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List of Title Abbreviations (in alphabetical order)


SD INDEX [Chabas, F. J.], Le Papyrus Magique Harris, ram-headed Ammon II 213n


TG Chabrat Zereh Aur Bokher (Heb.). An Order of the Rosicrucian stock, whose members study the Kabbalah and Hermetic sciences; it admits both sexes, and has many grades of instruction. The members meet in private, and the very existence of the Order is generally unknown. [W.W.W.]


PV Chac Of Maya mythology; the four Chac are the equivalent of Tzakol, Bitol, Alom, and Cajolom of the Popol Vuh; the gods of the four sectors of heaven. The Chac are the owners of the wild plant and animal life of the earth.


SD INDEX Chackchuska, Chakshuba. See Chakshusha


TG Chadayatana (Sk.). Lit., the six dwellings or gates in man for the reception of sensations; thus, on the physical plane, the eyes, nose, ear, tongue, body (or touch) and mind, as a product of the physical brain and on the mental plane (esoterically), spiritual sight, smell, hearing, taste, touch and perception, the whole synthesized by the Buddhi-atmic element. Chadayatana is one of the 12 Nidanas, which form the chain of incessant causation and effect.


SD INDEX Chaiah. See Hayah


SD INDEX Chain. See also Earth Chain, Globes, Moon Chain, Planetary Chain

creators act on globes of II 77
septenary II 308n


SD INDEX Chaire d'Hebreu . . . See Renan, E.


TG Chaitanya (Sk.). The founder of a mystical sect in India. A rather modern sage, believed to be an avatar of Krishna.

WG Chaitanya, the Supreme Spirit considered as the essence of all being.

SKs Chaitanya 'Consciousness,' 'Intelligence'; derived from the verb root chit -- to think, to understand. Chaitanya is usually applied to the Cosmic Intelligence; hence it is the invisible source and underlying root of man's consciousness and intelligence.

SD INDEX Chaitanya (Skt), Chit & I 6


TG Tchaitya (Sk.). Any locality made sacred through some event in the life of Buddha; a term signifying the same in relation to gods, and any kind of place or object of worship. [[The Sanskrit words commencing with the letters Tch were, owing to faulty transliteration, misplaced, and now come under C.]]


TG Tchakchur (Sk.). The first Vidjnana (q.v.). Lit., "the eye", meaning the faculty of sight, or rather, an occult perception of spiritual and subjective realities (Chakshur). [[The Sanskrit words commencing with the letters Tch were, owing to faulty transliteration, misplaced, and now come under C.]]


TG Chakna-padma-karpo (Tib.). "He who holds the lotus", used of Chenresi, the Bodhisattva. It is not a genuine Tibetan word, but half Sanskrit.

SD INDEX Chakna-Padma-Karpo (Tib), Chenresi, dhyani & bodhisattva II 179


TG Chakra (Sk.). A wheel, a disk, or the circle of Vishnu generally. Used also of a cycle of time, and with other meanings.

TG Tchakra, or Chakra (Sk.). A spell. The disk of Vishnu, which served as a weapon; the wheel of the Zodiac, also the wheel of time, etc. With Vishnu, it was a symbol of divine authority. One of the sixty-five figures of the Sripada, or the mystic foot-print of Buddha which contains that number of symbolical figures. The Tchakra is used in mesmeric phenomena and other abnormal practices. [[The Sanskrit words commencing with the letters Tch were, owing to faulty transliteration, misplaced, and now come under C.]]

WG Chakra, wheel, discus, center; in the body, centres of psychic energy; the weapon of Vishnu, symbolizing cyclic evolution; a cycle.

OG Chakra -- (Cakra, Sanskrit) A word signifying in general a "wheel," and from this simple original meaning there were often taken for occult and esoteric purposes a great many subordinate, very interesting, and in some cases highly mystical and profound derivatives. Chakra also means a cycle, a period of duration, in which the wheel of time turns once. It also means the horizon, as being circular or of a wheel-form. It likewise means certain centers or pranic spherical loci of the body in which are supposed to collect streams of pranic energy of differing qualities, or pranic energies of different kinds. These physiological chakras, which are actually connected with the pranic circulations and ganglia of the auric egg, and therefore function in the physical body through the intermediary of the linga-sarira or astral model-body, are located in different parts of the physical frame, reaching from the parts about the top of the skull to the parts about the pubis. It would be highly improper, having at heart the best interests of humanity, to give the occult or esoteric teaching concerning the exact location, functions, and means of controlling the physiological chakras of the human body; for it is a foregone conclusion that were this mystical knowledge broadcast, it would be sadly misused, leading not only in many cases to death or insanity, but to the violation of every moral instinct. Alone the high initiates, who as a matter of fact have risen above the need of employing the physiological chakras, can use them at will, and for holy purposes -- which in fact is something that they rarely, if indeed they ever do.

GH Chakra A word with a number of meanings: a wheel; a circle; a discus -- the weapon of Vishnu (hence also a symbol of the deity); a cycle or period of time; also the physiological centers of pranic vitality in the human body. In Buddhism the chakra is a favorite symbol, especially associated with Gautama the Buddha, for he is represented as setting a new chakra in motion: his disciples, in broadcasting his message are often referred to as 'turning the wheel.' As the weapon of Vishnu, the chakra means "the whirling wheel of spiritual will and power." (W. Q. Judge, p. in footnote, Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 80.)

SP Cakra [chakra] -- wheel, cycle of time, or energy center in the body.

SD INDEX Chakra (Skt) wheel

circle, disc of Vishnu I 114; II 465-6, 546
six-pointed star, Vishnu & I 215


SD INDEX Chakravartin (Skt) universal ruler, Vishnu as, in treta age II 483


TG Chakshub (Sk.). The "eye". Loka-chakshub or "the eye of the world" is a title of the Sun.


WG Chakshus, the eye.


SD INDEX Chakshusha (Skt)

diagram II 309
manu third round, third race II 615n


TG Chaldeans, or Kasdim. At first a tribe, then a caste of learned Kabbalists. They were the savants, the magians of Babylonia, astrologers and diviners. The famous Hillel, the precursor of Jesus in philosophy and in ethics, was a Chaldean. Franck in his Kabbala points to the close resemblance of the "secret doctrine" found in the Avesta and the religious metaphysics of the Chaldees.

IU Chaldeans, Or Kasdim. -- At first a tribe, then a caste of learned kabalists. They were the savants, the magians of Babylonia, astrologers and diviners. The famous Hillel, the precursor of Jesus in philosophy and in ethics, was a Chaldean. Franck in his Kabbala points to the close resemblance of the "secret doctrine" found in the Avesta and the religious metaphysics of the Chaldees.

