Monthly Archives: June 2012

Magi; the scholarly/priestly class of ancient Aryans founded by Prophet Zarathushtra and the ancient origins of the biblical Magi


Magi; the scholarly/priestly class of ancient Aryans founded by Prophet Zarathushtra The term Magi denotes “the fellowship of the learned masters” founded by the ancient Aryan prophet Zarathushtra.  The Magi were followers of Zarathushtra or followers of what the Hellenistic … Continue reading

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The beginning of summer and Zoroastrian pilgrimage to mountain shrines and sacred springs


For Iranian Zoroastrians, summer begins with the pilgrimage to Pir-e-Sabz; literally the “ancient green” or “greenness/verdure from ancient past.” This remote mountain site is the most popular and most visited of the Zoroastrian mountain shrines today. Zoroastrianism never had the … Continue reading

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Vegetarianism in the poetic gathas and the primary Zoroastrian Texts


Zoroastrianism highly recommends a vegetarian diet, rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts, hearty bread and wine. According to Herodotus, the Magi (Zoroastrian Priests/Wise Men) diet consisted of grapes, cheese, herbs, wine and hearty bread; they paid great respect to … Continue reading

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