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A Lexicon of Terms used in the Teachings of Vitvan

Table of Contents:     A-D     E-I     J-M     N-R     S-T     U-Z




(Null-A)  Non-aristotelian. The _ orientation is characterized by non-identity with substantive images; indicative of a higher level of development. Also characterized by a lack of dogmatism, dogmatic statements, self-opinionations, etc. The consciousness is impressed more with non-allness than with ‘allness.’ Teachers Guide (Vol 1) p.19 & 26 Ibid (Vol 3) p. 21. The world is perceived as an energy-world in structure-function-order. The Natural Order Process (Vol 2) p. 70. The advent of consciousness. Self Mastery Through Meditation p. 104  See Also: General Semantics

Aarru (Garden of Aarru)  The highest psyche. Membership letters (ii) p.1. When the psyche is cleared of its animal qualities and cleared of all motivations in generation we call it the Garden of Aarru, the Ardath. In that cleared state the higher levels can be very accurately reflected. Practices in individual Development p. 9 Where the Light World, the Light Mother, and her differentiated fields are reflected in the psychic nature. There, relative to all levels below, particularly the objective self-conscious state, it is analogous to heaven itself. Studies in Psychotherapy, p. 74. See Also: Ardath, Garden of Eden, Garden of the Gods.

Aborigine types Tribal, pre-aristotelian levels of development, infantilism, submental atavistic types. Teachers Guide (Vol 1) p.49.

Absolute rest The seventh level in the abstracting process, which means, no motion; that means no time; and space has long since disappeared in time; and time meaning motion has ceased and there follows a period of rest, the 7th day. Teachers' Guide (Vol 3) p. 55.

Abstract To draw from. Wherever there is an inference, a conclusion reached; wherever there is judgment formed; wherever there appears an assumption or an opinion, etc., those are examples of abstracting. So, to abstract means to draw from and form other qualities, attributes, modalities, appearances, etc. Teacher’s Guide (Vol 3) p. 3. You draw from this or that quality and out of this quality you formulate a concept, an opinion, a conclusion, an inference. That drawing from and synthesizing is called abstracting. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 13. See Also Abstracting Process, General Semantics.

Abstracting process Students in the SNO, early and at the beginning of their learning, condition their thinking respecting THAT which we label the cosmic process as a stupendous infolding-unfolding process of light into energy and energy into living matter and the reversal -- living matter into energy and energy into light. When thinking has become conditioned in this manner, comprehending as it does everything from the galactic systems to the atom, little by little the multiplicity of details, differentiations, transpositions, configurational processes, representations, relationships, etc., together with descriptions pertaining thereto, are filled in. The First Crossing p.18. See Also General Semantics.


Abyss The Second Crossing or chasm. This diagrammatically separates the lower worlds or levels (symbolized by the moon, lunar, World Mother, Mattergy) from what is generally considered the higher worlds or level (symbolized by the sun, Higher Triad, Diamond Light). Everything below the Second Crossing was symbolized by the moon by reason of the fact that all representations, all configurations, all states of consciousness function only by reflection of that which is above. Everything above the Abyss (Second Crossing) is symbolized by the Sun, the Light worlds. Also The Light Mother vs the Earth Mother. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 69. Every so-called ‘thing’ or person below the chasm functions by reflection; i.e., by the registry of light-energy waves and frequencies. We often describe that as saying we are motivated by unconscious forces. Ibid, p 114. See also Chasm, the

Activity of Mother Substance Equates with state of consciousness. This activity is called wave-frequency on a given level of the electromagnetic spectrum. Activity takes place in more and more individualized or differentiated states of Self-awareness. A Description of the Psychic World p. 52.

Adam (Kadmon) Synonym for the generic term man. The First Crossing p. 80. Adam or Brahma, represents a prodigious expansion of consciousness, and that vastness respecting extensionality cannot be immediately consummated, grasped, it has to be taken in steps, but each step taken is a process representative of the whole....oneness. Teacher’s Guide (Vol 3)p. 42. Adam﷓Kadmon is another label for the real Self on the Mind level (and is androgynous) Practice of the Way p. 5. See Also Androgyny, Brahma, First Born.

Adam-Eve Originally the word for Adam was Jod, and Eve was Hove - Jod-Hove which has been twisted around down the ages and means Jehovah; Jod-Hove. Jehovah is a term representing the Pure Being and its Idea, not the Pure Being. Teachers’ Guide (Vol 3) p. 66.

Adepts of wisdom To rise in consciousness to that level described as "Logoic causation", beyond the three spheres of Nature known to the Master-self, is to pass into that point in development called the fifth degree of initiation. Natural Order Process (Vol 2) p. 111.

Adhisthana Generative center. When enough energy is withdrawn from value-giving and objective identification, that energy awakens in the generative center. It is the focus of all the creative energy which motivates the psyche, it is the stone which the builders rejected. Understanding the Psychic Nature ( Lesson 5), p.1 See Generative Center.

Aditi The highest power and influence in cosmos, Binah, Aditi, the negative force as a cosmic force that has no consciousness of any individual. It is impersonal and universal. It just shines by its nature. That is what Plato called the Good. Love becomes a synonym for God. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 107 See Also Binah, Love


Advent of Consciousness See Aarru

Affinity Means that the etheric substance and the texture of the cellular structures of the ‘body’ have taken on the influences that have been harbored or cultivated in the psychic nature. A Description of the Psychic World p. 73

Agape From the Greek: Represented the higher, purified, and refined meaning of the influence of Eros. How to Discipline Your Psyche p. 35. (p. 31 new ver.) Love flows and flows like a fountain to everyone and everything; it is a motivating influence from the heights that we call Light’s Regions. This is our referent for the word - Love - Agape. A Description of the Psychic World p. 98. The higher form of love and unity which the pre-Christian Gnostic called Agape. Membership Letters (IV) p. 1. See Also Eros, Love

Ages/Cycles See Kalpas, Mahavantara, Yugas.

Agni In the Vedas, as the highest God... the Power-to-be-conscious. It is the ultimate point toward which a student is developing and which will at one point on his time-line be reached and fully and consciously developed. Teachers’ Guide (Vol 2) p.33. See Also Power-to-be-conscious, Force Centers.

Ahriman The dark forces/angel described in the Zend Avesta (Bible of the Parsees or Persians) Studies in Psychotherapy p. 55. See Also Zarathustra

Air Symbol represents the word gas (incandescent gas) ... fire into air. The First Crossing p.67. Air symbolizes a life-giving force approximating fire. This air, meaning force - becoming incorporated into the configuration, not in the sense of its objective appearance, but in its more subtle and its higher level self. Christos p. 21. See Also Cosmic Process, Four elements

All Seeing Eye, The All-Seeing Eye that never sleeps, never goes into darkness ... transferred to the sky, represented Osiris, God, the original creating power; the Mother Substance, Light, and the son, Logos, or Horus is born; One Father-Mother-Son. Christos p. 63. See Also The Great Seal of the U.S.A.

Anahata Sanskrit. The effect of force functioning on the heart level. Characterized by giving. Christos p. 124. This perfection of the power of Christ in human consciousness begins with the release of the fountain of love in that center called Anahata, or the heart. The First Crossing p. 91. See Also, Heart Center.

Analogy, We use the word analogy to symbolize the resemblance between component parts of two configurational representations. For example, we can say the atom is analogous to the solar system because we are relating the component parts of the atom in their ratio and proportion - ratio of parts to sizes (the proportions) - to the ratios and proportions of the component parts of the solar system. Practice of the Way p. 21.

Ananda, An ecstasy, a joy, such an intoxicating happiness it can’t be described. Studies in Psychotherapy p.97. 

Androgyne, Describes the Real Self on Mind level - fifty percent positive and fifty percent negative - Adam-Kadmon is another label. Practice of the Way p. 55.

Angels of Light, Those groups of Light-bearers ... heaven-born ones that never descend lower than the etheric level of the World Mother substance. These are real helpers. There are congeries of them and they are eager to help anyone who will allow that help. Practices in Individual Development p. 36. See Also Devas, Light-bearers.

Anima, If we want to see the life force of what we call a tree, the movement must take place within the individual until he reaches that state labeled the vital, the anima, the informing principle. When he has that state developed within himself, he will see it in everything else, and not otherwise. Teachers’ Guide (Vol 4) p.68.See Also Vital, the

Animal field, In the differentiated field in which those individual differentiations eventuate which we label animal, the animal field or group soul has no ultimate differentiation which we label the cosmic egg, or the pneumatic ovum, autonomous field, etc. Studies in Psychotherapy p.12.

Animal Soul, The force and influence of this differentiated field that we label animal-soul is labeled the pleasure-pain motive. Studies in Psychotherapy p.98. The lower psyche, under the genetrix. The animal soul, at its purest and best, is the house of the natural instincts, feelings, and desires, but when over cultivated it becomes occupied by those entities, created and/or acquired. Also called "the depths of the unconscious" by the aristotelian psychologists. The First Crossing p. 88. See Also Lower Psyche.

Ajna (center), The Pituitary center. The force center located in the center of the head. After its opening, the Speirema, Kundalini, at the base of the spine opens to awaken the Mind level. Teachers’ Guide (Vol 4) p.23. See Also Force Centers

Apperception, Perception is to know; apperception is to know and know that you know. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 12. Apperception is relative to man born with the differentiation from the animal oversoul. Practice of the Way p. 14.

Arc, Meaning the archetype upon which the configurational process is modeled and governed. We label it the pattern of the field. The arc is that into which all returns in the in-breathing process; positive and negative, two by two, they infold. The positive and negative unfold in the out-breathing which is called another incarnation, as the pattern develops from one outbreathing to the next inbreathing, etc. Studies in Psychotherapy p.7. See Also Archetype, Grand Architect.

Arche, Arche in the root of the word Archetypal, a label for that which brings forth everything subsequently to that stage in the creative process. Two synonyms are the "Great Christos" and "Archetypal Gods." The connotation denotes the union of the Positive Power, The Father Principal and the Light Mother ... that which gives birth by being activated by the Positive Power. A label for the Diamond Light. Self Mastery Through Meditation p. 109. See Arc, Ark.

Archetypal pattern, A determinative matrix. Respecting a given individual contains the pattern of the basic point of development reached in a preceding incarnation (which in its turn represents a synthesis of all preceding states or stages of evolution); it contains the forces which have eventuated from creation of karma; it contains, in memory-form or as a reflection, the planetary spheres, including the stars through which the Master-self has ‘journeyed’ between death and birth; it contains the forces, in miniature, of the powers and functions of the Logos; and in it inheres the order described as the natural order process of successive states of development; etc. Natural Order Process (Vol 2) p. 37.   See Also Atman.

Archetype, Every differentiated field, particularly the Higher Self of a given man, is characterized by the lines of force that flow from the negative to the positive and beyond the ‘outside’ flow from the positive back to the negative. Those lines of force of a given field we designate the pattern, the arche, the archetype, and the energy that emerges becomes the ensemble of its units of energy. It becomes configurated as a representation of the pattern determined by the state in which the basic self is conscious of itself. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 22 See Also Arc, Arche.

Archetype of all potentiality, The label given to those faculties on the Mind level. Teachers’ Guide (Vol 3) p. 57.

Ardath, Clear and free from feeling, emotional thinking. Mind which represents that level of consciousness, that state of consciousness, clear, Ardath. Practice of the Way p. 45 see Also Aarru, Garden of.

Aristotelian state/influence That this world is a creation, a static, objective thing, that man has been searching for a creator extraneous to the world, etc. Practice of the Way p. 43. That identity with bundles of sensations and images and pictures. Teachers’ Guide (Vol 1) p. 46.


Arithman, See Ahriman.

Armageddon, The true battle of Armageddon is the conflict between the content of the lower psyche and the motivating influences of the higher psyche. The First Crossing p. 91.

Arupa body, The power of forming a mental image of one’s self and functioning independently in this mental thought-form, separate from one’s physical state. One must still discharge his negative energy (generative force) to the positive pole, instead of diverting it on the way to anything else. Teachers’ Guide (Vol 4) p. 13. See Also Meditative attitude.

Ascending/descending process/(arcs of the cosmic process), A process of conversion of light into energy and energy into living-matter; and then reversing the process, the reconversion, the metamorphosis, which we call the transfigurating process -- the reconversion of living-matter into energy and energy into light. ... represents the cosmic outbreathing and inbreathing in the involutionary and evolutionary process. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 11. The Ascending Arc, the reversal (in the differentiating process) is a step toward oneness, a step toward unity. The point of waking consciousness at which the Power expands. "I prefer using the term descending arc instead of the ‘unconscious.’ " Self Mastery Through Meditation p. 90. When we cannot separate the thought of any configuration from the thought of Mother Substance then we are on the way toward understanding the descending arc. Ibid p. 104. This infolding of the positive Power into Mother substance and the unfolding of the positive Power into Self-awareness has been termed the descending and the ascending arcs of the cosmic process. The First Crossing p. 83. See Also Jacob’s ladder, Mattergy, Prodigal son.

Ascension, It is the transfiguration of all into the Light that represents the ascension. The Christos becomes a creating power that metamorphoses all creations into Living Light and the ascension of the whole into Light is the ultimate. The Christos p. 12.

Atma/Atman, The lowest aspect of the Logoic triad, reflected as the highest aspect in the individualized state, is named Atma, Atman, or Creating-Will. There lie those forces which determine the structure of the psychic, etheric, and physical vehicles of the elemental-self. This highest phase of the Master-self is also called Archetypal because it is like a determinative matrix. Natural Order Process (Vol 2) p. 37. In the conscious control of frequencies registered under the power of Atma, Will, we will formulate fields and set the pattern of the field by the guna for that configurational representation we elect. The First Crossing p. 94. The Orientals use the term Atman for the first principle of the fundamental basis of individual existence or Be-ing. Studies in Psychotherapy p.4. Atman or the Atmic level denotes the term, Masters, on the grounds that not until one is completely in control of the physiological organism can he be designated a master. Teachers’ Guide (Vol 1) p. 25. (Sanskrit, the Aryan language) the label for the force or power which controls the field and all creativity respecting that field, the Atman. Teachers’ Guide (Vol 4) p. 12. The Son of the Man, the heavenly man. Ibid p. 59. The term Atma represents Will in Mind substance. The Christos p. 103. See Also Archetypal, Autonomous field, Noetic mind, Will.

Atma, Buddhi, Manas, The Higher Triad, relative to the psychic nature, the ‘inner man’. Atma = Will Buddhi = Love Manas = Mind. Practice of the Way p.41. See Also Higher Triad.

AUM, "The word was made flesh" The word AUM, as light-energy frequency and no-verbal, symbolizes the Trinity: Father Principal, Mother Substance, and the Binding Force (Son). The Father is unconscious and unknown, unknowable, except by the activity in the Mother Substance; the Mother is unconscious and inactive except in contact with the Father; but both become conscious as the Son. Signifies these three in one Self-called the Master (Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva = Becoming, Preserving, Transforming). Self Mastery Through Meditation p. 70. AUM is the "Sacred Word", "the Word of Glory" and "the Pranava." ibid p. 76. "OM" stands for the synthesis of all waves and frequencies. The Christos p. 208. 

Atomistic Concept/Consciousness, Identity with representations of a state of consciousness, or with the objective self-conscious state. The Christos p.139. See Also I-Am-I-ness

Aura, Described as the radiance about the field itself; or it might be thought of as a ‘reflection’ or ‘inverted’ representation of that finer substance to which we have referred as the cosmic sphere substance surrounding and interpenetrating all. The Natural Order Process (Vol 1) p. 9. Energy -representations of the state which one is conscious. Force, gunas, energies, etc. formulated into the individual’s field. Ibid (Vol.) p. 262. The wave frequencies from the guna constituents of this "content" of the psychic nature establish the psychic field, called the aura of a person. The First Crossing p.87.See Also gunas, psychic field.

Autonomous field, The cosmic egg or pneumatic ovum. Pneumatic ovum relative to a growing and developing person who has not yet achieved consciousness of individualization and his relation to the cosmic process, and cosmic egg, the Higher Self representing the furthest ‘out’ or the ‘lowest’ in eventuation, the essential nature, the True Self born out of the differentiated field. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 6. The source which controls the soul and body - the objective self-conscious state, or man. Self Mastery Through Meditation p.21.


In a given man’s essential nature, he can be described as a differentiated field in the world Mother substance; he can be described as an autonomous field of energy, which exhibits the characteristics of consciousness, of sentience; a sentient differentiated field or sphere. Teachers’ Guide (Vol 2) p. 26. And the autonomous field is characterized by its pattern, lines of force forming a pattern; that the emergent energy on these lines of force, like whirls or knots configurate, and the configuration of these units of energy or the configuration of these whirls or knows on or of the lines of force, become the representation of the pattern of the field. Ibid p. 33. The description of the autonomous field is by analogy: sense faculty and reaction. Ibid (Vol 3) p. 57. The differentiated self. Ibid (Vol 4) p. 48. Other labels: The differentiated sphere, individualized field or the I AM which is my true Self. Ibid p. 59. "Autonomous" Field means separate and independent of the psychic-world and of the physical world. Ibid p. 47 An autonomous field is rather like a self-rolling wheel, a self-luminous light, a self-contained intelligence, independent of everything and anything except the field of Mother substance in which it functions. Practices in Individual Development p. 42. The individualizing process operating on the Mind level. Practice of the Way p. 61. See Also Mind level, Mother Substance, Pneumatic Ovum, Spirits.

Avidya, Delusional images appearing substantive which are only appearance. Maya or ignorance. Teachers’ Guide (Vol 2) p. 3. See Also, Maya.

Baptism by Fire, This is a Cosmic process operating in your nature; ... this is an awakening from within yourself, it is a higher power which we call the Christos. That higher power that is contacted after the ego-sense has been developed. The Christos p. 100. The transfiguration of generative force into regenerative force, which creates the Noetic-Mind and Noetic mind Functions. Ibid p.169. This power streaming down from "on high" through the purified lower vehicles, literally transforms them. This is the Baptism by Fire, the third initiation, which admits the man to a higher order of beings -- that of supermen. He appears like other men, but in reality, his thoughts, feelings, and acts are the thoughts, feelings, and acts of the I AM, conscious of its divine nature. Bible Lessons p.52.See Also the Third Initiation

Baptism by Water, One has emerged from the domination of these forces (psychic influences - desires, feelings, emotions, giving values, and reacting thereto) which operate on all human planes of manifestation. The second initiation. The Natural Order Process (Vol 2) p. 110. After the psychic nature has been conquered, surmounted, risen above, passed, etc. Teachers’ Guide (Vol 1) p.22. Water is the symbol of desire, feeling, and emotional world; water is the symbol of the psychic world. It can function only by reflection of the Light. That which is born must be lifted above the waters. Baptism by water implies a lifting above the psychic world. The Christos p.10. This period may be marked by tears. "...the weeping is the outer expression of the breaking up of old conditions and the birth into new. ...out of it, you will arise, free from the domination of the emotional realm." Bible Lessons p.40. See also Second Crossing/Initiation

Basic point of development, The degree to which differentiation has proceeded as an autonomous field represents what we call one’s basic point of development. Your basic point determines the content of your psychic nature. One cannot build into his psychic nature any quality, entity, substance, which is not comparable to the state in which he is basically conscious of himself, his basic state of development. Practice of the Way p. 61. See Also Autonomous field, Basic State.


