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List of Title Abbreviations (in alphabetical order)

SD INDEX Placenta, Placental

earliest mammals have no II 166
Haeckel's views on II 649-50, 668
-mammal I 190n
umbilicus connected thru II 461
various types of II 713-14 &n

SD INDEX Placitus philosophorum. See Plutarch, Moralia

SD INDEX Plagiarism (ized) II 472n, 481-2

by anticipation I 401-2; II 476
fr Book of Enoch II 229, 482-3, 484-5
by Brahmins fr Bible I xxxi
de Mirville on, by ancients I 400-3
Sepp, Wilford on, Hindus I 654-5; II 619

TG Plaksha (Sk.). One of the seven Dwipas (continents or islands) in the Indian Pantheon and the Puranas.

SD INDEX Plaksha (Skt) fig tree II 404n

dvipa, globe II 320-1

TG Plane. From the Latin planus (level, flat) an extension of space or of something in it, whether physical or metaphysical, e.g., a "plane of consciousness". As used in Occultism, the term denotes the range or extent of some state of consciousness, or of the perceptive power of a particular set of senses, or the action of a particular force, or the state of matter corresponding to any of the above.

KT Plane. From the Latin Planus (level, flat), an extension of space, whether in the physical or metaphysical sense. In Occultism, the range or extent of some state of consciousness, or the state of matter corresponding to the perceptive powers of a particular set of senses or the action of a particular force.

WGa Plane, a level surface; specifically, a field of consciousness; as dream-plane, mental-plane, physical-plane, etc.

OG Plane(s) -- This is a word used in theosophy for the various ranges or steps of the hierarchical ladder of lives which blend into each other. There are no solutions of continuity in space, either in inner and invisible space or in outward and visible space. The physical world grades off into the astral world, which grades off again into a world higher than it, the world which is superior to the astral world; and so it continues throughout the series of hierarchical steps which compose a universe such as our universe. Remember also that the boundless All is filled full with universes, some so much greater than ours that the utmost reach of our imagination cannot conceive of them.

To quote H. P. Blavatsky in this connection, in her Theosophical Glossary under this same head:

"As used in Occultism, the term denotes the range or extent of some state of consciousness, or of the perceptive power of a particular set of senses, or the action of a particular force, or the state of matter corresponding to any of the above." (See also Hierarchy)

WW Planes Now the word planes has been mostly used in our literature, and it is a very apt word and a very good one provided certain definitions be clearly understood. I am rather an enthusiast for definition, gentlemen, because I have seen that most of the honest differences of life are based on a lack of mutual understanding of fundamentals upon which both may meet in concord. Our planes are considered by most people to be like tiers of drawers, one above another, and to go on to a higher plane and to come down on to a lower plane. I will wager that there are very few, even among ourselves, who consider it other than a stepping down stairs. Now that is all right; it is as a stepping down stairs; the figure is good provided that we understand that that stepping down stairs is a diminution of spiritual force and an augmentation of materialism. But if we consider these planes as being actually built up in tiers, or as a chest of drawers, then it is an error. Far clearer, I think, would be to look upon the highest within us, the Atman, as a mathematical point. Now a mathematical point may be of any dimension, it need not necessarily be exceedingly small; it may be infinite, because it is both. A mathematical point has no dimensions, therefore it has all. The Atman, then, let us conceive of as a mathematical point. Springing from it, like the skin to flesh, not a distance off, we will take the first sphere. There is no separation between the mathematical point and the sphere which it includes or includes it. They are the same. Then comes another sphere, and a third, and a fourth, and the 'bigger' they get, in this way of looking at it, the more material they are -- seven, fourteen, twenty-one, any number you like. I prefer that conception. I think it is the grander, because the mathematical point (the Atman) being in the center gives the inner idea, though it is perfectly right and correct philosophically and religiously to consider it as being the periphery of a boundless sphere. Taking this latter figure, as the mathematician, French Pascal, says (although the conception is not original with him: "C'est une sphere infinie, dont le centre est partout, la circonference nulle part," Pensees, XXII), such a periphery or circumference has no limits, because it is exactly the same as the mathematical point above spoken of, and the finest point we can conceive of contains a still smaller point, not smaller in dimensions, but smaller in faculty, power, potency, etc., until we arrive at an illusionary center, and we get here to a person -- not the individual, but the person. The person represents on this physical plane of maya, illusion, inversely what Atman represents on the plane of reality. We see each other as persons. It is our persons (not of course the physical shell, the body of flesh) which learn and which pass from life to life. Many times has H. P. Blavatsky quoted the so-called Hermetic saying: "As it is above, so it is below." It therefore seems to me that it will be simpler in our studies to look upon the different planes rather as spheres, remembering too, that these spheres have a distinct analogy with the spheres (globes) of the cosmos, that is, the worlds in space -- possibly more than an analogy. In fact I think it would be correct to say that every world in space is the manifestation of a God, meaning by that term 'god' a spiritual being. I prefer the former term because personally I am a polytheist. In our Society each man has the privilege of keeping and developing his own beliefs, and I merely use that term because it seems to be the best fitted, on account of its associations in the minds of intelligent and educated men to describe what I am endeavoring to say.

SD INDEX Plane(s) (cosmic)

diagram of I 200 &n
each atom has seven I 150
each, real to its denizens I 40, 296
energy on spiritual & physical I 644
everything conscious on its own I 274
Fall of Angels on every II 268
Fohat operates on all seven I 110-12, 328
fourth globe on lowest I 192
how to communicate w higher I 605
immortal ego acts on seven II 632-3
laya-centers & passage between I 148
light on our, darkness on higher I 450
manas irrational without atma-buddhi I 242n
man related to, of his upadhi II 157
mental, almost endless gradations I 175
midway halt betw astral & physical II 736
our consciousness limited to one I 20
principles correlated to I xxxv, 633
seven, & man's consciousness I 199
seven angelic, seven suns II 240-1
seven, called Seven Heavens II 273
seven globes on four lower I 152, 166; II 608
seven, of ideality II 335
subjective, objective I 176n, 189, 570, 603n
thickening of veil betw two II 281
three higher I 152
three higher, explained to initiates I 199
three higher, inaccessible to man I 200n
two poles on every I 41
visibility of globes & I 166
Zohar on I 239-40


