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List of Title Abbreviations (in alphabetical order)

SD INDEX Serapeum, Temple of Serapis, Khnoum enshrined in lotus at I 385

TG Seraphim (Heb.). Celestial beings described by Isaiah (vi., 2,) as of human form with the addition of three pair of wings. The Hebrew word is ShRPIM, and apart from the above instance, is translated serpents, and is related to the verbal root ShRP, to burn up. The word is used for serpents in Numbers and Deuteronomy. Moses is said to have raised in the wilderness a ShRP or Seraph of Brass as a type. This bright serpent is also used as an emblem of Light.

Compare the myth of AEsculapius, the healing deity, who is said to have been brought to Rome from Epidaurus as a serpent, and whose statues show him holding a wand on which a snake is twisted. (See Ovid, Metam., lib. xv.). The Seraphim of the Old Testament seem to be related to the Cherubim (q.v.). In the Kabbalah the Seraphim are a group of angelic powers allotted to the Sephira Geburah -- Severity. [W.W.W.]

SD INDEX Seraph, Seraphim. See Saraph


TG Serapis (Eg.). A great solar god who replaced Osiris in the popular worship, and in whose honour the seven vowels were sung. He was often made to appear in his representations as a serpent, a "Dragon of Wisdom". The greatest god of Egypt during the first centuries of Christianity.

SD INDEX Serapis (Gk-Egy)

healer, enlightener II 26n
serpent or sarpa II 501
temple of II 396

SD INDEX Sermon 160. See Augustine, St

SD INDEX "Sermon on the Holy Virgin." See Bernard, St

SD INDEX Serpent(s). See also Ananta, Dragons, Kala, Nagas

adored & cursed II 209-10
Apap, Aker are II 213
associated w darkness II 32n
on Babylonian cylinders II 104
Balaam learned fr II 409
"Be ye wise as," Matthew I 74
brazen I 253n, 364 &n, 414, 472-3; II 206n, 208, 364, 387, 473
w camel's neck II 205
Chenresi holds a II 178-9
Christians borrowed I 410, 442n
Christians made devil of I 442n
Church made, into devil I 344; II 98
coiled within Tiphereth II 214
cosmic, born of Kasyapa-Aditya II 382n
cosmic, 370 leaps of II 505
cosmological interpretation of II 386
described II 132, 204-19, 377-90
divine symbol not evil II 505
dragons &, North & South poles II 274
of Eden same as Lord God I 414
egg &, universal symbol I 65, 364n; II 756
emblem of logoi I 363
of eternity, macrocosmic I 344, 411; II 98, 377-8
of evil II 25-6, 213
falling fr on high II 230
fiery I 364, 442; II 206, 212
first light fr the abyss I 407
flying I 364; II 183, 206n
Fohat as a hissing I 76
of Genesis II 234-6, 243, 377-8, 388
giants &, demons (Clement) II 280
glyph of immortal being I 406
Gnostic I 73, 410; II 386-7
Gnostic Logos or I 364
good & evil I 73-4, 404
good & perfect, Messiah II 356
hatched fr egg of incense I 363-4
hawk-headed, explained II 357
Hercules killed, at his birth I 403
hierophant, initiate I 404; II 213
Hindu, & Ophite cherubim I 127
-holes, Adepts came fr II 748
hypnotizes birds I 409
the initiator II 355
of Jesus II 364, 386
Kabbalists' spiritual sun II 214
Kasyapa father of II 253-4, 382n
lion standing on, (Dendera) II 433
magicians called dragons & II 280n
of man, microcosmic, manas II 98
mystery of II 504-5
Nahash symbolized as a II 246n
North Pole in Vendidad II 356
not evil or of the devil II 214
Ophio-Christos or I 364
Ophiomorphos, Jehovah II 243-4, 389
Pulastya father of II 181
redescended, taught fifth race II 355
sarpa & naga, two kinds of II 181-2n
as savior II 214-15
scapegoat for Jehovah II 387
sea-, may exist II 207
seduces woman & man II 104, 364
septenary meaning II 208
Sesha thousand-headed II 49, 98
seven-headed, & races I 407
seven-headed, of space I 342
seven voweled, of GnosticsI 410-11; II 280n
souls of ancestors are I 404
swallowing tail I 253n, 291; II 504-5, 552
symbol of, & Jod of Kabbala II 246n
symbol of eternity, regeneration I 65, 73
symbol of evil (Christian) II 208
symbol of time (kala) I 404; II 756
symbol of wisdom I 65, 73, 363; II 26n, 364, 386
tail of, & Rahu II 381
two, nodes of Moon I 403
various symbols of I 65, 73 &n, 407-11; II 356
Vishnu &, -race I 420
Vishnu rests on I 379; II 98, 505
voice of reason in man II 98
winged, killed by Ibis I 362
woman & matter are II 202
worshipers or Naasenians II 355
Zeus a II 419-20

SD INDEX Serpent(s) of Wisdom. See also Adepts, Initiates, Nagas

Amshaspends, dhyani-chohans or II 328
connected w the Sun II 210n
Danavas, giants or II 381
dragons or II 215
Great Dragon (deluge) respects II 351, 355
Kapila an initiate or II 572
records of, preserved II 352

SD INDEX Serpents of Darkness

reflection of universal Logos I 411
seven heads of, seven logoi I 411

SD INDEX Sertorius, Life of. See Plutarch

TG Sesha (Sk.) Ananta, the great Serpent of Eternity, the couch of Vishnu; the symbol of infinite Time in Space. In the exoteric beliefs Sesha is represented as a thousand-headed and seven-headed cobra; the former the king of the nether world, called Patala, the latter the carrier or support of Vishnu on the Ocean of Space.

WG Sesha, name of the thousand-headed serpent -- also called Ananta -- sometimes represented as forming the couch and canopy of Vishnu while he sleeps during the night of Brahma. It is a symbol of eternal matter.

SD INDEX Sesha, Sesha-Ananta (Skt). See also Dragon, Serpent

Ananta-, form of Vishnu II 505
Ananta is II 49n, 98
contains germs of universe I 73n
infinite time I 73 &n, 371; II 49 &n
Lord sleeps on, at pralaya I 371
manvantaric cycle II 98
seven patalas, Narada & II 49
thousand-headed, & Vishnu I 407; II 381
vehicle of Krishna I 73

SD INDEX Sesostris, greatest king of Egypt I xxixn

SD INDEX Sesquialtera (ratio 1-1/2 to 1, or 3/2) II 600

SD INDEX Sesquitertia (ratio 1-1/3 to 1, or 4/3) II 600

TG Set or Seth (Eg.). The same as the Son of Noah and Typhon -- who is the dark side of Osiris. The same as Thoth and Satan, the adversary, not the devil represented by Christians.

SD INDEX Set, Seth (Egy). See also Seth

biblical patriarch (Bailly) I 648
called seventh son II 213
degradation of, (Bunsen) II 36n
Edris &, taught astronomy II 366
founder of Sabeanism (Soyuti) II 360-1
God of time II 390n
Hermes or II 380
later became Typhon II 32n, 213, 366, 380, 385
murders Osiris II 385
mutilated by Horus II 283n
once great god, later debased II 32n
planetary god (Sabean) II 361-2
Sat-an or II 530
various names of II 530

SD INDEX Seth (Heb). See also Set

Adam begat, in his likeness II 125
Adam's third son or third race II 469
borrowed & disfigured by Jews I 361
Cain, Chium, Saturn & II 390n
Enos &, new race fr II 127
-Enos, fourth race II 134
Enos son of, first sexual race II 715n
genealogies of Cain & II 391n
Hermes son of, (Sabeans) II 361
Jewish travesty of Hermes II 380
Ka-yin, Habel &, three races II 397
mankind hermaphrodite before II 125
Mercury or, pillars of II 530
Ra'h-mim- II 315
represents later third race II 125-6
Sabean language established by II 366
semi-divine ancestor of Semites II 82n
serpent &, (Wake) II 26n
Set (Egyptian) & II 366, 380, 530
son of Adam exoterically II 127
son of Cain & Abel II 127, 134
two-sexed race II 125
Typhon & II 32n, 82n, 231, 366, 380

SD INDEX Seti I (Egy) renewed as Lunus when a babe I 228

SD INDEX Set-Typhon (Egy)

Apophis or II 380, 385
as seventh son II 213

TG Sevekh (Eg.). The god of time; Chronos; the same as Sefekh. Some Orientalists translate it as the "Seventh".

