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List of Title Abbreviations (in alphabetical order)

SD INDEX Bible (Judeo-Christian) I 212, 214. See also individual books of the Bible

allegories deal w fifth race II 252
angel & human monad in I 574n
angels few in I 632n; II 61
anthropomorphic, phallic I 382; II 472-3, 544-5, 657-8
archaic doctrine in Genesis 1-6 & Job II 537
astronomy & glyphs of I 320
based on universal traditions II 202
blinds in I 128n; II 473
borrowed fr Chaldeans I xxxi; II 3n, 143 &n, 383
cherubim of I 126-7
chronologists & II 690-2
dead letter of I 305, 316, 318, 323n, 336; II 3, 95n
deals briefly w pre-cosmic period II 252
dual light of II 36-7
Eocene man &, (Fabre) II 746-7
Fall, meaning of II 283
first six chapters occult I 336
French translation misleading II 537
giants in II 336, 375
history in, not Jewish II 203
incongruities in Mosaic I 420
Jehovah in II 472-3
Jews, Tyrians kin in I 313n
Kabbala key to I 246, 336, 344
de Mirville sought to justify II 342
needs occult interpretation II 377-8, 747
no first man except in II 270
number seven recurs in II 4, 35
numerical & geometric keys to I 66, 318 &n; II 536
pantheism behind II 472-3
plurality of worlds & I 607 &n
Puranas &, compared II 126, 624
queer chronology of I 655-6; II 395 &n
rounds, races, principles in II 747-8
Sabbath, meaning of I 240; II 747
sacred animals in I 92, 441n, 442 &n
serpents in II 206 &n, 209
six days of creation I 21, 446-7
translators knew little Hebrew I 128n
two theories re God of II 472-3
unclean birds & animals of I 355, 442n
veiled, secret, esoteric I 316, 318, 320; II 202, 228, 279, 473, 536
war betw black & white magic II 211
written in emblem I 306
zodiac in I 649


SD INDEX Bible de Vence (H. Franccois, Abbe de Vence), holy usurpation of elohim I 441-2n

SD INDEX Bible in India. See Jacolliot

SD INDEX Bibles (of humanity), all treat of Earth chain, planets, stars II 703

SD INDEX Biblical

chronology & Noah, Titans II 390
chronology of Adam II 71n
esotericism II 252-3
genealogies confusing II 42
names numerically based II 467

WW Biblical Translation When we come to the study of cosmogony, later, after we have finished our definitions, it will be very interesting to point out the meaning of the words employed here, and how they can be used in their different senses. Ancient Hebrew, like all old languages, was written without any vowels. The 'points' by which the words are now read, by which the sense is given, are of far later development, and arose because the ancient Hebrew, with the passage of time, became a dead language and some means was needed to fix the pronunciation and division of the letters into words. For instance, take this, being the first words in the English translation of Genesis:


As ancient Hebrew was written in an exactly similar fashion, you see the need of some means of distinguishing what this tremendous file of letters might mean. So what did they do? According to tradition, according to the learned men of the day, they began to set forth, found, a school of commentators, a school of critics, and they began to 'point' these letters. They are called the Masoretic points, from the system called Massorah, or the literary efforts of these early commentators of the Hebrew scriptures. The Massorah was probably only fully completed between the 5th and 9th centuries after the reputed birth of Jesus. One of the principal things to remember here is: how did they know that their interpretation was always right? Considering a row of letters like that above, the Hebrew records were practically endless, going on and on, line after line, throughout the scrolls, and almost any reading might have been put in by changing the vowel points. So when we come to study the question of the cosmogony of the book of Genesis, as set forth in the Hebrew, we will see that there are different ways of reading these words, and that different constructions and different meanings may be drawn from them, by changing the vowel points. If one construction is good, with the consonants, another construction is good, and providing it is consistent, and coherent with the text, and is not offensive to good sense nor any faculty of judgment we have, there is as much reason to adopt it as there is to adopt that which is not consonant with good sense, and which degrades our conception of the Deity. It is a monstrous idea, at least I so consider it, to think that man was made after the pattern and image of, the Ineffable, imperfect as man is. But consider that a hierarchy is his pattern, and that he is made after the image of those which are above him, as those creatures which are below him are made after his image, and thus a man could truly say: "Let us make the lower things in our image," etc. By his life and thought, man does 'make' the beings below him.

Another favorite method of expression of the Hebrew Bible is that God 'said' this and God 'said' that. What man believes that God spoke, that God said so and so? No sane man. It was a mode of expression common in ancient times. It is so in Homer, in the Chaldean, Egyptian, and Hindu sacred writings. What man ever believed that Aphrodite fled weeping to her Olympian mansion from the plains of Troy, her white hand stained with the immortal ichor from her veins? Or that Ares, the God of War, was wounded in his fight with Diomed, and bellowed with rage and pain like ten thousand men? (Iliad, v, 330, 860). As poetry, as symbols, as a way of expression, knowing that those who read would probably have the key, and would understand, it is as good a method as any; far better than most, because the graphic figure remains in the mind. For instance, the story of woman being made from the rib of a man -- as a story itself, this is grotesque. So seriously was that taken that at one time the medical men of Europe searched for the place of the missing rib and could not find it. Now take the ancient story of the hermaphroditic race as related by Plato in his Symposium, 190, that original man was bisexual, and for their sins Zeus cut them in two, as you will divide an egg with a hair, and that then Apollo closed up the back side. And the ancients, with great logic and consistency pointed to the remnants of physiological organs in us, such as the rudimentary mammae or breasts of man, which through the ages have not disappeared.

The principal thing, I believe to keep fixed in the memory is the fact that a hierarchy -- and we came to that conclusion in our last study -- is not composed of orders of beings one order above another like stairs, but they interpenetrate very much like concentric spheres, qualifying that with the understanding that it is these spheres which interpenetrate -- not concentric circles, but concentric spheres.

Every order of the hierarchy has its individuality and its personality; in other words is composed of individuals or persons, not necessarily men, but unitary entities. Each works with each, harmoniously, and although the subject is far beyond our present study and we have no time to develop a matter of such magnitude and importance, nevertheless, this thing may be alluded to: the origin of evil. Now you commonly hear the phrase "the origin of evil is a matter which has taxed the mightiest intellects of the race." That is a well-formed rhetorical flourish, and it is principally said by those to whom the origin is an abstruse mystery. It was not so considered by the ancients. To the ancients the origin of evil was no more abstruse than the origin of good; but as Christian philosophers, so-called, and Christian theologians could find no explanation for the origin of evil except in God's will or the devil's, and the devil's will ultimately depending from the will of God, they are between the horns of a dilemma. Which shall they choose? If they say that evil exists in the world through the devil, and the devil being ultimately a creature of God, God is then the primal author of evil, and they consider that monstrous. If they say evil comes from God, they come to the same conclusion, and so they are constantly see-sawing back and forth from one to the other, finding either seat very uneasy. Remember that when we refer to the Deity, we say It; we ascribe no sex to our Deity. It is natural that they should say evil and its origin are unexplainable, and that they have taxed the mightiest intellects of humanity.