SD INDEX Planet(s) I 21. See also Earth, Planetary Chains, Sacred Planets, Spheres

active, living (Aristotle) I 493
Agni-Vishnu-Surya source of II 608
Aletae were the seven II 361
all, comets or suns in origin I 103
all, septenary I 152-70
ancient knowledge re I 574 &n, 576
angels or regents of II 83, 89n
are born, grow, change, die I 609
aspects, nodes I 320
astral rulers of, create monads I 577
battles fought by growing I 101-2 }
biographies of, in Tarakamaya II 45
chariots & steeds of II 31
conjunctions of I 656, 662; II 63, 76
creative powers, zodiac & I 213
day same on four inner II 707
death of, discussed I 147
Dev chained to each II 538
development of, around Sun I 595
did not evolve fr Sun's mass I 101, 588-9
distance fr Sun & status of I 602
each race under a II 24
elements differ among I 142-3 &n
ethereality of inhabitants of, (Kant) I 602
every, can evolve life (Littre) I 502n
every, has six fellow globes I 158-9
evolution of life on II 153-4
evolved fr primal matter I 625
fire common element of I 101
Flammarion believed, inhabited II 45, 699, 707
fourth, only seen I 163 &n
genii or stellar spirits of I 198
Gnostic geniuses of I 577; II 538 &n
Heavenly Snails I 103
how could astral Earth affect II 251
human stocks on I 166
incipient rotation of I 505
informing spirits of I 128
inhabited I 133; II 701, 706-7
initiates knew of more II 488n
intact during minor pralayas I 18n
Lares regents of II 361
life germs fr other II 158
life on other worlds? II 33 &n
limbs & pulses of solar system I 541
man's faculties fr I 604
many more, in Secret Books I 152n
Mars & Mercury mystery I 163-4
Mars or six-faced II 382
matter differs among II 136-7n
Mazdean diagram of II 759
Moon &, cause catastrophes II 699
movements, positions of II 76
Music of the Spheres & I 433; II 601
never-erring time measurers II 621
nine, in Vishnu Purana II 488-9n
older & younger II 251
orbital perturbations of I 503
origin of I 101, 103, 500-6, 601
other, better adapted for life II 706-7
polar compression of I 593
pralayas of I 12n, 18n, 149, 172n; II 660n
Puranas on rotation of I 442
rational intelligences (Kepler) I 493
rectors move, (Plato, Kepler) I 479, 493
regents of I 152, 576-7; II 22-3, 83
Sabean dance & motion of II 460
secret relation of, to Earth I 163-4
self-moving, queried I 670
seven II 22, 293
seven, & seven races I 573 &n
seven, & terrestrial things II 361n
seven, & twelve zodiacal signs I 79, 573 &n
seven mystery gods & II 22
seven, or seven circles II 488
seven sacred I 99-101 &nn, 152, 167, 573 &n, 574n, 575; II 602n
seven sons of Aditi I 448
seventy, explained I 576, 654 &n
small size of, near Sun I 500n
stars & II 83
Sun giver of life to I 386
Sun, Moon substitutes for I 575 &n
Sun's brothers, not sons I 449, 588-9
temples of gods I 578
theoi or gods, called I 2n
three sacred, unnamed I 575 &n
twelve gods or, seven seen I 100
undiscovered I 102n, 576
uninhabited (science) II 699
upper globes of, invisible I 163
vary in orbits, axes, size I 593
wheel symbolizes I 40n
will be absorbed by Sun I 596
world bibles refer to II 703

SD INDEX Planet (Earth). See also Earth, Globe

ball of fire-mist once II 153
Fetahil creates I 195
Kabbala on birth of II 240

SD INDEX Planetary

almost all, worlds inhabited II 701
attraction &, motion I 529
conjunctions, importance of I 656
dissolution or pralaya I 159
gods, Agni-Vishnu-Surya head of II 608
gods gravitate to Sun II 361
life-impulses & evolution II 697
motion & spirits (Kepler) I 499
orbits puzzled Newton I 498
powers, two aspects of I 633
round & globe round defined I 160
seven, creators Gnostic symbols I 73

OG Planetary Chain -- Every kosmic body or globe, be it sun or planet, nebula or comet, atom or electron, is a composite entity formed of or comprised of inner and invisible energies and substances and of an outer, to us, and often visible, to us, physical vehicle or body. These elements all together number seven (or twelve), being what is called in theosophy the seven principles or elements of every self-contained entity; in other words, of every individual life-center. Thus every one of the physical globes that we see scattered over the fields of space is accompanied by six invisible and superior globes, forming what in theosophy is called a chain. This is the case with every sun or star, with every planet, and with every moon of every planet. It is likewise the case with the nebulae and the comets as above stated: all are septiform entities, all have a sevenfold constitution, even as man has, who is a copy in the little of what the universe is in the great, there being for us one life in that universe, one natural system of "laws" in that universe. Every entity in the universe is an inseparable part of it; therefore what is in the whole is in every part, because the part cannot contain anything that the whole does not contain, the part cannot be greater than the whole.

Our own earth-chain is composed of seven (or twelve) globes, of which only one, our earth, is visible on this our earth plane to our physical sense apparatus, because that apparatus is builded or rather evolved to cognize this earth plane and none other. But the populations of all the seven (or twelve) globes of this earth-chain pass in succession, and following each other, from globe to globe, thus gaining experience of energy and matter and consciousness on all the various planes and spheres that this chain comprises. The other six (or eleven) globes of our earth-chain are invisible to our physical sense, of course; and, limiting our explanation only to the manifest seven globes of the complete chain of twelve globes, the six globes other and higher than the earth exist two by two, on three planes of the solar system superior to our physical plane where our earth-globe is -- this our earth. These three superior planes or worlds are each one superior to the world or plane immediately beneath or inferior to it. Our earth-globe is the fourth and lowest of all the manifest seven globes of our earth-chain. Three globes precede it on the descending or shadowy arc, and three globes follow it on the ascending or luminous arc of evolution. The Secret Doctrine by H. P. Blavatsky and the more recent work, Fundamentals of the Esoteric Philosophy (1932), contain most suggestive material for the student interested in this phase of the esoteric philosophy. (See also Ascending Arc)

