COLLATION OF THEOSOPHICAL GLOSSARIES
COLLATION OF THEOSOPHICAL GLOSSARIES
List of Title Abbreviations (in alphabetical order)
TG Lobha (Sk.). Covetousness: cupidity, a son sprung from Brahma, in an evil hour.
WGa Lobha, avarice.
SD INDEX Lob-nor (lake in Central Asia), tradition of buried cities at I xxxiv
SD INDEX Loch-Maria-ker [Locmariaquer, Fr], conical menhir of 2 x 20 yards II 752
SD INDEX Locke, John, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, space has no resistance, motion I 8, 615
SD INDEX Locusts, Moses permitted eating of I 80n
MO Loddfafner [[Norse]] (lodd-fawv-ner) A dwarf. a learning human soul
SD INDEX Lodge, Sir Oliver, "The Ether & Its Functions," properties of ether I 488-9
TG Lodur (Scand.). The second personage in the trinity of gods in the Eddas of the Norsemen; and the father of the twelve great gods. It is Lodur who endows the first man -- made of the ash-tree (Ask), with blood and colour.
MO Lodur [[Norse]] (loo-dur) One of the creative trinity; the fiery principle
SD INDEX Lodur (Norse) gives man blood, bones II 97
MO Lofar [[Norse]] (loo-vahr) [lof hand or praise] Highest member of animal kingdom
SD INDEX Logan, or rocking stones II 342n
TG Logi (Scand.). Lit., "flame". This giant with his soils and kindred, made themselves finally known as the authors of every cataclysm and conflagration in heaven or on earth, by letting mortals perceive them in the midst of flames. These giant-fiends were all enemies of man trying to destroy his work wherever they found it. A symbol of the cosmic elements.
MO Logi [[Norse]] (loo-gee) [log flame] Wildfire, the uninspired mind
TG Logia (Gr.). The secret discourses and teachings of Jesus contained in the Evangel of Matthew -- in the original Hebrew, not the spurious Greek text we have-and preserved by the Ebionites and the Nazarenes in the library collected by Pamphilus, at Caesarea. This Evangel called by many writers "the genuine Gospel of Matthew", was used according to (St.) Jerome, by the Nazarenes and Ebionites of Beroea, Syria, in his own day (4th century). Like the Aporrheta or secret discourses, of the Mysteries, these Logia could only be understood with a key. Sent by the Bishops Chromatius and Heliodorus, Jerome, after having obtained permission, translated them, but found it "a difficult task" (truly so!) to reconcile the text of the "genuine" with that of the spurious Greek gospel he was acquainted with. (See Isis Unveiled II., 180 et seq.)
SD INDEX Logic. See Bain, A.
SD INDEX Logograms, or symbol-letters I 307; II 335
SD INDEX Logography, ancient names tell history II 335
TG Logos (Gr.). The manifested deity with every nation and people; the outward expression, or the effect of the cause which is ever concealed. Thus, speech is the Logos of thought; hence it is aptly translated by the "Verbum" and "Word" in its metaphysical sense.
KT Logos (Gr.) The manifested deity with every nation and people; the outward expression or the effect of the Cause which is ever concealed. Thus, speech is the logos of thought; hence, in its metaphysical sense, it is aptly translated by the terms "Verbum," and the "Word."
WG Logos (Greek), the word; the first cause; the Demiurgos; Isvara; Brahma; a mirror reflecting universal mind; the great unseen; the unknown light; the one ray.
OG Logos -- (Greek) In old Greek philosophy the word logos was used in many ways, of which the Christians often sadly misunderstood the profoundly mystical meaning. Logos is a word having several applications in the esoteric philosophy, for there are different kinds or grades of logoi, some of them of divine, some of them of a spiritual character; some of them having a cosmic range, and others ranges much more restricted. In fact, every individual entity, no matter what its evolutionary grade on the ladder of life, has its own individual logos. The divine-spiritual entity behind the sun is the solar logos of our solar system. Small or great as every solar system may be, each has its own logos, the source or fountainhead of almost innumerable logoi of less degree in that system. Every man has his own spiritual logos; every atom has its own logos; every atom likewise has its own paramatman and mulaprakriti, for every entity everywhere has its own highest. These things and the words which express them are obviously relative.
One meaning of the Greek logos is "word" -- a phrase or symbol taken from the ancient Mysteries meaning the "lost word," the "lost" logos of man's heart and brain. The logos of our own planetary chain, so far as this fourth round is concerned, is the Wondrous Being or Silent Watcher.
The term, therefore, is a relative and not an absolute one, and has many applications.
WW Logos Now Logos -- here is a vast field before us. Possibly the literature of no time in history has ever been so full of quarrel, disagreement, and learned dissertation as what have been written in Christian times about this word logos. The word itself is very simple; it is a Greek word meaning word, which the Latins expressed as verbum. The difficulty lies in the religious or semi-philosophical attributes or meanings or senses that have gathered about this word; and at the present day, and looking back through history, one almost despairs of any short and lucid exposition of it, because the field of discussion has been so vast, the quarrels have been so acrimonious, and rivers of ink, according to the well-known saying, have been poured out by writers to prove each man his own view concerning the incarnation of the Word, that is of the Logos.
Now this is not either a Christian word or a Christian conception. You will remember that when we spoke of the doctrine of the Trinity we saw that it was an evolution of ideas. The early Christians had no trinity. Doubtless they knew of the triadic essences of ancient times because the Greek literature was full of discussion concerning the Divine Father, the Son or the Logos, and the outpouring of the Spirit expressed in many ways and under many terms. But the Christians themselves had no developed doctrine of the Trinity as it now exists. It was an evolution, as you will remember. Plato uses the term Logos as implying the Divine Reason, the Divine Intellect. Why did they use the term word? Because the spoken word is the manifestation of reason; it was the carrier of intellectual conceptions to the outward world, into manifestation, so to speak; and therefore the Word was conceived of as the Son of the Father, which was conceived of as the Intellect; the Father, the Immanent Intellect. The early Platonic writers used the word logos to signify the Kosmical Plan, as being the manifestation or spoken word or idea of the Deity in operation; or again, they spoke of it as the reason divine, the Divine Reason, and the later Platonists spoke of it as the Son of the Deity or the Son of the Creator.
