Thus Spake ... Who?
- Hello all!
One of my friends was talking about a TV-document conserning the old
zoroastrian religion, and then a thought popped to my mind about
Nietzche and Zarathustra:
But first a short clip from an "old" site:
"The holy book of the Zoroastrians is the AVESTA, which like the
Hindu VEDAS, codifies the much earlier oral teachings that existed
for thousands of years before the book. The Persian cultural epoch
lasted from 5076 BC to 2907 BC and Zarathustra was the prophet
appointed by the solar deity. The general schema of Mazdean cosmology
reflects the tropical zodiac structure of the phases of the
declination of light. The Persian wisdom was very simplistic and
separated the universe into two halves, one of light, represented in
the tropical zodiac as the passage from the vernal equinox thru the
summer solstice to the autumnal equinox, and one of darkness,
represented in the tropical zodiac as the passage from the autumnal
equinox thru the winter solstice to the vernal equinox.
The Avestan Ahura Mazda, later in the 9th century texts, Ohrmazd, was
the appointed "Lord of Wisdom" and he ruled the height of the heavens
of light. His appointed antagonist was the Avestan, Angra Mainyu,
later called Ahriman." (End of quote)
Dr. Steiner have teached about the close connection between Ahriman
and Nietzche; Ahriman was able to "take his abode" in the brains of
Nietzche. Now one of the main works of Nietzche is "Thus Spake
Zarathustra". There is something typically ahrimanic in this title of
the book (Ahriman is also called "the father of lies"). A better name
could have been: Thus Spake Ahriman. But there is also some grain of
thruth in the original name, because Zarathustra spoke also about
Ahriman. Well, mixing some thruth with lies is much more efficient
way of deceiving people.