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List of Title Abbreviations (in alphabetical order)

TG E. -- The fifth letter of the English alphabet. The he (soft) of the Hebrew alphabet becomes in the Ehevi system of reading that language an E. Its numerical value is five, and its symbolism is a window; the womb, in the Kabbala. In the order of the divine names it stands for the fifth, which is Hadoor or the "majestic" and the "splendid."

TG Ea (Chald.). also Hea. The second god of the original Babylonian trinity composed of Anu, Hea and Bel. Hea was the; "Maker of Fate", "Lord of the Deep", "God of Wisdom and Knowledge", and "Lord of the City of Eridu".

SD INDEX Ea (Akkad) II 53, 61, 115, 139n, 226, 477, 495n, 503

TG Eagle. This symbol is one of the most ancient. With the Greeks and Persians it was sacred to the Sun; with the Egyptians, under the name of Ah, to Horus, and the Kopts worshipped the eagle under the name of Ahom. It was regarded as the sacred emblem of Zeus by the Greeks, and as that of the highest god by the Druids. The symbol has passed down to our day, when following the example of the pagan Marius, who, in the second century B.C. used the double-headed eagle as the ensign of Rome, the Christian crowned heads of Europe made the double-headed sovereign of the air sacred to themselves and their scions. Jupiter was satisfied with a one-headed eagle and so was the Sun. The imperial houses of Russia, Poland, Austria, Germany, and the late Empire of the Napoleons, have adopted a two-headed eagle as their device.

SD INDEX Earth. See also Cataclysms, Continents, Gaea, Globes, Poles

age of I 206; II 68-9, 154
Aretz or II 143n, 467
Argus (Mercury) watches over II 28
Atlantean, Lemurian divisions of II 366
atmosphere of, changes atoms I 625
began as ball of fire I 191
beg of vegetation on II 10n, 112n
Bhumi or I 213, 237, 250, 605; II 616
birth of, & foetus II 188-9
born, grows, changes, dies I 609
bottomless pit II 237n
Brahma lifts, fr waters II 53
breathes every twenty-four hours I 541
building of I 257-60, 265, 267, 374-5
"calves" of, named I 398 &n
change in chemical substances on I 478 &n
changes for third time II 319
churning of the Ocean & I 67-8
conjunction of, w Sun & Moon II 76
cooling of I 501n; II 154, 694
created by lower angels II 61
crust of II 10-11 &n, 252, 698 &n
curse on, (Zohar) I 374-5
deluge on II 52
density of, eighteen million years ago II 157n
destiny of human monads seventh round I 180-1
destroyed after each round I 241
Devourers build, first round I 258-9
elohim formed I 239
evolution, revolution of, (Kab) II 240
Fetahil (pitris) creates II 195 &n
fohatic forces at poles I 204-5
footstool of God [Matt 5:35] I 154
form of, seventh round I 260
forms fr auric envelope II 684
forty-nine fires on I 439n
fourth loka II 47
fourth round, man physical in II 310
fourth spoke of, -chain I 205
gamma symbol of II 583, 591
gods on, in early times I 369
habitable phase of II 72
Hades II 234
heart, navel, blood of II 400-1 &n
Hvaniratha or visible, (Persian) II 607 &n
Ida goddess of II 138
inclination of axis I 369; II 52, 145, 274, 292, 314, 324-5, 329-30, 360, 533-4, 726, 771, 785
incrustation of II 65, 149n, 248
inhabited before first race II 315
Jupiter & II 136-7n
kliphoth [qelippoth] in Zohar II 111
life cycles on I 186-7
lowest of chain II 98
Malkuth lowest world I 239-40; II 595
man born on seven portions of II 1-4, 29, 77, 249, 400
Mania goddess of II 143
man link between heaven & II 370
man's body fr I 227
marriage of heaven & I 417
materiality of, changes II 68n
Mercury elder brother of I 155n; II 45
middle aged & little wiser II 312n
milked by rishis I 398
Moon giver of life to I 386
Moon inferior to II 45
Moon parent of II 44, 115
Moon's effect on I 156, 180; II 325
most gross in mid-fourth race II 250
Nazarene teachings on I 194-5
never without life I 258
no other like our I 497n
nothing on, has duration I 37
Parasara described II 322-3, 401n, 616-17n
periodic changes of II 266, 307n, 309, 311-12, 329, 725-7, 776n, 784-8
polar compression of I 593
poles of, & ecliptic II 332, 368, 431
predestination in history of I 641
ready for human stock II 312
rebirth of our II 703
reborn each round II 46-7
reimbodiment of, & elect of men I 309
rotation of I 117n, 569; II 155, 708
rotation of, in Zohar II 28n, 773
rotation of, retarded I 154n; II 324-5
rupa of, first round I 259
sacred planets influence I 575 &n
Sarpa Rajni I 74; II 47
sedimentation on II 715n
semi-astral II 250-1
seven I 53, 167, 250n; II 617-18
seven elements of I 140
sevenfold Nights, Days of II 756-60
seven, in Kabbala (Myer) I 447-8
seven logoi of II 592
seven man-bearing worlds I 167
seven planets, twelve houses & I 573 &n
seven rivers, zones, isles of II 616
seven rounds of I 159
seventh & fourth world I 240
six & nine symbols of II 581
six earths born w our I 179
skins of I 74; II 46-7
softened since mid-fourth race II 250
solidification of, (Britannica) II 698
Spenta Armaiti or II 385
sphericity of I 40 &n, 117n, 441; II 154-5, 708
spirit of II 241, 477
spiritual man before II 160
"Spirituous," nurse of man II 109
struggle between nous & psyche II 377
surface of, imperfectly explored II 717
symbol of, became phallic II 583
three I 250n
tripartite, septempartite II 757-9
vegetation begins on II 112n
Venus & I 155n, 593; II 31-3
Venus, & Sun's light & heat II 27-8, 29n
Venus-Lucifer alter ego of I 305
water is blood of II 43n, 400n
will return to ethereal form I 159

SD INDEX Earth Chain. See also Globes, Planetary Chain

age of I 205-6
ascending & descending arcs of I 250n
birth of, fr Moon I 171-3
creators act on globes of II 77
diagram of, w kabbalistic names I 200
Earth lowest globe of II 98
evolution of I 231-3
first appearance of humanity on II 68
globes of, in Avesta II 758-9
Mars, Mercury not of our I 162-70
Moon chain inferior to I 179
Myer's Qabbalah on I 447-8; II 503-4
next, will be superior I 173
seven globes of I 152, 158-60, 166; II 385, 607n
seven sacred planets & I 574n
small wheel I 205
three ascending globes of, (Norse) II 100

SD INDEX Earthquakes

cataclysms & II 787n
destroy evidence of past II 311
genii & I 294
Lemuria destroyed by II 266
Moon, planets, etc cause II 699
races twice destroyed by II 725-6
recent, & our fifth race II 307n
recent, a warning II 776n
sidereal events & I 646
Solon told of Atlantean II 786
volcanism &, destroy continents II 725, 776n

SD INDEX Earth's Crust. See Crust of Earth

SD INDEX Earth's Earliest Ages. See Pember, J. H.

SD INDEX Easam, Asam (Irish), to create II 114

SD INDEX Eashoor [Isvara] (Skt), God in India II 114


avatars in West & II 550
frigid zone once in the II 535
God's glory fr the, (Ezekiel) I 123
Indra guards I 128
seers of the I 630
traditions of the I 303, 470
white corn depicts, (Zunis) II 629

TG Easter. The word evidently comes from Ostara, the Scandinavian goddess of spring. She was the symbol of the resurrection of all nature and was worshipped in early spring. It was a custom with the pagan Norsemen at that time to exchange coloured eggs called the eggs of Ostara. These have now become Easter-Eggs. As expressed in Asgard and the Gods: "Christianity put another meaning on the old custom, by connecting it with the feast of the Resurrection of the Saviour, who, like the hidden life in the egg, slept in the grave for three days before he awakened to new life". This was the more natural since Christ was identified with that same Spring Sun which awakens in all his glory, after the dreary and long death of winter. (See "Eggs".)

