|| Definition and/or Meaning
||(Babylonian--the house of God, i.e. the godhead)
Chief God of Babylon. Because more than one god bore the title Ba‘al and
more than one goddess bore the title Ba‘alat or Ba‘alah, it is often
difficult to be sure which Ba‘al/Lord or Ba‘alat/Lady a particular
inscription or text is speaking of.Baal-Adon (Adonai) was a phallic god.
|Ba'alat or Ba'alah
||(Babylonian- the house of the Goddess)
Chief goddess of Babylon.
||(Persian - the gate) A young Persian
merchant who, May 23, 1844, announced that he was the bearer of a
long-promised revelation destined to transform the spiritual life of the
human race: the coming of Bahá'u'lláh. To those of the Bahai faith this
advent is viewed as the gateway through which the process of thousands of
years of Divine revelation has attained its fruition.
||The deathless avatar who has been teaching in
India for over 2000 years. More atBabaji
Babel, Tower of
||According to the Bible, a
tower built by Babylonian King Nimrod in defiance against God It was a
ziggurat which is a pyramid of sun-dried bricks with a temple at the top
which is reached by a series of steps. It was probably constructed around
4000 BC. It has come to be symbolic of confusion, especially confusion of
|| The god of grapes and wine, song, licentiousness,
joy and altered states of consciousness. As the grape must die to produce
the wine which alters your consciousness to lift you to God, so the man
must surrender (die) that the divine wine of God may imbue him. He is the
Osiris of Egypt, belonging to the same group of other solar deities, all
"sin-bearing," killed and resurrected: Dionysos or Atys of Phrygia
(Adonis, or the Syrian Tammuz), Baldur. All these were put to death,
mourned for, and restored to life. The rejoicings for Atys took place at
the Hilaria on the "pagan" Easter, March 15. One form of Bacchus was slain
"at the vernal equinox, March 21st, and rose in three days", as was
Tammuz, the double of Adonis and Atys. Bacchus is murdered and his mother
collected the fragments of his lacerated body as Isis did those of Osiris,
and so on. Dionysos Iacchus, torn to shreds by the Titans, Osiris,
Krishna, all descended into Hades and returned again..
Bach Flower Remedies
|| A alternative healing system based on drinking
liquid imbued with the essenses of various flowers.
||(1561-1626) The ghost-writer for William
Shakespeare, and the English Poet/Lauriate who finished the King James
Verision of the Bible.
|| Originating as an Islamic sect in Persia, it
has evolved into a major independent religion with approximately five
million believers worldwide.Jesus,
Muhammad, Bahá‘u’lláh and others are viewed as a succession of divine
messengers. Bahá’í advocates a new global order of sexual equality, a
one-world economic system to eliminate poverty, and a one-world
religion. It has gradually brought into its fold several million people
from diverse backgrounds.
||Born in Persia on November 12, 1817, at age 27
Baha'u'llah claimed to be the Messenger of God - the Bearer of a Divine
Revelation that fulfils the promises made in earlier religions and which
will generate the spiritual forces for the unification of the world.
unusual undertaking . See Baha'i.
Bailey, Alice A.
||Author who channeled
the 24 volumes of metaphysical teachings published by the Lucis Trust.
1) A traditional fire lit outdoors and used during the Wiccan and
Pagan holidays: Midsummer, Lughasadh, Mabon. and especially Beltane,
2) The traditional communal bonfire of the Sabbats. The modern word
“Bonfire” is synonymous with balefire, through it often has no religious
||To magickally and/or ritually exorcise unwanted
||(Irish, bean, a woman, and sidhe, a fairie)An
attendant fairy that follows the old families, and none but them, and
wails before a death. Many have seen her as she goes wailing and clapping
her hands. The keen (caoine), the funeral cry of the peasantry, is said to
be an imitation of her cry. When more than one banshee is present, and
they wail and sing in chorus, it is for the death of some holy or great
one. An omen that sometimes accompanies the banshee is the "coach-a-bower"
(coiste-bodhar), an immense black coach, mounted by a coffin, and drawn by
headless horses.. It will go rumbling to your door, and if you open it a
basin of blood will be thrown in your face.
