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List of Title Abbreviations (in alphabetical order)


TG N. -- The 14th letter in both the English and the Hebrew alphabets. In the latter tongue the N is called Nun, and signifies a fish. It is the symbol of the female principle or the womb. Its numerical value is 50 in the Kabalistic system, but the Peripatetics made it equivalent to 900, and with a stroke over it (900 [[with a line over all three numerals]]) 9,000. With the Hebrews, however, the final Nun was 700.


SD INDEX N's, five, & five races (Egyptian) II 458


TG Naaseni. The Christian Gnostic sect, called Naasenians, or serpent worshippers, who considered the constellation of the Dragon as the symbol of their Logos or Christ.


SD INDEX Naasenians(i), Naassenes (Gnos sect)

dragon was Son w II 355
messiah of, a serpent II 356


TG Nabatheans. A sect almost identical in their beliefs with the Nazarenes and Sabeans, who had more reverence for John the Baptist than for Jesus. Maimonides identifies them with the astrolaters. . . . "Respecting the beliefs of the Sabeans", he says, "the most famous is the book, The agriculture of the Nabatheans". And we know that the Ebionites, the first of whom were the friends and relatives of Jesus, according to tradition, in other words, the earliest and first Christians, "were the direct followers and disciples of the Nazarene sect", according to Epiphanius and Theodoret (See the Contra Ebionites of Epiphanius, and also "Galileans" and "Nazarenes").

SD INDEX Nabathean(s)

Chaldean star-worshipers II 452-3
giants of Midian II 755-6
Masoudi on II 453
of Mt Lebanon, doctrines of II 455n
occult brotherhood II 455


SD INDEX Nabathean Agriculture, translated by D. A. Chwolsohn I 401

Adam-Adami II 452-8
copy of Hamitic treatise II 453
Maimonides on II 455n
moon idol instructs Qu-tamy in I 394-5; II 453, 455
not apocryphal I 395; II 454-5
pre-Adamic mysteries II 452
Schemal, Samael I 417
Secret Doctrine in II 455
translated fr Chaldean, Arabic I 394; II 453


SD INDEX Nabhas-tala (Skt), all space I 371


TG Nabhi (Sk.). The father of Bharata, who gave his name to Bharata Varsha (land) or India.

SD INDEX Nabhi (Skt) [son of Agnidhra] hundred sons of II 320


FY Nabhichakram, the seat of the principle of desire, near the umbilicus.


TG Nabia (Heb.). Seership, soothsaying. This oldest and most respected of mystic phenomena is the name given to prophecy in the Bible, and is correctly included among the spiritual powers, such as divination, clairvoyant visions, trance-conditions, and oracles. But while enchanters, diviners, and even astrologers are strictly condemned in the Mosaic books, prophecy, seership, and nabia appear as the special gifts of heaven. In early ages they were all termed Epoptai (Seers), the Greek word for Initiates; they were also designated Nebim, "the plural of Nebo, the Babylonian god of wisdom." The Kabalist distinguishes between the seer and the magician; one is passive, the other active; Nebirah, is one who looks into futurity and a clairvoyant; Nebi-poel, he who possesses magic powers. We notice that Elijah and Apollonius resorted to the same means to isolate themselves from the disturbing influences of the outer world, viz., wrapping their heads entirely in a woollen mantle, from its being an electric non-conductor we must suppose.

IU Nabia. -- Seership, soothsaying. This oldest and most respected of mystic phenomena, is the name given to prophecy in the Bible, and is correctly included among the spiritual powers, such as divination, clairvoyant visions, trance-conditions, and oracles. But while enchanters, diviners, and even astrologers are strictly condemned in the Mosaic books, prophecy, seership, and nabia appear as the special gifts of heaven. In early ages they were all termed Epoptai, the Greek word for seers, clairvoyants; after which they were designated as Nebim, "the plural of Nebo, the Babylonian god of wisdom." The kabalist distinguishes between the seer and the magician; one is passive, the other active; Nebirah, is one who looks into futurity and a clairvoyant; Nebi-poel, he who possesses magic powers. We notice that Elijah and Apollonius resorted to the same means to isolate themselves from the disturbing influences of the outer world, viz.: wrapping their heads entirely in a woolen mantle: from its being an electric non-conductor we must suppose.


SD INDEX Nabin (Chald) [seer, prophet] Nebo personifies secret wisdom II 456


SD INDEX Nabo (Gk for Nebo) word Nabathean fr II 455


SD INDEX Nabonidus, dates founding of Babylonia II 691


TG Nabu (Chald.). Nebu or Nebo, generally; the Chaldean god of Secret Wisdom, from which name the Biblical, Hebrew term Nabiim (prophets) was derived. This son of Anu and Ishtar was worshipped chiefly at Borsippa; but he had also his temple at Babylon, above that of Bel, devoted to the seven planets. (See "Nazarenes" and "Nebo".)


SD INDEX Nach. See Nahash


SD INDEX Nachan, or Palenque II 35


SD INDEX Nachnis (Hind). See Nautch-girls.


VS Nada (I 2), "the Soundless Sound" [[p. 1]] The "Soundless Voice," or the "Voice of the Silence." Literally perhaps this would read "Voice in the Spiritual Sound," as Nada is the equivalent word in Sanskrit, for the Sensar term.

SKv Nada Literally 'sound'; from the verb-root nad -- to sound. H. P. Blavatsky used this word Nada in the sense of the 'Voice of the Silence,' the voice of Atman or the Divine Self of man.


SD INDEX Nadaillac, Marquis de, termed Bamian statue Buddhist II 338 &n


WGa Nadi, passage, channel, method.


SD INDEX Nadir-Shah [Nadir-Quli-Shah], warriors of, & Bamian II 338


TG Naga (Sk). Literally "Serpent". The name in the Indian Pantheon of the Serpent or Dragon Spirits, and of the inhabitants of Patala, hell. But as Patala means the antipodes, and was the name given to America by the ancients, who knew and visited that continent before Europe had ever heard of it, the term is probably akin to the Mexican Nagals the (now) sorcerers and medicine men. The Nagas are the Burmese Nats, serpent-gods, or "dragon demons". In Esotericism, however, and as already stated, this is a nick-name for the "wise men" or adepts. In China and Tibet, the "Dragons" are regarded as the titulary deities of the world, and of various spots on the earth, and the word is explained as meaning adepts, yogis, and narjols. The term has simply reference to their great knowledge and wisdom. This is also proven in the ancient Sutras and Buddha's biographies. The Naga is ever a wise man, endowed with extraordinary magic powers, in South and Central America as in India, in Chaldea as also in ancient Egypt. In China the "worship" of the Nagas was widespread, and it has become still more pronounced since Nagarjuna (the "great Naga", the "great adept" literally), the fourteenth Buddhist patriarch, visited China. The "Nagas" are regarded by the Celestials as "the tutelary Spirits or gods of the five regions or the four points of the compass and the centre, as the guardians of the five lakes and four oceans" (Eitel). This, traced to its origin and translated esoterically, means that the five continents and their five root-races had always been under the guardianship of "terrestrial deities", i.e., Wise Adepts. The tradition that Nagas washed Gautama Buddha at his birth, protected him and guarded the relics of his body when dead, points again to the Nagas being only wise men, Arhats, and no monsters or Dragons. This is also corroborated by the innumerable stories of the conversion of Nagas to Buddhism. The Naga of a lake in a forest near Rajagriha and many other "Dragons" were thus converted by Buddha to the good Law.

WG Naga, a serpent; a tree; a mountain; the sun; the number seven; a symbol of wisdom; an Initiate.

