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List of Title Abbreviations (in alphabetical order)

MO Mead Drink of the gods: experience of life.

SD INDEX Measurement(s)

of cross & circle II 582
esoteric foundation of II 465
Jewish, fr Egypt, India I 316
sarcophagus unit of, (Smyth) I 317n
three dimensional I 252

SD INDEX Measures. See also Skinner, Key to . . . Source of Measures

kabbalistic II 38-41
origin of, & Parker ratio I 313

SD INDEX Meborakh (Heb), name of God I 385

SD INDEX Mechanics, Mechanical

ancient knowledge of I 209n
animal of Atlantean sorcerers II 427 &n
chemistry is atomic, (Naumann) I 513
forces of science I 604, 669-70
laws & primeval matter I 601
origin of universe I 594-6


magi of Persia fr II 756n
winged dragon of, & astral light I 253n

SD INDEX Medha (Skt), ascetic son of Priyavrata II 369n

SD INDEX Medhatithi (Skt) son of Virasvamin

Wilford confuses, w Priyavrata II 406n
----- Manubhashya
atomic destructible elements II 574
commentary on Laws of Manu I 333
consciousness of the "I" I 334
origin of mind I 334

SD INDEX Mediator, man's spirit the sole I 280

SD INDEX Medical Review q on harmony of numbers in nature II 622

SD INDEX Medicis, Catherine de II 70

SD INDEX Medicine, applies occult laws to disease II 623n

TG Medini (Sk.). The earth; so-called from the marrow (medas) of two demons. These monsters springing from the ear of the sleeping Vishnu, were preparing to kill Brahma who was lying on the lotus which grows from Vishnu's navel, when the god of Preservation awoke and killed them. Their bodies being thrown into the sea produced such a quantity of fat and marrow that Narayana used it to form the earth with.


Diagram of Meditation Apparently the diagram was part and parcel of esoteric instruction of H.P.B., as recorded by E. T. Sturdy

Letter regarding Desire by H.P.B.

SD INDEX Meditation I 48; II 613

dhyanis & abstract II 116
knowledge thru I 434

SD INDEX Mediterranean

age of, race (Winchell) II 695
once an inland sea II 740
region disappears & reappears II 776

KT Mediumship. A word now accepted to indicate that abnormal psycho-physiological state which leads a person to take the fancies of his imagination, his hallucinations, real or artificial, for realities. No entirely healthy person on the physiological and psychic planes can ever be a medium. That which mediums see, hear, and sense, is "real" but untrue; it is either gathered from the astral plane, so deceptive in its vibrations and suggestions, or from pure hallucinations, which have no actual existence, but for him who perceives them. "Mediumship" is a kind of vulgarised mediatorship in which one afflicted with this faculty is supposed to become an agent of communication between a living man and a departed "Spirit." There exist regular methods of training for the development of this undesirable acquirement.

OG Medium -- A word of curiously ill-defined significance, and used mostly if not exclusively by modern Spiritists. The general sense of the word would seem to be a person of unstable psychical temperament, or constitution rather, who is supposed to act as a canal or channel of transmission, hence "medium," between human beings and the so-called spirits.

A medium actually in the theosophical teaching is one whose inner constitution is in unstable balance, or perhaps even dislocated, so that at different times the sheaths of the inner parts of the medium's constitution function irregularly and in magnetic sympathy with currents and entities in the astral light, more particularly in kama-loka. It is an exceedingly unfortunate and dangerous condition to be in, despite what the Spiritists claim for it. Very different indeed from the medium is the mediator, a human being of relatively highly evolved spiritual and intellectual and psychical nature who serves as an intermediary or mediator between the members of the Great Brotherhood, the mahatmas, and ordinary humanity. There are also mediators of a still more lofty type who serve as channels of transmission for the passing down of divine and spiritual and highly intellectual powers to this sphere. Actually, every mahatma is such a mediator of this higher type, and so in even larger degree are the buddhas and the avataras. A mediator is one of highly evolved constitution, every portion of which is under the instant and direct control of the spiritual dominating will and the loftiest intelligence which the mediator is capable of exercising. Every human being should strive to be a mediator of this kind between his own inner god and his mere brain-mind. The more he succeeds, the grander he is as a man. Mediator, therefore, and medium are the polar antitheses of each other. The medium is irregular, negative, often irresponsible or quasi-irresponsible, and uncertain, and is not infrequently the victim or plaything of evil and degenerate entities whom theosophists call elementaries, having their habitat in the astral light of the earth; whereas the mediator is one more or less fully insouled or inspirited with divine, spiritual, and intellectual powers and their corresponding faculties and organs.

SD INDEX Medium(s), Mediumship

communication w other planes II 370n
elementary or nirmanakaya possesses I 233n
exuberance of nervous fluid II 370n
form oozing out of II 174
materializations of II 86, 174
spirits of, not monads I 233n

SD INDEX Medulla Oblongata, inductive action of, on pineal gland II 296

SD INDEX Medusa (Gk), Atlantean giant II 70

SD INDEX Medusa(e) (jelly fish)

Naudin on II 119
stauriolium becomes II 177-8

SD INDEX Meenam. See Mina (Pisces)

TG Megacosm (Gr.). The world of the Astral light, or as explained by a puzzled Mason "a great world, not identical with Macrocosm, the Universe, but something between it and Microcosm, the little world" or man.


SD INDEX Megaloi dunatoi (Gk) or Kabiri II 363

SD INDEXa megaloi dunatoi II 363 (Gk) "Great and powerful."

SD INDEX Megalonyx, sloth dwarfed remnant of II 733

SD INDEX Megalosaurus (i) II 151, 195, 713

SD INDEX Meganthropos (giant man), man was, in each round II 733-4

SD INDEX Megatherium II 218, 258

sloth dwarfed remnant of II 733

TG Mehen (Eg.). In popular myths, the great serpent which represents the lower atmosphere. In Occultism, the world of the Astral light, called symbolically the Cosmic Dragon and the Serpent. (See the works of Eliphaz [[Eliphas?]] Levi, who called this light le Serpent du Mal, and by other names, attributing to it all the evil influences on the earth.)

SD INDEX Mehujael (Heb), son of Irad (Jared) II 391n

SD INDEX Melanochroics, fr anthropoids II 315n

SD INDEX Melchior, one of Three Magi I 654n

SD INDEX Melchizedek (Heb) II 391-2

SD INDEX Melek, Moloch, Maluk, etc. See Malachim

TG Melekh (Heb.). Lit., "a King". A title of the Sephira Tiphereth, the V, or van in the tetragrammaton -- the son or Microprosopus (the Lesser Face).

SD INDEX Melelva Nahil, on Hermes, disciple of Agathodaemon II 366

TG Melhas (Sk.). A class of fire-gods or Salamanders.

WG Melhas (Thibetan), fire-gods.

SD INDEX Melha(s) (fire gods)

Buddhist St Michael II 63
informing intelligences II 34

SD INDEX Melia (Gk), a nymph II 519-20

SD INDEX Melita, Melytta. See Mylitta

SD INDEX Mel-Karth, Lord of Eden, Hercules II 202

SD INDEX Mem. Acad. Ins. SeeMemoires de l'Academie Royale des Inscriptions

SD INDEX Membrum Virile, Jod (Yod) or II 125, 460, 467

SD INDEX Memnon, or King Amenophes I 398

SD INDEX Memoire. See de Mirville'sDes Esprits

SD INDEX Memoire sur la dispersion. See Cauchy, A. L.

SD INDEX Memoires . . . (Damville). See Montmorency

SD INDEX Memoires a l'Academie. See also Mirville, de

paintings of extinct reptiles II 206 &n
second Jehovah & ferouers II 479
the serpent II 209 &n
talking, moving stones II 341

SD INDEX Memoires de l'Academie des Sciences de Montpellier, A. Jaumes on forces I 506

SD INDEX Memoires de l'Academie Royale de Belgique, Hirn on views of the atom I 482-3

SD INDEX Memoires de l'Academie Royale des Inscriptions

Erard-Molien on antiq of zodiac I 657-8
Falconnet on Ophites, etc II 341-2
[Fouchet] on Persian religion II 516
[Freret] on Chinese year II 621
Lajard on the elements I 125n
Martin on Atlas myth II 762
Raoul-Rochette on the cross II 546

SD INDEX Memoires de la Societe de la Linguistique II 524n. See Baudry, M. F.