||The Sabbatic Goat, also know as the Great God Pan,
Abraxas, Thanateros, or the Horned God. The most popular rendering was
drawn in the 19th century by Eliapha Levi. Often used as a symbol of Satan,
especially in Satanism,
and depicted as a Goat’s
Head symbol, an upside down
five-pointed star (cf.pentagram),
or a man with horns and goat-legs.
||A practice of spiritual cleansing, known by other
names in Asia for thousands of years. The belief that supports this
practice among Christians is regeneration (i.e., the new birth), and
therefore salvation or eternal life, is conditioned upon being ritually
immersed in water. Most groups teaching this doctrine also add that
proper mode (immersion or sprinkling) and/or proper minister (one
authorized by the organization) is necessary. . The teaching that baptism
is a prerequisite for salvation, is not accepted by all Christians The
New Agers perform baptism in the same sense as do Hindus.
|Baptism for the Dead
||A practice of The
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)
in which living members are baptized by proxy for people who have died
without accepting the Gospel and being baptized. The church teaches that
if these dead persons then accept the LDS gospel while in Spirit Prison,
they can potentially attain full salvation. This ceremony is performed
only in an LDS Temple.
Christian belief that baptism is essential to salvation, that it is the
means where forgiveness of sins is made real to the believer. An extreme
version of baptismal regeneration denies salvation to those baptized
outside some particular church group.
||(Tibetan) The astral world as a resting
place for the soul between death and rebirth in Tibetan Buddhist theology.
||A Druid poet and singer who kept alive oral
traditions through song. These songs (called cetel in Ireland and
lay in Brittany) were sometimes believed to have the power to curse
||A celebrated Alexandrian Gnostic of about 120 AD,
probably born in Syria, a scholar who knew the Hebrew and Christian
scriptures as well as being knowledgeable in Egyptian and Greek thought.
But he also experienced his own gnosis. He claimed his teachings were
based on knowledge obtained from an from an original Gospel of Matthew and
from Glaucus, a disciple of Peter. Basilides wrote psalms, odes, and
commentaries on the Gospels. He also wrote a gospel for his own sect, the
Basilidian Gnostics, but very little of his writings have been preserved.
They included concepts that would today be called reincarnation, karma,
and asceticism, and included a system of emanations and hierarchies of
||(Egytptian, Bastet) Ancient Egyptian cat
||More B click here
The study of the impact of building environment upon health and the
application of this knowledge to the construction of healthy homes and
workplaces; the science of holistic interactions between life and living
(Before the Common Era) The non-Christan equivalent to BC.
A specific type of UFO, tubular rather than saucer-like.
Bear Tribe Medicine Society:
A Native American spiritual religion, originating in Spokane, WA. They
practice of teaching mixture of various Indian tribes with a touch of New
A Wiccan sabbat and Celtic holiday held
between spring and the onset of summer, between April 30th and May 1st. Also
Geographically, the Triangle, situated SW of the US, is formed by
connecting with Bermuda, Puerto Rico, and a point west of Florida. Many
people involved in esoteric and UFO studies
believe the Triangle is a supernaturally dangerous area, with many ships
and airplanes disappearing in the Triangle in the 20th century.
Besant, Annie: (1847-1933)
The daughter of William
Wood and Emily
Morris. Her father, a doctor, died when she was only five years
old. Without any savings, Annie's mother found work looking after boarders
at Harrow School. Mrs. Wood was unable to care for Annie and she persuaded
a friend, Ellen
Marryat, to take responsibility for her upbringing. In
1866 Annie met Rev. Frank
Besant. By the time she was twenty-three Annie had two
children. Deeply unhappy because her independent spirit clashed with the
traditional views of her husband she began to question her religious
beliefs. When Annie refused to attend communion, Frank Besant ordered her
to leave the family home. A legal separation was arranged. After
leaving her husband Annie Besant completely rejected Christianity and in
1874 joined the Secular
Society. Annie soon acquired a job working for the National
during the next few years wrote many articles on issues such as marriage
and women's rights. In 1877 Annie
Besant and Charles
Bradlaugh decided to
Fruits of Philosophy, Charles Knowlton's book advocating birth
control. Besant and Bradlaugh were charged with publishing material that
was "likely to deprave or corrupt those whose minds are open to immoral
influences".They were both found guilty of publishing an "obscene libel"
and sentenced to six months in prison. At the Court of Appeal the sentence
was quashed.. Besant also join the socialist group,
Society, and in 1889 contributed to the influencial book, Fabian
Essays. Edited by George Bernard Shaw, the book sold 27,000
copies in two years. In the 1890s Annie Besant became a supporter of Theosophy,
a religious movement founded by Madame
1875. While in India, Annie joined the struggle for
Indian Home Rule, and during
the First World War was interned by the British authorities. She died in
India in 1933.