Basic Realization, The degree of individual expansion that belongs to you, not the values your mind may hold regarding your state of development. Neither the belief nor the doubt that you can build up about it in the realm of concepts affects it one way or the other. Bible Lessons p. 71. See Also Basic Point/State.

Basic Stat,e At each point in what we call time, the intrinsic Power-to-be-conscious is conscious in a certain state. That state is characterized by an autonomous field which automatically ‘creates’ its own lines of force, independent of either the psychic world or the physiological world. The degree to which the Power-to-be-conscious is conscious is characterized by the structural lines of force of an autonomous field. Expanding States of Self Awareness p.116.

This state of consciousness of the individualized field, or the last differentiation in the cosmic process, is called the basic state of consciousness which becomes determinative respecting all subsequent states--acquired states, psychological states, feeling-desire-emotional-thinking states. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 7.


The content of the unknown part of the psychic nature represents precisely the basic state of development of the true individual. Ibid p. 59. The basic state undergoes very little change throughout an entire incarnation. Teachers’ Guide (Vol 1) p.22 Only as one fulfills the point in which he is now basically conscious of himself can he expand his consciousness beyond that point. The Seven Initiations p. 77. See Autonomous Field, Basic point of development. 

Basic structure of the Universe, A positive pole, a negative pole, and the lines of force between the poles. This is the Trinity. Teachers’ Guide (Vol 3) p.9. See Also, Trinity.

Basic Unity, The positive and negative poles of any electromagnetic field. (In any individual field: sacral and conarial axis) Teachers’ Guide (Vol 4) p. 12.

Be-coming / Be-ing, We use this word in reference to the individualizing process respecting consciousness. We say that the process we call growth and development is a continuous becoming. Natural Order Process (Vol 1) p.3. In the Wisdom Teaching the word "Be-ing", in respect to a given individual consciousness, represents the fulfillment of a cycle. "Be-ing" may also be described as that state of identity of the individual with the cosmic process. Ibid p. 3. The all that is has reference to Be-ing; the all that exists has reference to Be-coming. We’re either Be-coming conscious of Be-ing or, after having attained the consciousness of Be-ing, we are active in Be-ing. Studies in Psychotherapy p.143. See Also Atman.

Binah Hebrew, Light Mother Substance. The Christos p. 87. On the Tree of Life the Negative Substance is called Binah. Practices in Individual Development p. 85. On the Tree of Life chart as Negative Substance. Tree of Life p. 41. See Also Aditi, Light Mother Substance, Love, Tree of Life.

Binding Power / Force, The neutron, the binding power between the negatively charged electrons and the positive charged protons. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 149. Kether, on the Tree of Life, a binding force that holds the positive and negative in union. Practices in Individual Development p.86.


The binding power is a power that holds everything together, and when we come down to the human level it is called love. So love is another label for the binding power. The Seven Initiations p. 5. See also Higher Triad, Kether, Love, Neutron.

Biota, Representations of the World-Mother of (colloidal content.) Cosmology p. 60.

Birth, When the configurational process is accompanied by the development of a new psychic nature. Ordinarily, there are two births: being born into the physiological organism and being also born into a new psychic nature. Your real birth is to be born on the Mind level, the birth of the Christos, the eternal birth. Practice of the Way p. 63. 

Birth of the Christ (conscious state), Signalized by the separation in consciousness of Mind from the psychic nature. The Christos p. 23. "Passing beyond" control by the genetrix into Light’s Regions where control of the genetrix becomes one of the functions of Be-ing. The First Crossing p. 105.


With the awakening of spiritual consciousness, the journey is begun. Bible Lessons p. 35. The Power-to-be-conscious fully awakened, fully aware of Itself means to be Born. A Description of the Psychic World p. 112.

Brahma, Sanskrit for the (Hindu) Creator. A part of a three-in-one God-head: Bhrama, Vishnu, Shiva. These are fundamental forces that can be thought of, described, etc., as vital, fundamental facts respecting the dynamic process we call this world, this universe, the cosmos, etc. ... Man represents the Brahma phase of the function representing this dynamic world in which we are integrated. Vishnu represents the sustaining (preserving) power and Shiva the transforming or destructive power ("Destroyer of old patterns"). Understanding the Psychic Nature (lesson 5)p. 4-6. See Also Shiva, Vishnu.

Black magic, Any practice which influences another against his human will or desire or against the law of his being -- is a step on the Lefthand Path, the path of black magic. Bible Lessons p.8. 


Body of Light, Means the building of a living-matter representation. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 57. Out of the very depths of the elemental force we culminate in the creative process of building the Solar Vesture, the Body of Light. Ibid p. 67. A psychic body and a configurated-self, the synthesis of which represents a person’s highest point of development. The Christos p. 86.

Brotherhood (of man), Members who constitute a brotherhood, meeting in a fourth dimensional way of synchronization and communication in the frequency world. Practice of the Way p. 11. Comprehends a wide range from babies to adults, with the adults spoken of as Adepts having the consciousness of responsibility for the babies in the brotherhood of humanity. No objective reference can be given to such a conception of a brotherhood. Teachers’ Guide (Vol 3) p.70.

Caduceus, (The staff of Hermes) symbolizes the awakening of force in the generative center and the continuance of that force through the process of awakening and the developing of the other four centers, making five in all. The completion of the journey is labeled the Chrestos. And then awakening of the speirema. Teachers’ Guide (Vol 4) p.23. Two lines running from the genital center to the pituitary or Ajna center. These two lines are diagrammatic of a positive and negative current. Practices in Individual Development p. 53.    See Also Force Centers, Staff of Hermes.

Causal Vehicle, the When Mind-substance (chittakasa) is focused by consciousness into an individualized sphere and may be considered with respect to the Master-self as the ‘physical body is to the elemental-self. The Natural Order Process (Vol 2) p.37.

Central Sun of all Existences, The Son or the Son of the Union, which the configuration of the whole cosmos or cosmic process eventuates. The First Crossing p. 46.

Ceremonial Ray, Means order, on the higher levels. Everything has its order and is in its place to one on the Ceremonial ray. The Seven Rays of Development p. 25. The combination of 1 + 2 + 3: 6, but seventh in the order of the rays. Ibid p. 5

Chakras, The force centers are functional foci of the power of consciousness. Teachers’ Guide (Vol 2) p. 7. Foci or force centers. Ibid p. 15.


The centers of force through which and by means of which the creative process on all levels and in every respect is brought about. Ibid (Vol 4) p. 10.


The psychic nature is characterized by five force centers: The genital center, the solar center, the heart center, the throat center, and the center in the forehead. Practices in Individual Development p. 4. In every human being are seven centers activated by the forces and powers of universal life, and through this activation, all the operations of his being -- physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual - are maintained. Bible Lessons p. 79. See Also: Force Centers, Four Somatic Divisions of Man. 

Change over, the That part of you which continues and endures through all the cyclic process of birth, death, and birth again, the Real Self, will cause an alternation, a rhythm between the positive and the negative within the Self in which it is functioning. For a cycle of seven times round, you will manifest a female body (representation of the negative principal) and next seven times round in a male body (representation of the positive principal). The change over is the point where the cycle begins to alternate. It is observable in women as traits manifesting as aggressive and positive, losing feminine touches or interests, and becoming more masculine. In men as growing more gentle and feminine, leaning more and more to the aesthetic, etc. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 103.

Character, The guna or quality predominant in the urge or drive, is determined by the area, meaning the center in the psychic nature from which the urge originates. ... once these various gunas or types of urge, the drive-force, have been differentiated and sharply so, then the substituted or compensatory forms of expressions, etc., can be determined by the fixation factors in the psyche. All these unfinished experiences in past incarnations constitute the weaker points; like the weak link of a chain. Teachers’ Guide (Vol 1) p.48.

Chasm, the See Abyss, the

Chaos, Whenever the positive and negative are not in union... wherever there is a field, we have order ... cosmos. The First Crossing p. 45.

Chela, Disciple, Veil of Maya p. 56.

Chemo-synthetical Adaptation to environment, The Power-to-be-conscious can develop the Mother substance to suit any environment (different kinds of configurations in order to be. Expanding States of Self-awareness p. 29-32.

Children of the Light, The Logoi, those who walk in the Light, those who are conscious of the Light of the logos. Teachers’ Guide (Vol 4) p. 60.

Chitta, To the seer, means an energy field in which the individualized consciousness functions in all of those respects we label sentient, intelligible, mind substance, etc. The Natural Order Process (Vol 2) p.70 See Also Mind Substance.

Chittakasa, Mind substance or mental space, the lowest level or vehicle of the Master-self, and also spoken of as "the internal organ of thought." The Natural Order Process (Vol 2) p.36. See Also Energy-waves and frequencies.

Chokmah, The Positive Power, the power of Saturn. The Christos p. 87.  See Also Positive Power, Tree of Life.

Chokmah-Binah, The primal dichotomy, original atom: one electron, one proton, Purusha-Prakriti, or Father-Mother God. The First Crossing p. 67.

Chrestos / Christ / Christos, Derived from the Egyptian: Karacas, Karcas, Krst: meant the anointing of the mummies. (Anointing of the carcass). The Greeks used the word Christos for the force, power, or energy which motivates Mind substance, Chittakasa or Manas, Mind as distinct from the mental functions or cortical functions of the psychic nature. Chrestos was used for the naming, quickening, and awakening power which takes place in the psychic nature at the birth of that power. Christ means a quickening, a Light, a higher and more expanding state of consciousness that accompanies the Light when it breaks in you. The Christos p. 25 ff. When we meet a quickening, an awakening power of Light; on the Mind Level, we label that the Christos. Ibid p. 42 The down flowing stream from the throne (Middle Pillar of the Tree of Life) the allegory of Christ entering the temple of God...expurgation of all that is not of Light’s Regions. Understanding the Psychic Nature (Lesson 5), p. 3. The Mind level or a Christ-conscious Being. The First Crossing p.86. The Power of the Christos is symbolized by the All-seeing Eye. Ibid p. 97. The Universal Light, the aggregate of the seven streams (rays of development) of life. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 101. Horus (Egyptian), The Son of Isis and Osiris. Teachers’ Guide (Vol 3) p.48. Chrestos: The process of awakening and the developing of the other four force centers and the completion of the journey, making five, symbolized by the Caduceus, the Staff of Hermes. ibid (Vol 4) p. 23. The Power from the Mind Level. The Practice of the Way p. 48.

Church, A label for The Field or group consciousness. The First Crossing p. 77.

Circle, Represents the Unmanifest because it has no beginning and no end, represents the undifferentiated, unbroken continuity of consciousness in its absolute state of Self-awareness. Bible Lessons p. 96.

Clairvoyant, Means "clear seeing", i.e. clear of the veil of Maya. Veil of Maya p. 33. Extended vision. The First Crossing p. 81. The sharpness and clarity of perception on the Mind level. Studies in Psychotherapy p.44.

Colloid, The etheric world, level, body, substance, etc. Teachers’ Guide (Vol 4) p.27. From the Greek word for glue. Permeable membranes. Cosmology p. 61. See Also Etheric.

Communal Adjustment, Represents the feeling that I have that I belong. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 151.

Compassion, Is breadth and depth and height of understanding, and it doesn’t have any forgiveness or love either in it. Teachers’ Guide (Vol 3) p. 22.

Conarium / Conarial center, That point (that the Master makes with the ‘outer’ man) of contact in the head center. Self-Mastery Through Meditation p.82. The Crown Center, the Thousand Petaled Lotus. Practices in Individual Development p.53. See Also Crown Center.

Configurational process, The motion of consciousness followed through atomic structures, molecular structures to the colloidal point respecting the function - respecting motion of consciousness. Teachers’ Guide (Vol 4) p.40. See Also Cosmic Process, Emergent energy.

Configuration, The configuration is a representation of the pattern; the pattern is a representation of the state in which consciousness is conscious. This is based on the axiomatic assumption that there is a power-to-be-conscious that is indubitable, self-evident, etc. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 123. When we think of the configuration we should think of Light-energy-plasm in one act of consciousness. Self-Mastery Through Meditation p.104. Configurations of units of energy represent this world in which we live, move, and have our existence, and in which the Be-ing - Power-to-be-conscious - functions. The Christos p. 200. See Also Malkuth.

Configurational level, The third level upon which we function described as a configuration of dynamic units of energy. The configuration in which we function, as in a vehicle, is a representation of the state in which the individualized Self is conscious of Itself, plus the qualities in the psychic nature that have obscured that true Higher Self. How to Discipline your Psyche p. 17 (new ed.) (p.19 old ed.) Represents the state of consciousness of the individualizing field, as well as the content of the psychic nature. Expanding States of Self-awareness p.119. See Also Energy World (level).

Configurational world, Light and energy fields, waves, frequencies, patterns, units of energy, etc. Events in a space-time continuum. This world as a configuration of units of energy, a dynamic process, a continuous creating process, etc. The First Crossing p. 100.

Conscience, Your Dharma operating, functionally speaking, in you as a compulsion urge, which when not understood is called conscience. It’s your own inner sense of decency, your own inner sense of fitness of things, and inner sense of feel and consciousness. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 134.

Conscious, Where functioning in the objective manifold becomes conscious....the third and fourth orders of the abstracting process. Teachers’ Guide (Vol 3) p, 37. The act of being conscious means that one is registering frequency or he couldn’t be conscious. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 115.

Conscious functioning, Awakening to the conscious registry of the guna, the quality of energy-forces registered and which we are motivated. This characterizes those who will participate in the New Cycle. The First Crossing p.93.

Consciousness The act of being conscious and being focused and identified with the power with which one is conscious. Teachers’ Guide (Vol 4) p. 7. With the term light as representation of that essential nature which again is labeled, the World Mother or nature. Ibid p. 26. The Self or the Power-to-be-conscious The Christos p. 213. Consciousness is the activity of the Mother (light, energy, living matter, etc.) Expanding States of Self-awareness p. 30.


The act of being aware, Cosmology p. 124. Light, or consciousness, pertains to the negative aspect of the Cosmic Process, which we call the Mother. A Description of the Psychic World p. 83. Jiva (Sanskrit) - Light - energy as a field or as a differentiated sphere. Teachers’ Guide (Vol 1) p. 29. That which is called the Field (it is sentient) is also called consciousness. Ibid (Vol 3) p.61. Consciousness represents the totality, the summum bonum of the essential nature of any given ‘thing’, as well as any given individual. Ibid (Vol 4) p. 5.   See Also Jiva, Light-energy.

Consciousness-light-energy, The essential nature of any given field and therefore every field. Teachers’ Guide (Vol 4) p. 27. See Also Field(s)


Content of the psychic nature, Feeling-images, desire-forms, etc. The First Crossing p. 87.

Context of situation, Environment. A person, if influenced by the waves-frequencies around him. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 29. See Also Environment.

Conversion, A complete reorientation of consciousness from objectivity and the psychic world to the realms of reality, the realm of Beings. The Seven Initiations p. 73.

Cosmic Egg, See Autonomous Field.

Cosmic Process, A representation of the creative forces, the epitomization of the whole creative process of the universe. The First Crossing p.42.

Epitomized by man, in his awakening to Self-awareness portrays its every phase. Ibid p. 83. The way it functions (the cosmic process and every differentiation therein functions likewise according to the whole) ... life facts. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 37. God, the whole cosmic process. Ibid p. 49.


What Plato labeled the Good, we in SNO label the Power-to-be-Conscious ibid p. 143. The process whereby all differentiations, all states of Be-ing in lightergy are reflected in mattergy (energy-living matter configurations). Ibid p. 146.


The natural sequential expansion of a given individual’s consciousness from one state to another representing order. There is an orderly process, rhythm, balance, etc., to structure and function which we label the cosmic process. The Natural Order Process (Vol 1) p. 3. Reality. Ibid p. 19. Each minute area (group of cells) in the physiological organism, represents a correspondence, microcosmic replica, or epitomization of that macrocosmic organism-as-a-whole we call the cosmic process. Ibid (Vol 2) p. 219. The fundamental basis or reality from which abstractions are made. The Christos P. 193. See Also God, Natural Order Process, Triune Man.

Cosmos Order, The First Crossing p.45. The ultimate or highest of all comprehensive spheres. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 5. The all-embracing actuality discovered is the invariant Natural Order Process characterizing life-facts, which in their totality and as a process, we label Cosmos. Self-Mastery Through Meditation p. 9. The word order (Cosmos) signalizes number (as quantity composed of many units, vortices of energy, energy system, etc.), configurational representations, hierarchical systemizations, ensembles, etc. Ibid p. 19. See Also Natural Order Process.

Council, The supreme government of the world -- the hierarchy of supermen known as the Council. Bible Lessons p. 106.

Creation, A static view of the world in which we have our existence from the point of view of the objective manifold of values. The First Crossing p.101. ‘Creation’ was not some happening thousands of years B.C. it is creation is in continuum. Natural Order Process (Vol 1) p. 6. See Also Cosmic Process, Creating process.

Creating process, The beginning of the galaxy is the beginning of a creative process. The Seven Initiations p. 3. An ongoing continuing, dynamic process. Bible Lessons p. 4.

Creative force, That force which motivates every form of expression in the individual’s nature. Teachers’ Guide (Vol 1) p. 35. See Also Motivating principle (Force).

Creative Will, See Atma/Atman

Creptoid states, Projection or dissociation of the consciousness form the physiological organism, also hypnotism, and trance states. Teachers’ Guide (Vol 2) p. 4.

Crossing, A complete reorientation of consciousness from one ‘level’ or state to another ‘level’ or state. The First Crossing p. 4.

Crown Center, See Conarial center

Crystalloidal state, Described as the peripheral boundary of its Field (or a given field) comparable to the expanding and contracting theory of the universe, as is held by some astrophysicists. Cosmology p. 52. Consciousness focused on ‘objects’ and ‘things.’ Teachers’ Guide (Vol 4) p.55. When we condition our minds to think only in terms of consciousness and the states, then we label that phenomenal or objective world as the crystalloidal state, which is transferred to everything else; every other configuration is seen accordingly. Ibid p. 67. See Also Objective world, Phenomenal world.

Crystallization, Trying to maintain the status quo in a dynamic process .... results in: e.g. Hardening of the arteries, ossified bones, arthritis, calcium deposits, etc. Studies in Psychotherapy p.49.

Crucifixion, After it (the generative substance) has been nailed on the cross of matter, it emancipates itself permanently from the Mother principle and becomes a self-luminous, self-rolling Light, becomes fully individualized; It now becomes logos, the reason in its own self for everything of which it is conscious. The Christos p. 11.

Cycles of seven, The perfected individual is androgynous, both male and female in one representation. The cycles of seven is reflected in the process of transference from the positive to the negative poles of its own field or being ... thus seven times round (in palingenesis) manifestation will be female and seven times round male, until the qualities of each become balanced, brought about by the power of equilibrium. The First Crossing p. 28. Also, the seven cycles are described as mileposts in the process of development of each individual: 7 yrs, 14 yrs, 28 yrs, 35 yrs, 42 yrs, 49 yrs, 56 yrs, and 62 yrs, etc. Practices in Individual Development p. 70 ff.

