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Esoteric Encyclopedia
In Hinduism a Deva (Sanskrit: देव, Devá) means “heavenly, divine, anything of excellence”. This word  is also one of the terms for a deity – with deva representing the masculine aspects of the Godhead, while the related feminine equivalent is called a devi. In the earliest Vedic literature, all supernatural beings are called Asuras, and the concepts and legends of this beings evolve... / READ MORE /
The Principle of Polarity is the 5th of the 7 Hermetic principles from The Kybalion. The principle of rhythm relates to the nature of the universe being understood through motion, and change being a constant. What goes up, must come down, what goes in, must come out…all is in a state of flux, and all... / READ MORE /
The Principle of Vibration is a Hermetic principle, which stems from The Kybalion. This principle relates to the concept that everything is in constant motion…everything moves, everything vibrates, and nothing stands still. If you’re familiar with the Law of Attraction, the idea of vibration will sound familiar to you – as your vibration is what... / READ MORE /
“As above, so below” is one of the essential keys of Hermetic wisdom – these powerful words originate from The Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus, which (as legend states) were found by Alexander the Great in ancient times. The words were further defined by researcher Dennis W. Hauck – with his interpretation translating to: “That... / READ MORE /
The Seven Hermetic Principles – 1. The Principle of Mentalism The Kybalion is a mysterious Hermetic text, that surfaced in 1912 – published by a person or persons under the pseudonym of “the Three Initiates” – which claims to be the essence of the teachings of Hermes Trismegistus. According to Wikipedia, “The book purports to be... / READ MORE /
Augoeides is a Pythagorean term relating to the “luminous body”, or higher ascended beings of light (or deva, “divine being”). This type of being is a collective (shared) consciousness, and are tasked with overseeing the evolution of mankind. According to H.P. Blavatsky‘s definition of the Augoeides: “The most substantial difference consisted in the location of the... / READ MORE /
In Hinduism, an ashram is a spiritual center or monastery – where activities such as yoga, music study, and spiritual development are practiced. According to Wikipedia: An ashram would traditionally, but not necessarily in contemporary times, be located far from human habitation, in forests or mountainous regions, amidst refreshing natural surroundings conductive to spiritual instruction and meditation. The... / READ MORE /
“Christ when He said: “the kingdom of God is within you,” thus pointing all human atoms to the centre of life or energy within themselves, and teaching them that from and through that centre they must expand and grow. Each one of us is conscious of being centred within himself;” ― Alice A. Bailey The... / READ MORE /
Anima Mundi is latin for “World Soul” can also be personified as ‘ The One”, or Gaia, later understood as the Gaia theory. It’s the spiritual nature of the earth’s soul and the biosphere it occupies. As much as the individual are a microcosm of spirit in matter, the anima mundi is spirit of all... / READ MORE /
According to Wikipedia: The Ancient and Mystical Order Rosæ Crucis (AMORC), also calling itself the Rosicrucian Order, is currently the largest worldwide Rosicrucian organization, having Lodges, Chapters and various other affiliated bodies throughout the world, in 19 different languages. The Rosicrucian organization is a philosophical secret society, said to have been founded in late medieval Germany by... / READ MORE /
Bodhisattva (“enlightenment being” in English) is a Sanskrit term for anyone who, motivated by great compassion, has the wish to attain buddhahood for the benefit of all sentient beings. In esoteric philosophy the bodhisattva is the head of the second department of the planetary hierarchy (department of education), otherwise known as “Christos-Maitreya.” From Esoterik.se: “The... / READ MORE /
From GotQuestions.com: Baal was the name of the supreme god worshiped in ancient Canaan and Phoenicia. The practice of Baal worship infiltrated Jewish religious life during the time of the Judges (Judges 3:7), became widespread in Israel during the reign of Ahab (1 Kings 16:31-33) and also affected Judah (2 Chronicles 28:1-2). The word baalmeans... / READ MORE /
In ufology, a close encounter is an event in which a person witnesses an unidentified flying object. This terminology and the system of classification behind it was started by astronomer and UFO researcher J. Allen Hynek, and was first suggested in his 1972 book The UFO Experience: A Scientific Inquiry. He introduced the first three kinds... / READ MORE /
