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List of Title Abbreviations (in alphabetical order)

SD INDEX Am, or Om II 43. See also Aum

TG Ama (Heb.)., Amia, (Chald.). Mother. A title of Sephira Binah, whose "divine name is Jehovah" and who is called "Supernal Mother".

SD INDEX Amalthea (Gk), goat transformed into II 579

TG Amanasa (Sk.). The "Mindless", the early races of this planet; also certain Hindu gods.

WG Amanasa, the mindless. (a, not; manas, mind.)

IN Amanasa (Skt) The mindless, protohuman races.

SD INDEX Amanasa(s) mindless (Skt) II 90-1

defile future abodes II 191

TG Amara-Kosha (Sk.). The "immortal vocabulary". The oldest dictionary known in the world and the most perfect vocabulary of classical Sanskrit; by Amara Sinha, a sage of the second century.

SD INDEX Amazarak, taught sorcerers (Enoch) II 376

SD INDEX Amazons

Aphides are like II 133
prescribed circle-dance II 460

TG Amba (Sk.). The name of the eldest of the seven Pleiades, the heavenly sisters married each to a Rishi belonging to the Saptariksha or the seven Rishis of the constellation known as the Great Bear.

GH Amba The eldest daughter of the king of Kasi. Through the fault of Bhishma she was rejected by her suitor, whereupon she withdrew to the forest and after practising severe penances she ended her life on the funeral pyre, and was then reborn as Sikhandin (q.v.). The word in the text (last line of p. iii Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p.) should read Ambika (q.v.) -- the second daughter of the king.

SD INDEX Amba (Skt) II 551

mother or, Aditi, akasa, etc I 460

GH Ambalika The third daughter of the king of Kasi given by Bhishma in marriage to his half brother Vichitravirya. After the latter's death she was wedded to Vyasa, and became the mother of Pandu (q.v.). (Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. Iii)


SD INDEX Amber, Phaeton's sisters' tears II 770n

TG Ambhamsi (Sk.). A name of the chief of the Kumaras, Sanat-Sujata, signifying the "waters". This epithet will become more comprehensible when we remember that the later type of Sanat-Sujata was Michael, the Archangel, who is called in the Talmud "the Prince of Waters", and in the Roman Catholic Church is regarded as the patron of gulfs and promontories. Sanat-Sujata is the immaculate son of the immaculate mother (Amba or Aditi, chaos and space) or the "waters" of limitless space. (See Secret Doctrine, Vol. I., p. 460.)

SD INDEX Ambhamsi (Skt), chief of Kumaras

four orders of beings I 458n
Great Deep, chaos or I 459-60

GH Ambika The second daughter of the king of Kasi wedded to Vichitravirya. After his death she was married to Vyasa, and gave birth to Dhritarashtra (q.v.). (Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. iii)


SD INDEX Ambrose, St, De mysteriis liber unus, re cardinal points I 123

SD INDEX Ambrosia

flying dragon drank II 516
Urdhvasrotas feed upon II 162

TG Amdo (Tib.). A sacred locality, the birthplace of Tson-kha-pa, the great Tibetan reformer and the founder of the Gelukpa (yellow caps), who is regarded as an Avatar of Amita-buddha.

SD INDEX Amdo, Tsong Kha-pa born in I 108n

TG Amen. In Hebrew is formed of the letters A M N = 1, 40, 50 = 91, and is thus a simile of "Jehovah Adonai" = 10, 5, 6, 5 and 1, 4, 50, 10 = 91 together; it is one form of the Hebrew word for "truth". In common parlance Amen is said to mean "so be it". [W. W. W]
But, in esoteric parlance Amen means "The concealed". Manetho Sebennites says the word signifies that which is hidden and we know through Hecataeus and others that the Egyptians used the word to call upon their great God of Mystery, Ammon (or "Ammas, the hidden god") to make himself conspicuous and manifest to them. Bonomi, the famous hieroglyphist, calls his worshippers very pertinently the "Amenoph", and Mr. Bonwick quotes a writer who says: "Ammon, the hidden god, will remain for ever hidden till anthropomorphically revealed; gods who are afar off are useless". Amen is styled "Lord of the new-moon festival". Jehovah-Adonai is a new form of the ram-headed god Amoun or Ammon (q.v.) who was invoked by the Egyptian priests under the name of Amen.


SD INDEX Amen, Ammon, Amon, Amun (Egy)

concealed god I 366 &n
Khnoom later becomes I 365
Mout daughter, wife, mother of I 91n, 430; II 464
Neith other half of Ammon II 135
primeval source of light I 340; II 130
Ptah & Ammon I 675
ram-headed I 366; II 213n
two mystic eyes of II 213

SD INDEX Ame no mi naka nushi no Kami (Jap) I 214

SD INDEX Amenophes [Amen-hotep] (Egy), King I 398

SD INDEX Amen-Ra, Amon-Ra (Egy). See also Ra

immaculate incarnation of I 398-9
Magna Mater & I 393
secondary aspect of deity I 367

SD INDEX Amenthian Region [Amentian] (Egy) II 379

TG Amenti (Eg.). Esoterically and literally, the dwelling of the God Amen, or Amoun, or the "hidden", secret god. Exoterically the kingdom of Osiris divided into fourteen parts, each of which was set aside for some purpose connected with the after state of the defunct. Among other things, in one of these was the Hall of Judgment. It was the "Land of the West", the "Secret Dwelling", the dark land, and the "doorless house". But it was also Ker-neter, the "abode of the gods", and the "land of ghosts" like the "Hades" of the Greeks (q.v.). It was also the "Good Father's House" (in which there are "many mansions"). The fourteen divisions comprised, among many others, Aanroo (q.v.), the hall of the Two Truths, the Land of Bliss, Neter-xer "the funeral (or burial) place" Otamer-xar, the "Silence-loving Fields", and also many other mystical halls and dwellings, one like the Sheol of the Hebrews, another like the Devachan of the Occultists, etc., etc. Out of the fifteen gates of the abode of Osiris, there were two chief ones, the "gate of entrance" or Rustu, and the "gate of exit" (reincarnation) Amh. But there was no room in Amenti to represent the orthodox Christian Hell. The worst of all was the Hall of the eternal Sleep and Darkness. As Lepsius has it, the defunct "sleep (therein) in incorruptible forms, they wake not to see their brethren, they recognize no longer father and mother, their hearts feel nought toward their wife and children. This is the dwelling of the god All-Dead. . . . Each trembles to pray to him, for he hears not. Nobody can praise him, for he regards not those who adore him. Neither does he notice any offering brought to him." This god is Karmic Decree; the land of Silence -- the abode of those who die absolute disbelievers, those dead from accident before their allotted time, and finally the dead on the threshold of Avichi, which is never in Amenti or any other subjective state, save in one case, but on this land of forced re-birth. These tarried not very long even in their state of heavy sleep, of oblivion and darkness, but, were carried more or less speedily toward Amh the "exit gate".

WGa Amenti, in the Egyptian system the dwelling of the God Amon; the same as Hades of the Greeks. In fact the state of man after death, as it was divided into various parts corresponding to the possible various conditions of the soul after death of the body.

