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List of Title Abbreviations (in alphabetical order)

SD INDEX Cracacha. See Krauncha

SD INDEX Cradle Land(s) II 6, 171, 193n, 203-4, 220-1, 324, 424n, 679, 774n

SD INDEX Cranes des Races Humaines, Les. See Quatrefages, de, A.

SD INDEX Cranial Capacity

amongst races (Davis) II 522-3
ape & human II 193n
French, lower than Polynesian II 522
intelligence & II 168n

SD INDEX Cratylus. See Plato

SD INDEX Crawford, Dr J. M. (translated Kalevala) II 14, 26, 122

SD INDEX Crawford, John, favored polygenesis II 169

SD INDEX Create(d)

Absolute cannot II 158-9
nothing, only transformed I 570

SD INDEX Creation(s)

begins at third stage of manifestation II 488
Bible does not start w I 324
Brahma as cause of potencies I 55; II 75
Codex Nazaraeus on I 194-6
cosmic, profaned into sexual I 381n
cosmogonies begin w second II 59
dark, there is no II 53
desire (pathos) principle of I 110
divine, or deva-sarga II 176n
Divine Thought separate fr II 536-7
Eighth I 445-6, 456
enumerated in Puranas I 445-60
ephemeral, described II 309-10n
evolution is not II 42
evolution of pre-existing matter I 233n; II 239n
Fifth, I 455-6; II 580
Fifth, & ninth, & kumaras II 579
First Cosmic Flood II 139
first light in I 76 &n
fivefold II 162, 176n
Fourth I 454-5
Genesis mainly describes secondary II 537
immaculate, of arhats II 173
impossible for the Infinite I 7, 354; II 80, 159, 239, 536-7
intelligent beings needed in II 239
"of Life by the Sun . . ." I 294-5
Mahat-tattva or Primary I 450-1
manvantara, pralaya & II 309-10n
Mukhya or Fourth I 454-5
Ninth or Kumara I 445, 456; II 106, 579
no special, or miracles II 731
out of nothing (Christian) I 233n; II 87
perpetual, or nitya sarga II 309-10n
personal deities begin w 2nd I 427
prakritis & Padma I 427
primary or elemental II 312n
primary, secondary I 75, 446-7, 450, 455-6; II 53 &n, 59, 107, 113, 312 &n
Self-Existent called II 242
Seven Chapters of, (Row) I 269
Seven Days of, (Bible) I 21, 447
seven, discussed I 445-60; II 612
sevenfold ladder of, (Celsus) I 445-6
seven, fr seven Divine Spirits I 217
seven, of Puranas & Genesis I 21, 446; II 624
seven primary & seven secondary I 446-7
Seventh, is of man (Japan, Puranas) I 217, 445, 456
Seventh, Mystery of II 516
Seventh, of Hindus I 445; II 233
Six Days of II 252n, 624
Sixth I 456
special, (biblical) & Darwinism I 323; II 645, 731-2
"special," for man, apes II 678
-story as sport (Puranas) II 53, 126
swastika symbolizes II 98
term not used for primary "Creation" I 446
theological, inept II 689
Third I 453-4
two, animal & divine I 248
two, in Babylonia, & in Bible II 5
two, in Norse mythology I 427
two or more II 53-4
Vishnu Purana on pre- I 445
will acting on matter is II 173
by will & physical procreation II 766
work of, unbecoming to God II 159

SD INDEX Creation or Evolution? See Curtis, G. T.

SD INDEX Creative

Architect behind, deity II 43
barhishads possessed, fire II 94
Brahma as, force II 58, 126
chief, gods androgyne I 427
divine, fire II 283n
faculty divine gift II 217
fire & Prometheus II 414
force is eternal I 374
forces & Divine Thought II 158
forces conscious entities I 423
forces fr Light II 33-4
function a religious ceremony I 209-10
seven, angels & seven planets II 4
sexless, instinct II 275
spirits as Heavenly Man II 2 &n
swastika &, force II 99-100
symbol profaned into sexual I 381n
theogony of, gods I 424-45

