or Zoroaster, the founder of Zorostrianism and author of the Yasna Haptanghaiti and the Gathas.  The name comes from the Avestan language, Zaraϑuštra composed of zarat which means golden, and uštra which means star, light, camel. זרתוסטרא Zarathustra in Hebrew comes from the word זרע tzara, "seed," לִזרוֹת le'zeroth, "scatter, disperse," indicating an intiate who "sows the seed" of spirituality (Matthew 13:18-32); זרת zereth, "pinkie," which in ancient palmistry or chiromancy was the finger associated with Mercury, Hermes; רא Ra at the end of the name signifies the Solar Diety of Egypt; זר Zer, "foreign," זרות zaruth, "strangeness," for any solar initiate, before complete purification and resurrection of the psyche, is a stranger to the land of God; can also indicate being a stranger to the "rabble" as taught by Friedrich Nietzsche in Thus Spoke Zarathustra, for as mentioned in that text, humanity views hermits of the Ninth Arcanum, specifically Zarathustra, as "thieves":

The saint laughed at Zarathustra and spoke thus: "Then see to it that they [humanity] accept your treasures.  They are suspicious of hermits and do not believe that we come with gifts.  Our steps sound too lonely through the streets.  And what if at night, in their beds, they hear a [solar] man walk by long before the sun [Christ] has [fully] risen [within the initiate]—they probably ask themselves, Where is the thief going?

The name זרתוסטרא Zarathustra also possesses interesting etymological meaning in the word לִסְטוֹר le'setor, "to slap," which was a Zen method for spiritual masters to reprimand their naive, spiritually-unconscious disciples, and expresses the strong, controversial and confrontational character of Nietzsche's fictional depiction of the Persian Prophet.

Share This Page:


  • I am so very grateful for you all and what you have done in my life to help me realize myself and what path it’s actually wise to tread and stay on. Thank you I honestly cannot thank you enough.

  • I love your site and your knowledgeable instructors and just want to say thank you for all your hard work... You give out your information for free and ask for donations which to me, tells me that you are more than legitimate and your information is top notch.

  • You are a continued source of knowledge, and a continuous source for the personal development of my soul.

  • I cannot thank you enough for all that you are doing and providing to spread the opportunity of true Gnosis. I have greatly benefited from the information on the website...

  • Your lectures, books, practices, etc. have radically changed my life in a profound manner. Especially putting into daily practice the teachings from the lectures... Your efforts making the lectures and everyone involved who makes it possible are a true blessing to humanity and beyond.

  • These books have helped me changed my whole reality,..... Tragic and beautiful that pendulum we swing,...

  • Your books, lectures and courses have made the last years of my life complete. When that final hour comes, I know I will land in the right place.

  • What you guys are doing is really wonderful. You have helped me understand in my spiritual practice. I am truly grateful that your works is changing lives. When the student is really ready, the teacher has finally arrive to guide.