Now the Jews, too, or at least a great many of the most eminent men in ancient days belonging to that race, had a similar conception, in spite of their henotheistic views regarding their own national Deity; and these men were the brighter, more sunny intellects of their race, the more intuitive in perception. For Instance, Philo, commonly called Philo the Jew, a Jewish Platonist who lived about the time of the supposed birth of Jesus, was born about 20 B.C., and lived some forty or fifty years afterwards. He was a voluminous writer; he had made a profound study of Platonic philosophy; he was a man of searching and profound intellect, withal a mystic. The scope of his literary work was to reconcile the Hebrew writings, particularly the Pentateuch, that is the first five books of the Bible, with the Platonic philosophy; and it is commonly said of him today by critical writers that some of his analogies and explanations are very ingenious, but that his one great fault was his mysticism, for he saw mystical explanations where there were none. This is the same kind of criticism that we find applied by the learned wiseacres of all ages to those who differ from accepted standards, which to many people is a crime. Now Philo speaks of the Logos as the Second God, as the representative God on earth and in space, as the Divine Word. He takes these terms from the Platonic writers, and as we shall see in a few moments, his usage of the term word or logos is at bottom identical with the usage as found in the Hebrew Targumical literature. The constant use of the word memra, or word by the Jewish writers there, and by those of succeeding ages, is typically Platonic in conception so far as it goes. The Targums (from Targum, a Chaldean word meaning explanation) -- there were several of them -- were the translations or paraphrases of the Old Testament, particularly of the Pentateuch into Aramean, when the Hebrew language, as such, began to pass into disuse. And the Targumists were those commentators and translators, the men who made the paraphrases and explained what the Hebrew Old Testament meant. And memra is Aramaic, meaning word, like the Greek logos and the Latin verbum. They frequently used the word memra, or logos, for Jehovah. Now a very interesting example of this usage I shall put on the blackboard, so that you can see it; the spoken word is often helped by the visible sign, so they say. Now the first verse in the Hebrew Bible is: [[
heb char]] (BRAShITh BRA ALHIM ATh HShMIM VATh HARTs) the common translation being: "In the beginning created Elohim the heavens and the earth." You will remember that we noticed last week that ancient Hebrew was written commencing from the right, in parallel lines, without any vowels, without separation of words, without capitals, so that this custom would be something like this if applied to the English translation of the first verses of Genesis: nthbgnnngcrtdlhmthhvnsndthrth. And you will remember that Massoretes, the body of men who "pointed" the Hebrew, that is to say, put in the vowels, (because the Hebrew vowels are expressed by points) "pointed" what according to tradition was the proper reading of this formidable array of consonants. And the common translation of the Hebrew, as we have it now in the Hebrew Bible, is based on the work of the Massoretes.
The particle [[
heb char]] = B means in or through; it is a preposition and the following word [[ heb char]] (RAShITh) (beginning, head, wisdom) means beginning. But if we run all through all these letters together, and divide the words so, it reads: [[ heb char]] BRASh IThBRA ALHIM ATh HShMIM VATh HARTs "in the head created themselves Elohim the heavens and the earth." In the head -- in German there is the word Hauptmann, captain, because he is the head of the men underneath him, and so in English the "headman" or chief; the head was the wisdom, as the feet had the sustaining power; therefore "In the head (by wisdom, or in wisdom) created themselves, (i.e. became the Elohim, the gods, the divine beings), the Heavens and the earth." A magnificent translation. The divine being themselves, from passive hierarchies, because active manifestations; they created themselves, or became. And what was the result of this? The heavens and the earth. "In the head that is, in wisdom, through wisdom, by wisdom -- created themselves or became Elohim the heavens and the earth." And the heavens and the earth were without form. It was a purely spiritual creation; the gods were formless; they were what is called in Sanskrit Arupa, bodiless; and the spirit of God, Elohim, moved on the face of the water. Now the force of this last phrase lies in this -- and first the Hebrew: -- [[ heb char]] We-ruahh Elohim merahhefet al-pney ham-hayim. Now ruahh means wind, breath, soul. The true word for spirit in Hebrew is neshamah, whereas this first word ruahh would be more equivalent to the Sanskrit word Manas, meaning mind. Now the word used here, translated into the English "moving", is a participle from the verb rauhaf, [" rauhaf" is the simple form of the root RChPh and means to tremble, shudder, shake or quiver. The piel participle? form rihel means to hover or flutter. The derivation of ruahh RVCh from RChPh is difficult, requiring both a metathesis of V and Ch as well as a softening of V to Ph. To brood, however, which is formed from the triconsonantal BRKh via the biconsonantal RKh, meaning soft or gentle, requires only a hardening of Kh to Ch. RCh carries the meaning of aroma or fragrance. Usually ruahh is derived from RVCh, a root indicating freedom and open airiness, hence, spirit, wind, breath. -- J. D.] to hover, to flutter and to brood, as of a hen which broods on its eggs. The simile is homely, but if you have ever watched a hen brooding you will have noticed its absorption, how it is wrapped in itself. So the divine goose (instead of the hen -- an oriental metaphor) is conceived of as laying, and fluttering over, or brooding on the cosmic egg. In the Finnish Kalevala we read of the bird which laid the cosmic eggs, and then brooded on the eggs. H. P. Blavatsky, in the first pages of The Secret Doctrine, has a quotation from the Finnish Kalevala.
We were speaking of the logos. In the Targum of Jerusalem is found this translation: "In wisdom God created heaven and earth"; the principal point here being this rendering of wisdom for this word [[heb char]] RAShITh (= wisdom) which means head or beginning, origin, exactly in the sense that the Christians and the early Platonists used the word logos, implying the reason, the wisdom of the Deity. "In the wisdom of the Deity the world was manifested," and as wisdom is popularly supposed to reside in the head, therefore the Jewish targumists translated this: "In the wisdom (in the head, in the logos) created God (as they translate Elohim, which means gods) the heavens and the earth."
Before going on I will have to recall to your memory that we said something last week about this word Elohim, commonly translated God by both Jewish and Christian writers, and yet it is a plural word, and can only be translated by the plural originally of El, which is a word found in many Semitic tongues implying might or majesty, and god. The word Elohim certainly has come from Eloah, a feminine of El, and as Hebrew feminines often form abstract conceptions, this could be translated not as a goddess but as a divine faculty, a faculty of the divinity itself, wisdom for instance. Therefore, the godly wise beings, the angels, spiritual beings, the gods, created themselves, or became by wisdom the heavens and earth. It fits in exactly with the conception of hierarchies which we studied last week, because the hierarchies not only fabricate the world (which is the original meaning of "create"), form it, shape it, but they are it themselves, in a sense. Examine the atoms of your flesh, if it were possible; at least examine the scientific conception of what matter today consists of -- innumerable, numberless, infinitesimal little entities. Each atom is a kosmos, a mystic center, surrounded by hundreds of whirling planets, as our own sun is. And are we to conceive that we are the only intelligent beings in this vast limitless boundlessness? It would indeed be remarkable! Rather let us follow logical deductions from the facts which are, and say that man is but one stage, one step in an infinite series of gradations of intelligent beings, extending from the atoms and the sub-atoms and the worlds below the atoms through infinite hierarchies up to the Deity and beyond that Deity, and beyond the next one up to that wonder, the Unspeakable!
