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List of Title Abbreviations (in alphabetical order)

TG I. -- The ninth letter in the English, the tenth in the Hebrew alphabet. As a numeral signifies, in both languages one, and also ten in the Hebrew (see J), in which it corresponds to the Divine name Jah, the male side, or aspect, of the hermaphrodite being, or the male-female Adam, of which hovah (Jah-hovah) is the female aspect. It is symbolized by a hand with bent forefinger, to show its phallic signification.

SD INDEX I (letter) I 78, 453. See also Aham, Ego, Self

symbol of body erect II 574

SD INDEX "I," Carlyle on I 211-12

TG Iacchos (Gr.). A synonym of Bacchus. Mythology mentions three persons so named: they were Greek ideals adopted later by the Romans. The word Iacchos is stated to be of Phoenician origin, and to mean "an infant at the breast". Many ancient monuments represent Ceres or Demeter with Bacchus in her arms. One Iacchos was called Theban and Conqueror, son of Jupiter and Semele; his mother died before his birth and he was preserved for some time in the thigh of his father; he was killed by the Titans. Another was son of Jupiter, as a Dragon, and Persephone; this one was named Zagraeus. A third was Iacchos of Eleusis, son of Ceres: he is of importance because he, appeared on the sixth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries. Some see an analogy between Bacchus and Noah, both cultivators of the Vine, and patrons of alcoholic excess. [W.W.W.]

TG Iachus (Gr.). An Egyptian physician, whose memory, according to Aelian, was venerated for long centuries, on account of his wonderful occult knowledge. Iachus is credited with having stopped epidemics simply by certain fumigations, and cured diseases by making his patients inhale herbs.

SD INDEX Iacchus (Gk), as Iao or Jehovah II 460

SD INDEX Iah (Heb) II 129, 541

TG Iaho. Though this name is more fully treated under the word "Yaho" and "Iao", a few words of explanation will not be found amiss. Diodorus mentions that the God of Moses was Iao; but as the latter name denotes a "mystery god", it cannot therefore be confused with Iaho or Yaho (q.v.). The Samaritans pronounced it Iabe, Yahva, and the Jews Yaho, and then Jehovah, by change of Masoretic vowels, an elastic scheme by which any change may be indulged in. But "Jehovah" is a later invention and invocation, as originally the name was Jah, or Iacchos (Bacchus). Aristotle shows the ancient Arabs representing Iach (Iacchos) by a horse, i.e., the horse of the Sun (Dionysus), which followed the chariot on Israeli Ahura Mazda, the god of the Heavens, daily rode.

SD INDEX Ialdabaoth (Gnos)

chief of astral gods I 449
child born in egg of chaos I 197 &n, 449
Demiurgos or, filled w rage II 243
described I 197 &n, 198; II 389
described (King) II 243-4
father of Ophiomorphos II 244, 481
first couple & II 215
-Jehovah genius of Saturn I 449n, 577; II 538 &n
produces seven or six stellar spirits I 198, 449
Sophia Achamoth mother of I 197, 449

TG Iamblichus (Gr.). A great Theurgist, mystic, and writer of the third and fourth centuries, a Neo-Platonist and philosopher, born at Chalcis in Coele-Syria. Correct biographies of him have never existed because of the hatred of the Christians; but that which has been gathered of his life in isolated fragments from works by impartial pagan and independent writers shows how excellent and holy was his moral character, and how great his learning. He may be called the founder of theurgic magic among the Neo-Platonists and the reviver of the practical mysteries outside of temple or fane. His school was at first distinct from that of Plotinus and Porphyry, who were strongly against ceremonial magic and practical theurgy as dangerous, though later he convinced Porphyry of its advisability on some occasions, and both master and pupil firmly believed in theurgy and magic, of which the former is principally the highest and most efficient mode of communication with one's Higher Ego, through the medium of one's astral body. Theurgic is benevolent magic, and it becomes goetic, or dark and evil, only when it is used for necromancy or selfish purposes; but such dark magic has never been practised by any theurgist or philosopher, whose name has descended to us unspotted by any evil deed. So much was Porphyry (who became the teacher of Iamblichus in Neo-Platonic philosophy) convinced of this, that though he, himself never practised theurgy, yet he gave instructions for the acquirement of this sacred science. Thus he says in one of his writings, "Whosoever is acquainted with the nature of divinely luminous appearances (phasmata) knows also on what account it is requisite to abstain from all birds (and animal food) and especially for him who hastens to be liberated from terrestrial concerns and to be established with the celestial gods". (See Select Works by T. Taylor, p. 159.) Moreover, the same Porphyry mentions in his Life of Plotinus a priest of Egypt, who, "at the request of a certain friend of Plotinus, exhibited to him, in the temple of Isis at Rome, the familiar daimon of that philosopher". In other words, he produced the theurgic invocation (see "Theurgist ") by which Egyptian Hierophant or Indian Mahatma, of old, could clothe their own or any other person's astral double with the appearance of its Higher Ego, or what Bulwer Lytton terms the "Luminous Self", the Augoeides, and confabulate with It. This it is which Iamblichus and many others, including the mediaeval Rosicrucans, meant by union with Deity. Iamblichus wrote many books but only a few of his works are extant, such as his "Egyptian Mysteries" and a treatise "On Daemons", in which he speaks very severely against any intercourse with them. He was a biographer of Pythagoras and deeply versed in the system of the latter, and was also learned in the Chaldean Mysteries. He taught that the One, or universal MONAD, was the principle of all unity as well as diversity, or of Homogeneity and Heterogeneity; that the Duad, or two ("Principles"), was the intellect, or that which we call Buddhi-Manas; three, was the Soul (the lower Manas), etc., etc. There is much of the theosophical in his teachings, and his works on the various kinds of daemons (Elementals) are a well of esoteric knowledge for the Student. His austerities, purity of life and earnestness were great. Iamblichus is credited with having been once levitated ten cubits high from the ground, as are some of the modern Yogis, and even great mediums.