SD INDEX Creative Power(s), Force(s), or Celestial Beings.See also Causality, Manifestation

abuse of, & karma II 410
of archaic philosophy II 40
Brahma's four bodies & II 60
centers of, give primary impulse II 732
fail to produce man II 98
hierarchy of I 213-22
infinitude of, (Buddhists) I 4
Japanese system of I 213-14
represented as circles II 552
seven, described I 213-22
of seven vowels II 563-4
something besides heat I 85
souls of heavenly orbs II 552
subordinate, & Semitic god II 544
of Sun-gods II 386
third stage of manifestation I 437
true nature of I 423-5
unborn Space & II 487

SD INDEX Creator(s). See also Brahma, Elohim, Prajapatis

active, known to exist II 158
androgyne, of man II 388
anthropomorphic II 40, 158
Christian I 440
creates out of joy II 126
Demiurge or I 279, 347, 380n; II 5, 25
destroyers &, do battle I 199, 201
destroyers &, in body I 262-3 &n
Divine Fire is II 114
emanation through II 54
fallen angels & II 93-4n
finite, aspect of All II 158-9
First Logos is not a I 428
higher, fail & are punished II 98
higher, give man higher self II 95
infinite principle not a I 7-9, 355, 425
Jehovah a lower II 96
Logos, next to God (Philo) I 350
lower, gave man form II 95, 102
male, fr virgin female I 65
meaning of term I 22
no female, in exoteric religion I 136n
produces gods, germs of elements I 447
"rests" for day of Brahma I 447
sacred name never used for I 346
seven, called elohim I 139; II 488
spirits of Earth & heaven are II 477
subcreators & II 163
Svabhavikas do not believe in I 4
twelve classes of II 77

SD INDEX "Creature of a more exalted kind" (Ovid) I 211

SD INDEXa Credat Judaeus Apella II 451 (Lat) "Apella the Jew may believe that . . ." -- Horace, Satires 1.5.100

SD INDEX Creed(s), martyrs of I 298

SD INDEX Cremation, universal till 80,000 yrs ago II 753

TG Cremer, John. An eminent scholar who for over thirty years studied Hermetic philosophy in pursuance of its practical secrets, while he was at the same time Abbot of Westminster. While on a voyage to Italy, he met the famous Raymond Lully whom he induced to return with him to England. Lully divulged to Cremer the secrets of the stone, for which service the monastery offered daily prayers for him. Cremer, says the Royal Masonic Cyclopedia, "having obtained a profound knowledge of the secrets of Alchemy, became a most celebrated and learned adept in occult philosophy lived to a good old age, and died in the reign of King Edward III."

TG Crescent. Sin was the Assyrian name for the moon, and Sin-ai the Mount, the birth-place of Osiris, of Dionysos, Bacchus and several other gods. According to Rawlinson, the moon was held in higher esteem than the sun at Babylon, because darkness preceded light. The crescent was, therefore, a sacred symbol with almost every nation, before it became the standard of the Turks. Says the author of Egyptian Belief, "The crescent . . . . . . is not essentially a Mahometan ensign. On the contrary, it was a Christian one, derived through Asia from the Babylonian Astarte, Queen of Heaven, or from the Egyptian Isis . . . . whose emblem was the crescent. The Greek Christian Empire of Constantinople held it as their palladium Upon the conquest of the Turks, the Mahometan Sultan adopted it for the symbol of his power. Since that time the crescent has been made to oppose the idea of the cross."

SD INDEX Crescent I 390

became phallic symbol II 583
-form of Argha II 462
male aspect of universal spirit II 463
Satan associated w II 31n

SD INDEX Crest Jewel of Wisdom. See Sankaracharya

SD INDEX Cretaceous Period II 713

early man & II 155, 679
formation covering Atlantis II 325
globigerina of today same in II 257

SD INDEX Cretin, arrested man, not ape II 678

SD INDEX Creuzer, G. F. [See also Guigniaut, J. D.]

giants commanded elements II 285
intuition of II 369
wise in his generation II 285
----- Symbolik und Mythologie . . .
ancient view of nature II 369-70
four elements of ancients I 461
giants commanded elements II 285
oracles render fr Underworld I 463
theogonies & zodiac I 652
Tiryns, Mycenae II 345n
wisdom descends fr gods II 367