SD INDEX Chaldea(ns). See also Berosus, Chaldees

Adam fr II 42-3
Adam was mankind II 102
adept, Qu-tamy II 454
Akkadians older than I 392, 650
allegories, legends II 282, 462-3, 477
ancestors of II 328
Anu of, & trinity II 62, 139n
astrological magic & theophania I 652
beings refusing to create in II 93
bower of voluptuousness II 204
catacombs II 379
cosmogony of Berosus II 504
creation story II 3-4, 53
Dagon of, & Matsya avatara II 139
Damascius on oracles of I 235
divine dynasties II 316, 429, 486
Ea a principal god of II 53, 139n
elements, angels, planets II 115n
Eusebius mutilated, records I xxxi
evil spirits emblems of chaos II 386
Fohat key to, religion I 673
four a sacred number of I 89n
fragment in British Museum II 283-4n
Garden of Eden fr II 202
Genesis of I 357; II 104
giants (Izdubar) I 266-7; II 336
initiates of, degenerated II 212
initiates' view of the Moon I 396
Java-Aleim II 215
Jews borrowed lore fr I 313, 352, 388, 655 &n; II 240, 428
Jews sought refuge in II 200
Kabbala identical w Jewish II 461-2
Kabiri received name fr I 435n
kosmos is God (Philo) I 344
Magas, Magi, initiates of II 323, 395
measures same as Jews' I 312-13
misunderstood Jewish cherubim II 518
Moon-gods II 139n
Moses' story fr II 428
myths based on fact, truth II 236
Nabathean Agriculture & II 452-6
oracles of I 235, 348, 462
pre-Adamite Mysteries (Chwolsohn) II 452
Puranic legends understood by II 4
received lore fr Brahmans I xxxi, 117; II 226
recorded motions of planets I 660, 663
scriptures apocryphal (Renan) II 456
scriptures disfigured, destroyed I xxvi-vii, xxxiv, 10
scriptures fountain of Bible I xxvi
seven, eight gods of I 575n; II 35
sevens in thought of II 97, 603, 612, 617
Sufis preserved works of I 288
swastika found among II 586
Syrians defined worlds like I 435
tablets agree w Hermes II 2
tablets are archaic records II 3, 5, 54, 202
taught three aspects of universe I 278
three keys in days of Berosus I 311
tree, serpent worship I 405
way to Bible thru, scriptures II 383
wisdom of Hebrew initiates fr I 352
works echo Secret Doctrine I 288
worshiped male & female Moon I 388
Xisuthrus is, Noah II 141


SD INDEX Chaldean Account of Genesis. See Smith, George


SD INDEX Chaldean Book of Numbers II 37, 85, 111

close to esoteric vidya I 241
derived fr "very old book" I xliii
Ibn Gebirol used, as source II 461n
key to Book of Concealed Mystery II 626n
no longer extant II 626n
oldest kab source II 461-2, 461n, 506
Zohar no longer same as I 214, 230
references:
Ain-soph fiery pelican I 80
angels, first & secondary I 337
Babylonia given in numbers II 202
Blessed Ones & matter I 224
en, ain, aior, self-existent I 214
form of Crown (Kether) I 433 &n
light is darkness to man I 337
Ptah born fr world egg I 367
Rishoon & three sons in II 397
Samael, Michael & wisdom in II 378
sephiroth I 239-46
seven principles I 197 &n
seven worlds are seven races II 705
Shekhinah sexless in I 618
Worker's Hammer in II 99


TG Chaldean Book of Numbers. A work which contains all that is found in the Zohar of Simeon Ben-Jochai, and much more. It must be the older by many centuries, and in one sense its original, as it contains all the fundamental principles taught in the Jewish Kabbalistic works, but none of their blinds. It is very rare indeed, there being perhaps only two or three copies extant, and these in private hands.


SD INDEX Chaldean Kabbala

ancient wisdom &, identical II 461-2
Book of Numbers or I 618


SD INDEX Chaldean Oracles of Zoroaster

aether of ancients was fire I 331
ether I 462
mundane god of spiral form I 348


SD INDEX Chaldees. See also Chaldeans, Magi

caste of adepts, not of a nation II 748
gave Hindu zodiac to Greeks I 658
governed by divine dynasties II 328
initiates or, & space II 502
knowledge of I 409; II 23, 35
later, greeted morning star II 759 &n
science has returned to I 586
settled in Babylonia II 748
taught succession of worlds II 756
Taurus sacred to I 657


SD INDEX Chaldeo-Akkadian Accounts II 4


SD INDEX Chaldeo-Assyrian Accounts II 3, 477


SD INDEX Chalice, sacrificial, or argha (ark) II 461


SD INDEX "Challenger" (soundings, voyage)

Atlantic continent II 333
Atlantic ridges II 782, 792-3


VS Chamber (I 23) [[p. 18]] The inner chamber of the Heart, called in Sanskrit Brahma poori. The "fiery power" is Kundalini.


SD INDEX Chambers, J. D. See also Divine Pymander

----- Theological & Philosophical Works of Hermes . . .
seven men are Patriarchs II 2n


SD INDEX Chameleon, atrophied third eye of II 296


SD INDEX Champ Dolent, menhir of II 752


SD INDEX Champlain Epoch, Easter Island raised during II 327-8


SD INDEX Champollion, Jean-Franccois

amazement of, (de Rouge) II 367-8
----- Pantheon egyptien
(Eichton), Agathodaemon is II 210
Knouph [Chnuphis] I 472
serpent II 210
sevens in Book of Dead I 674
seven worlds, agents I 436
substantiates Manetho, Ptolemy II 367
Toum [Tum] or Fohat I 673 &n


PV Chan "Serpent." The name the Chorti Maya apply to themselves: "people of the serpent," whose chief is called Hor chan (head of the serpent). The generic name of the Maya as a whole, whose cultural totem is the serpent, as a divine nahual. The equivalent of the Quiche word cumatz.


SD INDEX Ch'an, Dan, Janna, Chinese, Tibetan esoteric schools I xx &n


SD INDEX Chananea, Rabbi. See Joshua ben Chananea


SD INDEX Chance

blind forces, in nature II 475
Coleridge on I 653
infinitesimal, variations II 697
matter-force-, trinity of I 505
no, in nature I 653


SD INDEX Chan-chi (Chin), demigods II 365


TG Tchandalas, or Chhandalas (Sk.). Outcasts, or people without caste, a name now given to all the lower classes of the Hindus; but in antiquity it was applied to a certain class of men, who, having forfeited their right to any of the four castes -- Brahmans, Kshatriyas, Vaisyas and Sudras -- were expelled from cities and sought refuge in the forests. Then they became "bricklayers", until finally expelled they left the country, some 4,000 years before our era. Some see in them the ancestors of the earlier Jews, whose tribes began with A-brahm or "No-Brahm". To this day it is the class most despised by the Brahmins in India. [[The Sanskrit words commencing with the letters Tch were, owing to faulty transliteration, misplaced, and now come under C.]]

WG Chandala, an outcast, a pariah.

SD INDEX Chandalas (Skt)

ancestors of Jews I 313n; II 200
left India 8000 BC II 200


TG Chandra (Sk.). The Moon; also a deity. The terms Chandra and Soma are synonyms.

WG Chandra, the moon. (Literally, "glittering.")


SD INDEX Chandrabhaga River I 377


TG Chandragupta (Sk.). The first Buddhist King in India, the grandsire of the Sandracottus of the all-bungling Greek writers who went to India in Alexander's time. (See "Asoka".)

TG Tchandragupta, or Chandragupta (Sk.). The son of Nanda, the first Buddhist King of the Morya Dynasty, the grandfather of King Asoka, "the beloved of the gods" (Piyadasi). [[The Sanskrit words commencing with the letters Tch were, owing to faulty transliteration, misplaced, and now come under C.]]

FY Chandragupta, one of the kings of Magadha, an ancient province of India.

SD INDEX Chandragupta, King II 550n

grandfather of Asoka II 550n
of the Morya dynasty I 378n


TG Chandra-kanta (Sk.). "The moon-stone", a gem that is claimed to be formed and developed under the moon-beam is, which give it occult and magical properties. It has a very cooling influence in fever if applied to both temples.


