Understanding the True Place of the Mystery Religion
One of the things that make the mystery religion so mysterious and a matter of so much conjecture and concern for most people is because they truly
don’t understand the nature of pagan religions, because of the concept of what religion is as put forth by Rome, Christianity, Judaism and Islam.
When I say they don’t understand the nature of the pagan religions, it’s not that they don’t understand the names of some of the gods, but they
don’t understand really what it meant or was like to be in those cults.
Gods Are Not Santa Clause
Most peoples earliest religious related experiences with Christianity is Christmas, the holiday of giving that is arguably the most important
religious event, and the most commercialized on the Christian calendar.
Little wide eyed children full of excitement and wonder, are told this holiday of gift giving, where they make wishes and even write out lists of what
they would like from Santa is all to celebrate Jesus of Nazareth’s birth, the key and central figure to Christianity.
This teaches and instills an early and formative experience, where children define God through prayers, which are wishes, similarly to Santa, who
grants wishes through a similar process, of asking, who then manifests these things for them (hopefully) all because of Jesus and God.
Moral to the story, God will grant your wishes and make any day potentially Christmas if you follow certain moral laws, and are deemed worthy by an
all powerful God, who can magically make things appear.
This Was Not What Pagan Gods Were About
Not then and not now, understanding the pagan gods is very similar to what the Catholic Saints are for most Catholics, and that is they each had
specific attributes and functioned as a patron for people engaged in those professions, or dependent upon those types of things.
They were more about individual philosophies and approaches to life.
If you were a farmer, you worshipped Ceres, and part of that worship was learning how to be a good farmer, to be in touch with the land, how to
cultivate it, be in harmony and make things grow. That is what people looked to do well and emulate and then celebrate and if they emulated and
performed those things well, they believed it was because they were doing those things properly and that the God was pleased, and if they failed, it
meant to try harder, because the God wasn’t pleased.
If you were a sailor you worshipped Poseidon in a similar cult, you wanted to learn all about the sea and navigation and tides, and how to respect
that element. Once again if you did well, it meant the God was pleased if you did poorly it meant they weren’t.
If you were a merchant you worshipped Mercury, by learning the fine art of the deal, and how to spot a good opportunity, and set fair but profitable
prices, and manage and inventory.
In other words, all these cults were schools of thought, and collective knowledge in how to perform a critical task, that your life or living was
Sometimes depending on what you did, it meant being in the cults of several gods and learning the correct way to live in accordance with the doctrines
that would make those professions and endeavors successful in human terms.
Yes people believed each God had a spirit that would help them if they did things correctly, or hurt them if they didn’t, but they weren’t viewed
as Santa Clause, they were viewed as teachers, and espousers of vital life and coping skills.
In other words people simply felt that a large degree of fate was left up to those gods, call it the luck of the draw.
The Fear Is
Because Christians believe an all powerful God that is just espousing some basic moral laws, is all powerful, who doesn’t teach or espouse any life
skill besides following a general moral code that benefits Rome, and that he grants wishes as Santa Clause does, they generally want to ascribe that
same potential concept of power to these other Gods.
Think of Pagan Gods as a Club
Like the Kiwis or Rotors, Moose or Elk.
They really are just specific schools of thought, were instead of focusing on broad moral based law, people are focused on what attributes that God
stood for and watched over.
For instance a playboy might see himself as Bachian in nature, the Bacchus sect, and his focus in life is learning all about romance and philandering,
and how to bed and woo.
Someone whose main focus is on Wisdom or Philosophy might choose Apollo, because these are things he emulated and cherished, and the person in that
cult or club emulates and cherishes them too, and being in that club/cult with other people who emulate and cherish them, is a way to network and
share ideals on those things. Much the way Christians, Jews or Muslims will network and share ideas and ideals with people in their Churches, Mosques,
Why there is No Reason to Fear This
Wiccan and pagan cults of today, the kind that congregate at Stonehenge on the solstices are really just celebrating a love of nature, and a belief in
They have no great magic, though some of them have learned to use the power of the mind, through some rituals to unleash everyone’s own God like
power to manifest things.
The school of thought, for some is these other Gods might be real, and have magical powers, or even come from some other planet or dimension and will
aide the people who worship them.
The truth is they aren’t worshipping these Gods in the Santa Clause way; they are emulating the virtues and philosophies of these gods, in a
Yes, just like Gays, Bikers, Swingers, and even Evangelical Christians have a ‘lifestyle’ these people’s lives are focused on what these Gods
offered in the way of specific wisdom to a certain profession, or entertainment, or way of life.
That Pagan God simply represents their lifestyle, and their fascination with it, only resembles their earthly inclination to see a value in that
God’s ancient wisdom and teaching geared towards highly specialized thing.
The Christian God is a one size fits all, all season, all purpose God, with Santa Clause like powers.
These other Gods aren’t and never were seen as that, but simply teachers of wisdom and skill that applied to specialized areas, that people could
celebrate, and then ascribe their fates, and successes and failures to that God.
Much like some people see a value in reading the farmer’s almanac; some people see a value in following those ancient schools of thought and
traditions, more along the lines of a club, much like MENSA.
For the people high up in the Roman power structure, who know that Christianity is just a myth, learning of and respecting the much more utilitarian
wisdom and knowledge geared to precise aspects of life, that these ancient cults were about is something, that well, anyone of us might find a value
The Gods Themselves Aren’t Out There.
They don’t exist, what does exist is the wisdoms and knowledge handed down from the priestly class that has a real utilitarian value to people who
are in highly specialized endeavors.
Jack of All Trades Master of None!
The Christian God is really just a master of morality and moral laws, it offers no specialized knowledge or wisdom to people in certain professions or
lifestyles, and because of that, people who have a real desire to learn everything in the way of wisdom and knowledge regarding certain professions,
endeavors and lifestyles can and sometimes do turn to ancient wisdom and teachings on how to succeed in those things, and maximize your chance for
It really is that simple.
Understanding Can Eliminate Needless Fears
Knowledge is power, while fears are imagined and debilitating, the people in these cults/clubs are really just searching for the knowledge of how to
succeed at certain things, and lifestyles, that Christianity and Rome suppressed from the masses to keep people from succeeding in order to make them
dependent on the State for guidance and sustenance instead.
When you realize these Gods aren’t Santa Clause and each had specific very narrow functions and attributes prescribed to them, that the priestly
class formulated into successful ways to interact and coexist within that element or area, there is really nothing to fear.
Santa Clause isn’t real folks. Santa Clause is just people giving to other people. That’s what these other cults are about, people just giving to
Giving knowledge that’s been suppressed, that Rome wanted to suppress for the sake of enslaving the masses, and imposing a Religious based moral
Edit to add: TO ALL CHILDREN READING ATS!
SANTA IS REALLY REAL!
I was just making up those things about Santa to tease your parents!
[edit on 30/4/10 by ProtoplasmicTraveler]