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List of Title Abbreviations (in alphabetical order)

TG A. -- The first letter in all the world-alphabets save a few, such for instance as the Mongolian, the Japanese, the Tibetan, the Ethiopian, etc. It is a letter of great mystic power and "magic virtue" with those who have adopted it, and with whom its numerical value is one. It is the Aleph of the Hebrews, symbolized by the Ox or Bull; the Alpha of the Greeks, the one and the first; the Az of the Slavonians, signifying the pronoun "I" (referring to the "I am that I am"). Even in Astrology, Taurus (the Ox or Bull or the Aleph) is the first of the Zodiacal signs, its colour being white and yellow. The sacred Aleph acquires a still more marked sanctity with the Christian Kabalists when they learn that this letter typifies the Trinity in Unity, as it is composed of two Yods, one upright, the other reversed with a slanting bar or nexus, . . . Kenneth R. H. Mackenzie states that "the St. Andrew cross is occultly connected therewith". The divine name, the first in the series corresponding with Aleph, is AeHeIeH or Ahih, when vowelless, and this is a Sanskrit root.

TG Aahla (Eg.). One of the divisions of the Kerneter or infernal regions, or Amenti; the word means the "Field of Peace".

SD INDEX Aam (Egy) electro-positive force, Tum I 674 &n

TG Aanroo (Eg.). The second division of Amenti. The celestial field of Aanroo is encircled by an iron wall. The field is covered with wheat, and the "Defunct" are represented gleaning it, for the "Master of Eternity"; some stalks being three, others five, and the highest seven cubits high. Those who reached the last two numbers entered the state of bliss (which is called in Theosophy Devachan); the disembodied spirits whose harvest was but three cubits high went into lower regions (Kamaloka). Wheat was with the Egyptians the symbol of the Law of Retribution or Karma. The cubits had reference to the seven, five and three human "principles".

SD INDEX Aanroo, Aanru, Aaru, Aarru (Egy)

Field of Amenti domain in realm of I 236n
kama-loka I 674 &n
wheat gleaned in I 221, 236n; II 374 &n

SD INDEX Aarea (Tah) red earth; man created out of II 193-4

TG Aaron (Heb.). The elder brother of Moses and the first Initiate of the Hebrew Lawgiver. The name means the Illuminated, or the Enlightened. Aaron thus heads the line, or Hierarchy, of the initiated Nabim, or Seers.

TG Ab (Heb.). The eleventh month of the Hebrew civil year; the fifth of the sacred year beginning in July. [W.W.W.]

SD INDEX Ab (Heb) the Father II 83

SD INDEX Ababel (Arab) "Father Tree," phoenix & II 617

SD INDEX Abacus, Pythagorean I 361

TG Abaddon (Heb.). An angel of Hell, corresponding to the Greek Apollyon.

SD INDEX Abahu. See Abbahu

SD INDEX Abarbinel [Abrabanel, Abravanel], Isaac praises Nabathean Agriculture II 455-6

TG Abatur (Gn.). In the Nazarene system the "Ancient of Days", Antiquus Altus, the Father of the Demiurgus of the Universe, is called the Third Life or "Abatur". He corresponds to the Third "Logos" in the Secret Doctrine. (See Codex Nazaraeus.)

SD INDEX Abba (Heb), Father I 355

TG Abba Amona (Heb.). Lit., "Father-Mother"; the occult names of the two higher Sephiroth, Chokmah and Binah, of the upper triad, the apex of which is Sephira or Kether. From this triad issues the lower septenary of the Sephirothal Tree.

SD INDEX Abba, Rabbi, re five lights & seventh II 625, 628

SD INDEX Abbahu, Rabbi, on worlds created & destroyed II 53-4, 704

SD INDEX Abd Allatif [`Abd al-Latif], [Desc. of the Ancient Monuments] II 362

SD INDEX Abdera, Democritus of. See Democritus

SD INDEX Abdi, Mohammedan four-letter God II 602


SD INDEX Abel. See also Cain, Hebel

Cain &, male & female II 125, 127, 135, 273n, 388, 469
Chebel (Hebel) or, pains of birth II 125n
first natural woman II 388
Hebel or, female II 127, 135, 469
separating hermaphrodite II 134

SD INDEX Abenephius, Liber de cultura Aegyptiorum I 362

SD INDEX Aben Ezra, re Azazel I 441-2n

TG Abhamsi (Sk.). A mystic name of the "four orders of beings" which are, Gods, Demons, Pitris and Men. Orientalists somehow connect the name with "waters", but esoteric philosophy connects its symbolism with Akasa -- the ethereal "waters of space", since it is on the bosom and on the seven planes of "space " that the "four orders of (lower) beings" and the three higher Orders of Spiritual Beings are born. (See Secret Doctrine I. p. 458, and "Ambhamsi".)

TG Abhasvaras (Sk.). The Devas or "Gods" of Light and Sound, the highest of the upper three celestial regions (planes) of the second Dhyana (q.v.) A class of gods sixty-four in number, representing a certain cycle and an occult number.

SD INDEX Ab Hati (Egy), animal soul II 633

TG Abhava (Sk.). Negation, or non-being of individual objects; the noumenal substance, or abstract objectivity.

FY Abhava, negation or non-being of individual objects; the substance, the abstract objectivity.

WG Abhava, non-existence, non-entity; privation, negation, destruction, death. (a, not; bhava, being: non-being.)

TG Abhaya (Sk.). "Fearlessness" -- a son of Dharma; and also a religious life of duty. As an adjective, "Fearless," Abhaya is an epithet given to every Buddha.

SKs Abhaya 'Fearlessness'; a compound of a -- not, and bhaya -- fear, derived from the verb-root bhi -- to fear. Abhaya is also that mental peace and serenity that comes from perfect love, as the Bible says: "Perfect love casteth out all fear."

SD INDEX Abhayam (Skt) no fear II 406

TG Abhayagiri (Sk.). Lit., "Mount Fearless" in Ceylon. It has an ancient Vihara or Monastery in which the well-known Chinese traveller Fa-hien found 5,000 Buddhist priests and ascetics in the year 400 of our era, and a School called Abhayagiri Vasinah, "School of the Secret Forest". This philosophical school was regarded as heretical, as the ascetics studied the doctrines of both the "greater" and the "smaller" vehicles -- or the Mahayana and the Hinayana systems and Triyana or the three successive degrees of Yoga; just as a certain Brotherhood does now beyond the Himalayas. This proves that the "disciples of Katyayana" were and are as unsectarian as their humble admirers the Theosophists are now. (See "Sthavirah" School.) This was the most mystical of all the schools, and renowned for the number of Arhats it produced. The Brotherhood of Abhayagiri called themselves the disciples of Katyayana, the favourite Chela of Gautama, the Buddha. Tradition says that owing to bigoted intolerance and persecution, they left Ceylon and passed beyond the Himalayas, where they have remained ever since.

