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Sometimes spelled Qabbalah. The hidden wisdom of the Hebrew Rabbis in the past. Now principally codified as a basis to most western forms of Magical practices, based on source material from medieval and more recent books, such as the Kabbalah, Zohar and Sephir Yetzirah, and an understanding of the Geometria of the Hebrew letter names. Modern day Kabbalistic practices, with their emphasis on ceremony to call forth elementaries (“Spirits”), sex rites, the (premature) awakening of elementary psychic powers, and the like, is one of the surest ways of walking the way of the dark brotherhood. Here a distinction should be made between speculative or philosophical Kabbalistic practices, and so-called practical or magical Kabbalah, for one can be used as a basis to the gaining of true wisdom, and the other is rarely freed from self-centred motives, glamour, and dark brotherhood methodology. Many try to veil their evocation of grey pranas as “white magic”, but any shade of grey is an aspect of black and is used as thus by the Black Lodge.


An important mountain north of the Manasa lake in the Himalayas, reputed to be the home of the God Kuvera, and also the paradise of Shiva.


A cycle of time. Also a name given to Yama, king of the underworld. The cycles of time metaphorically trample upon the astral bodies of the deceased in such a way that they expiate their karmic actions of the past.


The wheel or lotus upon which dances the Lord of time (Kala). In Buddhism, Kālachakra is a Meditation Deity of Annutarayoga (highest yoga) Tantra level. The Kalachakra Tantra concerns the cycles of time and Buddhist cosmology, said to have been given out by the Lords at Shambhala. It thus concerns the way of awakening of the highest spiritual perception by means of the conquering of time, and mastering the related cycles. Also Kalacakra.


A form of Brahma (or Parabrahma), meaning the Swan that wings in and out of time, for all the durations of Being. See also Hamsa. Also spelled Kalahansa.


A vase or urn, the vase believed to hold the amṛta, or elixir of Life. It is the vase of abundance, auspiciousness, and regeneration. See also amrta


A name of Parvati, the consort or feminine aspect of Shiva, who embodies the first Ray of Will or Power, the destroyer aspect. The name means “the black, fiery tongue”, thus is synonymous with evil or wickedness, but is really the effect of the fires of the concrete mind when willfully applied in the realms of form to obtain that which is desired. Hence, the manipulative, or destructive will of mind.


The great age (yuga) of Kali. Hence the black or iron age. It is the fourth of the great ages and rules our present materialistic civilisation. See also Kali above.

Kalki Avatar

The last of the avatars or incarnations of Vishnu (the Christ aspect), when he is said to come on a “white horse” at the end of this present black age. H.P. Blavatsky states in her Theosophical Glossary that “In his future epiphany of tenth avatar, the heavens will open and Vishnu will appear “seated on a milk white steed, with a drawn sword blazing like a comet, for the final destruction of the wicked, the renovation of ‘creation’ and the ‘restoration of purity.'”


A major cycle of time, a period of a Day and Night of Brahma. Exoterically, 4,320,000,000 years.


Simply desire in all its attributes, as divorced from mind; the clinging to all aspects of the form nature, to all that is transient.


The loka (or sphere) of desire, wherein the desire-bodies of all manifest beings reside. Hence the astral plane.


Desire united to the concrete mind, hence desire-mind, in all its aspects and attributes. Specifically seen aurically as that body of desire and mind substance that envelops most of us, and through which we live out our existence as personalities until we gain that mastery over the form nature that constitutes the path to Light.
It is the prime cause of the constant glamours and illusions, the darkness, that most live in and which colours all their actions, preventing them from treading the path to Light and Love. It was first developed during Atlantean times and its inception was responsible for the great war that sank that continent, for this was coupled with the psychic perceptions that were naturally awakened within them. They psychically projected the images of their desires to obtain what they wanted on a mass scale, just as people do now with regard to the things that money can buy, and their sensual pursuits. Humanity now have far more mental power, but are largely unconscious psychically.

Karana Sarira

A Sanskrit term that has been taken to represent the Causal form or sheath of our Souls. Literally, the Body of Causes, or causality, as far as our personality lives are concerned. See also Causal Form, the Egoic Lotus.


Sympathy for the sufferings of another, compassion.


A winged celestial being residing in the paradise realms.


(Kleśa) That quality (passion-desire) that causes one to attach oneself to all aspects of the formed realms, and to identify with them as the real. This thus obscures the Real.