SD INDEX Sevekt [Sevekh] (Egy), Kronos, seven or I 408

SD INDEX Seven(s). See also Hebdomad, Septenary, Seventh

adopted on this plane II 312n
ages of man II 117, 312n
in Anugita II 637-8
Apollo patron of II 772n
astral phenomena & II 627
became eight (ogdoad) II 358n
Bible, prominent in I 387; II 4
in Book of the Dead (Egy) I 674
born fr upper triangle II 574
bright Sravah or Amshaspends II 516
chemical elements governed by II 627-8
in Christian dogmas I 310-11
churches, Sodalian Mysteries II 633
circles II 80
classes of pitris II 77, 89, 91-2
colors fr one ray II 492
columns, rectores around tree II 293
creations I 21, 217, 445-60; II 53n, 612, 624
cross, circle & oldest symbols II 582
crucifixion, esoteric meanings of II 560-1
dialects of Mystery language I 310
dvipas & planetary chain II 320
earths, heavens, seas I 447-8
elements, cosmic I 137, 140, 347, 460
elements of man (Gnostic) II 604-5, 632
every scripture has, aspects II 496
eyes of the Lord II 22, 626
feminine number of generation II 581-2
-fold division secret I xxxv
forces, powers, planets II 602 &n
forms, colors, sounds, taste & II 622
forty-nine &, fires II 363
forty-nine &, in Sanskrit texts II 611
found in all religions II 34-7
four lower, three higher II 92, 581-2, 598
generative number w Hebrews I 114
Gnostic vowels of St John II 565
governors of dhyani-chohans I 601
Greek, fr Hindus II 408
-headed serpent of space I 342
heart, skin plexuses & II 92
heavens, dhyanis of II 273
heavens, vowels (Gnostic) II 563
Hebrew word for week II 624n
hosts build world II 489
initiators linked w II 529
keys I 310, 318, 325; II 291n, 335, 471, 538, 632-3
keys to meaning of swastika II 99
keys to symbol language II 471, 538, 584, 765
kings, rishis I 376
Laycock on cycles of II 622-3 &n
letters of Jehovah's name I 335
Logos, -voweled sign I 79
magic number II 629-30
manifested universe II 626
master of the Moon II 601
modes of interpretation I 374
not confined to any nation II 603
number of divine mysteries I 36
number of present manvantara II 590
occult virtues of, (Hippocrates) II 312n
pass fr India to Christians II 612
Philo on I 407
planes, keys, sciences II 335
planetary spirits II 318n
point, triangle, quaternary became II 612
powers of, & cycles I 36
powers of nature, angels of II 273
powers of the Logos II 359
primeval gods II 514
principles, states of matter II 29, 92, 491, 631-2
properties of nature (Boehme) II 595
in Puranas, Esoteric Buddhism I 348
Qabbalah (Myer) re various I 347-8
races, continents II 1-12, 77, 91
real scale of natures I 656n
regents of Pymander of elohim II 488
root nature-number present cycle I 460; II 621
sacred in every nation I 114
sacred islands II 326
senses & seven hotris (Anugita) I 87, 96
sins, virtues, sacraments I 310-11
-skinned, space called I 9
son of seventh son II 213
sons of Priyavrata II 320
sound, color & II 627-9
spheres of action II 621n
Spirits of the Presence I 312
spring, summer & II 583
states of consciousness I 96
three, four, ten & II 564
triad emanates the I 427
truths, four only given in fourth round I 42
various, -fold symbols II 529-30, 612-18, 637-41, 771-2n
virgin men (kumara) II 281
vowels & forty-nine powers I 410-11; II 564

SD INDEX Seven Against Thebes. See Aeschylus

SD INDEX Seven Angels of the Face I 352n

SD INDEX Seven Angels of the Presence I 104, 312, 335; II 237

seven manus or II 573-4

SD INDEX Seven Capital Sins (Christian, Gnos)

born fr astral soul I 195
Christian scheme of, & Gnostic II 641

SD INDEX Seven Circles of Fire, higher angels break thru II 80, 275n

SD INDEX Seven Cities, Antilles, Heroes, Caves, stand for zones, races II 35n

SD INDEX Seven Eternities

length of I 144n
periods of manvantara I 36, 53, 62

SD INDEX Sevenfold

classification of kosmos II 29n, 92, 574
division of anima mundi II 562
occult forces I xxxv

SD INDEX Sevening I 408

SD INDEX Seven Precious Things (Japan) I 67n

SD INDEX Seven Primeval Gods

builders, rulers of the world II 514
kings, instructors of men II 514

OG Seven Principles of Man -- Every one of the seven principles of man, as also every one of the seven elements in him, is itself a mirror of the universe. (See also Principles of Man)

SD INDEX Seven Principles. See also Principles

diagrams of I 153, 157
in nearly every school I 335
Seven Rishis & II 139, 313, 715n
teaching in all religions I 238-9, 241; II 491
three-tongued flame & four wicks I 237 &n
three upadhis & I 158


SD INDEX Seven Rays. See Rays

SD INDEX Seven Rishis. See also Saptarshis

consorts of Krittika (Pleiades) II 551
dhyani-chohans (Gita) II 318n
of Great Bear II 318n, 488-9, 549, 550
kali-yuga when, in Magha II 550
on line w Agni II 550
mark time, events II 549
mysterious constellation of II 549
primal races & II 35, 97, 139, 365
saved in ark II 139, 142, 290-1
seven principles & II 313, 715n
Vaivasvata Manu & II 146, 290-1, 313

SD INDEX Seven Rivers II 603, 605-6, 616

OG Seven Sacred Planets -- The ancients spoke of seven planets which they called the seven sacred planets, and they were named as follows: Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Sun, Venus, Mercury, and Moon. Each one of these seven globes is a body like our own Earth in that each is a septenary chain, sevenfold in composition: six other superior globes of finer and more ethereal matter above the physical sphere or globe. Only those globes which are on the same cosmic plane of nature or being are physically visible to each other. For instance, we can see only the fourth-plane planetary globe of each of the other planetary or sidereal chains, because we ourselves are on the fourth cosmic plane, as they also are. There is a very important and wide range of mystical teaching connected with the seven sacred planets which it would be out of place to develop here.

SD INDEX Seven Senses. See Senses

SD INDEX Seven Sons (Hermetic Logoi)

creators of planetary chain I 60
seven laya-centers & I 138

SD INDEX Seven Sons of Fohat, preside over seven cold, hot lokas I 204

SD INDEX Seven Sons of Light I 575

SD INDEX Seven Sons of Sophia, Light of Logos or I 430 &n

SD INDEX "Seven Souls of Man . . ." See Massey, G.

