Brother of the Third Degree

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Brother of the Third Degree

By William L. Garver

Vocabulary


OCCULT SCIENCE:
The secret or esoteric science of the ancients and the medieval Rosicrucians; the science which deals with the invisible essence of things and explains their mysterious nature.

ASTRAL:
Pertaining to the stars, or a subtle and ordinary invisible substance which surrounds the earth and stars and pervades all things; a vapor-like ether which pervades and holds together the molecules of all things.

AKASA:
The primordial, homogeneous and all-pervading substance or essence out of which the universe and all differentiated matter are evolved. The highest ether, but not the luminiferous ether of western science. 

ELEMENTALS:
Invisible, but intelligent centers of force; atomic lives; the beings that live on the astral plane.

CHAKRAM:
The eastern name for certain centers of force in the human organism.

KARMA:
The eastern name for the universal and all-inclusive law of cause and effect, action and reaction; it includes all rewards or punishments that may be due us because of good or evil deed we have done, either in this life or some or many past lives.

KRIYASAKTIL:
The power of adept will, which can condense, control, and mould into forms the astral substance around the operator.

KASHATRIYA:
The warrior cast of the four into which the people of ancient India or Aryavarta, were divided. 

MANTRA:
An eastern chant of peculiarly intonated sounds which, when rightly uttered, awaken certain occult forces in the ether.

MASTER:
(1)    The divine self or God in man.
(2)    Those perfected men in whom the divine self is fully active and supreme ruler.

YOGI:
The name given to the mind concentrators of India, both high and low, but not necessarily a fakir. 

 

 

 

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