A ritual broom. A
witch's broomstick. European
folklore has witches riding their brooms through the sky, which may be an
uninformed explanation of astral travel. As a tool, ethe
broom is used to sweep a sacred cross, ground a circle, or to brush away
negative influences. Besoms were often mounted and “ridden” over crops in
fertility rites. used to cleanse and purify
sacred space. .
The astral body (This appears to be erroneous as the astral body operates
on alpha waves.)
Brain waves indicating normal waking state with consciousness directed to
the external environment.
Bhagavad Gita (Sanskrit
- Song of God)
of the most popular scriptures of Hinduism. Hindus consider the
Bhagavad-Gita as a direct message of Vishnu in the avatar of Krishna. It
is in the form of a dialogue between Prince Arjuna and Lord Krishna
taking place at the epic battle of Mahabharat about 1000 BC. It is an
addendum to the Mahabharata. The book tells us how we should conduct
ourselves in our day to day lives, keeping God at the center of our
awareness and activities, performing our duties with a sense of detachment
and as a way of our sacrificial offering, and accepting God as the doer
and facilitator and ourselves as mere instruments engaged in the act of
liberation and self-realization
Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh:(1931-1990)
Born in India with the name Chandra Mohan, he studied philosophy.
Changing his name ot Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, he rose to world notice
through his teachings. He came to be known as "the guru of sex" for his
advocacy of sexual practices as a path to enlightenment. In 1981
Rajneesh's group purchased a dilapidated ranch in Oregon, U.S., which they
developed into Rajneeshpuram, a city of thousands of orange-robed
disciples. Rajneesh was widely criticized by outsiders for his private
security force and his ostentatious display of wealth. By 1985 the group
was under investigation for multiple felonies including arson, attempted
murder, drug smuggling, and vote fraud in the nearby town of Antelope.
This was later proven to be the work of a small group with Rajneeshes
followers. In 1985 Rajneesh pleaded guilty to immigration fraud and was
deported from the US. He was refused entry by 21 countries before
returning to Puna, where his ashram soon grew to 15,000 members. In later
years he took the Buddhist title Osho and altered his teaching on
unrestricted sexual activity because of his growing concern over AIDS.
Though he is deceased, many followers still practice his unique form of Hindu
philosophy and sexualyoga system
to gain enlightenment.
Terrible, One of the forms of Shiva
Bhiksu (Sanskrit) or Bhikkhu (Pāli):
A fully ordained
male Buddhist monastic. A female monastic is called Bhiksuni. Bhiksus and
Bhiksunis live a monastic discipline, the basic rules of which are called
thepatimosha. Their lifestyle is shaped so as to support their spiritual
practice, to live a simple and meditative life, and attain Nirvana.
The object of meditation
Any authoritative or religious text./ Specifically The Bible, considered
to be the literal Word of God.. Consists of Jewish writings (Old
Testament) and Christian writings (New Testament). (see Bible)
Based on a best-selling 1997 book of the same name by Michael Drosnin, a
belief that prophecies are hidden in a complex network of letters and
words within the Old Testament. Drosnin claims that he attempted to warn
Israeli leader Yitzak Rabin of his impending assassination based on a
prediction in the biblical code. The Bible Code is actually a system of
divination in which the Hebrew text is moved around in many ways until a
message is found.
Bibliomancy is a form of divination that creates an oracle by randomly
selecting a passage from a book, frequently The Bible. The most common
procedure involves placing the book on its spine, and with eyes closed,
allowing the book to fall open to a random page. Then, with the eyes still
closed, place a finger on the open page and read the passage indicated.