SD INDEX Amenti (Egy) afterworld

Aanroo field domain in realm of I 236n
forty [42] assessors, lipikas in I 104
kama-loka, Hel or I 463n
man becomes pure spirit in I 365, 674n
Osiris confers justice in I 312; II 481
Osiris, "the defunct sun," enters II 580
Soleil dans (Sun in) I 134n
spiritual ego descends into II 558
Thot scribe of I 385


SD INDEX America(s) I 297. See also Mexico, Peru

Antipodes or II 446, 628
Arjuna in II 214 &n
Atlantis & II 34-5n, 147, 407n, 792-3
called Atlanta II 221n
cataclysm will destroy both II 445
continent of, rose II 182, 406-7
dolmens of II 752
Europe &, joined by land in Miocene II 781
fifth continent II 8
flora of, & of Europe II 790-3
future continents & II 404n
giants in II 276n, 293
gigantic ruins in North II 337-8
Jambudvipa & II 403 &n
land connections w Asia, India II 322n, 326-7, 781
mission of, sowing seeds II 446
mounds in, & Norway II 423-4 &n
number seven in II 34-5
older than "Old World" II 407n, 446, 606n
parturient symbol & I 390
Patala or II 132, 182, 214n, 628
prophesied by ancients II 371
pyramids scattered over II 3
ruined cities in I 676
second continent & II 402
sixth & seventh subraces & II 444-6
submerged in Lemurian times II 327
two varshas of Pushkara or II 407

SD INDEX American(s). See also Indians

almost a race sui generis II 444
Basque language like ancient II 790
European Tertiary &, flora II 727
Nagals of, & Hindu Nagas II 213
Noah II 141
number seven among II 34

SD INDEX American Journal of Science

Dana on European submergence II 324 &n
glacial periods, floods II 141 &n
Hunt, T. S., on ether I 495
Lane, Homer, on heat I 84-5

SD INDEX American Naturalist

[Skinner reference] I 322
Todd on oscillations of Earth II 325

SD INDEX Amers, taught magic (Enoch) II 376

TG Amesha Spentas (Zend.). Amshaspends. The six angels or divine Forces personified as gods who attend upon Ahura Mazda, of which he is the synthesis and the seventh. They are one of the prototypes of the Roman Catholic "Seven Spirits" or Angels with Michael as chief, or the "Celestial Host"; the "Seven Angels of the Presence". They are the Builders, Cosmocratores, of the Gnostics and identical with the Seven Prajapatis, the Sephiroth, etc. (q.v.).

SD INDEX Amesha Spenta(s) (Zend) Beneficent Immortal(s) II 358, 517. See also Amshaspends

Ahura Mazda head of II 608
rule over karshvars II 384-5

SD INDEX Ameyatman (Skt) of immeasurable wisdom I 422

SD INDEX Amilakha (Mongolian), animating human forms II 34n

TG Amitabha. The Chinese perversion of the Sanskrit Amrita Buddha, or the "Immortal Enlightened", a name of Gautama Buddha. The name has such variations as Amita, Abida, Amitaya, etc., and is explained as meaning both "Boundless Age" and "Boundless Light". The original conception of the ideal of an impersonal divine light has been anthropomorphized with time.

WG Amitabha, a Dhyani-Buddha; the celestial name of Gautama Buddha, much used in Japanese Buddhism. (Literally, "of unmeasured splendor.")

SKv Amitabha 'Unmeasured Splendor,' 'Boundless Light'; a compound of a -- not; mita, the past participle of the verb-root ma -- to measure; and abha -- splendor. Parabrahman, or the Infinite All, is called Amitabha. In Buddhist literature we find that that Dhyani-Buddha, or that Over-Lord of Spiritual Beings who enlightened the human soul of Gautama, or, in other words, that Inner God of divine splendor which infilled the soul of Gautama the Buddha, is called the Amitabha-Buddha, or the 'Buddha of Boundless Light.'

SD INDEX Amitabha (Skt) I 356

dhyani-buddha of Gautama I 108
O-mi-tu Fo II 179
Teshu [Tashi] Lama, Gautama & I 471
Tsong Kha-pa, Gautama & I 108 &n

SD INDEX Amita-Buddha (Chin) Gautama's celestial name I 108 &n

SD INDEX Ammianus Marcellinus

----- Roman History
Brahmans of Upper India II 327
passages under pyramids II 429
spirits assist divinations I 395

TG Ammon (Eg.). One of the great gods of Egypt. Ammon or Amoun is far older than Amoun-Ra, and is identified with Baal. Hammon, the Lord of Heaven. Amoun-Ra was Ra the Spiritual Sun, the "Sun of Righteousness", etc., for -- "the Lord God is a Sun". He is the God of Mystery and the hieroglyphics of his name are often reversed. He is Pan, All-Nature esoterically, and therefore the universe, and the "Lord of Eternity". Ra, as declared by an old inscription, was "begotten by Neith but not engendered". He is called the "self begotten" Ra, and created goodness from a glance of his fiery eye, as Set-Typhon created evil from his. As Ammon (also Amoun and Amen), Ra, he is "Lord of the worlds enthroned on the Sun's disk and appears in the abyss of heaven". A very ancient hymn spells the name "Amen-ra", and hails the "Lord of the thrones of the earth . . . Lord of Truth, father of the gods, maker of man, creator of the beasts, Lord of Existence, Enlightener of the Earth, sailing in heaven in tranquillity. . . . All hearts are softened at beholding thee, sovereign of life, health and strength! We worship thy spirit who alone made us", etc., etc. (See Bonwick's Egyptian Belief.) Ammon Ra is called "his mother's husband" and her son. (See "Chnoumis" and "Chnouphis" and also Secret Doctrine I, pp. 91 and 393). It was to the "ram-headed" god that the Jews sacrificed lambs, and the lamb of Christian theology is a disguised reminiscence of the ram.

SD INDEX Ammon. See Amen

TG Ammonias Saccas. A great and good philosopher who lived in Alexandria between the second and third centuries of our era, and who was the founder of the Neo-Platonic School of Philaletheians or "lovers of truth". He was of poor birth and born of Christian parents, but endowed with such prominent, almost divine, goodness as to be called Theodidaktos, the "god-taught". He honoured that which was good in Christianity, but broke with it and the churches very early, being unable to find in it any superiority over the older religions.

KT Ammonius Saccas. A great and good philosopher who lived in Alexandria between the 2nd and 3rd centuries of our Era, the founder of the Neo-Platonic School of the Philalethians or "lovers of truth." He was of poor birth and born of Christian parents, but endowed with such prominent, almost divine goodness as to be called Theodidaktos, the "God-taught." He honoured that which was good in Christianity, but broke with it and the Churches at an early age, being unable to find in Christianity any superiority over the old religions.

SD INDEX Ammonites, Moloch Sun-Jehovah of I 397n

SD INDEX Ammon-Ra. See Amen-Ra


division into two II 166, 661
man not lineal descendant of II 259
sexual & asexual II 116

SD INDEX Amon, Amon-Ra. See Amen, Amen-Ra

SD INDEX Amona (Heb) mother, Binah or I 355

SD INDEX Amos, On. See Ambrose, St

SD INDEX Ampere, A. M., Law of I 512 &n

SD INDEX Amphian-Essumene [Amphain Essumen] (Gnos), androgynous Aeon II 458

SD INDEX Amphibia(n,s) II 656

fishes, reptiles & II 256, 257
forms of, fr third round II 684-5
healing of limbs of II 166n
highest development in Oolitic II 258
man descended fr, (Haeckel) II 656

SD INDEX Amphibious reptile, human foetus resembles II 188

SD INDEX Amphion (Gk), Apollo &, as masons II 795

SD INDEX Amphioxus

evolution of, to man (Haeckel) II 663
man compared w II 370n

SD INDEX Amphitrite (Gk)

goats sacrificed to II 579
mother of Neptune's "ministers" II 578
Poseidon became dolphin to win II 775

SD INDEX Ampsiu-Ouraan [Auraan] (Gnos), male & female Aeons fr II 569n

TG Amrita (Sk.). The ambrosial drink or food of the gods; the food giving immortality. The elixir of life churned out of the ocean of milk in the Puranic allegory. An old Vedic term applied to the sacred Soma juice in the Temple Mysteries.

VS Amrita [[p. 28]] Immortality.

WG Amrita, the water of immortality obtained, according to an allegory in the Mahabharata, from the churning of the ocean by the suras and asuras, meaning the spiritual cultivation resulting from the conflict between our higher and lower nature; Soma juice; immortality; the collective body of immortals; the immortal light; final emancipation. (Literally, "deathless.")

GH Amrita The nectar of the gods, by quaffing which immortality was attained; hence called the waters of immortality or the elixir of life. The amrita was produced when the gods used Ananta (q.v.) for churning the ocean. In the Vedas, amrita is applied to the mystical Soma (q.v.), which makes a new man of the Initiate. "Amrita is beyond any guna [quality], for it is UNCONDITIONED per se"; (Secret Doctrine, I, p. 348). Mystically it is the drinking of the water of supernal wisdom and the spiritual bathing in its life-giving power. (Compound a, not; mrita, dying. Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 74)

SKv Amrita Immortality; a compound of a -- not, and mrita, the past participle of the verb-root mri -- to die. In Hindu literature Amrita is symbolized as the 'Elixir of Life,' as the 'Ambrosial drink or food of the gods.' Hence one who drank of this Amrita was one who partook of the life-giving waters of god-wisdom and thus became a master of life and death and radiated the spiritual glory with which he had united himself.