SD INDEX Easter Egg, Christian, Slavonian, etc I 367-8

SD INDEX Easter Island I 323

Atlanteans settled & perished on II 326
cyclopean relics on I 439; II 317, 337
decad found on I 321
legends re Lemuria II 788
part of submerged continent I 322, 439; II 316n, 337
Rapa-nui, Teapy or II 324
remnant of Lemuria II 324, 326-8, 680
rock city thirty miles west of II 317
sank & was raised II 327-8
statues, ansated cross on I 322; II 557
statues of fourth race giants II 224, 316 &n, 331, 336-7
statues record last Lemurians II 340

SD INDEX Eastern

occultism not gross II 85
philosophers believe in evolution II 259

SD INDEX Eastern Ethiopians

Egyptians called, by Herodotus II 429
lived on Indus River II 417-18
pyramids built before II 429

TG Ebionites (Heb.). Lit., "the poor"; the earliest sect of Jewish Christians, the other being the Nazarenes. They existed when the term "Christian" was not yet heard of. Many of the relations of Iassou (Jesus), the adept ascetic around whom the legend of Christ was formed, were among the Ebionites. As the existence of these mendicant ascetics can be traced at least a century earlier than chronological Christianity, it is an additional proof that Iassou or Jeshu lived during the reign of Alexander Jannaeus at Lyd or (Lud), where he was put to death as stated in the Sepher Toldos Jeshu.

SD INDEX Ebionites (Judeo-Christian sect), philosophy of, inIsis Unveiled I 197

TG Ecbatana. A famous city in Media worthy of a place among the seven wonders of the world. It is thus described by Draper in his Conflict between Religion and Science, chap. 1, . . ."The cool summer retreat of the Persian Kings, was defended by seven encircling walls of hewn and polished blocks, the interior ones in succession of increasing height, and of different colours, in astrological accordance with the seven planets. The palace was roofed with silver tiles; its beams were plated with gold. At midnight in its halls, the sun was rivalled by many a row of naphta cressets. A paradise, that luxury of the monarchs of the East, was planted in the midst of the city. The Persian Empire was truly the garden of the world."

SD INDEX Ecclesiastes

circuit of the spirit II 553
"the Earth abideth for ever" II 703
world destructions, etc II 704

TG Echath (Heb.). The same as the following [Echod] -- the "One", but feminine.

TG Echod (Heb.), or Echad. "One", masculine, applied to Jehovah.

SD INDEX Echod. See Ehad

SD INDEX Eckstein, F. Baron d'

----- "De quelques legendes . . ." in Journal Asiatique
Central Asia homeland of races II 204
----- "Questions relatives . . ." in Revue arch.
geologic changes in Central Asia II 356

TG Eclectic Philosophy. One of the names given to the Neo-Platonic school of Alexandria.

SD INDEX Eclipses II 693

of Moon & kali-yuga I 662-3, 665; II 435
rite of raising noise during II 94n
solar, lunar, & allegories II 380
of spiritual sun & catastrophes II 250n
of Sun I 407; II 76
of Sun, Moon, & Hindu epochs I 661-3

SD INDEX Ecliptic I 659, 662

circuit of, (precession) II 330n, 550
Fohat & I 204
inclination of axis to II 292, 408, 431, 534
Melchizedek Lord of II 392
obliquity of II 726
poles of, & Earth II 332, 368, 431
when, parallel w meridian II 357, 785

SD INDEX Eclogae Physicae et Ethicae. See Stobaeus

SD INDEX Eclogues. See Virgil

SD INDEX Ecphantus [Ekphantos], taught Earth's rotation I 117 &n

SD INDEX Ecpyrosis, destruction by fire II 784

TG Ecstasis (Gr.). A psycho-spiritual state; a physical trance which induces clairvoyance and a beatific state bringing on visions.

KT Ecstasis (Gr.) A psycho-spiritual state; a physical trance which induces clairvoyance, and a beatific state which brings on visions.

SD INDEX Ecuador, traditions of giants in II 754

TG Edda (Iceland.). Lit., "great-grandmother" of the Scandinavian Lays. It was Bishop Brynjuld Sveinsson, who collected them and brought them to light in 1643. There are two collections of Sagas, translated by the Northern Skalds, and there are two Eddas. The earliest is of unknown authorship and date and its antiquity is very great. These Sagas were collected in the XIth century by an Icelandic priest; the second is a collection of the history (or myths) of the gods spoken of in the first, which became the Germanic deities, giants, dwarfs and heroes.

MO Edda [[Norse]] [great-grandmother] Matrix of human wisdom

SD INDEX Edda(s) (Norse)

Ash is Yggdrasil of II 520
cold "Hell" (Niflheim) of II 245
cosmogony of I 367
honey dew & Yggdrasil-bees of I 344-5
Odin's ravens I 443
serpent sacred in II 209
twelve Aesers [Aesir] in II 27
War in Heaven in II 386

SD INDEX Eddin Ahmed ben-Yahya, on pyramids, stars II 362

TG Eden (Heb.). "Delight'', pleasure. In Genesis the "Garden of Delight" built by God; in the Kabbala the "Garden of Delight'', a place of Initiation into the mysteries. Orientalists identify it with a place which was situated in Babylonia in the district of Karduniyas, called also Gan-dunu, which is almost like the Gan-eden of the Jews. (See the works of Sir H. Rawlinson, and G. Smith.) That district has four rivers, Euphrates, Tigris, Surappi, Ukni. The two first have been adopted without any change by the Jews; the other two they have probably transformed into "Gihon and Pison", so as to have something original. The following are some of the reasons for the identification of Eden, given by Assyriologists. The cities of Babylon, Larancha and Sippara, were founded before the flood, according to the chronology of the Jews. "Surippak was the city of the ark, the mountain east of the Tigris was the resting place of the ark, Babylon was the site of the tower, and Ur of the Chaldees the birthplace of Abraham." And, as Abraham, "the first leader of the Hebrew race, migrated from Ur to Harran in Syria and from thence to Palestine", the best Assyriologists think that it is "so much evidence in favour of the hypothesis that Chaldea was the original home of these stories (in the Bible) and that the Jews received them originally from the Babylonians".

SD INDEX Eden. See also Garden of Eden

Adi-Varsha of first races II 201
cherub at gate of I 127
derivation of word II 203-4
elohim sent man out of II 282
exile fr I 397n
Gan-Aeden or, Babylonia II 42n
Garden of, now submerged II 494
genetic, explained II 204
Jewish, copied Chaldean copy II 204
Meru & I 127
Messiah enters, (Zohar) II 292
in other cultures II 202-3
physiological Fall after II 279
satya-yuga or II 493
serpent of, not devil II 528
serpent of, same as Lord God I 414
Tree of I 114, 247; II 30-1, 97, 494

SD INDEX Eden Illa-ah (Genetic Eden), two interpretations of II 204

SD INDEX Edessa, Henoch built II 366

SD INDEX Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal, Dr Stratton on human pulse II 623n

SD INDEX Edison, Thomas Alva, phonograph called ventriloquism II 784n

SD INDEX Edkins, Joseph

----- Chinese Buddhism
Buddhists had no personal God I 440
Buddhists in China 61 AD I xxviii &n
Ch'an & Dan discussed I xx &n
Chinese had no cosmogony I 440 &n
devas of the four continents I 126
facts of, & conclusions I 72n
Kwan-yin I 72 &n

TG Edom (Heb.). Edomite Kings. A deeply concealed mystery is to be found in the allegory of the seven Kings of Edom, who "reigned in the land of Edom before there reigned any King over the children of Israel" (Gen. xxxvi. 31.) The Kabbala teaches that this Kingdom was one of "unbalanced forces" and necessarily of unstable character. The world of Israel is a type of the condition of the worlds which came into existence subsequently to the later period when the equilibrium had become established. [W.W.W.]

