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Zoroastrian Heritage

Author: K. E. Eduljee

Introduction to Zoroastrianism, Zoroastrians, Zoroaster, Zarathushtra
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Grain of Wisdom

Zoroastrianism Overview Simplified

What is Zoroastrianism?

What is the Zoroastrian Ethical Creed?

What are Zoroastrian Beliefs and Philosophy?

Creation, Existence & Coexistence

Choice

Moderation

Understanding & Wisdom

Free Will, Reason & Choice

Age of Reason

Conscience & Intuitive Wisdom - Sarosh

Spiritual Components in Nature & Human Beings

Spirit - Mainyu

Spenta & Angra Mainyu

Spirit & Attitude - Fundamental Choice

Character

Disposition

The Soul, Urvan - Fate of the Soul

Fravashi

Khvarenah

United Fravashi

Farohar or Fravahar

Spiritual Quest

Goal in Life - Ushta

Nature of God, Ahura Mazda

Amesha Spentas - Eternal Light & Brilliance

Zoroastrian Way of Life & Ethos

Amesha Spentas - Eternal Enlightenment, Ageless Wisdom

Zoroastrian Ethos

Nature and the Environment

Lush Gardens - Paradise

Zoroastrian Religious Texts - the Avesta

Books of the Avesta

Size and Extent of the Avesta

How Teachings Were Preserved & Destroyed

Composition, Transmission & Preservation

Destruction of the Avesta

Mathra / Manthra

Traditional Name of the Religion

Daena Vanguhi Mazdayasni/Behdin Mazdayasna

Labels Placed on Zoroastrianism

Eternal Flame


Arts, Food & Culture

BBC's Taste Of Iran Videos

Western Composers & Zoroastrianism

Avestan Calligraphy video

Fire of Spring -
  Omar Khayyam Selections

Persian Gardens

Zoroastrianism Overview Expanded

What is Zoroastrianism?

What is the Zoroastrian Ethical Creed?

What are Zoroastrian Beliefs and Philosophy?

Creation, Existence & Coexistence

Choice

Moderation

Understanding & Wisdom

Free Will, Reason & Choice

Age of Reason

Conscience & Intuitive Wisdom - Sarosh

Spiritual Components in Nature & Human Beings

Spirit - Mainyu

Spenta & Angra Mainyu

Spirit & Attitude - Fundamental Choice

Character

Disposition

The Soul, Urvan - Fate of the Soul

Concepts of Time

Fravashi

Khvarenah

United Fravashi

Farohar or Fravahar

Spiritual Quest

Goal in Life - Ushta

Nature of God, Ahura Mazda

Amesha Spentas - Eternal Light & Brilliance

Zoroastrian Way of Life & Ethos

Amesha Spentas - Eternal Enlightenment, Ageless Wisdom

Zoroastrian Ethos

Nature and the Environment

Lush Gardens - Paradise

Zoroastrian Religious Texts - the Avesta

Books of the Avesta

Size and Extent of the Avesta

How Teachings Were Preserved & Destroyed

Composition, Transmission & Preservation

Destruction of the Avesta

Mathra / Manthra

Traditional Name of the Religion

Daena Vanguhi Mazdayasni/Behdin Mazdayasna

Labels Placed on Zoroastrianism

Eternal Flame


Heritage Legacy

Aryan Trade

Sogdian Trade. Silk Roads. China

Boteh (Paisley)

Termeh, Heritage Fabric

Gara Sari

Kareez (Qanat) Water Distribution

- Irani Cafes & Bakeries of India

- Zoroastrians of India. Parsees & Iranis - Old Photos

Persian Gardens

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Zarathushtra

Introduction

Zarathushtra's Family

Harsh Times - The Lament of Life

Zarathushtra's Mission

Zarathushtra's Message

King Vishtasp

The Cypress of Kashmar

The Hymns of Zarathushtra - The Gathas

The Age in which Zarathushtra Lived


Understanding Zoroastrianism &
Zoroastrians

Einstein & Zoroastrianism on God and Existence

Zoroastrian Ethics by MA Buch (pdf)

