A Manual of Khshnoom

The Zoroastrian Occult Knowledge

by Phiroz Nasarvanji Tavaria | 1971 | 160,667 words

An introduction to the mysteries of Khshnoom, an ancient occult movement. Khshnoom stands for 'Divine' or 'Spiritual' knowledge and originated from Zarathushtra. This book contains knowledge not to be found in Zoroastrian religious works. The second part contains documentaion of the life of Prophet Zarathushtra....

Supplement No. 8

A few Instances of Avestan Terms used in Technical or Allegorical or Spiritual Meanings, unknown to Scholars

Literal Meaning Text Reference Technical Meaning
Horse Yt. 5, 21 (Spiritual) power. Blissfulness
Bull or cow Yt. 5, 21 (as of cow-kind)
Sheep Yt. 5, 21 Innocence as of the sheep (N. B. No sacrifice or massacre of any animals is meant in the passage. The mention of these animals indicates, the development of sublime spiritual power by the kings and warrior-saints concerned.)
Camel Ysn. 44,18 (Divine) Knowledge. In this stanza Zarathushtra asks Ahura Mazda how he may get the prize of '10 horses/ mares and a camel'? Here horses/mares indicate spiritual power gained by the strict practice of Asha, holiness, camel stands for divine knowledge, and 10 in Zoroastrian numerology indicates perfection in Good or Evil. Thus the prophet does not supplicate for getting those quadrupeds but for perfection of spiritual power and divine knowledge for vanquishing the powers of Satan.
Mountain Yt. 8,24 Sublimity (as of great mountain height)
River Yt. 8,24 Holy currents of Ardvi Sur imparting purity, borne on this earth by large rivers.
Pastures (Dakhyu) Yt. 10,144 Boundless wide expanse in space; stated as country in Yt. 13,150.
Sea(Zareh) Ysn. 42,4 Inner homologue (of Dakhyu) engendering super-ethereal waves.
House(Nmana) Yt. 13,150 Roof or dome of Geti, earthy globe, in Pairi and Adairi Dakhyus.
Street (Vis) Yt. 13,150 Region in Upairi Dakhyu.
Town (Jantu) Yt. 13,150 Sky between Aa Dakhyu and Upairi Dakhyu.
Wheel Yt. 13,89 Plexus of Kehrp, invisible body.
Fish Ysn. 42,4 Potentiality (in ultra-physical planes that can ultimately turn every atom into light.
Tree(Urvara) Ysn. 48,6 The allegorical tree of Ahura (analogous to genealogical tree) having 9 main branches
including 7 Ameshaspends plus 2 '-data', viz. Mazdadata, Law of Infoldment of Spirit into Matter, and Ahura-data, Law of Unfoldment of Spirit from Matter. From each of the above 9 main branches, emanate 3 sub-branches, divine Intelligences making 27.
Waters Vd. 21.4 Wicked souls trailing down and collecting on Zareh Vourukasha at the top of the space, like waters gliding down a mountain side.
Channels Yt. 5,101 Mediums or agencies for advancing backward souls.
Pillars Ysn. 57,21 Mediums or agencies for advancing backward souls.
Conflict (yaokhedra) Ysn. 12,9 The incessant conflict between Good and Evil within every human body being at the umbilicus.
Contestants (Ranoibya) Ysn. 51,,9 The Good and Evil propensities in every human being.
Tool (or instrument) Ysn. 12,9 The material body, the instrument (means for presenting soul on earth)
Relative (Khaetu) Ysn. 12,9 The counterpart soul.
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