A book very well written. David Ulansey is obviously extremely knowledgeable in astrology and symbolism and his presentation is compelling. I would have liked though to have a clearer connection to the role Mithraism played in the Roman Empire world. Mr. Ulansey is not promising more than the origins of the Mithraic Mysteries, this is very true. However, there seem to be a gap between the pirates of Cilicia and the Roman Empire. I'm still looking for that clear connection.