Index to The Secret Doctrine, prepared by John P. Van Mater
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M(s) [letter]

Androgyne I 384
five, or Makaras II 579
sacred names begin w I 384-5
water hieroglyph I 384; II 65

Ma, Egyptian goddess (de Rouge) II 368

Ma (letter), equivalent to "5" I 384; II 576-8

Ma, Greek root meaning nurse I 396

Mabbul, waters of the flood I 385

Macben orMac-benah (Heb), symbol of animal kingdom II 575

Maccabees, Third Book of, &Book of Enoch II 532

Macedonian Greek(s), Indian art, science fr, cock & bull hypothesis I 647-8; II 225

McClatchey, Rev, China Revealed, phallicism of Kwan or Yin I 471

[McFarland, R. W.], American Journal of Science, glacial periods, floods II 141 &n

McGaldus, Albus (King of Scotland), alleged skeleton of II 749

Machinery, ancients knew of I 209n

MacKenzie, Kenneth R. H.

learned Mason, theosophist I 305

——— The Royal Masonic Cyclopaedia
antiquity of swastika II 556n
compares emblem & symbol I 305-6
Elihu, Elijah taken to heaven [II 531]
magical sigillae I 306
three, five, seven in Masonry I 113n
on translators of Bible I 128n
whirling souls, gilgulim I 568 &n

Mackey, Sampson Arnold

astronomer-shoemaker I 654
self-made adept of Norwich II 362n, 431n
time periods recorded by Pyramid II 436

——— "Mythological" Astronomy . . .
adept re Atlantic island [II 406]
date of Puranic Atlantis [II 407-8]
derivation of Kabiri, Axieros II 362n
Earth's pole & ecliptic II 357, 431
Egyptians re poles II 360 &n
gods descend, ascend II 357
Helion, Acheron II 357
Hindu astronomy II 332
inversion of poles II 360, 432-3
Lion on Dendera zodiac II 432-3
Mt Asburj II 407
mutilating Hindu chronology I 654
Sinhalese heirs of Lanka II 407-8
Virgo in Denon's zodiac II 433

Macmillan's Magazine (1860), new discoveries always suspect II 441

Macconnerie occulte. See Ragon, J. B. M.

Macrobius, Ambrosius T., Saturnalia, q Hemina on Kabiri II 363

Macrocosm. See also Microcosm

came out of Ideos (Hartmann) I 283
decad applied to, & man II 573
hexagon star symbol of I 224
Makara represents, & microcosm II 577
meaning of swastika & II 99
microcosm (man) & I 168, 181, 268, 274, 334, 594; II 177, 580n, 685
our planetary II 639n

Macroprosopus (Kab) Great Face

abstraction in Chaldean Kabbala I 350
Ain or Non-being II 626
hairs on head of II 62
Microprosopus & I 60, 78, 239; II 625
perfect square, Tetraktys, etc II 626
three higher planes I 239

Madagascar, Madagascans

area betw Atlas &, was ocean II 264
first large cities on II 317
legend of woman fr man II 177
Lemuria, part of II 7, 177, 222, 317, 324, 327, 333
Maki of, originally in sunken land II 789

Maddena Nag (Chald), Venus II 759n

Maddin Nag (Irish), morning star II 759n

Madeira

Atlantis theory & II 791
Europe-America land bridge & II 781

Madhava, Madhavi (Skt) [Spring], gods & goddesses called I 384

Madhusudana (Skt), on the Asvattha I 406

Madhya (Skt) [middle], beginning & end unknown I 138n

Madhyama (Skt) intermediate

Light of Logos is, form of Vach I 138, 432
quality of sound I 534

Madhyamika School, Yogacharas &, re paramartha I 44n, 48

Madim [Ma'adim] (Heb) [Mars], Adam same as II 144n

Madonna. See also Virgin Mary

in crinolines & Kwan-yin I 473
Devaki antetype of II 527
Gnostic, nursing Jesus I 410
Qu-tamy's idol & I 401

"Mad Stones" II 345-6

Madurese [Malay of Madura, Java] II 523

Maedler, Johann Heinrich

on the Pleiades II 551
Sun revolves around Alcyone I 501

Magadha (Skt)

