Zoroaster (dates unknown)
I am not going to quote from Friedrich Nietzsche, although that would be the most important book written about Zoroaster. No, I’m going to quote something more recent.
‘For many centuries before Zaratas’s time, the Babylonian astronomers had concerned themselves with reading omens in the sky for the benefit of royalty. Inspired by his knowledge of the future unfolding of human history, into an age of increasing individualism and materialism, Zaratas introduced an entirely new art of prophecy, one that sought to describe the destiny of every individual human being. His clairvoyance permitted him to see the descent of the soul from cosmic heights, down through the planetary spheres, to Earth. Zaratas could also see that the planetary configurations at birth held the secret of the soul’s destiny. Through a divinely inspired suite of initiation practices, he taught the tupsar Enuma Anu Enlil this faculty of seeing the soul’s voyage into incarnation.
‘Especially significant for the Babylonian priest-astronomers was the passage of the Moon around the zodiac. They regarded the Moon as the gateway for the soul on its voyage into incarnation, and they could behold the “descent of the stork” at the moment of conception, when the archetype of the physical body (clairvoyantly beheld in the image of a stork) descends from the realm of the Moon to unite with the seed of the quickened embryo. By focusing their spiritual gaze on the Moon they could gain awareness of the moment of birth of the incarnating soul. With this threefold knowledge of the sidereal zodiac of twelve equal signs, the moment of conception, and the planetary configurations at birth, the tupsar Enuma Anu Enlil could read the “omens” for an individual’s birth. Thus originated the world’s first horoscopes. The oldest known horoscope—preserved on another clay tablet dug up from Babylon by British archaeologists in the middle of the nineteenth century—has been dated to April 29, 410 B.C., and is cast in terms of the geocentric planetary positions in the sidereal zodiac.
‘Zaratas impressed upon his disciples the importance of continuing this practice, not only because of the impending period of spiritual darkness, which would see humanity lose the brick pillar of star wisdom, but because of a particular event lying on humanity’s horizon. Zaratas spoke of the coming Saoshyant, a great king who would be conceived in the womb of a virgin, and who would be born to redeem the world: “They will take him and crucify him upon a tree, and Heaven and Earth shall sit in mourning for his sake.… He will come [again] with the armies of light, and be borne aloft on white clouds.… He shall descend from my family, for I am he and he is I: he is in me and I am in him.” He told his disciples to guard this secret, until the time came when they would see from the stars that he was to be reborn, and then to follow the star, and bear gifts and offer worship to him. It is evident that the original science of astrology came down through Zaratas, known to the Greeks as Zoroaster, whose name means “Radiant Star.” Its purpose was that humanity might welcome his own reincarnation as the Saoshyant, or Messiah, and through him come to recognize the Sun Being whom he called Ahura Mazda, the Source of the Good. Zoroaster inaugurated the tradition of the magi as stargazers dedicated to reading the heavens for signs of the coming of the Messiah. This tradition culminated with the three magi from the East; they were bearers of astrology as a living wisdom of the stars. The living star wisdom of the magi, based on the sidereal zodiac, was a true “pillar of stone” to endure through the coming time of darkness.’
Dann, Kevin; Powell, Robert. Astrological Revolution: Unveiling the Science of the Stars as a Science of Reincarnation and Karma . SteinerBooks. Kindle Edition.
OK. I’ve noted this chart before. But, obviously, this wasn’t the first chart, just the oldest one found, to date. The Yod pointing at the Moon seems significant, doesn’t it?
Well, doesn’t it?
Jesus Christ Hanging on the Tree of Life
I know full well that everyone interprets information in their own way. That’s why this painting is strangely provocative. In truth, the Tree of Life is the Kabbalah. And Jesus’ position is number 6, Beauty. But is this yet another clue?
What Jeffrey Furst Wrote…
“Indeed, many of the Zoroastrian tenets and rituals which have passed down through the ages and are known in the present bear a curious pre-Christian tinge. They practised baptism, circumcision, and a sacrificial mass with a communion of bread and wine. Their prophecies included the coming of a Messiah . . . who would be born of a virgin and visited by three Magi, or Zoroastrian wise men, who would predict His birth by astrological and numerological forecasts.” (Edgar Cayce’s Story of Jesus, page 109)
“According to the Edgar Cayce Readings the entity Zend was father to the first Zoroaster, there being numerous subsequent individuals with the same name. Then too, as we have previously noted, Zend was mentioned as having been one of the incarnations of the Master.” (ibid, page 107)
And Some of That Cayce Reading:
Q, Have I any experience through the earth plane been associated with Jesus Christ before He became the world teacher? If so, where?
A. In this same (Persian) experience, that of the brother . . . for He became then the leader in those lands, and much is still gained in thought from those of the Persian efforts in this direction; or, as is terms, in the present day, the Persian philosophy.
Q. What was His name at that time?
Doesn’t that make the following quote more meaningful?