Mazdaism


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system of religion founded in Persia in the 6th century BC by Zoroaster

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Thus, Maneckji Sahib's educated secretaries wrote the letters during his life in Iran and according the date of his writings and letters in the archive of National documents of Iran Organization during 1296 to 1300 AH Mirza Abolfazl Golpayegani was Maneckji's secretary and correspondence officer as well as being teacher in the Mazdaism boarding school.
Whereas exoteric Mazdaism, as Corbin demonstrates, articulated three great acts of time as, 1) Creation (perfection), 2) Catastrophe (the entry of evil into the world from without, and the ensuing admixture of good and evil that constitutes our present existence), and 3) Transfiguration (a final battle and ultimate separation of good and evil) (120-21), the more esoterically-inclined Ismailist sect of Persian Zoroastrian-inspired Gnosticism rewrites this schema to include
Perhaps no other English play with Muslim characters has given such strong voice to the ancient Persian traditions of Mazdaism or Zoroastrianism, and not without cause.
In terms of history and culture, it represents a synthesis of Mithraism, Mazdaism, and Zoroastrianism.
Miraculous healings of children continued to be an important tool to recruit converts from Mazdaism and Islam to the Christian faith throughout early medieval times.
Prior to the mass conversion of Turkic people to Islam in the late tenth and early 11th centuries--a process completed in Anatolia by the 15th century--the Uighur drew on religious influences as diverse as Buddhism and Manicheism, Nestorian Christianity and Mazdaism (not car-worship, but devotion to Ahura Mazda, the supreme god of ancient Iran).
Shii concepts and eschatology--the hidden imam, his return as Messiah at the end of time, the struggle between good and evil, or the forces of light and darkness, and so on --conjure up those of Mazdaism of ancient Iran.
In 845 all foreign religions--Buddhism, Nestorianism, Mazdaism, and Manichaeism--were subject to brutal persecution: 'As a result 260,500 Buddhist and 2000 Nestorian, Mazdaian and Manichaean monks entered secular society.
The Mazdaism of the Achaemenid empire was a later form of the preachings of Zoroaster.