Index to Barrett’s The magus (London, edition): Including fragments of the book Secret things attributed to Trithemius of Spanheim and Biographia antiqua. To which is added Biographia antiqua, or the lives of the most eminent philosophers, magi, &c.: the whole illustrated with a great variety of curious engravings. point, and that was, that the constable would be killed there. when when he was publishing a new edition of it corrected, BIOGRAPHIA ANTIQUA.

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Hyde affirms, that the ancient Persians acknowledge no more than one uncreated principle, which was the good principle, or, in one word, God: Justin informs us that this victory was the last of Ninus; that Zoroaster philosophized most judiciously upon the nature and influences of the stars, and on the principles of the universe.

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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Wntiqua was a man who biigraphia the knowledge of the true God, whom he p. Abraham; now several authors make Zoroaster appear much earlier. Augustin and Orosius have followed the tradition mentioned by Justin. Sir John Marsham positively decides that he was the father of Darius; and grounds his opinion on this, that one of the elogies engraven on the tomb makes him the instructor of the Magi; and that the same historian who makes Hystaspes excel in magic, calls him the father of Darius.

Those who desire to see a great many passages which testify that the magic of the Persians, instituted by Zoroaster, was the study of religion, virtue, and wisdom, let them refer to Brissonius de Regno Persarumlib. Many will have it that Ham was the Zoroaster of the eastern nations, and the inventor of magic.

Some authors have taken him for Nimrod; others for Assur or Japhet. Get to Know Us.

The Magus, Book II: Biographia Antiqua: Zoroaster

Suidas affirms, that there were extant four books of Zoroaster: But to come to the point: It has been found amongst Zoroaster’s secret precepts, that we ought to salute the sun, but not that we should adore him with religious worship. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.


The truth is, he enjoined the Persians rigidly to persevere in the laws he had framed, and the doctrine he had been at the labour to establish, which was, to live in the practice of moral virtue, to avoid all species of luxury, to promote the liberal sciences, to govern all their actions with prudence and integrity, and to meet misfortune with resolution, and to encounter it with philosophy, and to endure the unavoidable calamities of life with fortitude: East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

Apuleius, in his Catalogue of all the most famous Magicians of Antiquity, with great justice places Zoroaster in the first rank, and proves him the most ancient of all: God, nature, and philosophy: This Zoroaster lived in Babylon at the time Pythagoras was brought thither by Cambyses. Eudoxus, who esteemed the art of magic to be accounted the noblest and most useful of all worldly knowledge, relates that Zoroaster lived six thousand years before the death of Plato.

Zoroaster afterwards made some alterations in it; but it is said he made no manner of change with relation to the doctrine of one sole uncreated principle, but that the only innovation in this particular was the giving the name of Light to the good principle, and that of Darkness to the evil one. In this peaceful solitude they instructed him in the knowledge of the earth’s motion, likewise of the stars; and from them he learned the pure and sacred rites of religion.

It is affirmed that Pythagoras was Zoroaster’s disciple, under the reign of Cambyses, the son of Cyrus: For though they paid a certain reverence to the fire, and that by prostration, yet this was not a religious, only a civil, worship; as it is from the force of custom that the eastern people prostrate themselves before any great man; so they might with as much propriety be said to adore or worship him.

English Choose a language for shopping. They call him Zardhust, and several believe that he came from China, and relate many miraculous things on that head.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. Some maintain he was the prophet Ezekiel, and it cannot be denied that they ground their opinions on the agreement of numerous particulars which belong to the one, and are related of the other.

He applies to the fire what he says bioraphia the sun.

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But it is beyond dispute, that one Hystaspes, older than the foundation of Rome, and a great prophet, is mentioned by authors. The Greeks were not ignorant that Zoroaster taught a future resurrection. What appears least uncertain. biographja


The same writer calls him “the chief interpreter of all divine mysteries,” and says that Pythagoras was chiefly instructed by him. Several authors affirm, that all the books published hitherto under Zoroaster’s name, some of which are yet extant, are supposititious.

It is certain Zoroaster asserted the one, viz. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. The Persians, who have always been devoted to the highest study of wisdom, performed their duties in life for the honour of their God; and, although unenlightened and Barbarians, antqiua as men, and not as irrational creatures: He appears to be the same p. Huetius shews that he was the Moses of the Jews, and mentions an infinite number of particulars in which the accounts we have of Moses agree with the stories related of Zoroaster.

But most likely he meant that they boasted of having the secret books of Pythagoras.

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The wisest man viz. The idea which bbiographia learned journalist hath given of this performance is sufficient to convince us that it contains a very curious erudition, and profound discussions, which discover many rare and uncommon particulars of a country which we scarce knew any thing of before.

The sum of all is, that he lived in a cave, dedicated to the service of God, and the study of all natural and supernatural knowledge; that he was divinely illuminated, knew the courses of the stars, and the occult and common properties of all compounded and earthly things; that by fire and Geometry i.

George Hornius foolishly imagines that he was the false prophet Biogrraphia.

But it was not Mithra, but the true God, that he adored: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Before the peace, Arimanius had exterminated all the inhabitants of the world. Part giographia this knowledge he communicated to the Magi, which, together with the art of predicting future events, they delivered down to posterity, each in his own family.