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ASHA

Abbreviation for American Speech Language and Hearing Association.
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(2) Boyce explains that Ahura Mazda forms a heptad with six other Amesha Spentas ("Holy Immortals," including the God of fire, Asha Vahishta) and other lesser Yazata spirits ("Beings worthy of worship").
Later on, the magician protagonist shares a similar experience with Zoroaster, when he is encircled by a fire which does not cause him pain, for he stands in the presence of the "great light" that is the fire God Asha Vahishta, who is in turn a symbol and creation of Ahura Mazda:
(Boyce 22) When the magician pays proper homage to the most frequently mentioned Amesha Spenta in the Zend-Avesta, Asha Vahishta, who "pervades the other creations, and through the sun, controls the seasons," he is endowed with the power of Ahura Mazda to create life--a divine attribute accessible to him via Asha Vahishta and his reverence and respect of fire (23).