SD INDEX Seventh. See also Seven(s)

Creation I 217, 376, 445-6, 456; II 162-3, 233, 516
day as first day of Creation II 488
eternity, paradox of I 62-3
fourth &, in series important I 586n
sabbath or pralaya, nirvana II 491
son of seventh son II 213
"thousand" various meanings of I 376

SD INDEX Seventy Planets, a blind I 576

SD INDEX Seven Vowels, & Gnostic Ophis I 73n

SD INDEX Sex(es), Sexed. See also Separation of Sexes

ancient veneration for I 209-10, 358
androgyne separated into II 147
a bacterium can be both II 116
Chaldean account of II 104
evolved fr androgyne stock II 119, 132-5, 165-7
first race without II 2
Hebrew & Gnostic views of II 457-8
involution of II 289n
neutralized in animals II 412n
passing phase I 415-16
procreation by, not sudden II 182
separated before mind awakened II 191, 198
separated 18,618,727 years ago I 150n
separated gradually II 84, 132, 192, 197, 201
separation of, & man's curse II 516
vast problem of, & procreation II 415

SD INDEX Sexless, or Asexual

fr, to bisexual to sexual II 197
race becomes sexual II 2-3, 132, 165 &n

SD INDEX Sextile(s), quartiles &, in astronomy I 320

SD INDEX Sexual, Sexuality

abyss betw Old & New Testament I 382n
action & the spinal cord II 296
Daksha started, intercourse II 182, 375, 658
element in lotus symbol I 381-2
exoteric religion, fr beginning II 657
function as basis for symbol I 210, 381-3
generation & occult knowledge I 228n
intercourse betw man & animal II 192, 200-1, 688-9
man &, procreation II 262, 458
man 18 million years old II 157
procreation disappears sixth root-race I 406
relations & Moon phases I 228-9 &n
separation first in animals II 184, 262, 736n
in symbol spoils moral beauty I 381
true, union (third race) II 167

SD INDEX Sexual Selection

factor in variation II 738
secondary cause only II 648-9

SD INDEX Seyffarth, Gustav

----- Beitrage zur Kenntniss . . .
ancient zodiacal signs II 502n
Cedrenus q on Mars II 143-4n
Moon as cycle of time II 464

SD INDEX Seyn [Sein] & Daseyn [Dasein] (Ger) Fichte on I 281n

TG Shaberon (Tib.). The Mongolian Shaberon or Khubilgan (or Khubilkhans) are the reincarnations of Buddha, according to the Lamaists; great Saints and Avatars, so to say.

TG Shaddai, El (Heb.). A name of the Hebrew Deity, usually translated God Almighty, found in Genesis, Exodus, Numbers, Ruth and Job. Its Greek equivalent is Kurios Pantokrator; but by Hebrew derivation it means rather "the pourer forth", shad meaning a breast, and indeed shdi is also used for "a nursing mother". [W.W.W.]

SD INDEX Shaddai. See El Shaddai

SD INDEX Shadga [Shadja] (Skt) quality of sound I 534

VS O Victim of thy Shadows (II 13) [[p. 30]] Our physical bodies are called "Shadows" in the mystic schools.

VS Thy shadows live and vanish (II 18) [[p. 31]]"Personalities" or physical bodies called "shadows" are evanescent.

SD INDEX Shadow(s). See also Astral Body, Chhayas

amanasa (mindless) called II 91
annihilated after death I 227
astral bodies or II 46, 86, 105
astral, or early races II 105, 110, 138, 164
bodhisattvas of dhyani-buddhas I 572
chhayas or II 90, 101-2, 487, 503
deity's, passive II 25
devas cast no II 112
each w own color II 97
everything is, of eternal light II 268, 512
form oozing fr medium II 86-7
four Adams & II 503
lords "threw off," for man II 86, 109, 112
not evil but necessary I 413; II 214, 51
of past & future events II 424
of progenitors, first root-race II 138, 167
real universe, on a screen I 278
Satan or devil, of God I 413; II 510
seven primeval men were, of first hebdomad I 449
of the Silent Watcher I 265
-son or body II 241
spirits of Earth clothe I 225; II 110
third race a bright II 268


SD INDEX Shaitan [Shaitan] (Arab) genii, djin or I 295

SD INDEX Shakespeare, William II 674

Aeschylus & II 419
Moon favorite theme of I 386
some hold name nom de plume II 761
----- [As You Like It]
seven ages of man II 117, 312n
----- [Henry IV]
counterfeit of a man I 191
thought father to the wish I 413
----- [Henry V]
gently to hear, kindly to judge I xvii
----- [Measure for Measure]
the ignorant are most assured II 655
----- [Romeo and Juliet]
shrieking mandrakes II 27n

VS Shakya-Thub-pa [[p. 37]] Buddha.

SD INDEX Shakya Thub-pa. See Buddha, Gautama

SD INDEX Shamael. See Samael

TG Shamans. An order of Tartar or Mongolian priest-magicians, or as some say, priest-sorcerers. They are not Buddhists, but a sect of the old Bhon religion of Tibet. They live mostly in Siberia and its borderlands. Both men and women may be Shamans. They are all magicians, or rather sensitives or mediums artificially developed. At present those who act as priests among the Tartars are generally very ignorant, and far below the fakirs in knowledge and education.

IU Shamans, or Samaneans. An order of Buddhists among the Tartars, especially those of Siberia. They are possibly akin to the philosophers anciently known as Brachmanes, mistaken sometimes for Brahmans. [From the accounts of Strabo and Megasthenes, who visited Palibothras, it would seem that the persons termed by him Samanean, or Brachmane priests, were simply Buddhists. "The singularly subtile replies of the Samanean or Brahmin philosophers, in their interview with this conqueror, will be found to contain the spirit of the Buddhist doctrine," remarks Upham. (See the "History and Doctrine of Buddhism;" and Hale's "Chronology," vol. iii., p. 238.)] They are all magicians, or rather sensitives or mediums artificially developed. At present those who act as priests among the Tartars are generally very ignorant, and far below the fakirs in knowledge and education. Both men and women may be Shamans.

FY Shamanism, spirit worship; the oldest religion of Mongolia.

WGa Shamans, Tartar Magicians and priests, male or female, of the ancient Bhon religion of Thibet. They are found chiefly in Siberia.

SD INDEX Shamballah. See Sambhala


SD INDEX Shamo (Gobi Desert) II 405. See also Desert, Gobi, Sacred Islands

ancient India extended into II 327
oasis in, Sacred Island relic II 502-3
part of Arghya-Varsha II 416n
sea in Lemurian times II 324
"Sea of Knowledge" in II 502-3

TG Shanah (Heb). The Lunar Year.

SD INDEX Shanah (Heb) [lunar year], connected w name Jehovah II 561

TG Shangna (Sk.). A mysterious epithet given to a robe or "vesture" in a metaphorical sense. To put on the "Shangna robe" means the acquirement of Secret Wisdom, and Initiation. (See Voice of the Silence, pp. 84 and 85, Glossary.)

VS Shangna robe (II 22) [[p. 32]] The Shangna robe, from Shangnavesu of Rajagriha the third great Arhat or "Patriarch" as the Orientalists call the hierarchy of the 33 Arhats who spread Buddhism. "Shangna robe" means metaphorically, the acquirement of Wisdom with which the Nirvana of destruction (of personality) is entered. Literally, the "initiation robe" of the Neophytes. Edkins states that this "grass cloth" was brought to China from Tibet in the Tong Dynasty. "When an Arhan is born this plant is found growing in a clean spot" says the Chinese as also the Tibetan legend.

SD INDEX Shan-Hai-King (Chuang Tzu)

Chuang q fr II 219
information about II 302
men w one head & 2 faces II 302
monsters described II 54n

TG Shastra or S'astra (Sk.). A treatise or book; any work of divine or accepted authority, including law books. A Shastri means to this day, in India, a man learned in divine and human law.

WG Sastra, a religious or scientific treatise, any sacred book or standard authority.

SKo Sastra A scripture; a religious or scientific writing; derived from the verb-root sas -- to rule, to teach, to proclaim.

SP Sastra -- a Sanskrit scholastic text or treatise, meant to instruct students in a specialized area of knowledge.

SD INDEX Shatana [Satan] (Heb) [adversary], origin of name Satan II 387

WG Shat-kona, a symbol consisting of two interlaced triangles, one pointing up, the other down -- "Indra's thunderbolt" with the Hindus, "Solomon's seal" with the Jews. (shat, six; kona, angle, point.)

SD INDEX Shaw, on pyramid sarcophagus I 317n

SD INDEX She. See Haggard, H. Rider

SD INDEX Sheaths (kosas, Skt)

in man I 570-1n
principles & I 157-8

SD INDEX Sheba (Shebu`ah] (Heb), oath in II 603

SD INDEX Sheba Hachaloth [Sheba` Heikhaloth] (Heb) seven zones of our globe II 111

TG Shedim (Heb.). See "Siddim".

TG Shekinah (Heb.). A title applied to Malkuth, the tenth Sephira, by the Kabbalists; but by the Jews to the cloud of glory which rested on the Mercy-seat in the Holy of Holies. As taught, however, by all the Rabbins of Asia Minor, its nature is of a more exalted kind, Shekinah being the veil of Ain-Soph, the Endless and the Absolute; hence a kind of Kabbalistic Mulaprakriti. [W.W.W.]