Afflicted mind. The many types of afflictive emotions (kleśas), stored as bījas (seeds) in the ālayavijñāna. They are projected in the form of related saṃskāras when the personal-I is focussed upon an object of desire. When these emotional saṃskāras surface they immediately fuse with the mental consciousness (manovijñāna), to produce such things as desire-mind, self-will, (i.e., the four types of “afflictive emotions”) or forms of ego-clinging. The emotions always manifest in relation to a concept of “self”, executing the will to appropriate things desired. They thus produce attachments for all things deemed pleasurable, glamorous, or needy by the personality, and react to that which they dislike.


The eighth incarnation/Avatar of Vishnu. Thus the incarnation of the Christ principle. He is well known through the statements concerning His Being in the book The Bhagavad Gita.

Krita Yuga

The first of the four yugas or ages of evolution, the golden age, said to last for a period of 1,728,000 years.


(From krit = to cut, divide.) The Pleiades, sometimes represented as a flame, or razor-edged knife. They are the nymphs who nursed the God of War, Kartikeya, the Hindu version of Mars.

Kriya Shakti

The energy or power of thought.


The second or princely caste in India.


The Deva Lord who embodies the sum of the substance of the physical plane. He presides over everything outside the human kingdom on the physical plane, and has for His council the four subordinate Deva Lords of the etheric subplanes. Together they preside over a subsidiary council of seven Devas who handle everything concerned with Deva evolution, and the work of the greater and lesser Builders. Kshiti is of equal attainment to a Chohan of a Ray.


The “mind born” Sons of Brahma, “virgin youths”, who refused to “procreate” and thus remain yogis. There are seven of these, two esoteric and five exoteric. They embody the substance of Mind for a Planetary Scheme, and are thus responsible for the dissemination of the patternings of the Mind of a Creative Logos; His representatives for the sum of the Intelligent lives within embodied Space. The Fires of Mind manifest through a patterning associated with the pentagram, of which the five Elements – Aether, Air, Fire, Water and Earth – are aspects.

There are technically five Kumaras, or Four manifesting into/as the formed Realms, and a veiled three manifesting as One, the Trinity of Deity becoming the One. It is the fourth Kumara, therefore, Who stands midway between the subjective Three and the objective Three (the three Buddhas of Activity) that becomes the “Mirror” or who bears the Weight of the qualities of the Abstract Deity for all who are incarnate within the formed realms. In esoteric terminology He becomes the One, and is termed Sanat Kumara, the first Kumara, from this angle of vision. Sanat Kumara, plus the three Buddhas of Activity, are the “beasts” that constitute the Throne of God, upon which the One sits, as related in the fourth Chapter of St. John’s Revelation.

The five Kumaras are said to have originally come from the fifth Planetary Scheme (Venus) at the time of the Individualisation (Formation) of humanity (approximately 21,000,000 years ago) bearing with them the seeds of mind for the animal-men. They came with 100 other Kumaras, who were termed “Lords of Flame”, making the number 105 (7 x 15), or more accurately, 104 plus the One that is the Triune Deity. Hence these Great Beings, Who bequeathed the Fiery Element to our Planetary Scheme, manifested the Planetary Head Centre upon the Earth, Shamballa. Here They have resided to this present era, except that the ranks of this Hierarchy of Mind-born Sons have been gradually replaced by members of the Earth Humanity, who have developed the qualities to take their place. Only Sanat Kumara and the three Buddhas of Activity remain of that original complement, and now, due to the forthcoming process of planetary Initiation, they too will attain release from Their Great Sacrifice upon this Earth Sphere.

Kuṇḍalinī Shakti

The serpentine creative Fires of life buried within the Base of the Spine centre. It is feminine in nature and sustains the sum of the activity of the form. It interrelates and coheres the atoms of substance into a unified form. It is the effect of the lowest descent of the Fiery Creative Word, sustaining the foundations of gross substance. It is seven layered (sheathed) and when evoked by means of appropriate mantra (via the expression of the energy of will, which is masculine), unites with it to produce that all-consuming Fire that fills the suśumṇā naḍī that liberates the Life aspect incarcerated in the bodily form. Its Fires are said to liberate the wise and destroy the foolish who would prematurely or rashly wish to contact this (pro)creative force.


The battlefield mentioned in the Bhagavad Gita whereon Arjuna, Krishna’s charioteer had to battle his closest relatives under the guidance of Krishna. It has come to represent the field of desire and all related forces (one’s closest relatives) which one must painfully battle and overcome, under the presence of the Christ, before one can rise triumphant from form and one’s own base nature. This battle is symbolically fought out in the sign Scorpio the scorpion.


Also Kwan-Shai-Yin. The Chinese and feminine form of Avalokitesvara, thus the Mother of mercy, of boundless compassion. Kwannon in Japanese.

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