusalem to become an international zone. How interesting that Adon Trump, a longtime shill for Israel, in 2018 declared Jerusalem as the site for a new US embassy, instead of the Israeli capital of Tel Aviv. The international cities are Washington DC, London and the Vatican, and if the Zionists have their way, it will soon include Jerusalem.

In case you missed the dots, ZIONISTS MANIPULATED TWO WORLD WARS TO FURTHER AN ISRAEL-CENTRIC AGENDA. Read the Balfour Declaration, listen to Benjamin Freedman’s revealing speech found on Youtube, and dig into the truth about the Jewish Holocaust and how the ‘magic’ number of six million persecuted Jews was proclaimed well ahead of Nazi Germany in Zionist-supportive newspapers dating back to the early 1900s. That’s how Israel was first recognized as a nation, not by god, unless that ‘god’ happens to have the surname of Rothschild. How many people died in those World Wars, so that the Rothschilds could create the terrorist nation of Israel? How many more have died since then as other nations, primarily among them the United States, take it upon themselves to fight Israel’s incessant wars in the Middle East?

Yeah, yeah, I’m picking on the Jews because I’m an anti-Semite and all that. Not all of them are bad, right? Wait, what is the official state religion of Israel? That would be Zionism. Oh, and do they have a street called Rothschild Boulevard. Well, yes, they do. And they haven’t really been terrorizing the rest of the world like I’m saying, have they? Let’s take a look…

Occult Super Bowl Ritual: America Is The Whore Of Babylon

Summary: The video jumps from a brief analysis of this year’s Super Bowl witchcraft ritual to numerology, tarot and Biblical prophecy. The interpretation may or may not be accurate, but all the steps and knowledge are well founded and match my own research. The biggest possible revelation is the parallel between Trump’s MAGA hat and the description of the Whore Of Babylon. both of which include the word GREAT. When you consider all else going on in the world today, you have to wonder if this is another in the long line of clues leading to the great reset that is soon coming.

And upon her forehead a name was written, a mystery: Babylon the Great, the mother of the prostitutes, and of the abominations of the earth. – Revelation 17:5, Bible Hub

*They Just Told Us Their Plans-Superbowl Symbolism-Death-Tower-Fire From Sky-Nibiru-Mystery Babylon* – Evolutionary Energy Arts

Mithras, Precursor Of Jesus by Raymond Towers Part 2

Part 2

Christian Plagiarism

Atabaki put it best. The Sun (Jesus), is born of Virgo (the Virgin), with Orion (the Three Kings) standing by. Shepherds make the big announcement and celebrate with bread and wine. All of these are parallels to Mithras. Church fathers and apologists such as Justin, Origen and Tertullian acknowledged many of these parallels, but they blamed the Devil for them. The Devil is a crafty fellow, you know. Sure, some of you can deny one or two of these ‘coincidences,’ but this isn’t just one or two. Have a look at the Big List of Christian Plagiarism from earlier Mithraism:

* Mithras was born of a virgin on Dec. 25th. (This is the Persian version. In Rome, we see Mithras being born from a rock or a Cosmic Egg. Dec. 25th is the Winter Solstice and when the festival of Saturnalia took place. The date represents, are you ready, the birth or rebirth of the Sun. According to 2 sources, the original birth date of Jesus was January 6th, but the Church of Rome later changed the date.)

* Shepherds bearing gifts present at birth.

* He was attended by 12 figures.

* Good Shepherd

* Great Teacher

* Messiah

* Identified with the lamb and the lion.

* By worshiping Mithras, man can achieve salvation / immortality.

* Defender of Righteousness

*Forgiveness of Sins

*Performed Miracles

* Baptism

* Eucharist / Oblation / Holy Communion

* Holy Meal / Lord’s Supper / Last Supper on Sunday

* Holy Water

* Made a sacrifice for world peace.