GH Naga The word means a snake, especially a cobra; but in the Mahabharata it refers to a race of beings inhabiting Patala, the daughter of whose king, Ulupi married Arjuna. "But as Patala means the antipodes, and was the name given to America by the ancients, who knew and visited that continent before Europe had ever heard of it, the term is probably akin to the Mexican Nagals the (now) sorcerers and medicine men." (Theosophical Glossary, H. P. Blavatsky, p. 222) One myth relates that the Nagas were the offspring of the Rishi Kasyapa (the son of Marichi q.v.). Regarding this H. P. Blavatsky wrote: "What is the fable, the genealogy and origin of Kasyapa, with his twelve wives, by whom he had a numerous and diversified progeny of nagas (serpents), reptiles, birds, and all kinds of living things, and who was thus the father of all kinds of animals, but a veiled record of the order of evolution in this round?" (Secret Doctrine, II, p. 253) Another tale represents the Nagas as a semi-divine race (the race of Kadru) inhabiting the waters, or the city of Bhogavati situated under the earth: they are fabled to possess a human face with serpent-like lower extremities. Ananta (q.v.) is king of the Nagas. In The Secret Doctrine, the word Naga stands for a Serpent of Wisdom, a full Initiate -- the serpent has ever been used in Occultism as the symbol of immortality and wisdom. "In the Secret Doctrine,, the first Nagas -- beings wiser than Serpents -- are the 'Sons of Will and Yoga,' " (Secret Doctrine,, II, p. 181). "Some of the descendants of the primitive Nagas, the Serpents of Wisdom, peopled America, when its continent arose during the palmy days of the great Atlantis," (Secret Doctrine, II, p. 182). (Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 75)

SD INDEX Naga(s) (Skt). See also Initiate, Serpents

allies of asuras in war II 500-1
in America five thousand years ago II 214n
Apollonius met, in Kashmir II 211
Arjuna married daughter of II 628
asuras &, used in creation I 348
Brahma, Vishnu, Siva crowned w I 437n
brazen, fiery serpents & I 364n
celestial, or four cardinal points I 408-9
cobras II 209
cosmic, born of Kasyapa-Aditya II 382n
do not creep, but walk, run II 181-2n
first, "Sons of Will & Yoga" II 181
four Maharajahs & I 126, 408-9
Hindu "King-Snakes" II 381
Indra & II 378
initiates or I 408
Jewish seraphim were II 501
Kapila, of kali-yuga II 572
Kasyapa father of II 132
lived in Naga-dvipa II 501n
Nagals [Naguals], Nargals [Nergals] & II 213
nirmanakaya of the II 201
race of, in India, America II 132
sarpa &, defined II 181-2n
septenary meaning II 208
symbolize immortality, time I 404
wise men II 26-7n, 211


TG Nagadwipa (Sk.). Lit., "the island of the Dragons"; one of the Seven Divisions of Bharatavarsha, or modern India, according to the Puranas. No proofs remain as to who were the Nagas (a historical people however), the favourite theory being that they were a Scythic race. But there is no proof of this. When the Brahmans invaded India they "found a race of wise men, half-gods, half-demons", says the legend, men who were the teachers of other races and became likewise the instructors of the Hindus and the Brahmans themselves. Nagpur is justly believed to be the surviving relic of Nagadwipa. Now Nagpur is virtually in Rajputana, near Oodeypore, Ajmere, etc. And is it not well known that there was a time when Brahmans went to learn Secret Wisdom from the Rajputs? Moreover a tradition states that Apollonius of Tyana was instructed in magic by the Nagas of Kashmere.

SD INDEX Naga-Dvipa (Skt)

division of India II 132
nagas dwelt in II 501n


SD INDEX Nagal(s), Nargal (of Mexico). See Nagual

SEE ALSO; NAHUAL


TG Nagarajas (Sk.). The usual name given to all the supposed "guardian Spirits" of lakes and rivers, meaning literally "Dragon Kings". All of these are shown in the Buddhist chronicles as having been converted to the Buddhist monastic life: i.e., as becoming Arhats from the Yogis that they were before.


TG Nagarjuna (Sk.). An Arhat, a hermit (a native of Western India) converted to Buddhism by Kapimala and the fourteenth Patriarch, and now regarded as a Bodhisattva-Nirmanakaya. He was famous for his dialectical subtlety in metaphysical arguments; and was the first teacher of the Amitabha doctrine and a representative of the Mahayana School. Viewed as the greatest philosopher of the Buddhists, he was referred to as "one of the four suns which illumine the world". He was born 223 B.C., and going to China after his conversion converted in his turn the whole country to Buddhism.

SD INDEX Nagarjuna

Ekaslokasastra
of, in China I 61
rival of Aryasanga I 49


MO Nagelfar [[Norse]] (nahg-el-fahr) [nagel nail + far travel] The ship of death, built of dead men's nails


SD INDEX Nageli, Karl W. von, principle of perfectibility II 649n


TG Nagkon Wat (Siam.). Imposing ruins in the province of Siamrap (Eastern Siam), if ruins they may be called. An abandoned edifice of most gigantic dimensions, which, together with the great temple of Ankortham, are the best preserved relics of the past in all Asia. After the Pyramids this is the most occult edifice in the whole world. Of an oblong form, it is 796 feet in length and 588 in width, entirely built of stone, the roof included, but without cement like the pyramids of Ghizeh, the stones fitting so closely that the joints are even now hardly discernible. It has a central pagoda 250 feet in height from the first floor, and four smaller pagodas at the four corners, about 175 feet each. In the words of a traveller, (The Land of the White Elephant, Frank Vincent, p. 209): "in style and beauty of architecture, solidity of construction, and magnificent and elaborate carving and sculpture, the great Nagkon Wat has no superior, certainly no rival, standing at the present day." (See Isis Unv., Vol. I. pp. 561-566.)

SD INDEX Nagkon (Angkor)-Wat (in Cambodia) II 430


SD INDEX Nagpur (City of Snakes, India)

markings on stones near II 346n
one of India's oldest cities II 501n


SD INDEX Nagual (of Mexico)

Arjuna married daughter of II 628
chief sorcerer of Mexican Indians II 213
Nargals & II 182
revered serpent II 209


TG Nahash (Heb.). "The Deprived"; the Evil one or the Serpent, according to the Western Kabalists.

SD INDEX Nahash (Heb)

Jews called rebels II 246-7
symbolized by serpent II 246n
tempter or, (Nach) II 215-16n
word means brass & serpent I 364n


TG Nahbkoon (Eg.). The god who unites the "doubles", a mystical term referring to the human disembodied "principles".

SD INDEX Nahbkoon [Neheb-Kau] (Egy)

astral light or I 472
Nahuatls, seven caves & II 35


TG Nagal. The title of the chief Sorcerer or "medicine man" of some tribes of Mexican Indians. These keep always a daimon or god, in the shape of a serpent -- and sometimes some other sacred animal -- who is said to inspire them.


PV Nahual An alter ego of a person, of vegetable, animal, human or godlike nature. An inner relationship, fully defined, exists between the person and his or her nahual(s) from birth to death: e.g., a nahual of Hunahpu is the fish; of Ixbalamque, the jaguar; of both as the divine twins, Hunrakan itself. Nahualism as a belief continues among today's Indians.


SD INDEX Nail

to, to in Hebrew means crucify II 558, 561
Wittoba, mark on foot of II 560n


TG Naimittika (Sk.). Occasional, or incidental; used of one of the four kinds of Pralayas (See "Pralaya").

