The Secret Teachings, 3-4



The Genesis of "The Beginning"


p. 53 "the seven divisions of Alban {cognate with, and possibly named after, (south of Roma) Lacus Albanus and (east of that lake) Mons Albanus -- both in Latium}, which a Pictish legend, preserved by the Irish Nennius, assigned to the seven children of Cruithne." ["Cruithne, son of Cing {Latin \cingulum\ 'girdle'; also, the name of a town in Picenum}, son of Luctai {Latin \luctatio\ 'a wrestling'}, son of Partalan {Portolan mappery -- named for British god Maponus (ECM&F, q.v.) "a naked lad holding a lyre", later name \Mabon\ the valley of river Annan in southwest Scotland ("MPYG2") -- introduced in the Mediterranean basin during the Renaissance}, son of Agnoin, son of Buain, son of Mais, son of Fathecht, son of Iafeth, son of Noe. He was the father of the Cruichneach, and reigned a hundred years. These are the seven sons of Cruithne--viz. Fib, Fidach, Fodla, Fortrend, warlike, Cait, Ce, Cirig--and they divided the land into seven divisions, as Columcille says:--

Seven children of Cruithne
Divided Alban into seven divisions:
Cait, Ce, Cirig, a warlike clan,
Fib, Fidach, Fotla, Fortrenn.
" (4ABW"CD&PCh")]

{This male Cruithne of Erse lore of Albania in Prettania/Britannia is distinct from the female Cruithne of Iwernan/Hibernian lore. Cruithne (DCeM, q.v.) is "daughter of the master smith Lo`cha`n of Cuillean." Upon taking Cruithne as his concubine, Fionn is given, by Lo`cha`n, two lances wherewith he slayeth (ECI, p. 132) the monstrous sow Beo : \Beo\ is evidently cognate with \Phai[w]a\, the name of the sow (descended from Ekhidne-and-Tuphon) slain by Theseus at Krommuon (GM @96.e). Phai[w]a is apparently identical with Phai[w]oi (one of the Huades, according Aratos : GM @27.2); for, the Huades are (GM @41.6) "piglets." The crone-namesake who bred this sow might be the same as (through mutation of \w\ to \m\) Bhima (PE, s.v. "Bhimarathi") at the city Pan.d.hara [\pams\ 'vitiating' + 'dhara 'support']-pura (comparable with Paudhanya, the city founded by As`maka?). DEMNE (the original name of Fionn), in inserting (ECI, p. 133) his thumb into his mouth (cf. TL-MRJ boy-god NFR-TM, usually depicted with his finger in in mouth), must, however, match forefinger-god (GM @53.2) DAMNA-meneus (\damnamene\ 'constraint'), whose daktuloi-comrades AKMon ('anvil' : GM, vol. 2, p. 377a) and KELMis ('smelting' : GM, vol. 2, p. 385b) must be, respectively, AS`Maka ('little cyindrical stone used for crushing') and As`maka's mother's husband (PE, s.v. "As`maka") KALMas.a-pada ('blotched foot' : cf. the blotch-markings produced in forging "Dammes`eq steel"). Furthermore, it would appear that DAMaNAka is aequivalent to DEMNE; for, much as Demne pulled a "brooch" (ECI, p. 135) off the garment which was being worn by a goddess entring via a mound into the Netherworld : cf. how Sumerian goddess In-anna was deprived of her insignia by gate-guards at the entrance into the Netherworld), so Damanaka mentioned the wearing of "bangles" ("Mitra-bheda Tantra" -- PE, s.v. "Pan~catantra B.1)", p. 555a).