TG Abhidharma (Sk.). The metaphysical (third) part of Tripitaka, a very philosophical Buddhist work by Katyayana.

WGa Abhidharma, the third division of the "Tripitaka" or Buddhist canon. It contains the philosophical dissertations and metaphysics of the Buddhists, and from it the Mahayana and Hinayana schools got their fundamental doctrines.

TG Abhijna (Sk.). Six phenomenal (or "supernatural") gifts which Sakyamuni Buddha acquired in the night on which he reached Buddha-ship. This is the "fourth" degree of Dhyana (the seventh in esoteric teachings) which has to be attained by every true Arhat. In China, the initiated Buddhist ascetics reckon six such powers, but in Ceylon they reckon only five. The first Abhijna is Divyachakchus, the instantaneous view of anything one wills to see; the second, is Divyasrotra, the power of comprehending any sound whatever, etc., etc.

TG Abhimanim (Sk.). The name of Agni (fire) the "eldest son of Brahma", in other words, the first element or Force produced in the universe at its evolution (the fire of creative desire). By his wife Swaha, Abhimanim had three sons (the fires) Pavaka, Pavamana and Suchi, and these had "forty-five sons, who, with the original son of Brahma and his three descendants, constitute the forty-nine fires" of Occultism.

SD INDEX Abhimanin (Skt). See also Pitris

father of three fires I 521; II 247
Prometheus & II 521

TG Abhimanyu (Sk.). A son of Arjuna. He killed Lakshmana, in the great battle of the Mahabharata on its second day, but was himself killed on the thirteenth.

WG Abhinivesa, idle terror causing death.

SD INDEX Abhrayanti (Skt), a Pleiad II 551

TG Abhutarajasas (Sk.). A class of gods or Devas, during the period of the fifth Manvantara.

WG Abhutarajasas, bright incorporeal beings, deities having not even astral forms. (a, not; bhuta, element; raj, shine.)

SD INDEX Abhutarajasas (Skt), incorporeal beings II 89

WG Abhyasana, uninterrupted contemplation of an object. (abhi, into; asa, throwing: "throwing [one's self] into [study].")

TG Abib (Heb.). The first Jewish sacred month, begins in March; is also called Nisan.

TG Abiegnus Mons (Lat.). A mystic name, from whence as from a certain mountain, Rosicrucian documents are often found to be issued -- "Monte Abiegno". There is a connection with Mount Meru, and other sacred hills. [W.W.W.]

TG Ab-i-hayat (Pers.). Water of immortality. Supposed to give eternal youth and sempiternal life to him who drinks of it.

FY Ab-e-Hyat, Water of Life, supposed to give eternal youth.

TG Abiri (Gr.). See Kabiri, also written Kabeiri, the Mighty Ones, celestials, sons of Zedec the just one, a group of deities worshipped in Phoenicia: they seem to be identical with the Titans, Corybantes, Curetes, Telchines and Dii Magni of Virgil. [W.W.W.]

SD INDEX Abjayoni (Skt), "lotos-born" I 372

TG Ablanathanalba (Gn.). A term similar to "Abracadabra". It is said by C. W. King to have meant "thou art a father to us"; it reads the same from either end and was used as a charm in Egypt. (See "Abracadabra".)

SD INDEX Aborigines. See Australian (Aborigines)

TG Abracadabra (Gn.). This symbolic word first occurs in a medical treatise in verse by Samonicus, who flourished in the reign of the Emperor Septimus Severus. Godfrey Higgins says it is from Abra or Abar "God", in Celtic, and cad "holy"; it was used as a charm, and engraved on Kameas as an amulet. [W.W.W.]

Godfrey Higgins was nearly right, as the word "Abracadabra" is a later corruption of the sacred Gnostic term "Abrasax", the latter itself being a still earlier corruption of a sacred and ancient Coptic or Egyptian word: a magic formula which meant in its symbolism "Hurt me not", and addressed the deity in its hieroglyphics as "Father". It was generally attached to an amulet or charm and worn as a Tat (q.v.), on the breast under the garments.

SD INDEX Abraham(s), Abram I 322, 422

A-bra(h)m becomes II 139n
fr Arba I 337n
bosom of, or nirvana I 568
burning lamp of I 338n
forefather of Jehovistic Jews I 578n
God of, not Father of Jesus II 509
God's covenant w II 508
Hebrew number for II 40
"no Brahmin" II 200
pillars erected by II 472n
recognized Phoenician god II 380
Sarai (Sarah) wife of II 77, 174
Saturn symbol I 578n
story of, based on Brahma II 77
there were, before the Jews II 130
fr Ur I 376; II 139n

TG Abraxas or Abrasax (Gn.). Mystic words which have been traced as far back as Basilides, the Pythagorean, of Alexandria, A.D. 90. He uses Abraxas as a title for Divinity, the supreme of Seven, and as having 365 virtues. In Greek numeration, a. 1, b. 2, r. 100, a. 1, x. 60, a. 1, s. 200 = 365, days of the year, solar year, a cycle of divine action. C. W. King, author of The Gnostics, considers the word similar to the Hebrew Shemhamphorasch, a holy word, the extended name of God. An Abraxas Gem usually shows a man's body with the head of a cock, one arm with a shield, the other with a whip. [W. W. W]
Abraxas is the counterpart of the Hindu Abhimanim (q.v.) and Brahma combined. It is these compound and mystic qualities which caused Oliver, the great Masonic authority, to connect the name of Abraxas with that of Abraham. This was unwarrantable; the virtues and attributes of Abraxas, which are 365 in number, ought to have shown him that the deity was connected with the Sun and solar division of the year -- nay, that Abraxas is the antitype, and the Sun, the type.

SD INDEX Abrasax, Abraxas, Abraxax (Gnos)

Basilidian supreme god I 350
central spiritual sun II 214
Garuda pictured as monster on, gems II 565
Jevo genii antagonistic to II 541
Mithra, IAO, or II 474
as Priapus symbol of four Adamic races II 458

SD INDEX Abrayanti. See Abhrayanti

WGa Absolute, anything of which it can be predicated that it is "not relative". In pure metaphysics that which exists independent of any other cause; unconditioned. Hence the same as Parabrahmam, or the "unknowable". That state or condition into which it is said the manifested universe disappears upon the great Pralaya. Said to be, by some, the combination of Spirit and Matter.

