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List of Title Abbreviations (in alphabetical order)

WG Dnyana. (See Jnana.)

WG Dnyana-marga. (See Jnana-marga.)

WG Dnyana-yoga. (See Jnana-yoga.)

GH Doab (Hindustani) A region of land situated between two rivers. The particular reference is to the country between the Jumna and Sarasvati rivers, which in ancient times was the land of the Kurus. (Also written duab, from Persian, du, two; ab, water; from the Sanskrit, dva, two; ap, water. Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. iii)

TG Docetae (Gr.). Lit., "The Illusionists". The name given by orthodox Christians to those Gnostics who held that Christ did not, nor could be, suffer death actually, but that, if such a thing had happened, it was merely an illusion which they explained in various ways.

SD INDEX Docta Ignorantia, De. See Cusa, de

SD INDEX Doctor Jekyll & Mr Hyde. See Stevenson

SD INDEX Doctrine(s)

cannot compare w nature II 797
Eastern, kept secret II 236


SD INDEX Doctrine of Descent and Darwinism. See Schmidt, E. O.

TG Dodecahedron (Gr.). According to Plato, the Universe is built by "the first begotten" on the geometrical figure of the Dodecahedron. (See Timaeus.)

SD INDEX Dodecahedron. See also Twelve

concealed in cube (explained) I 450
first-begotten or I 340
perfect number (Philo) I 649
symbol of universe II 36
universe constructed on I 340, 344

SD INDEX Dodecaped, Persian myth animal II 397-9

TG Dodona (Gr.). An ancient city in Thessaly, famous for its Temple of Jupiter and its oracles. According to ancient legends, the town was founded by a dove.

SD INDEX Dodona, black doves of I 443

SD INDEX Dodonian Jupiter, identified w underworld I 463

SD INDEX Dog(s) II 54

embryo of, & human II 258
Erataoth in alchemy II 115n
Mercury as, (vigilance) II 28
wolf, fox mate w II 287

WW Dogma Dogma is a Greek word from the root dokein (dokein), to have an opinion, to think about a thing. Dogma, then, would be a thing of supposition, a belief, a persuasion, nothing more. But during the course of time, when the Christians had grown more positive in their attitude towards the expiring faith, the Christian dogmas, the Christian opinions, became crystallized, and settled into rigid doctrines. We then see that a doctrine is an instruction, an exposition of belief, and nothing more, and that a dogma was originally an opinion, and has become a hard and fast doctrine.

SD INDEX Dogma(s)

asuras of theology & II 59
Atlantean origin of II 273
born of phallic worship I 264n
Christian, fr heathen I 400-1
crude, of theology I 613
current religious II 1
curse on man II 410
effect of Christian II 484
of Egyptian clergy I 312, 363
every baby a new soul I 171
exoteric, often altered I 312
fallen angels a Christian II 103
historical facts become II 776
kills primeval truth II 797
Lemurians knew no II 272
Mysteries & II 124
of natural selection II 185
not-to-be-questioned II 383
Plato's paradigms & Christian II 268
Secret Doctrine not imposed as II 261
supernatural belongs to II 194
universal, in nature I 415
Zohar twisted into Christian II 476

SD INDEX Dogmatic

assertions of science & theology II 349
true scientists are not I 514

SD INDEX Dogme et Rituel. See Levi, E.

SD INDEX Dog Star (Sirius), Mercury, Budha & II 374

SD INDEX Dolichocephalae (ic)

African races are now II 193n
of America & Guanches II 792

SD INDEX Dolmen(s)

builders of I 209n; II 750, 753-4
Cyclopean origin of I 209n
European, Pelasgic, pre-Inca II 753
not meant for tombs II 752-3
various, described II 752

SD INDEX Dolphin

Hindu sign Makara or II 577-8
Poseidon or Neptune became II 577, 775
Triton both man & II 578

SD INDEX Dolphin, soundings on Atlantic continent II 333, 793

SD INDEX Dominion(s)

angel given, of outermost sphere II 233 &n
copy of ancient prototypes I 92
rule over sixth world (Syrian) I 435


TG Donar (Scand.), or Thunar, Thoy. In the North the God of Thunder. He was the Jupiter Tonans of Scandinavia. Like as the oak was devoted to Jupiter so was it sacred to Thor, and his altars were overshadowed with oak trees. Thor, or Donar, was the offspring of Odin, "the omnipotent God of Heaven", and of Mother Earth.

TG Dondam-pai-den-pa (Tib.). The same as the Sanskrit term Paramarthasatya or "absolute truth", the highest spiritual self-consciousness and perception, divine self-consciousness, a very mystical term.

SD INDEX Dondampai-denpa (Tib), Paramarthasatya or I 48n

SD INDEX Don Juan, Zeus the Greco-Olympian II 420

SD INDEX Donnelly, Ignatius

----- Atlantis: The Antediluvian World
Aryan arts & sciences Atlantean II 266n
Atlantic ridges II 333, 782 &n, 792-3
caveman not a monster II 741n
Challenger, Dolphin chart II 333, 792-3
defends Plato's Atlantis II 761n
future knowledge of Atlantis II 793
giants built Cholula pyramid II 276n
Greek, Roman, & modern institutions originated in
Miocene II 746n
modern civilization Atlantean II 782n
origin of culture in Miocene II 782n
Peru colony of Atlantis II 745
proved sunken civilizations II 786n
publication of II 221n, 791
q Renan on Egypt II 334
"Testimony of the Sea" II 782n

TG Doppelganger (Germ.). A synonym of the "Double" and of the "Astral body" in occult parlance.

