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List of Title Abbreviations (in alphabetical order)

SD INDEX Maia (Gk)

daughter of Atlas II 768
Maya, Mary, Mare & I xxxii, 396
mother of Hermes, Mercury I xxxii; II 540, 542

SD INDEX Maier, J. See Mayer

SD INDEX Maillet, B. de II 646

SD INDEX Maimieux, J. de, Pasigraphie, universal & philosophic tongue I 310

SD INDEX Maimonides, Rabbi Moses

----- Moreh Nebuchim
Adam male & female II 134n
Adam "prophet of Moon" II 466-7
Azazel a mystery II 376
divination I 394
esotericism & II 456-7
flying camel II 205 &n
Nabatheans II 455 &n

SD INDEX Maistre, Joseph-Marie de, Comte

----- Soirees de Saint Petersbourg
gravitation merely a word I 604
Newton's celestial intelligences I 484
planets made to rotate I 502-3

SD INDEX Maitland, Dr M. Samuel Roffey II 441

SD INDEX Maitreya (Skt) II 155

body of Brahma II 58
elemental dissolution I 372-3
Hindu Asclepios I 286
kali-yuga described to I 377
last of buddhas in seventh race I 470
Parasara described seven creations I 445, 456 &n
in Vishnu Purana II 155, 322

WG Maitreya, the title of an Upanishad composed by Maitri, wife of Yajnavalkya; name of a Buddha yet to come.

TG Maitreya Buddha (Sk.). The same as the Kalki Avatar of Vishnu (the "White Horse" Avatar), and of Sosiosh and other Messiahs. The only difference lies in the dates of their appearances. Thus, while Vishnu is expected to appear on his white horse at the end of the present Kali Yuga age "for the final destruction of the wicked, the renovation of creation and the restoration of purity", Maitreya is expected earlier. Exoteric or popular teaching making slight variations on the esoteric doctrine states that Sakyamuni (Gautama Buddha) visited him in Tushita (a celestial abode) and commissioned him to issue thence on earth as his Successor at the expiration of five thousand years after his (Buddha's) death. This would be in less than 3,000 years hence. Esoteric philosophy teaches that the next Buddha will appear during the seventh (sub) race of this Round. The fact is that Maitreya was a follower of Buddha, a well-known Arhat, though not his direct disciple, and that he was the founder of an esoteric philosophical school. As shown by Eitel (Sanskrit-Chinese Dict.), "statues were erected in his honour as early as B.C. 350.

SD INDEX Maitreya Buddha

last messiah of great cycle I 384
secret name of fifth buddha I 384

SD INDEX Majority, seldom right II 156 &n

TG Makara (Sk.). "The Crocodile." In Europe the same as Capricorn the tenth sign of the Zodiac. Esoterically, a mystic class of devas. With the Hindus, the vehicle of Varuna, the water-god.

WG Makara, in the Hindu zodiac the tenth sign, Capricornus, said to have been the eighth sign under the old system; a fabulous sea-monster sometimes confounded with the crocodile.

GH Makara A sea-animal: the vehicle of Varuna (god of the ocean). It is variously described: as a fish, a shark, a dolphin, or a crocodile; however, in the legends it is depicted as having the head and forelegs of an antelope and the body and tail of a fish-very similar to Capricornus, and like it, allocated to the tenth sign of the Zodiac. Makara is "now the most sacred and mysterious of the signs of the Zodiac." (Secret Doctrine, II, p. 268) (Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 75)

SD INDEX Makara (Skt)

Assyrian "scaly one" or II 354
connected w birth, death of universe II 579
crocodile-headed god (Egyptian) II 580
crocodile, water symbol I 384
discussed I 219-21; II 576-80
fifth hierarchy presided over by I 233
kumaras & II 93, 576, 577-9
leviathan or II 268n
once eighth instead of tenth sign II 576
Sun passes away behind I 376; II 579n
Varuna & I 220; II 268n, 577

TG Makara Ketu (Sk.). A name of Kama, the Hindu god of love and desire.

TG Makaram or Panchakaram (Sk.). In occult symbology a pentagon, the five-pointed star, the five limbs, or extremities, of man. Very mystical.

TG Makaras (Sk.). The five M's of the Tantrikas. (See "Tantra").

SD INDEX Makhbena' (Heb, Maoben in tx), symbol of animal kingdom II 575

SD INDEX Maki (of Madagascar), sunken land of II 789

SD INDEX Malabar (India), giant bones in tombs at II 347, 752

SD INDEX Malacca (Indonesia), traditions of II 223, 788

TG Malachim (Heb.). The messengers or angels.

SD INDEX Malachim [Mal'akhim] (Heb)

B'ne-aleim & II 375-6
descended to eat w men I 441-2n
elements &, now Jehovah I 462
messengers II 514n
theoi, of the manvantaric law I 346

SD INDEX Malay(ans). See also Jacolliot

beliefs common to, & Polynesia II 328
legends of sunken continent II 222-3, 788
mixed Atlanto-Lemurian stock II 779
Pacific continent &, (Haeckel) II 328
seventh subrace, fourth root-race II 178, 332
Sunda island cataclysm II 787n

SD INDEX Malayak. See Malachim

SD INDEX Malayalam-speaking People of S India I 658

SD INDEX Malay Archipelago. See Wallace, A. R.

SD INDEX Malcolm, Sir John, History of Persia, Persian tradition of zodiac I 649


deities born immaculately I 59
figure or unveiled mysteries I 351
Moon as I 228n, 397; II 65-6

SD INDEX Male & Female

Adam in Genesis [1:27] II 127
diameter of circle II 536
hexagram & pentagram are I 78
Jah-veh II 388
lines in cross II 557
man (Genesis), host of sephiroth II 1n
prepared astrally II 84
Seven Men all, (Pymander) II 2

SD INDEX Mal Feu (Fr), evil fire II 526

SD INDEX Malices, or elementals I 331n

SD INDEX Maligasima, Chinese sunken island II 365

WG Malimluch, a demon, an imp.

TG Malkuth (Heb.). The Kingdom, the tenth Sephira, corresponding to the final H (he) of the Tetragrammaton or IHVH. It is the Inferior Another, the Bride of the Microprosopus (q.v.); also called the "Queen". It is, in one sense, the Shekinah. [W.W.W.]

WGa Malkuth, (Heb.), the kingdom. The tenth of the ten Sephiroth. A female potency. The "Inferior Mother"; the earth.

SD INDEX Malkuth [Malkhuth] (Heb)

bride of Heavenly Man I 216; II 595
Earth Chain, globe D (Kabbala) I 200, 216, 239
Earth's lowest principle II 595, 626
seventh & fourth world I 240
sign of cross &, (Levi) II 562
thrice destroyed I 241
various names for I 240

SD INDEX Mallet, swastika survives in Masonic II 100, 556n

SD INDEX Malta, pygmy elephants at II 219, 723

SD INDEX Malthusians, questionable literature of I 228n

SD INDEX Maluk. See Malachim

SD INDEXa Malum in se I 413 (Lat) "Evil in itself."

TG Mamitu (Chald.). The goddess of Fate. A kind of Nemesis.

SD INDEX Mammal(s), Mammalia(n). See also Animals, Anthropoids, Apes, Man

antediluvian, found w humans II 739
anthropoids & present apes II 193
astral prototypes of II 684, 688-9, 736
Atlantean, not perfected II 286
Darwin on II 118-19
diagrams of II 688, 735
evolution of II 180-5, 734-7
evolved fr man in fourth round I 455; II 186-7, 635, 688
evolved fr man's cast-off tissues II 736n
first forms of II 181
first, marsupials II 594n, 684, 713 &n
hermaphrodite, then two-sexed II 184
lower animals bisexual before II 594n
man arose fr, (Haeckel) II 165n
man first & highest II 288-9, 594
man first, not last II 155, 168, 714 &n
man most perfect of I 248
fr man, not reverse II 118, 170, 186, 635
man preceded II 1, 56n, 170, 180, 274, 684
many, extinct since man (Lyell) II 725
no Miocene, like today's II 749
origin of, described II 169-70, 736
ovoviviparous II 166
placental I 190n; II 667-8, 736n
procreation parallels man's II 713-14
seven root types of II 736
sexually separated before man II 736 &n
third race, w bones II 183-4
three, orders & three root-races II 713-14

SD INDEX Mammoth(s) II 352, 733, 773n

exhumed w hatchets II 738
frozen in avalanche II 660n
paleolithic man & II 721, 724

Manekam saranam vraja! Seek refuge in Me alone!