SD INDEX Crib. See Ereb

TG Criocephale (Gr.). Ram-headed, applied to several deities and emblematic figures, notably those of ancient Egypt, which were designed about the period when the Sun passed, at the Vernal Equinox, from the sign Taurus to the sign Aries. Previously to this period, bull-headed and horned deities prevailed. Apis was the type of the Bull deity, Ammon that of the ram-headed type: Isis, too, had a Cow's head allotted to her. Porphyry writes that the Greeks united the Ram to Jupiter and the Bull to Bacchus. [W.W.W.]

SD INDEX Critias. See Plato

SD INDEX Critias (Plato's great-grandfather), Atlantis story fr Solon [to his grandfather, Critias] II 743n

SD INDEX Critique de la raison pure. See Kant, I.

TG Crocodile. "The great reptile of Typhon." The seat of its worship "was Crocodilopolis and it was sacred to Set and Sebak -- its alleged creators. The primitive Rishis in India, the Manus, and Sons of Brahma, are each the progenitors of some animal species, of which he is the alleged "father"; in Egypt, each god was credited with the formation or creation of certain animals which were sacred to him. Crocodiles must have been numerous in Egypt during the early dynasties, if one has to judge by the almost incalculable number of their mummies. Thousands upon thousands have been excavated from the grottoes of Moabdeh, and many a vast necropolis of that Typhonic animal is still left untouched. But the Crocodile was only worshipped where his god and "father" received honours. Typhon (q.v.) had once received such honours and, as Bunsen shows, had been considered a great god. His words are, "Down to the time of Ramses B.C. 1300, Typhon was one of the most venerated and powerful gods, a god who pours blessings and life on the rulers of Egypt." As explained elsewhere, Typhon is the material aspect of Osiris. When Typhon, the Quaternary, kills Osiris, the triad or divine Light, and cuts it metaphorically into 14 pieces, and separates himself from the "god", he incurs the execration of the masses; he becomes the evil god, the storm and hurricane god, the burning sand of the Desert, the constant enemy of the Nile, and the "slayer of the evening beneficent dew", because Osiris s the ideal Universe, Siva the great Regenerative Force, and Typhon the material portion of it, the evil side of the god, or the Destroying Siva. This is why the crocodile is also partly venerated and partly execrated. The appearance of the crocodile in the Desert, far from the water, prognosticated the happy event of the coming inundation -- hence its adoration at Thebes and Ombos. But he destroyed thousands of human and animal beings yearly -- hence also the hatred and persecution of the Crocodile at Elephantine and Tentyra.

SD INDEX Crocodile I 636. See also Dragon, Serpent

abode is Capricorn I 219, 233
air-water symbol I 358
Book of the Dead on I 219-21; II 580n, 635
dragon symbol of Lower Egypt I 409
fifth Order, five-pointed star & I 219
five, called forth (Fifth Creation) II 580
hippo &, made famous steed II 397
Ibis destroys eggs of I 362
Makara flippantly called II 576-7
Makara or, tenth zodiacal sign II 354
not a, but a dragon I 219
Sebakh, Sevekh, seventh or I 219
Sun in ship on back of I 409-10
symbol (Mexican, Egyptian) I 353; II 399n, 577, 580, 634-5
vehicle of Horus II 577
worship I 403-11

SD INDEX Croll, James

Eocene began 15,000,000 years ago II 715n
figures for beginning of Cambrian II 10n
----- Climate and Time . . .
cooling of Earth II 694
date of Tertiary II 9, 10, 685, 687-8n, 695, 751
glaciations & deluges II 141 &n, 144, 695
opposed axial changes II 314
----- "On the Transformation of Gravity"
the nature of gravity I 511

SD INDEX Cro-Magnon

American natives, Basques, & II 792
Atlantean karma crushed II 740 &n, 741
Canary Island Guanches & II 678 &n, 740
in Europe before glaciers II 740n
large-brained race II 678, 687 &n, 740
offshoots of Atlanteans II 678n, 740 &n
in South France II 790n

