The Basic Esoteric Dictionary

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Ever since 1984 the Institute for Hylozoic Studies has worked to promote the study of the esoteric knowledge of life, especially in its Western, hylozoic (Pythagorean) form. At the very outset of our work, the publishing of an esoteric vocabulary appeared particularly desirable, not least in order to counteract the confusion of ideas prevalent in this sphere.

Without any claims whatever to treat of the subject-matter in its entire depth or to describe exhaustively its terminology, the Institute in December 1986 published the first Swedish edition of the present work to the Scandinavian readers. After this first edition ran out of print 1991, the work at a new edition was begun, and in 1996 this second edition was published. The present English edition is a translation of the 1996 Swedish edition.

The Esoteric Dictionary is primarily an inventory of the terminology used by Henry T. Laurency, secondarily of the terminology used in theosophy and the works of Alice A. Bailey. The Dictionary is intended to be more than a mere vocabulary. It contains more than 500 entries, the majority of which besides definitions of the terms also cite excerpts from The Knowledge of Reality and The Philosopher’s Stone by Henry T. Laurency, The Knowledge of Reality in particular, since it is the more important book where the elementary study is concerned. Actually, the main body of the text of the dictionary is made up of such excerpts. When compiling this Dictionary, the selection of terms to be entered as well as the formulation of the texts appended to them was made with a view to presenting esoteric students with a practical tool that they would find interesting enough to study as a work in its own right, beside the works of Laurency.

References to the works of Laurency are given using the same method as is consistently used in the Internet edition of his works; that is, not by pages, but by sections, chapters, and paragraphs. This has been sufficiently explained on the Official Website of the Henry T. Laurency Publishing Foundation (Introduction to the works of Henry T. Laurency).

References between entries are not very numerous. From an educational point of view, it should prove more expedient that the students go through the Dictionary several times over and so doing discover for themselves the natural, logical connections there are between the entries.

The attention of the students is called to the fact that one and the same entry sometimes is explained twice, as a Laurency term and as a theosophical and/or Bailey term. MONAD and TRIAD are two such instances where the same terms have different meanings in different authors. Esoteric students who study both Laurency and theosophy/Bailey will appreciate the necessity of making such distinctions.

The Esoteric Dictionary can be used by both beginners and more advanced students to study hylozoics in a new and interesting way.

Abbreviations used in the Dictionary

K = The Knowledge of Reality
P = The Philosopher’s Stone

B. = term used by Alice A. Bailey
f = and the following paragraph
ff = and the following paragraphs
Gr. = Greek
Lat. = Latin
Skt = Sanskrit
T. = term used by theosophical authors
Tib. = Tibetan

Quotations from Laurency are surrounded by quotation marks.

If several continuous paragraphs are quoted, a quotation mark is put at the beginning of each paragraph but only at the end of the last one.

Every quotation is accompanied by a reference, for example K 1.2.15, which means that the quotation is from The Knowledge of Reality, section The Problems of Reality, Part One, chapter two, paragraph 15.

In cases where the information given is taken from a Laurency text that is not literally quoted, this is shown by putting the reference in brackets (K 1.2.15).

Texts not presented in quotes are written by me.

Needless to say, I am very grateful to receive suggestions from students and other readers as to possible improvements or additions.

Sk÷vde, Sweden, August 2000
Lars Adelskogh


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ACTIVATION, LAW OF "The law of activation says that individual development is possible only through self-initiated consciousness activity." K 1.41.14
"All development is the result of work and toil." P 3.23.2

ACTIVATION AND OBJECTIVATION, METHODS OF Methods to activate higher, as yet inactive consciousness, and to make subjective (emotional and mental) consciousness objective. "Those esoteric methods, which lead rapidly and without risks to causal objective consciousness, remain the property of the planetary hierarchy." K 6.8.6
"Unlike the yogis’ methods of activation, the esoteric one is a methodical and systematical activation of passive consciousness in one after the other of up to then superconscious molecular kinds. This is done by vitalizing the different chakras of the different envelopes. Consciousness in each molecular kind is bound up with its particular chakra. When a chakra is vitalized, subjective consciousness in that molecular kind ensues. Objective consciousness is obtained by the subjective consciousness in the chakra activating that molecular kind in the envelope. As has already been pointed out, only the causal self can use emotional and mental objective consciousness correctly. Until then, the individual will be the victim of his own ignorance and will retard his higher development." K 7.22.3
"In each new incarnation the individual in his new envelopes has to repeat the whole process of activation. If the individual has once received the knowledge and has not abused it, he will be given occasions to remember his old knowledge anew in new lives." K 7.22.10

ACTIVATION OF CONSCIOUSNESS "Consciousness activation in the three lowest natural kingdoms is an unconscious and automatic process which gradually becomes a conscious one in the human kingdom. In higher kingdoms it is the result of self-initiated consciousness activity." K 1.28.4

ACTIVATION OF CONSCIOUSNESS, SYSTEMATIC Systematic activation of consciousness is done in four steps: concentration, meditation, contemplation and illumination.
"Concentration is the keeping of attention on a certain thing. Meditation implies a concentrated analysis of all relations pertaining to this subject-matter. Contemplation entails the isolation of the problem until one begins to see the idea and can concentrate attention on that single point. If thereby activity ceases, there is a risk of falling asleep or into ordinary trance. If activity can be kept up long enough, illumination comes and the individual will find what he has been seeking." K 7.17.9

ACTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS The self-active consciousness that becomes possible through evolution. Having active consciousness the monads themselves initiate their consciousness expressions.
In the vegetable and animal kingdoms this activation occurs in groups (through group-souls). In the human kingdom consciousness becomes more and more self-active.
"Active consciousness is the ability of consciousness to let dynamis act through it." K 1.28.1
"The expressions of active consciousness induce matter to act as energy." K 1.28.2

ACTUALIZED CONSCIOUSNESS Awakened, functioning consciousness.
"The monad's potential consciousness is awakened to life (is actualized) in the cosmos." K 1.15.2
Actualized consciousness goes through different degrees of activation: passive, active, self-active.

ADEPT Esoteric master, 45-self.

ADI (Skt, T.B.) World 43 and its consciousness.

AGGREGATE ENVELOPES All forms of nature are envelopes for monads. All forms except organisms of the physical world are aggregate envelopes, molecules of the kinds of matter of the respective worlds held together electro-magnetically. (K 1.13.2)

AGGREGATION, STATES OF Same as molecular kinds.

AGNI (Skt, T.B.) Deva raja of world 47. Symbol of the causal-mental world.

AGNICHAITANS (Skt, T.B.) Building devas of the physical eterical world.

AGNISHVATTAS (Skt, T.B.) Building devas of the causal-mental world.

AGNISURYANS (Skt, T.B.) Building devas of the emotional world.

AGNOSTIC One who denies the possibility of ascertaining superphysical facts. (K 1.2.15)

AJNA-CHAKRA (Skt, T.B.) Eyebrow centre.

AKASHA (Skt, T.) World 44 in the solar system.

"AKASHIC RECORDS" (Q.) Such globe memories as can be reached with emotional clairvoyance (48:4-7). They do not contain the past of the planet, but what people in all times have believed about this past. The real akasha, the akasha of the planetary hierarchy, is world 44. (K 6.9)

ANAHATA-CHAKRA (Skt, T.B.) Heart centre.

ANANKE (Gr.) Necessity. Result of the activity of eternal, mechanical laws of nature.

ANGELS The gnostic and later also Christian term of devas. The archangels are the seven highest devas of our planet (43-selves) who preside over their respective departments in the deva hierarchy.

ANIMA MUNDI (Lat.) The "soul of the world", older esoteric term meaning the collective consciousness in 46–49.

ANIMAL KINGDOM The third natural kingdom of evolution. In the animal kingdom the monads have principally physical and emotional consciousness. Between incarnations they are enclosed in common envelopes of mental matter, so-called group-souls. "The higher up the scale of evolution an animal is, the fewer are the monads that go to its group." K 1.33.6
"When the monad has been able for a long time to be affected by mental vibrations (47:7) and has thus attained the highest animal species, it becomes possible for it to transmigrate to the human kingdom." K 1.33.10

ANIMAL MONAD During its evolution in the animal kingdom the monad is called animal monad.
"The vegetable monads become animal monads through acquiring emotional consciousness. When their mental consciousness is sufficiently active, the animal monads pass to the human kingdom." K 4.8.3
"Having developed so as to acquire an envelope of its own in the causal world, the animal monad transmigrates to the human kingdom." K 4.8.4

ANTAHKARANA (Skt: "the inner organ", T.B.) That channel for energy and consciousness which the evolutionary monad builds through its own activity between its triad units and envelopes as a ladder to climb up to ever higher consciousness and ability. The antahkarana has its lowest anchorage in the crown centre of the etheric envelope. (K 7.3.15)

ANTIMETAPHYSICIAN Denier of the existence of superphysical reality. (K 1.2.15)

ANUPADAKA (Skt, T.B.) World 44 and its consciousness. Synonyms: akasha, paranirvana.

A PRIORI (Lat.) In advance, i.e. without prior investigation or experience. Opposite: a posteriori = afterwards, after investigation or experience.
"The correct explanation of the aprioristic in our apprehension was given long ago by Platon. According to him, there is another kind of certainty than that of ordinary experience. This certainty is the outcome of remembering anew concepts acquired in previous incarnations. Everything aprioristic is thus obtained ultimately from experience." K 5.28.14

ARHAT (Skt, T.B.) 46-self, initiate of the 4th degree.

ARUPA (Skt "without form", T.B.) All matter above 47:4 is said to be without form, although all matter has form. In a restricted sense and most often arupa means 47:1-3, the causal world and its kinds of matter; arupa devas are causal devas.

ASCENDING ARC (T.) Has two meanings:

1. Evolution in general.
2. The three last globe periods in an eon.

ASEKHA (Pali: one trained to completion, T.) Esoteric master, perfected 45-self, initiate of the 5th degree.

ASHRAM (Skt, T.B.) That group which a member of the planetary hierarchy (at least a 46-self) forms of his disciples and with himself as the focus in the "power house". The planetary hierarchy consists of seven greater ashrams led by 44-selves and representing the seven departments, and 42 lesser ones led by 45- and 46-selves. The type energies these collective beings emit encompass the planet.

ASTRAL BODY, WORLD etc. (T.B.) The same as emotional envelope, world etc. However, in Blavatsky’s terminology, "astral" also means the etheric (49:1-4). (K 3.3.25, 3.5.7)

ASTROLOGY, ESOTERIC "The knowledge of the relations of our solar system and our planet to other solar systems, of the exchange of interstellar and interplanetary energies, once was one of the most important sciences in mankind's possession. The people that got farthest in this respect were the Chaldeans of some 30 000 years ago. Fortunately, we can look forward to the time when the individuals who acquired this knowledge in Chaldea will incarnate again and once more present mankind with the esoteric ‘astrology’, thereby reviving the long-lost knowledge." K 2.13.11

ASTROLOGY, EXOTERIC "Exoteric astrology is not exact. It still lacks the knowledge of a number of necessary facts. Even with its twelve zodiacal types and seven planetary types to guide it, it still cannot state their relations to the existing types. It cannot interpret all the possibilities of the horoscope. It knows nothing about the horoscope of more than one of the individual's five envelopes.
"The fate of astrology is one of many examples of what will happen when esoteric knowledge gets into the hands of the uninitiated... The result is superstition of a more or less gross kind." K 2.13.13f

ATLANTIS Hemispherical continent and abode of the fourth root-race. It was situated at the present location of the Atlantic and North America and was submerged into the ocean in four stages: 800 000, 200 000, 75 025 and 9564 BC.
"The Atlanteans were physicalists of repulsive emotionality." K 6.5.7

ATMA (Skt, T.B.) World 45 and its consciousness, 45-envelope of the second self.

ATOM "Atoms are composed of primordial atoms. The lower the atomic kind, the more primordial atoms enter into the atom." K 1.10.2
"There are two kinds of atoms: negative and positive. In the negative (receptive) atoms, material energy flows from a higher atomic kind to a lower; in the positive (propulsive) atoms, from a lower to a higher. This current is the force that maintains the atoms, molecules, material aggregates, in their given forms." K 1.27.1

ATOM OF SCIENCE "The chemical so-called atom of science is a physical etheric molecule (49:4). This molecular kind, like all other molecular kinds, contains 49 different layers of matter. To reach the real physical atom (49:1), the nuclear physicists have to work their way through 147 layers of matter, each in succession higher than the other. No physical science will achieve that." K 1.10.8

ATOMIC CONSCIOUSNESS "Atomic consciousness is world consciousness. The individual as a joint owner of a consciousness collective is like a cell in an organism. The organism is an envelope of an individual in a higher kingdom. When in the collective consciousness of his world the individual has so developed that he can take over this material world as an envelope of his own, then he will be a ‘god’ of this world.
"Atomic consciousness, world consciousness, omniscience (in that world) does not mean that the individual knows everything about everything that is or happens. But it is possible for him to find out more or less quickly everything he wishes to know, independently of space and past time in a given world, to ascertain all relations in the three aspects (matter, motion, and consciousness) of that world." K 1.30.6f

ATOMIC ENERGIES The effect of dynamis through the 49 atomic kinds.
"The atomic energies act from world to world through the atomic kinds" K 1.29.3

ATOMIC MATTER Primordial atoms and matter composed of it is called atomic matter in contrast to primordial matter. There exist 49 different kinds of atomic matter called atomic kinds.
"Atomic matter is by nature dynamic." K 1.7.4

ATOMIC MEMORY The collective memory of all atoms in the respective worlds.
"Only the collective atomic memory of the emotional world is the one that cannot be falsified, but reproduces exactly past events of the emotional and physical worlds, but not those of higher worlds." K 6.9.4

ATOMIC KINDS "The cosmos consists of primordial atoms (called monads by Pythagoras) which are composed to make 49 kinds of atoms, each in succession coarser than the previous ones, in seven continuous series of seven atomic kinds in each. These atomic kinds make up the 49 cosmic worlds.
"Each lower atomic kind is formed out of the next higher one (2 out of 1, 3 out of 2, 4 out of 3, etc.). The lowest atomic kind (49) thus contains all the 48 higher kinds. When an atomic kind is dissolved, the next higher kind is obtained; out of the physical atom are obtained 49 atoms of atomic kind 48." K 1.7.1f
"Each atomic kind has its own dimension." K 1.8.4

ATOMIZED MANIFESTATIONAL MATTER Matter consisting of the cosmic kinds of matter 1–49, contrary to the homogeneous primordial matter. (P 2.60.1)

ATTRACTION Attraction characterizes the vibrations of the three higher kinds of emotional matter (48:2-4). The pertaining consciousness is by the individual perceived as noble feelings. (K 1.19.5, P 2.31.4ff)

AUGOEIDES (Gr.) Pythagorean term of a certain category of devas who are 46- and 45-selves. They make up collective beings and have tasks closely connected with the evolution of our mankind. Among other tasks they administer the execution of the law of destiny in mankind and take care of men’s second triads as long as these are inactive. Man’s (greater) causal envelope is a gift from Augoeides.

AURA Man’s emotional, mental, and causal envelopes "embrace and penetrate all the lower ones. They are oval in shape and extend between 30 and 45 cm beyond the organism, making the so-called aura. Approximately 99 per cent of the matter of these envelopes is attracted to the organism and is held together within its periphery, so that the aggregate envelopes form complete replicas of the former." K 4.9.1

AUTOMATIZATION The monad reaches the highest level of consciousness (objective self-consciousness) in a kind of matter when it completely dominates the corresponding envelope of the monad and its consciousness functions have been taken over by the next higher envelope through automatization. (P 2.27.5, 2.41.5)

AVATAR (Skt) Higher being, 45-self or even higher self, incarnating in mankind to assist us.



BARBARISM, STAGE OF The first or lowest of man’s five stages of development. It is characterized by the fact that physical and the repulsive emotional consciousness are the most important.
"The individual at the stage of barbarism as a physical self only, without emotional and mental consciousness worth mentioning, belongs on the very lowest levels of the stage of barbarism. Immediately after causalization he is little more than an animal, often not even so intelligent." K 1.34.12
So primitive men do not incarnate in our humanity any longer. Even the least developed have at least 30 000 incarnations in the human kingdom, yet they are at the stage of barbarism.
"On the higher levels of the stage of barbarism, his mental consciousness is activated to the extent that he is able to draw simple conclusions." K 1.34.12

BASIC TENDENCIES OF INDIVIDUAL CHARACTER "In every individual character two basic tendencies can be discerned, which pervade all nature; the opposition of positive and negative, active and passive, attractive and repellent. One of the two tendencies preponderates in every individual. In some, either tendency is driven to extremes." P 3.48.7
"Development in monads of repulsive basic tendency can take a wrong course, this showing already in parasitism of plants and in predacity of animals." K 4.11.4

BEING "‘Being’ bears on the consciousness aspect. All material forms with a unitary consciousness are beings." P 2.11.2
Individual beings (monads) and collective beings (composed of monads) are distinguished. Viewed individually, the monad’s material envelopes are beings. Man consists of five beings, which it is the monad’s task to control.

BELIEF "is absolute, unreasonable emotional conviction, unamenable to correction or reason. Everybody has his petty beliefs about almost any absurdity, and this is because man is unable to truly know anything but definitively established facts in the visible world. In contrast, assumption, is preliminary, valid only until one has come to know, in amenable to rational arguments, and desires correction." K 1.2.11

BHAGAVAN (Skt, "the lord") Title of the planetary ruler, the head of the planetary government. (K 7.14.3)


BODY Older term of body. ‘Envelope’ is a better term, since it indicates its purpose: to envelop the monad.

BRAHMA (Skt, T.B.) One of the aspects of Trimurti. The symbol refers generally to the matter aspect; specifically to collective beings whose special task is the formation of matter. Also a name of the deva raja of world 45.

BRAHMA, DAYS AND NIGHTS OF Periods of activity and passivity of a duration of 4320 million years. Also called kalpas or eons.


BUDDHA (Skt, "the awakened one") Title of a 42-self, initiate of the 8th degree. Gautama Buddha is the fourth buddha in the current eon. His three predecessors were called Krakucchanda, Kanakamuni, and Kashyapa (K 6.12.33)

BUDDHI (Skt, T.B.) World 46 and its consciousness, the 46-envelope of the second self.



CAUSAL has reference to the material reality of the causal world (47:1-3), its consciousness and energy. The causes of lower kinds of reality are found in this world, hence its name.

CAUSAL CONSCIOUSNESS "Causal consciousness (47:1-3) is possible only for those who have developed so far ahead of the rest of mankind that they can purposefully prepare for their transition to the next higher kingdom. They have acquired the ability to associate with everybody in the causal world, the meeting-place for the individuals belonging to the fourth as well as the fifth natural kingdom.
"Causal consciousness is subjectively intuition, the experiencing of causal ideas, and makes it possible to study objectively the physical, emotional, and mental worlds, and makes omniscience in these worlds possible.
"To causal consciousness there is, in planetary respect (the worlds of man: 47- 49), neither distance nor past time." K 1.20.8ff

CAUSAL ENVELOPE The monad’s envelope of causal matter (47:1-3). The causal envelope is the only envelope that is permanent throughout the monad’s sojourn in the human kingdom. It was acquired at the monad’s transition from the animal to the human kingdom. It is the causal envelope that incarnates, together with human monad, which it always encloses, into four lower envelopes, which are soon dissolved. (K 1.14.2, 1.34.2, 4.8.4)
The causal envelope "retains the memory of all the human incarnations and of the experiences had, of insight and understanding gained, of qualities and abilities acquired." K 1.34.35
"During incarnation the first self has two causal bodies. This condition lasts until the monad becomes a causal self. At the time of involvation the causal body is divided into two. The greater part, serving as a collector of matter supplied, remains in the causal world. The smaller world (the triad envelope), containing the lowest triad, encloses the lower bodies. When the involvation of the first self is concluded and the personality is dissolved, the two separate parts amalgamate to form one single causal body. The four centres of the causal body do not belong to the involving triad envelope. It is these two causal bodies that have been called the ‘twin souls’ and have occasioned fantasies of all sorts." P 2.23.6

CAUSAL LIFE BETWEEN INCARNATIONS "Upon the dissolution of the mental envelope, the individual in his causal envelope sinks into dreamless sleep that will last until the time comes for rebirth and an embryo has been formed for him in a physical maternal body... There can be no conscious causal life unless the intuition of the causal ideas has been acquired in physical existence... The monad’s continuity of consciousness, made possible through the memory in its incarnation envelopes now dissolved, has been lost." K 1.34.34f

CAUSAL-MENTAL WORLD Atomic world 47 in the cosmos and solar system and molecular world 47:2-7 in the solar system.