TG Chandramanam (Sk.). The method of calculating time by the Moon.

FY Chandramanam, the method of calculating time by the movements of the moon.


TG Chandra-vansa (Sk.). The "Lunar Race", in contradistinction to Suryavansa, the "Solar Race". Some Orientalists think it an inconsistency that Krishna, a Chandravansa (of the Yadu branch) should have been declared an Avatar of Vishnu, who is a manifestation of the solar energy in Rig-Veda, a work of unsurpassed authority with the Brahmans. This shows, however, the deep occult meaning of the Avatar; a meaning which only esoteric philosophy can explain. A glossary is no fit place for such explanations; but it may be useful to remind those who know, and teach those who do not, that in Occultism, man is called a solar-lunar being, solar in his higher triad, and lunar in his quaternary. Moreover, it is the Sun who imparts his light to the Moon, in the same way as the human triad sheds its divine light on the mortal shell of sinful man. Life celestial quickens life terrestrial. Krishna stands metaphysically for the Ego made one with Atma-Buddhi, and performs mystically the same function as the Christos of the Gnostics, both being "the inner god in the temple" -- man. Lucifer is "the bright morning star", a well known symbol in Revelations, and, as a planet, corresponds to the EGO. Now Lucifer (or the planet Venus) is the Sukra-Usanas of the Hindus; and Usanas is the Daitya-guru, i.e., the spiritual guide and instructor of the Danavas and the Daityas. The latter are the giant-demons in the Puranas, and in the esoteric interpretations, the antetypal symbol of the man of flesh, physical mankind. The Daityas can raise themselves, it is said, through knowledge "austerities and devotion" to the rank of the gods and of the ABSOLUTE." All this is very suggestive in the legend of Krishna; and what is more suggestive still is that just as Krishna, the Avatar of a great God in India, is of the race of Yadu, so is another incarnation, "God incarnate himself" -- or the "God-man Christ", also of the race Iadoo -- the name for the Jews all over Asia. Moreover, as his mother, who is represented as Queen of Heaven standing on the crescent, is identified in Gnostic philosophy, and also in the esoteric system, with the Moon herself, like all the other lunar goddesses such as Isis, Diana, Astarte and others -- mothers of the Logoi, so Christ is called repeatedly in the Roman Catholic Church, the Sun-Christ, the Christ-Soleil and so on. If the later is a metaphor so also is the earlier.

SD INDEX Chandra-Vansa [Chandravamsa] (Skt), lunar dynasties I 388, 392


SD INDEX Chandrayana (Skt), lunar year I 36

TG Chandrayana (Sk.). The lunar year chronology.


SD INDEX Chang-ty. See Huang-ti


SD INDEX Chanina, Rabbi. See Hanina


TG Chantong (Tib.). "He of the 1,000 Eyes", a name of Padmapani or Chenresi (Avalokitesvara).

SD INDEX Chantong or Chenresi II 179


SD INDEX Chants Cypriaques, Hyg. Tal. See Hyginus, Fab. Lib.


TG Chaos (Gr.). The Abyss, the "Great Deep". It was personified in Egypt by the Goddess Neith, anterior to all gods. As Deveria says, "the only God, without form and sex, who gave birth to itself, and without fecundation, is adored under the form of a Virgin Mother". She is the vulture-headed Goddess found in the oldest period of Abydos, who belongs, accordingly to Mariette Bey, to the first Dynasty, which would make her, even on the confession of the time-dwarfing Orientalists, about 7,000 years old. As Mr. Bonwick tells us in his excellent work on Egyptian belief -- "Neith, Nut, Nepte, Nuk (her names as variously read!) is a philosophical conception worthy of the nineteenth century after the Christian era, rather than the thirty-ninth before it or earlier than that". And he adds: "Neith or Nout is neither more nor less than the Great Mother, and yet the Immaculate Virgin, or female God from whom all things proceeded". Neith is the "Father-mother" of the Stanzas of the Secret Doctrine, the Swabhavat of the Northern Buddhists, the immaculate Mother indeed, the prototype of the latest "Virgin" of all; for, as Sharpe says, "the Feast of Candlemas -- in honour of the goddess Neith -- is yet marked in our Almanacs as Candlemas day, or the Purification of the Virgin Mary"; and Beauregard tells us of "the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin, who can henceforth, as well as the Egyptian Minerva, the mysterious Neith, boast of having come from herself, and of having given birth to God". He who would deny the working of cycles and the recurrence of events, let him read what Neith was 7,000 years ago, in the conception of the Egyptian Initiates, trying to popularize a philosophy too abstract for the masses; and then remember the subjects of dispute at the Council of Ephesus in 431, when Mary was declared Mother of God; and her Immaculate Conception forced on the World as by command of God, by Pope and Council in 1858. Neith is Swabhavat and also the Vedic Aditi and the Puranic Akasa, for "she is not only the celestial vault, or ether, but is made to appear in a tree, from which she gives the fruit of the Tree of Life (like another Eve) or pours upon her worshippers some of the divine water of life". Hence she gained the favourite appellation of "Lady of the Sycamore", an epithet applied to another Virgin (Bonwick). The resemblance becomes still more marked when Neith is found on old pictures represented as a Mother embracing the ram-headed god, the "Lamb". An ancient stele declares her to be "Neut, the luminous, who has engendered the gods" -- the Sun included, for Aditi is the mother of the Marttanda, the Sun -- an Aditya. She is Naus, the celestial ship; hence we find her on the prow of the Egyptian vessels, like Dido on the prow of the ships of the Phoenician mariners, and forthwith we have the Virgin Mary, from Mar, the "Sea", called the "Virgin of the Sea", and the "Lady Patroness" of all Roman Catholic seamen. The Rev. Sayce is quoted by Bonwick, explaining her as a principle in the Babylonian Bahu (Chaos, or confusion) i.e., "merely the Chaos of Genesis . . . and perhaps also Mot, the primitive substance that was the mother of all the gods". Nebuchadnezzar seems to have been in the mind of the learned professor, since he left the following witness in cuneiform language, "I built a temple to the Great Goddess, my Mother". We may close with the words of Mr. Bonwick with which we thoroughly agree: "She (Neith) is the Zerouana of the Avesta, 'time without limits'. She is the Nerfe of the Etruscans, half a woman and half a fish" (whence the connection of the Virgin Mary with the fish and Pisces; of whom it is said: "From holy good Nerfe the navigation is happy. She is the Bythos of the Gnostics, the One of the Neoplatonists, the All of German metaphysicians, the Anaita of Assyria."

OG Chaos -- (Greek) A word usually thought to mean a sort of helter-skelter treasury of original principles and seeds of beings. Well, so it verily is, in one profound sense; but it is most decidedly and emphatically not helter-skelter. It is properly the kosmic storehouse of all the latent or resting seeds of beings and things from former manvantaras. Of course it is this, simply because it contains everything. It means space, not the highest mystical or actual space, not the parabrahma-mulaprakriti, the Boundless -- not that. But the space of any particular hierarchy descending into manifestation, what space for it is at that particular period of its beginning of development. The directive principles in chaos are the gods when they awaken from their pralayic sleep. Chaos in one sense may very truly be called the condition of the space of a solar system or even of a planetary chain during its pralaya. When awakening to planetary action begins, chaos pari passu ceases.

