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Later Zoroastrianism 27 TI THEOLOGICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL THOUGHTUALISM CAL A PHILOSOPHICAL THOUGHT The reason for the above excursion into mythology is that such narratives served as an underpinning and popular expression of vital characteristics of Zoroastrian thought, which also took philosophical form when the need arose. By the same token, although the philosophical thought of the Pahlavi books is more abstract in character than the religious expression of the Gāthās and other older texts, it does not follow that such philosophy departs from the spirit and principle of Zarathushtra’s original vision.
4). The prophet calls him also the creator (dąmī-) of Asha (Y. 8); and using a synonym, dātar-, declares him further to be ‘Creator of all things by the Holy Spirit’ (Y. 7). How he was held to have performed the act of creation is perhaps indicated in a verse where Zarathushtra says to him: ‘In the beginning Thou didst fashion for us by Thy thought creatures and inner selves (daēnā-) and intelligences…. Thou didst create corporeal life’ (Y. 11). The world which Ahura Mazdā created was that of the seven separate creations described above; and by another remarkable step in thought, Zarathushtra saw each of these seven creations as having one of the Heptad as its protector, dwelling within it.
1984) Textual Sources for the Study of Zoroastrianism, Manchester: Manchester University Press. Paperback, Chicago University Press. Christensen, A. (1928) Etudes sur le zoroastrisme de la Perse antique, Copenhagen: Høst & Son. ——(1941) Essai sur la démonologie iranienne, Copenhagen: Munksgaard. Duchesne-Guillemin, J. Maisonneuve. Dumézil). Eng. trans. Jamaspasa, Bombay, 1973. Gershevitch, I. (1959) The Avestan Hymn to Mithra, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, repr. 1967 (the introduction includes learned but over-ingenious arguments for Zarathushtra’s rigid monotheism).