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TG Om or Aum (Sk.). A mystic syllable, the most solemn of all words in India. It is "an invocation, a benediction, an affirmation and a promise"; and it is so sacred, as to be indeed the word at low breath of occult, primitive masonry. No one must be near when the syllable is pronounced for a purpose. This word is usually placed at the beginning of sacred Scriptures, and is prefixed to prayers. It is a compound of three letters a, u, m, which, in the popular belief, are typical of the three Vedas, also of three gods -- A (Agni) V (Varuna) and M (Maruts) or Fire, Water and Air. In esoteric philosophy these are the three sacred fires, or the "triple fire" in the Universe and Man, besides many other things. Occultly, this "triple fire" represents the highest Tetraktys also, as it is typified by the Agni named Abhimanin and his transformation into his three sons, Pavana, Pavamana and Suchi, "who drinks up water", i.e., destroys material desires. This monosyllable is called Udgitta, and is sacred with both Brahmins and Buddhists.

WG Om, the name of the Deity, considered as sacred by the Brahmans and Buddhists alike. Its sounds are said by them to contain a mystery and to symbolize the universe. Its full form is Aum. The first sound, in its utterance, -- a sound of a -- represents Brahma, and signifies creation; its second sound -- a sound of u -- represents Vishnu, and signifies the preservation of the universe; the third, or "stoppage" -- the sound of m -- represents Siva, and signifies destruction. Its occult significance is very great. Its substitute word is Pranava.

OG Om -- A word considered very holy in the Brahmanical literature. It is a syllable of invocation, as well as of benediction and of affirmation, and its general usage (as elucidated in the literature treating of it, which is rather voluminous, for this word Om has attained almost divine reverence on the part of vast numbers of Hindus) is that it should never be uttered aloud, or in the presence of an outsider, a foreigner, or a non-initiate, and it should be uttered in the silence of one's mind, in peace of heart, and in the intimacy of one's "inner closet." There is strong reason to believe, however, that this syllable of invocation was uttered, and uttered aloud in a monotone, by the disciples in the presence of their teacher. This word is always placed at the beginning of any scripture or prayer that is considered of unusual sanctity.

It is said that by prolonging the uttering of this word, both of the o and the m, with the mouth closed, the sound re-echoes in and arouses vibration in the skull, and affects, if the aspirations be pure, the different nervous centers of the body for good.

The Brahmanas say that it is an unholy thing to utter this word in any place which is unholy. It is sometimes written Aum.

GH OM (or AUM) The syllable which has come to have a holy significance in India, particularly in Brahmanical literature. It has the meaning of benediction and affirmation, it opens and closes invocations or prayers (see Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 119), and is pronounced by Yogins during meditation. "It is a compound of three letters a, u, m, which, in the popular belief, are typical of the three Vedas, also of three gods -- A (Agni) V (Varuna) and M (Maruts) or Fire, Water and Air. In esoteric philosophy these are the three sacred fires, or the 'triple fire' in the Universe and Man, besides many other things." (Theosophical Glossary, H. P. Blavatsky, p. 240) (Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 1)

SKv Om, Aum, Hum Om (sometimes written Aum) is a holy syllable used by chelas and initiates in their sacred meetings, and found in many Hindu scriptures. H. P. Blavatsky in her Theosophical Glossary writes of Om or Aum as follows:

A mystic syllable, the most solemn of all words in India. It is "an invocation, a benediction, an affirmation and a promise"; and it is so sacred, as to be indeed the word at low breath of occult, primitive masonry. No one must be near when the syllable is pronounced for a purpose. This word is usually placed at the beginning of sacred Scriptures, and is prefixed to prayers. It is a compound of three letters, a, u, m, which, in the popular belief, are typical of the three Vedas, also of three gods -- A (Agni) V (Varuna) and M (Maruts) or Fire, Water and Air. In esoteric philosophy these are the three sacred fires, or "the triple fire" in the Universe and Man, besides many other things. Occultly, this "triple fire" represents the highest Tetraktys also, . . .

In her Isis Unveiled, Volume II, page 31, she further states of this syllable:

. . . the mystic formula, resume of every science, contained in the three mysterious letters,
which signify creation, conservation, and transformation. Hum is a Tibetan mystical syllable equivalent in meaning to Om. It is usually placed at the end of a Mantra.

SP Om -- a sacred syllable used in invocations; sometimes written aum and analysed into the elements a + u + m + silence, which symbolize many things, such as the four avasthas.

SD INDEX Om, Am, deity in many languages II 43


fourth world (race) lost II 408
pranava or, mystic term in yoga I 432n


SD INDEX Omar, Kaliph, general of, destroyed Alexandrian Library II 692

SD INDEX Omens, & "mirror of futurity" II 49 &n

SD INDEX O-mi-to-fo [A-mi-ta-fo, Amita Fo] (Chin) name of Amitabha II 179

SD INDEX "Omnis enim . . ." I 7n. See also Lucretius

SD INDEX Omoie [Tetszunotszuke or Captain Pfoundes], ["Cultus of the Far East" in Theosophist.], Shinto cosmogony I 214, 216-17, 241

TG Omkara (Sk.). The same as Aum or Om. It is also the name of one of the twelve lingams, that was represented by a secret and most sacred shrine at Ujjain -- no longer existing, since the time of Buddhism.

