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List of Title Abbreviations (in alphabetical order)

TG Y. -- The twenty-fifth letter of the English alphabet, and the tenth of the Hebrew -- the Yod. It is the litera Pythagorae, the Pythagorean letter and symbol, signifying the two branches, or paths of virtue and vice respectively, the right leading to virtue, the left to vice. In Hebrew Kabbalistic mysticism it is the phallic male member, and also as number ten, the perfect number. Symbolically, it is represented by a hand with bent forefinger. Its numerical equivalent is ten.

TG Yadava (Sk.). A descendant of Yadu; of the great race in which Krishna was born. The founder of this line was Yadu, the son of King Yayati of the Somavansa or Lunar Race. It was under Krishna -- certainly no mythical personage -- that the kingdom of Dwaraka in Guzerat was established; and also after the death of Krishna (3102 B.C.) that all the Yadavas present in the city perished, when it was submerged by the ocean. Only a few of the Yadavas, who were absent from the town at the time of the catastrophe, escaped to perpetuate this great race. The Rajas of Vijaya-Nagara are now among the small number of its representatives.

GH Yadu The ruler of the country west of the Jumna river, whose father was Yayati and mother, Devayani. His half brother, Puru, was the founder of the Paurava line of the Chandravansa (Lunar Dynasty), to which the Kurus and Pandus belonged. Yadu inaugurated the Yadava branch of this dynasty to which Vasudeva and Krishna belonged, hence Krishna is referred to as 'son of Yadu.' But the Yadava line became extinct with Krishna. (Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 85)

SKf Yadyad devata kamayate, tattad devata bhavati. Whatever a divine being desires, that very thing the divine being becomes

TG Yah (Heb.). The word, as claimed in the Zohar, through which the Elohim formed the worlds. The syllable is a national adaptation and one of the many forms of the "mystery name" IAO. (See "Iaho" and "Yaho".)

SD INDEX Yah. See also Jah

Binah & I 355, 394; II 85
feminine I 438n, 618
Kether-Binah or, female I 438n
same as Jah (Lord) II 126
term not used before David II 541

SD INDEX Yah-Havvah (Heb, Yah-Hovah in tx)

androgyne Jehovah, Adam I 18, 60, 113; II 125-8, 134, 388 &n, 469
Jehovah or, same as chaos I 394
male-female II 388 &n, 469, 601
as mankind II 388
mind-born son of Adam Kadmon II 126
one of the elohim of Saturn group II 127

TG Yaho (Heb.). Furst shows this to be the same as the Greek Iao. Yaho is an old Semitic and very mystic name of the supreme deity, while Yah (q.v.) is a later abbreviation which, from containing an abstract ideal, became finally applied to, and connected with, a phallic symbol -- the lingham of creation. Both Yah and Yaho were Hebrew "mystery names" derived from Iao, but the Chaldeans had a Yaho before the Jews adopted it, and with them, as explained by some Gnostics and Neo-Platonists, it was the highest conceivable deity enthroned above the seven heavens and representing Spiritual Light (Atman, the universal), whose ray was Nous, standing both for the intelligent Demiurge of the Universe of Matter and the Divine Manas in man, both being Spirit. The true key of this, communicated to the Initiates only, was that the name of IAO was "triliteral and its nature secret", as explained by the Hierophants. The Phoenicians too had a supreme deity whose name was triliteral, and its meanings secret, this was also Iao; and Y-ha-ho was a sacred word in the Egyptian mysteries, which signified "the one eternal and concealed deity" in nature and in man; i.e., the "universal Divine Ideation", and the human Manas, or the higher Ego.

