The Mazdan Star

OTWL Final Symbol

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: