Persian Zoroastrianism and Russian Vandalism

Few persons are capable of appreciating the truly beautiful and esthetic; fewer still of revering those monumental relics of bygone ages, which prove that even in the remotest epochs mankind worshipped a Supreme Power, and people were moved to express their abstract conceptions in works which should defy the ravages of Time. The Vandals – whether Slavic Wends, or some barbarous nation of Germanic race – came at all events from the North. A recent occurrence is calculated to make us regret that Justinian did not destroy them all; for it appears that there are still in the North worthy scions left of those terrible destroyers of monuments of arts and sciences, in the persons of certain Russian merchants who have just perpetrated an act of inexcusable vandalism. According to the late Russian papers, the Moscow arch-millionaire, Kokoref, with his Tiflis partner the American Crœsus, Mirzoef, is desecrating and […] Read More

The Devil’s Own Thoughts On Ormuzd And Ahriman

Hail, holy light, offspring of Heaven first-born. Or of the Eternal co-eternal beam. . . . Since God is light Bright effluence of bright essence increate. . . . Satan Puts on swift wings, and towards the gates of hell Explores his solitary flight. –MILTON No more philosophically profound, nor grander or more graphic and suggestive type exists among the allegories of the World-religions than that of the two Brother-Powers of the Mazdean religion, called Ahura Mazda and Angra Mainyu, better known in their modernized form of Ormuzd and Ahriman. Of these two emanations, “Sons of Boundless Time” – Zeruana Akarana – itself issued from the Supreme and Unknowable Principle,l the one is the embodiment of “Good Thought” ( Vohu Manô), the other of “Evil Thought” (Akô Manô). The “King of Light” or Ahura Mazda, emanates from Primordial Light2 and forms or creates by means of the “Word,” Honover […] Read More

1997: The Forbidden Legacy of a Fallen Race

by Andrew Collins Extracted from New Dawn No.40 (January-February, 1997) Is civilization the legacy of a race of human angels known as Watchers and Nephilim? Andrew Collins, author of FROM THE ASHES OF ANGELS, previews his history of angels and fallen angels and traces their origin back to an extraordinarily advanced culture that entered the Near East shortly after the end of the last Ice Age. Angels are something we associate with beautiful Pre-Raphaelite and renaissance paintings, carved statues accompanying Gothic architecture and supernatural beings who intervene in our lives at times of trouble. For the last 2000 years this has been the stereotypical image fostered by the Christian Church. But what are angels? Where do they come from, and what have they meant to the development of organized religion? Many people see the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Old Testament, as littered with accounts of angels […] Read More