WW Chaos Now let us take the Greek word chaos, chaos. Hesiod, in his Theogony, says "[[greek char]]," "first chaos was." The singularity of this verb, [[greek char]], is that it signifies to become. Obviously enough, not to become from nothing; but Chaos first became in the sense of the first dawn of manifestation, the first flutter of awakening life on a plane below that of material homogeneity. As you will remember, last week we spoke of hierarchies, and of one common life running through all; the gods of one being the elementals of the next higher, and the elementals of one being the gods of the next lower. Now Chaos may be called the first material extension in (not of) space. Milton speaks of the "void and formless infinite" when he refers to chaos; and when we study the first verse in the Hebrew Bible, which I hope to take up today, we will see that "void" must not be taken in the sense of absolute vacuity, but as void of manifestation, void of what is here, void of heterogeneity. Milton again speaks of it as being "matter unformed and void"; and this is a typically Greek sense of the word chaos. Ovid speaks of "rudis indigestaque moles" (Metam., 1, 7), "the rude, confused mass." This is the primal manifestation of matter conceived of from another viewpoint. Get the thought, the meaning, of the thing: the rude and unformed, inchoate mass of the Roman, conceived of as emptiness by the Greek. Gas may be conceived of from one point of view as being as thick and coarse and heavy as mud, but looked at from our material plane a gas is tenuous, invisible, thin. So Chaos, as it is often conceived of, may be called the yawning abyss, and this is the very translation given to a certain word in the Scandinavian Eddas. This word is Ginungagap, translated as the yawning abyss; the same meaning, the same conception, that is applied to chaos. The difference between chaos and space is finally this: that space is limitless boundlessness, limitless duration, whereas chaos is the conception of extension as applied to the dawn of a solar system, or of a universe. First, voidness, so far as condensed matter is concerned; then the first quiver of life runs through the homogeneity of that part, if I may use that term, of space; and, as H. P. Blavatsky so beautifully expresses it in The Secret Doctrine, "the mother awakens from her sleep after seven eternities". Manifestation begins, and through ages upon ages of constant thickening and coarsening, matter is formed -- first so subtle, thin, diaphanous that we have no conception of it, vastly more tenuous than our gas; then thickening, coarsening constantly, until we arrive at our own rocky sphere.

You see then that Chaos is the opposite of Kosmos; as Kosmos is that which is marshalled, arranged, set in order, the handiwork of the Lord, as the Hebrew Bible puts it, the handiwork of the gods, or the handiwork of the angels, as the Kabbalah puts it. So Chaos is the opposite of it, the lack of material shape, form, order -- not disorder, though it is often conceived of by the ancient poets under that figure merely by force of contrast as compared with the word Kosmos. As I have said, when Ovid speaks of "the rude and unformed mass", he looks at it from one point of view; he does not mean spiritual atoms floating about without law; it is a conception higher than that of atoms. To use a material symbol, we may speak of it as water. Water is colorless, we will say, transparent; and if we were marine or aquatic animals we could live in water as we now live in air. We will conceive of water as being infinitely fluid, instead of being only partially so, and as possessing no properties whatever except that of its own characteristic. Now the animals that dwell in water, the plants that have their being in water, we may conceive of as analogies to the divine beings in the waters of space, in the waters of chaos. "And the spirit of the Gods (Elohim) played upon the waters", as the Hebrew Bible says; and every word of that is full of meaning, as we shall see when we come to it. When Milton talks of chaos as that "where eldest Night and Chaos, ancestors of Nature, hold eternal anarchy" (Paradise Lost, II, 95), he is partly right and partly wrong. It is true that the ancient poets speak of eldest night, and Hesiod, from whom Milton draws, speaks of Night and Chaos as the ancestors of nature, (Theogony, 123.) But there can be no anarchy where there is no manifestation; there can only be anarchy (which means a condition of being or society without a center or head, without a government) in manifestation. Homogeneity is oneness; and anarchy can only exist in heterogeneity, or, in other words, where there is conflict of wills. Were man perfect we would have no need of any government, or law. Man is not perfect, therefore law is imposed by man in self-protection. Man invents laws, finds out the way of governing himself and his fellows, studies to stimulate his own sense of duty, teaches the necessity of self-control, etc. But Milton is right if he uses "anarchy" as the opposite of "Kosmos."

SD INDEX Chaos (Gk). See also Waters

abode of wisdom, not evil II 503
Abyss I 367, 427; II 503
akasa I 338n, 452, 460
akasa proceeds fr I 536
in all Greek & Aryan speculation I 579
amrita mixed w evil in I 348
ark is spirit brooding over II 313
bird drops egg into I 359
ceases thru the ray I 231
fr (chaino) void I 109
cold luminous gas I 250, 599 &n
divided into seven oceans II 704n
Divine Thought directed into II 704n
dragons, serpents & II 386
eternal feud of, (Akkadians) II 477
evil spirits emblems of II 386
female binary (Levi) II 555
female space I 90n, 431; II 84
Flood symbolized by II 139
Great Deep, Arani, Aditi II 527
Hesiod's I 336n, 425-6
Ialdabaoth & I 197 &n
infinite, boundless, endless I 336n
is Space (Aristotle) I 336n
Kon-ton I 214
macrocosm, microcosm born fr I 283
male-female I 231
manifestation starts w I 330
Mot fr union of wind & I 340
mother, water or I 70
"nebular condition" I 579
Noun [Nun] (Egyptian) or I 312
ocean is masculine aspect of I 345n
part of Orphic Triad I 451-2n, 582-3
Phanes & Chronos (Orphism) I 583
planets evolve fr I 103
primary aspect of mulaprakriti I 536
primitive, & nebulae (Wolf) I 598-9
primordial, is aether I 332
primordial substance I 330, 332, 338, 599
secondary, & divine dynasties II 486
to sense, cosmos to reason I 2
senseless I 340, 342
Sophia rescued fr, by Christos I 132n
Soul of the World (Plato) I 338, 343
Space &, unmanifested Deity II 269
spirit & matter latent in I 64
spirit divorced fr matter I 640
spirit in, or space II 65
Spirit of God & I 74, 461; II 505
storehouse of future worlds I 337
Tohu-bohu II 477
undifferentiated matter I 451-2n; II 505
Uranos creative powers of II 269
Vach I 434
various names for I 283
veil betw Incognizable & Logos I 431
Virgin Mother I 65, 460
vital electricity I 338-9
Voice calls universe out of I 137
watery abyss II 503
fr wind &, sprang the seed I 340
world stuff I 579
Yliaster developed fr within I 283


SD INDEX Chaos-Theos-Kosmos I 342-9, 366


SD INDEX Chappe d'Auteroche, Abbe, Voyage en Siberie, six-month year in Kamchatka II 621


SD INDEX Charachara (Skt), locomotive & fixed beings I 454


TG Charaka (Sk.). A writer on Medicine who lived in Vedic times. He is believed to have been an incarnation (Avatara) of the Serpent Sesha, i.e., an embodiment of divine Wisdom, since Sesha-Naga, the King of the "Serpent" race, is synonymous with Ananta, the seven-headed Serpent, on which Vishnu sleeps during the pralayas. Ananta is the "endless" and the symbol of eternity, and as such, one with Space, while Sesha is only periodical in his manifestations. Hence while Vishnu is identified with Ananta, Charaka is only the Avatar of Sesha. (See "Ananta" and "Sesha".)

FY Charaka, the most celebrated writer on medicine among the Hindus.