On the other hand the Eastern Esoteric philosophy teaches that the seven Kings of Edom are not the type of perished worlds or unbalanced forces, but the symbol of the seven human Root-races, four of which have passed away, the fifth is passing, and two are still to come. Though in the language of esoteric blinds, the hint in St. John's Revelation is clear enough when it states in chapter xvii, 10: "And there are seven Kings; five are fallen, and one (the fifth, still) is, and the other (the sixth Root-race) is not yet come. . . . . "Had all the seven Kings of Edom perished as worlds of "unbalanced forces", how could the fifth still be, and the other or others "not yet come"! In The Kabbalah Unveiled, we read on page 48, "The seven Kings had died and their possessions had been broken up", and a footnote emphasizes the statement by saying, "these seven Kings are the Edomite Kings".

SD INDEX Edom, King(s) of II 2

allegory of, & worlds II 54; II 704-6
Bela, son of Beor was II 706
manus, rishis or I 376
pre-Adamite races II 705
produced fr divine image II 457
refers also to rounds II 704 &n
seven primeval races I 375; II 2, 704-5
sexless II 55, 83-4
shadowy pitris & II 487
sinking of continents & I 439n
sons of Esau II 705
spheres of Earth chain first round I 375

TG Edris (Arab.), or Idris. Meaning "the learned One", an epithet applied by the Arabs to Enoch.

SD INDEX Edris (Koran)

became Thoth, Enoch, Orpheus II 529
-Enoch or divine dynasty II 366

SD INDEX Effatum (Psellus). SeeChaldean Oracles

TG Eggs (Easter). Eggs were symbolical from an early time. There was the "Mundane Egg", in which Brahma gestated, with the Hindus the Hiranya-Gharba, and the Mundane Egg of the Egyptians, which proceeds from the mouth of the "unmade and eternal deity", Kneph, and which is the emblem of generative power. Then the Egg of Babylon, which hatched Ishtar, and was said to have fallen from heaven into the Euphrates. Therefore coloured eggs were used yearly during spring in almost every country, and in Egypt were exchanged as sacred symbols in the spring-time, which was, is, and ever will be, the emblem of birth or rebirth, cosmic and human, celestial and terrestrial. They were hung up in Egyptian temples and are so suspended to this day in Mahometan mosques.

SD INDEX Egg(s). See also Brahma, Golden Egg, Hiranyagarbha

aethereal winds impregnate I 365, 461
Buddhists, Brahmins do not eat I 366
Castor, Pollux born fr II 122
cosmogonies begin w I 443
devachan or I 365
of Dionysiac Mysteries I 359-60
divination by I 362-3
divine I 69
Easter I 367-8
Egyptian symbols of I 364-6
Eros-Phanes evolves fr I 365, 461
golden I 8, 65-6, 89, 91, 333, 335, 350, 359-60, 367n, 377, 426; II 122, 553
hatching times of II 595
Hebrews did not use, symbol I 354
Hindu allegories re I 365-6
Ialda-Baoth in I 197 &n
-like shells tampered w II 192
mundane I 81, 89, 91, 354, 357, 359, 556; II 616
nature a fructified I 65
prenatal, shells of third race II 197
radiant, or Hiranyagarbha II 470
ray of Boundless penetrates I 354
repeats cosmic evolution I 65
sacred to Isis I 366 &n
Scandinavian I 367
serpent &, in mounds II 753n
serpent &, symbol I 65; II 756
seven, laid by duck (Kalevala) II 14, 122
Sibac, in Mystery language of Pueblos II 181n
spiritual ray fecundates I 69
sweat-born, ripening of II 131, 183
symbolizes salvation & resurrection I 367-8
symbol of eternal life I 365
symbol of solar & lunar deities I 362
universal symbol I 359-61
of viper at Philae I 363-4
virgin I 64-5
woman's ovule is II 166
world born fr I 64; II 122

SD INDEX Egg-born (Races). See also Lemurians, Root- Race -- Third

androgynes, third race II 116, 123, 131-2, 173, 181, 183, 192, 197, 312, 361n, 657, 659
began separating in shells II 197
bred monsters II 192
Dioscuri & II 361n
even now man is II 131
first androgynous, then sexual II 132, 198
Genesis does not describe II 124
male, female babes born fr II 197
Manasa would not enter II 171
perished rapidly II 312
Sons of Will & Yoga were II 181
sweat-born produced II 172, 177, 197-8

WG Egg of the World, the egg form assumed by the Supreme Spirit, according to the Rig-Veda, from which the world is evolved.

TG Egkosmioi (Gk.). "The intercosmic gods, each of which presides over a great number of daemons, to whom they impart their power and change it from one to another at will", says Proclus, and he adds, that which is taught in the esoteric doctrine. In his system he shows the uppermost regions from the zenith of the Universe to the moon belonging to the gods, or planetary Spirits, according to their hierarchies and classes. The highest among them were the twelve Huper-ouranioi, the super-celestial gods. Next to the latter, in rank and power, came the Egkosmioi.

MO Egil [[Norse]] (ay-gil) An early humanity, the age of innocence

TG Ego (Lat.). "Self"; the consciousness in man "I am I" -- or the feeling of "I-am-ship". Esoteric philosophy teaches the existence of two Egos in man, the mortal or personal, and the Higher, the Divine and the Impersonal, calling the former "personality" and the latter "Individuality".

KT Ego (Lat.) "I"; the consciousness in man of the "I am I," or the feeling of I-am-ship. Esoteric philosophy teaches the existence of two Egos in man, the mortal or personal, and the higher, the divine or impersonal, calling the former "personality," and the latter "individuality."

VS Deva Egos [[p. 29]] The reincarnating Ego.

WG Ego (Latin), I; myself; self.

OG Ego -- (Latin) A word meaning "I." In theosophical writings the ego is that which says "I am I" -- indirect or reflected consciousness, consciousness reflected back upon itself as it were, and thus recognizing its own mayavi existence as a "separate" entity. On this fact is based the one genuine "heresy" that occultism recognizes: the heresy of separateness.

The seat of the human ego is the intermediate duad -- manas-kama: part aspiring upwards, which is the reincarnating ego; and part attracted below, which is the ordinary or astral human ego. The consciousness is immortal in the reincarnating ego, and temporary or mortal in the lower or astral human ego.

Consider the hierarchy of the human being's constitution to grow from the immanent Self: this last is the seed of egoity on the seven (or perhaps better, six) planes of matter or manifestation. On each one of these seven planes (or six), the immanent Self or paramatman develops or evolves a sheath or garment, the upper ones spun of spirit, and the lower ones spun of "shadow" or matter. Now each such sheath or garment is a "soul"; and between the self and such a soul -- any soul -- is the ego.

Thus atman is the divine monad, giving birth to the divine ego, which latter evolves forth the monadic envelope or divine soul; jivatman, the spiritual monad, has its child which is the spiritual ego, which in turn evolves forth the spiritual soul or individual; and the combination of these three considered as a unit is buddhi; bhutatman, the human ego -- the higher human soul, including the lower buddhi and higher manas; pranatman, the personal ego -- the lower human soul, or man. It includes manas, kama, and prana; and finally the beast ego -- the vital-astral soul: kama and prana.

