SEVEN TESTAMENTS OF WORLD RELIGIONS and the Zoroastrian Older Testament is the last of the three volumes to be written, but stands as Volume One of the trilogy. This may be understood much in the way that a foreword to a book is usually written after the book has been completed, and then inserted at the beginning.

SEVEN TESTAMENTS does not contain the complete texts of the seven primary scriptures which form the substance of the next two volumes, each also including commentary. SEVEN TESTAMENTS is, however, dedicated to the proposition that there is much more material from Eastern Asia in the Bible and in the Quran than recognized hitherto, and much Zoroastrian influence in the Tao Te Ching, the Analects, the Dhammapada and the Bhagavad Gita, forming a common source which is also shared with “Western” texts.

There are seven creation stories which show traces of Zoroastrian influence and seven apocalyptic visions which are even more certainly Zoroastrian in origin, all presented in some detail in SEVEN TESTAMENTS. There are also a few other surprises such as the putative gravesite of Zoroaster himself, and an explication of the time, place and circumstances when Zoroastrianism nudged Confucianism from its origins as a philosophy toward its current standing and activity as a religion.