SD INDEX Yaho, Yaho-Iah

Jaho-Jah or Jaho is Jah II 129
mystery name II 541
pronunciations of II 129, 465

SD INDEX Yahoudi [Yahudi]

Afghans resent being called II 200n
name given Jews II 127

SD INDEX Yahweh. See also Jehovah, YHVH

Jehovah or II 388, 464
male, female II 388
other deities & II 514n

SD INDEX Yahweh Elohim (Heb, Java-Aleim in tx)

hierophant I 346; II 202
knew of sacred island II 220
taught men to be like themselves II 215
took Enoch II 532-3

TG Yajna (Sk.). "Sacrifice", whose symbol or representation is now the constellation Mriga-shiras (deer-head), and also a form of Vishnu. "The Yajna", say the Brahmans, "exists from eternity, for it proceeded from the Supreme, in whom it lay dormant from no beginning". It is the key to the Trai-Vidya, the thrice sacred science contained in the Rig-Veda verses, which teaches the Yajna or sacrificial mysteries. As Haug states in his Introduction to the Aitareya Brahmana -- the Yajna exists as an invisible presence at all times, extending from the Ahavaniya or sacrificial fire to the heavens, forming a bridge or ladder by means of which the sacrificer can communicate with the world of devas, "and even ascend when alive to their abodes". It is one of the forms of Akasa, within which the mystic WORD (or its underlying "Sound") calls it into existence. Pronounced by the Priest-Initiate or Yogi, this WORD receives creative powers, and is communicated as an impulse on the terrestrial plane through a trained Will-power.

IU Yajna. -- "The Yajna," say the Brahmans, exists from eternity, for it proceeded forth from the Supreme One, the Brahma-Prajapati, in whom it lay dormant from "no beginning." It is the key to the TRAI-VIDYA the thrice sacred science contained in the Rig verses, which teaches the Yagus or sacrificial mysteries. "The Yajna exists as an invisible thing at all times, it is like the latent power of electricity in an electrifying machine, requiring only the operation of a suitable apparatus in order to be elicited. It is supposed to extend from the Ahavaniya or sacrificial fire to the heavens, forming a bridge or ladder by means of which the sacrificer can communicate with the world of gods and spirits, and even ascend when alive to their abodes. ["Aitareya Brahmanan," Introduction.] This Yajna is again one of the forms of the Akasa, and the mystic word calling it into existence and pronounced mentally by the initiated Priest is the Lost Word receiving impulse through WILL-POWER.

FY Yajna Sutra, the name of the Brahmanical thread.

SD INDEX Yajnavalkhya-smriti (Skt) I 432n

SD INDEX Yajna-Vidya (Skt) I 168-9

GH Yajur (or Yajus) A sacrificial prayer or formula: also a technical term for mantras to be muttered in a particular manner at a sacrifice, generally written in prose and hence distinguished from the Rik (q.v.) and Saman (q.v.). Also the name of the second of the four Vedas. (Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 66)

SD INDEX Yajur-Veda, White (Skt), Siva (Mahadeva) first appears in II 548

TG Yakin and Boaz (Heb.). A Kabbalistic and Masonic symbol. The two pillars of bronze (Yakin, male and white; Boaz, female and red), cast by Hiram Abif of Tyre, called "the Widow's Son", for Solomon's supposed (Masonic) Temple, Yakin was the symbol of Wisdom (Chokmah), the second Sephira; and Boaz, that of Intelligence (Binah); the temple between the two being regarded as Kether, the Crown, Father-Mother.

TG Yaksha (Sk.). A class of demons, who, in popular Indian folk-lore, devour men. In esoteric science they are simply evil (elemental) influences, who in the sight of seers and clairvoyants descend on men, when open to the reception of such influences, like a fiery comet or a shooting star.

WG Yakshas, sprites, ghosts, elementals who guard treasures. (Literally, "restless ones.")

GH Yakshas A class of celestial beings generally associated with Kuvera, the god of wealth, and stationed in the seventh of the eight lokas of material existence (Yaksha-loka). They are considered to be beneficent to humanity and are therefore called Punya-janas ('good people') in the scriptures. In the popular folk-lore of India, however, they are regarded as evil demons, obsessing men at times, etc. H. P. Blavatsky gives the following explanation: "In esoteric science they are simply evil (elemental) influences, who in the sight of seers and clairvoyants descend on men, when open to the reception of such influences, like a fiery comet or a shooting star." (Theosophical Glossary, H. P. Blavatsky, p. 375) (Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 73)

SD INDEX Yakshas (Skt)

demigods (Puranas) II 90, 211, 369n
demons created by Brahma II 165n, 182n
of Lanka II 70