MAN put under humans and woman and human being also

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OG Man -- Man is in his essence a spark of the central kosmic spiritual fire. Man being an inseparable part of the universe of which he is the child -- the organism of graded consciousness and substance which the human constitution contains or rather is -- is a copy of the graded organism of consciousnesses and substances of the universe in its various planes of being, inner and outer, especially inner as being by far the more important and larger, because causal.

Human beings are one class of "young gods" incarnated in bodies of flesh at the present stage of their own particular evolutionary journey. The human stage of evolution is about halfway between the undeveloped life-atom and the fully developed kosmic spirit or god.

From another point of view, man is a sheaf or bundle of forces or energies. Force and matter, or spirit and substance being fundamentally one, hence, man is de facto a sheaf or bundle of matters of various and differing grades of ethereality, or of substantiality; and so are all other entities and things everywhere.

Man's nature, and the nature of the universe likewise, of which man is a reflection or microcosm or "little world," is composite of seven stages or grades or degrees of ethereality or of substantiality; or, kosmically speaking, of three generally inclusive degrees: gods, monads, and atoms. And so far as man is concerned, we may take the New Testament division of the Christians, which gives the same triform conception of man, that he is composed of spirit, soul, body -- remembering, however, that all these three words are generalizing terms.

Man stands at the midway point of the evolutionary ladder of life: below him are the hosts of beings less than he is; above him are other hosts greater than he is only because older in experience, riper in wisdom, stronger in spiritual and in intellectual fiber and power. And these beings are such as they are because of the evolutionary unfoldment of the inherent faculties and powers immanent in the individuality of the inner god -- the ever-living, inner, individualized spirit.

Man, then, like everything else -- entity or what is called "thing" -- is, to use the modern terminology of philosophical scientists, an "event," that is to say, the expression of a central consciousness-center or monad passing through one or another particular phase of its long, long pilgrimage over and through infinity, and through eternity. This, therefore, is the reason why the theosophist often speaks of the monadic consciousness-center as the pilgrim of eternity.

Man can be considered as a being composed of three essential upadhis or bases: first, the monadic or divine-spiritual; second, that which is supplied by the Lords of Light, the so-called manasa-dhyanis, meaning the intellectual and intuitive side of man, the element-principle that makes man Man; and the third upadhi we may call the vital-astral-physical.

These three bases spring from three different lines of evolution, from three different and separate hierarchies of being. This is the reason why man is composite. He is not one sole and unmixed entity; he is a composite entity, a "thing" built up of various elements, and hence his principles are to a certain extent separable. Any one of these three bases can be temporarily separated from the two others without bringing about the death of the man physically. But the elements that go to form any one of these bases cannot be separated without bringing about physical dissolution or inner dissolution.

These three lines of evolution, these three aspects or qualities of man, come from three different hierarchies or states, often spoken of as three different planes of being. The lowest comes from the vital-astral-physical earth, ultimately from the moon, our cosmogonic mother. The middle, the manasic or intellectual-intuitional, from the sun. The monadic from the monad of monads, the supreme flower or acme, or rather the supreme seed of the universal hierarchy which forms our kosmical universe or universal kosmos.

VS eternal man (II 7) [[p. 26]] The reincarnating EGO is called by the Northern Buddhists the "true man," who becomes in union with his Higher-Self a Buddha.

SD INDEX Man (Men). See also Adams, Androgyne, Embryos, Giants, Humanity, Humans, Mankinds, Pitris (Lunar, Solar), Prototypes, Purusha, Races, Root-Races, Savages, Yah-Havvah