Andhra dynasty of II 220n
Rajagriha ancient capital of I xx

Magas (priests of the Sun)

first Zarathushtra fr II 322-3
inhabited early Atlantis II 322

Magendie, F., Precis elementaire . . . , digestion in foetus II 131

Magha (Skt) [a lunar asterism], kali-yuga began w seven rishis in II 550

Maghada. See Magadha

Maghayanti [Meghayanti] (Skt), one of the Pleiades II 551

Magi (fr mag, Old Pers) I 410; II 393-5

affinity betw Druids & II 756
Aryan, emigrate to Sagdiani II 356
astronomical observations of I xxvi
believed in seven globes, continents II 608
college of, on Euphrates II 203
Democritus pupil of I 117
Egyptian, & Atlantean sorcerers II 428
greeted morning star II 759
Magas of Atlantis became II 323
Nargal Chaldean chief II 213
Orsi four-letter god of II 602
Persian, not fr Persia II 756n
requirements to become a I 409
Rosicrucians drew fr I 81n
seven devs of I 577
sevenfold doctrine of II 608-9, 756, 759
star of the I 654 &n
Three (New Testament), sepulchres at Cologne I 654n
used stone to elect a king II 346
used veiled language II 395
of Xerxes sacrifice to Tethys I 467
Yima was "man" to II 609

Magian Religion II 610. See also Mazdean

asuras (ahuras) in II 92-3
occult, magical, symbolic II 517
origin of evil in II 490
works of, destroyed by Alexander II 6n

Magic. See also Black Magic, Sorcerer

art of divine, (Tritheim) II 512n
astral light &, (Levi) I 253n, 254-5
astrological, in Chaldea I 652
astrology, kalpas & II 179
Bacon, Roger & I 581 &n
beings of lower spheres & I 605-6
black, of Egyptians, Chaldeans, Jews II 139n, 211-12
black, white, struggle betw II 211, 364
ceremonial I 234n; II 748
Christian & pagan black I 416, 467-9
Confucius believed in I 441
Dracontia used for II 346-7
early, meant science of wisdom II 319
followed beginning of Christianity I xl
head is astral light (Zohar) I 424
Hermes initiated men into I 473
initiation & II 380
Kabiri-Titans demonstrated II 364
knowledge of primary causes is I 263
left-path, & castes, ritual II 503
mandrake used in black II 27n
Moon rules over I 387, 397
nehhashim (serpents) or, (Zohar) II 409
Neptune symbol of Atlantean II 356
North & South Poles & II 274, 400n
number five symbol in II 579
Paracelsus versed in I 263
powers II 427
reverse of, is sorcery II 179
right- & left-hand II 25-6
seven, number II 629-30
sorcery often I xl, 467-9
speaking stones & II 341-2
speaking to gods in their language I 464
swastika a, sign II 99
"There is no," (She, Haggard) II 319
white, black, in Atlantis I 192n; II 427-8, 495, 762

Magician(s)

Atlantean, perished II 350
good & bad, North & South Poles II 274
ishin help, produce homunculi II 376
Keely a natural-born I 558
mighty builders, good & bad II 754
of Ruta & Daitya II 428
seventh son of seventh son II 213
wicked, of Atlantis II 222, 223

Magic Papyrus. See Papyrus Magique Harris

Magic: White & Black. See Hartmann, F.

Magie der Zahlen, Die. See Hellenbach

Magism, Babylonian I 10

Magna Graecia (Lat), Hermes & II 367

Magna Mater (Lat)

Greek & Syrian Virgin Mary, Moon I 392
old world, a plagiarism (de Mirville) I 400
spouse of son she conceives I 393

Magnes (of Paracelsus)

aether, living fire or I 343-4
magus &, two branches I 339
"Spirit of Light" & I 338-9

Magnetism

aspect of universal motion I 147
atmospheric, of naturalists I 338n
cosmic, & gravitation I 497-9
Fohat & seven forms of I 145
iron &, occult properties of II 371 &n
kundalini sakti & I 293
lunar I 394, 398
mesmerism & I 297
molecular expl of, inadequate II 719
nature of, not understood I 498
not a mode of motion I 484, 496, 516
noumenal, phenomenal I 145-6
secondary effect I 484
solar system revolutions & I 501
terrestrial, & anima mundi II 562
ultimate causes of I 514-17