SD INDEX Memoires de la Societe des Antiquaires . . ., Biot on Malabar tombs II 347


in abeyance in deep sleep I 38
aspect of jnanasakti I 292
cognition & I 56
divine soul & past, future II 424
in every atom II 672 &n
Haeckel's plastidular soul has II 671-2
independent of brain II 301
of mankind II 271-2, 293, 364, 443, 503
nirvana & I 266

SD INDEX Memphis

catacombs of II 379
Egypt lost keys w fall of I 311
first tomb of, third dynasty I 311
palace, temple of II 334, 363
Phtah national god of I 367n, 675

TG Memrab (Heb.). In the Kabala, "the voice of the will"; i.e., the collective forces of nature in activity, called the "Word", or Logos, by the Jewish Kabalists.

SD INDEX Memrab. See Mimra

SD INDEX Men-animals, breeding of II 201

SD INDEX Menard, Louis, Hermes Trismegiste, Greekto be born same as become I 281n

TG Mendaeans (Gr.). Also called Sabians, and St. John Christians. The latter is absurd, since, according to all accounts, and even their own, they have nothing at all to do with Christianity, which they abominate. The modern sect of the Mendaeans is widely scattered over Asia Minor and elsewhere, and is rightly believed by several Orientalists to be a direct surviving relic of the Gnostics. For as explained in the Dictionnaire des Apocryphes by the Abbe Migne (art. "Le Code Nazarean" vulgairement appele "Livre d'Adam"), the Mendaeans (written in French Mandaites, which name they pronounce as Mandai) "properly signifies science, knowledge or Gnosis. Thus it is the equivalent of Gnostics" (loc. cit. note p. 3). As the above cited work shows, although many travellers have spoken of a sect whose followers are variously named Sabians, St. John's Christians and Mendaeans, and who are scattered around Schat-Etarab at the junction of the Tigris and Euphrates (principally at Bassorah, Hoveiza, Korna, etc.), it was Norberg who was the first to point out a tribe belonging to the same sect established in Syria. And they are the most interesting of all. This tribe, some 14,000 or 15,000 in number, lives at a day's march east of Mount Lebanon, principally at Elmerkah, (Lata-Kieh). They call themselves indifferently Nazarenes and Galileans, as they originally come to Syria from Galilee. They claim that their religion is the same as that of St. John the Baptist, and that it has not changed one bit since his day. On festival days they clothe themselves in camel's skins, sleep on camel's skins, and eat locusts and honey as did their "Father, St. John the Baptist". Yet they call Jesus Christ an impostor, a false Messiah, and Nebso (or the planet Mercury in its evil side), and show him as a production of the Spirit of the "seven badly-disposed stellars" (or planets). See Codex Nazaraeus, which is their Scripture.

SD INDEX Mendeleyeff, Dimitry Ivanovich

eighth family of atoms I 553
Periodic Table of I 585-6n

TG Mendes (Gr.). The name of the demon-goat, alleged by the Church of Rome to have been worshipped by the Templars and other Masons. But this goat was a myth created by the evil fancy of the odium theologicum. There never was such a creature, nor was its worship known among Templars or their predecessors, the Gnostics. The god of Mendes, or the Greek Mendesius, a name given to Lower Egypt in pre-Christian days, was the ram-headed god Ammon, the living and holy spirit of Ra, the life-giving sun; and this led certain Greek authors into the error of affirming that the Egyptians called the "goat" (or the ram-headed god) himself, Mendes. Ammon was for ages the chief deity of Egypt, the supreme god; Amoun-Ra the "hidden god", or Amen (the concealed) the Self-engendered who is "his own father and his own son". Esoterically, he was Pan, the god of nature or nature personified, and probably the cloven foot of Pan the goat-footed, helped to produce the error of this god being a goat. As Ammon's shrine was at Pa-bi-neb-tat, "the dwelling of Tat or Spirit, Lord of Tat" (Bindedi in the Assyrian inscriptions), the Greeks first corrupted the name into Bendes and then into Mendes from "Mendesius". The "error" served ecclesiastical purposes too well to be made away with, even when recognized.

SD INDEX Mendes (Egy)

androgyne goat of I 253
sacred bull of, a form of Thoth I 385

SD INDEX Menelaus & Helen II 796

SD INDEX Menelauses & Helens, before fifth race II 276

SD INDEX Menes (Egyptian King)

date of II 374n, 431-2
dynasties before I 266-7; II 368-9
Egypt civilized before II 334
Egyptian, fr Sanskrit man II 91, 774n
first human king II 369, 436
Osiris not II 374n

MO Menglad [[Norse]] [men jewel + glad happy] Freya whose jewel is humanity

SD INDEX Menhirs (Breton) men-stones

Atlantean survivors built II 352, 753
discussed II 750, 752-4

MO Menja [[Norse]] (men-yah) [men jewel] One of the two giantesses who turn the mill Grotte

SD INDEX Mens (Lat) mind, fr Sanskrit man II 91


TG Mensambulism (Lat.). A word coined by some French Kabalists to denote the phenomenon of "table turning" from the Latin mensa, a table.

SD INDEX Men-serpents of China (Pa) II 209

SD INDEXa Menses in quinos dies descriperunt [denos descripserunt] dies II 620 (Lat) "They have divided the months into periods of fifteen days." -- Quintius Curtius, History of Alexander 8.9.35-6

SD INDEX Mensibus, De. See Lydus

SD INDEX Men-Spirits or Ischin II 376

SD INDEX Menstruation, lunar cycle governs I 389

SD INDEX Mental Capabilities, carried over fr other worlds II 249 &n

SD INDEX Mentality, plane of, has widest range I 175

SD INDEX Mentone Man, European fossil giant II 749

TG Meracha phath (Heb.). Used of the "breathing" of the divine Spirit when in the act of hovering over the waters of space before creation (See Siphra Dzeniutha).

SD INDEX Meracha'peth [Merahepheth] (Heb), spirit of God breathing on chaos II 505

TG Mercavah or Mercabah (Heb.). A chariot: the Kabalists say that the Supreme after he had established the Ten Sephiroth used them as a chariot or throne of glory on which to descend upon the souls of men.

KT Mercavah, or Mercabah (Heb.) "A chariot. The Kabbalists say that the Supreme, after he had established the ten Sephiroth -- which, in their totality, are Adam Kadmon, the Archetypal Man, used them as a chariot or throne of glory in which to descend upon the souls of men."

SD INDEX Mercabah (Heb). See Merkabah

SD INDEX Mercury (god). See also Budha, Caduceus, Hermes, Mithras, Thoth

Asklepios &, are one II 208, 211
aspects of, described II 28
Budha, Hermes or II 366, 499
budh, wisdom, etc I 473
caduceus & I 549; II 208, 364
called Tricephalos II 542
cynocephalus glyph of I 388
elder brother of Earth II 45
guides souls of the dead II 364, 542
Hermes II 45n, 499, 541
Ibis sacred to Thoth or I 362
intercedes for Julian II 28
kurios, divine wisdom or the Sun I 353
"Lord of Wisdom" II 27
Maia mother of, on Earth I xxxii; II 540-1
Masons identify Enoch w II 529
Messiah of the Sun II 541
Michael is, of pagans II 480-1
Roman Church makes, a devil II 208
St Thomas calls, a devil II 478
Seth or, pillars of II 530
Sirius star of II 374
as the Son II 540
son of Soma & Tara II 45 &n, 499
sparks on staff of I 338n
Sun &, one II 28
Thoth-Hermes or I xxxii
Thoth-Lunus, Budha-Soma I 396n

SD INDEX Mercury (planet)