OG Absolute -- A term which unfortunately is much abused and often misused even in theosophical writings. It is a convenient word in Occidental philosophy by which is described the utterly unconditioned; but it is a practice which violates both the etymology of the word and even the usage of some keen and careful thinkers as, for instance, Sir William Hamilton in his Discussions (3rd edition, p. 13n), who apparently uses the word absolute in the exactly correct sense in which theosophists should use it as meaning "finished," "perfected," "completed." As Hamilton observes: "The Absolute is diametrically opposed to, is contradictory of, the Infinite." This last statement is correct, and in careful theosophical writings the word Absolute should be used in Hamilton's sense, as meaning that which is freed, unloosed, perfected, completed.
Absolute is from the Latin absolutum, meaning "freed," "unloosed," and is, therefore, an exact English parallel of the Sanskrit philosophical term moksha or mukti, and more mystically of the Sanskrit term so commonly found in Buddhist writings especially, nirvana -- an extremely profound and mystical thought.
Hence, to speak of parabrahman as being the Absolute may be a convenient usage for Occidentals who understand neither the significance of the term parabrahman nor the etymology, origin, and proper usage of the English word Absolute -- "proper" outside of a common and familiar employment.
In strict accuracy, therefore, the student should use the word Absolute only when he means what the Hindu philosopher means when he speaks of moksha or mukti or of a mukta -- i.e., one who has obtained mukti or freedom, one who has arrived at the acme or summit of all evolution possible in any one hierarchy, although as compared with hierarchies still more sublime, such jivanmukta is but a mere beginner. The Silent Watcher in theosophical philosophy is an outstanding example of one who can be said to be absolute in the fully accurate meaning of the word. It is obvious that the Silent Watcher is not parabrahman. (See also Moksha, Relativity)

SD INDEX Absolute (the). See also Ain-soph, IT, One, Parabrahm, Paranirvana, Sat, Word

ALL & universe not separate II 384n
astral light lower aspect of I 196
Being is Non-being I 54n; II 449n
cannot create, be defined, or known II 34
Causeless Cause I 569
consciousness, motion I 51, 56
Crookes' idea of I 581n
Cusa's definition of II 158n
devoid of attributes I 214, 420
dhyani-chohans cannot know I 51; II 34
of East misunderstood I 496n
everything other than, is illusion I 295
evil rooted in I 412-13
existence permanent I 39
finite self-consciousness aspect of I 50n
the "first" cannot be the I 14-15n
how man is led to II 79n
ideation & substance aspects of I 15, 326, 329
independent of numbers II 598
kabbalists' I 214
light is, darkness II 95
mahamaya of II 446
man can become one w II 78-9n
monad & jiva breath of I 247
monads rays of, principle II 167
monad's relation to I 135, 175
nature aspect of I 277n
never understood in West I 496n
Non-being is Absolute Being I 54 &n
One, Be-ness, Reality I 14, 54n, 290, 295
Parabrahm of Vedantins I 16
periodical manifestation of I 273
personified powers of I 350
reabsorption in, or paranirvana I 135, 266, 636
Space the, ALL I 8
streams projected fr, life I 275
three aspects of I 43
two, impossible I 7, 412
Unity pulsating great heart II 588
universe issues fr I 88
unknown, essence I 273; II 240n, 728

SD INDEX Absoluter Geist (von Hartmann) I 50

TG Absoluteness. When predicated of the UNIVERSAL PRINCIPLE, it denotes an abstract noun, which is more correct and logical than to apply the adjective "absolute" to that which has neither attributes nor limitations, nor can IT have any.

KT Absoluteness. When predicated of the UNIVERSAL PRINCIPLE, it denotes an abstraction, which is more correct and logical than to apply the adjective "absolute" to that which can have neither attributes nor limitations.

TG Ab-Soo (Chald.). The mystic name for Space, meaning the dwelling of Ab the "Father", or the Head of the source of the Waters of Knowledge. The lore of the latter is concealed in the invisible space or akasic regions.

SD INDEX Ab Soo [Apsu] (Chald), habitat of knowledge II 502

SD INDEX Abul-Faraj. See Bar-Hebraeus

SD INDEX [Abu'l-Fazl `Allami], A'in-i-Akbari ("Akbar's Institutes"), Akbar's interest in various sects I xxivn

SD INDEX Abul Feda, Historia anteislamitica II 366

names given initiates II 210n

SD INDEX Abul Teda. See Abul Feda

SD INDEX Abydos II 464

Bes stands on lotus at I 385
Osiris worshiped at I 437, 675
table of, vindicates Manetho II 367

SD INDEX Abydos. See Mariette (Bey)

SD INDEX Abyss(es). See also Chaos, Great Deep

arg, arca floating on II 313, 460
ginnungagap (chaos) I 367, 427
of Learning in Gobi II 502-3
lower, of matter I 136, 195; II 235, 244
Noot the celestial I 228
of primordial creation (Berosus) II 65n, 715n
watery, or Space I 346; II 53, 142n, 313, 503, 580, 653

SD INDEX Abyssinia

Aryans reached Egypt thru II 746
Bruce brings Book of Enoch fr II 531
once an island II 368

TG Acacia (Gr.). Innocence; and also a plant used in Freemasonry as a symbol of initiation, immortality, and purity; the tree furnished the sacred Shittim wood of the Hebrews. [W. W. W]

SD INDEX Academie des Sciences (Comptes Rendus) articles by Faye I 165, 496, 500, 505, 541n Academy, The (journal), Petrie's letter to, re pyramid I 314

SD INDEX Accadia, Accadian(s). See Akkadians

SD INDEX Accident

karma & I 643-4
victims reincarnate quickly II 303

SD INDEX Achad. See Ehad

SD INDEX Achaica [Achaia]. See Pausanias

TG Achamoth (Gn.). The name of the second, the inferior Sophia. Esoterically and with the Gnostics, the elder Sophia was the Holy Spirit (female Holy Ghost) or the Sakti of the Unknown, and the Divine Spirit; while Sophia Achamoth is but the personification of the female aspect of the creative male Force in nature; also the Astral Light.

TG Achar (Heb.). The Gods over whom (according to the Jews) Jehovah is the God.

SD INDEX Achar. See Aher

TG Achara (Sk.). Personal and social (religious) obligations.

TG Acharya (Sk.). Spiritual teacher, Guru; as Sankar-acharya, lit., a "teacher of ethics". A name generally given to Initiates, etc., and meaning "Master".

WG Acharya, a holy teacher; an instructor in the mysteries. (Literally, "one who knows the achara, or rules.")

SD INDEX Acharya. See Bhashyacharya, N.

TG Achath (Heb.). The one, the first, feminine; achad being masculine. A Talmudic word applied to Jehovah. It is worthy of note that the Sanskrit term ak means one, ekata being "unity", Brahma being called ak, or eka, the one, the first, whence the Hebrew word and application.

