Understanding Zarathustra with Jason Reza Jorjani

source: New Thinking Allowed     2016年11月3日
Jason Reza Jorjani is a philosopher and faculty member at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is author of Prometheus and Atlas.
Here he points out that, while most people are unfamiliar with the details of Zarathustra’s teachings, they were influential on such important European figures as Voltaire, Nietzsche, and Mozart. Unlike other ancient thinkers, Zarathustra emphasized the progressive evolution of human toward a utopian society. His emphasis on the importance of truth became an essential element incorporated into Greek philosophy. He also emphasized respect for women and the importance of ecology. His teachings exerted an influence on the Islamic Sufism of Iran as well as on the rise of Christianity.

New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. Between 1986 and 2002 he hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is the recipient of the only doctoral diploma in "parapsychology" ever awarded by an accredited university (University of California, Berkeley, 1980). He is a past vice-president of the Association for Humanistic Psychology; and is the recipient of the Pathfinder Award from that Association for his contributions to the field of human consciousness exploration. He is also past-president of the non-profit Intuition Network, an organization dedicated to creating a world in which all people are encouraged to cultivate and apply their inner, intuitive abilities.
(Recorded on June 25, 2016)