SD INDEX Charcot, J. M. II 370-1n

Richet &, vindicate Mesmer II 156


SD INDEX Chariot

heavenly form used as I 356
vehicle or, in Kabbala I 214


SD INDEX Charles, Jacques A. C., Law of I 84


SD INDEX Charm(s) II 394. See also Magic

magic incantations, etc I 468-9
mandragora (mandrake) as a II 27n
Sigurd became learned in I 404


TG Charnock, Thomas. A great alchemist of the sixteenth century; a surgeon who lived and practiced near Salisbury, studying the art in some neighbouring cloisters with a priest. It is said that he was initiated into the final secret of transmutation by the famous mystic William Bird, who "had been a prior of Bath and defrayed the expense of repairing the Abbey Church from the gold which he made by the red and white elixirs" (Royal Mas. Cycl.). Charnock wrote his Breviary of Philosophy in the year 1557 and the Enigma of Alchemy, in 1574.


TG Charon (Gr.). The Egyptian Khu-en-ua, the hawk-headed Steersman of the boat conveying the Souls across the black waters that separate life from death. Charon, the Sun of Erebus and Nox, is a variant of Khu-en-ua. The dead were obliged to pay an obolus, a small piece of money, to this grim ferryman of the Styx and Acheron; therefore the ancients always placed a coin under the tongue of the deceased. This custom has been preserved in our own times, for most of the lower classes in Russia place coppers in the coffin under the head of the dead for post mortem expenses.


SD INDEX Charton, Edouard T.

---- Magasin Pittoresque
bishops & Dracontia plans II 347
----- Les voyageurs anciens et modernes
Irish stone fr Africa II 343


TG Charvaka (Sk.). There were two famous beings of this name. One a Rakshasa (demon) who disguised himself as a Brahman and entered Hastina-pura; whereupon the Brahmans discovered the imposture and reduced Charvaka to ashes with the fire of their eyes, -- i.e., magnetically by means of what is called in Occultism the "black glance" or evil eye. The second was a terrible materialist and denier of all but matter, who if he could come back to life, would put to shame all the "Free thinkers" and "Agnostics" of the day. He lived before the Ramayanic period, but his teachings and school have survived to this day, and he has even now followers, who are mostly to be found in Bengal.

WG Charvaka, a Hindu philosopher, founder of the Charvaka system of philosophy, which is considered by some to be materialistic.

SD INDEX Charvaka (Skt) [Materialist school], Wilson confused Buddhists & I 419n


SD INDEX Chassed. See Hesedh


TG Chastanier, Benedict. A French mason who established in London in 1767 a Lodge called "The Illuminated Theosophists".


SD INDEX Chastity, & pineal gland II 295-6


SD INDEX Chat. See Khat


SD INDEX Chateaubriand, Franccois A. R. de, on serpent as symbol I 403


SD INDEX Chattam Paramba (chatam peramba in tx), giant bones in tombs at II 347


SD INDEX Chatur (Skt) four

-mukha, four-faced Brahma II 465
takes on three, becomes seven I 71


TG Chaturdasa Bhuyanam (Sk.). The fourteen lokas or planes of existence. Esoterically, the dual seven states.

FY Chaturdasa Bhuvanam, the fourteen lokas or states.


TG Tchatur Maharaja (Sk.). The "four kings", Devas, who guard the four quarters of the universe, and are connected with Karma. [[The Sanskrit words commencing with the letters Tch were, owing to faulty transliteration, misplaced, and now come under C.]]


WG Chaturmasya, three sacrifices performed every four months, at the beginning of the three seasons.


TG Chatur mukha (Sk.). The "four-faced one", a title of Brahma.


TG Chatur Varna (Sk.). The four castes (lit., colours).


TG Chaturyoni (Sk.). Written also tchatur-yoni. The same as Karmaya or "the four modes of birth" -- four ways of entering on the path of birth as decided by Karma: (a) birth from the womb, as men and mammalia; (b) birth from an egg, as birds and reptiles; (c) from moisture and air-germs, as insects; and (d) by sudden self-transformation, as Bodhisattvas and Gods (Anupadaka).


SD INDEX Chatvaraha [Chatvaras] (Skt) [four], term inBhagavad-Gita II 140n


SD INDEX Chaubard, L. A., L'Univers explique . . ., preferred Kabbala over science I 506 &n


SD INDEX Chauvaux, Mt, human bones at II 739


SD INDEX Chavah. See Havvah


TG Chavigny, Jean Aime de. A disciple of the world-famous Nostradamus, an astrologer and an alchemist of the sixteenth century. He died in the year 1604. His life was a very quiet one and he was almost unknown to his contemporaries; but he left a precious manuscript on the pre-natal and post-natal influence of the stars on certain marked individuals, a secret revealed to him by Nostradamus. This treatise was last in the possession of the Emperor Alexander of Russia.


TG Chaya (Heb.). The same as Eve: "the Mother of all that lives"; "Life".


SD INDEX Chayah. See Hayah


SD INDEX Chebel. See Hebel


SD INDEX Cheiron, seven brazen columns of II 612-13


GH Chekitana An ally of the Pandavas: a son of Dhrishtaketu (or Kaikeya), the father-in-law of Krishna and Raja of the Kekayas, (one of the chief nations in the war of the Mahabharata). (Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 2)


CHELA

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TG Chela (Sk.). A disciple, the pupil of a Guru or Sage, the follower of some adept of a school of philosophy (lit., child).

KT Chela (Sans.) A disciple. The pupil of a Guru or Sage, the follower of some Adept, or a school of philosophy.

FY Chela, a pupil of an adept in occultism; a disciple.

WG Chela, pupil, disciple. (See Lanoo.)

OG Chela -- (Cela) An old Indian term. In archaic times more frequently spelled and pronounced cheta or cheda. The meaning is "servant," a personal disciple attached to the service of a teacher from whom he receives instruction. The idea is closely similar to the Anglo-Saxon term leorning-cneht, meaning "learning servant," a name given in Anglo-Saxon translations of the Christian New Testament to the disciples of Jesus, his "chelas." It is, therefore, a word used in old mystical scriptures for a disciple, a pupil, a learner or hearer. The relationship of teacher and disciple is infinitely more sacred even than that of parent and child; because, while the parents give the body to the incoming soul, the teacher brings forth that soul itself and teaches it to be and therefore to see, teaches it to know and to become what it is in its inmost being -- that is, a divine thing.

The chela life or chela path is a beautiful one, full of joy to its very end, but also it calls forth and needs everything noble and high in the learner or disciple; for the powers or faculties of the higher self must be brought into activity in order to attain and to hold those summits of intellectual and spiritual grandeur where the Masters themselves live. For that, masterhood, is the end of discipleship -- not, however, that this ideal should be set before us merely as an end to attain to as something of benefit for one's own self, because that very thought is a selfish one and therefore a stumbling in the path. It is for the individual's benefit, of course; yet the true idea is that everything and every faculty that is in the soul shall be brought out in the service of all humanity, for this is the royal road, the great royal thoroughfare, of self-conquest. The more mystical meanings attached to this term chela can be given only to those who have irrevocably pledged themselves to the esoteric life.

SKv Chela In archaic times Chela was spelled Cheta or Cheda, a word meaning 'servant.' A chela has come to mean a disciple or a devoted servant and pupil of one who gives spiritual instruction. To become an accepted Chela of the Masters of Wisdom, qualifications of a very high order are necessary: unselfishness, generosity of heart and mind, courage, fidelity, purity of mind and body, love of spiritual things, and an awakened intuition and acceptance of universal laws and their workings.