WG Om-Kara, the name of Om.

SKv Om Mani Padme Hum Om Mani Padme Hum -- Om! the jewel in the Lotus Hum! is a Mantra of the most beautiful and mystical significance. The divinest truths lie hidden in its words. In occult literature the Lotus has always been a favorite symbol for the Macrocosm and the microcosm, the Universe and man. The jewel is the divinity of the Cosmos or the divinity of man. Hence the Mantra represents not only the jewel of Man's divinity living within the Lotus or the Cosmos, but also the jewel of the Cosmic Divinity living within the Lotus or Man, or in other words: "I am in Thee and Thou art in me." This Mantra bespeaks the unity and brotherhood of all beings and of their innate divine possibilities.

SKv Om Tat Sat. Om That Boundless Reality!

SKv Om Vajrapani Hum Om Vajrapani Hum -- Om! the Wielder of the Thunderbolt Hum! is a mystical phrase or Mantra, used as an inner prayer or aspiration toward self-conscious union with the all-powerful and indestructible Divinity within.


TG Omito-Fo (Chin.). The name of Amita-Buddha, in China.

SD INDEXa Omnis enim per se divom natura necesse est [necessest] / inmortali aevo summa cum pace fruatur I 7n (Lat) "For the very nature of divinity must necessarily / enjoy immortal life in the deepest peace." -- Lucretius, De Rerum Natura 2.646-7

TG Omoroka (Chald.). The "sea" and the woman who personifies it according to Berosus, or rather of Apollodorus. As the divine water, however, Omoroka is the reflection of Wisdom from on high.

SD INDEX Omorka, Omoroca (Chald), Moon-goddess II 115, 135

SD INDEX On Amos. See Ambrose

VS One (I 28), becomes that ONE and lives therein [[p. 11]] The disciple is one with Brahma or the ATMAN.

MO One-harrier [[Norse]] Odin's warrior; one who has conquered himself

TG Onech (Heb.). The Phoenix, so named after Enoch or Phenoch. For Enoch (also Khenoch) means literally the initiator and instructor, hence the Hierophant who reveals the last mystery. The bird Phoenix is always associated with a tree, the mystical Ababel of the Koran, the Tree of Initiation or of knowledge.

SD INDEX One, the. See also All, Boundless, Space, That

the All or I 20, 21
becomes the many (elohim) I 113
becomes two, then three I 109, 206, 231
"circle of Heaven" I 426
does not create I 425
eka, saka, or I 73
endless, boundless circle I 239
everything originates in I 568
first differentiation of I 277
Great Breath or II 23
Greek TO ON or II 105, 113
higher than the Four II 282
man's divine ray & I 222
the many & I 113, 129, 349, 429; II 732
mistakenly applied to Jehovah I 129-30
not eternal save in essence I 94
not spirit or matter I 258; II 598
occult catechism on I 11
one-, three- & seven-voweled terms for I 20
Parabrahman-mulaprakriti I 18, 69
point in circle, triangle I 426
reflection of, differentiates I 277
sexless I 18
triangle the first, cube the seconnd I 131
unbroken circle or I 11
Unity or Universal Life II 672
unknowable causality I 139
various authors on I 425-6
various equivalents of I 129

SD INDEX One (number)

aleph, bull, ox or II 574
becomes two, three, four II 621
born fr spirit I 90n
circle becomes II 621
first manifested principle II 599
monad or, (Pythagoras) I 440-1
nine &, discussed I 98 &n
Spirit of Life I 94
triad, Tetraktys, decad fr I 440-1

SD INDEX Onech (Heb) [Phoenix] fr Phenoch or Enoch II 617

SD INDEX Oneness, One

Ain-soph becomes I 113
alhim-ness or II 40
alone is Good (Pythagoras) II 575
sense of, of early races I 210

SD INDEX Onkalos [Onkelos]. See Targum of Onkelos

TG Onnofre or Oun-nofre (Eg.). The King of the land of the Dead, the Underworld, and in this capacity the same as Osiris, "who resides in Amenti at Oun-nefer, king of eternity, great god manifested in the celestial abyss". (A hymn of the XIXth dynasty.) (See also "Osiris".)

SD INDEX Ono-koro [Onogoro], Shinto island world I 217

SD INDEX On Rosenkranz. See Fludd, Robert

SD INDEX On the Cherubim. See Philo Judaeus

SD INDEX "On the Conservation of Solar Energy." See Siemens, C. W.

SD INDEX "On the Naulette Jaw." See Blake, Dr C. C.