Astaphai genius of, (King) I 577; II 538n
coming out of obscuration I 165
cynocephalus glyph of I 388
day on, almost same as Earth II 707
fifth race under II 29
Hormig, Budha or II 366
kali-yuga beginning & I 662
Mars-Mercury errors I 163-70
Mars, Venus &, lower triad II 462
men of, immortal II 44-5
moon & I 396n
more occult than Venus II 28
Nebo deity of II 455
no satellites I 165
parent Moon of, dissolved I 155-6n
polar compression of I 593
secret relation of, to Earth I 163-4, 575
sevenfold chain of I 164-5
Sun's light, heat on II 27-8, 540, 707
superior globes of, invisible I 153
times lunar & solar events I 389n
water on, gaseous (Williams) II 136n

SD INDEX Mercury, second world of Syrians I 435

SD INDEX Mercury-Thoth

assessor of Osiris-Sun II 558
as the Son II 462, 540

SD INDEX Mercury Trismegistus. See also Hermes Trismegistos

God is a circle II 545

SD INDEX "Mercy is the might of the righteous" I 416

SD INDEX Mergain [or Morgana], fairy sister of King Arthur II 398n

SD INDEX Mergiana (Pers), the good Peri II 398

SD INDEX Merian, Madame, accused of lying II 440

SD INDEX Merkabah (Heb). See also Vahana

Ain-soph uses, as first Cause I 214, 356
animals of Ezekiel's I 363
lahgash & I 354

SD INDEX Merlin, tempted by Vivien II 175n

TG Merodach (Chald.). God of Babylon, the Bel of later times. He is the son of Davkina, goddess of the lower regions, or the earth, and of Hea, God of the Seas and Hades with the Orientalists; but esoterically and with the Akkadians, the Great God of Wisdom, "he who resurrects the dead". Hea, Ea, Dagon or Oannes and Merodach are one.

SD INDEX Merodach [Marduk] (Bab). See also Bel

archangel Michael or II 384
became Jupiter II 456
Nebo son of II 210n, 456
slays sea dragon Tiamat II 53, 503

SD INDEX Merope, daughter of Atlas II 768

SD INDEX Meropis. See Theopompus

TG Meru (Sk.). The name of an alleged mountain in the centre (or "navel") of the earth where Swarga, the Olympus of the Indians, is placed. It contains the "cities" of the greatest gods and the abodes of various Devas. Geographically accepted, it is an unknown mountain north of the Himalayas. In tradition, Meru was the "Land of Bliss" of the earliest Vedic times. It is also referred to as Hemadri "the golden mountain", Ratnasanu, "jewel peak", Karnikachala, "lotus mountain", and Amaradri and Deva-parvata, "the mountain of the gods". The Occult teachings place it in the very centre of the North Pole, pointing it out as the site of the first continent on our earth, after the solidification of the globe.

WG Meru, the celestial mountain where the gods and highest spiritual beings are said to dwell. It is compared to the seed-vessel of a lotus, the leaves of which are formed by the various continents (dvipas), the central dvipa being Jambu. Meru is thought by some to mean the north-polar continent, now unseen.

GH Meru Mythologically, a mountain situated in the center of the earth, represented as the abode of the gods, compared to the seed-vessel of a lotus, the leaves of which are formed by the various island-continents (Dvipas); the river Ganges falls on its summit and flows therefrom to the world in four streams; the regents of the four quarters occupy corresponding faces of the mountain, which is resplendent with gold and gems. "Meru is not 'the fabulous mountain in the navel or centre of the earth,' but its roots and foundations are in that navel, though it is in the far north itself. This connects it with the 'central' land 'that never perishes';" (Secret Doctrine, II, p. 401 ). "It is the north pole, the country of 'Meru,' which is the seventh division, as it answers to the Seventh principle" (Secret Doctrine, II, p. 403). (Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 74)

SD INDEX Meru. See Mt Meru


SD INDEX Merz, John T.

----- Leibniz
brushed esoteric theogony I 626
endowed all creation w life I 627-8
inertia more than geometrical I 627
mathematical points I 628, 629
perception, apperception I 629-30
sought to create universe & philosophical tongue I 310

TG Meshia and Meshiane (Zend.). The Adam and Eve of the Zoroastrians, in the early Persian system; the first human couple.

SD INDEX Meshia & Meshiane (Pers), were single individual II 134

TG Mesmer, Friedrich Anton. The famous physician who rediscovered and applied practically that magnetic fluid in man which was called animal magnetism and since then Mesmerism. He was born in Schwaben, in 1734, and died in 1815. He was an initiated member of the Brotherhoods of the Fratres Lucis and of Lukshoor (or Luxor), or the Egyptian Branch of the latter. It was the Council of "Luxor" which selected him -- according to the orders of the "Great Brotherhood" -- to act in the XVIIIth century as their usual pioneer, sent in the last quarter of every century to enlighten a small portion of the Western nations in occult lore. It was St. Germain who supervised the development of events in this case; and later Cagliostro was commissioned to help, but having made a series of mistakes, more or less fatal, he was recalled. Of these three men who were at first regarded as quacks, Mesmer is already vindicated. The justification of the two others will follow in the next century. Mesmer founded the "Order of Universal Harmony" in 1783, in which presumably only animal magnetism was taught, but which in reality expounded the tenets of Hippocrates, the methods of the ancient Asclepieia, the Temples of Healing, and many other occult sciences.

SD INDEX Mesmer, F. Anton, vindicated by Charcot, Richet II 156

KT Mesmerism. The term comes from Mesmer, who rediscovered this magnetic force and its practical application toward the year 1775, at Vienna. It is a vital current that one person may transfer to another; and through which he induces an abnormal state of the nervous system that permits him to have a direct influence upon the mind and will of the subject or mesmerized person.

OG Mesmerism -- An ill-understood branch of human knowledge, developed within fairly recent times, connected with the existence of the psychomagnetic fluid in man which can be employed by the will for purposes either good or evil. It has been called animal magnetism, but more often in former times than at present. The first European who rediscovered and openly proclaimed the existence of this subtle psychomagnetic fluid in man was Dr. Friedrich Anton Mesmer, born in Germany in 1733, who died in 1815. His honesty and his theories have been more or less vindicated in modern times by later students of the subject. There are distinct differences as among mesmerism, hypnotism, psychologization, and suggestion, etc. (See also Hypnotism)

SD INDEX Mesmerism, Mesmerize(d)

experience a blank when awake I 47
science terms, hypnotism I 297; II 156
white magicians "send sleep" II 427

SD INDEX Mesomedes, Hymn to Nemesis II 305n

SD INDEX Mesozoic Era. See also Secondary Age

animals bisexual at end of II 594n
duration of, & later ages II 155
Fall occurred during early II 204
gigantic monsters of II 293, 733
mammals lived in II 713n
supposing man lived in II 676

SD INDEX Messecrates [Menecrates] of Stire, on giant skeleton II 278

OG Messenger -- In the theosophical sense, an individual who comes with a mandate from the Lodge of the Masters of Wisdom and Compassion to do a certain work in the world. Only real genius -- indeed something more than merely human genius -- only extraordinary spiritual and intellectual capacity, native to the constitution of some lofty human being, could explain the reason for the choice of such messengers. But, indeed, this is not saying enough; because in addition to genius and to merely native spiritual and intellectual capacity such a messenger must possess through initiatory training the capacity of throwing at will the intermediate or psychological nature into a state of perfect quiescence or receptivity for the stream of divine-spiritual inspiration flowing forth from the messenger's own inner divinity or monadic essence. It is obvious, therefore, that such a combination of rare and unusual qualities is not often found in human beings; and, when found, such a one is fit for the work to be done by such a messenger of the Association of great ones. The Masters of Wisdom and Compassion and Peace send their envoys continuously into the world of men, one after the other, and in consequence these envoys are working in the world among men all the time. Happy are they whose hearts recognize the footfalls of those crossing the mountaintops of the Mystic East. The messengers do not always do public work before the world, but frequently work in the silences and unknown of men, or relatively unknown. At certain times, however, they are commissioned and empowered and directed to do their work publicly and to make public announcement of their mission. Such, for instance, was the case of H. P. Blavatsky.