WGa Doppelganger, the double which goes; the same as astral body when that wanders from the physical; synonymous with wraith or apparition or forerunner.


SD INDEX Dordogne, Caves of II 522

VS Close not thine eyes, nor lose thy sight of Dorje (III 12) [[p. 53]] Dorje is the Sanskrit Vajra, a weapon or instrument in the hands of some gods (the Tibetan Dragshed, the Devas who protect men), and is regarded as having the same occult power of repelling evil influences by purifying the air as Ozone in chemistry. It is also a Mudra a gesture and posture used in sitting for meditation. It is, in short, a symbol of power over invisible evil influences, whether as a posture or a talisman. The Bhons or Dugpas, however, having appropriated the symbol, misuse it for purposes of Black Magic. With the "Yellow Caps," or Gelugpas, it is a symbol of power, as the Cross is with the Christians, while it is in no way more "superstitious." With the Dugpas, it is like the double triangle reversed, the sign of sorcery.

SD INDEX Dorjechang (Tib), Vajradhara, 1st Logos, or I 571

TG Dorjesempa (Tib.). The "Diamond Soul", a name of the celestial Buddha.

SD INDEX Dorjesempa (Tib)

indestructibility in hereafter I 52n
Vajrasattva or I 52 &n, 571

TG Dorjeshang (Tib.). A title of Buddha in his highest aspect; a name of the supreme Buddha; also Dorje.

FY Dosha, fault.

WG Dosha, faults.

SD INDEX "Do the Adepts, . . ." See Blavatsky, H. P.

SD INDEX Douay Bible, followed in Secret Doctrine I 128n

TG Double. The same as the "Astral body" or "Doppelganger".

KT Double. The same as the Astral body or "Doppelganger."

WGa Double, the same as Doppelganger, or the astral body detached from the physical.

SD INDEX Double(s). See also Astral Body, Chhayas, Pitris, Root-Race -- First

agnishvattas have no astral II 78
astral, of Aeneas II 771
bhuta or astral II 102n
body &, may be miles apart I 234
dragon or monad II 57
-faced II 294, 575
human, of rishis appear as kings I 442
not devils as Church holds I 235-6
pitris evolve astral I 174-5, 180, 183, 248; II 120

TG Double Image. The name among the Jewish Kabbalists for the Dual Ego, called respectively: the Higher, Metatron, and the Lower, Samael. They are figured allegorically as the two inseparable companions of man through life, the one his Guardian Angel, the other his Evil Demon.

SD INDEX Double Sexed. See Androgyne, Hermaphrodite

SD INDEX Double Triangle. See also Six-pointed Star, Triangle

Fohat central point of I 216
six directions of space or I 118
various equivalents of I 118

SD INDEX d'Ourches. See Ourches

SD INDEX Dove(s)

Christian anima mundi I 402-3
fiery serpent, seraph & I 441-2
numerical expression of II 466
sacred to Venus I 402
sent fr Ark II 145
symbol of Holy Ghost, Spirit I 81n, 354, 363, 402-3
two black, fr Egypt to Dodona I 443
water, fire, cross & I 384

SD INDEX Dover, Straits of, once dry land II 324, 326, 746n

SD INDEX Dowler, Dr Bennett, found skeleton 57,000 years old II 352, 753n

SD INDEX Downward Cycle. See Arc, Descending

SD INDEX Dowson, John

----- A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Myth. . . .
Brahma, Hansa Vahana I 80
Budha author of Vedic hymn II 498
date of Parasara I 456n
Hiranyagarbha I 89
Ila, Ida II 147-8
janarloka I 116
Kasyapa II 253
kumaras I 457n
seven worlds discussed I 115-16
Vishnu as Kalki avatara I 87
Visvakarma II 559, 605

SD INDEX Drach [Drack], "Chevalier"

on Hebrew & pagan lightning I 467
rabbi kabbalist, converted to Catholicism II 476n

SD INDEX Draco (constellation)

Lesser Bear or I 411
once the pole star II 31-2n
seven-headed, & serpent I 411
symbol of Naasenian messiah II 356

TG Dracontia (Gr.). Temples dedicated to the Dragon, the emblem of the Sun, the symbol of Deity, of Life and Wisdom. The Egyptian Karnac, the Carnac in Britanny, and Stonehenge are Dracontia well known to all.

SD INDEX Dracontia

ancient divining rocks II 346
not works of nature II 347
once covered the globe II 380, 756
plans of, destroyed by bishops II 347
prove ancient doctrines II 756
serpents, builders, architects & II 380

