COLLATION OF THEOSOPHICAL GLOSSARIES
List of Title Abbreviations (in alphabetical order)
SD INDEX Nicaea, Council of II 279n
TG Nidana (Sk.). The 12 causes of existence, or a chain of causation, "a concatenation of cause and effect in the whole range of existence through 12 links". This is the fundamental dogma of Buddhist thought, "the understanding of which solves the riddle of life, revealing the inanity of existence and preparing the mind for Nirvana". (Eitel's Sans. Chin. Dict.) The 12 links stand thus in their enumeration. (1) Jati, or birth, according to one of the four modes of entering the stream of life and reincarnation -- or Chatur Yoni (q.v.), each mode placing the being born in one of the six Gati (q.v.). (2) Jardinarana, or decrepitude and death, following the maturity of the Skandhas (q.v.). (3) Bhava, the Karmic agent which leads every new sentient being to be born in this or another mode of existence in the Trailokya and Gati. (4) Upadana, the creative cause of Bhava which thus becomes the cause of Jati which is the effect; and this creative cause is the clinging to life. (5) Trishna, love, whether pure or impure. (6) Vedana, or sensation; perception by the senses, it is the 5th Skandha. (7) Sparsa, the sense of touch. (8) Chadayatana, the organs of sensation. (9) Namarupa, personality, i.e., a form with a name to it, the symbol of the unreality of material phenomenal appearances. (10) Vijnana, the perfect knowledge of every perceptible thing and of all objects in their concatenation and unity. (11) Samskara, action on the plane of illusion. (12) Avidya, lack of true perception, or ignorance. The Nidanas belonging to the most subtle and abstruse doctrines of the Eastern metaphysical system, it is impossible to go into the subject at any greater length.
WGa Nidana, a band, a rope, a halter. Theosophically, a first or original cause; a primary or remote cause; original form or cause of a thing; in ancient medicine of the Hindus the study of symptoms to determine remote or primary cause of the disease was a department with sixteen divisions, one being called nidana sthana. In metaphysics and the psychology of occultism, a nidana is the beginning of a current leading to acts and circumstances. It is related to another word -- nida -- which means a resting-place, a bird's-nest, a lair, a den; that is, the resting-place for a cause or start of a current or nidana.
SKs Nidana The twelve Nidanas of Buddhism are the twelve 'fetters' or 'causes of existence.' Nidana is derived from the verb-root da -- to bind, and the preposition ni -- down; hence it is 'that which binds to earth,' or that which attracts one back to earthly existence. The twelve Nidanas are:
'Nescience' or lack of a true understanding of life and its truths and mysteries; a compound ofa -- not, and vidya wisdom. The cause of:
The karmic results of actions performed under the influence of illusion or false understanding of life; derived from the verb-rootkri -- to do, to fashion, plus the preposition sam -- together; hence in combination, to put together, to adorn, to accumulate. The cause of:
'Consciousness or intelligence'; derived from the verb-rootvijna -- to discern, to distinguish. The cause of:
'The form with a name'; in other words, the 'personality' which is transient; a compound ofnama -- name, and rupa -- form. The cause of:
'The six sense organs'; a compound ofshad -- six, and ayatana -- resting-place or abode, derived from the verb-root ayat -- to abide, to depend upon. The cause of:
'Touch or Contact' of any kind; derived from the verb-rootsprig -- to touch. The cause of:
'Sense perception'; derived from the verb-rootvid -- to know, to perceive. The cause of:
'Thirst for life,' which is the cause of attachment. This longing or attachment may be either pure or impure; derived from the verb-roottrish -- to thirst. The cause of:
'Clinging to earth life' or 'grasping for oneself'; derived from the verb-rootupada -- to acquire, to appropriate for oneself. The cause of:
'Becoming and rebecoming'; derived from the verb-rootbhu -- to become. "Bhava is that Karmic agent which leads every new sentient being to be born in this or another mode of existence. . . . (H. P. B., Theosophical Glossary, p. 229) The cause of:
'Old age and death'; a compound ofjara -- old age, derived from the verb-root jri -- to decay, to grow old; and marana -- death, derived from the verb-root mri -- to die. The cause of:
'Birth' which brings into effect the results of past actions; derived from the verb-rootjan -- to be born.
In order to escape the Wheel of Life and enter Nirvana, one must free himself from these Nidanas or fetters. To be able to do this is to understand the Science of Life.
IN Nidanas (Skt) "Bonds," in Buddhism, the twelve causes of existence, the chain of causation.
SD INDEX Nidanas (Skt)
desire to exist & I 44
eternal, Oi-Ha-Hou I 93
four truths & I 39
series of, or causes, effects I 509
teachings on, secret I 45
twelve causes of existence I 38-9 &n
various names of I 38n
SEE ALSO; SAMSKARA
TG Nidhi (Sk.). A treasure. Nine treasures belonging to the god Kuvera -- the Vedic Satan -- each treasure being under the guardianship of a demon; these are personified, and are the objects of worship of the Tantrikas.
TG Nidhogg (Scand.). The "Mundane" Serpent.
MO Nidhogg [[Norse]] (need-heugg) [nid beneath + hogg biter] Serpent undermining Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life
SD INDEX Nidhogg (Norse), gnawed World Tree I 211, 407
TG Nidra (Sk.). Sleep. Also the female form of Brahma.
MO Nidud [[Norse]] (nee-dud) [nid beneath, evil] A legendary king: the most material age of earth.
SD INDEXa Ni fallat fatum, Scoti quocumque locatum / Invenient lapidem, regnasse tenentur ibidem II 342 (Lat) "Unless the oracle fails, wherever the Scots find / This stone placed, they will hold sway." -- J. de Cambry, Monuments Celtiques, p. 107 (1805 ed.)
TG Niflheim (Scand.). The cold Hell, in the Edda. A place of eternal non-consciousness and inactivity. (See Secret Doctrine, Vol. II., p. 245).
MO Niflheim [[Norse]] (nee-vel-haym) [nifl cloud, nebula + heim home] A cosmic principle. See Muspellsheim
SD INDEX Niflheim (Norse; Nebelheim, Ger)
cold hell of Eddas II 245
Helheim & II 774
world matrix, astral light I 367
MO Niflhel [[Norse]] (nee-vel-hayl) [nifl cloud, nebula + hel death] Extinction of matter
MO Niflungar [[Norse]] (nee-vel-ung-ahr) [nifl mist + ungar children] An early human race that was still formless, nebulous
SD INDEX Night(s). See also Pralaya(s)
before Day in Creation II 59
Day &, Castor & Pollux II 122
Day &, second Fundamental Proposition I 17
Days &, activity & rest II 545
Homer on I 425
sevenfold Days & II 756-60
TG Night of Brahma. The period between the dissolution and the active life of the Universe which is called in contrast the "Day of Brahma".
WGa Night of Brahma, a period of non-manifestation, of the same length as Day of Brahma, which see.