SD INDEX Planetary Chain(s) I 158-70. See also Earth Chain, Planets

age of I 205-6
architects of I 128, 442
atyantika pralaya & II 309-10n
common belief in II 606-7
Days & Nights of I 154-5
death & energy transfer of I 155-6
destruction of, symbol for II 505
emerge fr cosmic monad II 311
evolution of I 231-2, 250 &n
failures fr previous II 233n
Fohat force that built I 139n
fourteen manus preside over II 321
in Isis Unveiled I 231-2n
karshvares seven globes of II 384n
major manvantara one round of II 309
man-bearing globes of II 77
many, in our solar system I 654n
Mars, Mercury each a I 152-3, 164
new sun rises in each new I 655-6
nirvana for monads betw two I 172-3
other, in our system I 575; II 699-709
our, described in world bibles II 703
principles of man & globes of I 153-4
second class of builders & I 128
septenary, all are I 152-70
seven dvipas or II 320, 758-9
seven globes on four lower planes I 152
seven, in our solar system II 311
Seven Sons creators of I 60
"seven wheels" refer to I 144
starts as nebula I 22
three-, six-fold II 616
upper globes of, invisible I 163
Uranus, Neptune guard other I 575
why teaching of, kept secret I xxxv
Zend Avesta on II 384-5, 606-7, 757-8

TG Planetary Spirits. Primarily the rulers or governors of the planets. As our earth has its hierarchy of terrestrial planetary spirits, from the highest to the lowest plane, so has every other heavenly body. In Occultism, however, the term "Planetary Spirit" is generally applied only to the seven highest hierarchies corresponding to the Christian archangels. These have all passed through a stage of evolution corresponding to the humanity of earth on other worlds, in long past cycles. Our earth, being as yet only in its fourth round, is far too young to have produced high planetary spirits. The highest planetary spirit ruling over any globe is in reality the "Personal God" of that planet and far more truly its "over-ruling providence" than the self-contradictory Infinite Personal Deity of modern Churchianity.

KT Planetary Spirits. Rulers and governors of the Planets. Planetary Gods.

WGa Planetary Spirit, the Regent of a planet; its Archangel, Governor, Spirit or Dhyan-Chohan.

OG Planetary Spirit(s) -- Every celestial body in space, of whatever kind or type, is under the overseeing and directing influence of a hierarchy of spiritual and quasi-spiritual and astral beings, who in their aggregate are generalized under the name of celestial spirits. These celestial spirits exist therefore in various stages or degrees of evolution; but the term planetary spirits is usually restricted to the highest class of these beings when referring to a planet.

In every case, and whatever the celestial body may be, such a hierarchy of ethereal beings, when the most advanced in evolution of them are considered, in long past cycles of kosmic evolution had evolved through a stage of development corresponding to the humanity of earth. Every planetary spirit therefore, wherever existent, in those far past aeons of kosmic time was a man or a being equivalent to what we humans on earth call man. The planetary spirits of earth, for instance, are intimately linked with the origin and destiny of our present humanity, for not only are they our predecessors along the evolutionary path, but certain classes of them are actually the spiritual guides and instructors of mankind. We humans, in far distant aeons of the future, on a planetary chain which will be the child or grandchild of the present earth-chain, will be the planetary spirits of that future planetary chain. It is obvious that as H. P. Blavatsky says: "Our Earth, being as yet only in its Fourth Round, is far too young to have produced high Planetary Spirits"; but when the seventh round of this earth planetary chain shall have reached its end, our present humanity will then have become dhyan-chohans of various grades, planetary spirits of one group or class, with necessary evolutionary differences as among themselves. The planetary spirits watch over, guide, and lead the hosts of evolving entities inferior to themselves during the various rounds of a planetary chain. Finally, every celestial globe, whether sun or planet or other celestial body, has as the summit or acme of its spiritual hierarchy a supreme celestial spirit who is the hierarch of its own hierarchy. It should not be forgotten that the humanity of today forms a component element or stage or degree in the hierarchy of this (our) planetary chain.

SD INDEX Planetary Spirits

Buddhists believe in I 635
each nation its own I 10, 576
highest, know our solar system II 700n
principles in man fr II 29
regents of planets or I 104; II 22
represented as circles II 552
rule destinies of men I 128
seven, of Christian mystics II 97
seven, or rishis II 318n
souls of heavenly orbs I 602; II 552
of stars, planets I 128

SD INDEX Planetoids, man's influence on II 700

SD INDEX Planet-tower of Nebo II 456

SD INDEX Planisphere(s). See also Dendera Zodiac

Carnac & West Hoadley are II 343

SD INDEX Plant(s) (kingdom). See also Botany, Vegetable

animals &, interdependent II 290n
bisexuality in I 320; II 133, 659
born fr bosom of the stone II 594
created before there was Earth I 254
dwarfed by climate in third race II 329
force which informs & seed described I 291
growth of, & Moon I 180
hard, that softened II 15
human embryo a I 184
intermediate hermaphroditism & II 167
Kabiri taught use of II 364
link Europe, America, Southeast Asia II 781
majority are hermaphrodite II 659
Moon (Soma) god of II 384n
nerves of I 49
New & Old World, similar II 792
not physical before animals II 290n
occult powers of, (Levi) II 74
orders, classes of, in Puranas II 259n
seed must die to live as I 459n
seventh emanation of Mother & I 291

VS sacred plant of nine and seven stalks (II 31) [[p. 39]] Vide supra 22: Shangna plant.

SD INDEX Plasm. See also Cells

immortal part of our bodies I 223n
spiritual, key to embryology I 219, 224

FY Plaster or Plantal; Platonic term for the power which moulds the substances of the universe into suitable forms.

TG Plastic Soul. Used in Occultism in reference to the linga sharira or the astral body of the lower Quaternary. It is called "plastic" and also "Protean" Soul from its power of assuming any shape or form and moulding or modelling itself into or upon any image impressed in the astral light around it, or in the minds of the medium or of those present at seances for materialization. The linga sharira must not be confused with the mayavi rupa or "thought body" -- the image created by the thought and will of an adept or sorcerer; for while the "astral form" or linga sharira is a real entity, the "thought body" is a temporary illusion created by the mind.

KT Plastic. Used in Occultism in reference to the nature and essence of the astral body, or the "Protean Soul." (Vide "Plastic Soul" in the Theosophical Glossary.)

WGa Plastic Body, a name for the Linga-Sharira, or astral form. Called "Plastic" or "Protean" because of its power to assume any shape or form.

SD INDEX Plastidular Souls

Haeckel's, discussed II 650, 670-1 &n
spurious speculation II 663n

TG Plato. An Initiate into the Mysteries and the greatest Greek philosopher, whose writings are known the world over. He was the pupil of Socrates and the teacher of Aristotle. He flourished over 400 years before our era.