CAUSAL SELF Monad that has its most important kind of subjective and objective self-consciousness in atomic world 47:1 and molecular world 47:2,3 within the solar system. Causal selves belonging to mankind are at the stage of ideality and have consciousness in 47:2,3, causal selves in the fifth natural kingdom have consciousness in 47:1.
"The causal self is able to study all its previous lives as a man, is able independently and quickly to acquire the facts necessary to comprehend all realities in the worlds of man, achieving more in one hour (in 47:1) than the most efficient mental thinker could manage in one hundred years. Fictions are precluded." K 1.20.10
The causal self can ascertain that the esoteric world view and life view agrees with facts in the five worlds of man (47- 49). (K 4.11.8)

CAUSAL WORLD Atomic world 47 (47:1) and molecular world 47:2,3 in the solar system. The causal world (47:1-3) is the world of Platonic ideas and man’s goal in the human kingdom. The causal world is "the meeting place for the individuals belonging to the fourth as well as the fifth natural kingdom." K 1.20.8
"The causal world, the world of Platonic ideas, belongs to the planetary hierarchy, being accessible to those who have acquired causal consciousness. The causal ideas reproduce reality such as it can be rendered in this kind of consciousness. The Indian elaborator of the raja yoga system, Patanjali, called the idea content of the causal world the ‘rain-clouds of knowable things’." K 2.17.5


CAUSALIZATION "By acquiring a causal envelope the monad transmigrates from the animal kingdom to the human kingdom. To term this process ‘causalization’ is preferable to ‘individualization’, since the monad is an individual in all kingdoms."
"Only the monkey, elephant, dog, horse, and cat, which belong to group-souls of very few monads, are able to causalize." K 1.33.6

CENTRES OF AGGREGATE ENVELOPES (= CHAKRAS) "All higher envelopes, like the organism, have their special organs (made of atoms), which are the seats of the different kinds of functions of consciousness and of motion. These atomic organs in the etheric, emotional, mental, and causal envelopes are in contact with each other." K 1.14.6
"Each molecular kind has its own characteristic kind of consciousness, which in man’s envelopes is perceptible through special organs of perception (chakras). The physical sense organs have their counterparts in the centres of perception and activity in man’s aggregate envelopes.
"It is by means of the chakras that man is able in his organism to perceive subjectively the vibrations in his higher envelopes and thereby experience feelings and thoughts, etc. In order to acquire objective consciousness through these chakras special methods of activation are required." K 6.8.3f
"Chakras have positions that can be given in reference to the organism.
"The seven most important chakras in the etheric, emotional, and mental envelopes, receiving their energies from the seven departments, are:

above the diaphragm: crown (1st dep.), eyebrow (4th dep.), throat (3rd dep.), heart (2nd dep.).
below the diaphragm: solar plexus (navel, 6th dep.), sacral (5th dep.), basal (7th dep.)."

"The chakras below the diaphragm were already developed in Lemurians and now fulfil all their requisite functions automatically as organs of apprehension and activity. In contrast, the chakras above the diaphragm are but little developed at mankind’s present stage of development and mostly only slightly active.
"Of the chakras in the causal envelope of the ‘normal individual', which form a lotus-like organ, only those three are slightly developed which during incarnations are in contact with the heart and crown chakras of the etheric, emotional, and mental envelopes.
"Normally, the throat chakra is developed at the stage of civilization, the heart chakra at the stage of culture, the eyebrow chakra at the stage of humanity, and the crown chakra at the stage of ideality. But full functional capacity is achieved only when the causal self succeeds in becoming an essential self. Until then only few petals are active." K 7.22.4ff

CHAKRAS (Skt, "wheels") Centres in man’s physical etheric, emotional, mental, and causal envelopes; centres which are organs for specialized energy and consciousness. See CENTRES OF AGGREGATE ENVELOPES

CHELA (Hindi, T.B.) Disciple

CHOHAN (Tibetan and Mongolian, T.B.) Perfected 44-self, initiate of the 6th degree. Title of the head of one of the seven departments of the planetary hierarchy.

CHRISTOS (Gr.) Gnostic symbol for the fifth natural kingdom and especially essential consciousness. Title of the head of the second department of the planetary hierarchy, the world teacher.

CIVILIZATION, STAGE OF The second of man’s five stages of development.
"The emotional consciousness of the civilizational individual seldom extends beyond the lower three or four molecular kinds, his mental consciousness seldom over the lowest two. With this modest intellectual capacity he intellectualizes his desires into such emotions as normally exist in the lower regions of the emotional world. Generally, they are of the repulsive kind." K 1.34.15

CLAN Group of monads that are at the same stage of development and incarnate together. (K 1.34.10, 5.5.1)

CLAIRVOYANCE Objective consciousness in the emotional and mental worlds. "So-called clairvoyance does not provide any real knowledge, since man lacks the prerequisites of judging the reality content of his experiences in the emotional and mental worlds. This is also obvious from the fact that all clairvoyants have dissimilar views." K 3.8.3
"The planetary hierarchy has repeatedly warned against the use of emotional or mental clairvoyance. What one gets to know in the emotional world is not the knowledge of existence, reality, and life. Like the mental world, it is intended to be a sojourn of rest pending a new incarnation. It is only in the physical and causal worlds that man is able to ascertain real facts, not in the emotional and mental worlds. In these worlds one cannot know whether what one sees is nature’s enduring reality or not." K 6.9.6 (K 6.12.26)

CLASSES "Classes are the natural order of things. The natural classes indicate different classes of age, in the human kingdom as well as in all other natural kingdoms, both lower and higher ones." K 4.11.1 (K 5.48.16)

COLLECTIVE BEINGS In all natural kingdoms the monads form collective beings. In the three subhuman kingdoms, non-self-conscious monads form group-souls. In the human kingdom, the development of self-consciousness becomes the essential purpose, and so man’s consciousness of the collective beings he is part of (groups, clans, etc.) remains passive (according to the law of separation). In the superhuman kingdoms, the monad, with its self-consciousness preserved, enters into ever larger collectives and has common consciousness with the monads entering into them.
"Every world, every planet, solar system, etc., thus has its own collective consciousness, and constitutes a unitary collective being having one monad as the superior dominant. The higher the kingdom attained by the monad, the greater its participation in the cosmic total consciousness. When the monad has acquired planetary consciousness it is a planetary being. When, finally, it has actualized its potential universal consciousness, it has become an individual unit in cosmic omniscience and omnipotence." K 4.7.3

COLLECTIVE BEINGS, TASKS OF "All essential and higher beings are part of expanding collective beings." P 2.51.1 "The tasks of these collective beings can be summed up in three main groups on the basis of the three aspects: the matter aspect, the consciousness aspect, and the will aspect. Accordingly we have formers of matter, supervisors of evolution, and restorers of balance." P 2.52.1

COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS "All consciousness is at the same time collective consciousness. This is so because there is no personal isolation, although only those who have acquired essential consciousness (46) can live in the collective consciousness.
"There are innumerable kinds of collective consciousness: atomic, molecular, aggregate, world, planetary, systemic, and after these, different kinds of cosmic consciousness. The higher the kingdom attained by the monad, the more is embraced by the collective consciousness in which the self, with its self-consciousness preserved, experiences other selves as its own larger self.
"Or, to put it differently, all consciousness in the whole cosmos constitutes a common, inevitable, indivisible unity in which every individual has a smaller or greater part, depending on the level of development he has attained." K 1.16.3ff
"The collective consciousness is the primary and common one; the individual self-consciousness the individual must acquire by himself throughout ever higher natural kingdoms, this being possible because of his very participation in the collective consciousness." K 2.4.2
"Anything that can form a collective consciousness by reason of some kind of relatedness, automatically constitutes one." K 2.4.4

COMMON SENSE is the individual’s synthetic instinct of life acquired through his incarnations. It is his highest sense which he should strive to develop. (K 1.2.11)
"Common sense is critical reason, everybody’s highest reason. Common sense relativizes, strives for objectivity, corrects itself, hardly ever expresses final opinions, and does not base opinions on incomplete facts and insufficient experience." P 1.1.17



CONSCIENCE "So-called conscience is a complex of fear, superstition, prejudice, vanity, habits, and other qualities, the proportions varying according to aptitude, upbringing, and influence from the environment." K 5.33.10

CONSCIOUSNESS One of the three aspects of existence. Consciousness in the primordial atoms is from the beginning potential (unconscious), is gradually awakened in the process of manifestation to actualized passive consciousness subsequently to become ever more active in the ever higher worlds of ever higher natural kingdoms.
The most important insight about the nature of consciousness is that all consciousness is simultaneously collective consciousness. (K 1.16.3)
"There is only one consciousness is the cosmos, the cosmic total consciousness, of which every monad has an inalienable part. This consciousness is an amalgamation of the consciousness of all monads in the cosmos." K 2.4.1

CONSCIOUSNESS, CONTINUITY OF Man’s continuity of consciousness is made possible through the memories in the envelopes of incarnation (47:4- 49:7). Consciousness is lost after each incarnation because of the dissolution of these envelopes. In contrast, the causal envelope retains the memory of all human incarnations. When man, at the stage of ideality, acquires causal self-consciousness in the waking consciousness of his brain, he has a possibility of unbroken continuity of consciousness for all time to come. (K 1.34.35)

CONSCIOUSNESS, CONTROL OF Process in which the monad by its active self-consciousness gradually acquires full mastery of the passive consciousness of its envelopes. As a result, the monad can itself determine what feelings and thoughts, etc. it wants to have or not to have. (K 7.17, P 3.71f)

CONSCIOUSNESS DEVELOPMENT "Mechanical events, being in accordance with eternal laws of nature, serve the great cosmic purpose: the development of every atomic consciousness from unconsciousness to omniscience. The experiences of the individual consciousness and the working up of these are added to that fund of latent experience in the subconscious which is steadily increased throughout the incarnations and makes it possible for the individual to comprehend and understand more and more, to acquire knowledge of reality and life, discover the laws of existence and learn to apply them rationally. Being purposeful, the laws of life make consciousness development possible." K 5.35.3

CONSCIOUSNESS, DIFFERENT KINDS OF "One must distinguish between self-consciousness (individual consciousness, self-consciousness in the envelopes), collective consciousness, and ultimate self consciousness. (Technically, cosmic, systemic, and planetary consciousness can be distinguished.)" K 1.16.1
"There are as many different kinds of consciousness as there are kinds of matter. Each world has its own total consciousness, as each monad envelope has its own." K 4.7.2

CONSCIOUSNESS, HIGHER AND LOWER KINDS OF "As a higher kind of matter penetrates lower consciousness. On the other hand, a lower kind cannot apprehend higher kinds, which always appear non-existent." K 2.4.1

CONSCIOUSNESS TYPES, HUMAN "The seven planetary types only exist in the worlds of the planetary hierarchy (43- 46).
"The pure human types do not exist in the human kingdom at its present stage of development. They will not appear until in the last or seventh root-race."
"Man’s five envelopes can belong to five different departments. The incarnation envelopes can belong to five different departments. The incarnation envelopes usually change in departments in each new life, so that the individual is continually changing ‘type’. He can have something of all the five types."
"Only 46-selves can ascertain to which department the five different envelopes belong. Accordingly, there is no point in speculating as to the type to which an individual belongs." K 2.7.1f,4,7



CONTROL OF ENVELOPES "Man’s five envelopes all have their own consciousnesses and their own tendencies. Those of the organism are inherited from one’s parents. The qualities and abilities, etc. that the self acquires in its emotional and mental envelopes have their correspondences in a cluster of atoms (Sanskrit: skandhas), are preserved by the causal envelope, and used at reincarnation. It is the task of the self to learn to master its envelopes, so that they submit to its will. This is no easy task, since the tendencies of the envelopes are the result of habits from thousands of incarnations. At mankind’s present stage of development, the emotional controls the physical. Man still has to learn to control the emotional by the mental. And more than good resolutions is needed to do that. It can take many lives once one has seen the need for it." K 1.34.24

COSMIC CONSCIOUSNESS Different kinds of omniscience in worlds 1- 42 belonging to the cosmos (atomic worlds 43- 49 make up the material of the solar system, and that is why they are not counted as being part of the cosmos). The lowest kind of cosmic consciousness (42) thus has the highest kind of solar systemic consciousness (43) as its precondition. The ‘cosmic consciousness’ of diverse clairvoyants (Steiner, Martinus, etc.) is objective consciousness in the emotional world (48). It affords no knowledge of reality.

COSMIC IDEAS "The entire process of manifestation proceeds in accordance with cosmic ideas." K 2.15.4
"It is our planetary government which is entrusted with the cosmic ideas pertaining to the maintenance and development of life in the planet and which also sees to it that they are realized in accordance with the laws." K 2.16.3

COSMIC KINGDOMS "All we know about these six successively higher divine kingdoms in the 42 higher atomic worlds is that they exist, that they constitute a perfect cosmic organization working with unfailing precision in accordance with all existence's laws of nature and life.
"In the cosmos, the individual does not acquire any envelopes of his own. He succeeds to some high function and, finally, to the highest in his world with its collective consciousness, and identifies himself with this world as his own envelope.
"The individuals of the second divine kingdom aspire towards omniscience in the worlds 36- 42 (only now ‘cosmic consciousness’), those of the third divine kingdom towards omniscience in the worlds 29- 35, etc." K 1.37.1ff

COSMIC MOTION "Cosmic motion (in the 49 atomic kinds) is the result of a constant current of primordial atoms (primary matter) flowing down from the highest atomic world through the atoms of all the worlds unto the lowest world. These primordial atoms then return to the highest world to begin their circulation anew, and this continues as long as the existence of the lower worlds is necessary. There are two kinds of atoms: negative and positive. In the negative (receptive), material energy flows from a higher atomic kind to a lower; in the positive (propulsive), from a lower to a higher. It is this current that maintains the atoms, molecules, material aggregates, in their given forms." K 1.27.1 (P 2.57.2, 2.12.7)
1) In P, the opposite polarity is stated because the starting-point is the opposite and so the terminology is adapted to this condition.

COSMIC PHYSICAL etc. (T.B.) Worlds 43- 49 are called cosmic physical (and so 49 is cosmic dense, 48 cosmic liquid, 47 cosmic gaseous, etc.); worlds 36- 42, cosmic astral; 29- 35 cosmic mental; 22- 28 cosmic buddhic, etc.

COSMOS, THE A cosmos is a globe in primordial matter, a globe made up of primordial atoms.
"Its original dimensions are small, but, being supplied with primordial atoms from the inexhaustible store of primordial matter, it grows incessantly until it has reached the requisite size."
"A fully built out cosmos, such as ours, consists of a continuous series of material worlds of different degrees of density, the higher penetrating all the lower. The highest world thus penetrates everything in the cosmos.
"The worlds are built out from the highest world, each higher world supplying material for the next lower world which is formed in and out of the higher ones.
"These are seven series of seven cosmic material worlds, making 49 in all (1- 7, 8- 14, 15- 21, 22- 28, 29- 35, 36- 42, 43- 49), in accordance with the constant division into seven departments. These atomic worlds occupy the same space in the cosmos. All the higher worlds embrace and penetrate the lower worlds."
"All the 49 worlds differ from each other as to dimension, duration, material composition, motion, and consciousness; due to differences in density of primordial atoms.
"The seven lowest cosmic worlds (43- 49) contain billions of solar systems. The lowest world (49) is the physical world.
"Our cosmos is a perfect organization." K 1.6.1ff

COSMOS, BUILDERS OF THE "The cosmos has been built out by a collectivity of monads who have acquired consciousness in a cosmos and have themselves worked their way up through all its 49 worlds. They wish, in their turn, to awaken to consciousness the unconscious monads in primordial matter and make to possible for them to acquire omniscience and omnipotence in the cosmos." K 2.2.9
"When a sufficient number of monads have succeeded in working their way from the lowest natural kingdom up to the highest divine kingdom, this collective being is able to leave its cosmic globe in order to begin to build out a cosmic globe of its own in primordial matter, the material being primordial atoms taken from the inexhaustible store of primordial matter." K 4.5.5

CULTURE "Culture in the esoteric sense of word is only achieved through purposeful, conscious or unconscious, application of the laws of life. In order to be discovered they must first have been applied." K 5.7.13
"Cultures are built up by clans at the stages of culture and humanity. When their work is taken over by clans at lower stages, a more or less swift decline sets in." K 5.5.1
"Emotional and mental culture are the kinds of culture most important for the realization of unity. Material culture will follow as a matter of course when the good will to mutual assistance is made the highest value and norm." P 1.1.14
"We shall have social culture when individuals feel that they exist for the community, and the community feels that it exists for the individual; when everybody regards service as his foremost task." P 1.1.12

CULTURE, STAGE OF The third of man’s five stages of development. "It is at the cultural stage that the three highest molecular kinds of the emotional envelope are activated. The pertaining vibrations in the emotional world are mainly attractive. Having once attained these regions, the individual can gradually free himself from the tendency, since long acquired, to a repellent attitude to the surrounding world and to himself. His feelings become more and more ennobled with each higher level and supersede his previous receptivity to the countless expressions of hatred of the repellent vibrations. For everything that is not love is hatred." K 1.34.16 Synonyms: higher emotional stage, stage of the mystic.



"DEATH" "The monads are the only indestructible things in the universe. There is no ‘death’, just new forms for the monad consciousness. When the form has fulfilled its temporary purpose for the consciousness development of the monad, it is dissolved." K 4.4.2

DEATH PROCESS The process at the end of incarnation, when the monad in the superphysical envelopes leaves the two physical envelopes (organism and etheric envelope), after the tie that unifies the monad with these, the sutratma, is severed definitively.
Even during profound sleep, the emotional envelope along with the higher envelopes is separated from the physical ones. The difference here is that the sutratma upholds the connection between the monad and the physical. (K 1.34.26f, 3.5.11)
"At the same time as the etheric envelope frees itself from the organism in the so-called process of death, the emotional envelope frees itself from the etheric envelope which remains near the organism and dissolves along with it." K 1.34.26

DEDUCTION The method of concluding the less general or the individual case from knowledge of the more general (the system). Opposite: induction (K 5.17.1,8)

DEPARTMENT One of the seven omnipresent fundamental types of existence.

DESCENDING ARC (T.) Means involution in general, but also the three first globe periods of an eon.

DESCENT OF SPIRIT INTO MATTER (T.) A symbolic expression meaning many things, i.e. involution and the different kinds of involvation. (K 3.4.9)

DESTINY, LAW OF "The law of destiny indicates what forces influence the individual in consideration of necessary experiences." K 1.41.12

DEVACHAN (Tib. "state of joy", T.B.) The state in the mental world (47:4-7) between incarnations. Synonyms: tushita (Skt).

DEVA EVOLUTION Line of evolution parallel to the "human evolution". The deva monads pursue their own path after the mineral kingdom, which is common to all evolutionary beings, and thus they do not become humans although they reach the corresponding kinds of active self-consciousness. Branches reach the deva evolution even from the vegetable and animal kingdoms of the "human evolution". Deva monads at evolutionary stages corresponding to the vegetable and animal kingdoms are called nature beings (or nature spirits), those at stages corresponding to the human kingdom and higher kingdoms are called devas.

DEVA RAJAS (T.B.) The seven highest devas within the solar system. Each one is responsible for matter in someone of the seven solar systemic worlds. In Sanskrit they are called: Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma, Indra, Agni, Varuna, Kshiti.

DEVAS (Skt, "the shining ones") Evolutionary beings belonging to an evolutionary line parallel to the "human" evolution from mineral via man to 43-self. The majority of devas have never been and will never become human. Their lowest consciousness corresponds to that of man; their highest is 43-consciousness. Lower beings than devas on this evolutionary path are called nature beings. The devas lack a triad chain. Their lowest envelope is the etheric. They make up two major groups of collective beings: those who work especially with the motion aspect and are agents of the laws of life; those who particularly work with the matter aspect and supervise form-building in nature. The highest deva for an entire material world within the solar system is called a deva raja.

DEVELOPMENT, LAW OF "The law of development says that all monads develop their consciousness, that there are forces acting in different ways towards the final goal of life." K 1.41.10

DHARMA "Dharma is the innermost nature of every individual, that which constitutes his true being. Dharma is what is given in the interdependent arrangement of things... Dharma is the meaning of life for every individual.
"Man’s dharma is different at different stages of development, in different circumstances of life. Everybody has his special dharma, his problems of life to solve, his duties to perform. Man lives in a state of insecurity and uncertainty when he is not acting at the best of his ability, in accordance with his dharma. The dharma of mankind is humanity." K 7.9.3f

DIMENSION "Each atomic kind has its own dimension. Thus there are 49 dimensions in the cosmos. In the cosmic sense, dimension means kind of space. Physical matter has one dimension (line and area are not counted), the highest kind of matter has forty-nine. With the 49th dimension, the cosmos becomes a point to primordial atomic consciousness." K 1.8.4

DISCIPLESHIP "In order to attain the fifth natural kingdom in just a few incarnations, the aspirant must strive after discipleship under the planetary hierarchy. Only those who have acquired the physical, emotional, and mental prerequisites can be accepted as disciples. Physically and dietetically, the athlete training for the Olympic Games may serve as an example. Emotionally, they must discard all manifestations of repulsion (hatred) and acquire the qualities of attraction. Mentally, they must acquire perspective consciousness and a well-developed ability to meditate in the correct way. All qualities and abilities have to be put solely at the service of evolution, since their egoistic use counteracts evolution." K 7.22.12

DISCURSIVITY The quality of the lower mental (47:6,7) of not being able to survey wholes but having to deal with isolated parts in succession.

DIVINE KINGDOMS The seven higher of the twelve natural kingdoms of the cosmos are called divine kingdoms. The first, or lowest, divine kingdom is made up of monads that have envelopes and are omniscient and omnipotent in the two highest worlds of the solar system (43,44); the six higher divine kingdoms are made up of monads that are omniscient and omnipotent in worlds 36- 42, 29- 35, 22- 28, 15- 21, 8- 14, 1- 7. (K 1.37, 4.5.3)

DOMINANT The highest developed individual in a some permanent collective consciousness (i.e. planetary ruler).
"There must be one dominant (being one eon ahead of those following next in consciousness development, consciousness expansion), since final decisions must be unambiguous and divergence be impossible." K 2.16.7
"Every world, every planet, solar system, etc., thus has its own collective consciousness, and constitutes a unitary collective being having one monad as the superior dominant." K 4.7.3

DREAMS Consciousness activity during the organism’s sleep may have five different causes: discharge of memory pictures of the previous day from the organism’s brain; impressions from without (during sleep) on the etheric brain; experiences of the monad in the separated emotional envelope (together with higher envelopes) in the emotional world; the corresponding in the mental world; glimpses of causal consciousness (the two last mentioned cases occur seldom before the stage of humanity).

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DYNAMIS "The original cause of motion, the source of all power, the one primordial force, the universe’s total energy, is the dynamic energy of primordial matter, which Pythagoras called dynamis. It is eternally active, inexhaustible, unconscious, absolute omnipotence.
"Dynamis acts in every primordial atom, and only in the primordial atoms, which penetrate all matter.
"Dynamis is the fundamental cause of the perpetuum mobile of the universe." K 1.25.1ff



EGO (SELF, HIGHER SELF, T.B.) Term meaning, according to the context:

1. The second triad and its (activated) consciousness in general
2. Causal consciousness (in the second triad mental atom) in particular.
3. Non-involving greater causal envelope (P 2.23.6), in contrast to the triad envelope (which B. calls the "personality").
4. Augoeides.

