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Tower of Silence

A Tower of Silence or dakhma is a wide tower with a platform open to the sky on top of a hill where Zoroastrians brought corpses for vultures to devour as a funeral formality. 354 more words

Iran

By Their Fruit Shall Ye Know Them

Like Bitheism (and as opposed to Monotheism), Ditheism denotes a belief in two gods, but while Bitheism implies harmony, Ditheism implies rivalry and opposition, such as between good and evil, or light and dark. 656 more words

Good And Evil

The Elevated Flame.

http://balkhandshambhala.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/balkh-early-shambhala-searchers.html

Westerners are familiar with Shangri La, the mythic land of peace and mysticism. Shangri La is apparently a corruption of Shambhalla, an ancient kingdom which the Fourth way tradition associates with Balkh in Afghanistan. 312 more words

Zoroastrianism

How a Change in History could have made you a Zoroastrian

For 1,000 years, Zoroastrianism was one of the most powerful monotheistic religions in the world, and was the official religion of Persia (Iran) from 600 BCE to 650 CE. 474 more words

Ancient History

Who was the first Monotheist?

The name that comes to mind is Abraham. Considered by many as the inventor of the concept of one god, Abraham founded three of the major religions of today: Christianity, Islam and Judaism. 486 more words

Abraham

Senior Year Update #3: The Bronx and a Wedding

Holy cow, these past two weeks have been ridiculously busy!

Part One: The Bronx

Two weekends ago, I had a big debate tournament, the New York City Invitational at The Bronx High School of Science. 1,130 more words

Anecdotes

Old Georgian phrases and sentences 39 (Mirian & religion in Georgia)

For today’s Georgian reading, here are a few lines from the K’art’lis c’xovreba, with Robert Thomson’s translation (Rewriting Caucasian History).

ed. 65.7-9 (Th. 270 more words

Georgian