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List of Title Abbreviations (in alphabetical order)

WG Dhairya, fortitude, firmness.

SD INDEX Dhairya (Skt), fortitude II 528

SD INDEX Dhaivata (Skt), quality of sound I 534

KT Dhammapada (Sans.) A work containing various aphorisms from the Buddhist Scriptures.

SD INDEX Dhammapada (Pali) ["Path of Dharma"] tanha, maker of tabernacle II 110


GH Dhananjaya (or Dhanamjaya) A name of Arjuna. (Compound dhana, prize, wealth, riches; jaya, winner, conqueror: hence 'winner of the prize' or 'conqueror of wealth.' Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 16)

TG Dharana (Sk.). That state in Yoga practice when the mind has, to be fixed unflinchingly on some object of meditation.

VS Dharana (I 3) [[p. 1]] Dharana, is the intense and perfect concentration of the mind upon some one interior object, accompanied by complete abstraction from everything pertaining to the external Universe, or the world of the senses.

VS Dharana (I 37) [[p. 19]] See number 3.

TG Dharani (Sk.). In Buddhism -- both Southern and Northern -- and also in Hinduism, it means simply a mantra or mantras -- sacred verses from the Rig Veda. In days of old these mantras or Dharani were all considered mystical and practically efficacious in their use. At present, however, it is the Yogacharya school alone which proves the claim in practice. When chanted according to given instructions a Dharani produces wonderful effects. Its occult power, however, does not reside in the words but in the inflexion or accent given and the resulting sound originated thereby. (See "Mantra" and "Akasa").

WG Dhananjaya, a title of Arjuna in the Bhagavad-Gita; an epithet of Soma; a particular vital air which nourishes the body. (dhanam, booty, wealth; jaya, conquering: conquering wealth.)

WG Dharana, maintaining, supporting, upholding; steadfast concentration. (See Yoga.)

OG Dharana -- (Sanskrit) A state in the practice of yoga as taught in Hindustan when the mind or percipient intelligence is held with inflexible firmness, with fortitude of soul, and with indomitable resolution upon the object of investigation to be attained through this form of yoga practice. (See also Samadhi)

SKv Dharana The intense and steady mental concentration directed to some subject of thought with the mind and heart absolutely freed at the time from the disturbances of sense attractions. Dharana is derived from the verb-root dhri -- to direct one's attention, to maintain, to resolve.

TG Dharma (Sk.). The sacred Law; the Buddhist Canon.

WG Dharma, law; duty; religion; good works; custom, usage, correct course of conduct; natural action of anything under its laws; virtue.

OG Dharma -- (Sanskrit) A noun derived from the verbal root dhri. The meaning is right religion, right philosophy, right science, and the right union of these three; hence the Law per se. It also means equity, justice, conduct, duty, and similar things. It has also a secondary meaning of an essential or characteristic quality or peculiarity; and here its significance approaches closely to that of svabhava. The duty of a man, for instance, is his dharma, that which is set or prescribed or natural to him to do.

SKo Dharma That which is maintained or decreed, hence Law per se; derived from the verb-root dhri -- to establish, to hold. Dharma is Truth, the essence of religion, philosophy, and science. Dharma is the ethical doctrine of the Buddhist religion. Its precepts are justice, harmony, equity, and virtue.

SP Dharma -- sacred law, religion, or duty.

SD INDEX Dharma (Skt) law, duty, religion. See alsoLaws of Manu

Kama, son of, & Sraddha II 176
motto of the Theosophical Society & I xli; II 798

TG Dharmachakra (Sk.). Lit., The turning of the "wheel of the Law". The emblem of Buddhism as a system of cycles and rebirths or reincarnations.

VS These vestures are: Nirmanakaya, Sambhoga- Kaya, and Dharmakaya, robe Sublime (II 21) [[p. 32]] Ibid. [[To I, 20 - See Buddhas of Compassion.]]

TG Dharmakaya (Sk.). Lit., "the glorified spiritual body" called the "Vesture of Bliss". The third, or highest of the Trikaya (Three Bodies), the attribute developed by every "Buddha", i.e., every initiate who has crossed or reached the end of what is called the "fourth Path" (in esotericism the sixth "portal" prior to his entry on the seventh). The highest of the Trikaya, it is the fourth of the Buddhaketya, or Buddhic planes of consciousness, represented figuratively in Buddhist asceticism as a robe or vesture of luminous Spirituality. In popular Northern Buddhism these vestures or robes are: (1) Nirmanakaya, (2) Sambhogakaya, (3) and Dharmakaya, the last being the highest and most sublimated of all, as it places the ascetic on the threshold of Nirvana. (See, however, the Voice of the Silence, page 96, Glossary for the true esoteric meaning.)

VS Dharmakaya (II 37) [[p. 42]] Vide infra, Part III. 34. [[See Buddhas of Compassion.]]

WGa Dharmakaya, the "glorified spiritual body" developed by every Buddha; the body of the law, not as a collection of laws but as a body or vehicle obtained by practice of the precepts through countless incarnations.

OG Dharmakaya -- (Sanskrit) This is a compound of two words meaning the "continuance body," sometimes translated equally well (or ill) the "body of the Law" -- both very inadequate expressions, for the difficulty in translating these extremely mystical terms is very great. A mere correct dictionary-translation often misses the esoteric meaning entirely, and just here is where Occidental scholars make such ludicrous errors at times.

The first word comes from the root dhri, meaning "to support," "to sustain," "to carry," "to bear," hence "to continue"; also human laws are the agencies supposed to carry, support, sustain, civilization; the second element, kaya, means "body." The noun thus formed may be rendered the "body of the Law," but this phrase does not give the idea at all. It is that spiritual body or state of a high spiritual being in which the restricted sense of soulship and egoity has vanished into a universal (hierarchical) sense, and remains only in the seed, latent -- if even so much. It is pure consciousness, pure bliss, pure intelligence, freed from all personalizing thought.