SD INDEX Amrita (Skt)

beyond any guna I 348
extracted fr "Sea of Milk" I 67
latent in primordial chaos I 348
ocean of immortality I 69 &n
stolen by Rahu II 381

SKf Amrita-Yana, Pratyeka-Yana The Amrita-Yana is the 'Pathway of Immortality'; a compound of a -- not, and mrita -- mortal, derived from the verb-root mri -- to die, and yana -- path. The Pratyeka-Yana is the 'Pathway of Each for Himself'; a compound of the preposition prati -- for or towards, and eka one. The Pratyeka-Yana is followed by spiritually great souls who strive for peace and wisdom for themselves. A Pratyeka-Buddha is such a one. It is the 'Path of the Personality', the Open and material Path to certain of the lower states of Nirvana. One who follows this lower and external aspect of the Upward Path is a disciple of 'Head-learning,' of the 'Eye-Doctrine' of the Wisdom Teachings.
The Amrita-Yana is followed self-consciously by great-souled Initiates such as the Buddhas of Compassion. This is the 'Pathway of Individuality,' the Secret and Spiritual Path to a lofty Nirvana. One who follows this higher and inner aspect of the Upward Path is a disciple of 'Soul-Wisdom,' the 'Heart-Doctrine' of the Wisdom Teachings. The lesser Pathway awakens only the five lower principles in man, whereas the more glorious Pathway awakens the three highest principles in man.

SD INDEX Amsamsavatara (Skt), Krishna called II 359

SD INDEX Amshaspend(s) [or Amesha Spenta] (Zor). See also Amesha Spentas

archangels or, (Burnouf) I 437
aspects of Logos I 429
create world in six days II 488
dual nature of I 235; II 476
elements stand for I 339
fight Ahriman, who falls II 516
One becomes many or I 113
Ormazd synthesis of I 127-8; II 358, 365n, 488
refusal to create not pride II 92-3
same as asuras, elohim, etc I 113; II 92
seven, or builders I 127-8
ten or seven, & early man II 365
Zarathustra called II 6n

IN Amshaspend(s) (Pahlavi) In Zoroastrianism, "immortal benefactors," the six or seven creative deities, aspects of Ahura Mazda; similar to the elohim or sephiroth.

TG Amulam Mulam (Sk.). Lit., the "rootless root"; Mulaprakriti of the Vedantins, the spiritual "root of nature".

FY Amulam Mulam (Lit. "The rootless root"); Prakriti; the material of the universe.

TG Amun (Copt.). The Egyptian god of wisdom, who had only Initiates or Hierophants to serve him as priests.

SD INDEX Amun I 340; II 130. See also Amen

SD INDEX Amusement, creation of the world an II 53, 126

SD INDEX Amyot, Father J. J. M., saw Trinity inTao-teh-ching I 472

SD INDEX An (Egy) Heliopolis I 674

basin of Persea in II 545
Sons of Rebellion in Air [An?] II 386

TG Ana (Chald.). The "invisible heaven" or Astral Light; the heavenly mother of the terrestrial sea, Mar, whence probably the origin of Anna, the mother of Mary.

SD INDEX Ana (Chald)

astral light, anima mundi I 91
Belita, Davikina & II 463

TG Anacalypsis (Gr.)., or an "Attempt to withdraw the veil of the Saitic Isis", by Godfrey Higgins. This is a very valuable work, now only obtainable at extravagant prices; it treats of the origin of all myths, religions and mysteries, and displays an immense fund of classical erudition. [W. W. W]

SD INDEX Anaces, Anactes [Anakes] (Gk), confused w Aschieros, Kabiri II 106, 360

SD INDEX Anaerobes I 249n, 261

TG Anagamin (Sk.). Anagam. One who is no longer to be reborn into the world of desire. One stage before becoming Arhat and ready for Nirvana. The third of the four grades of holiness on the way to final Initiation.

SD INDEX Anagamin (Skt), degree of initiation I 206

SD INDEX Anagram II 577-9

SD INDEX Anagraniyam [Anor aniyan] (Skt), "smaller than the smallest atom" I 357

TG Anahata Chakram (Sk.). The seat or "wheel" of life; the heart, according to some commentators.

FY Anahatacahkram, the heart, the seat of life.

TG Anahata Shabda (Sk.). The mystic voices and sounds heard by the Yogi at the incipient stage of his meditation. The third of the four states of sound, otherwise called Madhyama -- the fourth state being when it is perceptible by the physical sense of hearing. The sound in its previous stages is not heard except by those who have developed their internal, highest spiritual senses. The four stages are called respectively, Para, Pashyanti, Madhyama and Vaikhari.

SKv Anahata-sabda Akasic or spiritual sounds and vibrations; a compound of an -- not, ahata, the past participle of the verb-root ahan -- to beat, to strike; and sabda -- sound; hence a 'sound not made by beating.' These mystic sounds reach the ear only of one whose body, mind, and heart have become pure and free from illusion and its many evil results.

WG Anaisvarya, powerless, without supremacy.

TG Anaitia (Chald.). A derivation from Ana (q.v.), a goddess identical with the Hindu Annapurana, one of the names of Kali -- the female aspect of Siva -- at her best.

SD INDEX Anaitia, Anaitis

astral light or I 91-2
Persian Moon-goddess I 395

SD INDEX Anak, Anakim [Anaq, Anaqim] (Heb)

giants II 336
of Joshua II 340
nephilim called sons of II 755

SD INDEX Analecta. See Brunck, R. F. P.

TG Analogeticists. The disciples of Ammonius Saccas (q.v.), so called because of their practice of interpreting all sacred legends, myths and mysteries by a principle of analogy and correspondence, which is now found in the Kabbalistic system, and pre-eminently so in the Schools of Esoteric Philosophy, in the East. (See "The Twelve Signs of the Zodiac," by T. Subba Row in Five Years of Theosophy.)

KT Analogeticists. The disciples of Ammonius Saccas (vide supra) so called because of their practice of interpreting all sacred legends, myths, and mysteries by a principle of analogy and correspondence, which rule is now found in the Kabalistic system, and pre-eminently so in the schools of Esoteric philosophy in the East. (Vide "The Twelve Signs of the Zodiac," by T. Subba Row in "Five years of Theosophy.")

SD INDEX Analogy (ies). See also Correspondences

in chemistry I 218n; II 627
betw cosmos & man I 173, 177, 206, 227n, 606; II 29n
fr cosmos to smallest globe II 66
dhyani-chohans & II 700n
false I 472
guided ancient philosophers II 616
guide to occult teachings I 173
images on various planes II 268
law in nature I 604; II 153, 699
limitations of I 150
logic of, & giants II 154n
betw man & manvantara I 263n
pralaya known by I 116n
principles, rounds, races II 254n, 257, 684-5
scientific corroborations I 585-6n
seven rounds & seven-month embryo II 257
seven turns of key of I 150-1


TG Ananda (Sk.). Bliss, joy, felicity, happiness. A name of the favourite disciple of Gautama, the Lord Buddha.

KT Ananda (Sans.) Bliss, joy, felicity, happiness. A name of a favourite disciple of Gautama, the Lord Buddha.

FY Ananda, bliss.

WG Ananda, bliss; an aspect of Parabrahmam.

SP Ananda -- bliss.


TG Ananda-Lahari (Sk.). "The wave of joy"; a beautiful poem written by Sankaracharya, a hymn to Parvati, very mystical and occult.

TG Anandamaya-Kosha (Sk.). "The illusive Sheath of Bliss", i.e., the mayavic or illusory form, the appearance of that which is formless. "Bliss", or the higher soul. The Vedantic name for one of the five Koshas or "principles" in man; identical with our Atma-Buddhi or the Spiritual Soul.

FY Ananda-maya-kosha, the blissful; the fifth sheath of the soul in the Vedantic system; the sixth principle.

WG Anandamaya-kosa, the spiritual soul, buddhi. (See Kosa.)

SD INDEX Anandamaya-kosa (Skt), buddhi or I 157, 570


TG Ananga (Sk.). The "Bodiless". An epithet of Kama, god of love.

