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Rune *uruz, and the name of the seer/Prophet Zarathustra


In the ancient Germanic Futhark alphabet *uruz is the rune of “virility, primal raw energies, life force, and the valiant spirit.” Rune *uruz symbolizes the “subconscious will power, and passion of the untamed nature.” *Uruz literally means “auroch,” and stands for “primal, pristine … Continue reading

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Spring Equinox in the Avesta, Fresh, New Dawn/light of Nowrouz, and the celebration of Dawn in Zoroastrianism


The exact moment of spring equinox is the beginning of the year in the Avestan sacred hymns. The Persian word Nauv rooz refers to the “new dawn/light” after spring equinox. The Avestan term for “vernal equinox” hamaß.paθ.maiδ.iia refers to the time … Continue reading

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Rune *ehwaz, Sun’s Chariot, and Horse imagery in the poetic gathas of Zarathustra


From the dawn of history the Indo Europeans, especially the ancient Iranians have celebrated the horse in their art and in their literature. Avestan hymns abound with praises of the horse (Swift horses were among the most desired boons bestowed … Continue reading

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Rune Wunjo, and the Vision of Loveliness in the Gathas/Songs of Zarathustra


In the ancient Germanic Futhark alphabet, *wunjô is the rune of “joy, intense desire, passion.” *Wunjô is the inner desire for realization of the soul’s true love/passion. This rune wards off sorrow, and is the formula for aligning our thoughts, words and deeds with … Continue reading

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Spenta Armaiti, the divine feminine in Zoroastrianism, the guardian of the sacred earth and women


February 18-19 marks the festival of Speñtá Ármaiti, the Immortal or the genius of the “sacred meditation, right thinking, the divine feminine” in Zoroastrianism. She is the guardian of good earth and women. It was to Her that Artaxerxes II prayed for … Continue reading

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The great gift of fire, and the Zoroastrian winter festival of sadeh


Forty days after winter solstice celebrations, at the height of the freezing cold and frost, the great festival of sadeh is celebrated in the Zoroastrian calendar. The festival of sadeh celebrates the longer daylight, and the discovery of fire. It … Continue reading

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Zoroastrian sky burial, and Towers of Silence


The ancient Zoroastrian method of disposal of the dead is SKY BURIAL. The corpse is placed on a mountaintop to be eaten by carrion birds/vultures, while it is exposed to the rays of the sun and stars. In Zoroastrianism, death, decay … Continue reading

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