Atlantis account of, compressed II 760-1
Atlantis of II 147, 221, 263, 314, 322, 323-4n, 395, 408, 429
Atlantis of, Indian legend II 223, 407
best of Pythagoreans (Syrianus) II 599
bound by oath of secrecy II 763
chaos became soul of world I 338, 343
circular motion, on I 201
could not believe in personal God II 554
deductive method of II 153
defines genuine philosophers II 554-5
Deity cannot create, taught II 159
divine dynasties in II 367, 370-1
divine Idea moves the aether I 365
divine thought of, & lipikas I 104
elements, stoicheia of I 123, 338n, 461
embraced ideas of Pythagoras I 348
in error before initiation I 588
fifth rounder, explained I 161-2
God geometrizes II 39, 41
Hesiod's Theogony history to II 765
hints Pelasgians Atlanteans II 774
initiate-philosopher-adept I 2n; II 88, 266, 395, 554
innate eternal ideas of I 281
island of II 8, 141, 250n, 322, 352, 395, 407, 693
Logos of I 15n
Mayas coeval w Atlantis of II 34-5n
Mysteries, discipline, virtue I xxxv
Poseidonis or Atlantis II 265, 314, 407-9 &nn, 765, 767-8
Poseidon of, substitute name II 323-4n
principles & elements in I 491-2
science regards, as lunatic II 589
Secret Doctrine known to I xxxv
Solon's story of Atlantis II 221, 371, 395, 436, 781, 786
soul's faculties fr planets II 604
source of wisdom of II 530-1
spoke cautiously II 268
Sweden Atlantis of, (Rudbeck) II 402
taught all pledges would allow II 765
tetrad animal of, (Taylor) II 599
universal method of II 573, 584
----- Banquet or Symposium
androgyne race II 96, 132-4, 177
early races II 133, 264
----- Cratylus
Anaxagoras on nous I 451
Golden Age II 264, 372, 373
Koros as pure intellect I 353
theos, derivation of I 2n; II 545
Zeus not highest god I 425-6
----- Critias
Atlantis larger than Lybia II 761
island fragment only II 8, 324n
island of II 221, 266
Neptune divides Atlantis II 765
Plain of Atlantis described II 767-8
power of names II 767
sinking of Atlantis II 314, 394
source of Atlantis story II 743n
war of nations II 394, 743
----- Laws (De Legibus)
origin of wheat, wine, fire II 373
planets moved by rectors I 493
Saturn's Golden Age II 264, 372-3
----- Parmenides
One, reflection of Deity II 555
Taylor's Intro on chaos I 425-6 &n
----- Phaedo
mind cause of all things (Anaxagoras) I 451
----- Phaedrus
rectors of planets I 493
winged races II 55n, 96, 264
----- Philebus
infinite & finite I 426 &n
----- Protagoras
Prometheus gave man wisdom II 412
----- Republic
immorality of pantheons II 764 &n
----- Statesman (Politicus)
fertile & barren periods II 74
rulers & the ruled II 373
----- Timaeus
Atlantis described II 743n, 761 &n, 767-8
cross in space I 321n; II 561, 589
definition of soul II 88
destruction of Atlantis II 314, 395
Divine Thought, matter, kosmos I 348
elements or irrational daemons I 567n
on four elements I 460
God lighted the Sun I 579-80 &n
island a fragment II 8, 147, 266, 768
Jupiter or Father-Aether I 465
"man must not be like one of us" II 94-5
mundane macrocosmic tree II 97 &n
Phoroneus father of mortals II 519
secretion of elements I 568 &n
shapeless infants of early races II 132 &n
sinking of Plato's island II 250n
Solon on Greek history II 743
universe a dodecahedron I 340 &n, 344
world conflagrations, deluges II 784

TG Platonic School, or the "Old Akademe", in contrast with the later or Neo-Platonic School of Alexandria (See "Philalethean").

SD INDEX Platonist, Alexandrian, compiled Pymander II 267n

SD INDEX Platonist, The, T. M. Johnson, (editor) q Thomas Taylor on Jews I 426 &n

SD INDEX Platyrrhine (anthropoid)

apes & man II 171
fr late Atlantean times II 193

SD INDEX Pleiades II 549-50. See also Krittikas

Alcyone of, & age of Great Pyramid II 432
Atlantides have become II 768
central point of universe II 551
connected w renovation of Earth II 785
connected w sound I 648n
cycle based on, & Virgo II 435
Hindus observed rising of I 663-4
Karttikeya (Mars) & II 551, 619
mentioned in Job I 647-8
Niobe daughter of II 772
poussiniere (French), Pillalu-kodi (Tamil) or I 663
seven & I 648n; II 618-19
seven daughters of Atlas II 618, 768, 785
six of, then seven II 551
summer 'colure' passed thru II 407
Sun orbits Alcyone of I 501
"sweet influence of," (Job) I 648
Virgo inseparable fr II 785
when pyramids were built I 435
wives of seven rishis II 549, 551

SD INDEX Plenum, the (Lat)

absolute container of All I 8
all matter connected in I 615
of Descartes I 623
fullness of the universe I 671
gods, genii within I 569
nothingness of science is I 148
science, vacuity, ether & I 495

TG Pleroma (Gr.). "Fulness", a Gnostic term adopted to signify the divine world or Universal Soul. Space, developed and divided into a series of aeons. The abode of the invisible gods. It has three degrees.

KT Pleroma. "Fulness"; a gnostic term used also by St. Paul. Divine world or the abode of gods. Universal space divided into metaphysical AEons.

WG Pleroma, space; akasa.

WW Pleroma You will remember that [Pleroma] came up in our first study: it is a Gnostic word. The word Gnostic meant "he who knows." It was a word used by a number of societies or associations (about the time or a little before the beginning of the Christian era,) of men who were banded together in an endeavor to find the truth in the different religions of the time. And the early Christians applied to themselves the same word Gnostic, and as they grew stronger, and more able to impose their beliefs on other men, they denied the right of these others to call themselves Gnostics, or rather those who know. But on account of their constant verbal warfare, the books that were written by the Christians against the Gnostics, and vice versa, it finally became settled to call the Gnostics, simply to distinguish them from other bodies, including the Christians, the Christians taking for their name the title of their supposed founder, [Turning to blackboard] Christians from Christos. Pleroma means fullness. It was applied with shades of meanings by the different bodies of Gnostics, of which there were very many, a score or more, I believe, but with one general sense as implying fullness, the fullness of all that is, particularly the fullness of the Manifest Deity, as infilling all -- a purely pantheistic conception. It is a remarkable thing that the Christian God is infinite, eternal, ubiquitous; he is everywhere, and lasts through all time; and yet they will not allow that he can be in vessels of dishonor, which they consider derogatory to the divine dignity. Now if he cannot be in a vessel of dishonor, as for instance, in an evil man's heart, he cannot be infinite. Are we to understand that an evil man is outside of infinity? Or that some physical vessel applied to obscene or low uses by man can be outside the Deity? We have to admit that if the Deity be ubiquitous, omnipresent, this must mean everywhere, and that is simply one of the multitude of contradictions that our unfortunate friends, the Christians, have got into by losing the key to their own religion.

