The Secret Teachings, 7



The Earth's Great Year


p. 129, fn. * myths of a great flood

""How far and how widely across the myth memories of mankind do the ripples of the great flood spread?" asks Graham Hancock. His reply :

{The only "myth memories of mankind" have been memories of dreamings by particular shamans, who typically have taken such archetypal dreams to repraesent some sort of Otherworldly Reality, and who, by their skill in healing sicknesses, overawed tribesfolk to accept their dreams as disclosing Ultimate Reality.}

"Very widely indeed. More than 500 deluge legends are known around the world and, in a survey of 86 of these (20 Asiatic, 3 European, 7 African, 46 American and 10 from Australia and the Pacific), the specialist researcher Dr. Richard Andree concluded that 62 were entirely independent of the Mesopotamian and Hebrew accounts." -- Fingerprints of the Gods, Crown Pubs, New York, 1995."

p. 130 continental drift

"Charles H. Hapgood, a professor of history at New England College and author of several books ...

put forward the idea that many problems remaining unsolved in the history of the earth could be resolved by assuming that the earth's outer shell had slipped over the interior ... ."

{This sort of movement is commonly known as "continental drift". It had been proposed by the geologist Wegener ("W&CGTh") long decades before Hapgood's time.}

"W&CGTh" = "Wegener and Continental Drift Theory".

p. 132 Sokratics in Athenai

"George James, author of Stolen Legacy, ... writes ... :

... . ... the Athenians ... in 399 B.C. sentenced Socrates to death and subsequently caused Plato and Aristotle to flee for their lives from Athens,

{"After the execution of Socrates in 399 he [Platon] retired for a time to Megara with other Socratics." (OCD, s.v. "Plato", 1. Biography)}

because philosophy was something foreign and unknown to them." {Actually, it was the daimon (demon) whose voice Sokrates admitted to hearing, that seemed unknown and non-Hellenic to the prosecutors. (The identity of such praeternatural entities is often rather indeterminate.)}

{So well-received by the Athenians was Platonic philosophy that "The school or college established there [at the Academia "in the outskirts of Athens"] by Plato ... was organized as a corporate body with a continuous life of its own and survived down to its final dissolution by Justinian in A.D. 529." (OCD, s.v. "Academy (2)")}

OCD = Hammond & Scullard : The Oxford Classical Dictionary. 2nd edn. 1970.

p. 134 whence the provenience of the Atlantis-myth?

"If we turn once more to the Timaeus and compare the Atlantis story with Revelation {Apokalupsis of Ioannes}, we will see that both ... drew from a common source for much of their symbolism and content, the myths of the Egyptians." {As described in the Timaios, Atlantis (named for mt Atlas) is located in an isle far to the West; this could relate to how Hera-klees visited the Garden of the Hesperides "on the slopes of Mount Atlas, where the panting chariot-horses of the Sun complete their journey" (GM @133.a).}

{Atala is described in the Puran.a-s as the 1st (reckoning downwards) of the gemstone-constituted Tala-worlds underlying the surface of the world; but the the Odusseia's "rosy-fingered daughter of the dawn" is of the same pink hue as Skt \arus.a\, the pink hue of dawn, which might apply to the plumage of the flamingo-like Phoinix-bird, so that Tanganyika's Arus^a district is where "The wild habitats of the lesser flamingo are caustic soda lakes" ("LFB").}

"LFB" = "Legend of the Fire Bird".

{The TALa-worlds are apparently the realm of the T.AL ('dew') of >owrowt ('herbs') mentioned in Ys^a<yah 26:19 : "and >eres. ('Earth') shall bring forth rpa>iym ('ghosts/healings')"; so that this resuscitating dew-drenched herb would be aequivalent to the Jukun mythic resuscitating (SKES, p. 195) "roots ... soaked in water." "Awake and sing, ye that dwell in <apar ('dust' {cognate with Skt \ajra\ 'field', scil. for herbs})" : this emergence of ghosts from the tombs (Matthaios 27:52) is ascribed to the seismos ('earthquake') which simultaneously rent (Matthaios 27:51) the Veil of the Temple. As causal principle, Earthquake (in Aztec, \Ollin\ < *\ORIN\) could likely refer to the ORINoco, in whose drainage-basin tepui Meru in located. The Orinoco-connection is confirmed in that the tribe occupying the upper section of the Orinoco basin is name \yano-MAMi\, apparently cognate with the name \MAM\ of the Maya earthquake-god. "Among the Jukun [spirit-]possession and self-mutilation are ... associated ... with the cult of Mam which is widespread in the Benue {Strong's 1131 \BiNNUWY\} valley. ... It would appear as though among the Jukun an original earth goddess ... is now represented by Mam" (SKES, p. 191); she should be aequivalent to Vajra-yana goddess Mamaki ('little MAMa') the spouse of A-mita-abha, ruler of the universe in the current fifth of the kalpa. This Mamaki (Strong's 3972 \M>UWMah) can be taken as female personification of money ("Mammon"), viz., coinage struck in a pecuniary mint, the Platonic description of generation of particular things from a universal eidolon. }