adapted to early thermal conditions II 254
age of, this round II 250-1
agnishvattas & spiritual II 78-83
all beings are, were, or will be I 275
anatomy of, & apes II 680-5
ancient, knew of extinct monsters II 206, 218-19
androgyne or male-female, & deities I 113, 231; II 458, 467, 626
angel & ape (Hallam) II 728
angels, can transcend II 111
animal &, compared II 81
animals fr third round II 186-7
animal up to third race II 161
anthropoids fr II 185-7, 193, 677 &n
fr ape (science) II 87, 164-5 &nn, 171, 187 &n, 189, 729
ape &, common ancestor II 443, 674, 677 &n
ape &, discussed II 665n
ape-like, but not an ape I 187
ape-like in third round I 188-9, 234; II 57n, 185, 261-2
apes imitate, not the reverse II 676 &n
appears first on globe D, fourth round II 180
Arvaksrotas or II 162-3
becomes stone, plant . . . I 246; II 186
bisexual astrally first II 84
bisexual later (embryology) II 659
blind to other worlds II 701
body of, changes every seven years I 262-3n
body of, divine harmony I 212
body of, merely developed animal II 733-4
body of, ready at beg of fourth round II 660
body of, stable II 256
born fr lowest angels II 25
born fr superior being II 274-5
born under a star I 572-3
born without sin, will be II 420
Brahma creates, last II 60
breathes "Mother's" refuse I 144 &n
breath of life in I 212
builders are progenitors of I 128
building of complete, explained I 247-8
came fr Moon, will return I 227-8
can break w the monad I 265
cannot propitiate angels I 276
casts off skin periodically I 74
changes Earth's climate II 700
compared to Amphioxus II 370n
complete in third & fourth races II 255n
composite being II 87
consciousness of, & senses II 650, 701
"created" insects, birds, etc II 290
created in sixth millennium I 340
created not as he is now II 87
created on sixth, eighth day I 448, 449
creation of, (Zohar) II 490-1
crossing w animals II 195-6, 262
crucified in space II 561
cube unfolded II 36
curse on, explained II 216-17
cycles in life of, (Laycock) II 623n
Cyclops in former days II 289
Daksha progenitor of physical II 176
death of, & of cosmos I 173
declined in Atlantis II 411
destiny of, traced in astral light I 105
determined shape of lower lives II 290
devotion & aspiration in early I 210
dhyani-chohans creators & cause of I 229-30, 232-3 &n, 450, 559; II 34, 242, 683
differences among II 103, 318 &n
discovered way to immortality II 283
divine, dwells in animal man I 210, 339
divine, in primeval age II 712
divine intellect veiled in II 74
divine, older than Earth II 721
does not know himself II 702n
dragon proves antiquity of II 208
dual & triple nature of II 27, 37, 274
dwarfed in mid-third race II 329
early divine, dwelt in his animal form I 210
early hostile environment & II 159-60
early, not the same all over world II 443
earns way thru lifetimes I 17
on Earth beginning of fourth round II 254
elements important in life of I 284 &n
elements &, in occultism I 567
elohim sent, out of Eden II 282
emanated as both man & woman I 450
emanates fr septenary group I 230
emanations of Mother Substance I 291
embryos of, & dog compared II 258-9
Enos of Genesis is first sexual II 715n
in eternal sunlight would die I 413
ethereal, projected on seven zones II 732
European fossils no test of age of II 725
every, latent anupadaka [aupapaduka] I 52
evolution of, & elements II 107-8
evolved fr divine men II 747n
evolved on many levels II 87
existed in Tertiary II 155, 751
fallen angel, god in exile I 450
Fall of, was no fall II 228, 261-2
false personality of II 254
fiend in his heart allowed by II 274
first & highest mammalian II 288-9, 594
first mammal II 155, 274
first, red like Adam II 43n
first, was breathed out II 86-7
fivefold jiva in I 224
flints of, in Pliocene II 688n
form of, evolved fr inner model I 184
forty-nine fires in I 291
fossil of modern, will look like small ape I 184n
four-armed, three-eyed II 294, 744
giant ancestors of II 352
globe &, reawaken for new period II 730
god in animal form II 81
"god on earth" (Levi) II 584
gods &, fr one source II 24
gods fell to complete divine II 232
Heavenly I 110; II 103, 458, 626
height of, less in Aryan race II 753
higher, goaded by lower II 109-10
image of dhyani-chohan II 728
imprisoned spirit II 733
indirect ancestor of apes II 289
inferior, not always older II 721
influenced by genii-elementals I 294-5
inner, real, outer false personality II 306
"is become as one of us" I 493n; II 44, 202, 243, 499n
Jupiter, Bacchus symbolic of II 362
karma adjusts plans of II 305
Levi & theosophy on seven-fold I 242-5
lhas of Moon gave, form II 57, 102
life of, & his constellation I 638
link betw heaven & Earth II 370
lived in Miocene II 12
lived w extinct species II 746
lunar ancestors of II 45-6
lunar pitris become I 180
mammals fr, in fourth round II 170, 186
manas, mind principle, human soul I 101 &n, 334
manifested deity, good, evil II 515
Massey mistaken re II 632-3
mating w animals II 189
microcosm & macrocosm I 101, 177, 181, 274; II 97-9, 169, 177
Microprosopus prototype of I 215
middle principle of, grossest I 260
in mid-Miocene (French geologists) II 686
mindless I 185n, 188-91; II 80, 102, 161-2, 186-8, 189-90, 191-2, 198
mind of, awakened II 89
monads of I 119, 174-5 &n, 177-82, 184-5 &n, 265; II 88, 105, 109-10, 150, 161, 167, 180, 185-6, 256-7, 635
more than life & body II 56
mortal, born fr Viraj II 606
most material in mid-fourth round II 250
Narada leads, to become god II 584
nirmanakayas sacrificed for II 94
no date for, in Genesis II 690
no first II 270, 610
no pithecoid blood in II 193
not fr ape II 185, 646, 674, 682-3
not fr apes (Quatrefages) II 666-7
not material alone II 81
numerical equivalent of II 560
nursed by wind (air) II 113
older than higher mammals II 714
old remains of, in high places II 723-4
only since Miocene (science) II 745
organism without organs once II 154
origin of, (Haeckel) II 165n
origin of, each round I 232-3
outward, an animal I 234
paleolithic & neolithic II 686-9 &nn, 715-21
passed animal stage in third round II 299
passed thru all kingdoms & stages I 282; II 185-7, 254, 260, 659, 660
past & future of, in zodiac II 431-3
pentagon symbol of II 576 &n
perfect, above the angels II 377
perfected w spiritual fire II 113
perfect, quaternary & ternary II 576
perfect septenary, seventh round II 167
physical & spiritual II 281-3, 362-3
physical, before Cretaceous II 679
physical, first appearance of II 57, 72, 157, 170, 251, 310, 312, 679, 736-7
physical, image of minor god I 445
physically, product of evolutionary forces I 636
physical, product of nature's forces I 636
physiological, out of astral II 737
pineal gland of, active, inactive II 298
pitris create I 86-7
polygenetic origin of II 168
preceded animals I 159-60; II 197n, 255-6
preceded huge reptiles II 274
preceded mammals II 1, 56n, 168-70, 180, 274, 684
pre-Tertiary giant II 9
primary, could fly II 55
primeval, huge, filamentoid II 151
primeval, not all savage II 722
primitive, a phantom II 102
primitive form of, (Haeckel) II 193n
primitive, had fire II 524
primitive, lived w elohim II 349
principles of, (diagram) II 593
problem of man's origin & destiny I 636
procreation of, various methods II 166-70
product of matter (Thomson) II 719
Prometheus as a II 244
prototype of all forms II 289-90, 659, 683, 705
a quinary (five principles) when bad II 575
realized "sin" too late II 267
reflection of reality I 278
reflects dhyani-chohans II 108, 170
religion & science re age of II 796
responsible in fifth race II 255n
rudimentary organs of II 681
Satan set, free of ignorance I 198
savage & civilized, in all ages II 716
science on antiquity of II 70-1
in Secondary Age II 10, 157, 266n, 288, 686, 687n
seek remains of, in high places II 723-4
senses of I 96, 534; II 106-7, 294-5, 298, 637-40
sephiroth created II 44
septenary cycles of II 312n, 622-3
septenary symbol of Logos I 79
septenary when virtuous II 575
seven planes & consciousness of I 199
seven primeval, born II 2 &n, 606-7, 607n
seven principles of I xxxv; II 29, 79
Seventh Creation I 217
sexual & physical eighteen million years ago I 150n; II 157
should be co-worker w nature I 280
skeleton of, unspecialized II 720-3
speech & II 198
spirit & matter equilibrized in II 180
spirits animate, of clay II 273
spiritual ancestors of II 165-6n
spiritual beings incarnate in I 233-4
spiritual, existed before Earth II 160
spontaneous generation of II 150-1
stature of, decreased II 329, 331, 352, 753
storehouse of life seeds II 289-90
storehouse of types II 187 &n, 683-4
structure of, unchanged (Lyell) II 725
swarming w lives I 260-1
tabernacle of spirit(s) I 185n, 224-5
tallest, in northern countries II 777 &n
tends to become a god I 159
thinker in, a masterpiece of evol II 728
as Third Logos II 25
three higher principles of II 113, 267
three streams in I 181
tradition of early civilized II 722
transparent creature once II 295
Trees of Life & II 97
two million years ago II 287
upadhi of seven principles I 291
vegetation different before II 290n
venomous alkaloids in saliva of I 262n
when women knew no II 415
will merge w his dhyani-chohan I 265
will never incarnate as animal I 185n
in world of desire I 572
worship higher beings I 280; II 34
Zeus divides, in two (Plato) II 133-4


SD INDEX Man and Apes. See Mivart, St G.

TG Manas (Sk.). Lit., "the mind", the mental faculty which makes of man an intelligent and moral being, and distinguishes him from the mere animal; a synonym of Mahat. Esoterically, however, it means, when unqualified, the Higher EGO, or the sentient reincarnating Principle in man. When qualified it is called by Theosophists Buddhi-Manas or the Spiritual Soul in contradistinction to its human reflection -- Kama-Manas.

KT Manas (Sans.) Lit., the "Mind." The mental faculty which makes of a man an intelligent and moral being, and distinguishes him from the mere animal; a synonym of Mahat. Esoterically, however, it means, when unqualified, the Higher Ego or the sentient reincarnating Principle in man. When qualified it is called by Theosophists Buddhi-Manas, or the spiritual soul, in contradistinction to its human reflection -- Kama-Manas.

VS that which in thee knows, [[manas]] for it is knowledge (II 19) [[p. 31]] Mind (Manas) the thinking Principle or Ego in man, is referred to "Knowledge" itself, because the human Egos are called Manasa-putras the sons of (universal) Mind.

FY Manas, the mind, the thinking principle; the fifth principle in the septenary division.

WG Manas, mind, in the widest sense as applied to thought and emotion; the intellect, feelings, disposition; one of the seven human principles, the individual self or reincarnating ego, corresponding to the Greek Nous.

OG Manas -- (Sanskrit) The root of this word means "to think," "to cogitate," "to reflect" -- mental activity, in short. The center of the ego-consciousness in man and in any other quasi-self-conscious entity. The third substance-principle, counting downwards, of which man's constitution is composed.

Manas springs forth from buddhi (the second principle) as the fruit from the flower; but manas itself is mortal, goes to pieces at death -- insofar as its lower parts are concerned. All of it that lives after death is only what is spiritual in it and that can be squeezed out of it, so to say -- the "aroma" of the manas; somewhat as the chemist takes from the rose the attar or essence of roses. The monad or atma-buddhi thereupon takes that "all" with it into the devachan, after the second death has taken place. Atman, with buddhi and with the higher part of manas, becomes thereupon the spiritual monad of man. Strictly speaking, this is the divine monad within its vehicle -- atman and buddhi -- combined with the human ego in its higher manasic element; but they are joined into one after death, and are hence spoken of as the spiritual monad.

The three principles forming the upper triad exist each on its own plane in consciousness and power; and as human beings we continuously feel their influence despite the enshrouding veils of a psychical and astral-physical character. We know of each principle only what we have so far evolved forth of it. All we know, for instance, of the third principle (counting from the top), the manas, is what we have so far assimilated of it in this fourth round. The manas will not be fully developed in us until the end of the next round. What we now call our manas is a generalizing term for the reincarnating ego, the higher manas.

GH Manas The seat of mind and consciousness of egoity: the real man. In the Theosophical classification of man's principles, the fifth (Counting upwards): regarded as the child of Mahat, hence called Manasaputra.

