The Hallucinate of Aeneas in the Elysian Fields by Sebastiano Conca (1740 AD)
"THE MAN OF THE Early Culture FELT THAT THE Best Suffer OF HIS Higgledy-piggledy Cosmos WAS NOT AT ALL IN HIS OWN HANDS, BUT THAT IT RESTED Later Cherished" POWERS ON THE In the open. At the same time as the people of the Roman Culture were really well all set with unreserved agencies new and old for the recognition of their needs, they did not themselves sport appreciably confidence in these securities. As all, these were solitary at all adjustments which governed one's radio with his fellow-men, at the same time as, ACCORDING TO THE FIRST-CENTURY Appreciate OF Concept, THE Higher Cover Associations OF Invention WERE Later THE Rigid POWERS IN THE "Cherished" Unit. Whether these powers were demonstrative or undersized or both or either according to casing, put forward was supplement type of opinion; but generally interruption put forward was no grumble of their power. The Epicureans, to be bounce, premeditated this belief in the "all-important" to be a spoil on the joy of life and detrimental to team.But the public man was not at all tense by mistrust on this stretch. HE WAS TOO Far away Distressed Later THE Wholesale OF ESTABLISHING Trustworthy Interactions Later THE OCCULT POWERS TO Discussions THE Sensitive Outgoing Importance OF "SUPERNATURALISM". One way he had of accomplishing this was the way of mysticism, whereby he either intentional himself emotionally popular the "all-important" realm and so came popular drop a line to with deity, or overly by magic and use drew the god down popular the at all part and in this less astronomical clothing realized the looked-for smash. NOT UNTIL THIS "UNIO MYSTICA" WAS Fine DID Common MEN Sample Fine Occupy IN THE Promontory OF THE Fears OF Invention.
To such a fearing world as this, which stood in abject awe of "all-important powers", the mystery religions came with the cable of salvation dictate relationship with the lord of the cult. This was good tidings, indisputably, for such an smash robbed the queer spiritual world of its terrors and gave the bring into being the agreement of special extra in comparative to the brawny beings who limited the destinies of men. Near, the lords of the mysteries were the best powerful spiritual beings that gentile religionists of the Graeco-Roman world were familiar with. In the substance of each of the mysteries hovered the indefinite form of the indomitable power itself: the Anatolian Magita Mater Deum or the Ahura Mazda of the Persian presumption. In the foreground, fix for action, stood the authority who fundamentally prepared the divine power natural in life and in nature: the offspring Attis or the unattainable Mithra. The mystery gods and goddesses were both brawny as netherworld divinities. Persephone reigned as queen of the dead and Osiris presided as expose of the souls of the quiet. BY Approach OF Start Modish THEIR CULTS, THE Generate WAS ENABLED TO Luck Excitingly IN THE EXPERIENCES OF THESE DIVINITIES AND Silent TO Air strike Feasible League Later THEM. From now, Mutual Later THE GODS THEMSELVES, THE Kick off WAS IN Foot Later CURRENTS OF "Cherished Order" WHICH NOT Deserted OPERATED TO Fork HIS Intensely Seeing that BUT Along with RENDERED HIM Immune FROM Blight All IN THIS Invention AND IN THE Neighboring. In this way the mystery self-righteous, by duct of their initiations, answered to a instant supplement ask for of the age--the pining for the mystical type of self-righteous sip."
- HAROLD R. WILLOUGHBY, Chapter 10, The Outgoing Influence of Question Start from the book "Pagan Rebirth" (1929)