George the Brave and the Dragon (4018.04.20)
The Story of George and the Dragon - What does it mean? Read More

A Mithraic Statue (4018.04.12)
A new lion-headed Mithraic statue has been discovered.
Rune Uruz, and the name of the seer Zarathustra (4018.04.11)
In the ancient Germanic Futhark alphabet Uruz is the rune of “virility, primal raw energies, life force, and the valiant spirit.” Rune Uruz symbolizes the “subconscious will power, and passion of the untamed nature.” Uruz literally means “auroch,” and stands for “primal, pristine energies.” Read More

Spring festival of Novalux (4018.03.14)
I recommend Western Mithraists celebrate Novalux ("New Light") as a Spring Festival on the spring equinox or 21st March , as the Persians are celebrating Nowruz at the same time. Read More

Three kinds of Mithraism (4018.02.09)
Explaining Pagan, Krestic and Humanic Mithraism Read More

Constituents of Human Beings (4018.01.17)
9 Constituents of Human Beings in Physical, ultra-physical and Immortal Worlds Read More

Ossetian Nart Saga 1 (4018.01.17)
High up in the Caucasian mountains there is a small country called Ossetia-Alania. The inhabitants of this country, the Ossetians, are said to be descended from the tribe of Alans, who themselves are related to the Sarmatians and Scythians of the ancient steppes. Read More

Toynbees theory of decay (4018.01.08)
Toynbee argues that the breakdown of civilizations is not caused by loss of control over the environment, over the human environment, or attacks from outside.Rather, societies that develop great expertise in problem solving become incapable of solving new problems by overdeveloping their structures for solving old ones. Read More

The history of Christmas tree (4017.12.20)
Did you know that the tradition of decorating the Christmas tree has its roots in an ancient Persian tradition that is all but forgotten today? Ancient Iranians used to decorate a cedar tree very much similar to how the world today decorates a pine tree. Read More

What is Mithraism about? (4017.12.18)
Mithraism starts with the duality of Good and Bad. Most fundamentally as living beings we can have a good life or a bad one. Read More

Zurvan - the Time Lord (4017.10.17)
Zurvan is the senior god of the Mitravian trinity. He is the Lord of Time and ultimately responsible for everything that happens in time, everything that is process, everything that is alive, everything that really exists. Read More

Arkus and Arkons (4017.09.05)
Arkus is the World-Ruler. It is the aspect of the Entus or World-Being which shapes its future course. Read More

Entus, Arkus and Entons (4017.09.05)
Entus, Arkus and Entons Read More

Sol Divinus (4017.09.01)
The Divine Sun is the unending source of light and music to the spiritual existence. Read More

George the Brave (4017.08.30)
Georgius Fortis, like the Iranian god Verethragna, represents the power to break through resistance. Read More

The Meaning and Concept of Arya (4017.07.05)
The word “arya” is probably one of most miscued, misunderstood and misinterpreted words in recent times. No one is sure how the word came into existence but after Hitler adapted the word to denote pure German race, the word became synonymous with racism. The truth is the word was used in ancient India to denote people of certain social background rather than a particular race. Read More

Western Mithraism - July 4017 (4017.07.04)
Western Zoroastrian Mithraism is an experimental new religious movement aimed especially at those modern Europeans who have rejected their traditional Christianity and are searching for an alternative. Read More

Mithraism as a global religion? (4017.06.19)
Until recently I thought that Mithraism would be a specifically European religion. Mithraism would rectify the deficiencies of Christianity, bolster a European sense of identity and support the struggle for better government. Read More

New ideas - June 4017 (4017.06.19)
Yazdan Trinity, Three Mentalities, Saintly Trinity, Ages Read More

Mitravian Festivals (4017.04.22)
Festivals of Mitravism Read More

Why should we not throw anything into a well ? (4017.04.21)
Teaching of Ervad Dr. Ramiyar Parvez Karanjia Read More

D'Aulaires Greek Myths - The Greek Gods (4017.04.20)
IN OLDEN TIMES when men still worshipped ugly idols, there lived in the land of Greece a folk of shepherds and herdsmen who cherished light and beauty. They did not worship dark idols like their neighbours, but created instead their own beautiful, radiant gods. Read More

Mitravism - Creation, Trinity & Arkons (4017.04.20)
In the beginning there was the CELESTIUM - a realm of pure ideas outside normal time and space in which lived MAZDA CELESTIA - the Celestial Wisdom - Queen of Heaven. Read More