"Manas is a 'principle,' and yet it is an 'Entity' an individuality or Ego. He is a 'God,' and yet he is doomed to an endless cycle of incarnations, . . .

". . . In its very essence it is THOUGHT, and is, therefore, called in its plurality Manasa putra, 'the Sons of the (Universal) mind.' " (The Key to Theosophy, pp. 183-4)

"Manas, or the Thinker, is the reincarnating being, the immortal who carries the results and values of all the different lives lived on earth or elsewhere. Its nature becomes dual as soon as it is attached to a body." The reasoning faculty "is the lower aspect of the Thinker or Manas, . . . Its other, and in theosophy higher, aspect is the intuitional, which knows, and does not depend on reason." (The Ocean of Theosophy, p. 54) (Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 53)

SKo Manas, Manasa, Manasic The Thinker or thinking principle in man; that which gives a man egoic consciousness; derived from the verb-root man, 'to think.' During life on earth Manas is dual. The Higher Manas is the heavenly aspiring mind, the field of the ever living Reincarnating Ego enlightened by the spiritual understanding of Buddhi; Lower Manas is the human thinking faculty guided by terrestrial and animal desires and passions. The Esoteric Commentaries in The Secret Doctrine by H. P. Blavatsky say that Manas is lunar in its lower portion and solar in its upper. Sankaracharya wrote: "The moon is the mind, and the sun the understanding."

Manasa is the Sanskrit adjectival form of Manas; and Manasic is the anglicized adjectival form.

IN Manas (Skt, fr man, "to think") Self-conscious mind, human intelligence.

SP Manas -- mind as a faculty of perception and judgment.

TG Manas, Kama (Sk.). Lit., "the mind of desire." With the Buddhists it is the sixth of the Chadayatana (q.v.), or the six organs of knowledge, hence the highest of these, synthesized by the seventh called Klichta, the spiritual perception of that which defiles this (lower) Manas, or the "Human-animal Soul", as the Occultists term it. While the Higher Manas or the Ego is directly related to Vijnana (the 10th of the 12 Nidanas) -- which is the perfect knowledge of all forms of knowledge, whether relating to object or subject in the nidanic concatenation of causes and effects; the lower, the Kama Manas is but one of the Indriya or organs (roots) of Sense. Very little can be said of the dual Manas here, as the doctrine that treats of it, is correctly stated only in esoteric works. Its mention can thus be only very superficial.

SD INDEX Manas (Skt) mind. See also Intellect, Mahat, Mind, Principles

abuse of II 411-13
aroma of, jiva I 238
atma-buddhi-, become one I 220; II 57 &n
atma-buddhi blind without II 123n
body follows whims of I 245
-buddhi or chitti explained I 288n
chief soul is mind or II 496
Christos union of buddhi & II 230-1 &n
conscious principle of monad II 110
corresponds to globe six I 153 &n
cosmic ideation working thru I 329n
after death I 334
desire primal germ of II 578-9
dhyani-chohans develop, in man II 232-3n
dhyanis gave, to third race II 47n
diagram I 153; II 593, 596
dual, buddhi- & kama- I 334; II 614
dual, lunar & solar II 495, 639n
effort of, to be free of senses II 587
eleventh breath II 548
fallen angel becomes our II 513
fifth round development of I 162; II 301
fifth state of matter II 737
first on plane of personality II 58n
Gultweig [Gullveig] (Norse) or II 520
higher, absorbed in devachan I 220
higher, is human ego II 79
Hindu, Egyptian, (Massey) II 632
human soul, mind I 153 &n; II 596
impersonal, above senses I 96
Indra personifies II 614
language impossible without II 199n
Laws of Manu on I 334-5
link betw spirit & matter II 98, 164
Lords of Wisdom quickened II 411
Mahat transformed into I 75
manasaputras endowed man w II 608
middle principle, pivot II 241
missing in first race II 164
Prachetases solar portion of II 496
primeval man lacked II 80
proceeds fr akasa I 13n
seat of intellect II 378
Seb (Egypt) or II 632n
serpent stands for II 98
solar angels are of II 88
third race, succumbs to kama II 254n
twofold II 175, 639n
union of buddhi & II 247
upadhi of buddhi I 101
vehicle of personal consciousness II 241
wedded to kama, Zeus as II 419-20
without, there can be no man II 241-2

SD INDEX Manasa(s,ic) (Skt) II 98

-deva, Prometheus was II 525
discussed II 89-90
fifth race in, period II 300
-pitris awakened man II 525n
refuse to incarnate II 171


TG Manasa or Manaswin (Sk.). "The efflux of the divine mind," and explained as meaning that this efflux signifies the manasa or divine sons of Brahma-Viraj. Nilakantha who is the authority for this statement, further explains the term "manasa" by manomatrasarira. These Manasa are the Arupa or incorporeal sons of the Prajapati Viraj, in another version. But as Arjuna Misra identifies Viraj with Brahma, and as Brahma is Mahat, the universal mind, the exoteric blind becomes plain. The Pitris are identical with the Kumara, the Vairaja, the Manasa-Putra (mind sons), and are finally identified with the human "Egos".

IN Manasa (Skt) Adjectival form of manas: manasa-dhyani, manasaputras, mind-born sons of Brahma.


TG Manasa Dhyanis (Sk.). The highest Pitris in the Puranas; the Agnishwatthas, or Solar Ancestors of Man, those who made of Man a rational being, by incarnating in the senseless forms of semi-ethereal flesh of the men of the third race. (See Vol. II. of Secret Doctrine.)

WGa Manasa Dhyanis, the Agnishwatta Pitris: those who incarnated in man at the close of the Third Race and gave him mind, thereby making him a rational being.

SD INDEX Manasa-Dhyanis (Skt). See also Agnishvattas, Manasaputra(s), Pitris (Solar)

brought mind to man I 181-2; II 89-90

KT Manasaputra (Sans.) Lit., the "Sons of Mind" or mind-born Sons; a name given to our Higher Egos before they incarnated in mankind. In the exoteric though allegorical and symbolical Puranas (the sacred and ancient writings of Hindus), it is the title given to the mind-born Sons of Brahma, the Kumara.

WG Manasa-putras, mind-born sons. (See Augoeides.)

OG Manasaputra(s) -- (Sanskrit) This is a compound word: manas, "mind," putra, "son" -- "sons of mind." The teaching is that there exists a Hierarchy of Compassion, which H. P. Blavatsky sometimes called the Hierarchy of Mercy or of Pity. This is the light side of nature as contrasted with its matter side or shadow side, its night side. It is from this Hierarchy of Compassion that came those semi-divine entities at about the middle period of the third root-race of this round, who incarnated in the semi-conscious, quasi-senseless men of that period. These advanced entities are otherwise known as the solar lhas as the Tibetans call them, the solar spirits, who were the men of a former kalpa, and who during the third root-race thus sacrificed themselves in order to give us intellectual light -- incarnating in those senseless psychophysical shells in order to awaken the divine flame of egoity and self-consciousness in the sleeping egos which we then were. They are ourselves because belonging to the same spirit-ray that we do; yet we, more strictly speaking, were those half-unconscious, half-awakened egos whom they touched with the divine fire of their own being. This, our "awakening," was called by H. P. Blavatsky, the incarnation of the manasaputras, or the sons of mind or light. Had that incarnation not taken place, we indeed should have continued our evolution by merely "natural" causes, but it would have been slow almost beyond comprehension, almost interminable; but that act of self-sacrifice, through their immense pity, their immense love, though, indeed, acting under karmic impulse, awakened the divine fire in our own selves, gave us light and comprehension and understanding. From that time we ourselves became "sons of the gods," the faculty of self-consciousness in us was awakened, our eyes were opened, responsibility became ours; and our feet were set then definitely upon the path, that inner path, quiet, wonderful, leading us inwards back to our spiritual home.

The manasaputras are our higher natures and, paradoxical as it is, are more largely evolved beings than we are. They were the spiritual entities who "quickened" our personal egos, which were thus evolved into self-consciousness, relatively small though that yet be. One, and yet many! As you can light an infinite number of candles from one lighted candle, so from a spark of consciousness can you quicken and enliven innumerable other consciousnesses, lying, so to speak, in sleep or latent in the life-atoms.