SD INDEX Anania, G. Lorenzo d', four-letter names of God II 602

WG Ananta, infinite; a term applied to different deities, and to the seven-headed serpent couch upon which Krishna (the manifested Vishnu) reclines when he creates the worlds; the infinite beyond time and space.

GH Ananta The name of the serpent Sesha, represented as seven-headed and forming the couch of Vishnu (q.v.), on which he reclines during the pralayas. Sesha, is called Ananta (meaning the unending, the infinite) because he perdures through manvantaras as well as during the pralayas, i.e., during the periods of activity and quiescence. Ananta is represented as carrying a plow and a pestle, for during the churning of the waters for the purpose of making Amrita (q.v.), the gods used Sesha as a great rope, twisting his tail around the mountain Mandara, and thus using it as a churn. Ananta is also the symbol of eternity, i.e., a serpent in the form of a circle. In the Puranas Sesha is said to have a thousand heads -- an expansion of the legend. The seven beads of the serpent "typifies the Seven principles throughout nature and man; the highest or middle head being the seventh." (Secret Doctrine, I, p. 407) (Compound an, not; anta, ending. Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 74)

TG Ananta-Sesha (Sk.). The Serpent of Eternity -- the couch of Vishnu during Pralaya (lit., endless remain).

SD INDEX Ananta, Ananta-Sesha (Skt)

form of Vishnu II 505
infinite time I 73 &n; II 49n, 98
serpent of eternity I 73, 371, 407
seven & one thousand heads of I 407; II 381
swastika on head of II 98, 99-100
Vishnu rests on I 344; II 98, 381

GH Ananta-Vijaya The name of the conch-shell of Yudhishthira. (Meaning of the word itself: eternally victorious. Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 4)

SD INDEX Anarchist I 563

TG Anastasis (Gr.). The continued existence of the soul.

FY Anastasis, the continued existence of the soul.

SD INDEX Anastasis (Gk)

light of elohim transmitted in II 514n
resurrection & frog symbol I 385-6

SD INDEX Anatma[n] or Achit (Skt), quality of Parabrahman I 59n

SD INDEX Anatomy

human & ape II 87n, 680-5
man's, two million years ago II 287
pineal gland II 295-7

SD INDEX Anatomy, Elements of. See Quain, J.

TG Anatu (Chald.). The female aspect of Anu (q.v.). She represents the Earth and Depth, while her consort represents the Heaven and Height. She is the mother of the god Hea, and produces heaven and earth. Astronomically she is Ishtar, Venus, the Ashtoreth of the Jews.

WG Anavasada, indifference to miseries.

TG Anaxagoras (Gr.). A famous Ionian philosopher who lived 500 B.C., studied philosophy under Anaximenes of Miletus, and settled in the days of Pericles at Athens. Socrates, Euripides, Archelaus and other distinguished men and philosophers were among his disciples and pupils. He was a most learned astronomer and was one of the first to explain openly that which was taught by Pythagoras secretly, namely, the movements of the planets, the eclipses of the sun and moon, etc. It was he who taught the theory of Chaos, on the principle that "nothing comes from nothing"; and of atoms, as the underlying essence and substance of all bodies, "of the same nature as the bodies which they formed".
These atoms, he taught, were primarily put in motion by Nous (Universal Intelligence, the Mahat of the Hindus), which Nous is an immaterial, eternal, spiritual entity; by this combination the world was formed, the material gross bodies sinking down, and the ethereal atoms (or fiery ether) rising and spreading in the upper celestial regions. Antedating modern science by over 2000 years, he taught that the stars were of the same material as our earth, and the sun a glowing mass; that the moon was a dark, uninhabitable body, receiving its light from the sun; the comets, wandering stars or bodies; and over and above the said science, he confessed himself thoroughly convinced that the real existence of things, perceived by our senses, could not be demonstrably proved. He died in exile at Lampsacus at the age of seventy-two.

KT Anaxagoras. A famous Ionian philosopher, who lived 500 B.C., studied philosophy under Anaximenes of Miletus, and settled in the days of Pericles, at Athens. Socrates, Euripides, Archelaus, and other distinguished men and philosophers were among his disciples and pupils. He was a most learned astronomer, and was one of the first to explain openly that which was taught by Pythagoras secretly -- viz., the movements of the planets, the eclipses of the sun and moon, etc. It was he who taught the theory of chaos, on the principle that "nothing comes from nothing," ex nihilo nihil fit -- and of atoms, as the underlying essence and substance of all bodies, "of the same nature as the bodies which they formed." These atoms, he taught, were primarily put in motion by nous (universal intelligence, the Mahat of the Hindus), which nous is an immaterial, eternal, spiritual entity; by this combination the world was formed, the material gross bodies sinking down, and the ethereal atoms (or fiery ether) rising and spreading in the upper celestial regions. Ante-dating modern science by over 2,000 years, he taught that the stars were of the same material as our earth, and the sun a glowing mass; that the moon was a dark uninhabitable body, receiving its light from the sun; and beyond the aforesaid science he confessed himself thoroughly convinced that the real existence of things, perceived by our senses, could not be demonstrably proved. He died in exile at Lampsacus, at the age of seventy-two.

SD INDEX Anaxagoras (of Clazomenae)

animated atoms of I 568
chaos I 579
elemental vortices I 117, 492, 623
materialism of Democritus vs I 50
nous of, acts w design I 50
ordering & disposing mind of I 451, 595
science has turned to I 586
spiritual prototypes in ether I 331-2

SD INDEX Anaximenes (of Miletus), held universe evolved fr air I 77, 590

WG Anayam, a measure of time, 180 days.

SD INDEX Ancestors. See also Pitris, Progenitors, Spirits of the Earth

barhishads our II 77, 94
breathed out first man II 86, 94-5
common, of all races II 747n
dual-sexed II 130
Egyptian Moon-god first human I 227n
lowest dhyanis I 224
lunar I 160, 180-1; II 44-5, 75, 77, 102, 142n
of man & apes I 190; II 185-90, 289, 443, 683-5
physical man progeny of I 224
primitive, in Popol Vuh II 160
rupa & arupa I 218-19n
sixfold dhyani-chohans or I 222n
spiritual, of divine man II 81
two types of I 241, 248; II 77

SD INDEX "Ancestral Heart," reincarnating principle (Egy) I 220

SD INDEX Anch. See Ankh

SD INDEX Anchitherium

Hipparion &, evolution of II 716
three-toed, & modern horse II 735

SD INDEX Ancient Faiths Embodied in Ancient Names. See Inman, T.

SD INDEX Ancient Fragments. See Cory, Isaac

SD INDEX Ancient of Ancients

At-tee'kah D'At-tee'keen or II 83-4
White Head, fifth race or II 706

SD INDEX Ancient of Days

Adam Kadmon vehicle of I 60
Adi-Sanat, Brahma or I 98
Ain-soph, Shekhinah, chaos I 109
ether concealed in II 83
"Old Time" is I 459
soul stands in presence of I 239
swallowed all other fishes I 394

TG Ancients, The. A name given by Occultists to the seven creative Rays, born of Chaos, or the "Deep".

SD INDEX Ancients I xxxvii

acquainted w evolution I 332
alleged superstitions of I 466-70
believed planets were living II 370
cycles secret among II 396
elements of I 342
esoteric architecture of I 208n
extraordinary knowledge of I 84, 96, 208n, 574n; II 145, 252-4, 534-5
knew corporeal fr spiritual I 464
knew of & worshiped forces I 465, 509
knew of seven moons I 179
linked religion, science, philos II 106, 107n
lived w animals now extinct II 206
lost arts of II 430-1
mystery gods of II 22-3
name for host of builders I 344
sevens of I 179, 204
spoke of more than seven planets I 99-100, 152 &n, 574n, 576; II 488-9n, 602n
subdivided their elements I 140-1
taught heliocentric theory I 117n, 441, 569; II 155

SD INDEX Ancient Stone Implements. See Evans, J.

TG Anda-Kataha (Sk.). The outer covering, or the "shell" of Brahma's egg; the area within which our manifested universe is encompassed.

SD INDEX Andakataha (Skt), shell of Egg of Brahma II 616

SD INDEX Andaman Islanders, descend fr LemuroAtlanteans II 195-6 &n, 721-2

SD INDEX Andes Mts, man present during upheaval of II 745

WG Andhatamisra, utter darkness of the soul.