* Buried in a tomb for three days (unverified)

* Resurrection celebrated annually (unverified)

* Festival became Easter, with a Passover (unverified)

* Worshiped on Sundays

* Monotheism

* Fish symbol (unverified)

* Holy Cross (two sources, unverified)

Note: By unverified, I mean only one source is saying it, but I usually find that source to be very accurate (and entertainingly cynical). In this case, that would be Michael Connor of Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio. The example of the Holy Cross I have not yet seen in the Mithras research, but both Atabaki and Connor say it is there.

The biggest differences from Christianity are that Mithraism was male dominated. Well, whoop-de-do! Have a look at Judaism or Islam, peeps. Also, Christians made it a point to help widows, orphans and the poor, but we don’t know if the same was true for Mithraists because the Catholics went and destroyed all their writings. Lastly, the Mithras cult accepted other gods as secondary, while Christians refused to believe in any other gods.

While we’re on the subject of lists, here are a couple more of them.

Sun gods born on December 25th:

* Attus

* Dionysus

* Jesus

* Krishna

* Mithras

* Nimrod (mortal that claimed he was god)

* Quetzalcoatl (unverified)

* Osiris

* Tammuz

Madonna and Child, or Mother of God and God motifs:

* Aphrodite and Adonis (Greek)

* Ashtoreth / Astarte and Molech / Baal (Canaan, I dispute this one)

* Mary and Jesus (Christianity)

* Semiramus and Tammuz (Babylon)


I don’t know, but to me it looks like the apologists don’t have much here to make a counterclaim. The best they can do is nitpick at the details such as the virgin / rock / Cosmic Egg birth, while ignoring that different countries had different evolved or adapted versions. The rest of this is pretty cut and dry, and that’s without even bringing up Apollo, Hercules, Ra, Horus and Osiris. Of course there are going to be regional differences, just like we have dialect and cultural differences in different parts of the U.S. Compare a Texas drawl to a Joysey accent, for example. The same thing happens with religions, as shown by the estimated 10,000 separate Christian sects presently in this country. Jesus was the new black, while Mithras went back some 1300 to 1500 years before anybody even thought of Jesus. I said this in a previous post; you can’t take the body of Mithras, put a new face on it and call it an entirely new god. I understand Jesus as a spirit or thought-form through my metaphysical dealings, but as far as religion and politics go, I have to say that Jesus was an inside job.

Source Posts (found on this blog)

Ancient Rome: Mithras – Lord Of The Cosmos

Ancient Rome: Round Table On The Cult Of Mithras

Andre Atabaki: The Bible Of Mithra And The Science Of Light

Payam Nabarz: The Savior God Mithras


Mithras, Precursor Of Jesus by Raymond Towers Part 1

*** A PDF copy of this article will be posted in a day or two, on the Freebie page of my author website Raymond Towers Dot Com. ***

Mithras, Precursor Of Jesus

By Raymond Towers


Mitra Before Rome

Mithras In Rome

Christian Plagiarism


Source Posts



There is a great controversy regarding the Roman sun god Mithras and his links with the Christian sun god Jesus. I have covered a few sun god angles before, such as Hercules as Jesus, and Apollo as Jesus, but those deities are much easier to research and to connect the dots with. As I began this intensive study into all things regarding Mithras, I soon became aware of the huge debate even among the scholars and experts on the subject. Western academics, Iranians and Indians all want first rights to claim their people created this god. This may not be far from the truth, as it seems that the original Indian Mitra went through multiple reinventions to the Persian Mithra and later the Roman Mithras. In a moment, we’ll take a closer look at this controversy for ourselves.

When I undertake a study like this, I’ll look at a number of different sources. I had several documentaries, discussions and books ready to go for this one. This proved to be too much and the disparity between ideas too great for me to get a good handle on them in a short span of time. Nabarz’ book, for example, tallies up at 327 pages, and even the Wikipedia page on Mithras was 33 (Masonic!) pages long. In total, I bookmarked seven long articles or books and four videos that I wanted to go through.

Sometimes, when I do research on a topic, it is because I want to include it into a fiction project I’m working on. That is the case here, as I’ve created a medieval fantasy world where Mithras is the primary deity instead of Yahweh or Jesus. My needs are for a decent grasp on generalities regarding Mithras, and so I’ve decided to set aside the books for now and to concentrate on the information I’ve absorbed from the videos. I may go through the books at a later date to produce a more detailed or supplementary article, but for now I think I have enough information to incorporate into my story plots that will give readers a good idea of what Mithras is all about.