WW Ego Ego is something which most people find very hard to suppress, but we will do our best to dispose of it in the short time that remains. Ego means I. The equivalent word for ego, corresponding to individuality and personality, is egoity, the nature and characteristics of the ego. The ego is the sense of 'I-ness', conceived by most Christian writers as the very highest aspect of consciousness. It is not so. If I had time (and we may have to take it up in our next study) we would see that this sense of ego, or egoism, as contrasted with egoity, is one of the lowest aspects. Every man or person, even every animal, has his or its ego, its 'I'. The personalities of animals are as distinct in their own way -- small and restricted -- as the personalities of man, and the collection of attributes composing the personality forms at any one moment the vehicle of the ego. The ego is rooted in the person and is so to say the backside of the person; as for instance, an orange is a sphere, or nearly so, so its personality is its yellowness, its acidity, its septa or the division into which it can be cut or torn, while the ego is the same as that plus a sense of consciousness if we choose to endow our orange with the sense of consciousness. So in man, his person is all that he is, his loves, his hates, the way he loves and hates, his longings, and his desires, the way he longs and desires, centered about a consciousness, a conscious center; that is the ego. The person is the expression of the ego, and the attributes composing the person are the personality. The ego, therefore, being the conscious center manifesting in the soul on a certain plane of maya or matter, is a low expression of the individuality. Therefore we may say that the ego changes pari passu with the person. As man progresses, his ego expands (or diminishes, whichever you please), refines itself; as he retrogresses, his ego, pari passu, grows in concentration, intensity, force, power, until finally it reaches a point where its ferocity, its cold, cruel, calculating selfishness makes a monster in human form, and this is on the precipice where a step further leads to the perdition of the soul.

SD INDEX Ego(s). See also Higher Self, Self, Spiritual Egos

aroma of all births clings to II 632n
cognizes itself II 241
creation of, by ideation I 329n
divine I 309, 445; II 548
divine reaches, thru buddhi I xix
early races had no II 183, 610
effort of, to be free of senses II 587
evolved fr spiritual beings I 282
first differentiated, archangels II 242
gods are conscious spiritual I 632
hierarchies of intelligent, nature of I 629
higher self the real I 445
human, is higher manas II 79
human, latent in sleep I 429
karmic, of Gnostics II 604-5
limitations of personal I 329-30
Logos & Adversary reflected in II 162
lower, has upper hand II 109-10
Manu the non-dying I 248
monad becomes personal I 245
must experience on all planes I 329-30
not separate fr universal ego I 130-1
Plato's definition of II 88
progresses thru effort I 17
progressive awakenings of I 40
real immortal II 241
reincarnating, & sterility II 780
self-conscious, organizing principle II 654
Self parent source of I 129
shape of vehicle in other rounds II 289n
strung like beads on sutratman II 79, 513
Subba Row on I 428

SD INDEX Egoism, Egoship, Egotism I 535

absorbed by buddhi I xix
ahamkara and/or I 197, 452; II 614
buddhi & I xix
I-am-ness or II 419-20
leads to error I 536n
Mahat & I 75; II 614
monads have no sense of I 275
mortal man moved by II 422
our globe in state of I 260
self-consciousness I 334, 335n

TG Egoity. From the word "Ego". Egoity means "individuality", never "personality", and is the opposite of egoism or "selfishness", the characteristic par excellence of the latter.

KT Egoity (from the word "Ego"). Egoity means "individuality" -- indifferent -- never "personality," as it is the opposite of Egoism or "selfishness," the characteristic par excellence of the latter.

TG Egregores. Eliphas Levi calls them "the chiefs of the souls who are the spirits of energy and action"; whatever that may or may not mean. The Oriental Occultists describe the Egregores as Beings whose bodies and essence is a tissue of the so-called astral light. They are the shadows of the higher Planetary Spirits whose bodies are of the essence of the higher divine light.

SD INDEX Egregores, energy spirits (Levi) I 259n

SD INDEX Egypt. See also Egyptians

age of, (Bunsen [Massey]) I 435; II 32n, 374n
age of man in II 374n, 432, 746, 750 &n
alchemy had renaissance in II 763n
Atlanto-Aryan tribes settled II 746
builders, seven great gods of I 127
catacombs of II 379-80
civilization of, always mature II 334, 786n
creation story fr II 3-4
cross on breasts of mystics in II 586
darkness principle of all things II 485-6
dated 5,000 BC II 693
delta of II 746, 750n
Dendera zodiac of II 344, 368, 374n, 431-2
divine dynasties of II 316, 364-71, 486
evidence re, not understood I xxviii-ix
evil spirits emblems of chaos II 386
falling demon (Typhon) II 486
fire (Kabiri) worship in II 363
four sons of God of II 213
geologic origin of II 746
giants (heroes) of II 336
Greek & Hebrew ideas not fr, (Renouf) I 402
Hermes civilized, as Thoth II 367
Herodotus on II 332, 334, 368-9, 395-6, 429, 431-2, 534, 750
India &, kindred nations II 417-18
infested by winged serpents I 362
influenced Eridu II 226
Isis of, equal to male gods I 136n
Isis-Osiris brought corn to II 364
Isis-Osiris ruled, 75,000 years ago II 374n
Jewish kabbalists ideas fr, & Chaldea II 240
Kabiri of II 274
land of fiery serpents II 212
lost keys at fall of Memphis I 311
lotus of, Holy of Holies I 385; II 472
once covered w sea II 368
Persia ever at war w II 393
prehistoric race of II 432
preserved Europe's history II 743
recorded three inversions of poles II 353
Semites in, 9,000 BC (Bunsen) I 115n
Sun worship of, fr India II 379
various invasions of I 311
vast volume of inscriptions in II 793

SD INDEX "Egypte." See Creuzer, G. F.

SD INDEX Egyptian(s). See also Egypt

akasa, seven-fold heaven II 613
alphabet older than Chinese I 307
ancestors of II 328, 746, 750
ancient, did not eat eggs I 366
angels, planets, elements w II 115n
Aryan &, esotericism I 227 &n
astronomical records of I 650; II 620
Atlantis greater than, civilization II 429-30
Atlanto-Aryan origin of II 436, 743, 750
atomic concepts fr Chaldeans I 117
Babylonians &, quarried Sinai II 692
bas-reliefs [HPB, Lucifer] II 558
Book of Hermes on early, tombs II 506
books burned by Diocletian II 763n
brought zodiac fr India II 435
canons of proportion I 208n
cat sacred to I 304-5; II 552-3n
civilized before Menes II 432
concealed deity I 75n
crocodile symbol I 219-21, 409-10; II 576-7
cross among I 657; II 542, 557-8, 588
dancing girls (Almeh) II 463
descend fr Saturn or Lemuria II 768
divine ancestors of man II 365
documents incomplete (Maspero) I 436
dynasties of I 266; II 436, 486
Eastern Ethiopians or, (Herodotus) II 429
egg symbol among I 359-60, 363-5
Esoteric Buddhism on II 750
Exodus story Atlantean II 426-9
fathers of, (Haggard's She) II 317n
fiery circle symbolic of kosmos II 357
five fingers symbol II 458
five "N's" of, & five races II 458
Fohat key to, religion I 673 &n
forgot much, altered nothing I 312
fourfold destruction of world II 311
gods & Jewish patriarchs I 655
gods little understood I 104-5
gods of, dual I 366-7
gods, origin of II 769
Great Bear Mother of Time I 227n
Horus, an older & younger I 348
idols in tombs of II 723
initiates, initiation II 210n, 212, 215-16n, 379, 462, 558, 588 &n, 750
Jewish language borrowed fr I 115n
Jewish tabernacle same as I 125
Jews "spoilt," of jewels, silver II 481
Karnac of, & Carnac of Bretagne II 380
keys to, lore hidden I xxxiv
knew of extinct monsters II 713
language-science [Skinner MS] I 313-14
lipikas or forty assessors of I 104-5
literature destroyed I xl-i
lotus symbol I 379-80 &n; II 546
magi & Atlantean magicians II 428
man created 6,000 "years" ago (IU) I 340 &n
"man of clay" story II 291
Mars generative principle II 125n
Menes, Manu, Minos, etc II 774n
monotheism of, purely geographical I 675
Moon as a cat I 304-5
Mout, Mut I 91n
mysteries based on number ten II 603
mystery-god a serpent II 756
Olcott taught by, initiate I xix
among oldest of fifth race II 603
pagan &, symbols in Synoptics I 384
Paleolithic &, drawing II 718
priests & Herodotus II 332
priests bound by oaths II 763
priests re Atlantis II 221, 371, 395
prophesied Jehovah (de Rouge) I 399n
Ptah divine spirit of I 353
pyramids II 351-2
reached England by land II 750 &n
recorded 3 1/2 sidereal years II 332
records complete II 395
reincarnation taught by I 227; II 552
religion I xxviii-ix, 10, 312
remembered Poseidonis II 314
rites of the soul I 135
scarabaeus II 552
Secret Doctrine in, papyri I 674
seven & forty-nine fires worshiped by II 362
seven constellations of I 408
sevens in, thought I 236n, 436; II 582, 612, 617-18, 630-5
seven souls of II 630-5
seven stars of Great Bear II 631
Solon given history of Greece by II 743 &n
succession of worlds II 756
Sun called "eye of Osiris" by II 25
system of measures & Jewish I 312-13
tau-cross of I 5, 321; II 30-1, 217, 542, 557
taught masses myths, reality in Sanctuary I 366
teachings about defunct I 228-9
temples described (Clement) I 462
tree & serpent worshipers I 403-11
trinity II 462
Vulcan greatest god w later II 390n
wheat sacred to, priests II 374
who are the I 115n
year of sixty, thirty days II 620
zodiac II 332, 431-3, 436
zodiacal signs of I 408