SD INDEX Cromlech(s), perfection of, (Kenealy) I 209n

SD INDEX Cronus. See Kronos

SD INDEX Crookes, Sir William, FTS

approached forbidden bounds I 626
approaches occult theory I 552-3, 621
believed in spiritualism I 520, 581
discovered radiant matter I 621n
introduces a new chemistry I 622
radiometer of I 514
theosophists respect II 651
----- Address to Chemical Section
evolution of elements I 583-6, 623
gaps in periodic table I 586n
negative atomic weight I 584
on Protyle I 283, 328n, 581-2, 598, 621
q Airy on gravitation I 584n
q Bacon, Roger I 581
q Helmholtz on electricity I 111n, 580
on the Unknown I 581
----- "Elements & Meta-Elements"
compound nature of elements I 140-1
limitations of spectroscopes I 143n
protyle & I 328 &n
q C. Wolf on nebulae I 597
quoted extensively I 546-53
----- "Genesis of the Elements" I 546; II 737
corroborates esoteric philosophy I 621
elements vs compounds I 624-5
generation of the elements I 623
on Hydrogen II 105 &n
Katie King experiments II 737
our elements not the primordial I 622
visvanara or, (T. Subba Row) I 621

WG Crore, 10,000,000.

IN Crore Ten million.

SD INDEX Crore(s) (fr karor, Hindi) ten million

first twenty, of kalpa (Stanzas) II 312
seventy-seven, of men II 571
thirty, or three Occult Ages II 52 &n, 66, 68n
thirty-three, of gods in India I 71n; II 90

TG Cross. Mariette Bey has shown its antiquity in Egypt by proving that in all the primitive sepulchres "the plan of the chamber has the form of a cross'. It is the symbol of the Brotherhood of races and men; and was laid on the breast of the corpses in Egypt, as it is now placed on the corpses of deceased Christians, and, in its Swastica form (croix cramponnee), on the hearts of the Buddhist adepts and Buddhas. (See "Calvary Cross".)

SD INDEX Cross(es). See also Ankh

ancient symbol II 541, 555, 557-8, 559, 582
ansated I 321, 366n; II 30, 31n, 217, 362, 546, 549, 600 &n
circle of the year II 546
cruciform couch & II 559, 586n
cube unfolded II 36 &n, 542, 561, 600 &n
decussated II 556, 561, 589
discussed II 545-53, 556-62
dissimulata II 586
Egyptians added phallus to II 542
every type of, at Bait-Oxly II 559
Fall of man, without circle I 5
false interpretation of I 405
fire, water, circle & II 550
Hermetic, known in East II 556
Hindu chakra & II 546
human passions crucified on II 549
initiation & II 558, 561-2, 586n
kabbalists misinterpret II 543
Levi on meaning of II 562
male-female symbol II 29, 30
man not on early II 586-7
man on the I 321-2
mundane, or cross in circle I 5
now interpreted sexually II 587
origin of, beyond Bible II 545
Palenque or Mayan I 390
Paul fathomed mystery of II 556
phallic symbol I 5; II 30n, 50n, 542, 562
pre-Christ, pagan (Massey) II 587
Rose &, symbolized I 19
sevenfold, or anima mundi II 562
sign of recognition w adepts II 562
Smaragdine tablet & II 556
in Space, Second God (Plato) II 561
spirit & matter II 592
Sun's connection w II 559
swastika & II 556, 586
symbol of earth I 171
symbol of four quarters II 546
symbol of procreation II 546
symbol of Venus & II 30
tau I 657; II 30, 36, 556-8
tree, serpent & II 216, 588


SD INDEX Crossings (cross-breeding, human-animal) II 184-5, 192-3, 267, 286-7

anthropoid, tends to revert I 184n
anthropoids fr II 195-6
lowest humans, apes fr II 200-1

SD INDEX Crotch, W. Duppa, "Norwegian Lemming . . .,"
evidence for Atlantis, Lemuria II 781-2

SD INDEX Crown (First Sephirah) I 354; II 39

androgynous heavenly mother I 215-16 &n
Jewish trinity I 355
Kether or I 239, 352, 354, 433; II 595
numbered one I 352
sephirothal I 177
seven splendid lights fr I 433
Tetragrammaton & II 625n