Now in all discussions certain things must be taken for granted. In all mathematical problems there must be axioms, there must be certain mathematical postulates; otherwise we arrive nowhere. For instance, in trigonometry certain axioms of geometry are laid down which prove themselves by their inherent reasonableness. Working on those axioms, the relations of lines to each other and of lines to curves are dealt with; but we could do nothing, in the only really exact science that we have, unless there were certain principles, axioms, first accepted. In the same way we cannot consider anything with precision in any of our studies unless we have certain axioms upon which all agree. For instance, that a thing which is endless cannot have one end and have no other end; that the ultimate tribunal of proof is in man, that it is not in dogmatic authority, that it is not in prejudice nor in theories, but that each must ultimately settle within his own mind what he will accept. The principle holds even with the most bigoted and rigid Roman Catholic. He must accept as a matter of faith and belief that the Pope is the vicegerent of God on earth, but he uses his judgment in deciding. Despite himself he uses the same faculty as the man who rejects the Church and the Pope and the whole scheme of Christian theology. It is simply a matter of degree. Consequently in examining anything like our present subject we must take for granted that the world exists; later we will examine whether it is illusion or reality. We must take for granted that in the world there is heterogeneity. We see it around us. Therefore as the world is one, but diverse in its manifestations; and as we find that humanity is one, but multiple in its manifestations; as we find that man is one, but dual or triple or sextuple [septuple?] in his nature, here we come to the origin of discord which men commonly call evil. What causes evil or discord between man and man? Usually misunderstanding. What causes evil in the Universe? For instance, two spheres will meet, and two worlds will crumble into incandescent dust. Shall we say it is a fault in the celestial mechanics? Shall we ascribe it to the Deity, say the Deity is at fault, or say the origin of evil is in God? I think not. We may talk about the law of gravitation, but we know there is some logical cause for those spheres meeting. We also know that when two men meet and quarrel there is some cause, and the ultimate cause is in the will and intelligence. I think it was Col. Robert Ingersoll who spoke of the native cruelties of the world; as he expressed it, every mouth a slaughterhouse, and every stomach a tomb. It is a graphic expression of the way nature preys on itself, and it expresses the same idea that I think Tennyson does when he speaks of the red fangs of nature -- nature red in tooth and claw. A sensitive heart feels it, but we do not like to think about it, and we turn away. But it has to be faced, and these problems and the truths of Theosophy are as capable of exact explanation or demonstration as are the problems of mathematics.

SD INDEX Bibliotheca Historica. See Diodorus

SD INDEX Bibliotheca Indica, lokas in II 321

SD INDEX Bibliotheque Orientale. See d'Herbelot, B.

SD INDEX [Biesenthal, Joachim Heinrich], Auszuge aus dem Buche Sohar . . ., "Let there be light" I 215-16n, 356n, 450

TG Bifrost (Scand.). A bridge built by the gods to protect Asgard. On it "the third Sword-god, known as Heimdal or Riger", stands night and day girded with his sword, for he is the watchman selected to protect Asgard, the abode of gods. Heimdal is the Scandinavian Cherubim with the flaming sword, "which turned every way to keep the way of the tree of life".

MO Bifrost, Bafrast, Bilrast [[Norse]] (bee-frost, bayv-rast, beel-rast) The rainbow bridge between men and gods

TG Bihar Gyalpo (Tib.). A king deified by the Dugpas. A patron over all their religious buildings.

OG Bija (sometimes Vija) -- (Sanskrit) This word signifies "seed" or "life-germ," whether of animals or of plants. But esoterically its signification is far wider and incomparably more abstruse, and therefore difficult to understand without proper study. The term is used in esotericism to designate the original or causal source and vahana or "vehicle" of the mystic impulse or urge of life, or of lives, to express itself or themselves when the time for such self-expression arrives after a pralaya, or after an obscuration, or again, indeed, during manvantara. Whether it be a kosmos or universe, or the reappearance of god, deva, man, animal, plant, mineral, or elemental, the seed or life-germ from and out of which any one of these arises is technically called bija, and the reference here is almost as much to the life-germ or vehicle itself as it is to the self-urge for manifestation working through the seed or life-germ. Mystically and psychologically, the appearance of an avatara, for instance, is due to an impulse arising in Maha-Siva, or in Maha-Vishnu (according to circumstances), to manifest a portion of the divine essence, in either case, when the appropriate world period arrives for the appearance of an avatara. Or again, when from the chela is born the initiate during the dread trials of initiation, the newly-arisen Master is said to have been born from the mystic bija or seed within his own being. The doctrine connected with this word bija in its occult and esoteric aspects is far too profound to receive more than a cursory and superficial treatment.

SKs Bija A seed or life-germ. All the entities of the kingdoms of Nature arise from a Bija. In Occultism an Avatara is said to be born from the mystic Bija or compassionate seed or impulse which arises in the heart of one of the gods who watch over the spiritual welfare of humanity. An Initiate may also be said to be born from the divine Bija within his own being.

SP Bija -- seed, or life-germ.


FY Bikshu, a religious mendicant and ascetic who suppresses all desire and is constantly occupied in devotion; a Buddhist monk.

MO Bilskirner [[Norse]] (beel-sheer-ner) [flashing, shining] Valhalla's shelf

SD INDEX Bimater [Bimatris] (Lat), Bacchus II 362

TG Binah (Heb.). Understanding. The third of the 10 Sephiroth, the third of the Supernal Triad; a female potency, corresponding to the letter he of the Tetragrammaton IHVH. Binah is called AIMA, the Supernal Mother, and "the great Sea". [W.W.W.]

WGa Binah (Heb.), understanding. The third of the ten Sephiroth of the Kabalah. The third of the supernal triad. A female potency.

SD INDEX Binah (Heb)

Chochmah [Hokhmah] & I 98n, 99n, 239, 352, 355, 618; II 84, 134n, 528
Elohim, Tiamat, Thalatth or I 394
female consciousness or intellect II 528
female of sephiroth I 230
female potency & male Jehovah I 99n, 355
heart, intelligence or I 352
Heh letter of I 438n
Jehovah (Demiurge) I 6n, 230, 392, 394; II 134n, 384n
left side or I 239; II 269n
Mother, Sea, Mare, Mary I 392
Mother, understanding II 85
Sephirah, Hokhmah &, triad I 98n
third of sephiroth I 6n, 215n; II 384n

SD INDEX Binary(ies) I 237n, 239; II 592

Pythagoreans & Gnostics re II 574-5
symbol of sexes separated I 384
ternary & I 384; II 575-6
Yin the II 554

SD INDEX Biogenetic Law, embryo epitome of race II 187-9, 257, 659-60, 672

SD INDEX "Biographical & Critical Essay." See Waite

SD INDEX Biology

admits separation of sexes II 184
denies a vital principle I 603

SD INDEX Biot, Edouard C., Malabar tombs II 347

SD INDEX Bipeds II 183

man or, before quadrupeds II 163

SD INDEX Bird(s). See also Garuda, Hawk, Kalahansa, Leda, Phoenix, Swans

black, symbol of primeval wisdom I 443
created before Adam (Genesis) II 181
divination by I 362-3
divine, in Ash tree II 520
enemies of reptiles II 254
First Cause symbolized by I 359
forms fr third round II 684
Hansa, of wisdom II 293
Hebrew symbol for angel, spirit II 292
Karshipta Mazdean, god II 292
Karttikeya peacock II 619
Kasyapa grandsire of II 181, 253-4
Mexican symbol of atman II 36
oviparous II 166
preceded mammals I 404
fr reptiles II 55, 183, 254, 734
reptiles preceded I 404
Simorgh II 617-18
steed of Tahmurath II 397-8
symbol of aquatic I 80n, 358
symbol of higher divinities II 771
that lay golden eggs II 122
use man's third, fourth round relics II 290
various sacred I 362-3
vermilion, of Chinese I 408
Zoroaster forbade killing I 362

VS Bird of Life (I 12) [[p. 5]] Says the same Nada-Bindu, "A Yogi who bestrides the Hamsa (thus contemplates on Aum) is not affected by Karmic influences or crores of sins."

