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List of Title Abbreviations (in alphabetical order)

TG Q. -- The seventeenth letter of the English Alphabet. It is the obsolete AEolian Qoppa, and the Hebrew Koph. As a numeral it is 100, and its symbol is the back of the head from the ears to the neck. With the AEolian Occultists it stood for the symbol of differentiation.

TG Qabbalah (Heb.). The ancient Chaldean Secret Doctrine, abbreviated into Kabala. An occult system handed down by oral transmission; but which, though accepting tradition, is not in itself composed of merely traditional teachings, as it was once a fundamental science, now disfigured by the additions of centuries, and by interpolation by the Western Occultists, especially by Christian Mystics. It treats of hitherto esoteric interpretations of the Jewish Scriptures, and teaches several methods of interpreting Biblical allegories. Originally the doctrines were transmitted "from mouth to ear" only, says Dr. W. Wynn Westcott, "in an oral manner from teacher to pupil who received them; hence the name Kabbalah, Qabalah, or Cabbala from the Hebrew root QBL, to receive. Besides this Theoretic Kabbalah, there was created a Practical branch, which is concerned with the Hebrew letters, as types alike of Sounds, Numbers, and Ideas." (See "Gematria", "Notaricon", "Temura".) For the original book of the Qabbalah -- the Zohar -- see further on. But the Zohar we have now is not the Zohar left by Simeon Ben Jochai to his son and secretary as an heirloom. The author of the present approximation was one Moses de Leon, a Jew of the XIIIth century. (See "Kabalah" and "Zohar".)

WGa Qaballah, this is also written Kaballah and Kabalah, which see. For a good series of hints on the Kabala see Lucifer, vol. x, May 92, p. 185.

OG Qabbalah -- (More frequently spelled Kabala or Kabbala.) The Hebrew word for what the Jewish theosophical initiates called "the Tradition," or "the Secret Doctrine" -- meaning something which is handed down or passed down from man to man by tradition; from a Hebrew word meaning "to receive" or "to take over." Unquestionably the Jewish Qabbalah existed as a traditional system of doctrine long before the present manuscripts of it were written, for these are of comparatively late production and probably date from the European Middle Ages; and one proof of this statement is found in the fact that in the earliest centuries of the Christian era several of the Church Fathers of the new Christian religion used language which could have been taken only from the Hebrew theosophy, that is, the Hebrew Qabbalah. The expressions here are in some cases identic, and the thought is in all cases the same. The Zohar may be called the original and main book of the Qabbalah. The basis of the Jewish Qabbalah was the archaic Chaldean secret doctrine which was a system of occult or esoteric philosophy handed down in part by oral, and in part by written, transmission -- and mostly by oral reception, wholly so in the case of the deeper mysteries of the Qabbalah. The Jewish Qabbalah, such as it exists today, has been disfigured and distorted by the interpolations and mutilations of many Western occultists, especially by mystics of strong Christian bias. The Qabbalah, therefore, is essentially the theosophy of the Jews, or rather the form which the universal theosophy of the archaic ages took in its transmission through the Jewish mind.

SD INDEX Qabbalah. See Myer, I.


SD INDEX Qadesh Qedeshim (Heb), holy ones, Holy of Holies II 212n, 460, 463

SD INDEX Qadosh (Heb), Sun, Adonai, El-El or I 463

SD INDEX Qadosho (Heb), holy place (Psalms 24:3) II 460

TG Qai-yin (Heb.). The same as Cain.

SD INDEX Qai-yin II 315. See also Cain

TG Qaniratha (Mazd.). Our earth, in the Zoroastrian Scriptures, which is placed, as taught in the Secret Doctrine, in the midst of the other six Karshwars, or globes of the terrestrial chain. (See Secret Doctrine, II. p. 759.)

SD INDEX Qaniratha. See Hvaniratha

TG Qadmon, Adam, or Adam Kadmon (Heb.). The Heavenly or Celestial Man,: the Microcosm (q.v.). He is the manifested Logos; the third Logos according to Occultism, or the Paradigm of Humanity.

