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42 Historical People, No. 5: Kartir, Zoroastrian priest.

After a long lapse (occasioned by my absence), tonight we return to the “42 Historical People” series!

Why don’t more people know what Zoroastrianism is? The faith of ancient Iran, which predates Christianity by at least 500 years, is every bit as deserving of the title of one of the world’s great religions as Judaism, Islam and Christianity–although today it has far fewer adherents. 399 more words

History

What is Zoroastrianism?

Zoroastrianism is based on the teachings of Zoroaster, a 6th century Iranian prophet and philosopher. Zoroastrianism is almost identical with Mazdaism (the worship of Ahura Mazda, the supreme deity exalted by Zoroaster). 693 more words

Religion

Women Fightin' Islamic Gangstas

Guerrillas from Turkey’s Kurdistan Workers’ Party are on the front lines in northern Iraq. Half of the organization’s leaders, including 24-year-old Avesta, are women.

MAKHMOUR, Iraq — … 532 more words

War Room

Seminary ~ What Is Divine Light?

In Theology, Divine Light, also called Divine Radiance or Divine Refulgence, is an aspect of Divine Presence, specifically an unknown and mysterious ability of God, Angels, or Human Beings to express themselves communicatively through spiritual means, rather than through physical capacities. 441 more words

Spirituality

The View of Gurdjieff Concerning the Being-Impulse of Objective Conscience

Prior to the commencement of this, for a blog post, significantly weighty essay, I would refer readers to G. I. Gurdjieff’s “Beelzebub’s Tales to his Grandson,” or “All And Everything, vol. 1,137 more words

Mysticism & The Occult

DIR News: Excavation ‘very likely’ to redefine the Zoroastrianism’s Origins

DIR News: Excavation ‘very likely’ to redefine the Zoroastrianism’s origin http://t.co/8h2wiDkrdd

— Dark I Report (@darkireport) August 20, 2014

DIR News

At least 80 killed in northern Iraq ‘massacre’ -- ISIS Men Enraged When Villagers Refuse to Convert To Islam

A Yazidi fighter who recently joined the Kurdish People’s Protection Units gestures while securing a road in Mount Sinjar. (Reuters)

By Staff writer | Al Arabiya News… 477 more words