SD INDEX Bird's Nest (Zohar) II 292-3

SD INDEX "Birds of the South." See Audubon, J.

TG Birs Nimrud (Chald.). Believed by the Orientalists to be the site of the Tower of Babel. The great pile of Birs Nimrud is near Babylon. Sir H. Rawlinson and several Assyriologists examined the excavated ruins and found that the tower consisted of seven stages of brick-work, each stage of a different colour, which shows that the temple was devoted to the seven planets. Even with its three higher stages or floors in ruins, it still rises now 154 feet above the level of the plain. (See "Borsippa".)

SD INDEX Birth(s) II 622. See also Second Birth

astral precedes physical II 1
Egyptian initiation as new II 258-9
immaculate I 398
karma of II 161, 303
Mars lord of II 392
miraculous II 550
second, for Osirified dead I 365

SD INDEX Bischof, Karl-Gustav Christoph

cooling of Earth I 501n; II 694
duration of coal formation II 695n
stability of atmosphere II 159

SD INDEX Bisexual. See also Androgyne, Hermaphrodite, Root-Races -- Second, Root-Race -- Third

all higher gods are I 72n
animals, before mammals II 594n
creative deities are II 125, 130
early humanity was II 130, 132-5
Jehovah II 460
mythological figures II 124, 134-5
plants & animals II 133
root-types of II 736
sexless man became II 2-3, 132-4, 197

SD INDEX Bishop of Ayre. See Foix, F. de

SD INDEX Bishop of Caesarea. See Eusebius

SD INDEX Bishop of St Gildas II 342

SD INDEX Bishops of Middle Ages, destroyed plans of Dracontia II 347

PV Bitol [[Quiche]] One of six hypostases of Cabahuil or god-Seven. More especially associated with the three other hypostases: Tzakol, Alom, and Cajolom; these four are regent gods of the 4 cosmic angles; their mediation produces light. A class of "builder" gods.

SD INDEX Biurasp, delegate of Dzahhak II 453

SD INDEX Bjerregaard, C. H. A., FTS

----- "The Elementals, . . ."
atoms, elements, monads, I 630-4
gods, angels, etc I 632n
Leibniz's monads, force, matter I 623

SD INDEX Black. See also Black Magic, Kali-Yuga

birds symb of primeval wisdom I 443-4
brown-, fourth face on column II 178
fourth race, w sin II 227, 250, 319
land & White Island II 319-20
red, yellow, brown, white &, races II 249
storm dragons II 425
war betw yellow &, men II 223
waters (Kalapani) I xxx; II 406
white magic & II 364

SD INDEX Black Age. See Kali-Yuga

TG Black Dwarfs. The name of the Elves of Darkness, who creep about in the dark caverns of the earth and fabricate weapons and utensils for their divine fathers, the Aesir or Ases. Called also "Black Elves".

TG Black Fire (Zohar.) A Kabbalistic term for Absolute Light and Wisdom -- "black" because it is incomprehensible to our finite intellects.

SD INDEX Black Fire (Zohar), absolute Light-Wisdom II 162

TG Black Magic (Occult.). Sorcery; necromancy, or the raising of the dead, and other selfish abuses of abnormal powers. This abuse may be unintentional; yet it is still -- "black magic" whenever anything is produced phenomenally simply for one's own gratification.

KT Black Magic. Sorcery; necromancy, or the raising of the dead and other selfish abuses of abnormal powers. This abuse may be unintentional; still it has to remain "black" magic whenever anything is produced phenomenally simply for one's own gratification.

WGa Black Magic, sorcery, necromancy, calling back of the dead, selfish use of occult power of any sort. For instance, the use of hypnotism, magnetism, mesmerism, or the like for any purpose for one's own ends, whether those ends be apparently good or evil, partakes of the nature of black magic. The development of telepathic suggestion will lead to black magic, inasmuch as it can be used for the personal ends of the operator.

SD INDEX Black Magic. See also Magic; Left-Hand Path, Right-Hand Path; Sorcery

began in Atlantis I 192n
Chaldean, at Nipoor II 139n
Levi's "Agent Magique" & I 254-5
of Levites & Egypt II 212
prayer for destruction is I 416
Ramayana struggle betw white & II 495


SD INDEX Blake, Dr C. Carter

coined "Pacificus" for Lemuria II 783n
----- "The Genesis of Man . . ."
man divided into two species II 725
----- "Notes on Human Remains . . ."
giant race of Palmyra II 755
----- "On the Naulette Jaw"
early stone ornaments II 744

SD INDEX Blanchard, Emile

holds atmosphere changed little II 159-60
on Origin of Life I 253n
rejects Pasteur's opinions II 151

