Today’s commemoration is that Zarosht no-Diso, a most important celebration in zoroastrian faith, that is the remembrance of the prophet Zarathustra’s death (his name meaning Yellow Camel, a sacred animal back in the day) , where his life is recalled as well as his teachings, the community attends the Fire Temple rituals, and it is a day of remembrance, not one of mourning as this faith does not foresee mourning and sadness for one’s departure from this world and life. We are talking about a very ancient faith fro Persia, founded by Zarathustra and monotheist believes in the One God, the Wise Lord Ahura Mazda, represented as a flame. Its tradition is connected to that of the Judaism, Christianity and Islam, such as the One God, Messiah resurrecting, heaven, hell, apocalypse. If you are interested to find more, the sacred text of this surviving ancient faith are collected in the Avesta, and its hymns, the Gathas are likely among the oldest surviving poetry and songs from indo european origins. Zarathustra himself was a priest and chanter, his life was made of meditation in caves and mountains until the One God Ahura Mazda appeared to him giving a message of purity, truth and righteousness, the three pillars of the faith which calls upon its followers to carry out good thoughts, good words and good deeds.
And yet we have another divinity and faith that celebrates the time we humans call December, where a prophet and bringer of good words and good messages to humanity ascends to divinity as light returns to the world.
We at Rescogita ground our beliefs in ecopsychology which inspired both our vision and mission in order to promote interconnectedness between humans by fostering community building, and between humans and nature through interconnectedness.
The purpose of articles such as this is to demonstrate how our cultures, faiths as well as spiritualism across humanity are interconnected and generated from an original, possibly single culture that gave birth to our cultural and scientific evolution. Noteworthy the dualism how most human cultures and faith, while honouring of even admiring royalties, generals and artists have almost always ended up worshipping and attributing divine features to bringers of peace, love and wisdom who humbly taught humanity to do good deeds to one another, to think good thoughts and express good words, like Zarathustra. Which in itself is an element of hope in the truest human nature and core beliefs, meaning that this has the potential to become a common and widespread behaviour too.