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. 23

Technical Significances of the Terms Nmana, Vis, Zantu, Dakhyu

Nmana, Vis, Zantu, Dakhyu literal1y mean respectively, house or abode; street or village; town and country or region. But in Avesta these terms are used in a wider sense, and relate to this earthy globe and/or to the regions of the Space, which are expressed in terms of this material world.

According to the Avesta, this earthy globe is composed of two main divisions,

  1. one wicked
  2. and the other holy,

each styled as a 'house'.

The former is the wicked known material world called 'Drujo-deman'. (Ysn. 46,11), literally the Abode of Evil, or 'Daozhangha' (Yd. 19,47) the hell, which constitutes the 2/3rds of the globe; the other division is the 'Thrishva' (Yt. 13_3), the holy l/3rd of the globe situated in the Arctic region, which has been buried under deep snow since thousands of years, and hence scholars of the world have been entirely in the dark about its existence and geography.

With regard to the above terms, Nmana (literally house or abode) includes

  1. felicitous stations and regions from the holy Thrishva leading towards 'Garo-Nmana' (Yt. 3,3) literally the Home of Hymns, the heavenly abode of Ahura Mazda;
  2. the 2/3rds wicked section, i.e. our known material world; and
  3. the roof or dome of this 2/3rd known material world in Pairi Dakhyu and Adairi Dakhyu-all these are included in Nmana.

Vis (literally street or village) refers to the Upairi Dakhyu in which is situated the region of the highest point of the invisible 1/3rd section of the globe. Zantu (literally town) refers to the sky over the apex of the paradisiacal mountain Harbarez, which (sky) is situated in the transitional region (Zamrir) between Aa Dakhyu and Upairi Dakhyu, and Dakhyu (literally country or region) refers to the paradisiacal super-ethereal regions in which pervades the creative fire-energy called Mino-karko.

These regions comprise the inconceivably huge expanses of the top three Dakhyus, viz.

  1. Aiwi,
  2. Antare and
  3. Aa.

In the three transitional regions (Zamrirs) over these three Dakhyus are located the six superethereal Keshvars, the portal region to which (Keshvars) is called 'Dadare Gehan.' On the summit of these Keshvars occurs the sublime noumenal ceremony of Khaetvadatha., These superethereal paradisiacal regions on the top of the Space are technically referred to as Dakhyu.

It will be understood from the above that stations and regions in or near the earthy globe are technically styled  Nmana, abode. Those farther away from the globe and located at the middle of the Space are considered as Vis, village. The sky still farther away as Zantu- town, and the paradisiacal regions towards or at the top of the Space are regarded as Dakhyu, country.

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