Dance of Kali, The period between the deep unconscious sleep and the awakening, where the mother principle exerts the predominating influence upon the awakening and emerging power-to-be-conscious. The Seven Initiations p. 14.

Dance of Life The Lila, everything is the play of Brahma, which means action. Teachers’ Guide (Vol 3) p.65. See Also, Lila.

Dark Night of the Soul, That cut off feeling and the agony due to the fact that one can no longer integrate, psychologically speaking, and another group had not yet been found to affiliate with. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 63. See Also Gethsemane.

Darkness, The negative pole. Membership Letters (V) p.6.

Death, The entrance into the consciousness of the man state, the lower quaternary, the psychic world, etc. So death means passing beyond, dying to and being born again ... there are two deaths: the first is withdrawal of consciousness from objective identity, functioning in the psychic nature; the second: is the withdrawal from the psychic nature and functioning in the Higher triad. Teachers’ Guide (Vol 2) p. 20. Transition, the aristotelians call death, and after the senses are gone, a reorientation in consciousness takes place ... to the only thing that is real, enduring, and permanent - the Real Self-functioning in the Real World. Practice of the Way p. 24. The transition when the autonomous field withdraws or inbreathes and a disintegration of the configuration takes place is called the first death. Later on, there is the withdrawal of the autonomous field from the psychic nature and the factors, the qualities, the entities break up and go their respective ways ... the second death. Ibid p. 63. The deluge, symbolizes the break up of the psychic nature, the second death. Ibid p. 72. See Also Deluge, the / Transition.

Death of the personality, It is pulling all of the energies, forces, out of the centers which motivate functioning on the psychic level. The application in conscious functioning of that analogy of the grain planted in the earth which "unless it die it bringeth forth no fruit." The First Crossing p. 76. "In an upper room, prepare the last supper." The resurrection of consciousness in the Light. Self-Mastery through Meditation p. 52.

Deliverance, Emancipation; the transvaluation of values, non-identity, etc. or Mukta (Sanskrit) Teachers’s Guide (Vol 1) p. 15. See Also Emancipation, Mukta.

Deluge See Second Death.

Demiurge / Demiurgos, The Grand Architect of the Universe. Teachers’ Guide (Vol 4) p. 27. The emerging Power-to-be-conscious, Logos, Demiurgos, to use three labels for that which is emerging out of the Mater of the Cosmic Process. Membership Letters (II) p. 3. See Also Arche, Logos, Real Self, Sa-Guna Brahma.

Descending process (arc), Described as an infoldment (infolding process), an involution, a metamorphosis of light into energy, energy into living matter, of the evolutionary process. The First Crossing p. 66.

Infolding of the Positive Power into Mother Substance. Ibid p.83.  The unconscious. Self-Mastery through Meditation p. 89. An individual has an aeonian past, which can be described as the descending arc through successive differentiations until the final, ultimate, autonomous field has become differentiated. Teachers’ Guide (Vol 1) p. 30. See Also Ascending arc.

Desire, The power with which consciousness works on the higher levels is reflected in the psychic nature and is labeled desire. Teachers’ Guide (Vol 2 ) p. 33. See Also Psychic Nature.

Destiny, Two types: Created and Self-created. Created destiny is when your latitude of choices are shaped by your polarized thoughts and other influences that influence you hour by hour, day by day, week by week, month by month, year by year. Thus you build your destiny. A synonym is karma, The way you work, consciously or unconsciously. Self-Created or Discovered destiny is that which is buried in matter and is that eternal Power-to-be-conscious struggling and working to pip its shell and become conscious of itself. .... that destiny is the real purpose of it all, to be conscious of that is our real destiny, to be conscious of the Self. Practices in Individual Development p. 13 ff . See Also Karma, Sortem Suam Quisque Amet.

Detachment, In the political situations of the U.S., we are admonished to retain the position of the witness, the onlooker with great love that enfolds and encompasses all creatures - great compassion that is neither indifference nor involvement. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 4) p. 52.

Deva / Deva line, We consider the deva line of development an exception to the emergent process in the human line, which proceeds from lowly forms - the animal world and below - into the man-state and beyond. The Deva Line of Development p. 1. Called angels in the Christian Bible. Devas who have incarnated in human form have been called "Heaven-born ones," but could also be applied to those who have never been in human form. Ibid p. 17.


They configurate on the etheric plane. They are free from the "weight" of physical substance. To move, they focus on that frequency and they are there. Understanding the Psychic Nature Lesson 13, p.4. Those who belong to the deva world must develop the psyche the same as those who belong to the human line must develop the psyche before they can leave that point in the cyclic process. The deva line is a parallel line of evolution. The First Crossing p. 70. They are called psychic, ‘intuitional’ people; they are called clairvoyants because they see colors and lights and forms, they are called creators of beauty; by their nature, they are creative. Ibid p. 73 ff. The Deva is easily controlled and the most powerful influence which can be developed for an individual. Their world is complete harmony; music; peace; therefore they do not build up any resistance. Devas much attach themselves to a higher developed one, whether from the human line or another line of evolution. They can function in frequency just as the fish can function in water. Harmony and love are more important to them than food to the objective conscious man. They draw support and sustenance and energy and life from the aura, the field of a higher developed one and they grow by reason of that. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 2) p. 21. See Also Angels of Light.

Devachan, That state of the Master’s consciousness upon the Mind-level into which one passes when deprived of his psychic ‘body’. It is of a higher order in the process of abstracting, as well as in experience, than the described psychic-level concept of heaven. True "heaven-world" of the Master; which is recognized as "the goal" on the part of many of the sons of man. The Natural Order Process (Vol 2) p. 91.

Development, The process of unfolding into conscious the orders of life from the "kingdom" (Malkuth) of the Tree of Life to the Crown (Kether). The natural order or cosmic process. The First Crossing p. 46. The transference of identity from one level to another level which constitutes the individualizing process. Teachers Guide (Vol 4) p. 50. See Also Growth, Expansion, Individualizing Process, Natural Order Process.

Devil, An invention my men that they might have more security and pleasure; out of effort to avoid that which hurts, as an evolutionary motive, a personified evil. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 99. The personification of the powers of darkness. These powers are the emanations of humanity, both incarnate and discarnate. Bible Lessons p. 44.

Devotion Ray, The fifth ray of development but the sixth outpouring of force from the Central Sun. It is a welling up of within us a Power, a force of devotion to IT and to the representations of our state of consciousness which symbolize IT. A force within us that we already have and that force stems right back into the ray flowing forth from the Logos, the stream of force in waves-frequencies that we break into and register, which motivates us. The Seven Rays of Development p. 5. One on this ray is a preserver of the factors and values that have gone into a given culture. Patriotism, the devotional attitude. Ibid p. 25.

Descent of the Host/Fire, When one completely finishes the regenerative process, there is a flowing downward form "on high" of the "divine Shakti", and all of the centers become still more purified by that "descent of the fire." The Natural Order Process (Vol 2) p. 110.

Dharma, The Law of individual Being. When the emergent process of the Power (to-be-conscious) asserts itself strongly to become self-sufficient, individualized. Understanding the Psychic Nature (Lesson 11) p. 1 ff.


The bounden duty which one owes to his ‘deeper’ or ‘higher’ Self. "The spirit of the Lord within his soul." The First Crossing p. 6 ff. That which precedes and supersedes all moral codes. The higher motivating force flowing from the intrinsic Self. Intrinsically each occupies or represents a point in a vast scheme of growth-development, a cosmic process and relative to the precise point, state, state, that a given individual occupies there is, at that point, the creative forces of the process itself operating in him which becomes a compulsion urge which he must obey. Studies in Psychotherapy p.132. Bounden duty; function with respect to a given sphere or field; work to do with respect to a given cycle. Natural Order Process (Vol 1) p.4. See Also Law of Individual Being.

Diakinesis, A dual-action; a split into two equal divisions of any force. Cosmology p. 58.


Diamond Light, The Light, ‘division of the Mother is altogether too brilliant to reflect or to function as a reflector. Those who have seen the Diamond Light (not the highest aspect) have experienced a psychic shock producing excruciating pain. The First Crossing p. 86. Above the Second Crossing, there are several differentiated regions of Light: Diffused Light, Diamond Light, and Supernal Light. The Diamond Light is pure, un-reflected Light, very painful, and of a very high frequency. Self-Mastery Through Meditation p. 100. The Arche, The Great Christos, or Archetypal Gods. Ibid p. 109. In the Vedic system of teachings it was labeled Indra. The Diamond Light is of such incredible sharpness that as long as we function in the objective state, the objective manifold of values, we have to leave it out. It’s too intense for the neural system, that means independently of the physiological organism, then can we safely open consciousness on the level of the Diamond Light. Practice of the Way p.30 ff. See Also Arche, Light’s Regions.

Dianetics, A psycho-logical ‘system’ based upon cellular impression, memory, reaction, etc. The Christos p. 174. See Engram.

Diffused Light, Like electricity which is a grosser form of the configurational energy world, e.g. Electric welding spark. Practice of the Way p. 31. After the Second Crossing into the region of Mind. Self-Mastery Through Meditation p.101. See Also Light’s Regions.

Dissociation Projection, A lapse of consciousness on the objective side but there is a dissociation of the psychic nature from the configurational self. Going out of your body. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 82 ff.

Divine Mind The Greater Self, Infinite Intelligence, as a universalized state. The process of developing the Self as an Idea; the Power-to-be-conscious becoming conscious of itself as a Be-ing. How to Discipline your Psyche p. 10 ff. See Also Greater Self, Logos.

Dream Images, Those pictures, and images which are not sharply edged. Clearly defined in the consciousness -- and therefore do not appear substantive are called, in the objective manifold-of-values, psychic pictures, psychic images, dream pictures, the dream fabric, etc. The First Crossing p. 99. See Also Psychic images.

Dreams, The basis for dreams are unfulfilled, creative responses and urges, irrespective of the reason for the non-fulfillment of those creative urges. Not carried out because of censorship, belonging to your objective level, your private world, mentalized values about this and that, and about codes, ethics, rules, regulations, etc. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 87.

Dual throng, Polar opposite words such as hot-cold, high-low, far-near, etc. The First Crossing p. 98.

Duration, The continuation of Be-ing. "State or quality of lasting." Natural Order Process (Vol 1) p.4.

Dweller on the Threshold, A thought-form created by man since his first appearance in physical form. It is a composite of personal wilings, human determinations, selfish desires, elemental-self indulgences, etc. It is created by the elemental-self and not by the Master-self. It shows up when aspires to function on the Mind-level of the Master-self and can only be dissipated by a supreme exertion of will. The Natural Order Process (Vol 2) p. 64. The lower psyche with its content which rises up to bar the way to Light’s Regions. It is the censor which prevents one, in a state of objective identification, from being aware of the content of his lower psyche. The First Crossing p. 88. All of the past, the destiny (that each has created) rolled up into the "now," confronts us. Practices in Individual Development  p. 17. The acquired and cultivated qualities of all the past, the ensemble of all the desirings, lovings, and thinkings. Ibid p. 39. A materialization of all your past thoughts and desires. Bible Lessons p. 45.

Dynamic processes Events The First Crossing p.101. We call this world an energy world or a dynamic process. 


Guide (Vol 2) p.47. See Also Energy World, ‘thing’ & ‘object’




Earth, The basic elemental force. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 120. Earth is the symbol for Nature’s formative forces. The Christos p. 18. The earth symbolizes the configurational aspect of man, a dynamic process. The Seven Initiations p.32. See Also Elemental forces, Nature’s Formative Forces.

Ego/ego, Ego is a synonym for Monad. This egocentralizing force, sense, or tendency in the consciousness becomes the ego. Bible Lessons p. 99. (e)go is that sense of I-am-I-ness. Studies in Psychotherapy p.31. That sense of self identity within the frame of reference of identification of images appearing substantive. Ibid p. 47. The personality is only an abstraction from points of reference within the race psyche, oversoul or group field. Intensify that abstraction until the I-am-I sense that we label ego is developed. Ibid p.115.

The personality pattern that has now become formed. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 2) p.5. The sense of personality is due to a focalization in consciousness of a number of frequency relationships; that is, wave-frequency contacts -- rapports, desires, communal interests, love attractions, etc. The First Crossing p. 8. Consciousness of I-am-I-ness The Christos p. 93. The ego is a pseudo-individual, not a true individual, it is a reflected individual. Ibid p. 111. See Also Monad, Personality Pattern.

Egocentric, The motivating urge in the pursuit of profit, pleasure in extended sense gratifications, etc. The First Crossing p. 24.

Egoism / Egotism, Egoism is the quality of consciousness to become self-centered, a little self, a personal self, or the self that means the person, persona, the mask that we put on in the drama of life. In the early stages (of development), the mental processes accentuate ego centralization, egocentrism, egoism. Egotism is a label symbolizing ignorance. It is a defense mechanism to cover up a lack. Practice of the Way p.55.

Einsteinian Age, The most significant change in cultural thinking when the dramatic effects and considerations of the atomic bomb have passed away and we are more familiar with atomic power in commerce and trade, in the motive power of our facilities, the light, and heating of the homes, propulsion, etc. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 2) p.50. 

Electromagnetic field, Consists of three factors: a positive pole, a negative pole, and the lines of force between the poles. This is the basic structure of the universe. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 3) p. 9. It is not possible to treat the electromagnetic field as separate from matter. Ibid (Vol 4) p.1. The positive and negative poles are labeled the basic unity. Ibid p.12. The lines of force describe a pattern. Upon the pattern of the flowing lines of force (the pattern of the field) between the positive and the negative pole, energy emerges. Studies in Psychotherapy p.149. 

Elemental field, The motivating force, energy, by which the elementalistic person functions. Studies in Psychotherapy p.28.

Elemental forces Spirits, autonomous fields. Formerly symbolized as: Salamanders (fire spirits), Sylphs (air spirits), Undines (water spirits), Pixies & Gnomes (Earth spirits) These describe resonant qualities of wave-frequencies. Practice of the Way p.64. See Also Spirits.

Elemental, formative forces See Instincts

Electron, Symbol for all emergent quanta respecting energy, a single electron is a quantum of energy. (A particle of negative charge) Teachers’s Guide (Vol 4) p. 40.

Elemental self, A composite of desire - and thought-forms developed out of identifications with objects of sense and representing a synthesis of forces diverted from the (potential) Master-self. The Natural Order Process (Vol 2) p.11. "Bundle" of delusional evaluations and self-created semantic reactions born of identity with sense faculties and ‘objects’, comprehending also the formative forces by which they are motivated. Ibid p. 33. See Also Psychic nature.

Elohim, Logos is another term. The Greeks called the Only Begotten Son "Logos" and if we understood resonance to its ultimate, intrinsic nature, then we could substitute the label "Word" for Logos. "In the beginning was the Word." Membership Letters (V) p. 2. See Also Logos.

Emancipation, The pivotal point, deliverance, Mukta (Sanskrit); transvaluation of values, non-identity. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 1) p. 15. See Also Mukta.

Emergent energy, Whirls on the lines of force on the pattern of a field which flow from the negative to the positive pole. A part of the configuration process. Studies in Psychotherapy p.7. See Also Configuration, Configurating process.

Emergent process, The emergence of the Power-to-be-conscious from the inconscient Mother substance. The First Crossing p. 99.

En Rapport (French), A relationship between individualized fields that is so close that it can be seen as well as felt. It is a blending of auras, the blending of vibrations, the blending and synchronization of frequencies. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 3) p. 40.

Engram, From Dianetics (Scientology) ... The ability of cells of an organism - within a very narrow range of frequencies - to receive and retain effects of stimuli. The basis of psychometry (registration upon consciousness at the cellular level.) The Christos p. 174. See Also Psychometry

Energy, A unit of energy is called an electron. Healing Technic p.11. ‘Matter’. Every ‘thing’ that you can point to is called energy, ‘thing’ represents energy in configuration; a dynamic energy-process. The Natural Order Process (Vol 1) p. 18. That which Heraclitus called primary substance or fire is now labeled energy. Ibid p. 146. Energy is characterized by gunas or qualities, and we have three primary gunas or qualities; these represent the kinds, the characteristic types of ‘matter’ with which the psychic nature is built. Energy is built upon the lines of force of the field. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 2) p. 26 - 32.

Energy world, The lunar cycle; the development of the lower psyche and the higher psyche is called the lunar cycle because we operate in the reflected light only. Before the Second Crossing into the Real Light. Self-Mastery Through Meditation p. 100. What we call this world is an energy world, a dynamic process. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 2) p. 47. The energy world level is designated as the configurational representation. Practice of the Way p. 26. See Also Dynamic process, Gunas, Lunar Cycle, Reflected light.

Environment, Context of situation. A person is motivated by forces and energies according to his background, context of situation. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 29. The non-aristotelian attitude is always in terms of fields, in terms of qualities, gunas of the field respecting both hereditary and environment; the qualities of the physiological organism, or/and the field which is called environment. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 1) p. 33. A frequency field considered from the energy-world level; environmental surround and what elicits and quickens one’s latent potentials, abilities and forces. Practice of the Way p. 19. See Also Context of situation.

Epistemology, Word knowing. Lower manas, accumulation of ‘facts’ pertaining to that under investigation, concepts derived from observation, etc., but not necessarily knowing anything about the essence, the creative life-forces, oneness in an overall organism-as-a-whole process of emergence out of the nescience into the Light. The Seven Rays of Development p. 15. Epistemological knowledge is based upon manufacturing concepts about that which has been received via light-energy frequency registration. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 115.

Epoptai / Epopté, The stage of development in which we have arrived at the cleared spot in the North Half (of the psychic nature); those with their eyes open. Everything we are conscious of this state is characterized by union. We recognize the Power-to-be-conscious in everything we experience. But at the same time, we feel the presence of the Mother. The Power and the Mother are united in our awareness. We are recognizing the fusion of the positive power and the negative substance and functioning in the awareness of it. Expanding States of Self-awareness p.111. Having one’s eyes open; clearly grasping this world as a dynamic configurational representation of Reality, and the phenomenal aspect as thingified images in the psychic nature. The First Crossing p. 100. 

Equilibrium, The power of balance, a cosmic force. The power of equilibrium unifies and develops order in generation. Practice of the Way p. 62.

Eros, Love with more of a sexual connotation. How to Discipline your Psyche p.35 (p. 31 New Ed.). See Also Agape/Love.

Essential Self, Described as a differentiating process in the Light Mother. Practice of the Way p. 70.

Eternal Quest, The search for "something beyond" all of that of which one is conscious. Self-Mastery Through Meditation p. 9.

Eternity, The absence of time. Expanding States of Self-awareness p.30.

Ethereans, A vast range, orders upon orders, from nature spirits through to the devas or Angelic Hosts. The First Crossing p.76. There are hosts of those in the process of becoming conscious of the self, of their individualized Be-ing in living matter. We label those etherians the heaven-born ones, and a very few of them cross over and take incarnation as earth-born but there are hosts and hosts of them that never cross over. They're called the angels or the devas and their configuration which we call the Malkuth --their furthest out before their return in our up is the etheric substance. Fire in the Heart of the Atom p.1. See Also Angels, Devas, Heaven Born Ones.

Etheric structure, See Vital Dynamism

Etheric world, The colloidal field, between the molecular and cellular structures, the ‘gate-way’ into the psychic world. (Etheric is a word without a referent, an old aristotelian term.) Teachers’s Guide (Vol 4) p.27. 