WG Naimittika-pralaya, that change by which, at the end of each Brahma-kalpa, all things in an individual solar system are resolved into their primitive elements. (naimittika, periodical; pralaya, dissolution.)

SD INDEX Naimittika ("occasional") Pralaya

contingent re-coalescence II 309n
described I 370; II 69n


TG Nain (Scand.). The "Dwarf of Death".


SD INDEX Naja (Egy) Uraeus, serpent, naga or I 437 &n


TG Najo (Hind.). Witch; a sorceress.

FY Najo, witch.


SD INDEX Nakash. See Nahash


TG Nakshatra (Sk.). Lunar asterisms.

WG Nakshatra, star; the 27 lunar houses or signs of the zodiac.

SD INDEX Nakshatras (Skt), twenty-seven lunar asterisms II 551


GH Nakula The son of Madri (the second wife of Pandu) and the twin gods of the sky, the Asvinau: the fourth of the Pandavas. Madri had been given by Kunti the use of her mantra for calling to her side a god, but she was clever enough to summon the twin sky-gods, hence she gave birth to two sons: Nakula and Sahadeva. Nakula excelled in the art of training and managing horses, which he learned from Drona. (Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 4)


SKv Naljor, Naga, Rishi Naljor is the Tibetan word for a holy man, an adept. Naga literally means 'Serpent'; but because the serpent has ever been a symbol of Immortality and Wisdom and spiritual rebirth, the full Initiate of old India was given the title of Naga. A Rishi is an enlightened poet or sage. The Rishis or Seers of old India were the authors of the Vedic hymns. Some Sanskritists think that the word Rishi is a derived form of the verb-root dris -- to perceive, to see.


SD INDEX Nallies. See Tallies


TG Namah (Sk.). In Pali Namo. The first word of a daily invocation among Buddhists, meaning, "I humbly trust, or adore, or acknowledge" the Lord; as: "Namo tasso Bhagavato Arahato" etc., addressed to Lord Buddha. The priests are called "Masters of Namah" -- both Buddhist and Taoist, because this word is used in liturgy and prayers, in the invocation of the Triratna (q.v.), and with a slight change in the occult incantations to the Bodhisvattvas [[Bodhisattvas?]] and Nirmanakayas.


SD INDEX Naman (Skt) name I 373


SD INDEX Name(s). See also Word

Atlantean, transl by Solon II 767
four-letter ineffable I 351; II 282n, 557
ineffable, not a creator I 346 &n
Jehovah a mystery II 508-10
key to mystical Bible II 536
mantrika-sakti & I 293
mystery II 536-45
occult meaning of ancient II 335
our words &, influence our future I 93-4
power of, great II 767
power of the ineffable I 293
sacred, of seven letters universal I 438-9
secret, & Prometheus I 195n
seven vowels & II 569-70 &n
tetragram contains ineffable II 557
to, something limits it I 330


SD INDEX "Nameless One." See Wondrous Being


TG Nanda (Sk.). One of the Kings of Magadha (whose dynasty was overthrown by Chandragupta q.v.).

FY Nanda, (King), one of the kings of Magadha.

SD INDEX Nanda (Skt) or Chandragupta, first Buddhist sovereign II 550 &n


TG Nandi (Sk.). The sacred white bull of Siva and his Vahan (Vehicle).

SD INDEX Nandi (Skt) [sacred bull], remained on White Island II 408


TG Nanna (Scand.). The beautiful bride of Baldur, who fought with the blind Hodur ("he who rules over darkness") and received his death from the latter by magic art. Baldur is the personification of Day, Hodur of Night, and the lovely Nanna of Dawn.

MO Nanna [[Norse]] Soul of the moon, who died of sorrow when her husband Balder was killed. Predecessor of Idun


TG Nannak (Chald.), also Nanar and Sin. A name of the moon; said to be the son of Mulil, the older Bel and the Sun, in the later mythology. In the earliest, the Moon is far older than the Sun.

SD INDEX Nannak, Nannar [Sumerian Nanna], Moon-god (Chaldean) II 139n


SD INDEX Nan-Schayn (Nan Shan Mountains), ancient civilization in eastern I xxxii


SD INDEX Naphtali (Heb) [son of Jacob], Capricorn or I 651


SD INDEX Napoleon, reply of Laplace to I 498


TG Nara (Sk.). "Man", the original, eternal man.

TG Nara (Sk.). The waters of Space, or the Great Deep, whence the name of Narayana or Vishnu.

WG Nara, man; the primal man; a hero; a title of Arjuna.

GH Nara A man. In the Mahabharata and the Puranas, Nara is sometimes used as an equivalent for Cosmic Purusha (q.v.), 'Primordial Universal Man,' and associated with Narayana (the Logos). Arjuna is identified with Nara, and Krishna with Narayana -- the difference in the human sphere suggesting the difference in the cosmic sphere. Thus, as Subba Row explains, Arjuna represents Nara or the human monad, whereas Krishna represents the Logos (Notes on the Bhagavad-Gita, 9). (Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. viii)

SD INDEX Nara (Skt) man, & Nara [narah, Skt] water. See also Narayana

Brahma's universe evolves out of central point II 31
Narayana moves on I 457-8n; II 591 &n
water as body of II 495n


TG Narada (Sk.). One of the Seven great Rishis, a Son of Brahma. This "Progenitor" is one of the most mysterious personages in the Brahmanical sacred symbology. Esoterically Narada is the Ruler of events during various Karmic cycles, and the personification, in a certain sense, of the great human cycle; a Dhyan Chohan. He plays a great part in Brahmanism, which ascribes to him some of the most occult hymns in the Rig Veda, in which sacred work he is described as "of the Kanwa family". He is called Deva-Brahma, but as such has a distinct character from the one he assumes on earth -- or Patala. Daksha cursed him for his interference with his 5,000 and 10,000 sons, whom he persuaded to remain Yogins and celibates, to be reborn time after time on this earth (Mahabharata). But this is an allegory. He was the inventor of the Vina, a kind of lute, and a great "lawgiver". The story is too long to be given here.

GH Narada One of the ten great Rishis, or Prajapatis, known as the mind-born sons of Brahma. This Rishi is credited with the authorship of some of the hymns of the Rig-Veda. In the epic poems he is represented as the virgin-ascetic frustrating creative functions, nevertheless he is a helper of mankind and appears as the friend of Krishna. Then too Narada is the leader of the heavenly musicians (Gandharvas, q.v.), the inventor of the vina (lute); he also descends into Patala (the infernal regions). Narada is called "in Cis-Himalayan Occultism Pesh-Hun, the 'Messenger,' . . . a kind of active and ever incarnating logos, who leads and guides human affairs from the beginning to the end of the Kalpa." (Secret Doctrine, II, p. 48) (Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 72)

SD INDEX Narada (Skt)

appears in each root-race II 83, 323
Asuramaya's work based on records of II 49
Brahmaputra & I 413
calculations of II 70
cursed to incarnate II 585
dialogue w Devamata II 566-8
executor of universal karma II 48
feuded w Brahma, Daksha II 502
first Adversary I 413
Gita reference to II 48n
leader of the gandharvas II 584
leads men to become gods II 584
"Mirror of Futurity" work of II 49
reborn as a man II 82
reborn constantly II 275n
refuses to procreate II 82, 140n, 275n, 584
son of Brahma II 47-8, 82
"strife-maker" I 413; II 171n
Vedic rishi II 47-9, 82-3, 275n, 502
virgin ascetic of every age II 323


SD INDEX Narada-pancha-ratra II 82


SD INDEX Naradiya-Purana, laws of celibate adepts II 82


TG Naraka (Sk.). In the popular conception, a hell, a "prison under earth". The hot and cold hells, each eight in number, are simply emblems of the globes of our septenary chain, with the addition of the "eighth sphere" supposed to be located in the moon. This is a transparent blind, as these "hells" are called vivifying hells because, as explained, any being dying in one is immediately born in the second, then in the third, and so on; life lasting in each 500 years (a blind on the number of cycles and reincarnations). As these hells constitute one of the six gati (conditions of sentient existence), and as people are said to be reborn in one or the other according to their Karmic merits or demerits, the blind becomes self-evident. Moreover, these Narakas are rather purgatories than hells, since release from each is possible through the prayers and intercessions of priests for a consideration, just as in the Roman Catholic Church which seems to have copied the Chinese ritualism in this pretty closely. As said before, esoteric philosophy traces every hell to life on earth, in one or another form of sentient existence.