We shall not be able to consider today as many of these words as I had hoped. But let me say a few words more about the Logos. The Christian writer John, commonly called Divine, from the word "Theologist" which is often placed after his name (you will remember we studied the meaning of the word theology in our first class) has these words in opening his gospel, so-called:
"In the beginning was the Logos, and the Logos was towards [or with] God, and God was the Logos, or the Logos was God" [the Greek can be either translation]. This was in the beginning towards God [that is to say, with God, the word used in the Greek being the preposition pros which with accusative signifies towards a thing, proximity, and under strained interpretation could be translated with]; all things became through him [or through it], and outside of him [or it] there is not one thing which became. In him [or it] was life, and the life was the light of men; and the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not receive it." Now mark: then begins, "There was a man sent from God;" -- another thought, as abrupt as can possibly be, either in the Greek or in the English. Notice, after this philosophical exposition concerning the Logos, suddenly we are told: "There was a man sent from God, and his name was John. He came as a witness," etc. The point to which I wish to call your attention is this: it looks as if this exposition of the Logos, as it is popularly believed to be, is an addition. This addition, and its development in the following verses of this chapter, can only be taken from the ideas of the Logos as held by early Christian writers like Justin, who bases his thoughts on the exposition of Philo the Jew and on the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible called the Septuagint. The Christian Logos-doctrine is therefore an evolution of ideas common to the ancient world at that time.
The early Platonists, in discussing the doctrine of the logos used two expressions which are very graphic and very philosophic: they spoke of the [[
greek char]] and the [[ greek char]]. That is to say, the logos endiathetos comes from the Greek, and the sense is "to keep within"; from [[ greek char]] (to place, [[ greek char]] in, and [[ greek char]] through: to keep within); [[ greek char]] comes from [[ greek char]], to utter, to send out; therefore the logos endiathetos would be the immanent logos, that aspect of the Divinity which remains latent, which is not manifest; and the logos prophorikos would be that verbum, that divine influence of reason, which is sent out as a man would send a messenger from his house; logos you will remember, meaning reason, intellect, the divine reason. The early Christians adopted the same words and the same conceptions, the logos prophorikos being the out-going, the active reason; the logos endiathetos being the intelligence or reason of the Deity remaining unmanifested -- as the Christians would say, remaining in the bosom of the Godhead. Philo the Jew also uses them in his attempts to reconcile the Hebrew Bible with the Platonic Philosophy. It is curious that in ancient Egypt the out-going faculty of the Deity, or rather the Deity conceived of as manifesting himself, was often spoken of as the Son, and frequently Sun, because the sun was with constant reiteration in ancient philosophy conceived of as the son of the Deity. We have by no means finished this subject, and I shall advert to it in future studies.
I wish to say in conclusion that Heraclitus, the great Greek philosopher, also the Stoic School, used the term logos to signify the rational or intelligent principle in Nature, in exactly the same general way as the early Christians did; and the Stoics also spoke of a logos spermatikos, or the seed logos, from sperma, the Greek for seed, meaning that aspect of consciousness in manifestation which makes a thing what it is as contrasted with something else. For instance, the logos spermatikos of a rose is what keeps it a rose, and not a gooseberry or a pear; the logos spermatikos of a man is what keeps him a man, and not an ant or a horse. The logos spermatikos of anything, let us say, is what keeps it what it is: its seed of individuality. You will remember that we spoke in our first lecture of the marvels latent in a seed, and of why it should always bring forth its own kind; and in our future studies we will find that that was not the case in the very early periods of time. We will find the testimony of ancient history and we will produce the proofs even of modern science, to show that in the early history of our globe all things produced almost at hap-hazard. Such beings as existed then produced according to different laws; for instance, we will call one being of the X species, and whether by fission or breaking off, or budding, or by whatever may have been the method of generation that species X might or might not produce its own species. It might produce species b or q, just as supposing our laws of today were those operative then, the offspring of a woman today might be a mule or a cow, or that which grew out of the egg of a hen might be an elephant. In the early days it was so. But when the working of the logos spermatikos came into action, then each thing followed its own line.
IN Logos (Gk.) "Word," manifested deity, the living expression of divine thought.
SD INDEX Logos (oi). See also First Logos, Second Logos, Third Logos; Brahma, Heavenly Man, Isvara, Manu, Verbum, Visvakarma, Word
Adam Kadmon I 99n, 214, 246, 436; II 234
Ahura Mazda or II 358
Aja in Rig-Veda II 578
akasa mother-father of II 400n
androgynous I 72 &n
apex of Pythagorean triangle II 24
asuras, rebels & II 162
Avalokitesvara I 136, 429
awake, asleep II 310
became first leader of men II 373
born fr mind I 350
born only metaphorically II 69n
Brahma or I 9, 137, 436; II 128, 247
Breath crystallized in the Word I 79
buddhas & I 571-3
bull symbolized II 418n
cannot see Parabrahman I 351n
celestial I 246
Christos II 230-1 &n
collective elohim II 311
creative I 109-10; II 237
creative, or Demiurgos I 110, 279-80
-creator or Imhotep I 353
daiviprakriti & I 136, 293; II 38
Demiurge or second, role of II 478
"Dragon" or "Son" I 71-2; II 355
Ennoia & Ophis II 214
every philosophy has II 36
explained I 428-30; II 24-5
female I 72n, 431
firstborn, First Cause I 14-15n; II 489
first unmanifested I 9, 14-15n, 16, 72n, 73n, 214-16, 278, 333, 349-51, 381n, 426, 448, 571, 573; II 2n, 24-5, 37, 128, 310, 596
Fohat & I 109-10, 137n; II 400n, 649
God of Genesis II 1-2n
of God, revealer of man II 589
great unseen, evolves other II 310
Greek, equivalent of Vach II 199n
of Greek philosophers II 33
heptad, Aja & II 602
Hermes II 541
Holy One (Zohar) II 490
of India given 1,008 names I 349
invisible, hierarchies of II 23
is spirit I 573
Isvara as I 130 &n, 136-7, 573; II 637
Krishna is, incarnate II 318n, 527
Kwan-yin & I 136-7, 473
light & II 37-8, 42
light in darkness I 439-40
light of one's own I 574
Lucifer is, in highest aspect II 162
manifested I 214; II 310, 592
man septenary symbol of I 79
manus, rishis of same II 310
Manu-Svayambhuva, Brahma II 128
Memrah or I 346
mirror of Divine Mind II 25
motion begets Word or I 67n
mulaprakriti & I 130n, 273-4
Narada ever-incarnating II 48
Narayana & I 7
non-Christian, satanic II 236n
one, & mulaprakriti I 273-4
of Ormazd, Amshaspends are II 488
passive wisdom in heaven II 231
Plato's I 214
point symbol of I 426, 429
Prometheus symbol of II 413
ray or, contains seven rays I 80
reason & speech II 199n
reflection of the One I 130
reflects universe in Divine Mind II 186
Satan one w II 234, 515
"saves" II 230
see Ideal World & build it I 380
self-active wisdom on Earth II 231
self-born, egg-born I 363
seven, & seven principles II 636
seven, & seven solar elements I 138-9
seven, or creative potencies II 563
seventh principle in man, cosmos I 74n
soul of the world or I 353
-soul or Ptah I 353
symbolized by Sun I 134n; II 43
Tetragrammaton is second I 72 &n, 99n; II 599
universal monad or II 311
universal, not a personality II 318n
unknown light or II 703-4n
Unmanifested. See first unmanifested
Vach daughter & mother of I 430
various equivalents of I 110, 134n
Verbum I 72, 136
Vishnu first, Brahma second I 381n
visible, Sun & planets II 23
wisdom falling like lightning II 230
word made flesh I 349
world reformers emanation of II 358-9
SEE ALSO; AVATARA, SABDA
SD INDEX Lohita (Skt) red
Adam, Brahma, Mars are II 125n
Karttikeya called II 43n
TG Lohitanga (Sk.). The planet, Mars.