SD INDEX Egyptian Book of the Dead. SeeBook of the Dead

SD INDEX Egyptian Legends. See Maspero, G.

SD INDEX Egyptian Pantheon. See Champollion, Pantheon Egyptien; Jablonski, Pantheon Aegyptiorem

SD INDEX Egyptian Ritual. See Book of the Dead

SD INDEX Egyptologist(s)

count five Hermes II 267n
difficulties of I xxix, 307, 310, 385, 398, 402; II 137, 367, 374n, 506
on Great Pyramid II 431-2
Osiris, Menes & II 374n
seven souls of II 630-41

SD INDEX Egypt's Place in Universal History. See Bunsen

SD INDEX Ehad [Echod] (Heb, Achad in tx)

Ain-soph becomes, or Eka, Ahu I 113
elohim called, in beginning I 112
Jehovah in Hebrew I 73, 112-13; II 508
masculine "one" I 129, 130n

TG Eheyeh (Heb.). "I am", according to Ibn Gebirol, but not in the sense of "I am that I am".

SD INDEX Ehyeh (Heb), Jews used Adonai, not II 452

SD INDEX Ehyeh asher Ehyeh (Heb), "I am that I am" II 468, 539

SD INDEX Eichton, Agathodaimon II 210-11

TG Eidolon (Gr.). The same as that which we term the human phantom, the astral form.

KT Eidolon (Gr.) The same as that which we term the human phantom, the Astral form.

OG Eidolon -- (Greek; plural eidola) A word meaning "image" of the man that was. After death there remains in the astral world -- which is on the other side of the threshold of physical life, the etheric world -- the "shadow" of the man that was. The ancients called these human shadows, shades; modern children and nursemaids call them ghosts and spooks; and each such shade is but an eidolon, or astral image or pale copy of the physical man that was. This eidolon coheres for a while in the astral realms or in the superphysical ether, and its particles are magnetically held more or less coherent as long as the physical corpse is not fully dissolved into its component elements; but these eidola in a comparatively short time fade out, for they decay in a manner closely resembling the disintegration of the physical body.

OG Eighth Sphere or Planet of Death -- A term used in the more esoteric or inner part of the teachings about which little can be said, for over this part of the doctrine there has always been drawn a thick veil of secrecy and silence.

Frequently the term is confused with avichi, but this is incorrect, because the two, while closely connected, are nevertheless quite distinct. While avichi is a state where very evil human beings "die and are reborn without interruption," yet not without hope of final redemption -- something which can actually take place even on our physical plane in the cases of very evil or soulless men -- the Eighth Sphere represents a degree of psychomental degeneration still more advanced. As just hinted, even in avichi there is a possibility of reinsoulment by the ray of the spiritual monad; whereas in the Eighth Sphere or Planet of Death such possibility finally vanishes, and the entity which has sunk to the Planet of Death is what is technically called in the esoteric philosophy a "lost soul." In the Eighth Sphere the lost souls are ground over and over in nature's laboratory, and are finally dissipated into their component psycho-astral elements or life-atoms. The Eighth Sphere or Planet of Death is an actual globe. It is also of course a state or condition of being; whereas the avichi is almost exclusively a state or condition in which an entity may find itself, although obviously this entity must have position or place and therefore locality in space -- on our earth or elsewhere.

SD INDEX Eighth Sphere

forbidden ground of I 156
mystery of I 163
Taht-Esmun (Egyptian) or I 227n

WGa Eight Superhuman Faculties. These are given under Vibhuti, which see.

SD INDEXa Eis Zets [Zeus] Sarapi II 474 (Gk) "Sarapis is the one Zeus"; see King, Gnostics & Their Remains, pp. 326-7

TG Eka (Sk.). "One"; also a synonym of Mahat, the Universal Mind, as the principle of Intelligence.

WG Eka, one, single.

SD INDEX Eka (Skt) one I 29n

Ain-soph becomes, or Echod, Ahu I 113
is four (chatur) I 71
Jehovah in Hebrew is I 73
One, Adi, etc I 129

WG Ekagrata, one-pointed; the perfect concentration of contemplation. (eka, one; agrata, pointed.)

OG Ekagrata or Ekagratva -- (Sanskrit) A term signifying "onepointedness" or "absolute intentness" in the mental contemplation of an object of meditation. The perfect concentration of the percipient mind on a single point of thought, and the holding of it there.

TG Ekana-rupa (Sk.). The One (and the Many) bodies or forms; a term applied by the Puranas to Deity.

WG Ekanekarupa, the one and the many in outward form.

SD INDEX Ekanekarupa (Skt) one & many II 47, 108

TG Ekasloka Shastra (Sk.). A work on the Shastras (Scriptures) by Nagarjuna; a mystic work translated into Chinese.

SD INDEX Ekaslokasastra of Nagarjuna I 61

SD INDEX Ekimu, Chaldean spirits II 248n

SD INDEX Eku-gai-no-kami. See Iku-gai-no-kami

SD INDEX El, Al (Heb, Chald) II 39

Ajal &, or Azazel (Spencer) II 376
Chaldean term for Sun II 540
Lord God Almighty II 509

SD INDEX El-ar (solar deity), lar not contraction of II 361

SD INDEX Elastic, Elasticity I 513-14, 519

MO Eldrimner [[Norse]] [eld fire + rimner computation, calendar] One of the boars that feed the One-harriers

SD INDEX Eleazar, high priest of Jews II 200n

SD INDEX Elect, the II 314, 597n

Buddha's esotericism for I xxi
did not fall into sin II 319
Dioscuri & II 361n
of mankind I 208, 221, 267, 617
race of dhyanis II 276, 281-2
role of, in Atlantis II 350
of third, fourth races II 360

SD INDEX Electra (Gk), daughter of Atlas II 768

SD INDEX Electricity. See also Fohat

aspect of Archaeus I 338n
aspect of universal motion I 147
astral fluid lower aspect of I 81
Bohme anticipated I 494
called a god esoterically I 672
an effect, not a cause I 517
an entity I 76, 111n
first produced by friction I 517
fluid I 508, 516
form of atomic vibration I 562
grossest effects alone seen I 554
Grove defines I 469, 496
harmony in laws of II 622
immaterial, non-molecular I 508
is matter & atomic I 111n, 580, 584, 671n
Keely's views on I 560, 562
kundalini-sakti & I 293
life-, aspect of Fohat I 139; II 65
life of universe I 137, 139, 338, 541
light & life are I 579
light &, material I 580
light, fire, water born of I 81-2
matter affected by invisible power I 469
mystery of I 79
nature of, not understood I 493, 498
not a property of matter I 493
noumenal, phenomenal I 145-6
noumenon of, conscious cause I 517
One Life, highest aspect of I 81-2, 139
poles of Earth & I 205
secondary effect of causes I 484
seven primary forces of I 554
springs fr upadhi of ether I 515n
Sun storehouse of I 531
Sun's vital, & matter I 602
vital, leaves body at death I 673
zero point of I 551

SD INDEX Electric Science. See Bakewell, F. C.

