C O N T E N T S
THE SOLAR ADORATIONS OF MITHRAS
INSPIRED RITUAL BY COMPANION ABRAXAS
[The adorations are an inspired ritual for working within the context of the Ordo Aurum Solis ritual corpus]
OPENING FOR EACH QUARTER
Give the sign of Ave
Salutation and again salutation to the High Guardians of the Glorious Star, who were, and are, and are to come. Salutation and again salutation in the splendor of the Star which unites us.
O you High Guardians, Hidden Adepti, Dwellers in Eternity: you have given signs and you have shown wonders, and you have revealed yourselves unto your children.
EN GIRO TORTE SOL CICLOS ET ROTOR IGNE!
Such are the Words, such is the Greeting!
[Dismiss sign of Ave]
SOLAR ADORATIONS TO MITHRAS
Taken from Rudyard Kiplings Poem: A Song to Mithras
MITHRAS, God of the Morning, our trumpets waken the Wall!
‘Rome is above the Nations, but Thou art over all!’
Now as the names are answered, and the guards are marched away,
Mithras, also a soldier, give us strength for the day!
Mithras, God of the Noontide, the heather swims in the heat.
Our helmets scorch our foreheads, our sandals burn our feet.
Now in the ungirt hour—now ere we blink and drowse,
Mithras, also a soldier, keep us true to our vows!
Mithras, God of the Sunset, low on the Western main—
Thou descending immortal, immortal to rise again!
Now when the watch is ended, now when the wine is drawn,
Mithras, also a soldier, keep us pure till the dawn!
Mithras, God of the Midnight, here where the great bull dies,
Look on thy children in darkness. Oh take our sacrifice!
Many roads thou hast fashioned—all of them lead to the Light,
Mithras, also a soldier, teach us to die aright!