ELEMENT "The ‘elements’ of the ancients … namely, earth, water, air, fire, and quinta essentia were their terms of the five lowest molecular kinds, or states of aggregation." K 1.10.9

ELEMENTAL "Involutionary beings, or elementals, are aggregates of involutionary atoms and molecules. Permanent, semipermanent, and shortlived elementals are distinguished. The permanent ones are material envelopes of evolutionary beings, the temporary ones are other vibrational products." P 2.11.3

ELEMENTAL MATTER Matter whose constituent monads, atoms, and molecules are in involution down to world 49. Elemental matter has passive consciousness. It is incapable of self-activity but is unsurpassably sensitive to all kinds of vibrations. (K 2.9.2) Synonyms: involutionary matter, secondary matter.

ELEMENTARY (T.) Envelope, ‘shell’, abandoned by an evolutionary monad, a man, for instance, at the end of incarnation. It is mostly elementaries that appear at spiritist sÚances, which explains the deficient intelligence of the "spirits" and their robotism.

ELITE THINKING The second highest kind of thinking in the mental envelope (47:5) "Úlite thinking, is - in contrast to principle thinking which mostly absolutifies - partly consistent relativizing and percentualizing thinking, partly perspective thinking and system thinking." K 1.20.5

EMOTIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS Consciousness of the monad, in the emotional envelope (48:2-7).
"By nature emotional consciousness is exclusively desire, or what the individual at the emotional stage perceives as dynamic will. At the stage of barbarism, before the individual’s consciousness in the mental envelope has been activated, desire is manifested as more or less uncontrolled impulses. When the mental envelope, influenced by the vibrations of the emotional envelope, is attracted to and woven together with the emotional envelope, mental consciousness is awakened to life, and desire and thought merge. If desire then preponderates, there ensues feeling, which is desire coloured with thought. If thought preponderates, imagination ensues, which is thought coloured with desire.
"Man's emotional life is in the main the life of emotional illusions. He is the victim of desire's wishful thinking, of the illusions of emotional thinking. The individual is completely free of the illusions of only after he has acquired causal consciousness.
"The vibrations of the three lower emotional molecular kinds are largely repellent, the three higher, attractive. Noble feelings are manifestations of attraction." K 1.19.5
"Sense perceptions excepted, emotionality can be said to include everything psychological that does not belong to the purely rational, and the purely rational does not embrace much." P 1.2.2

EMOTIONAL CULTURE "The stage of emotional culture has been reached when everybody serves and nobody feels like a master. When everybody serves something higher, something beyond himself, something for several, for many, for all together, then that harmony will present itself which is the expression of cultured emotion. The present intellectual possibilities of man have been overrated, and his emotional ones undervalued and neglected. It is also easier to realize emotional culture, with the sense of unity as its highest value." P 1.1.11

EMOTIONAL ENVELOPE The monad’s envelope of emotional matter (48:2-7). In the mineral and vegetable kingdom the emotional envelope belongs to the group-soul; in the animal and human kingdoms the monad has an individual emotional envelope. The emotional envelope is the seat of desires. In the human kingdom, when the mental envelope is activated, the emotional envelope coalesces with the mental so that the two make up, from the functional point of view, one envelope. Through this originate the two emotional-mental kinds of consciousness: feeling and imagination.

EMOTIONAL EON Current eon of our planet (lasting 4320 million years). It is chiefly intended to activate emotional consciousness.

EMOTIONAL LIFE BETWEEN INCARNATIONS "Man’s life in the emotional world can prove completely different for different individuals, depending on their developmental level.
"Like the physical world, the emotional world has six successively higher regions. Most people are nowadays objectively conscious from the beginning in the three regions (48:5-7) that correspond to the three lowest regions of the physical world (49:5-7)... Objects in those regions are material counterparts of the material forms of the physical world, which fact often causes the newcomer to think that he still lives in the physical world."
"The emotional envelope dissolves gradually: first its lowest molecular kind, then the lowest but one, etc. When the three lowest are dissolved it is not possible for the individual to contact the visible physical world."
"In the three higher regions of the emotional world, the existing material forms are imaginative formations made by the individuals in those regions. For emotional matter forms itself in accordance with the slightest hint from consciousness, the ignorant neither understanding the cause nor being able to grasp how it happened. The individual seldom learns anything really new while in the emotional world and in the mental world never.
"The life of the emotional envelope can vary as greatly as that of the organism." K 34.27ff

EMOTIONAL SELF Monad whose most important kind of self-consciousness is within the molecular worlds 48:2-7 of the solar system. Human emotional selves are at the stages of civilization and culture.

EMOTIONAL STAGE "As an emotional self (at the stages of civilization and culture), the individual is in his thinking and acting determined by emotional motives. The emotional stage is the most difficult stage of development. Man must by himself acquire consciousness in all six molecular kinds of his emotional envelope and in the two lowest of his mental envelope. To the emotional stage belongs almost everything that man today regards as civilization and culture." K 1.34.13

EMOTIONAL THINKING "At his present stage of development, man is an emotional being with a possibility of intermittent use of his still undeveloped reason.
"Sense perception excepted, emotionality can be said to include everything psychological that does not belong to the purely rational, and the purely rational does not embrace much. Our consciousness is centred in emotionality, which colours sense perceptions as well as thoughts. Our consciousness is centred in emotionality, which colours sense perceptions as well as thoughts." P 1.2.1f
"Emotional thinking rules in all domains that can directly or indirectly affect personal interests." P 3.16.3

EMOTIONAL WORLD Atomic world 48 in the cosmos and solar system, molecular world 48:2-7 in the planets of the solar system. The molecular emotional world can be said to be the particular world of animals where consciousness is concerned. (K 1.11.5)
"What one gets to know in the emotional world is not the knowledge of existence, reality, and life. Like the mental world, it is intended to be a sojourn for rest pending a new incarnation. It is only in the physical and causal worlds that man is able to ascertain real facts, not in the emotional and mental worlds. In these worlds one cannot know whether what one sees is nature's enduring reality or not.
"In the emotional world one has confirmation of all one’s illusions and fictions, one’s hypotheses and theories, and all other fancies." K 6.9.6f

EMOTIONALIST Man at the emotional stage (stages of civilization and culture).

ENERGY "In the scientific sense of the word, energy is matter in motion. All higher kinds of matter (atomic kinds, molecular kinds) are energy in relation to all lower kinds.
"Matter in not dissolved into energy, but into higher matter.
"When matter ceases to move, its quality of being energy ceases.
"All forces of nature are matter." K 1.26.1ff
"The energies that become manifest are the effects of the next higher molecular kinds upon the next lower ones in each world." K 1.29.3

ENERGY, EXCHANGE OF All atoms in all material aggregates receive and in their turn emit energies.
"The energies coming in from without have their own types and individual characters. The energies transmitted further always have their individual characters coloured to a certain degree in the new aggregates they flow through." K 2.13.10

ENVELOPES, MONAD ENVELOPES The consciousness of the monads develops in envelopes. It is by acquiring consciousness in its envelopes and in the ever higher molecular kinds of these envelopes that the monad attains ever higher natural kingdoms.
"All forms of nature are envelopes. In every atom, molecule, organism, world, planet, solar system, etc., there is one monad at a higher stage of development than are the other monads in this form of nature." K 1.13.1f
"Each envelope of the individual has its consciousness, its memory: the subconscious collective consciousness of its different molecules." K 1.23.1
"The self develops in and through envelopes, from the lowest physical etheric envelope to the highest cosmic world. It constantly acquires new envelopes in one world after another. Step by step it acquires self-consciousness in the ever higher molecular kinds of its envelope by learning to activate the consciousness in these. By this it finally becomes master in its envelope. Until then it is disoriented in the consciousness chaos of this envelope, and it is the victim of vibrations from without." K 1.30.4

EONS The most comprehensive of the solar systemic cycle, 4320 million years. One eon is equal to a seven-globe period, the time of the monads’ evolution round the seven globes of the seven-globe. Our seven-globe presently runs through its fourth eon, the emotional eon (K 2.13.4).

ESOTERICS That knowledge of reality and life from the greatest possible perspective which can only be communicated to a prepared Úlite of mankind. Esoterics is in the possession of the planetary hierarchy and was taught, up to 1875, in its secret knowledge orders only, after 1875 partially in public. As a rule, only those understand esoterics who possess the knowledge latently from previous incarnations.

ESOTERICS, BASIC AXIOM OF: "There are laws in everything and everything is expressive of law." K 4.11.7

ESOTERIC HISTORY BEFORE 1875 "Members of this planetary hierarchy incarnated in mankind, eventually to make up what in the esoteric history has been called the ‘higher priesthood’. This happened in Lemuria. As soon as consciousness had developed sufficiently for men to be able to learn, they were given such necessary instruction and knowledge of reality as they were able to grasp. In both Lemuria and Atlantis, temple schools were set up in which the human Úlite were given the education suited to their ability to comprehend... The Úlite were trained to be teachers of the rest of mankind, eventually to form the ‘lower priesthood’."
Later, a large part of the "lower priesthood", who had acquired a knowledge of magic, rebelled against the "higher priesthood". The planetary hierarchy was banished first in Lemuria, later in Atlantis.
"Abuse of knowledge leads to the loss of knowledge, and ever since the planetary hierarchy was driven out of Atlantis mankind has had to ‘look after its own affairs’."
"However, not everybody took part in the black priesthood's revolt against the higher priesthood. Those individuals who had reached the stage of culture, and who were on the side of good, did not forfeit the right to remember anew their old knowledge. For their benefit the planetary hierarchy instituted secret knowledge orders among all nations that had reached such a stage of development that cultural individuals could incarnate among them."
The planetary hierarchy made two attempts to awaken man to see the rationality of life and to counteract the dreadful hatred between men… In India Buddha incarnated to try and impress the people with what has been called the "religion of wisdom". And Christos incarnated to awaken people to understand what has been called the "religion of love".
"As we know, both attempts failed. Buddha’s disciples were driven out of India, and Christos’ message of love was taken care of by individuals who had belonged to the black priesthood of Atlantis.
"The planetary hierarchy had no other choice but to continue instituting new knowledge orders, as for the rest trying to vitalize men’s emotional and mental consciousness, so that these could develop into greater understanding of reality."
By the year 1775 mankind had reaped the last of its bad sowing from Atlantis. "The knowledge of reality could thus in that respect be permitted to become common property"... "The problem of how mankind, totally disoriented, was best to assimilate the knowledge had long been under discussion in the planetary hierarchy, and vast preparations had been made."
"It was at the conclave of the planetary hierarchy in 1775 that two of its members (the then 45-selves M. and K.H.) offered to take immediate steps to publicize some part of the knowledge of the consciousness and matter aspects of existence which hitherto had been imparted in the esoteric knowledge orders."
"All the other members of the planetary hierarchy voted against the proposal, since they considered that far too few people had attained the necessary stage of mental development for the undertaking to have any prospect of success. The emotional illusions of the prevailing religions and the mental fictions of philosophy were so remote from the real conception of reality that any attempt to communicate superphysical knowledge to the so-called educated, either would be rejected out of hand, or would give rise to new imaginative excesses. They considered that one ought to wait until at least those furthest developed had acquired physical etheric objective consciousness. Then they would see the fictitiousness of the prevailing idiologies and prove readier to examine, at least, the reality content of the esoteric mental system.
"As unanimity could not be reached, the matter was referred to the president of the government, the planetary ruler, who considered: "as these two brothers of ours have offered to prepare the spread of the knowledge and have expressed their willingness themselves to bear the consequences and know what this means, they should be allowed to make the attempt."
"The time for the publication of the knowledge was fixed for 1875. In the meantime everything was to be done to raise the general level of education and to spread literacy." K 3.1.4ff

ESOTERIC HISTORY AFTER 1875 The instrument the planetary hierarchy had chosen for the task of publicizing the knowledge which had been kept secret since Atlantis was H. P. Blavatsky (1831-1891). "Blavatsky was enjoined not to give out any esoteric facts without special permission in each individual case. She was not to mention anything about the planetary hierarchy."
"The truth, or the knowledge of reality, is only to be given gradually, with sparing facts, to a mankind unprepared to receive it. It is necessary to find connections to established fictions of which people have heard enough for them to believe that they comprehend what it all is about. A new, revolutionary system of ideas would be rejected off hand as a mere fantastic invention. It could not be comprehended, let alone understood, without careful preparation.
"The most important reason, which probably only esotericians are able to understand, is the fact of the dynamic energy of ideas."
"Once the esoteric knowledge was permitted to be published there was no longer any need of initiation into the old knowledge orders, nobody having been initiated into anyone of them since 1875. Although those initiated in previous incarnations were not given the opportunity to revive all their old knowledge, enough was made known, and besides hinted at, for them to be able to discover the most essential by themselves."
"The most important esoteric facts to be found in the works of Sinnett, Judge, and Hartmann – who received them from the planetary hierarchy through Blavatsky up to 1891 – are: reincarnation, karma, or the law of sowing and reaping (the law of reaping), the individual’s pre-existence and post-existence (hence immortality), the existence of the worlds 45–49, knowledge of the individual’s envelopes in higher worlds, knowledge orders in times past, and lots of historical facts." K 3.2.1ff
Blavatsky was a causal self. In 1875 she contributed to the founding of the Theosophical Society, which was intended to become a platform for the esoteric teaching. In 1877 Blavatsky published Isis Unveiled, which in two volumes criticized the dogmas of science and religion.
"Blavatsky’s second standard work of her vast literary production, The Secret Doctrine... contains the symbols of ‘Dzyan’ (the oldest of the planetary hierarchy). It gives an account of the different symbolic presentations of the cosmos and of the evolution of life as by several knowledge orders, showing how these agree." K 3.3.28ff
"With the death of Blavatsky in 1891, this first phase of the publication of new esoteric facts ended." "The second phase, which lasted 1894-1920, was characterized by the close collaboration of two esoteric capacities: Annie Besant (1847-1933) and C.W. Leadbeater (1847-1934)." Both were causal selves.
Leadbeater "was the foremost systematician and historian of esoterics up to 1920... Nobody before him has given so many new facts." Of these facts the following are the most important: "the composition of matter, the difference between atomic and molecular matter, the seven atomic worlds of the solar system, the molecular worlds of the planetary system, involutionary matter, the evolution of the natural kingdoms, the consciousness expansion..., man’s three atomic worlds and five molecular worlds of man, man’s five material envelopes and consciousness in these, man’s permanent atoms (the triad), the planetary hierarchy, the division of the planetary hierarchy into seven departments, the planetary government."
"The third and latest phase of the publication of the esoteric knowledge falls during 1920-1950."... "The planetary hierarchy had appointed a ‘secretary’ who was to be the actual link between the esotericians and the planetary hierarchy, and had decided that, for the time being at least, new facts were to be imparted only through him: the 45-self D.K." K 3.2.10ff
The works of D.K., published under the name of Alice A. Bailey, are fundamental importance for the esoteric teaching of our times. They deepen the teaching previously given, correcting and amplifying it in many places, and provides much knowledge. Main points in D.K.’s presentation are: evolution in the solar system as principally a manifestation of the will and man as a phenomenon of will and energy within it, the seven departments (types) as the basis of a new psychology, the activation of man’s passive causal consciousness as the most important feature of both ‘white magic’ and the future system of education, the significance of Augoeides for man’s evolution, mankind’s relation to the planetary hierarchy and planetary government, discipleship and the initiations, the reappearance of the planetary hierarchy in the physical world (externalization) under the guidance of the world teacher, ‘the new group of world servers’ which ever more consciously collaborates with the hierarchy’s plan for the evolution of mankind.
"D.K. points out that the individual has not been given the knowledge to enjoy it with a pleasant feeling of superiority. It entails responsibility, as does all knowledge." K 3.9.2
D.K. says expressly that he writes for disciples (individuals at the stage of humanity). His works cannot be understood without a suitable preparation.

1. The solution of the ‘mystery’ of trinity: the three equivalent aspects of existence, the essential of the absolute knowledge system, the basis of the philosophy and science of the future.
2. Matter (the atoms) as the vehicles of consciousness and consciousness development as the meaning of existence.
3. The self as a monad, a primordial atom. (The ‘selves’ described in the older esoteric literature are the triads of the monad, its envelopes in higher ever higher kingdoms. The ‘monad’ of T. and B. is the third triad.)
4. The indication of objective grounds of the different stages of development
5. The formulation of laws of life with particular emphasis on the essential ones for our times as an introduction to the Aquarian epoch of law.

ESOTERIC WORLD VIEW AND LIFE VIEW "The esoteric world view can never, of course, be anything else for mankind but a working hypothesis. But the further mankind develops, the more evident the incomparable superiority of this hypothesis will become. The causal self is able to ascertain its accordance with facts in the five worlds of man." K 4.11.8

ESOTERICIAN "The esoterician has once and for all left the world of illusions and fictions, which mankind prefers living in, to enter into the world of reality." K 1.43.6
"The mystic thinks that man’s reason cannot explain existence, which, it is true, it cannot. The esoterician knows this, but then is not content with the ability of human reason to ascertain superphysical facts, but seeks that higher reason which can achieve contact with the Platonic world of ideas. Until then, he will accept no other superphysical facts than those from the planetary hierarchy. Proof that ‘facts’ really are facts he gets from their having their given places in the Pythagorean hylozoic mental system, and their being the simplest and most general explanations of previously inexplicable realities." K 3.6.5
"On the whole it can be said that in the conditions prevailing at the present time, true esotericians do not join any societies, but are to be found outside all kinds of organizations. They can be recognized by their understanding of all things human, and they strive after truly human relations between all irrespectively of race, nationality, sex, religion, politics, and all other things that separate man from man." K 3.7.12

ESSENTIAL CONSCIOUSNESS, 46-CONSCIOUSNESS "The consciousness of the essential envelope is that of unity. The individual knows that he is his own self having a self-identity that will never be lost, but also a larger self together with all the monads in the five natural kingdoms and, when he so desires, he can experience others' consciousness as his own. ‘The drop-consciousness has become one with the ocean-consciousness.’ ‘The union with god’ is the self's acquisition of the consciousness of unity."
"The 46-self is omniscient in the worlds 46-49."
"Only essential consciousness can become conscious in the physical, emotional, and mental atoms. Before it is acquired, subatomic molecular consciousness is the highest kind of consciousness in the different worlds. After it has acquired these kinds of atomic consciousness, the monad can identify itself with the total consciousness of these worlds and their unadulterated memory of past time."
"A suitable term for 46-consciousness is world consciousness." K 1.35.5ff

ESSENTIALIZATION The monad’s acquisition of an envelope of essential matter (46), in which process it passes from the fourth natural kingdom (the human kingdom) to the fifth natural kingdom (the essential kingdom). More exactly expressed this implies that the monad definitively centres itself in the second triad essential atom and so the causal envelope becomes superfluous and is dissolved.


ESSENTIAL QUALITIES Twelve qualities, manifestations of causal consciousness and will, which the monad must acquire 100 per cent in order to pass to the essential kingdom, the fifth natural kingdom. They sum up all positive human qualities, also those that are possible only at the stages of humanity and ideality. Their true content, therefore, is inaccessible to lower consciousness, and information given about them will unfailingly be emotionalized.
Tentatively, the following symbolical keywords have been used about them: 1) Trust in life, 2) Trust in self, 3) Obedience to law, 4) Uprightness, 5) Impersonality, 6) Willingness to sacrifice, 7) Faithfulness, 8) Reticence, 9) Joy in life, 10) Purpose, 11) Wisdom, 12) Unity. (K 1.34.23, 7.23.3)

ESSENTIAL SELF, 46-SELF Monad having envelope and self-consciousness in the essential world of the planet (46). The essential self has centred itself in the second triad essential atom and is a member of the fifth natural kingdom.
"The 46-self is omniscient in the worlds 46-49."
"As an essential self, the individual has to acquire by himself through his own research complete knowledge of everything of importance in the human worlds (47-49)."
"Essential monads form a collective being of their own having a common total consciousness.
"The essential self does not need to incarnate further, since he has no more to learn in the kingdom of man. He often does incarnate, however, in order by all means and by personal contact to help those preparing for their entrance into this higher kingdom." K 1.35.8, 10ff

ESSENTIAL WORLD Atomic world 46 in the cosmos and in the planets of the solar system, molecular world 46:2-7 in the planets.