In the Buddhism of Central Asia, the dharmakaya is the third and highest of the trikaya. The trikaya consists of (1) nirmanakaya, (2) sambhogakaya, and (3) dharmakaya. We may look upon these three states, all of them lofty and sublime, as being three vestures in which the consciousness of the entity clothes itself. In the dharmakaya vesture the initiate is already on the threshold of nirvana, if not indeed already in the nirvanic state. (See also Nirmanakaya, Sambhogakaya)


WG Dharma-megha, cloud of virtue; one of the ten Bhumis (earths, worlds) with Buddhists. (dharma, virtue; megha, cloud.)

WG Dharmana, accordant with nature; according to the established order of things.

TG Dharmaprabhasa (Sk.). The name of the Buddha who will appear during the seventh Root-race. (See "Ratnavabhasa Kalpa", when sexes will exist no longer).

WG Dharma-sastra, book of laws.

SKo Dharma-sastra, Manava-dharma-sastra A Dharma-sastra is a law-book; but it is also a general name given in India to all sacred scriptures. Dharma means 'law,' 'harmony' and 'truth,' and sastra is a 'scripture.' The Manavadharma-sastra or Dharma-sastra of Manu, is so named because the instructions contained therein are attributed to the first Mann of the human race. This work, often called in the West the 'Laws of Manu,' is the well-known and highly revered and ancient lawbook of India. It is not merely an ordinary law-book, but treats also of the origin and emanation of the Universe, of many metaphysical doctrines, of the after-death states, as well as of the art and science of government and ethics.

SD INDEX Dharma-savarni (Skt), a manu II 309

TG Dharmasmriti Upasthana (Sk.). A very long compound word containing a very mystical warning. "Remember, the constituents (of human nature) originate according to the Nidanas, and are not originally the Self", which means -- that, which the Esoteric Schools teach, and not the ecclesiastical interpretation.

TG Dharmsoka (Sk.). The name given to the first Asoka after his conversion to Buddhism, -- King Chandragupta, who served all his long life "Dharma", or the law of Buddha. King Asoka (the second) was not converted, but was born a Buddhist.

FY Dharmasoka, one of the kings of Magadha.

TG Dhatu (Pali). Relics of Buddha's body collected after his cremation.

FY Dhatu, the seven principal substances of the human body -- chyle, flesh, blood, fat, bones, marrow, semen.

SD INDEX Dhatu(s) (Skt) [layer, constituent element], seven substances in human body I 290

SD INDEX Dhimat (Skt), all-wise deity II 176n

WG Dhoti, the cloth wrapped around the loins of Hindus. It is from 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 yards long, and 2 or 3 feet broad. It is found represented upon the oldest frescoes and sculptures.

GH Dhrishtadyumna The brother of Draupadi son of Drupada, the king of Panchala. He was made the commander-in-chief of the Pandava army, and accomplished the death of Drona, after losing his own father in the great conflict. (Meaning of the word itself: confident in strength. Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 4)

GH Dhrishtaketu An ally of the Pandavas: son of Sisupala, the king of the land of the Chedis living in the district of the modern Bundelkhand (or Bundelcund). The Chedis were renowned for their attachment to ancient laws and institutions. (Meaning of the word itself: confident in clearness. Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 2)

WG Dhritarashtra, a blind king, one of the personalities in the Mahabharata, who allegorically represents material existence -- of which his blindness and thirst for prolonged life are typical. He is the first character prominently mentioned in the Bhagavad-Gita, where, being blind, he anxiously asks for particulars of the battle, the defeat of his side meaning that material existence will fall into insignificance. (dhrita, firm, supported; rashtra, kingdom: "whose empire is firm.")

GH Dhritarashtra The eldest son of Krishna Dvaipayana Vyasa and Ambika (widow of Vichitravirya) being born blind. He was the father by Gandhari of Duryodhana (the eldest of 100 sons), to whom he relinquished the government of his kingdom at Hastinapura. Therefore he sided with the Kauravas (i.e., the sons of Kuru, as Duryodhana and his followers were called) rather than with the Pandavas, the sons of his half-brother Pandu. Vyasa offered Dhritarashtra vision, but he refused the gift inasmuch as he could not bear the sight of the fratricide and slaughter in the oncoming battle at Kurukshetra; nevertheless, taking a keen interest in the proceedings, as the opening stanzas show, he has Sanjaya narrate every event that occurs. With the final victory of the Pandavas, Dhritarashtra enthrones Yudhishthira at Hastinapura, and with his wife, Gandhari and Kunti he retires to the forest, where all lose their lives in a conflagration.

W. Q. Judge suggests the interpretation that Dhritarashtra stands for man's physical body viewing the story from the standpoint of the evolutionary development of man. (Meaning of the word itself: he whose empire stands firm. Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 1)

WG Dhriti, patience, steadfastness; a certain evening sacrifice offered to the asvamedha.

SD INDEX Dhriti (Skt) patience, mother of fortitude II 528

TG Dhruva (Sk.). An Aryan Sage, now the Pole Star. A Kshatriya (one of the warrior caste) who became through religious austerities a Rishi, and was, for this reason, raised by Vishnu to this eminence in the skies. Also called Grah-Adhar or "the pivot of the planets".

WG Dhruva (also Dhruvatara), the pole-star. (Literally, "remaining in one place.")

SKf Dhruva The Pole Star; derived from the verb-root dhru -- to be firm or fixed. The age of our present Dhruva is intimately connected with the cycles of the Root-Races.

SD INDEX Dhruva (Skt). See also Pole Star

Enos & I 654
former pole star I 435; II 549
Great Pyramids & I 435
located in tail of Tortoise II 549
nine planets attached to II 488-9n
seven winds connected w II 612
tail of Ursa Minor & II 612n
year of, 9,090 years II 307n, 768

WG Dhurti, decay; injury, damage.

SD INDEX Dhruvatara (Skt), pole stars II 401n

SD INDEX Dhulkarnayn, Persian conqueror II 398

FY Dhyan, contemplation. There are six stages of Dhyan, varying in the degrees of abstraction of the Ego from sensuous life.

