All beliefs seemingly arise from an ancient Vedic (Sanskrit) source, and none more so than the tradition of Christmas.
The day of celebration of the Messiah of the New Testament is the very clue that reveals its ancient Vedic origin – a prominent deity of the Rigveda, called Mitra of the Adityas, a group of solar deities.
It is curious to learn that Mark Whitwell’s practice is called The Promise, because mitra literally means “covenant”, “agreement”, or “promise”.
The Avestan deity in Zoroastrianism is called Mithra, whereas the new Persian equivalent is called Mehr.
The Greeks and Romans borrowed the name as Mithras, melded with the solar deity Helios to form a syncretic deity.
In the cult of Mithras, the festival of natalis invicti falls on December 25. Christmas is simply a modern derivative of this pagan celebration of the solar deity on the date of the Roman winter solstice in the Julian calendar.
Since Christmas is around the corner, I am going to acknowledge the ancient Indo-Aryan ancestral origin of the pagan Sun God Christmas festival. Following the event I shall investigate the mysterious Indo-Aryan connection between the hare, the moon and the sacrifice and resurrection of the Messiah Osiris.