KT Iamblichus. A great Theosophist and an Initiate of the third century. He wrote a great deal about the various kinds of demons who appear through evocation, but spoke severely against such phenomena. His austerities, purity of life and earnestness were great. He is credited with having been levitated ten cubits high from the ground, as are some modern Yogis, and mediums.

SD INDEX Iamblichus (often Jamblichus in tx)

on Agathodaemon II 210-11
on Assyrian records I 409, 650
serpent symbol first of gods I 472-3
----- De mysteriis . . .
archangels & archons I 235


Kalaham-sa or I 78
manifest consciousness produces I 15

SD INDEX I-am-ness. See also Ahamkara

egotism or I 197, 452; II 419, 614

SD INDEX "I am that I am" (Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh)

chaotic matter & II 601
explained kabbalistically II 468, 539
Kalahansa & I 78
man as attribute of II 243
Moses, Jehovah numbers are II 539

SD INDEX "I and my Father are One" [John] I 574

TG Iao (Gr.). See Iaho. The highest god of the Phoenicians -- "the light conceivable only by intellect", the physical and spiritual Principle of all things, "the male Essence of Wisdom". It is the ideal Sunlight.

WG Iao (Hebrew), among the Semites, a name for the Supreme Spirit, as Aum is among the Aryans.

SD INDEX Iao (Gnos) II 536

androgyne creator II 388
chief of superior seven heavens I 448
Demiurgos called, (Furst) II 541
distinct fr Jehovah II 474
genius of the Moon I 448, 577; II 538 &n
Iacchus, Jehovah or II 460
Jaho or, mystery name II 541
Moses termed God II 465
serpent (in Genesis) is II 388
seven rays (souls) of I 227n
triune, called four-fold II 603
wrongly confused w Jevo II 541

SD INDEX Iao-Jehovah, Jao-Jehovah II 389

TG Iao Hebdomai (Gr.). The collective "Seven Heavens" (also angels) according to Irenaeus. The mystery-god of the Gnostics. The same as the Seven Manasa-putras (q.v.) of the Occultists. (See also "Yah" and "Yaho".)

SD INDEX Iao-Sabaoth [Tsebaoth] II 603

SD INDEX Iapetus (os) (Gk) a Titan

Atlas son of, & Clymene II 493
brother of Atlas II 762
one of seven Arkite Titans II 143
Prometheus son of II 525

TG Ibis Worship. The Ibis, in Egyptian Hab, was sacred to Thoth at Hermopolis. It was called the messenger of Osiris, for it is the symbol of Wisdom, Discrimination, and Purity, as it loathes water if it is the least impure. Its usefulness in devouring the eggs of the crocodiles and serpents was great, and its credentials for divine honours as a symbol were: (a) its black wings, which related it to primeval darkness -- chaos; and (b) the triangular shape of them -- the triangle being the first geometrical figure and a symbol of the trinitarian mystery. To this day the Ibis is a sacred bird with some tribes of Kopts who live along the Nile.

SD INDEX Ibis (Egy) I 353

air-water symbol I 358
-headed god, Thoth, Mercury II 558
killing of, a crime I 362
kills serpents, destroys eggs I 362
Thot-Lunus crowned w II 464
two kinds of I 362-3

SD INDEX Iblis or Eblis (Moslem), fate's agent, defeats devs II 394

TG Ibn Gebirol. Solomon Ben Yehudah: a great philosopher and scholar, a Jew by birth, who lived in the eleventh century in Spain. The same as Avicenna (q.v.).