Demne's father Cumhall is likened (LI, s.v. "Fionn mac Cumhaill", p. 239a) to UMhaLL = Arjuna, in whose birth-celebration participated apsaras UM-Loca (PE, q.v.); if so, then Cumhall himself may be aequivalent to the other Arjuna, namely Karta-virya, who, by his being warned by the "mysterious voice" (PE, s.v. "Kartaviryarjuna 4)") of Vayu the invisible wind-god, may indicate that his father Kr.ta-virya is none other than he who "had come in the form of a whirl-wind" (PE, s.v. "Tr.n.avarta", p. 797), namely TR.N.a-aVARta [etymologically, "turning-so-as-to-avert"] = (with alteration of \v\ to \m\) TRE`ANMHO`R, the father of (LI, s.v. "Fionn mac Cumhaill", p. 239a) Cumhall. Tre`anmho`r's father SUALt = SVALin ('swelter', viz., dew condensed on cold metal) as mentioned in the Edda. Sualt's father's name EALTAN likely = \ALtiTONans\ 'on-high thundering' : epithet (in Ennius : Ann. 2:6) of Juppiter and (in Lucretius 5.745) of Volturnus (god of river Vulturnus in Campania; possibly identified as constellation Vultur volans). Ealtan's father BAOIScne likely = \BHAVIS.ya\, which (besides being the name of a puran.a describing the mythology of Christianity and of >islam) could refer to Yad-BHAVIS.ya, the name of a mythic fish in the "Mitra-bheda Tantra" of the Pan~ca-tantra (PE, s.v. "Pan~catantra B.1)", pp. 556b-557a).

"in folklore accounts of Fionn's birth, ... he ... emerged holding an eel in his hands" (LI, s.v. "Fionn mac Cumhaill", p. 242a) : this being evidently intended to parallel the Cymry myth of Taliesin's being found as an infant in an eel-weir (which could likewise be the meaning of the Old-English 'eel'-rune). Demne's mother Muirne was (LI, s.v. "Fionn mac Cumhaill", p. 241b) "protected by Cumhall's sister Bodhmhall, who lived with her husband Fiacal Fi` {*\WIKaLa Wi`\ = Vis`ravas (*\WIS`LaWas\)} at ... a peak" {Vis`ravas's son Kubera resideth (PE, s.v. "Kubera 5)", p. 435a) "on the top of the Mountain ... and that peak is Trikut.i".}. MUIRenn = MURa's slayeress (PE, s.v. "Mura II.", p. 512a) goddess Eka-das`i ('eleventh'), her name alluding to the rejuvenating eleven apples "of old-age medicine" (mentioned in the Edda); for, Muirenn's father Tadg was owner of the Hill of Almu (\alma\ meaning 'apple' in the capital-city name \Alma Ata\). Tadg's father NUADAT = perhaps Vaidik muni NODHAS (PE, q.v.); possibly likewise T-beam-marked vegetarian Qayin in the land of NOWD. When from S`idh ar FEIMHEAN (i.e., siddhi ['subterrean residence'] of VAMANa the midget-god) came CU`LDubh to snatch a pig from Demne (LI, s.v. "Fionn mac Cumhaill", p. 240b), this event is to confirm the association of Kaula goddess Vajra-varahi ('thunderbolt-sow') with Kaula goddess Kuru-kulla [*\-KULDa\]. "Perhaps ... a story, current in the nin[e]th century ..., which described an adventure of Fionn in Dearc Fhearna" (LI, s.v. "Fionn mac Cumhaill", p. 241a) is intended to disclose through this name, meaning 'cavern alder', via the fact that "wood of the Alder was used to make shields" (KFT"DFh"), that there is connection with the "shield in front of the sun" that Svalin is described as; as well as, via the fact that "the wood of the alder has been used in the making of ... locks on canals" (KFT"DFh"), on account of this alder-wood of the sun's supernatural shield, the various books (e.g., Book of What-Is-in-the-Netherworld) painted within the royal tombs in TL-MRJ, describe the barque transporting the sun through the canal of the Netherworld as needing to wait at each hourly lock of that canal for the lock to opened in front of that barque and closed behind it. [written 24-26 Aug 2018; we may have written most of this similarly praeviously]}

4ABW"CD&PCh" = Chapter VIII : "The Celtic Dialects and the Probable Character of the Pictish Language". In :- William F. Skene : The Four Ancient Books of Wales. Edinburgh : Edmonston & Douglas, 1868.

