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The ancient Zoroastrian Mid-Spring festival, Celtic Beltane and the German Witches’ Night Hexennacht,


April 30th marks the beginning of the maiδyö.zarem  “mid-spring” festival in the Avestan calendar. The mid-spring festival lasts for 5 days till May4th, and is in essence a spring rite, thought to fire up/stir “virility, youthfulness, growth, and nectars of the spring.” Maiδyö.zarem … Continue reading

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The ancient “Wizards or SEER Wise Ones” of the Avesta


The Kávis are the seers of yore, the ancient “Wizards or Wise Ones” of the Avesta, the sacred Lore of Zoroastrianism. Avesta talks of kavaæm xᵛarənö the “fiery magic force/charisma” of the kávis, the “SEER Wise Ones” of the ancient Indo Iranians/Aryans. … Continue reading

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The falcon, and the fiery good fortune of the wise-seer rulers in the Avesta


In Avesta, the sacred lore of the Zoroastrians, the “Victorious Lord” Verethraγna/Verethraghna, the great yazatá or “hallowed god of victory” takes the bodily shape of a “fiery bird” called várǝγna/váreghna in his seventh incarnation. The Old Avestan dictionaries translate várǝγna/váreghna … Continue reading

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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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