SD INDEX Qedeshoth (Kadeshuth in tx), female, same as Nautchnis II 460, 463

SD INDEX Qedoshim, Qedoshim (Heb, Kadeshim in tx)

far fr holy II 212n
galli or, lived by the temple II 460

TG Q'lippoth (Heb.), or Klippoth. The world of Demons or Shells; the same as the Aseeyatic World, called also Olam Klippoth. It is the residence of Samael, the Prince of Darkness in the Kabbalistic allegories. But note what we read in the Zohar (ii. 43a): "For the service of the Angelic World, the Holy. . . . made Samael and his legions, i.e., the world of action, who are as it were the clouds to be used (by the higher or upper Spirits, our Egos) to ride upon in their descent to the earth, and serve, as it were, for their horses". This, in conjunction with the fact that Q'lippoth contains the matter of which stars, planets, and even men are made, shows that Samael with his legions is simply chaotic, turbulent matter, which is used in its finer state by spirits to robe themselves in. For speaking of the "vesture" or form (rupa) of the incarnating Egos, it is said in the Occult Catechism that they, the Manasaputras or Sons of Wisdom, use for the consolidation of their forms, in order to descend into lower spheres, the dregs of Swabhavat, or that plastic matter which is throughout Space, in other words, primordial ilus. And these dregs are what the Egyptians have called Typhon and modern Europeans Satan, Samael, etc., etc. Deus est Demon inversus -- the Demon is the lining of God.

SD INDEX Quadrature (of circle)

four-faced Brahma is I 344
Parker on I 315-16

SD INDEX Quadrigemina, Corpora. See Corpora Quadrigemina

TG Quadrivium (Lat.). A term used by the Scholastics during the Middle Ages to designate the last four paths of learning -- of which there were originally seven. Thus grammar, rhetoric and logic were called the trivium, and arithmetic, geometry, music and astronomy (the Pythagorean obligatory sciences) went under the name of quadrivium.

SD INDEX Quadrumana (four-handed). See also Anthropoids

descent of man fr, fiction II 193
extinct before seventh race II 263
man fr, (science) II 255, 258, 348, 661

SD INDEX Quadrupeds, Daksha made II 163, 183

SD INDEX Quaestiones et Solutiones. See Philo Judaeus

SD INDEX Quaestiones Graecae. See Plutarch

SD INDEX Quaestiones Naturales. See Seneca

SD INDEX Quaestiones Romanes. See Plutarch

SD INDEX Quain, Jones, Elements of Anatomy, on the pineal gland II 297

SD INDEX Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science, Haeckel on monera II 153n

SD INDEX Quarterly Journal of Science Ward on temperature of Sun I 484n

SD INDEX Quartiles (astronomy) I 320

KT Quaternary. The four lower "principles in man," those which constitute his personality (i.e., Body, Astral Double, Prana or life, organs of desire and lower Manas, or brain-mind), as distinguished from the Higher Ternary or Triad, composed of the higher Spiritual Soul, Mind and Atman (Higher Self).

WGa Quaternary, the four lower "principles" in man's sevenfold constitution, to wit: Rupa, Life, Astral Body, and Kama. These four separate and disintegrate in Kama loka after death, for when the link is broken the deserted physical body is as much in Kama loka as the others. The symbol of the Quaternary is a square.

SD INDEX Quaternary I 221, 242n, 436

Brahma & I 213
emanates lower triad II 595
energizing light of Logos makes up I 428
father, mother, son & I 614
fire root of II 114
first solid figure (Ragon) II 575
has to be terrestrial or celestial II 604
Heavenly Man symbolized by II 595
Jehovah & I 618
manifested, fr Mother alone I 88
Marcus on I 351
Noah, three sons & II 597n
noumenal root of all numbers II 582
pyramid or II 575
Pythagorean double II 599
symbol of immortality II 575
Tetragrammaton & I 73n, 438n; II 625
triangle, trinity & II 35, 591, 612
unity & I 59


SD INDEX Quaternary Age (geology) II 710. See also Primordial-, Primary-, Secondary-, & Tertiary Age

antiquity of man & II 288
balmy spring of II 738n
compared w theosophic periods II 715-17
Europe in, described II 740
man before the II 206
man's origins placed in, (science) II 157, 686
no human skeletons found before II 723
rocks of, five hundred feet thick II 709
savages of II 749