SD INDEX Dhyan, Dan, Janna (Skt, dhyana) secret portions of I xx &n

SD INDEX Dhyan. See Dhyani(s)

TG Dhyana (Sk.). In Buddhism one of the six Paramitas of perfection, a state of abstraction which carries the ascetic practising it far above this plane of sensuous perception and out of the world of matter. Lit., "contemplation". The six stages of Dhyan differ only in the degrees of abstraction of the personal Ego from sensuous life.

KT Dhyana (Sans.) One of the six Paramitas of perfection. A state of abstraction which carries the ascetic practising it far above the region of sensuous perception, and out of the world of matter. Lit., "contemplation." The six stages of Dhyan differ only in the degrees of abstraction of the personal Ego from sensuous life.

VS Dhyana (I 41) [[p. 20]] Dhyana is the last stage before the final on this Earth unless one becomes a full MAHATMA. As said already in this state the Raj Yogi is yet spiritually conscious of Self, and the working of his higher principles. One step more, and he will be on the plane beyond the Seventh (or fourth according to some schools). These, after the practice of Pratyehara a preliminary training, in order to control one's mind and thoughts count Dhasena, Dhyana and Samadhi and embraces the three under the generic name of SANNYAMA.

WG Dhyana, meditation; abstract contemplation; divine intuition. (See Yoga.)

OG Dhyana -- (Sanskrit) A term signifying profound spiritual-intellectual contemplation with utter detachment from all objects of a sensuous and lower mental character. In Buddhism it is one of the six paramitas of perfection. One who is adept or expert in the practice of dhyana, which by the way is a wonderful spiritual exercise if the proper idea of it be grasped, is carried in thought entirely out of all relations with the material and merely psychological spheres of being and of consciousness, and into lofty spiritual planes. Instead of dhyana being a subtraction from the elements of consciousness, it is rather a throwing off or casting aside of the crippling sheaths of ethereal matter which surround the consciousness, thus allowing the dhyanin, or practicer of this form of true yoga, to enter into the highest parts of his own constitution and temporarily to become at one with and, therefore, to commune with the gods. It is a temporary becoming at one with the upper triad of man considered as a septenary, in other words, with his monadic essence. Man's consciousness in this state or condition becomes purely buddhi, or rather buddhic, with the highest parts of the manas acting as upadhi or vehicle for the retention of what the consciousness therein experiences. From this term is drawn the phrase dhyani-chohans or dhyani-buddhas -- words so frequently used in theosophical literature and so frequently misconceived as to their real meaning. (See also Samadhi)

SD INDEX Dhyana (Skt)

abstract meditation I 572; II 116
Tibetan yoga II 116


IN Dhyani(s) (Skt, fr dhyana, "deep contemplation") Spiritual beings.

TG Dhyani Bodhisattvas (Sk.). In Buddhism, the five sons of the Dhyani-Buddhas. They have a mystic meaning in Esoteric Philosophy.

SD INDEX Dhyani-bodhisattva(s) (Skt), dhyani-buddhas create I 109; II 116

TG Dhyani Buddhas (Sk.). They "of the Merciful Heart"; worshipped especially in Nepaul. These have again a secret meaning.

WG Dhyani-Buddha, a spiritual or mental Buddha, of whom seven, and sometimes ten, are mentioned; the first beings emanated by Avalokitesvara.

IN Dhyani-Buddha (Skt) A spiritual architect of worlds who emanates divine creative forces, the cosmic prototype of a human buddha.

SD INDEX Dhyani-buddha(s) (Skt). See also Dhyanichohans, Dhyanis

aggregate of, as Avalokitesvara/Kwan-shi-yin I 471-2
angel of a star I 573
anupadaka [aupapaduka] or I 52, 109, 571
ascent of soul & I 17
bodhisattvas human aspect of I 42
cannot reach Alaya's essence I 48
create w dhyana II 116
dhyani-bodhisattvas fr I 109; II 116
Dzyu collective wisdom of I 108
five, or panchasya I 213
furnished races w divine kings I 267
human monad part of a I 573
informing intelligences II 34
One becomes many or I 113
one for each round I 42
one w Alaya during life-period I 48
pi, circle & I 114
on primordial matter I 69
prototypes of buddhas on Earth I 108
seven I 571-2
seven, five have manifested I 108
sources of revelation I 10
twin-souls & I 574
two higher groups of I 267
various names for I 114, 571

SD INDEX Dhyani-Chenresi, symbolism of II 178-9

TG Dhyani Pasa (Sk.). "The rope of the Dhyanis" or Spirits; the Ring "Pass not" (See Sec. Doct., Stanza V., Vol. I., p. 129).

TG Dhyan Chohans (Sk.). Lit., "The Lords of Light". The highest gods, answering to the Roman Catholic Archangels. The divine Intelligences charged with the supervision of Kosmos.

KT Dhyan Chohans (Sans.) Lit., "The Lords of Light." The highest gods, answering to the Roman Catholic Archangels. The divine Intelligences charged with the supervision of Kosmos.

FY Dhyan Chohans, Devas or Gods; planetary spirits.

WG Dhyan Chohans, the highest creative intelligences; gods; souls who become gods and co-workers with nature.

OG Dhyan(i)-Chohan(s) -- A compound word meaning "lords of meditation" -- kosmic spirits or planetary spirits. There are three classes of dhyan-chohans, each of which is divided into seven subclasses. The dhyan-chohans collectively are one division of that wondrous host of spiritual beings who are the full-blown flowers of former world periods or manvantaras. This wondrous host are the men made perfect of those former world periods; and they guide the evolution of this planet in its present manvantara. They are our own spiritual lords, leaders, and saviors. They supervise us now in our evolution here, and in our own present cyclic pilgrimage we follow the path of the general evolution outlined by them.

Man in his higher nature is an embryo dhyan-chohan, an embryo lord of meditation. It is his destiny, if he run the race successfully, to blossom forth at the end of the seventh round as a lord of meditation -- a planetary spirit -- when this planetary manvantaric kalpa is ended, this Day of Brahma, which is the seven rounds, each round in seven stages.

In one most important sense the dhyan-chohans are actually our own selves. We were born from them. We are the monads, we are the atoms, the souls, projected, sent forth, emanated, by the dhyanis.