SD INDEX Electris or Samothrace, seven localities II 3

SD INDEX Electro-Magnetic Current, circulates thru Earth II 400 &n

SD INDEX El-El (Heb), Kadush, Adonai or I 463

TG El-Elion (Heb.). A name of the Deity borrowed by the Jews from the Phoenician Elon, a name of the Sun.

SD INDEX El Elyon (Heb), Abraham & II 380

SD INDEX Element(s). See also Aether, Akasa

ahamkara secret, in Vishnu Purana I 66
ancestors met w spirits of II 356
ancient, not our chemical I 218n, 338n, 461
angels & archons rule I 604
animated by intelligence I 594-6
bhutadi & I 372-3, 452
Brahman allegory re birth of I 365-6
centers of force I 630
change I 253, 257, 259, 543
chemical, & number seven II 627-8
compound nature of I 583
cosmic matter forms into I 97
Crookes on I 546-54, 581, 584n, 620-6
dhyanis noumenoi of I 259; II 273
different among planets I 142-3
differentiated or abnormal I 567
differentiation of I 130, 138-44
different, in Earth periods I 142
dissolve last at pralaya I 571
dual I 347, 469
each god of, has his own language I 464
each Round develops one I 250-4, 259-60
earliest race did not need any II 160
early forms of I 253-4
Earth's, in Sun I 583
elementals inform I 146, 461
evolution of I 140-4, 330, 427, 447, 452, 583-4; II 616
evolution of man subordinate to II 107
fifth, & fifth race I 342; II 135
fifth, evolved during fifth round I 140
fivefold chohans & five II 578
four, & human principles II 593
four, called rhizomata II 599
four, evolved I 12-13, 140, 250, 342, 460-70; II 592
four Hebrew, & Jehovah I 462
four sacred animals & I 363
giants commanded, (Creuzer) II 285
gods of, celestial & infernal I 463
golden egg & seven I 65-6
homogeneous, & world soul I 203
humanities develop w II 135
invisible, spiritual I 284 &n
Isis Unveiled on I 338n
kalpic masks of I 67
known, not primordial I 542-3
magic is knowing essence of I 263
man's ruling I 294n
man's struggle w II 56n
mother substance of I 291-2
of negative atomic weight I 584
no one has ever seen, fully I 342
not as now in prior rounds I 253
occult meaning of term I 566-9
occult phenomena & I 82 &n
One, only I 13, 55, 75, 101, 110, 460, 549
origin of I 13, 284-5, 542
our, not primordial (Crookes) I 622
Paracelsus on birth of I 284 &n
Paul calls kosmic beings I 338n
periodic law of I 585-6n; II 627
personified by ancients I 141
physical forces vehicles of I 470
Plato on principles & I 491-2
primary, is conscious I 373
principles & I 334-5
propelled upward I 543
Pythagoras on four, (Diogenes) I 433-4
St Paul's angels & demons I 373n
secondary creation & precosmic I 452
second, in second round I 260
senses fr I 284-5, 534; II 106-7
seven I 12-13 &nn, 457-8n, 534; II 359, 604n
seven, & forty-nine subelements I 347
seven cosmic gradations of I 461
seven dhyani-buddhas or I 572
seven Gnostic II 604-5
seventh cosmic I 135
seven, three secret I 65-6
seven, veil of Deity I 460
sixth & seventh, imperceptible I 12
spirits of the I 218n, 395
stand for devas, sephiroth I 339
subdivided by ancients I 140-1
tabernacle symbol of four I 125-6, 347n
tamas or, (Hindu) I 332
third race controlled II 220
unknown, & subelements I 673
unknown, in stars & Sun I 583, 589, 673
Vishnu Purana on I 521-2
what is the ultimate, (Crookes) I 625
worshiped when gods left II 273

TG Elementals. Spirits of the Elements. The creatures evolved in the four Kingdoms or Elements -- earth, air, fire, and water. They are called by the Kabbalists, Gnomes (of the earth), Sylphs (of the air), Salamanders (of the fire), and Undines (of the water). Except a few of the higher kinds, and their rulers, they are rather forces of nature than ethereal men and women. These forces, as the servile agents of the Occultists, may produce various effects; but if employed by "Elementaries" (q.v.) -- in which case they enslave the mediums -- they will deceive the credulous. All the lower invisible beings generated on the 5th, 6th, and 7th planes of our terrestrial atmosphere, are called Elementals: Peris, Devs, Djins, Sylvans, Satyrs, Fauns, Elves, Dwarfs, Trolls, Kobolds, Brownies, Nixies, Goblins, Pinkies, Banshees. Moss People, White Ladies, Spooks, Fairies, etc., etc., etc.

IU Elemental Spirits. -- The creatures evolved in the four kingdoms of earth, air, fire, and water, and called by the kabalists gnomes, sylphs, salamanders, and undines. They may be termed the forces of nature, and will either operate effects as the servile agents of general law, or may be employed by the disembodied spirits -- whether pure or impure -- and by living adepts of magic and sorcery, to produce desired phenomenal results. Such beings never become men. [Persons who believe in the clairvoyant power, but are disposed to discredit the existence of any other spirits in nature than disembodied human spirits, will be interested in an account of certain clairvoyant observations which appeared in the London Spiritualist of June 29, 1877. A thunder-storm approaching, the seeress saw "a bright spirit emerge from a dark cloud and pass with lightning speed across the sky, and, a few minutes after, a diagonal line of dark spirits in the clouds." These are the Maruts of the "Vedas" (See Max Muller's "Rig-Veda Sanhita").

The well-known and respected lecturer, author, and clairvoyant, Mrs. Emma Hardinge-Britten, has published accounts of her frequent experiences with these elemental spirits.]

Under the general designation of fairies, and fays, these spirits of the elements appear in the myth, fable, tradition, or poetry of all nations, ancient and modern. Their names are legion -- peris, devs, djins, sylvans, satyrs, fauns, elves, dwarfs, trolls, norns, nisses, kobolds, brownies, necks, stromkarls, undines, nixies, salamanders, goblins, ponkes, banshees, kelpies, pixies, moss people, good people, good neighbors, wild women, men of peace, white ladies -- and many more. They have been seen, feared, blessed, banned, and invoked in every quarter of the globe and in every age. Shall we then concede that all who have met them were hallucinated?

These elementals are the principal agents of disembodied but never visible spirits at seances, and the producers of all the phenomena except the subjective.

KT Elementals, or Spirits of the Elements. The creatures evolved in the Four Kingdoms, or Elements -- Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. They are called by the Kabalists, Gnomes (of the Earth), Sylphs (of the Air), Salamanders (of the Fire), and Undines (of the Water), except a few of the higher kinds and their rulers. They are rather the forces of nature than ethereal men and women. These forces, as the servile agents of the occultist, may produce various effects; but if employed by elementaries (Kamarupas) -- in which case they enslave the mediums -- they will deceive. All the lower invisible beings generated on the fifth, sixth, and seventh Planes of our terrestrial atmosphere are called Elementals -- Peris, Devs, Djins, Sylvans, Satyrs, Fauns, Elves, Dwarfs, Trolls, Norns, Kobolds, Brownies, Nixies, Goblins, Pinkies, Banshees, Moss People, White Ladies, Spooks, Fairies, etc., etc.

FY Elementals, generic name for all subjective beings other than disembodied human creatures.

WG Elementals (Eng.), nature-spirits presiding over the elements of fire, air, etc.; beings evolved from or constituting the lower, elemental nature of man; centers of force in the astral light.