SD INDEX Crucifix(ion)

ancient American I 322
brazen serpent & I 364 &n
central point in II 556
of King Ai II 558
mystical meaning of II 560-2
nailing to cross II 558, 561
no Christian, before seventh century II 586-7
Skinner on II 559-60
three "Maries" at I 385
on Tree of Life II 560


SD INDEX Cruciform

couch & pre-Christian initiation II 586n
couches found in Egyptian temples II 559
lath & Vikartana I 322n
sepulchers, pagodas, & crypts II 588 &n

SD INDEX Crucify (ied)

men, before the Lord (Old Testament) II 561
before the Sun II 558
Sun, by Visvakarma I 322n
symbol of, men universal I 323

SD INDEX Cruden, Alexander

----- A Complete Concordance . . .
on Cherubs I 127
temptation, two definitions of I 414

SD INDEX Crusaders, led by goose & goat (Draper) I 357

SD INDEX Crustacea(n) II 712

bisexual before mammals II 594n
once jelly-speck II 154
preceded man in fourth round II 594n

SD INDEX Crust of Earth II 10n, 11, 65

TG Crux Ansata (Lat.). The handled cross, [[symbol shaped like a T sans serif with equal length lines]]; whereas the tau is T [[same as last description]], in this form, and the oldest Egyptian cross or the tat is thus +. The crux ansata was the symbol of immortality, but the tat-cross was that of spirit-matter and had the significance of a sexual emblem. The crux ansata was the foremost symbol in the Egyptian Masonry instituted by Count Cagliostro; and Masons just have indeed forgotten the primitive significance of their highest symbols, if some of their authorities still insist that the crux ansata is only a combination of the cteis (or yoni) and phallus (or lingham). Far from this. The handle or ansa had a double significance, but never a phallic one; as an attribute of Isis it was the mundane circle; as a symbol of law on the breast of a mummy it was that of immortality, of an endless and beginningless eternity, that which descends upon and grows out of the plane of material nature, the horizontal feminine line, surmounting the vertical male line -- the fructifying male principle in nature or spirit. Without the handle the crux ansata became the tau T [[same as last description]], which, left by itself, is an androgyne symbol, and becomes purely phallic or sexual only when it takes the shape +.

WG Crux Ansata (Latin), the ansated cross. (See Svastika.)

SD INDEX Crux Ansata. See also Ansated Cross, Cross, Tau Cross

cube unfolded & I 321; II 600n
on dead Egyptian mystics II 556, 586
egg symbol & I 366n
male-female principles in I 321; II 362
numbers three & four in I 321
seven fires (Greek) & II 362
sign of Venus II 29n, 30, 31 &n
symbol of man & generation II 600n
unites circle & cross II 546, 549

SD INDEX Crux Dissimulata, early Christian swastika II 586


TG Crypt (Gr.). A secret subterranean vault, some for the purpose of initiation, others for burial purposes. There were crypts under every temple in antiquity. There was one on the Mount of Olives, lined with red stucco, and built before the advent of the Jews.

SD INDEX Crypt(s)

Central Asian I xxiv, xxxiv, xxxvi, 229
cis-Himalayan, & initiates II 588n
cross-form shape of II 588 &n
temple, or cave & initiation II 558
of Thebes & Memphis II 379

SD INDEX Crypto (Gk), Apocrypha fr II 529

SD INDEX Crystal (s, -lization)

formation of cells & II 255 &n
life of I 49
seven lines & II 582
snow, shape of II 594
of third round fossils II 68n

SD INDEX Csoma de Koros, Alexander, misdates Aryasanga I 49-50n

SD INDEX Cube (s, ical) I 60; II 612

allegories of I 344, 367
base of Pythagorean triangle I 616
circle, point & I 320-1
circle, triangle & I 131, 612; II 111n, 626
deity a perfect, w orthodox I 19
dodecahedron in I 450
Earth particles are, (Enfield) II 594
a fertile number II 599
Fire in triangle not in II 79
formed fr infinite circle II 465
four cardinal points symbolized by I 367
four rivers of Eden I 367
lipika & I 129-31
manifested Logos & II 626
Mercury as a II 542
perfect, & angelic beings II 79
perfect, & sacred animals I 442
perfect, or four-faced Brahma II 465
primeval perfect, in Puranas I 344
sparks called I 93, 97
square or, second figure in nature II 594
31415, & I 131
two, of good & evil I 312
unfolded becomes seven II 600, 626
unfolded in man II 36, 542, 561, 593, 600n, 601