We shall study the doctrines of some of the principal bodies of the Gnostics later, and then we shall have need to take up the study of the word pleroma more fully. It will be enough at the present time to remember that as we shall use this word, it will mean by a possible extension of the Gnostic meaning the fullness of all that is, in the pantheistic sense. The difference between it and Chaos, being as you will remember, that chaos is the first quiver of manifestation, emptiness, if you like, voidness, if you please, but only of that which is manifest; whereas Pleroma we shall use in two senses: as the fullness of the Deity, and as All that is.

SD INDEX Pleroma (Gk) fullness, completeness

astral light &, of Church I 196
downfall of I 416
fifth & third states of II 79
Gnostic ogdoad & I 448
Logos reflected in II 25
planes of I 406
Satan's lair? II 506-18
scholiasts turn, into Satan II 511


SD INDEX Plesiosaurus(i) II 258

extinct w third race II 206-7
law of dwarfing & II 733
man contemporary w II 206-7, 676, 713
paintings of, in China, Babylon II 205-6

SD INDEX Plexus(es), Nervous, seven, radiate seven rays II 92


----- Natural History
Chaldean astronomical observations II 620
circular meditation posture II 552
Druid priests called magi II 756
Earth kind nurse & mother I 154
Earth's sphericity defended I 117n
Egypt covered by sea II 368
Egyptian year of thirty days II 620
the Euxine II 5 &n
giant Orion II 278
giants II 336
moving rock at Harpasa II 346-7
Persians consulted the Oitzoe II 346
rocking stones in Asia II 342 &n
Saros cycle I 655n
Saturnian Sea II 777n
six-month polar day, night II 773
stone which "ran away" II 342, 345

SD INDEX Pliocene II 254, 675-6, 690, 710, 714

apes & men in II 676
European man of, Atlantean II 790
man existed in II 688n
man immigrated to Europe in II 740n
man's origin in, (Haeckel) II 680
man's origin in, (Huxley) II 288
portions of Atlantis sank in II 314n, 395
scientists disagree on II 698
temperate climate in II 738n

SD INDEX Plongeon, A. Le. See Le Plongeon, A.

TG Plotinus. The noblest, highest and grandest of all the Neo-Platonists after the founder of the school, Ammonius Saccas. He was the most enthusiastic of the Philaletheans or "lovers of truth", whose aim was to found a religion on a system of intellectual abstraction, which is true Theosophy, or the whole substance of Neo-Platonism. If we are to believe Porphyry, Plotinus has never disclosed either his birth-place or connexions, his native land or his race. Till the age of twenty-eight he had never found teacher or teaching which would suit him or answer his aspirations. Then he happened to hear Ammonius Saccas, from which day he continued to attend his school. At thirty-nine he accompanied the Emperor Gordian to Persia and India with the object of learning their philosophy. He died at the age of sixty-six after writing fifty-four books on philosophy. So modest was he that it is said he "blushed to think he had a body". He reached Samadhi (highest ecstasy or "reunion with God" the divine Ego) several times during his life. As said by a biographer, "so far did his contempt for his bodily organs go, that he refused to use a remedy, regarding it as unworthy of a man to use means of this kind". Again we read, "as he died, a dragon (or serpent) that had been under his bed, glided through a hole in the wall and disappeared" -- a fact suggestive for the student of symbolism. He taught a doctrine identical with that of the Vedantins, namely, that the Spirit-Soul emanating from the One deific principle was, after its pilgrimage, re-united to It.

KT Plotinus. A distinguished Platonic philosopher of the third century, a great practical mystic, renowned for his virtues and learning. He taught a doctrine identical with that of the Vedantins, namely, that the spirit soul emanating from the One Deific Principle was after its pilgrimage on earth reunited to it. (Vide Theosophical Glossary.)

SD INDEX Pluralite des mondes. See Flammarion, C.

SD INDEX Plurality of Worlds. See Maxwell, A.

SD INDEX Plurality of Worlds. See Whewell, Wm.

SD INDEX Plutarch II 336

----- Lives (Vitae)
Caius Marius
, Cimmerians' long night II 773
Egyptian year of thirty days II 620
May, Maia, Vesta I 396n
Sertorius, tomb of giant Antaeus II 278
Sylla, on the Great Year I 650; II 784, 785
----- Moralia
De animae procreation, the double quaternary II 599
De E apud Delphos, stood for number five II 580
[De fraterno amore], Castor & Pollux II 123
De Iside et Osiride
the elements I 125n
father, mother, son in Plato I 348
"ingress of Osiris into Moon" I 228
De placitus philosophorum
duad, mother, evil I 614
Ecphantus on Earth's rotation [I 117 &n]
giving form to matter I 622
Magnus Annus II 785
Stoics on thunder II 526
tetrad root of all things II 601
Quaestiones Romanae et Graecae
Castor's tomb in Sparta II 122n
May, Maia, Vesta I 396n
[Quaestionum convivalium or Table Talk]
Pindar's Hymn to Minerva I 401

SD INDEX Pluto (Gk). See also Hades

-Aidoneus or Aerial Jove I 464
Atlantean islands sacred to II 408
Axiokersos, Hades or II 362
Dodonean Jupiter & I 463
Earth, Yama or I 462-3
fire-flame of helm of I 338n
healer, enlightener II 26n
in Pit, carries off Eurydice II 78

SD INDEX Pneuma (Gk) breath, spirit

human soul or mind II 113
spirit, soul or gas (Grove) I 465
symbolized by wind or air I 226n, 342; II 113
synthesis of seven senses I 96

SD INDEX Pneumata (Gk), spirits of the elements I 395-6

SD INDEXa pneumata ton stoicheion I 395 (Gk) "Spirit of the elements."

SD INDEX Pneumatics, kabbalists & esoteric I 242-5

SD INDEX Pneumatologie. See Mirville, J. E. de

SD INDEX Pococke, Edward, India in Greece, myths are truths, not fables I 339

SD INDEX Poetica Astronomica. See Hyginus, G. J.