"MPYG2"= "Map of Prydyn or Y Gogledd", Detail 2 (southwest Scotland)

ECI = Jean Markale (transl. from the French by Jody Gladding) : The Epics of Celtic Ireland: Ancient Tales of Mystery and Magic. Inner Traditions Internat, Rochester (VT), 2000.

LI = Da`ithi` O` hO`ga`in : The Lore of Ireland : an Encyclopaedia of Myth, Legend and Romance. Boydell Pr, Woodbridge (Suffolk); Collins Pr, Wilton (Cork), 2006.

R.c Veda 1:126

KFT"DFh" = Chapter 3 : "Dearc Fhearna (The Cave of the Alders)". In :- Anne Farrell : Kilkenny Folk Tales. The History Pr, June 2014.

p. 54 mal>akiym of the nations

"The Seventy {Septuagint} translate in Deuteronomy [32:8] as "He appointed the territories of the nations according to the number of the angels of God" ... . ... Origen, Basil, Chrysostom ... adopted this reading ... . ... This is corroborated ... in the same book [4:19] :

[quoted] ... all the host of heaven ... the Lord thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven."

pp. 54-5 "as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be"

p. 54

"What the Essenes called the doctrine of angels, meaning the knowledge of the time-cycles and their periodic recurrence, that is ... ."

p. 55

""My soul is from the beginning, from the reckoning of years," says the Osirian in the Ritual" (cap. 92).

p. 57 H.akmah 'wisdom'

"in Proverbs [8:22] ... Wisdom ... says "the Lord {YHWH} possessed me in the {re>s^iyt} (beginning) of his way, before his works of old. I was set up from everlasting.""

"Wisdom hath builded her house, and hath hewn out her Seven Pillars." (Ibid., 9:1)

p. 57 Arkhia & Arkhitis

"ARK{H}IA, the mother of Phoroneus {Phoroneus},

{"ARCHIA , æ , ( Tab. III.) Oceans daughter and sister, as well as the consort of Inachus, with whom he testified the Phoroneus. Hyginus. Fab. 143." (GML"Archia")}

was denominated "the first that reigned;" she was the first by whom time was reckoned.

Venus Architis was also a form of the mother, in ARK{H}E."

{"the epithet Architis, as applied to the Venus [i.e., Astarte : MVA-M] that wept for Adonis." (2B, p. 310, citing Macrobius : Saturnalia 1:21)}

GML"Archia" = Gründliches mythologisches Lexikon s.v. "Archia". ('Thorough Mythological Dictionary'),15700023,15700043,15700124,15700149,15700186,15700191,15700201&usg

MVA-M = Thomas H. Perdue : Mashiah Versus Anti-Mashiah. AuthorHouse, Bloomington (IN), 2013.

2B = Alexander Hislop : The Two Babylons. 1903. (reprinted 2007)

p. 58 mythic country RS-TLw {cf. Rasatala, divine jewel-realm mentioned in the puran.a-s}

"The Osiris has seen the pool of the persea, which is in the midst midst of the RUSTA." (Ritual, cap. 125)}

{This land is aequated with Rostow on the Sea of Azov, by Reginald Fessenden.}

p. 60 AmerIndian aequivalent to titan Atlas

[quoted from J. W. Powell, NATURE, Jan 29 1880. Section "B" of the A.A.A.S., at Saratoga] "The philosopher of the Oraibi tells us that when the people ascended by means of the magical tree which constituted the ladder from the lower world to this, they found the firmament -- the ceiling of this world -- low upon the earth, the floor of this world. Machito, one of their gods, raised the firmament on his shoulders to where it is now seen."

pp. 66-7 mythical history of Aiguptos, according to Eusebios

p. 66

"The first series of princes was that of the Auritae, says Eusebios, the second was that of the Mestraeans, the third of the Egyptians."