Islamic cultures use the Qur'an. In the middle ages the use of Virgil's
Aeneid was common.
Large (usually 8' to 10' tall), hairy homonid being sighted in North
America over the last 300 years, especially the Northwest. Called Bigfoot
because the footprints left behind are larger than a human's and
exceptionally wide. See Yeti.
A written note with questions or requests directed to medium or spirit
entity. It is delivered to a medium for purpose of receiving communication
initiated by radiations off the writing and the object written upon. The
writing of names of spirit entities enhances probability of their entry
and touching the medium with a message to the writer
1.) Astral projection to travel in everyday reality by retaining the
capability to be aware of your present surroundings. Also Etheric Travel.
2.) to be in two or more places at once through the use of higher
Using magick to restrain someone or
something, or to 'bind' them to you.
Binding and Loosing:
1)The power claimed by the Catholic Church to determine who will be saved
and who will not. 2) Various rituals in which someone or something is
"bound" to one so that it will never stray or be lost., Handfasting.
Modern Soviet for telepathy. The conscious or unconscious exchange of
energy between two living organisms.
The brain or unconscious mind or the unconscious or subconscious mind
operating like a computer to process, program and categorize information
from the environment.
A body-mind therapy created by Dr. Alexander
Lowen which uses the body to heal the mind. The simultaneous duality and
unity of the human personality is its underlying principle. The technique
includes direct body work to release unresolved emotional blocks stored in
A scientific technique to tune into and
consciously control bodily functions through the use of EEG
(electroencephalographic) feedback instruments to monitor brain waves and
skin resistance with the goal of modification of brain waves. and
feeds that information back to the user. Participants
can learn to control heart rates or generate brain wave activity (alpha,
beta, and delta) at will to induce altered
states of consciousness. Enhances the capacity for relaxation and/or
inducing meditative states and physiological control similar to that inyoga and Zen.
Biological Plasma Body:
Soviet term for the astral body.
The use of magnets of other electronic devices to alter or realign the
magnetic fields of the body, thus modifying the way the body operates.
Biophysical Effect Method (BPE)
Soviet term for dowsing.
The system that deals with the three
biological cycles of humans, the body's physical, emotional and
intellectual energy based on date of birth. Used to determine the
immutable patterns of a person's critical days and periods of high and low
Supportive relation between two or more living organisms of a distance.
e.g. resonance of twins.
Neolithic Goddess appearing with wings, a beak or a bird’s body.
Birth Path Number:
In numerology, the number derived from adding together the month, date and
year of birth.
Particular stones are associated with particular birthdates and are
believed to bring these people
particularly good luck, health and prosperity,
Every system does not attribute the same birthstones to each sign. We have
combined all systems
below (the first stone is the one most accepted:
ARIES - RUBY, Bloodstone, Red Jasper, Diamond
TAURUS -- EMERALD, Golden Topaz, Coral, Sapphire
GEMINI -- CRYSTAL, Carbuncle, Aquamarine
CANCER -- MOONSTONE, Emerald, Agate, Pearl
LEO -- AMBER, Ruby, Sardonyx, Carnelian
VIRGO -- SARDONYX, Pink Jasper, Turquoise, Zircon
LIBRA -- OPAL, Diamond, Sapphire, Chrysolite
SCORPIO -- GARNET, Agate, Topaz. Opal
SAGITTARIUS -- TOPAZ, Amethyst
CAPRICORN -- BLACK ONYX, Beryl, Jet, Malachite, Turquoise
AQUARIUS -- BLUE SAPPHIRE, Garnet, Amethyst
PISCES -- AMETHYST, Pearl, Diamond, Jade.
To use psychic energy for evil intent. A term erroneously used to describe
Black Elk: (Sapa
Hehaka) (c. December 1863 – August 17-19, 1950)
A famous Wichasha Wakan (Medicine Man or Holy Man) of the Oglala Lakota
Sioux. He participated at about the age of twelve in the Battle of Little
Big Horn of 1876, and was wounded in the massacre that occurred at Wounded
Knee in 1890. Towards the end of his life he revealed the story of his
life, and a number of sacred Sioux rituals to John Neihardt and Joseph
Epes Brown for publication, and his accounts have won wide interest and
A parody of the Catholic Mass, said to have
been originally used by Satanists during the Middle Ages. Black
candles are used and Catholic prayers recited backwards. The communion is
occasionally performed using human blood and flesh. or upon the body of a
Generic term referring to Nation
of Islam and related groups
of Black American Muslims.
