The way we were ....

It all happened began in Virgo Transition August 25, 1995

On August 25, 2011 ... Crystalinks turns Sweet 16 ... and the journey has indeed been sweet, often mirroring humanity's journey in physical reality. When I think about how Crystalinks has enriched my life and those of its readers who have come and gone only to return as guided, it is worth all the time and effort put in. From the first blog I wrote the summer of 1995, introducing myself, Z, and Crystalinks ... to its current themes, so much has evolved, messages given and readers connecting. I've met people in all walks of life and had amazing adventures - with the feeling the best is yet to come.

Crystalinks has come a long way since 1995 in terms of quality, content and ease of presentation. It has developed into a compendium of thousands of integrated files for greater understanding, a portal readers can return to find answers within the parameters of evolving consciousness. The overall theme of Crystalinks is simple and has never wavered -- Reality is a Consciousness Hologram through which souls experience virtually. It is a biogenetic experiment in linear time (physical reality) to experience emotions. Reality has a beginning and an end experienced through the evolution of consciousness in the alchemy of time. A transformation is occurring on all levels, coinciding with the Age of Science and Technology which guides us along the way.

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Zoroaster (Z) - The Father of Astrology

The Greeks understood Zoroaster to be the prophet and founder of the religion of the Iranian people. Zoroaster allegedly lived six to seven millennia BCE - Before Common Era, and was variously a king of Bactria, a Babylonian, or teacher of Babylonians.

Most importantly was their image of Zoroaster as a Sorcerer-Astrologer, and the Inventor of both Magic and Astrology. Deriving from that image, and reinforcing it, was a mass of literature attributed to him which circulated the Mediterranean world from the 3rd century BCE to the end of antiquity and beyond. The Greeks considered the best wisdom to be exotic wisdom and what better and more convenient authority than the distant - temporally and geographically - Zoroaster.

One factor for the association with Astrology was Zoroaster's name, or rather, rather what the Greeks made of it. Within the scheme of Greek thinking (which was always on the lookout for hidden significances and "real" meanings of words) his name was identified at first with star-worshiping (astrothytes "star sacrificer") and, with the Zo-, even as The Living Star. Later, an even more elaborate mytho-etymology evolved: Zoroaster died by the living (zo-) flux (-ro-) of fire from the star (-astr-) which he himself had invoked, and even, that the stars killed him in revenge for having been restrained by him.

Similar ideas about Zoroaster also appear in early Christian literature, beginning with the Clementine Homilies 9.4-5, which identifies him with a parallel series of traditions about Nimrod having been the Founder of Astrology. In this account, Nimrod is killed by lightning and posthumously deified by the Persians as "Zoroaster, on account of the living (zosan) stream of the star (asteros) being poured upon him."

The second, and "more serious" factor for the association with Astrology was the notion that Zoroaster was a Babylonian. The alternate Greek name for Zoroaster was Zaratas/Zaradas/Zaratos, which derived from a Semitic form of his name.

The Pythagorean tradition considered the mathematician to have studied with Zoroaster in Babylonia.

The Suda's chapter on "astronomia" notes that the Babylonians learned their Astrology from Zoroaster.

Lucian of Samosata decided to journey to Babylon to ask one of the Magi, Zoroaster's disciples and successors, for their opinion.