Monthly Archives: November 2014

The use of branches/barsôm of sacred trees in the Zoroastrian religious worship


BARSÔM (Avestan baresma/baresman) are sacred branches or twigs of an evergreen or fruit tree that form an important part of the Zoroastrian liturgical ceremony. The word barsôm is the Middle Iranian form of the Avestan baresma/ baresman, which is derived from the root barez, Sanskrit bṛh “ … Continue reading

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Bright fire, light as the embodiment of God among the ancient Aryans


In the Avestan calendar the 9th month is that of Brightness, FIRE and August the 24th is the great fire festival in the Zoroastrian calendar. The Avestan word for “bright fire” is áthrá/áthar. Áthrá/áthar is related to Greek Aether/Æthere “Brightness.” … Continue reading

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Zoroastrianism, the first Indo-European Monism


Zoroastrianism, the first Indo-European Monism It is widely and most erroneously believed that the main theme of prophet Zarathûthrá’s teaching was to replace the numerous ahûrás (Old Norse æsir) or god powers of the ancient Aryan religion with just one … Continue reading

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Mánthrás, melodious mind-formulas, charms at the basis of all creation


Mánthrás, melodious mind-formulas, charms at the basis of all creation In our past articles we stated that the ancient seer/prophet Zarathûshtrá calls his poetic songs or gathas a “numinous song/poetry” or nem.añg.há, Persian namáz. In fact, nem.añg.há “numinous poetic formulae” … Continue reading

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