According to Wikipedia: “Antichrist is a Christian term based on interpretation of passages in the New Testament, in which the term “antichrist” occurs five times in 1 John and 2 John (Greek: ἀντίχριστος, antichristos), once in plural form[1] and four times in the singular.[2] In some Christian eschatologies, Jesus the Messiah will appear in his... / READ MORE /
From ancient times, a body of ancient spiritual teaching known as the Ageless Wisdom has been handed down from generation to generation. First made available in writing to the general public in the 1800s by H.P. Blavatsky, and then in the 20th century by Alice A. Bailey – this wisdom is the common foundation of... / READ MORE /
Abracadabra is an incantation used as a magic word in stage magic tricks, and historically was believed to have healing powers when inscribed on an amulet. The word finds its roots back in 2nd century AD, although the exact origins of the word are still up for debate. One of the oldest records found comes... / READ MORE /
Adamite is a mineral whose metaphysical properties connect emotions with the heart. Allowing us to identify and deal with emotional issues, especially those that affect our instinctual reactions. Water signs may find themselves particularly drawn to Adamite, as some claim it carries the soothing qualities of fresh water. Providing both clarity and strength, it is believed... / READ MORE /
In gnostic belief systems, an “aeon” is characterized as the transition from immaterial to material, from nominal to sensible, and is created by a flaw, passion, or sin. While, in the religion of Thelema, aeons are a system of dividing the history of humanity, in which each aeon is accompanied by its own forms of “magical... / READ MORE /
Hollow Earth Theory suggests that Earth is entirely hollow, or otherwise contains a substantial interior space, which some believe to be inhabited by other beings. Agartha (sometimes referred to as Agartta, Agharti, Agarta or Agarttha) is the name of this legendary city-space that resides within the earth’s core. Frequently associated/confused with Shambhala, which figures prominently in Vajrayana Buddhism and Tibetan Kalachakra teachings... / READ MORE /
This is THE stone everyone should have for protection. This group of stones are variegated chalcedony, and the agate is one of the oldest stones in recorded history. Agates attract strength, and is used for protection from bad dreams. It also protects from stress and energy drains. Agates have been used in jewelry since Biblical Babylonian times.... / READ MORE /
Alchemy is an influential philosophical tradition whose practitioners have, from antiquity, claimed it to be the precursor to profound powers. The defining objectives of alchemy are varied, but historically have typically included one or more of the following goals: the creation of the fabled philosopher’s stone; the ability to transform base metals into the noble metals (gold or silver); and development... / READ MORE /
Alexandrite is an extremely rare gemstone that is described as “emerald by day, ruby by night” by gemstone experts, this chameleon-like stone has a rare and unique color-changing property, characteristic of the chrysoberyl minerals. Alexandrite is apparently so rare that it has only been seen by not more than a handful of fortunate people. Yet, in the... / READ MORE /
An amulet is thought to be a magic charm of sorts, worn for the alleged power of protection from danger, negative energies, and injury. The word “amulet”, comes from the Latin amuletum; meaning “an object that protects a person from trouble”. Although seemingly the same thing, amulets differ from talismans, in that, a talisman is believed... / READ MORE /
Celestine (also known as celestite), is revered for its high frequency and Divine energies, and is known as a powerful healing crystal. Celestine has been called a “teacher for the New Age”, as it will connect one with the Angelic realms, allowing for the free-flow of these higher frequencies into the Crown and Third-Eye Chakras,... / READ MORE /
The Antahkarana (Sanskrit: the inner cause), according to Hindu philosophy, refers to the totality of two levels of mind. The buddhi (higher mind), and the manas (middle levels of mind).  According to The School for Esoteric Studies: “This mental energy is made from three “lines of transmittal” the sutratma, the consciousness or Soul thread, and the creative... / READ MORE /
An Athame is a ceremonial dagger, which commonly has a double-edged blade and black handle. According to WitchcraftandWitches.com: “The athame frequently has a steel double-edged blade with a sharp point (although the point may be dulled so as to prevent unintended physical harm during ritual use), and a handle which is often black and which may be... / READ MORE /
A cloudbuster (or cloud buster) is a device designed by Austrian psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich, which Reich said could produce rain by manipulating what he called “orgone energy” present in the atmosphere.2 The cloudbuster was intended to be used in a way similar to a lightning rod: focusing it on a location in the sky and... / READ MORE /