Studying Zoroastrianism Brings Surprises
John Morgan, of Austin, Texas, knew nothing about Zoroastrianism before he took the Wilmette Institute course about it.
I knew nothing of Zarathustra, his times, his culture, and his songs. I learned so very much about his relationship with the powerful and his connection with the agrarian life. His life and work connect powerfully with the hypotheses stated by Joseph Campbell, noted mythologist. . . .
I now know that there is much more to be discovered and learned. The acceptance of the original prayers of Zarathustra into the prayer life of Baha’is came as a surprise, but a welcome one. . . .
I respect and appreciate Zarathustra’s position as a Messenger for his times. He endured hardship, fought for the acceptance of his religious inspirations, and became a religious force in the Persian empire.