SD INDEX Andhra Dynasty of Maghada [Magadha] II 220n

SD INDEX Andrews, Dr Thomas, "critical temperature" II 136n

MO Andrimner [[Norse]] [and air + rimner computation, calendar] One of the boars that feed the One-harriers

SD INDEX Androgyne(s), Androgynous I 354-6, 427, 450; II 37, 269n, 467. See also Lemuria, Root-Race -- Third

Adam-Eve II 134
Adam Kadmon-Sephirah I 98 &n, 215-16n, 354-6, 427, 450; II 269n, 467
Adam the first II 124-5, 128
Adam the second II 457, 503
Adam the third II 503
Ada-nari as, symbol of third race II 533
angels & the dual light II 36-7
creative gods are I 427, 437
Darwin re II 118-19
divine hermaphrodite II 124-30
early man was II 2-3, 118n, 744
early third race was II 165, 172, 177, 197
Eloha or II 60n
elohim were I 130n
first gods were II 130
of first three races I 444
five, ministers of Chozzar II 577
in Genesis 1 I 6n; II 124, 128
gives birth to universe I 398
Goat of Mendes (Levi) I 253
Iao, creator of man II 388
Io, Jehovah & II 416n
Kwan Shai Yin & higher gods are I 72 &n
letter M & I 384
mammalia sprang fr, stock II 118-19
manifest beings become, gradually I 136n
Moon deity is II 66
Osiris-Isis divine II 366
Persian Tree & II 134
pineal gland, relic II 119
Plato re II 96, 133-4, 177 &n
radiations of the One are I 18
separate into male & female I 247; II 24, 134, 147, 163, 171, 197-8, 201
serpent a dual II 214
fr sexless to bisexual or II 2-3, 132, 197
symbol for II 30
Virgo-Scorpio I 413

TG Androgyne Goat (of Mendes). See "Baphomet".

TG Androgyne Ray (Esot.). The first differentiated ray; the Second Logos; Adam Kadmon in the Kabalah; the "male and female created he them", of the first chapter of Genesis.

SD INDEX Anedots (Chald), ten & seven, & early man II 365

SD INDEX Anemos (Gk). See also Pneuma

anima (Lat) or soul & I 226n
pneuma or spirit I 342

SD INDEX Anfange zu einer. . . See Baumgartner, K. H.

TG Angaraka (Sk.). Fire Star; the planet Mars; in Tibetan, Mig-mar.

SD INDEX Angel(s). See also Archangel, Dhyani-chohans, Fallen Angels, Lucifer, Saraph

act in space & time I 418
aspire to become men (Levi) II 377
atom, soul, genius or I 107, 569
avenging, & laws of life I 644
Azazel a transgressing II 376
cannot be propitiated I 276
in chains (Jude) II 491
cherub, seraph or I 363
commanded to create, refused II 239, 242-3
created 365 aeons I 350
creations of II 41
demons precede II 58
dhyanis, devas, or I 206, 222 &n, 274; II 26
Face, of the II 479
fallen II 61, 103, 228-9, 268, 274-5, 390, 475-505, 516
fall into generation II 231n, 232, 282
few, in Bible II 61
fiery, sacrifice of II 243, 246
first & secondary I 337
four cosmic, & Ophite Faces I 127 &n
gandharvas are Enoch's I 523n
guardian I 222n, 644
guardians of harmony I 644
higher, assimilated all wisdom II 80-1
incarnated in man II 283
incorporeal essence of II 87
initiates shall judge II 112
intelligent forces I 234n, 287
Kepler's I 498-9
"Lords of the Zodiac and Spheres" I 577
lower, work of II 61, 96, 102
Lucifer gave man immortality II 388
man can transcend the II 111
man's spirituality eclipsed by mind I 189
messengers II 48, 61, 243, 359, 514n
Mikael, of Sun II 381
ministering I 92
Moloch, Muluk, Maluk, etc II 514n
-monad I 574n
-names key to Bible II 536
no disobedient II 487
no perfect II 162
obedient, story of II 242-3
oldest & highest cast down II 103
planetary, of Saturn group II 127
primitive spiritual, & Logos II 488
rebellious I 192-6, 418, 577; II 93-5, 237, 246-8, 280n
regents of worlds I 99
of Revelation II 565 &n, 618
rope of the I 90
rule cosmic elements I 604
rupa, a quaternary group I 218n
St. Matthew-Angel Man II 114
Satan & II 234-8
self-conscious II 318n
serpent of Genesis was II 388
seven creative II 4
seven hierarchies of I 104, 230, 449
seven planetary rishis or II 318n
slaves of karma I 276
solar, & immortal ego II 88
superior or celestial men I 230, 276
under karmic law I 193-4
universal mind, father or II 492
Vossius on I 123n
watch over our world (Syrian) I 435
we do not worship I 499n


SD INDEX Angelic Heart, of dhyan-chohanic body II 91

SD INDEX Angelic Hierarchy I 129

SD INDEX Angelic Host I 119, 225

dhyani-chohans I 38

SD INDEX Angelic Virtues. See Virtues (Angelic Order)

SD INDEX Angel-Man

Christ as II 115n
St Matthew, Water &, (table) II 114

SD INDEX Angel of Death, Satan or, (Talmud) II 385

SD INDEX Angel of the Face, Jehovah, Michael I 434n, 459; II 479-80

SD INDEX Angelology (ies) I 612

Christian & Jewish II 61, 501
Kabbala & Hebrew I 92

SD INDEX Angelos (Gk), messenger II 48, 111

SD INDEX Angels of Darkness, Light

asuras, elohim II 489
mythical enemy of Church I 457
three days' battle betw, (Milton) II 506

SD INDEX Angels of the Presence I 335

seven, & lipikas I 104
seven, or manus II 573
virtues or aspects of God II 237

SD INDEX Angels of the Stars I 573

Ophanim or I 117
seven planets or II 358

SD INDEX Angelus Rector (Kepler) I 479


desire &, (Anugita) II 637
passion of fools I 415-16

SD INDEX Angiras (Skt)

father of Brihaspati II 498
one of seven mind-born sons II 78

TG Angirasas (Sk.). The generic name of several Puranic individuals and things; a class of Pitris, the ancestors of man; a river in Plaksha, one of the Sapta dwipas (q.v.).

SD INDEX Angirasas (Skt), deva instructors II 605 &n

SD INDEX Anglo-Saxons, mixed in America II 444

TG Angra Mainyus (Zend.). The Zoroastrian name for Ahriman; the evil spirit of destruction and opposition who (in the Vendidad, Fargard I.) is said by Ahura Mazda to "counter-create by his witchcraft" every beautiful land the God creates; for "Angra Mainyu is all death".

SD INDEX Angra Mainyu (Pers). See also Ahriman

Ahura Mazda defeats II 516
aspect of Airyaman II 517
shadow of Ahura Mazda II 380
Zarathustra appeals to II 385

SD INDEX Anguinum, made Rome tremble I 368

SD INDEX Angula (Skt), finger's breadth I 289

SD INDEX Ani (Heb), personal pronoun "I" I 78

WG Anima, a power or siddhi by which one can go into the smallest atom.