TG Yama (Heb.). The personified third root-race in Occultism. In the Indian Pantheon Yama is the subject of two distinct versions of the myth. In the Vedas he is the god of the dead, a Pluto or a Minos, with whom the shades of the departed dwell (the Kamarupas in Kamaloka). A hymn speaks of Yama as the first of men that died, and the first that departed to the world of bliss (Devachan). This, because Yama is the embodiment of the race which was the first to be endowed with consciousness (Manas), without which there is neither Heaven nor Hades. Yama is represented as the son of Vivaswat (the Sun). He had a twin-sister named Yami, who was ever urging him, according to another hymn, to take her for his wife, in order to perpetuate the species. The above has a very suggestive symbolical meaning, which is explained in Occultism. As Dr. Muir truly remarks, the Rig-Veda -- the greatest authority on the primeval myths which strike the original key-note of the themes that underlie all the subsequent variations -- nowhere shows Yama "as having anything to do with the punishment of the wicked". As king and judge of the dead, a Pluto in short, Yama is a far later creation. One has to study the true character of Yama-Yami throughout more than one hymn and epic poem, and collect the various accounts scattered in dozens of ancient works, and then he will obtain a consensus of allegorical statements which will be found to corroborate and justify the Esoteric teaching, that Yama-Yami is the symbol of the dual Manas, in one of its mystical meanings. For instance, Yama-Yami is always represented of a green colour and clothed with red, and as dwelling in a palace of copper and iron. Students of Occultism know to which of the human "principles" the green and the red colours, and by correspondence the iron and copper, are to be applied. The "twofold-ruler" -- the epithet of Yama-Yami -- is regarded in the exoteric teachings of the Chino-Buddhists as both judge and criminal, the restrainer of his own evil doings and the evil-doer himself. In the Hindu epic poems Yama-Yami is the twin-child of the Sun (the deity) by Sanjna (spiritual consciousness); but while Yama is the Aryan "lord of the day", appearing as the symbol of spirit in the East, Yami is the queen of the night (darkness, ignorance) "who opens to mortals the path to the West" -- the emblem of evil and matter. In the Puranas Yama has many wives (many Yamis) who force him to dwell in the lower world (Patala, Myalba, etc., etc.); and an allegory represents him with his foot lifted, to kick Chhaya, the handmaiden of his father (the astral body of his mother, Sanjna, a metaphysical aspect of Buddhi or Alaya). As stated in the Hindu Scriptures, a soul when it quits its mortal frame, repairs to its abode in the lower regions (Kamaloka or Hades). Once there, the Recorder, the Karmic messenger called Chitra-gupta (hidden or concealed brightness), reads out his account from the Great Register, wherein during the life of the human being, every deed and thought are indelibly impressed -- and, according to the sentence pronounced, the "soul" either ascends to the abode of the Pitris (Devachan), descends to a "hell" (Kamaloka), or is reborn on earth in another human form. The student of Esoteric philosophy, will easily recognize the bearings of the allegories.

FY Yama, law, the god of death.

WG Yama, forbearance; the first stage of yoga; the god of death. Yama and his sister Yami constituted the first human pair, in allegorical Vedic tradition, and he is consequently so honored as the father of mankind and king of the pitaras, or ancestors. Later he becomes "the restrainer," and, as "the punisher," rules the dead in the underworld.

GH Yama The god of the Underworld. In the Vedas Yama is represented as the son of the Sun, Vivasvat: he it is who first died and first departed to the celestial world. The interpretation of this is, that "Yama is the embodiment of the race which was the first to be endowed with consciousness (Manas), without which there is neither Heaven nor Hades." (Theosophical Glossary, H. P. Blavatsky, p. 375) In the epic poems Yama is the son of Sanjna (Conscience) by Vivasvat and brother of Manu. His office is to judge the dead: seated on his throne of judgment (Vicharabhu) in his palace (Kalichi). The soul of a departed mortal enters the regions of the dead (Yamapura) and appears before Yama, while the recorder, Chitragupta, reads out his record from the great register (Agra-samdhani). In the sentence which follows, the deceased is assigned to the abode of the Pitris (Devachan) if guilty he must go to one of the 21 hells according to the degree of his guilt; or he is sent to be born again on earth in another form. Because of his judging, Yama is also called the god of justice, Dharma. He is represented as riding upon a buffalo armed with mace and noose, with which he secures those about to go to his realms. Yama had a twin sister, Yami who, according to an ancient hymn, is ever urging him to take her as his wife. The Esoteric teaching is "that Yama-Yami is the symbol of the dual Manas, in one of its mystical meanings. For instance, Yama-Yami is always represented of a green colour and clothed with red, and as dwelling in a palace of copper and iron." (Theosophical Glossary, H. P. Blavatsky, p. 376)