These manasaputras, children of mahat, are said to have quickened and enlightened in us the manas-manas of our manas septenary, because they themselves are typically manasic in their essential characteristic or svabhava. Their own essential or manasic vibrations, so to say, could cause that essence of manas in ourselves to vibrate in sympathy, much as the sounding of a musical note will cause sympathetic response in something like it, a similar note in other things. (See also Agnishvattas)

SP Manasaputra -- mental (or mind-born) son.

SD INDEX Manasaputra(s) (Skt)

anupadaka, dhyani-buddhas or I 571
connected w Ahura Mazda II 608
dhyanis were II 167
informed mindless man I 180-1; II 608
mind-born men I 543
seven rishis or II 625
"Sons of God" II 374
Vishnu a, to Krishna II 48
would not people Earth II 375


SD INDEX Manasarovara [or Manasasarovara], Lake, seven swans, rishis & I 357n

SKv Manasa-rupa The 'mind-body,' the individuality, that higher part of the human thinking entity which endures from life to life; a compound of the adjectival form of manas -- mind, and rupa -- body.

TG Manasas (Sk.). Those who endowed humanity with manas or intelligence, the immortal EGOS in men. (See "Manas".)

TG Manasasarovara (Sk.). Phonetically pronounced Mansoravara. A sacred lake in Tibet, in the Himalayas, also called Anavatapta. Manasasarovara is the name of the tutelary deity of that lake and, according to popular folk-lore, is said to be a naga, a "serpent". This, translated esoterically, means a great adept, a sage. The lake is a great place of yearly pilgrimage for the Hindus, as the Vedas are claimed to have been written on its shores.

TG Manas Sanyama (Sk.). Perfect concentration of the mind, and control over it, during Yoga practices.

FY Manas Sanyama, perfect concentration of the mind; control over the mind.

SD INDEX Manasseh ben Israel, Rabbi, Adam two faces, one person II 134n

KT Manas Sutratma (Sans.) Two words meaning "mind" (Manas) and "Thread Soul" (Sutratma). It is, as said, the synonym of our Ego, or that which reincarnates. It is a technical term of Vedantic philosophy.

TG Manas Taijasi (Sk.). Lit., the "radiant" Manas; a state of the Higher Ego, which only high metaphysicians are able to realize and comprehend.

KT Manas Taijasi (Sans.) Lit., the "radiant" Manas; a state of the Higher Ego which only high metaphysicians are able to realize and comprehend. The same as "Buddhi Taijasi," which see.

WGa Manas Taijasi, "Manas radiant"; Manas illumined by the light of Buddhi; the Ego in conjunction with spirit.

SD INDEX Manasvin (Skt) [full of mind], intelligent, high celestial beings II 90

TG Manava (Sk.). A land of ancient India; a Kalpa or Cycle. The name of a weapon used by Rama; meaning "of Manu", as --

WG Manava, (fem. Manavi), human; descended from Manti.

TG Manava Dharma Shastra -- is the ancient code of law of, or by Manu.

SD INDEX Manava-Dharma-Sastra. SeeLaws of Manu

SD INDEX Manavaha & Chatvaraha [chatvano manavas] (Skt) [four manus] (Bhagavad-Gita 10:6) II 140n

SD INDEX Man-bearing, worlds, globes I 167, 635; II 77, 153, 699

SD INDEX Man Before Metals. See Joly, Professor N.

SD INDEX Manchuria II 327

SD INDEX Manco Capac, Peruvian Noah II 365

TG Mandakini (Sk.). The heavenly Ganga or Ganges.

SD INDEX Mandakini (Skt) heavenly Ganges I 385

TG Mandala (Sk.). A circle; also the ten divisions of the Vedas.

SD INDEX Mandala (Skt) circle II 524

orb or ten divisions of Rig-Veda I 384-5

TG Mandara (Sk.). The mountain used by the gods as a stick to churn the ocean of milk in the Puranas.

SD INDEX Mandara (Skt), mountain used to churn Ocean I 385

SD INDEX Mandeville, Sir John, The Voyage & Travels of . . ., giants fifty-six feet tall in India II 755

SD INDEX Mand orManth [math] (Skt), & Prometheus II 413n

TG Mandragora (Gr.). A plant whose root has the human form. In Occultism it is used by black magicians for various illicit objects, and some of the "left-hand" Occultists make homunculi with it. It is commonly called mandrake, and is supposed to cry out when pulled out of the ground.

SD INDEX Mandrake, Mandragora, magic properties of II 27n

IN Mandukya (Skt) An Upanishad dealing with the sacred syllable Om.

SD INDEX Mandukya Upanishad I 6, 83. See alsoMundaka Upanishad

First Principle unthinkable I 14

SD INDEX Manee, Laplanders call their corpses II 774n

TG Manes or Manus (Lat.). Benevolent "gods", i.e., "spooks" of the lower world (Kamaloka); the deified shades of the dead -- of the ancient profane, and the "materialized" ghosts of the modern Spiritualists, believed to be the souls of the departed, whereas, in truth, they are only their empty shells, or images.

SD INDEX Manes (Gk) II 367

annihilated after death I 227
Faber relates, to Kabiri II 360
ghosts or II 222, 774n
glean the Field of Aanroo I 236n
region of, or kama-loka II 374n
ruled Egypt after "Watchers" I 266
semi-divine astrals II 436
sons of Mania (Arnobius) II 143
Titans, Kabiri, Manus or II 143-4

SD INDEX Manes. See Mani

SD INDEX Manetho, Synchronistic Tables of

on Athothis son of Menes II 334
confirmed by Champollion II 367-8
divine dynasties of II 367-8
Egyptian tables of I xxvi
figures of, disfigured by Eusebius I xxvi; II 53, 368, 392, 692-3

SD INDEX Man-Fish. See Dag, Oannes

SD INDEX Man: Fragments of Forgotten History

asuras, rakshasas, Atlanteans II 227n
HPB's estimate of I 160-1
mistakes in I 151 &n, 168; II 640

SD INDEX Mangala (Skt), Hindu Mars II 124n

SD INDEX Mani [Manes in tx], exoteric dualism of II 509n

SD INDEX Mania (Gk), mother of Kabiri II 143

TG Manichaeans (Lat.). A sect of the third century which believed in two eternal principles of good and evil; the former furnishing mankind with souls, and the latter with bodies. This sect was founded by a certain half-Christian mystic named Mani, who gave himself out as the expected "Comforter", the Messiah and Christ. Many centuries later, after the sect was dead, a Brotherhood arose, calling itself the "Manichees", of a masonic character with several degrees of initiation. Their ideas were Kabalistic, but were misunderstood.

SD INDEX Manichaeans (ism) (Pers gnostic religion)

Christians haven't improved on II 509n
Church struggled against II 238-9

OG Manifestation -- A generalizing term signifying not only the beginning but the continuance of organized kosmic activity, the latter including the various minor activities within itself. First there is of course always the Boundless in all its infinite planes and worlds or spheres, aggregatively symbolized by the circle; then parabrahman, or the kosmic life-consciousness activity, and mulaprakriti its other pole, signifying root-nature especially in its substantial aspects. Then the next stage lower, Brahman and its veil pradhana; then Brahma-prakriti or Purusha-prakriti (prakriti being also maya); the manifested universe appearing through and by this last, Brahma-prakriti, "father-mother." In other words, the second Logos or father-mother is the producing cause of manifestation through their son which, in a planetary chain, is the primordial or the originating manu, called Svayambhuva.

When manifestation opens, prakriti becomes or rather is maya; and Brahma, the father, is the spirit of the consciousness, or the individuality. These two, Brahma and prakriti, are really one, yet they are also the two aspects of the one life-ray acting and reacting upon itself, much as a man himself can say, "I am I." He has the faculty of self-analysis or self-division. All of us know it, we can feel it in ourselves -- one side of us, in our thoughts, can be called the prakriti or the material element, or the mayavi element, or the element of illusion; and the other is the spirit, the individuality, the god within.

The student should note carefully that manifestation is but a generalizing term, comprehensive therefore of a vast number of different and differing kinds of evolving planes or realms. For instance, there is manifestation on the divine plane; there is manifestation also on the spiritual plane; and similarly so on all the descending stages of the ladder or stair of life. There are universes whose "physical" plane is utterly invisible to us, so high is it; and there are other universes in the contrary direction, so far beneath our present physical plane that their ethereal ranges of manifestation are likewise invisible to us.