[quoted from Synkellos : "Khronikon, and from Eusebios : Khronikon; both in C:AF] "The reign of the gods according to the Old Chronicle [begins with] Hephaestus [who] is assigned no time ... .

Helius the sun of Hephaestus reign three myriads of years.

Then Cronus and the other twelve divinities reigned 3,981 years.

Next in order are the demigods, in number eight, who reigned 217 years.

After these are enumerated 15 generations of the Cynic circle, which extend to 443 years;

in all, 30 dynasties, and

36,525 years."

{Deployment of this number could hardly antedate, in Aiguptos, the Hellenistic epoch (of the Lagidai), inasmuch as it was then that a quarter-day (leap-year every 4 years) was first included in reckoning of the annual kalendar.}

"As the Old Chronicle records, their first princes were of the Auritae, which are the Ruti of monumental Egypt, the typical name of the race of men par excellence."

p. 67

"The Mestraeans ... are the people of

the gorge, the place of outlet ... .

{The country's only major gorge is at Aswan, where in recent times a dam was built so as to flood that gorge.}

In the Old Chronicle, the Mestraeans are placed ... corresponding to mest-ruan, ... the place of birth." {\MS^\ 'to be born'}

C:AF = I. P. Cory : Ancient Fragments.

pp. 67-8 books of Thoth [identified with Hermes Tris-megistos]; the 3 Stelai of S^et

p. 67

"Iamblichus, in his work on the Mysteries, mentions the number 36,500 books assigned to ... Thoth, and this agrees very nearly with the number of years given in the Old Chronicle.

p. 68

Syncellus describes the Egyptian priest-historian Manetho as having declared that certain of these stele stll existing in the Syriadic land were his authorities. ...

These columns, or stele, in the Syriadic land ... the first century Jewish historian, Josephus ... ascribes ... to Seth,

{"The Jewish historian Joseph recounts a story of how the descendants of Seth preserved the wisdom of Adam, Eve, and Seth by inscribing it on two steles ... ." (GB, p. 201)}

and says that they were erected to record the peculiar sort of wisdom which concerns the heavenly bodies ... ."

{As for the the content of the Gnostic edition of these stelai, "The Three Steles praise each member of the divine family in turn : the invisible father ...; his counterpart, Barbelo; and the self-conceived child." (GB, p. 201)}

GB = Willis Barnstone & Marvin Meyer (edd.) : The Gnostic Bible. Shambhala : Boston & London, 2003.

p. 69 instance of author's rather characteristic odd choice of foreign vocabulary

"Puth in Hebrew denotes the opening, the place of birth." {If \puwt\ may ever have this meaning in current Hebrew slang, it would be borrowed from Spanish \puta\ 'prostitute'; the usual meaning of \puwt\ (vide Strong's 6336) is 'hinge'.}

{Strong's 6607 \petach.\ is 'doorway, entrance'; but Strong's 6603 \pittuwh.a\ is 'carved'. }

p. 69 author's misidentification of (Strong's 5434) Sba> with Zab {-- probably he was thinking of ZAnziBar isle off Tanganyika!}

"Zaba, the first-born son of Cush, ... is mentioned in the Book of Isaiah [23:42]". {There, it is actually spelled \Sawba>iym\, however.}

{This name is always spelled with initial \s\, never with initial \z\; there are two rivers named "Zab" in As^s^ur (Assyria), however.}

p. 71 northeastern province in Zaire

"KIVO {now-a-days written \Kivu\}, then, is ... the land of the hidden fountainhead ... ."

{possibly Strong's 3587 \KIY\ 'brand, scar' + Strong's 935 \BOW>\ 'come'}

p. 72 a British-dialect word

"interchangeable as in the English aft and fud for the hinder-part."

