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Zoroastrian Cosmology & the Tema Mundi with Enrico Raffaelli

In this episode we have a conversation with Enrico Raffaelli, professor of History of Religions at the University of Toronto, about the role of astrology in pre-Islamic Iran. One of the topics addressed is the Thema Mundi, that is, the horoscope of the beginning of the world, and its placement in Zoroastrian cosmology. Another interesting topic addressed is the role of the planets in Zoroastrian religion and its possible implication in the practice of astrology.

For more details on Enrico Raffaelli’s research, see:, and

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