SD INDEX Ibn Gebirol, Solomon I 347, 376

----- [Kether Malkuth]
basis of his sources II 461n
on Jehovah I 393-4
poem on the One I 439-40n
seven heavens, earths of I 450n
voiced esoteric philosophy II 461n

SD INDEX Ibn Wahohijah [Ibn al-Wahshiya], translatedNabathean Agriculture II 455n

SD INDEX Ibrahim, Abraham (Renan) II 454


ether allows water to become I 527
polar II 326, 329

SD INDEX Ice Age II 71, 726, 738n. See also Glacial Epochs

SD INDEX "Ice-Age Climate and Time." See Pengelly

SD INDEX Iceland, part of northern continent II 423-4, 781

TG Ichchha (Sk.). Will, or will-power.

FY Itchcha, will.

WG Ichchha, wish, desire.

WG Ichchhanabhighata, unobstruction of wish.

TG Ichchha Sakti (Sk.). Will-power; force of desire; one of the occult Forces of nature. That power of the will which, exercised in occult practices, generates the nerve-currents necessary to set certain muscles in motion and to paralyze certain others.

FY Itchasakti, will power; force of desire; one of the six forces of Nature.

WG Ichchha-sakti, the power of will, in the sense of strong desire.

SD INDEX I-Ching, Yi King, Y-King

celestial numbers in II 35
discovery of agriculture & II 374
fails to give cosmogony (Edkins) I 440
falling stars, Satan (Ti) in II 486
Great Extreme in I [356], 440
Pyth numerals like those in I 440-1

TG Ichthus (Gr.). A Fish: the symbol of the Fish has been frequently referred to Jesus, the Christ of the New Testament, partly because the five letters forming the word are the initials of the Greek phrase, Iesous Chyistos Theou Uios Soter, Jesus Christ the Saviour, Son of God. Hence his followers in the early Christian centuries were often called fishes, and drawings of fish are found in the Catacombs. Compare also the narrative that some of his early disciples were fishermen, and the assertion of Jesus -- "I will make you fishers of men". Note also the Vesica Piscis, a conventional shape for fish in general, is frequently found enclosing a picture of a Christ, holy virgin, or saint; it is a long oval with pointed ends, the space marked out by the intersection of two equal circles, when less than half the area of one. Compare the Christian female recluse, a Nun -- this word is the Chaldee name for fish, and fish is connected with the worship of Venus, a goddess, and the Roman Catholics still eat fish on the Dies Veneris or Friday. [W.W.W.]

SD INDEX Ichthyosauri II 258, law of dwarfing & II 733

SD INDEX Ichthys (Gk)

fish, Pisces, as messiah & Vishnu I 653-4
symbol of Bacchus II 313

SD INDEX Iconography I 384

Christian, of catacombs II 586-7
Gnostic II 565
pre-Christian, perverted I 403

SD INDEX Icshu. See Ikshu

TG Ida (Scand.). The plains of Ida, on which the gods assemble to hold counsel in the Edda. The field of peace and rest.

SD INDEX Ida (Norse), field of II 99, 100

WG Ida, a magnetic current on the right side of the human body, between the heart and the Brahma-randhra.

SD INDEX Ida (Skt). See Ila


SD INDEX Idaean Mysteries of Mighty Mother II 212n

TG Idaeic Finger. An iron finger strongly magnetized and used in the temples for healing purposes. It produced wonders in that direction, and therefore was said to possess magical powers.

SKo Idam A pronoun meaning 'this.' The Vedic sages often used Idam as a noun to express the manifested Universe in contradistinction to Tat, that Boundless underlying Reality, or that inexpressible Mystery in which the Super-Spirit is rooted.

SD INDEX Idam (Skt) [this], six worlds above Earth II 384-5n

SD INDEX Idas (Gk) [son of Aphareus], wounds Castor, killed by Zeus II 122

SD INDEX Idaspati (Skt) [or Vishnu], Hindu Neptune, Poseidon II 765 &n

VS Iddhi (I 1) [[p. 1]] The Pali word Iddhi, is the synonym of the Sanskrit Siddhis, or psychic faculties, the abnormal powers in man. There are two kinds of iddhis. One group which embraces the lower, coarse, psychic and mental energies; the other is one which exacts the highest training of Spiritual powers. Says Krishna in Shrimad Bhagavat: "He who is engaged in the performance of yoga, who has subdued his senses and who has concentrated his mind in me (Krishna), such yogis all the Siddhis stand ready to serve."