SD INDEX Achath. See Ahath

SD INDEXa Achath-Ruach-Elohim-Chiim ['Ahath ruah 'elohim hayyim] I 130n (Heb) "One, the spirit of the living god(s)" (Westcott trans.) or "First, the spirit of the god(s) of the living" (Stenring trans.) --Sepher Yetzirah I.9 & nn.

TG Acher (Heb.). The Talmudic name of the Apostle Paul. The Talmud narrates the story of the four Tanaim, who entered the Garden of Delight, i.e., came to be initiated; Ben Asai, who looked and lost his sight; Ben Zoma, who looked and lost his reason; Acher, who made depredations in the garden and failed; and Rabbi Akiba, who alone succeeded. The Kabalists say that Acher is Paul.

TG Acheron (Gr.). One of the rivers of Hades in Greek mythology.

SD INDEX Acheron (Gk), & Helion II 357

SD INDEX Achilles

heel of II 637
shield of II 394

SD INDEX Achiochersus. See Axiokersos

SD INDEX Achiosersa. See Axiokersa

TG Achit (Sk.). Absolute non-intelligence; as Chit is -- in contrast -- absolute intelligence.

WG Achit, one of the three inseparable aspects of Parabrahmam. (a, devoid of; chit, thought, intelligent force, mind.)

SD INDEX Achit or Anatman (Skt), Parabrahman, chit (atman), & I 59n

SD INDEX Achod. See Ehad

TG Achyuta (Sk.). That which is not subject to change or fall; the opposite to Chyuta, "fallen". A title of Vishnu.

WG Achyuta, the "unfailing," that which is not subject to "fall;" a title given to Krishna in the Bhagavat-Gita; a name of Vishnu.

GH Achyuta The unfallen, i.e., the imperishable: a philosophical term about which H. P. Blavatsky writes: "Achyuta is an almost untranslatable term. It means that which is not subject to fall or change for the worse: the Unfalling; and it is the reverse of chyuta, 'the Fallen.' The Dhyanis who incarnate in the human forms of the Third Root-Race and endow them with intellect (Manas) are called the chyuta, for they fall into generation." (Secret Doctrine, II, p. 47) Achyuta is applied to Vishnu, and to Krishna in his avataric aspect of Vishnu: not, however, as an individualized entity but in respect to the condition or state of essential Cosmic Being. (Compound a, not; chyuta from (The following word is derived from the verbal root:) chyu, to move to and fro, to fall, to fade. Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 132)

SD INDEX Achyuta (Skt) imperishable

chyuta & II 47 &n
"does not perish" I 18-19
name of Vishnu I 19
Purushottama, Brahma or I 542

SD INDEX Ackerman, R. W., Arth. Index II 342n

TG Acosmism (Gr.). The precreative period, when there was no Kosmos but Chaos alone.

SD INDEX Acosmism I 152

SD INDEX Acosta, Jose de

----- Historia natural . . . de las Indias
immense stones at Cuzco I 209n
seven Incas repeopled Earth II 141

SD INDEX Acquired Faculties, transmission of I 219

SD INDEX Acrania II 656

SD INDEX Acre of Earth, & Jared (Yared) II 597n

SD INDEX Acropolis, ever-burning fire of I 338n

SD INDEX Acropolis of Argos, three-eyed colossus at II 294n

SD INDEX Actio in distans I 487-8, 491

SD INDEXa Actio in distans I 487, 488, 491, etc. (Lat) "Action over (at) a distance."

SD INDEX Action(s)

cause & effect II 73-4
good, the only priests I 280
karma-nemesis & II 305 &n
mankind determines good & evil by II 512
no independent I 566n
will determines our I 639

SD INDEX Activity

cycles of I 266; II 545
forty-nine stages of II 747
periods of I 62, 154-5
rest &, law governing I 62

SD INDEX Actor, personalities are roles of II 306

SD INDEX Acts of the Apostles

14:12 mistranslated II 481
kosmic beings called elements I 338n
Paul Hermes, Barnabas Zeus II 481
God dwelleth not in temples I 327
in him we live & move I 8
Holy Ghost as tongues of fire I 87, 379n

TG Ad (Assyr.). Ad, "the Father". In Aramean ad means one, and ad-ad "the only one".

SD INDEX Ad, Adi (Skt) first I xix; II 42-3, 452

SD INDEX Ad (Assyr)

father or II 42-3
Son(s) of I 207; II 42n

SD INDEX Ad-ad (Aramaean), the Only One II 42-3

TG Adah (Assyr.). Borrowed by the Hebrews for the name of their Adah, father of Jubal, etc. But Adah meaning the first, the one, is universal property. There are reasons to think that Ak-ad, means the first-born or Son of Ad. Adon was the first "Lord" of Syria. (See Isis Unv. II., pp. 452, 453.)

SD INDEX Ad-ah, Sons of II 203

TG Adam (Heb.). In the Kabalah Adam is the "only-begotten", and means also "red earth". (See "Adam-Adami" in the Sec. Doct. II., p. 452.) It is almost identical with Athamas or Thomas, and is rendered into Greek by Didumos, the "twin" -- Adam, "the first", in chap. I of Genesis, being shown, "male-female."

WGa Adam, the first man in the Hebraic system. The word really means Man and not a man.

SD INDEX Adam(s), Admi, Adami

animals & fowls preceded, (Genesis 1) II 181
animals came after, (Genesis 2) II 1n, 181
Aryans descend fr yellow II 426
Assyrian, Chaldean II 42, 102
became Cain & Abel II 124-5
born of earth & fire II 4
born of no woman II 125n
chronology of II 71n
coats of skin of II 202
the coming II 100
creation of II 86-7
dark race II 5
divine essence emanating fr, (IU q) I xlii
[error, see ML page 45]
driven fr Tree II 216
earthly, & seven angels II 112
eating the fruit gave, wisdom I 404
elohim brought forth II 81, 134, 137
elohim expelled, fr Eden II 382n
ethnology requires several I 323-4
first & last II 513
first divine androgyne II 124, 127-9
five, & the races II 46n, 457, 503-4
fourth or fallen II 457
4004 BC I 323
garment of light of II 112
generative principle II 124-5n
generic name II 454
Gnostics on four II 458
in God's image, male & female II 467
had nephesh but no soul II 162, 456
Heavenly, & ten sephiroth II 112
Jah-Eve the original II 126
Jod or Yodh II 129
Jupiter as Ham & II 270
Kaimurath the Persian II 396-7
last, a quickening spirit II 513
-Lilith & chhaya-birth II 174
made perfect, joins dragon II 383-4
Madim (Mars) is II 144n
Naudin on II 119
Noah, Jehovah &, same I 444
Noah prayed before body of II 467
not first man I 324
Patriarch, & Kabiri I 642n
primitive human race II 125
progenitor of human race II 467
"Prophet of the Moon" II 468
races of II 3, 46, 457
red II 43n, 124-5n, 144, 426
rib of II 46, 129, 193
Rishoun or II 315, 397
Samael & earthly II 112
second, septenary II 1-2n
Semites fr red II 426
separates into man & woman II 125, 129, 134n, 135
serpent & I 404-5
sleep of II 181
solus, sexless 1st race II 134
Swedenborg called, a church II 42n
two faces yet one person II 134n
two races preceded II 394
white, black, red, etc I 323-4
Zohar on earthly II 44