SD INDEX Shekinah, Shekhinah (Heb). See also Mulaprakriti

Adam Kadmon knows only I 432
Ain-soph emanates I 433n
Ancient of Days, Ain-soph & 109
chaos, great deep or I 109; II 527
Devamatri, Aditi & I 53 &n
Divine voice, light II 107
divine wisdom or grace II 293
female Arani, Aditi, or II 527
first Sephirah or I 355, 430
four forms of I 433n
Hokhmah, Binah & I 618
metatron &, become tree II 215-16n
mulaprakriti or I 629
sakti (fem) or I 618
same as Sephirah I 53n
sexless in Chaldean Kabbala I 618
Tiphereth issues fr II 214
veil of Ain-soph II 215n
way to Tree of Life II 216

TG Shells. A Kabbalistic name for the phantoms of the dead, the "spirits" of the Spiritualists, figuring in physical phenomena; so named on account of their being simply illusive forms, empty of their higher principles.

SD INDEX Shell(s) (astral body)

of early third race II 165
emanated by pitris II 303
empty, devoid of manas II 80
inhabit seven zones of globe II 111
kama-loka abode of I 244
kama-rupa II 111n
man's body a II 255
monads entered, of first race II 303
our Moon as a II 115
prenatal, of third race II 197
senseless, & pitris I 181

SD INDEX Shell(s) (Crustacea) gelatinous, of mid-Atlantis II 250

SD INDEX Shelley, Percy Bysshe

----- [Adonais]
radiance of eternity I 238
----- [Epipsychidion]
describes Moon I 386

SD INDEX Shelley, Mrs (Mary Wollstonecraft),Frankenstein of II 349

SD INDEX Shem (Heb) Noah's son

Arkite Titan (Faber) or myth II 343n
children of, & Kabiri II 393
Sydyc &, (Cumberland) II 393

TG Shemal (Chald.). Samael, the spirit of the earth, its presiding ruler and genius.

SD INDEX Shemal, Sabaean alter ego of Samael I 417

SD INDEX Shemesh (Heb) (of Moabites) same as Sun-Jehovah, Baal I 397n

TG Shemhamphorash (Heb.). The separated name. The mirific name derived from the substance of deity and showing its self-existent essence. Jesus was accused by the Jews of having stolen this name from the Temple by magic arts, and of using it in the production of his miracles.

SD INDEX Shemite(s). See Semite(s)

TG Sheol (Heb.). The hell of the Hebrew Pantheon; a region of stillness and inactivity as distinguished from Gehenna, (q.v.).

SD INDEX Shepherd(s)

Mercury patron of II 541-2
parable of the good, & Enoch II 482

SD INDEX Shepherd Kings. See Hyksos

SD INDEX Shetland, dolmens found in II 752

SD INDEX Shewbread, twelve cakes of I 649

SD INDEX Shibboleth in Masonry II 575

SD INDEX Shield, of Achilles & Gian-ben-Gian II 394

TG Shien-Sien (Chin.). A state of bliss and soul-freedom, during which a man can travel in spirit where he likes.

SEE ALSO; TSIEN-SIN and vice versa

SD INDEX Shih Huang Ti, Emperor, destroyed countless books II 692

TG Shiites (Pers.). A sect of Mussulmen who place the prophet Ali higher than Mohammed, rejecting Sunnah or tradition.

TG Shila (Pali). The second virtue of the ten Paramitas of perfection. Perfect harmony in words and acts.

SD INDEX Shiloh, dance of daughters of II 460

SD INDEX Shimon, Rabbi, Nuctemeron [Nuchthemeron] according to the Hebrews, man shaped in second hour I 450

SD INDEX Shimon ben-Yohai

angels in Zohar II 487
Midrash before Kabbala of II 704
mystery of serpent II 504
teachings of, not in Rosenroth I 391
Tetragrammaton II 626

TG Shinto (Jap.). The ancient religion of Japan before Buddhism, based upon the worship of spirits and ancestors.

SD INDEX Shinto (Japanese religion) I 241

anthropo- before cosmogenesis I 213-19

SD INDEX Shistas. See Sishtas

SD INDEX Shittim Wood, horns of, & Jewish temples II 418n

SD INDEX Shiva. See Siva

SD INDEX Shlomo del Medigo, Rabbi, Noveloth Hokhmah, Ain-soph's delight in creating II 126

TG Shoel-ob (Heb.). A consulter with familiar "spirits"; a necromancer, a raiser of the dead, or of their phantoms.

TG Shoo (Eg.). A personification of the god Ra; represented as the "great cat of the Basin of Persea in Anu".

SD INDEX Shoo, Scheo [Shu] (Egy)

appears as great cat II 545
dragon of darkness I 364
god of creation I 75n
Haroiri contemporary w I 366n
personification of Ra II 545
solar force I 312, 360, 364
Tefnut, Keb, devachan & II 374n

VS to the other shore (III 7) [[p. 47]] "Arrival at the shore" is with the Northern Buddhists synonymous with reaching Nirvana through the exercise of the six and the ten Paramitas (virtues).

SD INDEX Shuckford, Dr, on Kabiri II 264

TG Shudala Madan (Tam.). The vampire, the ghoul, or graveyard spook.

SD INDEX Shu-king [Ching], Book of I 366n

compiled fr "very old book" I xliii
Earth cut off fr heaven II 280-1
Miaotse (giants) in II 337
religion of Confucius founded on I xxvn

TG Shule Madan (Tam.). The elemental which is said to help the "jugglers" to grow mango trees and do other wonders.

TG Shutukt (Tib.). A collegiate monastery in Tibet of great fame, containing over 30,000 monks and students.

SD INDEX Siam (Thailand) II 327

Buddhism declined in I xxi

SD INDEX Siamek (Pers), son of Kaimurath-Adam murdered by giant brother II 396

SD INDEX Siamese

distort their ears II 339
egg symbol among I 366
lunar tables predate European I 666-7

SD INDEX Sib. See Keb

TG Sibac (Quiche). The reed from the pith of which the third race of men was created, according to the scripture of the Guatemalians, called the Popol Vuh.

SD INDEX Sibac (Quiche), reed or egg II 181n

SD INDEX Siberia

East & West, & second continent II 402
East, West, & Atlantis II 402
giants' tombs in II 752
stones in, fr vast distance II 343
Sveta-dvipa & II 327

TG Sibika (Sk.). The weapon of Kuvera, god of wealth (a Vedic deity living in Hades, hence a kind of Pluto), made out of the parts of the divine splendour of Vishnu, residing in the Sun, and filed off by Visvarkarman, the god Initiate.

SD INDEX Sibyl (Gk) fire that gives eloquence to I 339

SD INDEX Sibylline Books

death penalty for revealing II 396
inspired Virgil I 658

SD INDEX Sibylline Oracles II 454

SD INDEX Sicanus, deified Aretia (Lat q) II 144

SD INDEXa Sicanus deificavit Aretiam, et nominavit eam lingua Janigena Horchiam II 144 (Lat) "Sicanus deified Aretia and named her Horchia of the lineage of Janus."


fire (Kabiri) worship in II 363
joined to Africa once II 751

WG Siddha, one who has attained psychic powers by proficiency in occult sciences; perfect; one who has attained perfection; he who has acquired siddhis.

SD INDEX Siddha(s) (Skt) perfected

astronomical meaning of II 401n
great, of fourth race II 636
of janarloka I 372
nirmanakayas or II 636n
sleeping Brahma glorified by I 372
Vidyadharas & I 539n
yogis in heaven, sages on Earth II 549

TG Siddhanta (Sk.). Any learned work on astronomy or mathematics, in India.

SD INDEX Siddhanta-Siromani (Skt astron work), Goladhyaya of II 321

SD INDEX Siddhapura (Skt), "White Island" II 408n

TG Siddhartha (Sk.). A name given to Gautama Buddha.

WG Siddhartha, a title of Gautama Buddha.

SP Siddhartha -- the personal name of Sakyamuni or Gautama Buddha.

SEE ALSO; BUDDHA vice verse

TG Siddhas (Sk.). Saints and sages who have become almost divine also a hierarchy of Dhyan Chohans.