Etheric substance, Etheric substance is the link between the energy world and configurating teleplasm; it reflects the patterns, archetypes from the energy world into the form-building, plasmic state. An ensemble of reflected patterns, it transmits images from the energy world to the form-building world (psychic nature). Expanding States of Self-awareness p. 53. Etheric substance condenses, so to speak; it configurates into what is called teloplasm or ectoplasm, then protoplasm and cytoplasm, the substance of cellular structures. A Description of the Psychic World p. 23. It is the carrier and reflector of gunas in the psychic nature. As carriers of the guna energy-waves, organic functional processes on the physiologicl level are affected, harmoniously or disturbingly. As reflector, etheric substance mirrors psychic radiations of other persons, environmental vibrations, group and race psyche influences, etc. The First Crossing p. 81. Electronics, sonics, radio, radar, electromagnetic field physics, energy-waves, and frequencies, etc. ibid p. 84. Vital dynamism, the vital principal; a segment of the metamorphosing process of light into energy, energy into living-matter, the segment of Mother substance which lies between the energy world and teloplasm, protoplasm, living-matter. Practices in Individual Development p. 13. 

Ethnological field, The race psyche, a given race consciousness: e.g. German, Italian, etc. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 151. See Also Race psyche.

Events Dynamic processes. In our course of development, we will begin to perceive living in a dynamic energy world, peopled with dynamic processes (called events). The First Crossing p.101.

Evil, Evil is expressing a degree of naturalness that one has outgrown. The Natural Order Process (Vol 2) p.39. The evolutionary process described as expanding awareness, a process of synthesis of experience. Practice of the Way p. 91. The end of which will be characterized by the use of the mental functions to formulate mental constructs perfect and true to the natural order of the cosmic process. Ibid p.45. Growth and development of the whole race. The Christos p. 55. The transfiguration process in the ascending phase. Ibid p. 90. The expanding process of successive states of Self-awareness. The goal is formlessness, or freedom from the ‘objective’, as well as other tangible manifestations and identification therewith. The Natural Order Process (Vol 2) p.94. See Also Cosmic process, Expanding Awareness.

Existence, To stand out; is all representation of the state in which the Power is becoming conscious. A Description of the Psychic World p. 54.

Expanding Awareness, See Evolutionary process.

Expurgation The casting out of those forces and energies which cannot be used in the individualizing process, or in the building of the new solar vesture. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 4) p. 36. See Also Psychic Nature.

Extensional, The referent for non-dogmatic, non-opinionated, non-critical attitude, charitableness, and compassionateness. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 3) p. 22.

Faith, "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Our sense of the essential rightness of all that is the result of an inner knowledge, though that knowledge may not yet be a realization perceptible to our mental faculties. Bible Lessons p. 63.

Father in Heaven Another term for the "Only Begotten" or Logos. See Also Individualizing process, Logos.

Father Principle, The forces, energies, etc., of the cosmic sphere, called God, cannot be known except as, by, or in the substance of the solar sphere; i.e., the Father can be known only by the activity - waves and frequencies - of the Mother. Self-Mastery Through Meditation p.72. See Also Brahma, Cosmic Field, God.

Field(s), Where consciousness functions in a substance differentiated from other substances. Substance = anything that represents light or the substance in which the wave and frequency called light operates down to living matter, cytoplasm, ectoplasm, etheric substance -- living matter. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 123. Each field has its positive and negative poles or charge with a flow of forces in between. Upon the lines of force, the pattern of the field, energy emerges. Ibid p. 149. The essential nature of any given field and therefore of every field is characterized by that which we label consciousness-light-energy ... the sentient nature. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 4) p. 27. See Also Consciousness-light-energy.

Fifth principle/precept Manas, the actuating principle of the chittakasa. The Natural Order Process (Vol 2) p.36. Fifth precept: Meditatively study analogical representations of the world of reality. Practice of the Way p. 21.

Fire, Symbolic of the dynamism of the autonomous field. The First Crossing p. 66. Symbolic of frequency, activity, and life-giving force, or Nature’s formative forces. The Christos p. 21. See Also Nature’s formative forces.

First Atom, The Hydrogen: One electron, one proton -- exemplifies the original and primal dichotomy, Chokmah-Binah, Purusha-Prakriti, Or Father-Mother God. The First Crossing p. 67.

First Crossing, The first thing that signalizes one making the First Crossing is to find and uncover, or discover, the motivating forces which activate, motivate everything experienced, so-called without and so-called within. The First Crossing p. 39. He just wakes up and discovers that he is motivated by all sorts of influences, even elemental substances, nature’s formative forces, the earth? He becomes conscious of the frequency by which he is motivated. Ibid. p. 75.

So that which represents what we label the First Crossing is not only to come out from the ‘objective world’ -- the nether world, limited to sense registry, formulated images appearing substantive and values given thereto--but also to come out from giving value to any formulated image whether it appears substantive or not. That is we abandon psychic phenomena completely. ibid p. 94. We are going to treat the lower and higher psychic world in the form of grosser energy (Longer wave and less number of frequencies per unit of time) converted into finer forms of energy, but all the time-oriented to the energy and its guna until the psyche can be clarified of all lower guna quality and is so clear that it can reflect the Mind, the Power of the Christos, the Eye, the All-Seeing I. Ibid p. 97. Accomplishing this at-one-ness ibid p. 101. That dawning culminating in consciousness signalizes the First Crossing, e.g. the third and fourth levels of abstracting. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 3) p. 39. The movement of consciousness from its peripheral state to its Self sans state. Ibid (Vol 4) p. 69. The point where we cross over from the mentalized, private world into the Real World. Practice of the Way p. 91.

First Precept, Grant freedom to each and claim freedom for yourself. Granting freedom means letting go and surrendering which is a force, a faculty, an aptitude which one has to cultivate until he can let everyone go. Granting freedom to each and everyone with whom we are in association. Practice of the Way p. 2.


Force Centers, That which determines the level upon which one functions, whether or not the instincts, feelings, desires, emotions, or thinkings function, is the degree of force released from the five force centers in the structure of the psychic nature. Objectively speaking there are five: the genital center, solar center, heart center, throat center, and the center in the middle of the forehead - the pituitary center. Those five pertain to the psychic nature. The centers at the base of the spine and the crown of the head pertain to the differentiated field in Light’s substance and do not pertain to the psychic nature at all. Practice of the Way p.73. There are twelve of these Seals or centers through which, when completely developed and organized, the controlling sun-like God or Luminous Self exercises directives to the many other force centers - 144,000 in all. When the Gnosis(Knowledge) was hidden and given only in allegory, parable, symbolical representation, etc., these were called 12 disciples, apostles; described as the 12 labors of Hercules; 12 astrological divisions; 12 tribes of Israel, etc. Self-Mastery Through Meditation p.31. In meditation, one starts with focusing his energy in the genital center(Adhishthana) or where he can sense his energy residing and begin to focus attention a short distance above that center until he can sense the energy flowing to the next center, e.g. the Solar(Manipuraka) center, then in the same fashion, moving upward to the Heart(Anahata), Throat(Vishuddi or Pharyngeal) center, the head centers(Ajna or Cavernous, Pituitary), and the top of the head(Sahasrara or Conarial), and beyond, at that point, the energy may descend swiftly to the base of the spine(Muladhara or Sacral); thus awakening the kundalini force which opens all the centers. Membership Letters (III) p. 5.

Focalizations of the seven major streams of the World-mother are represented by the seven chakras, seals, or force-centers. See chart on page 59 The Natural Order Process (Vol 2). See Chakras.

Force, motivational The force with which a given person is motivated does not originate within that person. It originates in that in which he is integrated on the frequency side. He is motivated by forces and energies according to his background, to the context of situation (‘environment’). Studies in Psychotherapy p. 29. See Also Context of situation.

Force of Darkness, The obscuration by excessive cultivation of the feeling-images, desire-forms, thought-pictures, etc., in generation to the degree that these magnetic forces in these images, forms, etc., have become entities of an obsessional nature and have taken over the psychic nature of the many. These ‘things’ once established hate the Light and the Truth. The First Crossing p. 87.

Four Elements Symbolical of the transfigurational process, a transfiguration of living matter substances into energy and energy into light. Fire to air, air to water, water to earth; earth to water, water to air, air to fire. Fire = electricity. Air = gas ( the first atom, hydrogen). Earth = any configuration of units of energy. Water = the psychic nature, psychic forces, the unconscious The First Crossing p. 66 ff In olden times called spirits. Spirits = autonomous fields (field physics). Fire = salamanders (high band-pass, e.g. beyond visible light. Air = Sylphs. Water = Undines. Earth = Gnomes & Pixies. There is a resonant guna, characterizing wave-frequency represented by each of these elements. Out of these qualities we build into the psychic nature with which we affinitize that with which we are synchronized, cultivate. These are the elemental forces making up the psychic nature. Practice of the Way p.64. Those four (elements: fire (sun), air, water, earth) contribute their quota to the configurating process and the configuration. The Christos p. 18. In a description of the 3d. degree: Earth = his configurational level of consciousness; water = his psychic world; air= his mental and intellectual world; fire = the spirit itself. See Also autonomous field, Cosmic process, Spirits.

Four levels of functioning, The highest level = the individualizing process going on in Mind level (the lowest of Light’s Regions)(spirit). The second level = the psychic world (the ensemble of forces which motivate our feelings, desirings, and thinkings) ( it is a synthesis of energies, each one which is characterized by wave frequency.) The third level = the configurational level (represents the state of consciousness of the individualizing field, as well as the content of the psychic nature.) The fourth level = Conglomerate of abstractions which are derived from the other three levels. (A mentalized private world, abstractions from the configurational world plus the values give to those images and the focused psychic force on those values giving them a life of their own and we identify with those images and values. Expanding States of Self-awareness p.118 These four levels are: the mental, frequency registration, the psychic nature and the Noetic Mind. Practice of the Way p. 45. ‘Levels’ = the states in which a given person is conscious; states of consciousness. Ibid p. 51.

Four Somatic Divisions, Correspond to the four elements (Fire, Air, Water, and Earth ... Head, Heart, Navel, and Genital centers). How to Discipline the Psyche p. 9 ff. Level 1 = Field plus configuration (Power-to-be-conscious plus representation of its state. Level 2 = structure plus function (the foci of energy or forces, the nadi or channels). Level 3 = Psychic nature (gunas ‘in’ feelings, desires, thoughts, etc. (Reflected force of consciousness plus semantic reactions). Level 4 = The maya -- ‘physical’ existence (manifold of values evolved out of identity with images appearing substantive.) The Four Somatic Divisions of Man p. 3. 

Fourth Cycle, The cycle of Man or Mind. The First Crossing p. 68

The fourth level of the abstracting process The ability to distinguish one of a class. Functioning on the fourth level means to consciously register the frequencies and at the same instant consciously differentiate respecting its level (wave and # of frequencies per unit of time & to consciously know the gunas) . Teachers’s Guide (Vol 3) p. 35. See Also Conscious Abstracting.

Fourth Degree of Initiation, Indicated by a change in values, (Amoral); change in space/time functioning, (Sees time spatially; all is now); expanded consciousness to the psychic world. The Seven Initiations Lesson 7.

Fourth precept, (Precepts in Practice of the Way); Practice describing the meaning signified or symbolized by each word used. Practice of the Way p. 14.

Freedom, Is the emergence of the Power-to-be-conscious from the domination of the influence of the Mother. Understanding the Psychic Nature (Lesson 7) p. 4.

Frequency, Light-energy waves and frequencies. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 109. We use the word frequency to comprehend both the wave and the number of waves per unit of time and group the two as the referent for the word frequency. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 3) p. 5. 

Frequency registration, Represents the first level removed from the private world, from the objective manifold of values. The first level we break into when we discover the real world in which we are integrated; a function of the lowest level of the real world. Practice of the Way p. 57. You can’t register a frequency unless a similar quality is in yourself (axiomatic). The Christos p. 136 See Also Four levels of functioning.

Function, Represents the activity of substance, action of light-energy, natural activity or action, called the nature of the event, of Cosmos, etc. It is described in terms of wavelengths and frequencies. Self-Mastery Through Meditation p. 19.

Functional force, The functional aspect of the process-as-a-whole in which we are respectively integrated is called the Holy Spirit or the Holy Ghost. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 4) p.49. See Also Holy Spirit.

Functional level In the intrinsic nature, which we very often designate the consciousness of the Self in its own field. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 3) p. 43. See Also Intrinsic level.

Functional progress, The Journey in terms of transference of or in identification from one state to another. (There are seven of them e.g. Plant, vegetable, animal, the man, the Angel, The Christos (Archangel), Logoic , and God.) Self-Mastery Through Meditation p. 29. See Also Journey.

Fundamental reality, Is ALL IN ALL; It is that from which everything else emerges. It is undifferentiated, yet it is not void. Self-Mastery Through Meditation p. 88. Respecting a given person three levels constitute the fundamental reality: The Real Self, the personality, and the configurational self. Practice of the Way p. 23.

Garden of Aaru, (Eden, Gods) Represents the state of the completely purified psychic nature along with the clear reflection of the psychic consciousness of Light’s Regions. The First Crossing p. 91. The highest level of the psychic nature, where the Light World, the Light Mother, and her differentiated fields are reflected in the psychic nature. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 74. Between Mind, the lowest level of Light's Regions, and the highest psyche, (is) what we call the Garden of Aarru. Membership Letters (II) p. 1. Eden, represents the advent of Self-consciousness. Self-Mastery Through Meditation p. 104.

Generative Center, (Adhisthana) When the psychic nature begins to function our first awareness of registry is in the genital region. The symbol for this center is Jupiter in Sagittarius. How to Discipline the Psyche p. 28 ff. When enough energy is withdrawn from value-giving and objective identification, that energy awakens in the generative center. It is the focus of all the creative energy which motivates the psyche. It is the stone which the builders rejected. The more force and power awakened on that level, the stronger the psyche on all the other levels. Understanding the Psychic Nature (Lesson 5) p. 2. It is the foundation of all creativity on the part of the World Mother. When the generative center opens, we can no longer function by neural sensation alone but by sensitivity to wave frequency. ibid (Lesson 6) p. 4. A characteristic of this force irrespective of the center in which it becomes active or resident: all latency in the form of non-fulfillments, suppressions, repressions, etc., are precipitated, thrown into a high degree of activity. It is the creative force which motivates every form of expression in the individual’s nature. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 1) p. 35. See Also Adhisthana.

Generative Force, Earlier in our development, the generative force was our "crowning glory", symbolized by Pallas Athena. As one approaches the Second Crossing, the generative force becomes a drag back; the Symbol of the World Mother becomes the old harlot of Babylon or the Dragon. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 73. Sex power, sex force; the driving power behind the psychic nature. The Christos p. 88. See Also Genetrix, Sex.

Genetrix, The World Mother, the Mater; the matter (mater) of that world. How to Discipline the Psyche p. 18. The Divine Mother, the generative force or aspect of the universe; i.e., the generative power of the cosmic process. The First Crossing p. 104. The motivation of your sex force, your sex hunger, your sex urge, no matter how much it is camouflaged or how much you live in your objective idealized standards of excellence, etc. Studies in Psychotherapy p.59. See Also Generative center/force, Mater, World Mother.

Gestalt, The whole ensemble - meaning the whole structure of the field in which the Light is present and becomes the predominant factor. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 1) p. 10. The psycho-logical word for wholeness, the synthetical registry. Ibid (Vol 2) p. 39. See Also Wholeness.

Global consciousness, A concept meaning any organism-as-a-whole - consciousness Mind, psychic nature, configurational representation. Any individual motion is perceived as a universal movement. The Christos p. 139 ff. See Also Atomistic concept/consciousness, Organism-as-a-whole.

Gnosis, Clear knowledge of life-facts of this light-energy configurational representation system. Studies in Psychotherapy p.111. Knowledge. Self-Mastery Through Meditation p. 31. 

God, A synonym for the "true self", the "master self" ... the differentiated field constituting the true individuality. A label for the Power-with-which-one-is-conscious. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 1) p. 50. God is Creative Life (The Power behind the natural-order, creating process). The Power which motivates the creative process. Bible Lessons p. 3. God is a focal point of live, conscious of what you are conscious of being. The Power with which you are conscious of anything. Ibid p. 70. The monad is God, because all beyond it is undifferentiated, Unmanifest. There is not any outside, absolute deity. Ibid p. 100. The Life-force (Logos) evinced by cytoplasmic structural organization in or as cells of plant, animal and man is the nearest or best referent for the word - GOD. Cosmology p. 70.

Symbol of Power, Substance, Balance - evinced as One in any and every act of Consciousness. Ibid p. 124. The Motivating forces of Light’s Regions. A Description of the Psychic World p. 98. The whole cosmic process in its undifferentiated fields including all of its differentiations. Studies in Psychotherapy p.22. The Father principle, the forces, energies, etc., of the cosmic sphere ... cannot be known except as, by or in the substance of the solar sphere... by the activity - waves and frequencies - of the Mother. Self-Mastery Through Meditation p.72 See Also Father Principle, Light, Logos, Master Self, True Self.


"God Geometrizes" Quote by Plato which describes the crystalloidal tectonic level: Reflected Light metamorphosed into living-matter, cytoplasm, protoplasm, colloidal dynamics and into crystalloidal tectonics. The Christos p. 201.

Good, The Plato’s term and our term: The Power-to-be-Conscious and then the label, the Cosmic Process, as a dynamic creative activity in all that is and all that exists. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 143. See Also Cosmic Process.

Grace The effect of a higher octave of wave and frequency upon a relatively lower octave - the force from a higher octave awakens one upon a relatively lower octave. It is not evolution. The Christos p. 73. Comes "Not by conscious election", but by an influence other than you have been conscious of. Ibid p. 93. 

Grand Architect The pattern or field of the cosmos and all differentiations therein. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 6. See Arche.

Great Significance, The Culmination of the whole cosmic, or natural order process in the Self-conscious state, the Son of the Living father-Mother-God ... which alone gives meaning to life and existence .... symbolized by the AUM. Self-Mastery Through Meditation p.77. See Also AUM.

Greater Ones The Hierarchy﷓﷓the Greater Ones or Blessed Ones in Light's Regions. Membership Letters (II) p. 2. See Also Blessed Ones, Hierarchy

Greater Self The highest level, relative to our state in the evolutionary process; it is described as a universalized state. Refers to the Logos -- a Universalized State in which all personalities disappear. How to Discipline the Psyche p. 10 ff. When we rise to this oneness of all in the natural order it is called the Greater Self. Practices in Individual Development p. 62. See Also Logos.

Great Illusion, The The maya (Aryans), samsara(Buddhists), "the lie and the father of it" (Christian), The Great Illusion ( by great seers of all times) : It is in this state (man - objective self-conscious) and only in this state, that the shield provided by Nature - the World-mother aspect or substance of the Cosmic-process - to protect the awakening Self from the intensity of Light is mistaken for the True and the Real. The objective manifold of values and the representations thereof which have been developed out of this mistake, or identification. The Christos p. 203 ff. See Also Maya, Samsara, "the lie and father of it."