The Creation (4017.04.20)
In the beginning there was the CELESTIUM - a realm of pure ideas outside normal time and space in which lived MAZDA CELESTIA - the Celestial Wisdom - Queen of Heaven. Read More

Zoroastrianism & Nature (4017.04.20)
Teaching of Ervad Dr. Ramiyar Parvez Karanjia Read More

The Chalipa (4017.03.08)
The Chalipa is a symbol used by some Western Mithraists to represent the religion. It is made up of a cross and 4 small circles enclosed in a larger circle. But what does it mean? Read More

I recently got a thoughtful message from someone who works with severely disabled people asking why God allows this to happen. This is my answer (with the original message underneath). Read More

Homage to Lord Mithra (1.1) (4017.02.03)
A prayer to Mithra. "Thou art all in all to me, Lord Mithra". Read More

The Benedict Option (4017.02.01)
In a radical new vision for the future of Christianity, Rod Dreher calls on American Christians to prepare for the coming Dark Age by embracing an ancient Christian way of life. Read More

Mithraism is Neoplatonic - R.P. (4017.01.05)
Since some people are telling what they think mithraism is, I decided to share my opinion about this religion, too. I strongly connect mithraism with neoplatonic philosophy. The neoplatonic world view, as it was teached by Plotinus and Iamblichus for example, tells about a hierarchy of existence: The eternal transcendent realm of the Monad. Read More

Mithra by Aashrai Arun (4017.01.04)
He can be everywhere. He can be nowhere. He can know everything, and yet teach you nothing. He can be as kind to you as your own mother. Or He could be as horrifyingly ferocious as your worst nightmare. Rewarding to the good man, unforgiving to the evil. Mithra has always been a pleasant enigma in the entirety of the Indo-European world. His presence has been that of a less known spirit which oversees the rise, evolution and in many cases - the downfalls as well of various civilizations. And yet, His being has captured the image of thousands of thinkers, poets and sages for centuries. People could feel they knew everything about Him and yet, feel they know nothing about Him. Through the ages, He has been that one image of adoration and awe alike, who has had a presence in the psyche of men of all sorts. Read More

The Origin of Yalda - Ali Jafarey (4016.12.19)
Climate and seasons have greatly governed animal behavior since the beginning of life on this planet. Survival, search for food, storage, shelter, hibernation, migration, and many activities have depended on the change of seasons. Man is an animal and his life has all along been subject to seasonal changes. Read More

Birth of Mithra - P.J. (4016.12.19)
Happy ZAYESH - MEHR ( Birth of Mithra ) Let us celebrate the birth of MEHR Izad, The Lord of Light and Justice. Read More

Persian Yalda (4016.12.18)
Zayeshmehr* which is known as Yalda and Shab-e Cheleh in Persian is celebrated on the eve of the first day of the winter (December 21-22) in the Iranian calendar, which falls on the Winter Solstice and forty days before the next major Iranian festival "Jashn-e Sadeh (fire festival)". Read More

Mazdan Musings - Daniel Levie (4016.12.07)
This small volume is meant to be a meditation on Mazdan topics. It is designed to encourage good thoughts. It contains seed- thoughts. It is filled with short, mini-essays which can be absorbed by the initiate in a short period but which help to understand some basic principles in Mazdan thought. Read More

Consciousness in Zoroastrianism - Sam Kerr (4016.12.03)
The modern meaning of the word “Consciousness” is construed differently in different disciplines. For the philosophical purpose of this paper let us make the meaning simple. The most fundamental aspect of “Consciousness” is the capacity to sense existence and value. Read More

Mithra - Jorjani (4016.11.02)
"Mithra, or Mehr in contemporary Persian, means “Light”, “Love”, and “Friend.” He was born of his virgin mother in the middle of the night from December 24th to 25th, which (by the reckoning of ancient calendars) is the Winter Solstice – the rebirth of light from out of the most encompassing darkness. This is celebrated at Yalda (an Indo-European cognate of Yule Day), one of the four most sacred Zoroastrian holidays still commemorated in Iran. Read More