SD INDEX Blastema

close to occult view II 120
Naudin's protoplasm II 119-20

BLAVATSKY, HELENA P. -- See biography and books on another site

SD INDEX Blavatsky, Helena Petrovna

accusations against I xlv-vi, 676; II 441 &n
claims no infallibility I 272; II 22n
on contradictions in science I 504-5; II 649
given proofs of teachings I xlv; II 438
had copies of Masters' letters [to Sinnett] I 163n, 187
incessantly discredited I xxxvii
knew much of Secret Doctrine before 1880 I xviii
knowledge of English I vii, xxxviii
life of, saved thrice by sound I 555
life study of inner meanings I 303
limitations of European language I 272
merely a humble recorder I 23
owned a chimpanzee II 676n
preferred pagan to rabbinical methods II 545
prepared to meet opposition I 272
on rules of secrecy I 299
scientific education of I 487; II 649
takes blame for misunderstandings I 163n
taught (in 1880) two Europeans portion of Secret Doctrine I xviii
teachings difficult for I 23; II 438
transmits what she learned I xxxvii, 318; II 438
writes for the future I xxxvii; II 334, 442
----- "About the Mineral Monad"
explains evolution of monads I 176-8
perception in minerals & plants I 455
----- "Do the Adepts Deny the Nebular Theory?"
composition of Sun I 528 &n
matter of comets, Sun I 593-4
validity of nebular theory I 590
----- Isis Unveiled
criticized I xlv-vi, 231n
errors in, [See Mahatma Letters, p 45] II 640
personal god not in I 57
Secret Doctrine & I vii, xli-ii; II 51
quoted or referred to:
akasa, ether, astral light I 338n, 341
Amenti, Gehenna I 463n
anthropomorphism not in I 579n
ape a bastard human I 185n; II 262
ark, argha symbol II 461
astral light, anima mundi I 104, 196-7
Atlantis II 221-2, 384, 496
Babylonia & India II 203
barren & fertile periods II 74
Brewster on light I 580
Brotherhood saves ancient works I xxiii-iv
Cain, Seth, genealogy of II 125, 127, 391n
chronology, Eastern II 73
civilization & savagery II 430, 722
Codex Nazaraeus q in I 248n
cosmic struggle for life I 202-3
cosmogenesis I 3-4, 340-1, 343
cross, ancient symbol II 556-7
cycles I 3-4, 202, 641; II 214, 330n
decimals, antiquity of I 360-1; II 37n
deluge, seven meanings of II 144-5
Eastern Ethiopians II 417
Eden, Garden of II 202-3, 496
electricity, various names for I 338n
embryonic stages in II 187, 259 &n
Enoch II 532 &n, 533
evolution I 332; II xvi, 153, 170, 190
Ezekiel's wheel II 128-9
Father Felix q I 670
Flood, Noah, Xisuthrus II 222
Gan-duniyas or Babylonia II 202
genii of seven planets I 198
globe chain taught in I 231-2n
Gnostics, Nazarenes I 197
Gnostic systems in II 96n
gravitation doubted in I 490
Great Breath I 43
Great Pyramid I 317n
Ialdabaoth I 449n
IAO, Iaho, Jaho II 465, 540-1
Jehovah is Adam & Eve II 125n
Jews, origin of I 115n, 313n
Jodhevah or Jehovah II 128-9
Kadeshuth dance II 460-1
Kulluka-Bhatta on Aryans, Egyptians II 746
Levi's six-pointed star II 533
light I 579-80
links ancient & modern thought II 630n
memory of past lost II 430
mighty builders fr India II 417
Moses' esoteric religion crushed I 320n
Moses-Sargon story I 319-20n
Mother, Ilus, Hyle I 82
Nabatheans, Maimonides re II 455n
nought or cipher II 554
old book described I xlii
Ophiomorphos II 389
periodical births of saviors I 657
phallicism in Catholicism II 85
pitris & present man II 91n
prehistoric civilizations II 430
primordial worlds I 246n
races & elements II 220
recapitulation of embryo II 187-9
Sacred Island I 209; II 220-1
Satan discussed I 416; II 478
science must follow Hermetists I 625
sciences yet undiscovered II 130
scope of teaching in II 496-7
serpent emblem of wisdom II 214
seven planetary chambers I 568
seven principles in I 197, 231-2n
seven turns of key I xxxviii
sons of Jacob II 211-12
soulless men amongst us I 234-5n
sunken continents II 221-4
Sun's matter I 499
tetragram II 557
theology vs truth II 377
Tiphereth II 214
tree of evolution II 259n
universe created fr water I 344-5
Unseen Universe on ether I 462
the Unutterable II 190
Vamadeva Modelyar q I 376-7
Votan, Dracontia, Druids II 380
War in Heaven (Codex Naz.) I 194-6
war of magicians (Atlantis) II 222
yugas, etc I 655-6
zodiac in II 502n
----- "Is the Sun Merely a Cooling Mass?" I 530n, 541
composition of Sun I 528 &n
elements in the Sun I 583
----- "Leaflets from Esoteric History"
Egyptian & Atlantean knowledge II 436 &n
Greeks, Romans, Atlanteans II 743 &n
India, Americas land-connected II 327
written fr words of a Master II 327
----- Lucifer Magazine
Egyptian bas-reliefs II 558-9
whole cosmogony not given out I 168
----- ["Notes on 'A Land of Mystery' "]
sunken Pacific continent II 788-9
----- , ed., ["Reply to an English FTS"] II 436n
cometary substance different I 142, 597
----- The Secret Doctrine
all that can be given I xxxviii, 306-7
belongs to no faith I viii
bulwarked against attacks I 278-9
contains translation fr Senzar I 23
described I vii-viii, xxxviii-ix, xlv; II 437
Evening Telegraph on II 441n
found in thousands of Sanskrit MSS I xxiii
gap of forty-three Stanzas in I 478
gives only three or four of seven keys II 797
Isis Unveiled & I vii, xxxviii, xli-ii
method of II 796-8
mistakes likely in I 272; II 640
purpose of II 449, 451, 742
purpose of Addenda I 279, 298-9, 477-81
reliability of II 437-46
student to use intuition I 278
teachings antedate Vedas I xxxvii
twentieth century will vindicate I xxxvii; II 442
two volumes do not complete I vii
Volume II describes fourth-round man I 22; II 68n
Volume III [never published] I xl, 11, 76
Volume III treats of Mysteries II 437
Volumes III & IV may not appear II 798
withholds more than it gives out I 278
----- "The Septenary Principle . . ."
on "thread doctrine" I 610
on various manus II 307-9
----- "Transmigration of the Life Atoms"
on the life principle II 672-3 &nn
----- "What is Matter and What is Force?"
seven stages of matter I 560

MO Bleknabb [[Norse]] (blayk-neb) [pale beak] Eagle, the giant Rasvalg

SD INDEX Blind(s)

anagrammatic II 580
conceal real mysteries II 310
enumeration of dvipas a II 322
in Jewish worship II 127-8, 473, 564
manus a II 308n

SD INDEX Blind Faith

vs adepts' knowledge I 612
vs karma-nemesis II 304-5
theologians take all on I 669

SD INDEX Blind Forces

design in the seemingly I 277
evolution & II 648-55
there are no I 274

SD INDEX Bliss. See Moksha, Nirvana, etc

SD INDEX Blochmann, Dr H., translator, Ain-i-Akbari [by Abu'l Fazl `Allam], Akbar's interest in various sects I xxiv &n


Abel's "murder" & II 273n, 388, 469
ankh, soul, life & II 600n
Cain's & Abel's II 43-4n, 390
circulation of solar I 541-2
earliest man needed no I 609
essence of life I 538
mankind of one II 421n
of a pure man II 427 &n
Richardson on I 531
solar vitality fluid & I 541-2
spirit & water &, (John) I 570-1n
water is, of Earth II 43n, 400 &n

SD INDEX Bloomfield-Moore, Clara Jessup,

efforts of, in behalf of truth I 556
Keely's commercial failure I 558n
Keely's neutral center I 556-7
----- "Keely's Secrets" [Theosophical Siftings]
potential of Keely's discoveries I 560-2
----- "Psychic Force & Etheric Force"
Keely a benefactor I 559-60
----- "The New Philosophy"
Keely on sound, color I 564-5

VS midnight Blossom of Buddha (I 33) [[p. 13]] Adeptship the "blossom of Bodhisattva."

VS they Blossom forth (III 21) [[p. 63]] A reference to human passions and sins which are slaughtered during the trials of the novitiate, and serve as well-fertilized soil in which "holy germs" or seeds of transcendental virtues may germinate. Pre-existing or innate virtues, talents or gifts are regarded as having been acquired in a previous birth. Genius is without exception a talent or aptitude brought from another birth.

SD INDEX Blue & Red Races, destroyed II 192

SD INDEX Blumenbach, J. F., on Malay race II 328

TG B'ne Alhim. or Beni Elohim (Heb.). "Sons of God", literally or more correctly "Sons of the gods", as Elohim is the plural of Eloah. A group of angelic powers referable by analogy to the Sephira Hod. [W.W.W.]