SD INDEX Lohitanga [Mars] (Venus in tx) third race under II 29
TG Loka (Sk.). A region or circumscribed place. In metaphysics, a world or sphere or plane. The Puranas in India speak incessantly of seven and fourteen Lokas, above, and below our earth; of heavens and hells.
WG Lokas, worlds, places, spheres. The Vishnu-Purana gives seven, namely: pitri-loka; Indra, or svarga; marut-loka, or devi-loka; mahar-loka, or gandharva-loka; janar-loka, of saints; tapar-loka, of the seven sages; Brahma-loka, or satya-loka, of infinite truth. The loka of Krishna, called go-loka, is indestructible.
OG Loka -- (Sanskrit) A word meaning "place" or "locality" or, as much more frequently used in theosophy, a "world" or "sphere" or "plane."
The lokas are divided into rupa-lokas and arupa-lokas -- "material worlds" and "spiritual spheres." There is a wide range of teaching connected with the lokas and talas which belongs to the deeper reaches of the esoteric philosophy. (See also Arupa, Rupa, Tala)
SKf Lokas -- Talas
1 Satya-loka -- 1 Atala
2 Tapar-loka -- 2 Vitala
3 Janar-loka -- 3 Sutala
4 Mahar-loka -- 4 Rasatala
5 Svar-loka -- 5 Talatala
6 Bhuvar-loka -- 6 Mahatala
7 Bhur-loka -- 7 Patala
The Ancient Wisdom teachings divide the Universe into seven great Planes or worlds of beings, each of which is bi-polarized into a Loka and a Tala. These pairs of Lokas and Talas are as inseparable as the two sides of a coin. They represent those two universally contrasting forces of nature which are expressed by good and evil, high and low, spirit and matter, etc. The word Loka means 'a vast space,' 'a world,' and is applied to a spiritual sphere. The seven Lokas are called in Hindu writings the 'seven regions of the blessed' or the 'seven heavens.' The word Tala means 'lower part,' 'base,' and is applied to a material place or region. The seven Talas have been called the 'seven Hells' or the 'seven inferior places.'
Loka-aspects -- Tala-aspects
Spiritual world -- Material world
Light side -- Night side
High -- Low
Positive -- Negative
Luminous Arc -- Shadowy Arc
Zenith -- Nadir
Each couple of Loka and Tala represents a cosmic plane, or rather a sphere ranging from its loka or spiritual parts to its tala or physical parts. The highest and most spiritual and inmost of the lokas and talas produces the next lower or next outer loka and tala, which in its turn contains within itself the qualities of its parent and of the lokas and talas beneath or without it as well as its own dominant characteristic qualities. So on down to the lowest or outermost loka and tala. Therefore we see that each loka and tala is sevenfold, and contains aspects of all the other lokas and talas within it or without it.
In The Esoteric Tradition, G. de Purucker writes:
Seven interblending lokas and talas are actually the hierarchical conditions or states of each and of every one of the Worlds, Spheres, Planes, Houses, or Mansions, . . . In other words, these various Worlds, etc., are based on substances or matters existing in those particular phases of substantiality or ethereality which are described by the different names of these lokas and talas. Lokas, speaking generally, are the spiritual and less illusory conditions or states in any one such world or sphere or globe, while talas are those particular states or conditions appropriate to substances and matters of a grosser and more material character. Yet the lokas and talas are inseparable; each loka has its inseparable and corresponding twin tala, throughout the series: the highest loka having as its nether pole or alter ego, the most spiritual or ethereal of the talas, and thus down the series until the lowest or least spiritual of each pair is reached. (p. 558)
These lokas and talas represent different stages in evolutionary unfoldment. All evolution may be described as a series of spirals. Beings, in order to evolve, come forth from the Great All, the Divine Source, and then descend along a series of spheres, each more material than the preceding, and on each of these they build for themselves bodies in which to live. When they reach the lowest point of the descent, the most material sphere, they then proceed upwards to unfold consciously the spiritual and inner beauty latent and wrapped within their bodies of different degrees of physical texture. As they advance upwards they cast aside their garments gradually, the most material first, and become more and more divine in manifested virtue and power, until they reach once more the highest, the Divine Source, but not in the same condition as that in which they last sprang forth from it, but on a higher level, wiser, grander, and more universal. There they rest for a while until the urge to become greater brings them once more into manifestation.
The coming forth into manifestation, the putting on of garments, each one more material as the descent continues, is another way of saying that a man, or any other being, passes through the tala-side of the seven great divisions of the Universe. The conscious return to the Divine Source, the unfolding of the divine qualities and the casting off of the material forms of different grades, is another way of saying that a man, or any other being, is passing through the loka-side of the seven great divisions of the Universe. Hence Theosophy teaches that as a human Life-Wave comes into being on this Earth it passes around or through the twelve Globes of the Earth's Planetary Chain which are distributed over the seven Great Cosmic Spheres or planes.
There is one such Globe on the highest as well as on the lowest plane, and two such Globes on each of the planes between. (See accompanying diagram.) Hence as the Human Race appears, it passes from Globe D' to C' to B' to A to B to C to D on its Descending Arc into matter, and as it does this, on each Globe it builds for itself bodies appropriate to the sphere through which it passes. This descent through the globes is actually a passing through the seven Talas of the Universe. Then from the midpoint of the cycle of time passed on Globe D the Human Race ascends upwards, passing from Globe D to E to F to G to F' to E' to D'. This ascent through the globes is actually a passing through the lokas.
When the talas are dominant, matter evolves and spirit involves, the lokas being recessive. When the lokas are dominant, spirit evolves and matter involves, the talas being then recessive. This same tala-descent and loka-ascent may be applied analogically to anything that evolves, from atom to universe.
[[Diagram to the left]]
[[Circular diagram above]]
The diagram to the left shows these lokas and talas and the Globes of the Planetary Chain in planes one above the other. This diagram, though useful in showing corresponding aspects in several hierarchies, can be misleading. The circular diagram above is more nearly correct. But these circles representing the lokas and talas must not be considered as flat geometric planes, but as spheres with a common center lying one within another. The inmost, which is the most spiritual and ethereal, penetrates all the other spheres, and goes far out beyond them all; whereas the outermost Loka-Tala, though permeated by the influences and atmospheres of all the other lokas and talas, does not itself reach beyond its own atmosphere.