SD INDEX Messenger(s). See also Angels, Malachim

angels, angelos II 48, 243, 514n
of Anu II 62
descend to eat w men I 441-2n
of Jewish God II 61
of Life (Nazarean) I 196
Maluk, Muluk, Maloch, etc II 514n
metatron or II 111
theoi, of manvantaric law I 346

SD INDEX Messiah

born in lunar year 4320 I 654, 656
Brahman's, Vishnu as a fish I 653
connected w water, baptism I 385
"Good and Perfect Serpent" II 356
Jupiter, of the Sun II 541
Kalki avatara as last I 384
Kenealy saw Narada as II 48
perfect, enters Eden II 292
Pisces constellation of I 653, 654
Sun is, esoterically II 23

SD INDEX Metachemistry I 622

SD INDEX Meta-Elements, Crookes on I 546-9

SD INDEX Meta-Geometry,-Mathematics I 616

SD INDEX Metals, formed by condensation I 595-6

SD INDEX Metamorphoses. See Ovid

SD INDEX Metaphor(s)

conceal real meaning I 520
in every religion II 98

SD INDEX Metaphysica. See Aristotle

KT Metaphysics. From the Greek meta, beyond, and physica, the things of the external material world. It is to forget the spirit and hold to the dead letter, to translate it beyond nature or supernatural, as it is rather beyond the natural, visible, or concrete. Metaphysics, in ontology and philosophy is the term to designate that science which treats of the real and permanent being as contrasted with the unreal, illusionary or phenomenal being.

SD INDEX Metaphysics (al), Metaphysicians

abstractions became the universe I 45
antagonism betw science & I 485n
apparent contradictions & II 62
atoms belong to domain of I 513
conversion of, into physics I 45
Eastern, anticipated Western I 79n
Eastern, not grasped in West I 496n
endless cosmic rebirths in II 80
essential for globes, monads I 169-70
modern, pale copies of ancients I 96n
more important than statistics I 169
occult, & third race androgynes II 116
ontological, & physics I 544
physics & I 45, 544, 610
real science & I 588
science honeycombed w I 485, 544
science rushes into, & derides it II 664
seven elements & II 359 &n
sound, speech, ether & II 107 &n
Tyndall called, "fiction" I 584n, 669
Western, & triune man I 225-6
Western, materializing of I 161-2, 327

SD INDEX Metator (Aram), Hegemon (Gk) guide II 480 &n

TG Metatron (Heb.). The Kabbalistic "Prince of Faces", the Intelligence of the First Sephira, and the reputed ruler of Moses. His numeration is 314, the same as the deity title "Shaddai", Almighty. He is also the Angel of the world of Briah, and he who conducted the Israelites through the Wilderness, hence, the same as "the Lord God" Jehovah. The name resembles the Greek words metathronon or "beside the Throne". [W.W.W.]

SD INDEX Metatron [Metatron, Mitatron] (Aram)

angel of second (Briatic) world II 111
beyond, not "near," throne II 479
God & Michael both called II 479-80
perfect man I 339
united w Shekinah II 215n, 216

SD INDEX Metcalfe, Samuel

caloric of I 524-8
ether of I 580
solar magnetism & I 498
Sun-force of I 538n, 582

TG Metempsychosis. The progress of the soul from one stage of existence to another. Symbolized as and vulgarly believed to be rebirths in animal bodies. A term generally misunderstood by every class of European and American society, including many scientists. Metempsychosis should apply to animals alone. The kabalistic axiom, "A stone becomes a plant, a plant an animal, an animal a man, a man a spirit, and a spirit a god", receives an explanation in Manu's Manava-Dharma-Shastra and other Brahmanical books.

IU Metempsychosis. -- The progress of the soul from one stage of existence to another. Symbolized and vulgarly believed to be rebirths in animal bodies. A term generally misunderstood by every class of European and American society, including many scientists. The kabalistic axiom, "A stone becomes a plant, a plant an animal, an animal a man, a man a spirit, and a spirit a god," receives an explanation in Manu's Manava-Dharma-Sastra, and other Brahmanical books.

WG Metempsychosis, transmigration, the passage of the soul (psyche) from one body to another.

WGa Metempsychosis. While this means transmigration it should be applied only to animals, so as to distinguish it from Reincarnation, now applied to the reembodiment of the soul in human bodies. For many years European encyclopaedias have given the meaning as "passing after death into the body of some animal", and thus misunderstood the doctrine of the passing from one human body into another. Yet it has been often used to describe rebirth in human form. Herder has "Dialogues on Metempsychosis", devoted to the doctrine of human rebirth. There is not the slightest doubt that the doctrine of passing into an animal form can be found in both Buddhism and Brahmanism. It doubtless arose from the theory, which has great authority behind it, that the physical atoms will pass, after death and the flight of the soul, into animal forms if the life of the man has been low and animal-like; for, every atom in the body is impressed with the actual character of the person; and further it was taught that a man having thus misused the atoms in his charge during life, would reap bad karma; from this arose the doctrine, with the vulgar, that men's souls passed into animal forms of different kinds as penalty for this, that, and the other crime.

OG Metempsychosis -- (Greek) A compound vocable which may be rendered briefly by "insouling after insouling," or "changing soul after soul." Metempsychosis contains the specific meaning that the soul of an entity, human or other, moves not merely from condition to condition, migrates not merely from state to state or from body to body; but also that it is an indivisible entity in its inmost essence, which is pursuing a course along its own particular evolutionary path as an individual monad, taking upon itself soul after soul; and it is the adventures which befall the soul, in assuming soul after soul, which in their aggregate are grouped together under this word metempsychosis. In ordinary language metempsychosis is supposed to be a synonym for transmigration, reincarnation, preexistence, and palingenesis, etc., but all these words in the esoteric philosophy have specific meanings of their own, and should not be confused. It is of course evident that these words have strict relations with each other, as, for instance, every soul in its metempsychosis also transmigrates in its own particular sense; and inversely every transmigrating entity also has its metempsychosis or soul-changings in its own particular sense. But these connections or interminglings of meanings must not be confused with the specific significance attached to each one of these words. The essential meaning of metempsychosis can perhaps be briefly described by saying that a monad during the course of its evolutionary peregrinations throws forth from itself periodically a new soul-garment or soul-sheath, and this changing of souls or soul-sheaths as the ages pass is called metempsychosis. (See also Transmigration, Reincarnation, Preexistence, Palingenesis)

IN Metempsychosis (Gk) "Reensoulment," the progress of a monad through soul after soul; an aspect of reimbodiment.

SD INDEX Metempsychosis (es)

development of embryo & II 187-8
ego wins way thru many I 17, 185
scarabaeus symbol of II 552
thru lower kingdoms I 568n


OG Metensomatosis -- (Greek) A compound word of which the significance may perhaps be briefly rendered thus: "changing body after body." The reference is to a reimbodying entity which does not necessarily use human bodies of flesh only, in which respect this word differs from reincarnation, but bodies of appropriate yet different physical material concordant with the evolutionary stage which the human race may have reached at any time, and with the plane or sphere of nature on which the reimbodiment takes place. This word, because of the intricate ideas involved, is very difficult to explain properly or even to hint at in a few words, but perhaps it may be made more clear by the following observation: In far past ages the human race had bodies, but not bodies of flesh; and in far distant ages of the future, the human race will likewise have bodies, but not necessarily bodies of flesh. Actually, our teaching in this respect is that in those far-distant periods of the future, human bodies of that time will be compact of ether or, what comes to much the same thing, of luminous matter which may very properly be called concreted light.


SD INDEX Meteor(ites,ic)

Denton psychometrizes a I 201n
four, found w carbon II 706
gravity & I 503-4
life came via, (Thomson) I 366n, 488; II 158, 719, 730
origin of planets & I 500n
retrograde orbit of, & Fohat I 673
showers I 646, 672-3
substance of, laws governing I 504
system unexplained I 593

SD INDEX Meteorology (ical)

Aryans learned, fr Atlanteans II 426
changes & Moon, planets, etc II 699

SD INDEX Meter, of Vedas I 270n, 290

SD INDEX Methusael (Heb), son of Mehujael II 391n

SD INDEX Methuselah (Heb)

age of, literal, symbolic II 194-5
son of Enoch, grandson of Jared II 391n

TG Metis (Gr.). Wisdom. The Greek theology associated Metis -- Divine Wisdom, with Eros -- Divine Love. The word is also said to form part of the Templars' deity or idol Baphomet, which some authorities derive from Baphe, baptism, and Metis, wisdom; while others say that the idol represented the two teachers whom the Templars equally denied, viz., Papa or the Pope, and Mahomet. [W.W.W.]