SD INDEX Night(s) of Brahma I 3, 55; II 244. See also Days of Brahma, Manvantara, Pralaya
coming of I 371, 376-7; II 579n
Days of Brahma & I 17, 368-78
duration of I 36, 240, 655-6; II 70, 505
Father-Mother one during I 41
Karana alone during I 41
Makara, Mina (Pisces) & II 579n
naimittika pralaya II 309n
one thousand great ages in I 372
pralaya applies to II 307n
primary state of matter in I 103
Secret Doctrine about our kosmos after I 13
That & II 80
Vamadeva Modelyar [Mudaliyar] on I 376-7
SEE ALSO; BRAHMA'S NIGHT
SD INDEX Nihil (Lat) nothing, creation out of I 233n
SD INDEX Nihilism, atheism, idealism II 651
MO Nikar [[Norse]] (nee-kahr) [ladler] Odin as bringer of misfortune
SD INDEX Nila, Nil, Neilos. See also Neilos
blue mountain II 403n
Indus River, explained II 417-18 &n
Sun sets at foot of II 407
Wilford mistakes, for Nile R II 405 &n
TG Nilakantha (Sk.). A name of Siva meaning "blue throated". This is said to have been the result of some poison administered to the god.
SD INDEX Nilakantha (Skt)
commentary on Anugita II 496n, 567-8
dead letter commentary of II 637n
on sons of Viraja & Manasa II 89-90
on speech, mind & higher self I 94
SD INDEX Nilalohita (Skt) blue, red complexioned
form of Siva I 457
Ninth or Kumara Creation & II 106
Rudra as a kumara II 192n
TG Nile-God (Eg.). Represented by a wooden image of the river god receiving honours in gratitude for the bounties its waters afford the country. There was a "celestial" Nile, called in the Ritual Nen-naou or "primordial waters"; and a terrestrial Nile, worshipped at Nilopolis and Hapimoo. The latter was represented as an androgynous being with a beard and breasts, and a fat blue face; green limbs and reddish body. At the approach of the yearly inundation, the image was carried from one place to another in solemn procession.
SD INDEX Nile River. See also Neilos
delta II 8, 368, 746
Ethiops, Nil, Nila & II 417-18
five crocodiles in celestial, expl II 580
Great Deep, water or I 319
Horus fr lotus of celestial II 472
Indus confused w II 417-18 &n
kabbalistic I 381
Moses rescued fr I 319 &n; II 428
number of, is solar year II 583
Osiris-Isis stopped flooding of II 366
Osiris symbol of I 390
periodical rising of II 429
soundings in valley of II 750n
Wilford mistakes, for Nila Mountains II 405 &n
SD INDEX Nilghiri Hills [Nilgiri] (Skt) Moola Koorumba of II 445
SD INDEX Nilson, elemental bodies of I 547
SD INDEX Nilsson II 749
TG Nimbus (Lat.). The aureole around the heads of the Christ and Saints in Greek and Romish Churches is of Eastern origin. As every Orientalist knows, Buddha is described as having his head surrounded with shining glory six cubits in width; and, as shown by Hardy (Eastern Monachism), "his principal disciples are represented by the native painters as having a similar mark of eminence". In China, Tibet and Japan, the heads of the saints are always surrounded with a nimbus.
SD INDEX Nimi (Skt) [son of Ikshvaku], rishis create his successor II 524n
WG Nimisha, the time taken to twinkle the eye. (See Time.)
TG Nimitta (Sk.). 1. An interior illumination developed by the practice of meditation. 2. The efficient spiritual cause, as contrasted with Upadana, the material cause, in Vedanta philosophy. See also Pradhana in Sankhya philosophy.
SD INDEX Nimitta (Skt), the efficient cause I 55, 370n
WG Nimitti-karana, the instrumental cause.
SD INDEX Nimrod(s) (Heb)
Akkad capital of I 319n
Atlanteans prototypes of II 272, 279
Chaldean giant Izdubar [Gilgamesh] II 336
epic of Assyrian tablets II 353
governor of Babylonia (Mas'udi) II 453
not wicked giant II 375
TG Nine. The "Kabbalah of the Nine Chambers" is a form of secret writing in cipher, which originated with the Hebrew Rabbis, and has been used by several societies for purposes of concealment: notably some grades of the Freemasons have adopted it. A figure is drawn of two horizontal parallel lines and two vertical parallel lines across them, this process forms nine chambers, the centre one a simple square, the others being either two or three sided figures, these are allotted to the several letters in any order that is agreed upon. There is also a Kabbalistic attribution of the ten Sephiroth to these nine chambers, but this is not published. [W.W.W..]
SD INDEX Nine
Aryan Hindu explanation of I 114-15 &n
decimal system of I 361
in Egyptian cat symbolism II 552 &n
figures & zero form universe I 99
kabbalistic symbolism II 217
number of male generative energy I 114; II 217
occult value of I 76
sacred number of being II 622 &n
svabhavat is one & nine I 98
various symbols of II 580-1
SD INDEX Nineteenth Century Magazine, The
on the Deluge II 353-4
Gladstone in II 252n, 766-7, 770
SD INDEX Nineveh
library at II 692
Oan or fishman of I 653
Tahmurath founded II 397
SD INDEX Ninth or Kumara creation I 75, 456
SD INDEX Niobe (Gk), story of II 771-2 &n
SD INDEX Nipoor [Nippur] or Niffer (North Babylonian), center of black magic II 139n
SD INDEX Nippang (Chin), liberation I 38n. See also Moksha
WG Nirakana, formless; Vishnu; universal spirit.
SD INDEX Niraksha (Skt), place of no latitude II 401-2n
TG Nirguna (Sk.). Negative attribute; unbound, or without Gunas (attributes), i.e., that which is devoid of all qualities, the opposite of Saguna, that which has attributes (Secret Doctrine, II. 95), e.g., Parabrahmam is Nirguna; Brahma, Saguna. Nirguna is a term which shows the impersonality of the thing spoken of.
FY Nirguna, unbound; without gunas or attributes; the soul in its state of essential purity is so called.
WG Nir-guna, devoid of attributes or qualities.
SD INDEX Nirguna (Skt) without attributes
Parabrahman or I 62
perfection II 95
WG Nirmalah, free from love, hate, etc.