SD INDEX Adam-Adami II 452-8

Bible patriarch (Renan) II 454
Brahma-Viraj I 355-6
earlier than Mosaic books II 43
Elohim-Jehovah I 355-6
manifold symbol II 42
personation of dual Adam II 456

SD INDEX Adamas (Gnos)

archetype of first males II 3
Ophite, or primeval man II 458


androgyne second race II 134
Jehovah or II 127

SD INDEX Adam & Eve

apple, tree & II 354-5
became matter II 273
fall of II 62, 95n, 354-5
Jehovah curses, then blesses II 410
Jehovah is, blended II 125n, 128
Ophis urges, to eat fruit II 215
Tahitian II 193-4
why Cain, Abel &, only humans II 286

SD INDEX Adam-Galatea, soul of, preexistent II 150


Adam, Admi & II 4
Aryan symbol II 452-8
dark race II 5
Adamic Races, Man
few million years old II 315
pitris ancestors of II 91n
pre- & post-, were giants II 289n
Tree of Life, serpent & I 406-7

TG Adamic Earth (Alch.). Called the "true oil of gold" or the "primal element" in Alchemy. It is but one remove from the pure homogeneous element.

SD INDEX Adam-Jehovah, symb generative powers II 43n

SD INDEX Adam-Jehovah-Eve, bisexual creative deity II 125

TG Adam Kadmon (Heb). Archetypal Man; Humanity. The "Heavenly Man" not fallen into sin; Kabalists refer it to the Ten Sephiroth on the plane of human perception. [W. W. W]
In the Kabalah Adam Kadmon is the manifested Logos corresponding to our Third Logos; the Unmanifested being the first paradigmic ideal Man, and symbolizing the Universe in abscondito, or in its "privation" in the Aristotelean sense. The First Logos is the "Light of the World", the Second and the Third -- its gradually deepening shadows.

KT Adam Kadmon (Heb.) "Archetypal man, Humanity. The "Heavenly man" not fallen into sin. Kabalists refer it to the Ten Sephiroth on the plane of human perception." In the Kabala Adam Kadmon is the manifested Logos corresponding to our third Logos, the unmanifested being the first paradigmic ideal man, and symbolizing the universe in abscondito, or in its "privation" in the Aristotelean sense. The first Logos is "the light of the World," the second and the third, its gradually deepening shadows.

FY Adam Kadmon, the bi-sexual Sephira of the Kabalists.

WGa Adam Kadmon, in the Kabalah, the Heavenly Man; Humanity in its ideal form, for Adam Kadmon is said to stand with his head in heaven and his feet on earth.

IN Adam Kadmon (Heb) In the Kabbalah, archetypal or primordial humanity, macrocosmic or Heavenly Man in contradistinction to the earthly Adam; the Sephirothal Tree of Life.

SD INDEX Adam-Kadmon [Adam Qadmon] (Heb). See also Heavenly Man, Second Logos, Sons of Light

Ad-am-ak-ad-mon became II 43
Adam of Genesis 1 is II 129
Ancient of Days & I 60
androgyne I 98n, 215n, 246, 337, 355-6, 427, 450; II 37, 129, 269n, 467, 537
Athamaz, Tamaz, Adonis II 44
Bath-Kol & I 137
Bel & Noah preceded II 144
circle w diameter is I 391
collective name II 4, 234
creative subordinate powers II 544
Creator II 456
Eve female portion of II 269n
fecundates Earth I 240
Fiat Lux of Bible I 246
First Cause manifests thru I 214
first triad of, unseen I 239
host of elohim II 112n
Jah-Hovah mind-born son of II 126
Jehovah & I 619n; II 269n, 537
knew only Shekhinah I 432
leads prajapatis, sephiroth II 129
Logos or I 99n, 214, 429; II 25, 234
Lord is II 127
made in image of God II 46n
Manu-Svayambhuva & II 128, 704n
Philo calls, mind II 490
prototype I 450
quaternary or II 595-6
Sacr-n'cabvah or II 467
separates into male, female II 128
Sephirah, Brahma, Adi-Sanat I 98
Sephirah wife, mother, etc, of I 430
Sephirothal Tree or I 352; II 293
sexless II 37, 128, 595
symbol of generative power II 124n
synthesis of builders I 436-7
ten sephiroth I 391, 427, 432-3; II 1-2n, 544, 704n
Tetragrammaton I 99n; II 596, 601, 625n
Tree of Knowledge II 4, 293
Trinity in one I 432-3
typifies water & earth II 124n
vehicle of Ain-soph I 179, 432

SD INDEX Ad-am-ak-ad-mon, became Adam Kadmon II 43

SD INDEX Adam of Dust

earthly II 78-81, 86, 112, 458
nephesh breathes into I 242n, 247
requires two middle principles I 247
third Adam is II 457
woman issues fr rib of II 129

SD INDEX Adam Rishoon, Rishoun [Adam-Rishon] (Heb) II 315, 397

SD INDEX Adams, John C. II 441

SD INDEX Adam's Earth

mulaprakriti I 10n
unity of matter of kabbalists I 543n

SD INDEX Adan, mandrakes in city of II 27n

SD INDEX Adanari. See Ardhanari

SD INDEX Ada-nath. See Adi-nath

SD INDEX Adaptation(s)

evidence of guiding process I 277-8
factor in variation II 738

SD INDEX Ad-ar-gat (or Astarte, Syrian) II 42n, 43

SD INDEX Adbhitanya [Adbhutama] II 319

TG Adbhuta Brahmana (Sk.). The Brahmana of miracles; treats of marvels, auguries, and various phenomena.

TG Adbhuta Dharma (Sk.). The "law" of things never heard before. A class of Buddhist works on miraculous or phenomenal events.

SD INDEX Adbhutam (Skt), impenetrable Rajah II 621

SD INDEXa Addit Cedrenus (Salem I.3): Stella Martis ab Egyptiis vocatur Ertosi (plantare, generare). Significat autem hoc omnis generis procreationem et vivificationem, omnisque substantiae et materiae naturam et vim ordinantem atque procreantem II 143-4n (Lat) "Cedrenus says (Salmasius I.c): The planet Mars was called by the Egyptians Ertosi (to plant, generate). This implies the creating and generating of everything, the creating and determining of the nature and powers of all substance and matter."