With the God Mithras at Carnuntum (4016.10.31)
I’ve explored hundreds of spiritual sites from many different faith traditions. But today marks the first time I’ve ever written about spirituality in ancient Rome—in particular, about the worship of the Roman god known as Mithras. I didn’t expect to encounter the Romans on our recent trip to Austria. But at Carnuntum, an attraction on the border between Austria and Slovakia, I encountered the most amazing archeological site I’ve ever visited. Read More (external link)
Iranian Mithraism (4016.10.20)
Having started out as a Gathic Zoroastrian I am only gradually learning about the Iranian Mithra. Originally of course Mithra was just one of the gods that the ancient tribal Iranians would have worshipped - though Mithra was very popular he was not at the centre of everything. Read More

The Axial Age: Britannica (4016.10.18)
the ways that we perceive ourselves and how we relate with our communities and our world overall were shaped just over two millennia ago in the fundamentally transformative, creative, and ingenious stage of human history now called the Axial Age. Read More

Capacity to care (4016.10.18)
The capacity to care is a crucial resource of energy and emotion. To care obsessively, is to be suicidal, mentally and physically, since it drains you of your precious vitality in your life. Read More

Origin of concepts of Heaven and Hell (4016.10.17)
As you know, fundamentalist Christians and Evangelicals believe in the doctrine that the saved go to heaven, while the unsaved non-believers go to hell for eternity after they die, to suffer an eternity of torture without end, a fate beyond the scope of anyone’s imagination. Read More

Where Does Religion Come From? (4016.10.17)
We believe that the roots of our personal faith provide an answer to questions of creation. As Arthur Schopenhauer put it, "Everyone takes the limits of his own vision for the limits of the world." Read More

John the Eunuch (4016.10.04)
Historic mystery fiction with a Mithraic angle
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MITHRAKANA (or Mehregan) (4016.09.21)
Mitravists and other Mithraists celebrate Mithrakana on the Autumn Equinox (September 22nd this year). Mithrakana is a festival of Mithra and a Harvest Festival

Autumn Equinox by modern Asatruar (*)

Mehregan - Autumn festival of Mithra and Thanksgiving (*)
Cult of Mithras (4016.08.31)
10 Myths And Mysteries From The Cult Of Mithras
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Roman Fort (4016.08.31)
Ancient Roman fort in England may have been constructed to pay homage to Mithra or Sol Invictus Read More (External Link)
Scythian Warriors (4016.08.30)
Warrior king found in ancient Russian tomb: Scythian ruler was buried with riches, weapons and even his HORSE Read More (Daily Mail)
Ctesiphon : Capital of Empire (4016.08.29)
The imperial capital of the Sasanian Empire, Ctesiphon and its environs were among the largest urban sites in the late antiquity. Situated 35 km south of the modern city of Baghdad, Ctesiphon was founded in the Arsacid ( Parthian ) times on the eastern side of the Tigris opposite the Seleucid city of Seleucia-on-Tigris. It then became the capital and the winter residence of the Parthian kings.

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From Parsomazdaism to Euromazdaism (4016.08.29)
by Marcus Zartianus

Parsomazdaism is the traditional religion of the Persians. Growing out of Indo-Iranian paganism it received its distinctive flavour with the teachings of Zarathustra who lived at least a millenium before the Christian era.

Zarathustra introduced a very philosophical kind of religious view in which Mazda or Cosmic Wisdom was given the highest praise. He taught that it is Wisdom which produces the Good Order of existence which is most conducive to happiness and the good life. Thus we must support the Wisdom force especially by developing Humanah – Good Mind.

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A Song to Mithras (4016.08.29)
Poem by Rudyard Kipling

MITHRAS, God of the Morning, our trumpets waken the Wall!
‘ Rome is above the Nations, but Thou art over all!’
Now as the names are answered, and the guards are marched away,
Mithras, also a soldier, give us strength for the day!

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The Return of Zarathustra (4016.07.30)
by Jason Reza Jorjani

Before the Arab Muslim conquest of Iran in the 7th century AD, Zoroastrianism was the dominant world religion of Earth. The Middle Persian text Zande Bahman Yasht claims that the followers of Zarathustra will be dealt a devastating defeat and will dwindle over the course of history to the point that theirs will almost vanish as the smallest faith in the world. Despite the late Shah’s best efforts to effect an archeo-futuristic renaissance of Persian culture, when he was overthrown by Islamists in 1979, no more than 300,000 Zoroastrians remained worldwide – with most of them concentrated in the exile community of “Parsis” or Persians in Bombay.Today, after a generation of life under an Islamic theocracy more orthodox than anything Iran has suffered since the Arab Conquest, and with 70% of its population under the age of 30, the spirit of Zarathustra is returning with a vengeance.

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