WG Siddhas, demi-gods, with superhuman powers.

GH Siddhas A class of semi-divine beings of great purity and perfection, represented as possessing the eight supernatural faculties (the Siddhis), and inhabiting Bhuvar-loka (the region between earth and heaven). In later mythology they are often confused with the Sadhyas (q.v.). "According to the Occult teachings, however, Siddhas are the Nirmanakayas or the 'spirits' (in the sense of an individual, or conscious spirit) of great sages from spheres on a higher plane than our own, who voluntarily incarnate in mortal bodies in order to help the human race in its upward progress. Hence their innate knowledge, wisdom and powers." (Secret Doctrine, II, p. 636) (The following word is derived from the verbal root:) sidh, to attain; hence 'the perfected ones.' Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 81)

TG Siddhasana (Sk.). A posture in Hatha-yoga practices.

FY Siddhasana, one of the postures enjoined by the system of Hatha Yoga.

WG Siddhasana, a particular posture in religious meditation, described as putting the left heel under the body and the right heel in front of it.

TG Siddha-Sena (Sk.). Lit., "the leader of Siddhas"; a title of Karttikeya, the "mysterious youth" (kumara guha).

SD INDEX Siddha-Sena (Skt), leader of siddhas II 382 &n, 549

TG Siddhis (Sk.). Lit., "attributes of perfection"; phenomenal powers acquired through holiness by Yogis.

FY Siddhi, abnormal power obtained by spiritual development.

WG Siddhi, magic power; extraordinary power that may be acquired by man through spiritual development.

SKv Siddhi, Iddhi The Siddhis are psychic faculties; derived from the verb-root sidh -- to attain. H. P. Blavatsky warns in The Voice of the Silence:

There are two kinds of Siddhis. One group embraces the lower, coarse, psychic and mental energies; the other is one which exacts the highest training of Spiritual powers. -- Fragment I, note 1

Krishna says to Arjuna in the Bhagavad-Gita:

He who is engaged in the performance of Yoga, who has subdued his senses and who has concentrated his mind in me, such Yogins all the Siddhis stand ready to serve.

Iddhi is the Pali word for the Sanskrit Siddhi.

SD INDEX Siddhis (Skt) [powers], arhats & laws governing I 97n


TG Siddim (Heb.). The Canaanites, we are told, worshipped these evil powers as deities, the name meaning the "pourers forth"; a valley was named after them. There seems to be a connection between these, as types of Fertile Nature, and the many-bosomed Isis and Diana of Ephesus. In Psalm cvi., 37, the word is translated "devils", and we are told that the Canaanites shed the blood of their sons and daughters to them. Their title seems to come from the same root ShD, from which the god name El Shaddai is derived. [W.W.W.]

The Arabic Shedim means "Nature Spirits", Elementals; they are the afrits of modern Egypt and djins of Persia, India, etc.

TG Sidereal. Anything relating to the stars, but also, in Occultism, to various influences emanating from such regions, such as "sidereal force", as taught by Paracelsus, and sidereal (luminous), ethereal body, etc.

SD INDEX Sidereal

birth of, bodies I 147, 158-9, 203-5, 590, 602
bodies, animals of Genesis II 112n
bodies fr cosmic substance I 569
bodies, septenary constitution of I 168
flood, & cosmic II 146
geological &, phenomena II 314
jelly speck II 160
kalpa II 307n
motions regulate events on Earth I 645
phenomena model for Earth II 502
science & proof of giants II 278
sun king of, orbs II 123
world, powers of I 124

SD INDEX Sidereal Light of Paracelsus I 255

SD INDEX Sidereal Virgin, astral light w alchemists II 511

SD INDEX Sidereal Year (precessional cycle)

Berosus, cataclysms & I 649-50
circle of, called serpent II 356
cyclic year or precession I 439n
Earth's climates alter during II 770
ends in 16,000 years II 331
Great Pyramid & I 314-15; II 432-3, 435
human history & II 330-1
initiations & I 314
length of I 314, 439n; II 330, 770
Plutarch on I 650
zodiac & II 332, 357

SD INDEX Siderites, star stones II 341

TG Si-dzang (Chin.). The Chinese name for Tibet; mentioned in the Imperial Library of the capital of Fo Kien, as the "great seat of Occult learning", 2,207 years B.C. (Secret Doctrine, I., p. 271.)

SD INDEX Si-Dzang [Hsi-Tsang or Tibet] (Chin) mentioned in manuscripts at Fo-Kien I 271n

SD INDEX Siemens, Dr Charles William, "On the Conservation of Solar . . .," gas absorption & Sun's heat I 102n

IN Sien-Tchan (Chin) The material universe, world of illusion.

SD INDEX Sien-Tchan(g). See Hsien-Chan

PV Sierpe Spanish, "serpent." A sacred term for the Seven Ahpu, the serpent being their divine nahual. It is also the totem of the Mayas (chan). The sierpes are in eternal opposition to the culebras.

MO Sif [[Norse]] (seev) [sif affinity, the sanctity of marriage] An Asynja: Thor's wife. Her golden hair is the harvest

SD INDEX Sigalions (images of Harpocrates) fingers to lips (secrecy) II 396

TG Sige (Gr.). "Silence"; a name adopted by the Gnostics to signify the root whence proceed the AEons of the second series.

SD INDEX Sige (Gk) Silence

angle of Gnostic square II 573
unknown universal soul II 574

SD INDEX Sigeus (Sigeum, now Yenisehir), giant skeleton at II 278

TG Sighra or Sighraga (Sk.). The father of Moru, "who is still living through the power of Yoga, and will manifest himself in the beginning of the Krita age in order to re-establish the Kshattriyas in the nineteenth Yuga" say the Puranic prophecies. "Moru" stands here for "Morya", the dynasty of the Buddhist sovereigns of Pataliputra which began with the great King Chandragupta, the grandsire of King Asoka. It is the first Buddhist Dynasty. (Secret Doctrine, I., 378.)

SD INDEX Sighru [Sighra] (Skt) Moru [Maru] son of I 378 &n


double set of I 533-4
inner II 294n
man's spiritual, blinded II 74
procreation by, will & yoga II 176
related to fire II 107
third eye & II 298-9
in third race II 299
unlimited in some of fourth race II 221

SD INDEX Sigillae, magical symbol of I 306

SD INDEX Sign(s). See also Ideographs, Symbols, Zodiac (signs of)

divine instructors taught in II 391, 439
esoteric cosmogony described in I 272
occult virtue of thing & its I 93-4

SD INDEX Signatura rerum. See Boehme, J.

SD INDEX Signs of Zodiac. See Zodiac, Signs of

SD INDEX Signum Thau (Lat) [mark of Tau], Ezekiel stamped foreheads w II 557

TG Sigurd (Scand.). The hero who slew Fafnir, the "Dragon", roasted his heart and ate it, after which he became the wisest of men. An allegory referring to Occult study and initiation.

SD INDEX Sigurd, ate dragon's heart I 404

MO Sigyn [[Norse]] (seeg-in) Loki's wife

GH Sikhandin A son of Drupada, king of Panchala, who accomplished the death of Bhishma in the great conflict. The story regarding Sikhandin, is one of the specific instances portraying reincarnation, with which the Mahabharata is studded. The epic relates that the eldest daughter of the king of Kasi Amba (q.v.), was rejected by her betrothed through the fault of Bhishma, whereupon she retired into the forest and by severe penances and sacrifices obtained a boon from Siva promising her immediate rebirth as a man in order to mete out judgment upon her wrongdoer, Bhishma. She thereupon ascended her funeral pyre and was forthwith reborn as Sikhandin. (Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 4)

WGa Sila, morality.