TG Adept (Lat.). Adeptus, "He who has obtained." In Occultism one who has reached the stage of Initiation, and become a Master in the science of Esoteric philosophy.

KT Adept (Lat. adeptus). In Occultism, one who has reached the stage of initiation and become a master in the Science of Esoteric Philosophy.

FY Adept, one who, through the development of his spirit, has attained to transcendental knowledge and powers.

WG Adept (Eng.), as used in these times is applied to the Mahatmas, but as there are black and white, high and low Adepts, that use is erroneous. The word strictly means an expert or master in some particular art or science. In Theosophical literature the term is generally applied to those occultists who have passed beyond the age of pupilage and have, so to speak, "come of age" in the study and practice of occultism, being more than chelas but less than full Initiates.

OG Adept -- The word means one who is "skilled"; hence, even in our ordinary life, a chemist, a physician, a theologian, a mechanic, an engineer, a teacher of languages, an astronomer, are all "adepts," persons who are skilled, each in his own profession. In theosophical writings, however, an Adept is one who is skilled in the esoteric wisdom, in the teachings of life.

SD INDEX Adept(s) II 94. See also Arhan(s), Cis-Himalayan, Initiates, Mahatmas, Masters, Seers

-astronomers II 699
re Atlantis II 406
can produce organic matter II 349
can separate his upadhis I 158
can transfer consciousness I 166
concealed knowledge & I xvii, 156
defined I 273
dragons/serpents & I 404; II 94n, 210, 280n
dwelt under pyramids II 351-2
"euthanasia" of II 531
in every age I 484
few, know highest initiates I 611-12
future mankind of II 446
Galilean II 231
-healer II 361
India still has I 311
initiation of II 215, 558
jivanmukta or high I 46n
keeps personalities separated I 275
knew of races on Mars, Venus II 699
knowledge I 605; II 216, 700-1
know occult properties of light I 516
know their dhyani-buddha I 573
laws & duties of II 82
lives of great, of Aryan race I vii
manus, rishis & II 425
maruts, nirmanakayas & II 615
master of occult sciences II 280n
may read future in an elemental I 631
moon mystery & I 179-80
mountain abodes of II 494
names given to II 210n, 211, 215
Nebo starts new race of II 456
re nebular theory I 590-7
not influenced by genii I 295 &n
nursery for future human I 207
perceive the supersensuous I 489, 515, 582n
planes of consciousness & II 701
power of, to change his form II 705n
preserve the wisdom-knowledge I xlv
rapport w higher globes II 701
records of I xxxiv; II 23
of right- & left-hand path I 417-19; II 211, 495, 501
Rudra-Siva forefather of II 502n
seed for future II 228
seven classes of, (Row) I 574
sishta, holy sons of light or II 531
Siva patron of II 282
solved mysteries of life, death II 451
spiritual intuition of I 46n
third, fourth, fifth races of II 210
visions of, checked I 273
war betw, & sorcerers I 417-20; II 384, 495, 501
re White Island II 407
wisdom imparted to II 636
Wondrous Being holds sway over I 207-8
won't give harmful information I 306

SD INDEX Adeptship

seven degrees of II 614
"War in Heaven" & II 380

TG Adharma (Sk.). Unrighteousness, vice, the opposite of Dharma.

WG Adharma, unrighteousness, wickedness, vice.

TG Adhi (Sk.). Supreme, paramount.

TG Adhi-bhautika duhkha (Sk.). The second of the three kinds of pain; lit., "Evil proceeding from external things or beings".

FY Adhibhautika, arising from external objects.

WG Adhibautika, natural; a term applied to natural and extrinsic pain.

WG Adhibhuta, the lord of lives; the Supreme Spirit when dwelling in all elemental nature through the mysterious power of -nature's illusion. (adhi, over; bhuta, element.)

GH Adhibhuta literally 'Original Element,' i.e., the primordial substratum or element of matter and all objects, in its cosmic aspect. (Compound adhi 'above,' therefore implying superiority; bhuta, a word frequently used for 'element.' Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 57)

FY Adhidaivika, arising from the gods, or accidents.

WG Adhidaivata, (also Adhidaiva), presiding deity, lord of all the gods; the Supreme Spirit as dwelling in the solar orb (meaning, according to Eastern ideas, that the supreme power for this solar system has its place in the sun), or when fully manifest in man. (adhi, over; deva, a god.)

GH Adhidaivata literally The original or primordial divine, i.e., the divine agent operating in and through beings and objects. A generalizing adjective applying to the divine part of any being from the hierarchical standpoint: applicable to Adhyatman (q.v.). (Compound adhi above, therefore implying superiority; daivata, divine. Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 57)

WG Adhidaivika, spiritual; a term applied to superhuman pain.

TG Adhi-daivika duhkha (Sk.). The third of the three kinds of pain. "Evil proceeding from divine causes, or a just Karmic punishment".


FY Adhikamasansas, extra months.

TG Adhishtanam (Sk.). Basis; a principle in which some other principle inheres.

FY Adhishthanum, basis; a principle in which some other principle inheres.

SD INDEX Adhivahikas (Skt) I 132

WG Adhiyajna, the Supreme Spirit as director of the body, as it is held in the ancient doctrine that one spirit guides all men, assuming in each an apparent separateness which is due to the personal lower self. (adhi, over; yajna, sacrificial ceremony: "director of the sacrificial ceremony" -- which is human life.)

GH Adhiyajna literally 'Primordial sacrifice.' Cosmologically this refers to the Cosmic Logos, which in the Esoteric Philosophy is represented as in a sense sacrificing itself for the benefit of the world; because due to its own coming into manifestation it enables the waiting hosts of monads to come into being. In the small, every Avatara repeats the sacrifice for the benefit of all that lives. The Bhagavad-Gita refers to this in the words "Adhiyajna is myself in this body," i.e., Krishna the Avatara in a physical body. (Compound adhi upper, paramount; yajna, sacrifice. Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 58)

WG Adhyatma, the soul of souls; the over-soul. (adhi, over; atma, soul.)

GH Adhyatman literally 'The Supreme or Original Atman,' the highest of a hierarchy, equivalent to Paramatman. (Compound adhi above, therefore implying superiority; atman, Self. Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 57)

TG Adhyatmika duhkha (Sk.). The first of the three kinds of pain; lit., "Evil proceeding from Self", an induced or a generated evil by Self, or man himself.


FY Adhyatmika, arising out of the inner self.

WG Adhyatmika, relating to the soul (adhyatma); a term applied to natural and inseparable pain.

TG Adhyatma Vidya (Sk.). Lit., "the esoteric luminary". One of the Pancha Vidya Sastras, or the Scriptures of the Five Sciences.