SD INDEX Metis (Gk)

Divine Wisdom I 384
wife of Zeus-Zen I 340; II 130

SD INDEX Metrology (ical)

Hebrew, & term Jared II 597n
key to Hebrew symbology I 308; II 595
occult Hebrew & Christian Mysteries II 561
Pythagorean numbers & I 460

SD INDEX Metronethah. See Matronethah

SD INDEX Meunier, Stanislaus, atmosphere changed little II 159

SD INDEX Mexican Genesis. See Popol Vuh

SD INDEX Mexico (an)

antiquity of man in, tradition II 745, 793
Atlantis, Sahara & II 424
civilizations of II 793
legends I 345; II 97, 160, 182, 486
Manuscripts, symbolic drawing in II 36
myths of divine rulers I 266-7
nagals [naguals] of II 182, 209
sculptures, pictures, symbols II 36
snake god, crypts II 379-80
tradition of world destruction II 311

SD INDEX Mexico, Gulf of, lands at bottom of II 424

SD INDEX Miaotse (Chin)

beguiled by Tchy-Yeoo II 280-1
giants II 337
grottos of, turned into viharas II 339

SD INDEX Michael. See also Archangels, Mikael

angel guardian of Christ II 478
Anubis & II 385-6
Apollo & II 383
archangel I 42; II 229n, 479
called God in Talmud II 478
Christ or I 195n; II 114, 115n
conquered dragon (Satan) II 94n, 378, 382n, 384-5, 479, 505
dared not speak against Satan II 478
denounced fallen angels II 382n
discussed I 458-60; II 478-81
divine rebel II 246
divine Titan (de Mirville) I 418
elohim, one of I 42; II 379
Fall & II 62-3, 238n, 246, 248, 382n, 508
Hermes Christos (Gnostics) II 481
Indra the Hindu II 378, 384, 498, 614
influenced by neshamah II 378
-Jehovah Lord of Hebrews II 538
Karttikeya compared to II 382n, 549
kumara I 458-60; II 549
Ophite lion or I 127n
praying to I 611
presides over Saturn I 459
refused to create I 88, 458-9; II 94n
represents Jehovah II 62-3, 379, 508
Revelation on I 194
St George earthly copy of I 458
Samael, Satan or II 378
Sanaka prototype of I 372 &n
Seraphim (de Mirville) II 479
slayer of Apophis I 459
slayer of dragon's angels II 498
terrestrial wisdom or II 378
unmanifested, free, virginal II 235, 238n
various names for I 459-60; II 379, 480-1
war of, w dragon I 202
watched over promontories I 42; II 505
went before Jews (Exodus) I 437

SD INDEX Michelangelo, Moses statue w horns II 213n

SD INDEX Michelet, Jules, history in twentieth century I 676

SD INDEX Mico, Egyptian egg, supported by tau cross I 364n

SD INDEX Microbes

bacteria & I 608
evolutionary process & I 636-7 &n
"fiery lives" &, in human body I 262-3n
lowest subdivision of prana I 262-3n
men, animals swarming w I 260-1
some, & bacteria need no air I 249n

KT Microcosm. The "little" Universe meaning man, made in the image of his creator, the Macrocosm, or "great" Universe, and containing all that the latter contains. These terms are used in Occultism and Theosophy.

FY Microcosm, man.

WG Microcosm, a little world; man. (See Macrocosm.)

OG Microcosm -- (Greek) A compound meaning "little arrangement," "little world," a term applied by ancient and modern mystics to man when considering the seven, ten, and even twelve aspects or phases or organic parts of his constitution, from the superdivine down to and even below the physical body. Just as throughout the macrocosm there runs one law, one fundamental consciousness, one essential orderly arrangement and habitude to which everything contained within the encompassing macrocosm of necessity conforms, just so does every such contained entity or thing, because it is an inseparable part of the macrocosm, contain in itself, evolved or unevolved, implicit or explicit, active or latent, everything that the macrocosm contains -- whether energy, power, substance, matter, faculty, or what not. The microcosm, therefore, considered as man or indeed any other organic entity, is correctly viewed as a reflection or copy in miniature of the great macrocosm, the former being contained, with hosts of others like it, within the encircling frontiers of the macrocosm. Thus it was stated by the ancient mystics that the destiny of man, the microcosm, is coeval with the universe or macrocosm. Their origin is the same, their energies and substances are the same, and their future is the same, of course mutatis mutandis. It was no vain figment of imagination and no idle figure of speech which brought the ancient mystics to declare man to be a son of the Boundless. The teaching is one of the most suggestive and beautiful in the entire range of the esoteric philosophy, and the deductions that the intuitive student will immediately draw from this teaching themselves become keys opening even larger portals of understanding. The universe, the macrocosm, is thus seen to be the home of the microcosm or man, in the former of which the latter is at home everywhere.

WW Microcosm Microcosm and Macrocosm -- These come from three Greek words mikros (mikros), small and makros (makros), great, and kosmos (kosmos) universe. Cosmos itself comes from kosmein (kosmein) to set in order, to adorn to decorate. Indeed, you will find the same thought regarding the world in the Hebrew Bible, where it speaks of the heavens declaring the glory of God, [Psalms xix, 1.] and the handiwork of the Lord. Properly understood, that conception is as grand as is the conception latent in the word cosmos. A woman in Greece was said to kosmen (kosmen) herself, i.e. to put on her best apparel; so Nature, in its vast manifestations, has been likened by Oriental philosophers and poets to a maiden arrayed in her finest.

Macrocosm would mean, then, that which is arrayed on the great scale, that which is dressed on the great scale; Microcosm, that which is set forth on the small scale. The Macrocosm, as we know from our studies, means the Universe; not necessarily the world, but the Universe, because 'world' is an ambiguous term, it means two things. It means an epoch of time, which was its original sense, and afterwards -- because there is a close relationship in philosophical conception between time itself, or the extension of duration, and matter, which is the extension of material, the extension of physical substance -- it gradually grew to have the meaning of the physical world. Now the word microcosm was used by the Fire Philosophers, of whom Paracelsus and Robert Fludd were two of the best exponents, to mean that manifestation which was a copy in all things of the Macrocosm. For instance, a tree could be called a microcosm of man, who in turn could be called a microcosm of the Deity, the Macrocosm, which is Cause to everything that is, Progenitor of everything. Through all things runs one Life, and that Life carries on its flood, on its currents, the seeds, the natures of all other things. You will remember that when we spoke of Nature, we spoke of Nature as a fulness, as being all that is, both divine and material. There is a constant communication or circulation between the higher and the lower; so that a tree could be the microcosm of man. It is built on the same causal plan that man is; its physical body has pursued a different physical line, but even there we may find the limbs, you may find that it grows in the same way, mystically, as man does; it is rooted in the earth as man is rooted in spirit; it has often figured in the Orient as the symbol of Unity, and in the Sanskrit and Scandinavian mythologies as the Midgards and Aswattha-Trees. A man is conceived of as a tree: he is often represented as a tree growing with its roots upward and the branches down, the branches symbolizing the different lives, each leaf, each twig, being a different experience. It breathes and drinks in the experience of the material world, taking its spiritual sustenance from the spirit. The Macrocosm, then, is that which is great, the Microcosm -- its correspondence -- that which is small. They are copies of each other. They are used in Theosophy, Macrocosm to signify the universe, Microcosm, man.

SD INDEX Microcosm. See also Macrocosm

ancients applied, to Earth I 283n
birth of spiritual, death of physical II 579
decad applied to, & universe II 573
humanity the, of third group of builders I 128
kabbalists applied, to man I 283n
macrocosm &, man I 177, 181, 274; II 290, 580n
man as, & swastika II 99
manas in, fr Mahat I 334
manas, of buddhi I 101
Paracelsus q on I 532
pentagon within hexagon I 224
represented by human body II 577
septenary, formerly esoteric I 168
solar system is, of macrocosm I 594

SD INDEX Microcosmos (ic)

is man II 98
tree II 97, 98


WGa Microposopus, the "Lesser Countenance", a kabalistic term applied to any part of nature's manifestations, in antithesis to Macroposopus which includes them all; the Microcosm.