SD INDEX Idea(s). See also Ideation

Absolute Thought & II 490
active, passive thought & II 492
all that was, is, & will be exists as I 282
divine evolution of I 280
First Cause as eternal I 214
manifests by kriyasakti I 293; II 173
moves the aether (Plato) I 365
older Horus, in demiurgic mind I 348
Plato's innate, (von Hartmann) I 281
Plutarch defines I 622
Propator is abstract I 214
the Word, speech, & names I 93-4
Younger Horus is, in matter I 348


forms & archetypal ideas I 281n
matter built on, forms I 281
noblest, caricatured later I 326
as opposed to real discussed I 55-6, 614
plan held within Parabrahman I 281
Vishnu as the, Cause I 349

SD INDEX Idealism

in Eastern philosophy I 556n
objective, of esoteric philosophy I 631
occultism vs materialism & I 479
Vedantic, Kantian I 603n

SD INDEX Idealist(s)

pseudo-, & II 451, 651
Spencer on II 490n

SD INDEX Ideality, plane of II 335

SD INDEX Ideation(s). See also Divine Thought, Mahat, Thought, Universal Mind

akasa is cosmic I 326
astral, reflects terrestrial things II 596
ceases during pralaya I 328-9; II 598
ceases in deep sleep I 38
cosmic, & substance one I 337n
cosmic, or Logos I 329 &n; II 24
cosmic, reflection of Universal Mind I 110
cross & cosmic II 561
dhyani-chohans reflect I 280
divine wisdom in its II 299n
elohim & first divine I 375
Fohat energy of cosmic I 16
lipikas amanuenses of eternal I 104
logoi perceive, & build I 380
lotus symb, passing into form I 380
man created by spiritual II 241-2
mysterious circuit of II 636
precosmic, or Great Breath I 15
reflected thru matter II 299n
spiritual, & first race II 242
spiritual, of divine monad I 266
universal, gives plan to Architect I 279-80
variation (evolution) originates w II 299n
Vedantic view of universe II 596, 597n

SD INDEX Idei or Idaei (Gk). See also Dactyli

Faber relates, to Kabiri II 360
finger or adept-healer II 361

SD INDEX Ideograph(s, ic) II 582, 587

hieroglyphs I xxiii
records of the East II 438
seven keys to symbolical II 584
symbolism & I 303-9
symbols of symbols used in II 547n
writing of early man II 439, 530

TG Ideos, in Paracelsus the same as Chaos, or Mysterium Magnum as that philosopher calls it.

SD INDEX Ideos, chaos or, of Paracelsus I 283-4

SD INDEX Idiot II 242

an arrested man, not an ape II 678
congenital I 224

TG Idises (Scand.). The same as the Dises, the Fairies and Walkyries, the divine women in the Norse legends; they were reverenced by the Teutons before the day of Tacitus, as the latter shows.

TG Idol. A statue or a picture of a heathen god; or a statue or picture of a Romish Saint, or a fetish of uncivilized tribes.

SD INDEX Idol(s) I 397

examples of I 392, 578, 675; II 560n, 586
Jewish worship of II 588
masses worship I 578
of moon & Qu-tamy I 394, 401; II 455
personal god & I 414
satanism of II 341
worship died out in fourth race II 723

SD INDEX Idolatry (ous)

astrolatry, heliolatry & I 392
Church councils re II 279n
Egyptian II 137
exotericism same as II 281
of gentile world (Faber) II 264
Jewish I 649
Mysteries degenerate into II 281
fr "original sin" (Bossuet) II 279
paganism & I 464
prophets sought to stem II 492
rapid progress of, in fifth race II 503

SD INDEX Idolatry [Theologia Gentili].See Vossius

TG Idospati (Sk.). The same as Narayana or Vishnu; resembling Poseidon in some respects.

TG Idra Rabba (Heb.). "The Greater Holy Assembly", a division of the Zohar.

SD INDEX Idra Rabba Qaddisha (Heb) Greater Holy Assembly

companions or eyes II 626
Macroprosopus & Microprosopus II 625-6
number seven used in II 312n
obscuration of worlds II 705 &n
six & seven lights II 625, 628
tetrad & second, third of sephiroth II 626
White Head [II 705-6]
white hidden fire [I 339]

TG Idra Suta (Heb.). "The Lesser Holy Assembly", another division of the Zohar.

