The Chaldean Oracles of Zoroaster

The Chaldean Oracles of Zoroaster

William Wynn Westcott

The Chaldean Oracles have survived as fragmentary texts from the 2nd century AD, and consist mainly of Hellenistic commentary on a single mystery-poem (which may have been compilations from several oracular sources, considering the random subject changes) that was believed to have originated in Chaldea (Babylonia). They appear…

The Pahlavi Texts Part 1 and Part 2

The Pahlavi Texts Part 1 and Part 2

E. W. West

Volume XI of the Sacred Books Of The East series, this book covers Parts I and II of the ancient Pahlavi texts. Part I of the texts include The Bundahis, Bahman Yast and Shayast La-Shayast. Part II covers The Dadistan-I Dinik and The Epistles of Manuskihar. With extensive introductions on the Parsi scriptures and the Pahlavi language…

The Pahlavi Texts Part 3

The Pahlavi Texts Part 3

E. W. West

Volume XXIV of the Sacred Books of The East series, this work concentrates on the third part of the sacred Zoroastrian texts. The book includes an extensive introduction and the translations of the Dina-I Mainog-I Khirad, the Sikand-Gumanik Vigar and the Sad-Dar.

The Pahlavi Texts Part 4

The Pahlavi Texts Part 4

E. W. West

This is Volume XXXVII of the Sacred Books Of The East series and Part 4 of the sacred texts of the Zoroastrians. This part covers the contents of the Nasks, comprising the Dinkard, books VIII and IX, as well as details of the Nask from other sources.

The Pahlavi Texts Part 5

The Pahlavi Texts Part 5

E. W. West

Volume XLVII of The Sacred Books Of The East series, this final part of the Pahlavi texts is the ‘Marvels of Zoroastrianism’ and covers the Dinkard, books V and VII and selections of Zad-Sparam.

The Parsi Religion

John Wilson

The full title of this rather large book is “The Parsi Religion as contained in the Zand Avesta and propounded and defended by the Zoroastrians of India and Persia, unfolded, refuted and contrasted with Christianity”. Subjects include a study of the Parsi religion, notions of the Godhead, the worship of the elements…

The Teachings of Zoroaster

S. A. Kapadia

This short book is comprised of selected teachings of Zoroaster (Zarathustra). The author himself was a member of the Indian Zoroastrian community. The teachings in the book cover Commandments for the Body and Soul, the Soul’s destination, a Gatha hymn, prayer of Kem Na Mazda, prayer of Ormuzd Yast, the creation of the world…

The Zend-Avesta Part 1

The Zend-Avesta Part 1

James Darmesteter

Volume IV of the Sacred Books of The East series, this is Part 1 of the ancient Zoroastrian text, the Zend Avesta and this part covers the Venidad. In the introduction, you can read about the discovery of the Zend Avesta, the interpretation, the formation and the origin of it, and the Avesta religion. The book then moves on to the actual…

The Zend-Avesta Part 2

The Zend-Avesta Part 2

James Darmesteter

Volume XXIII of The Sacred Books Of The East series, this is Part 2 of the translation of the Zend Avesta, comprising of the Sirozahs, the Yasts and the Niyayis. It contains a number of prayers to the different deities, such as Mithra, and also to the sun, moon, etc.

The Zend-Avesta Part 3

The Zend-Avesta Part 3

L. H. Mills

Volume XXXI of the Sacred Books Of The East series, this is the 3rd and final Part of the translation of the Zend Avesta, comprising of the Yasna, the Visparad, the Afrinagan, the Gahs and miscellaneous fragments.