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The Basic Esoteric Dictionary

The Basic Esoteric Dictionary

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PREFACE TO THE ENGLISH EDITION
 Ever since 1984 the Institute for Hylozoic Studies has worked to promote the study of theesoteric knowledge of life, especially in its Western, hylozoic (Pythagorean) form. At the veryoutset of our work, the publishing of an esoteric vocabulary appeared particularly desirable, notleast in order to counteract the confusion of ideas prevalent in this sphere.Without any claims whatever to treat of the subject-matter in its entire depth or to describeexhaustively its terminology, the Institute in December 1986 published the first Swedish editionof the present work to the Scandinavian readers. After this first edition ran out of print 1991, thework at a new edition was begun, and in 1996 this second edition was published. The presentEnglish edition is a translation of the 1996 Swedish edition.
is primarily an inventory of the terminology used by Henry T. Laurency,secondarily of the terminology used in theosophy and the works of Alice A. Bailey. The
 Dictionary
is intended to be more than a mere vocabulary. It contains more than 500 entries, themajority of which besides definitions of the terms also cite excerpts from 
 and 
 by Henry T. Laurency,
The Knowledge of Reality
inparticular, since it is the more important book where the elementary study is concerned.Actually, the main body of the text of the dictionary is made up of such excerpts. Whencompiling this Dictionary, the selection of terms to be entered as well as the formulation of thetexts appended to them was made with a view to presenting esoteric students with a practical toolthat they would find interesting enough to study as a work in its own right, beside the works of Laurency.References to the works of Laurency are given using the same method as is consistently used inthe Internet edition of his works; that is, not by pages, but by sections, chapters, and paragraphs.This has been sufficiently explained on the Official Website of the Henry T. LaurencyPublishing Foundation(Introduction to the works of Henry T. Laurency). References between entries are not very numerous. From an educational point of view, it shouldprove more expedient that the students go through the Dictionary several times over and so doingdiscover for themselves the natural, logical connections there are between the entries.The attention of the students is called to the fact that one and the same entry sometimes isexplained twice, as a Laurency term and as a theosophical and/or Bailey term. MONAD andTRIAD are two such instances where the same terms have different meanings in differentauthors. Esoteric students who study both Laurency and theosophy/Bailey will appreciate thenecessity of making such distinctions.
 
The
 Esoteric Dictionary
can be used by both beginners and more advanced students to studyhylozoics in a new and interesting way.Abbreviations used in the DictionaryK =
The Knowledge of Reality
 P =
The Philosopher’s St 
one
 B. = term used by Alice A. Baileyf = and the following paragraphff = and the following paragraphsGr. = Greek Lat. = LatinSkt = SanskritT. = term used by theosophical authorsTib. = TibetanQuotations from Laurency are surrounded by quotation marks.If several continuous paragraphs are quoted, a quotation mark is put at the beginning of eachparagraph but only at the end of the last one.Every quotation is accompanied by a reference, for example K 1.2.15, which means that thequotation is from
The Knowledge of Reality
, section
The Problems of Reality, Part One
, chaptertwo, paragraph 15.In cases where the information given is taken from a Laurency text that is not literally quoted,this is shown by putting the reference in brackets (K 1.2.15).Texts not presented in quotes are written by me.Needless to say, I am very grateful to receive suggestions from students and other readers as topossible improvements or additions.Skövde, Sweden, August 2000Lars Adelskogh 
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 ACTIVATION, LAW OF "The law of activation says that individual development is possibleonly through self-initiated consciousness activity." K 1.41.14"All development is the result of work and toil." P 3.23.2ACTIVATION AND OBJECTIVATION, METHODS OF Methods to activate higher, as yetinactive consciousness, and to make subjective (emotional and mental) consciousness objective."Those esoteric methods, which lead rapidly and without risks to causal objective consciousness,remain the property of the planetary hierarchy." K 6.8.6
"Unlike the yogis’ methods of 
activation, the esoteric one is a methodical and systematicalactivation of passive consciousness in one after the other of up to then superconscious molecularkinds. This is done by vitalizing the different chakras of the different envelopes. Consciousnessin each molecular kind is bound up with its particular chakra. When a chakra is vitalized,subjective consciousness in that molecular kind ensues. Objective consciousness is obtained bythe subjective consciousness in the chakra activating that molecular kind in the envelope. As hasalready been pointed out, only the causal self can use emotional and mental objectiveconsciousness correctly. Until then, the individual will be the victim of his own ignorance andwill retard his higher development." K 7.22.3"In each new incarnation the individual in his new envelopes has to repeat the whole process of activation. If the individual has once received the knowledge and has not abused it, he will begiven occasions to remember his old knowledge anew in new lives." K 7.22.10ACTIVATION OF CONSCIOUSNESS "Consciousness activation in the three lowest naturalkingdoms is an unconscious and automatic process which gradually becomes a conscious one inthe human kingdom. In higher kingdoms it is the result of self-initiated consciousness activity."K 1.28.4ACTIVATION OF CONSCIOUSNESS, SYSTEMATIC Systematic activation of consciousnessis done in four steps: concentration, meditation, contemplation and illumination."Concentration is the keeping of attention on a certain thing. Meditation implies a concentratedanalysis of all relations pertaining to this subject-matter. Contemplation entails the isolation of the problem until one begins to see the idea and can concentrate attention on that single point. If thereby activity ceases, there is a risk of falling asleep or into ordinary trance. If activity can bekept up long enough, illumination comes and the individual will find what he has been seeking."K 7.17.9ACTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS The self-active consciousness that becomes possible throughevolution. Having active consciousness the monads themselves initiate their consciousnessexpressions.In the vegetable and animal kingdoms this activation occurs in groups (through group-souls). Inthe human kingdom consciousness becomes more and more self-active."Active consciousness is the ability of consciousness to let dynamis act through it." K 1.28.1"The expressions of active consciousness induce matter to act as energy." K 1.28.2

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