SD INDEX Silence

Gnostics on II 569n, 573-4
neither sound nor I 54
reasons for II 451
of sages re higher themes II 589
on secret invisible things I 95
worship in I 280

OG Silent Watcher -- A term used in modern theosophical esoteric philosophy to signify a highly advanced spiritual entity who is, as it were, the summit or supreme chief of a spiritual-psychological hierarchy composed of beings beneath him and working under the Silent Watcher's direct inspiration and guidance. The Silent Watchers, therefore, are relatively numerous, because every hierarchy, large or small, high or low, has as its own particular hierarch or supreme head a Silent Watcher. There are human Silent Watchers, and there is a Silent Watcher for every globe of our planetary chain. There is likewise a Silent Watcher of the solar system of vastly loftier state or stage, etc. "Silent Watcher" is a graphic phrase, and describes with fair accuracy the predominant trait or characteristic of such a spiritual being -- one who through evolution having practically gained omniscience or perfect knowledge of all that he can learn in any one sphere of the kosmos, instead of pursuing his evolutionary path forwards to still higher realms, remains in order to help the multitudes and hosts of less progressed entities trailing behind him. There he remains at his self-imposed task, waiting and watching and helping and inspiring, and so far as we humans are concerned, in the utter silences of spiritual compassion. Thence the term Silent Watcher. He can learn nothing more from the particular sphere of life through which he has now passed, and the secrets of which he knows by heart. For the time being and for ages he has renounced all individual evolution for himself out of pure pity and high compassion for those beneath him.

IN Silent Watcher The summit of a hierarchy; the terrestrial Silent Watcher is the Mahaguru, the Great Sacrifice, who renounces nirvana and individual progress for the sake of all lower sentient beings.

SD INDEX Silent Watcher I 207-8. See also Watchers

& his shadow I 264-5

SD INDEX Silenus, Midas &, on Atlantis II 760

SD INDEX Silik-Muludag, Akkadian highest God II 477

SD INDEX Silliman's Journal. SeeAmer. Journal of Sci., Hunt (E. B.)

SD INDEX Siloam, sleep of II 558

SD INDEX Silo River, flows fr Lake of Dragons II 204

SD INDEX Silurian Age II 71-2 &n

astral fossils physicalized w II 712
chronological placement of II 710-11
corals like today's millepores II 257
living matter of, less gross II 256
man in, unknown by geology II 71n
oceans of II 160
pre-, & natural selection II 259-60
races one & two & II 150
seas of II 685

SD INDEX Silver Age. See also Treta-Yuga

every race & subrace has its II 198
Golden &, first & second races II 270-1
of third race II 520n

SD INDEX Silvestre de Sacy, A. I., astronomy of Book of Enoch II 533

SD INDEX Simeon (Son of Jacob) II 211

Levi &, or Gemini I 651

TG Simeon-ben-Jochai. An Adept-Rabbin, who was the author of the Zohar, (q.v.).

SD INDEX Simeon, Rabbi, explains "Fiat Lux" I 215-16n, 356n

SD INDEX Simeon, Rabbi.See Shimon, Rabbi

SD INDEX Simeon ben Iochai. See Shimon ben-Yohai

SD INDEX Simha (Skt) lion

man-lion, Garuda or II 564-5
Persian Simorgh & II 618
Sinhalese descended fr II 407-8
tail of, & inverted poles II 432-3

SD INDEX Simian(s). See also Apes, Monkeys

characteristics in man II 315n

SD INDEX Simon de Sienne (Simone Martini) painted Petrarch's dragon II 207n

TG Simon Magus. A very great Samaritan Gnostic and Thaumaturgist, called "the great Power of God".

SD INDEX Simon Magus, six radicals of, & aeons II 569n

SD INDEX Simoom (hot desert wind)

SD INDEX Samael, Vritra, devil & II 385

TG Simorgh (Pers.). The same as the winged Siorgh, a kind of gigantic griffin, half phoenix, half lion, endowed in the Iranian legends with oracular powers. Simorgh was the guardian of the ancient Persian Mysteries. It is expected to reappear at the end of the cycle as a gigantic bird-lion. Esoterically, it stands as the symbol of the Manvantaric cycle. Its Arabic name is Rakshi.

SD INDEX Simorgh, Simurgh (Pers)

numerical mysteries of II 564
symbol of seven Earths, races II 617-18
various names of II 617-18

SD INDEX Simorgh-Anke (Persian Phoenix)

cycles, symbol of II 397, 617
manvantaric cycle II 399
polyglot steed of Tahmurath II 397-9

SD INDEX Simplicius, Scholia in Aristotlelem, antiquity of Egyptian astronomy I 650

SD INDEX Simpson, Sir J.

copied symbol of four quarters II 546
cup-like markings on stones II 346n

SD INDEX Sin (Bab) I 238

Chaldean Moon I 248n, 263, 264
Chaldean worship of I 388
fish, & Soma (Moon) I 238, 263-4
linked w Anu, Jehovah II 62
lunar god (Chaldean) II 23, 139n
male Moon I 395
occult relation to Moon I 248, 396
Sinai, mountain of Moon or II 76-7
Soma &, parents of Earth II 23
son of Mulil II 139n

SD INDEX Sin(s). See also Original Sin

Atlantis called land of II 322
black w II 227n, 319, 408 &n
comes in w manas (Gullveig) II 520
creative powers not gift of II 410
eating the fruit a II 215
fall of spirit into matter I 264
of first parent & the ant I 133
of ignorance & Satan I 198
of the mindless II 180, 185, 191-2, 683, 688-9
physical body does not II 302
redemption of, (Prometheus) II 420-1
Scorpio emblem of, & matter II 129
seven capital I 195, 310-11; II 641

TG Sinai (Heb.). Mount Sinai, the Nissi of Exodus (xvii., 15), the birthplace of almost all the solar gods of antiquity, such as Dionysus, born at Nissa or Nysa, Zeus of Nysa, Bacchus and Osiris, (q.v.). Some ancient people believed the Sun to be the progeny of the Moon, who was herself a Sun once upon a time. Sin-ai is the "Moon Mountain", hence the connexion.

SD INDEX Sinai. See Mt Sinai

SD INDEX Sinaitic Peninsula, influence of Eridu II 226

SD INDEX Sind, Scinde

East Ethiopians, Nile River & II 417
Jews sought refuge in II 200

SD INDEX Sindhu (Hindu) Muslin, known in Chaldea II 226

MO Sindre [[Norse]] (sin-dreh) [dross] A dwarf: the vegetable kingdom

SD INDEX Sinful Intentions, only sacrificial victims I 280

TG Sing Bonga. The Sun-spirit with the Kollarian tribes.

FY Sing Bonga, sun spirit of the Kolarian tribes.

TG Singha (Sk.). The constellation of Leo; Singh meaning "lion".

SD INDEX Singh, Singha. See Simha

SD INDEX Singhalese, Singalese. See Sinhalese

SD INDEX Singing Stones II 341-2

SD INDEX Sinhalese

heirs to giants of Lanka II 407-8
regard Veddhas as animals II 286-7

TG Sinika (Sk.). Also Sinita and Sanika, etc., as variants. The Vishnu Purana gives it as the name of a future sage who will be taught by him who will become Maitreya, at the end of Kali Yuga, and adds that this is a great mystery.

TG Sinivali (Sk.). The first day of the new moon, which is greatly connected with Occult practices in India.

SD INDEX Sinless, of Saka-dvipa were early Atlanteans II 323

MO Sinmara [[Norse]] (sin-mah-ra) Hag who guards the caldron of matter, experience in the underworld