SD INDEX Microprosopus (Kab) Small Face

brain of, & thirty-two paths II 625
destroyed during pralaya I 215
heavenly man or manifested Logos I 215 &n; II 626
later kabbalists link, w Jehovah I 215n
Macroprosopus & I 60, 78, 239-41, 350
prototype of man I 215
Second Logos or I 240
sevenfold cube II 626
six limbs of I 215-16; II 705
term for firstborn II 43-4
Tetragrammaton or I 240; II 601
totality of four lower planes I 239-40

SD INDEX Midas the Phrygian, dialogue of, w Silenus on Atlantis II 760

TG Midgard (Scand.). The great snake in the Eddas which gnaws the roots of the Yggdrasil -- the Tree of Life and the Universe in the legend of the Norsemen. Midgard is the Mundane Snake of Evil.

MO Midgard [[Norse]] (mid-gawrd) [mid middle + gard court] Our physical planet

SD INDEX Midgard-Snake I 407

SD INDEX Midian (Sinai region)

giant race in II 755-6
Revel [Reuel]-Jethro, priest of II 465n
seven daughters of I 385n

TG Midrashim (Heb.). "Ancient" -- the same as Purana; the ancient writings of the Jews as the Puranas are called the "Ancient" (Scriptures) of India.

SD INDEX Midrash(ism,im) (Heb scriptures)

Ibn Gebirol used, as source II 461n
oldest, q Book of Enoch II 535
some, no longer extant II 461n
Talmudists &, differ re Enoch II 532
written before Kabbala II 704
----- Bereshith Rabbah
several creations in II 53-4, 704-5
----- Pirke de-Rabbi Eli'ezer
on Hanoch II 532

TG Migmar (Tib.). The planet Mars.

VS Migmar [[p. 36]] Mars.

SD INDEX Migration

of European fauna II 793
of lemmings II 782
of Miocene flora II 783, 790
of plants II 727

SD INDEX Migratione Abraham, De. See Philo Judaeus

SD INDEX Mihr. See Mithras

SD INDEX Mikael [Mikhael] (Heb). See also Michael

first of Aeons, the Savior II 381
Jesus Christ, angel-man II 114-15
the Lion II 115n
Michael or, Prince of Water I 459
Sun principle I 242
"who is as God" I 459

SD INDEX Milieux (Fr), environment or, (de Quatrefages) II 736

SD INDEX Milk. See also Churning of Ocean

four streams of, (Norse) I 367
Sea of, or Milky Way II 321
symbol of spirit I 79

SD INDEX Milky Ocean (Atlantic)

belongs to third war I 419 &n
defeated gods retired to I 419

OG Milky Way, The -- The Milky Way or galaxy is held to be our own especial home-universe. The nebulae are in many cases taken to be what are called island-universes, that is to say, vast aggregations of stars, many numbers of them with their respective planets around them, and all gathered together in these individual world-clusters. Of course there are nebulae of other kinds, but to these reference is not here made. Of the island-universes, there are doubtless hundreds of thousands of them; but as none of these has as yet [1933] been discovered to be as large in diameter, or as thick through, as is our own Milky Way system -- which system has somewhat the shape of a lens or of a thin watch -- the astronomers call our Milky Way by the popular name of continent-universe; and such other nebular star-clusters which we see and which are in many cases really vast masses of millions or billions of suns, are called island-universes. Our own Milky Way, could it be seen from some vast kosmic distance, would doubtless appear as a nebula or large star-cluster; and to certain percipient watchers our galaxy might even probably appear to be a spiral nebula, or perhaps an annular nebula. Our own sun is one of the stars in the cluster of the Milky Way, and is said by astronomers to be situated some distance, kosmically speaking, from the central portion of our Milky Way system, and a trifle to the north of the plane passing through the figure-center of the galaxy. The Milky Way is not only a vast star-cluster of suns in all-various degrees of evolutionary growth, but it is also the storehouse of celestial bodies-to-be. In this last respect, it is, as it were, the kosmic nursery from which seeds of future suns go forth to begin their manvantaric evolutionary courses. There are vast and fascinating mysteries connected with the Milky Way even in matters that concern the destiny of us human beings, as well as of all other entities of our solar system. The profound teachings which theosophy hints at under the topics of circulations of the kosmos and peregrinations of the monads are directly connected with the doctrines just referred to. The whole matter, however, is of so recondite a character that it is impossible here to do more than point suggestively to it.

SD INDEX Milky Way

adepts call, serpent II 356
celestial bridge (Japanese) I 217
central body in II 240n
cosmic matter & I 69
ethereal substance (Brahe) I 590
Herschel estimated stars in I 576n
Kircher on I 435-6
Pleiades central group of II 551
Sea of Milk, curds or II 321
tenth world of Syrians I 435-6
world stuff, primordial matter I 67, 69, 217, 435-6

SD INDEX Mill, John Stuart

----- System of Logic
Laplace's theory not hypothetical I 588
limits of man's understanding I 636

SD INDEX Millennium, Millennia

of anthropogenesis I 376
first five, of kali-yuga I xliv
first six words of Genesis cover six I 375
Hindu Jyotisha describe II 624 &n
for hundreds of, sixth race will overlap 5th II 445
hoped-for, of Christians I 612
initiated Greek view of II 395
man created in sixth, explained I 340
betw pre- & post-Christian eras I xl
Pymander describes ten I 417

SD INDEX Millepores, like Silurian corals II 257

SD INDEX Milne-Edwards, Henri

on pigmy bushmen, elephants II 723
on prosimiae II 668
----- Recherches . . .
pygmy hippopotamus II 219

PV Milpa Spanish, "seed field." The native maize planting field. The symbolic equivalent of the altar table, the sacred ball court, the plane of the Earth.

SD INDEX Milton, John

Eastern traditions & II 506
Moon favorite theme of I 386
poetical fictions of, now dogmas II 355
----- "Il Penseroso"
fire, air, water, earth I 252n
----- Paradise Lost
battle of angels II 506
"better to reign in Hell . . ." II 484
"with centric and eccentric . . ." I 645
"Fair foundations laid" I 148
light "Offspring of Heaven" I 481
Lucifer and the Fall II 62
"one first matter, all" I 622

MO Mimameid [[Norse]] (mee-mah-mayd) [mima of Mimer + meid tree] The tree of Mimer, owner of the spring of experience

TG Mimansa (Sk.). A school of philosophy; one of the six in India. There are two Minansa, the older and the younger. The first, the "Purva-Mimansa", was founded by Jamini, and the later or "Uttara-Mimansa", by a Vyasa -- and is now called the Vedanta school. Sankaracharya was the most prominent apostle of the latter. The Vedanta school is the oldest of all the six Darshana (lit., "demonstrations"), but even to the Purva-Mimansa no higher antiquity is allowed than 500 B.C. Orientalists in favour of the absurd idea that all these schools are "due to Greek influence", in order to have them fit their theory would make them of still later date. The Shad-darshana (or Six Demonstrations) have all a starting point in common, and maintain that ex nihilo nihil fit.

WG Mimansa, an Indian philosophical system founded by Jaimini. It, in effect, denies the doctrine of free-will. (Literally, "something to be considered.")

TG Mimir (Scand.). A wise giant in the Eddas. One of the Jotuns or Titans. He had a well which he watched over (Mimir's well), which contained the waters of Primeval Wisdom, by drinking of which Odin acquired the knowledge of all past, present, and future events.

MO Mimer [[Norse]] (mee-mer) [the nine-layered sky] A giant: owner of the well of wisdom from which Odin drinks daily: matter

SD INDEX Mimir (Scand), drew his wisdom fr water I 402

SD INDEX Mimra [Meymra'] (Aram), Voice of the Will, the Word I 346, 384

SD INDEX Mina, Meenam (Skt) Pisces

messiah, water, baptism & I 385
Night of Brahma, Sun & I 376; II 579n

SD INDEX Minarets of Islam II 85

TG Minas (Sk.). The same as Meenam, the Zodiacal sign Pisces or Fishes.