Ys^a<yah 26:19

SKES = C. K. Meek : Sudanese Kingdom : an Ethnographic Study of the Jukun-Speaking Peoples of Nigeria. London : Kegan Paul, Trench, Tru:bner & Co, 1931.

p. 136 Great Pyramid

"The Great Pyramid was the "Ark," built to preserve the records of all the profoundest sciences ... from the beginning to the end ... ."

{Instead the Great Pyramid (which is merely a tomb), this could be true of the "Hall of Records" -- as mentioned by Edgar Cayce.}

p. 138 caelestial hippopotamos

"the eternal city, such as Thebes, ... is called the "august staircase of the beginning ..." which led up to the particular region ... . When ... the typical mount which had been figured in the Hippopotamus ..., naturally became "the mountain of mankind" by name ... the birthplace of the human race who ... descended from "the mountain of mankind." ... In the temple of Meaco there is ... a tree springing up from ... the tortoise. There was also a tortoise-headed god in Egypt ... ."

{"(Lepsius, Auswald, 23). The hippopotamus is figured in the tree ... ; the tree and ladder ... . The hawk ... mounts the ladder ... ascending to the mount of glory in the country of the tree. Moreover, the hieroglyphic        is a sign of land amidst the waters; the land for which the hawk is bound, which, as the eight disks show, was the paradise of Am-Khemen that was raised on high by Shu." (AELW, volume 2, book 9 part III)}

AELW = Gerald Massey : Ancient Egypt : The Light of the World.

p. 138 the 7 S^into sacred mountain

"The Japanese have a group of of seven mountains, the seats of the gods. They are Ma-Saka-Yama, Odo Yama, Oku Yama, Kura Yama, Ha Yama, Hara Yama, and To Yama." (O'Neill 1893) {"(Kojiki, II, 7, 8; O’Neil, Night of the Gods, vol. II, p. 892)" (AELW, vol 2, bk 9 pt III)}

{These mountain-deities ("tsu-mi-no-kami") are thus-named, as cited (with, moreover, translations provided of these names) from the traditional Shinto text, in TASJ"KRAM", p. 33, fnn. 10-12.}

O'Neill 1893 = John O'Neill : The Night of the Gods. Harrison & Sons, London.

"KRAM" = Basil Hall Chamberlain (transl.) : ""Ko-ji-ki," or Records of Ancient Matters". TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASIATIC SOCIETY OF JAPAN 10, Supplement (1882).

pp. 140-1 ritual Mysteries

p. 140

"The battle ..., however, was never ... in the future, for it had already been fought

{"I have fought the Good Fight; I have finished the Course" (2nd Epistole to Timotheos 4:7).}

in the Egyptian Book of the Dead and was periodically repeated in the Mysteries ... . ...

p. 141

The same battle was fought countless times in the rituals of the Mystery Schools."

p. 141 source of water; on the roads

"In the Ritual Book of the Dead, ... "The stormy voice of bellowings" is heard ... upon the horizon ...

{"Mac Ce`cht walked ... looking for water and was led by a wild DUCK to ... a source of healing" (ECM&F, s.v. " Mac Ce`cht").}

to be ... in the lake of heaven. The "gods who are on the roads" overthrow ... ."

{"In a tenth-century text, Dian Ce`acht is indeed described as 'going roads of great healing'." (LI, s.v. "Dian Ce`acht", p. 168a)}

p. 141 10 companies of gods; scorpion-goddess and lynx-goddess

"There are ten groups of the Tata-gods of a heaven in ten divisions. [Ritual, cap. 18] ... The avenging goddesses fall ... .

{These are "the ten companies of great sovereign princes" (BDThR, cap. xviii, p. 124) who are in "", which is identified with (EH&H, vol. 3, p. 65) Mendes.}

"Chains are flung upon thee by the scorpion goddess ..., and slaughter is dealt out to thee by ... the lynx-goddess. ... ."" (Ritual, cap. 39)

{[p. 167] "the Lynx hath torn open thy breast, [p. 168] the Scorpion hath cast fetters upon thee; and Maat {\ML<-t\ 'truth'-goddess} hath sent forth thy destruction." (BDThR, cap. xxxix, pp. 167-8)}

BDThR = E. A. Wallis Budge : The Book of Dead : ... Chapters ... of the Theban Recension ... . 2nd edn. London : Kegan Paul, Trench, Tru:bner & Co., 1899.

