Zarathustra's Indo-European Legacy (Jason Reza Jorjani)

source: New Thinking Allowed   2016年11月6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 reviews scholarship that places Zarathustra more than eight thousands years ago, at a time when Indo-European culture had not divided into Vedic, Greco-Roman, and European branches. Zarathustra himself was a religious reformer who endeavored to invert the older relationships between the gods and titans. Jorjani suggests that the spread of Indo-European culture was an effort to avoid the reforms of Zarathustra. Nevertheless, Zarathustra’s teachings survived intact through the order of the Magi he created. Eventually, Zoroastrianism became the state religion of the Persian empire. It also exerted a significant influence on Mahayana Buddhism and 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 26, 2016)