SD INDEX Idra Zuta Qaddisha (Heb) Lesser Holy Assembly

"all things become one body" I 240
creating the forms of man II 83-4
destruction (obscuration) II 704-5
hammer, sparks, worlds I 246n; II 704
"from Hoa is AB, Ruach . . ." II 83
"I am that I am" I 78
phallic, cruder than Puranas II 625n
three Heads of Kabbala II 25

SD INDEX Idris or Idrus, Hermes, Enoch or II 361, 366-7

MO Idun [[Norse]] (ee-dun) An Asynja: "the fruitful spirit" who feeds the gods the apples of immortality; soul of the earth. She is the wife of Brage, poetic inspiration

TG Iduna (Scand.). The goddess of immortal youth. The daughter of Iwaldi, the Dwarf. She is said in the Edda to have hidden "life" in the Deep of the Ocean, and when the right time came, to have restored it to Earth once more. She was the wife of Bragi, the god of poetry; a most charming myth. Like Heimdal, "born of nine mothers", Bragi at his birth rises upon the crest of the wave from the bottom of the sea (see Bragi "). he married Iduna, the immortal goddess, who accompanies him to Asgard where every morning she feeds the gods with the apples of eternal youth and health. (See Asgard and the Gods.)

TG Idwatsara (Sk.). One of the five periods that form the Yuga. This cycle is pre-eminently the Vedic cycle, which is taken as the basis of calculation for larger cycles.

SD INDEX "Idyll of The White Lotus" [Mabel Collins] I 574

Link to Full Text of "Idyll of the White Lotus

SD INDEX IEOV [or Jeu] (Gnos), primal or first man I 449

SD INDEX Ierna, sacred isle & worship on II 760

TG Ieu. The "first man"; a Gnostic term used in Pistis-Sophia.

SD INDEX Ieve, Ieva (or Eve), pronounced Ya-va II 129

SD INDEX Ievo or Jevo. See also Jave

genii antagonistic to Abraxas II 541
Philo Biblius spelled, Jehovah II 129, 465

TG Iezedians or Iezidi (Pers.). This sect came to Syria from Basrah. They use baptism, believe in the archangels, but reverence Satan at the same time. Their prophet Iezad, who preceded Mahomet by long centuries, taught that a messenger from heaven would bring them a book written from the eternity.

TG Ifing (Scand.). The broad river that divides Asgard, the home of the gods, from that of the Jotuns, the great and strong magicians. Below Asgard was Midgard, where in the sunny aether was built the home of the Light Elves. In their disposition and order of locality, all these Homes answer to the Deva and other Lokas of the Hindus, inhabited by the various classes of gods and Asuras.

MO Ifing [[Norse]] (ee-ving) [ef or if doubt] River that separates men from gods

TG Igaga (Chald.). Celestial angels, the same as Archangels.

SD INDEX Igaga [Igigi], angels of heaven II 248n

SD INDEX Ignis (Lat) fire

all is II 114
fr Sanskrit Agni II 101

SD INDEX Ignorance I 7, 198, 643

is death II 215
Isvara as personal deity is I 330
superstition & II 797

SD INDEX Iguanodon (giant reptile)

early man & II 676
genesis of, described II 151
now small iguana II 154n, 348

SD INDEX I Hi Wei (fr Tao-teh-ching), means Jehovah (Remusat) I 472

TG I. H. S. This triad of initials stands for the in hoc signo of the alleged vision of Constantine, of which, save Eusebius, its author, no one ever knew. I.H.S. is interpreted Jesus Hominum Salvator, and In hoc signo. It is, however, well known that the Greek GREEK was one of the most ancient names of Bacchus. As Jesus was never identical with Jehovah, but with his own "Father" (as all of us are), and had come rather to destroy the worship of Jehovah than to enforce it, as the Rosicrucians well maintained, the scheme of Eusebius is very transparent. In hoc signo Victoreris, or the Labarum [[symbol with small capital P over T with horizontal leg half the size of the vertical leg]] (the tau and the resh) is a very old signum, placed on the foreheads of those who were just initiated. Kenealy translates it as meaning "he who is initiated into the Naronic Secret, or the 600, shall be Victor"; but it is simply "through this sign hast thou conquered"; i.e., through the light of Initiation -- LUX. (See "Neophyte" and "Naros".)

SD INDEX IHS, symbol of savior Bacchus II 313


TG Ikhir Bonga. A "Spirit of the Deep" of the Kolarian tribes.

SD INDEX Ikshu (Skt) [sugar cane], Black Sea, Euxine or (Wilford) II 402n

TG Ikshwaku (Sk.). The progenitor of the Solar tribe (the Suryavansas) in India, and the Son of Vaivaswata Manu, the progenitor of the present human Race.