SD INDEX "On the Philosophy of Mythology." See Muller, F. M., Chips . . .

SD INDEX "On the Physical Basis of Life." See Huxley, T. H.

SD INDEX "On the Transformation of Gravity." See Croll, J.

SD INDEX Ontogeny, development of embryo II 659

SD INDEX Ontology (ical)

metaphysics & modern physics I 544
science & speculative I 150

SD INDEX On, To on (Gk) the One II 105, 113

SD INDEX "On Yeast." See Huxley, T. H.

SD INDEX Oolite, Oolitic

Araucaria of, almost unchanged II 257
Australian plants & Eng, fossils II 196
variety of, fossils II 258

GH Oosana (see Usanas).

VS Open and the Secret (II 35) [[p. 41]] The "Open" and the "Secret Path" or the one taught to the layman, the exoteric and the generally accepted, and the other the Secret Path the nature of which is explained at initiation.

SD INDEX Operations . . . at the Pyramids . . . See Vyse

SD INDEX Op et D (Works & Days).See Hesiod

TG Ophanim (Heb.). More correctly written Auphanim. The "wheels" seen by Ezekiel and by John in the Revelation -- world-spheres (Secret Doctrine I., 92.) The symbol of the Cherubs or Karoubs (the Assyrian Sphinxes). As these beings are represented in the Zodiac by Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius, or the Bull, the Lion, the Eagle and Man, the occult meaning of these creatures being placed in company of the four Evangelists becomes evident. In the Kabbalah they are a group of beings allotted to the Sephira Chokmah, Wisdom.

SD INDEX Ophanim [Ophannim] (Heb)

assist Creator I 440
forces, dhyani-chohans I 337
informing souls of spheres I 117
wheels or world spheres I 92

SD INDEX Ophidia (order of snakes) II 205

SD INDEX Ophio-Christos (Gnos)

Alexandrian wisdom-serpent I 364
so named before Fall I 413

SD INDEX Ophiomorphos Chrestos (Gnos) so named after Fall I 413

TG Ophiomorphos (Gr.). The same, but in its material aspect, as the Ophis-Christos. With the Gnostics the Serpent represented "Wisdom in Eternity".

SD INDEX Ophiomorphos (Gnos)

created by Jehovah II 389
Demiurge's reflection created II 243
Ialdabaoth & II 244, 481
Michael identified w I 459; II 481
Ophis & I 413-14, 459
rebellious opposing spirit I 459
Satan or, (King) II 244
serpent, Satan, evil II 389
waters of the Flood or I 460

TG Ophiozenes (Gr.). The name of the Cypriote charmers of venomous serpents and other reptiles and animals.

TG Ophis (Gr.). The same as Chnuphis or Kneph, the Logos; the good serpent or Agathodaemon.

SD INDEX Ophis (Gnos)

divine wisdom or Christos I 459
Ennoia &, are Logos II 214
forbidden fruit & II 215
Ophiomorphos & I 413-14, 459
serpent as, taught mankind II 215
shadow of the light II 214
Tree of Knowledge II 215
triple symbolism of I 73n
waters of the Flood or I 460

TG Ophis-Christos (Gr.). The serpent Christ of the Gnostics.

TG Ophites (Gr.). A Gnostic Fraternity in Egypt, and one of the earliest sects of Gnosticism, or Gnosis (Wisdom, Knowledge), known as the "Brotherhood of the Serpent". It flourished early in the second century, and while holding some of the principles of Valentinus had its own occult rites and symbology. A living serpent, representing the Christos-principle (i.e., the divine reincarnating Monad, not Jesus the man), was displayed in their mysteries and reverenced as a symbol of wisdom, Sophia, the type of the all-good and all-wise. The Gnostics were not a Christian sect, in the common acceptation of this term, as the Christos of pre-Christian thought and the Gnosis was not the "god-man" Christ, but the divine EGO, made one with Buddhi. Their Christos was the "Eternal Initiate", the Pilgrim, typified by hundreds of Ophidian symbols for several thousands of years before the "Christian" era, so-called. One can see it on the "Belzoni tomb" from Egypt, as a winged serpent with three heads (Atma-Buddhi-Manas), and four human legs, typifying its androgynous character; on the walls of the descent to the sepulchral chambers of Rameses V., it is found as a snake with vulture's wings -- the vulture and hawk being solar symbols. "The heavens are scribbled over with interminable snakes", writes Herschel of the Egyptian chart of stars. "The Meissi (Messiah?) meaning the Sacred Word, was a good serpent", writes Bonwick in his Egyptian Belief. "This serpent of goodness, with its head crowned, was mounted upon a cross and formed a sacred standard of Egypt." The Jews borrowed it in their "brazen serpent of Moses". It is to this "Healer" and "Saviour", therefore, that the Ophites referred, and not to Jesus or his words, "As Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so it behoves the Son of Man to be lifted up" -- when explaining the meaning of their ophis. Tertullian, whether wittingly or unwittingly, mixed up the two. The four-winged serpent is the god Chnuphis. The good serpent bore the cross of life around its neck, or suspended from its mouth. The winged serpents become the Seraphim (Seraph, Saraph) of the Jews. In the 87th chapter of the Ritual (the Book of the Dead) the human soul transformed into Bata, the omniscient serpent, says: -- "I am the serpent Ba-ta, of long years, Soul of the Soul, laid out and born daily; I am the Soul that descends on the earth", i.e., the Ego.

