Monthly Archives: March 2016

Ôstara and the Zoroastrian New Dawn and Spring New Year


Ôstara is the forerunner of Easter and was the pagan Germanic festival that celebrated the resurrection of the god-powers, the re-awakening of the Earth and Nature. Ôstara’s springtime festival gave its name to a month Ôstar-mânôth or Ôst(a)rûn and to … Continue reading

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Spenta Armaiti, sacred focus, calm thinking


ARMAITI is the god-force of “calm thinking, harmonious thoughts and serene meditation.” Ár-maiti comes from the root ar “ fitting harmoniously, right arrangement.” The root ar is the same for ašá/arthá “cosmic order, superb artistry” and ašá/arthá “comes in alliance with … Continue reading

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ANCIENT ZOROASTRIANISM, Martin Haug and biblical monotheism


Martin Haug was a DEVOUT protestant missionary and for all practical purposes, the founder of Ancient Iranian Studies. Haug was born on January 30, 1827 in Ostdorf near Balingen, Württemberg, Germany and died June 5, 1876 in Bad Ragaz, Kanton … Continue reading

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Good thoughts, Good words and Good deeds


Good thoughts, Good words and Good deeds The threefold motto of “good thoughts, good words and good deeds”- hû.mata, hüḵta, hvaršta has been a fundamental tenet in Zoroastrianism since the time immemorial. Hû.mata, hüḵta, hvaršta literally means “the purest essence … Continue reading

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