Originally, I had four videos slotted for later viewing, but one proved to be too random and made unfounded claims, so I tossed that last one out. After doing another search on Youtube, I found the Nabarz interview, giving me two pro-Western viewpoints, one neutral, and one pro-Persian point of view. In this article, I want to give an outline of who Mithras was based on these multiple expert opinions and research, his origins, and his connections to the Christian god Jesus.

Mitra Before Rome

Mithras was known in both India and Persia, now modern day Iran. As Mitra, he is mentioned as a minor or major god in the Indian Vedas, depending on the scholar. There is a debate as to when the Vedas were first written. Bible apologists will say the Vedas came about in 900 BCE, when the stories found in the Old Testament were first heard in oral traditions. This implies that Indian and Jewish mythologies developed at the same time, or contemporaneously. However, other Western scholars trace the Vedas back to 1500 BCE, coinciding with the Aryan invasion of India. I have an Indian modern day Mithraist saying that from his research; Mithra was known to Iran and India in 2000 BCE. To make things even more complicated, some Vedas mention the melting of Ice Age glaciers, and that was way back in 11,000 or so BCE!

We can’t really prove when Mitra / Mithra first emerged, past that it was much earlier than the advent of Jesus. We know that the Indian name of this deity was Mitra Varuna, and the Zoroastrian name was Mitra. From what Atabaki claims, and this is very possible thanks to the many waves of immigrants out of India, the Persian peoples were originally Aryans from the Indus Valley, so they may have simply carried their Indian god over when they moved and made a few changes as the years went by. Note that early Europeans are called Indo-Europeans, again alluding to an Aryan origin in India.

In Zoroastrianism, the creator god Ahura-Mazda created a son during a time before humanity. This cosmology dates back to 1300 BCE. In Persia / Iran, Mithra was a god of signing and fulfilling contracts. He is seen as a mediator and his name means friendship. The first recorded handshake comes from 1400 BCE, where we see artwork of Mithra shaking the right hand of a Hittite king as a sign of an arrangement or contract. Also, the sun was thought of as being the eye of Mithras, similar to the Egyptian Ra.

Sometime between 200 BCE and 100 CE, the mythology of Mithra spread west into the Mediterranean. Maybe merchants or soldiers brought it with them when they returned from the frontiers of the Roman Empire, or maybe it was the Roman hierarchy, or maybe it was even pirates. We simply don’t know.

Mithras In Rome

In the 1st Century CE, we see an explosion of Mithraic temples in Western countries. Some say the Cult of Mithras first started in Greece, while others say it was in Rome. The Roman sect might have originated in Anatolia, Turkey. This was a widespread cult, but I have heard some researchers say it was localized and because it was so small Christianity quickly overshadowed it. However, the list of countries and regions with Mithrae (temples to Mithras) is quite extensive: Armenia, Celtic lands, Great Britain, Greece, Germany, North Africa, Palestine, Rome / Italy and Spain. Over 100 temples have been excavated, including one or several under the Vatican. The cult was prominent for only about 200 years, before Christianity eclipsed it in the 3rd Century.

From the start, Mithraism was an exclusive cult. Only a very small percentage of men were part of it, including Roman upper hierarchy and military officers. The cult has been referred to as the Mysteries of Mithras or as a Mystery School. We do find secrecy among its members, including private rituals and a select membership through multiple levels of initiation. Unfortunately, no written records exist. Most of what we know about this cult comes from the writings of rival Christians.

Mithrae were rectangular structures 10 to 20 meters long and 5 meters wide. They were built into the ground, so that a visitor would have to walk down steps as if they were entering the earth. This was a very unusual construction method for those 1st Century days. Plato wrote that the temples represented caves and metaphorically the entire world. Long, raised benches were found along the walls on the left and right, with an aisle leading up to a raised and centered altar at the back of the room. An estimated 20 to 40 worshipers could fit into a temple at one time. Most modern churches today are set up in a similar fashion.