ETHERIC ENVELOPE, ETHERIC BODY The monad’s envelope of physical etheric matter (49:2-4). In the mineral kingdom, even the etheric envelope belongs to the group-soul; in the vegetable, animal, and human kingdoms the monad has an individual etheric envelope. "Etheric matter encloses every cell of the organism and conveys those different functional energies which the ancients called vital force." K 4.9.1

ETHERIC WORLD, PHYSICAL ETHERIC WORLD Molecular world, the three higher molecular kinds (49:2-4) of physical matter.
The physical etheric world can be called the special world of plants as regards consciousness. (K 1.11.5)

ETHERIZATION That process in the evolution of mankind which has the final result that the individual dispenses with the organism and the physical etheric envelope (49:2-4) becomes his lowest envelope. One of the conditions of this is that etheric sight is has been developed. (K 1.33.6, P 2.36.11)

EVOLUTION When the monads upon the completion of involution have reached the physical world, 49, evolution begins, which is their return to the highest cosmic world, 1. Evolution begins in the mineral kingdom of the physical world, continues through the vegetable, animal, and human kingdoms and then passes to expansion, the continuation of evolution in higher kingdoms.
Evolution is that process in which the monad’s passive consciousness (acquired in involution) is activated, that is to say, becomes ever more self-active as a prerequisite of objective consciousness and later, in the human kingdom, self-consciousness. The monads in evolution in every kingdom take possession of envelopes of their own, being individual selves in these. It is only in the human kingdom, however, that the monad becomes self-conscious. (K 1.33)
Evolution (including expansion) "is divided into five natural kingdoms and seven divine kingdoms. The planetary worlds contain the natural kingdoms, the solar systemic worlds the lowest divine kingdom, and the cosmic worlds the remaining six." K 4.5.2

EVOLUTION, HOW IT WORKS "The great cosmic evolution does not work according to a predetermined plan. Only the final goal is laid down: all monads acquiring omniscience about the whole cosmos... The evolution itself creates the conditions and possibilities of its growth. These conditions, however, depend on the individual character of every being, from atoms to planets, solar systems, etc... The past thereby limits the possibilities of the future. A rigid plan would set aside the law of freedom, according to which every monad has the right to the freedom (depending on insight and ability) it has once acquired and continues to apply lawfully. Evolution feels its way forward along every conceivable path in order to find the one most purposeful for each and all." K 5.36.6


EXPANSION is the continuation of evolution in superhuman kingdoms. In these kingdoms the monad, with its self-identity retained, enters into ever more comprehensive collective consciousnesses until the goal of all monads has been reached, the common cosmic total consciousness. (K 2.11.5)

EXTERNALIZATION Since many hundred years, the fifth natural kingdom of our planet is working on the preparation for its reappearance in the external world. It is as a step in this process of externalization that the esoteric knowledge has been allowed for publication. The goal of externalization is that the planetary hierarchy resumes the guidance of the evolution of mankind. (K 7.15.6)




FICTIONS "Mental fictions include all fancies, freaks, guesses, suppositions, assumptions, etc., as well as the hypotheses and theories of science, all being mental constructions that do not have all the facts put in their correct contexts." K 2.18.3
"The content even of Úlite thinking is for the most part made up of fictions (conceptions without real correspondences), due to lack of facts about existence. It is only the facts of esoterics that make it possible to think in accordance with reality." K 1.20.7

FIFTH HUMAN TYPE "is the scientist, research-worker with a sense of detail, discoverer, inventor, etc." K 2.7.13

FIFTH NATURAL KINGDOM "The fifth natural kingdom consists partly of 46-selves (essential selves) with envelopes and consciousness in the planetary essential world, partly of 45-selves with envelopes and consciousness in the systemic superessential world." K 1.35.4

FINALITY "It is not true, as the physicalists believe, that finality in nature is a special case of forces of unconscious matter acting mechanically. The exact opposite of this is the case: the energies that act mechanically in the solar system are special cases of those acting purposefully: automatized consciousness robots achieving the missions suited to them with unerring precision." K 2.16.5


FIRST HUMAN TYPE "is distinguished by a strong so-called will which makes the individual suitable as a leader, a real one and one recognized as such by all." K 2.7.9

FIRST SELF Monad that has self-consciousness in someone of the three units of the first triad, individual in the fourth natural kingdom. Man is a first self. First selves are divided into physical selves, emotional selves, and mental selves.


FOHAT Material energies in worlds 43-49.

FORM "All forms in the whole cosmos, also those in the highest divine kingdoms, are just envelopes for primordial atoms - the selves." K 1.16.8
"Form is matter’s mode of existing (and this in all worlds)." K 5.9.28

FORM, LAW OF "When their form is renewed all organisms (plants, animals, men) get a form of life similar to the previous form, until their consciousness development requires a specifically different, higher form, a more purposeful possibility of acquiring increased experience." K 1.31.3

FORMS OF LIFE "All life has a form, from atoms, molecules, aggregates, to planets, solar systems, and cosmic worlds. These forms are subject to the law of transformation, are continually being changed, dissolved, and re-formed. The monads (primordial atoms) make up (as viewed from the physical) and ascending series of ever higher forms of life, in which lower ones enter into and make up envelopes for higher ones. The entire cosmos constitutes a series of increasingly more refined forms of life, serving gradually to furnish the monad consciousness with the ‘organ’ it needs for its continued development." K 4.4.1

FOURTH HUMAN TYPE "is the one who strives after harmony in all, the designer, architect, city-planner, artistic constructor, etc., with a pronounced sense of form and colour." K 2.7.12

FREE MONADS "Those who have attained the highest world have freed themselves from all involvation in matter and as free monads (primordial atoms) have come to know themselves as the ultimate selves they have always been. Their auras are like cosmic giant suns and they radiate energy as the fountainhead of all power.
"They can, if they so wish, withdraw with a collectivity from out of their cosmos and begin building a new cosmos in the endless chaos of primordial matter." K 1.37.4f

FREEDOM "It has not yet been clearly seen that freedom and power are the same thing. What distinguishes them is the limits of freedom and power. Freedom has been thought of as the right to be master of oneself and power as the right to be master of others.
"Freedom requires not only the right to be oneself, but also the ability to be it. ‘Knowledge is power’ if it gives ability. Unfortunately, there is ability without knowledge and it is this ability which abuses power.
"Freedom is the right of the individual to think, feel, say, and do as he thinks fit, within the limits of the equal right of all." K 5.48.2ff
"All power implies abuse of power, at best through ignorance of life. The ideal, then, will never be achieved. But the degree of abuse will be least when people realize that power coincides with both freedom and law (without law of freedom), when power is used primarily to defend freedom." K 5.49.9

FREEDOM, LAW OF "The law of freedom says that every monad is its own freedom and its own law, that freedom is to be gained by law, that freedom is the right to individual character and activity within the limits of the equal right of all." K1.41.8
"Unconscious and, to a still higher degree, conscious encroachment upon the monads' inalienable, inviolable divine freedom, limited by the equal right of all living beings, results in the struggle for existence and the cruelty of life." K 4.11.4



GLOBE MEMORY Spherical material forms have a collective memory of everything that has happened to them ever since they came about. The physical, emotional and mental atomic worlds of the planet are instances of such globe memories.
"After it has acquired these kinds of atomic consciousness, the monad can identify itself with the total consciousness of these worlds and their unadulterated memory of past time." K 1.35.9

GLOBE PERIOD The period of the monads’ evolution on someone of the seven globes of the seven-globe, about 600 million years. The current globe period is the fourth in the current fourth eon, the emotional eon.

GLOBES "In the cosmic sense, space is always a globe. The cosmos is a globe. The solar systems are globes. The planets are globes. The worlds in the planets are globes. The cosmic atomic worlds occupy the same ‘space’ as the physical world, exist everywhere in the cosmic globe." K 1.8.2
From the viewpoint of consciousness, globes are unitary beings that have collective consciousness.


GNOSTICIANS Members of an esoteric knowledge order, founded in Alexandria in 300 BC and later extended throughout the whole eastern Mediterranean area. They possessed gnosis (the knowledge of reality and life) and put it down in a rich symbolic literature. The central symbol was ‘Christos’, referring to the fifth natural kingdom, man’s goal. The teaching of the gnosticians was the ‘esoteric Christianity’, from which the profane Christianity we know arose through distortion.


GOOD, THE LAW OF "According to the law of good, man always follows the highest that he really sees and understands (not merely believes or resolves), because he cannot do otherwise, because it is for him a need and a joy to do so." K 5.8.28, (P 3.4.5)

GOOD AND EVIL "All good and evil that befalls the individual is his own work, the result of his own application of his limited conception of right and wrong. All reap what they have sown in previous lives and often in the same life. Nothing can happen to the individual which he has not deserved by defying the Law." K 1.41.19f (K 4.11.3)
"Good is all that promotes, evil all that counteracts, consciousness development, individually as well as collectively. To the greatest and the most fatal mistakes that can be made belongs spreading ignorance's emotional illusions and mental fictions, resulting in idiotization." K 3.4.20
"For the individual, good is the steps above his level, and particularly the immediately higher step. Evil is the lower, that which is below his level and, usually, in particular degree just the one he has recently left. In this is the subjectivity of the conception of right but not any relativity, which nullifies the necessary opposition between good and evil." P 3.16.10

GOD This term occurs with esotericians in the following senses:

1. The cosmic total consciousness in which each monad has an inalienable share (god immanent).
2. The seven ever higher divine kingdoms starting from world 44 (god transcendent).
3. The highest controlling monad (dominant) in some certain collective being: the ‘god’ of a planet, a solar system etc. (K 1.30.5, 1.37)

GOD IMMANENT AND TRANSCENDENT "In the atoms of all the lower worlds (47- 49) there are essential atoms having passive consciousness, which can be activated by vibrations from without (god immanent). It is only at the higher emotional stage that the individual is sufficiently developed to be able to perceive these vibrations some time at all." K 1.35.6
God immanent is the cosmic total consciousness. (K 2.4)
"’God immanent’ indicates that every monad is a potential god, a god in becoming (besides, sharing in cosmic ‘divinity’). ’God transcendent’ is all higher, superhuman kingdoms, which cooperate for evolution." K 2.4.6
"Before the monad has attained the highest divine kingdom, it distinguishes between god immanent and god transcendent. Immanent divinity is always conscious of its unity with all life. The superconscious belongs to transcendent divinity." K 4.5.4

GODS Individuals that are omniscient and omnipotent in their respective worlds. They are members of someone of the seven divine kingdoms; the first kingdom in the solar systemic worlds 43 and 44; the second to the seventh kingdom, in the cosmic worlds 1- 42.
"In their contacts with men, the gods assume human ideal shapes, permanent envelopes of physical atomic matter, also to anchor their physical consciousness, envelopes which can easily be made visible to all." (K 1.39.3)
"The gods themselves are subject to the Law. Omnipotence is possible only through absolutely faultless application of the laws in their entirety." K 1.41.3
"No supreme power can reach that omnipotence of dynamis which is required to produce primordial atoms in primordial matter. This work can only be done by the dynamic energy of primordial matter." P 2.52.6

GROUP-SOUL A common envelope for a group of monads in the three lowest natural kingdoms. The group-soul in the mineral kingdom is three common envelopes of physical etheric, emotional, and mental matter; in the vegetable kingdom, two common envelopes of emotional and mental matter; in the animal kingdom one common envelope of mental matter. At incarnation the animal receives individual envelopes from the group soul. Experiences had are stored in the individual envelopes. At the end of the incarnation the borrowed envelopes are dissolved into the group-soul, and the individual experiences can then be shared by all monads in the group. During incarnation the monad is in telepathic contact with its group-soul, which fact explains the instinct of the species. The higher species is in evolution, the fewer individuals go to form its group-souls.

GUNA (Skt ‘quality’) The three gunas - sattva (‘rhythm’), rajas (‘mobility’), and tamas (‘inertia’) - correspond esoterically to material energies from the three atomic kinds 45, 47, 49. (K 7.2.5)



HEART OF THE SUN (B.) The sun in world 46.

HEAVENLY MAN (T.B.) The planetary collective of at least 46-monads (the planetary hierarchy, the deva hierarchy, the planetary government). In our solar system, there are ten such collective beings; three greater and seven lesser. Synonyms: Planetary Logos, Divine Manasaputra.

HIERARCHIC IDEAS "The cosmic ideas pertaining to consciousness development that are to be realized in the human and lower kingdoms are laid down by the planetary government and effected by the planetary hierarchy. Ideals can be accepted or rejected. But hierarchic ideas must be realized, no matter how long it will take.
"Just as mankind has its highest world (the causal world) and from there can bring down ideas, so the planetary hierarchy has its world of ideas, the lowest world of the planetary government, world 44." K 2.17.1f


HIEROPHANT (Gr.) Esoteric teacher at the ancient mysteries.

HOROSCOPE "By horoscope is understood the sum total of ascertainable celestial relationships to exact time, exact longitude and latitude on our planet at the ‘birth’ of something. (The monad, or group of monads, in question thereby enters anew into a causal connection temporarily interrupted. ‘The Law can wait’.) Thereby one gains knowledge of what principal energies most strongly influence, say, a person during his lifetime. If one also has knowledge of the individual's different envelopes and can determine what vibrations will most strongly influence them, it will be possible to draw a number of important conclusions about the characteristic problems that this same person will have to wrestle with. But this does not mean that one can foresee the individual's fate. To do so would eliminate the law of freedom wholly. Nothing is predestinated in detail. The new esoteric astrology will put a definite end to fatalism and the doctrine of predestination." K 2.13.12

HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS "During incarnation the normal individual at mankind's present stage of development is as a rule objectively conscious in his organism only, subjectively conscious in his etheric, emotional, and mental envelopes, and unconscious in his causal envelope. ‘Visible’ physical reality, comprising the three lowest physical states of aggregation (solid, liquid, and gaseous), is the only one man knows anything about and that which he considers to be the only one existing. He regards his desires and feelings in his emotional envelope and his thinking in his mental envelope as something subjective only, not understanding that these phenomena objectively correspond to vibrations in the kinds of matter of the respective worlds." K 4.10.1

HUMAN EVOLUTION The parallel evolution leading the monad from the mineral kingdom to the human kingdom and beyond this to expansion beings having tasks that especially concern consciousness development. The human evolution exists on all the ten planets of our solar system, but it is only on Terra that it invests its monads with organisms in the vegetable, animal, and human kingdoms.

HUMAN INDIVIDUAL, HISTORY OF "The history of the human individual exists in the collective memory of the causal world (47)." K 2.17.4

"The consciousness development in the human kingdom can be divided into five principal stages comprising a total of 777 levels of development. The table below shows which molecular consciousnesses are thereby activated.

    molecular kinds

       stage of          emotional         mental
      barbarism         48:5-7          47:7
      civilization         48:4-7          47:6,7
      culture         48:3-7          47:6,7
      humanity         48:2-7          47:4-7
      ideality         48:2-7          47:2-7 " 

                                                                               K 1.34.4f

HUMAN MONAD The monad during its evolution in the human kingdom is called human monad.

HUMANIST Man at the higher mental stage, or the stage of humanity.

HUMANITY, STAGE OF The fourth of man’s five stages of development.
"The most distinguishing trait of the humanist is his striving after common sense, a prerequisite for acquiring causal intuition. He can no longer, like the mystic, lose himself in the ineffable, but demands above all clarity in everything and facts for everything. His firm determination to comprehend reality and life despite everything compels him always to seek further... When he has come to the Sokratean realization that man cannot know anything worth knowing, he is ready to receive the esoteric knowledge.
"In the old days, he would then have been chosen to be initiated into some secret knowledge order. Nowadays he is given the knowledge in a mental system of the fundamental facts of existence, which his reason compels him to accept as the only tenable working hypothesis." K 1.34.19f

HYLOZOICS (Gr. hyle, ‘matter’, and zoe, ‘life’) ‘Spiritual materialism’ or the doctrine that matter is the necessary basis of all consciousness. The system of esoteric knowledge formulated by the then 46-self Pythagoras was intended to form the basis of the science of the future. In advance of other esoteric systems, hylozoics is characterized by the fact that it alone explains that existence is a trinity of matter, motion, and consciousness; it alone explains that consciousness is a quality of matter and so doing clears away subjectivism and illusionism; it alone has abstained from vague symbolism and has instead strived after scientific exactitude and unambiguous terminology. In order to achieve this exactitude hylozoics in its explanations starts from the matter aspect.
The modern formulation of hylozoics was presented by Henry T. Laurency in The Philosopher’s Stone in 1950 and contains as essential elements the following doctrines: the self is a primordial atom (monad), all the forms of nature are envelopes for monads, all consciousness (also the highest cosmic consciousness) is product of an evolution that pervades everything in the cosmos, there are seven basic laws of life, and mankind (every human individual) goes through five chief stages of development. (K 1.4, 5.3f, 7.2)



IDEAL "The purposeful ideal is always the next higher stage of development. Ideals that cannot be realized become set phrases and fair promises, which nobody takes seriously and which but enhance self-deception. The ideal of the stage of civilization is culture, but true culture, not that masked barbarism which is called culture." P 3.22.8

IDEALIST Man at the causal stage, or the stage of ideality.

IDEALITY, STAGE OF The highest of man’s five stages of development. At the stage of humanity, man can, in the proper sense, understand esoterics. At the stage of ideality, he uses the insight he has gained to activate his hitherto passive causal consciousness (47:2,3). So doing he can ascertain facts about reality in the three worlds of man (47- 49) and study his previous incarnations in the human kingdom.
"As a causal self he acquires knowledge of the laws of life and the ability to make rational use of this knowledge with one-pointed purpose." K 1.34.22
"He enters into communication with those in higher kingdoms and receives from them the further facts he needs but cannot ascertain for himself. He gradually acquires the twelve essential qualities that make it possible for him to pass to the fifth natural kingdom." K 1.34.23

IDEAS "There are cosmic ideas, systemic ideas, planetary ideas, as many different kinds of ideas as there are kinds of atomic consciousness and atomic worlds in the cosmos.
"It is our planetary government that is entrusted with the cosmic ideas pertaining to the maintenance and development of the life in the planet and which also sees to it that they are realized in accordance with the laws.
"These ideas are the causes of the processes in nature, the causes of the formation, changes, and dissolution of matter, and they are the preconditions of the consciousness development of all the natural kingdoms." K 2.16.2ff

IDEAS, DYNAMIC ENERGY OF "Every idea is a mental atom charged with energy. If these succeed in penetrating into brain-cells that are receptive, yet not previously vitalized by similar mental molecules, they can have an adverse effect on the balance of people’s minds. Imparting a whole system could cause mental chaos. The fact that people will instinctively fend off too revolutionary ideas is often a natural measure of self-protection." K 3.2.3

IDEAS, SCALING DOWN OF "When the causal ideas of intuition are mentalized into mental concepts, these ideas become ideals for reason, and when these ideals are emotionalized, they become dogmas for emotional thinking. But when the ideas have thus been twice scaled down, their relative validity has been made absolute and thus they have become inimical to life." K 5.8.19

IDEAS, WORLD OF = PLATONIC WORLD OF IDEAS is the causal world (47:1-3), the goal of man in the human kingdom. (K 1.11.5)

IDEAS OF THE CAUSAL WORLD "The ideas of the world of ideas are objective forms as well as being subjective, and thus the ideas are faithful representations of enduring objective and subjective realities. Every intuition corresponds to a mental system of reality ideas. Lower worlds exist in the ideas of the world of ideas and thus the knowledge of these lower worlds is contained in the idea systems of the intuitions. ‘Beholding the ideas in the world of ideas’ meant experiencing the reality content, with all its relationships, of the knowledge system inherent in the causal idea.
"The world of ideas is, among many other things, the unadulterated memory of all past events in the physical, emotional, and mental worlds ever since the planet came into being. The subjective consciousness content of these ideas gives us exact knowledge of reality without possibility of mistake, fictionalism, or deception. They also constitute our ideals, since they explain the ends and the ways of their realization. The forms in the world of ideas are the perfect forms of beauty." K 5.8.17f
"Platon’s ideas are living forces, causal elementals with ideas charged with energy." K 5.33.7

IDENTIFICATION "Since man tends always to identify his self (his monad, ultimate self) with that envelope in which he happens for the time to be, he regards himself in the physical world as being a physical self, in the emotional world as an emotional self, in the mental world as a mental self, and in the causal world as a causal self - not seeing that he is a monad, an ultimate self." K 1.14.7
"When the monad has gone through involution and evolution of the process of manifestation, acquired and discarded envelope after envelope in world after world, and, finally, in the highest cosmic world, has freed itself from its involvation into matter, it becomes conscious of itself as a monad. Until then it will identify itself with one or another of the envelopes which it has acquired and activated." K 4.6.2

IDIOLOGY The constructions of life-ignorance, from idios, ‘one’s own’, and logos, ‘teaching’; in contrast to ideology based on Platonic ideas, reality ideas. (K 3.1.17)

IDIOTIZATION Substitution of the mental fictions and emotional illusions of ignorance for generally valid, objective perception of reality.


ILLUSIONIST PHILOSOPHY "In each world the monad consciousness apprehends reality totally differently. This is what was originally meant by the saying that all apprehension of reality is maya, or ‘illusion’, since there is no common apprehension that is universally valid until in the highest cosmic world." K 4.7.2
"Consciousness cannot exist without a material basis. The importance of the consciousness aspect increases with each higher material world and the importance of the matter aspect decreases. But it is a mistake to deny the absolute existence of the matter aspect and an even greater one to disregard its significance in the worlds of man. The illusionist philosophy of Shankara is a mental fiction in the world of emotional illusions." K 7.2.17

ILLUSIONS "Emotional illusions are emotionalized mental conceptions, which, on account of emotional needs, have turned into permanent convictions (dogmas, beliefs). Examples include all political idiologies and religious dogmas." K 2.18.2
"The individual is completely free of the illusions only after he has acquired causal consciousness." K 1.19.4


IMMANENT Indwelling. Immanent divinity, see GOD IMMANENT AND TRANSCENDENT

IMPULSE Reception of consciousness content from the subconscious (K 1.22.5)

INCARNATION After the end of his incarnation and the dissolution of his envelopes of incarnation, "the individual in his causal envelope sinks into dreamless sleep that will last until the time comes for rebirth and an embryo has been formed for him in a physical maternal body. He awakens with a desire for a new life and forms instinctively, by means of his causal envelope, new mental and emotional envelopes, these being the necessary communication links. It will be the task of the growing child to use its latent qualities to develop the ability of consciousness in them." K 1.34.34

INCARNATION, ENVELOPES OF Man’s envelopes of incarnation are the envelopes that dissolve at the end of each incarnation and are formed again at the beginning of each incarnation: the mental, emotional, and etheric envelopes and the organism. It is the causal envelope that incarnates together with the monad, which it always encloses. (K 1.34.34)

INCARNATIONS, NUMBER OF "in each natural kingdom is unlimited, until the individual will have acquired the qualities and abilities requisite in the respective kingdoms, and an envelope of his own in the next higher world." K 4.10.4

INDIVIDUAL CHARACTER "It is important for scientists of all kinds to understand that everything has an individual character. Every primordial atom (monad) is something unique. Every combination of monads of whatever kind is something unique. Every change (because of continual exchange of atoms in the aggregate) is unique." K 2.8.6
"Uniformity is out of the question. Everything that exists is individual and unique and, once it has acquired the consciousness of unity, constitutes an ever-welcome contribution to the greater fullness of vibrant cosmic harmony." K 2.7.18 (K 2.5.9)

INDIVIDUALIZATION (T.B.) Older term of causalization.