WG Naraka, a state of being, "in a certain locality," in which the jivatma feels pain as a punishment for or effect of bad karma; hell, limited in duration by karma; a place of retribution for evil karma, supposed to be situated near the earth and in an etherial condition -- variously described by different systems as of numerous divisions, generally said to be twenty-one in number.

SD INDEX Naraka (Skt), Hindu hell II 98


SD INDEX Naraksha. See Niraksha


SD INDEX Naram-Sin (son of Sargon), built original Babylonian temple II 691


SD INDEX Naras (Skt), centaurs II 65n


TG Nara Sinha (Sk.). Lit., "Man-lion"; an Avatar of Vishnu.

SD INDEX Narasimha (Skt) man-lion

avatar, slew Hiranyakasipu II 225n
Vishnu relates story of II 611


TG Narayana (Sk.). The "mover on the Waters" of space: a title of Vishnu, in his aspect of the Holy Spirit, moving on the Waters of Creation. (See Manu, Book II.) In esoteric symbology it stands for the primeval manifestation of the life-principle, spreading in infinite Space.

FY Narayana, in mystic symbology it stands for the life principle.

WG Narayana, son of the primal man; Vishnu, a manifestation of Parabrahmam. (nara, water; ayana, moving: moving on the water.)

SD INDEX Narayana (Skt). See also Nara, Trimurti, Vishnu

birth of, (universe) I 333-5, 345
Brahma permutation of I 431
dwelt over (on) waters I 457-8n; II 578
he who abides in deep II 495n, 591 &n
invisible flame sets all afire I 626
Krishna identified w Rishi- II 359
Mover on the Waters I 64, 336, 345; II 591 &n, 765n
personifies breath of Parabrahman I 64
ray of Logos appears as I 80-1
Sri wife of II 76n
transformed into substance I 7
Universal Soul, Ra or I 231
worshiped by Prachetases II 578


TG Nargal (Chald.). The Chaldean and Assyrian chiefs of the Magi (Rab Mag).

SD INDEX Nargal(s). See Nergals


TG Narjol (Tib.). A Saint; a glorified Adept.

VS Narjol [[p. 48]] A saint, an adept.


TG Naros or Neros (Heb.). A cycle, which the Orientalists describe as consisting of 600 years. But what years? There were three kinds of Neros: the greater, the middle and the less. It is the latter cycle only which was of 600 years. (See "Neros".)

SD INDEX Naros, Neros(es), Chaldean cycle I 655n; II 619


SD INDEX Narrow-brained II 168 &n

bred w she-animals II 184-5


SD INDEX Narrow-headed II 161, 271


SD INDEX Narthex (Gk)

candidate's initiation wand II 518
Prometheus hid stolen fire in II 525


GH Nasatya One of the twin Asvins (q.v.), the sky deities. By Madri he became the father of Nakula -- the fourth of the Pandava brothers. (Meaning of the word itself: the helpful one. Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. iv)


SD INDEX Nasmyth, J. H., observed objects like willow leaves on Sun I 530, 541, 590


TG Nastika (Sk.). Atheist, or rather he who does not worship or recognize the gods and idols.

IN Nastika (Skt) "Atheist," unbeliever, one who does not worship idols or the anthropomorphic gods of orthodox religions.

SD INDEX Nastika (Skt), rejection of idols I 279


TG Nath (Sk.). A Lord: used of gods and men; a title added to the first name of men and things as Badrinath (lord of mountains), a famous place of pilgrimage; Gopinath (lord of the shepherdesses), used of Krishna.

WG Natha, lord, protector, ruler.

SD INDEX Nath [Natha(s)] (Skt), "Lords" II 88


SD INDEX Nation(s). See also Civilizations

in all ages II 716
American II 444
ancient, knew of extinct monsters II 206
astronomical cycles & fate of II 330-1
cataclysms recorded by all II 787n
clothe truth w local symbols I xxxvi
deluge sweeps, out of existence II 351
descended fr Lemuria II 768
disappear w no trace II 743
each, receives its own truth I xxxvi
every, has its deva or spirit I 576; II 538
extinct, near Tchertchen I xxxiii-iv
karma maps progress of I 326
many new, in sixth race II 446
overlap each other II 433n
predestination in history of I 641
prehistoric, versed in science I 673
rise & fall of, & writing II 442
survival of fittest among II 330


SD INDEX Nation, New York (Nature in tx), criticism of Stallo I 483 &n


SD INDEX National Cycles

called karmic in East I 642
within subrace II 301


SD INDEX National Library of Paris, Egyptian fragment in II 559


SD INDEX National Reformer, Dr Lewins on cerebration I 297 &n


SD INDEX Natura Animalium, De. See Aelianus


SD INDEXa Natura Elementorum obtinet revelationem Dei I 125n (Lat) "The nature of the elements contained the revelation of God." -- Clement of Alexandria, Stromata (Miscellanies) 5.6, 2nd para.


SD INDEX Natural Genesis. See Massey, G.


SD INDEX Natural History. See Pliny


SD INDEX Natural History Review, Oliver on floral evidence for Atlantis II 322n, 727


SD INDEX Naturalist [American Naturalist], man, cross, carvings, South American I 322


SD INDEX Natural Philosophy [Treatise on].See Thomson & Tait


SD INDEX Natural Selection II 348, 426

cannot originate variations II 299n, 648
criticisms of II 185, 647-9, 654, 657, 696
does not affect basic type II 737
evolution not entirely due to II 728
future prospects of I 600
law of retardation & II 260 &n
not an entity II 648
only partially true II 734 &n
de Quatrefages accepted II 662
& Romanes' alternate theory II 647
secondary cause only II 648-9
super- II 260
Wallace felt, inadequate I 107, 339; II 696


SD INDEX Natura naturans I 412

SD INDEXa Natura naturans I 412 (Lat) "nature begetting" (nature as a creative principle).


SD INDEX Natura non facit saltum

corroborated by esoteric science II 287, 696
Darwin believed II 696

SD INDEXa Natura non facit saltum II 287, 696 (Lat) "Nature makes no leaps."


OG Nature -- The consciousness side of nature is composed of vast hierarchies of gods, developed cosmical spirits, spiritual entities, cosmic graduates in the university of life. The material side of nature is the heterogeneous matter, the material world in its many various planes, in all stages of imperfection -- but all these stages filled with armies of entities evolving and growing. The proper term for nature in modern theosophical usage is prakriti or still more accurately mulaprakriti -- the ever-living kosmic producer, the eternally fecund mother, of the universe. When a theosophist speaks of nature, unless he limits the term to the physical world, he never means the physical world alone, but the vast reaches of universal kosmos and more particularly the inner realms, the causal factors of the boundless All. Hence, a growing understanding of nature in this sense -- which is another way of saying an understanding of reality -- obviously provides the only basis of a religion founded on the changeless realities.