Olympic Flame & Zoroastrianism. Shared Values

Western Views & Zoroastrianism

- Post Classical Western Authors & Views

- Western Views on Aryans

Friedrich Nietzsche

- Thus Spake Zarathustra (text)

- Thus Spake Zarathustra videos

Zoroastrian Sects

- Mazdak & Mazdakism

- Post 650CE Revolutionary Sects

- Babak Khorramdin

R. C. Zaehner on Zurvan

- Varieties of Zurvanism

- Classical Zurvanism

- Zurvan

Zoroastrian Demographics

Demographics. Group Names

- Dinyar Patel: Demographic Crisis


Demographics
Group Names

Use of Group Names

Migrations & Diaspora

Danger of Extinction

Worldwide Population Figures

Iranian Zoroastrian Demographics

Indian Zoroastrian Demographics

India's Zoroastrian Population - 1911 Census

India's Zoroastrian Population - 1921 Census

Mumbai (Bombay) Population 1851

Mumbia (Bombay) Population Decline

Zoroastrian Interfaith Marriages in Mumbai 2008-10

Zoroastrian Non-Marriage in Mumbai (Bombay) Early 2000s

Parsi Mortality Rates

Parsi Literacy Rates

Pakistan's Zoroastrian Population

Hong Kong's Zoroastrian Population

Britain's Zoroastrian Population

US Zoroastrian Population

Canada's Zoroastrian Population

Australia's Zoroastrian Population

New Zealand's Zoroastrian Population

Contrary Assertions Showing Dramatic Growth


Persian Gardens

Overview: the Persian Garden

Rejuvenation of the Spirit

Formal and Informal Gardens

Pasargadae's Chahar Bagh

Description of Achaemenian Gardens

Achaemenian Kings as Gardeners

Epicurean & Zoroastrian Garden Concepts

Gardens of Ancient Tabriz

Hanging Garden's of Babylon


Western Composers

Jean-Philippe Rameau

Rameau's Opera Zoroastre

Rameau's Zoroastre - Video Clip

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mozart's Magic Flute / Die Zauberflöte

Mozart & Zoroastrian Riddles

Mozart's Magic Flute / Die Zauberflöte - Video Clip

Gustav Mahler

Mahler's 3rd Symphony

Mahler's 3rd Symphony, 4th Movement - Video Clip

Richard Strauss

Strauss' Also Sprach Zarathustra

Strauss' Also Sprach Zarathustra - Video Clip


Zoroastrian Revolutionary Sects

Four Zoroastrian Sects in Post Arab Iran

Bihafarid / Behafarid - Zoroastrian Reformist Prophet?

China & Heavenly Garments

Bihafarid / Behafarid's Doctrine

Khurramism & Mobed Sunpadh

Khurramism Beliefs

Khurramism History

Ishaq / Eshaq Tork

Ustad Sis

Gorgan Revolts


Olympic Flame

Page 1

Olympic & Zoroastrian Flames - Symbolism

Sacred Flame

Symbolism

Lighting of the Olympic Flame

Games at Olympia - a Short History

Traditional Lighting of the Olympic Flame

Temples & Temple Fires At Olympia

Lighting of the Fire for the Games

Ancient Torch Relays

Truce & Peace During the Olympics

Modern Lighting of the Olympic Flame

Videos of Olympic Torch Lighting Ceremony

Videos of past Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Page 2

Origins of the Olympic Flame Tradition

Prometheus' Theft of Fire. The Titans

Fire - the Secrets of Life

Prometheus' Punishment in the Caucasus Mountains

Greeks & Aryans in Asia Minor

Parallels in Greek & Aryan Myth

Role of Fire in Ancient Greek Ritual

The Home Hearth, Fire Altars & Hestia

Ever-burning Fires of Apollo

Role of Fire in Rituals

Hestia as Goddess of the Home & Peace

Fires as Symbol of Divine Presence

Source & Lighting of Sacred Fires

Outdoor & Indoor Fire Altars

Prytaneum / Prytaneion

Outdoor Fire Altars

Fragrant Fires

Differences in the Ritual Use of Fires

Additional Ancient Greek-Zoroastrian Connections

Pomegranate's Role

Persephone

Perseus & Perses

Aia

Possible Origins of Greek-Persian Connections