INDRA (Skt, T.B.) Devaraja of world 46.

INDUCTION Scientific procedure of concluding general laws or conditions from particular cases. Opposite. deduction. (K 5.17.8)

INFERENCE THINKING The majority of mankind has developed (activated) only the lowest kind of mental consciousness (47:7): discursive inference thinking from ground to consequence. (K 1.20.3)

INITIATION Process in esoteric training where the disciple (his monad) under the guidance of his teacher (a member of a higher natural kingdom) breaks through to the consciousness and energy (‘will’) of a higher atomic kind and definitively conquers it. The condition of this is the self-acquisition of all the necessary qualities and abilities up to initiation. The first initiation concerns atomic kind 49; the second, 48; the third, 47; the fourth, 46; the fifth, 45; the sixth, 44; the seventh 43; the eighth, 42; and the ninth, 36. This is the general principle. In actual fact, the three lowest kinds of atomic consciousness are only acquired in connection with the fourth initiation. Therefore, the first three initiations concern consciousness in 49:2, 48:2, and 47:2, respectively. (K 6.12.21ff)

INNER ROUND (T.B.) The activity of life within a seven-globe is concentrated almost entirely to one of the seven globes in turn. However, there are in the six other globes small nuclei of monads belonging to all the natural kingdoms, monads who in the evolution have either lagged behind or overtaken the main body. These separate evolutions are called by a common term the ‘inner round’.

INSPIRATION Reception of consciousness content from the superconscious. (K 1.22.5)

INTUITION Refers to at least causal consciousness (47:1-3). Ignorance has idiotized this originally esoteric term so as to denote emotional impulses with a faint content of the lowest mental consciousness (47:7).
"It is intuition that opens up the world of ideas for us. It is a special organ of knowledge that gives us correct ideas, correct knowledge of reality. Only a few men have worked their way up through the different ‘layers of consciousness’ of the mental world and succeeded in the conquest of the consciousness of intuition. Even most philosophers are still in the two lowest domains of deductive thinking and principle thinking, respectively. One cannot speak of true intuition until the individual has acquired and mastered perspective thinking and system thinking." K 5.36.7 (K 7.5)

INTUITION (T.B.) Has reference to two different kinds of consciousness:

1. Causal consciousness (47:1-3)
2. Essential consciousness (46:1-7) (K 7.5.5)

INVOLUTION is a second involvation that previously involved monads undergo in the atomic and molecular matter of the solar system (43- 49). (In contrast, involvation occurs in all the cosmic worlds 1- 49). Involution makes possible the building of aggregate envelopes and the actualization of the potential consciousness of the monads. Involutionary beings are called elementals. The process of involution goes from a higher world to a lower world; its goal is the physical world, where evolution begins. (K 2.11.3F, 4.3)


INVOLVATION means in hylozoics:

1. Composition of higher matter to form lower matter.
2. Incarnation, attachment of higher envelopes to lower envelopes.

"All matter (atomic kinds, molecular kinds, aggregates, worlds, etc.) is formed and dissolved. Only primordial atoms are eternal and indestructible. The process of composition to make lower kinds of matter is called involvation and the corresponding process of dissolution, evolvation. The lower the kind of matter, the more involved are the primordial atoms." K 1.7.3




JIVA, JIVATMA (Skt, T.B.) The monad, the abiding self in all forms.

JOY "Life is joy, happiness, bliss in the mental and all higher worlds. Suffering is found only in the three lower regions of the physical and emotional worlds." K 1.41.18



KALPA (Skt, T.B.) Period of 4320 million years. Is called eon in hylozoics.

KAMA (Skt, T.B.) Emotional consciousness.

KARMA (Skt, T.B.) means:

1. The law of sowing and reaping, the law of reaping.
2. Effects according to this law: the reaping (good or bad ‘karma’)

KNOWLEDGE "Knowledge is a perfect thought system of the necessary facts. It is only the planetary hierarchy that can decide whether all the facts are there." K 2.18.4
"Knowledge of reality consists in a system of subjective reality concepts, based on and agreeing with the facts of objective material reality. When these facts have been ascertained and placed in their correct relationships (historical, logical, psychological, and causal), man will have true knowledge of reality." K 5.38.3

KNOWLEDGE, HYLOZOIC THEORY OF "As regards the theory of knowledge, everything is above all what it appears to be: physical material reality, but beside that always something totally different and immensely more." K 1.4.3, 4.1.1
"In the main, there are three totally different kinds of so-called theory of knowledge; that of Western ignorance of life, Indian illusionist philosophy (advaita), and hylozoics, respectively.
"The Western theory is either the usual agnostic or skeptical physicalism that denies the existence of anything that cannot be ascertained by everybody, and regards consciousness as a quality of organic matter; or philosophic subjectivism that attributes man's different kinds of consciousness to a fictitious "immaterial" or "spiritual" world of consciousness.
"The advaita philosophy makes the cardinal mistake of judging reality in one world from the apprehension of reality in another world, and therefore arrives at nothing but absurdities. The apprehension of reality in world 45, for example, is logically impossible to both 47- selves and 43-selves. The philosophers must learn to let ‘this be this’ in every world. K 7.2.11ff
"Hylozoics maintains that every world is its own inevitable reality, just as real as is the reality of all other worlds to those who are in it. The three aspects of reality not only seem different but are different in the different worlds." K 7.2.15

KNOWLEDGE, SUPERPHYSICAL "It is not correct to say, as Blavatsky did, that all superphysical knowledge has come from ‘India’. It has come from the planetary hierarchy, and its esoteric knowledge orders have existed among all nations that have attained a sufficiently high level to be able to inquire intelligently into the meaning and goal of life." K 1.43.5

KNOWLEDGE ORDERS, ESOTERIC Secret schools of knowledge founded by members of the planetary hierarchy, who are at least 46-selves. The first one was founded by Vyasa about 45 000 years ago. After 1875 the knowledge orders of the planetary hierarchy are closed and so no new members have been initiated into them. (K 1.1.16, 1.2, 3.1, 3.2.5)

KSHITI (Skt, T.B.) Devaraja of world 49.

KUNDALINI (Skt the ‘coiling one’, T.B.) The energy in the basal centre of the etheric envelope, an energy which strives to unite with that in the crown centre. Originates ultimately from the cosmic worlds 29- 35. Synonym: serpent fire. (K 7.12.9)



LATENT CONSCIOUSNESS Kind or degree of consciousness that the monad has once attained but then lost although with a possibility of resuscitation. All acquired qualities and abilities remain latent in a new incarnation, if they are not given opportunities to develop, which is done with ever-increasing ease, however. Usually, only understanding is actual.

LAW, THE "The Law is the sum total of all the laws of nature and life: the constant relationships of matter, motion, and consciousness, expressive of the nature of primordial matter and of omnipotent, inexhaustible, eternally dynamic primordial force, acting in its blind way in the imperturbable and inevitable constant relationships of nature and life.
"Of this Law, science has not yet explored more than an infinitesimal fraction.
"There are laws in everything and everything is expressive of law. The gods themselves are subject to the Law. Omnipotence is possible only through absolutely faultless application of the laws in their entirety.
"In primordial matter (the chaos of the ancients) there are no laws manifest. They only appear in connection with the composition of the atoms in the cosmos.
"The further the limits of subjective and objective consciousness are extended, the more laws are discovered. Only the monads of the highest divine kingdom have knowledge of all the laws of the universe and are able to apply them correctly with unfailing precision.
"Laws of nature concern matter and motion and laws to life concern the consciousness aspect." K 1.41.1ff

LAW OF NATURE "Laws of nature concern matter and motion and laws f life concern the consciousness aspect." K 1.41.6

LAWS OF LIFE "Laws of nature concern matter and motion, and laws of life concern the consciousness aspect.
"The laws of life most important to mankind are the laws of freedom, unity, development, self (self-realization), destiny, reaping, and activation."
"Those most important for the individual are: the laws of freedom, unity, self, and activation - especially the first two."
"The laws of life make possible the greatest possible freedom and unerring justice for all. Freedom, or power, is the individual’s divine, inalienable right. It is acquired through knowledge of the Law and through unfailing application of the laws. Freedom (power) and law are the conditions of each other. Development implies purposefully applied activity in accordance with the Law. Otherwise the cosmos would degenerate into chaos." K 1.41.15f

LEARNING Systematized data which need not agree with reality, however; in contradistinction to knowledge, which is facts about reality put into a system.

LEMURIA Hemispherical continent and abode of the third root-race. It was situated in the present Pacific and was submerged into the ocean about four million years ago.
"The Lemurians led a half-dreamlike life of consciousness on the border between the physical and the emotional. It took millions of years to mentalize the brain." K 6.5.6

LIBERATION "Esoterically, the self’s evolution is a continuous process of identification and liberation." K 7.15.10

LIFE BETWEEN INCARNATIONS, HUMAN "When the individual leaves his worn-out organism with its etheric envelope, he goes on living in his emotional envelope and, when this is dissolved, in his mental envelope, and when this too is dissolved, he waits, asleep in his causal envelope, to be reborn into the physical world which is incomparably the most important, since it is in this world that all human qualities must be acquired, and it is only in this world that he has the possibility of freeing himself from emotional illusions and mental fictions. Life between incarnations is a period of rest in which man does not learn anything new. The more quickly the self can free itself from its incarnation envelopes, the more quickly it develops." K 1.34.25

LIFE VIEW "The life view concerns the consciousness aspect of existence and is the sum total of man's attitude to life, to its meaning and goal, and his view of mankind and man’s ways."
"It is from his life view that man derives the bases of his valuations, his viewpoints for judgement, motives for action. The life view includes the conception of right and what is contained in the concept of culture." P 3.1.1f
The esoteric life view presented in P "is termed esoteric since it is based on the esoteric world view and on esoteric facts about the goal of life. There is no such life view that suits all on all levels of development. What in common to them all is the knowledge of the laws of life, which everybody applies according to his understanding of life." P 3.1.5
"All who have reached the stages of culture and humanity, have emphasized that in one’s attitude to all people, universal good will and right human relations are the essential thing. We must learn to discard all pretexts for friction, not only tolerate but rejoice in the individual (and independent!) conceptions of all as proof of their own judgement at their level." K 5.44.2

LINGA SHARIRA (Skt, T.) The etheric envelope.

LOGOI Collective beings of second, third selves, etc. The planetary logos is the planet’s collective being composed of at least 46-selves (planetary hierarchy, deva hierarchy, planetary government). The solar logos is the corresponding being of the entire solar system.

LOVE, HUMAN "Human love is attraction (physical, emotional, and mental). Regrettably, it can turn into repulsion if it is not genuine." K 1.35.17

LOVE-WISDOM Older esoteric term of essential consciousness (46). (K 1.35.16)

LUNAR LORDS (T.B.), or LUNAR PITRIS (T.B.) those human monads were called who became second selves in the seven-globe preceding our present one. Certain groups of these (lunar pitris, barhishad pitris) were charged with the task of designing the prototypes of man’s envelopes of incarnation (mental, emotional, etheric envelopes and organism) in our seven-globe. Therefore, these lower envelopes are called ‘lunar bodies’ in old esoteric literature, in contrast to the causal envelope (‘solar body’).



MAGIC The expressions of active consciousness affect matter to act as energy. Magic consists in using the knowledge of the pertaining laws of nature and the method of their application affecting physical-etheric material energies by means of mental material energy to bring about changes in the visible molecular kinds. (K 1.3.9, 1.28.3)

MAHAPARANIRVANA (Skt, T.) World 43, the manifestal world, in the solar system.

MAHATMA (Skt ‘great spirit’) Esoteric master, perfected 45-self, initiate of the fifth degree.

MANAS (Skt, T.B.) World 47 (causal-mental world) and its consciousness. Higher manas is 47:1-3, causality; lower manas is 47:4-7, mentality in the proper sense. Cosmic manas is worlds 29- 35.

MANASA-DEVA Mental or causal deva. Often also denotes essential devas (the Augoeides).

MANASA-PUTRA (Skt, ‘son of mind’) A general designation of an individual in a superhuman natural kingdom. Such a one is always a member of some expanding collective being.

MANIFESTAL SELF, 43-SELF Monad that has its highest envelope and consciousness in the manifestal world (43) of the solar system.

MANIFESTAL WORLD Atomic world 43 in the cosmos and in the solar system. Molecular world 43:2-7 in the solar system.

MANIFESTATION, THE ORIGIN OF "All events, all processes of nature, the formation, changes, and dissolution of matter, in the last resort originate in the seven highest cosmic worlds. They thus constitute the basis of the motion aspect of existence." K 2.11.9

MANIFESTATION, THE PLAN OF "The entire process of manifestation is based on a plan broadly outlined in which the final goal (the omniscience of all participating monads) alone is fixed. The process depends in its course more or less on the cooperation of all monads. They cannot, of course, prevent the process being completed, but resistance or inertia on their part can delay it." K 2.11.8

MANIFESTATION, PROCESS OF The process of manifestation consists of: the process of involvation and evolvation, the process of involution and evolution, the process of expansion.
The process of manifestation is the process in which the cosmos is formed, maintained, developed, and finally dissolved. (K 2.11)
"The entire cosmos constitutes one continuous process of manifestation in which all monads participate with their consciousness manifestations, consciously or unconsciously, intentionally or unintentionally. The higher the world or kingdom, the higher the kind of consciousness, the greater is the monad's contribution to the process of manifestation." K 4.6.1
In the process of manifestation, the monads are at first primary matter devoid of consciousness, are subsequently involved to form secondary matter, forming out of it aggregates (elementals) with passive consciousness. After their transition to evolution the monads are at first tertiary matter with faint self-active consciousness. Finally the monads become quaternary matter with sufficiently self-active consciousness to be able to involve into envelopes and become the selves in these.

MANIFESTATIONAL MATTER Atomic matter of kinds 1- 49 in the cosmos.

MANIPURA-CHAKRA (Skt) The solar plexus centre; also called the navel centre.

MANKIND, GENERAL DEVELOPMENTAL STAGE OF The stage at which the majority of presently incarnated people are found. Where their feeling life is concerned, they are still found in the spheres of repulsive emotionality. At that stage, reason is of secondary importance, often a difficult source of unrest. These people take their feelings to be their true being. (K 5.45.11)

MANKIND OF OUR PLANET "The number of individuals counted among our planet's mankind, causalized here or transferred hither, amounts to some 60 thousand million. They are in the physical, emotional, mental, and causal worlds of our planet, most of them asleep in their causal envelopes - since they have no possibility of causal consciousness - pending a new incarnation." K 1.34.7
"Of these, some 24 billion causalized (transmigrated from the animal to the human kingdom by acquiring causal envelopes of their own) in Lemuria, beginning in the year 21,686,420 B.C. The other 36 billion have been transferred to our planet at different turns. The causal envelopes of the latter are of very different ages. This explains why the individuals in mankind are at such widely different stages of development, and how it is that many have now passed to higher kingdoms.
"Most generally, one can say that mankind’s present physical consciousness was developed in Lemuria, its emotional consciousness in Atlantis, and its mental consciousness in the continents we know of. We have a long way to go, however, before we develop full physical, emotional, and mental consciousness in our physical etheric, emotional, and mental envelopes. When this has been done and we have acquired full objective consciousness in our causal envelope, we shall pass to the fifth natural kingdom" K 3.1.2f

MAN’S FIVE ENVELOPES "Man, incarnated in the physical world, has five envelopes:

an organism in the visible world (49:5-7)
an envelope of physical etheric matter (49:2-4)
an envelope of emotional matter (48:2-7)
an envelope of mental matter (47:4-7)
an envelope of causal matter (47:1-3)

The four lower of these are renewed at each new incarnation and are dissolved in their order at the end of incarnation. The causal envelope is man’s only permanent envelope." K 1.14.1f
"The four aggregate envelopes are oval in shape and extend between 30 and 45 cm beyond the organism, making the so-called aura." K 1.14.4
Each aggregate envelope makes its particular kind of consciousness possible. It is the presence of these envelopes in the organism that enables man in physical incarnation to have sense perceptions, feelings, and thoughts at all. (K 1.14.5)

MANTRA "Mantra yoga was originally based on the esoteric knowledge of the effect of sound. Most mantras (combinations of words) have become worthless now that the knowledge of correct intonation has been lost, fortunately for mankind." K 7.12.8

MANU (Skt) The chief of the first department (transformation department) of the planetary hierarchy. K 3.1.28)

MANVANTARA (Skt) Period of activity. Opposite: Pralaya.

MASS THINKING "Human thinking is largely mass thinking: group, clan, class, or nation thinking, of which man takes part without knowing to, imagining that he is thinking ‘independently’, unaware where it all comes from." K 2.9.9

MASTER (T.B.) 45-self, initiate of the fifth degree.

MATERIAL ENERGY One of the three specifically different main kinds of causes of motion. The two others are dynamis and will.

MATERIAL WORLDS, COSMIC; ATOMIC WORLDS, COSMIC "A fully built out cosmos, such as ours, consists of a continuous series of material worlds of different degrees of density, the higher penetrating all the lower. The highest world thus penetrates everything in the cosmos."┤
"There are seven series of seven cosmic material worlds, making 49 in all." K 1.6.2,4
The numeration of the worlds is done from the highest world as the first one. This indicates that they are formed from above, are built out from the highest world down. The next higher world affords material to the next lower, which is formed in and out of the higher world. (K 1.6.3,6)
"All the 49 worlds differ from each other as to dimension, duration, material composition, motion, and consciousness; due to differences in density of primordial atoms." K 1.6.7
"’Higher’ and ‘lower’ are not to be taken in their spatial significance when referring to atomic worlds." K 1.8.2
"Each next higher world presents, as compared with each next lower world, an enormous increase, intensively as well as extensively, in respect of energy and consciousness. In each world the monad consciousness apprehends reality totally differently." K 4.7.2

MATERIALISM The view that matter is the fundamental reality. A more restricted variety of materialism is physicalism.
"Materialism is the only one of the different metaphysical views that it has been possible to confirm scientifically. The atomic theory can no longer be included in ‘metaphysics’, as it has been traditionally, now that research has so splendidly confirmed this fundamental esoteric fact: all material forms consist of material particles. Materialism is the history of philosophy has represented the sovereign common sense conception of reality asserting the existence of an objectively enduring external world. The subjectivist theories that deny the existence of the external world refute themselves by having to admit the existence of matter as soon as they are to explain natural phenomena." K 5.10.3
Materialism, however, cannot explain the origin of consciousness, its unity, its ability to affect matter; cannot explain the causes of events or of self-initiated thinking. (K 5.11.12, P 2.2.6)

MAYA (Skt) Illusion. Particularly in the sense that the perception of reality is supposed to be illusory because matter would not be real. The doctrine of maya is not part of esoterics but is a misconception of esoteric teaching. (K 4.7.2, 7.2.13f; P 2.62.7ff)

MEANING AND GOAL OF EXISTENCE "The meaning of existence (a problem unsolvable to theologians, philosophers, and scientists) is the consciousness development of the primordial atoms, to awaken to consciousness primordial atoms which are unconscious in primordial matter, and thereupon to teach them in ever higher kingdoms to acquire consciousness of, understanding of life in all its relationships.
"The goal of existence is the omniscience and omnipotence of all in the whole cosmos.
"The process implies development: in respect of knowledge from ignorance to omniscience, in respect of will from impotence to omnipotence, in respect of freedom from bondage to that power which the application of the laws afford, in respect of life from isolation to unity with all life." K 1.30.1ff

MEDITATION "By meditating daily on desirable qualities man can acquire these in any percentage whatever. He will free himself of undesirable qualities by not attending to them and by meditating on their opposites. He will attain higher levels by meditating on the qualities of these higher levels. Without meditation, development is so slow that even after a hundred incarnations there is scarcely any noticeable progress." K 7.23.2

MEDIUM A person who, in a state of trance, is able to lend his organism with its etheric envelope to discarnate (‘dead’) people in the emotional world. Genuine esoteric teachers (members of the planetary hierarchy) never use mediums to contact people. Quite the opposite, they warn against mediumism, which not only conflicts with the law of self-realization but also harms the medium physically and ‘morally’. (K 3.1.31ff)

MEMORIES "All matter has consciousness and memory. In addition, every atom in the molecules has a common collective consciousness with the atoms in its molecular kind. It is in this collective consciousness that the different worlds have their respective collective memories, which can be read by those who have acquired objective consciousness in the respective molecular kinds. In the emotional world there is, beside the only exact collective memory (inaccessible to man) of the atomic world, six different kinds of collective molecular memories." K 6.9.2

MEMORY "Each envelope of the individual has its consciousness, its memory: the subconscious collective consciousness of its different molecules."
"The primordial atom’s memory is indestructible though latent. In order to remember anew it is necessary to renew the contact with previously experienced reality. Causal selves and higher selves are able to do this in the planetary and cosmic globe memories." K 1.23.1,4
"The causal envelope, however, retains the memory of all the human incarnations and of the experiences had, of insight and understanding gained, of qualities and abilities acquired. Everything is there as rudiments in new incarnations. How much, or rather, how little of it all will be actualized anew depends on the individual’s new opportunities of remembering anew and developing his latent qualities." K 1.34.35

MENTAL-CAUSAL CONSCIOUSNESS Mental-causal consciousness is the monad’s consciousness in the mental envelope (47:4-7) and in the causal envelope (47:1-3).