SD INDEX Poets, initiate-, preserve the wisdom I xlv

SD INDEX Poimandres. See Divine Pymander

SD INDEX Point(s). See also Sephirah

Aristotle omitted I 615
atoms of Leibniz mathematical I 628
Avalokitesvara, Verbum or I 429
central I 635; II 612
central, in crucifix II 556
in circle I 1, 4, 11, 19, 91, 327, 426, 429, 613-16
circle & "Golden Egg" II 553
circle, triangle, etc & I 320-1; II 36
emanates noumenal triangle I 614
in En soph [Ain-soph] II 111
every, in infinity animated II 513
fructifies the line I 91
genesis of gods & men fr II 24
germ or, in mundane egg I 57
indivisible, limitless I 346
knows only mulaprakriti I 432
monad or I 426
mulaprakriti conceals I 346
one, becomes triangle, cube II 612
one, is everywhere, nowhere I 11
the One or Logos I 426, 429
primordial, or Sephirah I 354
retires into the circle I 614
fr, to solid figures I 616
ten, & Pythagorean triangle I 612, 616
visible to eye of adept I 489
world fr the indivisible I 355
zero, or laya-centers I 551

TG Point within a Circle. In its esoteric meaning the first unmanifested logos appearing on the infinite and shoreless expanse of Space, represented by the Circle. It is the plane of Infinity and Absoluteness. This is only one of the numberless and hidden meanings of this symbol, which is the most important of all the geometrical figures used in metaphysical emblematology. As to the Masons, they have made of the point "an individual brother" whose duty to God and man is bounded by the circle, and have added John the Baptist and John the Evangelist to keep company with the "brother", representing them under two perpendicular parallel lines.

SD INDEX Poitou (France), enormous stones at II 752

SD INDEX Polar, Polar Lands, Regions. See also Antarctic, Arctic, Hyperborean Continent

compression of planets I 593
continent prevails during round II 400n
first of seven cradles of humanity II 324
magnolia blossomed in II 326
north of Meru II 326
occult commentaries on II 400-1 &n
opposite, forces II 84
periodically rise & sink II 325n, 360
Phaethon legend & II 770n
"pigmies" of II 331
semi-tropical climate at II 329, 356, 423
seven, circles of ancients I 204
shape of II 326
spoken of in Avesta II 291-2
Sun, Central Sun & atma II 241
three, remain fr beginning II 776
tomb of Lemurian mankind II 324

SD INDEX Polar Dragon I 407; II 274, 770n, 771n, 786

SD INDEX Polaris. See Pole Star

SD INDEX Polarity

of cells II 117
death a change in I 526n
evil is, of matter & spirit I 416
of Fohat I 145
gravity caused by I 513
monadic principle fr passive to active II 669
opposite forces aspect of I 604
of spirit & matter II 84, 527

SD INDEX Pole(s). See also Hyperborean, North, South Pole

ancient names of, given II 274
beneficent & lethal influence of II 400n
celestial, as Meru II 785
changes of II 785-6
in constellation of Harp (Egyptian) II 360n
continents at North II 6-7, 12, 400n, 401, 785
dwarfed races of II 331
Earth's, &, of ecliptic II 332, 356-8, 431
Egyptians on ecliptic & II 332, 357
Fohatic forces at both I 205
"heavenly measure" II 363
imperishable Sacred Land & II 6
inverted three times II 353, 360, 368, 432-3, 436
moved for fourth time (Atlantis) II 350
negative, positive, of nature I 257
North, & first cataclysm II 138 &n
North, as Meru I 204
North, represents atma II 403
North, symbolized as serpent II 356 &n
once pointed to Ursa Minor II 768
Seneca's prophecy re II 757
serpent w hawk's head II 357, 360n
South, abode of elementals II 274
South, as the Pit II 274, 357, 785-6
storehouse of vitality I 205
Sun dies for six months at II 769n
terrestrial, or Jupiter-Bacchus II 362

SD INDEX Pole of the Heavens

angle of, causes seasons II 356
hawk-headed serpent in Egypt II 356 &n
North Pole of Earth inverted to S II 360

SD INDEX Pole Star II 785. See also Alpha Draconis, Dhruva

Alpha Draconis, pyramid & II 432
Dhruva, Dhruvatara or II 401n, 489n, 612n
Draco once was II 32n
founders of races linked w II 768
Meru metaphorically II 785
planets attached to II 488-9n
serpent symbol of, & seasons II 356
seven winds connected w II 612
in tail of Ursa Minor II 612n, 768
watches over Sacred Land II 6
when pyramids built I 435; II 432

SD INDEX Polier, Marie E. de, Mythologie des Indous, birth of Brahma I 345

SD INDEX Pollux (& Castor)

born fr Leda's egg I 366
Dioscuri or II 122, 361n, 362
immortal man, demigod II 123

SD INDEX Polo, Marco, travels of, laughed at II 441

SD INDEX Polygenetic, Polygenesis (ism)

esoteric philosophy a modified II 249
fewer scientific problems w II 610
origin of races II 77, 168-9, 249-50

SD INDEX Polyhistor. See Alexander Polyhistor

SD INDEX Polynesia

Jacolliot on common myths of II 222-4
remains of Pacific continent II 222, 223

SD INDEX Polynesian(s)

dying out II 780
islands II 327
legends of sunken continent II 788-9 &n
Pacific continent &, (Haeckel) II 328
skulls of, larger than French II 168n, 522
taller than average II 332

SD INDEX Polynesian Researches. See Ellis, Wm.

SD INDEX Polyphemus (Gk)

Titan, one-eyed Cyclops II 766
Ulysses put out eye of II 769


reproduce by budding II 177
present fr primordial times II 712

SD INDEX Polytheism (ists)

belief in powers of nature not II 592
Greeks & nature forces I 466
Hindu, reveals profound knowledge II 107n
more philosophical I 575
occultists are not II 194


SD INDEX Pompeii II 793

declared fiction, myth II 236, 441

SD INDEX Ponerou (Gk) [evil], good (agathou) &, (de Mirville) II 515

SD INDEX Pontiffs-piromis, statues of, shown to Herodotus II 369

SD INDEX Pope(s)

Gregory & figure on cross II 587
heliocentric theory banned by I 441
infallibility of II 237-8, 316n
literature banned by I 387
named Lucifer II 33
personates Peter & Jesus II 466n
some early, were initiates I 311

SD INDEX [Pope, Alexander, Essay on Man] q II 189

TG Popes-Magicians. There are several such in history; e.g., Pope Sylvester II., the artist who made an "oracular head", like the one fabricated by Albertus Magnus, the learned Bishop of Ratisbon. Pope Sylvester was considered a great "enchanter and sorcerer" by Cardinal Benno, and the "head" was smashed to pieces by Thomas Aquinas, because it talked too much. Then there were Popes Benedict IX., John XX., and the VIth and VIIth Gregory, all regarded by their contemporaries as magicians. The latter Gregory was the famous Hildebrand. As to Bishops and lesser Priests who studied Occultism and became expert in magic arts, they are numberless.

