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
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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
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
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