SD INDEX Draco Volans (Lat) flying dragon, based on actual creature II 387

SD INDEX Dragg [Drac], meteoric fires in Languedoc II 206n

SD INDEX Draghedanum [Droghedanum] "Sepulcrum," devil's tomb in England II 206n

SD INDEX Dragon(s) II 201, 209-19, 377-90, 400. See also Adepts, Initiates, Nagas, Serpents

adepts, initiates I 404, 408-9; II 94n, 210, 212, 215, 280n, 353, 355, 501, 504
angels w, bodies II 26
of Apocalypse II 31-2n
Apophis I 459
Assyrian, "scaly one" II 354
Bel &, w Ophites II 379, 503
black storm- II 425
in books of Hermes II 25
born of fire & water I 470
breaking heads of II 505
Central Asia inhabited by II 203
Chaldean, male principle II 104
Chinese I 408; II 26-7, 203, 205-6, 209-10, 280n, 364-5
Clement's cruel definition of II 280n
constellations of the I 408, 657; II 352-3
cosmic, of Kasyapa-Aditya II 382n
cosmological interpretation of II 386
crocodile (Egyptian) I 219
Danavas, Titans, or II 381
of Darkness, Light I 412
of the Deep II 53, 61, 183, 477, 503-5
devil or I 194; II 98, 506
double II 57
evil, doesn't exist II 53, 505
Fall & II 104
fallen angel, now symbol of II 506
fiery, of wisdom II 212
first disciples of dhyanis II 210
flying II 206 &n, 207n, 387, 486, 516
four hidden, of wisdom I 409
four-mouthed II 204
glyph for astral light I 73
of Gnostics, Ophites II 386-7
golden, or Kwan-shi-yin I 452
of good II 25-6
Gould on II 217-18, 280n
Great, (Draco) II 32n, 353, 355
Great or Old, is Deluge II 351-3
guard Trees of Knowledge I 128-9n
highest, lowest meanings of II 355
Hindu-Buddhist I 407
Jehovah as, tempted Eve I 73
Makara, crocodile, or II 354
mid-Atlanteans called II 756
Nidhogg (Norse) I 211
Phaeton awakened polar II 770n
polar I 407; II 274, 770n, 771n, 786
prove antiquity of man II 208
Python is Greek demon II 383, 771n
Raphael or I 127n; II 115n
red II 93-4, 379, 513, 771n
reports of seeing, killing II 207
of Revelation I 194, 407; II 93n, 354-5 &n, 383-5, 484-5, 497, 506, 771n
sacred nature of, (Aelianus) II 355
St John's, & Atlantean magic II 356
St Michael mastered II 94n, 378
secret of, given to initiates II 504
septenary meaning I 407-8; II 208, 355
serpents & II 204-10, 354-6
sidereal, ever divine I 407
Sigurd ate heart of I 404
-slayers II 212, 380, 384-5
stories of II 206-7
symbolic & actual II 217-18
symbol Moon's ascending & descending nodes I 403
symbol of Sun II 380
symbol of wisdom I 657; II 26, 210
Tahmurath kills II 397
tail of, & Rahu II 381
temples sacred to II 380
third race instructors, adepts II 210
Tiamat or II 384, 503
various names for II 354-6, 379-80, 485-6
Virgin or Madonna crushes I 403
waters of flood & Great I 460
winged, of Medea (Levi) I 253n
Yellow II 365

SD INDEX "Dragon de Metz, Du". See Lenoir, M. A.

SD INDEX Dragon(s) of Wisdom II 22, 377

adepts & initiates II 203, 210, 353
blazing, or Logos I 71-2
crocodile is really a I 219
fallen angels are II 230
fiery serpents are not II 212
four hidden, or four quarters I 408-9
is the One, or Eka (Saka) I 73
Kwan-shi-yin or I 470, 472
of Revelation 12 II 384n
Satan has become II 234, 507
Sun-god or II 507

SD INDEX Dragon Seat, Chinese emperor's throne II 364

SD INDEX Dragon's Head, Tail, ascending & descending nodes I 403; II 381

TG Drakon (Gr.), or Dragon. Now considered a "mythical" monster, perpetuated in the West only on seals, &c., as a heraldic griffin, and the Devil slain by St. George, &c. In fact an extinct antediluvian monster. In Babylonian antiquities it is referred to as the "scaly one" and connected on many gems with Tiamat the sea. "The Dragon of the Sea" is repeatedly mentioned. In Egypt, it is the star of the Dragon (then the North Pole Star), the origin of the connection of almost all the gods with the Dragon. Bel and the Dragon, Apollo and Python, Osiris and Typhon, Sigur and Fafnir, and finally St. George and the Dragon, are the same. They were all solar gods, and wherever we find the Sun there also is the Dragon, the symbol of Wisdom -- Thoth-Hermes. The Hierophants of Egypt and of Babylon styled themselves "Sons of the Serpent-God" and "Sons of the Dragon". "I am a Serpent, I am a Druid", said the Druid of the Celto-Britannic regions, for the Serpent and the Dragon were both types of Wisdom, Immortality and Rebirth. As the serpent casts its old skin only to reappear in a new one, so does the immortal Ego cast off one personality but to assume another.

SD INDEX Dracon, Drakon (Gk). See also Draco, Dragons

Greek for dragon II 210
synonym for "evil one" II 206n

SD INDEX Draper, John William

----- History of the Conflict between Religion and Science.
permanent record of events I 104
----- History of the Intellectual Development of Europe
Crusaders led by goose, goat I 357
European man 250,000+ years old II 750n

WG Draupadi, the wife of the five Pandu princes, being a personification of yoga-maya, or the power of illusion.