SKo Dhyan-Chohan A Kosmic Spirit, one of that 'Wondrous Host of Spiritual Beings' who are the fuller flowerings of men once made perfect. These Dhyan-Chohans are of many classes, each with its own department of Nature to supervise and to inspire. Dhyan-Chohan is a Sanskrit-Tibetan compound meaning 'Lord of Meditation'; derived from the Sanskrit Dhyana meditation, and Chohan, the Tibetan word for 'Lord.'

SKo Dhyani-Chohan, Dhyani-Buddha Dhyani-Chohan is a more nearly correct form for Dhyan-Chohan. However, the former term is often applied merely to the lower classes of Dhyan-Chohans or beings of the god-world. Hence the Dhyani-Chohans are called the 'Builders' of the material spheres, or the Lords of the Shadowy Arc of evolution; whereas the higher classes of Dhyan-Chohans are usually referred to as Dhyani-Buddhas or the 'Architects,' or the Inspirers of the Dhyani-Chohans, or the Lords of the Spiritual or Luminous Arc of evolution.

IN Dhyani-Chohan(s) "Lords of meditation," creative gods, celestial beings superior to man.

SD INDEX Dhyani-chohan(s). See also Angels, Archangels, Architects, Builders, Dhyanibuddhas, Dhyanis, Elohim, Planetary Spirits

Absolute beyond grasp of highest I 51
agents of cosmic law I 274-5
aggregate of, Divine Intelligence I 452, 471-2, 595, 604
Ah-hi (dhyani-buddhic) parinishpanna I 53
Aletae, Lares, Kabiri or II 360-1, 393
Amshaspends II 358, 365-6
angels I 222n, 226, 274, 611
anupadaka [aupapaduka] & I 52
architects of visible world I 16
astral man reflection of II 170
boughs of Hiranyagarbha I 406
builders & watchers I 233
can do better than initiates I 234-5
Chenresi II 178
clothed in souls, atoms I 619
conscious, intelligent powers I 93
cosmic, cause terrestrial phenomena I 604
cosmic, dual host of beings I 604
cosmic mind & law are I 278, 579n, 595
create man & world II 242, 510
Deity's incarnated beams II 584
devas I 288n; II 307
direct causative agents of man I 229-30
do not fully remember former cosmos II 310
do not pass thru lower kingdoms I 188
dual nature of hosts of I 280
elements stand for I 339, 372-3 &n
elohim II 37
endow man w self-consciousness II 232-3n
esoteric hierarchy of II 465
evolved first races II 307, 365-6
failures among I 188; II 232-3n
first group of I 197
forbidden fruit & II 267
form manifested Verbum I 278
four arms of II 179
four classes of II 60, 102
four Maharajas kings of I 122
four primal natures of I 82
four suns of life & II 239
guide elemental forces I 277-8
Hermetic daimones, genii I 288n
hierarchy of, & 31415 I 90, 93
higher creative, or Demiurgos I 110
highest, know solar system II 700n
Host, Elohim, Jehovah or II 510
incarnate in man I 188, 295n; II 92
invisible deity I 114
karmic agents I 274, 278
Keely under class of I 559
Kwan-shi-yin aggregate of I 471
made worlds fr primary stuff I 598n
manifest divine thought & will I 38
manifested theogony I 434
man's seven principles & I 226-7
manus or I 452; II 308-9, 365-6
manvantaric emanations of Logos I 429
man will merge into his I 265
man needs two rounds to become II 257
men fr other manvantaras I 277
minor logoi or elohim II 37
nature's guiding intelligences I 146, 277-8
never-resting breaths I 103
in nirvana during pralaya I 116n
not perfect or to be worshiped I 280
objective universe built on I 375
ophanim ['ophannim] or I 92, 337
pass thru Circle of Necessity II 303
planetary spirits I 635
popular description of II 178-9
populations of, in other worlds I 583n
preside over constellations I 638 primordial mind or I 52
races, rounds, & I 42, 233, 442, 573 &n
reflect universal ideation I 280
refused to create II 246
rupa, arupa I 197; II 318n
septenary groups of I 573-4; II 361
seven primordial sages II 267n
seven rays fr Logos I 130, 573
seven rupa classes of II 318n
sixfold, minus physical I 222n, 235
six hierarchies of, & saktis I 292-3
sources of revelation I 10
substance of I 289-90
three lords or II 212
various names for I 42, 375; II 90, 365-6
wanted man to become a god II 246

SD INDEX Dhyani-chohanic

buddhi part & parcel of, essence I 265
consciousness & manifested Logos I 573
essence & evolution II 108, 120
evolution guided by, thought II 649 &n
first men projected by seven, centers II 732
heart of the, body II 91
impulse &, Lamarck's law II 738
root of striving for perfection II 736

SD INDEX Dhyanipasa (Skt) "rope of the angels," separates phenomenal fr noumenal I 90

SD INDEX Dhyanis. See also Dhyani-buddhas, Dhyani-chohans, Pitris

angirasas, instructors II 605n
archangels II 22, 242
arhats, sages II 167
arupa, one-third were II 93
became Zoroastrian devs I 577
Chenresi Padmapani or II 178-9
displeased w rupas II 57
doomed to rebirth by karma II 93-4
dragons or adepts disciples of II 210
each kalpa has its own II 179
elohim II 2n
endowed third race w mind I 457 &n; II 47n, 165, 276, 318 &n
evolved bhutas for first race I 183
fire-, are agnishvattas II 91
form nursery for future adepts I 207
give man five inner principles I 227
guide evolution I 181
have to be atma-buddhi I 193
higher, not in physical creation II 80
incarnated at various times II 228
incarnated in empty shadows I 457 &n; II 487
kumaras I 456-7
lower order of, reigned over man I 266
lowest, or spirits of Earth I 224
lunar, first round globe D I 188
manasa-, gave mind to man I 181-2
men become I 276; II 257
men in Mazdean ark are II 291
middle principles of man & I 222
monsters slain by II 115
never travel beyond visible cosmos I 13, 116n
nirmanakayas fr other cycles II 93-4
pass thru human experience II 167
planets & II 29
projected shadows I 225; II 242-3
rays of wisdom II 191n
relation to principles II 29
of seven heavens II 273
seven orders of, & seven elements I 259
six principled I 224
spiritual fire & II 105
spiritual plasm & I 224
various names for I 222n
watch over rounds & races I 42

VS Dhyan Marga (III 18) [[p. 60]] Dhyan-Marga is the "Path of Dhyana," literally; or the Path of pure knowledge, of Paramartha or (Sanscrit) Svasamvedana "the self-evident or self-analysing reflection."