We thus see by observing the circular diagram that every one of the lokas and talas is sevenfold and that though each pair is permeated by the six others, it has its own essential and dominant characteristic. This demonstrates the truth that at any moment, right here on earth in the Bhurloka-Patala in which we at present live we may penetrate the depths and inner spiritual parts of ourselves and our sphere and commune with our higher Selves and our Spiritual Guardians. We must become fully conscious in all the lokas and talas and sub-lokas and sub-talas before we truly know the Universe and ourselves.
The unconscious descent through the talas, into matter, is the first and necessary process of evolution, a process which prepares the way for the second and more important half of the evolutionary journey, that of the conscious ascent through the lokas, the self-directed unfoldment of the lofty inner qualities and powers. The Human Race is now in this second stage of development, because it long ago reached Globe D, the nadir of the descent. Therefore the different bodies, physical, astral, mental, and spiritual, with which we have clothed ourselves in our descent, should now be kept pure in order that they may be used as sacred instruments on that self-directed spiritual journey upwards. The first descent through the talas is not evil, is not against nature's laws; but a second and conscious descent through the talas, brought about by the choosing of that which is low and the self-willing identification with matter and its limiting and selfish attributes, is evil, for it is against nature's laws. This latter is the Downward Path to annihilation, the path of a Lost Soul or of a Brother of the Shadow.
So we may say that the tala-side of nature has its two poles, its two contrasting aspects, the good -- that which enables beings to build forms on their descent into existence; and the evil -- that of self-identification with the base and selfish side of nature. Likewise the lokas have this dual aspect, which is demonstrated in the Path of the Buddhas of Compassion and the Path of the Pratyeka-Buddhas. (See [[SKv]].)
Though these lokas and talas may be depicted as states of consciousness or conditions of beings they are also actual localities in which different classes of beings, high, intermediate, and low, live. The particular meaning of each set of loka and tala beginning with the highest is as follows:
Satya-loka is the 'world of truth and reality,' the realm in which live divine beings and Nirvanins. It is the highest state of consciousness possible to a human being, the loftiest Samadhi. Its atmosphere extends into regions far beyond our ken, out into the fields of infinitude. Its nether pole, Atala, is the first suggestion of a place, the first something of existence. It is called a-tala, 'not-a-place,' because it is of such spiritual-ethereal matter that it can scarcely be considered a place. A Lost Soul or one who follows the Downward Path, suffers final annihilation in Atala.
Tapar-loka is the 'world of spiritual meditation and devotion,' the realm in which live the Spiritual Guardians of our Universe, the state in which the Christos or the Buddhic Splendor manifests itself in its fulness. Its atmosphere, though not as far-reaching as Satya-loka, extends beyond our ken. Its nether pole, Vitala, is that spiritual-ethereal place in which there is a change (vi) towards matter, therefore it is a 'better place for matter.' It is in Vitala that the one who self-consciously following the Downward Path breaks the final link with his Higher Nature.
Janar-loka is the 'world of spiritual birth,' the realm in which dwell the Kumaras, Agnishwattas, and Manasaputras, the state in which the Higher Manas of man becomes the complete master of the lower principles. Its atmosphere extends to the reaches of our Galaxy. Its nether pole Sutala is a 'good place,' that is, a place that is good (su) for matter. In Sutala a human being who has selfconsciously followed the Downward Path has brought his mind into the condition of an absolute slave to his lower desires.
Mahar-loka is the 'great world,' whose field of influence extends to the limits of our Solar System. It is the realm in which live the different classes of Devas who are intimately connected with the mind and the senses. In this loka a man's brain-mind is no longer deluded by Maya, but is concerned with compassionate service to all. The nether pole, Rasatala, is the 'place of taste,' that place in which one can perceive with one of the organs of sense. A human being whose brain-mind is wholly concerned with things of the senses and the objective world is immersed in Rasatala.
Svar-loka is the 'heaven world' wherein the human being enjoys the after-death state of Devachan. It is the state in which a human being unfolds his higher aspirations. It is the abode of the higher Elementals, and its atmosphere extends to the pole star. Its nether pole is Talatala. This word is a compound of tala-atala, meaning 'a place not a place' and implying that this place is more of a tala than those above it but is not yet a fully substantial tala. A man who centers his mind and energies in the gratification of his senses is in Talatala.
Bhuvar-loka is the 'world of becoming,' the region of the Astral Light which extends to the Sun, and the abode of the lower Nature-spirits. A man who has attained to this loka has become aware of his inner and higher nature and hence has become more impersonal, and therefore more unselfish, more spiritual. The nether pole of Bhuvar-loka is Mahatala, the 'great place,' the abode of man's astral shadow. When a man performs deeds which are selfish and unkind and impure he is in Mahatala.
Bhur-loka is the 'earth sphere' in which our planet Terra or Globe D exists. It is the abode of human beings who are thoughtful and good, but not necessarily spiritually awakened. Bhur-loka's nether pole is Patala or the 'nethermost tala' or the region beneath us, the Underworld. The derivation of Patala is obscure, but it may be a contracted form of pata -- sunk or fallen, and tala. Patala is the dwelling-place of man's physical body and personal self, of animals, and of Nature-spirits such as the gnomes. Instinctual selfishness, self-preservation, gratification of the senses, and the helpless innocence of childhood are characteristic marks of one who is in Patala. Patala is often used for our word 'Hell.'
Such are the ranges of the Human Spirit: from the darkest regions of Patala to the loftiest and divinest regions of truth -- Satya-loka!
SP Loka -- a world, realm, or plane. A tala is a lower realm corresponding to a particular loka.
SD INDEX Loka(s) (Skt) world
called rings, circles I 204
dvipas & II 321, 402
Fohat's seven sons & hot, cold I 204
fourth, Earth II 47
Indra's, & the gandharvas I 523n
Puranas use, symbolically II 322
seven devachans & I 674n
seven dvipas & II 321
SEE ALSO; TALA
MO Lokabrenna [[Norse]] [brenna burning] A name for Sirius
TG Loka Chakshub (Sk.). The "Eye of the World"; a title of the Sun, Surya.
SD INDEX Loka-Chaksuh (Skt) [eye of the world] our Sun I 100-1; II 22
TG Loka Palas (Sk.). The supporters, rulers and guardians of the world. The deities (planetary gods) which preside over the eight cardinal points, among which are the Tchatur (Four) Maharajahs.
SD INDEX Loka-Palas (Skt)
eight points of compass I 128; II 577
guardian deities I 128
SD INDEX Lokapati, Lokanatha (Skt) names of Chenresi II 179
MO Lokasenna [[Norse]] [senna banter] Loki's Flyting
TG Loki (Scand.). The Scandinavian Evil Spirit exoterically. In esoteric philosophy "an opposing power" only because differentiating from primordial harmony. In the Edda, he is the father of the terrible Fenris Wolf, and of the Midgard Snake. By blood he is the brother of Odin, the good and valiant god; but in nature he is his opposite. Loki-Odin is simply two in one. As Odin is, in one sense, vital heat, so is Loki the symbol of the passions produced by the intensity of the former.
