The Mazdan Calendar for 3755 ZRE is now available here on the OTWL website.
This book is an anthology of essays on the Mazdan religion and tradition. Titles of the essays include: The Mazdan Garden. The Good Religion, Misconceptions, Jesus– the Zoroastrian, Angels and Demons, The First True Religion, The Nature and Problem of Evil, Zarathustra and Islam, The Zarathustrian Nietzsche, The Purpose of Humanity and The Z-Dog.
Mazdan Mathras and Meditations is an audio counterpart to Original Magic: Rituals and Initiations of the Persian Magi by Stephen Flowers. The book contains a curriculum involving both silent mediation practices and the recitation of mathras (mantras) in the Avestan language. This album is intended to assist with both of these aspects of the curriculum: it contains recitations of all of the Avestan mathras used in the Original Magic curriculum, as well as instrumental pieces which can be used as background music for the meditations and to time your meditations. However, the album was not intended to be only a practical tool, but also to be mood-setting and pleasant to listen to.
The definitive book detailing the advanced practices and training for priests and Magi in the Occidental Temple of the Wise Lord is now available!
A complete guide to the theory, practice, and history of Mazdan magic, the first organized system of magic
• Provides a complete curriculum of magical study and initiation centered on exercises keyed to the sacred Zoroastrian calendar
• Details advanced magical rituals and practices based on archaic Persian formulas, including fire rituals and divine invocations
• Explores the history and lore of Persian magic, explaining how the author reconstructed the original Mazdan system of magic
Stephen Flowers explores the history, theory, practice, rituals, and initiations of the Mazdan magical system practiced by the Magi of ancient Persia, who were so skilled and famed for their effectiveness that their name came to mean what we today call “magic.” The prestige and reputation of the Magian priests of Mazda is perhaps most iconically recorded in the Christian story of the Three Wise Men who visited newborn Jesus.
The author explains how the religious branch of the Mazdan magical system, founded by the Prophet Zarathustra, is known in the West under the name Zoroastrianism. He reveals how the Zoroastrian religion, which acts as a matrix for the symbols and formulas of the original form of magic, has existed for almost four thousand years with roots going back even deeper into the Indo-European past. The author reveals how all other known systems of magic have borrowed from this tradition, providing the clues that enabled him to reformulate the original Mazdan system. He reviews what the Greeks, Romans, Hebrews, Christians, and Chinese said about the Iranian-Persian tradition of the Mazdans and their invention of a magical technology. He explains how the ultimate aim of the original form of magic was not only individual wisdom, self-development, and empowerment, but also the overall betterment of the world.
Outlining the theoretical principles of this method, which can be applied in practical ways to deepen the effectiveness of these magical operations, the author details a complete curriculum of magical study and initiation based on a series of graded exercises keyed to the sacred Zoroastrian calendar. He then offers a series of more advanced magical rituals and practices based on archaic Persian formulas, including fire rituals and divine invocations. Providing a manual for the original magical system used by the members of the Great Fellowship, this book guides you toward the comprehensive practice of the Mazdan philosophy, the ultimate outcome of which is ushta: Happiness.
The Light of Mazda be upon you! The Occidental Temple of the Wise Lord is overjoyed to offer our Mazdan Calendar for 3754 ZRE. Please see below for more information.
The Mazdan Calendar of the Occidental Temple of the Wise Lord is based on the most ancient authentic Zoroastrian calendar. It is based on the principles and Holy Days as given in THE GOOD RELIGION by Darban-i-Den (Dr. Stephen Flowers) and is indispensable for those who undertake the curriculum given in ORIGINAL MAGIC by the same author. The calendar is structured entirely according to the traditional Zoroastrian concepts of time calculation, but also has the dates of the modern calendar for ease of use by Westerners.
This star, in all of its mystic beauty, is the public seal of the Occidental Temple of the Wise Lord. The sun within, representing the Mind of Ahura Mazda, our Soul (Urvan) and the glory of the Good within us all, with 16 rays for the 16 Gathas, which also corresponds to the number of worlds created by Ahura Mazda. The star’s seven points represent the six Amesha Spenta and Spenta Mainyu, with the Persian symbols for the numbers 1-7 corresponding to the order of creation as such:
1- Top, Khshathra Vairya (Desirable Dominion/Righteous Power, Fourth Amesha Spenta), Sky
2- Middle Right, Haurvatat (Perfection/Wholeness, Sixth Amesha Spenta), Water
3- Lower Left, Spenta Armaiti (Bountiful Devotion/Holy Serenity, Fifth Amesha Spenta), Earth
4- Upper Left, Ameretat (Immortality, Seventh Amesha Spenta), Plants
5- Upper Right, Vohu Manah (Good Mind/Good Purpose, Second Amesha Spenta), Animals
6- Lower Right, Spenta Mainyu (Holy & Creative Spirit, First Amesha Spenta), Humanity
7- Middle Left, Asha Vahishta (Best Truth/Best Righteousness/Best Order, Third Amesha Spenta), Fire
For more information as to the Amesha Spenta and the like, see Chapter 5 of THE GOOD RELIGION, available here: https://otwiselord.com/temple-publications/
Welcome to all as you enter this 21st century Gate of all Nations!
The Occidental Temple of the Wise Lord is an expression of the newest and most ancient of all religions: the Mazdan Way founded by the Prophet Zarathushtra almost four thousand years ago. The endeavor we are embarking on here is a visionary quest with a goal no less than the ushering in of global transformation. This is the time and we are the people who will begin this process. The Mazdan Way can help individuals become better as well as aid whole world and, in fact, the greatest changes can only begin with the individual!
This website is a gateway into the world of the Occidental Temple of the Wise Lord, just one out of many expressions of the Good Religion. It is an expression, however, that is open to you as an individual to participate in the visionary quest that lies before us. No matter who you are or what you believe now, the Mazdan Way can make you better. The Good Religion is one that the individual learns about and experiences, perhaps in small ways at first. Then, the time may come when the individual sees the Truth (Asha) and makes the choice to follow that Truth as a matter of good conscience. The Good Religion can only be acquired by conscience, never forced by coercion.
The world of the Good Religion is vast and ancient, and the adventure that lies before those who would pursue its ways today is without limit. The Occidental Temple of the Wise Lord is currently in its formative stages. This means there are places for those of creative power and energy to express themselves and make their distinctive marks. The Good Religion has the potential of unifying humanity in ways not imagined since the days of the ancient empires of the East: those that cultivated the individual and individual peoples within a framework of a Paradisaical garden in which peace, prosperity, security and the interests of enlightenment blossomed forth.
Come and seek with us. Happiness awaits!