OG Elemental(s) -- Nature-spirits or sprites. The theosophical usage, however, means beings who are beginning a course of evolutionary growth, and who thus are in the elemental states of their growth. It is a generalizing term for purposes of convenient expression for all beings evolutionally below the minerals. Nevertheless, the minerals themselves are expressions of one family or host or hierarchy of elemental beings of a more evolved type. The vegetable kingdom likewise manifests merely one family or host of elemental beings happening to be in the vegetable phase of their evolution on this earth. Just so likewise is it as regards the beasts. The beasts are highly evolved elemental beings, relatively speaking. Men in far distant aeons of the kosmic past were elemental beings also. We have evolved from that elemental stage into becoming men, expressing with more or less ease, mostly very feebly, the innate divine powers and faculties locked up in the core of the core of each one of us.

An elemental is a being who has entered our universe on the lowest plane or in the lowest world, degree, or step on the rising stairway of life; and this stairway of life begins in any universe at its lowest stage, and ends for that universe in its highest stage -- the universal kosmic spirit. Thus the elemental passes from the elemental stage through all the realms of being as it rises along the stairway of life, passing through the human stage, becoming superhuman, quasi-divine -- a quasi-god -- then becoming a god. Thus did we humans first enter this present universe.

Every race of men on earth has believed in these hosts of elemental entities -- some visible, like men, like the beasts, like the animate plants; and others invisible. The invisible entities have been called by various names: fairies, sprites, hobgoblins, elves, brownies, pixies, nixies, leprechauns, trolls, kobolds, goblins, banshees, fawns, devs, jinn, satyrs, and so forth. The medieval mystics taught that these elemental beings were of four general kinds: those arising in and frequenting the element of fire -- salamanders; those arising in and frequenting the element air -- sylphs; those arising in and frequenting the element water -- undines; those arising in and frequenting the element earth -- gnomes.

IN Elementals Ethereal beings born from and animating the elements; classes of beings evolutionally lower than the minerals.

SD INDEX Elemental(s) I 218n. See also Nature Spirits, Planetary Spirits

astral light full of I 331n
bhutadi origin of I 372
Bjerregaard on I 630-2
chaos & II 386n
commingling of man & I 188
controlled by sound, colors I 514n
cosmic, at South Pole II 274
dhyani-chohanic failures & I 188; II 232-3n
dhyani-chohans work w I 278
divine workmen rule I 146
dominant in primary creation II 312n
five elements & I 294n
forces are I 146
form, build, condense body I 233
future men I 184n, 277
genii or I 294
gods of elements are not II 272-3 &n
have no form of their own II 34
higher, possess intelligence II 102
hurricanes & II 274
influence on man I 294-5 &n
inform phenomenal elements I 461
inroll at pralaya I 372-3 &n
kabbalistic teaching on I 234n
looking glass that can speak I 631
manipulate nature's forces I 277-8
mechanical animal informed by II 427n
monads or I 632
fr Mother-Substance I 291-2
seventh hierarchy or I 233
sorcerers stronger than II 427
spiritual malices of St Paul I 331n
subject to karma I 221
three degrees of I 176-7, 454-5
triple kingdom of II 616
two subphysical kingdoms of II 737


SD INDEX Elemental Dissolution. See Prakritika Pralaya

SD INDEX "Elementals, . . ." See Bjerregaard

SD INDEX Elemental vortices

of Descartes I 117, 206n
Newton gave deathblow to I 492

TG Elementaries. Properly, the disembodied souls of the depraved; these souls having at some time prior to death separated from themselves their divine spirits, and so lost their chance for immortality; but at the present stage of learning it has been thought best to apply the term to the spooks or phantoms of disembodied persons, in general, to those whose temporary habitation is the Kama Loka. Eliphas Levi and some other Kabbalists make little distinction between elementary spirits who have been men, and those beings which people the elements, and are the blind forces of nature. Once divorced from their higher triads and their bodies, these souls remain in their Kama-rupic envelopes, and are irresistibly drawn to the earth amid elements congenial to their gross natures. Their stay in the Kama Loka varies as to its duration, but ends invariably in disintegration, dissolving like a column of mist, atom by atom, in the surrounding elements.

IU Elementary Spirits. -- Properly, the disembodied souls of the depraved; these souls having at some time prior to death separated from themselves their divine spirits, and so lost their chance for immortality. Eliphas Levi and some other kabalists make little distinction between elementary spirits who have been men, and those beings which people the elements, and are the blind forces of nature. Once divorced from their bodies, these souls (also called "astral bodies") of purely materialistic persons, are irresistibly attracted to the earth, where they live a temporary and finite life amid elements congenial to their gross natures. From having never, during their natural lives, cultivated their spirituality, but subordinated it to the material and gross, they are now unfitted for the lofty career of the pure, disembodied being, for whom the atmosphere of earth is stifling and mephitic, and whose attractions are all away from it. After a more or less prolonged period of time these material souls will begin to disintegrate, and finally, like a column of mist, be dissolved, atom by atom, in the surrounding elements.

WG Elementary (Eng.), the psychic remnant left in the astral sphere after death, where it eventually becomes dissipated. Though abandoned by the real Ego, it may retain the elements of the lower personality, and through accession of force from elementals, or from a living mediumistic person, may present a spurious semblance of the dead, which is easily mistaken for the spirit of that person. The Kabalistic works call the elementals without distinguishing them from the dead.

OG Elementaries -- "Properly, the disembodied souls of the depraved; these souls having at some time prior to death separated from themselves their divine spirits, and so lost their chance for immortality" (Theosophical Glossary, H. P. Blavatsky).

Strictly speaking, the word "elementaries" should be used as H. P. Blavatsky defines it in this quotation from her. But in modern theosophical literature the word has come to signify more particularly the phantoms or eidola of disembodied persons, these phantoms or eidola really being the kama-rupic shades, with especial application to the cases of grossly materialistic ex-humans whose evil impulses and appetites still inhering in the kama-rupic phantom draw these phantoms to physical spheres congenial to them. They are a real danger to psychical health and sanity, and literally haunt living human beings possessing tendencies akin to their own. They are soulless shells, but still filled with energies of a depraved and ignoble type. Their destiny of course is like that of all other pretas or bhutas -- ultimate disintegration; for the gross astral atoms composing them slowly dissolve through the years after the manner of a dissolving column of smoke or a wisp of dark cloud on a mountainside.

SD INDEX Elementary (ies)

devoured by Uraeus in Aanru I 674n
shade of the dead I 567
spirits possessing mediums I 233n
spooks, ghosts I 620

SD INDEX Element-Language, for invoking cosmic gods I 464

SD INDEX "Elements and Meta-Elements." See Crookes

SD INDEX Elephant II 733

pigmy, & future size of II 219
pigmy, Bushmen, etc II 723

TG Elephanta. An island near Bombay, India, on which are the well-preserved ruins of the cave-temple of that name. It is one of the most ancient in the country and is certainly a Cyclopeian work, though the late J. Fergusson has refused it a great antiquity.