SD INDEX Cubit(s), Royal Egy, & Parker ratio I 313

SD INDEX Cudworth, Ralph, True Intellectual System . . .

hylozoism of, & pantheism II 158-9
speculations on Kabiri II 264

SD INDEX Cuelap (Peru), cyclopean structures at II 745

PV Culebra Spanish, "snake," a pejorative term for the Seven Came, their hellish nahuals, and the brujos or black magicians who represent them on earth (see Sierpe).

SD INDEX Cultu Egypt, De I 362. See Abenephius

SD INDEX Cumberland, Bishop Richard

[q in Faber's Cabiri] II 393
----- Origines gentium antiquissimae . . .
Kabiri, Noah & family II 360n, 364
speculations on Kabiri II 264
two races, Ham & Shem II 393

SD INDEX Cuneiform Text, George Smith I 357

SD INDEX Cunningham, Gen Sir Alexander, on early Buddhist missions I xxviiin


Eros & I 109; II 65, 176
son of Venus II 65, 418n

SD INDEX Cup-like Markings (on stones), records of oldest races II 346n

SD INDEX Curbati (Lat), Church made devils of I 331

SD INDEX Curds (primordial matter)

become comets I 206
cosmic matter or, & Fohat I 673
in ocean of space I 97, 250
origin of I 69
radiant, in space I 66, 67, 97, 543
Sea of, or Milky Way I 66-7; II 321
seeds of future worlds I 69
stage in globe evolution I 205-6n

TG Curetes. The Priest-Initiates of ancient Crete, in the service of Cybele. Initiation in their temples was very severe; it lasted twenty-seven days, during which time the aspirant was left by himself in a crypt, undergoing terrible trials. Pythagoras was initiated into these rites and came out victorious.

SD INDEX Curetes (Gk), Faber relates, to Kabiri II 360

SD INDEX Curse(d, s) II 554

belief in devil greatest II 377
breaking the law & II 216 &n
corruption of physical a II 283-4, 411
Daksha, Narada II 275n
deluge of third, fourth races not a II 410
on Earth in Kabbala I 374-5
Fall, dragon, gods & II 104
gift of Prometheus a II 420-1
God did not, Devil II 477
incarnation a I 192-3; II 515
of karma II 104
of life preferred II 244-6
on man II 216-17, 409-22
procreation & II 282-4 &n, 410-11
Prometheus, by Zeus II 244
Satan, by Church II 235
Semite God, man forever I 383
speech a blessing or a I 93

SD INDEX Curtain, hiding tabernacle I 125, 462; II 459

SD INDEX Curtis, George T., Creation or Evolution? lower life-forms fr man II 683

SD INDEX Curtius, Quintus. See Quintus Curtius

SD INDEX Cusa, Cardinal de (Nicolaus Cusanus)

----- De docta ignorantia
definition of Absolute II 158 &n
Pascal's definition of God fr II 545

SD INDEX Cush, given seven stolen books by Ham II 612

SD INDEX Cushing, F. H., initiated by Zunis II 629

TG Cutha. An ancient city in Babylonia after which a tablet giving an account of "creation" is named. The "Cutha tablet" speaks of a "temple of Sittam", in the sanctuary of Nergal, the "giant king of war, lord of the city of Cutha", and is purely esoteric. It has to be read symbolically, if at all.