SD INDEX Ophite(s) (Gnos sect)

Adamas, primeval man II 458
Agathodaemon, Ophis, logoi of II 214
angels, planets, elements II 115n
called serpent Creator II 209
cherubim & Hindu serpents I 127
Chnouphis serpent of II 210
Christian &, four faces I 127n
Christ, serpent, resurrection w I 472
dual Logos, serpent of I 410
honored serpent I 404
IAO on gems of II 541
Jehovah son of Saturn w I 577
Michael Ophiomorphos of I 459; II 481
precursors of Roman Church I 459
religion, Bel & dragon in II 379
reverenced serpent as wisdom II 386-7
rites fr Hermes Trismegistus II 379
several kinds of genii of I 403-4
true & perfect serpent of I 410

SD INDEX Ophites (serpent stones), described II 341-2

SD INDEX Opifex (Lat), Maker I 465

SD INDEX Opificio Mundi, De. See Philo Judaeus

SD INDEX Opticks. See Newton, Isaac

SD INDEX Optic Thalami, developed in mammalian brain II 297-8, 301

TG Orai (Gr.). The name of the angel-ruler of Venus, according to the Egyptian Gnostics.

SD INDEX Orai. See Horaeus

SD INDEX Or, Aior, Aour, Aur (Heb) light I 76 &n, 214, 354

SD INDEX Oracle(s)

Chaldean I 235, 462
at Delphi I 466
of Mercury II 542
Sibylline II 454
Simorgh & Persian II 617-18
stone II 342n, 346-7
teraphim & I 394

SD INDEX Oracles of Zoroaster. SeeChaldean Oracles

SD INDEX Orang-outang, Orangutan

"creation" of II 678
evolved fr lower anthropoids II 193
fr fourth race man & extinct mammal II 683
has human spark II 193, 260, 263, 666n

SD INDEX Orbit(s)

eccentricity of Earth's, caused deluge II 144-5
planetary I 498, 503, 593, 602
retrograde, of satellites I 149n

TG Orcus (Gr.). The bottomless pit in the Codex of the Nazarenes.

SD INDEX Orcus (Lat) Pluto or nether worlds

Bahak-Zivo & I 194
living fire of, & elements I 543
souls evoked fr, by Mercury II 28

SD INDEX Orders. See also Hierarchies

of angelic hierarchy I 129
degrees or, of spiritual beings I 233-5
four, gods, demons, pitris, men I 457-8n
seven, of celestial beings I 213-22

SD INDEX Ordinances of Manu. SeeLaws of Manu

SD INDEX Orestes. See Euripides

SD INDEX Organ (instrument), blind forces never built II 348

SD INDEX Organ(s)

atrophied II 119
cells blindly form, (Haeckel) II 648
rudimentary human II 681, 683
sense-, originate fr elements I 284-5

SD INDEX Organ, Mrs Margaret Stephenson, every force & substance correlated I 566 &n

SD INDEX Organic

all matter is, or alive I 280-1
inorganic & I 249n, 626n

SD INDEX Organisms

adapt to reigning elements I 257
Herschel saw, on Sun I 530
multiply beyond subsistence II 648

TG Orgelmir (Scand.). Lit., "seething clay". The same as Ymir, the giant, the unruly, turbulent, erratic being, the type of primordial matter, out of whose body, after killing him, the sons of Bor created a new earth. He is also the cause of the Deluge in the Scandinavian Lays, for he flung his body into Ginnungagap, the yawning abyss; the latter being filled with it, the blood flowed over and produced a great flood in which all the Hrimthurses, the frost giants, were drowned; one of them only the cunning Bergelmir saves himself and wife in a boat and became the father of a new race of giants. "And there were giants on the earth in those days."