SD INDEX Quatrefages de Breau, Jean L. A. de

an agnostic II 645
gave blow to Darwinism II 56n, 681
man-ape likeness exaggerated II 87n
monogenesis of, criticized II 195-6
reservations of, about Darwinism II 662
right in his own way II 426
scientific fallacies I 487
theosophists respect II 651
unbiased, honest, earnest II 645
upsets Darwinism II 654, 711
----- Les cranes des races humaines . . .
Canstadt & Engis men human II 744
----- Histoire generale des races . . .
apes likely descend fr man II 287-8
fallacy of evolutionists II 681
man helpless without mind II 56n
man lived before mammals II 155
----- The Human Species
apes fr man II 682, 687n
Cro-Magnon & Guanches II 678n, 740, 790n
descent of Aryans, Semites II 426
disposes of Haeckel's man-ape II 745n
on Haeckel's prosimiae II 649-50, 668-9
life rules inanimate forces I 540, 603
man in Miocene & earlier II 746
man in Secondary Age II 10, 157, 219, 288, 686, 687n, 714n
milieux or environment II 736
new races come fr crossings II 444
Quaternary man intelligent II 749
q Naudin on first man II 119-20
race extinction II 780
rapid & gradual evolutionists II 646 &n
why man not fr apes II 646 &n, 666-7

SD INDEX Quatremere, Etienne M., Nabathean Agriculture a copy II 453

SD INDEX Queen of Heaven I 400-3

Mary, Moon or I 403
Mout (Mut) called the II 464

TG Quetzo-Cohuatl (Mex.). The serpent-god in the Mexican Scriptures and legends. His wand and other "land-marks" show him to be some great Initiate of antiquity, who received the name of "Serpent" on account of his wisdom, long life and powers. To this day the aboriginal tribes of Mexico call themselves by the names of various reptiles, animals and birds.

SD INDEX Quetzalcoatl (Quetzo-Cohuatl in tx), de Bourbourg on II 380

SD INDEX Quiche (Maya). See also Popol Vuh

Egyptians & I 267n; II 34

TG Quiche Cosmogony. Called Popol Vuh; discovered by the Abbe Brasseur de Bourbourg. (See "Popol Vuh''.)

SD INDEX Quiche Manuscripts II 96. See also Popol Vuh

PV Quiche-Maya At the time of the Conquest, the principal Maya people living in the highlands of what is now Guatemala, north of Lake Atitlan. Its chiefs claimed descent from ruling families in Tula, Mexico. Like all Maya tribes, the Quiche-Maya regarded themselves as the direct descendants of the Supreme Being and the creator and builder gods.

SD INDEX Qui circumambulat terram (Lat) [Cf.1 Peter 5:8], human egos & II 485, 515

SD INDEXa Qui circumambulat terram II 485, 515 (Lat) "who circles the earth."

SD INDEX Quiescence, preceding creation II 488-90

TG Quietists. A religious sect founded by a Spanish monk named Molinos. Their chief doctrine was that contemplation (an internal state of complete rest and passivity) was the only religious practice possible, and constituted the whole of religious observances. They were the Western Hatha Yogis and passed their time in trying to separate their minds from the objects of sense. The practice became a fashion in France and also in Russia during the early portion of this century.

SD INDEXa Qui fruges excantassent [excantasset] segetem pellicentes incantando I 469 (Lat) "Who draws away by incantations the fruits of one field to another." -- Servius Maurus Honoratus on Virgil's Eclogues 8.99

TG Quinanes. A very ancient race of giants, of whom there are many traditions, not only in the folk-lore but in the history of Central America. Occult science teaches that the race which preceded our own human race was one of giants, which gradually decreased, after the Atlantean deluge had almost swept them off the face of the earth, to the present size of man.

SD INDEX Quinames (Quinametzin, legendary giants) built Cholula pyramid II 276n

SD INDEX Quinary (fivefold)

found in double triangle II 592
man a, when bad II 575

TG Quindecemvir (Lat.). The Roman priest who had charge of the Sibylline books.

SD INDEX Quinquepartite (fivefold)

division of man (Vedanta) I 226
explains relations of gods, man I 226

SD INDEX Quintessence I 508; II 114-15

universal, or fluid of life II 576

SD INDEX Quinto Libro, Euclid. See Proclus,Commentaries on Euclid . . .

SD INDEX Quintus Curtius, [History of Alexander], speaks of fifteen-day month II 620

SD INDEX Quis ut Deus (Lat) [who is as God], St Michael II 479

TG Qu-tamy (Chald.). The name of the mystic who receives the revelations of the moon-goddess in the ancient Chaldean work, translated into Arabic, and retranslated by Chwolsohn into German, under the name of Nabathean Agriculture.

SD INDEX Qu-tamy (Babylonian adept scribe) II 453

doctrines of, & early fifth race II 457
a fraud (Renan) II 454
instructed by Moon idol I 394-5
madonna & idol of Moon I 401