EH&H = E. A. Wallis Budge : The Egyptian Heaven and Hell. 3 voll. London : Kegan Paul, Trench, Tru:bner & Co., 1905.

p. 142 escape and recapture of <PP the great water-serpent (boa/anaconda)

"the breaking loose from the pit, the recapturing and chaining down of the ... serpent ... in the abyss ... .

{"shut him ["that old serpent"] up ... : and after that he must be loosed a little season." (Apokalupsis of Ioannes 20:3)}

"... Nubi shoots his arrows against him. Akar springs forward and watches over him, and restores him to his prison ... ." (Ritual, cap. 93)

{"the god [A]ker [\LKR\ the double lion-god] hath condemned thee, O Apep [\<PP\] ...!" (BDThR, cap. xxxix, p. 169)}

{The NWBJJ-w ('Swimmers') also appear in "the long Lake, or Pool," in the 8th Division of DWL-t (EH&H, vol. 2, p. 222; vol. 3, p. 169).}

p. 142 BLBL "Come ... unto the supper of the Great God" (Apokalupsis of Ioannes 19:17)

"The banquet of Baba, lord of gore {i.e., of clotted BLood}, who extracts the heart and other viscera from the corpses doomed to be consumed at his feast, and who eats the livers of princes, becomes the "great support of God" in Revelation, at which is eaten [19:18] "the flesh of kings and captains, and all kinds of men, great or small."" {Also devoured then and there is "the flesh of horses".}

{This is "the god Baba [\BLBL\] who liveth upon the entrails of the mighty ones upon the day of the great judgement." (BDThR, cap. cxxv, p. 372)} {"The ba [\BL\] was originally ... thought to be an attribute of the god king." (EAE, s.v. "ba") In the Old Kingdom (as indicated in the Pyramid Texts in the pyramid of king PPJ) the soul of a dead king was expected to feed on human flesh.}

EAE = Margaret R. Bunson : Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt. rev. ed. Facts On File, NY, 2002.

{The claim, in Apokalupsis of Ioannes 19:18, that the flesh of horses is also eaten, is likely derived from punning the TL-MRJ word \BL\ with the UpaPauran.ik \su-BALA-as`va\ 'good strong horses' (a category aequivalent to MahaPauran.ik, to wit, in Vis.n.u Puran.a, pt. 1, cap. 15 -- PE, s.v. "S`abalas`va I." as \S`ABALa-as`va\ : a term relating to Latin \caballus\ 'nag' from the the district KABALis of Lukia; but the form \su-BALA\ is to be praeferably not only as [according to the [W]Iliad-] the name of a chariot-horse of Akhilleus's; but more particularly in its euphony with \eu-BouLeus\ worshipped, along with Trito-PATReus [DCM, s.v. "Eubouleus 2", p. 154b], in the Attikan Thesmo-phoria) of deities who are among the progeny of Brahma. PATRon's derivation from Akarnania would, therefore (because of derivation from \Akarnania\ of \KARNos\ : DCM, s.v. "Carnus"), confirm \KARNabon\ [*\Karna-agana\ Skt 'ear' + Skt 'obtaining by song' (ChU)] (evidently = \Go-karn.a\ -- PE, s.v. "Gokarn.a III.1)", p. 294a -- the site of descent from heaven of a populace-rapturing divine chariot, and the site of a magical "seven-layered bamboo" transporting phantoms to Heaven; "Gaokerena" the site whither "Ahura Mazda brought down the healing plants" from heaven : Vendidad 20:4 "P&S4--Th&ThK&U") king of the Getai as slayer of (DCM, s.v. "Triptolemos", p. 458b) a winged dragon of the type to be harnessed while "asleep" at PATRas. Krokon (*\KROS`on\; DCM, s.v. "Crocon" : \kroke\ 'woof in weaving'; \krokud-\ 'nap of woolen cloth'), as son of Tri-ptolemos (i.e., TRITO-patreus) is aequivalent to Keresaspa (*\KR.S`a-as`wa-\), as son of (Yasna 9:10 -- "P&S4--Th&ThK&U") THRITA. (The sons of Kr.s`a-as`va [Valmiki Rama-ayan.a, "Bala Kan.d.a" 21 -- PE, s.v. "Kr.s`as`va"] who are "really arrows" must be the so-called "weaving of the Val-kyrja", which is defined as flights of arrow-volleys; but taken to refer to the woof-thread shot betwixt the warp-threads.) Krokon married Saisara (\saistos\, defined as elaia thlaiste 'oil to-extract-a-foetus'); one of their daughters is Mega-neira (\mega-neiaira\ 'big abdomen'). Mega-neira married Arkad-, who "taught his people ... to spin wool" (DCM, s.v. "Arcas", p. 51b) --- cf. 'nap of woolen cloth'.}