TG Nirmanakaya (Sk.). Something entirely different in esoteric philosophy from the popular meaning attached to it, and from the fancies of the Orientalists. Some call the Nirmanakaya body "Nirvana with remains" (Schlagintweit, etc.) on the supposition, probably, that it is a kind of Nirvanic condition during which consciousness and form are retained. Others say that it is one of the Trikaya (three bodies), with the "power of assuming any form of appearance in order to propagate Buddhism" (Eitel's idea); again, that "it is the incarnate avatara of a deity" (ibid.), and so on. Occultism, on the other hand, says: that Nirmanakaya, although meaning literally a transformed "body", is a state. The form is that of the adept or yogi who enters, or chooses, that post mortem condition in preference to the Dharmakaya or absolute Nirvanic state. He does this because the latter kaya separates him for ever from the world of form, conferring upon him a state of selfish bliss, in which no other living being can participate, the adept being thus precluded from the possibility of helping humanity, or even devas. As a Nirmanakaya, however, the man leaves behind him only his physical body, and retains every other "principle" save the Kamic -- for he has crushed this out for ever from his nature, during life, and it can never resurrect in his post mortem state. Thus, instead of going into selfish bliss, he chooses a life of self-sacrifice, an existence which ends only with the life-cycle, in order to be enabled to help mankind in an invisible yet most effective manner. (See The Voice of the Silence, third treatise, "The Seven Portals".) Thus a Nirmanakaya is not, as popularly believed, the body "in which a Buddha or a Bodhisattva appears on earth", but verily one, who whether a Chutuktu or a Khubilkhan, an adept or a yogi during life, has since become a member of that invisible Host which ever protects and watches over Humanity within Karmic limits. Mistaken often for a "Spirit", a Deva, God himself, &c., a Nirmanakaya is ever a protecting, compassionate, verily a guardian angel, to him who becomes worthy of his help. Whatever objection may be brought forward against this doctrine; however much it is denied, because, forsooth, it has never been hitherto made public in Europe and therefore since it is unknown to Orientalists, it must needs be "a myth of modern invention" -- no one will be bold enough to say that this idea of helping suffering mankind at the price of one's own almost interminable self-sacrifice, is not one of the grandest and noblest that was ever evolved from human brain.
KT Nirmanakaya (Sans.) Something entirely different in esoteric philosophy from the popular meaning attached to it, and from the fancies of the Orientalists. Some call the Nirmanakaya body "Nirvana with remains" (Schlagintweit), on the supposition, probably, that it is a kind of Nirvanic condition during which consciousness and form are retained. Others say that it is one of the Trikaya (three bodies) with "the power of assuming any form of appearance in order to propagate Buddhism" (Eitel's idea); again, that "it is the incarnate avatara of a deity" (ibid.) Occultism, on the other hand, says ("Voice of the Silence") that Nirmanakaya, although meaning literally a transformed "body," is a state. The form is that of the Adept or Yogi who enters, or chooses, that post-mortem condition in preference to the Dharmakaya or absolute Nirvanic state. He does this because the latter Kaya separates him for ever from the world of form, conferring upon him a state of selfish bliss, in which no other living being can participate, the adept being thus precluded from the possibility of helping humanity, or even devas. As a Nirmanakaya, however, the adept leaves behind him only his physical body, and retains every other "principle" save the Kamic, for he has crushed this out for ever from his nature during life, and it can never resurrect in his post-mortem state. Thus, instead of going into selfish bliss, he chooses a life of self-sacrifice, an existence which ends only with the life-cycle, in order to be enabled to help mankind in an invisible, yet most effective, manner. (See "Voice of the Silence," third Treatise, "The Seven Portals.") Thus a Nirmanakaya is not, as popularly believed, the body "in which a Buddha or a Bodhisattva appears on earth," but verily one who, whether a Chutuktu or a Khubilkhan, an adept or a Yogi during life, has since become a member of that invisible Host which ever protects and watches over humanity within Karmic limits. Mistaken often for a "Spirit," a Deva, God himself, &c., a Nirmanakaya is ever a protecting, compassionate, verily a guardian, angel to him who is worthy of his help. Whatever objection may be brought forward against this doctrine, however much it is denied, because, forsooth, it has never hitherto been made public in Europe, and therefore, since it is unknown to Orientalists, it must needs be a "myth of modern invention" -- no one will be bold enough to say that this idea of helping suffering mankind at the price of one's own almost interminable self-sacrifice, is not one of the grandest and noblest that was ever evolved from the human brain.
VS These vestures are: Nirmanakaya, Sambhoga- Kaya, and Dharmakaya, robe Sublime (II 21) [[p. 32]] Ibid. [To I, 20 - See Buddhas of Compassion.]
WG Nirmanakayas, men who have reached the point where they can enter nirvana but voluntarily relinquish it and remain on earth in an unseen body in order to help men.
OG Nirmanakaya -- (Sanskrit) A compound of two words: nirmana, a participle meaning "forming," "creating"; kaya, a word meaning "body," "robe," "vehicle"; thus, nirmanakaya means "formed-body." A nirmanakaya, however, is really a state assumed by or entered into by a bodhisattva -- an individual man made semi-divine who, to use popular language, instead of choosing his reward in the nirvana of a less degree, remains on earth out of pity and compassion for inferior beings, clothing himself in a nirmanakayic vesture. When that state is ended the nirmanakaya ends.
A nirmanakaya is a complete man possessing all the principles of his constitution except the linga-sarira and its accompanying physical body. He is one who lives on the plane of being next superior to the physical plane, and his purpose in so doing is to save men from themselves by being with them, and by continuously instilling thoughts of self-sacrifice, of self-forgetfulness, of spiritual and moral beauty, of mutual help, of compassion, and of pity. Nirmanakaya is the third or lowest, exoterically speaking, of what is called in Sanskrit trikaya or "three bodies." The highest is the dharmakaya, in which state are the nirvanis and full pratyeka buddhas, etc.; the second state is the sambhogakaya, intermediate between the former and, thirdly, the nirmanakaya. The nirmanakaya vesture or condition enables one entering it to live in touch and sympathy with the world of men. The sambhogakaya enables one in that state to be conscious indeed to a certain extent of the world of men and its griefs and sorrows, but with little power or impulse to render aid. The dharmakaya vesture is so pure and holy, and indeed so high, that the one possessing the dharmakaya or who is in it, is virtually out of all touch with anything inferior to himself. It is, therefore, in the nirmanakaya vesture if not in physical form that live and work the Buddhas of Compassion, the greatest sages and seers, and all the super-holy men who through striving through ages of evolution bring forth into manifestation and power and function the divinity within. The doctrine of the nirmanakayas is one of the most suggestive, profound, and beautiful teachings of the esoteric philosophy. (See also Dharmakaya, Sambhogakaya)
SP Nirmanakaya -- transformation body, the form of Buddha which appears in the human realm. This is the Sanskrit word translated by the Tibetan term tulku.
SD INDEX Nirmanakaya(s) (Skt)
beyond illusion, no devachan II 615
Boehme nursling of I 494
human forms created for II 652
maruts one name given to II 615
may possess mediums I 233n
muktas who help world I 132 &n
fr other manvantaras II 93-4
sacrificed selves for third race II 94, 201
siddhas or II 636n
spiritual-astral remains of II 255n
SEE ALSO; BUDDHA OF COMPASSION
TG Nirmathya (Sk.). The sacred fire produced by the friction of two pieces of wood -- the "fire" called Pavamana in the Puranas. The allegory contained therein is an occult teaching.