{\Fud\ 'scut or tail of the hare, cony, etc.' is derived from Cymry \ffwtog\ 'scut, short tail'. Strong's 2180 \ZANAB\ 'tail' might be reminiscent of \ZANziBar\.}



The Myths of Atlantis, H.nowk, and the Apokalupsis


p. 78 "Iu ... as the son of the god Ptah{.}, in the city of Memphis."

p. 82, Fig. ""After the oath had been tendered to the Mystae, ... Then we celebrated Kronus through whom the world, after a term of darkness, enjoyed once more a pure serene sky : through whom also was produced Eros, that twofold ... being, who had the name of Phanes, because he was the first remarkable object that appeared in consequence of this great event." (Orphic Argonautica.)"

p. 84 city-goddess of Babulon

"In Revelation [17:5] the mother of mystery is called "Babylon the Great ...," who has the name of mystery written on her forehead."

p. 84 contents of Apokalupsis

"Amongst the most prominent are :

(1) the mystery of the seven stars;

(2) the mystery of the woman, and the beast with the seven heads;

(3) the mystery of the two "witnesses" and the four "living creatures";

(4) the mystery of ... heaven;

(5) the mystery of God; and

(6) the mystery of renewal in the ancient heavens when every isle and mountain vanished ... ."

p. 85 "John says [4:1] : "I saw and beheld a door opened in heaven, and the first voice which I heard ... speaking with me ..., one saying, 'Come up hither ... .' ... Hence the saying of John [4:2], "Straightway I was in the spirit," as was Osiris {WSJR} at the call of Ra {R<}."

p. 86 "As one of his sons would later say of the Atlantis tales : "They are the most fantastic, the most bizarre, the most impossible information in the Edgar Cayce files.""

p. 90 "The Egyptian priest -- his name was Psonchis -- had told Solon that ... the Greeks themselves had preserved the tradition "that once upon a time Phae{:}thon, the son of Helio[s], burned up all that was upon the earth ... ."

[quoted from the Timaios :] Now, this ... really signifies ... a great conflagration of things upon the earth recurring at long intervals of time ... . {This doctrine of periodic worldwide destructions is Stoic.} And from this calamity the Nile, who is our never-failing savior, saves and delivers us."

p. 94 "When the seventh bowl was poured out {"And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the Temple of Heaven, saying, "It is done."" (Apokalupsis of Ioannes 16:17)} and the heptanomis came to an end with a mighty earthquake {"And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the Earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great." (ibid. 16:18; perhaps an etymologization of the city-name \Tro[h]ia\ : Skt \trasa\ 'tremble')}, the celestial city "was divided into three parts."" {"And the Great City was divided into three parts" (ibid. 16:19). This may perhaps be intended to indicate that (GM @158.e) "Dardania ... merged with the villages of Ilium ["Metrical evidence from the Iliad and the Odyssey suggests that the name Ἴλιον (Ilion) formerly began with a digamma: Ϝίλιον (Wilion); this is also supported by the Hittite name for what is thought to be the same city, Wilusa." (W"Troy")] and Tros [\Tros\ (DCM, q.v.), this being the name of its eponymous founder] into a single city." It "seems to have been peopled by a f[o]ederation of three tribes -- Trojans [Trohians], Ilians, and Dardanians" (GM @158.1). The Apokalupsis of Ioannes, which commenceth with a description of cities (1:11) "which are in Asia" (viz., in western Anatolia, which would naturally include the Troad) is composed in that genre which was to become renowned as Montanist -- although the later Montanist apokalupses are localized slightly to the east of this, in Phrugia (i.e., central Anatolia). Dardania's namesake Dardanos, being a native of (GM @158.b) -- nigh ("GSPh") the source of the Netherworld river Stug- -- Arkadian Pheneos ("City in Azania in northern Arcadia (Str. 8,8,2; 4; Paus. 8,13,6-22,1; Plin. HN. 4,20f.; 31,54; Diod. Sic. 15,49,5) in the north of a karst basin with no overground outlet drained by swallow-holes into the Ladon [1. 94, 99] where a shallow lake only periodically formed but with at times a catastrophically high water level (cf. Theophr. Hist. ...)" : BNP, s.v. "Pheneos"), is son of Zeus by the Pleiad Elektra ('amber'), this amber being the true substance (such mighty truth being concealeth by covertly labeling it "clear/transparent gold") comprising the Holy City in Heaven : "the City was pure gold, like unto clear glass" (Apokalupsis of Ioannes 21:18); "and the street of the City was pure gold, as it were transparent glass" (Apokalupsis of Ioannes 21:21). Would the "emerald signet", mentioned by Pausanias in connection with the mare-finder sanctuary to goddess Tritonia (referring, praesumably, to lake Tritonis in Byzakion) dedicated by Odusseus at Pheneos (so that the horses which he kept there were separated from the oxen which he kept at Ithake -- forasmuch as he used to plough with, instead, a team of "an ass and an ox yoked together" : GM @160.f), be alluded to in the (Apokalupsis of Ioannes 4:3) "rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald"? Because Ladon speaketh with diverse tongues (GM @133.b), therefore (A&F:"SE") "According to medieval folklore, the emerald, placed upon the tongue, enabled to summon evil spirits and converse with them." Such is the power of the Holy Grail, for (A&F:"SE") "The Grail is carved from an enormous emerald." [written 12 Oct 2018]