SD INDEX Bnei Elohim, Bne' Aleim, B'ne Alhim (Heb). See also Sons of God

assist creator I 440
elohim become, including Satan II 390
have existed & do exist II 374-6
host of I 412, 440
reveal mysteries to wives II 229
zodiac & II 23

SD INDEX Bnei-Israel (Heb), Afghans call themselves II 200n

SD INDEX Bnei-Menashsheh (Heb), tribe of Khojar Tartars II 200n

SD INDEX Bnei-Shamash (Heb) ["Children of the Sun"], Vatican's secret works & II 506

SD INDEX Boar. See also Avatara, Varaha

avatara I 368 &n, 369; II 53, 75, 321
Brahma assumes shape of II 252
Buddha dying of pork & I 368-9n
Vayu Purana on I 368-9n

SD INDEX Boat(s). See also Solar Boat

third race built, before houses II 399n

TG Boat of the Sun. This sacred solar boat was called Sekti, and it was steered by the dead. With the Egyptians the highest exaltation of the Sun was in Aries and the depression in Libya. (See "Pharaoh", the "Son of the Sun".) A blue light -- which is the "Sun's Son" -- is seen streaming from the bark. The ancient Egyptians taught that the real colour of the Sun was blue, and Macrobius also states that his colour is of a pure blue before he reaches the horizon and after he disappears below. It is curious to note in this relation the fact that it is only since 1881 that physicists and astronomers discovered that "our Sun is really blue". Professor Langley devoted many years to ascertaining the fact. Helped in this by the magnificent scientific apparatus of physical science, he has succeeded finally in proving that the apparent yellow-orange colour of the Sun is due only to the effect of absorption exerted by its atmosphere of vapours, chiefly metallic; but that in sober truth and reality, it is not "a white Sun but a blue one", i.e., something which the Egyptian priests had discovered without any known scientific instruments, many thousands of years ago!

TG Boaz (Heb.). The great-grandfather of David. The word is from B, meaning "in", and oz "strength", a symbolic name of one of the pillars at the porch of King Solomon's temple. [W.W.W.]

SD INDEX Boaz [2 Chron 3:17; 1 Kings 7:21]

Jakin &, good & evil II 497
left pillar in Solomon's temple II 461

SD INDEX Bode, J. E., many worlds inhabited II 706

SKv Bodha, Bodhi Bodha is innate understanding and intelligence, the capacity of spiritual perception; derived from the verb-root budh -- to awaken, to enlighten. Bodhi, derived from the same root, is 'illumination,' 'perfect wisdom.' The Bodhi-tree, under which legend says the Buddha attained perfect enlightenment, is mystically that source of wisdom which a man who meditates on the divinity within may attain. In India this Bodhi-tree or Tree of Wisdom is symbolized by the sacred fig-tree (Ficus religiosa).

SD INDEX Bodha (Skt), & Buddha, buddhi I xix

TG Bodha-Bodhi (Sk.). Wisdom-knowledge.

TG Bodhi or Sambodhi (Sk.). Receptive intelligence, in contradistinction to Buddhi, which is the potentiality of intelligence.

VS Bodhi [[p. 29]] True, divine Wisdom.

OG Bodhi -- (Sanskrit) This word comes from the root budh, meaning "to awaken." It is the state when man has so emptied his mind that it is filled only with the self itself, with the selfless selfhood of the eternal. Then he realizes the ineffable visions of reality, of pure truth. The man who reaches this state is called a buddha, and the organ in and by which it is manifested, is termed buddhi.

SP Bodhi -- awakening or enlightenment.

SD INDEX Bodhi (Skt)

trance condition or samadhi I xix
tree II 589

TG Bodhidharma (Sk.). Wisdom-religion; or the wisdom contained in Dharma (ethics). Also the name of a great Arhat Kshatriya (one of the warrior-caste), the son of a king. It was Panyatara, his guru, who "gave him the name Bodhidharma to mark his understanding (bodhi) of the Law (dharma) of Buddha". (Chin. San. Dict.). Bodhidharma, who flourished in the sixth century, travelled to China, whereto he brought a precious relic, namely, the almsbowl of the Lord Buddha.

SKv Bodhi-dharma, Bodhisattva Bodhi-dharma is 'wisdom-religion,' or the spiritual ethics and laws and truths that have existed throughout eternity. Theosophy may be called Bodhi-dharma. The original source of all the great religions and philosophies of the world is Bodhi-dharma. A Bodhi-sattva is 'one whose very essence or sattva has become an incarnation of wisdom or Bodhi,' in other words, a human Ego who has become fully conscious of its inner divinity. In exoteric Buddhism a Bodhisattva stands one step below a Buddha.

TG Bodhi Druma (Sk.). The Bo or Bodhi tree; the tree of "knowledge", the Pippala or ficus religiosa in botany. It is the tree under which Sakyamuni meditated for seven years and then reached Buddhaship. It was originally 400 feet high, it is claimed; but when Hiouen-Tsang saw it, about the year 640 of our era, it was only 50 feet high. Its cuttings have been carried all over the Buddhist world and are planted in front of almost every Vihara or temple of fame in China, Siam, Ceylon, and Tibet.

SD INDEX Bodhi-mur [Bodhimor] (Tib), on essence of fire & flame I 6

TG Bodhisattva (Sk.). Lit., "he, whose essence (sattva) has become intelligence (bodhi)"; those who need but one more incarnation to become perfect Buddhas, i.e., to be entitled to Nirvana. This, as applied to Manushi (terrestrial) Buddhas. In the metaphysical sense, Bodhisattva is a title given to the sons of the celestial Dhyani Buddhas.

VS Bodhisattva (III 33) [[p. 71]] A Bodhisattva is, in the hierarchy, less than a "perfect Buddha." In the exoteric parlance these two are very much confused. Yet the innate and right popular perception, owing to that self-sacrifice, has placed a Bodhisattva higher in its reverence than a Buddha.

VS Bodhisattvas twain (III 26) [[p. 66]] In the Northern Buddhist symbology, Amitabha or "Boundless Space" (Parabrahm) is said to have in his paradise two Bodhisattvas Kwan-shi-yin and Tashishi who ever radiate light over the three worlds where they lived, including our own (vide 27), in order to help with this light (of knowledge) in the instruction of Yogis, who will, in their turn, save men. Their exalted position in Amitabha's realm is due to deeds of mercy performed by the two, as such Yogis, when on earth, says the allegory.

FY Boddhisatwas, Egos evolving towards Buddhahood.

WG Bodisattva, one who has perfect wisdom as his essence, and who will attain in only one or a certain number of births to the state of a Buddha; the terrestrial correspondent of a Dhyani-Buddha, a human Buddha.