SD INDEX Nirmathya (Skt), & fire by friction I 521
TG Nirriti (Sk.). A goddess of Death and Decay.
TG Nirukta (Sk.). An anga or limb, a division of the Vedas; a glossarial comment.
WG Nirukta, uttered, pronounced; explained.
SD INDEX Nirukta sushumna ray lights up Moon I 515n
TG Nirupadhi (Sk.). Attributeless; the negation of attributes.
SD INDEX Nirupadhi (Skt) without attributes. See also Nirguna
Purusha-prakriti in pralaya I 582
TG Nirvana (Sk.). According to the Orientalists, the entire "blowing out", like the flame of a candle, the utter extinction of existence. But in the esoteric explanations it is the state of absolute existence and absolute consciousness, into which the Ego of a man who has reached the highest degree of perfection and holiness during life goes, after the body dies, and occasionally, as in the case of Gautama Buddha and others, during life. (See "Nirvani".)
KT Nirvana (Sans.) According to the Orientalists, the entire "blowing-out," like the flame of a candle, the utter extinction of existence. But in the exoteric explanations it is the state of absolute existence and absolute consciousness, into which the Ego of a man who had reached the highest degree of perfection and holiness during life, goes after the body dies, and occasionally, as is the case of Gautama Buddha and others, during life.
VS Nirvana reach, or cast the prize away (II 33) [[p. 40]] Vide infra Part III. par. 34. [See Buddhas of Compassion.]
FY Nirvana, beautitude [[beatitude?]], abstract spiritual existence, absorption into all.
WG Nirvana, the extinguishment of desire; the kingdom of ineffable peace; annihilation of the illusions of matter; conscious rest in omniscience. Called Niebban in Burmah and Nippang in China.
OG Nirvana -- (Sanskrit) This is a compound: nir, "out," and vana, the past participle passive of the root va, "to blow," literally meaning "blown out." So badly has the significance of the ancient Indian thought (and even its language, the Sanskrit) been understood, that for many years erudite European scholars were discussing whether being "blown out" meant actual entitative annihilation or not. But the being blown out refers only to the lower principles in man. Nirvana is a very different thing from the "heavens." Nirvana is a state of utter bliss and complete, untrammeled consciousness, a state of absorption in pure kosmic Being, and is the wondrous destiny of those who have reached superhuman knowledge and purity and spiritual illumination. It really is personal-individual absorption into or rather identification with the Self -- the highest SELF. It is also the state of the monadic entities in the period that intervenes between minor manvantaras or rounds of a planetary chain; and more fully so between each seven-round period or Day of Brahma, and the succeeding day or new kalpa of a planetary chain. At these last times, starting forth from the seventh sphere in the seventh round, the monadic entities will have progressed far beyond even the highest state of devachan. Too pure and too far advanced even for such a condition as the devachanic felicity, they go to their appropriate sphere and condition, which latter is the nirvana following the end of the seventh round.
Devachan and nirvana are not localities. They are states, states of the beings in those respective spiritual conditions. Devachan is the intermediate state; nirvana is the super-spiritual state; and avichi, popularly called the lowest of the hells, is the nether pole of the spiritual condition. These three are states of beings having habitat in the lokas or talas, in the worlds of the kosmic egg. So far as the individual human being is concerned, the nirvanic state or condition may be attained to by great spiritual seers and sages, such as Gautama the Buddha, and even by men less progressed than he; because in these cases of the attaining of the nirvana even during a man's life on earth, the meaning is that one so attaining has through evolution progressed so far along the path that all the lower personal part of him is become thoroughly impersonalized, the personal has put on the garment of impersonality, and such a man thereafter lives in the nirvanic condition of the spiritual monad. As a concluding thought, it must be pointed out that nirvana, while the ultima thule of the perfection to be attained by any human being, nevertheless stands less high in the estimate of mystics than the condition of the bodhisattva. For the bodhisattva, although standing on the threshold of nirvana and seeing and understanding its ineffable glory and peace and rest, nevertheless retains his consciousness in the worlds of men, in order to consecrate his vast faculties and powers to the service of all that is. The buddhas in their higher parts enter the nirvana, in other words, assume the dharmakaya state or vesture, whereas the bodhisattva assumes the nirmanakaya vesture, thereafter to become an ever-active and compassionate and beneficent influence in the world. The buddha indeed may be said to act indirectly and by long distance control, thus indeed helping the world diffusively or by diffusion; but the bodhisattva acts directly and positively and with a directing will in works of compassion, both for the world and for individuals.
GH Nirvana A super-spiritual status: the state of supreme bliss, of complete absorption of the consciousness in pure Kosmic Being: it is the state of those beings who have reached superhuman knowledge and spiritual illumination and are enabled to live in their own spiritual essence, casting off the inferior parts of the pilgrim-monad's sheaths -- such is the meaning of the word Jivanmukta (a 'freed monad'). To attain Nirvana one has to identify oneself with one's divine Parent (the 'Father in Heaven' -- the divine Monad). (Compound nir, out or away; vana, past participle of va, to blow, hence 'blown out' -- referring to man's lower principles, which are indeed discarded by the Jivanmukta.) (Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 21)
SKo Nirvana A state of utter bliss and of perfect illuminated consciousness which is co-vibrational and co-extensive with the Universe; a state of absorption in pure Kosmic Being attained by the highest Initiates; a personal-individual at-one-ness with the Highest SELF. The word Nirvana is a compound of the preposition nir -- out, and vana -- blown; but that which is 'blown out' refers only to the lower principles of man.
IN Nirvana (Skt) "Blown out," liberation from material existence; absolute consciousness.
SP Nirvana -- spiritual emancipation, the extinction of the passions, the cessation of bondage to the cycle of rebirth.
SD INDEX Nirvana (Skt) II 204. See also Devachan, Paranirvana
akasa &, objectively eternal I 635
aspired to by kumaras II 243
devachan & I 173
dreamless sleep & I 266
Enoch, Elijah attained II 532
Epicurean Indolentia & I 577n
five becomes seven in II 580
four paths to I 206
individual pralaya I 371
laya a synonym for I 140, 289 &n
man loses self in I 570
maruts renounce II 615
men can reach II 246
merging w Alaya is not I 48
monads not reaching, fate of II 57 &n
nirmanakayas, elect, renounce II 281-2, 615
no, for men without personal egos II 610
passage of spirit to Be-ness I 193
post-manvantaric I 373; II 491
promised land or I 568 &n
qualifications to enter I xix; II 81
reached by Buddha II 532
reached by suffering II 81
Sabbath or I 240; II 491
scholars misunderstand I xxi, 266
seven paths to I 38-9
thread of radiance dissolves in II 80
turiya samadhi or I 570
vanishing point of matter I 177
various names of I 38 &n
SEE ALSO; MOKSHA, MUKTI
SKv Nirvana-dharma, Nirvanin Nirvana-dharma is the Nirvanic state, the reunion with the Cosmic Self, that perfect state of highest bliss and repose and omniscience. One who enters the Nirvina-dharma is called a Nirvanin. Nirvani is the nominative singular form of Nirvanin.