GH Draupadi The patronymic of Krishna, the daughter of Drupada, king of Panchala. At a svayamvara (a gathering for a display of feats of skill for the purpose of allowing a king's daughter to choose a bridegroom) Draupadi selected Arjuna as her bridegroom, but when he returned with his four brothers to his mother, Kunti and announced that they had made a great acquisition, she told them that they were obliged to share it. Because of this and also through the insistence of their ancestor, the sage Vyasa, it was decided that she should become the wife of the five brothers. The Mahabharata also relates that in a previous life Draupadi had received the boon that she should be wedded to five husbands. The Draupadeyas (i.e., sons of Draupadi) referred to in the text, were the five sons of the Pandavas, by name: Prativindhya (by Yudhishthira), Sutasoma (by Bhima); Srutakirti (by Arjuna), Satanika (by Nakula); Srutasena (by Sahadeva).

Symbolically Draupadi represents 'the terrestrial life of the personality.' (Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 2)

TG Draupnir (Scand.). The golden armlet of Wodan or Odin, the companion of the spear Gungnir which he holds in his right hand; both are endowed with wonderful magic properties.

MO Draupnir [[Norse]] (drawp-neer) [dripper] Odin's magic ring: proliferating cycles

TG Dravidians. A group of tribes inhabiting Southern India; the aborigines.

FY Dravidians, a group of tribes inhabiting Southern India.

SD INDEX Dravidians II 768, 790

TG Dravya (Sk.). Substance (metaphysically).

FY Dravya, substance.

WG Dravya, thing, object, substance, nine kinds of which are reckoned in the Nyaya philosophy, viz: prithivi, earth; ap, water; tejas, fire; vayu, air; akasa, ether; kala, time; dis, space; atma, soul; and manas, mind.

SD INDEX Dreag, Bretagne, will-o'-the-wisps II 206n

SD INDEX Dream(s)

Aeschylus q on II 413
astral light &, (Levi) I 259n
early Atlanteans had no II 761
novelists & occult II 317n
relative reality of I 566
sleep too deep for II 701
soul produces I 631

SD INDEX Dreamless Sleep I 47; II 701

WG Driksthiti, the state in which one having converted his internal eye into one of pure knowledge, views the whole of this transitional world as Brahma; the real concentration. (drik, one who sees, a seer; sthiti, standing, steadiness.)

TG Drishti (Sk.). Scepticism; unbelief.

WG Drishta, seen, perceived.

WG Drisya, visible, to be seen.

SD INDEX Drogheda, devil's castle, Ireland II 206n

SD INDEX Droles, les (Fr) [ruffians] pagan "plagiarists" called II 482

GH Drona A Brahmana, son of Bharadvaja, who married Kripa, the half-sister of Bhishma, by whom he had a son, Asvatthaman. He was acharya (teacher of the military art) to the Kaurava princes as well as to the Pandavas. Although loving the princes equally, nevertheless because of his relationship to Bhishma, he sided with the Kauravas in the great conflict at Kurukshetra. The words spoken to the 'preceptor' in the second sloka (as narrated by Sanjaya -- Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 2) were addressed by Duryodhana to his teacher, Drona. When Bhishma was mortally wounded on the field of battle, Drona became commander-in-chief of the Kaurava army. (Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 5)

SD INDEX Drop, assumes spherical shape I 98n

SD INDEX Dropides (Plato's 4x great-grandfather), friend of Solon II 743n

SD INDEX Drought(s), turn prehistoric lands into desert II 503

SD INDEX Drouk (Brittany), devil II 206n

TG Druids. A sacerdotal caste which flourished in Britain and Gaul. They were Initiates who admitted females into their sacred order, and initiated them into the mysteries of their religion. They never entrusted their sacred verses and scriptures to writing, but, like the Brahmans of old, committed them to memory; a feat which, according to the statement of Caesar, took twenty years to accomplish. Like the Parsis they had no images or statues of their gods. The Celtic religion considered it blasphemy to represent any god, even of a minor character, under a human figure. It would have been well if the Greek and Roman Christians had learnt this lesson from the "pagan" Druids. The three chief commandments of their religion were: -- "Obedience to divine laws; concern for the welfare of mankind; suffering with fortitude all the evils of life".

IU Druids. -- A sacerdotal caste which flourished in Britain and Gaul.

SD INDEX Druid(s)

believed in rebirth II 760
believed in succession of worlds II 756
called themselves snakes II 380
circles, dolmens of I 209n
deity of, symbolized by serpent II 756
egg of I 368
fires of II 759
heirs to cyclopean lore II 754
historical men, not Cyclopes II 343
origin of, religion & priests II 756-7
say Neptune greeted Noah I 444n
seven souls, principles of II 632
understood Sun in Taurus, etc II 759

SD INDEX Druidical Temple, hinging stones of Salisbury Plain II 343

GH Drupada The son of Prishata, king of Panchala (the region adjacent to the land of the Kurus), father of Dhrishtadyumna ('the clever son' referred to in the text). He was also the father of Draupadi (the wife of the Pandavas). His son was made commander-in-chief of the Pandava army. (Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 2)

TG Druzes. A large sect, numbering about 100,000 adherents, living on Mount Lebanon in Syria. Their rites are very mysterious, and no traveller, who has written anything about them, knows for a certainty the whole truth. They are the Sufis -- of Syria. They resent being called Druzes as an insult, but call themselves the "disciples of Hamsa", their Messiah, who came to them in the ninth century from the "Land of the Word of God", which land and word they kept religiously secret. The Messiah to come will be the same Hamsa, but called Hakem -- the "All-Healer". (See Isis Unveiled, II., 308, et seq.)