OG Bodhisattva -- (Sanskrit) A compound word: literally "he whose essence (sattva) has become intelligence (bodhi)." As explained exoterically, a bodhisattva means one who in another incarnation or in a few more incarnations will become a buddha. A bodhisattva from the standpoint of the occult teachings is more than that. When a man, a human being, has reached the state where his ego becomes conscious, fully so, of its inner divinity, becomes clothed with the buddhic ray -- where, so to say, the personal man has put on the garments of inner immortality in actuality, on this earth, here and now -- that man is a bodhisattva. His higher principles have nearly reached nirvana. When they do so finally, such a man is a buddha, a human buddha, a manushya-buddha. Obviously, if such a bodhisattva were to reincarnate, in the next incarnation or in a very few future incarnations thereafter, he would be a manushya-buddha. A buddha, in the esoteric teaching, is one whose higher principles can learn nothing more. They have reached nirvana and remain there; but the spiritually awakened personal man, the bodhisattva, the person made semi-divine to use popular language, instead of choosing his reward in the nirvana of a less degree, remains on earth out of pity and compassion for inferior beings, and becomes what is called a nirmanakaya. In a very mystical part of the esoteric philosophy, a bodhisattva is the representative on earth of a dhyani-buddha or celestial buddha -- in other words, one who has become an incarnation or expression of his own divine monad.

SP Bodhisattva -- a being on the path to enlightenment or buddhahood.

SD INDEX Bodhisattva(s) (Skt). See also Avalokitesvara, Kwan-shai-yin

anupadaka [aupapaduka] I 52
brahmanas or I 572
Buddhas in world of form I 572
Buddhists worship human II 34n
Chenresi a II 178-9
chhayas of dhyani-buddhas I 571-2
human dhyani-buddhas I 42; II 34n
initiation produces I 109
primeval matter as seen by I 69
sent in every round, race I 42, 571
superhuman, emanate monads I 571-3
Virgin Mary w lilies & I 379 &n

TG Bodhyanga (Sk.). Lit., the seven branches of knowledge or understanding. One of the 37 categories of the Bodhi pakchika dharma, comprehending seven degrees of intelligence (esoterically, seven states of consciousness), and these are (1) Smriti, "memory" (2) Dharma pravitchaya, "correct understanding" or discrimination of the Law; (3) Virya, "energy" (4) Priti, "spiritual joy" (5) Prasrabdhi, "tranquillity" or quietude; (6) Samadhi, "ecstatic contemplation" and (7) Upeksha "absolute indifference".

MO Bodvild [[Norse]] (beud-vild) Daughter of King Nidud

VS lunar Body (I 29) [[p. 11]] The astral form produced by the Kamic principle, the Kama rupa or body of desire.

VS mind-Body (I 30) [[p. 11]] Manasa rupa. The first refers to the astral or personal Self; the second to the individuality or the reincarnating Ego whose consciousness on our plane or the lower Manas has to be paralyzed.

SD INDEX Body (ies) I 265. See also Astral Body, Rupas, Sthula-Sarira

astral, before physical II 1, 660 &n
astral, in kama-loka II 374n
built of interstellar atoms I 632-3
Carlyle on, as a miracle I 212
changes every seven years I 262-3n
of dhyani-chohans I 222n, 259
fifth race first symmetrical II 294
fleshly, numbing weight on soul I 275
former & future human I 180-1, 609; II 195, 610 &n
four, of Brahma II 58-60
girdle of death II 235
of the gods I 489
healing process of II 166n
host of lives of I 225 &n, 261
human, not grossest principle I 260
initiate lives in astral II 499 &n
instrument of elementals I 294-5 &n
interrelated w all other I 511
irresponsible organ II 245, 302
man's, designed for a god II 302
no real principle II 616
not evolved fr animals I 211-12
Novalis on, as a temple I 212
one of three fires II 247
physical, shaped by lowest lives I 224
Sankara on nirvana & I 570
seven dhatus in human I 29
space filled w I 671
Space the, of the universe I 342
Spirit of Earth built physical II 241
spirit will animate new II 760
sunspot cycle reflected in I 541-2
swarming w bacteria I 260-3
thermal conditions & man's II 254
three principles needed to objectify I 59, 624n, 632n
tool of psychic, spiritual man II 302
Vishnu Purana on I 420
weightless in space I 502
Winchell on different I 607-8n

TG Boehme (Jacob). A great mystic philosopher, one of the most prominent Theosophists of the mediaeval ages. He was born about 1575 at Old Seidenburg, some two miles from Gorlitz (Silesia), and died in 1624, at nearly fifty years of age. In his boyhood he was a common shepherd, and, after learning to read and write in a village school, became an apprentice to a poor shoemaker at Gorlitz. He was a natural clairvoyant of most wonderful powers. With no education or acquaintance with science he wrote works which are now proved to be full of scientific truths; but then, as he says himself, what he wrote upon, he "saw it as in a great Deep in the Eternal." He had "a thorough view of the universe, as in a chaos", which yet opened itself in him, from time to time, as in a young plant". He was a thorough born Mystic, and evidently of a constitution which is most rare; one of those fine natures whose material envelope impedes in no way the direct, even if only occasional, intercommunion between the intellectual and the spiritual Ego. It is this Ego which Jacob Boehme, like so many other untrained mystics, mistook for God; "Man must acknowledge," he writes, "that his knowledge is not his own, but from God, who manifests the Ideas of Wisdom to the Soul of Man, in what measure he pleases." Had this great Theosophist mastered Eastern Occultism he might have expressed it otherwise. He would have known then that the "god" who spoke through his poor uncultured and untrained brain, was his own divine Ego, the omniscient Deity within himself, and that what that Deity gave out was not in what measure he pleased," but in the measure of the capacities of the mortal and temporary dwelling IT informed.

KT Boehme (Jacob). A mystic and great philosopher, one of the most prominent Theosophists of the mediaeval ages. He was born about 1575 at Old Diedenberg, some two miles from Gorlitz (Silesia), and died in 1624, being nearly fifty years old. When a boy he was a common shepherd, and, after learning to read and write in a village school, became an apprentice to a poor shoemaker at Gorlitz. He was a natural clairvoyant of the most wonderful power. With no education or acquaintance with science he wrote works which are now proved to be full of scientific truths; but these, as he himself says of what he wrote, he "saw as in a Great Deep in the Eternal." He had "a thorough view of the universe, as in chaos," which yet opened itself in him, from time to time, "as in a young planet," he says. He was a thorough born mystic, and evidently of a constitution which is most rare; one of those fine natures whose material envelope impedes in no way the direct, even if only occasional, intercommunication between the intellectual and spiritual Ego. It is this Ego which Jacob Boehme, as so many other untrained mystics, mistook for God. "Man must acknowledge," he writes, "that his knowledge is not his own, but from God, who manifests the Ideas of Wisdom to the Soul of Man in what measure he pleases." Had this great Theosophist been born 300 years later he might have expressed it otherwise. He would have known that the "God" who spoke through his poor uncultured and untrained brain was his own Divine Ego, the omniscient Deity within himself, and that what that Deity gave out was not "what measure he pleased," but in the measure of the capacities of the mortal and temporary dwelling IT informed.