SD INDEX Cutha Tablets. See also Smith, George

monsters in II 2, 52-3, 55, 61, 115
seven primal races in II 2-3

SD INDEX Cuttlefish, Hugo's devil-fish II 440-1

SD INDEX Cuvier, Baron Georges

aurochs a distinct species II 739
gigantic animals & II 713
spurious human bones & II 277
----- Discours sur les revolutions . . .
on "agents spirituels" I 490
doubted nature of force I 490-1
flying serpents (Plesiosaurus) II 205

SD INDEX Cuzco, cyclopean stones of I 209n

SD INDEX Cybele (Gk)

lightning of, & Archaeus I 338n
lunar goddess I 396, 400
wife, mother, sister I 396


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TG Cycle. From the Greek kuklos. The ancients divided time into endless cycles, wheels within wheels, all such periods being of various durations, and each marking the beginning or the end of some event either cosmic, mundane, physical or metaphysical. There were cycles of only a few years, and cycles of immense duration, the great Orphic cycle, referring to the ethnological change of races, lasting 120,000 years, and the cycle of Cassandrus of 136,000, which brought about a complete change in planetary influences and their correlations between men and gods -- a fact entirely lost sight of by modern astrologers.

KT Cycle (Gr.) KUKLOS. The ancients divided time into endless cycles, wheels within wheels, all such periods being of various durations, and each marking the beginning or end of some event either cosmic, mundane, physical or metaphysical. There were cycles of only a few years, and cycles of immense duration, the great Orphic cycle referring to the ethnological change of races lasting 120,000 years, and that of Cassandrus of 136,000, which brought about a complete change in planetary influences and their correlations between men and gods -- a fact entirely lost sight of by modern astrologers.

WGa Cycle, a ring or turn, from the Greek Kuklos; more properly a spiral; a day and night are a cycle; a year is another. The returning again of any time or any impression. The subject of cycles is of the greatest importance, as it includes all history and all evolution. The best known large cycle is the sidereal, a little over 25,000 years.

OG Cycles or Law of Cycles -- An exceedingly interesting branch of theosophical study, and one dealing with a fact which is so obviously manifest in the worlds surrounding us that its existence can hardly be denied, except by the willfully blind, is what may be called the law of cycles, or nature's repetitive operations.

We find nature repeating herself everywhere, although such repetition of course is not merely a running in the same old ruts on each recurrence of the cyclic activity; for each recurrence is of course the expression of a modification, more or less great, of what has preceded. Day succeeds night, winter succeeds summer, the planets circulate around the suns in regular and periodical courses; and these are but familiar examples of cyclical activity.

Cycles in nature show the time periods of periodic recurrence along and in which any evolving entity or thing expresses the energies and powers which are itself, so that cycles and evolution are like the two sides of a coin: the one shows the time periods or cycles, and the other side manifests the energic or substantial qualities appearing in manifestation according to these cyclical time-periods; but back of this apparently double but actually single process always lie profound karmic causes.

SD INDEX Cycle(s). See also Age, Chronology, Kalpas, Manvantaras, Root-Races, Rounds, Years, Yugas

apses & equinoctial point II 330n
ascending, descending I 417, 641, 642
astronomical II 49, 70, 330
Asuramaya, Narada & II 47-8
beginning of 4,320,000-year I 434-5
of Being I 40n, 135
celestial hierarchy evolves thru I 221
death of races & II 780
of decline in species II 733-4
Dendera zodiac & II 432-3
eleven-year, & Sun I 290, 541
of energy I 625
esoteric II 70, 435
evolution endless series of I 221, 641; II 189
figures for collapsed II 395
5,000 years of kali-yuga ends I xliii-iv, 612
Garuda stands for great I 366
grand, of mankind I 642
help given at close of great I 612
history repeats itself in I 676
human & natural I 387-90
of incarnation or necessity I 17
individual, of Kabbala II 188
initiation, & sidereal year I 314
Kabiri appear at beginning of I 434-5 &n
karma governs II 329
known to initiates II 70
legendary men stand for II 570-1
long, of terrestrial existence II 246
lunar, of nineteen years II 770
Magnus Annus II 784-5
manvantaric I 134n, 368-78, 673; II 98, 399, 434, 485
mastered thru initiation I 642; II 566
of matter & spirituality II 446
of maya II 146n
of monads I 135
multiples of seven I 36
Narada & II 47-9, 323
of naros & saros I 114, 655n; II 619
national, racial, tribal I 642; II 70, 301
new, & astronomical positions II 785
ogdoad (eight) & II 580
overlap each other II 433n, 444
Pesh-Hun recorded cosmic II 49
Phoenix symbolized II 617 &n
prehistoric knowledge of I 389
racial & astronomical II 330-1, 443-6
of return of constellations I 645
sacred, of 4320 II 73
secrets of, guarded II 396
of septenary evolution I 267
Sesha is, of eternity II 49 &n, 505
sidereal II 330-1
subservient to karma I 635
swastika & II 99
table of II 69-70
teachers, world reformers & II 358-9
three thousand, of existences I 135
various, mentioned I 638
week, year & II 395
within cycles I 40n, 221, 637-8, 641-2; II 189, 301, 330, 620-1