TG Nirvani (Sk.). One who has attained Nirvana -- an emancipated soul. That Nirvana means nothing of the kind asserted by Orientalists every scholar who has visited China, India and Japan is well aware. It is "escape from misery" but only from that of matter, freedom from Klesha, or Kama, and the complete extinction of animal desires. If we are told that Abidharma defines Nirvana "as a state of absolute annihilation", we concur, adding to the last word the qualification "of everything connected with matter or the physical world", and this simply because the latter (as also all in it) is illusion, maya. Sakyamuni Buddha said in the last moments of his life that "the spiritual body is immortal" (See Sans. Chin. Dict.). As Mr. Eitel, the scholarly Sinologist, explains it: "The popular exoteric systems agree in defining Nirvana negatively as a state of absolute exemption from the circle of transmigration; as a state of entire freedom from all forms of existence; to begin with, freedom from all passion and exertion; a state of indifference to all sensibility" -- and he might have added "death of all compassion for the world of suffering". And this is why the Bodhisattvas who prefer the Nirmanakaya to the Dharmakaya vesture, stand higher in the popular estimation than the Nirvanis. But the same scholar adds that: "Positively (and esoterically) they define Nirvana as the highest state of spiritual bliss, as absolute immortality through absorption of the soul (spirit rather) into itself, but preserving individuality so that, e.g., Buddhas, after entering Nirvana, may reappear on earth", -- i.e., in the future Manvantara.
KT Nirvanee (Sans.) One who has attained Nirvana -- an emancipated Soul. That Nirvana means something quite different from the puerile assertions of Orientalists, every scholar who has visited India, China, or Japan, is well aware. It is "escape from misery," but only from that of matter, freedom from Klesha, or Kama, and the complete extinction of animal desires. If we are told that Abhidharma defines Nirvana as "a state of absolute annihilation" we concur, adding to the last word the qualification "of everything connected with matter or the physical world," and this simply because the latter (as also all in it) is illusion or Maya. Sakyamuni Buddha said in the last moments of his life: -- "the spiritual body is immortal." (Vide "Sans.-Chin. Dict.") As Mr. Eitel, the scholarly Sinologist, explains it: "The popular exoteric systems agree in defining Nirvana negatively as a state of absolute exemption from the circle of transmigration; as a state of entire freedom from all forms of existence, to begin with, freedom from all passion and exertion; a state of indifference to all sensibility" -- and he might have added "death of all compassion for the world of suffering." And this is why the Bodhisattvas who prefer the Nirmanakaya to the Dharmakaya vesture stand higher in the popular estimation than the Nirvanees. But the same scholar adds that "Positively (and esoterically) they define Nirvana as the highest state of spiritual bliss, as absolute immortality through absorption of the Soul (Spirit rather) into itself, but preserving individuality, so that, e. g., Buddhas, after entering Nirvana, may re-appear on earth -- i. e., in the future Manvantara."
SD INDEX Nirvani(s) (Skt)
highest, start manvantara II 232
returning II 79-80, 232
spirits of men becoming I 240
WG Nir-vikarah, formless.
TG Nishada (Sk.). (1) One of the seven qualities of sound -- the one and sole attribute of Akasa; (2) the seventh note of the Hindu musical scale; (3) an outcast offspring of a Brahman and a Sudra mother; (4) a range of mountains south of Meru -- north of the Himalayas.
SD INDEX Nishada (Skt), element of sound I 534
WG Nish-karma, karmaless. (nish, without; karma, karma.)
WG Nish-kriya, actionless; a term for the Supreme Spirit. (nis, without; kriya, action.)
TG Nissi (Chald.) One of the seven Chaldean gods.
SD INDEX Nissi, Babylonian god II 5
SD INDEX Nitatui [Nitatni] (Skt), a Pleiad II 551
TG Niti (Sk.). Lit., Prudence, ethics.
SD INDEX Niti (Skt), parent of harmony II 528
SD INDEX Nitrogen II 158-9, 592-3
air element & I 253-4
correlated w linga-sarira II 593
discovered by "quack" Paracelsus I 297
Earth-born cement I 626
noumena of II 592
oxygen, hydrogen & I 623; II 592
properties of II 593
in protoplasm I 637n
WG Nitya, constant; daily; always.
SD INDEX Nitya (Skt) eternal, continuous I 69
WG Nitya-muktah, separate.
TG Nitya Parivrita (Sk.). Lit., continuous extinction.
TG Nitya Pralaya (Sk.). Lit., "perpetual" Pralaya or dissolution. It is the constant and imperceptible changes undergone by the atoms which last as long as a Mahamanvantara, a whole age of Brahma, which takes fifteen figures to sum up. A stage of chronic change and dissolution, the stages of growth and decay. It is the duration of "Seven Eternities". (See Secret Doctrine I. 371, II. 69, 310.) There are four kinds of Pralayas, or states of changelessness. The Naimittika, when Brahma slumbers; the Prakritika, a partial Pralaya of anything during Manvantara; Atyantika, when man has identified himself with the One Absolute -- a synonym of Nirvana; and Nitya, for physical things especially, as a state of profound and dreamless sleep.
WG Nitya-pralaya, constant dissolution; the change which takes place, perceptibly and imperceptibly, in everything in the universe of matter, from the globe to the atom, without cessation.
SD INDEX Nitya Pralaya (Skt) perpetual dissolution II 69n
applies to all beings II 309-10n
in Bhagavata-Purana I 371
SEE ALSO; PRALAYA
TG Nitya Sarga (Sk.). The state of constant creation or evolution, as opposed to Nitya Pralaya -- the state of perpetual incessant dissolution (or change of atoms) disintegration of molecules, hence change of forms.
SD INDEX Nitya Sarga (Skt) constant creation II 309-10n
TG Nixies. The water-sprites; Undines.
WG Niyama, act of obligation, voluntary penance; constant and inseparable consciousness of unity with Brahma.
SKv Niyama 'Restraint of the mind'; derived from the verb-root yam -- to hold, and ni -- down. Niyama is the controlling and directing of one's thoughts and motives and actions, as well as other voluntary rules and minor regulations of life adopted by the ascetic in order to silence the personal self and thus give way to the Universal Self within. These laws which are self-imposed prepare a man for greater service to the whole of humanity, and they are known as the positive laws of ethics and compassion.
TG Niyashes (Mazd.). Parsi prayers.
FY Niyashes, Parsi prayers.
SD INDEX Niza, Marcos de, describes seven cities II 35
TG Nizir (Chald.). The "Deluge Mountain"; the Ararat of the Babylonians with "Xisuthrus" as Noah.