SD INDEX Druses, seven mandragoras of II 27

SD INDEX Drushim, Book of. See Luria, Isaac

SD INDEX Dryden, John

----- Cleomenes
on virtue I 644
----- [Religio Laici]
"Some few whose lamps . . ." I 273

SD INDEX Dryopithecus

ancestor or descendant of man? II 675
brain of, & missing link II 676
gorilla, chimpanzee compared to II 676, 733
Thenay flints made by, (Gaudry) II 748
thinking man not fr II 688n
unchanged since Pliocene II 678

SD INDEX Duad I 355

chaos or I 433
cosmic, androgynous substance I 621n
doubled makes tetrad II 599
imperfect, detached state II 575
Jewish deity manifested II 543
monad &, re finite, infinite I 426
mother & daughter of Logos I 426
mother, evil I 614, 618


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SD INDEX Dual (ism, ity)

every element is I 469
life a, force I 604
lotus symbol of I 57-8
manas is I 334
in Mazdean religion II 517
no radical, in Stanzas I 196
origin of I 15-16
poles of nature I 257
in Pythagorean decad I 616
Verbum of pagan Gnostics was II 515

SD INDEX Du Bois-Reymond, Emil Heinrich

an agnostic, not a materialist II 650n
materialism of I 518
opposed Darwinistic heredity II 711n
opposed Haeckel II 650 &n, 651, 656, 664, 673
----- Ueber die Grenzen . . .
Haeckel & Homer's genealogies II 656
Haeckel juggled words II 663n
on the processes of nature I 485n
psyche beyond material causes II 650n
substance eludes the senses I 670

SD INDEX Du Chaillu, Paul B., accused of lying II 440

SD INDEX Duck. See also Goose, Swan

in Kalevala lays golden eggs II 122

TG Dudaim (Heb.). Mandrakes. The Atropa Mandragora plant is mentioned in Genesis, xxx., 14, and in Canticles: the name is related in Hebrew to words meaning "breasts" and "love", the plant was notorious as a love charm, and has been used in many forms of black magic. [W.W.W.]

Dudaim in Kabbalistic parlance is the Soul and Spirit; any two things united in love and friendship (dodim). "Happy is he who preserves his dudaim (higher and lower Manas) inseparable."

SD INDEX Dufferin, Lord, discovered hieroglyphs in Canada II 430

TG Dugpas (Tib.). Lit., "Red Caps," a sect in Tibet. Before the advent of Tsong-ka-pa in the fourteenth century, the Tibetans, whose Buddhism had deteriorated and been dreadfully adulterated with the tenets of the old Bhon religion, -- were all Dugpas. From that century, however, and after the rigid laws imposed upon the Gelukpas (yellow caps) and the general reform and purification of Buddhism (or Lamaism), the Dugpas have given themselves over more than ever to sorcery, immorality, and drunkenness. Since then the word Dugpa has become a synonym of "sorcerer", "adept of black magic" and everything vile. There are few, if any, Dugpas in Eastern Tibet, but they congregate in Bhutan, Sikkim, and the borderlands generally. Europeans not being permitted to penetrate further than those borders, the Orientalists never having studied Buddho-Lamaism in Tibet proper, but judging of it on hearsay and from what Cosmo di Koros, Schlagintweit, and a few others have learnt of it from Dugpas, confuse both religions and bring then) under one head. They thus give out to the public pure Dugpaism instead of Buddho-Lamaism. In short Northern Buddhism in its purified, metaphysical form is almost entirely unknown.

VS dread Dad-Dugpa clan (III 11) [[p. 51]] The Bhons or Dugpas, the sect of the "Red Caps," are regarded as the most versed in sorcery. They inhabit Western and little Tibet and Bhutan. They are all Tantrikas. It is quite ridiculous to find Orientalists who have visited the borderlands of Tibet, such as Schlagintweit and others, confusing the rites and disgusting practices of these with the religious beliefs of the Eastern Lamas, the "Yellow Caps," and their Narjols or holy men. The following is an instance.

FY Dugpas, the "Red Caps," evil magicians, belonging to the left-hand path of occultism, so called in Tibet.

WG Dugpa (Thibetan), a sorcerer or "red-cap" of Bhootan. (See Gelupa.)

SD INDEX Dugpa(s) (Tib). See also Sorcerers

power of II 221n
swastika on idols of II 586

SD INDEX Dujardin-Beaumetz, G. O., called protoplasm "sarcode" II 153n

TG Dukkha (Sk.). Sorrow, pain.

FY Dukkha, pain.

WG Duhkha, misery, uneasiness, anguish; pain personified as the son of Narada and Vedana.

SD INDEX Dula (Skt), a Pleiad II 551

SD INDEX Dulaure, J. A., dated zodiacs 6500 BC I 652

TG Dumah (Heb.). The Angel of Silence (Death) in the Kabbala.

SD INDEX Dumas, Jean Baptiste A., q by Winchell on composite nature of elements I 543n

SD INDEX Dumbbell (nebula), resolvable I 598n

SD INDEX Duncan, Dr Peter Martin, "Address of President of Geological Society," gas absorption & Sun's heat I 102n

SD INDEX Dunlap, S. F.

