Dr Ian Ellis-Jones, Member Blavatsky Lodge, Sydney 16 July 1.30-3pm Zoom Session
The mystery religions were the first religions in which the theme of "personal salvation" was dominant. The talk will look at some of the more important mystery religions including the Eleusinian Mysteries, Orphism and Mithraism. The essential elements of a mystery religion will be explained and discussed. Finally, the talk will discuss the influence of the mystery religions on Christianity and it will show that some of their main ideas and practices remain operative in Christian churches to this day.