"P&S4--Th&ThK&U" = "Pahlavans & Sakastan 4. Thraetaona & Thrita; Keresaspa & Urvakhshaya".

pp. 142-3 woman wearing 12-star crown

p. 142

"In Revelation a great sign is described in heaven; "a woman arrayed with the sun and the moon under her feet, and upon her

{"BENDIS (Bendis), a Thracian divinity in whom the moon was worshipped. Hesychius (s. v. dilonchon) says, that the poet Cratinus called this goddess dilonchos, ... because ... she had two lights, the one her own and the other derived from the sun." (Th"Bendis")}

p. 143

head a crown of twelve stars; and she was ... travailing in birth ... . ... And the dragon stood before the woman ...; and

{Demeter "carried off him [Karnabon king of the Getai in Dacia] to the stars. She set him [Karnabon] among them showing him in the act of killing the dragon" (Hyginus : Astronomia 2:14 -- DCM, s.v. "Carnabon").}

she was delivered of a son, a man-child who is to rule all nations with a rod of iron {by smiting them with this?}; and her child was caught unto God and his throne."

{Eu-melos ['good song'] is a Theban who (DCM, s.v. "Botres") "seized a brand from the funeral pyre and struck his son, who died immediately." The son became "'the bird with a forbidding look' which nests underground and hovers incessantly." (This would naturally be the shearwater, formerly very abundant in small islets around Europe.)}


p. 145 sempiternal attainment

"In some of the Egyptian Papyri, the dwelling place upon the summit of eternal attainment (described in chapter 110 of the Book of the Dead) is called the "City of the Two Eyes," or "Merti of the Double Eye.""

{"The Great God hath given my head unto me, and he who hath hath bound on me my head is the Mighty One who hath turquoise (?) eyes, namely, Ari-ena.b-f (i.e., he doeth as he pleaseth)." (BDThR, cap. cx, p. 334)}

p. 146 openeth and no man closeth; closeth and no man openeth : the self-generating god

"I am he who closeth and he who openeth, and I am but one. {"The doors of heaven are opened for me, the doors of earth are opened for me" (BDThR, cap. lxviii, p. 231).} ...

{"“And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: ‘These things saith He that is holy, He that is true, He that hath the key of David, He that openeth and no man shutteth, and shutteth and no man openeth ... .'" (Apokalupsis of Ioannes 3:7)}

I am the great self-produced". (Ritual, cap. 18)

"Atum [JTM] himself is described in the story as "self-generated"" (GDRANE, p. 32).}

GDRANE = Glenn S. Holland : Gods in the Desert : Religions of the Ancient Near East. Rowman & Littlefield Publ, Lanham (MD), 2009.

p. 147 Watchers & Holy Ones

[quoted from GH:FG] "They spoke of intermediaries between gods and men -- the Urshu ... whose title mean "the Watchers ...". ...

{"This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones : to the intent that the living may know ... ." (Daniye>l 4:17)}

the epoch of the gods, ... called the First time, is ... a myth."

{Myths describe ongoing logical relationships among aeternal principles.}

GH:FG = Graham Hancock : Fingerprints of the Gods. Crown Publ, NY, 1955.

pp. 147-8 dynasties of deities as the aeternal elemental forces

p. 147

"24,900 years. This period Manetho divides under three divine dynasties with three classes of rulers, namely, the "Gods," the "Heroes," and the "Manes."

The reign of the gods was subdivided into seven sections with a deity at the head of each. Now, the "Gods" of Egypt ... became the Seven Glorious Ones whom we read of in the seventeenth chapter of the Ritual, ... as the Seven Lords of Eternity.

These two divine dynasties, elemental and Kronian, were followed in the list of Manetho by the Manes or ancestral spirits. ...

p. 148

The glorified are the souls that were once mortal and which were propitiated as the spirit ancestors, here called the Manes ... . ... . ... by the command of Seb, the God of earth, "the mighty ones bow the head; the ancestors are in prayer." ...

We should know that the great ones, female or male, from the beginning were elemental forces that were always extant ... . These were first recognized, represented, and divinized as superhuman."


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