VS mind is a mirror; it gathers dust while it reflects (II 6) [[p. 26]] From Shin-Sien's Doctrine, who teaches that the human mind is like a mirror which attracts and reflects every atom of dust, and has to be, like that mirror, watched over and dusted every day. Shin-Sien was the sixth Patriarch of North China who taught the esoteric doctrine of Bodhidharma.

SD INDEX Mind (cosmic). See also Mahat, Universal Mind

Abraxas created I 350
Adam-Kadmon is, (Philo) II 490
collective or universal II 487
dhyani-chohans as I 278, 595
Divine, & architects I 632
Divine, does not create II 214
Divine, mirrored in atoms I 623
Eternal, actuates universe II 594n
Fohat link betw, & matter I 16
"is & is not" (Laws of Manu) I 333-4
Kantian, & Mahat I 602
Logos mirrors Divine II 25
manifesting, dual I 604
Manu same as II 88
ordered primordial matter I 595
universal, or Father & Son II 492

SD INDEX Mind (human). See also Intellect, Manas

on I 94-5
builders & first, -born I 127
chasm betw, & animal II 189
circumference of circle & I 1
defiled by sin & science II 651
developed in fifth round II 162, 167
dhyani-chohans or primordial I 452
dominates after 3-1/2 races II 110
dual nature of II 495-6
dual, under Sun & Moon II 639n
higher, drawn to buddhi I 158; II 495
human soul or I 219
incognizable cause & finite II 487
"is not" I 38
jnanasakti & power of I 292
Lilith had instinct, not II 285
limitations of I xvii, 56
link betw spirit & matter I 182
lower, drawn to desire I 158; II 495-6
manas & I 334
monad, ego & II 110
nous or, (Plato) II 554
portion of a higher being II 81
rests on sensation I 2n
science on matter & I 124 &n
sensations & power of I 292
seven stages of sleep & I 47
-soul is Karshipta, bird god II 292
spiritual, above senses I 96
spiritual, & sixth sense I 95
stones moved by II 342n
sum of thought, will, feeling I 38
tempter & redeemer II 513
third race endowed w II 89
Western, degenerated II 158n

SD INDEX Mind (London), article on Aristotle II 286

SD INDEX Mind-born Sons I 106. See also Agnishvattas, Kumaras, Manasaputras

awakened third race I 180-1, 539n; II 525 &n
become kumaras II 579
born fr parts of Brahma II 625 &n
four & seven I 457; II 140 &n
hurled down to Earth II 93
refuse to create, born as men II 93
rishis, of Brahma II 44, 78, 176n, 284, 624-5
of third race II 156
watch over man & Earth I 213-22
were once men I 107
will be produced in seventh race II 275

SD INDEX Mindless. See also Amanasa

first root-race was II 84, 315
fourth race took wives fr II 271, 283, 286, 689
gods incarnate in, men II 198
humans, origin of II 286
man & anthropoid II 187, 189, 191-3, 195-6 &n
primeval man was II 80, 189
Prometheus drama II 411-12 &n
sin of the II 180, 184-5, 189, 191, 271, 689
Sons of Wisdom informed II 608
symbolized by Ham II 397

SD INDEX Mineral (Kingdom)

apperception latent in I 455
builds upper kingdom bodies II 169-70
"cast-off dust" for lower kingdoms II 169-70
crystallized light II 169
development of, before human II 68n, 149
first line of triangle (Ragon) II 575
has consciousness of its own I 277n
human monad passed through II 185-6
luminous in early stages II 312
mid-journey of atomic soul I 619
-monad is one I 177-8
organic but in coma I 626n
processes precede, kingdom I 176
prototypes of fourth round II 186
received opacity in fourth round II 730
seventh emanation of Mother & I 291
soft, & vegetation II 730
transformation (crystallization) II 255
Tubal-Cain symbolized II 575

SD INDEX Mineral Monad," "About the. See Blavatsky

SD INDEX Mineralogy, Aryans learned, fr Atlanteans II 426

SD INDEX Minerva (Lat)

divine wisdom I 384
heptad sacred to II 602
lunar goddess I 396, 400
more powerful than other gods I 401
sprang fr father's body II 247n
sprang fr Jupiter's brain II 660
temple of, in Sais II 396

SD INDEX Ming Dynasty II 54n

SD INDEX Ming-ti, Emperor, Kasyapa taught Buddhism to I xxviii

TG Minos (Gr.). The great Judge in Hades. An ancient King of Crete.

SD INDEX Minos (King of Crete) I 105

derivation of name II 774n

SD INDEX Miocene II 745 &n

apes & men in I 184n; II 676
apes fr semihuman mammal of II 683, 689
Atlantis destroyed in II 8n, 314n, 395n, 433, 693, 710, 740, 778
Atlantis in, (Crotch) II 782
civilization in, (Donnelly) II 266n, 786n
Devonshire subtropical in II 726
duration of II 690, 710, 714-15 &n
eternal spring of II 738-9 &n
Europe & America joined in II 781
European man of, Atlantean II 790
few geologists put man in II 155
first anthropoid in II 688n, 690 &n
flora of Europe & America II 727, 790
fourth race submerged in II 156, 314n, 395n, 433 &n
giants of II 340
Greenland subtropical II 11-12, 677, 726
man immigrated to Europe in II 740n
man in mid-, (de Mortillet) II 710-11
man saw the, (de Quatrefages) II 746 &n
man's origin in, (Bourgeois) II 288, 675
man's origin in, (Haeckel) II 680
man taller & stronger in II 749 &n
monkey not before II 749
no mammals of, like today's II 749
origin of culture before II 782n
Sahara sea in, (Crotch) II 781-2


SD INDEX Miolnir. See Mjolnir

WW Miracle I do not wish to be offensive to any one who desires to believe in miracles; I have no objection to 'miracles' in the original sense of 'miracle', that is, any phenomenon which is merely marvelous and not understood…

SD INDEX Miracles

esoteric philosophy rejects II 731
by means of Sepher Yetzirah I xliiin
natural to primitive man I 210n


SD INDEX Miriam (Heb) I 384

SD INDEX Mirku, Babylonian god II 5

TG Mirror. The Luminous Mirror, Aspaqularia nera, a Kabalistic term, means the power of foresight and farsight, prophesy such as Moses had. Ordinary mortals have only the Aspaqularia della nera or Non Luminous Mirror, they see only in a glass darkly; a parallel symbolism is that of the conception of the Tree of Life, and that only of the tree of Knowledge. [W.W.W.]

VS mind is a mirror; it gathers dust while it reflects (II 6) [[p. 26]] From Shin-Sien's Doctrine, who teaches that the human mind is like a mirror which attracts and reflects every atom of dust, and has to be, like that mirror, watched over and dusted every day. Shin-Sien was the sixth Patriarch of North China who taught the esoteric doctrine of Bodhidharma.