"The Hindu Chitra-Gupta who reads out the account of every Soul's life from his register, called Agra-Sandhani; the 'Assessors' who read theirs from the heart of the defunct, which becomes an open book before (whether) Yama, Minos, Osiris, or Karma -- are all so many copies of, and variants from the Lipika, and their Astral Records." (Secret Doctrine, I, p. 105) (Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 75)

SKv Yama 'Self-control'; derived from the verb-root yam -- to hold, to check. In Yoga-discipline Yama includes the age-old and great moral laws of non-injury known as Ahimsa, the laws of negative ethics and compassion: "Thou shalt not kill," etc.

SD INDEX Yama (Skt) god of the dead. See also Yima

Earth, Pluto or I 462-3
god of death II 44
guards the South I 128
heart of defunct read before I 105
lord of underworld I 463
Pitri-pati, king of the pitris II 44
son of Vaivasvata Manu II 609
various equivalents of I 105
Yima or II 609

TG Yamabooshee, or Yamabusi (Jap.). A sect in Japan of very ancient and revered mystics. They are monks "militant" and warriors, if needed, as are certain Yogis in Rajputana and the Lamas in Tibet. This mystic brotherhood dwell chiefly near Kioto, and are renowned for their healing powers, says the Encyclopaedia, which translates the name "Hermit Brothers": "They pretend to magical arts, and live in the recesses of mountains and craggy steeps, whence they come forth to tell fortunes (?), write charms and sell amulets. They lead a mysterious life and admit no one to their secrets, except after a tedious and difficult preparation by fasting and a species of severe, gymnastic exercise" (!!).

SD INDEX Yamabooshis [Yamabushi] (Jap)

seven jewels, mysteries I 173
seven precious things I 67n

SD INDEX Yamyad (Zamyad)Yasht (of Zend Avesta), Amesha-Spentas (Amshaspends) II 358

VS the greater Yana (III 2) [[p. 45]] Yana vehicle: thus Mahayana is the "Great Vehicle," and Hinayana, the "Lesser Vehicle," the names for two schools of religious and philosophical learning in Northern Buddhism.

SD INDEX Yana (Skt) [vehicle] (vahan) or I 39. See also Vahana

SD INDEX Yang (chin) & Yin I 471; II 554

SD INDEX Yang Sun (of Ming Dynasty) on Shan-Hai-King II 54n

SD INDEX Yao (Chin) ark of, contained human seed II 141

SD INDEX Yard, derivation of term II 597n

SD INDEX Yared, Jared (Heb)

British yard, literally II 597n
Hanokh (Enoch), son of II 366, 532, 597n
son of Mahalaleel II 391n
"source, descent" or, & Nile River II 583
third race, esoterically II 597n

FY Yashts, the Parsi prayer-books.

TG Yasna, or Yacna (Pahl.). The third portion of the first of the two parts of the Avesta, the Scripture of the Zoroastrian Parsis. The Yasna is composed of litanies of the same kind as the Visperad (the second portion) and of five hymns or gathas. These gathas are the oldest fragments of Zoroastrian literature known to the Parsis, for they are written "in a special dialect, older than the general language of the Avesta" (Darmesteter). (See "Zend".)

FY Yasna, religious book of the Parsis.

SD INDEX Yasna (Pers) [litanies of Avesta]

Atlantean sorcerers drowned II 772
Earth septempartite II 758
"Mystery of the Law" II 517

FY Yasodhara, the wife of Buddha.

WG Yatana-deha, a body evolved from the sukshma-sarira, in which the soul is clothed during its stay in naraka -- hell. (yatana, requital, pains of hell; deha, body.)