SP Cela [chela] (student or disciple) is actually a Hindi word, cela, derived from a Sanskrit word for servant, with variant forms ceta, cetaka, ceda, and cedaka. The usual Sanskrit word for student is sisya.

SD INDEX Chela(s) (Hindi). See also Disciple

called "Companions" II 504
failure of one II 244-5n
initiate becomes, to a higher I 206
instructed in Upanishads I 270
lanoo or, & third eye I 71 &n; II 295
lay- I 163, 167
occult figures given only to I 170
pledged to the Brotherhood I 164
Sagara, of Aurva & fiery weapon II 629
schools for, & lay- I 122
two, authored Man [Fragments . . .] II 227n

SD INDEX Chelaship, requires chastity II 295

SEE ALSO; LANOO


TG Chemi (Eg.). The ancient name of Egypt.

WG Chemi, the land of Egypt.


SD INDEX Chemical. See also Elements

action of terrestrial light I 597
characteristics of comets differ I 142
molecules & Earth's atmosphere I 625
simple, combinations I 544n


SD INDEX Chemis [Chemmis, Chemi] (Gk), phantom form fr mundane egg I 367


SD INDEX Chemist I 144n

Frankenstein monster & II 349
should be psychometer I 201n


SD INDEX Chemistry. See also Physics, Science

approaches occult I 218n, 544-54, 580-1, 596, 620-6
Aryan, fr Atlanteans II 426, 430
atomic mechanics (Nazesmann) I 513
atoms in space & I 142-3, 201 &n, 673
cannot define fire I 121
cannot grasp atom I 554
compounds of, cease to combine I 478
evolution of atoms, & I 620
has returned to Anaxagoras I 586
homunculi will become fact in II 349
hydrogen & protyle II 105
magician of future I 261
meta elements in I 546-54, 581-6
new alchemy or meta- I 622; II 349
of Paracelsus I 283; II 656
periodic table of elements II 627-8
septenary doctrine & I 553; II 627
some missing links of I 82 &n
spectrum analysis & I 595-6
theories of, re ether I 487
Yliaster & protyle of I 283
zero point of, & laya-center I 138, 550-1


TG Chenresi (Tib.). The Tibetan Avalokitesvara, The Bodhisattva Padmapani, a divine Buddha.

SD INDEX Chenresi, Chenrezi (Tib). See also Avalokitesvara, Kwan-yin

incarnates in Dalai, Tashi Lamas II 178
Padmapani, fourth race & II 173, 178
progenitor like Daksha II 178-9
Vanchug II 178


SD INDEX Cheops. See Great Pyramid


SD INDEX Cherchen, Cherchen daria [Cheerchenghe] (Chin), ancient ruins near I xxxiii-iv


TG Tcherno-Bog (Slavon.). Lit., "black god"; the chief deity of the ancient Slavonian nations. [[The Sanskrit words commencing with the letters Tch were, owing to faulty transliteration, misplaced, and now come under C.]]


TG Tchertchen. An oasis in Central Asia, situated about 4,000 feet above the river Tchertchen Darya; the very hot-bed and centre of ancient civilization, surrounded on all sides by numberless ruins, above and below ground, of cities, towns, and burial-places of every description. As the late Colonel Prjevalski reported, the oasis is inhabited by some 3,000 people "representing the relics of about a hundred nations and races now extinct, the very names of which are at present unknown to ethnologists". [[The Sanskrit words commencing with the letters Tch were, owing to faulty transliteration, misplaced, and now come under C.]]


TG Cheru (Scand.). Or Heru. A magic sword, a weapon of the "sword-god" Heru. In the Edda, the Saga describes it as destroying its possessor, should he be unworthy of wielding it. It brings victory and fame only in the hand of a virtuous hero.


TG Cherubim (Heb.). According to the Kabbalists, a group of angels, which they specially associated with the Sephira Jesod. In Christian teaching, an order of angels who are "watchers". Genesis places Cherubim to guard the lost Eden, and the O. T. frequently refers to them as guardians of the divine glory. Two winged representations in gold were placed over the Ark of the Covenant; colossal figures of the same were also placed in the Sanctum Sanctorum of the Temple of Solomon. Ezekiel describes them in poetic language. Each Cherub appears to have been a compound figure with four faces -- of a man, eagle, lion, and ox, and was certainly winged. Parkhurst, in voc. Cherub, suggests that the derivation of the word is from K, a particle of similitude, and RB or RUB, greatness, master, majesty, and so an image of godhead. Many other nations have displayed similar figures as symbols of deity; e.g., the Egyptians in their figures of Serapis, as Macrobius describes in his Saturnalia; the Greeks had their triple-headed Hecate, and the Latins had three-faced mages of Diana, as Ovid tells us, ecce procul ternis Hecate variata figuris. Virgil also describes her in the fourth Book of the Aeneid. Porphyry and Eusebius write the same of Proserpine. The Vandals had a many-headed deity they called Triglaf. The ancient German races had an idol Rodigast with human body and heads of the ox, eagle, and man, The Persians have some figures of Mithras with a man's body, lion's head, and four wings. Add to these the Chimaera, Sphinx of Egypt, Moloch, Astarte of the Syrians, and some figures of Isis with Bull's, horns and feathers of a bird on the head. [W.W.W.]


SD INDEX Cherub, Cherubim (Heb). See also Angels, Saraph

anointed II 493
Christian sacred symbol I 363
copy of archaic prototype I 92
on Egyptian & Jewish tabernacles I 125
Ezekiel calls King of Tyre II 501
guarded Eden I 127
identical w devas, rishis, etc II 85
knew well, loved more II 243
"love most" (Jennings) II 238n
Moses adopted, fr Egyptians II 115n
name of celestial hosts II 501
Ophite, & Hindu serpents I 127
rule over eighth world (Syrian) I 435
same as seraphim II 501
"serpent in a circle" I 364n
twelve wings of, & twelve signs I 651
two, on Ark of Covenant II 460, 518
two, on Tetragrammaton II 361n
used to punish (Cruden) I 127
various names for I 126-7

SEE ALSO; SERAPHIM, THRONES, DOMINATIONS, VIRTUES, POWERS, PRINCIPALITIES, ARCHANGELS, ANGELS, HIERARCHIES


SD INDEX Cherubim, De. See Philo Judaeus


TG Chesed (Heb.). "Mercy", also named Gedulah, the fourth of the ten Sephiroth; a masculine or active potency. [W.W.W.]

WGa Chesed (Heb.), mercy. The fourth of the ten Sephiroth of the Kabalah. A masculine potency, sometimes called Gedulah.


SD INDEX Cheta, cave of Fa-hian I xx


WG Chetana, knowledge of right and wrong; the thinking principle. (See Chaitanya.)


SD INDEX Chevandier de Valdrome, E., duration of coal formation II 695n


SD INDEX Cheybi II 633. See Khaibit


SD INDEX Chhandaja(s) (Skt), incarnate in various manvantaras II 584-5


TG Tchhanda Riddhi Pada (Sk.). "The step of desire", a term used in Raja Yoga. It is the final renunciation of all desire as a sine qua non condition of phenomenal powers, and entrance on the direct path of Nirvana. [[The Sanskrit words commencing with the letters Tch were, owing to faulty transliteration, misplaced, and now come under C.]]