Speaking evil of God or something
sacred. Held to be a sin by many Christians.Also, the misuse of sacred
words or images.
Born in the Ukraine, Mdme.Blavatsky developed a great interest in the
occult and traveled around the world. She founded the Thesophical
Society. More at H.
A term derived from the ritual of the
Five-fold Kiss, it is a simple blessing commonly used by Wiccans and
Pagans as a greeting or a goodbye. It also has the same usage as does
Amen among the Christians.
The place where ley lines cross.
The Mormon doctrine, frist taught by Brigham Young, that for certain sins
the sinner’s own blood must be shed to receive forgiveness. No longer
taught by The
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. To this day, Utah allows
condemned murders to face execution by firing squad rather than methods
that do not shed the criminal’s blood, such as lethal injection or the
Blood of Christ:
A Christian term describing the mystical power that "saved" mankind from
sin at the crucifixion of Jesus. This "blood" supposedly washes the
individual from the spiritual consequences of sin if he "believes" in
Blood of the Moon:
The menstrual cycle occurring at a Full or New Moon. More powerful during
that time of the month, as long as acknowledged this strength within
herself. If feeling spacy, try grounding.
Blue Rose Ministry:
An organization in California and Arizona, founded by Robert Short.
Teachings of the group focus on UFOs,
channeling and messages from the “space brothers.” . Publishes the Solar
The point on the front of the body where energy that has flowed through
the organs comes out and gathers to go toward the arm and leg meridians.
The left pillar on the porch of King
Solomon's temple. pairing with the right pillar, Jachin. The two pillars
have long had mystical meaning and appear repeatedly in Masonic,
cabalistic and tarot symbolism.
The supreme knowledge, Absolute spiritual
A being who has supposedly earned the right
to enter into Nirvana or into illumination, but instead voluntarily turns
back from that state in order to aid humanity in attaining the same goal.
Jesus is said to be a Bodhisattva.
A program of fasting and elimination of toxins to maintain body health.
Body-Mind Rhythmic Movement:
A system created by Susan Kramer. Elementary academic instruction using
rhythmic movement patterning as a way to develop and reinforce the
The followers of Bogomilu, a Bulgarian priest
(927-968 AD), who held that the Creator had two sons. The older being
Satanel and the younger, Michael. After a war in heaven Satanel was cast
out and became master of all flesh and matter and owner of the Earth.
Michael, as the Holy Ghost, entered into Jesus who then became the Christ
and took away the power of Satanel, leaving him only as Satan, the
originator of orthodox religion with all its clergy, rites and vestments.
Deriving from the teachings of the Manachæists, this sect (which survived
for 400 years)denied the doctrine of the trinity and infant baptism.
Baptism, they taught, is for adults only and does not take place
externally in water, but internally and spiritual
A stone used to take away pain by closing holes in the energy field of the
Boleen, Boline, Bolline
A small, curved, white
handled knife used in rituals for cutting herbs, carving and cutting
magickal symbols into ritual objects
Book of Abraham, The :
In 1835, Joseph Smith acquired a collection of papyrus
fragments from a traveling Egyptian show. He claimed to be able to
translate these fragments, and the Book
of Abraham is the result.
Following the Prophet's death, the papyri were thought lost, until they
turned up again in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1967. A retranslation
of the papyri reveals that they are not connected to Abraham but
are funerary documents that were taken from the Osiris mysteries and the
Egyptian Book of the Dead. .Technically
speaking Joseph Smith did not translate the document, but rather used it
as a sort of "seer-stone" from which he derived the material found in the Book
of Abraham.. While Joseph Smith "translated" the Book of Mormon from
"reformed Egyptian" in just a few months, it took him years to produce
the seven pages of the Book of Abraham. In doing it, he also produced his Egyptian
Alphabet and Grammar which,
while not being an Egyptian grammar, does contain much knowledge and give
one an insight as to how Joseph Smith went about translating a document
that virtually no one at the time could read.