SD INDEX Nizir, Chaldean mountain II 145
MO Njord [[Norse]] (nyeurd) A Vanagod: the regent of Saturn, father of Frey and Freya
SD INDEX Noachidae, Hindus perverted, II 142
SD INDEX Noah (Heb). See also Ark, Deluges, Floods, Manus, Vaivasvata, Xisuthrus, Yima
Adam, Jehovah & I 444
American, Humboldt on II 141
Atlantean Titan II 265 &n, 390
Bel &, preceded Adam II 144
black raven of, symbol of pralaya I 443
Chaldean Nuah is II 145, 463
Chinese, or Peiru-un II 365
Cosmas Indicopleustes on II 399
creative law forming Earth II 595
deluge of, late Atlantean II 69n, 774
deluge of, not universal deluge II 4
feared coming catastrophe II 534
female, or Nuah, Ashtoreth II 462-3
flood of, not Central Asian II 141
flood of, zodiacal allegory II 353
Hanokh gave astronomy to II 532
heir to Enoch's wisdom II 532n
Jah- II 595-6
a just man II 392
Kabir or Titan II 390
Melchizedek or II 391
name contains story of II 335
new man of new race I 444
offspring of, saviors & magicians II 222
one w Saturn II 142n
pithecoid, of science & three sons II 655
prayed before Adam's body II 467
Root- & Seed-Manu II 597
sishta, the human seed II 596
sons of, & population II 453
spirit falling into matter II 145
story explained I 444n; II 468
symbol of fifth race II 532, 597n
theogonic key to II 595
three sons &, are quaternary II 597n
three sons of, last three races II 397
took creatures by sevens II 35
Vaivasvata, Xisuthrus as II 222, 265, 306-7, 309, 314, 597, 610
version of Samothracian mystery II 360n
war of gods, giants & II 222
-Xisuthrus is third race separated II 397
Yima same as II 610
SD INDEX Nobeleth' Hokhmah [Noveleth Hokhmah] (Heb) worlds created by delight II 126
SD INDEX Nod [Nodh] (Heb) Land of (Genesis 4:16) Cain goes to, & marries I 324n; II 286, 394
SD INDEX Node(s)
aspects & I 320
dragon, serpent symbol of I 403
Moon's, in Hindu astronomy I 7, 661-3; II 76
term used now in botany I 320
OG Noetic -- (Greek) The adjective belonging to nous (q.v.).
SD INDEX Noetos (Gk), intelligible (deity) I 365, 461
TG Nofir-hotpoo (Eg.). The same as the god Khonsoo, the lunar god of Thebes. Lit., "he who is in absolute rest". Nofir-hotpoo is one of the three persons of the Egyptian trinity, composed of Ammon, Mooth, and their son Khonsoo or Nofir-hotpoo.
SD INDEX Nofir-Hotpu (Egy) or Khonsoo, Lord of Thebes II 464
TG Nogah (Chald.). Venus, the planet; glittering splendour.
SD INDEX Nome, Egyptian city [district], gods of I 675
SD INDEX Nominalist(s)
arguments re motion & God I 3n
medieval, & occult philosophy I 274
SD INDEX Non-Being
Absolute Being & I 16, 53, 54n, 88, 193
dark mystery of I 2
eternal, & the One Being I 45
pure spirit lost in Absolute I 481
state of universe when asleep I 54-5 &n
SD INDEX "The Non-Defined Forces." See Rochas d'Aiglun
SD INDEX "None has ever lifted my veil," Isis inscription at Sais I 393
SD INDEX Nonentity, bond connecting entity w II 176, 579
SD INDEX Nonnus (Gk poet)
Phlegyae (Atlantis), sinking of II 144
Semele carried to heaven I 400
SD INDEX Nonseparateness
of all things, active, passive I 68
of divine & human II 568n
of everything fr Absolute All II 384n
of higher self fr One Self I 276
of man's ego fr universal ego I 130-1
TG Noo (Eg.). Primordial waters of space called "Father-Mother"; the "face of the deep" of the Bible; for above Noo hovers the Breath of Kneph, who is represented with the Mundane Egg in his mouth.
SD INDEX Noo. See Nu
TG Noom (Eg.). A celestial sculptor, in the Egyptian legends, who creates a beautiful girl whom he sends like another Pandora to Batoo (or "man"), whose happiness is thereafter destroyed. The "sculptor" or artist is the same as Jehovah, the architect of the world, and the girl is "Eve".
TG Noon (Eg.). The celestial river which flows in Noot, the cosmic abyss or Noo. As all the gods have been generated in the river (the Gnostic Pleroma), it is called "the Father-Mother of the gods".
TG Noor Ilahee (Arab.). "The light of the Elohim", literally. This light is believed by some Mussulmen to be transmitted to Mortals "through a hundred prophet-leaders". Divine knowledge; the Light of the Secret Wisdom.
SD INDEX Noor Illahee, light of the elohim II 514n
TG Noot (Eg.). The heavenly abyss in the Ritual or the Book of the Dead. It is infinite space personified in the Vedas by Aditi, the goddess who, like Noon (q.v.) is the "mother of all the gods".
SD INDEX Noot. See Nut
SD INDEX "Nor Aught nor Nought . . ." See Rig-Veda
SD INDEX Norberg, M. See Codex Nazaraeus
SD INDEX Nordenskiold, Nils Adolf Erik, on islands w fossil sheep II 773 &n
SD INDEX Nork, F. N. [pseudonym of Selig Korn], Ararat for Arath ['erets] Earth II 597
TG Norns (Scand.). The three sister goddesses in the Edda, who make known to men the decrees of Orlog or Fate. They are shown as coming out of the unknown distances enveloped in a dark veil to the Ash Yggdrasil (q.v.), and "sprinkle it daily with water from the Fountain of Urd, that it may not wither but remain green and fresh and strong" (Asgard and the Gods). Their names are "Urd", the Past; "Werdandi", the Present; and "Skuld", the Future, "which is either rich in hope or dark with tears". Thus they reveal the decrees of Fate "for out of the past and present the events and actions of the future are born" (loc. cit.).