SD INDEX Anima (Lat). See Anemos

SD INDEX Anima, De [Tractates de Anima]. See Cordovero, Moses

SD INDEX Animae Procreatione, De. See Plutarch

SD INDEX Animal(s) (kingdom). See also Beast, Mammals, Sacred Animals, Vertebrates

abyss betw man & II 81, 189
acquire bones II 183
almost individualized I 178
ape fr man & I 185n; II 185, 187, 189, 262
atrophied third eye in II 296 &n
bisexuality of higher II 659
breeds strictly by genus, etc II 287
change w each root-race II 697
classes & orders of, in Puranas II 259n
consciousness I 455; II 120
creation precedes man I 455-6
dwarfed during third race II 329
early man bred w II 184-5, 189, 191, 195, 201, 262, 267, 286
ethereal, hermaphrodite II 299
evolved fr man's tissues II 736n
exchange of matter betw man & II 169-70
first races of, androgynous II 118n
forms fr third round II 730
genealogies give evolution of II 253-4
half-, half-human monsters II 192
higher principles dormant II 255, 267
human monad passed thru II 185-6, 254, 260
humans will never incarnate as I 185n
immortal soul latent in I 196-7; II 196n
irresponsible II 513
man &, compared II 299, 525n
man blind to consciousness of II 702n
fr man in third round II 186-7
man knew of extinct II 206, 217-19
man never formed part of II 290
man preceded II 1, 155, 163, 168-9, 180, 186-7, 197n, 288, 289-90, 594n, 683-5, 736n
man storehouse of, seeds of life II 289-90
Maoben [Macben] symbolizes II 575
monad of II 103, 525n
monads human next manvantara I 184, 267
New & Old World, compared II 792
original sin & II 513-14
pilgrimage of, half-unconscious II 103
plants not physical before II 290n
fr primordial monsters II 186
procreation among, painless II 262
protista not an II 594n
sacred, & zodiac I 92, 442 &n; II 23, 181n
seasons of procreation w II 412n
seventh emanation of "Mother" & I 291
ternaries only II 575
two-sexed before man II 184, 262
unclean, of Bible I 355, 442n
unknown, described in Puranas II 254
use man's third & fourth round relics II 290

SD INDEX Animal (man, ego, self, nature, soul)

brain alone "philosophizes" II 74
divine man dwelt in II 275
divine monad transforms II 377
fourth human principle (diag) I 153; II 596, 632-3
grossest part of man I 260
higher creators incarnate in II 98
inner god vs II 272
instinctual only II 103
kama-rupa or II 596
Lemuro-Atlanteans victims of II 285
Light of the Logos awakens II 42
lower manas descends into II 495-6
Lucianists' teaching re II 239n
nous reigns over II 110
passions of, a curse II 412-13
psychic being guided by II 413
selfish, sensual desires of II 496
sons of Mahat enlivened II 103
soul or Ab-Hati II 633
will be tamed II 268

SD INDEX Animalism, Animality

acme of, at mid-race I 610
curse of, chronic II 412

SD INDEX Animal Men, descended fr third race I 650; II 192-3

SD INDEX Animal Spirits (Descartes)

nervous ether of Richardson II 298n
pineal gland & II 298

TG Anima Mundi (Lat.). The "Soul of the World", the same as the Alaya of the Northern Buddhists; the divine essence which permeates, animates and informs all, from the smallest atom of matter to man and god. It is in a sense the "seven-skinned mother" of the stanzas in the Secret Doctrine, the essence of seven planes of sentience, consciousness and differentiation, moral and physical. In its highest aspect it is Nirvana, in its lowest Astral Light. It was feminine with the Gnostics, the early Christians and the Nazarenes; bisexual with other sects, who considered it only in its four lower planes. Of igneous, ethereal nature in the objective world of form (and then ether), and divine and spiritual in its three higher planes. When it is said that every human soul was born by detaching itself from the Anima Mundi, it means, esoterically, that our higher Egos are of an essence identical with It, which is a radiation of the ever unknown Universal ABSOLUTE.

KT Anima Mundi (Lat.) The "Soul of the World," the same as Alaya of the Northern Buddhists; the divine Essence which pervades, permeates, animates, and informs all things, from the smallest atom of matter to man and god. It is in a sense "the seven-skinned Mother" of the stanzas in the Secret Doctrine; the essence of seven planes of sentiency, consciousness, and differentiation, both moral and physical. In its highest aspect it is Nirvana; in its lowest, the Astral Light. It was feminine with the Gnostics, the early Christians, and the Nazarenes; bisexual with other sects, who considered it only in its four lower planes, of igneous and ethereal nature in the objective world of forms, and divine and spiritual in its three higher planes. When it is said that every human soul was born by detaching itself from the Anima Mundi, it is meant, esoterically, that our higher Egos are of an essence identical with It, and Mahat is a radiation of the ever unknown Universal ABSOLUTE.

FY Anima Mundi, the soul of the world.

WG Anima Mundi (Latin), the soul of the world. In Esotericism it means the actual soul or psychic force of the world; that is, that this globe as a whole with its creatures has its own soul.

SD INDEX Anima Mundi (Lat) I 91, 296n; II 562. See also Astral Light, Ether, World Soul

Adi-buddhic monad I 572
aggregate of life-atoms II 672n
akasa, alaya or I 49-50
aspect of Ptah I 353
astral light or I 59, 194, 196, 197n, 365n, 461
depths of spiritual soul II 573
dove was Christian I 402-3
feminine & evil w Gnostics I 194-5, 194n
Holy Spirit or I 402-3
Isis Unveiled on I 196-7
life principle or I 579; II 562
Maha-buddhi, Mahat I 572
oversoul of Emerson I 48, 140
Plato & Anaxagoras taught of I 50
science does not teach I 49
septenary or seven-fold cross II 562
svabhavat I 98
Universal Soul, Alaya or I 48, 49, 58, 365n
various names for I 365n

SD INDEX Anima Supra-Mundi, human ego not separate fr I 130-1

SD INDEX Animate & Inanimate I 218n, 454; II 267

WG Anishtubha, a peculiar Sanskrit metre.

WG Anitya, temporary, not everlasting.

SD INDEX Aniyamsam Aniyasam (Skt) II 46-7

many fr the One II 732
"most atomic of the atomic" I 542-3
name of Parabrahman I 357
Purushottama, Vishnu or I 542

TG Anjala (Sk.). One of the personified powers which spring from Brahma's body -- the Prajapatis.

TG Anjana (Sk.). A serpent, a son of Kasyapa Rishi.

SD INDEX Anjana (Skt), Hanuman son of I 190

SD INDEX Ankh, Ank(Egy) II 546-8. See also Ansated Cross, Tau

Moses took, fr Egypt II 31
noose or ark symbol II 547
soul, life, blood II 600n
symbolized by ansated cross II 30-1
unites cross & circle II 546
vital force or Archaeus II 633

SD INDEX Ankh-te [-tie] (Egy) II 546-8

SD INDEXa An lumen sit corpus, nec non? I 483 (Lat) "Is light a body, or is it not?"

SD INDEX Anna(Chald), mother of Mary I 91

SD INDEX Annales de Philosophie Chretienne

Quatremere on Chwolsohn II 453
de Rougemont on Chwolsohn II 454
de Rouge on Champollion II 367-8
de Sacy re Enoch II 533 &n

SD INDEX Annales des sciences naturelles, man's age not in Bible (Lartet) II 690 &n

TG Annamaya Kosha (Sk.). A Vedantic term. The same as Sthula Sharira or the physical body. It is the first "sheath" of the five sheaths accepted by the Vedantins, a sheath being the same as that which is called "principle" in Theosophy.

FY Annamaya Kosha, the gross body; the first sheath of the divine monad (Vedantic).

WG Annamaya-kosa, the material body. (See Kosa.)

SD INDEX Annamaya-kosa (Skt), sthula-sarira in Vedanta I 157


TG Annapura (Sk.). See "Ana".

SD INDEX Annapurna (Skt)

Anaitia, Devi-durga or I 91
Annunciation, Gabriel w lilies I 379n

TG Annedotus (Gr.). The generic name for the Dragons or Men-Fishes, of which there were five. The historian Berosus narrates that there rose out of the Erythraean Sea on several occasions a semi-daemon named Oannes or Annedotus, who although part animal yet taught the Chaldeans useful arts and everything that could humanise them. (See Lenormant Chaldean Magic, p. 203, and also "Oannes".) [W.W.W.]

SD INDEX Annus Magnus (Lat)

Aldebaran conjunction II 785
periodic catastrophes & II 784

SD INDEX Anochi (Heb), Ankh & II 31

TG Anoia (Gr.). "Want of understanding", "folly". Anoia is the name given by Plato and others to the lower Manas when too closely allied with Kama, which is irrational (agnoia). The Greek word agnoia is evidently a derivation from and cognate to the Sanskrit word ajnana (phonetically, agnyana) or ignorance, irrationality, absence of knowledge. (See "Agnoia" and "Agnostic".)

KT Anoia (Gr.) is "want of understanding folly"; and is the name applied by Plato and others to the lower Manas when too closely allied with Kama, which is characterised by irrationality (agnoia). The Greek agnoia is evidently a derivative of the Sanskrit ajnana (phonetically agnyana), or ignorance, irrationality, and absence of knowledge.