SD INDEX Diabolos (Gk) slanderer, Devil

Atabutos or II 385
diable, diavolo, Teufel & I 73

SD INDEX Diagrams, Lists, Tables

ankh-tie II 548
Aryan & Semitic symb beings II 128
astronomical I 666-7 &n
caduceus I 550
cosmic cycles, figures II 68-70
cube unfolded II 600n
Earth chain (Mazdean) II 759
Earth chain (Kabbalistic) I 200
elementals (Five Years, Blavatsky) I 177
elements & number seven II 627
elements, three (alchemy) II 113
esoteric geologic figures II 711-15
evolution of races in fourth round II 300
evolution of ungulates II 735, 736
geologic ages, periods II 710
lunar mean motions I 667n
manus & rounds II 309
methods of procreation II 166-7
Moon chain & Earth chain I 172
principles, human, cosmic II 596
principles of man, nature II 593
races II 434, 688
senses of man & elements II 107
septenary division of man I 157
sevenfold man (Kabbalistic) I 242-6; II 633
seven globes & seven principles I 153
seven principles, Egyptian & Hindu II 632
seven principles, Hebrew & Egyptian II 633
six-pointed star (Levi, Isis) II 533
six-pointed star & sephiroth I 375
ten sephiroth II 37
triangle & quaternary II 591
variation of species II 738
vibrations of various types I 562
yugas II 69

TG Diakka. Called by Occultists and Theosophists "spooks" and "shells", i.e., phantoms from Kama Loka. A word invented by the great American Seer, Andrew Jackson Davis, to denote what he considers untrustworthy "Spirits". In his own words: "A Diakka (from the Summerland) is one who takes insane delight in playing parts, in juggling tricks, in personating opposite characters; to whom prayer and profane utterances are of equi-value; surcharged with a passion for lyrical narrations; . . . morally deficient, he is without the active feelings of justice, philanthropy, or tender affection. He knows nothing of what men call the sentiment of gratitude; the ends of hate and love are the same to him; his motto is often fearful and terrible to others -- SELF is the whole of private living, and exalted annihilation the end of all private life. Only yesterday, one said to a lady medium, signing himself Swedenborg, this: 'Whatsoever is, has been, will be, or may be, that I AM; and private life is but the aggregative phantasms of thinking throblets, rushing in their rising onward to the central heart of eternal death'!" (The Diakka and their Victims; " an explanation of the False and Repulsive in Spiritualism.") These "Diakka" are then simply the Communicating and materializing so-called "Spirits" of Mediums and Spiritualists.

SD INDEX Diameter

androgynous Logos or pi I 91
circle & I 5, 11, 315-16; II 30, 39, 216, 536, 544, 554
circle &, root-race symbol II 30
in circle or Adam Kadmon I 391
of circle or creative power II 536
circumference & II 544
female deity I 5
first symbol in cosmogony II 554-5
gives birth to universe I 398
god-manifested (by its works) is II 553
immaculate mother-nature I 4
Jehovah value is, & phallic I 6n
nature or female principle I 91
only during manvantara I 11
ratio of, w circumference I 308, 313
second-self, manifested, is I 398
value of pi & I 90-2
the Word II 106

SD INDEX Diamond-Holder, -Soul, -Heart, vajra-sattva or dorjesempa I 52, 571

SD INDEX Diana (Gk)

bearded, or Artemis-Soteira I 396
bow & arrow of I 396
daughter of Ceres (Aeschylus) II 419n
destroys Niobe's children II 771-2 &n
hides as cat in Moon I 387-8
Isis &, parents of Earth II 23
lunar goddess I 228-9, 395, 400; II 23, 123, 462
Moon transformed into I 386
presides over childbirth I 387

SD INDEX Diana-Hecate-Luna, diva triformis, three-headed I 387

TG Dianoia (Gr.). The same as the Logos. The eternal source of thought, "divine ideation", which is the root of all thought. (See "Ennoia.")

SD INDEX Dianoia, or Logos II 25

SD INDEX Diapason Harmony (Greek octave), planetary harmonies &, [Oliver] II 601

SD INDEX Diarbek, legendary Persian city II 397

SD INDEX Diastemes (Greek intervals), planets & music I 433

SD INDEX Diatessaron (fourth interval), in Greek music II 600

SD INDEX Dictionnaire des Religions. See Bertrand, Abbe

SD INDEX Dictynna, Cretan Artemis I 395

SD INDEX Diderot, Denis, Encyclopedie . . ., many worlds inhabited II 706

TG Dido, or Elissa. Astarte; the Virgin of the Sea -- who crushes the Dragon under her foot. The patroness of the Phoenician mariners. A Queen of Carthage who fell in love with Aeneas according to Virgil.

SD INDEX Didumos [Didymos] (Gk) [twin] names Adam &, compared II 135

SD INDEX Dieu est devenu une hypothese inutile I 498 (Fr) "God has become a useless hypothesis." -- Laplace

SD INDEX "Dieu est devenu . . ." (Fr) I 498

SD INDEX Dieu et les Dieux. See Gougenot des Mousseaux

SD INDEX Differentiation(s). See also Specialization, Variations

fr akasa II 511
cosmic & atomic I 152
evolution & I 246-7, 277; II 648-9
first I 1, 4, 138, 177, 327
Fohat causes I 200-1, 205-6n, 328
of monads I 178-9
outside solar system I 673
of primeval matter I 589, 601, 620, 633; II 389
root of evil II 421n, 490, 574
secondary causes of II 648-9, 736
of seven prakritis I 328
of spirit-matter I 258, 277, 327, 421, 543

TG Digambara (Sk.). A naked mendicant. Lit., "clothed with Space". A name of Siva in his character of Rudra, the Yogi.