Magnetizer, fluid radiating fr I 338

Magnolia, in polar regions II 326, 726

Magnus, Johannes, — - — [Historia de omnibus . . . regibus], Starkad carrying rune stones II 346n

Magnus, Olaus, [Historia de gentibus . . . ], kings elected by divination II 346

Magnus Annus. See Annus Magnus

Magnus Limbus. See Limbus Major

Magus & Magnes, two branches I 339

Maha-Atma (Skt) "great soul" of world I 365, 461

Mahabharata (Skt)

agneyastra weapons II 629
Anugita part of I 94n
Arjuna married Ulupi II 214 &n
Atlantean War in II 395
cataclysm ending fourth race II 146
Daksha creates II 275
destruction of rakshasas II 232n
explained by Bhagavad-Gita II 139
history as much as Iliad II 183
Karttikeya's birth II 43n
Mayasura's gift to Pandavas II 426
Narada II 47
Narayana II 591n
Pandavarani or Kunti II 527
prajapati are twenty-one, ten, six, five in I 90; II 40
prologue to fifth race drama II 139
seven mind-born sons II 78
seven rishis I 436
sweat-born II 68, 183
War in Heaven II 390
war in, real, not fabulous I 397

Maha-Buddhi

Adi-Buddhic monad manifests as I 572
cosmic ideation, Mahat or I 16
difference betw, & water I 257n
Mahat or I 335, 572
manas in man springs fr I 334
Universal Soul I 420
Vaishnavas' idea of I 451
vehicle of spirit I 420

Maha-Chohan(s)

called Arghyanath II 416n
Egyptian, born without woman II 369
Java Aleim or II 220

Mahadeva (Skt)

destroying Tripurasura II 591
lingam symbol of II 85
parent of rudras, maruts II 548
pasa or ankh-tie of II 548-9
symbol of generative powers I 358

Maha-Guru (Skt). See also Wondrous Being

guides teachers of man I 208

Maha-Kalpa (Skt). See also Maha-Manvantara

beginning of, & asuras II 500
Brahma's Age I 36, 53, 368; II 70
Garuda emblem of I 366; II 565, 570
Great Round & rounds, races II 615n
Great Wheel or I 40n
length of I 36, 40n, 53, 144n, 206, 368; II 70, 615n
mahatmic state & II 309n
pralaya of I 53
present, (Varaha) or Padma II 179
role of Satan & I 198

Mahaleel [Mahalaleel] (Heb), or Mehujael II 391n

Maha-loka. See Maharloka

Maha-Manvantara (Skt). See also Maha-Kalpa, Manvantara

Adi-sakti, lasts for I 10
beginnings of I 289
Brahm lays Golden Egg each I 359
dawn of I 11 &n
heptad perfect number of our II 602
nirvanis fr preceding II 79
paranishpanna at end of I 42

Mahamaya (Skt)

of the ABSOLUTE IS II 446
conscious egos & I 631
dragon of absolute wisdom & II 384n
as Gautama's mother, & lotus I 379n
manifested universe is II 88, 384n
snares of, & real kosmos I 278
swastika & II 100
Virgo, Kanya or I 292

Maha-Pralaya (Skt) I 140, 368-72

all born in space & time die at II 549
all returns to one element at I 373 &n
Brahma pralaya or I 172n
after Brahma's Age I 552
dissolution of universe II 146
gods die in I 373n
initial existence after I 289
knowledge previous to I 369
length of I 134n, 371
Microprosopus destroyed in I 215
paranirvana during entire I 134n
sweeps out gods, atoms I 151

Mahapurusha (Skt), Supreme Spirit II 108

Maharajah of Benares, motto of, & Theosophical Society I xli

Maharajas, Four

Christian, Jewish equivalent of I 125-7
described I 122-8
do not punish or reward I 124
each of the, enthroned on a lotus I 379
four Genii, Dragons or I 408
Great Four or II 427 &n
protectors of mankind I 126, 294n
regents of elements, quarters I 126

Maharloka (Skt)

beings go to, at Maha-pralaya I 371
one of seven dvipas II 321
progenitors go to, return fr II 92

