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Re: Balthasar,Melchior, and Casper

From: Bahram
email: athra@sprint.ca
Category: Spiritual
Date: 31 Dec 1999
Time: 04:23:04


Generally it is beleieved that the Magi were three Zoroasterians, probably of the religious background, who were following the post-Zaratushtra belief that there would be Soshyants or Mesiahs who would come and bring the new order to the world. There is an interesting book by Paul William Roberts called Journey of the Magi, In Search of the Birth of Jesus. This book can be read as a novel rather than a serious study. The author gives full details of his search for the real Magi. He fails in bringing up any light on the subject. The reason I am referring you to this book is that probably this is the only one on the subject. But nevertheless there are such a great deal of mistakes and confusions in this book and nothing has to be taken serious. For example the author gives a full detail of his encounter with the worshippers of Satan or the Yazeedis. Because of his lack of knowledge he takes the word Yazata(=Pre Zaratushtra Angels or Deities) as Yazeed (? probably a bad guy in Shiite Islam). There are so many other historical mistakes such as his encounter with thethe grand priest Mobed Mobedan in Iran. As I say this is the only full length material I have found on the subject and it could help you, but remember to keep your doubts open all through the book. Bahram

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