SD INDEX Digambara (Skt) sky-clad, naked

Mayamoha beguiles daityas as I 422-3
Rudra-Siva called II 502n

SD INDEX Digit. See Number

SD INDEX Dii Magni (Lat), Faber relates, to Kabiri II 360

TG Dii Minores (Lat.). The inferior or "reflected" group of the "twelve gods" or Dii Majores, described by Cicero in his De Natura Deorum, 1. 13.

SD INDEX Diis Syriis, De. See Seldenus

SD INDEX Dii Termini (Lat), cruciform symbol on highways II 542

TG Dik (Sk.). Space, Vacuity.

FY Dik, space.

SD INDEX Dike (Gk), Nemesis daughter of II 305n

TG Diksha (Sk.). Initiation. Dikshit, an Initiate.

FY Diksha, initiation.

WG Diksha, ceremonies preliminary to sacrifice; new-birth -- a rite of initiation; initiation personified as the wife of Soma.

WG Dikshita, initiated; an initiate.

SKf Diksha, Dikshita, Dikshaka Diksha is spiritual or religious initiation or dedication; derived from the verb-root diksh -- to consecrate, or dedicate one's self. A Dikshita is one who is initiated, a pupil of a spiritual teacher. A Dikshaka is a spiritual guide or priest, one who initiates.

TG Diktamnon (Gr.), or Dictamnus (Dittany). A curious plant possessing very occult and mystical properties and well-known from ancient times. It was sacred to the Moon-Goddesses, Luna, Astarte, Diana. The Cretan name of Diana was Diktynna, and as such the goddess wore a wreath made of this magic plant. The Diktamnon is an evergreen shrub whose contact, as claimed in Occultism, develops and at the same time cures somnambulism. Mixed with Verbena it will produce clairvoyance and ecstasy. Pharmacy attributes to the Diktamnon strongly sedative and quieting properties. It grows in abundance on Mount Dicte, in Crete, and enters into many magical performances resorted to by the Cretans even to this day.

SD INDEX Diluvians (Titans) II 143

SD INDEX Dimensions (of Space) I 628

six, of all bodies II 591
will multiply w man's faculties I 251-2

SD INDEX Dinah (daughter of Jacob), Virgo or I 651

TG Dingir and Mul-lil (Akkad.). The Creative Gods.

SD INDEX Dingir, Akkadian creative god II 365

SD INDEX Dinosaurians II 218

SD INDEX Dinotherium giganteum (tapir family), bones of, found in France II 277

TG Dinur (Heb.). The River of Fire whose flame burns the Souls of the guilty in the Kabbalistic allegory.

SD INDEX Diocletian (Roman Emperor), burned Egyptian books II 763n

SD INDEX Diodorus Siculus II 768

----- Bibliotheca historica
Atlantides cursed Sun II 407
Atlantides in Atlantis II 761
Basilea or Delos II 773
divine dynasties II 367
Egyptian year of thirty days II 620
giants II 336, 344n, 775
invention of fire II 363
Isis gave man corn, etc II 374
legend of Latona (Leto) II 770
Moses called God Iao II 465
Osiris born fr an egg I 366
reincarnation among Druids II 760
Titea, mother of Titans II 143
Uranus first Atlantean king II 762, 765-6

SD INDEX Diogenes Laertius

----- Lives of the Philosophers
age of Egyptian astronomy I 650
Epicurus on soul, atoms I 568-9
Pythagoras on numbers I 433-4
q Zeno on nature II 159

SD INDEX Dionysia(c)

egg explained in, Mysteries I 359-60
none were licentious I 335

TG Dionysos (Sk.). The Demiurgos, who, like Osiris, was killed by the Titans and dismembered into fourteen parts. He was the personified Sun, or as the author of the Great Dionysiak Myth says: "He is Phanes, the spirit of material visibility, Kyklops giant of the Universe, with one bright solar eye, the growth-power of the world, the all-pervading animism of things, son of Semele. . . . ." Dionysos was born at Nysa or Nissi, the name given by the Hebrews to Mount Sinai (Exodus xvii. 15), the birthplace of Osiris, which identifies both suspiciously with "Jehovah Nissi". (See Isis Unv. II. 165, 526.)

SD INDEX Dionysius. See Dionysos, Dionysus

SD INDEX Dionysius Periegetes (Denis in text), [Oikumenes periegesis], Glacial or Saturnine Sea II 777n

SD INDEX Dionysos, Dionysus II 415-16

first born, fr egg I 360
man-savior, solar Bacchus II 420
Osiris, Krishna, Buddha II 420
protogonon (Gk) first-born [Orphic Hymns] I 335
son, father, husband (Dionysius in tx) I 396

SD INDEX Dionysos-Bacchus, "dark Epaphos" II 415-16

SD INDEX Dionysos-Chthonios, subterranean world & oracles (Dionysius in tx) I 463

SD INDEX Dionysos-Sabazios or Epaphos, son of Zeus & Demeter II 415

SD INDEX Dionysus of Mnaseas, Jupiter, Kabiri & II 393

SD INDEX Diorite, hard stone of statues II 226

TG Dioscuri (Gr.). The name of Castor and Pollux, the sons of Jupiter and Leda. Their festival, the Dioscuria, was celebrated with much rejoicing by the Lacedaemonians.

WG Dioscuri (Greek), the twin brothers Castor and Pollux.

SD INDEX Dioscuri (Dioskouroi) (Gk)

Castor & Pollux II 122 &n, 361 &n, 362
"heavenly measure" II 363
Kabiri II 106, 360, 362
the poles & II 362-3
seven great gods, Idei II 361
sparks on hats of I 338n

TG Dipamkara (Sk.). Lit., "the Buddha of fixed light"; a predecessor of Gautama, the Buddha.

TG Diploteratology (Gr.). Production of mixed Monsters; in abbreviation teratology.