Group Means a specific, common control of a multiplicity of individual fields in the formative process. ...not consciously individualized yet, but in a formative process of individualization. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 3) p. 76.

Growth and Development The transference of identity from one level to another level which constitutes the individualizing process which represents what we call growth, expansion, development, etc. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 4) p.50. See Also Individualizing process, Natural order process.

Guilt The sense of guilt is developed in the consciousness of a given individual when he fails to give complete and free and unrestricted expression to the creative urge at his point of development. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 99.

Guna Sanskrit: quality. Energy-qualities. Every so-called thing, can be described as aggregations or configurations of vortices of energy, plus qualities. On the cellular level, chromatin. Cosmology p. 91. Our referent for gunas, while comprehending qualities exhibited in blood relationships, extends to and includes ethnic, racial, sub-human, animal, plant, etc., characteristics and/or qualities. Ibid p. 94. Qualities represented in common interests, thoughts, etc., - all are classified as gunas; the range between sweet and sour, good and bad, high and low, vice and virtue, spiritual and material, etc., etc., all represent ranges of gunas. Ibid p.120. Color in the world of analogy, comes the nearest in representation and symbol. The Seven Rays p. 9 ff. Qualities of frequencies registered. The First Crossing p. 94. Energy in action; Three main divisions: tamasic or inertial, tempestuous, virulent, qualities and the quiet, the peaceful, the beautiful, the quality of felicity. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 1) p.30 ff. Energy is characterized by gunas or qualities, and we have three primary gunas or qualities...these qualities represent the kinds, the characteristic types of ‘matter’ with which the psychic nature is built. Ibid (Vol 2.) p. 26. In speaking the Treader on the Path, throws a resonance, a frequency into the words uttered; a quality (resident in his consciousness) that we call meaning or significance is attached to the waves. Practice of the Way p. 15. 

Harlot of Babylon See Generative force

Harmonic ray The fifth ray (Love +Will) of outpouring of force from the Central Sun of all Existences, the Logos, Saguna Brahma. Is the Harmonic force in the universe. The Seven Rays of Development p. 5. Characterized by a disdain for inharmony. Ibid p. 21.

Harmonic time The time line respecting a given individual upon which the movement called progress, expansion, growth, development, etc., proceeds. (vs sidereal/linear time.) Teachers’s Guide (Vol 3) p. 71. That movement respecting growth and development, is a movement of consciousness, it is labeled harmonic, because a rhythm characterizes that motion. A motion in consciousness abstracted from images appearing substantive is what we call objective time, sidereal time, etc. Ibid (Vol 4) p. 38. See Also Motion, Sidereal time.

Harmonic world of frequency Our referent for the word Heaven, because when you are in perfect harmonic synchronization with structure-function-order of the real world you’re in Heaven and you don’t have to die to get there. It is just bringing harmony into the private world. And that is the great thing to strive for. Practice of the Way p. 93. See Also Heaven.

Hate The reversal of polarity of the positive force of love. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 106. See Also Polarity.

Healing, True Is the bringing to the light of conscious recognition how the Natural Order ‘law-of-being’ was violated, and serious effort put forth not to continue in so doing will be successful; this is what we call the elimination of the cause. Cosmology p. 27. If a practitioner can establish frequency-harmony with his patient, ninety percent of his work is done. The Seven Rays of Development p. 23

Health Each and every organic disease begins with a disturbance in the harmony and rhythm of the vital forces which motivate the functions of a given organ. The First Crossing p. 86.

Heart Center Symbolized by air. The force in the heart center is that which motivates the cortical activities, mental development, intellectual development. How to Discipline the Psyche p.31. Also symbolized by Venus in Libra which motivates the urge to give. The force from heart center motivates mentation only when the mental processes are utilized as an instrument in the hands of the dominating, motivating, creating force of love. Practice of the Way p. 75. See Also Anahata.

Heaven That state of consciousness upon the psychic-level which is the concretion of the longing and desire of religious devotees for rest, peace, and happiness. (Yet heaven on earth represents that state of consciousness in which the third level of egoic self-awareness is developed.) The Natural Order Process (Vol 2) p. 91. Noetic state. Studies in Psychotherapy p.51. Harmony. Practice of the Way p. 93. See Harmonic World frequency.

Helix If we take the scientific developments of the structure of the atom, the molecule, the structure of a given configuration and the findings of astrophysicists and the reports of the seers, we find that there isn’t anything, yourself included which cannot be described in terms of the helix, the spiral form. Any given ‘this’ to which you can point in its ultimate structure represents a spinning helix, a dynamic process. Studies in Psychotherapy p.46. All of which we are conscious is abstracted, received, derived from the fundamental structure-function-order which we call the spirals or the helix or the Cosmic Process. Ibid p. 95 & Chart p. 94. That rhythmic alternation - birth to death, death to birth - on the life line (the Palingenetic cycle) is a helix. Even though it spirals, it is not straight, it’s a sine wave also. It describes a wave, a frequency, a rhythm. Practice of the Way p. 24. See Also Cosmic Process, Spirals.

Hell The totality of engendered and migrating thought forms (cultivated sensations and thoughts molded into and reflected into etheric-substance) we call the "demon world". Thought forms originally developed by over-accentuation of forces of generation beyond natural order requirements in the evolutionary process. One creates his hell ever since he was born in generation.; as soon as he begins to think. A Description of the Psychic World. P. 97.

Here-now ‘Here’ meaning space, ‘now’ meaning time, a space-time continuum. Practice of the Way p.63. Space-time as continuum which is life-facts. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 40.

Heredity Mental capacities and potentialities, character of emotional functions, type of sensations experienced, neural structure of the configuration, body characteristics, etc., which are represented by genealogical guna epitomizations in colloidal-chromatin structures of sperm and ovum cells. The word "heredity" represents a broad referent to cover those mental characteristics and constructs which fall under the categories included in space and time coordinates, factors, etc.; and also the awareness-ability to feel, sense or mentally grasp space-time. Cosmology p. 106.

Hierarchy See Greater Ones

Higher Octave frequency Registered on the psychic nature, leads to the Christos-power. Each for himself must learn to sharply differentiate the levels from which frequencies are received. This (frequency) is never extraneous, but serves as a dependable guide, counselor, organizer and friend. It is registered upon the consciousness functioning in a lower octave (from one’s Higher Triad) and is intrinsic. The Christos p. 155. See Also Higher Triad.

Higher psyche Specific meaning is indicated and understood; namely, that the positive and negative force currents in generation have been placed under control of the Will and directed to opening the heart center, releasing the fountain of love, latent and hidden therein. The First Crossing p. 91. Human personality pattern, human soul, the autonomous field or Master Self. Self-Mastery Through Meditation p.79. The higher psychic nature is labeled the mental; it is characterized by conceptual thinking, the development of concepts, the accumulation of information about images appearing substantive, etc. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 2) p. 5. Developed from 14 to 21 characterized by rationality, judgment, memory. Practices in Individual Development p. 71. See Also Garden of Aarru, Personality Pattern.

Higher Self The Individualizing Process on Mind level. How to Discipline the Psyche p. 9. "Soul". The First Crossing p. 100. Autonomous or differentiated field. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 2) p. 58. Highest relative to the psychic self, the personal self, the body self, or the ensemble of the elemental world and the elementaries cultivated or acquired (the nether world self). See Also Atman, Christ-consciousness, Mind self, Noetic self, Real Self, Soul.

Higher Triad The autonomous field, its lines of force and the force foci of the field, the emergent energy appearing as a configuration. It is symbolized by a triangle with the apex pointing up. The all-seeing eye in the triangle of the great seal of the U.S.A. Studies in Psychotherapy p.9. In the Vedas & Upanishads: Purushattama, Prakriti, Purusha (The neutral, Mother principal, and Father principal.) Hebrew (Kaballah): Kether, Binah, Chokmah (The Crown, negative substance, the positive motivating power.) Studies in Psychotherapy p. 101. Obscured when man’s consciousness is focused in objective identity. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 2) p. 9. Higher relative to the psychic nature, the ‘inner’ man) of Atma, Buddhi, Manas. Practice of the Way p. 41. See Also Mind .

Holy Spirit (Ghost) The functional force, functional aspect of the process-as-a-whole in which we are respectively integrated ... and "all manner of sin, transgression against man will be forgiven" but transgressions against the functional order, the Holy spirit, will not be forgiven ... etc." Teachers’s Guide (Vol 4) p. 49. See Also Functional Force.

Hope Belief founded upon instinctive or intuitional knowledge. It is expectance, but without definite, objective knowledge of what we expect. Bible Lessons p. 69.

Horus Another label (Ancient Egyptian) for the Christos. The son of Isis & Osiris. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 3) p. 48. The Logos. The Christos p. 63 See Also Christos.

Human line of evolution Characterized by the objective self-conscious state. Understanding the Psychic Nature (Lesson 8) p. 4.

I Am, the The Triune Self, is another label for God. Self-Mastery Through Meditation p.93. Autonomous field. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 3) p. 56.

Surya, the Ordainer, the lines of force of which everyone says of himself; I AM the power. Ibid p. 73. See Also Atma, Atman, God, Triune Self, Surya.

I-am-I-ness The ego-centralizing tendency; it is holding on to a concept: mentalizing within a manifold of values developed out of objective identity. The Christos p. 139.

Ida - Pingala currents The paraklete - the force in its generative aspect. The currents are in the psychic nature. After this force has gone through the five centers (the "five wise virgins") of the psychic nature it ascends to the crown center - "to meet the bridegroom". Self-Mastery Through Meditation p.63. The two currents spiral around the central axis of a person, positive and negative, twist around this axis as the progression, growth, development of the psychic nature goes on. At higher levels of attainment, the currents rise. They will rise whether you do anything about I or not, slowly. Practices in Individual Development p.25.

These currents, positive and negative, circulating around the central axis are magnetic forces. Ibid p. 54. See Also Force centers, Paraclete, Psychic centers.

Ideational World Plato’s description of the Logos, or the world of Pure Idea and the concept obtains a dual reflection; so that the concept becomes a reflection of a reflection, which reflection represents the Idea. (A meaningless concept!) Teachers’s Guide (Vol 3) p. 64.

Identification (process) The first state in the natural order process where dream pictures, in that span of consciousness called the animal kingdom, become objective: Images in the psychic nature appearing substantive. Images are caused by the inability of the human nervous system to register the intervals between the photons of light (sight) or the intervals between molecular, atomic or electronic tactile impressions (touch). That is to say: we register impressions as continuous instead of discontinuous, as they are in reality. Self-Mastery Through Meditation p.28. A picture is formulated in consciousness -- on the psychic level -- and appears substantive, so much so that the dream picture has become like a reality with all of the monumental values built in. The First Crossing p. 50. See Also Images in the psyche appearing substantive.

Identity That which differentiates the man from the animal is objective self-consciousness. Man is fully conscious that he has a body, so much so that one says: "this body is me"; that characterizes the man. The Christos p. 70. The label for the focal point of consciousness which may correspond with the consciousness of nature of the field. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 4) p. 50.See Also Consciousness, Objective self-conscious state.

Illuminati The Logoi, the awakened Ones. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 4) p. 32. See Also Logoi.

Images We classify all images whether they appear substantive or not as psychic phenomena. First Crossing p. 95.

Images in the psyche appearing substantive Phenomena. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 1) p. 23. ‘Thing’ or ‘object’. The Natural Order Process (Vol 1) p.52. The first order of abstraction and remains forever on the unspeakable, or non-verbalistic level. Ibid p. 112. ‘The objective world’. Ibid p. 117. See also Identification, Objective world, Phenomena.

Immaculate conception Esoterically speaking, en rapport, in frequency response, immaculate conception is possible, provided the Christos power is born in consciousness and has cleansed the consciousness focused in the psychic nature of all animalized forces, substances, elemental influences, etc. The Christos p. 121.

Immediacy Means that if the significance is not immediately registered from the frequency, then it continues on into the concretion in the mental level; the concretion, the objectification of the frequency or the mental level is idea, concept. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 2) p. 23.

Individual That which cannot be divided, no wedge can be driven into it. Studies in Psychotherapy p.57. Refers to the first phase of the developing consciousness after the Second Crossing. Ibid p. 70. The fundamental structure of the consciousness of a given differentiated field is the basis, the factual Reality which constitutes what we label an individual. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 3) p.37.There is no individual apart from the natural order process. Individual is merely a label representing a phase of the entire process. See The Natural Order Process (Vol 1) p.5. One who is fully aware of Self as individual, in control of his faculties and powers and able to function volitionally therewith. Ibid p.8. Symbolized by "the Sun-God seated on his throne." Ibid p. 10.

Epitomizes the whole cosmic process characterizing the World-mother. Ibid p.61. See Also Christos, Person.

Individualism of the instincts These are the forces in the psychic nature which, without exception, you have reflected, generally from rapports, or the race psyche, or somebody’s suggestion, or a suggestion that you have read or picked up by reflection, emulation, and imitation. These are the forces operating in the psychic nature (unconscious) which the mental processes are justifying, attempting to explain. As the instincts individualize, they quarrel and fight among themselves. Practice of the Way p. 47. See Also Psychic nature.

Individualized field / Self The ultimate and the last of that differentiating process is the individualized field, the Son, born of the Mother substance, activated, motivated, fecundated by the positive power; the union of the positive and negative forces of cosmos eventuating in the Son, born of the Mother egg, the Mother ovum. Studies in Psychotherapy p.5. Represents the true Self, the true individual, the autonomous field; diagramed and illustrated as an electromagnetic field showing the two poles and the lines of force making a sphere (always). The field is demonstrated as the sacral-conarial axis as these two poles constitute the field of the individual. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 3) p. 60. The Monad, or Son represented by a small circle in a larger circle. It is born of the positive Power and the negative, creating force or Substance, described as two triangles one with the apex pointing up (+) and one pointing down (-). This all represents an operation of consciousness; it is all within a dimensionless plane of Self-awareness. Bible Lessons p. 97. See Also Autonomous Field, Differentiated field, Earth Field.

Individualizing process The Power-to-be-conscious becoming conscious of itself as a Be-ing. How to Discipline the Psyche p. 11. The lifting of the creative forces from ‘lower’ to ‘higher’ centers in order to open consciousness upon the highest level we can reach - the Mind, where the Real Man is developed. A Description of the Psychic World p. 101. Operates on the Mind level that sometimes we speak of as the autonomous field. Practice of the Way p. 61.

Applied to the differentiation in the cosmic substance it is relative to our objective self-conscious state, our psychological processes, not at relative tot he cosmic process. Ibid p. 80. See Also Helix, Natural Order Process, Spiraling Process.

Inertia / inertial process Motion in consciousness in contrast to movement of consciousness. Any motion of consciousness is a conversion of the inertial state to the dynamic, expanding, extensional, etc. Unless the focal point of consciousness is Being, everything else is superfluous activity, no matter how fast the activities may be accelerated mentally, educationally and otherwise, it is an inertial system. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 4) p. 50. See Also Identity.


Infinite intelligence/Mind The Greater Self, Higher Self, the individualizing process on Mind Level. The Power-to-be-conscious becoming conscious of itself as a Be-ing. How to Discipline the Psyche p. 11.

Infolding process The idea of rolling up and curling in as applied to sleep. In sleep, your conscious awareness begins to infold and as it does, it pulls away, from activity on the objective level. As it infolds, it becomes active in your psychic nature ... on the psycho-logical level. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 81.

Infolding - unfolding process The loop representing the union of the Positive with the negative principle and the Son, the result of the union. The epitomization as representation of the whole cosmic process. On the atomic level (first outpouring): Represents those configurations of units of energy that we label the periodic table. On the plant level (second outpouring): Cellular structures becoming a synthesis of all that has proceeded. On the living matter level - animal (third outpouring): a synthesis of the two preceding cycles, mineral and vegetable. On the man level (fourth outpouring): culminates in a configuration which synthesizes all of the preceding, but also represents a higher configuration of sensations, feelings, desirings, lovings, thinkings -- the psychic nature .... called the person. The First Crossing p. 49 - 53. A metamorphosis of light into energy, energy into living matter; then the reverse. Ibid p. 66. Infolding process = infolding of the positive Power into Mother substance, earth, any configuration of units of energy, the descending arc. Unfolding process = growth, expansion, self-development, evolution, transfiguration, metamorphosis, or reconversion. Ibid p. 67. Ibid p. 67 and 83. See Also Ascending/descending arcs/process.

Initiation When that Power-to-be-conscious , that consciousness changes its orientation.; A reorientation of consciousness. The Seven Initiations (lesson 1) p. 15. Breaking of the tangled skein of relationships in the race mind. "Come out from among them, and be ye separate."(2 Cor 6:17). It is the beginning of That which endures, the beginning of That which you can take with you and bring back again. It is the beginning of "laying up for yourselves treasures in heaven ..." (Mat 6:20) Ibid p. 16.

Ist Degree: That reorientation of consciousness, is seldom if ever known at the time. Before that one can only function by neural senses; afterward, one begins to register wave-frequencies and function by response to vibrations, response to wave-frequency context of situation. Ibid p. 17-18.

2nd Degree: That point in development where one can raise his creative forces above the functional powers of the psychic-nature. He will have lifted his consciousness and the creative powers from the centers which function under the domination and control of the psychic-nature. The Natural Order Process (Vol II) p. 110. One is still unconscious of the initiation, but begits a drive to be with others who have attained the 2nd or 3d degree and have a drive to get with one and read, study, talk, or just to be together because of the frequency harmonization that they crave. They lose interest in purely intellectualized, mentalized, forms of literature. One begins to be taught while out of his body. The Seven Initiations (lesson 2) p.19-20.

Third Degree: In full consciousness, he’s taken out of his body and to a company of higher ones. He sees them; they see him. But he will never see the face of the one taking him out for initiation. He is taken before one of the inner groups, inner orders, and there he is accepted, recognized, inducted into the order with the most solemn ceremony. Ibid p. 21 ff. Realization is reached after the creative energies have been directed from the psychic-nature to the Mind-level. A synthesizing process of these forces of the psychic-nature in the head centers now ensues. This represents a second phase in Self development; and those entering upon this work constitute a second group of disciples in the natural order process. One learns to effect transformation on the different levels of existence. He has effected control in the psychic nature and synthesized those forces in the head centers so as to prepare for conscious functioning on the Mind-level of the Master self. The Natural Order Process (Vol II) p. 110-111.

4th Degree: Controlling the energy-frequencies on the Mind-level. Ibid p. 111. One undergoes a complete reorientation and change in values. He’s amoral. He has transvalued values; he has a higher standard of values than moral values or immoral values. There is a complete change in his space-time way of functioning. All objective identification has been lost/transcended. Time becomes a fourth coordinate in his frame of reference. He sees time spatially. All is now. The Seven Initiations (lesson 7).

Inner Order/Invisible Government/Brotherhood Great White Brotherhood. One being initiated into the third order is taken into one of those inner orders. The Seven Initiations (lesson 2) p. 21. See Initiation (3d degree).

Inner perceptive faculty The awakened spiritual (perceptive) faculty (of the Higher Self) which can be trusted to provide an inner response or reaction to verses of Scriptures/’Holy’ works that will reveal any interpolation or mistranslation. Bible Lessons p. 3

Insane / Insanity When the lower psyche with its entities ("The Dweller on the Threshold") ‘takes over’" and the higher psyche withdraws from the etheric-physical body. The First Crossing p. 88. When one loses the rational balance, the psyche is liable to take over and begin to manufacture pictures called neuroses, schizophrenia and they become possessory. Also: psychosis. Ibid p. 99.