SD INDEX Manifestation(s). See also Creation, Logos, Manvantara

dual II 24-5
first, primordial I 16
infinite cannot be limited to single II 556
infinite horizon of I 287
monads of II 150
purpose of periodic I 268
septenary I 139
unbroken series of I 238
in various religions I 437

SD INDEX Mani Kumbum, Book of 10,000 Precepts [Schlagintweit] I 43n

SD INDEX Manipura, King of, & Ulupi II 214n

GH Manipushpaka The name of the conch-shell of Sahadeva. (Meaning of the word itself: jewel-flowered. Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 4)

TG Manjusri (Tib.). The God of Wisdom. In Esoteric philosophy a certain Dhyan Chohan.

SD INDEX Manjusri, worship of II 34n

SD INDEX Mankind(s). See also Humanity, Man, Races

advanced, taught mystery language I 309
appeared as many races II 718
born on seven parts of globe II 1-2, 29, 35, 77, 86, 249
cataclysms mark changes in II 500n
contemporary w extinct animals II 206, 218-19
cradle of II 203-4, 220
declined in Atlantis II 411
descent of, fr three couples illogical II 453
determines good, evil II 512
different fr present II 96
divided psychically I 559
elect of, raised I 221
emanates fr cosmic agents II 108
fell into sin II 319
future, of adepts II 446
gods gave birth to, nursed, taught II 358
guides of, next manvantara I 267
hermaphrodite formerly (Schmidt) II 184
Mercury, Budha, instructor of II 374
monads of II 150
most of, seventh subrace, fourth root-race II 178
multiple origin of, (Agassiz) II 607n
never more selfish & vicious II 110
offspring of elohim I 224
of one blood, but not same essence II 421n
of one language, one religion once I 229, 341; II 198
only humans in cosmos absurd II 149
portion of, hypostasized II 275
Satan father of spiritual II 243
serpent as Ophis taught II 215
taught by divine rulers II 366
third eye inactive in most of II 295
three propositions & evolution of II 1
will become self-redeemed II 420

SD INDEX Man-Lion ([Nara-]Singha), & Indian phoenix II 564

SD INDEX Mannus, ancestor of German race II 774n

TG Mano (Gnost.). The Lord of Light. Rex Lucis, in the Codex Nazaraeus. He is the Second "Life" of the second or manifested trinity "the heavenly life and light, and older than the architect of heaven and earth" (Cod. Naz., Vol, I, p. 145). These trinities areas follows. The Supreme Lord of splendour and of light, luminous and refulgent, before which no other existed, is called Corona (the crown); Lord Ferho, the unrevealed life which existed in the former from eternity; and Lord Jordan -- the spirit, the living water of grace (Ibid. II., pp. 45-51). He is the one through whom alone we can be saved. These three constitute the trinity in abscondito. The second trinity is composed of the three lives. The first is the similitude of Lord Ferho, through whom he has proceeded forth; and the second Ferho is the King of Light -- MANO. The second life is Ish Amon (Pleroma), the vase of election, containing the visible thought of the Jordanus Maximus -- the type (or its intelligible reflection), the prototype of the living water, who is the "spiritual Jordan". (Ibid. II., p. 211.) The third life, which is produced by the other two, is ABATUR (Ab, the Parent or Father). This is the mysterious and decrepit "Aged of the Aged", the Ancient "Senem sui obtegentem et grandaevum mundi." This latter third Life is the Father of the Demiurge Fetahil, the Creator of the world, whom the Ophites call Ilda-Baoth (q.v.), though Fetahil is the only-begotten one, the reflection of the Father, Abatur, who begets him by looking into the "dark water". Sophia Achamoth also begets her Son Ilda-Baoth the Demiurge, by looking into the chaos of matter. But the Lord Mano, "the Lord of loftiness, the Lord of all genii", is higher than the Father, in' this kabalistic Codex -- one is purely spiritual, the other material. So, for instance, while Abatur's "only-begotten" one is the genius Fetahil, the Creator of the physical world, Lord Mano, the "Lord of Celsitude", who is the son of Him, who is "the Father of all who preach the Gospel", produces also an "only-begotten" one, the Lord Lehdaio, "a just Lord". He is the Christos, the anointed, who pours out the "grace" of the Invisible Jordan, the Spirit of the Highest Crown. (See for further information Isis Unveiled. Vol. II., pp. 227, et. seq.)

SD INDEX Mano (Nazarean), resembles Hindu Manu I 195 &n

TG Manodhatu (Sk.). Lit., the "World of the mind", meaning not only all our mental faculties, but also one of the divisions of the plane of mind. Each human being has his Manodhatu or plane of thought proportionate with the degree of his intellect and his mental faculties, beyond which he can go only by studying and developing his higher spiritual faculties in one of the higher spheres of thought.

SD INDEX Manojava (Skt) speed of thought (Indra) II 615n

TG Manomaya Kosha (Sk.). A Vedantic term, meaning the Sheath (Kosha) of the Manomaya, an equivalent for fourth and fifth "principles" in man. In esoteric philosophy this "Kosha" corresponds to the dual Manas.

FY Manomaya Kosha, third sheath of the divine monad, Vedantic equivalent for fourth and fifth principles.

SD INDEX Manomaya Kosa (Skt). See also Kama

lower mind & desire I 157, 158


SD INDEX Manoushis. See Manushis

SD INDEX Mansarovara Lake. See Manasarovara

SD INDEX Man-Savior, Zeus, Dionysos II 419-20

SD INDEX Man's Place in Nature. See Huxley, T. H.

SD INDEX Man-Swan or Hamsa, & third race II 122, 131

SD INDEX Manthami [Manthani] (Skt), process of fire-kindling II 413n, 524

SD INDEX Manthano (Gk), to learn II 413n

TG Manticism, or Mantic Frenzy. During this state was developed the gift of prophecy. The two words are nearly synonymous. One was as honoured as the other. Pythagoras and Plato held it in high esteem, and Socrates advised his disciples to study Manticism. The Church Fathers, who condemned so severely the mantic frenzy in Pagan priests and Pythiae, were not above applying it to their own uses. The Montanists, who took their name from Montanus, a bishop of Phrygia, who was considered divinely inspired, contended with the manteis (manteis) or prophets. "Tertullian, Augustine, and the martyrs of Carthage, were of the number", says the author of Prophecy, Ancient and Modern. "The Montanists seem to have resembled the Bacchantes in the wild enthusiasm that characterized their orgies," he adds. There is a diversity of opinion as to the origin of the word Manticism. There was the famous Mantis the Seer, in the days of Melampus and Proetus, King of Argos; and there was Manto, the daughter of the prophet of Thebes, herself a prophetess. Cicero describes prophecy and mantic frenzy, by saying, that "in the inner recesses of the mind is divine prophecy hidden and confined, a divine impulse, which when it burns more vividly is called furor", frenzy. (Isis Unveiled.)

IU Manticism, or mantic frenzy. During this state was developed the gift of prophecy. The two words are nearly synonymous. One was as honored the other Pythagoras and Plato held it in high esteem. and Socrates advised his disciples to study Manticism. The Church Fathers, who condemned so severely the mantic frenzy in Pagan priests and Pythiae, were not above applying it to their own uses. The Montanists, who took their name from Montanus, a bishop of Phrygia, who was considered divinely inspired, rivalled with the GREEK (manteis) or prophets. "Tertullian, Augustine, and the martyrs of Carthage, were of the number," says the author of Prophecy, Ancient and Modern. "The Montanists seem to have resembled the Bacchantes in the wild enthusiasm that characterized their orgies," he adds. There is a diversity of opinion as to the origin of the word Manticism. There was the famous Mantius the Seer, in the days of Melampus and Proetus, King of Argos; and there was Manto, the daughter of the prophet of Thebes, herself a prophetess. Cicero describes prophecy and mantic frenzy by saying that "in the inner recesses of the mind is divine prophecy hidden and confined, a divine impulse, which when it burns more vividly is called furor" (frenzy, madness).

