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OCCULT GLOSSARY

A COMPENDIUM OF ORIENTAL AND THEOSOPHICAL TERMS

by G. de PURUCKER


Second and Revised Edition copyright © 1996 by Theosophical University Press (print and PDF eBook versions also available); First Edition published by Rider & Co., London, 1933. Electronic version ISBN 978-1-55700-052-1. All rights reserved. This edition may be downloaded free of charge for personal use. Except for brief excerpts, no part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted for commercial or other use in any form without the prior permission of Theosophical University Press. For ease of searching, words are not accented in this version.


CONTENTS

Publisher's Note

Quick Link by Alphabet

A | B-C | D-E-F | G-H-I | J-K-L | M | N-O-P | Q-R | S | T-U-V-W-Y-Z

Link by Master List of Terms

Only Main Entries are Listed (see references are in parentheses)

A (40K)

Absolute — Adept — (Adi-Buddhi, see Svabhavat) — (Advaita-Vedanta, see Vedanta) — Agnishvatta(s) — Ahankara — Akasa — Alaya — (Ananda, see Sat) — Antaskarana — (Anupapadaka, see Aupapaduka) — Arupa — Asana — Asat — Ascending Arc — Asrama — Astral Body — Astral Light — Astrology — Asvattha — Atman — Atom — (Aum, see Om) — Aupapaduka — Aura — Auric Egg — Avalokitesvara — Avatara — Avichi — Avidya

B-C (37K)

Bhakti-Yoga — Bhuta(s) — Bija — (Black Magicians, see Brothers of the Shadow) — Bodhi — Bodhisattva — Brahma — Brahman — Brahmana — (Brotherhood, see Universal Brotherhood) — Brother(s) of the Shadow — Buddha — Buddha(s) of Compassion — Buddhi — Buddhism

(Cakra, see Chakra) — Causal Body — (Cela, see Chela) — (Chain, see Planetary Chain) — Chakra — Chaos — Chela — Chhaya — (Chit, see Sat) — Christos — Circulations of the Kosmos — Clairaudience — Clairvoyance — Consciousness — Cosmos — Cycles

D-E-F (45K)

Daiviprakriti — Death — (Descending or Shadowy Arc, see Ascending Arc) — Devachan — Deva(s) — Dharana — Dharma — Dharmakaya — Dhyana — Dhyan(i)-Chohan(s) — Divine Soul — (Dvapara-Yuga, see Yuga) — Dweller on the Threshold

Ego — Eidolon — Eighth Sphere — Ekagrata or Ekagratva — Elemental(s) — Elementaries — Esoteric Doctrine — Ethics — Evolution — Exoteric

Fohat

G-H-I (51K)

Gayatri — Globe — God — Gods — Gunas — Guru — Guru-parampara

(Hatha-Yoga, see Yoga) — Heaven and Hell — Hermetic Chain — Hierarchy — Higher Triad — (Home Galaxy, Home Universe, see Milky Way) — (Hpho-Wa, see Mayavi-Rupa) — Human Ego — Human Monad — Human Soul — Hypnotism

(Idam, see Tat) — (Illusion, see Maya) — Immortality — Individuality — Infinite — Initiates — Initiation — Inner God — (Inner Round, see Round) — Intermediate Nature — Invisible Worlds — Involution — Isvara

J-K-L (45K)

Jagrat — Jiva — Jivanmukta — Jivatman

(Kabala, see Qabbalah) — (Kali Yuga, see Yuga) — Kalpa — Kama — Kama-Loka — Kama-Rupa — Karana-Sarira — Karanopadhi — Karma — Khe-Chara — Kosmic Life — Kosmos — (Krita Yuga or Satya Yuga, see Yuga) — Kshatriya — (Kumara(s), see Agnishvattas) — Kumbhaka — Kundalini

Ladder of Life — Lanoo — Laya-Center — (Left-hand Path, see Right-hand Path) — Life-Atom — Life Atoms — Life-Wave — Linga-Sarira — Lipika(s) — Logos — Loka — (Lost Soul, see Eighth Sphere; Soulless Beings) — (Lower Quaternary, see Higher Triad) — (Luminous Arc, see Ascending Arc) — Lunar Pitri(s)

M (55K)

Macrocosm — Mahat — Mahatma — Man — Manas — Manasaputra(s) — Manifestation — Manu — Manvantara — Master(s) — Matter — Maya — Mayavi-Rupa — (Mediator, see Medium) — Medium — Mesmerism — Messenger — Metempsychosis — Metensomatosis — Microcosm — Milky Way, The — Moksha — Monad — Morals, Morality — Mudra — (Mukti, see Moksha) — Mulaprakriti — Music of the Spheres — Mysteries — Mysticism

N-O-P (58K)

Nature — Nirmanakaya — Nirvana — (Nivritti, see Involution; Evolution) — (Niyama, see Samadhi) — Noetic — Nous

Obscuration — Occultism — Ojas — Om — (Outer Round, see Round)

Palingenesis — Parabrahman — Paramatman — Path, The — Personality — Philosophy — Pitri(s) — Plane(s) — Planetary Chain — Planetary Spirit(s) — (Pradhana, see Prakriti) — Prajapati — Prakriti — Pralaya — Prana — (Pranayama, Pratyahara, see Samadhi) — Pratyeka Buddha — (Pravritti, see Evolution; Involution) — Preexistence — Principles of Man — Psychic Powers — Psychology — Puranas — Purusha

Q-R (29K)

Qabbalah

Races — Rajas — (Raja Yoga, see Yoga) — Rebirth — Rechaka — Reimbodiment — Reincarnating Ego — Reincarnation — Relativity — Religion — Right-hand Path — Ring-Pass-Not — (Root-Race, see Races) — Round — Rupa

S (46K)

Sabda-Brahman — Sakti — Samadhi — Sambhala — Sambhogakaya — Sannyasin — Sarira — Sat — Sattva — Science — Second Death — Self — Seven Principles of Man — Seven Sacred Planets — (Shadows, see Brothers of the Shadow) — (Shadowy or Descending Arc, see Ascending Arc) — Silent Watcher — Sishta(s) — Skandha(s) — Sloka — Soul — Soulless Beings — Space — Spirit — Spirit (in reference to Matter) — Spiritual Soul — Sthula-Sarira — Sudra — (Sushupti, see Jagrat; Karanopadhi) — Sutratman — Svabhava — Svabhavat — (Svapna, see Jagrat) — (Swarupa, see Svabhava)

T-U-V-W-Y-Z (44K)

Tala — Tamas — Tanha — Tantra(s) — Tantrik — Tat — Tattvas — (That, see Parabrahman; Tat) — Theosophy — Thought Transference — Transmigration — (Treta Yuga, see Yuga) — Trishna — (Turiya, see Jagrat; Karanopadhi)

Universal Brotherhood — Universal Self — Universe — Upadhi — Upanishad

Vach — Vahana — Vaisya — Vedanta — Veda(s) — Vidya

(White Magicians, see Brothers of the Shadow)

(Yama, see Samadhi) — Yoga — Yogi — Yuga

Zodiac


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Publisher's Note

Every branch of study has its own special terminology, and the esoteric philosophies are no exception. This compendium not only clarifies the significance of the terms most frequently found in such literature, but offers a comprehensive outline of the scope and principles underlying an age-old tradition respecting the constitution of man and the universe in which he lives.

This Second and Revised Edition is faithful to the original 1933 edition. Changes include modernizing capitalization, spelling, and punctuation, and amending a few foreign terms (with appreciation to Dr. Bruce C. Hall and Mr. David Reigle for their respective contributions).


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