Mahasura (Skt), Hindu Lucifer II 237n

Mahat (Skt) I 88. See also Mind (cosmic), Universal Mind

ahamkara, five tanmatras & I 256n, 335; II 639
all wisdom reflection of II 81
appears first as Vishnu I 75; II 639n
awakened, & self-consciousness I 51
Brahma & I 350; II 79, 163
buddhi characteristic of I 256, 373
cosmic ideation or I 16
egg symbol & I 360
egoism of matter II 639n
first aspect of Parabrahm I 451
first creation of Brahma I 216n, 454n
first manifest intellect I 385
first product of pradhana I 216n, 256, 284
flames of, landed on Earth II 232
God, Logos I 256, 602
incarnating spirits of II 230
Indra personifies II 614
intellectual understanding II 378
Kantian mind & I 602
later called egotism (Anugita) I 75
Lucifer essence of II 513
maha-buddhi or I 335, 572
manas & ahamkara I 334
manas & chitti I 288n
manasaputras & II 167
manifested wisdom or I 110
mati synonym of II 414n
Mot (Phoenician) & Mut (Egyptian) I 451
Nous (Greek) I 350
occult & Vedanta views of I 62
our globe progeny of I 260
phantasm fr absolute wisdom I 62
Second Logos first emanation fr II 478
sons of, quickened man II 103, 230
subtile elements originate fr I 284-5
Thought w Gnostics I 74
transformed into human manas I 75
universal intelligent soul I 16, 420, 450; II 58-9, 639 &n

Mahatma(s) (Skt) See also Adepts, Arhans, Brotherhood (The), Initiates, Masters, Occultists

buddhas &, historical II 423
personality of I 52
Sons of Will & Yoga ancestors of II 173
spiritual intuition of I 46n

Mahatma Letters [all refs in Mahatma Letters to A. P. Sinnett]

Avalokitesvara I 471
Divine Essence fr Adam [error in IU, q in ML p 45] I xlii
failures among dhyani-chohans I 188; II 232-3n
fifth round men I 161
fourth race civilizations II 429-30
giant bones in Himalayan caves II 293n
impossible to give details I 164n
man in second round I 159-60
man's evolution thru fourth round I 188-9
many inhabited globe chains I 164
concerning Mars & Mercury I 163-6
metaphysics, East & West I 169
nomenclature needed I 167-8
777 incarnations I 168
seven man-bearing worlds I 167
time I 44
unable to give whole truth I 168

Mahatmya(s) (Skt), local legends I 367n

Mahatorvavat [Mahatomahiyan] (Skt)

"greater than the great" I 35
Katha-Upanishad I, 2, 20

Mahat-tattva (Skt), First Creation I 446, 450-2

Mahavansa [Mahavamsa] (Skt)

Morya (Maurya) name I 378n
Sattapanni cave I xx

Maha-vidya (Skt), magic, now tantrika I 169

Mahayana Buddhism (ists)

adepts of, & Taraka division I 158
Alaya in I 48-9
Hinayana &, re nidanas, etc I 39-40
originated after Buddha's death I 39
"Vedantins in disguise" II 637
worship of bodhisattvas II 34n

Mahayogin(s) (Skt) II 613

inhabited White Island II 584
pasa or ankh-tie of II 548-9
Siva called I 459

Maha-yuga(s) (Skt) I 641

aggregate of four ages I 63
Chaldeans also used I 655n
equals total of four ages I 450; II 308n
length of II 69 &n, 70, 321, 624n
no figures more meddled w II 73
one thousand, in Day of Brahma I 63, 372; II 308n, 505
rebels tied to Earth during II 246
seventy-one in a manvantara II 307n, 321

Mahendra (Skt), star in Ursa Minor & II 612 &n

Mahody [Mahadeva], of Elephanta II 85

Mahomet. See Mohammed

Maia (Gk)

daughter of Atlas II 768
Maya, Mary, Mare & I xxxii, 396
mother of Hermes, Mercury I xxxii; II 540, 542

Maier, J. See Mayer

Maillet, B. de II 646

Maimieux, J. de, Pasigraphie, universal & philosophic tongue I 310

Maimonides, Rabbi Moses

——— Moreh Nebuchim
Adam male & female II 134n
Adam "prophet of Moon" II 466-7
Azazel a mystery II 376
divination I 394
esotericism & II 456-7
flying camel II 205 &n
Nabatheans II 455 &n

Maistre, Joseph-Marie de, Comte

——— Soirees de Saint Petersbourg
gravitation merely a word I 604
Newton's celestial intelligences I 484
planets made to rotate I 502-3