SD INDEX Yathas (Pers) [Gathas or Mazdean hymns], Brahmanas, Puranas, same origin II 409-10

TG Yati (Sk.). A measure of three feet.

IN Yati A measure of length, about 3 feet.

SD INDEX Yati(s), Atlanteans nine, high II 331, 336

SD INDEX Yatudhanas (Skt), as gods & men II 211

TG Yatus, or Yatudhanas (Sk.). A kind of animal-formed demons. Esoterically, human animal passions.

SD INDEX Ya-va, Yave [Yahweh] (Heb)

SD INDEX Yava Aleim. See Yahweh Elohim

Ieve pronounced as II 129
Jehovah or II 464-5

FY Yavanacharya, the name given to Pythagoras in the Indian books.

FY Yavanas, the generic name given by the Brahmanas to younger peoples.

TG Yazathas (Zend). Pure celestial spirits, whom the Vendidad shows once upon a time sharing their food with mortals, who thus participate in their existence.

SD INDEX Yazatas (Zend)

Aryan forefathers met w II 356
celestial spirits of elements II 356
Fohat betw fire-, water- II 400n
Star- II 358

SD INDEX Year(s). See also Seasons, Sidereal Year

ancient lunar, solar II 620-1
calculating mean solar I 392
divine I 419 &n; II 619-21
each, a day of the gods II 620
great tropical II 505
lunar I 36, 654-6; II 38, 76, 391n, 464, 466, 539, 561, 583, 619
of Patriarchs are cycles II 426
solar, interpreted by St Germain II 582
Thoth, solar discus & II 529
tropical II 76-7, 356, 446
tropical, sidereal, & initiation I 314
twelve thousand divine I 450
used for various cycles II 395

TG Years of Brahma. The whole period of "Brahma's Age" (100 Years). Equals 311,040,000,000,000 years. (See "Yuga".)

WGa Year of Brahma, 360 days and 360 nights of Brahma. 3,110,400,000,000 solar years.

SD INDEX Year(s) of Brahma. See also Brahma

creation of universe & I 340
length of I 36; II 69-70
one hundred I 206; II 70


SD INDEX Year of Dhruva, kalpa of 9,090 years II 307n

SD INDEX Year of the Seven Rishis, kalpa of 3,030 mortal years II 307n

SD INDEX Yeast, lives without air I 249n

SD INDEX "Yeast." See Huxley, T. H.