Sink-holes (swallow-holes) are muchly favored by flying saucers, such that if a mortal should trail a hovering flying saucer to its sinkhole, the pilots of that flying saucer will at that site commence a telepathic communication with that mortal, a communication which will endure throughout the remainder of that mortal's natural lifespan; and such flying saucer will often return to that mortal for nighttime-visible (seen on account of the luminance of that flying saucer) manoeuvre in the sky over wheresoever that mortal may be at that time residing; and because the pilots of that flying saucer will always send advance notice via thought-transference to the mortal, therefore that mortal will summon neighbors to witness the zigzag flight of the flying saucer in the night-sky. This was the case, continuing for some decades (until his demise, shortly before his 90th birthday), of the famous contactee Paul Solem in Idaho, where such experiences of advance-notice public witnessing of such flying-saucer-display sky-events were published in the local newspaper, its editor being one of the witnesses thereof, which he had viewed when he was invited to attend the public sky-display.}


"GSPh" = "Greek Stater from Pheneus".

BNP, s.v. "Pheneus". and also (from Pausanias) and also

A&F:"SE" = M.A. Carrillo de Albornoz & M.A. Fernández: "The Symbolism of the Emerald".

p. 95 "The aged sun-god says to Seb or Geb (time) {more actually, god of digging-in-the-ground : Strong's 1356 \geb\ 'ditch, pit'; Strong's 1461 \guwb\ 'to dig'}, "I cannot preserve myself because of my old age; I send (the charge ...) to thy son Osiris." He establishes ... the new tabernacle ... . Taht [This name, written \TAT\ (not \Taht\) is likely intended as Sabine king Titus TATius.] was ... in the inferior sky ... . "Thou art my abode; the god of my abode; ... and there arose the ibis," which is the stork, or Chasidah, in Hebrew." {WRONG! The stork is distinct from the ibis, which, when considered to be (3GH, p. 463) "High Priest of Memphis, Teos, who is called “Teos the Ibis,”" could be personifying the city Teos in Ionia.

3GH = G. R. S. Mead : Thrice-Greatest Hermes : Studies in Hellenistic Theosophy and Gnosis. Vol. 1 — "Prolegomena". London & Benares : Theosophical Publ Soc, 1906.


Gene Kieffer : The Secret Teachings : Unveiling the Luminous Sun Within. Bethel Publ, Greenwich (CT), 2000.