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My Month as a Zarathushti: Video

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Thanks for stopping by. As you know, this month was not only a whirlwind but I spent it a lone practitioner. This doesn’t make for super-interesting video footage, however the month has changed my life all the same. In the […]

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Zoroastrianism: Conclusion

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Here we are: the end of our third month of Project Conversion. March was a turbulent ride, but we are here–we made it out alive, and we are all older and wiser. Because this month began on a Tuesday, each […]

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Faith and Devotee: It Hurts so Good

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I enjoyed this song before the radio played it to death, however anything can rise from the ashes when watered with new meaning. The song is “Love the Way You Lie,” by Eminem and Rhianna. I rediscovered it while in the fiery […]

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Revelation by Fire

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This last week is about reflection–about what we’ve learned during the last month. So much has happened. So many trials…have I passed? That was my question this morning during prayers. In studying the Gathas I picked up on how personal Zarathushtra […]

A Gift to my Mentor: Update

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Ushta te, everyone, and good morning. Remember the post toward the end of last month entitled “A Gift to my Mentor“? At the conclusion of each month, my World Religions instructor asks me to present a summary of the faith I […]

Back Online! Assessing the Damage

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Okay, I finally have internet back up and running. What a week! Today begins the last week of our month with the Zarathushtis and because the last few days were a little spastic in terms of blog posts, I thought […]

Purity in the Market

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I thought I’d do something different for today’s post. Yesterday I featured the account of an American convert to the Zarathushti Faith. As you know, conversion is a hot topic within the faith and most traditionalist and even moderates consider the practice […]

Dan Jensen: An American Zarathushti

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If you’ve followed along, you saw this coming. Conversion within the Zarathushti Faith is a hotly contested issue and as we observed so far this month, not even I was able to escape its grip. In a nutshell, many (if not most) […]

Social Issues Kick-off: Help Japan

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Hey everyone. Technically, Social Issues week started yesterday, however as many of you know, my family and I just bought a house and so we are swept up in packing, moving, making repairs, and all that fun stuff. So the […]

Nouruz: Bringing in the New Year…Again

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The last time I celebrated New Year’s, I was chugging my last beer before the start of Project Conversion and, at the stroke of midnight, asking myself what the heck I was getting into. Little did I know what this year had […]

Into the Valley, Facing the Shadow.

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I have a confession to make: I haven’t connected with the Zarathushti faith…at all. January1st of 2011 was the first time I’ve prayed since I left Christianity 10 years ago. I went into Project Conversion thinking that, by the end of the […]

Zarathushtis: A Seasoning for the World

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Whenever people ask what I am this month and I answer, “Zarathushti,” their eyes usually glaze over. We’ve spoken at length thus far about what this faith teaches, who founded it, and some of the tenets…but the reason “we” know […]

Arts and Culture Week: The Farohar

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To kick off our Zarathushti Arts and Culture Week, I thought I’d start off with the most recognizable symbol of the religion: the Farohar. Also known as a fravahar or fravashi, this Zarathushti symbol adorns many fire temples, homes, and worn as jewelry […]

Consider the Stars…the Light

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I attended church service with my wife and two daughters yesterday. I do this on occasion at the request of my wife–not because she wants me to “convert”, but because time is so precious now with all the work I […]

Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds

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Humata, Hukhta, Huvareshta. Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds…the practice of this is the central tenet of the Zarathushtrian Faith, the path of Asha. Asha is often described as the law of the cosmos, or the way things ought to be. […]

Thus Spoke Zarathushtra

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When Friedrich Nietzsche, a German philosopher of the 1800’s, wrote the novel Thus Spoke Zarathustra as an attempt to turn our concepts of God and morality on their heads, he selected his protagonist, a man called Zarathustra, because: Zarathustra was the first to […]

Welcome to the Zarathushti Faith

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First of all, let’s address the title of this post. Zarathushti? I thought this was the Zoroastrian month. Never fear. Through my 12 hours of intense research, including several lengthy phone calls with my Mentor, I discovered that the term […]

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