January 14, 2013

Excerpts From "The Chaldean Oracles of Zoroaster"

Source:  "The Chaldean Oracles of Zoroaster." Edited by W. Wynn Westcott. Introduction by Kathleen Raine. 1983. The Aquarian Press: Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.


"Hence the inscrutable God is called silent by the divine ones, and is said to consent with Mind, and to be known to human souls through the power of the Mind alone." Pg. 34.

"The Soul, being a brilliant Fire, by the power of the Father remaineth immortal, and is Mistress of Life, and filleth up the many recesses of the bosom of the World." Pg. 37.

"Enlarge not thy Destiny." Pg. 57.

"There is a certain Intelligible One whom it becometh you to understand with the Flower of Mind." Pg. 58.

"Things Divine are not attainable by mortals who understand the body alone, but only by those who stripped of their garments arrive at the summit." Pg. 59.

"Man, being an intelligent Mortal, must bridle his Soul that she may not incur terrestrial infelicity, but be saved." Pg. 60.

"We should flee, according to the Oracle, the multitude of men going in a herd." Pg. 60.

"As the Oracle thereforth saith : God is never so turned away from man, and never so much sendeth him new paths, as when he maketh ascent to divine speculations or works in a confused or disordered manner, and as it adds, with unhallowed lips, or unwashed feet. For of those who are thus negligent, the progress is imperfect, the impulses are vain, and the paths are dark." Pg. 61.

"Theurgists fall not so as to be ranked among the herd that are in subjection to Fate." Pg. 61.

"When thou shalt behold that holy and formless Fire shining flashingly through the depths of the Universe: Hear thou the Voice of Fire." Pg. 63.