TG Popol Vuh. The Sacred Books of the Guatemalians. Quiche MSS., discovered by Brasseur de Bourbourg.

FY Popol-Vuh, the sacred book of the Guatemalans.

PV Popol Vuh [[Quiche]] A document written down in the Quiche-Maya language but in Latin letters by a Quiche Indian shortly after the Spanish Conquest. It contains the Quiche rendition of Maya cosmogony, theogony, and sacred history, as well as a history of the Quiche-Maya peoples themselves down to the year 1550. Hidden from Europeans for 150 years, it somehow was discovered at the end of the 17th century by Father Francisco Ximenez, a learned priest of the Dominican Order, in his parish at Santo Tomas Chichicastenango, located north of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala's highlands. Ximenez transcribed the original Quiche text and translated it into Spanish. His manuscript was found in 1854, in the library of the University of San Carlos, the city of Guatemala, by the European, Carl Scherzer. The original Quiche document has never been found, and was perhaps returned to the Indian donor by Ximenez after he had copied it.

SD INDEX Popol Vuh

four men, fourth creation II 213
man created of mud or clay I 345
Noah in II 222
race that saw any distance II 55n, 96, 221
second & third races II 160
sevens II 35
tzite tree & third race II 97 &n, 181n
Votan in snake's hole II 379

SD INDEX Popular Astronomy. See Newcomb, S.

SD INDEX Popular Science Monthly, confirmed Audubon's yellow water-lily II 440

SD INDEX Popular Science Review

Hunt on Sun I 530-1, 538n
Pengelly on "Ice Age Climate" II 695-6
Richardson on "Nervous Ether" I 508, 530-1, 537-9, 603; II 298n, 654
Richardson on "Sun Force, . . ." I 508, 524-7
Seeman, Crotch on Atlantis II 781-2
Seeman on Australia, Eocene II 779
Seeman on Australia, Europe II 333
Slack on the sciences I 588, 600
Woodward on axial changes II 726

SD INDEX Population, Moon's influence on I 228-9n

SD INDEX Popul Vuh. See Popol Vuh


form oozing out of, & mediums II 86
men born fr, of parents II 68
Raumyas born fr Virabhadra's II 68, 182-3

SD INDEX Porphyrion (Gk) scarlet or red Titan II 383n

TG Porphyry, or Porphyrius. A Neo-Platonist and a most distinguished writer, only second to Plotinus as a teacher and philosopher. He was born before the middle of the third century A.D., at Tyre, since he called himself a Tyrian and is supposed to have belonged to a Jewish family. Though himself thoroughly Hellenized and a Pagan, his name Melek (a king) does seem to indicate that he had Semitic blood in his veins. Modern critics very justly consider him the most practically philosophical, and the soberest, of all the Neo-Platonists. A distinguished writer, he was specially famous for his controversy with Iamblichus regarding the evils attendant upon the practice of Theurgy. He was, however, finally converted to the views of his opponent. A natural-born mystic, he followed, as did his master Plotinus, the pure Indian Raj-Yoga training, which leads to the union of the Soul with the Over-Soul or Higher Self (Buddhi-Manas). He complains, however, that, all his efforts notwithstanding, he did not reach this state of ecstacy before he was sixty, while Plotinus was a proficient in it. This was so, probably because while his teacher held physical life and body in the greatest contempt, limiting philosophical research to those regions where life and thought become eternal and divine, Porphyry devoted his whole time to considerations of the bearing of philosophy on practical life. "The end of philosophy is with him morality", says a biographer, "we might almost say, holiness -- the healing of man's infirmities, the imparting to him a purer and more vigorous life. Mere knowledge, however true, is not of itself sufficient; knowledge has for its object life in accordance with Nous" -- "reason, translates the biographer. As we interpret Nous, however, not as reason, but mind (Manas) or the divine eternal Ego in man, we would translate the idea esoterically, and make it read "the occult or secret knowledge has for its object terrestrial life in accordance with Nous, or our everlasting reincarnating Ego", which would be more consonant with Porphyry's idea, as it is with esoteric philosophy. (See Porphyry's De Abstinentia i., 29.) Of all the Neo-Platonists, Porphyry approached the nearest to real Theosophy as now taught by the Eastern secret school. This is shown by all our modern critics and writers on the Alexandrian school, for "he held that the Soul should be as far as possible freed from the bonds of matter, . . . be ready . . . to cut off the whole body". (Ad Marcellam, 34.) He recommends the practice of abstinence, saying that "we should be like the gods if we could abstain from vegetable as well as animal food". He accepts with reluctance theurgy and mystic incantation as those are "powerless to purify the noetic (manasic) principle of the soul"; theurgy can "but cleanse the lower or psychic portion, and make it capable of perceiving lower beings, such as spirits, angels and gods" (Aug. De Civ. Dei. x., 9), just as Theosophy teaches. "Do not defile the divinity", he adds, "with the vain imaginings of men; you will not injure that which is for ever blessed (Buddhi-Manas) but you will blind yourself to the perception of the greatest and most vital truths". (Ad Marcellam, 18.) "If we would be free from the assaults of evil spirits, we must keep ourselves clear of those things over which evil spirits have power, for they attack not the pure soul which has no affinity with them". (De Abstin. ii., 43.) This is again our teaching. The Church Fathers held Porphyry as the bitterest enemy, the most irreconcilable to Christianity. Finally, and once more as in modern Theosophy, Porphyry -- as all the Neo-Platonists, according to St. Augustine -- "praised Christ while they disparaged Christianity"; Jesus, they contended, as we contend, "said nothing himself against the pagan deities, but wrought wonders by their help". "They could not call him as his disciples did, God, but they honoured him as one of the best and wisest of men". (De Civ. Dei., xix., 23.) Yet, "even in the storm of controversy, scarcely a word seems to have been uttered against the private life of Porphyry. His system prescribed purity and . . . . he practised it". (See A Dict. of Christian Biography, Vol. IV., "Porphyry".)