MO Loki [[Norse]] [lokka entice, logi light] An Ase of giant stock: the enlightener, dual mind
SD INDEX Loki (Norse)
brother of Odin II 283n
falling demon of Scandinavia II 486
hid in waters & the Moon I 402
identical w Lucifer II 283n
WG Lokothra, psychic powers accompanying spiritual development.
SD INDEX Lolo, language of Chin aborigines II 280n
KT Long Face. A Kabalistic term, Areekh Anpeen in Hebrew; or "Long Face"; in Greek, Macroprosopos, as contrasted with "Short Face," or Zeir Anpeen, the Microprosopos. One relates to Deity, the other to man, the "little image of the great form."
KT Longinus, Dionysius Cassius. A famous critic and philosopher, born in the very beginning of the third century (about 213). He was a great traveller, and attended at Alexandria the lectures of Ammonius Saccas, the founder of Neoplatonism, but was rather a critic than a follower. Porphyry (the Jew Malek or Malchus) was his pupil before he became the disciple of Plotinus. It is said of him that he was a living library and a walking museum. Towards the end of his life he became the instructor in Greek literature of Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra. She repaid his services by accusing him before the Emperor Aurelius of having advised her to rebel against the latter, a crime for which Longinus, with several others, was put to death by the Emperor in 273.
SD INDEX Longman's Magazine Professor Owen exposes Allen II 687n
SD INDEX Longomontanus [or Christian Severin] lunar tables of I 667n
MO Lopt [[Norse]] [lofty] Aspiring mind
SD INDEX Lord(s) I 371, 420
calling upon the, (Genesis 4:26) II 469n
God of Eden same as Satan I 414
of Hosts, Jehovah II 43-4n
Jehovah or II 537-8
one of seven planets II 538
"rebuke thee, Satan" II 478
Self-existent I 85, 333-4
seven eyes of the, (Christian) II 22
term for first II 452
SD INDEX Lord God II 267, 269n
of Genesis 2 is elohim II 2n, 81
original mischief-maker II 387
phallic character of II 467
possible mistake of II 557
serpent of Genesis II 215
SD INDEX Lord of Ghosts (Akkadian) Moon-god II 139n
VS Lord of Mercy [[p. 30]] Buddha.
SD INDEX Lord(s) of the Flame
Chinese had their II 486
did not create II 77
SD INDEX Lord of the Lotus (Kumuda-Pati, Skt) Moon, Earth's parent II 44
SD INDEX Lord of the Prajapati (Skt) creates on Earth II 163
SD INDEX Lord of the Shining Face II 44
SD INDEX Lord of the World, Chenresi called II 179
SD INDEX Lord of Wisdom II 27, 44
SD INDEX Lords (Nath) of Pranidhana (Skt) solar angels II 88
SD INDEX Lords of Being
killed off first race II 411-12n
light & forms of II 33
prajapati are II 60, 163
some, incarnated in man II 103
SD INDEX Lords of Light I 479
SD INDEX Lords of the Dark Eye, Face II 427-8
SD INDEX Lords of the Dazzling Face, white magician II 427
SD INDEX Lords of the Fires, gnomes, fire elementals II 427
SD INDEX Lords of the Genii I 195-6
SD INDEX Lords of the Moon (pitris, lunar ancestors) II 75
SD INDEX Lords of Wisdom
brought man fruit, grain II 373
did not incarnate in monsters II 201
identical w Hindu devas II 172
incarnated in man (Prometheus) II 413
kumaras as II 172-3
quickened mental evolution II 411
third race vehicle of II 172
SD INDEX Lords of the Zodiac & Spheres, rebellious angels & I 577
TG Loreley. The German copy of the Scandinavian "Lake Maiden". Undine is one of the names given to these maidens, who are known in exoteric Magic and Occultism as the Water-Elementals.
MO Lorride [[Norse]] (lor-ree-deh) Thor as electric power on earth
SD INDEX Lost Arts II 430
TG Lost Word (Masonic). It ought to stand as "lost words" and lost secrets, in general, for that which is termed the lost "Word" is no word at all, as in the case of the Ineffable Name (q.v.) The Royal Arch Degree in Masonry, has been "in search of it" since it was founded. But the "dead" -- especially those murdered -- do not speak; and were even "the Widow's Son" to come back to life "materialized", he could hardly reveal that which never existed in the form in which it is now taught. The SHEMHAMPHORASH (the separated name, through the power of which according to his detractors, Jeshu Ben Pandira is said to have wrought his miracles, after stealing it from the Temple) -- whether derived from the "self existent substance" of Tetragrammaton, or not, can never be a substitute, for the lost LOGOS of divine magic.
SD INDEX Lot (Old Testament) I 452n
had incest w daughters I 431
wife of, & pinch of salt II 674
TG Lotus (Gr.). A most occult plant, sacred in Egypt, India and elsewhere; called "the child of the Universe bearing the likeness of its mother in its bosom". There was a time "when the world was a golden lotus" (padma) says the allegory. A great variety of these plants, from the majestic Indian lotus, down to the marsh-lotus (bird's foot trefoil) and the Grecian "Dioscoridis", is eaten at Crete and other islands. It is a species of nymphaea, first introduced from India to Egypt to which it was not indigenous. See the text of Archaic Symbolism in the Appendix VIII. "The Lotus, as a Universal Symbol".
TG Lotus, Lord of the. A title applied to the various creative gods, as also to the Lords of the Universe of which this plant is the symbol. (See "Lotus".)
WGa Lotus, the sacred plant of oriental nations, Egypt, India, etc. At one time a universal symbol of the Universe, and in a narrower sense of the Earth.
SD INDEX Lotus. See also Padma
air-water symbol I 358
Aryan in origin I 384
bearer of its own seed II 472
Chenresi holds a II 179
Egyptian aquatic symbol I 353, 385
flower of power or II 424-5
four-leafed, & cross II 546
golden, & wisdom II 578
Horus, Vishnu & II 472
man like I 184
seed of, pictures the plant I 57, 379, 380
Skinner on I 381-2
symbology of I 57-8, 379-81, 384-6; II 179, 472
womb, symbol of I 385
SEE ALSO; PADMA
SD INDEX Loubere, S. de la, Siamese lunar tables I 666-7
SD INDEX Love. See also Eros
Fohat & I 109, 119
gravitation, hate & I 497
Kama-deva Hindu god of II 578-9
material, physiological II 234
TG Love Feasts, Agapae (Gr.). These banquets of charity held by the earliest Christians were founded at Rome by Clemens, in the reign of Domitian. Professor A. Kestner's The Agapae or the Secret World Society (Wiltbund) of the Primitive Christians" (published 1819 at Jena) speaks of these Love Feasts as "having a hierarchical constitution, and a groundwork of Masonic symbolism and Mysteries"; and shows a direct connection between the old Agapae and the Table Lodges or Banquets of the Freemasons. Having, however, exiled from their suppers the "holy kiss" and women, the banquets of the latter are rather "drinking" than "love" feasts. The early Agapae were certainly the same as the Phallica, which "were once as pure as the Love Feasts of early Christians" as Mr. Bonwick very justly remarks, "though like them rapidly degenerating into licentiousness". (Eg. Bel. and Mod. Thought, P. 260.)