WW Nature [[Nature is]] a very important word because on a proper understanding of that word is based a proper understanding of Theosophy. Theosophy may be considered as the exposition of natural truths -- natural in the sense in which I have said, because all things are children of the Mother, Nature, the great mother of all, the mother of the gods (or spiritual beings if you prefer the word), the mother of men, the mother of worlds. Nature is the plenum of all ages. The word Nature is sometimes used in modern philosophy as merely being that physical aspect of the world which we see or know through five senses. I doubt if any Theosophist would admit of such a definition being complete; I doubt it; it is not comprehensive enough; it is too limited. There are too many sides and aspects of Nature which bear directly on the origin and destiny of man, for that opinion to bear the examination which I think any intelligent man who wanted to get at the truth of things, the reality, would bring to bear upon it. I have just taken as examples the fall of a leaf or the planting of a seed. Take the growth of a blade of grass. Put our seed into the ground; it produces its kind, not another kind, but its kind alone. That is very significant. It is so common that we do not realize the mysteries that are involved in it. Nature is what is. That may seem a trite sentence but I beg your indulgence. I beg you to consider what I mean. These may sound abstractions to you. I think they are not. I believe them to be concrete expressions of reality. Nature is what is. It is the Isness of things. The spirit whether of man or brute is also part of Nature.

This doctrine concerning Nature is perhaps our first and greatest disagreement with the Christians. It is highly proper to regard them as our brothers, but when it comes definitely to questions of belief, questions of their faith and our knowledge, because knowledge is what we can and must get, we find that we can get a knowledge from Theosophy which they cannot get from their beliefs and their doctrines. When the difference narrows down to distinctions, this is one of their principal stumbling-blocks. They say the world was made out of nothing. It certainly is a remarkable world I think to be made out of nothing. But that question has been so ably debated by others that it is unnecessary to go further into it. It is now one of the res adjudicatae in religion. I think it will be sufficient to call attention to it and pass on.

The word Nature, then, as I shall use it during the course of our studies, will mean in large part, although not wholly, what the Gnostics meant by the word pleroma (pleroma), the fulness, which comes from the Greek word plerodethai (plerodethai) to be filled full. Fulness in the sense of all that is -- the universe, in the outer sense and the inner sense: not merely all the planets and all the suns and all the constellations, but the inner world too, is a part of Nature; in fact it is the greater part of Nature. The exterior, physical world which we sense is but a mask, a shadow cast on the screen of time and reality.

SD INDEX Nature (cosmic, terrestrial)

"abhors a vacuum" I 64, 343, 495
aggregate of nature spirits II 732
all, is consecrated I 578
ancient & modern concept of II 369-70
aspect of absolute consciousness I 277n
author of, is nature herself I 489n
behaves esoterically I 610
belief in powers of II 592
blind, unintelligent (science) I 587
cannot be unconscious I 277n
cause of phenomena I 2-3
corporeal & spiritual I 464
creative potency of, infinite II 153
creative principle of, & pyramid I 317n
creeps onward to perfection I 185n
deceitful on physical plane I 610
deceptive appearance of II 475
dhyani-chohans enact laws of I 38
dies only to be reborn I 149
ether-matter-energy or I 668
ever-becoming I 250, 257n
everything organic in I 281, 626n
feminine I 5
forces of I 145-7, 506-23
geometrizes I 97
good, evil, suffering in II 475-6
ground plan of II 737
higher, in bondage to lower II 109-10
humanities &, altered (Enoch) II 533-4
inseparable fr the Deity I 489n
invisible worlds behind veil of I 284n
is an egg fructified I 65
Jews profaned symbols of II 471
makes certain unions sterile II 195-6
makes "jumps" (Huxley) II 696
man should be co-worker w I 280
mechanical forces of, a fallacy II 298
monads & I 619, 633
motion never ceases in I 97, 257
moves in cycles II 443, 261
mysteries of, & "4320" II 73
mysteries of, recorded fr beg I 612
never creates without purpose II 298
never leaves an atom unused II 170
never proceeds by jumps II 195, 445
never repeats herself I 184n; II 700
no inorganic or dead matter in I 507
nothing is outside of II 194
Pan (god) is II 389n, 510
Pascal on God & I 412
physical, correlation of forces I 185n
physical, illusory II 475
powers of, are entities I 106, 554
prakriti & I 256; II 65
principles of physical, diagram II 593
progressive march of I 277
religion is silent worship of I 381n
rent in veil of, by 1897 I 612
running down of, refuted I 149-51
secrets of, public in third race II 319
septenary division of II 574
seven forces of I 139; II 631-2
seven mysteries of I 310
Space &, are one I 555n
spirit &, form our illusory universe II 36
time confirms judgment of II 451
triple evolutionary scheme in I 181
unaided, & prehuman monsters II 634-5
unaided fails I 181-2; II 55-6, 102-3, 269
under sway of karmic law II 446
unity of I 276
unseen principle throughout all II 555
utilizes everything II 700
Zeno on, as a habit II 159


SD INDEX Nature (human)

psychic & rational II 275
spiritual, overcomes physical II 499


SD INDEX Nature (magazine)

Ball, Sir A., on Moon II 64 &n
Crookes' Address I 111n, 581-6
Huxley on Atlantis II 780-1, 784
Lodge on metaphysical arguments I 488
Siemens on Sun's heat, etc I 102n
Stallo, criticism of I 483 &n
Thomas, Professor, on Australians II 729


SD INDEX Nature Spirits. See also Elementals

countless kinds, varieties I 221
fathers or lower angels are II 102
intervene in all phenomena I 147
materialism prevents belief in I 276
nature an aggregate of II 732
psychic, or elementals I 146-7, 221
work on model of dhyanis I 225


SD INDEX Naturliche Schopf. See Haeckel,History of Creation


SD INDEX Naudin, Charles Victor

on Adam as asexual II 119-20
critique of sleep of Adam II 181
critique of theory of blastema II 120
scientific hypotheses & II 646


SD INDEX Naulette Jaw. See Canstadt Man


SD INDEX Naumann, Dr Alexander, Grundriss der Thermochemie, chemistry is atomic mechanics I 513


SD INDEX Nautch-girls [Nachnis of India]

called Almeh in Egypt II 463
same as Hebrew Kadeshuth II 460, 463


SD INDEX Nautchnis. See Nautch-girls


TG Nava Nidhi (Sk.). Lit., "the nine jewels"; a consummation of spiritual development, in mysticism.

FY Nava nidhi, the nine jewels, or consummation of spiritual development.


SD INDEX Nave. See Navis


SD INDEX Navel (of Earth) II 401n

Ark corresponds to II 461
currents stored in II 400n
lotus in, of Vishnu I 379; II 31, 472


SD INDEX Navigation

aereal I 560; II 426-7
Hindu, older than Phoenician II 406


SD INDEX Navis (Lat) ship

initiation & II 462
yoni & Ark of Covenant II 463


SD INDEX Naya (Skt), harmony, conduct II 528


TG Nazar (Heb.). One "set apart"; a temporary monastic class of celibates spoken of in the Old Testament, who married not, nor did they use wine during the time of their vow, and who wore their hair long, cutting it only at their initiation. Paul must have belonged to this class of Initiates, for he himself tells the Galatians (i. 15) that he was separated or "set apart" from the moment of his birth; and that he had his hair cut at Cenchrea, because "he had a vow" (Acts xviii. 18), i.e., had been initiated as a Nazar; after which he became a "master-builder" (I Corinth. iii. 10). Joseph is styled a Nazar (Gen. xlix. 26). Samson and Samuel were also Nazars, and many more.

