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CREATION STORY

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.

Mazda Celestia got bored with her life in the unchanging Celestium and gave birth to ARKUS ZURVANUS - Lord of Time and Space - the Divine Emperor.

Arkus Zurvanus created MANANGUM (mental or spiritual substance) and ASTAVATUM ('bony' or physical substance) and entwined them together and set them in motion in Time. This was the GATUM or Living World.

Arkus Zurvanus produced three beings within the Gatum:

First was the TANUS GATI - the body of the living world - a being of the Astavatum.

Second was the URVAN GATI - the soul of the living world - a being of the Manangum who worked with energy and moved the Tanus Gati.

Third was the MENTUS GATI - the mind of the living world - a being who worked with ideas and patterns and who was designated the protector of the Urvan Gati.

Lastly Arkus Zurvanus set his son ARKUS GATI - the Lord of the Living world - to rule over the three beings he had created.


Now the ARKUS ZURVANUS was a child of MAZDA CELESTIA - Queen of Heaven and something of Mazda Celestia could be seen in the structure of the Gatum. This awakened within the Mentus Gati a consciousness of Mazda Celestia although he had never met her in her pure being and Mentus Gati yearned for her and reached out to her. As he strived towards Mazda Celestia so was born a daughter of Mazda Celestia within the Gatum who was MAZDA GATI - Worldly-Embodied Wisdom.

With the birth of Mazda Gati arose a new realm above the Gatum which was purer than the Gatum and this was the SUPERGATUM. The Supergatum became the home of Mazda Gati and of other supernatural beings that were her children and grandchildren. However the life of the SUPERGATUM was in parallel to the life of the GATUM and it seemed that the gods moved back and forth between the GATUM and SUPERGATUM.

Now there arose in the Supergatum two opposing powers:

The best of these was the ASHURA who sought to order the world into a state of ASHA or rightness or best-order for the BIOTHALIA or flourishing of life.

The worst of these was the DREGGOR or Devil who caused DREG or deviation to all the plans of the Ashura so that there was conflict and misery in the Living World.

Each of these two powers was attended by spirits who worked for them.

The chief spirit on the side of the Ashura was SPENTAMAN - the Life-Producing Spirit or Benevolent Spirit.

The chief spirit on the side of the Dreggor was ANGRAMAN - the Life-Destroying Spirit or Malevolent Spirit.


While at first the Mentus Gati was primitive and not able to work to its full potential in time it evolved and became stronger. In this later age was born the HOMBIOS - Human Being or Mankind.

Now Arkus Gati ruled the living world. Arkus Gati ruled all aspects of life and though they were all part of the one Arkus it seemed that there were many beings at work - each ruler of a different domain - and these we call the ARKONs. There are many Arkons but often we think that there are 12 Arkons ruling the Earth just as there are 12 constellations ruling the night sky through the course of the year.

Arkus Gati is not a dictator who rules independently of the different individual minds in the world who make up the Mentus Gati. Rather Arkus Gati hears the different voices clamouring for attention and finds the balance. However if some coalition of voices shouts louder than the other then Arkus will favour them whether their cause is just or not.

Now Mankind had two divine beings which held the most attraction for them:

One was KRESTUS - the Good One - who was filled with Spentaman - the Benevolent Spirit - and championed what was best for the general good.

The other was SATAN - the Selfish One - who was filled with Angraman - the Malevolent Spirit - and encouraged each person to seek their own pleasure alone disregarding how this might affect the well-being of anybody else.

Unlike the Ashura and Dreggor, Krestus and Satan were not precise opposites of each other in their intentions (for Satan at least wanted something good for those who worshipped him). Yet Krestus and Satan were incompatible in their natures and were mortal enemies and the war between Krestus and Satan came to dominate the Living World especially in the affairs of Mankind.

Now Krestus appeared in many forms in the world of Men for at different times and with different people a different form of Krestus would suit them best.

However in the modern age among the Irano-Europeans it is Mithra-Krestus who is emerging as the leading Champion of the Good.



TRINITY

A proposed Mithraic Trinity is ARKUS, MAZDA and MITHRA KRESTUS.

ARKUS - the ruler - is the source of reality as it happens whether good or bad . ARKUS has 2 aspects : ARKUS ZURVANUS who created and maintained the underlying substrate of space and time that our world is embedded in, and ARKUS GATI who rules the activity of the world and is open to influence from our actions.

MAZDA - wisdom - is the source of what produces life. MAZDA CELESTIA is the eternal celestial wisdom, while MAZDA GATI is wisdom embodied in the world of time. Mazda Celestia is symbolised by the Sun for it is the cause of the production of light out of reach of human action. Mazda Gati is symbolised by Fire for it produces light here on Earth.


MITHRA KRESTUS - Mithra the Good - is the being that struggles to bring what is good to the world. Mithra looks to Mazda Celestia for inspiration but it is Arkus that Mithra seeks to influence for ultimately it is Arkus who decides whether life will be good or bad for the Soul of the Living World.



TWELVE ARKONS

Mithraists arev encouraged to recognise 12 Arkons or 12 aspects of Arkus - the Demiurge. Each Arkon rules a specific domain and may rule well or badly.

The following list should just be taken as an example and other Mithraists may have a different list. Whatever the nature of the list ideally all aspects of life would come in the domain of at least one of the Arkons there:

1) Arkon of Health & Disease

2) Arkon of Mystification and Clarification

3) Arkon of Sociality

4) Arkon of Wealth & Money

5) Arkon of incentive and disincentive

6) Arkon of developmental experience

7) Arkon of Announcement

8) Arkon of the physical environment

9) Arkon of remembering and forgetting

10) Arkon of wisdom and culture

11) Arkon of care and neglect

12) Arkon of (human) governance

May Mithra guide the Arkons and not Satan!

Marcus Zartianus, April 4017 ME