SD INDEX Elephanta II 85

built on labyrinth of passages II 221
Khnoum adored at I 367

SD INDEX Elephas antiquas, Meridionalis II 751

SD INDEX Elephas primigenius, age of, & man II 687, 739, 746, 751

TG Eleusinia (Gr.). The Eleusinian Mysteries were the most famous and the most ancient of all the Greek Mysteries (save the Samothracian), and were celebrated near the hamlet of Eleusis, not for from Athens. Epiphanius traces them to the days of Inachos (1800 B.C.), founded, as another version has it, by Eumolpus, a King of Thrace and a Hierophant. They were celebrated in honour of Demeter, the Greek Ceres and the Egyptian Isis; and the last act of the performance referred to a sacrificial victim of atonement and a resurrection, when the Initiate was admitted to the highest degree of "Epopt" (q.v.). The festival of the Mysteries began in the month of Boedromion (September), the time of grape-gathering, and lasted from the 15th to the 22nd, seven days. The Hebrew feast of Tabernacles, the feast of Ingatherings, in the month of Ethanim (the seventh), also began on the 15th and ended on the 22nd of that month. The name of the month (Ethanim) is derived, according to some from Adonim, Adonia, Attenim, Ethanim, and was in honour of Adonai or Adonis (Thammuz), whose death was lamented by the Hebrews in the groves of Bethlehem. The sacrifice of both "Bread and Wine" was performed before the Mysteries of initiation, and during the ceremony the mysteries were divulged to the candidates from the petroma, a kind of book made of two stone tablets (petrai), joined at one side and made to open like a volume. (See Isis Unveiled II., pp. 44 and 91, et seq., for further explanations.)

KT Eleusinia (Gr.) The Eleusinian Mysteries were the most famous and the most ancient of all the Greek mysteries (save the Samothracian), and were performed near the hamlet of Eleusis, not far from Athens. Epiphanius traces them to the days of Iacchos (1800 B.C.) They were held in honour of Demeter, the great Ceres, and the Egyptian Isis; and the last act of the performance referred to a sacrificial victim of atonement and a resurrection, when the Initiate was admitted to the highest degree of Epopt. The festival of the Mysteries began in the month of Boedromion (September), the time of grape-gathering, and lasted from the 15th to the 22nd -- seven days. The Hebrew Feast of Tabernacles -- the feast of ingatherings -- in the month of Ethanim (the seventh) also began on the 15th and ended on the 22nd of that month. The name of the month (Ethanim) is derived, according to some, from Adonim, Adonia, Attenim, Ethanim, and was in honour of Adonai, or Adonis (Tham), whose death was lamented by the Hebrews in the groves of Bethlehem. The sacrifice of "Bread and Wine" was performed both in the Eleusinia and during the Feast of Tabernacles.

SD INDEX Eleusis, submerged II 270n

SD INDEX Elevations. See Bossuet, J. B.

MO Elf [[Norse]] [channel] The human soul between spirit and dwarf in man

SD INDEX Elihu, God-Jah or II 531


attained nirvana II 532
died in his personality II 532
God-Jah, Jehovah II 531
heard small voice II 342n
Lord in wind & quake I 466
taken to heaven II 531

SD INDEX Elion. See El Elyon

TG Elivagar (Scand.). The waters of Chaos, called in the cosmogony of the Norsemen "the stream of Elivagar".

MO Eli-vagor [[Norse]] (ay-lee-vaw-goor) [icicle-waves] Cold streams of matter

SD INDEX Eliveagor (Norse), drops of, create Ymir I 367

SD INDEX Elixir of Life I 626n

allotropizing oxygen into I 144n
Kwan-shi-yin pours I 471

SD INDEX "Elixir of Life, The." See Mitford, G.

SD INDEX Ellis, William, Polynesian Researches, Tahitian Adam-Eve story II 193-4


built on labyrinth of passages II 221
figures on walls of II 345n

SD INDEX Elmes Fire [St Elmo's Fire] I 338n

SD INDEX Eloha, Eloah (Heb), "Lord God" II 60n, 509

SD INDEX Elohi II 39

TG Elohim (Heb.). Also Alhim, the word being variously spelled. Godfrey Higgins, who has written much upon its meaning, always spells it Aliem. The Hebrew letters are aleph, lamed, he, yod, mem, and are numerically, 1, 30, 5, 10, 40 + 86. It seems to be the plural of the feminine noun Eloah, ALH, formed by adding the common plural form I'm, a masculine ending; and hence the whole seems to imply the emitted active and passive essences. As a title it is referred to "Binah" the Supernal Mother, as is also the fuller title IHVH ALHIM, Jehovah Elohim. As Binah leads on to seven succeedent emanations, so "Elohim" has been said to represent a sevenfold power of godhead. [W.W.W.]

WGa Elohim, one of the names occurring in Genesis, which have been rendered in the Christian bible as God and Lord; but the Hebrews had a different meaning, and the word may be translated as plural.

MO Elohim (ello-heem) [gods, Heb. pl.] Deity as an aggregate of many infinite forces

IN Elohim (Heb, plural) Gods, usually translated God; corresponds to the creative logoi or hosts emanated from the First Logos.

SD INDEX Elohim (Heb). See also Creators, Dhyani-chohans, Sephiroth, Sons of Light

abstraction physically I 230
Adam Kadmon as host of II 112n
Adam shadow image of II 137
alhim (pl) or I 91, 114, 342, 346, 440; II 37-8, 41
Amshaspends I 113; II 92
androgynous, feminine I 130n
angels rebelled against II 280n
asuras same as II 487-8
barhishads become creative II 78
Binah, Tiamat, Thalatth or I 394
brought forth man II 134, 181, 365, 491
circumference of circle (Parker) II 544
collective, or Logos II 311
creative lower powers II 1-2n, 61, 95n
dhyani-chohans or I 38; II 37, 510
Echod or One in beginning I 112
El, Elu (Chald) II 282, 540
evolution of, downwards I 247
formed heavens & Earth I 239, 346
formed worlds six-by-six I 239
in Genesis I 254, 337, 346, 450; II 2n, 44, 60n, 81, 95n, 202, 452
Gnostic II 389
God-name now phallic I 316
God of Israel an inferior member of II 61-2, 75, 452
gods & also priests II 202
-Javeh, man created by II 44
jealous, invoke suffering II 95n, 104, 282
Jehovah-Binah-Arelim II 608
Jehovah called I 112-13, 438-9
Jehovah one of I 197-8, 492-3n; II 75, 510
Jeremiah's curse against II 128
Jews under Saturn II 127
kabbalists' lowest designation I 619
Lord God (Genesis) is II 81, 509
"man is become as one of us" I 276, 493n; II 44, 202, 243, 499n
man offspring of I 224-5
manvantaric emanations of Logos I 429
men &, (Kabbala) I 230
minor logoi II 37
Noah as host of II 597
number of, & dhyani-chohans I 90 &n
One becomes many or I 113
pitris or II 5, 137
plural noun or Chiim I 130
plural number in Genesis I 492-3n; II 81-2, 134
produced first divine ideation I 375
Prometheus & II 414
related to our soul, spirit I 230
rishis, rudras, agnis II 85, 365
St Michael one of II 379
Samael god-name for one of I 417
self-initiated higher gods II 124
sent man out of Eden II 282, 382n
sephiroth or I 230; II 388
serpent (Genesis) one of II 388
seven creators I 139
seven regents of Pymander II 488
seven sublime Lords I 42
some created, some did not II 128
Sons of Light, God II 390, 489
sources of revelation I 10
synthesis of ten sephiroth I 98n
three groups of, in Kabbala II 388
various names for I 114
word, changed to masc sing I 129-30, 225
worshiped, yet called devils I 441-2n
zodiac & II 23

SD INDEX Elohistic

account of Genesis I 254; II 75, 252n
figures: ratio 1 to 31415 I 230
Jehovistic &, parts of Bible I 335-6
texts rewritten after Moses II 473

SD INDEX Elohistic and Jehovistic Writers. See Colenso

SD INDEX Elohite Creation II 5

TG Eloi (Gn.). The genius or ruler of Jupiter ; its Planetary Spirit. (See Origen, Contra Celsum.)

SD INDEX Eloi or Eloai [Eloaeos] (Gnos)

Jupiter or I 577; II 538n
part of inferior hebdomad I 449

SD INDEX Elon or Elion (Gk), highest Phoenician god II 380

SD INDEX El Shaddai (Heb)

Jehovah & I 438; II 509
primal cause or I 618

TG Elu (Sing.). An ancient dialect used in Ceylon.

SD INDEX Elu (Chald), elohim or II 282

SD INDEX Elyrus, Church Council of, forbade limiting form of God II 279n