----- Sod, the Mysteries of Adoni
on Aesculapius I 353
defines Sod as Mysteries II 212n
----- Sod, the Son of the Man
Fetahil creates Earth I 194-5 &n
rebellious genii I 195-6
spirit female w Nazarenes I 194n
----- Vestiges of the Spirit-History of Man
older & younger Horus I 348


SD INDEX Duomo of Milan II 85

SD INDEX Dupuis, C. F.

misled by mutilated works II 620
----- L'Origine de tous les cultes . . .
dragon of Apocalypse II 32n
serpents as healers II 26n
on zodiacal signs I 652

SD INDEX Duran, Father Diego, Historia de la Indias . . ., giants built Cholula pyramid II 276n

SD INDEX Duration

aspect of the Absolute I 43
conditioned & unconditioned I 62
Kronos as endless I 418
matter, motion, space & I 55
nothing on Earth has real I 37
Osiris king of I 437
time & I 37, 43, 87

TG Durga (Sk.). Lit., "inaccessible". The female potency of a god; the name of Kali, the wife of Siva, the Mahesvara, or: "the great god".

WG Durga, a goddess, the wife of Siva -- goddess of destruction, called also Kali.

SD INDEX Durga (Skt)

Devi-, wife of Siva I 91
maya, illusion or I 396
Virgin-, most ancient deity I 657-8

SD INDEX Durga Kali (Skt), goats sacrificed to II 579

GH Duryodhana The eldest son of Dhritarashtra and Gandhari leader of the Kurus (or Kauravas) in the conflict with the Pandavas at Kurukshetra. Because of his blindness, Dhritarashtra had intended to make his brother's virtuous son, Yudhishthira, the heir-apparent to his throne, but the Kurus under Duryodhana objected so strongly that instead he allowed his son to take charge of the government, and turned over a portion of his kingdom -- that of Indraprastha -- to the Pandavas. Owing to further machinations of the Kurus, Yudhishthira lost this kingdom in a game of dice, and Duryodhana forced the Pandavas into exile for thirteen years. When this period had elapsed, however, Duryodhana refused to give up the kingdom, and as a consequence the great conflict was waged, in which he lost his life. In the Mahabharata Duryodhana represents the forces of evil battling with the forces of light: one story represents him as doing wicked deeds in spite of himself, and realizing this he attempted to put an end to his life. He was prevented from doing this by the imps of darkness, so that he might continue imbodied for their purposes.

Duryodhana is represented as an ambitious, malicious prince, the antithesis of the wise and righteous ruler. (Meaning of the word itself: difficult to conquer. Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 1)


Adam of I 242n, 247; II 81, 86, 112n, 457-8
animals fr cast-off II 180
clay, man's body of I 225; II 37
cosmic I 74, 107, 167, 201, 609
Fohat collects fiery I 144, 201

TG Dustcharitra (Sk.). The "ten evil acts"; namely, three acts of the body viz., taking life, theft and adultery; four evil acts of the mouth, viz., lying, exaggeration in accusations, slander, and foolish talk; and three evil acts of mind (Lower Manas), viz., envy, malice or revenge, and unbelief.

SD INDEX Duti, Dutica, sacred prostitute I 472


moral religious II 176
of an occultist I 589
royal high road of I 643

SD INDEX Dvadasa-kara (Skt) [twelve-handed, name of Karttikeya], peacock, zodiac, etc II 619

SD INDEX Dvadasaksha (Skt), twelve-eyed II 619 STRAIGHTEN OUT DW AND DV'S

WG Dvaita, dualism; a system of philosophy which asserts the distinctness from each other of the human spirit and the universal spirit.

SKf Dwaita The Vedanta philosophy, which has been called the Adwaita quintessence of the Upanishads, has been divided Visishtadwaita into three main schools: (1) the Adwaita, which reduces all things to one Secondless Unity (a -- not, and dwaita -- duality), and thus teaches that the human divinity -- Atman, and the Universal Divinity -- Brahman, are one; (2) the Dwaita which teaches an eternal duality, that is, that Atman and Brahman are ever separate Principles; and (3) the Visishtadwaita which differentiates between the two other schools and teaches that Atman is a part of Brahman. Visishtadwaita is a compound of visishta -- distinguished or qualified, derived from the verb-root visish -- to distinguish, and adwaita -- non-duality.

These three sects of Dualists, Qualified Non-Dualists, and Non-Dualists teach the same fundamental truths but they interpret them from different points of view. They could be said to represent three steps in the understanding of Divinity or God: (1) the Dwaita-step -- Divinity is somewhere outside of us; (2) the Visishtadwaita-step -- We are parts of Divinity, and Divinity manifests everywhere; and (3) the Adwaita-step -- I am Divinity, All is Divinity. This last step is one with the esoteric wisdom-teaching: Aham Brahmasmi -- I am Brahman.

MO Dvalin [[Norse]] (dvah-leen) [comatose] The human, unawakened soul; Dvalin's toy, the solar disk

GH Dvamdva A pair of opposites (e.g., heat and cold, joy and sorrow, etc.). The dvamdva compound in the text has reference to a copulative compound, i.e., two members of a compound which are in the same case and likewise may be connected with the conjunction and. (Meaning of the word itself: two and two: the word is the num. adjective. dva, two, reduplicated. Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 75)

WG Dvapara. (See Dvapara-yuga.)


TG Dwapara Yuga (Sk.). The third of the "Four Ages" in Hindu Philosophy; or the second age counted from below.

WG Dvapara-yuga, the third of the four ages. (See Yuga.)