MO Norns [[Norse]] [norn weird, doom] Spinners of destiny for gods, worlds, and men
SD INDEX Norns, Norse goddesses II 520
ravens of Odin whisper to II 100
SD INDEX Norse. See also Scandinavia
cosmogony I 427
giants, dwarfs in, myths II 754
gods of the II 283n, 754
legends II 97, 100, 283n
mundane tree I 211
mythology on axial changes II 535
mythology on man II 97, 754
prophecy about seventh root-race II 100
three, goddesses II 100
SD INDEX North (direction)
ankh cross & II 547
evil comes fr, & West I 123
gods, myths fr II 774n
Kuvera (Kubera) guards the I 128
Sabean worship & II 362
Toum is, wind & spirit of West I 673
we curse the, wind (Ambrose) I 123
yellow corn depicts, (Zunis) II 629
SD INDEX North America
colossal ruins in II 337-8
egg symbol in I 366
mystery language of I 308
rocking stones in II 342n
SD INDEX North Pole. See also Aurora Borealis
cap of, will never perish II 372n, 401, 403
Capricorn once at II 431
ever green continent at II 12
fohatic forces at I 204-5
fountain of life at II 400n
heaven, mountain or II 357
heaven of Lemurians' progenitors II 274
Hyperborean continent & II 7, 274
legends re, continent II 138n, 398-9, 400n, 401
passing of, to South Pole II 360
pole of ecliptic & II 431
region of, & Meru II 326-9, 357, 403, 785
separated fr continents II 138n
serpent in Vendidad II 356
source of good influences II 400n
Sun dies for six months at II 769n
upper station of gods II 404
SD INDEX Norway, Norwegians
ancient records of, (runes) II 346n
discovered America I 297; II 424n
& Greeks on Hyperborean continent II 11-12
has risen 200-600 ft II 787n
lemmings of II 782
part of early northern continent II 423-4
part of Lemuria, Atlantis II 402, 775
severed part of Arctic land II 399n
sinking of Lemuria began in II 332-3
SD INDEX "Norwegian Lemming . . ." See Crotch, W.
SD INDEX Norwich, Mackey adept of II 362n
TG Notaricon (Kab.). A division of the practical Kabbalah; treats of the formation of words from the initials or finals of the words in every sentence; or conversely it forms a sentence of words whose initials or finals are those of some word [W.W.W.].
SD INDEX Notes, seven of the scale I 534; II 492, 602. See also Keynotes
SD INDEX Notes and Observations . . . See Gregorie, J.
SD INDEX "Notes on Aristotle's Psychology . . ." See Rigg
SD INDEX Notes on the Bhagavad Gita. See Subba Row
SD INDEX No-Thing
Ain-Soph or Absolute, endless I 214
Dabar & I 350
God is I 352
symbol of circle & II 553
SD INDEX "Nothing can come from nothing." See Lucretius
SD INDEX "Nothing is created, only transformed" I 570
SD INDEX Nothingness, Abyss of, is divine Plenum I 148
SD INDEX "Notice on Buddhist Symbols." See Hodgson
SD INDEX "Not Ready," explained II 161, 167, 168, 171
SD INDEX Notre Dame de Paris
dragon on portal of II 207 &n
planets, elements, zodiac & I 395
SD INDEX Nott, J. C., & Gliddon, G. R., Types of Mankind, Agassiz' Introduction re polygenism II 610-11
SD INDEX Nought (zero). See also Circle, Zero
or circle, plane above number II 574
no-thing or infinite & all II 553
SD INDEX Noum. See Khnoom
TG Noumenon (Gr.). The true essential nature of being as distinguished from the illusive objects of sense.
KT Noumena (Gr.) The true essential nature of Being as distinguished from the illusive objects of sense.
FY Noumena, the true essential nature of being, as distinguished from the illusive objects of sense.
WG Noumena (Greek), realities, as opposed to phenomena or illusionary appearances.
SD INDEX Noumenon (a, oi, al)
akasa the, of ether I 255
consciousness is pure, of thought I 14-15
of electricity I 531
of the elements I 218n, 522; II 273
of every force intelligent I 493
First world realm of I 119
Fohat as, of cosmic substance I 148
of the four elements II 592
of hydrogen II 105, 112
invisible powers as II 517-18
known to initiates I 535n
of matter, atoms I 57
mulaprakriti, of prakriti II 65
nature's imponderable forces II 273
phenomenon & I 38, 45
Self, of personal ego I 129
spiritual fire & II 113
substance the, of matter I 329
tanmatras, of elements I 572n
of the "Three in One" II 113
unmanifested or II 24
SEE ALSO; PHENOMENA
SD INDEX Noun (Egy). See Nut
TG Nous. (Gr.). A Platonic term for the Higher Mind or Soul. It means Spirit as distinct from animal Soul -- psyche; divine consciousness or mind in man: Nous was the designation given to the Supreme deity (third logos) by Anaxagoras. Taken from Egypt where it was called Nout, it was adopted by the Gnostics for their first conscious Aeon which, with the Occultists, is the third logos, cosmically, and the third "principle" (from above) or manas, in man. (See "Nout".)
KT Nous (Gr.) A Platonic term for the Higher Mind or Soul. It means Spirit as distinct from animal-Soul, Psyche; divine consciousness or mind in man. The name was adopted by the Gnostics for their first conscious AEon, which, with the Occultists, is the third logos, cosmically, and the third "principle" (from above) or Manas, in man. (Vide infra, "Nout.")
FY Nous, spirit, mind; Platonic term, reason.
WG Nous (Greek), the Higher Manas or Reincarnating Ego.
OG Nous -- (Greek) This is a term frequently used by Plato for what in modern theosophical literature is usually called the higher manas or higher mind or spiritual soul, the union and characteristics of the buddhi-manas in man overshadowed by the atman. The distinction to be drawn between the nous on the one hand, and the animal soul or psyche and its workings on the other hand, is very sharp, and the two must not be confused. In occultism the kosmic nous is the third Logos, and in the case of man's own constitution, or in human pneumatology, the nous is the buddhi-manas or higher manas or spiritual monad.
SD INDEX Nous (Gk, Gnos) spiritual mind
angle of Gnostic square II 573
in close affinity w Good II 25
created by Abraxas I 350
dominates after 3-1/2 races II 110
enters matter & agitates it I 451 &n
higher, divine wisdom I 197n
matter-moving, pervades all I 51-2
mundane intelligence (Anaxagoras) I 50, 451
Plato on II 554
Propator & I 349
Psyche & I 197n; II 134n, 377
Pymander as I 74
quaternary & II 599
SD INDEXa Nous [estin] ho diakosmonte kai panton aitios I 451 (Gk) "An ordering and disposing mind, which was the cause of all things." -- Plato, Phaedo 97c
TG Nout. (Gr.). In the Pantheon of the Egyptians it meant the "One-only-One", because they did not proceed in their popular or exoteric religion higher than the third manifestation which radiates from the Unknown and the Unknowable, the first unmanifested and the second logoi in the esoteric philosophy of every nation. The Nous of Anaxagoras was the Mahat of the Hindu Brahma, the first manifested Deity -- "the Mind or Spirit self-potent"; this creative Principle being of course the primum mobile of everything in the Universe -- its Soul and Ideation. (See "Seven Principles" in man.)
KT Nout (Eg.) In the Egyptian Pantheon it meant the "One-only-One," because it does not proceed in the popular or exoteric religion higher than the third manifestation which radiates from the Unknowable and the Unknown in the esoteric philosophy of every nation. The Nous of Anaxagoras was the Mahat of the Hindus -- Brahma, the first manifested deity -- "the Mind or spirit Self-potent." This creative principle is the primum mobile of everything to be found in the Universe -- its Soul or Ideation. (Vide "Seven Principles" in man.)