TG Chhandoga (Sk.). A Samhita collection of Sama Veda; also a priest, a chanter of the Sama Veda.


SD INDEX Chhandogya Upanishad, seven senses II 638


TG Chhanmuika (Sk.). A great Bodhisattva with the Northern Buddhists, famous for his ardent love of Humanity; regarded in the esoteric schools as a Nirmanakaya.


TG Chhannagarikah (Tib.). Lit., the school of six cities. A famous philosophical school where Chelas are prepared before entering on the Path.


TG Chhassidi or Chasdim. In the Septuagint Assidai, and in English Assideans. They are also mentioned in Maccabees I., vii., 13, as being put to death with many others. They were the followers of Mattathias, the father of the Maccabeans, and were all initiated mystics, or Jewish adepts. The word means: "skilled; learned in all wisdom, human and divine". Mackenzie (R.M.C.) regards them as the guardians of the Temple for the preservation of its purity; but as Solomon and his Temple are both allegorical and had no real existence, the Temple means in this case the "body of Israel" and its morality." Scaliger connects this Society of the Assideans with that of the Essenes, deeming it the predecessor of the latter."


TG Chhaya (Sk.). "Shade" or "Shadow", The name of a creature produced by Sanjna, the wife of Surya, from herself (astral body). Unable to endure the ardour of her husband, Sanjna left Chhaya in her place as a wife, going herself away to perform austerities. Chhaya is the astral image of a person in esoteric philosophy.

WG Chhaya, a reflected image, shadow, shade; the astral image projected as a model for material man.

OG Chhaya -- (Chaya, Sanskrit) Literally a "shade," "simulacrum," or "copy." In the esoteric philosophy, the word signifies the astral image of a person, and with this idea are bound up some of the most intricate and recondite teachings of human evolution. The Secret Doctrine of H. P. Blavatsky contains many invaluable hints as to the part played by the chhayas of the pitris in human development.

It is a word also which is applied with similar meaning to kosmical matters, for the esoteric student should never forget the ancient maxim of Hermes: "What is above is the same as what is below; what is below is the same as what is above."

Briefly, then, and so far as human evolution is concerned, the chhaya may be called the astral body or image.

SKs Chhaya A 'shade or shadow'; the lower astral form or Lingasarira. The term Chhaya is often used in connexion with those human astral forms of the First Race around which the physical bodies of the following Races were built. In the early days of humanity on this Globe the outer man was astral in substance; later this astral form became the inner form and the physical body became the outermost vehicle. This early Race of men was called by the ancients the 'Shadow Race' or Race of Chhayas.

SP Chaya [cchaya] -- a shade or shadow.

IN Chhaya (Skt) A "shade, shadow," the astral or model body.

SD INDEX Chhaya(s) (Skt) II 233n

animal astral prototypes preceded, of men II 186-7
became solid in third race II 183
blastema & II 120
bodhisattvas, of dhyani-buddhas I 572
of the Fathers II 212
first root-race were II 91, 102, 138, 173
four Adams & II 503-4
holy youths refused to enter I 192
kabbalistic divine dynasties were II 487
linga-sarira or II 593
of lunar pitris & man's body I 181
pitris create rupa or II 102
-race II 90-1
reproduced unconsciously II 116
Sanjna leaves, behind II 101, 174
some Lords entered the II 161
some waited & entered inferior II 228
sons of self-born (pitris) II 120-1
"third 'Seven' evolved their" II 590


SD INDEX Chhaya-birth, sexless procreation II 174-5


TG Chhaya loka (Sk.). The world of Shades; like Hades, the world of the Eidola and Umbae. We call it Kamaloka.

IN Chhaya-loka (Skt) Shadow of cosmic spirit; also the sphere of shades, kama-loka.

SD INDEX Chhayaloka (Skt), shadowy primal world I 119


TG Chiah (Heb.). Life; Vita, Revivificatio. In the Kabbala, the second highest essence of the human soul, corresponding to Chokmah (Wisdom).


SD INDEX Chichen Itza, royal Kan Coh at II 34n


TG Chichhakti (Sk.). Chih-Sakti; the power which generates thought.

FY Chichakti, the power which generates thought.


TG Chidagnikundum (Sk.). Lit., "the fire-hearth in the heart the seat of the force which extinguishes all individual desires.

FY Chidagnikundum (lit. "The fireplace in the heart"), the seat of the force which extinguishes all individual desires.

SKf Chidagnikunda The Agni-kunda is the 'fire-hearth' of Chit or Pure Consciousness and Thought. When one becomes a Mahatman or a Great-Self he raises his ego-consciousness to that innermost heart of his being, to the Chid-agni-kunda, where all personality disappears and universality is realized.


TG Chidakasam (Sk.). The field, or basis of consciousness.

FY Chidakasam, the field of consciousness.

SD INDEX Chidakasa(m) (Skt), plane of universal consciousness II 597n, 598


WG Chidatma, the Logos -- that is, the unitary soul and intelligence in one aspect (chit, intelligence; atma, soul.)

TG Chifflet, Jean. A Canon-Kabbalist of the XVIIth century, reputed to have learned a key to the Gnostic works from Coptic Initiates; he wrote a work on Abraxas in two portions, the esoteric portion of which was burnt by the Church.


TG Chiim (Heb.). A Plural noun -- "lives"; found in compound names Elohim Chiim, the gods of lives, Parkhurst translates "the living God"; and Rach Chiim, Spirit of lives or of life. [W.W.W.]

SD INDEX Chiim. See Hayyim


TG Tchikitsa Vidya Shastra (Sk.). A treatise on occult medicine, which contains a number of "magic" prescriptions. It is one of the Pancha Vidya Shastras or Scriptures. [[The Sanskrit words commencing with the letters Tch were, owing to faulty transliteration, misplaced, and now come under C.]]


PV Chilam Balam, Books of Manuscripts written in the Mayan language but in Roman letters by native Mayans during the late 17th and early 18th centuries, after Spanish conquest of the Yucatan Peninsula and suppression of the native religion. The principal ones among these manuscripts, the Chumayel, Tizimin, and Mani, are named after the towns in Yucatan where they were found. About nine other manuscripts are known at the present time; it is likely that more are preserved in secrecy. The so-called Books of Chilam Balam are the sacred books of the Yucatan Mayas, and probably very many of them existed in towns and villages during the Colonial period.


SD INDEX Child

little, term for initiates II 504
of Revelation 12 is universe II 384n


SD INDEX Child, Lydia M., The Progress of Religious Ideas . . ., lofty meaning of sexual symbols I 358


SD INDEX Child-birth, lunar influences on I 180, 264, 387, 395; II 583


SD INDEX Children

abnormal, sixth race forerunners II 445
born w neck-clefts II 684n
Mary mother of seven II 527
procreating buddha-like II 415
who die are reborn sooner II 303
will be created, not begotten II 415


SD INDEX Chile, connected w Polynesia II 783 &n


SD INDEX Chimah, Cimah. See Kimah


PV Chimalmat [[Quiche]] Wife of Vukup Cakix, and mother of Zipacna and Caprakan. Together, these are the four giants of Quiche-Maya theogony.