MENTAL CONSCIOUSNESS Mental consciousness is the monad’s self-acquired ability of consciousness in the mental envelope (47:4-7)
"The majority of mankind have developed (activated) only the lowest kind (47:7): discursive deductive thinking from ground to consequence.
"The second kind from below (47:6), philosophic and scientific principle thinking, is still the highest kind of thinking for all except the very rare Úlite.
"The third kind from below (47:5), Úlite thinking, is - in contrast to principle thinking which mostly absolutifies - partly consistent relativizing and percentualizing thinking, partly perspective thinking and system thinking.
"The highest kind of consciousness in the mental envelope (47:4) is still inaccessible to mankind. Its manifestations consist in - among other things - concretization of causal ideas involving simultaneous thinking by systems instead of concepts." K 1.20.3ff

MENTAL CULTURE "The prerequisite of the stage of intellectual culture is a rational and non-contradictory world view and life view, which is free of dogmas and has been made available for all. This presupposes a system of education that develops the power of judgement." P 1.1.13
"Mental culture presupposes mental self-reliance and mental self-determination. Intellectual independence implies the ability critically to sift the material which culture has afforded us, to judge the kind of certainty and degree of probability accruing to the ideas we find." P 1.1.15

MENTAL ENVELOPE The monad’s envelope of mental matter (47:4-7). In the mineral, vegetable, and animal kingdoms the mental envelope belongs to the group-soul; in the human kingdom, the monad has an individual mental envelope. The mental envelope is the seat of the power to think. In the human kingdom, the mental envelope is activated through the emotional envelope, which has the result that the two envelopes are woven together and form one envelope, which explains why the normal individual has such difficulty in thinking independently of emotion.

MENTAL LIBERATION FROM EMOTIONALITY "During incarnation the emotional and mental envelopes coalesce so as to form, as it were, one single envelope from the functional point of view. Since the emotional is incomparably more developed, it completely dominates the mental. A prerequisite of liberating the mental from the dependence on the emotional is that the coalescence be discontinued. This also results in mental objective consciousness. The method will remain esoteric until mankind has become humanized. Until then, the lowest mental (47:7) can at best dominate the two lowest emotional ones (48:6,7) and the two lowest mental ones (47:6,7) the four lower emotional (48:4-7)." K 6.8.8
From this it follows that only 47:5, perspective thinking, can control the higher emotionality (48:2,3). This explains why the great majority of people have difficulty in discovering the untenability of fictions that appeal to wishful thinking.

MENTAL LIFE BETWEEN INCARNATIONS "Upon the dissolution of the emotional envelope, the individual in his mental envelope leads a life of thought that is absolutely subjective, not suspecting the impossibility of apprehending objective reality in this world. But apprehension of reality, bliss, and perfection, omniscience and omnipotence are absolute."
"The independent life of the mental envelope can vary from a minute or so (in the case of the barbarian) to thousands of years. It all depends on the number of ideas the individual has collected during physical life and how vital they are." K 1.34.32f
"It is significant that it is precisely those who have had a long sojourn in the mental world in between incarnations who are easy prey to the philosophy of illusion (which says that all matter is illusion)." K 5.33.16

MENTAL SELF Monad having its most important kind of self-consciousness in molecular world 47:4-7 within the solar system. Mental selves belonging to the human kingdom are at the stage of humanity.

MENTAL STAGE "The mental stage is divided into the stages of humanity and ideality (or the causal stage). The humanist activates consciousness in the four lowest mental molecular kinds (47:4-7), the idealist in all six (47:2-7). The humanist is a mental self, the idealist a causal self." K 1.34.18

MENTAL WORLD Molecular world 47:4-7 in the solar system. The mental world can be said to be the particular world of men where consciousness is concerned.

MENTALIST Man at the mental stage (the stage of humanity).

MINERAL KINGDOM The first or lowest natural kingdom of evolution.
"In the mineral kingdom the monad consciousness begins to be activated. In the lowest physical molecular kind (49:7) the monads learn to distinguish differences in temperature and pressure. It is in this kingdom that the vibrations become violent enough for a first apprehension of inner and outer. And thus begins that process of objectivization of consciousness which reaches its perfection in the animal kingdom. The monads gradually learn to apprehend external realities."
"Consciousness in the mineral kingdom is gradually manifested as a tendency to repetition, after innumerable experiences becoming organized habit, or nature. Increased consciousness results in instinctive striving to adaptation.
"By being absorbed by plants and experiencing the process of vitalization in these, mineral consciousness learns to receive and adapt itself to etheric vibrations... a condition of entering into the vegetable kingdom." K 1.33.2,5f

MINERAL MONAD The monad during evolution in the mineral kingdom is called mineral monad.

MOLECULAR KINDS "The six molecular kinds within each systemic world have been given analogous names and mathematical designations:

(1 atomic)
2 subatomic
3 superetheric
4 etheric
5 gaseous
6 liquid
7 solid"  K 1.10.6

MOLECULAR MATTER "The matter of the solar systems is called molecular matter to distinguish it from atomic matter, which is cosmic. Within the solar systems the seven lowest atomic kinds are transformed into molecular kinds.
"Each atomic kind supplies material for six successively more composite molecular kinds, each lower being formed from the next higher. The seven atomic kinds thus make 42 molecular kinds and it is these that make up the solar system. The 49 atomic kinds exist in all the worlds, occupy the same space." K 1.10.4f

MOLECULAR WORLDS Worlds within the solar system that consist of molecular matter.
"The three lowest atomic worlds (47- 49) have been divided into five separate molecular worlds. World 47 is divided into the higher (or causal, 47:2,3) and the lower (47:4-7) mental world. World 49 is divided into the physical etheric world (49:2-4) and the world visible to man (49:5-7) with its three states of aggregation (solid, liquid, and gaseous).
"The consciousness development in the four lower natural kingdoms goes on in these five molecular worlds." K 1.11.3f

MOLECULES "Molecules are composed of atoms. The lower the molecular kind, the more atoms enter into the molecule." K 1.10.1

MONAD, THE; THE SAME AS PRIMORDIAL ATOM "is the smallest possible part of primordial matter and the smallest firm point for individual consciousness." K 1.4.5, 1.12.1
"The monads are the sole content of the cosmos."
"All forms of matter existing in the cosmos consist of monads at different stages of development. All these compositions of monads are being formed, changed, dissolved, and re-formed in innumerable variations, but the monads’ matter aspect remains eternally the same." K 1.12.1f
"By ‘monad’ is meant the individual as a primordial atom and by ‘self’ the individual’s consciousness aspect." K 1.15.3
"The primordial atom’s memory is indestructible though latent. In order to remember anew it is necessary to renew the contact with previously experienced reality. Causal selves and higher selves are able to do so in the planetary and cosmic globe memories." K 1.23.4
"The monad is indestructible individual consciousness which, being originally potential (unconscious), is awakened to active consciousness in the lowest natural kingdom of the lowest world (the physical mineral kingdom) and gradually acquires consciousness in ever higher worlds. Only the coarsest matter offers sufficient resistance for the subjective monad consciousness to learn to discriminate between the opposites of inner (subjective) and outer (objective) reality, and to acquire active consciousness, which is the prerequisite of selfconsciousness in all kinds of reality. After that, the monad is able by self-activity to acquire the requisite qualities and abilities in ever higher natural kingdoms in ever higher worlds." K 4.7.4

MONAD, THE (T.B.) The third triad (43:4, 44:1, 45:1). Erroneous term, since the third triad is an envelope of the monad, an envelope that the monad abandons before its expansion in the cosmos (beginning in world 42). Moreover, this so-called monad consists of three units, so by definition it cannot be a monad (Greek for ‘unit’).

MONAD CONSCIOUSNESS "can be potential, actualized, passive, activated, self-active, latent, subjective, objective." K 1.15.1

MORALS "The terms morals (from Latin) and ethics (from Greek) through ignorance’s abuse of words have lost their true sense of conception of right and problems of living together.
"Schopenhauer was the first to demonstrate that up to then no philosopher had succeeded in making morals into a science or in establishing any tenable grounds for claiming that there are absolute or objective norms... A number of thinkers then explained the subjectivity of morals (the conception of right is determined by the level of development), not illusoriness as prophets of platitudes have expounded the matter. Hńgerstr÷m has shown that one cannot speak of a science of ethics, only of a history of ethics.
"Nobody has contested the fact that certain rules (society’s laws) are necessary if people are to live together without friction, and that without these there would be a war of all against all and an ordered society would be impossible."
"It was not against these self-evident insights that criticism was levelled. There are moral philosophers who have not even understood this! It was levelled against the multitude of taboos and arbitrary conventions without rational meaning, which have increased general bewilderment and made it more difficult for people to live together and increased the seemingly ineradicable hatred with its eternal damning and condemning." K 5.46.1-5

MOTION One of three aspects of existence. "The original cause of motion is the dynamic energy of primordial matter." K 1.4.6
"To the motion aspect belong all occurrences, all processes of nature and life, all changes. Everything is in motion and all that moves is matter.
"Motion has of old been given manifold designations: force, energy, activity, vibration, etc. As motion should also be considered: sound, light, and colour.
"In hylozoics three main causes of motion are distinguished, each one specifically different: dynamis, material energy, will." K 1.24

MULADHARA-CHAKRA (Skt) Basal centre

MULAPRAKRITI (Skt "root-matter", T.) Original matter at the formation of solar systems, 43 atoms.

MYSTERIES "Originally, ‘mysteries’ was the term applied to ‘secret knowledge’ which was not to be imparted to others than the specially initiated.
"There are no ‘mysteries’ other than unsolved problems. Once one has got the necessary facts, the problem and thus the ‘mystery' is solved.
"What the mystics call ‘mysteries’ are realities of which the individual does not have sufficient experience to be able to comprehend on his level of development.
"Thus ‘mystery’ means either that one lacks the facts to explain it or that one has reached the limit of individual understanding (all that is beyond one's power of comprehension)." K 3.6.9ff
In antiquity, mysteries were such elementary esoteric teaching as was given in a symbolic-dramatic form to large numbers of the population, in contradistinction to the teaching of the knowledge schools which was reserved for considerably fewer people.

MYSTIC "On the highest cultural levels, the individual becomes a mystic. In the domains of emotional consciousness that he has now reached, he no longer has any use for his intellectuality as acquired up to now. Frequently in states of ecstasy he experiences the unity of life past all understanding. His imagination, which is powerfully developed, makes him lose himself in seeming infinitude. His emotional development is terminated and crowned by an incarnation as a saint. In subsequent incarnations he strives to become a mental self." K 1.34.17
The art of living is the chief interest of the mystic. (K 3.6.4)



NADIS (Skt) Threads of etheric matter which together form a network in the etheric envelope. They shape and vitalize their organic counterparts, the nerves.

NATURAL KINGDOMS The most comprehensive successive stages in the monads’ evolution and expansion are called natural kingdoms. There are twelve natural kingdoms: six in the solar system (worlds 43–49) and six in the cosmic worlds (1–42). The five lower natural kingdoms are natural kingdoms in a more restricted sense; the seven higher ones are called divine kingdoms. The six kingdoms belonging to the solar system are:

the mineral kingdom 49:5-7
the vegetable kingdom 49:7-48:7
the animal kingdom 49:7-47:7
the essential kingdom 49:7-45:4
the manifestal kingdom, first or lowest divine kingdom 49:7-43 (K 1.32.1)

NATURE BEING Evolutionary being belonging to the deva evolution and at stages of development corresponding to the vegetable and animal kingdoms as well as the lowest human stages. In the normal case, a nature being has no lower envelopes than the etheric. Nature beings work as builders of organisms for monads of the human evolution. Of old, nature beings are divided into four groups according to the four "elements": gnomes (earth), undines (water), sylphs (air), salamanders (fire). The pixies, fairies, trolls, etc. of folklore have reference to nature beings.


NEOPHYTE Beginner in esoteric studies, one newly co-opted into an esoteric knowledge order.

NIRMANAKAYA (Skt) Particular category of second selves who have kept their first triads. Their task is to accumulate higher energies and transform them for use in worlds 47-49.

NIRVANA (Skt) World 45 and its consciousness. (K 1.9.4)
"Nirvana is not the extinction of the self, not the end but the beginning, an entering into a higher natural kingdom." K 1.2.18, 5.33.14

NOUMENON (Greek) Mental reality in contrast to physical reality (phaenomenon). (K 5.4.19, 5.28.16)



OBJECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS The ability of consciousness to directly observe "its" own kind of matter. Instances are the sense perceptions of the organism in the physical world. Objective self-consciousness implies simultaneous awareness of the self as the centre of perception: "I am seeing this."
"Sense" is another word for objective consciousness. (K 1.17.2)

OBJECTIVISM ‘To doubt the existence of the external world, or that we can apprehend it as it is in its given physical reality, is to doubt one’s own common sense and all correct apprehensions of reality.
‘The fact that there are superphysical material worlds in which we apprehend material reality differently, several ever higher states of aggregation of cosmic matter, does not in any way refute the physical apprehension of reality, the only correct one in the physical world.’ K 5.43.8f

OBJECTIVIZATION OF CONSCIOUSNESS ‘Only the coarsest matter offers sufficient resistance for the subjective monad consciousness to learn to discriminate between the opposites of inner (subjective) and outer (objective) reality, and to acquire active consciousness, which is the prerequisite of self-consciousness in all kinds of reality. After that, the monad is able by self-activity to acquire the requisite qualities and abilities in ever higher natural kingdoms in ever higher worlds.’ K 4.7.4
In the three lowest natural kingdoms, the monads eventually learn to apprehend outer realities.
‘Immensely slowly through the three lowest kingdoms, the monads come to see themselves as something separate from everything else.’ K 1.33.2

OCCULTISM An older term for superphysics.

OMNIPOTENCE Complete control of the matter and motion aspects within a world. The monad reaches the lowest kind of omnipotence in the first divine kingdom (in world 43 and 44 in the solar system).
‘Omnipotence is possible only through absolutely faultless application of the laws in their entirety.’ K 1.41.3, 4.11.7

OMNISCIENCE ‘Omniscience does not mean that the individual knows everything, but that he is able, when need be, quickly to find out anything he wants to know in his worlds, independently of space and past time.’ K 1.35.8
The lowest kind of omniscience, that the monad reaches in the first divine kingdom (in the worlds 43 and 44 in the solar system).
‘Anyone who possesses knowledge of all laws in all worlds is omniscient.’ K 4.11.7

ORGANISMS Monad envelopes in the physical world consisting of its three lowest molecular kinds (49:5-7), organized into cells, tissues, and organs.
‘In our solar system there are organisms on our planet only. On the other planets also the lowest envelope (49:5-7) is an aggregate envelope.’ K 1.13.3
‘It is by no means necessary for the monad to develop through organic envelopes. In actual fact, most monads (those following the parallel deva evolution, for instance) have never had other bodies than aggregate envelopes consisting of atoms and molecules held together electromagnetically, such as man has in all worlds except in the visible.’ K 4.8.5

OUTPOURINGS, THREE (T.) Three processes of manifestation as seen from the viewpoint of the first self. The first outpouring: the process of involvation, the composition of matter down to world 49. The second outpouring: involution down to world 49, evolution (up from world 49), which has now reached world 47. The third outpouring: the voluntary "descension" of perfected second and third selves to world 46 and 44, respectively, to facilitate, as Augoeides and Protogonoi, respectively, the evolution of first selves (human beings).



PAPER POPE Just as the Roman Catholic Church has a pope invested with infallible authority for the believers, so the Protestant Churches have the Bible as their paper pope.

PARALLEL EVOLUTIONS After the mineral kingdom, evolution parts into three parallel lines, of which only one (the so-called human evolution) leads the monads to the human kingdom. The two others are summed up in the term the "deva evolution". The purpose of the parallel paths of development is the education of specialists in the work of manifestation: the "human evolution" specializes in the consciousness aspect and educates supervisors of evolution, the two others aim primarily at the motion and matter aspects and educate administrators of the Law and formers of matter.

PARAMAHAMSA (Skt) 46-self, initiate of the fourth degree. Synonym: Arhat.

PARANIRVANA World 44, the submanifestal world, in the solar system.

PASSIVE CONSCIOUSNESS (Skt, T.) World 44, the submanifestal world, in the solar system.

PASSIVE CONSCIOUSNESS Consciousness that has not yet acquired the ability of self-activity, initiative, will. Passive consciousness must be activated by vibrations coming in from without, emitted by self-active evolutionary beings.
The elementals of involution have only passive (mirroring) consciousness. Instances of elementals are man’s emotional and mental envelopes, which can be activated by the human monad. (K 2.9.2, D 2.11)

PERIODICITY, LAW OF "The cosmic energies are uninterruptedly active. But in the solar systems their activity is increased and decreased in accordance with a periodicity inevitable for the pertaining material processes (the so-called law of periodicity), the rhythm of which varies with every world, every kind of matter, every kind of material envelopes.
"This law of periodicity is what makes everything within the solar systems and in the relations of the systems to each other proceed in regularly recurring periods, or cycles, that can be determined mathematically." K 2.12.4f

PERSONALITY (T.B.) Has reference to:

1. Man’s self-consciousness in his organism (with etheric envelope), emotional and mental envelopes.
2. The first triad.
3. The envelope of the first triad, the lesser causal envelope (47:3), the triad envelope.


PHAINOMENON (Gr.) Physical reality.

PHILOSOPHY "Philosophy is limited to physical reality and therefore, physically, all philosophy remains physicalism and, superphysically, subjectivism: speculations without reality content. In order to speak about the superphysical one must have factual knowledge of the superphysical worlds." K 5.38.2
"The philosophers have not yet managed to solve the basic problem of existence: trinity; the three equal, inseparable aspects of existence. Ever since the Greek sophists, the whole history of philosophy has been dominated by the subjectivist way of looking at things." K 5.43.21

PHYSICAL CONSCIOUSNESS Physical consciousness (49) is the lowest kind of consciousness. Man’s physical consciousness is partly the organism’s different kinds of sense perceptions, partly the

PHYSICAL SELF Human monad that has its consciousness concentrated on physical reality and small activation of emotional and mental consciousness. Also called physicalist.

PHYSICAL WORLD Atomic world 49 in the cosmos and solar system. Within the planets it is divided into two molecular worlds: the physical etheric world (49:2-4) and the "visible world" (49:5-7).

PHYSICALISM The view that limits its understanding of reality to the physical world and so tries to explain all reality within the limits of physical reality.
"This view has been called philosophical or scientific materialism. More properly it ought to be called physicalism, since it took into account physical matter only, and there is a whole series of ever higher material worlds."
"The physicalist is wrong in assuming that the visible world is the only existing one, that organisms are the only forms of life, that the organism’s sense organs are man's only means of apprehending the material external world." K 5.10.2,4

PHYSICALIST Term referring to two different things:

1. An adherent of physicalism, a "materialist".
2. A physical self.

PLANE (T.B.) Atomic kind with six molecular kinds. Atomic world with six molecular worlds. "Plane" is a less appropriate term, since the worlds are multi-dimensional and they all exist in the same space. They are not situated in layers, as the term "plane" intimates.

PLANETARY CHAIN (T.B.) Seven-globe.
"A great mistake [by Judge] is his assertion that the planetary chain does not consist of seven separate globes. Judge’s saying that by this is meant the higher worlds of our planet, is incorrect. K 3.5.16

PLANETARY DEVELOPMENT "The planets in the solar system undergo seven different processes of development, divided into seven periods of activity and passivity called eons (Sanskrit: kalpas with manvantara and pralaya)." K 2.13.4

PLANETARY ENERGIES The planets receive energies from each other. Each planet represents predominantly someone of the seven cosmic types.

PLANETARY GOVERNMENT "Into the planetary government can enter individuals who have attained the second divine kingdom. The head of the planetary government belongs to the third kingdom.
"Like all governments in still higher kingdoms, the planetary government is divided into three main departments dealing with the three fundamental functions concerning the aspects of matter, motion, and consciousness. They have the ultimate responsibility that all the pertaining processes of nature work with unfailing precision. They see to it that all receive what they need for their consciousness development and that implacable justice is done to all in accordance with the law of sowing and reaping." K 1.39.1f
Our planet received its own government about 21,7 million years ago. (K 3.1.4)

PLANETARY HIERARCHY "The individuals of the fifth and sixth natural kingdoms constitute the hierarchy of our planet, which has acquired atomic consciousness in the planetary worlds 46 and 45 as well as 44 and 43.
"The hierarchy is divided into seven departments, each of which works with its specialized energy that functions in accordance with the systemic law of periodicity.
"The hierarchy supervises evolution in the lower kingdoms, taking an especial interest in those at the stage of humanity who with onepointed purpose seek to acquire the twelve essential qualities in order the better to serve life." K 1.38.1ff
About 21 million years ago, the planetary government transferred to our planet individuals who were given the special mission of supervising the development of human consciousness. Members of this planetary hierarchy incarnated in mankind. (K 3.1.4)

PLANETARY HISTORY "The work of the planetary hierarchy can be read in the planetary history of the consciousness development of the four lower natural kingdoms, which goes on in the physical world. This history is to its full extent preserved in the collective memory of the submanifestal world." K 2.17.3

PLANETARY RULER The head of the planetary government, the highest developed monad in our planet. Has attained the third divine kingdom (29-35).

PLANETARY WORLDS "The four lower solar systemic worlds (46-49) are also called planetary worlds." K 1.11.2

POST-EXISTENCE OF THE SOUL The continued existence of the soul after the death of the body.

POTENTIAL CONSCIOUSNESS The unconsciousness of the monad, its consciousness not yet awakened. This potential consciousness is awakened (actualized) in the cosmos. (K 1.15.2)
Opposite: Actualized consciousness.

PRAKRITI (Skt) Matter

PRALAYA (Skt) Period of passivity at the beginning of which all lower matter is dissolved.
Opposite: Manvantara.

PRANA (Skt, T.B.) Etheric energy (49:1-4), in the last analysis originating in the worlds 36-42. Five kinds of prana periodically vitalize man’s etheric envelope recurring periodically at intervals of two hours. (K 2.12.7, P 2.20.8)

PREDICTION "Everything that happens is the result of causes that can lie however far back in time. In order to be able to foresee the future, one must have knowledge of those factors in the past which have not yet been released. The uncertainty consists in not knowing about factors that may arise between the moment of prediction and the definite event itself. The future most often appears as a manifoldness of different possibilities. Which of these is to be realized is uncertain." K 3.5.20

PRE-EXISTENCE OF THE SOUL The existence of the soul prior to the formation of the body.