KT Porphyry (Porphyrius). His real name was Malek, which led to his being regarded as a Jew. He came from Tyre, and having first studied under Longinus, the eminent philosopher-critic, became the disciple of Plotinus, at Rome. He was a Neo-Platonist and a distinguished writer, specially famous for his controversy with Iamblichus regarding the evils attending the practice of Theurgy, but was, however, finally converted to the views of his opponent. A natural-born mystic he followed, like his master Plotinus, the pure Indian Raj-Yoga system, which, by training, leads to the union of the soul with the over-soul of the universe, and of the human with its divine soul, Buddhi-Manas. He complains, however, that in spite of all his efforts, he reached the highest state of ecstasy only once, and that when he was sixty-eight years of age, while his teacher Plotinus had experienced the supreme bliss six times during his life. (Vide "Porphyry," in the Theos. Gloss.)

SD INDEX Porphyry (Neoplatonist)

----- [Concerning Images]
"Egg is the World" I 360
Hermes as Creative Word II 542
----- Peri apoches empsuchon [De abstinentia]
do not address the One w words I 425
----- De vita Pythagorae
Pythagorean monad, duad I 426, 618
Pythagorean numbers I 361

SD INDEX Porphyry (stone) II 530

SD INDEX Porpoise (Sisumara, Skt) constellation II 612n

SD INDEX Porta Pia, Gnostic sarcophagus of I 410

SD INDEX Port-au-Prince, Voodoos of II 209

SD INDEX Poseidon (Gk). See also Neptune

dolphin vehicle of, -Neptune II 577
dragon II 356
five ministers of II 578
god of the horse, (Homer) II 399n
Neptune, Idaspati, Vishnu or II 765n
-Neptune ruled over sea I 464
sensual, vindictive (Gladstone) II 766
spirit of fourth race II 766, 775
took many forms to seduce II 775
trident of II 390

TG Poseidonis (Gr.). The last remnant of the great Atlantean Continent. Plato's island Atlantis is referred to as an equivalent term in Esoteric Philosophy.

FY Poseidonis, the last island submerged of the continent of Atlantis.

WGa Poseidonis, (Gr.), the last remaining portion of the great Atlantic Continent, the isle Atlantis referred to in the Critias of Plato.

SD INDEX Poseidonis (Gk). See also Atlantis

Atlantean island II 265
descendants of, built pyramids II 429
existed in Puranic times II 407
island of, not continent II 767-8
not real name of Atlantis II 323-4n
Plato's island or II 8-9, 265, 314, 324n, 395, 407-8, 751n, 761
Proclus on II 408-9
sank 12,000 years ago II 124, 765
Sankha-dvipa & II 408 &n
third step of Idaspati II 765 &n

SD INDEX Positive, awakens negative in minerals I 291

SD INDEX Positivism I 9n, 479

SD INDEX Positivists, Svabhavikas called I 4

SD INDEX Post-diluvian II 356, 394, 406, 609

TG Postel, Guillaume. A French adept, born in Normandy in 1510. His learning brought him to the notice of Francis I., who sent him to the Levant in search of occult MSS., where he was received into and initiated by an Eastern Fraternity. On his return to France he became famous. He was persecuted by the clergy and finally imprisoned by the Inquisition, but was released by his Eastern brothers from his dungeon. His Clavis Absconditorum, a key to things hidden and forgotten, is very celebrated.

SD INDEX Postel, Guillaume, saw Genesis of Enoch II 267-8n

SD INDEX Posthumous Humanity. See d'Assier, A.

SD INDEX Post-mortem States I 411; II 496

SD INDEX Postulant. See also Candidate

symbolized Sun, resurrection II 462

TG Pot-Amun. Said to be a Coptic term. The name of an Egyptian priest and hierophant who lived under the earlier Ptolemies. Diogenes Laertius tells us that it signifies one consecrated to the "Amun", the god of wisdom and secret learning, such as were Hermes, Thoth, and Nebo of the Chaldees. This must be so, since in Chaldea the priests consecrated to Nebo also bore his name, being called the Neboim, or in some old Hebrew Kabbalistic works, "Abba Nebu". The priests generally took the names of their gods. Pot-Amun is credited with having been the first to teach Theosophy, or the outlines of the Secret Wisdom-Religion, to the uninitiated.

KT Pot Amun. A Coptic term meaning "one consecrated to the god Amun," the Wisdom-god. The name of an Egyptian priest and occultist under the Ptolemies.

SD INDEX Potency (ies)

of all beings in Brahma I 450-1
spiritual, guiding embryo I 219

SD INDEX "Potency of the Pythagorean Triangle" II 592n.See also Ragon, J. B. M.

SD INDEX Potential & Kinetic Energy, sleeping atoms, life-atoms & II 672, 673n

SD INDEX Pothos (Gk) yearning

desire or, principle of creation I 110
union of spirit & chaos I 340

SD INDEX Potter, clay man fashioned on wheel of, I 366; II 213n, 291

SD INDEX Pottery, among primitive men II 716, 722, 724

SD INDEX Pouillet, estimates Sun's heat I 484n

SD INDEX Poussiniere, French name for Pleiades I 663

SD INDEX Power(s). See also Saktis

celibacy, chastity & occult II 295
creating, in animal man II 98
an entity heads each yogi- I 293
five & seven, of initiate II 580
generative, symbolized by certain gods II 43n
incarnating II 88-90
intellectual, psychic, spiritual II 319
magic II 427
man's creative, gift of wisdom II 410
messengers & seven, of Logos II 359
misuse of, & third eye II 302
of plants, animals, & minerals II 74
senses impediment to II 296
seven, & the elements II 359
seven vowels & the forty-nine II 564
sidereal, awakened by man I 124
superhuman, of siddhas II 636n
used for selfish purposes II 319

SD INDEX Powers (cosmic). See also Cosmogony, Gods, Theogony

assist Christian creator I 440
astral light abode of I 196
awakened by sound I 307
belief in, personified II 592
cosmo-psychic I 86
creative, & unborn Space II 487
creative, not the One Principle I 425
divine & terrestrial, struggle II 495
divine, born in mind of Logos II 318n
divine, shape universe I 22
forty-nine, & seven vowels I 411
given divine honors I 424
hierarchy of creative I 213-15
intelligent active, & blind inertia I 520
intelligent, rule univ I 287, 499n, 554; II 502
invisible, or noumena II 517-18
labeled unscientific I 424
lower, make Earth ready II 242
fr providence or divine light I 350
seven elemental, & Great Bear II 631
seven, of nature & noumena II 273
subordinate, worshiped I 44
fr Sun meet every eleventh year I 290
twelve subordinate, & Sun II 23