SD INDEX Sinnett, Alfred Percy. See also Mahatma Letters

HPB had copies of letters to I 163n
HPB's estimate of I 160-1
Masters not always allowed to answer I 168
----- Esoteric Buddhism I 122, 155, 168, 185, 306; II 8, 325, 598, 672, 756
Alps, elevation of II 751n
Aryan race II 714
astral prototypes II 186 &n
Atlantis I 439 &n; II 156 &n, 433n, 717
Australians Lemurian remnant II 328, 779
Budhism, not Buddhism I xvii-xviii, 539n
Chinese civilization II 280n
cosmology not systematic I 168
critic of, & Isis Unveiled II 496
Day of Judgment II 617
dhyani-buddhas I 108 &n
Egyptians Atlanto-Aryans II 750
on eighth sphere I 156
fifth principle not developed II 318n
figures remain secret II 251
first attempt I 231-2
Greeks, Romans, Atlanto-Aryans II 436
Haggard seems to summarize II 317n
"invented" by HPB I xlv
Lemuria II 313 &n
Lemuria not Atlantis II 334, 779
Lemurian relics II 196n
life-impulses & globes I 176, 177
life-waves on globe A, first round I 175-6
majority of men seventh subrace II 178
man & animal separate kingdoms I 186
man not fr ape I 186-7, 191
re Mars-Mercury I 163-70
Massey's criticism re seven races II 634-5
mistakes in I 151 &n, 152, 153, 163-70, 189-90; II 640
monads on the globes I 170
neither esoteric nor Buddhism I xvii
no European knew secret science I xviii
Nordenskiold's fossil finds II 773n
perplexity re monads I 169
Poseidonis II 265
reluctance re cosmogony I 170
revealed merely esoteric lining I 165
Rhys Davids criticizes I 539n
root-races II 434
rounds defined, explained I 231-2
seven principles II 633
sevens I 348
sinking of Atlantis I 439 &n; II 778
sinking, rising continents II 332-3, 433n
sishtas II 308n
third race drowned II 426
third root-race II 156 &n
traditional methods of teaching I 162, 164
----- The Occult World
communication in color, sound I 514n
giant human & animal bones II 293n
on thought & matter I 124

SD INDEX Sin of the Mindless (in third root-race)

defined II 184-5, 191-2
involved one race II 191
produced semihuman monster II 683
sexes separated before II 191

TG Siphra Dtzeniouta (Chald.). The Book of Concealed Mystery; one division of the Zohar. (See Mathers' Kabbalah Unveiled.)

SD INDEX Siphra' di-Tseni`utha' (Dzeniouta in tx) (Heb) "Book of Concealed Mystery"

Adam Kadmon & II 4
Alhim created six sephiroth I 342
biblical Genesis & II 624
Book of Numbers key to II 626n
compiled fr "very old book" I xliii
destruction, evolution, serpent II 504
disfigured II 624
elohim formed worlds six by six I 239
first race imperfect, destroyed II 2
kings of ancient days dead I 676; II 705
Kings of Edom I 375-6
Microprosopus I 214-15
Myer quotes fr I 374-5
number seven, Sephirothal Tree II 4
oldest Hebrew document I xlii
on opening lines of Genesis I 374-5
serpent of 370 leaps I 339; II 505
sparks fr flint are worlds II 83, 99
spirit breathes over chaos II 505
tree w birds, nests II 292
two creations II 54

SD INDEX Sippara

Akkad near, on Euphrates River I 319n
Zipporah or, Moses' wife I 319n, 385n

SD INDEX Sippor, Sipur [Sippur] (Heb) II 41

one of three seraphim [sepharim] I 92

SD INDEX Sire, Persian anthropomorphic god II 602

TG Sirius (Gr.). In Egyptian, Sothis. The dog-star: the star worshipped in Egypt and reverenced by the Occultists; by the former because its heliacal rising with the Sun was a sign of the beneficent inundation of the Nile, and by the latter because it is mysteriously associated with Thoth-Hermes, god of wisdom, and Mercury, in another form. Thus Sothis-Sirius had, and still has, a mystic and direct influence over the whole living heaven, and is connected with almost every god and goddess. It was "Isis in the heaven" and called Isis-Sothis, for Isis was "in the constellation of the dog", as is declared on her monuments. "The soul of Osiris was believed to reside in a personage who walks with great steps in front of Sothis, sceptre in hand and a whip upon his shoulder." Sirius is also Anubis, and is directly connected with the ring "Pass me not"; it is, moreover, identical with Mithra, the Persian Mystery god, and with Horus and even Hathor, called sometimes the goddess Sothis. Being connected with the Pyramid, Sirius was, therefore, connected with the initiations which took place in it. A temple to Sirius-Sothis once existed within the great temple of Denderah. To sum up, all religions are not, as Dufeu, the French Egyptologist, sought to prove, derived from Sirius, the dog-star, but Sirius-Sothis is certainly found in connection with every religion of antiquity.

SD INDEX Sirius (Dog Star)

dwarfs our Sun II 708
Mercury, Budha, instructor II 374

TG Sishta (Sk.). The great elect or Sages, left after every minor Pralaya (that which is called "obscuration" in Mr. Sinnett's Esoteric Buddhism), when the globe goes into its night or rest, to become, on its re-awakening, the seed of the next humanity. Lit. "remnant."

WG Sishta, chastened, corrected, taught, instructed, ruled.

OG Sishta(s) -- (Sista, Sanskrit) This is a word meaning "remainders," or "remains," or "residuals" -- anything that is left or remains behind. In the especial application in which this word is used in the ancient wisdom, the sishtas are those superior classes -- each of its own kind and kingdom -- left behind on a planet when it goes into obscuration, in order to serve as the seeds of life for the inflow of the next incoming life-wave when the dawn of the new manvantara takes place on that planet. When each kingdom passes on to its next globe, each one leaves behind its sishtas, its lives representing the very highest point of evolution arrived at by that kingdom in that round, but leaves them sleeping as it were: dormant, relatively motionless, including life-atoms among them. Not without life, however, for everything is as much alive as ever, and there is no "dead" matter anywhere; but the sishtas considered aggregatively as the remnants or residuals of the life-wave which has passed on are sleeping, dormant, resting. These sishtas await the incoming of the life-waves on the next round, and then they re-awaken to a new cycle of activity as the seeds of the new kingdom or kingdoms -- be it the three elemental kingdoms or the mineral or vegetable or the beast or the next humanity. In a more restricted and still more specific sense, the sishtas are the great elect, or sages, left behind after every obscuration.

SKf Sishta Sishtas literally mean 'remainders'; derived from the verb-root sish -- to remain. Mystically the Sishtas refer to those entities from every kingdom who remain behind on a Globe or a Planet when the main stream of lives moves on, and whose duty it is to become the 'remainder-forms' or 'seeds of life' so that when the hosts of lives of all classes return they will find appropriate bodies ready for them. These Sishtas are always from among the highest representatives of each kingdom or class of beings. Thus they are able to provide for the more evolved entities returning in the next cycle.

IN Sishta(s) (Skt) "Residue, remainders," those left behind; the most evolved representatives of each kingdom which remain behind at the end of a cycle to serve as seeds for that kingdom in the next cycle.

SP Sista [sishta] -- residue, remains of one manvantara as seeds for the next.

SD INDEX Sishta(s) (Skt) [remains]

divine, is Seed-Manu II 164
in Esoteric Buddhism II 308n
incarnate in man I 248
"King," in Puranas II 307n
Noah was a human II 596
prajapati &, seed Earth w life II 150
preserved in the ark II 307n
a sacred land II 6
seed humanity I 182
Sons of Light, seveth race adepts or II 531
"surviving fittest" II 308

SD INDEX Sister(s)

every world has its, planet II 33
seven, or Pleiades II 619
six, of Bhumi (our Earth) I 250

TG Sisthrus (Chald.). According to Berosus, the last of the ten kings of the dynasty of the divine kings, and the "Noah" of Chaldea. Thus, as Vishnu foretells the coming deluge to Vaivasvata-Manu, and, forewarning, commands him to build an ark, wherein he and seven Rishis are saved; so the god Hea foretells the same to Sisithrus (or Xisuthrus) commanding him to prepare a vessel and save himself with a few elect. Following suit, almost 800,000 years later, the Lord God of Israel repeats the warning to Noah. Which is prior, therefore? The story of Xisuthrus, now deciphered from the Assyrian tablets, corroborates that which was said of the Chaldean deluge by Berosus, Apollodorus, Abydenus, etc., etc. (See eleventh tablet in G. Smith's Chaldean Account of Genesis, page 263, et seq.). This tablet xi. covers every point treated of in chapters six and seven of Genesis -- the gods, the sins of men, the command to build an ark, the Flood, the destruction of men, the dove and the raven sent out of the ark, and finally the Mount of Salvation in Armenia (Nizir-Ararat); all is there. The words "the god Hea heard, and his liver was angry, because his men had corrupted his purity", and the story of his destroying all his seed, were engraved on stone tablets many thousand years before the Assyrians reproduced them on their baked tiles, and even these most assuredly antedate the Pentateuch, "written from memory" by Ezra, hardly four centuries B.C.