SD INDEX Dvapara Yuga II 308n. See also Yugas

differs for each race II 147n
Diti frustrated in II 614
length of II 69, 147
occurs in Bharata (varsha) II 322
of third root-race II 520n
Vedas divided in every II 146n
Vishnu as Veda-Vyasa in II 483

WG Dvaraka, Krishna's city, submerged by the sea. A temple still remains on the peninsula of Guzerat, an object of pilgrimage. (Literally, "city with many gates.")

WG Dvesha, hate.


SD INDEX Dwaita (Dvaita) Vedantin sect I 79n, 451



SD INDEX Dwapara Yuga. See Dvapara Yuga

SD INDEX Dwarf(s) II 331, 425, 443

African II 433n
Atlantean II 433n
forge Thor's hammer II 99
giants &, in mythology II 754
incarnation of Vishnu I 112
Moola Koorumba of Nilgiri Hills II 445

MO Dwarfs [[Norse]] Souls less than human in evolutionary status

TG Dwarf of Death. In the Edda of the Norsemen, Iwaldi, the Dwarf of Death, hides Life in the depths of the great ocean, and then sends her up into the world at the right time. This Life is Iduna, the beautiful maiden, the daughter of the "Dwarf". She is the Eve of the Scandinavian Lays, for she gives of the apples of ever-renewed youth to the gods of Asgard to eat; but these, instead of being cursed for so doing and doomed to die, give thereby renewed youth yearly to the earth and to men, after every short and sweet sleep in the arms of the Dwarf. Iduna is raised from the Ocean when Bragi (q.v.), the Dreamer of Life, without spot or blemish, crosses asleep the silent waste of waters. Bragi is the divine ideation of Life, and Iduna living Nature -- Prakriti, Eve.

TG Dwellers (on the Threshold). A term invented by Bulwer Lytton in Zanoni; but in Occultism the word "Dweller" is an occult term used by students for long ages past, and refers to certain maleficent astral Doubles of defunct persons.

WGa Dweller on the Threshold, found in Lytton's Zanoni; the shades of defunct bad men in Kamaloka, full of evil, able to do evil, and with a kind of intelligence not easily explained; also the combined evil thoughts of the race and family to which every one belongs, and said to become, as it were, visible when one passes the threshold of ordinary experience.

OG Dweller on the Threshold -- A literary invention of the English mystic and novelist Sir Bulwer Lytton, found in his romance Zanoni. The term has obtained wide currency and usage in theosophical circles. In occultism the word "dweller," or some exactly equivalent phrase or expression, has been known and used during long ages past. It refers to several things, but more particularly has an application to what H. P. Blavatsky calls "certain maleficent astral Doubles of defunct persons." This is exact. But there is another meaning of this phrase still more mystical and still more difficult to explain which refers to the imbodied karmic consequences or results of the man's past, haunting the thresholds which the initiant or initiate must pass before he can advance or progress into a higher degree of initiation. These dwellers, in the significance of the word just last referred to are, as it were, the imbodied quasi-human astral haunting parts of the constitution thrown off in past incarnations by the man who now has to face them and overcome them -- very real and living beings, parts of the "new" man's haunting past. The initiant must face these old "selves" of himself and conquer or -- fail, which failure may mean either insanity or death. They are verily ghosts of the dead men that the present man formerly was, now arising to dog his footsteps, and hence are very truly called Dwellers on the Threshold. In a specific sense they may be truly called the kama-rupas of the man's past incarnations arising out of the records in the astral light left there by the "old" man of the "new" man who now is.

SD INDEX Dwergar [Dvargar] (Norse) "dwarfs"

Turanians or, driven north II 754

TG Dwesa (Sk.). Anger. One of the three principal states of mind (of which 63 are enumerated), which are Raga -- pride or evil desire, Dwesa -- anger, of which hatred is a part, and Moha -- the ignorance of truth. These three are to be steadily avoided.

TG Dwija (Sk.). "Twice-born". In days of old this term was used only of the Initiated Brahmans; but now it is applied to every man belonging to the first of the four castes, who has undergone a certain ceremony.

SP Dvija [dwija] -- literally "twice-born," a Hindu of one of the higher classes, especially a Brahmana, who has undergone the second birth of ritual initiation and investment with the sacred thread.

WG Dvija, an initiated Brahman, Kshatriya, or Vaishya. (dvi, twice; ja, born: twice-born.)

SKf Dvija A 'Twice-born One,' a spiritual Initiate; a compound of dvi -- two, and ja -- derived from the verb-root jan -- to be born. A Dvija according to Theosophy and also according to the once pure Brahmanical religion refers to one who has definitely awakened spiritually and intellectually and has undergone the trials of Initiation. A true Dvija is therefore a man who has been born physically as well as spiritually; but in India today any man who is invested with the sacred thread of the Brahmanical religion is called a Dvija.

SD INDEX Dvija (Skt). See also Twice-Born

ancient Brahmin initiates I xxi, 209
cycles known to II 70
descended fr sons of God I 209
inner sense of symbolism & II 469
reborn second time (initiation) II 462

SD INDEX Dwija. See Dvija

TG Dwija Brahman (Sk.). The investure with the sacred thread that now constitutes the "second birth". Even a Sudra who chooses to pay for the honour becomes, after the ceremony of passing through a silver or golden cow -- a dwija.

FY Dwija Brahman, twice born; the investiture with the sacred thread constitutes the second birth.

WGa Dwijadrushta, the inner vision.