SD INDEX Boehme, Jakob

great occultist II 595
Newton derived gravity fr I 494
nursling of nirmanakayas I 494
----- The Aurora
seven fountain spirits II 630, 634
----- Signatura Rerum
nature's seven properties II 595, 634

SD INDEX Boeotia(ns)

held Deukalion ancestor of man II 519
spelled Zeus "Deus" II 582
submerged II 270n

SD INDEX Boethius, A. M. S., Ars Geometriae, Pythagorean one & nought I 361

SD INDEX Bogaterey [Bogatiry] (Russ) [giants], Russian legends of II 754-5

SD INDEX Bogoluboff, Professor, on cells I 249n

SD INDEX Bohme, Jacob. See Boehme

SD INDEX Bois-Reymond. See Du Bois-Reymond

SD INDEX Boker [boqer] (Heb), dawn or morning II 252n

SD INDEX Bolivia, giant ruins in II 745, 752

PV Bolon ti ku [[Quiche]] The god-Nine, the Nine Lords of the Night, who cooperate with god-Thirteen (Oxlahunoc) in cosmic work. The Nine Lords of the Night are headed by the old Fire god, the oldest in the Maya pantheon, who is the divine nahual of Vucup Hunahpu, or the Seven Ahpu.

TG Bona-Oma, or Bona Dea. A Roman goddess, the patroness of female Initiates and Occultists. Called also Fauna after her father Faunus. She was worshipped as a prophetic and chaste divinity, and her cult was confined solely to women, men not being allowed to even pronounce her name. She revealed her oracles only to women, and the ceremonies of her Sanctuary (a grotto in the Aventine) were conducted by the Vestals, every 1st of May. Her aversion to Men was so great that no male person was permitted to approach the house of the consuls where her festival was sometimes held, and even the portraits and the busts of men were carried out for the time from the building. Clodius, who once profaned such a sacred festival by entering the house of Caesar where it was held, in a female disguise, brought grief upon himself. Flowers and foliage decorated her temple and women made libations from a vessel (mellarium) full of milk. It is not true that the mellarium contained wine, as asserted by some writers, who being men thus tried to revenge themselves.

TG Bonati, Guido. A Franciscan monk, born at Florence in the XIIIth century and died in 1306. He became an astrologer and alchemist, but failed as a Rosicrucian adept. He returned after this to his monastery.

SD INDEX Bone(s)

animals w II 105, 183
enormous human, in America II 337
Genesis & II 193
huge, of fifth race II 293
men w, & boneless men II 91-2, 105
no human, at Dauphine II 277
paleolithic II 716, 720
phosphorus for present II 72
scarcity of human II 686

SD INDEX Boneless (Race)

ethereal man was II 149
gave life to men w bones II 90-1, 105
incorporeal creator II 241
mind-born were II 156
primitive race was I 583n
rib of Adam & II 193
second race called II 164-5
self-born or II 171
in Stanzas II 91-2, 105, 156, 165, 171, 183

TG Bono, Peter. A Lombardian; a great adept in the Hermetic Science, who travelled to Persia to study Alchemy. Returning from his voyage he settled in Intra in 1330, and became famous as a Rosicrucian. A Calabrian monk named Lacinius is credited with having published in 1702 a condensed version of Bono's works on the transmutation of metals. There is, however, more of Lacinius than of Bono in the work. Bono was a genuine adept and an Initiate; and such do not leave their secrets behind them in MSS.

SD INDEX Bons (Tibetan dugpas), swastika on idols of II 586


TG Boodhasp (Chald.). An alleged Chaldean; but in esoteric reaching it Buddhist (a Bodhisattva), from the East, who was the founder of the esoteric school of Neo-Sabeism, and whose secret rite of baptism passed bodily into the Christian rite of the same name. For almost three centuries before our era, Buddhist monks overran the whole country of Syria, made their way into the Mesopotamian valley and visited even Ireland. the name Feyho and Faho of the Codex Nazaraeus is but a corruption of Fho, Fo and Pho, the name which the Chinese, Tibetans and even Nepaulese often give to Buddha.

SD INDEX Book(s) I xix

Alexandrian & Chinese, destroyed II 692
Brahmanical, made accessible I 270
of prophecies I xliii-iv
seven, stolen fr ark II 612-13
theosophical, & pretended authority I xix
very old, described in Isis Unveiled I xlii-iii

SD INDEX Book of Al-Chazari [Khazari]. See Ha-Levi

quoted II 40, 41, 234

SD INDEX Book of Ali, Turkish phoenix in II 617

SD INDEX Book of Changes, celestial numbers in II 35

SD INDEX Book of Concealed Mystery. SeeSiphra' di-Tseni`utha'

TG Book of the Dead. An ancient Egyptian ritualistic and occult work attributed to Thot-Hermes. Found ill the coffins of ancient mummies

WGa Book of the Dead, an Egyptian ritualistic work found on mummies, and parts of which are given in Egyptian paintings. It represents in great part the supposed trial of the soul after the death of the body, and in fact refers to the imperishable records of a man's life in the Astral Light, and the effects in nature of his thoughts and acts, by all of which he is self-judged.

SD INDEX Book (Liber) of Drushim. See Luria, I.

SD INDEX Book of Dzyan II 46, 113, 220, 375, 759.See also Stanzas of Dzyan

central Sun, Fohat, etc I 201
Djan, Dzan or I xx n
the eternal pilgrim I 16-17 &n
evolution of man II 241
Great Mother & numerical values I 434
language of, unknown I xxxvii
motion, spirit, matter I 258
number seven in I 674
original Senzar commentaries on I 23
Stanzas of I 27-34; II 15-21
treats of our planetary system I 13
unheard of I viii, xxii
unknown animals in II 254
why many Stanzas of, omitted I 478

SD INDEX Book of Enoch

agrees w archaic doctrine II 267n, 537
angels of, & gandharvas compared II 584
antiquity of II 506, 530-1
apocryphal II 454, 529, 531
book of initiation II 229, 535
John an edited version of II 497
Jude quotes fr II 230, 482, 531
Ludolph & Bruce on II 531
Pistis Sophia quotes fr II 535
plagiarisms fr II 229, 482-5, 531
rejected by church II 535
Revelation version of II 484-5, 497, 510
scientists scoffed at II 531-2
Adam, Cain, Abel II 124-5
angelic Fall II 283, 529
angels of I 523n
Azaziel transgressing angel II 376
cataclysms II 314, 533-4
everlasting king II 483n
giants II 762
inclination of axis II 145, 533, 726
Jacob's ladder II 281n
Moon shall change its laws II 533
Uriel re Sun & Moon I 609; II 533

SD INDEX Book of God. See Kenealy, Dr Edward

SD INDEX Book of Hammannunah (q in Zohar), Earth, day, & night II 28n, 773

SD INDEX Book(s) of Hermes II 25, 36-7, 506. See also Divine Pymander

SD INDEX Book of Jasher I 577

SD INDEX Book of Jude. See Jude

SD INDEX Book of Numbers (Kabbala)

Samael (Satan) is St Michael II 378
three races in II 397

SD INDEX Book of Numbers. See Chaldean Book of Numbers

SD INDEX Book of Rules on the element-language I 464

SD INDEX Book of Ruth and Schadash (in Zohar), B'ne Aleim II 376

SD INDEX Book of Sarparajni [Aitareya Brahmana V iv], fiery dragon in infinity I 74

SD INDEX Book of "The Aphorisms of Tson-ka-pa" I 635

SD INDEX Book of the Beginnings, A. See Massey, G.