SD INDEX "Cycle & epicycle . . ." [Milton] I 645

SD INDEX Cycle (Circle) of Necessity I 227; II 303

obligatory for all souls I 17

SD INDEX "Cycles of Matter." See Winchell, A.

SD INDEX Cyclic(al)

eternal motion is, & spiral II 80
evolution I 634-47; II 34, 199, 300
Jupiter as immutable, law II 786
languages have their, evolution II 199
law II 74, 157, 252, 298, 780
law defied by human will I 298n
law of race-evolution II 786n
law of rebirth II 232
Moon &, forms of disease I 180; II 622-3 &n
Narada knew, intricacies II 49
nature's acts are I 640
pilgrimage II 103
precession of all life II 263
precession of equinoxes I 439n
progress of asterisms (Hindu) II 253
rise & fall II 723
septenary a, law of nature II 623n
spiral course of, law II 157

SD INDEX Cyclones, Moon, planets, etc & II 699

SD INDEX Cyclopean(s)

Atlantean source of II 745-6, 753n
civilization gives way to Atlantean II 769-70
Druids heir to lore of II 754
Easter Island, remains I 322, 439; II 224, 317, 337
monuments I 208-9n; II 344-5
oldest, buildings late Lemurian II 317
remnants II 294
stones & colossal buildings II 769
structures & giants II 341
structures in Peru II 317, 337, 745
swastika found on, buildings II 586
third or, eye II 299
Tiryns, Mycenae were II 345n

SD INDEX Cyclops, Cyclopes

actual giants of old II 337
Apollo killed II 770
Atlantean giant II 70, 293
Druids were not giants or II 343
initiates of Atlantis taught I 208n
initiators of true Masonry II 345n
man was a kind of II 289
may have been three-eyed II 293-4
one eye of, was wisdom eye II 769
other races of II 769
Palaemon was a II 345n
three, last Lemurian subraces II 769

SD INDEX Cygnus, star in, (Schmidt) I 596

SD INDEX Cylinders, Babylonian, Assyrian II 4, 104, 226, 248n, 690-1

SD INDEX Cyllene, Mt, Mercury born on II 541

TG Cynocephalus (Gr.). The Egyptian Hapi. There was a notable difference between the ape-headed gods and the "Cynocephalus" (Simia hamadryas), a dog-headed baboon from upper Egypt. The latter, whose sacred city was Hermopolis, was sacred to the lunar deities and Thoth-Hermes, hence an emblem of secret wisdom-as was Hanuman, the monkey-god of India, and later, the elephant-headed Ganesha. The mission of the Cynocephalus was to show the way for the Dead to the Seat of Judgment and Osiris, whereas the ape-gods were all phallic. They are almost invariably found in a crouching posture, holding on one hand the outa (the eye of Horus), and in the other the sexual cross. Isis is seen sometimes riding on an ape, to designate the fall of divine nature into generation.

SD INDEX Cynocephalus (dog-headed ape)

Egyptian glyph I 388
evolved fr lower anthropoids II 193

SD INDEX Cypher (nought). See Cipher

SD INDEX Cyropaedia. See Xenophon

SD INDEX Cyrus the Great (Pers) II 360

conquered Nabonidus II 691
instructed by signs in heaven I 652

SD INDEX Cytoblastema, & crystals II 255n

SD INDEX Cyzicus, moving stone at, (Pliny) II 345

SD INDEX Czolbe, H., on endless time & space II 154