What about the idea that Ahura Mazda is recreating itself through our recreation of our selves?
I don't see any contradiction whatsoever. Never forget that of the three parts of the Christian trinity, The Holy Spirit is the one that has its roots in Zoroastrian (Essenite) philosophy. The father and the son was never of any concern to as as Mazdayasni.
2009/8/22 Special Kain
That's one of your concerns, isn't it? I'm not so much obsessed with molding the self, but with co-creating the world 'out there'. That's far more powerful. Late-capitalism's hyper-individualism was fun when I was a teenage neo-Satanist playing keyboards in shitty Black Metal bands. But times change, and we change with them. :-)
What happened to recreating the self?
--- In Ushta@yahoogroups. com, Special Kain
> Dear Parviz,
> I agree. But when combined 'Ahura' and 'Mazda' philosophically stand for any self-aware lifeform that is potentially able to examine the conditions of its existence and apply this knowledge to change its surroundings. There's always much to argue with in detail, but this is what Ahura Mazda AS A SYMBOL means to me. This is where our constructive and co-creative attitude towards existence starts.
> Ushta, Dino