Behind the altar, we always see a relief carving of Mithras slaying the bull. Mithras is dressed in Persian clothing, wearing a Phrygian cap, a cloak and a trouser-suit. This artwork also depicts esoteric astrological symbolism. The symbols include the bull (to represent the constellation of Taurus), the dog (Canis Major), the serpent (Serpens), a crab (Cancer) and a scorpion (Scorpio). The image as a whole appears to show the path of the sun as it enters and exits this world, and also the precession of the equinox spaced out to 1800 years. Mithras killing the bull inside of a cave (the world) could represent the end of the age of Taurus. The killing of the bull is called the Tauroctony. Over 700 artistic examples of the Tauroctony survive today.

Other artifacts also show esoteric, Mystery School leanings. Some art shows the cave surrounded with images representing the twelve signs of the zodiac. Other art shows a figure holding up a torch, and another holding the torch down. We also see solar and lunar chariots. Some carvings show Mithras holding a dagger and a torch, or a dagger and the world, while others show him holding a staff. (Not by coincidence, 1st Century Christian art shows Jesus performing miracles and healing the sick with a wand or a staff.) A carving shows Mithras shooting an arrow at a rock and having water spring out, similar to Moses striking a rock with a staff to the same effect in Exodus 17:6.

In some versions, Mithras was born from a rock. The name of this rock is Petra Genetrix. Petra means rock, and it is close to Petros, or Peter, who is considered the rock of the Christian Church. Mithras is sometimes portrayed wearing a crown with seven sunrays on it, similar to the U.S. Statue of Liberty.

A stone carving reads that the powerful primordial bull Mithras slays is the first begotten creature. Mithras must shed the bull’s blood as a sacrifice to save humanity. He struggles with the bull and carries it on his back like a shepherd carries sheep, taking it into the cave. The cave may represent the Cosmic Egg or the universe. After the sacrifice, the blood and semen of the bull rejuvenate humanity. An actual bull was not slain in the Mithrae, as there is no evidence of that. However, bull meat or meat from other animals could have been prepared elsewhere and eaten inside the temple. Animal remains have been found, suggesting that feasting did take place there.

After the slaying of the bull, Mithras ascends to heaven and rejoins his father Ahura-Mazda. Through the Mysteries of Mithras, his followers are re-born and created anew.

We don’t have written records of what went on inside the temples, but we do have a lot of artwork. Carvings show people reclining on the benches or couches, and eating from low tables. New members or initiates called Ravens served food. We see processions in the art, swords, blindfolds and initiates lying down on the ground. These rituals are very similar to what is seen in Freemasonry.

Initiates went through seven stages of initiation, ranging from the first level of Raven up to the seventh level of Father. The typical level was in the middle, the Lion. Passing from one level to the next required a member having to go through some kind of ordeal, again similar to Masonry or college or military hazing. The seven levels coincide with the seven rays on the crown of Mithras, the seven visible planetary bodies and / or the seven chakras. Here is the best breakdown of the various grades I could come up with, but I don’t know where the Lion Leo fits in:

1st Grade – Mercury, Raven, resurrection / rebirth

2nd Grade – Venus, male bride?

3rd Grade – Mars, soldier

4th Grade – Jupiter, lightning bolt

5th Grade – Luna, crescent moon

6th Grade – Sol, crown with 7 rays

7th Grade – Saturn, Father

The name Mithras has a numerical value of 365 in Greek. This is the number of days in a solar year. In addition, we can speculate that Mithras had commandments, because Roman Emperor Julian referred to them in his writings, but we don’t know exactly what they were. There is a hotly debated claim that Constantine worshiped Mithras after he allegedly converted to Christianity. I have heard that said about Constantine worshiping Apollo as well.

Japanese Girl Band: Let’s Get Fight! (Nude Babes Rock Out!)

Some of you may have to sign in to view this, but trust me, it is worth it.

So, I was looking for a good video to commemorate my 100th post since I rebooted this blog, and then I found this. You’ve got to love the Japanese. Here are nine of their finest smiling and bouncing around. I wouldn’t mind getting fight with any of them, but… that drummer… Just sayin.’