MO Orgalmer [[Norse]] (eur-yell-mer) [or original] First vibration: the big bang. See Ymer

SD INDEX Orgelmir (Norse)

giant Ymir or, fr first creation I 427
primordial matter fr chaos I 427

SD INDEX Orgueil (town in Southern France), meteorite w turf & water II 706

SD INDEX Oriental(s), effects of isolation upon II 425

SD INDEX Oriental Collection

bird-steed Simorgh-Anke II 397-8
Simorgh & Earth cycles II 617

SD INDEX Orientalist(s)

Aryan wisdom dead letter to II 449
believe Yima was first man in Vendidad II 270n
call invocations superstition I 521
call the Brotherhood "mythical" II 636-7
caught in theological groove II 60
Christian, & Vedantic atheism I 6-7 &n
complete Veda text of, doubtful I xxiiin
confused II 320-1, 451, 528, 570, 577
cycles in Puranas unknown to II 70
deny what does not dovetail I xxxii
differ on Vedas I xxx
disfigured Puranas I 115n
disfigure mystic sense of Sanskrit text I 453n
dwarf Hindu dates II 76n
Hindu chronology fiction to II 73, 551
Hindu chronology vs II 225
Hindu zodiac fr Greece I 647; II 332
ignorant of esotericism I xxi-ii; II 225
ignorant of Indian origin of Gnosticism II 570
re immorality of ancient pantheons II 764
lack of intuition among II 565n
like white ants I 676
misinterpret allegories I 310
misinterpret Avesta II 757-9
misinterpret pasa or ankh-tie II 548
misled re anupadaka [aupapaduka] I 52n
mistake cycles for persons II 570
misunderstood Anugita passage II 638
no Hindu cycle ever unriddled by I 370
not one, sees beyond contradictions II 147
no, understand genealogies II 248
prejudice great in hearts of I 420, 647
Puranas Brahmanical fancy to II 585
Puranic creations confuse I 55, 453n
Puranic story, Bible & I xxxi &n, 80
on Puranic symbols II 322
read sex into ancient religion I xxii; II 588
reject what they cannot verify I xxxvii
sevenfold divisions led, astray II 608
take everything literally II 322
think they know more II 569
translation of, untrustworthy I 162, 457-8 &nn
Vedic world divisions & II 622
why, misunderstood Puranas II 320, 585

KT Origen. A Christian Churchman, born at the end of the second century, probably in Africa, of whom little, if anything, is known, since his biographical fragments have passed to posterity on the authority of Eusebius, the most unmitigated falsifier that has ever existed in any age. The latter is credited with having collected upwards of one hundred letters of Origen (or Origenes Adamantius), which are now said to have been lost. To Theosophists, the most interesting of all the works of Origen is his "Doctrine of the Pre-existence of Souls." He was a pupil of Ammonius Saccas, and for a long time attended the lectures of this great teacher of philosophy.


ex-initiate I xliv; II 559
held Book of Enoch in high esteem II 535
knew Moon was Jehovah's symbol I 387
understood cruciform couches II 559
----- Contra Celsum
Gnostic chart I 448, 577
septenary theogony of Celsus I 445-6
seven rectors (Gnos) I 577; II 538 &n
----- De principiis
Bible & Kabbala veiled, secret II 536

SD INDEX Original Sanskrit Texts. See Muir, J.

SD INDEX Original Sin. See also Sin

Adam, Eve, serpent & II 699
animals & II 513-14
Congreve re II 304
Fall left no, on humanity II 261
God tempts, curses man w I 383; II 387
idolatry fr, (Bossuet) II 279
origin of dogma of II 215-16
problematical consolation of II 484
there never was an II 413

SD INDEX Orig. & Sig. of Gt. Pyramid. See Wake, C. S.

SD INDEX Origine des cultes. See Dupuis, C. F.

SD INDEX Origines de la terre, . . . See Fabre, Abbe

SD INDEX Origines gentium antiq. See Cumberland, R.

SD INDEX Origin of Nations. See Rawlinson, G.

SD INDEX Origin of Species, On the. See Darwin, C.

SD INDEX Origin of the Stars. See Ennis, J.

SD INDEX Origins of Christianity. See Renan, J. E.

TG Orion (Gr.). The same as Atlas, who supports the world on his shoulders.

SD INDEX Orion (Gk) hunter slain by Artemis

Atlas or, supports world II 277
Briareus & II 70
giant, son of Ephialtes II 278

SD INDEX Orion (constellation)

mentioned in Job I 647-8
nebula in, resolvable I 598n

SD INDEX Orissa, Nila Mountain range in II 403n

TG Orlog (Scand.). Fate, destiny, whose agents were the three Norns, the Norse Parcae.

SD INDEX Orlog (Norse) [karma or fate], Norns make known decrees of II 520

TG Ormazd or Ahura Mazda (Zend). The god of the Zoroastrians or the modern Parsis. He is symbolized by the sun, as being the Light of Lights. Esoterically, he is the synthesis of his six Amshaspends or Elohim, and the creative Logos. In the Mazdean exoteric system, Ahura Mazda is the supreme god, and one with the supreme god of the Vedic age -- Varuna, if we read the Vedas literally.

WGa Ormazd, (see Ahura-Mazda).