Book of Changes:
Book of Dyzan:
An Eastern occult text used by Madame Helena P. Blavatsky as
the basis for the commentaries which form the first book of the Secret
Doctrine (1888). The text
gives, by means of esoteric symbolism, the history of cosmic evolution.
Book of Life
Book of Mormon:
One of the scriptures or “Standard Works” of The
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and
other churches originating from Joseph Smith, including the Reorganized
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and
Book of Shadows: (also
called the Book of Light and Shadow)
A term coined by Aleister Crowley for a book
of rituals, recipes, journal entries, laws/rules, and other documents
important to a witch or magician. Each Book of Shadows is different as
the individual decides what is necessary for their book. This practice
existed long before Crowley coined the term.
Book of the Dead:
Also Egyptian Book of the Dead (known to the ancient
Egyptians as The Book of
Coming Forth by Day. A collection of ancient Egyptian religious and
magical texts, hymns and formulas concerned with the ensuring the safe
passage of the soul (Ka)
through Amenti (the
Egyptian afterworld). The Egyptians believed that knowledge of these
formulas, hymns, and prayers enabled the soul to ward off demons
attempting to impede its progress, and to pass the tests set by the 42
judges in the hall of Osiris, god of the underworld. The soul passing
these tests was allowed to mingle with the gods. If it failed the tests,
it was devoured by a monster that was part hippopotamus, part crocodile,
and part lion. The texts of the Book of the Dead also indicated that
happiness in the afterlife was dependent on the deceased's having led a
virtuous life on earth. Part of the Book of the Dead is believed to have
originated in the predynastic period of Egyptian history. In the 5th and
6th dynasties the Book of the Dead was inscribed on the sarcophagi in the
pyramids of the kings and therefore became known as the Pyramid Texts. By
the 18th Dynasty it was inscribed on papyri, which were frequently from 50
to 100 feet long and illustrated in color. These papyri were placed in or
near the coffins of the dead and were sometimes called Coffin Texts.
Book of the Law
Book of Thoth
Christian term used to describe regeneration, derived from John 3:5. Some
New Agers teach that the term was Jesus’ reference to reincarnation or rebirthing.
Born with a Veil
A coven of witches
1)The first plane, dimension or demigod created at the beginning of
, and the last one to dissapear at the time of cosmic dissolution (pralaya).
The first person of the Hindu Trinity (2), the Creator and first member of
the trinity in Hinduism,
including Shiva and Vishnu, equivalent to the "Father" of the Christians.
The name Brahma is a corruption of Abraham.3)The source of Cosmic Will.
Brahma, Day of:
In Hindu esoteric teachings, one day of Brahma consists of a thousand
cycles of four yugas, or ages: Satya, Treta, Dvapara and Kali. The cycle
of Satya is characterized by virtue, wisdom and religion, there being
practically no ignorance and vice, and the yuga lasts 1,728,000 years. In
the Treta-yuga vice is introduced, and this yuga lasts 1,296,000 years. In
the Dvapara-yuga there is an even greater decline in virtue and religion,
vice increasing, and this yuga lasts 864,000 years. And finally in
Kali-yuga (the yuga we have been experiencing over the past 5000 years)
there is an abundance of strife, ignorance, irreligion and vice, true
virtue being practically nonexistent, and this yuga lasts 432,000 years.
In Kali-yuga vice increases to such a point that at the termination of the
yuga the Supreme Lord himself appears as the Kalki
Avatara, vanquishes the demons, saves his devotees, and commences
another Satya-yuga. Then the process is set rolling again. These four
yugas, rotating a thousand times, comprise one day of Brahma, and the same
number comprise one night. Brahma lives one hundred of such years and then
dies. These hundred years by earth calculations total to 311 trillion and
40 billion earth years. By these calculations the life of Brahma seems
fantastic and interminable, but from the viewpoint of eternity it is as
brief as a lightning flash."
Supreme Knowledge, Absolute snd
stretch yoga posture
where the kundalini enters the spine
1) The highest caste in India. Those claiming, that they,
by their birth, are worthy of the highest respect.