SD INDEX Nazar, Nazarite (Heb) [ascetic] Moses was II 465n


TG Nazarenes (Heb.). The same as the St. John Christians; called the Mendaeans, or Sabeans. Those Nazarenes who left Galilee several hundred years ago and settled in Syria, east of Mount Lebanon, call themselves also Galileans; though they designate Christ "a false Messiah" and recognise only St. John the Baptist, whom they call the "Great Nazar". The Nabatheans with very little difference adhered to the same belief as the Nazarenes or the Sabeans. More than this -- the Ebionites, whom Renan shows as numbering among their sect all the surviving relatives of Jesus, seem to have been followers of the same sect if we have to believe St. Jerome, who writes: "I received permission from the Nazaraeans who at Beraea of Syria used this (Gospel of Matthew written in Hebrew) to translate it. . . . . The Evangel which the Nazarenes and Ebionites use which recently I translated from Hebrew into Greek." (Hieronymus' Comment. to Matthew, Book II., chapter xii., and Hieronymus' De Viris Illust. cap. 3.) Now this supposed Evangel of Matthew, by whomsoever written, "exhibited matter," as Jerome complains (loc. cit.), "not for edification but for destruction" (of Christianity). But the fact that the Ebionites, the genuine primitive Christians, "rejecting the rest of the apostolic writings, made use only of this (Matthew's Hebrew) Gospel" (Adv. Haer., i. 26) is very suggestive. For, as Epiphanius declares, the Ebionites firmly believed, with the Nazarenes, that Jesus was but a man "of the seed of a man" (Epiph. Contra Ebionites). Moreover we know from the Codex of the Nazarenes, of which the "Evangel according to Matthew" formed a portion, that these Gnostics, whether Galilean, Nazarene or Gentile, call Jesus, in their hatred of astrolatry, in their Codex Naboo-Meschiha or "Mercury". (See "Mendaeans"). This does not shew much Orthodox Christianity either in the Nazarenes or the Ebionites; but seems to prove on the contrary that the Christianity of the early centuries and modern Christian theology are two entirely opposite things.

SD INDEX Nazarenes [also Nasoraeans] (Gnostic)

echo the Secret Doctrine II 96n, 150
followers of true Christos I 198n
had keys to mystery-language I 310-11
Ialdabaoth or Demiurge II 243
many of, initiates II 96n
mystic Christians, initiates I 194
opponents of later Christians I 198n
philosophy of I 197
religion of I xxxv
re spirit as fem & evil I 194-6


KT Nazarene Codex. The Scriptures of the Nazarenes and of the Nabotheans also. According to sundry Church Fathers, Jerome and Epiphanius especially, they were heretical teachings, but are in fact one of the numerous Gnostic readings of cosmogony and theogony, which produced a distinct sect.


SD INDEX Nazesmann. See Naumann, Dr A.


SD INDEX N'cabvah [Neqebah] (Heb)

tau cross became, in fifth race I 5
yoni or II 467


SD INDEX Neanderthal Man

of earliest Paleolithic age II 724
not missing link (Huxley) II 686n
skull of, not apelike II 193n, 729
skull of, of average capacity II 686n, 687


SD INDEX Nebat-Iavar bar Iufin Ifafin (Nazarean) I 195


TG Nebban or Neibban (Chin.). The same as Nirvana, Nippang in Tibet.


SD INDEX Nebelheim (Ger). See Niflheim


TG Nebo (Chald.). The same as the Hindu Budha, son of Soma the Moon, and Mercury the planet. (See "Nabu".)

SD INDEX Nebo [or Nabu] (Chald) god of wisdom

creator of fourth, fifth races II 456
Nabo in Greek II 455
name given initiates II 210n, 211
overseer of seven planets II 456
son of (Bel-) Merodach II 210n, 211
Son of Hea or Ea II 477


SD INDEX Nebonidus, Babylonian king II 691


SD INDEX Nebuchadnezzar the Second II 453


SD INDEX Nebula (ae) I 102-3, 131, 205n

collision of, & rotation I 500
condensation of, (Hindu) II 253
in elemental dissociation I 588
fiery whirlwind first stage of I 22
Fohat sets, in motion I 84, 673
fusion of matter of I 505
gaseous, self-luminous I 588
Laplace, Kant on I 149-50n
matter of, unknown I 505, 595
milk, curds & congeries of II 321
occult cause of rotation of I 97-8n
resolvable, irresolvable I 250, 543, 595, 598 &n
star is condensation of I 595-6
suns, planets start as I 22
Wolf on, & primitive chaos I 598-9


SD INDEX Nebular Theory I 500, 505

adepts on I 590-7
Alexander confirms I 588
beginnings of rotation & I 97n
discussed I 588-600
Herschel's I 590
Humboldt on I 497n
Kant's, close to esoteric doctrine I 601-2
Laplace, Faye on I 588, 591-3
modern, variation of Laplace's I 597
of planets fr Sun denied I 101
Spencer criticizes I 600
what, is not (Winchell) I 599-600


SD INDEX Necessity. See also Cycles

all universes sons of I 43
Egyptian cycle of I 227; II 379
gods pass thru Circle of II 303
universe of, & accidents II 648


SD INDEX Neck (of Earth), land emerged fr II 401 &n


SD INDEX Necromancer, serpent & II 209


TG Necromancy (Gr.). The raising of the images of the dead, considered in antiquity and by modern Occultists as a practice of black magic. Iamblichus, Porphyry and other Theurgists have deprecated the practice, no less than did Moses, who condemned the "witches" of his day to death, the said witches being only Necromancers -- as in the case of the Witch of Endor and Samuel.

KT Necromancy. The raising of the images of the dead, considered in antiquity and by modern occultists as a practice of Black Magic. Iamblichus, Porphyry and other theurgists deprecated the practice no less than Moses, who condemned the "witches" of his day to death, the said witches being often only mediums, e.g., the case of the Witch of Endor and Samuel.


SD INDEX Negritos, descent of II 195-6n


SD INDEX Negro(es) II 780. See also African

"anthropoids" & II 717n
Aryans, Mongols &, fr same ancestors II 607n
Blake on II 725
Central American monuments & II 790
race apart (Broca, Vivey) II 725
skulls like those of, in Austria II 739
survivors of hybrid fourth race II 723
types found in ancient Europe II 744
wide gulf betw, & apes II 677-8


SD INDEX Negroids, fr anthropoids (Huxley) II 315n


TG Nehaschim (Kab.). "The serpent's works." It is a name given to the Astral Light, "the great deceiving serpent" (Maya), during certain practical works of magic. (See Sec. Doc. II. 409.)

SD INDEX Nehhaschim [Nehashim] (Heb), Serpents' "Works" or magic (Zohar) II 409


SD INDEX Nehushtan (Heb) Hezekiah calls brazen serpent II 387n


SD INDEX Neibban (Burmese), nirvana I 38 &n


TG Neilos (Gr.). The river Nile; also a god.

SD INDEX Neilos, Nil, Nila (Indus R). See also Nila

numerical value of I 390; II 583
true meaning of II 417-18


TG Neith (Eg.). Neithes. The Queen of Heaven; the moon-goddess in Egypt. She is variously called Nout, Nepte, Nur. (For symbolism, see "Nout".)