TG Sistrum (Gr.). Egyptian ssesh or kemken. An instrument, usually made of bronze but sometimes of gold or silver, of an open circular form, with a handle, and four wires passed through holes, to the end of which jingling pieces of metal were attached; its top was ornamented with a figure of Isis, or of Hathor. It was a sacred instrument, used in temples for the purpose of producing, by means of its combination of metals, magnetic currents, and sounds. To this day it has survived in Christian Abyssinia, under the name of sanasel, and the good priests use it to "drive devils from the premises", an act quite comprehensible to the Occultist, even though it does provoke laughter in the sceptical Orientalist. The priestess usually held it in her right hand during the ceremony of purification of the air, or the "conjuration of the elements", as E. Levi would call it, while the priests held the Sistrum in their left hand, using the right to manipulate the "key of life" -- the handled cross or Tau.

SD INDEX Sistrum(a) (musical instrument)

Isis holds, w cat on top I 387
used in religious dancing II 461

TG Sisumara (Sk.). An imaginary rotating belt, upon which all the celestial bodies move. This host of stars and constellations is represented under the figure of Sisumara, a tortoise (some say a porpoise!), dragon, crocodile, and what not. But as it is a symbol of the Yoga-meditation of holy Vasudeva or Krishna, it must be a crocodile, or rather, a dolphin, since it is identical with the zodiacal Makara. Dhruva, the ancient pole-star, is placed at the tip of the tail of this sidereal monster, whose head points southward and whose body bends in a ring. Higher along the tail are the Prajapati, Agni, etc., and at its root are placed Indra, Dharma, and the seven Rishis (the Great Bear), etc., etc. The meaning is of course mystical.

SD INDEX Sisumara (Skt) porpoise [constellation]. See also Kurma, Tortoise

avatara of Vishnu, II 549
potent stars in tail of, (Ursa Minor) II 612n

SD INDEX Sisupala (Skt), Ravana reborn as II 225n

SD INDEX Sita (Skt) (Rama's wife) Ravana carries off II 570

TG Siva (Sk.). The third person of the Hindu Trinity (the Trimurti). He is a god of the first order, and in his character of Destroyer higher than Vishnu, the Preserver, as he destroys only to regenerate on a higher plane. He is born as Rudra, the Kumara, and is the patron of all the Yogis, being called, as such, Maha-Yogi, the great ascetic, His titles are significant: Trilochana, "the three-eyed", Mahadeva, "the great god", Sankara, etc., etc., etc.

FY Siva, one of the Hindu gods, with Brahma and Vishnu, forming the Trimurti or Trinity; the principle of destruction.

WG Siva, one of the Hindu trinity (Brahma, Vishnu and Siva), the destroyer, or transformer. (Literally, "the gracious one," an euphemism for Rudra, "the howler," "the horrible one.")

GH Siva The third aspect of the Hindu Trimurti commonly called the destroyer, but with the idea intimately associated therewith of regeneration, hence also the regenerator. The name Siva does not appear in the Vedas, nor does the concept of the Trimurti; but the deity Rudra does occur (associated in the Vedas with Agni the fire god), and in later times Siva is known under the name of Rudra, hence the association of the two has been made. Rudra is hailed in the Rig-Veda as the lord of songs and sacrifices, the lord of nourishment, he who drives away diseases and removes sin -- the beneficent aspect of Siva. In the Mahabharata, Siva's place in the Trimurti is maintained, although he is not quite as prominent as Vishnu (the preserver), nevertheless the deity comes in for his share of reverence.

Siva is described as the beautiful white deity with a blue throat -- blue because of the poisons he drinks in order to preserve mankind thereby; his hair is of a reddish color and piled on his head in matted locks -- for Siva is the patron deity of ascetics. He is depicted with three eyes, one placed in the center of his forehead, representing the eye of wisdom (Called by Occultists the eye of Siva or the third eye): the three eyes represent Time, present, past, and future. A crescent moon above his forehead indicates Time measured by the phases of the moon, while a serpent around his neck indicates the measure of Time by cycles: a second necklace (of human skulls) refers to the races of men which Siva continuously destroys in order to regenerate new races. The serpents which surround him represent the deity as king of the Nagas (q.v.), standing also for symbols of spiritual immortality. Siva is often represented with five faces -- representing the five manifested elements.

In many of the Puranas Siva is regarded as the greatest of deities, hence he is called Mahadeva (the great god). He is also spoken of as the patron deity of Esotericists and as the divine protector of the mystic Occultists. For Siva is "the howling and terrific destroyer of human passions and physical senses, which are ever in the way of the development of the higher spiritual perceptions and the growth of the inner eternal man -- mystically," (Secret Doctrine, I, p. 459).

Siva, although the destroying deity, is Evolution and Progress personified, he "is the regenerator at the same time; who destroys things under one form but to recall them to life under another more perfect type." (Secret Doctrine, II, p. 182)

In the Bhagavad-Gita Siva is referred to under his alternative name of Sankara (Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 73).

SD INDEX Siva (Skt). See also Logos, Rudra, Sankara, Trimurti

Angiras guru of Sankara II 498
Baal, Bel, Saturn & I 459
Brahma, Vishnu & I 437n; II 115
bull of, or man I 390 &n
burned Brahma's fifth head II 578n
destroying, regenerating deity I 358, 459n, 538; II 182, 249, 313, 548
Devi-Durga & I 91
fire principle of II 591
Gauri (Sri) bride of II 76n
god of war born of sweat of II 43n, 124n
hurled asuras to Earth II 246
hurled Brahma into abyss II 515
hurled Mahasura down to Patala II 237n
Ila & II 147-8
Isvara or II 114
kumaras progeny of I 458-9
Mahat & I 75
maruts children of II 613
Meru personated I 341
patron of yogis, adepts II 282
Ptah & I 367n
reborn each kalpa (race) II 282
Rudra becomes II 282, 548-9
-Rudra creates Virabhadra II 182-3
Rudra or I 370; II 502n, 576, 613
Sankara or I 286; II 498
savior of spiritual man I 459n
seed of, generated Mars II 619
Sukra & II 32
supports Brihaspati in war II 498
as Svetalohita II 249
unknown name in Vedas II 548, 613
as Vamadeva II 249
-worship, lingam & yoni of II 588


SD INDEX Siva-Eye, Eye of Siva. See also Third Eye

atrophy of, explained II 302
on brow of Chenresi II 179
burned Brahma's fifth head II 578n
opened eye or I 46 &n
seers w, perceive Puranic history II 284
tri-bochana [trilochana] or II 295

SD INDEX Siva-Gharmaja[la] (Skt) [perspiration], Karttikeya, Earth & II 43n, 124-5n

SD INDEX Siva-Kumara (Skt) represents human races I 324

TG Siva-Rudra (Sk.). Rudra is the Vedic name of Siva, the latter being absent from the Veda.

SD INDEX Siva-Rudra (Skt) I 370

creates Virabhadra II 182
forefather of adepts II 502n
maruts sons of II 615
regenerator I 459n

SD INDEX Sivatherium (of Himalayas) II 218-19

FY Sivite, a worshipper of Siva, the name of a sect among the Hindus.

SD INDEX Siwalik (mountain range, India & Nepal), pass of Hardwar near II 571

VS six (I 27) [[p. 10]] The six principles; meaning when the lower personality is destroyed and the inner individuality is merged into and lost in the Seventh or Spirit.

SD INDEX Six (senary) II 580, 582

derived fr a seventh II 628
directions of space I 118
emblem of physical nature II 591
naros cycle & II 619
no stability in, alone II 628
principles in man II 616
sacred to Venus II 592
666 & Beast I 655n; II 619
symbolizes animating principle II 583
symbolizes Earth II 581
symbolizes swastika II 587
world created according to I 407

SD INDEX Six-pointed Star. See also Double Triangle

dual nature of man, symbol of II 533
first emanated Logos I 215
Fohat center of I 216
six powers, planes, etc I 215
snow crystals & II 594

SD INDEX Six Schools of Indian Philosophy

all teach six principles fr seventh I 278
occult doctrine & I 269

SD INDEX Sixth Round. See Round, Sixth

SD INDEX Sixth Rounder, Buddha a I 161-2