2) Buddhists have borrowed the term "brahman" to apply to
arahants to show that respect is earned not by birth, race, or caste, but
by spiritual attainment through following the right path of practice. Most
of the verses in the Dhammapada use the word brahman in this special
sense; those using the word in its ordinary sense are indicated in the
priestly caste in India.
1) Mythical British King. 2. Celtic god of the underworld.
Splinter group of the Seventh
Day Adventist Church. founded by David Koresh (A.K.A. Vernon Howell)
was leader from 1984 to 1993. He and most of his followers were killed
when their headquarters near Waco, TX, was destroyed by fire in 1993
during a government raid. He taught that knowledge of the Seven Seals of
the Book of Revelation brought salvation. Many followers still believe
Koresh’s messianic claims and await his resurrection.
goddess of rivers and water.
British Israelism: (Anglo-Israelism)
The doctrine that the true identity of modern Israel (or the “ten lost
tribes”) is Britian and (sometimes) the British colonies (America). The
"stone of scone" makes the throne of England the throne of David. In more
extreme forms, Israel is identified with a particular race—usually white
Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, and Scandinavian people. Opposing versions of
doctrine teach that Blacks are God’s Chosen People, Israel.
A phallic symbol used in rituals and cleansing. (see besom)
- Enlightened One)
There are many who have attained Buddhahood,or supreme enlightenment..
The best-known is Siddhartha Gautama Buddha (586-511
BC). He was born a in
northeastern India and received spiritual enlightenment throughmeditation.
During his lifetime, his spiritual insights and teachings became a major
alternative to Hinduism throughout
India. Diverse versions of his teachings can be found worldwide today
More at Buddha.
In Theosophy, the Second
Cosmic Principle or Aspect.
Humanity calls this principle Love, while the Hierarchy calls
it "Pure Reason". Normally, people confuse true Love (the Christian agape)
with emotions that have their source in the Astral
Plane, which (due to their origin) are subject to fluctuations, and
are not truly universal . True Love emanates from the Buddhic Plane, and
begins to "flow through" after certain developments of the mind are
present. At the same time, the state of being immersed in Buddhi (Love,
or Pure Reason) will somehow reflect in the emotional ,or astral, vehicle
of the spiritual aspirant (the source of all emotions), expressing itself
as tranquility, peace, intimate joy and an equal disposition to every
fellow humans and other forms of life. Humanity is currently beginning to
tune in and express this principle. The principle of Manas was developed
in a previous solar system, while in this one Manas will perfected and the
Buddhic principle will be developed to a high degree. This is the goal of
the Solar Logos, and when the majority of all human (or similar) forms in
this system has achieved an evolutionary stage analogous to that of the Fifth
Initiation, the task of the Logos will be completed, and systemic
pralaya will begin.
World religion based on the spiritual teachings of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha.
There are a number of versions or sects of Buddhism generally teaching
paths to Nirvana (enlightenment or bliss) though the four noble truths
(recognizing existence and source of suffering) and the eightfold path
(correct understanding, behavior andmeditation).
Some variations of Buddhism include traditional Theravada schools of
India, Mahayana Buddhism, which became very popular in China and Japan,
Buddhism (Lamaism) in
Tibet. Two more recent forms that have had great influence in America are Zen and Nichiren
The great being who stands at the western gate of the universe and holds
back the waters that periodically inundate the earth in the Lakota system
of ages; every year the buffalo loses a hair on one of its legs; every age
it loses a leg; when all legs are lost; the world is flooded and renewed.
Burning Man Festival:
Held in Black Rock Desert, Nevada, this is an annual neo-pagan festival
recreating an ancient Pagan festival At the culmination of the festival a
giant wooden man with outstretched arms is burned by the crowd.
This is a term used to describe the period
from the Middle Ages onwards in which witches were persecuted and burned
at the stake, although, most executions were in fact by hanging, not
burning.. The last known capital sentence for witchcraft in the
West took place in Scotland in the early 1800’s. Figures vary on how many
were killed during the hysteria, estimates range anywhere from 50,000 to
as many as nine million. Most
were women and children, only a small fraction were actually witches. Most
were heretics or Christians accused of witchcraft by those who disliked
Yoga position in which the feet are not placed over the thighs, but are
both resting on the sitting surface.