SD INDEX Neith (Egy) Queen of Heaven

brought forth, not begotten I 399
Christ-Sun clothed in I 393
as the Moon radiates the Sun I 393
other half of Ammon II 135
wife, mother, sister I 396


SD INDEX Nemean Odes. See Pindar


SD INDEX Nemesis (Gk)

cycles, karma & I 641
karma &, compared II 305-6n, 421
karma-, discussed I 642-3
karma-, law of retribution II 304


SD INDEX Nemesis, Hymn to, by Mesomedes II 305n


SD INDEX Nemi. See Nimi


TG Neocoros (Gr.). With the Greeks the guardian of a Temple.


SD INDEX Neolithic Man, Men II 675, 739. See also Cave Men

cannibal II 715, 716n, 723
caves of, & Atlantean survivors II 352
forerunner of Aryan invasion II 716n
lake-dwellers II 716
Paleolithic man & II 686 &n, 715-16 &nn, 722-3
in Palestine, were nephilim (giants) II 775
remains of, in Kent's Cavern II 724


TG Neophyte (Gr.). A novice; a postulant or candidate for the Mysteries. The methods of initiation varied. Neophytes had to pass in their trials through all the four elements, emerging in the fifth as glorified Initiates. Thus having passed through Fire (Deity), Water (Divine Spirit), Air (the Breath of God), and the Earth (Matter), they received a sacred mark, a tat and a tau, or a + and a [[symbol similar to a T]]. The latter was the monogram of the Cycle called the Naros, or Neros. As shown by Dr. E. V. Kenealy, in his Apocalypse, the cross in symbolical language (one of the seven meanings) "+ exhibits at the same time three primitive letters, of which the word LVX or Light is compounded. . . . The Initiates were marked with this sign, when they were admitted into the perfect mysteries. We constantly see the Tau and the Resh united thus [[symbol similar to a P over a T]]. Those two letters in the old Samaritan, as found on coins, stand, the first for 400, the second for 200 = 600. This is the staff of Osiris." Just so, but this does not prove that the Naros was a cycle of 600 years; but simply that one more pagan symbol had been appropriated by the Church. (See "Naros" and "Neros" and also "I. H. S.")

FY Neophyte, a candidate for initiation into the mysteries of adeptship.

WGa Neophyte, a candidate or novice. One not initiated but preparing to be admitted into the sacred mysteries.

SD INDEX Neophytes, Chrests or II 562


TG Neo-platonism. Lit., "The new Platonism" or Platonic School. An eclectic pantheistic school of philosophy founded in Alexandria by Ammonius Saccas, of which his disciple Plotinus was the head (A.D. 189-270). It sought to reconcile Platonic teachings and the Aristotelean system with oriental Theosophy. Its chief occupation was pure spiritual philosophy, metaphysics and mysticism. Theurgy was introduced towards its later years. It was the ultimate effort of high intelligences to check the ever-increasing ignorant superstition and blind faith of the times; the last product of Greek philosophy, which was finally crushed and put to death by brute force.

WGa Neo-Platonism, the revived Platonism of the second and third centuries. Ammonius Saccas founded an Eclectic School of Theosophy in Alexandria at that period, and strove to reestablish the older oriental philosophies and reconcile Platonic teaching with them. His followers have since been called Neo-Platonists. Plotinus was of this school.

SD INDEX Neoplatonism, Christian Gnosticism added to I xliv


KT Neoplatonists. A school of philosophy which arose between the second and third century of our era, and was founded by Ammonius Saccas, of Alexandria. The same as the Philalethians, and the Analogeticists; they were also called Theurgists and by various other names. They were the Theosophists of the early centuries. Neo-Platonism is Platonic philosophy plus ecstasy, divine Raj-yoga.

SD INDEX Neoplatonist(s) I 611

archetypal ideas of I 281n
bound by oaths of secrecy II 763
bright period ended w I xliv-v
Chaldean religion & II 541
Clement defected fr II 279-80 &n
divided man into four parts II 602-3
Hermetic books edited by I 675
influence of Buddhistic theosophy on, (King) I 668
Jewish, used microcosm as man I 283n
Mysteries, discipline, virtue I xxxv
seven rectors of world I 409


SD INDEX Neopythagoreans, decimals known before the I 361


TG Nephesh (Heb.). Breath of life. Anima, Mens, Vita, Appetites. This term is used very loosely in the Bible. It generally means prana "life"; in the Kabbalah it is the animal passions and the animal Soul. [W.W.W.] Therefore, as maintained in theosophical teachings, Nephesh is the synonym of the Prana-Kamic Principle, or the vital animal Soul in man. [H. P. B.]

KT Nephesh (Heb.) "Breath of Life, Anima, Mens Vitae, appetites. The term is used very loosely in the Bible. It generally means Prana, 'life'; in the Kabbalah it is the animal passions and the animal soul." Therefore, as maintained in theosophical teachings, Nephesh is the Prana-Kamic Principle, or the vital animal soul in man.

FY Nephesh, one of the three souls, according to the Kabala; first three principles in the human septenary.

WG Nephesh (Hebrew), the "breath of life"; the vital soul; manas. In the Kabala the division is: neschamah, ruach, nephesh.

SD INDEX Nephesh (Heb). See also Astral Body

breath of life I 212
-chaiah [hayyah], living soul I 226n
garment of II 315
Gnostics get, fr Asia [`Asiyyah] II 604
Ka (Egy) or, (Lambert) II 633
lower or first Adam had only II 162, 456
lower, united w guf II 457
Michael, Samael proceed fr II 378
mind, manas or I 242-5
ruah must unite w I 193
vital soul, not spirit I 225, 633n


TG Nephesh Chia (Kab.). Animal or living Soul.


TG Nephilim (Heb.). Giants, Titans, the Fallen Ones.

SD INDEX Nephilim (Heb) giants

angels beget II 293
in Genesis II 61, 775
satyrs &, descend fr man & animal II 755
term refers to third race II 279
theosophy fr the, (Pember) II 229n
translated "hairy giants" (Bible) II 755


TG Nephtys (Eg.). The sister of Isis, philosophically only one of her aspects. As Osiris and Typhon are one under two aspects, so Isis and Nephtys are one and the same symbol of nature under its dual aspect. Thus, while Isis is the wife of Osiris, Nephtys is the wife of Typhon, the foe of Osiris and his slayer, although she weeps for him. She is often represented at the bier of the great Sun-god, having on her head a disk between the two horns of a crescent. She is the genius of the lower world, and Anubis, the Egyptian Pluto, is called her son. Plutarch has given a fair esoteric explanation of the two sisters. Thus he writes "Nephtys designs that which is under the earth, and which one sees not (i.e., its disintegrating and reproducing power), and Isis that which is above earth, and which is visible (or physical nature). . . . The circle of the horizon which divides these two hemispheres and which is common to both, is Anubis." The identity of the two goddesses is shown in that Isis is also called the mother of Anubis. Thus the two are the Alpha and Omega of Nature.

