Chaldaean Oracles of Zoroaster

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Forgotten Books, 1895 - Occultism - 59 pages
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"Attributed to, but probably not of Chaldean origin; not oracles (in the sense of prophecies); and definitely not Zoroastrian; this is a famous collection of aphorisms cherry-picked from classical sources. The earliest editions of the COZ were published during the Renaissance, when Chaldea was a land of mystery to Europeans. Many of the cryptic 'Oracles' seem to reflect Neo-Platonism, the Kabbalah and Gnostic views, which would have been considered heretical at the time. Claiming an ancient Chaldean origin might simply have been a flag of convenience. The main text here was translated by the 19th century Neo-Platonist Thomas Taylor, and I.P. Cory in his Ancient Fragments. This edition was published and introduced by the Theosophist W.W. Westcott in his series Collectanea Hermetica in 1895."--P. vii (Quote from sacred-texts.com)

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Very interesting book. It is short but I need to read it again. Read full review

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