SD INDEX Dirghotamas [Dirghatamas] (Skt), on pippala, fruit of Tree of Life II 97-8

TG Dis (Gr.). In the Theogony of Damascius, the same as Protogonos, the "first born light", called by that author "the disposer of all things".

WG Dis, space; a cardinal point of the compass.

SD INDEX Dis, "disposer of all things" I 343 &n

Dodonean Jupiter & I 463
Protogonos or I 70

SD INDEX Disc. See Circle


SD INDEX Disciple(s)

abandons illusive body I 570
accepted, & Eastern texts II 236
assumed master's names II 267n
of Buddha, worshiped by some II 34n
of Jesus had same father, star I 574
lanoo, chela or, & third eye II 295
twentieth-century, will give proofs I xxxviii

SD INDEX Discipline, Mysteries, virtue & I xxxv

SD INDEX Disco Island (near Greenland), Miocene subtropical flora II 726

SD INDEX Discours sur l'etude. See Herschel, J. F. W.

SD INDEX Discovery(ies)

future, of mythical cities II 236
future, re source of light I 621n
impending in science I 620, 623
will prove antiquity of civilization II 334
will prove man not apish II 744


adorning serpent's head II 213
seven-rayed, of Thoth II 529

SD INDEX Disease(s)

bacteria & I 225n
cosmic elements & I 347
epidemics & winds I 123
first races never died fr II 609
Keely's etheric force & I 559-60
mediumship & II 370n
Moon & cyclic forms of I 180
overpopulation & II 411 &n
serpent & II 356
sevenfold cyclic nature of II 622-3 &n
too much life force I 538n
unbelief a hereditary II 74

TG Dises (Scand.). The later name for the divine women called Walkyries, Norris, &c., in the Edda.

SD INDEX Disk, white I 1, 4


TG Disk-worship. This was very common in Egypt but not till later times, as it began with Amenoph III., a Dravidian, who brought it from Southern India and Ceylon. It was Sun-worship under another form, the Aten-Nephru, Aten-Ra being identical with the Adonai of the Jews, the "Lord of Heaven" or the Sun. The winged disk was the emblem of the Soul. The Sun was at one time the symbol of Universal Deity shining on the whole world and all creatures; the Sabaeans regarded the Sun as the Demiurge and a Universal Deity, as did also the Hindus, and as do the Zoroastrians to this day. The Sun is undeniably the one creator of physical nature. Lenormant was obliged, notwithstanding his orthodox Christianity, to denounce the resemblance between disk and Jewish worship. "Aten represents the Adonai or Lord the Assyrian Tammuz, and the Syrian Adonis. . . . ." (The Gr. Dionys. Myth.)

SD INDEX Disraeli, Benjamin, men associates of apes & angels II 744-5

SD INDEX Dissertation on the Mysteries of the Cabiri.See Faber, G. S.

SD INDEX Dissolution(s). See also Night of Brahma, Pralaya

elemental I 11n, 372-3; II 309n
of heaven (2 Peter) II 757
manvantara, pralaya & II 307n, 309-10n
minor, & ephemeral creation II 309-10n
periods of I 12, 456n
planetary I 159
universal I 11n, 552; II 69n, 146, 310n, 579&n

SD INDEX Diti (Skt) limited, bounded

buddhi of akasa II 613-14
frustrated in dvapara-yuga II 614
Indra, birth of maruts & II 613
770 million descendants of II 571

SD INDEX Diva triformis, tergemina triceps, Moon, Diana-Hecate-Luna, or I 387

SD INDEXa Diva triformis, tergemina, triceps I 387 (Lat) "Goddess three-formed, threefold at birth, three-headed."

SD INDEX Divination

by birds, egg yolk & white I 362-3
Confucius on I 441
by idol of moon & teraphim II 455
w Nabatheans I 394-5
occult art now degraded I 362-3
by rocking stones II 342n, 346, 347
spirits of elements & I 395
by teraphim (Seldenus) I 394


age, seven manus as yet in II 307
beings become, thru experience I 106
bird (Aztec) precedes boat (ark) II 141
contains good & evil I 411-12
essence unmanifested I 398
eternal, boundless, absolute I 447
grace & Brahmanaspati II 498
incipient, man or element I 567
man in Puranas II 254
mind mirrored in atoms I 623
motionless, cannot be I 2
powers I 21-2; II 318n
Providence I 634
ray falls into generation II 231n
revelation I 304 &n
soul remembers all past II 424
spirit or ark II 313
spirit sustains heavens, Earth II 594n
voice or Kwan-yin I 72
wisdom, ideation & variation II 299n

SD INDEX Divine Breath. See also Manvantara

Braun's, is Fohat II 649n
in cyclic differentiation I 41
Great Breath projected called I 43
issues fr laya I 289
motion, Pleiades & II 551-2
substance informed by I 520

SD INDEX Divine Hermaphrodite

Brahma-Vach-Viraj II 126
Jehovah-Cain-Abel II 126
lotus symbol of I 379

SD INDEX Divine Kings, Dynasties, Instructors II 136, 365-78.See also Root-Race -- Third

Agrippa MSS on II 487
Apollo most enlightened of II 774
Atlantean, & Prince of Tyrus II 492-3
Atlantean, fr Osericta, Delos II 773
Bailly on II 368
beings fr higher spheres II 328
Buddhas belonging to II 423n
built early civilizations II 318
Chaldean, 432,000 years of I 655 &n
destroyed red, blue races II 192
dhyani-buddhas & I 267
each adapted to its humanity II 429
Edris-Enoch II 366
Egyptian, Chaldean II 486-7
Eratosthenes on II 367
forsook Atlanteans II 756
guru-devas, angirasas or II 605 &n
Herodotus on II 369
Hindu version of II 369 &n
inhabit Sacred Island II 350
instructed fifth race II 353, 359, 429, 436
Kabiri II 364, 393
Kings of Light II 425
Lemuro-Atlanteans had 1st II 221-2
men will become I 309
Panodorus on II 366, 368-9
Plato describes Atlantean II 370-1
preceded Adami, "red earth" II 453-4
precede human kings I 266; II 316, 369
primitive man lived w II 349
pupils of, & genealogies II 42
rebirth of teachers & II 359
regarded as myths I 266
Rudra-Siva king of II 502n
seven I 651; II 365-6
seven primeval gods were II 514
"the Shadow of the Shadow" II 487
taught arts, sciences I 266-7; II 29, 201, 317
third race & II 135, 194, 328, 429, 435-6
three Virgos refer to II 435-6
Tree of Life, serpent & I 407
twelve, refers to zodiac I 651