TG Yeheedah (Heb.). Lit., "Individuality"; esoterically, the highest individuality or Atma-Buddhi-Manas, when united in one. This doctrine is in the Chaldean Book of Numbers, which teaches a septenary division of human "principles", so-called, as does the Kabalah in the Zohar, according to the Book of Solomon (iii., 104a, as translated in I. Myer's Qabbalah). At the time of the conception, the Holy "sends a dyook-nah, or the phantom of a shadow image" like the face of a man. It is designed and sculptured in the divine tzelem, i.e., the shadow image of the Elohim." "Elohim created man in his (their) tzelem" or image, says Genesis (i. 27). It is the tzelem that awaits the child and receives it at the moment of its conception, and this tzelem is our linga sharira. "The Rua'h forms with the Nephesh the actual personality of the man" and also his individuality, or, as expressed by the Kabbalist, the combination of the two is called, if he (man) deserves it, Yeheedah. This combination is that which the Theosophist calls the dual Manas, the Higher and the LOWER EGO, united to Atma-Buddhi and become one. For as explained in the Zohar (i., 205b, 206a, Brody Ed.): "Neshamah, soul (Buddhi), comprises three degrees, and therefore she has three names, like the mystery above: that is, Nephesh, Rua'h, Neshamah", or the Lower Manas, the Higher Ego, and Buddhi, the Divine Soul. "It is also to be noted that the Neshamah has three divisions;" says Myer's Qabbalah, "the highest is the Ye-hee-dah" -- or Atma-Buddhi-Manas, the latter once more as a unit; "the middle principle is Hay-yah" -- or Buddhi and the dual Manas; "and the last and third, the Neshamah, properly speaking" -- or Soul in general. "They manifest themselves in Ma'hshabah, thought, Tzelem, phantom of the image, Zurath, prototypes (mayavic forms, or rupas), and the D'yooknah, shadow of the phantom image. The D'mooth, likeness or similitude (physical body), is a lower manifestation" (p. 392). Here then, we find the faithful echo of Esoteric science in the Zohar and other Kabbalistic works, a perfect Esoteric septenary division. Every Theosophist who has studied the doctrine sketched out first in Mr. Sinnett's Occult World and Esoteric Buddhism, and later in the Theosophist, Lucifer, and other writings, will recognise them in the Zohar. Compare for instance what is taught in Theosophical works about the pre- and post-mortem states of the three higher and the four lower human principles, with the following from the Zohar: "Because all these three are one knot like the above, in the mystery of Nephesh, Ruah, Neshamah, they are all one, and bound in one. Nephesh (Kama-Manas) has no light from her own substance; and it is for this reason that she is associated with the mystery of guff, the body, to procure enjoyment and food and everything which it needs. . . . Rua'h (the Spirit) is that which rides on that Nephesh (the lower soul) and (supplies) her with everything she needs [i.e., with the light of reason], and the Nephesh is the throne [vehicle] of that Ru'ah. Neshamah (Divine Soul) goes over to that Rua'h, and she rules over that Rua'h and lights to him with that Light of Life, and that Rua'h depends on the Neshamah and receives light from her, which illuminates him. . . . When the 'upper' Neshamah ascends (after the death of the body), she goes to . . . the Ancient of the Ancient, the Hidden of all the Hidden, to receive Eternity. The Rua'h does not [yet] go to Gan Eden [Devachan] because he is [mixed up with] Nephesh . . . the Rua'h goes up to Eden, but not so high as the soul, and Nephesh [the animal principle, lower soul] remains in the grave below [or Kamaloka] (Zohar, ii., 142a, Cremona Ed., ii., fol. 63b, col. 252). It would be difficult not to recognise in the above our Atma (or the "upper" Neshamah), Buddhi (Neshamah), Manas (Rua'h), and Kama-Manas (Nephesh) or the lower animal soul; the first of which goes after the death of man to join its integral whole, the second and the third proceeding to Devachan, and the last, or the Kamarupa, "remaining in its grave", called otherwise the Kamaloka or Hades.

SD INDEX Yehidah (Heb, Jeshida in tx) man's divine spirit II 633

SD INDEX Ye-hou-vih (Heb) Gibbs suggests Jehovah is II 129

SD INDEX Y(e)H(o)V(a)H. See also Jehovah, YHVH

meaning of II 460


Adams, Aryans fr II 426
Caps (Tibet) I 108n
children of, Father (Stanzas) II 109
dragon (Chinese) II 365
face of column II 178
-gold, second race (Stanzas) II 227
-hued race forefathers II 425
light, color of first solid race II 250
race(s) II 199n, 249-50, 780
second race II 178, 227
Siva reborn as four youths II 282
third race was II 198
wars betw black &, races II 223

TG Yene, Anganta. The meaning of the Anganta Yene is known to all India. It is the action of an elemental (bhut), who, drawn into the sensitive and passive body of a medium, takes possession of it. In other words, anganta yene means literally "obsession". The Hindus dread such a calamity now as strongly as they did thousands of years ago. "No Hindu, Tibetan, or Sinhalese, unless of the lowest caste and intelligence, can see, without a shudder of horror, the signs of 'mediumship' manifest themselves in a member of his family, or without saying, as a Christian would do now, 'he hath the devil'. This 'gift, blessing, and holy mission', so called in England and America, is, among the older peoples, in the cradle-lands of our race, where longer experience than ours has taught them more spiritual wisdom, regarded as a dire misfortune."

SD INDEX Yered. See Jared

TG Yesod (Heb.). The ninth Sephira; meaning Basis or Foundation.

SD INDEX Yesod, Yesodoth (pl, Heb) foundation(s)

globe C, Earth chain (Kabbala) I 200, 240
series of, (Genesis 2:4) I 346

SD INDEX Yesod `Olam (Heb, T'sod Olaum in tx) Foundation of the World II 583

TG Yetzirah (Heb.). The third of the Four Kabbalistic Worlds, referred to the Angels; the "World of Formation", or Olam Yetzirah. It is also called Malahayah, or "of the Angels". It is the abode of all the ruling Genii (or Angels) who control and rule planets, worlds and spheres.