But there is still another etymology possible for the word mantis, and to which we doubt if the attention of the philologists was ever drawn. The mantic frenzy may, perchance, have a still earlier origin. The two sacrificial cups of the Soma-mystery used during the religious rites, and generally known as grahas, are respectively called Sukra and Manti. [See "Aytareya Brahmanan." 3, I.]

It is in the latter manti or manthi cup that Brahma is said to be "stirred up." While the initiate drinks (albeit sparingly) of this sacred soma-juice, the Brahma, or rather his "spirit," personified by the god Soma, enters into the man and takes possession of him. Hence, ecstatic vision, clairvoyance, and the gift of prophecy. Both kinds of divination -- the natural and the artificial -- are aroused by the Soma. The Sukra-cup awakens that which is given to every man by nature. It unites both spirit and soul, and these, from their own nature and essence, which are divine, have a foreknowledge of future things, as dreams, unexpected visions, and presentiments, well prove. The contents of the other cup, the manti, which "stirs the Brahma," put thereby the soul in communication not only with the minor gods -- the well-informed but not omniscient spirits -- but actually with the highest divine essence itself. The soul receives a direct illumination from the presence of its "god;" but as it is not allowed to remember certain things, well known only in heaven, the initiated person is generally seized with a kind of sacred frenzy, and upon recovering from it, only remembers that which is allowed to him. As to the other kind of seers and diviners -- those who make a profession of and a living by it -- they are usually held to be possessed by a gandharva, a deity which is nowhere so little honored as in India.

TG Mantras (Sk.). Verses from the Vedic works, used as incantations and charms. By Mantras are meant all those portions of the Vedas which are distinct from the Brahmanas, or their interpretation.

IU Mantra. -- A Sanskrit word conveying the same idea as the "Ineffable Name." Some mantras, when pronounced according to magical formula taught in the Atharva-Veda, produce an instantaneous and wonderful effect. In its general sense, though, a mantra is either simply a prayer to the gods and powers of heaven, as taught by the Brahmanical books, and especially Manu, or else a magical charm. In its esoteric sense, the "word" of the mantra, or mystic speech, is called by the Brahmans Vach. It resides in the mantra, which literally means those parts of the sacred books which are considered as the Sruti, or direct divine revelation.

KT Mantras (Sans.) Verses from the Vedic works, used as incantations and charms. By Mantras are meant all those portions of the Vedas which are distinct from the Brahmanas, or their interpretation.

WG Mantra, (also Mantram), incantation; spell; charm; sacred text; essential virtue, in sound or otherwise, of verse or word.

SP Mantra -- an utterance considered to have not only meaning but power as sound -- in ritual or as a focus for meditation.

SD INDEX Mantra(s) (Skt). See also Invocation

books of, kept secret I 471
chanting, rationale of I 94
force, power of letters & I 293
guhya-vidya, science of I 169
hidden voice of I 345n, 354
key to element language I 464


SD INDEX Mantradruma (Skt) mantra-tree (Indra) II 615n

TG Mantra period (Sk.). One of the four periods into which Vedic literature has been divided.

FY Mantra period, one of the four periods into which the Vedic literature has been divided.

TG Mantra Shatstra (Sk.). Brahmanical writings on the occult science, of incantations.

FY Mantra Sastras, Brahmanical writings on the occult science of incantations.

SD INDEX Mantra Sastra I 293

TG Mantra Tantra Shastras (Sk.). Works on incantations, but specially on magic.

FY Mantra Tantra Sastras, works on Incantation and Magic.

TG Mantrika Sakti (Sk.). The power, or the occult potency of mystic words, sounds, numbers or letters in these Mantras.

FY Matrikasakti, the power of speech; one of the six forces in Nature.

WG Matrika-sakti, the power of sound.

WGa Mantrika Sakti, this is improperly put matrikas.

SD INDEX Mantrika-Sakti (Skt) power of letters, speech, music I 293

TG Manu (Sk.). The great Indian legislator. The name comes from the Sanskrit root wan "to think" -- mankind really, but stands for Swayambhuva, the first of the Manus, who started from Swayambhu, "the self-existent " hence the Logos, and the progenitor of mankind. Manu is the first Legislator, almost a Divine Being.

TG Manus (Sk.). The fourteen Manus are the patrons or guardians of the race cycles in a Manvantara, or Day of Brahma. The primeval Manus are seven, they become fourteen in the Puranas.

KT Manu (Sans.) The great Indian legislator. The name comes from the Sanskrit root man to think, MAN really standing only for Swayambhuva, the first of the Manus, who started from Swayambhu, the Self-Existent, who is hence the Logos and the progenitor of mankind. Manu is the first legislator -- almost a divine being.

FY Manu, the great Indian legislator.

WG Manu, mankind; a name applied to each of fourteen spiritual sovereigns of humanity, the first being Svayambhuva (sprung from the Self-Existent), and the seventh or present Manu being Vaivasvata (sun-born). They are personifications of collective humanity. The Hindu "Laws of Manu" are ascribed to Svayambhuva.

OG Manu -- Manu in the esoteric system is the entities collectively which appear first at the beginning of manifestation, and from which, like a cosmic tree, everything is derived or born. Manu actually is the spiritual tree of life of any planetary chain of manifested being. Manu is thus in one sense the third Logos; as the second is the father-mother, the Brahma and prakriti; and the first is what we call the unmanifest Logos, or Brahman (neuter) and its cosmic veil pradhana.

In other words, the second Logos, father-mother, is the producing cause of manifestation through their son, which in a planetary chain is Manu, the first of the manus being called in the archaic Hindu system Svayambhuva.

During a Day of Brahma or period of seven rounds, fourteen subordinate or inferior manus appear as patrons and guardians of the race cycles or life-waves (See also H. P. Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine, passim; also Manvantara).

Manu is likewise the name of a great ancient Indian legislator, the alleged author of the Laws of Manu (Manava-dharma-sastra).

GH Manu In The Laws of Manu (Manava-Dharma-Sastra) it is stated that Manu was created by Viraj: he then produced the ten Prajapatis (q.v.), who in turn produced seven other Manus; each of these Manus again produced seven Manus. Fourteen Manus, however, are allocated to the seven globes of a planetary chain, two to each: one appears at the commencement of a Round (called the Root-Manu) and one at the conclusion (the Seed-Manu), the interval between the two Manus being termed a Manvantara. The Manu in charge of our present Fourth Round is named Vaivasvata-Manu (q.v.). The four Manus (mentioned on p. 71, Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge) refer to the Manus of the four Rounds, the fourth Round being now in progress. (See Maharshi and Rishi.)

Esoterically Manu stands for the entities collectively which appear first at the beginning of manifestation: it is the spiritual 'Tree of Life' of any planetary chain of manifested being. "Manu declares himself created by Viraj, or Vaiswanara, (the Spirit of Humanity), which means that his Monad emanates from the never resting Principle in the beginning of every new Cosmic activity:" (Secret Doctrine, II, p. 311).

"Notwithstanding the terrible, and evidently purposed, confusion of Manus, Rishis, and their progeny in the Puranas, one thing is made clear: there have been and there will be seven Rishis in every Root-Race (Called also Manvantara in the sacred books) as there are fourteen Manus in every Round, the 'presiding gods, the Rishis and Sons of the Manus' being identical. . . . 'Six' Manvantaras are given, the Seventh being our own in the Vishnu Purana." (Secret Doctrine, II, p. 614) (Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 30)

SKo Manu Manu represents that aggregate of entities or class of Dhyani-Chohans which first appear at the dawn of manifestation and which contain the potentiality of all thinking forms in their many emanations. They are the seeds of former Manvantaras, from which spring, mystically speaking, all the beings of this planetary period. Manu may be compared to the white light which gives birth to the vibrations of all the various colors when it is passed through a prism, the prism being the spheres of evolution. Manu is derived from the verb-root man -- to think.

IN Manu (Skt) Progenitor of mankind; collectively, the pitris or entities who begin and end a planetary life cycle.

SP Manu -- one of the beings who open or close a manvantara; also the author of the Manava-dharma-sastra (the "Law Book of Manu").

