Basics

Fundamentals

Aion-Zurvan is the Foundation of Time and Activity which underlies all things.

Tyche is the manager of the activity that happens in Aion-Zurvan

Agathon is the concept of the supreme Good.

Asha or Arta is the Righteous Order or Righteous Progression of the world - a process where the actions of each fit harmoniously with the actions of others and the pre-existing nature of things. It is the foundation of the Kosmos or ordered world which is congenial to life.

Yazata

The yazata are a class of gods. Foremost are Zeus and Sophia, who provide the functions of order and wisdom. Their seven children are Mithras, Anhita, Percus, Venus, Faber, Hestia and Vatus. Foremost of the children is Mithras who seeks Agathon and works to produce Asha. He is the rightful leader of his siblings. Zeus and Sophia are like King and Queen, important, but difficult to approach. Mithras is like a prince who is more approachable, and who has some aspect of the character of each of his siblings, making him an all-rounder. It is Mithras who goes to war in defence of Asha and the Agathon.

Agatha

The Agatha are 'Good Beings'. They are more abstract and consistently good than the Yazata. They are mostly derived from Zoroastrian teaching. The Heptaspenta are a list of seven good beings of special importance. The list of Agatha include: Ashura-Mazda, Spentamania, Eunoia, Artista, Eukratia, Eusebia, Harvatas, Amortas, Ushta.

Runes

Runes are more abstract concepts we pay attention to.

Trimagi

The three magi or wizards regarded as the foremost teachers of the Agathon are: Zoroaster, Plato and Aristotle.

Ritual Fires

The Fire of Mithras is the Ritual Fire of World Order, tended to by men.

The Fire of Hestia is the Ritual Home Fire, tended to by women.

Festivals

There are a range of festival dates that are important such as Ostara, Litha, Messis, Mithrakana, Atarkana and Yalda.

Scriptures

The Persian Avesta and later materials of the Iranomazdean (Traditional Zoroastrian) tradition are our primary scripture. We are also very interested in the legacy of the ancient Greeks. However Euromazdaism is a fresh understanding and so the old materials are not considered definitive.


The Chalipa

The Chalipa is a symbol used by Zoromithrites to represent the religion. The symbol is made up of an equilateral cross potent with free-floating solid circles in the diagonal positions and all enclosed by a circle. Chalipa means 'cross' in Persian and refers particularly to the sun cross at the centre of the symbol as well as the whole symbol.

The cross stands for the Sun, or more precisely the power that rightly directs the movement of the Sun. It stands for Ashuramazda and Mithra, and is called the "chariot of Mithra".

The four circles stand for four planets. Sometimes these are named as Mercury, Mars, Venus and Saturn and are associated with 4 elements: Earth (Saturn), Air (Mercury), Fire (Mars) and Water (Venus). It could be said that Venus stands for Love and emotions of attraction and care, Mars for Anger and Hate and disturbance among people, Saturn for the more earthy, practical activities of men, and Mercury for the more intellectual and spiritual.

The outside circle has two possible meaning. It can be seen as the boundary of the Cosmos which encloses the Sun and Planets, but also as the the outline of the Sun itself as the universal energy source. These meanings work together in fact because a world only comes into being where there is a source of energy to drive activity - otherwise there is just Void.

To recap then the outer circle represent the limits of the world within which there is a field of energy. The planets stand for different ways that energy can be used - whether for good or bad or something in between. The sun cross represents the right-guiding power that influences the movement of the planets and directs the overall flow of sun-energy towards the Good.