Maitland, Dr M. Samuel Roffey II 441

Maitreya (Skt) II 155

body of Brahma II 58
elemental dissolution I 372-3
Hindu Asclepios I 286
kali-yuga described to I 377
last of buddhas in seventh race I 470
Parasara described seven creations I 445, 456 &n
in Vishnu Purana II 155, 322

Maitreya Buddha

last messiah of great cycle I 384
secret name of fifth buddha I 384

Majority, seldom right II 156 &n

Makara (Skt)

Assyrian "scaly one" or II 354
connected w birth, death of universe II 579
crocodile-headed god (Egyptian) II 580
crocodile, water symbol I 384
discussed I 219-21; II 576-80
fifth hierarchy presided over by I 233
kumaras & II 93, 576, 577-9
leviathan or II 268n
once eighth instead of tenth sign II 576
Sun passes away behind I 376; II 579n
Varuna & I 220; II 268n, 577

Makhbena' (Heb, Maoben in tx), symbol of animal kingdom II 575

Maki (of Madagascar), sunken land of II 789

Malabar (India), giant bones in tombs at II 347, 752

Malacca (Indonesia), traditions of II 223, 788

Malachim [Mal'akhim] (Heb)

B'ne-aleim & II 375-6
descended to eat w men I 441-2n
elements &, now Jehovah I 462
messengers II 514n
theoi, of the manvantaric law I 346

Malay(ans). See also Jacolliot

beliefs common to, & Polynesia II 328
legends of sunken continent II 222-3, 788
mixed Atlanto-Lemurian stock II 779
Pacific continent &, (Haeckel) II 328
seventh subrace, fourth root-race II 178, 332
Sunda island cataclysm II 787n

Malayak. See Malachim

Malayalam-speaking People of S India I 658

Malay Archipelago. See Wallace, A. R.

Malcolm, Sir John, History of Persia, Persian tradition of zodiac I 649

Male

deities born immaculately I 59
figure or unveiled mysteries I 351
Moon as I 228n, 397; II 65-6

Male & Female

Adam in Genesis [1:27] II 127
diameter of circle II 536
hexagram & pentagram are I 78
Jah-veh II 388
lines in cross II 557
man (Genesis), host of sephiroth II 1n
prepared astrally II 84
Seven Men all, (Pymander) II 2

Mal Feu (Fr), evil fire II 526

Malices, or elementals I 331n

Maligasima, Chinese sunken island II 365

Malkuth [Malkhuth] (Heb)

bride of Heavenly Man I 216; II 595
Earth Chain, globe D (Kabbala) I 200, 216, 239
Earth's lowest principle II 595, 626
seventh & fourth world I 240
sign of cross &, (Levi) II 562
thrice destroyed I 241
various names for I 240

Mallet, swastika survives in Masonic II 100, 556n

Malta, pygmy elephants at II 219, 723

Malthusians, questionable literature of I 228n

Maluk. See Malachim

Mammal(s), Mammalia(n). See also Animals, Anthropoids, Apes, Man

antediluvian, found w humans II 739
anthropoids & present apes II 193
astral prototypes of II 684, 688-9, 736
Atlantean, not perfected II 286
Darwin on II 118-19
diagrams of II 688, 735
evolution of II 180-5, 734-7
evolved fr man in fourth round I 455; II 186-7, 635, 688
evolved fr man's cast-off tissues II 736n
first forms of II 181
first, marsupials II 594n, 684, 713 &n
hermaphrodite, then two-sexed II 184
lower animals bisexual before II 594n
man arose fr, (Haeckel) II 165n
man first & highest II 288-9, 594
man first, not last II 155, 168, 714 &n
man most perfect of I 248
fr man, not reverse II 118, 170, 186, 635
man preceded II 1, 56n, 170, 180, 274, 684
many, extinct since man (Lyell) II 725
no Miocene, like today's II 749
origin of, described II 169-70, 736
ovoviviparous II 166
placental I 190n; II 667-8, 736n
procreation parallels man's II 713-14
seven root types of II 736
sexually separated before man II 736 &n
third race, w bones II 183-4
three, orders & three root-races II 713-14

Mammoth(s) II 352, 733, 773n

exhumed w hatchets II 738
frozen in avalanche II 660n
paleolithic man & II 721, 724


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