I do not know whether you have seen this magazine before.( National Geographic Magazine December 1905 issue). It gives full information about Parsee-Community such as History, Immigration, Religious beliefs, culture , personal traits, Last rites etc and importance of fire temple, etc. This exhaustive write-up (30 pages ) is written by William Thomas Fee the then (1905) Consul General of USA at Mumbai. I am attaching this rare copy of magazine which is not only worth reading but also worth preserving.
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The worlds oldest religion, the Zoroastrian faith, has influenced all the major world religions. Research has determined that Zarathustra, the founder of the Zoroastrian religion, lived centuries before Moses and Abraham. Zarathustra was the first in human history to introduce the belief in one God. He was also the first to put forward ideas of states of existence such as heaven and hell; judgment day; resurrection; and the idea of apocalypse. Over time, Zarathustra’s teachings were corrupted by his followers. This book, based on extensive study and research, aims to dispel the myths and beliefs the Prophet’s followers introduced that have no bearing on Zarathustra’s profound teachings. Many Zoroastrians have never read or just have a cursory understanding of the Gathas, verses Zarathustra composed, for humans to live a productive, harmonious life. The Gathas are simplified based on the works of Gatha scholars. The book covers historical background of the religion as well as offers meanings behind abstract concepts that are often taken literally.
The book can be purchased by writing to Arnavaz Sethna at email@example.com The cost of the book is $10.00 plus postage and handling. Arnavaz Sethna will inform the interested buyer of the cost and payment arrangements. The author is donating the entire profits to the Library Committee of the Zoroastrian Association of Houston (ZAH.) There is no monetary incentive far the author in this self-published book. The Library Committee of the ZAH is dedicated to advance knowledge in all aspects of the Zoroastrian faith, history and culture.
About the Author
Meheryar N. Rivetna retired from Merck & Co., Inc. and now devotes his time to research and the study of the Zoroastrian religion.
He is an active member of the library committee of the Zoroastrian Association of Houston (ZAH) as well as on the FIRES (FEZANA Information Research Education System) committee. The ZAH library committee is dedicated to advance knowledge of the Zoroastrian faith, history and culture to keep the flame of Zarathustra’s teachings eternally burning and bright.
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A presentation by Khojeste Mistree given via Zoom on February 21st 2021 for the Beshara Trust. Khojeste outlines the Zoroastrian Story of Creation and through that window shows some key theological tenets moving away from a purely transcendent monotheistic God. See https://beshara.org/? for more about the Trust.
Zoroastrianism 101 Lecture on March 14, 2021
Here are 5 talks delivered online by Dr. Ramiyar Karanjia for the Australian Zoroastrian Association during the pandemic. Enjoy!
All the talks organised and recorded by the AZA President Ruzbeh Desai and Committee member Kainaaz Choksey and at times with our AZA Treasurer/ Vice President Kaizad Panthaky as the coordinator.
This series was sponsored by AZA, per kind courtesy of an anonymous AZA member, in memory of Late Bachoo and Ruttonshaw Nanabhoy
Institute of Zoroastrian Studies
Public Lecture Series
The North American Mobeds Council (NAMC) is a consortium of Mobeds of North America dedicated to service the Religious and Spiritual needs of the North American Zoroastrian Community,
The Institute of Zoroastrian Studies is an Educational Arm of NAMC with an objective to train Mobeds and impart knowledge of Zoroastrianism to fellow Zoroastrians and to the general public.
These monthly lectures by learned Mobeds is an initiative of the Institute of Zoroastrian Studies for the enlightenment of the general public.
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The first lecture will be next Sunday December 20th at 2 PM ET (11 AM PT) by Mobed Soli P. Dastur.
His subject: Life of Prophet Zarathushtra
The ZOOM Link for this lecture is:
We hope to see you all next Sunday.
Love and Tandoorasti, Soli