SD INDEX Mirror(s)

magic, & Azazel II 376
magic, & sorcery II 179
Sun as a I 290n

SD INDEX Mirror of Futurity (secret book), records all kalpas, cycles II 49

SD INDEX Mirville, J. E. Marquis de

Age of Saturn [II 372-3]
enemy of occultism I 506n
helped by converted rabbi II 476n
de Mousseaux &, fanatics II 414-15
official defender of the Church II 481-2
sought to justify Bible II 342
sought to prove reality of Devil II 341
wrote great truths I 506n
----- Des Esprits . . .
ancients & extinct animals [II 206n]
ante-historical Catholicism I 401
Atlantis legend [II 371]
Azaziel [II 376]
Book of Enoch [II 531, 533-4]
Christian dogma fr heathens I 400-1
Chrysostom on many gods I 465n
Le Couturier, Tardy q [I 502]
devil's power over man II 209
divination by moving stones II 346
divine kings, reality of II 367
dragons II 207 &n
Earth's axis of rotation II 534
elohim & divine names I 442n
Farvarshi or Ferouer II 480
giants II 278-9, 375
god-king (Plato) II 373
Henoch II 366
Hymn to Jupiter II 552
intelligent planetary motions [I 503, 505-6]
Jehovah's names in Bible I 441-2n
Jupiter-lapis II 341
Klee on Earth's axis [II 534]
lightning an evil spirit I 467
lower, higher angels [II 375]
manes [II 222]
many names for creative powers [I 440]
Masoudi on Nabatheans [II 453]
oracular stones II 341-9
Panodorus q II 368-9
Pausanias re altar of Mercury [II 28]
plagiarism by anticipation I 401-2; II 481-2
de Sacy & Danielo q II 533 &n
Sepp on star, nativity [I 654-5 &n]
serpent of Genesis II 208
serpent worship [II 209]
seventy planets, etc [I 654 &n]
sons of God [II 374-5]
spirit kings, manes, ghosts [II 222]
Taurus, symbolism of I 657
Titans, giants, works of II 347
two pillars of Christianity [II 515, 530]
Verbum, Michael, Metatron II 479
Virgin Mary, Magna Mater I 393, 400
wonders of antiquity II 347
zodiacal signs, etc I 651, 652
Zohar on Sun II 553

SD INDEX Miscellaneous Essays. See Colebrooke, H. T.

TG Mishnah (Heb.). The older portion of the Jewish Talmud, or oral law, consisting of supplementary regulations for the guidance of the Jews with an ample commentary. The contents are arranged in six sections, treating of Seeds, Feasts, Women, Damages, Sacred Things and Purification. Rabbi Judah Haunasee codified the Mishnah about A.D. 140. [W.W.W.]

KT Mishnah (Heb.) Lit., "a repetition" from the word Shanah, "to repeat" something said orally. A summary of written explanations from the oral traditions of the Jews and a digest of the Scriptures on which the later Talmud was based.

SD INDEX Mishnah, on 12 hours of day I 450

SD INDEX Misorte, human bones at II 337

WG Misrana, mixing.

SD INDEX Misrasthan, West African Arab land II 406

SD INDEX Missing Link(s)

betw ape & man I 190; II 189
brain size of Dryopithecus & II 676
great number of, needed II 661
located in man's astral body II 720
man not descended fr pithecoid II 717
meaning of term II 184n
Neanderthal man not, (Huxley) II 686n
not found II 87, 189-90, 260, 263, 287, 317n, 660, 674, 678, 727, 744
not on objective plane II 190
prosimiae of Haeckel not II 668
betw reptile & bird II 183
third race man created I 190
useless to search for I 184n

SD INDEX Missionaries. See also Christianity, Church, Roman Catholic

call Nagalism "devil worship" II 182
call swastika devil's sign II 98
confuse Eve w Ivi II 194n
Hindu trad a reflection of Bible I 415
link Pulastya w Cain, etc I 415
misled by Brahmans re Trinity I xxxi &n
slur Brahma-Vach liaison I 431

SD INDEX Mission des Juifs. See St Yves d'Alveydre

SD INDEX Mistakes, in theosophical books I 152, 160; II 640

TG Mistletoe. This curious plant, which grows only as a parasite upon other trees, such as the apple and the oak, was a mystic plant in several ancient religions, notably that of the Celtic Druids: their priests cut the Mistletoe with much ceremony at certain seasons, and then only with a specially consecrated golden knife. Hislop suggests as a religious explanation that the Mistletoe being a Branch growing out of a Mother tree was worshipped as a Divine Branch out of an Earthly Tree, the union of deity and humanity. The name in German means "all heal". Compare the Golden Branch in Virgil's AEneid, vi. 126: and Pliny, Hist. Nat., xvii. 44. "Sacerdos candida veste cultus arborein scandit, falce aurea demetit." [W.W.W.]

SD INDEX Mitakshara [by Vijnanesvara], Commentary onYajnavalkyasmriti I 432n

SD INDEX Mitford, Godolphin (Murad Ali Bey)

extraordinary mystic II 514n
a warning to chelas II 244-5n
----- "The 'Elixir of Life' "
initiate lives in astral body II 499
----- "The War in Heaven"
nature of Satan II 245-6
worship of scattered sects II 514n

SD INDEX Mithra (Pers), mother-wife of Mithras I 340; II 130

SD INDEX Mithraic Mysteries, Sabasia a variant on II 419n

SD INDEX Mithras, Mithra (Pers god). See also Mercury

Abraxas, Iao or II 474
male, mundane fire I 340; II 130
Mercury identical w II 28
Mihr or I 384
rock-born god I 340 &n; II 130
seven fires on altars of II 603
sevenfold mysteries of, (Celsus) I 446
son of Bordj, fire mountain I 341 &n
Sun, Jupiter, Bacchus & II 419

TG Mitra or Mithra. (Pers.). An ancient Iranian deity, a sun-god, as evidenced by his being lion-headed. The name exists also in India and means a form of the sun. The Persian Mithra, he who drove out of heaven Ahriman, is a kind of Messiah who is expected to return as the judge of men, and is a sin-bearing god who atones for the iniquities of mankind. As such, however, he is directly connected with the highest Occultism, the tenets of which were expounded during the Mithraic Mysteries which thus bore his name.

SD INDEX Mitra (Skt)

secrets not to be revealed II 269n
Vaivasvata sacrifices to II 147-8

TG Mitre. The head-dress of a religious dignitary, as of a Roman Catholic Bishop: a cap ending upwards in two lips, like a fish's head with open mouth -- os tincae -- associated with Dagon, the Babylonian deity, the word dag meaning fish. Curiously enough the os uteri has been so called in the human female and the fish is related to the goddess Aphrodite who sprang from the sea. It is curious also that the ancient Chaldee legends speak of a religious teacher coming to them springing out of the sea, named Oannes and Annedotus, half fish, half man. [W.W.W.]

SD INDEX Mivart, St George J.

staggered by theory of man fr ape II 729
----- On the Genesis of Species
saltations in evolution II 696-7
----- Man & Apes
nothing new in II 680

SD INDEX Mixarchagetas (Gk) [demihero], Castor called, at Argos II 122n

SD INDEX Mizpeh (Heb), land of giants on Mt Hermon in II 409

TG Mizraim (Eg.). The name of Egypt in very ancient times. This name is now connected with Freemasonry. See the rite of Mizraim and the rite of Memphis in Masonic Cyclopaedias.

SD INDEX Mizraim (Heb), & Ham Kabiri II 393

TG Miolner (Scand.). The storm-hammer of Thor (See "Svastica") made for him by the Dwarfs; with it the God conquered men and gods alike. The same kind of magic weapon as the Hindu Agneyastra, the fire-weapon.

MO Mjolnir [[Norse]] (myeul-neer) [miller] Thor's hammer of creation and destruction

SD INDEX Mjolnir (Norse). See also Thor's Hammer

in Norse prophecy II 100
swastika is II 99

MO Mjotudr [[Norse]] (myeut-oodr) [mjot measure + udr exhausting] The Tree of Life in its dying phase

MO Mjotvidr [[Norse]] (myeut-veedr) [mjot measure + vid increasing] The Tree of Life in its growing phase

TG Mlechchhas (Sk.). Outcasts. The name given to all foreigners, and those who are non-Aryas.

WG Mlechchha, a foreigner, barbarian, outcast, non-Aryan.

IN Mlechchhas (Skt) "Outcastes"; in Hinduism, foreigners, barbarians; also those unworthy of esoteric learning.

SD INDEX Mlechchhas (Skt) foreigners

even, may know Vasudeva II 48n
in kali-yuga I 377
must wait for revelation I xxx, xxxiv-v
Sankha-dvipa peopled w II 405
Upanishads now accessible to I 270-1

SD INDEX Mnaseas (of Patera) II 362, 393

TG Mnevis (Eg.). The bull Mnevis, the Son of Ptah, and the symbol of the Sun-god Ra, as Apis was supposed to be Osiris in the sacred bull-form. His abode was at Heliopolis, the City of the Sun. He was black and carried on his horns the sacred uraeus and disk.