SD INDEX Lower Dauphine (France), Field of Giants at II 277
TG Lower Face or Lower Countenance (Kab.). A term applied to Microprosopus, as that of "Higher Face" is to Macroprosopus. The two are identical with Long Face and Short Face.
TG Lubara (Chald.). The god of Pestilence and Disease.
SD INDEX Lubbock, Sir John (anthropologist)
----- [Origin of Civilization . . .]
Indians' petition to president II 439
----- [Prehistoric Times]
monogenetic origin of man II 169
Neolithic giant skeleton II 749
Neolithic, Paleolithic man II 722
SD INDEX Lubbock, Sir John W. (astronomer), cataclysms due to axis changes II 314
SD INDEX Lucae (or Luca), vs ape-theory II 646
SD INDEX Lucan [Lucanus] (M. A., Lucian in tx), [Pharsalia], Druid belief in reimbodiment II 760
SD INDEX Lucian. See Lucan
Lucian, showed discrimination II 285-6
----- Auction . . .
Pythagorean reckoning II 603
----- De Dea Syria
Deucalion a northern Scythian II 768-9
SD INDEX Lucianists (second century sect) teachings about soul II 239n
TG Lucifer (Lat.). The planet Venus, as the bright "Morning Star". Before Milton, Lucifer had never been a name of the Devil. Quite the reverse, since the Christian Saviour is made to say of himself in Revelations (xvi. 22.) "I am . . . the bright morning star" or Lucifer. One of the early Popes of Rome bore that name; and there was even a Christian sect in the fourth century which was called the Luciferians.
WGa Lucifer, the planet Venus as the "Morning Star". Lucifer is the symbol of purity and wisdom, and not of the devil; the alter-ego and "better half " of the earth.
SD INDEX Lucifer. See also Agnishvattas, Angels, Asuras, Fall, Prometheus, Satan, Venus
Adversary in lowest aspect II 162
aether, astral light II 511-13
both Holy Ghost & Satan II 513
conferred spiritual immortality II 243, 388
crescent-like horns of II 31-2n
essence of Mahat II 513
fallen cherub II 501
first archangel fr chaos I 70
"Harbinger of Light" II 243
higher, older than Jehovah I 70-1
Hindu, can reunite w deity II 237n
Levi on II 511
"light-bringer" II 238n
Logos in highest aspect II 162
Loki, Prometheus were II 283n
Mahasura, Prometheus II 237n
messenger, seraphim, cherubim II 243
Morning Star I 70-1; II 45n, 238n, 239, 501, 540
origin of II 490-2
pontiff name II 33
presides over light of truth II 512
Satan & I 70-1; II 31-2 &nn, 45n, 111, 230, 283n
serpent of Genesis II 243
spirit of intellect II 162
Usanas-Sukra is our II 45n
Venus called, by Christians II 30-2, 45n, 501, 512
Verbum &, are one II 515
SD INDEX Lucifer (magazine)
Egyptian initiation scenes II 558-9
revelation of cosmogony I 168
SD INDEX Luciferians, Gnostic sect II 239n
SD INDEX Lucifer-Venus
Michael & I 202
Pistis Sophia on II 512
St Augustine's ideas & II 32
Titans & II 31
SD INDEX Lucina (Lat)
Moon goddess I 395
in Virgil's quote I 401
SD INDEX Lucretius, De rerum natura
animated atoms I 568
atomic theory I 2, 579
fortuitous atoms I 594
miserable state of humanity II 521
modern theories refinement of I 486
nothing can come fr nothing I 569
q on nature of divinity (Latin) I 7n
SD INDEX Ludolph, H., rejected Book of Enoch II 531
SD INDEX Luke
devils subject to us II 231n
"I fast twice in the Sabbath" I 240
Jesus rebuked the wind I 468
lilies in hand of Gabriel II 472
no one knows Father but Son II 231n
render unto Caesar I 296
Satan falling like lightning II 231, 485
serpent fallen fr on high II 230
tree is known by its fruit I 421
SD INDEX Lu-lan (Chin) q Confucius on dragon II 365
TG Lully, Raymond. An alchemist, adept and philosopher, born in the 13th century, on the island of Majorca. It is claimed for him that, in a moment of need, he made for King Edward III. of England several millions of gold "rose nobles", and thus helped him to carry on war victoriously. He founded several colleges for the study of Oriental languages, and Cardinal Ximenes was one of his patrons and held him in great esteem, as also Pope John XXI. He died in 1314, at a good old age. Literature has preserved many wild stories about Raymond Lully, which would form a most extraordinary romance. He was the elder son of the Seneshal of Majorca and inherited great wealth from his father.
SEE ALSO; PROMETHEUS
SD INDEX Lumbaka [Lambaka] (Skt) II 401-2n
SD INDEX Luna (Lat) [goddess of Moon] Artemis was, in heaven I 387
SD INDEX Luna-Artemis, surnamed Kalliste I 395
SD INDEX Lunar. See also Monads, Moon, Pitris, Soma
ancestors I 155-7, 160, 180-1, 198, 263-4; II 44-5, 77-8, 102, 142n
asterism II 550
chain & transfer of globes I 171-5, 179-82
cycle governs menstruation I 389
cycles discussed II 620-1
gods, goddesses I 396; II 23, 31, 427, 464
Jehovah a, generation god II 40-1
lower mind is II 495
magnetism I 394, 398
men produced Earth men II 45
month four cycles of seven I 387
months II 464, 624
mysteries & occult knowledge I 228n
phases & sex I 229n
running astray into, path I 265
Sepp on, year I 654-6; II 619
solar &, deities mixed up I 362
solar &, years in Bible II 391n
solar gods, devas, struggle of II 495
week, occult nature of I 409
wind (ether) II 105
worship I 387-8, 392-3, 396-8
year I 36; II 466, 539, 561, 583, 619
year & Isis, Nile, Earth II 583
year & Kabbala II 38, 464
years (4,320) explained I 655-6
SD INDEX Lunar Dhyanis, Fathers, Monads, Pitris, Spirits. See Pitris (Lunar)
TG Lunar Gods. Called in India the Fathers, "Pitris" or the lunar ancestors. They are subdivided, like the rest, into seven classes or Hierarchies. In Egypt although the moon received less worship than in Chaldea or India, still Isis stands as the representative of Luna-Lunus, "the celestial Hermaphrodite". Strange enough while the modern connect the moon only with lunacy and generation, the ancient nations, who knew better, have, individually and collectively, connected their "wisdom gods" with it. Thus in Egypt the lunar gods are Thoth-Hermes and Chons; in India it is Budha, the Son of Soma, the moon; in Chaldea Nebo is the lunar god of Secret Wisdom, etc., etc. The wife of Thoth, Sifix, the lunar goddess, holds a pole with five rays or the five-pointed star, symbol of man, the Microcosm, in distinction from the Septenary Macrocosm. As in all theogonies a goddess precedes, a god, on the principle most likely that the chick can hardly precede its eggs in Chaldea the moon was held as older and more venerable than the Sun, because, as they said, darkness precedes light at every periodical rebirth (or "creation") of the universe. Osiris although connected with the Sun and a Solar god is, nevertheless, born on Mount Sinai, because Sin is the Chaldeo-Assyrian word for the moon; so was Dio-Nysos, god of Nyssi or Nisi, which latter appelation was that of Sinai in Egypt, where it was called Mount Nissa. The crescent is not -- as proven by many writers -- an ensign of the Turks, but was adopted by Christians for their symbol before the Mahommedans. For ages the crescent was the emblem of the Chaldean Astarte, the Egyptian Isis, and the Greek Diana, all of them Queens of Heaven, and finally became the emblem of Mary the Virgin. "The Greek Christian Empire of Constantinople held it as their palladium. Upon the conquest by the Turks, the Sultan adopted it . . . and since that, the crescent has been made to oppose the idea of the cross". (Eg. Belief.)