SD INDEX Ormazd, or Ahura Mazda (Zor). See also Ahura Mazda, Zoroastrian

Ahriman destroys bull created by II 93
Ahriman twin of evil I 412; II 283n, 420
birth of II 488
commands Yima to build ark II 291
Desatir on II 268
father of our Earth II 385
firstborn Logos I 113n, 429
head of seven Amesha Spentas I 127-8; II 608
instructs Yima to make man II 291
issues fr circle of time I 113-14
Logos, "King of Life" II 488
mystical tree of II 385, 517
Osiris as chief Amshaspend I 436-7
as Sun-god II 44
synthesis of Amshaspends II 358, 365n
synthesis of builders I 436-7
uncreated & created lights II 291

SD INDEX Ormazd et Ahriman. See Darmesteter, J.

SD INDEX Ornithology, realm of, & septenary cycle II 623n

SD INDEX Ornithorhynchus of Australia II 206n

SD INDEX Ornithoscelidae, betw reptile & bird II 183

TG Orpheus (Gr.). Lit., the "tawny one". Mythology makes him the son of AEager and the muse Calliope. Esoteric tradition identifies him with Arjuna, the son of Indra and the disciple of Krishna. He went round the world teaching the nations wisdom and sciences, and establishing mysteries. The very story of his losing his Eurydice and finding her in the underworld or Hades, is another point of resemblance with the story of Arjuna, who goes to Patala (Hades or hell, but in reality the Antipodes or America) and finds there and marries Ulupi, the daughter of the Naga king. This is as suggestive as the fact that he was considered dark in complexion even by the Greeks, who were never very fair-skinned themselves.

SD INDEX Orpheus II 777n

aether & chaos of I 426
born fr Wondrous Being I 207
chaos of I 426
generic name II 267-8n, 364
Grecian Enoch II 529
never lived (critics) I 648
Noah linked by Faber, etc w II 364
seven-stringed lyre of II 529
sources of wisdom of II 530-1
on talking stones II 341-2
taught man zoomancy I 362-3
theogony of I 19, 343, 359, 395, 426, 452n, 582-3; II 70, 143, 658

SD INDEX Orphic(s)

Druid &, priests II 756
Egg described by Aristophanes I 359-60
poems & zodiacal signs I 648
Protologos II 107
theogony Hindu in spirit I 336n; II 658
Titan Ephialtes II 70
triad & Creation I 452n, 582-3
Trimorphos of I 395

SD INDEX Orphic Hymns II 143

Arkite Titans in II 143
authenticity of II 506
destruction, renovation of Earth II 784-5
Dionysos as creator (Greek text) I 335
Eros-Phanes & divine egg I 365, 461
esotericism in II 785
Saturnine Sea II 777n
Zeus male, female II 134-5
zodiacal signs in I 648

TG Orphic Mysteries or Orphica (Gr.). These followed, but differed greatly from, the mysteries of Bacchus. The system of Orpheus is one of the purest morality and of severe asceticism. The theology taught by him is again purely Indian. With him the divine Essence is inseparable from whatever is in the infinite universe, all forms being concealed from all eternity in It. At determined periods these forms are manifested from the divine Essence or manifest themselves. Thus through this law of emanation (or evolution) all things participate in this Essence, and are parts and members instinct with divine nature, which is omnipresent. All things having proceeded from, must necessarily return into it; and therefore, innumerable transmigrations or reincarnations and purifications are needed before this final consummation can take place. This is pure Vedanta philosophy. Again, the Orphic Brotherhood ate no animal food and wore white linen garments, and had many ceremonies like those of the Brahmans.

SD INDEX Orsi, four-letter Magian god II 602

SD INDEX Orthodoxie Macconnique. See Ragon, J. B. M.

SD INDEX Osch. See Ush

SD INDEX Osericta, "island of divine kings" II 773

WG Osha, burning, combustion.

TG Oshadi Prastha (Sk.). Lit., "the place of medicinal herbs". A mysterious city in the Himalayas mentioned even from the Vedic period. Tradition shows it as once inhabited by sages, great adepts in the healing art, who used only herbs and plants, as did the ancient Chaldees. The city is mentioned in the Kumara Sambhava of Kalidasa.

SD INDEX Oshoi [Oshaiah or Hoshiah] Rabbah, thaumaturgist I xliiin

SD INDEX Osirified, Osirification

of the defunct I 228, 365
defunct, in Book of Dead I 219-20
Khem & I 220-1
soul becomes, after three thousand cycles I 135

TG Osiris. (Eg.). The greatest God of Egypt, the Son of Seb (Saturn), celestial fire, and of Neith, primordial matter and infinite space. This shows him as the self-existent and self-created god, the first manifesting deity (our third Logos), identical with Ahura Mazda and other "First Causes". For as Ahura Mazda is one with, or the synthesis of, the Amshaspends, so Osiris, the collective unit, when differentiated and personified, becomes Typhon, his brother, Isis and Nephtys his sisters, Horus his son and his other aspects. He was born at Mount Sinai, the Nyssa of the O. T. (See Exodus xvii. 15), and buried at Abydos, after being killed by Typhon at the early age of twenty-eight, according to the allegory. According to Euripides he is the same as Zeus and Dionysos or Dio-Nysos "the god of Nysa", for Osiris is said by him to have been brought up in Nysa, in Arabia "the Happy". Query: how much did the latter tradition influence, or have anything in common with, the statement in the Bible, that "Moses built an altar and called the name Jehovah Nissi", or Kabbalistically -- "Dio-Iao-Nyssi"? (See Isis Unveiled Vol. II. p. 165.) The four chief aspects of Osiris were -- Osiris-Phtah (Light), the spiritual aspect; Osiris-Horus (Mind), the intellectual manasic aspect; Osiris-Lunus, the "Lunar" or psychic, astral aspect; Osiris-Typhon, Daimonic, or physical, material, therefore passional turbulent aspect. In these four aspects he symbolizes the dual EGO -- the divine and the human, the cosmico-spiritual and the terrestrial.