SD INDEX Anointed(ing)

Akta means, (Jolly) II 101n
Christos the II 23
"Dii Termini" symbols II 542
Jehovah has become the II 234

SD INDEX Anoplotheridae II 735-6

SD INDEX Anouka [Anuha]-Noah (Renan) II 454

TG Anouki (Eg.). A form of Isis; the goddess of life, from which name the Hebrew Ank, life. (See "Anuki.")

SD INDEX Anouki. See Anukis

SD INDEX Anquetil de Perron [-Duperron], A. H. II 442

SD INDEX Ansamsavatara II 359. See Amsamsavatara

SD INDEX Ansated Cross (Egy)

Ankh, life, Fall or II 30, 600n
Ankh-te, circle & II 546
on breasts of defunct mystics II 586
cube unfolded (Skinner) I 321; II 542, 600n
on Easter Island statues I 322
human passions crucified on II 549
Isis & I 366n
parturient energy II 31n
pasa can be interpreted as II 548
phallic symbol II 583
on Philae bas-relief II 558
placed on Calvary cross II 559
symbol of female-male I 321; II 217, 548
symbol of Venus II 30
tau or I 657; II 30, 542

TG Ansumat (Sk.). A Puranic personage, the "nephew of 60,000 uncles" King Sagara's sons, who were reduced to ashes by a single glance from Kapila Rishi's "Eye".

SD INDEX Ansumat [Amsumat] (Skt), nephew of 60,000 uncles II 570


Haeckel traces civilization to II 650
humans must be gods to I 133
instinct of II 120

SD INDEX Antaeus, tomb of II 278

TG Antahkarana (Sk.), or Antaskarana. The term has various meanings, which differ with every school of philosophy and sect. Thus Sankaracharya renders the word as "understanding"; others, as "the internal instrument, the Soul, formed by the thinking principle and egoism"; whereas the Occultists explain it as the path or bridge between the Higher and the Lower Manas, the divine Ego, and the personal Soul of man. It serves as a medium of communication between the two, and conveys from the Lower to the Higher Ego all those personal impressions and thoughts of men which can, by their nature, be assimilated and stored by the undying Entity, and be thus made immortal with it, these being the only elements of the evanescent Personality that survive death and time. It thus stands to reason that only that which is noble, spiritual and divine in man can testify in Eternity to his having lived.

FY Antahkarana, the internal instrument, the soul, formed by the thinking principle and egoism.

VS Antaskarana (III 9) [[p. 50]] Antaskarana is the lower Manas, the Path of communication or communion between the personality and the higher Manas or human Soul. At death it is destroyed as a Path or medium of communication, and its remains survive in a form as the Kamarupa the "shell."

WG Antahkarana, the channel of communication between the higher and lower aspects of manas; the seat of thought and feeling. (antar, within; karana, instrument or means of causing.)

WGa Antaskarana, the same as antakarana.

OG Antaskarana -- (Sanskrit) Perhaps better spelled as antahkarana. A compound word: antar, "interior," "within"; karana, sense organ. Occultists explain this word as the bridge between the higher and lower manas or between the spiritual ego and personal soul of man. Such is H. P. Blavatsky's definition. As a matter of fact there are several antahkaranas in the human septenary constitution -- one for every path or bridge between any two of the several monadic centers in man. Man is a microcosm, therefore a unified composite, a unity in diversity; and the antahkaranas are the links of vibrating consciousness-substance uniting these various centers.

SKv Antaskarana, Antahkarana Antaskarana (more correctly spelled Antahkarana) is a compound of antar -- between or intermediate, and karana, the present participle form of kri -- to do, hence meaning 'effecting,' 'acting.' Thus Antaskarana is an 'intermediate instrument' or 'that which acts or works between.' H. P. Blavatsky in The Voice of the Silence refers to the Antaskarana as the Lower Manas, that path or bridge of communication between the personality and the higher Manas or reincarnating part of man, and calls it "that path that lies between thy Spirit and thy self." When an adept unites himself with his Spirit and has sacrificed his personal self to the Greater Impersonal Self within, the Antaskarana vanishes because there is no further need of it.

The word Antaskarana, in a more general sense, may be applied to any intermediary, a person or thing, acting between something higher and something lower than itself. A Messenger could be called the Antaskarana between the Masters of Wisdom and humanity.

SP Antaskarana or antahkarana -- intermediate instrument, the link between higher and lower self.

SD INDEX Antahkarana (Skt) I 68n

WGa Antaratma, mind, the human soul.

SD INDEX Antarctic. See also Arctic, Hell, Patala

called "Pit" II 357
Circle & Lemurian continent II 324
"ever-living" & "concealed" II 776

WGa Antaryamin, that which is latent in all; a title of Ishwara.

SD INDEX Anteaters II 789

SD INDEX Antelope II 577, 735

SD INDEX Antequera, Spain, dolmen at II 752

TG Anthesteria (Gr.). The feast of Flowers (Floralia): during this festival the rite of Baptism or purification was performed in the Eleusinian Mysteries in the temple lakes, the Limnae, when the Mystae were made to pass through the "narrow gate" of Dionysus, to emerge therefrom as full Initiates.

SD INDEX Anthropogenesis

fallen angels key to II 274
materialistic & occult II 157, 651
Stanzas of Dzyan on II 15-21
various systems of I 213-22, 308; II 83-5, 168, 274, 797

SD INDEX Anthropogonie. See Haeckel, E.

SD INDEX Anthropography, mysteries of I 229

SD INDEX Anthropoid(s). See also Ape, Gorilla, Pithecoid

born in mid-Miocene I 184n
brain size of, & man II 193n
bred in sin by Atlanteans II 195, 200, 286, 679, 688, 689
chasm betw man & II 189, 665n
created by senseless man I 185n
crossbreeding produced II 262, 286-8
descended fr man II 185, 187, 287-8, 682
fossil relics of man & II 675-80
have degenerated II 676, 682
human features of II 688n
"human presentments" I 183
Huxley re II 87n, 315n
hybrids possible in fourth race II 195
fr late Atlantean times II 193, 195
man &, common ancestor II 646
man preceded, in this round II 1
monsters ancestors of II 184n, 201, 375
none before Miocene II 688n, 690n
none in "brighter" Atlantis II 679
Pastrana species fr II 717n
some, will be human in fifth round I 184; II 261-3
third round ape-man & II 730
unnatural, accidental creation II 261
will die out in our race I 184

SD INDEX Anthropological Institute II 471n. See also Flower, W. H.

SD INDEX Anthropological Review, Blake "On the Naulette Jaw" II 744

SD INDEX Anthropologists

chronology of II 155
dating of man by II 288
failure of, re missing link II 287
missing link of, in Stanzas II 184n
physiological proofs of II 187
proceed at random II 66-7

TG Anthropology. The Science of man; it embraces among other things: -- Physiology, or that branch of natural science which discloses the mysteries of the organs and their functions in men, animals and plants; and also, and especially,-Psychology or the great, and in our days, too much neglected science of the soul, both as an entity distinct from the spirit, and in its relation to the spirit and body. In modern science, psychology deals only or principally with conditions of the nervous system, and almost absolutely ignores the psychical essence and nature. Physicians denominate the science of insanity psychology, and name the lunacy chair in medical colleges by that designation. (Isis Unveiled.)

IU Anthropology -- the science of man; embracing among other things:
Physiology, or that branch of natural science which discloses the mysteries of the organs and their functions in men, animals, and plants; and also, and especially,
Psychology, or the great, and in our days, so neglected science of the soul, both as an entity distinct from the spirit and in its relations with the spirit and body. In modern science, psychology relates only or principally to conditions of the nervous system, and almost absolutely ignores the psychical essence and nature. Physicians denominate the science of insanity psychology, and name the lunatic chair in medical colleges by that designation.

SD INDEX Anthropology II 67, 437, 645-55, 686

dates of, differ fr Secret Doctrine II 794
French school of II 288
genesis of, begins at wrong end I 246
modern, & occultism II 71
occult, & human eye II 295

SD INDEX Anthropology. See Topinard, P.

TG Anthropomorphism (Gr.). From "anthropos" meaning man. The act of endowing god or gods with a human form and human attributes or qualities.

KT Anthropomorphism. From the Greek Anthropos, man. The act of endowing God or the gods with a human form and human attributes or qualities.