SKv Adhyaya A chapter of a book; a lesson, a reading: derived from adhi -- towards, and the verb-root i -- to go; but meaning in combination 'to study, to turn the minds towards.'

TG Adi (Sk.). The First, the primeval.

TG Adi (the Sons of). In Esoteric philosophy the "Sons of Adi" are called the "Sons of the Fire-mist". A term used of certain adepts.

WG Adi, the first, the beginning; the unknown Deity, Brahma.

SD INDEX Ad-i, first speaking race II 452

SD INDEX Adi (Skt) original I xix, 129; II 42, 452

TG Adi-bhuta (Sk.). The first Being; also primordial element. Adbhuta is a title of Vishnu, the "first Element" containing all elements, "the unfathomable deity".

SD INDEX Adi-bhuta (Skt) I 129

Kwan-yin or I 136
primeval cause I xix

TG Adi-Buddha (Sk.). The First and Supreme Buddha -- not recognised in the Southern Church. The Eternal Light.

WG Adibuddha, the first or supreme Buddha. Buddha in reality is not a person, but a principle incarnating in different so-called Buddhas.

WGa Adi-Buddha, first or primeval wisdom; an aspect of Parabrahmam. (adi, first; buddha, wisdom.)

SKv Adi-Buddha Adi-Buddha is the 'Primeval or First Buddha,' the highest individualized being of the Hierarchy of Wisdom and Compassion in our Solar Universe. The divine nature of this 'Wondrous Being' or 'Silent Watcher,' as H. P. Blavatsky calls this great being of Light and Truth, permeates all beings, and hence like the Buddha, all men may raise themselves, if they will, to the divine source within them and thus commune with the Supreme Lord who is of the same essence. This Supreme Lord as well as the Divine Monad in man is sometimes given the title of Isvara or Avalokitesvara.

SKf Adi-Buddha, Dhyani-Buddha, Dhyani-Bodhisattva, Manushya-Buddha In Trans-Himalayan Buddhism and in the Esoteric Philosophy these four classes of spiritual beings belong to the Hierarchy of Compassionate Guardians of this planet and its inhabitants. Adi-Buddha, the summit of Primeval Wisdom, is the Silent Watcher of the whole Earth Planetary Chain. He is often referred to as the 'Wondrous Being,' or as the Logos by the Greeks. The Dhyani-Buddhas watch over the Rounds or great Life-Cycles of this Planet. The Dhyani-Bodhisattvas watch over the Globes of the Earth Planetary Chain. The Manushya-Buddhas are the Guardians and Inspirers of the great Root-Races on each Globe of our Earth Planetary Chain. Gautama the Buddha was one of these Manushya-Buddhas. Manushya is the adjectival form of manushya -- man, derived from the verb-root man -- to think. (See roots of the other words in [[other SK Terms]].)

SD INDEX Adi-buddha (Skt)

Avalokitesvara & I 110
various names for I 571


TG Adi-budhi (Sk.). Primeval Intelligence or Wisdom; the eternal Budhi or Universal Mind. Used of Divine Ideation, "Mahabuddhi" being synonymous with MAHAT.

WG Adi-buddhi, the first or unmanifested consciousness.

SP Adi-buddhi -- original intelligence.

SD INDEX Adi-buddhi (Skt), not personal God or Creator I 635

SD INDEX Adi-buddhic Monad, manifests as Maha-buddhi I 572

SD INDEX Adi-budh (Skt), karma & II 48

SD INDEX Adi-budha (Skt) I xix, 54n

TG Adikrit (Sk.). Lit., the "first produced" or made. The creative Force eternal and uncreate, but manifesting periodically. Applied to Vishnu slumbering on the "waters of space" during "pralaya" (q.v.).

SD INDEX Adikrit (Skt), creator, Hari, or I 371-2

TG Adi-natha (Sk.). The "first" Lord" -- Adi "first" (masc.), natha "Lord".

SD INDEX Adi-nath (Skt), Adam is II 452

TG Adi-nidana (Sk.). First and Supreme Causality, from Adi, the first, and Nidana the principal cause (or the concatenation of cause and effect).

SD INDEX Adi-nidana (Skt) I 98

SD INDEX Adi Parvan. See Mahabharata

TG Adi-Sakti (Sk.). Primeval, divine Force; the female creative power, and aspect in and of every male god. The Sakti in the Hindu Pantheon is always the spouse of some god.

SD INDEX Adi-sakti (Skt), emanation of mulaprakriti I 10

TG Adi-Sanat (Sk.). Lit., "First Ancient". The term corresponds to the Kabalistic "ancient of days", since it is a title of Brahma -- called in the Zohar the Atteekah d'Atteekeen, or "the Ancient of the Ancients", etc.

WG Adi-sanat, "the first ancient," Brahma, the creator.

IN Adi-Sanat (Skt) "First Ancient," title of Brahma, highest manifesting divinity.

SD INDEX Adi-sanat (Skt) I 31

Ancient of Days, Brahma or I 98

SD INDEX Ad-Isvara (Skt), First Lord II 452

TG Aditi (Sk.). The Vedic name for the Mulaprakriti of the Vedantists; the abstract aspect of Parabrahman, though both unmanifested and unknowable. In the Vedas Aditi is the "Mother-Goddess", her terrestrial symbol being infinite and shoreless space.

WG Aditi, "the boundless," i.e., space; aether; akasa; Vedic name for mulaprakriti; abstract space, or ideal nature, corresponding with the Egyptian Isis, the female side of procreative nature.

SKs Aditi, Aditya Aditi is 'Boundless Infinitude'; a compound of a -- not, diti -- limit; hence in compound, 'unlimited.' Ancient mystics called Aditi 'the Divine Mother of every existing being.' In a still deeper sense Aditi represents 'Divine Wisdom.' Aditya, meaning 'born of Aditi,' is one of the names given to the sun. The seven Adityas or 'Sons of Aditi' are the seven gods whose bodies or dwellings are the seven planets of our Solar System. Some of the more mystical writings speak of twelve Adityas or Planetary Gods. Esoteric philosophy teaches that five of these twelve planets are invisible to us at present.

SD INDEX Aditi (Skt). See also Devamatri

akasa or I 137, 332, 527n; II 42n, 613
cosmic deep, Space I 53n; II 269
Daksha son of, I 142, 623; II 247n
Egyptian seven-fold heaven II 613
Eve & I 355-6
female Arani (Vedic) II 527
feminine Logos I 431
Gaia (Gaea) II 65, 269
higher aspect of nature II 65
hydrogen, oxygen, or I 623
light, sound, ether & I 431-2
Marttanda (Sun) eighth son of I 99, 448, 529, 553; II 210n
Mother-space, Darkness I 99
mulaprakriti or I 430, 431
point in disc or I 4
-prakriti, spiritual-physical I 283
Sephirah or I 354-6; II 43
seven sons of I 72n, 434, 448, 553; II 210n
sister or form of Diti II 613
Surya son of, & Dyaus I 100-1
Tiamat, Sephirah or I 357
Tiphereth issues fr II 214
Vach & I 137, 355-6, 431, 434; II 107
Venus post-type of II 458

TG Aditi-Gaea. A compound term, Sanskrit and Latin, meaning dual, nature in theosophical writings -- spiritual and physical, as Gaea is the goddess of the earth and of objective nature.