PRIMARY MATTER When primordial atoms have been introduced into the cosmos from chaos, they form the compounded atomic kinds 2-49. These atoms have rotatory motion. Therefore, this first matter is called rotatory matter or primary matter. In worlds 43-49, the atoms of primary matter are further composed to form 42 molecular kinds. Primary matter has only potential consciousness. Primary matter exists in all the worlds 1-49.
Synonym: involvatory matter. (K 1.7, 6.8.18; P 2.9, 2.4.3)


PRIMORDIAL MATTER "Primordial matter is matter proper. Primordial matter is not atomic but of homogenous consistency, with the two seemingly contradictory qualifications: absolute density and absolute elasticity. In primordial matter exist potentially all known and unknown qualities of life, which find expression in atomized manifestational matter." P 2.60.1
Primordial matter is at the same time limitless space. In this unmanifested primordial matter, "beyond space and time", there is an unlimited number of cosmoses. (K 1.5)
"Primordial matter is unconscious." P 2.60.4

PRINCIPLE THINKING The second kind of thinking from below (47:6). Mostly makes real phenomena absolute, since concepts are absolute.. (K 1.20.4f)

PRINCIPLES Bodies or envelopes. In T. and B. the organism is sometimes included sometimes excluded. It is said that the organism "is not a principle", which means that it has not been formed directly through some triad unit (as has the etheric envelope) but through reflexive action from the etheric envelope.

PROOFS OF THE CORRECTNESS OF HYLOZOICS "There are five proofs, for those who need them, of the correctness of hylozoics (its agreement with reality), each one of them by itself wholly sufficient, being of matchless logical tenability. These five are: the logical proof, the proof by explanation, the proof by prediction, the proof by clairvoyance, the experimental proof." K 1.3.4

PROTOGONOS (Gr.) Pythagorean term for a category of devas having 44- and 43-consciousness. Their tasks in connection with the human evolution consist, among other duties, in being in charge of the third triads until the second selves can take possession of them.

PURE REASON (T.B.) Essential consciousness (46:1-7).



QUASI-OCCULTISM The planetary hierarchy asserts emphatically that man cannot on his own acquire knowledge of higher worlds than the physical. All true knowledge of superphysical reality is a gift from the planetary hierarchy. Ever since esoterics began to be publicized in 1875, people ignorant of esoterics (also discarnate people in the emotional world) have put together their own systems on the basis of esoteric facts they have misunderstood and complemented with their own fanciful speculation. The result of this ongoing distortion has been that most of what is today presented as ‘esoterics’ must be called quasi-occultism.
Quasi-occultism is a phenomenon at the emotional stage (the stages of civilization and culture). Anyone who has reached the mental stage and has acquired perspective thinking possesses sufficient common sense to see through the attractive illusions of prospects of absurdly rapid ‘spiritual’ development which are part and parcel of the typical offers of the quasi-occult movements. If, in addition, he has come in contact with esoterics, he immediately realizes that it is incomparably superior as an explanation. This power of discrimination does not exist at the emotional stage (including the levels of the mystic).
It is important to understand that quasi-occult teachings do not primarily satisfy man’s mental needs (knowledge) but his emotional ones (comfort). At a transitional stage, they may be of great therapeutic value, help people to overcome repulsive emotionality. Therefore, the esoterician wishes neither to oppose those movements nor to convert their followers. On the other hand, he informs about the factual conditions to the benefit of those who in their individual development are in the process of leaving the emotional stage and are grateful for the aid given them for their liberation.

QUATERNARY MATTER Higher kind of evolutionary matter, individual matter. Before the monad can become quaternary matter, it must have been in succession primary (involvatory and evolvatory) matter, secondary (involutionary, elemental) matter, and tertiary (lower evolutionary) matter. Examples of quaternary matter are the monads in the natural kingdoms of evolution.

QUIETISM "We do not achieve freedom through quietism, through omitting to act. No development will be brought about through inactivity, idleness, through begging the deity to do what it is our dharma to do. We free ourselves by acting, by taking a positive attitude to everything we meet with, by letting the divine powers act in us and through us, which they unfailingly will do as soon as we remove the obstacles to their reception." K 7.9.7



RACES On each globe mankind develops in seven successive (in time partially overlapping) root-races. By analogy with this, each root-race develops seven sub-races and each sub-race seven branch-races or nations. The life-time of a nation has been calculated at 30 000 years. We are presently in the fifth sub-race of the fifth root-race. (P 2.36)

RAJA YOGA "Raja yoga is concerned with the consciousness aspect of existence, in its esoteric part extending far beyond consciousness in the human worlds. There would be a certain justification for calling it the ‘science of attention’." K 7.17.1

RAY (T.B.) Fundamental type. See DEPARTMENT

REAPING, THE LAW OF "The law of reaping says that all the good and evil we have initiated in thoughts, feelings, words, and deeds are returned to us with the same effect. Every consciousness manifestation has an effect in manifold ways and entails either good or bad sowing which will ripen and be reaped some time." K 1.41.13
"If man lives in accordance with the laws of life, his development will progress as rapidly as possibly, without friction, harmoniously, with the greatest possible degree of happiness. But every mistake as to the laws of life (known or unknown ones) entails consequences calculated eventually (the number of incarnations is up to him) to teach the individual to discover the laws and apply them correctly. If he has caused suffering to other beings, he is himself to experience the same measure of suffering. This is the law of uncompromising justice which no arbitrary grace can free him from.
"It is part of man’s dharma that he must do all he can to reduce the suffering in the world, for all beings and in all circumstances. Those who refuse to help when they can, are guilty of an omission that has consequences and by no means the least ones.
"The Brahmins’ conception of karma as being inevitable destiny, that one ‘stands in the way of karma’ by trying to relieve suffering and distress, is evidence of fatal ignorance of life. Nobody can ‘stand in the way’ of a law. If anyone is to suffer, no power in the world can prevent that. The suffering we have caused to others can be made good through voluntary ‘sacrifice’ in future lives." K 7.8.4ff

REASON Subjective consciousness. "Reason is the faculty of imagination, abstraction, conception, reflection, deduction, judgement, etc." K 1.17.3
"Reason is the instrument for working up the content of sense. Reason obtains all its reality material and knowledge material from sense." K 5.25.10

REBIRTH (Reincarnation) "Man is reborn as a man (never as an animal), until he has learned everything he can learn in the human kingdom, and has acquired all the qualities and abilities necessary to enable him to continue his consciousness expansion in the fifth natural kingdom. Rebirth explains both the seeming injustices of life (since in new lives the individual has to reap what he has sown in precious lives) and the innate, latent understanding and the once self-acquired abilities existing as predispositions." K 1.34.4

REGIONS The planets’ different kinds of molecular matter – physical 49:2-7, emotional 48:2-7, causal-mental 47:2-7 – interpenetrate, exist in the same space. In addition, each higher molecular kind extends beyond the lower kinds, so that it forms its own "layer" in a concentrical grouping of the different matters round the centre of the planet. These "layers" are called regions. The analogy with man’s organism and aura is obvious.
There are six physical, six emotional, and six causal-mental regions in our planet. The physical planet with its atmosphere is only the inmost dense material nucleus of a considerably larger globe.

RELIGION "The emotional task of religion has been that of freeing man from fear and anxiety, of giving him faith in life and in the power of good; and of mysticism in all religions that of granting enduring bliss and ‘the peace that passeth all understanding’." K 1.43.1
"The emotional world with its hatred (48:5-7) and love (48:2-4) is the world of religion." K 5.45.11

REMEMBRANCE ANEW "Everything which we are able immediately to grasp, comprehend, understand, we have assimilated in previous incarnations. Also qualities and abilities once acquired remain latently, until they are given opportunities to develop in some new incarnation." K 1.1.36
"Remembrance anew is the ability to resuscitate the vibrations received or emitted by the envelopes."
"The primordial atom’s memory is indestructible though latent. In order to remember anew it is necessary to renew the contact with previously experienced reality. Causal selves and higher selves are able to do this in the planetary and cosmic globe memories." K 1.23.2,4
"Everything we have once learned and worked up (!) we are unable to lose. Whatever we have known and been able to do is there latently. Knowledge becomes instant understanding in later lives. Qualities and abilities acquired are there as predispositions. They can be actualized quickly if need be, if the interest is there, and an opportunity for re-acquisition is offered." K 5.8.14
You cannot, "as the esoterically ignorant at times imagine, revive what is latent in the subconscious by being absorbed into oneself. Knowledge previously acquired is re-acquired through studying anew the same subject-matter in new incarnations. The new brain knows nothing of what the old brain knew, but must be impregnated anew with mental molecules." K 6.7.12

REPULSION The characteristic quality of vibrations in the three lower molecular kinds in the emotional world (48:5-7) of our planet. The individual apprehends the pertaining consciousness as various kinds of expressions of hatred (contempt, anger, fear, etc.)
"Development in monads of repulsive basic tendency can take a wrong course, this showing already in parasitism of plants and in predacity of animals." K 4.11.4

RIGHT, CONCEPTION OF "An individual’s independent conception of right indicates his level of development attained and understanding of life acquired." K 5.9.30
"All conception of right ultimately rests on the understanding of the meaning and goal of life and of its conformity to law. Its lawfulness can be seen in the principle of reciprocity: ‘an eye for an eye’ among barbarians and ‘do as you would be done by’ among the civilized." K 5.28.24
"Since the conception of right comes from the life view, which in its turn is based on the world view, the general disintegration of systems had led to a disintegration of the concepts of right and justice, and thus to general lawlessness. ‘People often feel profoundly uncertain as to what is right and wrong. They are not even certain that right and wrong are anything but old superstition.’" K 5.37.2
"It is always a matter for the individual whether he will adhere to anyone of the many collective conceptions or take his own standing. We cannot hope for a universal conception of the best way to realize the meaning of life until mankind has managed to solve the problems of existence." K 5.46.6
"The individual’s conception of right is determined by his individual character, and belongs to his level of development. The understanding of a certain conception of right is innate." P 3.16.7

RISHIS (Skt) Teachers at the temple schools of Atlantis. They were members of the planetary hierarchy. (K 7.3.1)

ROBOT ACTIVITY "The expressions of man’s emotional and mental consciousness can be divided into two groups: self-activity and robot activity (including ‘habitual thinking’: automatized emotional and mental associations originally his own).
"Over 80 per cent of most people's consciousness activity is emotional and mental robot activity." K 2.9.5f


THE ROSICRUCIAN ORDER was instituted in 1375 by Christian Rosencreutz at the request of the planetary hierarchy. This original, true Rosicrucian Order has never divulged its teaching and has never recruited members publicly. It has remained secret.


ROUND (T.B.) The passage of the processes of evolution and involution round the seven globes of our seven-globe. A round lasts one eon (4320 million years). (P 2.46)

RUPA (Skt "having shape", T.B.)



SAHASRARA-PADMA-CHAKRA (Skt) The crown centre.

SAINT Emotional genius, man on the highest level of the higher emotional stage, or the stage of culture. The saint has attained the emotional ideal of a loving relationship to all living things. However, it remains to realize the mental ideal - knowledge of reality and the purpose of action - before the self is finished with the human kingdom. (K 1.34.17)
"When the self can maintain itself in the highest emotional consciousness (48:2), the individual is what Christian mysticism calls a saint." K 7.17.12


SAMADHI (Skt "contemplation"). The highest stage in esoteric meditation, in which consciousness merges with the object of meditation.
"True samadhi requires in the first place the ability to centre the monad-the self in the innermost crown chakra. In genuine samadhi the organism is fully active, directed by the lowest triad, while the monad, centred in one of the three units of the second triad, is active elsewhere, centred in one of the three worlds of the triad." K 7.11.11

SCALING DOWN The cosmos consists of 49 atomic worlds, seven series of seven worlds in each series. Worlds 1- 7 is the basis and prototype of all lower worlds.
"The lower septenary series are thus scaled down replicas of those immediately ‘above’ them. This scaling down is a result of the increased density of primordial atoms and is especially noticeable in the case of the aspects of consciousness and motion." K 2.2.4

SCHEME (T.B.) A 49-globe, a succession of seven seven-globes.

SCIENCE "The task of science is to explore physical, but not superphysical reality. Without the facts of esoterics, mankind will remain ignorant of 46 of the 49 cosmic worlds, science will be able to explore only the 49th." K 1.43.2
"Natural science seeks to explore visible, physical reality. Thereby its task is given and at the same time its inevitable limitation. Science is physicalism."
"Science makes its way slowly, advancing step by step, by ascertaining facts. These facts are summed up in theories and are explained be hypotheses. Both theories and hypotheses are continually being changed through newly ascertained facts. Facts, theories, and hypotheses are joined together into a thought system which is regarded as scientific truth. These temporarily ruling systems of orientation, which show how far research has advanced, are continually being changed because of new facts with new theories and hypotheses. Facts that cannot be fitted into the prevailing systems of theories and hypotheses, are regarded as doubtful. Facts that it is not possible to ascertain by the methods of research used by scientists, are not regarded as facts. It follows from this that the most important quality of an hypothesis is not its being true, but its being probable: acceptable to science with its tremendously limited ability to explain." K 5.42.1,3

SECOND HUMAN TYPE "The second type is that of the wise man, of him possessing knowledge, insight, and understanding. He is the born teacher, able and willing to unite conflicting conceptions and individuals, etc." K 2.7.10

SECOND SELF Monad having objective self-consciousness in any of the three units of the second triad, individual of the fifth kingdom. They are divided into causal selves (47:1), essential selves (46:1) and superessential selves (45:4).


SECONDARY MATTER "Primary matter is rotatory matter. The atom rotates round its axis with enormous rapidity. To this motion is added, through the process of involution, a cyclic spiral motion (which the ancients called the elemental essence), in which the atom revolves round a central, focal point in a constantly ascending spiral.
"The rotatory motion of the atom of primary matter makes the formation of molecules possible. The rotatory cyclic spiral motion of secondary matter makes it possible to form aggregates, material forms. This makes it possible to construct and progressively differentiate the series of ever higher, ever more refined forms of life, which serve to afford consciousness, step by step, with the different organs it needs for the slow activation of molecular consciousness.
"Secondary matter is called involutionary or elemental matter." P 2.9.4ff (K 6.8.18)

-SELF The term -self in reference to an individual (a 45-self, for instance) indicates the highest world in which he has acquired full subjective and objective self-consciousness and ability of self-activity.
By first, second, and third selves are meant monads that have self-consciousness and ability of self-activity in their first, second, and third triads, respectively. Man is a first self. The individuals in the fifth natural kingdom are second selves; and those in the sixth natural kingdom, third selves.

SELF, THE "By the term monad is meant the individual as a primordial atom and by self the individual’s consciousness aspect.
"The term self is also applied to those envelopes in which the monad has acquired self-consciousness, with which the self identifies itself, at the time regarding them as its true self. The self is the centre in all self-apprehensions. Attention indicates the presence of the self." K 1.15.3f


SELF OR SELF-REALIZATION, LAW OF "The law of self says that every monad must itself acquire all the qualities and abilities requisite for omniscience and omnipotence, from the human kingdom and onwards: understanding of law and the responsibility following upon this." K 1.41.11

SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS The monad’s consciousness of being a self. Is conquered in the human kingdom and is subsequently never lost when entering ever greater consciousness collectives.

SENSE "Objective consciousness, the apprehension by consciousness of objective material reality in all worlds." K 1.17.2
"Sense is direct, immediate, unreflective experience of reality. The attempt of the subjectivists to explain this psychologically is illogical and misleading, a confusion of logical and psychological problems... After testing, sense is always proved right. Our mistakes begin with doubting the correctness of sense, with incorrect working up by reason, with hypotheses and other kinds of guesswork." K 5.25.10
"Physical sense is the ability of apprehending objectively the objective material realities in the ‘visible’, physical world. During his physical incarnation, man lives in five different material worlds, since he has a material envelope in all five. It remains for the normal individual, in the course of development and during thousands of incarnations, to acquire objective consciousness in all his five envelopes, thus beside physical sense to acquire also physical etheric, emotional, mental, and causal sense." K 6.8.3

SENZAR, SENSA (Tib.) Ancient symbolic language used by initiates of all nations.

SEPARATION OR ISOLATION, LAW OF "says that every being must – in order to develop the self-reliance and self-determination of individual character – become conscious of itself as something separate from everything else. The human stage marks that phase of development during which the atomic consciousness is isolated from the consciousness of other beings." P 3.2.17

SERVICE "According to the planetary hierarchy, the serving attitude to life is the easiest, safest, quickest path to the fifth natural kingdom. All kingdoms capable of it have as their foremost task of life serving those at lower stages of development, so that they will be able to reach higher ones. Without this help there would be no evolution, or evolution would take tremendously longer time. "He who gives shall receive." Those who serve mankind unselfishly are given more and more opportunities of doing so. Service itself develops all requisite qualities and abilities, frees from emotional illusions and mental fictions." K 7.20.3 (K 7.15.15, 7.23.7ff)

SEVEN DEPARTMENTS OF THE PLANETARY HIERARCHY "Our planetary hierarchy (not government) is divided into seven departments. In each department there are four degrees consisting of 43-selves, 44-selves, 45-selves, and 46-selves."
"The seven departments in the planet are replicas of the seven departments of the solar system and, to a certain degree, also of the seven types constantly recurring in the cosmic kingdoms." K 2.6.2,5
The types of the planetary hierarchy are also called the seven planetary types in contradistinction to the seven cosmic and seven human types.

SEVEN FUNDAMENTAL ENERGIES From the seven highest cosmic worlds (1-7) "emanate all the material energies which form matter and the worlds and make the cosmos a living whole constantly changing." K 2.11.7

SEVEN FUNDAMENTAL TYPES "The monads are introduced into the cosmos from chaos via one or another of the seven highest cosmic worlds. This sets a certain stamp on them from the beginning, so that seven types of monads can be distinguished.
"The first three types of the septenary series are the most pronounced expressions of the three aspects. The first type is the extreme force type (aspect of motion), the second type represents the consciousness aspect, and the third type the matter aspect. The four others are differentiations of the first three in more composed matter.
"Types 1, 3, 5, 7 are rather expressive of the objective side of existence; types 2, 4, 6, of its subjective side.
"With each lower cosmic kingdom (septenary series of atomic worlds), the types undergo modifications conditioned by the material composition. The types thus prove different in different in different worlds." K 2.5.1-4

SEVEN HIGHEST WORLDS IN THE COSMOS "The cosmic worlds are built out from ‘above’..." "The seven highest worlds are formed first. They are the foundation of everything in the cosmos. They constitute the cosmic groundplan, the pattern for the repeated septenary division of atomic worlds. The lower septenary series are thus scaled down replicas of those immediately ‘above’ them." K 2.2.4
"The seven highest cosmic worlds (1-7) constitute the foundation of everything in the cosmos. They are made up of monads which have gone through the process of manifestation in another cosmos, have learnt to handle dynamis (the eternally blind omnipotence of primordial matter, the source of all power) and in their turn are now building out the cosmos and directing the process of manifestation." K 2.11.6

SEVENTH HUMAN TYPE "The seventh type is the man of order with a marked sense of everything belonging to procedure, ceremony, ritual, etc." K 2.7.15

SHAMBALLA (Skt) The physical (although in 49:2 at the lowest) headquarters of the planetary government, situated in the Gobi Desert, Mongolia.

SHIVA (Skt, T.B.)

1. One of the "persons" in Trimurti. Symbolizes the motion aspect and its kind of collective beings.
2. Devaraja of world 43.

SIXTH HUMAN TYPE "The sixth type is the mainly emotional imaginative man in the spheres of religion, literature, etc. with traits of fanaticism and well-marked sympathy-antipathy." K 2.7.14

SIXTH NATURAL KINGDOM Also called first divine kingdom. "The lowest divine kingdom is made up of those individuals who have acquired envelopes and consciousness in the two highest systemic worlds (43 and 44). They have at their disposal the two highest collective consciousnesses of the solar system. They are omniscient in the solar system, independently of space in that globe and its past time. One realizes that they have complete mastery of the aspects of matter and motion and of the Law within the worlds 43-49." K 1.36

SKANDHAS "Manifestations of consciousness activate the matter in the envelopes. Constant vibrations (habits, tendencies, etc.) retain ‘permanent atoms’ (Sanskrit: skandhas). On the dissolution of the envelopes they enter into the causal envelope and follow it at reincarnation, constituting the latent fund of experiences (predispositions, talents, etc.)." K 1.23.3 (K 1.34.24)

SLEEP "Ordinary sleep is obtained when the emotional envelope, together with higher envelopes, leaves the organism and its etheric envelope." K 7.11.12

SOKRATEAN REALIZATION The realization that man cannot on his own (by self-taught clairvoyance, meditation, speculation) attain to knowledge of reality and life. That realization is the result of sufficient experience of mankind’s collected ignorance, through history, in theology, philosophy, science, and, in our times, occultism. The Sokratean realization is a condition of a successful study of esoterics.

SOLAR ANGEL (T.B.) Has reference to Augoeides. Synonyms: the Soul (sometimes), the Ego (sometimes), the Son of Mind, Manasa Deva, Manasa Putra (sometimes), Agnishvatta.

SOLAR SYSTEMS Are globes in the cosmos. Those globes are replicas of the cosmos enormously down-scaled with everything that implies in all respects, especially consciousness.
"The solar systems have seven worlds composed of the seven lowest atomic matters (43-49)." K 1.9.3

SOLAR SYSTEMIC DEVELOPMENT "Every solar system undergoes three different stages of development corresponding to the three aspects: those of matter, consciousness, and motion. In each of the three periods the solar system undergoes a complete remoulding." K 2.13.3
Our solar system is halfway through the second stage.