Instincts Deep inside your being, far deeper than the plane of the mind where concepts are formed, there lives a sagacity, a power that knows. In its lesser phases of development, we call that power instinct. Bible Lessons p. 70. Emergent elemental formative forces from the common homogeneous mass or field which fulfill their province in the psychic nature. Practice of the Way p. 66. See Also Elemental formative forces.

Intellect Or thinking-principle, stands for functions of forces in the brain. The Natural Order Process (Vol II) p.15. See Also Thinking-principle.

Intellectuality Is the end product of the long, long evolution of cortical development: objective self development. Not to be confused with intelligence. Practice of the Way p. 23.

Interior judicial action The ability to be instantly conscious of motivating energies, forces, etc., and discriminate respecting them. The Natural Order Process (Vol II) p.97.

Internal organ When used in the Wisdom Teaching, it refers to the Mind-level of the Master-self. We should think of organs as focalizations of individualized power and consciousness representative of specific areas of the content of the state of that power. These have their objective corresponding configurations, representations or results; but when we speak of these as appearances, we mean images formulated in the thinking-principle and appearing substantive because of failure to see the dynamic activity of the units of energy composing them. The Natural Order Process (Vol II) p. 81. See Also Force centers.

Intrinsic The life-facts (motivating force of the field) which govern, rule, regulate and control, that (motivations) by which it is characterized is the referent for our word intrinsic. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 96. 

Intrinsic result The environmental (energy-world level) that elicits and quickens one’s latent potentials, abilities or forces. Practice of the Way p. 19.

Intuitional awareness That functioning unity or bundle of concepts that have been developed from a prodigious amount of work and over thousands of years of developed concepts about everything or about enough ‘things’. The Christos p. 150. In the higher phases of development from deep in your being, far deeper than the plane of the mind where concepts are formed. Intuition is simply animal instinct transformed and raised from the unconscious to the conscious. Intuition is conscious knowledge. Bible Lessons p. 70. See Also Instinct, Mind substance, Shakti path.

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Ishvara Sanskrit: That absorption where you forgot the stew on the stove; your forgot yourself. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 3) p. 59.

Isis Label that the Egyptians gave to the World Mother, the Genetrix. How to Discipline the Psyche p. 19. Symbolized by the Bull (Ancient Egypt). Studies in Psychotherapy p.71.




Jacob’s Ladder Symbolizes the descending and ascending arcs of the cosmic cycle (Involutionary and evolutionary process of the cosmic process) Studies in Psychotherapy p.11.

Jehovah Represents the Pure Being and its Idea, not the Pure Being. Jod = Adam : Hove = Eve. We have the twain, which is the Logos, the reason for every ‘thing’ else which eventuates in the Light world and in the energy world. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 3) p. 66. the Admon﷓Kadmon, the Yodhave, Adam﷓Eve; Membership Letters (V) p. 4. See Also Adam-Eve.

Jesus In our School we accept as a historical fact the teaching that Jesus the Christ lived upon the earth and walked among men and taught them. But the importance of his life to us lies not in the historical fact of his existence, but in that he personifies and epitomizes our own potentiality. The Christos p. 28. See also Christos.

Jiva Consciousness - light - energy as a field or as a differentiated sphere. (Positive-negative poles). Teachers’s Guide (Vol 1) p. 29. See Also Consciousness, Light-energy.

John the Baptist Symbolizes what has long been known as the positive and negative currents, forces in the psychic nature. They are called the pranas and the tattvas (Sanskrit: tattvas = positive currents and pranas = negative currents). Practices in Individual Development p. 25. See Also Ida-pingala currents.

Journey Functional progress in terms of transference of or in identification from one kingdom (state) (in development) to another: e.g.: mineral kingdom, plant kingdom, animal kingdom, man state, etc. to the God kingdom. Self-Mastery Through Meditation p.29. See also Functional progress.

Jupiter Zeus (Greek), Jupiter (Roman) symbol of the genetrix or generative power, generative force from the Cosmic standpoint in the Cosmic process; it represents the force in generation. The Christos p. 87. See also Generative center, Zeus.

Jupiter in Sagittarius Symbolizes the eclipse of that positive power in you is represented by Saturn; it is the highest power, but it is thrown into eclipse by another power that comes in and takes precedence over it, Jupiter in Sagittarius. The Christos p. 87. Symbolizes the energization of the first force center (Generative); a movement of consciousness from its peripheral state to its Self sans state. (The First Crossing). Teachers’s Guide (Vol 4) p. 69.

Kaballah See Tree of Life

Kalpa an age of the world of which there are four and the series of which proceed in succession during the manvantaric cycle. Membership Letters (I) p. 2.

Kama-manas Activity of the emotional department of the psychic nature. Means desire-thought —thinking tinged with feeling motivated by desire force. The Natural Order Process (Vol II) p.40.

Karma Oriental term which symbolizes action. In the flow and flux (action) of the Whole, each event therefore presents a triplicity, a convergence of lines of force which we may designate cause effect-relation-between. This relation between is dynamic in respect to consequence. Understanding the Psychic Nature (Lesson 6) p. 5. "As ye sow, so shall ye reap.": The law of cause and effect. Until a person breaks away from all group affiliation on the psychic level he is no individual and he has no dharma to violate. After the individual is born in Light’s Regions then he has a dharma as well as an individual karma which must be obeyed. Ibid (Lesson 11) p. 5-6. Feedback. Practice of the Way p. 92. Destiny. It is the way you work, consciously or unconsciously, that way you elect the quality that you entertain in feeling, desiring, in your affections and your thinking. Karma means work--the way you work at entertaining feelings and desirings and thoughts. Practices in Individual Development p.17. The beneficent action of which holds man to his evolutionary path during the period when, in ignorance and pride, he would resist his law of Being. The law of cause and effect operative in every relative states. Bible Lessons p. 13-14. (It is a benevolent power which brings suffering, when in our ignorant sense of separateness we stray from the path of our dharma. Ibid p. 16. Karma is the action of the Spirit. Ibid p. 18. See Also Destiny.

Karma yoga The ability to act and have volitional independence in the action. Will, Love, Activity. Practices in Individual Development p. 71.

Karmic law of love The devotee on the path of Truth must lay down all his personality, including his pride and his good opinion of himself, and allow it to be dissolved in the greater consciousness of the Eternal Self. Bible Lessons p.75.

Kether The Crown, The Neutral power, Purushattama. The Binding power, the balancer, that which holds together. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 103.

In the Kaballah, the upper point of the highest triad, the Crown. It is the binding power of the positive proton and the negative electron. The Seven Initiations p. 4. See Also Binding Force, Neutral, Purushattama.

Kingdom Malkuth (Base of the Tree of Life (Kaballah), The epitomization of the whole, the infoldment of the whole cosmic process as epitomization. It is a representation of all Reality, of all Truth, of all that IS, the dynamic, creative force at different levels of evolution; in reference to a given individual, the configuration as representation of the different states of self-awareness. The first point encountered in development after the First Crossing. The First Crossing p. 42. What we call growth, expansion, developing understanding is the unfolding process of all that was infolded into the Kingdom. Ibid p. 44. See Also Malkuth.

Kingdom of Heaven Another synonym for the Kingdom of Mind, or Light’s Regions. You must transform the configuration in order to gain the Kingdom. Stop trying to get up ‘there’ on a ‘higher’ world. Self-Mastery Through Meditation p.105. See Also Light’s Regions.

Kingdoms States: Successive states are 1) vegetable, 2) animal, 3) man, 4) Angel or Super-man, 5) Christos, 6) Logoic, 7) God or Kingdom of God. Self-Mastery Through Meditation p.30. See Also Tree of Life.

Kundalini Sanskrit: The seers of old of the Orient understood and directly perceived the structure of a given man, and the motivating force which they perceived in that structure they labeled Speirema or Kundalini. (Spirema is a Greek term stemming form the earlier Egyptians and Chaldeans.) Studies in Psychotherapy p. 44. It is what is referred to in the allegory of John the Baptist: "goeth ahead and prepareth the way, but there is One coming after me who is greater than I." The awakening of the a greater power, the Spirema, the Kundalini, the fire. Self-Mastery Through Meditation p.52. The coiled power. It is that power which has to be awakened to function in the Noetic Mind. The fire descends to the sacral center and stirs and awakens the latent Power-to-be-conscious until it comes to life in the psychic self. We call this the Second Crossing. Practices in Individual Development p.28. It would be disastrous for this force to be released before the whole physiological-etheric-psychic man has been brought into perfect alignment. Ibid p. 56. See Also Speirema.

Kurukshetra, plains of From the Bhagavad Gita, the battlefield, where each must fight the battle through... the conflict within each person’s psychic nature. The resultant ‘victory’ is the developed sense of I-am-I, I am independent, I am self-sufficient, etc.(development of the ego). Then you contact a higher sphere, differentiated field, or higher frequency. The Christos p. 98-99.

Last Supper, the Symbolizes the death of the personality, the resurrection of consciousness in the Light. Self-Mastery Through Meditation p.52. See Also Death of the Personality.

Latent fire The higher triad is beyond name and form; it represents latent fire. When the positive and the negative are in union and give birth to the Logos (Saguna Brahma in its essence, in its function) it represents active fire. Fire in the Heart of the Atom p. 6. See Also Nirguna Brahma, Para Brahma.

Law We are under compulsion by the cosmic process and the way it functions (which we call ‘law’ to share with others so that the vast majority of the particular stream or life-wave to which we belong and in which we are integrated will go on together. The First Crossing p. 55. You must do your own work if your Higher Triad is going to be contacted. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 11.

Law means the function. Teacher’s Guide (Vol 1) p. 36.

Law of Adjustment "Waiting upon the Lord." If one’s forces are really withdrawn from a certain psychic focus, the attendant circumstances and conditions supported by those forces will drop away or out of one’s life; and a new set of circumstances will be created by the forces in the new state, displacing or supplanting the old, thereby effecting changes without destructive violence. The Natural Order Process (Vol II) p.30.

Law of Cause and Affect We have a referent, a yardstick by which we measure what is good and what is bad for us respectively, what is helpful and what is destructive for us respectively, because that is the only so-called good and evil - whether we flow with the functional process or consciously or unconsciously thwart it, work against it, etc. Teacher’s Guide (Vol 4) p. 49. See Karma

Law of Individual Being Dharma; it is the plan inherent in the innermost consciousness of every being and is fulfilled by the being himself in expanding states of Self-awareness. The plan is consummated when the Being is fully aware of himself as birthless and deathless, as immortal and universal. To follow one’s dharma is to live true to this plan in the full expression of each state of Self-awareness. Bible Lessons p. 17. See Also Dharma.

Law of Periodicity The circuit of return. That circuit characterizes the function of everything from atom to galaxy. ‘Law’: the way it functions. Practices in Individual Development p. 75. See Also Palingenetic Process.

Law of Seven and Four The cycle of the evolutionary process is divided into four distinct periods of seven years each. The quaternary represents man in the four human states--physical, etheric, astral, and mental; the septenary represents the whole being in its four human states together with the three higher states of the Ego. To seven years, the Ego, is organizing its body; from seven to fourteen it is organizing its emotional body; from fourteen to twenty-one it is organizing its mental body. Between twenty-one and twenty-eight there is a rapid review of experiences; the Ego touches certain things it has had in past incarnations, testing itself; at twenty-eight it initiates the new experiences necessary to its development. Bible Lessons p. 28 ff. See Also Quaternary, Septenary.

Law that must be fulfilled The law of Being, is called dharma. Bible Lessons p. 13. The God, in man, individualized, must fulfill himself in universal Self-consciousness--that is the law which must be fulfilled See Dharma.

Lefthand Path See Black magic.

‘Levels’ The states in which a given person is conscious; states of consciousness would be the correct non-aristotelian language, and it’s a concession to the objective mental construct situation to use the word levels. There is no referent for the word; that is, there is nothing in reality, in truth, in life facts, which the word symbolizes. We must translate the word levels into a state in which a given person is conscious, at a given date, because his consciousness will change. Practice of the Way p. 51. This word ‘level’ is counterfeit. These octaves of waves and frequencies we designate as a ‘level’ of functioning, a ‘level’ upon which one can function. The term is counterfeit, because it implies a static connotation. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 20. See Also Four levels of functioning.

Liberation Salvation from the false values given to mental images appearing substantive and has been described as "freedom from sin and the sorrow which comes from sin." No one can reach liberation and go against the law of his own nature. One’s first duty therefore is to get out of every condition which is not true to the heart and soul and law of one’s own being. The Natural Order Process (Vol II) p. 11. 

Libra That force and power, labeled love, in the constellation (center) labeled Libra, dominates (as motivation) every desire and action of man--objective-self-conscious-state. Libra represents the scales, the balance, the beam with pans to weigh. The force called love--puts everything and everyone in the balance, in the scales, and weights out the naked truth of each. How to Discipline the Psyche p. 35. (p.30 new ed.) See Also Venus in Libra.

Life-facts Are representations of the determinations of the Be-ings in Light’s Regions. Look upon this world around us as an energy-system, having many gradations or degrees of ‘fineness,’ in terms of wave-frequencies. Functional Activities p. 76. The way the organism-as-a-whole functions, not the way we think it functions. Life-facts is the natural order way in which it functions. It is that which we label the cosmic process and every individualization or differentiation therein, the galaxy, the solar system, down to the atom. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 37. These labels we have given to three of the turns of the spiral--animal soul, human soul, spiritual soul--equate with life-facts on the grounds that it is the radiating force and consciousness of these three fields which motivates every ‘thing’ that we are or do or of which we have been or ever will be conscious. The life-facts (motivating force of the field) which govern, rule, regulate and control are here laid out as the three great powers, relative to our present racial state of development. Ibid p. 96.

Light The word understanding is used synonymously with the word Light, and both words symbolize perceptive awareness, not a cortical, mental grasp of meaning. Practice of the Way p. 35. The union of Chokmah and Binah or the union of Purusha and Aditi, bring out that terrific activity in the Cosmic substance, whose first representation is Light; "Let there be Light." Light eventuates from the first wave and frequency stirred in the Mother, the negative power, the negative substance. The Christos p. 87. The symbol of spiritual Wisdom, and even in the relative planes we speak of the "light" or the "lamp" of knowledge. Bible Lessons p. 51. Light is only the first phase of what we call matter, or na-ture. Light is metamorphosed through many gradations into energy, the next broad level in the developing process. Expanding States of Self-awareness p. 18. A snyonym for the word "Mind". Ibid p. 109 The very forces of generation become transfigurated or metamorphosed into ‘higher’ waves-frequencies called Light. The First Crossing p. 105. Equate Light with Substance. Substance is a label we use to describe the Mother, Mater or Na-ture, "that which gives birth." Light is that substance from which "all comes forth." Self-Mastery Through Meditation p. 97.That which is called thefield is also called consciousness, etc. Light, which we have already established as the basis of energy in the quantum studies, now is used synonymously with the word consciousness, or sentient nature of the field. Teacher’s Guide (Vol 3) p. 61. When one has gone through the baptism by water already and he's undergoing preparation to be baptized by the fire, the influence of Christ, the influence of Light, the influence of the Mind Level. That is the fire. The Release of the Fire in the Heart of the Atom p.5. Another synonym for Light is Self-awareness. The Seven Initiations p. 8. See Also Consciousness, Mother Substance.

Light-bearers When the time comes for the Light to be born and one has shown by his life and by the brilliance of his Light that he can follow the Christ with no shadow of turning and when one is strong enough, then he can stand before all as a Light bearer. Bible Lessons p. 26. See Angels of Light, Devas.

Light-energy-plasm When we think of the configuration we should think of Light-energy-plasm in one act of consciousness. Self-Mastery Through Meditation p. 104

Light Mother After the birth of the Christ-conscious state, the World Mother is transformed into a body of Light, the bride of the "Bridegroom." The very forces of generation becomes transfigurated or metamorphosed into ‘higher’ waves-frequencies called Light. The First Crossing p. 105. Not the Mother of Light, but the substance itself is labeled the Light Mother. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 70 Symbolized by Nephthys (Egyptian goddess) Ibid p. 71

Aditi, That substance above the Second Crossing in the realms of Be-ings. That energy, as Light Mother or as Light, is like inertial or potential energy. That energy is converted into kinetic or dynamic energy in, by, through the process of differentiation of that Light. Practice of the Way p. 69.

Light source As exemplified by the Egyptian wisdom teaching; the label used as we use the label Logos, was Osiris, and irrespective of the label for that differentiated field in the Mother substance, the field represents the Source, causative respecting all other differentiations; therefore, it constitutes the Reason for the creative process irrespective of the level. So, we could label it the Light source, identifying the word Light with the word consciousness, the Light source of creativity. Teacher’s Guide (Vol 4) p. 47. See Also Field, the.

Light Spheres The "journey through the stars." Practice of the Way p. 3.

Light-energy (World) Jiva in Sanskrit for energy as a field or as a differentiated sphere, by analogy: a magnetic field (positive and negative poles). Teacher’s Guide (Vol 1) p. 29. This world as an energy system. Ibid (Vol 4) p.11. See Also Consciousness, Jiva, Noetic level.

Lightergy Light-energy-substances, i.e., energy as a substance in which all waves and frequencies of light-energy function. Studies in Psychotherapy p.146. Light plus energy, the Light-Mother. How to Discipline the Psyche p. 1.

Light’s Regions Above the second crossing there are several differentiated regions of Light: Diffused Light, Diamond Light and Supernal Light. In those regions the Substance of the Mother is too brilliant to reflect anything. By comparison the energy world is coarse enough and dull enough to reflect. Self-Mastery Through Meditation p. 100. Kingdom of Heaven or Kingdom of Mind. Ibid p. 105. See Also Kingdom of Heaven/Mind, Light.

Lila See Dance of life.

Lines of force Third of three factors that describe an atom. The first two are the positive and negative poles. Energy is merely knots and whirls of the lines of force. Eddies of the lines of forces are what is described as photons, electrons, protons, etc. Teacher’s Guide (Vol 3) p. 9. Lines of force eventuate where we have a negative and positive pole, so that any given autonomous field must be described in terms of its negative and positive poles, and the lines of force between those poles by which and from which the sphere or field is known; or the concept abstracted constitutes the pattern, the structure of the field. Teacher’s Guide (Vol 4) p. 3. See Also Basic structure of the universe, Trinity.

Living matter substances A label for Malkuth, the configuration, the turning point of what we call the animal cycle. The First Crossing p. 69.

Negative substance (Light, Energy, and living matter.) Self-Mastery Through Meditation p.19. See Also Negative substance.

Logical faculty Where in the cycle of development, the focus of consciousness was placed on the objective phenomenal appearance in order to develop the analytical, the reasoning, the logical faculty and once developed, used as an asset to synthesize all of your findings, and that synthesis becomes your fortification, the stabilizer in the emotional, love responses to the quickening when it comes. The Christos p. 9.