SD INDEX Anthropomorphic (ism, ists) I 9n, 295n

creator of exoteric Judaism II 40
element in old scriptures I 285-7; II 657
exalted ideas become II 38, 268n
first germs of II 227
folly of II 158, 304, 555
God a contradiction I 276, 295n, 499n
gods written in four letters II 601-2
Greek I 326
idol worship I 397
incipient stage of II 316
Jehovah I 619n
led to phallicism I 452n; II 273
led to sorcery II 503
materialistic age outcome of I 382 &n
medieval, & swastika II 99-100
powers, Atlantean worship of II 273
Secret Doctrine rejects, gods I 279
still backbone of theology I 3n
Visishtadvaita philosophy is I 522

SD INDEX Anthropomorphized

arcanum has become II 234
Greeks, Nemesis II 305n
Logos II 416
powers, gods II 43

SD INDEX Anthropos (Gk)

Adam used in sense of I xliin
son of Anthropos (Gnostic) I 449

SD INDEX (Anthropos, work on occult embryology), germinal cell & five-fold jiva I 224

SD INDEX Antichrist

apex of kosmos for Catholics I 612
Elijah, Enoch, Christ & II 531
will be Satan incarnate II 229n

SD INDEX Antilles, seven II 35

SD INDEX Antimimon pneumatos (Gk), Buddhi or II 604, 605n

SD INDEXa Antimimon Pneumatos II 604, 604-5n (Gk) "Modeled after the spirit."

SD INDEX Antipodes

America fifth continent at II 8
regions of Patala or II 402, 407n, 446

SD INDEX Antiquitates Libyae. See Berosus

SD INDEX Antiquites Celtiques. See Cambry, J.

SD INDEX Antiquites Celtiques et Antediluviennes. See Boucher de Crevecoeur de Perthes

SD INDEX Antiquites de France. See Memoires . . . par la Societe des Antiquaires de France

SD INDEX Antiquities. See Montfaucon, B. de

SD INDEX Antiquities of the Jews. See Josephus, F.

SD INDEX Antiquity. See also Ancients

dwarfed by scholars I 676
of man, science re II 70-1, 686-7
truths of nature in I 285

SD INDEX Antiquity of Man. See Lyell, C.

SD INDEX Antiquity of Man Hist. Considered. See Rawlinson, G.

TG Anu (Sk.). An "atom", a title of Brahma, who is said to be an atom just as is the infinite universe. A hint at the pantheistic nature of the god.

TG Anu (Chald.). One of the highest of Babylonian deities, "King of Angels and Spirits, Lord of the city of Erech". He is the Ruler and God of Heaven and Earth. His symbol is a star and a kind of Maltese cross -- emblems of divinity and sovereignty. He is an abstract divinity supposed to inform the whole expense [[expanse?]] of ethereal space or heaven, while his "wife" informs the more material planes. Both are the types of the Ouranos and Gaia of Hesiod. They sprang from the original Chaos. All his titles and attributes are graphic and indicate health, purity physical and moral, antiquity and holiness. Anu was the earliest god of the city of Erech. One of his sons was Bil or Vil-Kan, the god of fire, of various metals, and of weapons. George Smith very pertinently sees in this deity a close connection with a kind of cross breed between "the biblical Tubal Cain and the classical Vulcan" . . . . who is considered to be moreover "the most potent deity in relation to witchcraft and spells generally".

WGa Anu, atom; also, one of the names of Brahma.

SKs Anu, Jivanu, Paramanu Anu literally means 'infinitesimal'; probably a compound of a -- not and nu -- certainty, knowledge. Anu is an atom of matter, the chemical atom, the vehicle of Jivanu (jiva -- life, and anu -- atom). The Jivanu is a life-atom or the soul of a chemical atom. Jivanu in its turn is the vehicle of Paramanu (parama -- highest, and anu -- atom), which is the supreme or highest atom or the spirit of the chemical atom.

SD INDEX Anu (Chald)

Ain-soph or I 357
Bel, Noah & II 144
head of Babylonian gods II 139n
Jehovah &, double sexed II 62

SD INDEX Anu (Skt)

elemental atom, jiva I 567-8
matter became, or atomic I 522
name of Brahma I 542
primordial, or atom I 148, 357

TG Anubis (Gr.). The dog-headed god, identical, in a certain aspect, with Horus. He is pre-eminently the god who deals with the disembodied, or the resurrected in post mortem life. Anepou is his Egyptian name. He is a psychopompic deity, "the Lord of the Silent Land of the West, the land of the Dead, the preparer of the way to the other world", to whom the dead were entrusted, to be led by him to Osiris, the Judge. In short, he is the "embalmer" and the "guardian of the dead". One of the oldest deities in Egypt, Mariette Bey having found the image of this deity in tombs of the Third Dynasty.

SD INDEX Anubis (Egy)

on Gnostic plates I 410
Hermes, Mercury or II 28
Horus or, dragon slayer II 385-6

SD INDEX Anubis-Syrius, or Michael II 481

WG Anuddharsha, contentment, satisfaction with one's condition.

TG Anugita (Sk.). One of the Upanishads. A very occult treatise. (See The Sacred Books of the East.)

KT Anugita (Sans.) One of the Upanishads. A very occult treatise. (Vide Clarendon Press series "The Sacred Books of the East.")

WG Anugita, an episode from the fourteenth book of the Mahabharata. It gives the discourse between Krishna and Arjuna after the battle with which the Bhagavad-Gita opens. (anu, after; gita, song: an after-song.)

SD INDEX Anugita I 545n

causes & agents of action I 534-5 &nn
continues Bhagavad-Gita (Muller) I 94n
episode in Mahabharata I 94n; II 495, 566
fate of various beings at pralaya I 571-2
forest, seven trees, fruits, etc II 637-40
life-winds in body II 496 &n, 566-70
Mahat as ego-ism I 75
Narada (fire) the One Element I 101
origin of speech & occult properties I 94
Pistis Sophia in light of II 569
Pratyahara, chapter vii re I 96
seat abiding in the Self II 495
seven priests (Aeons) in II 568, 569n, 628
seven senses, principles I 87, 534; II 628
smoke & fire II 567-8
Tree of Life I 536

TG Anugraha (Sk.). The eighth creation in the Vishnu Purana.

SD INDEX Anugraha (Skt), eighth Creation

goodness & darkness in I 448
Pratyayasarga Creation or I 456

TG Anuki (Eg.). "See Anouki" supra. "The word Ank in Hebrew, means 'my life', my being, which is the personal pronoun Anochi, from the name of the Egyptian goddess Anouki", says the author of the Hebrew Mystery, or the Source of Measures.

SD INDEX Anukis (Egy)

Anochi in Hebrew II 31
triadic goddess of Khnoum I 367n

WG Anumana, inference, drawing a conclusion from given premises, one of the means of obtaining knowledge according to the Sankhya or Nyaya systems.

WG Anumapaka, the basis of inference.

WG Anumata, producer of satisfaction in the doer of an act, though not himself concerned in action, still appearing as such.

TG Anumati (Sk.). The moon at the full; when from a god -- Soma -- she becomes a goddess.

TG Anumitis (Sk.). Inference, deduction in philosophy.

FY Anumiti, inference.

TG Anunit (Chald.). The goddess of Akkad; Lucifer, the morning star. Venus as the evening star was Ishtar of Erech.

TG Anunnaki (Chald.). Angels or Spirits of the Earth; terrestrial Elementals also.

SD INDEX Anunnaki (Chald), angels of Earth II 248n

SD INDEX Anupadaka. See Aupapaduka



WG Anusrava, Vedic tradition; acquired by repeated hearing.

TG Anuttara (Sk.). Unrivalled, peerless. Thus Anuttara Bodhi means unexcelled or unrivalled intelligence", Anuttara Dharma, unrivalled law or religion, &c.

TG Anyamsam Aniyasam (Sk.). Ano-vaniyansam (in Bhagavad gita). Lit., "the most atomic of the atomic; smallest of the small". Applied to the universal deity, whose essence is everywhere.

WG Anyathajnana, confounding of the attributes of one thing with those of another. (anyatha, otherwise; jnana, knowing.)

SD INDEX Anyaya (Skt) dishonesty I 377