GH Ikshvaku The son of Vaivasvata-Manu, of whom it is related in mythology that he was born from the nostril of his father when the latter happened to sneeze! Ikshvaku was the founder of the Suryavansa (the 'solar dynasty'), reigning at Ayodhya at the commencement of the Treta-Yuga (the second Yuga). (Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 30)

SD INDEX Ikshvaku (Skt)

Moru [Maru] of the family of I 378
Nimi, Janaka & II 524n

SD INDEX Iku-gai-no-kami (Jap), feminine part of duality I 217

TG Ila (Sk.). Daughter of Vaivaswata Manu; wife of Buddha, the son of Soma; one month a woman and the other a man by the decree of Saraswati; an allusion to the androgynous second race. Ila is also Vach in another aspect.

SD INDEX Ila or Ida (Skt)

becomes Sudyumna (male) II 135, 143, 148
daughter, wife of Vaivasvata II 138, 140, 143, 147-8
primeval woman after deluge I 523
same as Rhea, Titea II 144
Vach or I 523; II 143
wife of Budha (Puranas) II 138, 140

TG Ilavriti (Sk.). A region in the centre of which is placed Mount Meru, the habitat of the gods.

TG Ilda Baoth. Lit., "the child from the Egg", a Gnostic term. He is the creator of our physical globe (the earth) according to the Gnostic teaching in the Codex Nazaraeus (the Evangel of the Nazarenes and the Ebionites). The latter identifies him with Jehovah the God of the Jews. Ildabaoth is "the Son of Darkness" in a bad sense and the father of the six terrestrial "Stellar", dark spirits, the antithesis of the bright Stellar spirits. Their respective abodes are the seven spheres, the upper S of which begins in the "middle space", the region of their mother Sophia Achamoth, and the lower ending on this earth -- the seventh region (See Isis Unveiled, Vol. II., 183.) Ilda-Baoth is the genius of Saturn, the planet; or rather the evil spirit of its ruler.

WGa Ilda Baoth, the son of Darkness and god of our material (fourth) globe according to the Gnostic teaching in the Codex Nazaraeus.

SD INDEX Ildabaoth. See Ialdabaoth

SD INDEXa Il est impossible de decouvrir le moindre trait de ressemblance entre les parties du ciel et les figures que les astronomes y ont arbitrairement tracees, et de l'autre cote, le hasard est impossible I 652 (Fr) "It is impossible to find the least trace of similarity between the segments of sky and the figures astronomers have arbitrarily assigned to them, while, on the other hand, chance is impossible." -- C. F. Dupuis, "Zodiaque," Origine de tous les cultes

SD INDEXa Il fallait eviter de paraitre autoriser le dogme du double principe en faisant de ce Satan createur une puissance reelle, et pour expliquer le mal originel, on profere contre Manes l'hypothese d'une permission de l'unique tout Puissant II 509 (Fr) "It was necessary to avoid seeming to sanction the dogma of a dual principle by making this creative Satan into an actual power and, in order to explain the origin of evil, the theory of a divine authorization given by the Almighty One was adduced in opposition to Mani." -- Jules Baissac, Satan ou le Diable . . . , p. 9

SD INDEX Iliad. See Homer

TG Iliados. In Paracelsus the same as "Ideos" (q.v.). Primordial matter in the subjective state.

SD INDEX Iliados, chaos of Paracelsus I 283

SD INDEX Ilios. See Schliemann, H.

TG Illa-ah, Adam (Heb.). Adam Illa-ah is the celestial, superior Adam, in the Zohar.

TG Illinus. One of the gods in the Chaldean Theogony of Damascius.

TG Illuminati (Lat.). The "Enlightened", the initiated adepts.

TG Illusion. In Occultism everything finite (like the universe and all in it) is called illusion or maya.

KT Illusion. In Occultism everything finite (such as the Universe and all in it) is called Illusion or Maya.

VS great illusion (I 6) [[p. 3]] Maha Maya "Great Illusion," the objective Universe.

SD INDEX Illusion(s, ory). See also Mahamaya, Maya, Samvriti

all save Parabrahman is I 522
bhutas, devas are I 295
described I 329-30
earth life desert of I 208
everything, but the Absolute I 295
great, or mahamaya I 278; II 88, 384n
grossest matter acme of I 63
man dominated by I 603n; II 458
maya, maria, maia, Durga I 396
nirmanakayas (maruts) beyond II 615
phenomenal universe an I 145-6, 329
physical nature bundle of II 475
reality & I 295-6
real to egos involved in it I 631
in stanzas I 71
time, of consciousness I 37

SD INDEX Illustrations . . . See Fergusson, J.

