Hymn to Vayu - An Entheogenic Prayer

Illustration of Vayu appearing as a Green Man on his Gazelle.

The prayer offered with the communion invokes the help of Varuna, god of the day, and Mitra, god of the night. As gods associated with the Sun's light and divine law, the hymn seems to imply these deities will appear in the Soma vision to assist Vayu.

As mentioned in prior posts, the Persian god Mithra is descended from Vedic Mitra. The Soma communion rite described in the hymn was carried over into Mithraism, called "hoama" by the Persians, and became a central activity in the Mithraeum temple (see link in comments). Like Mitra, Mithra was also a solar deity who represented sunlight and appeared in entheogenic visions.

As Christ later came to replace Mithra in Rome, could it be that he too - his body and blood - was physically (not just symbolically) represented by the plants used in the Holy Communion? And like Mithra, could the persona known as Jesus (or Apollo, Helios, Sol Invictus and many others) have appeared inside the mind after consuming the psychedelic communion? Is this the true meaning of Christ consciousness, a founding principle of Religion that was lost and forgotten when entheogenic communion was banned by the Holy Roman Empire?

HYMN II. Vayu.
1. BEAUTIFUL Vayu, come, for thee these Soma drops have been prepared: Drink of them, hearken to our call.
2. Knowing the days, with Soma juice poured forth, the singers glorify Thee, Vayu, with their hymns of praise.
3. Vayu, thy penetrating stream goes forth unto the worshipper, Far-spreading for the Soma draught.
4. These, Indra-Vayu, have been shed; come for our offered dainties' sake: The drops are yearning for you both.
5. Well do ye mark libations, ye Vayu and Indra, rich in spoil So come ye swiftly hitherward.
6. Vayu and Indra, come to what the Soma. presser hath prepared: Soon, Heroes, thus I make my prayer.

[Now, inside the Soma vision we find Mitra and Varuna to bring the strength and power of divine law to Vayu and Indra.]

7. Mitra, of holy strength, I call, and foe-destroying Varuna, Who make the oil-fed rite complete.
8. Mitra and Varuna, through Law, lovers and cherishers of Law, Have ye obtained your might power
9. Our Sages, Mitra-Varuna, wide dominion, strong by birth, Vouchsafe us strength that worketh well.