SD INDEX Divine Pymander. See also Hermetica

Bohme, Egyptian thought & II 630
cloaks its tenets II 455
creator not good or bad II 25
disfigured I 285; II 3, 114, 115n
echoes esoteric philosophy I 285; II 236
Manu & Thought Divine I 63
monsters generated in II 53
oldest logoi in West I 74
origin of work II 267-8n, 506
phraseology of I 674-5
St John the Baptist & II 115n
seven recurs in II 4, 109
way to Bible is thru II 38
animals, men bisexual II 96
birth of pitris, men II 267
building powers of I 601
double fecundity of God II 134
fallen angels I 417; II 103, 283
God not mind, spirit, light I 285
Heavenly Man II 236, 270, 493
I am Thought, thy God . . . II 107
knowledge differs fr sense I 279
Latin text of Apuleius II 491n
man emanated fr seven angels I 230
marriage of heaven w Earth I 417; II 231
mind, governors, builders I 480; II 236-7n
moyst principle of II 236, 591n
nature descends cyclically I 291n
point & circumference I 426
reality & appearances I 287
rectors, regents, supervisors II 23, 97, 488
serpent, dragon in I 74-5
seven circles of fire II 103, 232, 275n
seven hosts build world I 436; II 489
seven men, opposite sexes II 2n, 267, 491-2
seven primal men II 2n, 97, 213
seven workmen II 97
speaking of God impossible I 286
spirit envelops universe I 286
ten is the mother of the soul I 90n
thought issues as light II 486
Word (Hermes), Word of God II 542

SD INDEX Divine Rebels II 79, 94. See also Rebel

OG Divine Soul -- In occultism the divine soul is the garment of the divine ego, as the divine ego is the garment or child of the divine monad. The divine monad we may call the inner god, and this would mean that the divine ego, its offspring, is the inner Buddha, or the inner Christ; and hence the divine soul is the expression of the inner Buddha or of the inner Christ in manifestation on earth as the manushya-buddha or christ-man.

It should be stated here that of the several monads which in their combination form the entire septenary constitution of man each such monad has its own ego-child, and this latter has its own soul. It is this combination, mystic, wonderful, mysterious, which makes of man the complex entity he is, and which entitles him to the term which the occultism of the archaic ages has always given to him: the microcosm, a reflection or copy in the small of the macrocosm or kosmic entity.

SD INDEX Divine Soul

obligatory pilgrimage of I 17
spark of universal sixth principle I 17

SD INDEX Divine Thought I 39, 44, 325-41. See also Ideation, Mahat, Thought, Universal Mind

akasa upadhi of I 326
army of the Voice I 93
Builders & I 339
called Father by Plato I 348
cannot be defined I 327
creators moved by II 158
described I 1 &n, 61, 325-41
dhyani-chohans & I 110-11; II 649n
Fohat & I 16, 58; II 649n
ideal kosmos & I 3
impregnates chaos, matter I 64, 340
kosmos fr I 339-40
not concerned w creation II 158, 536-7
not divine thinker I 61
plan of future cosmogony in I 1
in Pymander II 488-9
recorded in astral light I 104
universe temporary reflection of I 63

SD INDEX Divine Wisdom. See also Budha, Theosophy, Wisdom

Agathodaemon, endowed w II 210, 377
Christos or I 459; II 231n
Kwan-shai-yin, male aspect of I 473
law of Mazda (Zoroastrian), or II 292
Mercury, Kurios, or I 353
Metis, Minerva, symbol of I 384
Nous is higher I 197n
Shekhinah, grace or II 293
species variation traced to II 299n, 649

SD INDEX Divine Year

mortal year &, explained II 619-21
War in Heaven & I 419 &n

SD INDEX Divisibility, of atom & matter I 519-20, 581, 628

SD INDEX Divo Rajah (Skt) II 622n

SD INDEX Div-sefid

abode of, seventh stage II 407n
killed by Krishna II 407
white devil II 403

TG Divyachakchus (Sk.). Lit., "celestial Eye" or divine seeing, perception. It is the first of the six "Abhijnas" (q.v.); the faculty developed by Yoga practice to perceive any object in the Universe, at whatever distance.

TG Divyasrotra (Sk.). Lit., "celestial Ear" or divine hearing. The second "Abhijna", or the faculty of understanding the language or sound produced by any living being on Earth.

SD INDEX Dixon, Charles, Evolution Without Natural Selection, evolution & natural selection II 647-8

TG Djati (Sk.). One of the twelve "Nidanas" (q.v.); the cause and the effect in the mode of birth taking place according to the "Chatur Yoni" (q.v.), when in each case a being, whether man or animal, is placed in one of the six (esoteric seven) Gati or paths of sentient existence, which esoterically, counting downward, are: (1) the highest Dhyani (Anupadaka); (2) Devas; (3) Men; (4) Elementals or Nature Spirits; (5) Animals; (6) lower Elementals; (7) organic Germs. These are in the popular or exoteric nomenclature, Devas, Men, Asuras, Beings in Hells, Pretas (hungry demons), and Animals.

TG Djin (Arab.). Elementals; Nature Sprites; Genii. The Djins or Jins are much dreaded in Egypt, Persia and elsewhere.

SD INDEX Djin [Jinn, Jinni] (Arabic)

genii, shaitan or I 295
mech animal informed by II 427 &n

TG Djnana (Sk.), or Jnana. Lit., Knowledge; esoterically, "supernal or divine knowledge acquired by Yoga". Written also Gnyana.

SD INDEX Djooljool [Gulgula(eh)] (Bamian part of), sacked by Genghis Khan II 338