Official Mithras Cult in Republic

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Official Mithras Cult in Republic

Postby Appius Iunius Seneca » Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:13 pm

Salvete

I would like to ask and to suggest if it is possible to start official Mithras Cult in our Republic?
Any ideas, suggestions, advices?

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Re: Official Mithras Cult in Republic

Postby Marcus Valerius Corvus » Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:17 pm

I agree. I think that this is a wonderful idea.
Though unlike the Mithraism that was practiced in ancient roman society where it was only men allowed, I think that it should be open to women as well.
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Re: Official Mithras Cult in Republic

Postby Gaius Curtius Philo » Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:48 am

I agree with Corvus. There are signs that women were part of the Cult at a given time (dont really remember when or where though), so it wouldnt even be innacurate.

I suggest you found a Societas (a private organization) inside the Republic. Being a Societas, you would not have to have the leaderships be elected and follow the ancient tradition of iniciation at your leasure.

You can see all you need to found a Societas or Collegium here:
http://romanrepublic.org/civitas/joint_account/create

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Re: Official Mithras Cult in Republic

Postby Gaius Curtius Philo » Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:54 am

If I may suggest, I would make an International Societas dedicated to help coordinate and guide local groups and inside the Societas permit local chapters or Mithraea (sing. Mithraeum). Or you can organize it in whichever other way you find best. Just saying that our institution permits all the flexibility you need to institute the cult in a more or in a less traditional fashion, as your interests and necessities see fit.
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Re: Official Mithras Cult in Republic

Postby Marcus Valerius Corvus » Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:43 pm

Thanks for the great ideas.
These will be helpful with connecting to others here in the US and abroad.
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Re: Official Mithras Cult in Republic

Postby Titus Flavius Severus » Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:55 pm

Salvete,

Laterensis, it is gratifying to see that you are, despite the passage of time, still do not depart from subjects of Mithraism, repeatedly voicing this issue. This demonstrates the fact that part of the Roman community has a confident and constant interest in the Mithraism.

As I mentioned in our last talk here, in Sarmatia there is a group of citizens who are engaged in the Mithraism in the scientific and practical manner. So what we have long thought about creating an official community dedicated to the Mithraism, which would unite all those who are engaged in this theme, and have contributed to the revival of the Mithraism, its development, coordinated, and would provide an opportunity to worship (for example, to carry out the Mysteries).

Thus, after a long time, this community has been created. You can find it at this link: http://romanrepublic.org/civitas/joint_ ... Mithrae/69. Therefore, I ask all those who in any way associated with Mithraism come together, and within the same community, in harmony and order, to start working for our common good and rebirth, formation and development of Mithraism.

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Re: Official Mithras Cult in Republic

Postby Appius Iunius Seneca » Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:23 am

Salvete,

Thank you Severus for good news! So finally we can start it!

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Re: Official Mithras Cult in Republic

Postby Appius Iunius Seneca » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:21 pm

Salvete

So we have a community, we joined it but nothing happened. It does not work.
How can we share ideas and cooperae in practice?
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Re: Official Mithras Cult in Republic

Postby Titus Flavius Severus » Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:05 pm

Salve,

Hmm ... the fact is that I have several times asked to create the appropriate section for our community in the Forum. However, to date my request is not granted. In my opinion, our work should begin in specially designed for this section, so all information on the Mithraism was concentrated in one place, that would have simplified the search for newly arrived.

It remains to wait when the request for creation of the sub-forum for Mithraists will be satisfied.

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Re: Official Mithras Cult in Republic

Postby Lucius Aurelius Curio » Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:46 pm

Curio Sal.

I believe the issue is you need to have a Collegium before being granted a subforum. I have not seen an application for such a Collegium. I am sure once such guidelines are met, our Aranearius would be happy to grant you a subforum.

I hope this helped.

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