SD INDEXa Il manque quelque chose aux geologues pour faire la geologie de la Lune, c'est d'etre astronomes. A la verite il manque aussi quelque chose aux astronomes pour aborder avec fruit cette etude, c'est d'etre geologues I 496 (Fr) "The geologists are lacking what is needed to study the geology of the moon, and that is: they are not astronomers. Truly what astronomers lack for a fruitful pursuit of this study is to be geologists." -- Herve E. Faye (in Winchell, World Life, p. 379)

TG Ilmatar (Finn.). The Virgin who falls from heaven into the sea before creation. She is the "daughter of the air" and the mother of seven sons (the seven forces in nature). (See Kalevala, the epic poem of Finland.

SD INDEX Ilmatar, virgin daughter of air II 26

SD INDEXa Il n'est plus possible aujourd'hui, de soutenir comme Newton, que les corps celestes se mouvent au milieu du vide immense des espaces. . . . Parmi les consequences de la theorie du vide etablie par ce grand homme, il ne reste plus debout que le mot 'attraction,' et nous verrons le jour ou ce dernier mot disparaitra du vocabulaire scientifique I 494n (Fr) "Today it is no longer possible to maintain, as Newton did, that the heavenly bodies move in EMPTY space. . . . Among the consequences of the theory of vacuum established by that great man, all that remains unrefuted is the word 'attraction' and we expect to see the day when that last word will disappear from the vocabulary of science." -- C. H. Le Couturier, Panorama des mondes . . . , pp. 47, 53

TG Ilus (Gr.). Primordial mud or slime; called also Hyle.

SD INDEX Ilus (of Berosus). See also Ether, FatherMother, Hyle

elements latent in I 140
ether of science I 339
mud, mot or I 58, 340
primordial flame proceeds fr I 88
prolific slime I 82
rests in laya I 140

FY Ikhir Bonga, spirit of the deep of the Kolarian tribes.

WG Iksvaku, son of Manu Vaivasvata, and founder and first kin of the solar dynasty in Ayodhya, the capital of Rama, said to be the modern Oude.

SD INDEX Ilythia [Ilithyia, Eileithyia] (Gk), Moon-goddess I 395

TG Image. Occultism permits no other image than that of the living image of divine man (the symbol of Humanity) on earth. The Kabbala teaches that this divine Image, the copy of the sublime and holy upper Image (the Elohim) has now changed into another similitude, owing to the development of men's sinful nature. It is only the upper divine Image (the Ego) which is the same; the lower (personality) has changed, and man, now fearing the wild beasts, has grown to bear on his face the similitude of many of them. (Zohar I. fol. 71a.) In the early period of Egypt there were no images; but later, as Lenormand says, "In the sanctuaries of Egypt they divided the properties of nature and consequently of Divinity (the Elohim, or the Egos), into seven abstract qualities, characterised each by an emblem, which are matter, cohesion, fluxion, coagulation, accumulation, station and division". These were all attributes symbolized in various images.

SD INDEX Image(s). See also Idolatry

astral body, of man (Levi) I 242
cult & adoration of II 279

TG Imagination. In Occultism this is not to be confused with fancy, as it is one of the plastic powers of the higher Soul, and is the memory of the preceding incarnations, which, however disfigured by the lower Manas, yet rests always on a ground of truth.

SD INDEX Imagination. See also Thoughts, Visions

all forms of, fr prototype I 282n
based on reminiscence II 293
cosmos & I 309
materialistic II 451
scientific I 670-1; II 137n

SD INDEX Imat (Pers), "this" or globe D, Earth II 759

TG Imhot-pou or Imhotep (Eg.). The god of learning (the Greek Imouthes). He was the son of Ptah, and in one aspect Hermes, as he is represented as imparting wisdom with a book before him. He is a solar god; Lit., "the god of the handsome face".

SD INDEX Imhot-pou [Imhotep] (Egy), Logos, creator or I 353

PV Imix First in the Maya primary series of regents or Ahau. Associated with Ixmucane, and the First Age of the Popol Vuh.

SD INDEX Immaculate Conception I 58-60. See also Kriyasakti

church carnalized I 59
disfigured mystery teaching I xliv
Latin Church teaches two I 382n
manifested quaternary & I 88
de Mirville I 393
pagan & Christian, compared I 398-400
root fructified by ray I 65

TG Immah (Heb.). Mother, in contradistinction to Abba, father.

TG Immah Illa-ah (Heb.). The upper mother; a name given to Shekinah.