SD INDEX Yetsirah (Heb, Jezirah in tx)

kabbalistic ruah fr, (King) II 604
sephiroth inhabit II 111

TG Yeu (Chin.). "Being", a synonym of Subhava; or "the Substance giving substance to itself".

SD INDEX Yeu (Chin) being, subhava, svabhavat or I 61

SD INDEX Ye-yeva, Sabah [the elder] Rabbi on hokhmah II 85

SD INDEX Yezidis (Persian tribe)

Nabatheans & II 455
worship "Lord Peacock" II 514n

SD INDEX Yezod. See Yesod

TG Yggdrasil (Scand.). The "World Tree of the Norse Cosmogony; the ash Yggdrasil; the tree of the Universe, of time and of life". It has three roots, which reach down to cold Hel, and spread thence to Jotunheim, the land of the Hrimthurses, or "Frost Giants", and to Midgard, the earth and dwelling of the children of men. Its upper boughs stretch out into heaven, and its highest branch overshadows Walhalla, the Devachan of the fallen heroes. The Yggdrasil is ever fresh and green, as it is daily sprinkled by the Norns, the three fateful sisters, the Past, the Present, and the Future, with the waters of life from the fountain of Urd that flows on our earth. It will wither and disappear only on the day when the last battle between good and evil is fought; when, the former prevailing, life, time and space pass out of life and space and time. Every ancient people had their world-tree. The Babylonians had their "tree of life", which was the world-tree, whose roots penetrated into the great lower deep or Hades, whose trunk was on the earth, and whose upper boughs reached Zikum, the highest heaven above. Instead of in Walhalla, they placed its upper foliage in the holy house of Davkina, the "great mother" of Tammuz, the Saviour of the world -- the Sun-god put to death by the enemies of light.

MO Yggdrasil [[Norse]] (ig-dra-seel) [Odin's steed, Odin's gallows] The Tree of Life

SD INDEX Yggdrasil (Norse). See also Tree of Life, World Tree

ash tree of Aryans II 520
bees of, & honey dew I 344-5
Nidhogg gnaws roots of I 211
Norse Tree of Life II 97
tree of time & life I 427

SD INDEX YHV, Kether-Binah-Hokhmah are I 438n

SD INDEX YHVH (Heb, also IHYH, JHVH in tx) II 39, 76.See also Jehovah, Tetragrammaton,


bisexual symbol II 460
four letters explained I 438n; II 460, 473
Israelites used Adonai for II 452
Jehovah, Tetragrammaton I 393, 438n, 618
not in use before King David II 541
"Secret of Secrets" II 282n
Sephirothal Tree II 625n

SD INDEX Yih-shu-lu-kia-lun [Yi chou lou kia louen]

Chinese translation of Ekasloka Sastra I 61
Yeu & svabhavat in I 61

TG Yi-King (Chin.). An ancient Chinese work, written by generations of sages.

SD INDEX Yi King. See I-Ching


TG Yima (Zend). In the Vendidad, the first man, and, from his aspect of spiritual progenitor of mankind, the same as Yama (q.v.). His further functions are not given in the Zend books, because so many of these ancient fragments have been lost, made away with, or otherwise prevented from falling into the hands of the profane. Yima was not born, for he represents the first three human Root-races, the first of which is "not born"; but he is the "first man who dies", because the third race, the one which was informed by the rational Higher Egos, was the first one whose men separated into male and female, and "man lived and died, and was reborn". (See Secret Doctrine, II., pp. 609 et seq.)

SD INDEX Yima (Pers). See also Noah, Yama

builds ark (vara), makes man II 6n, 291
guardian of first three races II 609-10
human races under rule of II 270 &n
progenitor of second race II 609-10
uncreated, created lights & II 290-1

SD INDEX Yin (Chin) binary, explained by E. Levi II 554

SD INDEX Yin, Chung Ku carries books to II 54n

SD INDEX Yin-sin, Yih-sin (Chin) I 23, 635

SD INDEX Y-King. See I-Ching

SD INDEX Yliaster (of Paracelsus) ancestor of Crooke's protyle I 283-4