TG Aditya (Sk.). A name of the Sun; as Marttanda, he is the Son of Aditi.

TG Adityas (Sk.). The seven sons of Aditi; the seven planetary gods.

WG Adityas, the twelve sun-gods who bring about the universal conflagration of this solar system.

GH Adityas The twelve great gods of the Hindu pantheon, sometimes also reckoned as seven (as in early Vedic times, and named, Varuna, the chief, Mitra, Aryaman, Bhaga, Daksha, Ansa, Surya): sons of boundless infinitude (Aditi). These great gods have been known under many names in different kalpas: they are the eternal sustainers of the divine life which exists in all things. "The wise call our fathers Vasus; our paternal grandfathers Rudras; our paternal great grandfathers, Adityas; agreeable to a text of the Vedas." (The Laws of Manu (Manava-Dharma-Sastra), pp. iii, p. 284) Astronomically, the seven Adityas are the regents of the seven planets. (Secret Doctrine, I, p. 99) (Meaning of the word itself: belonging or coming from Aditi. Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 73)

SD INDEX Aditya(s) (Skt)

Adhivahikas or, aid Jiva I 132
allegory of the eight or twelve I 100
divine sacrificers, pitris or II 605
gods in Vaivasvata cycle II 90
highest dhyani-chohans II 585
Indra as II 382n
life behind phenomena (Roth) II 489
pitris' paternal great-grandfather II 248n
seven planets or I 99-101 &nn
twelve, of Vedic tridasa I 71n
various names for I 92; II 182, 585, 605
Varuna, chief of II 65, 268n

TG Adi Varsha (Sk.). The first land; the primordial country in which dwelt the first races.

WG Adi-varsha, the first country; the Eden of the first races.

SD INDEX Adi-Varsha (Skt), Eden of first races II 201, 203

SD INDEX Ad-m, Admi II 4, 42n. See also Adam

SD INDEX Ad-on [Adon] (Heb)

Lord of Syria II 42n, 43
structures erected to II 541

TG Adonai (Heb.). The same as Adonis. Commonly translated "Lord". Astronomically -- the Sun. When a Hebrew in reading came to the name IHVH, which is called Jehovah, he paused and substituted the word "Adonai", (Adni); but when written with the points of Alhim, he called it "Elohim". [W. W. W]

WG Adonai, a Hebrew word, meaning "Lord," which was used in reading the sacred scrolls as a substitute for the unutterable name of four letters, the J-H-V-H. This term was used by mediaeval writers as a name for certain classes of the Dhyan Chohans.

SD INDEX Adonai, Adoni, Adonim (Heb)

Aidoneus, Dionysius & I 463
associated w Sun I 577; II 538n
associated w Yaho-Iah II 129
first sons of Earth II 452
Jehovah made into II 465, 509
Jews used, not Ehyeh or YHVH II 452
Levi's diagram of, & Enoch II 533
name of Jao-Jehovah I 438; II 389
names of I 463
Satan's throne footstool of II 235
stellar spirit I 449
fr Syrian Ad-on II 43

TG Adonim-Adonai, Adon. The ancient Chaldeo-Hebrew names for the Elohim or creative terrestrial forces, synthesized by Jehovah.


father of, became Apollo Karneios II 44
"First Lord" II 452
lunar god I 396
Mysteries of I 353; II 212
son, father, husband I 396
various names for I 353; II 44
worship of, & Osiris II 769n

SD INDEX Adrasteia (Gk), aspect of Nemesis II 305n

WG Adrishta, unseen; beyond reach of consciousness; the merit or demerit attaching to a man's conduct in a former incarnation, and the corresponding (apparently arbitrary) punishment or reward in the present or a future incarnation; destiny.

TG Adwaita (Sk.). A Vedanta sect. The non-dualistic (A-dwaita) school of Vedantic philosophy founded by Sankaracharya, the greatest of the historical Brahmin sages. The two other schools are the Dwaita (dualistic) and the Visishtadwaita; all the three call themselves Vedantic.

WG Advaita, non-duality; the one secondless existence, the one reality; a system of philosophy based on non-duality.

TG Adwaitin (Sk.). A follower of the said school.

FY Advaiti, a follower of the school of Philosophy established by Sankaracharya.

SD INDEX Advaita (Skt), Parabrahman of I 54n, 451

SD INDEX Advaita Vedanta (Skt)

von Hartmann approaches I 50
"I am myself God" I 636
one secondless Existence is I 54n
pradhana called illusion I 62
prakriti & purusha II 598
roots of, & Buddhism identical I 636
triple aspect of Deity in II 597n

SD INDEX Advaita Vedantists, Advaitins

approach esoteric philosophy I 55
atheists, not atheists I 6, 8, 522
Buddhists in disguise I 636; II 637
doctrine of I 79n
Hegel & I 52n
initiates, yogins fr I 522
upadana of I 55-6, 370n
Visishta, & Parabrahman I 233n, 451

SD INDEX Advent, Second

of Christ, Enoch, Elijah II 531
Kalki-avatara, paranirvana & I 268

SD INDEX Adversary (ies) I 411-24; II 234-5. See also Lucifer, Rakshasas, Rebels, Satan

of anthropomorphic god is Devil II 378
asuras, rudras & II 164
first, Narada in Puranas I 413
has ever existed I 411
highest archangel became II 60
incarnated in man II 164
Jehovah II 387
Jews forbidden to curse II 477
lowest aspect of Lucifer II 162
origin of II 487
required by nature's harmony I 411
Satan as the II 60-1, 235-6, 243-5, 375-6, 387-90
Satan, or murderer II 389

SD INDEX Adversus Gentes. See Arnobius

SD INDEX Adversus Haeresis. See Irenaeus

SD INDEX Adv. Haeres. [Panarion] I 404. See Epiphanius

SD INDEX Adwaita. See Advaita

TG Adytum (Gr.). The Holy of Holies in the pagan temples. A name for the secret and sacred precincts or the inner chamber, into which no profane could enter; it corresponds to the sanctuary of the altars of Christian Churches.

SD INDEX Adytum(a) I xxxvi, 426. See also Holy of Holies

Crookes approached I 626
Sanctum Sanctorum II 459-74
truths of I 117-18