Logoi Those having identified their respective selves with the force with which they function. Teacher’s Guide (Vol 4) p. 32. A group of Logos, those who consciously developed identity with the individualized field, pattern, configurating process and have entered upon or begins. Ibid p. 49.

Might be compared to the Powers and Principalities and things seen and unseen which Paul speaks of in his Epistles or in the Oriental system, Maha-chohans ... those in Light’s Regions who are conscious of being one with the Logos, the creative world. Expanding States of Self-awareness p. 121.See Also Logos.

Logoic state Becoming a conscious Logos. Teacher’s Guide (Vol 2) p.34. See Logoi.

Logos Greek: For this power which controls and directs and organizes the field (individual). Teacher’s Guide (Vol 4) p. 12. The Greater Self -- a Universalized State in which all personalities disappear. How to Discipline the Psyche p. 11. The creative world Expanding States of Self-awareness p.121.

The differentiated intelligence. Ibid p. 124. The Reason (Plato),"The Reason" for anything. Cosmology p. 101. One ("Only Begotten") Consciousness, i.e., the reason for every subsequent event in space/time. Self-Mastery Through Meditation p.19. It is the reason, the causative factor for eventuations or manifestation. Practice of the Way p. 18. Union of the positive and negative on a macrocosmic scale produces the Son, the Logos the great incomprehensible Father-Mother of us all. The Release of the Fire in the Heart of the Atom p.2. Power-to-be-Conscious, Logos, Demiurgos, to use three labels for that which is emerging out of the Mater of the Cosmic Process. Membership Letters (II) p. 3. See Also Demi Urgos, God, Only Begotten, Real Self, Sa-Guna Brahma.

Love (Ray) The third primary of the seven rays of development. The Seven Rays of Development p. 8. In color, a delicate pastel pink to a crimson; never scarlet, mahogany or magenta. In the aura, the guna indicates one whose heart is full of love and bubbling over with it. Ibid p. 10. This primary Love ray that flows out from the Central Sun of all existences, the Logos, when contacted, creates a powerful motivating force, urge to give without any thought of what one is going to get, even when he gets it in the neck. Ibid p. 11. Represents the highest power and influence in cosmos, Binah, Aditi, the negative force as a cosmic force that has no consciousness of any individual. It is impersonal, universal. That phase of the universal power which rays out like the sun shining on all, irrespective of persons, good, bad and indifferent. It just shines by its nature. It is the creating nature of the cosmic process itself. Love becomes a synonym for the word God. What Plato called the Good. Studies in Psychotherapy p.107. That force cannot be released until that force reaches and opens the Heart center (Anahata), then you are compelled, motivated by the urge to give. Practice of the Way p. 75.

Love is the power of the Spirit, the grace of God. Bible Lessons p. 11. Agape: represents the higher, purified and refined meaning of the influence of Eros. How to Discipline the Psyche p. 35. Love is another word for the binding power. The Seven Initiations p. 5. Love is that force - impersonal, universal - that is the organ of communication between the mortals and the Immortals. A Description of the Psychic World p. 65. It is a motivating influence from the Heights that we call Light’s Regions. This is our referent for the word - Love - Agape. Ibid p. 98. See Also Aditi, Agape, Binah, Eros, God.

Love-security motive Out of that evolutionary process is coming a higher motive, the one which will usher in the New Cycle, characterize the New Age. That is the Love-security motive. Studies in Psychotherapy p.107. 

Lower Buddhi Rationality. The ability to recognize the relationship of that which is known with that which is at present perceived. It is developed when one develops an avid hunger to know, to learn. The Seven Rays of Development p. 15.

Lower psyche The South half, the personality pattern, the psychic nature. Developed out of ‘objective’ identification of consciousness; that is, by thinking of these dynamic processes as ‘things’ and ‘objects’; thingifying this dynamic world. How to Discipline the Psyche p. 11. The animal soul, entities of darkness, configurated genetrix forces. The First Crossing p. 81. That which is reflected constitutes the content of the psychic nature. This "content" is called the person, the personality pattern, the person in sense life, the little self in separation from his Greater Self, the intrinsic Power-to-be-conscious, etc. What is reflected are feeling-images, desire-forms, thought-pictures, etc., and influences, wave frequencies, entities, etc., derived from others en rapport, including the race psyche. Ibid p. 87. The animal soul, at its purest and best, is the house of the natural instincts, feelings and desires. Ibid p. 88. The elemental self or vital forces. Self-Mastery Through Meditation p.79. Developed from the age of 7 to 14 years on the average. Practices in Individual Development p.70. See Also Lunar Cycle.

Lunar cycle, the The higher/lower psyche, the level below the Higher Self which is described as a reflection of the Light Worlds. Other labels are: personality pattern, the personality per se, the psychic nature. How to Discipline the Psyche p. 19. The energy world. Self-Mastery Through Meditation p.100. Constitute the five lower centers (Sacral, Generative, Solar, Heart and throat centers) Teachers’s Guide (Vol 4) p. 62. See Also Energy world, Personality pattern, Psychic nature, Reflected light, Unconscious.

Lunar sign A state of development characterized by consciousness integrated in the World Mother. Consciousness is still identified with the basic, fundamental substance of the psychic nature. The symbol of the moon shining only by reflected light Studies in Psychotherapy p. 70-71.

Magi/Masdeans The old Masdeans or Magi (the modern Parsis/Persians). Membership Letters (I) p. 2.

Magnetic Field Described like the poles of a common magnet and the lines of force flowing between the positive and negative pole. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 2) p. 23. See Also Field.

Mahachohans Sanskrit: The highest ones, the Archetypal Gods, the highest Lords of the Flame. The Seven Initiations p. 82. See Also The Christos.

Mahamanvantara The most comprehensive cosmic galactic creative process. The prefix maha - means exceedingly large, great. Manvantara = The beginning of a galaxy is the beginning of the creative process. The Seven Initiations p. 3. A day and night of Brahma, the great cycle of manifestation. Bible Lessons p. 3.

Malkuth The configuration, the man ray from the Central Sun. What is configurated is our objective self-conscious state: sensations, feelings, desirings, lovings, thinkings. The First Crossing p. 52. Malkuth represents the turning point, the reconversion where the descending process undergoes a conversion or reverses and begins the unfolding process. The conversion state, the configuration represents a turning point. Ibid p. 68. We borrow that word from the esoteric teachings of the Rabbis called the Quaballah (Kaballah) because we do not have an English word that we can use. The farthest point out is called Malkuth. It is also the point of return. Membership Letters (V) p.7. See Also Configuration, Quaballah.

Man Means the objective self-conscious state conditioned in sense. Cosmology p. 73. The fourth and lowest configuration which is also Malkuth, but this time the fourth outpouring of force from The Central Sun of all Existences is called Man. The First Crossing p. 51.

The epitomization of the cosmic process, in his awakening to Self-awareness portrays its every phase. Ibid p. 83. In terms of the lower psyche, under the genetrix, also called the animal soul, the term man here means manas -- mind. This lower psyche or animal soul and its "constituents" is called the depths of the unconscious by the aristotelian psychologists. Ibid p. 88. When the Power-to-be-conscious sufficiently emerges from the Mother substance to become objectively Self-conscious. Ibid p. 101. Described as an objective self-conscious state of the Power-to-be-conscious or as the objective state of Consciousness. Self-Mastery Through Meditation p.19. The whole aeonian past is condensed and repeated so that between birth and seven years of age of the body in that dynamic configurational process the whole evolution of the animal world is repeated up to the stature and representation of the state called man. Practices in Individual Development p.70. Man, the microcosm, is the center of the macrocosm. In himself he epitomizes the universe, and through the understanding of himself he gains understanding of the great mysteries of solar systems, of cosmic law, of universal life. Bible Lessons p. 79. See Also Malkuth, Objective self-conscious state. 

Manas The actuating principle of the chittakasa, is sometimes referred to as the fifth principle. This is with respect to states which are described as "five modifications of the internal organ"; 1) physical, 2) etheric, 3) emotional-psychic or thalamic, 4) mental-psychic or cortical, 5) manas or Mind. The Natural Order Process (Vol II) p.36. See Also Fifth principle, Man, Mind.

Manifold of values Symbolized by the dragon. Teacher’s Guide (Vol 1) p. 4. Developed out of identity of consciousness with the physical ‘body’, man the creator of the values. Ibid p. 14. The identification of the image with the configuration, with that from which the original frequency was received, is the origin and cause of the development of the objective manifold of values. Practice of the Way p. 33. See Objective manifold of values, Value giving.

Manvantara See Mahamanvantara.

Mars in Scorpio Symbolizes the opening of the solar center. Teacher’s Guide (Vol 4) p. 24. Mars is the symbol for the god of war; Scorpio, the only zootype or totemic symbol which kills itself; the scorpion stinging itself to death. Those personalized and unregenerated forces, which the psycho-dynamism did not eliminate but only controlled, now have to be eliminated. " the axe laid at the root of every plant or tree not planted by my Father" (structure-function-order of the Cosmic process). The Christos p. 122. See also Force centers, Four somatic divisions, Solar center.

Master, The Three in one Self, the conscious representation of these three. Symbolized by Aum: The Father principle (Spirit, unconscious and unknown, unknowable), The Mother substance (unconscious and inactive except in contact with the Father) both become conscious as the Son (Self-consciousness). Self-Mastery Through Meditation p.72. See also Aum.

Master-self Conscious-individualized-Self The Natural Order Process (Vol II) p.27. Self, individualized as the Power with which your are conscious, is named the Seer and the Master. The autonomous field. Self-Mastery Through Meditation p.79. The differentiated field constituting the true individuality; a synonym for the word "God." Teacher’s Guide (Vol 1) p. 50. See Also Autonomous field, God, True Self.

Masters The term reserved for the Atmic level, Atman. Not until one is completely in control of the physiological organism can he be designated a master. Teacher’s Guide (Vol 1) p. 25. See Also Atman.

Mastership Represents the next stage in what is called individual development or evolution of the race. The Natural Order Process (Vol II) p.2.

Mater, the The World Mother, the matter, the Genetrix; under which the psychic world functions and is a part of. How to Discipline the Psyche p.18.Mother Substance. Understanding the Psychic Nature (Lesson 7) p.2. Mother--mater, the ‘outer garment’ of the World Mother: mass, or configurated units of light-energy. The First Crossing p. 12. Substance is a label we use to describe the Mother, Mater or Na-ture. That which gives birth. Self-Mastery Through Meditation p. 97. See Also Genetrix, Mother, Mother Substance, World Mother.

Material The word given to the image which is a ghost, a dream picture. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 111.

Matter. It has no validity any longer, no more referent for it. It is now a symbol for phenomena: any appearance, mirage, shadow, image, or picture, or some ‘thing’ that transpires in appearance only. Teacher’s Guide (Vol 2) p.51. See Dynamic Process, Mater. 

Mattergy Cytoplasm, colloidal and molecular structures, cellular structures (World-Mother, The Genetrix. How to Discipline the Psyche p. 1.Nature, energy-living-matter as substance describable by its wave and frequency. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 28. Energy substance, by analogy, electricity. Ibid p. 69.

A universal substance out of which everything is made. (A term coined from a review of a book in the Saturday Review of Literature. The Christos p. 57

Maya An anglicized Sanskrit term meaning "illusion", "deception," "unreality," etc. A state of identity with image-appearing-substantive in the psychic-nature, plus evaluations developed therefrom. The Veil of Maya p. 31.


The pictures, in whole and in part, existing in consciousness and on the psychic-level, are representative of the objective self-conscious state; this state and its representations, in the awakening process, is called the maya, the not-self, the unreal, the ignorance, etc. Cosmology p. 12. Pseudo reality (Mayaistic veil). The First Crossing p. 11. The Ignorance (the Buddha), "The lie, and the Father of all subsequent lies." from the New Testament. Ibid p. 58. This thingifying--due to inability of neural sense functions to register separate stimuli from each unit of energy of a given configuration--is described as psychic images appearing substantive. Ibid p. 103. The abstracted private world, the mentalized thingifying on the concept level about the three fundamental levels (the fundamental reality) The Practice of the Way p.23. Samsara (Buddhist), The Great Illusion (Seers of all times). The Christos p. 204. See Also the Dance of Lila.

Mazda Light, the Light forces labeled by Zarathustra as opposed to the Dark, Arithman. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 55. See Zoroastrian.

Mechanism of the Myth In the psychic-nature, by the psycho-dynamism working on its mental level, though the Mechanism of the Myth. A thinging on the mental level; energy is converted into living-matter and configurated into "The New Man," for "the old man shall be put off and The New Man shall be put on." The Christos p. 104.

Meditation Can be described as a methodology, a process of reaching or contacting that Power (the fundamental motivating power of our being). That process, must follow the natural order (structure - function - order of Cosmos or the universe), or it will not work at all. (Analogy of the storm cloud and lightening.) The energy used in generation is offered up to the Power which one is conscious. The conscious direction of generative energy and surrender of it is the positive attitude. Release, renounce, let go. This process completes the circuit and the fire descends — then, Light. Self-Mastery Through Meditation p. 39-42.

Meditative attitude Here is the way we (SNO) meditate, the way we practice co-operation with the Natural Order Process. We sit relaxed, hands resting on our thighs, palms up; the spine is held straight to allow the forces to flow freely. We focus attention upon one or the other of the psychic centers, wherever we happen to be in our ongoing. You function with this energy on the level upon which you want to function.


With attention focused upon the psychic centers, begin to breathe deeply. Gradually breathe air into your lungs until they are full — a full breath. Keeping your focus on one center, breathe air into your lungs while you visualize, imagine, realize you are charging the battery, you’re taking in energy. So we convert oxygen into fire by the breathing process. You are understandingly co-operating with the process now. Exhale slowly and gradually, and as you exhale feel that this center (Heart), is like a powerful searchlight that is shining in all directions, and that shining is breathing out love to all creation. Breathe it out to everything — not just someone.


Hold your focus as you do this. Gradually we bring the force up until we focus at the crown. The focusing at the crown awakens the power in the sacral center and the greater One awakens and comes in and turns you over into the Mind Level, into the Supernal Light. Self-Mastery Through Meditation p. 52-54. The object of this meditation practice is to get the pranic force to the crown center. Ibid p. 63.



Metaphysics If metaphysics means the study of something behind, or other than this world, then there can be no metaphysics. The creative process is characterized by polarity. Metaphysics can be characterized as any departure from the basic, creative process in polarity. Expanding States of Self-awareness p. 112.With the disappearance of any and all bases, grounds, etc., for a thingified or objectified concept of this world, there also evaporated all grounds for metaphysics. The First Crossing p. 105. This world is in reality a dynamic world, composed of units of energy configurating in a multiplicity of representations of states of consciousness on the part of a Power-to-be-conscious. How to Discipline the Psyche p. 33. There is no materiality upon which we can base something ‘other than.’ Studies in Psychotherapy p.111.

Mental Body See Arupa body

Mental, the Mental functions pertain to the highest level of the psychic nature. The goal of the end of the evolutionary process will be characterized by the use of the mental functions to formulate mental constructs perfect and true to the natural order of the cosmic process. Practice of the Way p. 45. The higher psychic nature which is characterized by conceptual thinking, the development of concepts, the accumulation of information about images appearing substantive, etc. It is linked to the lower psychic nature by the psycho-logical functions. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 2) p. 5. The objectification of the frequency on the mental level is idea, concept. Ibid p. 23. See Also Concept, Four levels of functioning, Higher psychic nature, Personality pattern.

Metamorphosis The transfigurating process--the reconversion of living-matter into energy and energy into light. Studies in Psychotherapy p.11. See Transfigurating process.

Microcosm Sometimes called the Master-self and in its structure-function-order epitomizes the whole structure of the universe. On the Mind-level of the Master-self, and in structure-function-order, we witness a miniature reproduction of the macrocosm. The Natural Order Process (Vol II) p.37.


Mind Level FORTY-FIRST SUTRA: When perturbations of the psychic-nature have been stilled, by directing its forces to the Mind-level, then consciousness in Mind-substance (like a pure crystal takes the color of that upon which it rests) assumes the characteristics of that with which it becomes identified, whether that be the perceiver, the activity of perceiving, or that perceived. The Natural Order Process (Vol II)


Today we find the consciousness of the average man immersed in identity with the activities of his psychic-nature; i.e., consciousness has been centered in the psychic-nature, called the psycho-logical self. In the traditional Wisdom Teaching, the psychic-nature has been likened to a looking-glass wherein are mirrored 'things' seen by the physical eyes, heard by the physical ears, etc.; and the forces whereby this is done are 'reflected' from the Mind-level of the real Self or individualized field.  The Natural Order Process (Vol II)


Mental activities can be steadied, not by conscious exercise of human will, but by directing forces from the psychic-nature to the head centers. As facility in concentration develops or is gained, mental activities become quiet. Concentration in this respect means creating a steady flow of force through the head centers to the Mind-level. The Natural Order Process (Vol II)




Imagine a reflector so highly burnished that it reflects the slightest light. In such a manner the psychic light reflects the lowest level of Light’s Regions. The pure psychic light is very difficult to differentiate from the lowest level of Light’s Regions, the Mind level. It is only after one has developed the faculties of Mind level that he can know the difference between psychic light and the Mind level. To be unable to tell the difference between the reflection and that reflected is a common mistake and will be experienced many times.  Functional Activities


This Be-ing on the Mind Level, called Atman by students of the Vedas, can also be called the real Ego, "I AM THAT I AM"; which means, of course, that intrinsic I AM, that indestructible Self.  First Crossing


There is no way to avoid developing awareness of the various grades of the lower psychic-nature except remaining sound asleep. In order to make the Second Crossing over into the Noetic-Mind level, one must wake up from the sleep-walker state; as one awakens he first dreams before becoming fully awake. To know that the dreams belong to the psychic-nature, and on its lower levels, is to cross over this period with the minimum of delusional evaluation and therefore confusion. But to mistake the dream pictures for reality leads into a labyrinthian maze of stumbling and groping.  Tree Of Life


All of our feelings, human love, thinking--these are the activities of the psyche. When this has been accomplished, and its accomplishment is not a formidable thing, we can get our forces up and out. Then one starts to activate the sacral center--the positive pole of the three-story house, of the pneumatic ovum, the cosmic egg, that is, of the individualized field on Mind level. This is the positive pole of that field, and the power which is latent in or comes through that center, will be awakened. That power is Shakti. That power, fire, represents all that we mean by Will.  7 Rays Of Development

Mind Self Noetic Self; relative to our concept of a lower self. The level of the Higher Self which is the next lower level from the Greater Self. How to Discipline the Psyche p. 11. In the analogy of the nut: The Mind-Self is the meat of the nut. The Mind substance differentiates in every individual finishing his trinity or his triad or his triune nature, his triune-self. The Mind-Self is motivated by a yet higher frequency, shorter wave or higher octave of the universal, of the Cosmic substance, labeled the Christos. The Christos p. 80. See Also Christos, Higher Self, Noetic Self, Real Self.

Mind Substance Chitta. Self-Mastery Through Meditation p. 79.

Mind or Mind-substance means Light, the Light worlds, Light’s Regions. A Description of the Psychic World p.79. Characterized by a differentiating process. It differentiates itself. Practice of the Way p. 79 See Also Chittakasa, Monism (Qualified).