SD INDEX Immetalization, Immetalized

on globe A II 180
gods pass thru state of I 188
human monads & II 150, 169, 180, 185
minerals are light II 169

OG Immortality -- A term signifying continuous existence or being; but this understanding of the term is profoundly illogical and contrary to nature, for there is nothing throughout nature's endless and multifarious realms of being and existence which remains for two consecutive instants of time exactly the same. Consequently, immortality is a mere figment of the imagination, an illusory phantom of reality. When the student of the esoteric wisdom once realizes that continuous progress, i.e., continuous change in advancement, is nature's fundamental procedure, he recognizes instantly that continuous remaining in an unchanging or immutable state of consciousness or being is not only impossible, but in the last analysis is the last thing that is either desirable or comforting. Fancy continuing immortal in a state of imperfection such as we human beings exemplify -- which is exactly what the usual acceptance of this term immortality means. The highest god in highest heaven, although seemingly immortal to us imperfect human beings, is nevertheless an evolving, growing, progressing entity in its own sublime realms or spheres, and therefore as the ages pass leaves one condition or state to assume a succeeding condition or state of a nobler and higher type; precisely as the preceding condition or state had been the successor of another state before it.

Continuous or unending immutability of any condition or state of an evolving entity is obviously an impossibility in nature; and when once pondered over it becomes clear that the ordinary acceptance of immortality involves an impossibility. All nature is an unending series of changes, which means all the hosts or multitudes of beings composing nature, for every individual unit of these hosts is growing, evolving, i.e., continuously changing, therefore never immortal. Immortality and evolution are contradictions in terms. An evolving entity means a changing entity, signifying a continuous progress towards better things; and evolution therefore is a succession of state of consciousness and being after another state of consciousness and being, and thus throughout duration. The Occidental idea of static immortality or even mutable immortality is thus seen to be both repellent and impossible.

This doctrine is so difficult for the average Occidental easily to understand that it may be advisable once and for all to point out without mincing of words that just as complete death, that is to say, entire annihilation of consciousness, is an impossibility in nature, just so is continuous and unchanging consciousness in any one stage or phase of evolution likewise an impossibility, because progress or movement or growth is continuous throughout eternity. There are, however, periods more or less long of continuance in any stage or phase of consciousness that may be attained by an evolving entity; and the higher the being is in evolution, the more its spiritual and intellectual faculties have been evolved or evoked, the longer do these periods of continuous individual, or perhaps personal, quasi-immortality continue. There is, therefore, what may be called relative immortality, although this phrase is confessedly a misnomer.

Master KH in The Mahatma Letters, on pages 128-30, uses the phrase ``panaeonic immortality" to signify this same thing that I have just called relative immortality, an immortality -- falsely so called, however -- which lasts in the cases of certain highly evolved monadic egos for the entire period of a manvantara, but which of necessity ends with the succeeding pralaya of the solar system. Such a period of time of continuous self-consciousness of so highly evolved a monadic entity is to us humans actually a relative immortality; but strictly and logically speaking it is no more immortality than is the ephemeral existence of a butterfly. When the solar manvantara comes to an end and the solar pralaya begins, even such highly evolved monadic entities, full-blown gods, are swept out of manifested self-conscious existence like the sere and dried leaves at the end of the autumn; and the divine entities thus passing out enter into still higher realms of superdivine activity, to reappear at the end of the pralaya and at the dawn of the next or succeeding solar manvantara.

The entire matter is, therefore, a highly relative one. What seems immortal to us humans would seem to be but as a wink of the eye to the vision of super-kosmic entities; while, on the other hand, the span of the average human life would seem to be immortal to a self-conscious entity inhabiting one of the electrons of an atom of the human physical body.

The thing to remember in this series of observations is the wondrous fact that consciousness from eternity to eternity is uninterrupted, although by the very nature of things undergoing continuous and unceasing change of phases in realization throughout endless duration. What men call unconsciousness is merely a form of consciousness which is too subtle for our gross brain-minds to perceive or to sense or to grasp; and, secondly, strictly speaking, what men call death, whether of a universe or of their own physical bodies, is but the breaking up of worn-out vehicles and the transference of consciousness to a higher plane. It is important to seize the spirit of this marvelous teaching, and not allow the imperfect brain-mind to quibble over words, or to pause or hesitate at difficult terms.

SD INDEX Immortal(s), Immortality

amrita or I 69 &n
atman imparts, to ego II 110
bird of II 36
circle symbolized II 552
consciously, & third race II 164
cross in circle & II 556-7
emblem of I 253n
four, or lipikas I 104n
of inner principle I 276
Lucifer & II 388, 511
for man alone I 225
mantras & I 464
plant of II 93
serpent symbol of I 73, 404; II 283
static & spiritual II 243
true meaning of I 36n
water of, stolen, story of II 381

SD INDEX Imperishable Sacred Land II 6. See also Continent, Hyperborean Continent

SD INDEX Impersonality

divine, of avataras & Logos II 478
of omnipresent reality I 273