SD INDEX Manu. See Laws of Manu

SD INDEX Manu(s) (Skt). See also Laws of Manu, Root- & Seed-Manus, Svayambhuva, Vaivasvata

all things come fr II 148
birth of II 308 &n, 624
Brahma created II 237
conscious guiding power II 652
created by Viraj II 308n, 311
creates ten prajapatis I 449; II 308n
on Days & Nights of Brahma II 3
descend into generation II 322
dhyani-chohan or I 375, 452; II 308-9
diagram II 309
discussed I 63; II 307-13
divine thought personified I 63, 74
each race under a II 140n
emanate universe II 310
first human races & II 307, 365
first thinking man or I 449
flames of, incarnate in third race II 247-8
forbade Brahmins to receive money II 323
four preceding, explained II 140n, 318n
fourteen, in every kalpa I 63, 245, 370, 375, 442, 450; II 70, 307, 308n, 309, 321, 614n
heavenly man & II 704n
Hindu Noah II 139-47
informing intelligences II 34
Kabiri same as II 360
Kasyapa father of II 253
length of reign of II 69, 308-9
Mahat connected w I 452
Manes same as II 143-4
fr man (Skt) to think I 63, 452; II 91, 774n
minor, preside over seven races II 309
Nazarean Mano resembles I 195n
Noah root- & seed- II 597
no longer appear in India II 178
Phoenix symbol of forty-nine II 617
pre-Adamic men are II 311
primeval, is unseen Logos II 310
rishis & I 442; II 129, 248n, 310, 359, 425
-rishis & races II 615
root- & seed- I 8 &n, 235n; II 146-7, 164, 308-9, 321, 597
root-races, subraces & II 614-15
second hierarchy of I 453
seven I 433; II 307
seven, & seven races I 248
seven, fourteen, twenty-one of, explained I 235n, 442; II 308n
seventh, & fourth-round man II 308, 321
sishtas & II 164, 307n, 308
Svayambhuva II 307, 310-11, 704n
symbol of cycles I 641
ten or seven, sired man II 365
thinking entities I 174n
used as mankind II 102
Vaivasvata II 138-48, 307-10, 313-14, 321, 715n
Vaivasvata, & human period II 69, 250-1


SD INDEX Manual of Geology. See Jukes, J. B.

SD INDEX Manual of Mythology. See Murray, A. S.

SD INDEX Manubhashya. See Medhatithi

SD INDEX Manun, or Munin (Skt) II 573

SD INDEX Manuscript(s), MS, MSS

Agrippa II 487
ancient, re initiation couches II 559
archaic I 1; II 36
Christians destroyed millions of I xl
Coptic II 464
forty-seven in Nicoll's catalogue II 366
giving history of subraces II 423
Pistis Sophia in a Coptic II 566n
785 in Uri's catalog II 366
vast numbers of, have disappeared I xxv

SD INDEX MSS, St Germain

location of Garden described in II 202
on number 365 II 583
on various numbers II 582

SD INDEX MSS, Unpublished. See Skinner, J. R.

TG Manushi or Manushi Buddhas (Sk.). Human Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, or incarnated Dhyan Chohans.

SD INDEX Manushi-Buddhas (Skt)

anupadaka [aupapaduka] & I 52 &n
dhyani-buddhas & I 52, 109, 571
govern Earth in this round I 109

SD INDEX Manushis, Manushyas (Skt). See also Pitris

Adam or, discussed II 102
created woman by kriyasakti II 140
first of, on Earth II 91
place of, in hierarchy I 436
sages of third race I xliii
second race & II 103, 165-6

IN Manushya (Skt) "Human," especially a human buddha who guides and inspires a root-race or life-wave.

TG Manu Swayambhuva (Sk). The heavenly man. Adam-Kadmon, the synthesis of the fourteen Manus.

SD INDEX Manu Svayambhuva. See Svayambhuva

SD INDEX Manu Vina, led Aryans to Egypt II 746

TG Manvantara (Sk.). A period of manifestation, as opposed to Pralaya (dissolution, or rest), applied to various cycles, especially to a Day of Brahma, 4,320,000,000 Solar years -- and to the reign of one Manu -- 308,448,000. (See Vol. II. of the Secret Doctrine, p. 68 et. seq.) Lit., Manuantara -- between Manus.

KT Manvantara (Sans.) A period of manifestation, as opposed to Pralaya (dissolution or rest); the term is applied to various cycles, especially to a Day of Brahma -- 4,320,000,000 Solar years -- and to the reign of one Manu -- 308,448,000. Lit., Manuantara -- "between Manus." (See Secret Doctrine, Vol. 11, p. 68, et seq.)

FY Manvantara, the outbreathing of the creative principle; the period of cosmic activity between two pralayas.

WG Manvantara, the period of creative, formative and re-constructive activity on the objective planes of the universe, intervening between two pralayas; a period of evolution; the life of a Manu.

OG Manvantara -- (Sanskrit) This word is a compound, and means nothing more than "between two manus"; more literally, "manu-within or -between." A manu, as said, is the entities collectively which appear first at the beginning of manifestation; the spiritual tree of life of any planetary chain of manifested being. The second verbal element of "manvantara," or antara, is a prepositional suffix signifying "within" or "between"; hence the compound paraphrased means "within a manu," or "between manus." A manvantara is the period of activity between any two manus, on any plane, since in any such period there is a root-manu at the beginning of evolution, and a seed-manu at its close, preceding a pralaya.

There are many kinds of manvantaras: prakritika manvantara -- universal manvantara; saurya manvantara -- the manvantara of the solar system; bhaumika manvantara -- the terrestrial manvantara, or manvantara of earth; paurusha manvantara -- the manvantara, or period of activity, of man.

A round-manvantara is the time required for one round: that is, the cycle from globe A to the last globe of the seven, and starting from the root-manu or collective "humanity" of globe A and ending with the seed-manu or collective "humanity" of Globe G.

A planetary manvantara -- also called a maha-manvantara or a kalpa -- is the period of the lifetime of a planet during its seven rounds. It is also called a Day of Brahma, and its length is 4,320,000,000 years.

SKo Manvantara, Maha-Manvantara A period of life and activity between (antara) the Root-Manu, who initiates the evolution of all thinking forms at the dawn of manifestation, and the Seed-Manu who remains at the close of manifestation. There are as many kinds of Manvantaras as there are living things. The life-cycle of a planet is called a Maha-Manvantara or Great Manvantara, whereas the life-cycle of one Globe of a Planetary Chain is called a Minor Manvantara.

IN Manvantara (Skt) "Between manus," a period of manifested life which alternates with rest periods (pralayas).

SP Manvantara -- literally "interval between manus," a cycle of cosmic manifestation.

SD INDEX Manvantara(s) (Skt). See also Days of Brahma, Pralaya, Vaivasvata

atoms born at each new I 545
celestial hierarchy in next I 221
days & nights (pralayas) I 373-4
described I 63, 368-78
"Deus explicitus" or I 281n
each man has star for entire I 572-3
Earth's true form at end of I 260
elements change during I 673
equals seventy-one maha-yugas II 307n
forty-nine stations in each I 238
four, in Bhagavad-Gita explained (Row) II 140n
fourteen, each Day of Brahma I 63
fourteen, or seven dawns & twilights II 308
gods who start, described II 232
ideation before every I 375
law fr one, to another II 87-8
length of II 69, 308-9
Logos appears at every new II 33
maha- I 42, 118n, 289, 359; II 79, 602
mahamaya of I 278
major & minor I 369; II 309
manus & II 140n, 308-11
meanings of, several II 320
men of this, teach men of next I 267
millions of worlds in each I 143n
minor, & initiates I 207
minor, cycle & mid-Atlantean I 189
monads become human I 173, 182, 187
monads betw, state of I 570; II 57n
names of gods change in each II 90
new sun at new I 655-6
numbers, cycles & II 73-4
our, repeats first three creations I 454
pralayas &, described I 11n; II 309-10n
pralayas &, equal in duration I 240
pregenetic period & I 398
renovation of forms & II 730
rotary motion to end of I 505
same humanity throughout II 146n
seven new suns in next I 290
seven rounds in a I 36; II 180, 307, 434
seventh (Vaivasvata), we are now in II 146-7
shadow of ideal prototype I 63
Simorgh (winged) symbol of II 399
succession of I 3
Svarochisa or 2nd II 765-6
Svayambhuva presided over 1st II 321-2
third, & seven rishis II 78
third, may mean third race II 94
various, named II 309
Vishnu-Purana on pre- I 445-6
wheels or I 41
worlds built like preceding I 144