Elamite rock relief of a woman spinning a
yarn, 4000 BCE
Winter 2004 issue of the journal is dedicated to the spirit of
Frashokrati (personal renewal and uplift) central to Zarathushtra
vision of humanity.
Zarathushtrianism: An Ancient Faith for Modern Man
An enriching article
touching upon some of the main principals of Zarathushtra's Philosophy
and its outward manifestation relative to human's relation with Ahura
Mazda and the rest of creation.
Persien, das Land und Seine Bewohner;
Soroushian, Dr. Mehrborzin)
of a nineteenth century Austrian Physician who spent nine years in
Iran, provides interesting perspective on some unique aspects of
Zarathushtrian religion, and points out how demise of Zoroastrianism
in Iran meant the fall of Iran from grace.
Jamshed K. Pavri
Born with a pioneering spirit, endowed with great energy and intellect, this community leader was
instrumental in the establishment of one of the North American Zararathushti
communities of mid 20th century.
The ancient art of spinning a yarn
(Kerr, Dr. Sam)
Hand-spinning of animal fur
fiber to produce a single or double ply yarn was an art excelled in by
women in the Eastern Classical World from times of remote antiquity... It is of interest that Zarathushti women in
Iran and on the Subcontinent have pursued this exquisite art of
hand-spinning to the 21st century.
Zoroaster – Politician or Witch Doctor (lecture 3
Which image is closer
to Zarathushtra in Avesta, Politician or Witch Doctor? The foremost
scholar of ancient Iranian studies, late Walter B. Henning, analyzes the
two images portrayed by scholars Herzfeld and Nyberg in their earlier
works. Henning's conclusions were ground breaking in order to further
this field of study.