What is the Taurobolium?
What is the Taurobolium?
The Taurobolium was the name of the Romans' ultimate Last Supper (Lord's supper/Eucharist) circa 200400 AD, it was also their supreme baptism. In the rite, a bull died and the partaker bathed in and drank of it's fresh warm blood ...
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Who is the Christ?
Christ is the English translation of the Gk. Xristos which means the annointed one. Jesus Xristos is the Greek translation of Yesh‘ua the Messiah and means Saviour King
Extracts from the book
Extracts from Christ and the Taurobolium
Jesus the Messiah acted as a tailor's dummy on which the vestments of Hellenistic religious fantasy were draped.  — p627
Most religions are fired by one man, who usually claims divine revelation for his ideas and writings. — p823
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Lord Mithras in the genesis of Christianity
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Christ and the Taurobolium : Lord Mithras in the genesis of Christianity

Christ and the Taurobolium is a 10,000 year history of the deity Mithras,
who is better known today as Christ

Christ and the Taurobolium presents a history of Western religion with a revisionary history of the Christian Church. The work concentrates on the role of Mithraism in the development of Christianity and focuses on a revisionary review of the New Testament.
This book will stimulate examination of the Bible and it will inject life and vitality into the thoughts, discussions, study, and practice, of Christianity and other contemporary religions. The central thesis that Christianity is a remodelled form of Mithraism, if correct, could radically modify how the West views its religion. Christianity would be no longer be a religion of the Book (The Old Testament); only Judaism and Islam would remain as religions of the Book. Christianity would have to be reclassified as an Indo-Aryan religion supplemented by the Goddess religions of Isis, Cybele, and Astarte. This revised view reveals the reason why there are remarkable parallels between the Hebrew fundamentalists’ animosity to the Hellenistic culture in the first century AD and the animosity of the fundamentalist Muslims to the descendants of the Hellenists, the present-day Western culture.


Mithraism was the foremost religion of the Roman Empire. It ostensibly disappeared without a trace in the fourth century AD, supposedly because of the success of Christianity. Mithraism did not disappear: in the middle of the 4th century it accepted the feminine principal into its credo whereupon Emperor Theodosius the Great rebranded this feminised Mithraism as Christinity and made it the only legitimate religion in the Empire. He anathematised all others. Before this date there were no Christians, only Galileans and Nazarenes, who were the followers of the various forms of Christ.
The story of the rise and rise of Mithraism and its metamorphosis into Christianity is the essence of the book:

       Christ and the Taurobolium

       Lord Mithras in the genesis of Christianity

The following questions stimulated the writing of Christ and the Taurobolium:

Who actually killed Jesus Christ?
Why is sacrifice the prime rite of religion?
Why do the pious consume their God?
What did Jesus hope to achieve?
Why were the Gospels written?
What is the true meaning of the cross?
What happened to Mithraism?
Is Christianity really a religion of the ‘Book’?
Is the term Judaeo-Christian a misnomer?
Are the Synoptic Gospels Christian?
Was St Paul a Gnostic initiate of Mithras?
Who was Christ?
Do the loaves and fishes miracles have meaning?
What is the meaning of the story of the Prodigal Son?
What was the reason for the Sermon on the Mount?
Does St Paul deserve his title?
Does St Peter lie under the altar of St Peter’s, Rome?
Why is there antipathy to the Jews?
Is the reason for 9/11 3000 years old?

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Dramatis Personae

History is about people.
The personalities in this history include those shown in the three illustrations.
Other dramatis personae include Cephas bar Cleopas (Simon Peter), Jacob bar Cleopas (James), Jesus/Joshua son of Nun, Melchizedek, Zarathustra (Zoroaster), Pontius Pilate, Jude bar Cleopas (Judas), Jesus son of Ananus/Annius, Josephus, Marcos (St Mark), the author of the Gospel of Matthaios, and Loukas (St Luke).

The main deities in this history include Sol Invictus Mithras, Isis, Cybele, Inanna, Osiris, Dionysus, and Tammuz.
The story is presented in three parts:
PART I — Prepare the way of the Lord   (20,000BC–28AD).
Concerns religion in general in the Middle East with particular emphasis on Mithraism and its journey from the Russian Steppe, through the Caucasus, Iran, Babylon, Tarsus (in Cilicia), to Rome.

PART II — Anno Domini Apollo   (28–76AD).
Presents a detailed revision of The New Testament as inter-cultural polemical documents which were much influenced by Mithraism. In the exegesis of the New Testament evidence emerges that St Paul was the chief executioner of Jesus the Messiah.

PART III — The Triumph of Mithraism   (76–550 AD).
Presents the rise of Mithras as the equal to Almighty God and the only intermediary deity of note in the Roman pantheon. Finally, after masquerading under the epithets of Apollo, Helios, Oriens, and Sol Invictus he gained the name of Xristos (the anointed and superlative one).

Yeshu‘a bar Cleopas,
the Messiah Jesus
Constantine the Great
Constantine the Great,
the mundane Christ
Sha’ul alias Paullus


Taurobolium. Literal meaning – the lassoing of the bull – allegorical meaning, the mastery of one’s inner-self. In Mithraic myth Mithras caught and subdued a bull (caught and subdued his animal self); he then slaughtered the bull (his animal-self) by a dagger thrust in the right side.
Through time the word taurobolium applied to the sacrifice of a bull and the baptism in its blood of a suitably prepared and mature Mithraic initiate. On attaining the level of piety deemed neccesary to enter the higher spiritual plane and eternal life, the initiate undertook the rite of the taurobolium to confirm his proto-divine state.
The Taurobolium was the name of the Romans' ultimate Last Supper (Lord's supper/Eucharist) circa 200400 AD, it was also their supreme baptism. In the rite, a bull died and the partaker bathed in and drank of its fresh warm blood. The initiate now deemed that his inner Christ/King had fully awakened/ressurected, so he was now the Master/King/Christ of his animal-self. Now his body was dispensible and he was prepared for death. Such a baptism assured the initiate a place in the outer reaches of the universe which was not subject to time – eternity.
Rome’s main Mithraic baptistery was an annex of the Phrygianum (and later the Basilical Petros) on the side of Mons Vaticanus (the Vatican Hill), and bloody baptisms continued well into the latter half of the fourth century AD.
At the Vernal Equinox, priests led a garlanded bull, crowned with gold and sporting gold discs on its flanks, into the baptistery. A be-ribboned initiate crowned with gold and wearing silk vestments entered the pit at the centre of the baptistery, which was then covered with perforated wooden boards. The priests enticed the bull onto the boards and secured it. The priest/slaughter man offered prayers with correct ritual and then thrust a consecrated dagger into the right flank of the pinioned beast. Steaming blood showered though the perforated boarding under which the initiate, who in ecstacy, presented his face to the dripping blood washing his eyes in gore and drinking the blood. (Vermaseren. Cybele and Attis. 1977. p102). The baptised initiate emerged, gory, like a newborn babe into a new world, freed from sin and bestowed with the promise of immortality.
Mithras had hidden under various aliases such as Apollo, Helios, Sol Invictus; finally he assumed the name Christ. To know about Mithras and about how he gained the new name 'Christ’ read the work:
Christ and the Taurobolium.

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