SD INDEX Nouter, Nouti [Nutar, Neter] (Egy) [a god] generic name never personal I 675
SD INDEX Nouvelle Recherches . . . See Lartet, E.
SD INDEX Novalis [pseudonym for F. von Hardenberg], on man's body as a temple I 212
SD INDEX Novaya Zemlya, & glacial sea II 398
SD INDEX Nu (Egy) I 353, 437. See also Nut
SD INDEX Nuah
Chaldean Noah II 145
female Noah or Ashtoreth II 462-3
SD INDEX Nubia, Aryans reached Egypt thru II 746
SD INDEX Nucleole(s)
part of Absolute II 33
of superior world I 213
SD INDEX Nucleus, Nuclei
astral form &, of cell II 117
central, of snow crystals II 594
of cosmic matter in space I 203-4, 609
of future man II 188
speriodical & finite II 33
spheroidal, & third race egg II 166
Sun, of Mother Substance I 290, 540
SD INDEX Nuctemeron. See Apollonius of Tyana
SD INDEX Nuctemeron of the Hebrews, twelve hours in I 450
SD INDEX Numa. See Plutarch, Lives
SD INDEX Numa Pompilius (second Roman king), circular religious prostration & II 552
SD INDEX Number(s). See also Decad, Duad, Four, One, Sacred Numbers, Seven, Three
Arab, fr Hindustan I 361
basis of Pythagoreanism I 433-4
celestial, of China II 35
of creation II 39
five II 575-6
four a sacred number I 88-9 &n
432 & 4320 disc I 655-6; II 73-4, 624
geometrical symbols of II 36
geometric relations & I 639
God is a, endowed w motion I 67
harmony of, in nature II 622
of the hierarchies I 119, 213, 221
how circle becomes a I 99
identical, in Egypt, America, etc I 323
IO first decimal II 463
is an entity (Balzac) I 66-7
Jevons explains thru I 430n
Jewish Deity II 539, 543
Kabbala & II 39-41, 539, 560
key to esoteric system I 164
language older than Egyptian I 322
limited, of monads I 171
mystical, & Masonry I 113n
no, a circle II 574
odd & even, discussed II 574-6, 602
One, & No-Number I 86, 87-8, 94, 98
1065 explained I 89-90
phallic w Jews II 463, 467-8
Proclus & self-moving II 552
Pythagorean, symbolic I 361, 433-4, 460
relation betw gods & II 575
reveal intelligent plan in cosmos II 73-4
sacred, in scriptures I 66-7, 89-91; II 551-3, 580
secrecy re I 170
seven a compound of II 582-4, 598
significance of II 574-6
the ten, in double triangle II 592
31415 discussed I 88-92
unequal, please gods (Virgil) II 602
universe built on I 88-92, 98-9
Word, Logos begets I 67n
TG Number Nip. An Elf, the mighty King of the Riesengebirge, the most powerful of the genii in Scandinavian and German folk-lore.
SD INDEX Number of Creation, in Book of Al-Chazari II 40. See also Ha-Levi
SD INDEX Numbers (Bible)
Anakim (giants) II 336
brazen, fiery serpents I 364 &nn, 414; II 206n, 387n
crucifying against the Sun II 558
seventy elders or planets I 576
SD INDEX Numerals. See also Numbers
Chinese cosmogony & occult I 440-1
Hebrew I 320
origin of decimal I 361, 427
science of I 89-92
two kinds of I 66
SD INDEX Numerical
ancient, mysteries II 564
Book of Dzyan, values in I 434
cosmogony &, facts I 170, 206
Hebrew, system fr Phoenicia II 560
interpretation of Genesis I 264
Patriarchs as, symbols II 391
sexual separation &, values I 114n
system of universe I 119
values of biblical names II 536
values of various beings I 89-91, 90n, 114, 131, 213
SD INDEX Nun (Chaldee)
Joshua son of, or Fish I 264
'nun-ah Sabah or I 394
TG Nuns. There were nuns in ancient Egypt as well as in Peru and old Pagan Rome. They were the "virgin brides" of their respective (Solar) gods. Says Herodotus, "The brides of Ammon are excluded from all intercourse with men", they are "the brides of Heaven"; and virtually they became dead to the world, just as they are now. In Peru they were "Pure Virgins of the Sun", and the Pallakists of Ammon-Ra are referred to in some inscriptions as the "divine spouses". "The sister of Ounnefer, the chief prophet of Osiris, during the reign of Rameses II.," is described as "Taia, Lady Abbess of Nuns" (Mariette Bey).
TG Nuntis (Lat.). The "Sun-Wolf", a name of the planet Mercury. He is the Sun's attendant, Solaris luminis particeps. (See Secret Doct. II. 28.)
SD INDEX Nuntis [Nuntium] (Lat), or Mercury II 28
SD INDEX Nuraghi[e], prehistoric Sardinian buildings of Atlantean origin II 352
SD INDEX Nursery
of conscious, spiritual souls I 218, 573
for future human adepts I 207
SD INDEX Nursling of Nirmanakayas (Boehme) I 494
SD INDEX Nut, Noot, Noun, Nout, Nu (Egy)
celestial river, Deep, chaos I 312
defunct crosses, to Tiaou I 228
expanse of heaven I 229
Nu &, cosmic duad I 353, 437
Tum or Fohat born of I 673 &n
SD INDEX Nutation (oscillation of axis) climate &, (Croll) II 314
SD INDEX Nutrition, of foetus II 131
SD INDEX Nux. See Nyx
SD INDEX Nyam-Nyam (African pigmies)
once a mighty race II 445
side by side w "giants" II 754
TG Nyaya (Sk.). One of the six Darshanas or schools of Philosophy in India; a system of Hindu logic founded by the Rishi Gautama.
WG Nyaya, method, system; logic; the system of philosophy of Gautama.
FY Nyaya Philosophy, a system of Hindu logic founded by Gautuma [[Gautama?]].
SD INDEX Nyaya (Skt) school of philosophy
atoms of the I 335
nimitta & upadana defined in I 55, 370n
WG Nyayya, normal, right, regular.
TG Nyima (Tib.). The Sun -- astrologically.
VS Nyima (II 26) The Sun [[p. 36]] Nyima, the Sun in Tibetan Astrology. Migmar or Mars is symbolized by and "Eye," and Shagpa or Mercury by a "Hand."
VS Nyima [[p. 36]] The Sun.
TG Nyingpo (Tib.). The same as Alaya, "the World Soul"; also called Tsang.
SD INDEX Nying-po (Tib), Alaya or I 48
SD INDEX Nympaea Lutea (yellow water-lily) II 440
SD INDEX Nymphs II 175, 519, 614. See also Apsarasas
SD INDEX Nyx (Gk, Nox in Lat) Erebos &, give birth to light I 110