"The best life is for the one,
who turns towards light,
and sheds light to others." Zarathustra
Zoroastrian's Magi (The Kings, The Wise Men)
The Three Magi (Zoroastrian's priests), Byzantine mosaic c. 565, Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna, Italy (restored during the 18th century). As here Byzantine art usually depicts the Magi in Persian clothing which includes breeches, capes, and Phrygian caps.
Zoroastrian's Magi (The wise man- "The King," has attended the highest level of consciousness, the crown chakra.
Since Jesus was raised and protected by Magi after his birth due to the threat of his life, he also claimed himself as "KING " later. Unfortunately, he was misunderstood.
Everyone is familiar with the Christian Nativity scene as represented by a favorite Christmas tradition, the crèche display. Always essential to the scene is the appearance of the three “wise men,” identified as magi or magi in the Greek and Latin Gospels. These magi were, of course, Zoroastrian priests who had “followed a star” from their home in the Parthian Empire to recognize Jesus as a newborn Saviour. In their tradition a series of Saviors, or Soshyants, would be born at various points in history and among various peoples to bring the message of the Good Religion of universal salvation.
The presence of the magi in the Gospel of Matthew both indicates the place of Jesus in their tradition as well as declares their approval of Jesus as a Savior. This point was important to many Jews in the time of Jesus, as the Persians were seen as the leading lights, of religious thought. The Pharisees were originally the “Persian faction” of Judaism of that age. Judaism had been greatly reformed under Persian influence at the time that the emperor Cyrus the Great—also known as the “King of Kings”— liberated the Jews from their “Babylonian Captivity,” rebuilt their Temple and was seen as the Great Liberator who was a prefiguration of the Messiah (King) to come, and was himself called “the anointed of God.”
But the story goes beyond this: Jesus later reconnected with the tradition of the magi, became their missionary among his own people and brought the message of the Wise Lord to them in a way many of them could understand. The message of Jesus and the importance of his life, death and resurrection all point in the direction of the faith of Zarathustra. Many of the sayings of Jesus almost exactly parallel material found in the much older sacred languages of the ancient Persian priests.
by Stephen Flowers
The Magi Visit the Messiah- Matthew 2:1-12
2 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi[a] from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”
3 When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. 5 “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written:
6 “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
for out of you will come a ruler
who will shepherd my people Israel.’[b]”
7 Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. 8 He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.”
Le Trio Joubran- Safar (The Journey)