A Dictionary of Theosophy
SAKTISM. An erotic mysticism associated with the worship of goddesses. -from A Dictionary of Theosophy Here, in one concise volume first published in 1926, is a glossary of the language of theosophy, or "the essential truth underlying all religious, ethical, philosophical, and other teaching," from Abhava ("Non-being, non-existence, negation") to Zarathushtra ("The name given to one of the Servers"). Steeped in the spirituality of ancient India and fueled by the occult fads of the early 20th century, this is a fascinating, highly browsable guide to a forerunner of today's wide-ranging, metaphysically encompassing New Age thought. Also available from Cosimo Classics: Besterman's Crystal-Gazing. British bibliographer, and editor THEODORE BESTERMAN (1904-1976) is remembered chiefly as a scholar of the philosopher Voltaire, though his interests ranged from anthropology to the paranormal. His many books include Annie Besant: A Modern Prophet and Divining Rod: An Experimental and Psychological Investigation.
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according to Vedanta alternative name Angas Astika astral Atthapannatti Avalokitesvara bhikkhus bhumi Bodhisattva body Brahma Buddha Buddhism cakra Canon Carvakas chief Mahayana scriptures chief Upanishads Confucianism consciousness consists desire dharma dictionary dissertations Divine divisions doctrine earth chain Egyptian etheric evil Fetters fifth initiations fifth root-race Five Classics forty-eighth forty-seventh forty-sixth four fourth root-race goddess gods Guna Hlnayana Jainism Kabbalah karma Khuddakanikdya languages lives of Alcyone logos Lord lower mental magic mantra Manu meditation mental plane mind monad mystic name given name of Alcyone name sometimes given Nihsreyasa NIRDESA Nirvana Nothingness Old form opposed Pdtaka perception physical plane Prakrit religion samadhi Samkhya Sanskrit scheme of evolution sense Servers seven principles Siddhanta solar system Sometimes called soul spirillae spirit stage sub-plane sub-race supernormal powers supreme Suttapitaka TANMATRA Theosophy third tion Tipitaka Upanishads Veda Vedanta Vedic Viksipta Visnu white brotherhood world-period worship yoga Zobar Zohar