SD INDEX Book of the Dead (Egy)

cosmogony of Secret Doctrine in I 674
geom figures & numbers used in I 66
Kabbala &, on seven principles II 633
many interpretations of I 311
occult chapter of I 403
reincarnation in I 227
rounds, on early II 634-5
after-death states in I 674n
ancestral heart I 220
Apophis II 588 &n
chaos ceases thru the ray I 231
creators of man, many-shaped II 634-5
crocodile in I 219-20; II 577, 580 &n
"Day Come to Us" I 134n
defunct man as crocodile I 219-20
dragons "sons of rebellion" II 386
egg of universe I 359, 360, 364-5
Fohat is Toum I 673 &n
Great Green One or Vach, Deep I 434
Horus fights Set II 283n
Horus w crocodile head II 577
"I am the Lotus," etc I 380
"I am the mouse" explained II 635
"I see the forms of myself" I 220
manifestation, beginning of I 330
monsters on Earth II 52
number seven in I 674; II 35
Osiris creates own limbs I 231, 312
Osiris double crocodile II 580n
Osiris, Moon & conception I 228
Ra as egg of Seb I 360, 364-5
reaping in Field of Aanroo I 236n
Seb lays egg-universe I 359
serpent as hierophant II 213
seven primeval men II 3
Shoo & children of rebellion I 364
Shoo as Ra II 545-6
Thoth I 675; II 538n
three & four wicked flames I 237
Toum divider of Earth I 674
Typhon or dragon II 385
War in Heaven II 386
wheat, origin & symbol of II 374 &n
Woman-light I 403

SD INDEX Book of the Generations of Adam (Genesis 5)

Adam begat Seth II 125
Adam is male-female II 125
Hanoch had the II 532n
man in image of God II 134

TG Book of the Keys. An ancient Kabbalistic work.

KT Book of the Keys. An ancient Kabalistic work. The original is no longer extant, though there may be spurious and disfigured copies and forgeries of it.

SD INDEX Book of the Keys [Divine Pymander ch 13], unity makes ten, & ten makes unity I 90n

SD INDEX Book of the 10,000 Precepts. See Mani Kumbum

SD INDEX Book of the Various Names of the Nile.See Taifashi

SD INDEX Book of [the] Wisdom [of Solomon] II 705

Deus non fecit mortem II 422
souls are pre-existent II 111

SD INDEX Books of Knowledge II 705

SD INDEX Books of Moses. See Mosaic Books, Pentateuch

SD INDEX Books of Thoth


version of one of II 267n
seven primeval men II 3

SD INDEX Boonere [Buner], Afghan tribe in II 200n

SD INDEX Bopaveda [Bopadeva, Vopadeva] Sanskrit grammarian, on Moon plant II 590

SD INDEX Bopp, Franz, laid down phonetic laws I xxxii

SD INDEX Bordj (Pers) Mount, myth about I 341 &n

SD INDEX Boreas (Gk) North Wind

Astarte & I 468
destroys Persian fleet I 467
god of snows II 7, 11
Jewish name for I 467
Jupiter, Jehovah & I 468
King of Hyperboreans son of II 771

TG Borj (Pers.). The Mundane Mountain, a volcano or fire-mountain; the same as the Indian Meru.

SD INDEX Borlase, Dr William, on Druids & Persian magi II 756


geologically of recent formation II 789
pile villages of II 716n
remnant of sunken continent II 222
wild men of, Lemuro-Atlantean II 195-6n

TG Borri, Joseph Francis. A great Hermetic philosopher, born at Milan in the 17th century. He was an adept, an alchemist and a devoted occultist. He knew too much and was, therefore, condemned to death for heresy, in January, 1661, after the death of Pope Innocent X. He escaped and lived many years after, when finally he was recognised by a monk in a Turkish Village, denounced, claimed by the Papal Nuncio, taken back to Rome and imprisoned, August 10th, 1675. But facts show that he escaped from his prison in a way no one could account for.

TG Borsippa (Chald.). The planet-tower, wherein Bel was worshipped in the days when astrolaters were the greatest astronomers. It was dedicated to Nebo, god of Wisdom. (See "Birs Nimrud".)

SD INDEX Borsippa, Nebo worshiped at II 456

SD INDEX Bory de St Vincent, J. B. II 646

SD INDEX Boscovich, Ruggiero Giuseppe, sees atoms as centers of force I 507

SD INDEX Bossuet, Jacques Benigne

on cosmocratores or world bearers I 331
ideas on a star that falls II 485
----- Elevations . . .
original sin cause of idolatry II 279

SD INDEX Bosuage. See Basnage

SD INDEX Botanists

origin of wheat unknown to II 373-4
searching for nerves of plants I 49


Australian flora ancient II 196-7
evidence for Atlantis II 322n, 739
nodes of, & astronomy I 320
pyramidal shape of pines II 594
science needs occult I 262
second race procreation & II 116

TG Both-al (Irish). The Both-al of the Irish is the descendant and copy of the Greek Batylos and the Beth-el of Canaan, the "house of God" (q.v.).

SD INDEX Bo-Tree, of wisdom & knowledge I 523

SD INDEX Bottomless Pit

eternal fire of I 338n
Lucifer hurled down into II 237n

SD INDEX Boucheporn, R. C., Baron de, collision of Earth w comet II 330

SD INDEX Boucher de Crevecoeur de Perthes, J.

fossil man discovered by II 277, 675
man dates fr Miocene II 714n
----- Antiquites celtiques . . .
Littre's comments on II 738-9

SD INDEX Bouh, Sarmatian four-letter god II 602

SD INDEX Bouilland [Bouillaud], Ismael (1605-1694)

Bailly cites lunar motion of I 667n

SD INDEX Bouilland [Bouillaud], J. B. (1796-1881)

----- [Astronomia philolaica]
derides Edison's phonograph II 784n

SD INDEX Boulanger, Nicolas A., Regne des Dieux, kings, demigods, etc II 372-3

SD INDEX Boulaq [Bulaq Museum]

mummy of Sesostris found at I xxixn
Theban triad depicted at II 464

SD INDEX Boundless. See also All, One, Parabrahman, Space, That, Time

Aditi as I 99
cannot create I 7
cannot will, think, act I 354
circle of, time I 113-14; II 488, 549
darkness I 40, 98, 327, 354; II 488
En-Soph I 109, 354
expansion, contraction in II 42-3
gave birth to Limit II 233
has no relation to conditioned I 56; II 556
Light of the Gnostics I 577
no number I 98
not a finger's breadth of void in I 289
principle I 14
ray of, penetrates Mundane Egg I 354
space & circle I 98, 113
spiritual monad is I 177

SD INDEX Bourbourg, de. See Brasseur de

SD INDEX Bourdin, Jules, protested theories of Clausius I 587n

SD INDEX Bourgeois, Abbe, Compte Rendu du Congres . . .

flints of II 723, 752n
man's origin in Miocene II 288, 675, 714n, 751-2
monkey later than man II 749n

SD INDEX Bourges, A., [Philosophie contemporaine . . .], consciousness & physical nature II 654

SD INDEX Bourguignon d'Anville, J. B., Geographie ancienne . . ., one-eyed Scythian race II 769n

SD INDEX Bovey Tracey, extinct lake. See also Pengelly

Miocene subtropical plants at II 726