Of the many supreme gods, this Egyptian conception is the most suggestive and the grandest, as it embraces the whole range of physical and metaphysical thought. As a solar deity he had twelve minor gods under him -- the twelve signs of the Zodiac. Though his name is the "Ineffable", his forty-two attributes bore each one of his names, and his seven dual aspects completed the forty-nine, or 7 x 7; the former symbolized by the fourteen members of his body, or twice seven. Thus the god is blended in man, and the man is deified into a god. He was addressed as Osiris-Eloh. Mr. Dunbar T. Heath speaks of a Phoenician inscription which, when read, yielded the following tumular inscription in honour of the mummy: "Blessed be Ta-Bai, daughter of Ta-Hapi, priest of Osiris-Eloh. She did nothing against any one in anger. She spoke no falsehood against any one. Justified before Osiris, blessed be thou from before Osiris! Peace be to thee." And then he adds the following remarks: "The author of this inscription ought, I suppose, to be called a heathen, as justification before Osiris is the object of his religious aspirations. We find, however, that he gives to Osiris the appellation Eloh. Eloh is the name used by the Ten Tribes of Israel for the Elohim of Two Tribes. Jehovah-Eloh (Gen. iii. 21.) in the version used by Ephraim corresponds to Jehovah Elohim in that used by Judah and ourselves. This being so, the question is sure to be asked, and ought to be humbly answered -- What was the meaning meant to be conveyed by the two phrases respectively, Osiris-Eloh and Jehovah-Eloh? For my part I can imagine but one answer, viz., that Osiris was the national God of Egypt, Jehovah that of Israel, and that Eloh is equivalent tu Dens, Gott or Dieu". As to his human development, he is, as the author of the Egyptian Belief has it . . . "One of the Saviours or Deliverers of Humanity . . . . As such he is born in the world. He came as a benefactor, to relieve man of trouble . . . . In his efforts to do good he encounters evil . . . and he is temporarily overcome. he is killed . . Osiris is buried. His tomb was the object of pilgrimage for thousands of years. But he did not rest in his grave. At the end of three days, or forty, he rose again and ascended to Heaven. This is the story of his Humanity" (Egypt. Belief). And Mariette Bey, speaking of the Sixth Dynasty, tells us that "the name of Osiris . . commences to be more used. The formula of Justified is met with": and adds that "it proves that this name (of the Justified or Makheru) was not given to the dead only". But it also proves that the legend of Christ was found ready in almost all its details thousands of years before the Christian era, and that the Church fathers had no greater difficulty than to simply apply it to a new personage.

SD INDEX Osiris (Egy)

Aanru domain of I 674n
as aether I 340; II 130
fr aish, asr, fire-enchanter II 114
born fr an egg I 366
cat termed "eye" of II 552n
confers justice in Amenti I 312
cosmic war betw Typhon & I 202
degraded by sexual mysteries II 471
Dionysos, Krishna, Buddha or II 420
double crocodile II 580n
elder son of Sib [Keb] I 437
Fohat corresponds to I 673
Garuda pictured as II 565
god of life, reproduction I 228
god "whose name is unknown" I 75n
hawk symbol of I 362
head of seven Egyptian builders I 127
heptad sacred to II 602
Horus born fr Isis & II 472
Horus brother, son of I 348
Horus is I 430
inhabits the Moon I 228
interchangeable w Isis I 72n
Isis daughter, mother of I 430
Isis daughter, wife & sister of I 137
Isis-Latona wife of I 340-1
judgment before, after death I 228
lotus symbol w Horus & I 379n
Michael counselor of II 481
Moon eye of Horus & I 388
not Menes II 374n
reappears as Thoth-Hermes II 359
Set or Typhon murders II 385-6
seven rays, solar boat, ark & II 141
son, father, husband I 396
soul accused before, & Lipika I 104-5
Sun as eye of II 25
as Sun-god I 387, 390; II 44
Sun personifies, in trinity II 462
symbolizes fire, solar year, Nile I 390; II 583
synthesis of builders I 436-7
Taurus connected w I 656
Thoth &, initiate candidate II 558-9
Typhon & II 379-80
Typhon brother of II 283n
Typhon cuts, into pieces II 93
various names of I 105, 110, 429, 436-7; II 379, 704n

SD INDEX Osiris-Isis, Tetragrammaton II 601

SD INDEX Osiris-Lunus

occult potencies of Moon I 396
various references describing I 228

SD INDEX Osiris-Ptah, creates own limbs I 231

SD INDEX Osiris-Sun, hawk dual symbol of I 365

SD INDEX Osiris-Sut, man in the Moon I 393

SD INDEX Osiris-Typhon, twins of good & evil I 412

SD INDEX Osraios. See Horaios

TG Ossa. (Gr.) A mount, the tomb of the giants (allegorical).