Mitosis The morphology of cellular divisions. A microcosmic aspect of a Great Day of Brahman, the first movement after the interphase is a dichotomy of the centrosomes; these centrosomes when divided are like the two poles of a magnet. These observable poles, together with the lines of force between, are configurated representations of the electromagnetic field which governs and determines cellular structure. There is a power exerted, not only upon the cytoplasmic mass of the cell, but upon the colloidal constituents thereof; for this power exerted through the centrosomes gives us the Source of the Cause for the structure, function and operation called mitosis. Cosmology p. 74. That dichotomy of the centrosome in the mitotic process exemplifies events in the Mind-Self previous to the birth of the Christos. The Christos p. 84.

Molecular renewal Every molecule of the organism is renewed every three years. It can happen in an instant when your power to be conscious is conscious on such a dynamic level that your configuration can be altered and changed instantly. Studies in Psychotherapy p.148.

Monad, the "The Master-self," when a state of synthesis or oneness of Individualized-self with the Logos (Universalized-self) is reached or effected. The Natural Order Process (Vol II) p. 94. The Individualized Self, or Son is composed of and is born of the positive Power and the negative, creating force or Substance, and we describe those two principles with two triangles. The triangle with the apex pointing up is the positive, and the triangle with the apex pointing down is the negative principle. This all represents an operation of consciousness; it is all within a dimensionless plane of Self-awareness and cannot be diagramed, cannot be described in words. Bible Lessons p. 97 See Also God, Individualized Self, Master-Self, Son.

Money The nearest referent is faith. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 120.

Monism A concept of oriental teaching necessitating the abandoning of everything to absolute oneness, for all else is maya and illusion. The SNO teaching does not believe in doing this. Practice of the Way p. 40. Absolute monism takes the stand that there is no differentiation in the cosmic substance, none at all, that differentiation only represents our way of looking upon the cosmic process and is not related to the cosmic process; therefore the differentiating process constitutes the maya. Ibid p. 79. See Also Monism, qualified.

Monism, Qualified A differentiating process in cosmic substance. To us (SNO) the differentiating process is not a maya but is an actuality, and can be described in terms of an expanding and contracting universe. We find that there is differentiating, individualizing process at the root, at the heart, at the core of everything which we can consider. Practice of the Way p. 79.


We set ourselves off from the monistic tradition as well as the dualistic tradition. We recognize the integrity of the individual, and we highlight the process of individualizing, we automatically establish a new category: qualified monism. Expanding States of Self-awareness p. 29. We never forget the need for cooperation with the Mother. We want to be fully conscious but master of the vehicle which represents that state of consciousness. We work to be master of qualities represented in the Mother Substance. We want to work with all the vehicles of Mother Substance available in the individualizing process. We want to cooperate with the process whereby the Mater becomes pure Light. Understanding the Psychic Nature (Lesson 7) p. 6.

Morality Man-made codes, standards of deportment. That which has grown and developed in different groups at different times to facilitate organized society, functional deportment in our relationships, one with another. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 118.

Mother Mater.... can be described as energy metamorphosed into cytoplasm, protoplasm, cellular structures, and living organisms. (Plasm is a word signifying form building. The configuration itself is composed of plasms, form builders. All that is included in our referent.) Expanding States of Self-awareness p. 109. The activation of the Mother substance is called light-energy wave lengths and frequencies in a magnetic field. Self-Mastery Through Meditation p.72.Described as the metamorphosis of light into energy, energy into etheric matter, etheric matter into living-matter. The First Crossing p. 83. That which gives birth, that which brings out, that which manifests, that which creates, that which configurates; so, the configurating process we will label the birth, that which gives birth, nature. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 4) p. 50. See Also Mater, Nature

Mother Substance For the Light aspect of the Mother, metamorphosed into energy, for a referent think of electricity, like a welding torch. The First Crossing p. 86. Nature--the negative principle. Ibid p. 102. The differentiated electro-magnetic field ... is That which motivates all action. The act of being conscious and the representation thereof, on any and all levels, is due to the differentiating process of Mother Substance. Self-Mastery Through Meditation p.92. I am using the word darkness as a synonym for the Mother Substance before the Son is born; there is stygian darkness. Membership Letters (V) p. 5. See Also Mother.

Motion Time. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 3) p. 55. A conversion of the inertial state into the dynamic, expanding, extensional, etc. Movement of consciousness. Ibid (Vol 4), p. 50. See Also Time.

Motivating Process of creativity 1) Holding the force of desire on the psychic level. 2) a) Be very careful what you select and b) be very obdurate. 3) Keep secret your desire; don’t talk about it. 4) Stimulate great enthusiasm, eager anticipation; just burst with eagerness but keep it repressed. 5) Configuration begins to take place and you stand and witness it as you create. The key is the conscious utilization of power called desire. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 2) p. 36.

Motivating principle (Force) Is labeled desire, and desire in the psychic nature is that which becomes the force in the creating process. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 2) p. 34. The accumulated forces of elemental substances — instincts, feelings, desires, emotions, thinkings, etc.,—derives form the individuals’ experiences back to the basic race oversoul and its inherent instincts. Practice of the Way p. 100. See Also Creative force, Desire, Personality pattern, Psychic nature.

Motivating world The level of the motivational forces in the psychic nature. Practice of the Way p. 67. Man is motivated from three regions: 1) Light’s Regions (Logoic Bright Beings, Demi-Gods, Mind and Idea, and the Angels of Light. 2) The Genetrix ( Intellectual creations, Love, home, companionship, Preservation of the species, The Builders/Cultivation of the Soil.) And 3) The Region of Hell ( Perverse creations of Man, Elementaries, Entities, and Devils). Practices in Individual Development p. 30.

Mountain A biblical symbol meaning that a master’s spiritual consciousness was intensified and expanded on high. Also symbolized a heightened state of the Christed consciousness. Bible Lessons p. 47. See Also Christ Consciousness.

Movement See Motion.

Mukta Sanskrit. Emancipation, deliverance from the world of value-giving; transvaluation of values. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 1) p. 15.See Also Deliverance, Emancipation.

Music of the Spheres A poetical expression describing the ‘inner’ hearing of the sound currents. After a night’s sleep in returning from the higher spheres, the "music" is very strong and clear. It is a description left over in the race consciousness from some factual reality experienced by the Pythagoreans. Self-Mastery Through Meditation p. 71. See Also Pythagoreans.

Mystical Marriage The uniting of the reflected will with love forces in the psychic nature. The Occidental often follows this blended way to the exclusion of the way of pure devotion or the way of pure will. The Natural Order Process (Vol II) p. 120.


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Narcissus complex Self love in the most objective sense. Overweaning focus of consciousness upon and in identity with the physiological organism. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 1) p. 51. See Also Neuroses.

Natural order process The formative forces of Nature converge into lines of force or what we call a field; then substance which is described as etheric ‘materializes’. First, undifferentiated Light; second, lines of force, converging into a definite pattern. Etheric substance is then formed in the field, and out of this eventuates the configuration. This is what we call the natural order creating process. The Natural Order Process (Vol I) p. 44. There is an orderly process, rhythm, balance, etc., to structure and function which we label the cosmic process. Ibid p. 3 Reality. Ibid p. 19. See Also Cosmic process.

Nature Mattergy, energy-living-matter as substance describable by its wave and frequency. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 28. That which gives birth, Mother. The Christos p. 18 See Also Mater, Mother, Mother Substance.

Negative force Substance plus a Positive-force working ‘upon’ on ‘in’ a Negative-substance which accounts for, creates, produces, etc., effects observed. This holds invariantly true whether the effects produced are ‘in’ or of Supernal-Light, ethereal-light, energy, living-matter (cytoplasm) or in the grosser aspect of configurated forms. Cosmology p. 134.

Negative principle Nature or Mother substance. The First Crossing p. 102 See Also Mother, Mother Substance, Nature.

Negative pole The Mother principle. The negative pole of the cosmic process is referred to as the mother, light, energy, etheric substance, ectoplasm, teloplasm, protoplasm, cytoplasm, living matter. Steps in Self Unfoldment p. 9.

Negative Substance/Aspect Light, Energy, living-matter. Self-Mastery Through Meditation p.19. Light, energy, etheric substance, living matter. Membership Letters (V) p. 1.

Negative substance of the cosmic process The elements, the constitution of the atoms from which all the configurational processes emerge. Practices in Individual Development p.85.

Nether World The collective result of the multiplicity of private worlds abstracted from the structure, function, order of the cosmic process -- fundamental reality. The objective self conscious state, objective identification, the objective manifold of values, the objective world, maya, etc. The similarities in meanings, values given, reactions thereto, etc., of private worlds, in the aggregate, or collective sense. The First Crossing p. 9-11. When points in the private world are shared in common and become race values, group values, etc. Ibid p. 20. A world built up in the consciousness which functions in and under the limitations of sense. Ibid p. 42. See Maya, Objective manifold of values, Objective World, Private world

Nephthys Egyptian symbol for the Light Mother. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 71. See Also Light Mother.

Neuroses See Insane/insanity

Neutron See Binding power.

New Age / Cycle A higher motive (love-security) coming in to usher the New Cycle, characterizes the New Age. Studies in Psychotherapy p.107. Signalizes a transference from the Aristotelian to the non-aristotelian way of thinking. The Christos p. 157.

New Cycle Gnosis Characterized by the understanding of this new world (the etheric world, the First Crossing / cutting through the Maya...objective self conscious state.) The First Crossing p. 85. Characterized by conscious registry and understanding of gunas (qualities) registered and also the conscious control of the frequencies registered. Under the Will (Atma), we will formulate fields and set the pattern of the field by the guna for that configurational representation we elect. Ibid p. 94. The old sense of separateness and culture or society that represents that attitude will be passing. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 80. 

Nireguna/Nirguna Brahma Sanskrit (nir = none) Nirguna (no gunas / qualities) : The unknown God. Steps in Self Unfoldment p. 48. Energy locked up and infolded into the heart of the atom -- the body of Parabrahma. The First Crossing p. 102. Beyond name and form. The Release of the Fire in the Heart of the Atom p. 2.

Noetic level Objective Realization and identification with the Real Self. To be a master of one’s forces instead of a slave to them. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 28.

Noetic Mind / Self Functioning in the Power of the Christos. The First Crossing p. 81. Means the sense, the perception, the feel, the realization of the basic Triad, the Real Self, on the Mind Level. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 32.


On that level the acceleration of the perceptive forces and faculties becomes comparable to the acceleration of the units of energy of that observed. One can see and clearly understand the structure of a given configuration....that is seership; it does not belong to the psychic nature. Clear seeing. Ibid p. 44. Your essential nature, the Real Self, the Higher Self. Ibid p. 81. In the individualizing process that differentiated field within the oversoul field. Ibid p. 124. See Also Mind Self.

Non-aristotelian state Functioning in energy forces, in creativity in mind substance. Consciously functioning with ideas in mind substance and to the consciousness as Real. Characterized and differentiated from the man state - to show that goal, objective to strive for. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 1) p.4. Characterized by the absence of dogmatism, dogmatic statements, self-opinionations, etc. Due largely to the fact that this world is a dynamic process and therefore non-static; consequently any statement made dogmatically would be erroneous on the grounds that before the statement could be completed, changes have eventuated respecting that which was spoken of or about. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 3) p. 21. See Also _.

Now Functioning in a sense of continuum. It is from that deep, deep inner self that we get the feel in life-facts of a continuum, a now. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 38. See Also Consciousness of continuum.

Object The object is an image in the consciousness abstracted from the dynamic process. Practice of the Way p. 44. See Also Images in the psyche appearing substantive.

Objective identification Identification with one’s own objective self-conscious state. The First Crossing p. 23. Living in the consciousness of identification with this body as object vs. identification with a dynamic process, or a configuration of units of energy. Practices in Individual Development p. 21.


It is a state of consciousness in which one looks upon this physiological organism as a thing, and his consciousness is thought to be ‘inside‘ of it. Ibid p. 53.

Objective manifold of values Synonymous with nether world ... developed out of the objective self-conscious state. The First Crossing p.22.



When the picture, the image, in the consciousness of a given person is identified with he configurational world, with Malkuth the Kingdom, that state of identification forms the basis for a yardstick of values which we call the objective manifold of values. Ibid p. 58. The objective world. The aristotelian state of consciousness, when images ... pictures in the psychic consciousness appear substantive. Ibid p. 98. Only the outer representation of the objective self-conscious state on the part of the emergent Power-to-be-conscious from the inconscient Mother substance. Ibid p. 99.See Also Maya, Nether world.



Objective self-awareness A synonym for the word man; also "man" and "mind". So objective self-consciousness differentiated man from animal. A Description of the Psychic World p.41.

Objective Self The private world, meaning our objective self-consciousness and the manifold of values evolved from it. Practice of the Way p.23. See Also Private World.

Objective-self conscious state The next step in the expanding consciousness of the Positive Power, the development of the psyche. Emerging self-consciousness, only exists in the man state. Expanding States of Self-awareness p. 40. Functioning in objective identity. The First Crossing p.39.A state labeled "man". Ibid p. 101. Out of the differentiation in the essential nature of man that we label his autonomous field, the objective self-conscious state was the first that was abstracted from it, means identification with that appearance which the configuration creates in our psychic consciousness. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 13. We have the psycho-logical situation, or context of consciousness, for the first conscious identification - belief that the ‘physical body’ as a ‘thing’ is as it seems to sense, and that it is the self. . Self-Mastery Through Meditation p.29. Unconscious, consciousness in identity with the objective appearance, the objective world, etc., as it appears to the senses. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 2) p. 28. The configurational self, the psychological processes, and the Mind Level, all motivated by the Power-to-be-conscious, whether called vital dynamism, psycho-dynamism or the Christos, represent reality. From that reality we have abstracted an unreality - the private world, the objective self-conscious state, Objective manifold of values. Practice of the Way p. 29. The objective self-conscious state consists of three parts: the configurational self (instinctive awareness), the psychic self (personality), and the noetic self (Individuality). The Christos p. 164 (chart). Means that the Power-to-be-conscious - with which one functions - is identified with the objective appearance of Its own state. The objective appearance of the mental image which one has formulated from frequencies registered. Ibid p. 200.

Objective world The nether world, limited to sense registry, formulated images appearing substantive and values given thereto....psychic phenomena. The First Crossing p. 94. Values attributed to images-appearing-substantive. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 52. Concepts which are labeled variously - opinions, information, assumptions and substantive images. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 3) p. 64.

Oedipus Complex The basis of which the generative force operates in the generative center, symbolized by Jupiter who overthrew Saturn. You see, the son overthrew the father and took the father’s place. The Christos p. 102.


Omniscience Represents all knowledge, all science, all understanding. The Higher Triad is omniscient, relative to the acquisition of information and understanding that we call education. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 10.

Order The natural sequential expansion of a given individual’s consciousness from one state to another represents order. Natural Order Process (Vol 1) p.3. (Cosmos) signalizes number (as quantity composed of many units, vortices of energy, energy systems, etc.), configurational representations, hierarchical systematizations, ensembles, etc. Self-Mastery Through Meditation p.20. See Also Cosmos.

Organic disease Functional disturbances should be considered for the reason that every organic disease begins with a functional disturbance. The First Crossing p. 86.

Organism-as-a-whole The awareness poised in, or that which evolves out of, the state labeled atomistic is designated global - another philosophical term - meaning organism-as-a-whole. The Christos p. 139. See Also Global consciousness.

Orientation to Mind Level "Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." (Bible quote). Living en rapport in the field of one of higher attainment imparts via information-carrying wave and frequency, the consciousness of that field. In consciousness the ‘closer’ one is to the field, the stronger the signal; i.e., the easier to register and the stronger the reception. The Christos p. 183. See Also Monism

Osiris Egyptian symbol for the reflected Power-to-be-conscious in Light’s Regions. How to Discipline the Psyche p. 19. Exemplifies the wisdom teaching; the label used as we use the label Logos, and irrespective of the label for that differentiated field in the Mother substance, the field represents the Source, causative respecting all other differentiations; therefore, it constitutes the Reason for the creative process irrespective of the level. The Light source of creativity. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 3) p. 47. See Also Logos, Power-to-be-conscious.

Outbreathing The coming back in the palingenetic process. You bring back only what has been built into your basic state which becomes the pattern for the next outbreathing. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 8. See also Basic state, Palingenesis.

Oversoul One of the successive and synthetical fields, one relatively higher to a lower one. We could designate the race psyche as the oversoul of a given person. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 62.

Palingenesis / Palingenetic process/cycle No personality reincarnates. But the power on the Mind level in this individualizing process puts forth again. Each cycle in the palingenetic process, each putting forth, you build a new personality pattern. Steps in Self Unfoldment p. 21. The palingenetic process is not the reincarnation of one personality into another. The process is analogous to annual growth of a deciduous tree which cyclicly puts forth its leaves and flowers and fruit and, eventually, sheds them and its sap goes down. Each time round in the palingenetic process we develop a new personality, and the personality that we develop in one cycle, we shed, like the tree sheds its leaves, etc., together with the cycle which is represented by it. The Seven Rays of Development p. 14. The weakest link in your chain of rays now indicates the ray you will incarnate on. Ibid p. 17. A new and different personality -- the guna pattern of the psychic nature -- is brought out and developed on each of the turns in the spiraling process characterizing that which we label palingenesis. The First Crossing p. 25.

The spiraling process. Studies in Psychotherapy p.75.

Parabrahma See Also Nir-guna Brahma.

Paraclete The ida-pingala currents. The reservoir for the pranic currents. Self-Mastery Through Meditation p. 63. See Also Ida-pingala currents.

Paradosis The handing over (The lifting of the creative forces in the psychic nature above the generative center) bringing the other psychic centers/seals (7) into awakening, action, function, etc., until the twelve powers surmount the Luminous Self on its Mind-level and from that level serve the kingdoms synthesized at that phase of the Cosmic Process. Self-Mastery Through Meditation p. 32.

Paranoia When the split (pattern of the psychic nature/personality pattern) has developed into such a wide gap or cleavage it becomes psychosis. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 56.

Path, The Following the evolutionary process. When one discovers that there is a process and intelligently cooperates with it, we call it the path. When we intelligently cooperate with the evolutionary process we change our label and say the path of development, the path of attainment, and we enter the path. The Seven Initiations p. 61. See Also Evolutionary process.

Pattern of the field The archetype upon which the configurational process is modeled and governed. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 7. Octaves, bands of waves and frequencies. Ibid p. 123. See Arc, Archetype.

Perception manifold The frame of evaluation described as a frame or manifold of differentiation respecting quality, character, strength, etc. of these energies (or vibrations) which are organized or developed of the Mind-wave, Mind, when individualized (Noetic-mind). The Natural Order Process (vol 2) p. 53.

Perception Is to know; apperception is to know and know that you know. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 12.

Perceptive awareness The word understanding and the word Light, both words symbolize perceptive awareness, not a cortical, mental grasp of meaning. Practice of the Way p. 35. See Also Light, Understanding.

Perfected Ones Those fully identified with the free and emancipated Power-to-be-conscious, and there function in Light’s regions. School of the Natural Order (introductory booklet) p. 6.

Perfected individual Is Androgynous, both male and female in one representation. In the palingenetic cyclic process it is the unity of the positive and negative in one being. The First Crossing p. 28. See Also Cycles of Seven.