OG Lunar Pitri(s) -- Lunar of course means "belonging to the moon," while pitri is a Sanskrit word meaning "father." It is a term used in theosophy to signify the seven or ten grades of evolving entities which at the end of the lunar manvantara pass into a nirvanic state, to leave it aeons later as the seven or tenfold hierarchy of beings which inform the planetary chain of earth. In a general sense lunar pitris means all entities which originally came from the moon-chain to the earth-chain; but in a more particular and restricted sense it refers to those elements of the human constitution beneath the evolutionary standing of the agnishvattas.
Another term for lunar pitris is lunar ancestors or barhishads. These lunar ancestors are usually given as of seven classes, three being arupa, incorporeal, and four being rupa or corporeal. There is a vast body of teaching connected with the lunar pitris, of which the best modern exposition thus far given is to be found in H. P. Blavatsky's The Secret Doctrine. Briefly, the earth-chain including our own globe Terra was populated from the moon-chain, because all entities now on earth, whatever their grade in evolution, came from the chain of the moon. (See also Pitris, Agnishvattas)
SD INDEX Lundy, Reverend J. P.
----- Monumental Christianity
cross in space, second god II 561
other saviors satanic II 482
SD INDEX Lung (Chin). See Lang
SD INDEX Lungs, globe's lower atmosphere I 144
SD INDEX Lung-shu (Chin) I 61
SD INDEX Luniolatry Ancient & Modern. See Massey, G.
SD INDEX Lunus (Lat) Moon
Khonsoo as the god of II 464
Osiris- I 228
TG Lupercalia (Lat.). Magnificent popular festivals celebrated in ancient Rome on February 15th, in honour of the God Pan, during which the Luperci, the most ancient and respectable among the sacerdotal functionaries, sacrificed two goats and a dog, and two of the most illustrious youths were compelled to run about the city naked (except the loins) whipping all those whom they met. Pope Gelasius abolished the Lupercalia in 496, but substituted for them on the same day the procession of lighted candles.
SD INDEX [Luria, Isaac]
----- Book of Drushim
three groups of sephiroth I 438
----- M'bo Sha-arim [Sepher M'vo Shearim]
emanation & meditation II 116
IN Lusus naturae (Lat) Freak of nature.
SD INDEX Lutaud, Dr L. A. J., rejects Pasteur's opinions II 151
SD INDEX Luther, Martin, transl of Genesis 4:1 II 127
SD INDEX Lux (Lat) light
liechen (enlighten, Norse) & II 283n
Lucifer or I 70
Mercury son of Coelus & II 541
SD INDEX Lux Maris (Lat) [light of the sea] on statue of Hathor I 400
TG Luxor (Occ.). A compound word from lux (light) and aur (fire), thus meaning the "Light of (divine) Fire."
TG Luxor, Brotherhood of. A certain Brotherhood of mystics. Its name had far better never have been divulged, as it led a great number of well-meaning people into being deceived, and relieved of their money by a certain bogus Mystic Society of speculators, born in Europe, only to be exposed and fly to America. The name is derived from the ancient Lookshur in Beloochistan, lying between Bela and Kedjee. The order is very ancient and the most secret of all. It is useless to repeat that its members disclaim all connection with the "H. B. of L.", and the tutti quanti of commercial mystics, whether from Glasgow or Boston.
WGa Luxor, (Brotherhood of) the most secret of the mystic orders. One of its centers is in the United States, while "its ramifications extend widely throughout the great Republic of the West". The name is derived from the Ancient Lookshur in Beloochistan, after which the Egyptian city was also named. It is in direct and intimate relationship with the great Eastern Brotherhood.
SD INDEX Luxor, unfading colors of II 430
SD INDEX Luz [Susa?], ancient Pers city built by Huschenk II 396-7
SD INDEX Lybia. See Libya
TG Lycanthropy (Gr.). Physiologically, a disease or mania, during which a person imagines he is a wolf, and acts as such. Occultly, it means the same as "were-wolf", the psychological faculty of certain sorcerers to appear as wolves. Voltaire states that in the district of Jura, in two years between 1598 and 1600, over 600 lycanthropes were put to death by a too Christian judge. This does not mean that Shepherds accused of sorcery, and seen as wolves, had indeed the power of changing themselves physically into such ; but simply that they had the hypnotizing power of making people (or those they regarded as enemies), believe they saw a wolf when there was none in fact. The exercise of such power is truly sorcery. "Demoniacal" possession is true at bottom, minus the devils of Christian theology. But this is no place for a long disquisition upon occult mysteries and magic powers.
SD INDEX Lydus, Joannes Laurentius, De mensibus, Iao, Mercury II 541-2 &nn
SD INDEX Lyell, Sir Charles
differed w Fiske re myths II 787
erroneous ideas re Atlantis II 787
geological nomenclature II 10n, 11, 693
----- Geological Evidences of the Antiquity of Man
fossil records meager II 686
Hallam on man & ape II 728
inferior man not oldest II 721
mammals extinct since man II 725
Oliver on Asian land bridge II 783
reconciling scriptures w I 323, 325
Unger & Heer believe in Atlantis II 783
----- Principles of Geology
Alps elevated since Eocene II 727, 778
cataclysmal changes II 787
Jupiter & moral depravity II 786
sedimentation in Europe II 694
world destruction, renovation II 784-5
SD INDEX Lynceus, killed by Pollux II 122
SD INDEX Lyra
brilliant star in I 664
certain star in, [La Caire in Bailly's tx] I 665
nebula resolvable I 598n
SD INDEX Lyre, phorminx or seven-stringed II 529
SD INDEX Lystra (town in Lycaonia) Paul, Barnabas mistaken in II 481