SD INDEX Ossa, Mt (in Greece), giants & II 754

SD INDEX Os sacrum (Lat), holy bone II 329

SD INDEX Ostervald, Jean Frederic, misleading Bible translation II 537

SD INDEX Otizoe. See Atizoe

SD INDEX Otz. See Etz

TG Otz-Chiim. (Heb.). The Tree of Life, or rather of Lives, a name given to the Ten Sephiroth when arranged in a diagram of three columns. [W.W.W.]

TG Oulam, or Oulom (Heb.). This word does not mean "eternity" or infinite duration, as translated in the texts, but simply an extended time, neither the beginning nor the end of which can be known.

SD INDEX Oulom. See Olam

TG Ouranos (Gr.). The whole expanse of Heaven called the "Waters of Space", the Celestial Ocean, etc. The name very likely comes from the Vedic Varuna, personified as the water god and regarded as the chief Aditya among the seven planetary deities. In Hesiod's Theogony, Ouranos (or Uranus) is the same as Caelus (Heaven) the oldest of all the gods and the father of the divine Titans.

SD INDEX Ouranos, Uranos. See also Uranus (planet)

creative powers of chaos II 269
fell into generation II 268-9 &n
first king of Atlanteans II 762
Kronos & II 270
mutilation of I 418; II 268, 283n, 766
ruled over Second Race II 765
Sun used as symbol of I 99-100n
symbology of II 268-71
taught astronomy II 765-6
Varuna or II 65, 268n

SD INDEX D'Ourches, Count, persecuted by de Mirville II 476n

SD INDEX Outlines of Cosmic Philosophy. See Fiske, J.

SD INDEX Oversoul

brooding over the Earth I 375
Emerson's, not world soul I 140
Emerson's, or Alaya I 48
identity of all souls w I 17
universal sixth principle I 17


----- Fasti
Castor & Pollux II 122 &n
Mars born of mother alone II 550
----- Metamorphoses
"creature of a more exalted kind" I 211
Deucalion, Pyrrha escape deluge II 270
Diana escapes Typhon I 387-8
Niobe granddaughter of Atlas II 772
Prometheus, Athena & new race II 519

SD INDEX Oviparous (egg-laying) II 735

corroborations of, races II 132-3
humanity was II 131, 181, 659
third race was II 132, 165-6

SD INDEX Ovoviviparous, hatch eggs in body II 166

SD INDEX Ovule, of women is an egg II 166


analogy of, & second race II 117
assumes carrot, onion shape II 188
epitomizes evolution II 684-5
future man in II 188
mystery of II 131-2
respect for the life in I 366
septenary law in II 622n
six-foot man fr I 222

SD INDEX Owen, Professor Richard II 646

Egypt civilized before Menes II 334
fallacies of, re man & ape II 681
hoofed mammal in Secondary II 713
man's ear muscles formerly used II 681n
tendency to perfectibility II 649n
----- "Our Origin as a Species" (Longman's Magazine)
exposes Allen's exaggerations II 687n

SD INDEX Ox, Oxen II 574. See also Bull

driven out of temple I 442n
fossil II 287
one of Holy Four (Christian) I 441-2
Ophite, or Christian Uriel I 127n

SD INDEX Oxfordshire, stone-field slates II 196

PV Oxlahun-oc [[Quiche]] "Having thirteen feet." The god-Thirteen; the Solar deity in its zenith position, with its twelve stellar companions.

SD INDEX Oxus River I 462

Arabs along banks of II 200
flows fr Lake of Dragons II 204


corresponds w prana or life II 593
Crookes on I 546, 551, 584
elixir of life allotropized fr I 144n
Huxley on, in protoplasm I 637n
hydrogen &, as water, non-being I 54-5
hydrogen, nitrogen & I 623
instills fire into the "Mother" I 626
lack of, & fermenting, decay I 262-3 &nn
noumenon of II 592
Pasteur on, & vital potency I 249n
Winchell on I 608n

SD INDEX Oxyhydrogenic, dhyani- & chohans I 82

SD INDEX Ozimandyas, decad found in catacombs I 321


elixir of life I 144n
missing link in chemistry I 82n
sound can produce an I 555
two European occultists & I 260

SD INDEX Ozonic (or nitr-ozonic) dhyani- & chohans I 82