TG Dwipa (Sk.). An island or a continent. The Hindus have seven (Sapta dwipa); the Buddhists only four. This is owing to a misunderstood reference of the Lord Buddha who, using the term metaphorically, applied the word dwipa to the races of men. The four Root-races which preceded our fifth, were compared by Siddhartha to four continents or isles which studded the ocean of birth and death -- Samsara.

WG Dvipa, an island, peninsula, any land surrounded by water; any continent on which a root-race is evolved.

WGa Dwipa, the same as Dvipa. There are said to be seven Dwipas, and these are the great divisions of the world as given in the allegories of the Puranas. There names are: Jambu, Plaksha, Shalmali, Kusha, Krauncha, Shaka, and Pushkara. An explanation of these allegorical divisions will be found in The Path for April and May, 1889.

GH Dvipa A zone, region, land, or continent, commonly called 'island,' inasmuch as each dvipa is described as being surrounded by distinct concentric circumambient oceans centering about Mount Meru. Seven dvipas are enumerated as follows: Jambu, Plaksha, Salmali Kusa, Krauncha, Saka, and Pushkara. Esoterically the dvipas refer on the one hand to the seven globes of the Planetary Chain of this Earth, and on the other hand to the seven great continents which come successively into existence as the homes of the seven Root-Races. Jambu-dvipa corresponds to Globe D of the Chain, Mount Meru rising from its center. (Secret Doctrine, II, p. 320). This dvipa was divided into nine parts termed varshas (q.v.). (Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. ii)

SD INDEX Dvipa(s) (Skt) island, continent

Atala one of II 402, 408
concentric rings of II 758-9
continents or II 155
dissolution of seven I 257, 373
enumerated II 404n
five races, islands & II 322
Jambu-dvipa terrestrial Earth II 326
karshvars & II 758-9
Meru north of all II 401n
rakshasas, daityas on White II 288
seven II 326, 403
seven, of Atlantis II 350, 405-6
seven, or planetary chain II 320
seventh, or Pushkara II 319
six destroyed (Wilford) II 406n, 409
surrounded by wine, curds II 320-1
Sveta-, or Lemuria II 264, 319, 366 &n, 584
two (Saka, Pushkara) to come II 404-5
among Zoroastrians II 758-9

SD INDEX Dwipas. See Dvipas

SD INDEX Dyaus (Skt) sky, heaven

Brahma merges into I 376
Latin Deus fr Aryan I 347
Surya son of, & Aditi I 101

SD INDEX Dynaspheric Force, Keely & I 560-1

TG Dynasties. In India there are two, the Lunar and the Solar, or the Somavansa and the Suryavansa. In Chaldea and Egypt there were also two distinct kinds of dynasties, the divine and the human. In both countries people were ruled in the beginning of time by Dynasties of Gods. In Chaldea they reigned one hundred and twenty Sari, or in all 432,000 years; which amounts to the same figures as a Hindu Mahayuga 4,320,000 years. The chronology prefacing the Book of Genesis (English translation) is given "Before Christ, 4004 ". But the figures are a rendering by solar years. In the original Hebrew, which preserved a lunar calculation, the figures are 4,320 years. This "coincidence" is well explained in Occultism.

SD INDEX Dynasties. See also Divine Kings

Atlantean II 350
of Atlantean spirit-kings II 222
Chinese II 54n, 281, 302, 365, 368
Egyptian II 32n, 431-2, 436
Hindu I 378, 388; II 456
numberless, before Adami II 453-4
Persian II 396-8
solar-lunar, & Budha II 456
three divine, were three races II 369

TG Dyookna (Kab.). The shadow of eternal Light. The "Angels of the Presence" or archangels. The same as the Ferouer in the Vendidad and other Zoroastrian works.

SD INDEX Dyooknah [Dyoqna] (Aram)

divine phantom II 457
shadow or, (Kabbala) II 268

SD INDEX Dzahhak, Nabatheans & II 453

SD INDEX Dzenodoo [Zen-do] (Japanese), ascetics of Kioto & jewels I 173

SD INDEX Dzungarian, "Mani Kumbum" I 43n


Hyperlink to another site for The Stanzas of Dzyan as translated by H. P. Blavatsky in her Secret Doctrine

TG Dzyn or Dzyan (Tib.). Written also Dzen. A corruption of the Sanskrit Dhyan and Jnana (or gnyana phonetically) -- Wisdom, divine knowledge. In Tibetan, learning is called dzin.

SKo Dzyan Dzyan is the Tibetan way of pronouncing and spelling the Sanskrit word Dhyana, a word meaning 'spiritual meditation.' The Book of Dzyan is one of an occult series of works known as the Kiu-ti. These scriptures are kept secret and apart and are carefully guarded in Shi-gat-se. H. P. Blavatsky bases much of her Secret Doctrine on the 'Stanzas of Dzyan,' because they contain the archaic teachings regarding the origin and building of worlds and races.

IN Dzyan A "corruption" of Skt dhyana (spiritual "meditation") and jnana (wisdom, divine knowledge).

SD INDEX Dzyan. See Book of Dzyan, Stanzas of Dzyan


IN Dzyu Real knowledge; the collective wisdom of the dhyani-buddhas which becomes fohat.

SD INDEX Dzyu (Tib), becomes Fohat I 107-8

SD INDEX Dzyu-mi (Tib), false appearance I 108