SD INDEX Chim-nang. See Jen-nang


SD INDEX Chimpanzee. See also Apes

brain measure of, (Vogt) II 682n
evolved fr lower anthropoids II 193
extinct in sixth race II 263
fr fourth race man & extinct mammal II 683
man's likeness to II 287
owned by HPB II 676n


TG China, The Kabbalah of. One of the oldest known Chinese books is the Yih King, or Book of Changes. It is reported to have been written 2850 B.C., in the dialect of the Accadian black races of Mesopotamia. It is a most abstruse system of Mental and Moral Philosophy, with a scheme of universal relation and divination. Abstract ideas are represented by lines, half lines, circle, and points. Thus a circle represents YIH, the Great Supreme; a line is referred to YIN, the Masculine Active Potency; two half lines are YANG, the Feminine. Passive Potency. KWEI is the animal soul, SHAN intellect, KHIEN heaven or Father, KHWAN earth or Mother, KAN or QHIN Son; male numbers are odd, represented by light circles, female numbers are even, by black circles. There are two most mysterious diagrams, one called, "HO or the River Map", and also associated with a Horse; and the other called "The Writing of LO"; these are formed of groups of white and black circles, arranged in a Kabbalistic manner.

The text is by a King, named Wan, and the commentary by Kan, his son; the text is allowed to be older than the time of Confucius. [W.W.W.]

TG Tchina (Sk.). The name of China in Buddhist works, the land being so called since the Tsin dynasty, which was established in the year 349 before our era. [[The Sanskrit words commencing with the letters Tch were, owing to faulty transliteration, misplaced, and now come under C.]]

SD INDEX China

astronomy of II 621, 766
Buddhism declined in I xxi
Buddhists reached, in 61 AD I xxviii
divine dynasties of II 365, 368
dragons of II 205-6, 209-10, 280n, 364-5
esoteric school in I xxiii
Kwan-yin of, equal to male gods I 136n
Lolo aboriginal language rare MSS II 280n
mountain tribe of, Lemurian II 195-6n
Pa or men-serpents of II 209
scriptures of, need key I xxv &n
temples to Sun, dragon in II 378-9
traditions of deluge in II 365
true old texts of, hidden I xxxiv

SD INDEX China Revealed. See McClatchey


SD INDEX Ch'in Dynasty II 692


SD INDEX Chinese, Chinamen

alphabet I 307 &n
America known to II 424n
antiquity of, (Gould) II 311-12
astronomical sphere I 658
Atlantis legend II 371-2, 425
based Mysteries on ten II 603
Buddhist ascetics secretive I 173-4
Buddhists, pilgrimage of II 215
cosmogonical symbols of II 554
cosmogonies the most hazy I 356
cosmogony Pythagorean I 440-1
creation story II 54n
cycles, solar, lunar, zodiacal II 620-1
dragon-emperor II 364-5
dragon legends of I 408-9; II 280n, 365, 486
first man born fr egg I 366
forefathers led to Central Asia II 425
four quarters, twenty-eight signs of I 408-9
Garden of Eden II 203
highest civilization of II 280n
isolation, effects of II 425
libraries destroyed II 692
Mao-tse legends II 280-1
monsters II 54n, 713
Noah or Peiru-un II 365
one of oldest fifth race nations II 364
origin of II 425
remnants of Atlantean race II 603
tabernacle, square form of I 125
taught three aspects of universe I 278
teachers or Brothers of the Sun I 271n
third eye legend II 301-2
toy nests & invisible worlds I 605
worshiped idols II 723


SD INDEX Chinese Buddhism. See Edkins, Rev J.


SD INDEX Chinesische Litteratur. See Schott, W.


SD INDEX Chin kuang ming ching (Luminous Sutra of Golden Light), on Kwan-shi-yin I 470


FY Chinmatra, the germ of consciousness, abstract consciousness.

WG Chinmatra, pure intelligence.

SD INDEX Chinmatra (Skt) [Parabrahman] Vedanta term II 597n


SD INDEX Chior [Choir] -Gaur. See Cor-Cawr


SD INDEX Chips from a German Workshop. See Muller


SD INDEX Chiram. See Hiram, King of Tyrus


TG Chit (Sk.). Abstract Consciousness.

FY Chit, the abstract consciousness.

WG Chit, intelligence, perception; the element of immaterial and eternal spirit in each human being, the individual soul; intelligent force; potential understanding; one of the aspects of Parabrahmam. It is held that chit and achit do not exist without Parabrahmam, but, like substance and quality, are in inseparable union with one another and with Parabrahmam.

SP Cit [chit] -- pure consciousness.

SD INDEX Chit (Skt)

Parabrahman, achit I 59n
pure thought, Brahma I 6

SEE ALSO; SAT, ANANDA, SATCHITANANDA


TG Chitanuthour (Heb.). Chitons, a priestly garb; the "coats of skin" given by Java Aleim to Adam and Eve after their fall.


SD INDEX Chiti (Skt), Mahat or I 288n


TG Chitkala (Sk.). In Esoteric philosophy, identical with the Kumaras, those who first incarnated into the men of the Third Root-Race. (See Sec. Doct.; Vol. I. p. 288n.)

SD INDEX Chitkala (Skt), Kwan-yin I 288n


SD INDEX Chiton (Gk) [coat], became Slavonic word II 202


SD INDEX Chitonuth Our [Kathenoth `Or] (Heb), coats of skin II 202


TG Chitra Gupta (Sk.). The deva (or god) who is the recorder of Yama (the god of death), and who is supposed to read the account of every Soul's life from a register called Agra Sandhani, when the said soul appears before the seat of Judgment. (See "Agra Sandhani.".)

WG Chitra-gupta, name of one of the beings recording the vices and virtues of mankind in Yama's world. (chat, visible, ether; gupta, guarded, preserved: preserved in the ether.)

SD INDEX Chitragupta (Skt), reads out soul's life I 105


TG Chitra Sikkandinas (Sk.). The constellation of the great Bear; the habitat of the seven Rishis (Sapta-Riksha). Lit., "bright-crested".

SD INDEX Chitra-Sikhandin (Skt)

seven informing souls I 453
seven rishis of Great Bear I 227n; II 631


GH Chitraratha The king of the Gandharvas (q.v.). (Meaning of the word itself: having a fine car. Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 74)


WG Chitta, thought, mind, reason: the heart considered as the seat of intellect; notice (in the sense of observation).


SD INDEX Chittagong II 324


TG Tchitta Riddhi Pada (Sk.). "The step of memory." The third condition of the mystic series which leads to the acquirement of adeptship; i.e., the renunciation of physical memory, and of all thoughts connected with worldly or personal events in one's life -- benefits, personal pleasures or associations. Physical memory has to be sacrificed, and recalled by will power only when absolutely needed. The Riddhi Pada, lit., the four "Steps to Riddhi", are the four modes of controlling and finally of annihilating desire, memory, and finally meditation itself -- so far as these are connected with any effort of the physical brain -- meditation then becomes absolutely spiritual. [[The Sanskrit words commencing with the letters Tch were, owing to faulty transliteration, misplaced, and now come under C.]]


TG Tchitta Smriti Upasthana (Sk.). One of the four aims of Smriti Upasthana, i.e., the keeping ever in mind the transitory character of man's life, and the incessant revolution of the wheel of existence. [[The Sanskrit words commencing with the letters Tch were, owing to faulty transliteration, misplaced, and now come under C.]]


FY Chitta suddhi (Chitta, mind, and Suddi, purification), purification of the mind.


SD INDEX Chium (Egy) II 390n


SD INDEX Chi-Yi (Chin), ten or seven, taught man II 365