SOLAR SYSTEMIC ENERGIES The solar systems make up a widely branched-out network for distribution of cosmic energies, which are coming in from worlds 36-42. (K 2.13.1f)
"The solar systems of higher degrees transmit the cosmic energies to those of lower degrees. Our solar system is of the second degree. The energies from other solar systems reach the planets via the sun, which has the task, among others, of transforming the atomic energies into molecular energies." K 2.13.5

SOLAR SYSTEMIC GOVERNMENT "To enter into the solar systemic government it is necessary to have attained the third divine kingdom. It supervises, of course, everything in the solar system, receives directions from higher governments and gives directions to the planetary governments.
"It also transmits knowledge received concerning the cosmos and the Law to the extent that this is necessary to the fulfilment of the functions." K 1.40.1f

SOLAR SYSTEMIC WORLDS The seven lowest cosmic worlds (43-49) are called solar systemic worlds, since the solar systems are made of their matter.
"The three higher worlds of the solar system (43-45) are common to all who in the solar system have acquired objective consciousness in the respective kinds of matter."
"The four lower systemic worlds (46-49) are also called planetary worlds." K 1.11.1f

SOUL (B.) The following seven distinct meanings of the word ‘soul’ are to be found in the B. literature:

1. Consciousness in general (the consciousness aspect).
2. The causal envelope and its passive consciousness.
3. The second triad and its passive consciousness (which is passive until the monad has become a second self).
4. The human monad in general (often called the "human soul").
5. The monad having attained self-consciousness in the causal envelope (the monad as a causal self).
6. The monad having attained self-consciousness in the essential envelope (the monad as a 46-self).
7. Augoeides (a 46-self of the deva evolution).

SPACE "Space, not being space in the absolute sense of the word, is limitless primordial matter. In the cosmic sense, space is always a globe." K 1.8.1f
There are 49 kinds of matter in cosmos, its 49 dimensions. (K 1.8)

SPIRIT (T.B.) Vague term used by esotericians in the following senses:

1. Will, in contrast to matter. (P 2.62.3)
2. Consciousness in general and in contrast to matter. (K 1.4.1, 3.2.10f)
3. The three higher of a septenary whereas the four lower are called "matter". (P 2.62.3 )
4. The 45-envelope and -consciousness of the monad. (K 1.16.8, 3.4.11)
5. The third triad, its consciousness and will. (P 2.62.5)

STHULA (Skt) Physical matter.

SUBCONSCIOUS "The monad’s subconsciousness contains, in their latent state, all the monad’s perceptions and worked-up experiences ever since the monad's consciousness was awakened to life. Each incarnation deposits, as it were, its own layer of consciousness. All this is preserved as rudiments of qualities and abilities, usually manifesting as possibility of understanding. For these rudiments to be actualized it is necessary that they be developed in each new incarnation, a process that is nevertheless increasingly easier."
"Man is constantly receiving impulses from his subconsciousness." K 1.23.3,5

SUBJECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS That limited consciousness which experiences only itself, thus not the matter and motion aspects in "its" world. Man’s feelings and thoughts are subjective.
Reason is another word for subjective consciousness. (K 1.17.3)

SUBJECTIVE WORLDS, KINDS OF MATTER etc. (B.) "A further confusion of ideas has been caused by terming the material reality invisible to the normal individual subjective, as opposed to the visible reality as objective. There is no subjective matter. Just the first apprehension of matter is subjective. Everything that belongs to the consciousness aspect is subjective, everything that belongs to the matter aspect is objective." 2.62.12

SUBJECTIVISM "Consistent subjectivism leads to complete disorientation in existence, sovereign arbitrariness, lack of principle, and irresponsibility." K 5.37.1
"Attempting to explain external, objective, material reality by sense perceptions is typical of the modern subjectivists, whether they call themselves psychologicists of logicists."
"To doubt the existence of the external world, or that we can apprehend it as it is in its given physical reality, is to doubt one's own common sense and all correct apprehension of reality." K 5.43.6,8

SUBMANIFESTAL SELF, 44-SELF Monad having its highest kind of envelope and self-consciousness in the submanifestal world of the solar system (44).

SUBMANIFESTAL WORLD Atomic world 44 in the cosmos and the solar system. Molecular world 44:2-7 in the solar system.

SUB-PLANE (T.B.) Molecular kind.


SUFFERING "Life is joy, happiness, bliss in the mental and all higher worlds." K 1.41.18
"Suffering exists only in the three lower molecular kinds of the physical and emotional worlds (48:5-7; 49:5-7), and then only as bad reaping after bad sowing." K 1.35.20

SUNS "The suns are transformers that convert atomic matter into molecular matter. What we see is just an external physical gaseous envelope." K 1.9.2
"The energies from other solar systems reach the planets via the sun, which has the task, among others, of transforming the atomic energies into molecular energies. These seven main kinds of molecular energies, like all septenaries, can be divided into three higher and four lower. The three circulate interplanetarily; the four are distributes to the planets, in which process the principle of circulation is also employed, so that the planets receive energy from each other." K 2.13.5
The sun as an esoteric symbols has reference to the second triad, its kinds of consciousness and energy. "Solar Lords", "Solar Angels", etc. refer to such devas as are self-conscious in 45 or 46.

SUPERCONSCIOUS "To the superconscious belong all not yet self-activated domains of consciousness in the molecular kinds of the individual's different envelopes. Development consists in self-activating consciousness and thereby to acquire self-consciousness in these molecular kinds." K 1.22.4

SUPERESSENTIAL SELF, 45-SELF Monad having its highest kind of envelope and self-consciousness in the superessential world of the solar system. The superessential self belongs to the fifth natural kingdom.
"As regards consciousness, a 45-self is to a man as a man is to a plant." K 1.35.15

SUPERESSENTIAL WORLD Atomic world 45 in cosmos and the solar system. Molecular world 45:2-7 in the solar system.

SUPERPHYSICS All reality beyond the physical visible (49:5-7) and physical-etheric (49:1-4) is superphysical. The lowest superphysical reality is the emotional (48:1-7).
Only esoterics is able to furnish a superphysics, a science of the superphysical. Man’s own speculation, clairvoyant "revelations" etc. of that reality have proved untenable and disorienting.

SUTRATMA (Skt, "thread-soul") The current of energy connecting the three triads with each other and conveying those higher energies without which lower envelopes would not be able to exist. The sutratma has its lowest anchorage in the heart centre of the etheric envelope. When this anchorage is loosened at the end of incarnation, physical death is definitive.


SYSTEM "is thought’s way of orienting itself. Facts are largely useless until reason can fit them into their correct relationships (historical, logical, psychological, or causal ones)." K 1.1.34

SYSTEM THINKING "The highest kind of consciousness in the mental envelope (47:4) is still inaccessible to mankind. Its manifestations consist in – among other things – concretization of causal ideas involving simultaneous thinking by systems instead of concepts." K 1.20.6



TELEPATHY "The simplest explanation of telepathy is that all consciousness is collective and common to all to the extent that they have acquired the ability to apprehend. We all have a share in the collective consciousness." K 2.9.12

TERTIARY MATTER Evolutionary matter in a first phase with incipient self-active consciousness. Instances are all matter in the physical world (49:2-7) and, where higher worlds are concerned, the triad atoms and molecules as well as the matter of the centres of human envelopes. The self-activity of tertiary matter does not imply self-consciousness, which is possible only for quaternary matter.

THEOLOGY "Theology lies within the domain of subjective consciousness, and its dogmas belong to the superphysical. Religion is that feeling, attraction, which has no need for reason, or at any rate is impaired if it is locked up in untenable conceptions of reason." K 5.45.1

THEOSOPHY "Theosophy is a summary of facts that used to be imparted in the esoteric knowledge orders. The term of theosophy came into being when the term of gnostics has changed because the quasi-gnosticians of the third century A.D. had begun falsely putting their quasi forward as being esoteric gnostics.
"These are the facts that constitute theosophy. Beyond them, the views of the various theosophical authors are not theosophy."
"The best summary of the facts of theosophy was made by A. E. Powell in five volumes."
"The original task of the Theosophical Society was to proclaim universal brotherhood. Mankind, however, in not yet ripe to realize the principles of tolerance, freedom of opinion and expression, The Society has split up into several sects, all disputing about what they believe to be theosophy and which "facts" are hypotheses or facts from the hierarchy. Their dependence on authority shows that they have not understood, just believed that they understand.
"The esoteric facts that have been given out after 1920 have not been communicated through the Theosophical Society." K 6.3.16f,15,18f

THIRD HUMAN TYPE "The third type is the thinker, philosopher, mathematician (often the unpractical theorist), who examines everything from every side, etc." K 2.7.11

THIRD SELF Monads having objective self-consciousness in someone of the three units of the third triad, individuals in the sixth natural kingdom (first divine kingdom). They are divided into superessential selves (45:1), submanifestal selves (44:1), and manifestal selves (43:4).


THOUGHT The monad’s active consciousness in the mental envelope (47:4-7). There are four ever higher main kinds of thinking: inference thinking, principle thinking, perspective thinking, system thinking, each one having many subdivisions. (K 1.20.2ff)

THOUGHT, LAW OF "This is this" of the law of identity is also the fundamental law of the correct perception of reality by thought: let this be this, such as sense perceives it, in each world separately. (P 1.32.10)

THOUGHT-FORMS When a man thinks, a portion of his mental envelope is ejected into the surrounding mental world where it immediately assumes a form that is determined by the content and quality of the thought. (P 2.11.8)

THREE ASPECTS, RELATIVE SIGNIFICANCE OF "The relative significance of the three aspects to each other is constantly being shifted in the process of manifestation. In the lower natural kingdoms the matter aspect appears to be the only one. With each higher kingdom the consciousness aspect grows more and more in significance, so greatly that the matter aspect (which of course always remains the basis that can never be lost) comes to seem utterly insignificant. But since with each higher kind of atomic consciousness the blind omnipotence of dynamis gradually manifests more clearly, the motion aspect (also called the will aspect) finally comes to predominate." K 2.11.12

THREE ASPECTS OF EXISTENCE "Existence is a trinity of three equivalent aspects: matter, motion, and consciousness. None of these three can exist without the other two. All matter has motion and consciousness." K 1.4.4, 4.1.2

TIME "Time simply means continuation, continued existence. Time is various ways of measuring motion, various kinds of processes of manifestation. Physical time is determined by the rotation of the earth and its circling round the sun." K 1.8.5
"Time lacks dimension. Using a line to symbolize time was a failure, a thoroughly badly chosen simile which has given raise to many misconceptions. Only space has dimension. Time is that unity which links the past to the present and the future. Time is durability, continued existence, duration. Objective time is always connected with space in a succession of events. It is a measure of processes and therefore can be divided into periods, or time-cycles. Time is both objective and subjective. The cosmos (in primordial matter) consists of manifestational matter and is that which we can term space in which all worlds exist. Time is a way of measuring the total process in which all events occur. Space as well as time can be divided into units however small and, for us, are ways of measuring and grading."
"The past exists in the present. To a causal self, there is no past of the planetary atomic worlds 47-49, nor is there to a 43-self of the systemic atomic worlds 43-49." K 5.36.3,5

TOTAL CONSCIOUSNESS, COSMIC "Since the ultimate components of the universe are primordial atoms, cosmic total consciousness is an amalgamation of the consciousness it all primordial atoms, as the ocean is the union of all drops of water." K 1.16.2

TRANCE The condition of unconsciousness resulting as the monads temporarily leaves the envelopes where it has its achieved waking consciousness. Trance may occur in mediumism or in meditation.

TRANSCENDENT Reaching beyond. Transcendent divinity: se GOD

TRANSFORMATION, LAW OF "All material form (atoms, molecules, aggregates, worlds, planets, solar systems, aggregates of solar systems, etc.) are subject to the law of transformation. They are being formed, changed, dissolved, and re-formed." K 1.31.1

TRANSMIGRATION "The transition of the monads from the mineral to the vegetable kingdom and thence to the animal and human kingdoms is called transmigration. It cannot work backwards. Reversion from a higher natural kingdom to a lower one is absolutely precluded." K 1.33.1
"In order to pass from a lower to a higher natural kingdom, the monad has to learn to receive and adapt itself to the vibrations from ever higher molecular kinds. At first these vibrations fulfil the necessary functions of vitalization in the monad’s envelopes." K 1.33.4

TRIAD (T.B.) Second triad (45:4, 46:1, 47:1).

TRIAD CHAIN The triad chain is composed of three connected triads. Is also called the monad ladder. (P 2.15)

TRIAD ENVELOPE That lesser part of man’s causal envelope which is separated at incarnation to enclose the first triad and merges again with the greater causal envelope at the end of incarnation. Consists of 47:3 matter.

TRIAD UNITS An atom or a molecule composing a triad. The three triads consist in all of nine triad units. (P 2.15)

TRIADS Permanent triplets of evolutionary atoms and molecules that accompany the monad, functioning as its instruments during the entire evolution from the mineral kingdom to the sixth natural kingdom inclusive. During this entire evolution, the monad has three units.
The firsts triad consists of a mental molecule (47:4), an emotional atom (48:1), and a physical atom (49:1). The second triad consists of a superessential molecule (45:4), an essential atom (46:1), and a mental atom (47:1). The third triad consists of a manifestal molecule (43:4), a submanifestal atom (44:1), and a superessential atom (45:1).
Evolution in the solar system (43-49) is evolution in and through triads. The monad activates its triads from below. It is always involved in the physical atom of the first triad. In the animal kingdom, the monad passes to the emotional atom, and in the human kingdom (at the mental stage) to the mental molecule. The transition to the fifth natural kingdom implies a transition to second triad mental atom, whereupon the first triad can be dispensed with. The transition to the sixth natural kingdom implies a transition to the third triad 45-atom, whereupon the second triad is dispensed with as well. As long as the second and third triads are inactive, they are held in trust by collective beings belonging to the deva evolution. (P 2.15f)

TRIMURTI (Skt, T.B.) Trinity. The three aspects motion or power, consciousness, matter, and also the three kinds of collective beings. In symbolism, Shiva = the motion aspect, Vishnu = the consciousness aspect, Brahma = the matter aspect.


TYPE ACTIVITY "The solar systemic and planetary energies are always type energies, and the effects they have on the different types in the different kinds of matter and consciousness differ accordingly. When activity of one type dominates, it sets it mark on individuals and collectivities in their individual characters. The result is that every process is to some extent individual and can never again produce anything exactly similar, never achieve exactly the same result." K 2.13.8

TYPES, DIVISION INTO "The division into types works thoroughly, in many ways and in innumerable kinds of combinations. Strange as it may seem, every solar system, every planet, every aggregate expresses one of the seven types especially. Every individual belongs to one, all man's envelopes can be of different types.
"Individual character also makes itself felt, so that every individual, despite his type, is something unique, which fact conduces to greater understanding and makes cosmic unity more fully vibrant." K 2.5.8f



ULTIMATE SELF The self-consciousness of the monad.

UNCONSCIOUS "According to esoterics, the unconscious is partly subconsciousness, partly superconsciousness. The subconscious is the latent memory of past experiences. The superconscious consists of a long series of domains of consciousness as yet not conquered." K 6.6.2

UNDERSTANDING OF LIFE "The understanding of life requires a fund of systematized experiences. This is the foundation that is acquired during the long process of mental development at the stage of barbarism." K 5.9.10



UNITY, LAW OF "The law of unity says that all monads make up a unity and that every monad for superindividual consciousness expansion must realize its unity with all life." K 1.41.9

UNITY, STAGE OF The essential stage, the first superhuman stage, where the monad activates consciousness in its essential envelope (46:1-7).

UNIVERSAL MIND (T.B.) Various kinds of collective consciousness in general, often referring to the planetary collective 46- or 47-consciousness including the globe memories.

UNIVERSAL SOUL Ancient symbol of the cosmic collective consciousness.

UNMANIFESTED The unmanifested is non-composite matter, thus non-atomized primordial matter as well as non-involved primordial atoms.



VARUNA (Skt, T.B.) Deva raja for world 48.

VEGETABLE KINGDOM The second natural kingdom, or the lowest but one.
"In this kingdom the monad acquires the ability to distinguish between attractive and repulsive vibrations, thereby having achieved contact with the emotional world (48:7). Vegetable monads develop most quickly by being consumed by animals and men, thereby being subjected to the strong vibrations in their emotional envelopes. By learning to perceive these vibrations they become able gradually to attain higher levels in their kingdom." K 1.33.6

VEGETABLE MONAD The monad during its evolution in the vegetable kingdom is called vegetable monad.
"When the mineral monads have succeeded in acquiring physical etheric consciousness, they pass to the vegetable kingdom. Consciousness first manifests itself as a tendency to repetition, becoming a tendency to organized habit, or ‘nature’. When consciousness is increased, there arises a striving after adaptation. The vegetable monads become animal monads through acquiring emotional consciousness." K 4.8.3
"The vegetable monads develop through the plants being devoured by animals and men and in this being subjected to the forceful emotional vibrations in these animal bodies." K 4.11.5

VIBRATIONS "are the result of higher kinds of matter penetrating lower kinds. This fact has given rise to the idea that everything consists of vibrations." K 1.27.2 (K 7.16.11)

VISHNU (Skt, T.B.) One of the "persons" in Trimurti. Symbol of the consciousness aspect and its kinds of collective beings. Deva raja of world 44.


VISIBLE WORLD Molecular world, the three lower states of aggregation of the physical world (49:5-7).
The visible world can be said to be the special world of minerals as regards consciousness. (K 1.11.5)
Man’s envelope in the physical world, when he is incarnated in it, is the organism (49:5-7). (K 1.14.1)

VITAL FORCE in the organism "depends on five different kinds of etheric energies replacing one another at twenty-four minute intervals, thus recurring periodically at intervals of two hours." K 2.12.7



WAKING CONSCIOUSNESS "In his organism man’s waking consciousness consists of sense perceptions, feelings, thoughts, and manifestations of the will."
"Waking consciousness is thus a tiny fraction of the monad's possibility of consciousness." K 1.22.2,6
Opposite: unconscious.

WILL "The will is dynamis acting through active consciousness. Active consciousness is thus the ability of consciousness to let dynamis act through it. The ‘will’ is energy’s individualized mode of acting through consciousness, in doing which the essential things for ever higher kinds of worlds are the consciousness content's accordance with law, accordance with plan, purposefulness, one-pointedness of purpose." K 1.28.1
There are as many kinds of will as there are kinds of active consciousness.
"The different kinds of will are acquired simultaneously with full subjective and objective self-consciousness in the respective worlds, or with the self's ability of centring itself in the pertaining envelopes." K 1.29.2
"Physically, man’s "will" is vitality and ability of activity; emotionally, attraction and repulsion; mentally, motive (usually motive for action) adhered to."
"Will is determined by motives and that the strongest motive will win." K 7.6.6f

WILL (T.B.) "Originally, the will was the symbolic term for the motion aspect (the will aspect)."
"Will meant the ability of consciousness to let dynamis act through it. The higher the kind of consciousness, the greater the possibility of dynamis. The highest consciousness is also the highest ‘power’.
"In their apparently hopeless lack of terms esoteric authors have used ‘will’ for the highest kind of consciousness in both the fifth and sixth natural kingdoms, thus for both 45- and 43-consciousness." K 7.6.2,4f

WILL TO UNITY "The will to unity is no will to uniformity, no standardization into robotism. The will to unity does not fight against other views or against dissidents. It is so rational that it need never fear criticism. It leaves everybody’s fiction in peace, for it knows how to find unity in diversity. The individual has a natural right to exist, to be different from all others, to be an individual with individuality. In its deepest sense, freedom is individuality. Without freedom there is no individual character, no self-reliance, no self-determination, no development. The will to unity is the strongest defence of freedom, for this will must be built on freedom as its basis..." "The will to unity is the only rational basis, and the only basis tenable in the end, of society and of culture. That idea is the basic idea of this book.
"The will to unity is not least the will to a national culture. Such a culture must emerge from that collective self-reliance and self-determination which the will to unity fosters in a nation." P 1.1.3,7f

WORKING HYPOTHESIS A hypothesis, an assumption you use for practical reasons, until you can replace it with ascertained facts.
"At mankind’s present stage of development, esoteric knowledge cannot be more than a working hypothesis where most people are concerned. But the further mankind develops, the more obvious its incomparable superiority will become." K 1.1.33, 4.11.8

WORLD, LORD OF THE (Skt, T.) The planetary ruler, head of the planetary government. His name is Sanat Kumara.


WORLD TEACHER, THE (T.B.) The head of the second department of the planetary hierarchy (department of education). The same as bodhisattva. The present holder of the office is 43-self Christos-Maitreya. (K 3.1.28)

WORLD VIEW "The world view is our total knowledge of the matter aspect of reality. The world view includes the physical and natural sciences and their offshoots."
"Without a world view, a knowledge of reality, the necessary basis of life view is lacking. A rational conception of reality is all the more important since the life view is of fundamental, indispensable importance." P 3.1.1f

WORLD VIEW AND LIFE VIEW "The thinking man wishing to obtain a conception of existence acquires a world view as regards external objective material reality and a life view as to emotional and mental life belonging to internal, subjective consciousness." K 5.40.1




YOGA "The original yoga methods were elaborated by ‘rishis’ in Lemuria and Atlantis..." "Of the five methods of development most widely known, two are direct: physical hatha yoga (a risky forcing-house method that has claimed countless victims) and mental raja yoga. Three are indirect: gnana yoga (development of reason), bhakti yoga (ennoblement of emotion), and karma yoga (devoted service)." K 6.5.1f
"Yoga can be most simply defined as the striving to activate physical, emotional, and mental consciousness." K 7.15.2

YUGA (Skt, T.) Time-period of varying length. There are four kinds of yuga corresponding to the gold, silver, copper and iron ages in Western mythology: Satya yuga (1 728 000 years), Treta yuga (1 296 000 years), Dvapara yuga (864 000 years), and Kali yuga (432 000 years). A complete cycle from Satya yuga through Kali yuga (4,32 million years) is called a Maha yuga.



ZODIACAL PERIOD Esoterically, the cultural development of mankind is not continuous but discontinuous-cyclical. It is divided into 12 zodiacal periods of some 2500 years each. In the year 1950 began the zodiacal period of Aquarius as the vernal equinox entered into the zodiacal constellation of Aquarius.


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