The first part of this documentary is going to give you an understanding of what life was like in Jesus' time as we review the colorful beliefs and Messianic expectations of the pre-Christian world. Specifically we'll be reviewing the myths of Osiris in Egypt, the Greek myths of Dionysus, the Mesopotamian myths of Baal, Tammuz and Marduk, the myths about Attis in Rome, and of course, the Persian myths of Mithra.
The aim here is to take you back to an ancient period and give you a sense of what it was like to live in those distant times before the age of science and reason, to provide you with an understanding of the long-gone but once powerful mystery religions around the time Jesus was born, allowing you to get a glimpse of that ignorant and violent world which is almost unimaginable to us today.
This knowledge will prepare you to begin to understand why Jesus deliberately shaped his life to match the legends about the Mystery Hero, which is discussed in part 2.
Robert Sarmast's theory is that Jesus intentionally shaped his life to make it seem, at least on surface, a close match with the combined legends of Osiris, Mithra, Dionysus, Tammuz, and numerous other fertility gods which were worshiped in his day. But this predetermined plan was far-seeing, with a final objective that won't be fully understood until later on we review the head-on clash and eventual compromise between the Mithraics and the early followers of Jesus, resulting in a synthesis which now survives as Christianity.
It was this masterful insight into human psychology which compelled Jesus to shape his entire life around the legends of the Mystery Hero, and the remarkable conversion of the world's most powerful empire to his religion finally reveals the brilliance of his visionary master-plan.