The song’s not so bad either.

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Payam Nabarz: The Savior God Mithras

Summary: Gnostic view of Mithras on Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio. This is part of my research on an upcoming article on Mithras. The article will be posted soon.

The Savior God Mithras – Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio

He shed his precious blood to save humanity, was born of a virgin, ascended to Paradise, and was the mediator between Heaven and Earth. His name is Mithras. Mithraism was an ancient religion going back to Vedic tradition that not only became global but competed directly with Christianity during Roman times. We tour the mythology, cosmology and theology of this savior god, and what exactly happened to him. We discover too how this god is making a comeback today in many respects. Astral Guest—Payam Nabarz, author of ‘The Mysteries of Mithras’.


Payam Nabarz: The Savior God Mithras (2015)

Category: History, Mythology

Run time: 1 hour, 9 minutes.

The guest was really difficult to understand as the interview went on! Points worth considering:

4:00 – Connor’s list of savior gods born on Dec. 25th: Jesus, Osiris, Dionysus, Quetzalcoatl, Krishna, Attus, Tammuz and Mithras.

6:00 – Constantine worshiped Mithras after his conversion to Christianity. This was disputed in a previous discussion.

7:55 – Connor’s comparison between the Persian Mithras and Jesus:

* Born of a virgin on Dec. 25th, in a cave.

* Shepherds bearing gifts attended his birth.

* Considered a great teacher / master.

* He had 12 companions / disciples.

* Followers were promised immortality.

* He performed miracles.

* He sacrificed himself for world peace.

* Buried in a tomb, rose after 3 days.

* His resurrection is celebrated annually.

* He was called the Good Shepherd, identifying with the lamb and the lion.

* He was considered the Light and the Messiah.

* His sacred day was Sunday, when he had his Last Supper.

* His main festival later became Easter.

* He had a Eucharist / Communion, a Lord’s Supper and a Last Supper.

* He had a Passover.

15:40 – In Persia, Mithras was considered the god of contracts. The name translates as ‘friendship.’ Later, he is called a mediator.

16:25 – The sun is seen as the eye of Mithras.

18:00 – The handshake may have first started up in 1400 BCE, when Mithras went to shake the right hand of a Hittite king.

20:30 – Roman soldiers may have brought the god from the fringes of the empire into the hub of society, circa 100 CE – 200 BCE. An exiled Roman ruler or even pirates may have also done this. This is interesting because we see many of the Mithraic temples springing up all at once in the 1st Century.

27:00 – In Greek, the name Mithras has a numerical value of 365, the number of days in the solar year, as compared with 360 in a lunar year. Connor tells us this is the same for another ancient deity named Abraxas. (I haven’t studied him yet, but hopefully I will!)

30:00 – Souls originate from the Milky Way. Earlier, Nabarz mentioned that the blood of the sacrificed bull also represented the Milky Way.

32:00 – Mithra was considered a savior god in Rome and Persia. In Persia, he was born to a virgin woman. (In Rome, he came from a Cosmic Egg or was born from a rock.)

37:30 – Mithras carried a staff. I’ve seen pictures of 1st Century Christian carvings showing Jesus with a wand or staff while performing miracles. (So did the Good Shepherd Apollo.)

38:40 – Modern churches are still designed similar to the Mithraic temples. The Mithrae had two long benches facing each other, with a centered, raised altar way in the back. Modern churches have their pews on either side, with the altars or pulpits in the same place.

Some of Nabarz’ speech comes out garbled and is difficult for me to understand. There are similarities to modern Islamic Sufism, but that takes me off the subject. I am having to repeat sections here, especially when it comes to the grades of initiation.

1st Grade – Raven, resurrection (Mercury?)

2nd Grade – Venus (male bride?)

3rd Grade – Mars, soldier

4th Grade – Jupiter, lightning bolt

5th Grade – Luna, crescent moon

6th Grade – Sol, crown with 7 rays

7th Grade – Saturn, Father

Nabarz has the annoying habit of rambling his words together, and sometimes laughing at the end of it. The last half hour was a real chore to get through.