SD INDEX Nephtys, Nephthys (Egy) [Moon-goddess], as wife, mother, sister I 396


SD INDEX Neptune (planet)

not one of seven sacred planets I 575
relation to solar system I 102n, 575
satellites of I 101-2, 149-50n, 575, 593


SD INDEX Neptune (Roman god). See also Poseidon

Atlantean island sacred to II 408
called Chozzar II 356, 577, 578
congratulates Noah I 444n
divided Atlantis II 406n, 765
god of reasoning (Ragon) II 796
Hindu Idaspati, Narayana, etc II 765n
Nereus aspect of II 578, 766
Poseidon- & Aether I 464
Poseidon-, dolphin vehicle of II 577
saves Latona II 771n
symbol of Atlantean magic II 356
titanic strength of fourth race II 766
Varuna like, riding leviathan II 268n
Varuna reigns as II 65
water, Varuna or I 462


SD INDEX Neqebah (Heb) I 5; II 467


SD INDEX Neras. See Naras


SD INDEX Nereids (Gk) nymphs of the sea

goats sacrificed to II 579
Nereus & II 766


SD INDEX Nereus (Gk)

one aspect of Neptune II 578
Poseidon, fourth race & II 766


TG Nergal (Chald.). On the Assyrian tablets he is described as the "giant king of war, lord of the city of Cutha". It is also the Hebrew name for the planet Mars, associated invariably with ill-luck and danger. Nergal-Mars is the "shedder of blood". In occult astrology it is less malefic than Saturn, but is more active in its associations with men and its influence on them.

SD INDEX Nergal(s) (Nargal in tx, Bab)

Chaldean, Assyrian chief of magi II 213
nagals & II 182
nagas & II 213, 628


SD INDEX Nergal-Serezer [Sharezer] (Bab), Nagal [Nagual] & Nargal [Nergal] fr II 213


SD INDEX Nergas II 2. See also Nergal


SD INDEX Neriosengh, translator of the Yasna II 758


TG Neros (Heb.). As shown by the late E. V. Kenealy this "Naronic Cycle" was a mystery, a true "secret of god", to disclose which during the prevalence of the religious mysteries and the authority of the priests, meant death. The learned author seemed to take it for granted that the Neros was of 600 years duration, but he was mistaken. (See "Naros".) Nor were the establishment of the Mysteries and the rites of Initiation due merely to the necessity of perpetuating the knowledge of the true meaning of the Naros and keeping this cycle secret from the profane; for the Mysteries are as old as the present human race, and there were far more important secrets to veil than the figures of any cycle. (See "Neophyte" and "I. H. S.", also "Naros".) The mystery of 666, "the number of the great heart" so called, is far better represented by the Tau and the Resh than 600.


SD INDEX Neroses. See Naros


TG Nerthus (Old Sax.). The goddess of the earth, of love and beauty with the old Germans; the same as the Scandinavian Freya or Frigga. Tacitus mentions the great honours paid to Nerthus when her idol was carried on a car in triumph through several districts.


SD INDEX Nerve(s). See also Vibration

-cells II 670-3
-centers of Sun I 540-1
-centers of Sun I 540-1
currents I 293
-force I 454, 508, 531, 566n, 633
in lower kingdoms I 49


SD INDEX Nerve-Aura (of occultism) II 298n. See also Nervous Ether

aspect of all-pervading Archaeus I 338n


SD INDEX Nervous Ether I 531-2, 537-40. See also Archaeus, Nerve-Aura

animal spirits of Descartes II 298
descends via sushumna ray I 537
energy behind matter I 603
of one may poison that of another I 538
Richardson's I 508; II 298n, 654
too much, leads to disease I 538n
vital principle or I 634


SD INDEX Nervous Fluid

exuberance of, & mediums II 370n
liquor vitae of Paracelsus I 532 &n


SD INDEX Nescience, or avidya I 7


TG Neshamah (Heb.). Soul, anima, afflatus. In the Kabbalah, as taught in the Rosicrucian order, one of the three highest essences of the Human Soul, corresponding to the Sephira Binah. [W.W.W.]

FY Neschamah, one of the three souls, according to the Kabala; the seventh principle in the human septenary.

WG Neschamah (Hebrew), the spirit; atma. (See Nephesh.)

SD INDEX Neshamah (Heb)

clothed in bundle of life II 315
Egyptian intellectual soul & II 633
Gnostics get, fr Briah [Beriah] II 604
highest soul or spirit II 457
inspirations of I 245
Michael, Samael proceed fr II 378
spirit, atman or I 242, 243, 244


TG Nesku or Nusku (Chald.). Is described in the Assyrian tablets as the "holder of the golden sceptre, the lofty god".


SD INDEX Nether World

brass symbolizes I 364n
Hathor another aspect of I 400n
Hindus call America the II 446
lords of, & white vs black magic II 427
our Earth or II 98
poem on I 475; II 643
womb of life I 364n


TG Netzach (Heb.). "Victory". The seventh of the Ten Sephiroth, a masculine active potency. [W.W.W.]

WGa Netzach, (Heb.), Victory; the seventh of the ten Sephiroth of the Kabalah. A masculine potency.


SD INDEX Netzah (Heb), globe E of Earth I 200


SD INDEX Neumann, K. E., Chinese visited New World [Lassen] II 424n


SD INDEX Neutral Center II 261, 731

center between planes I 148
Keely's center I 556-7
laya-center or I 155-6, 557


SD INDEX New Aspects of Life and Religion. See Pratt, H.


SD INDEX New Chemistry, The. See Cooke, J. P.


SD INDEX Newcomb, Professor Simon

----- Popular Astronomy
Earth's heat II 149n, 694
irresolvable nebulae I 543
Sun's heat loss, contraction I 84


SD INDEX New Encyclopaedia. See Rees, A.


SD INDEX Newfoundland

continent once joined France & II 791
large cuttle fish found off II 440-1


SD INDEX New Guinea II 7, 328


SD INDEX Newman, Professor, Arismaspi inhabited the Ural II 416-17


SD INDEX New Orleans, skeleton 57,000 years old II 352


SD INDEX "New Philosophy." See Bloomfield-Moore


SD INDEX New Testament I 442n

abyss betw Old Testament & I 382n
borrowed fr Book of Enoch II 482
esotericism of writers of I 384
light created God II 37
not borrowed fr Hindus I xxxi
Old Testament &, fr same source I 115n
phallicism in I 318
plurality of worlds in I 607 &n
reincarnation in II 111 &n


SD INDEX Newton, Sir Isaac

advocated corpuscular theory I 494-5
gravitation & I 490-2, 494-5, 496n, 497-8
ideas of, perverted I 484 &n, 491
intelligences behind laws I 594
Kant's views solve problems of I 601
personal working god of I 479
profoundly religious I 492, 496n
Pythagorean corpuscular theory I 484
resisting ether & motion I 501
space as a vacuum I 491, 494
speculated on Revelation II 484-5
Sun's heat estimated by I 484n
traces zodiac to Argonauts I 652
world often needs repairing I 503
would be idiot without manas II 242
would have eaten his apple I 484
----- "An Hypothesis explaining . . ."
all things originate in ether I 13
----- Opticks
hesitated re gravitation I 496n
plurality of inhabited worlds II 706
thin vapors in space I 494-5
----- Principia II 674
all-powerful Being of I 498
Forbes' [Cotes] Preface I 492
gravity won't explain everything I 490
inertia a force I 511
----- "Third Letter to Bentley"
agent causing gravity I 479, 490-1, 494
subtle spirit moves matter I 490, 491


SD INDEX New World

already old when discovered II 213-14
never connected w Atlantic island
(Oliver) II 322n
patala, nether world or II 446
Secret Doctrine in, before Buddhism II 424n
seeds of grander race in II 446
senior to the Old World II 446
settled by Scandinavians I 297


SD INDEX New York Nation (Nature in tx), criticism of Stallo in I 483 &n


SD INDEX New York Sun, World, attack HPB's pyramid views I 317n


SD INDEX New Zealand, part of ancient Lemuria II 223, 296, 788