Ferho (Gnostic): The highest and greatest creative power with the Nazarene Gnostics.
Five Philosophers: The
name given to the Hermeticists and Alchemists of the Middle Ages, and also
to the Rosicru-
cians. For the Hermeticist or Rosicrucian, when a flame is extinct on the objective plane, it has only passed from the seen world into the unseen; from the knowable to the unknowable.
Five Aggregates, Five Skandhas: form, sensation, perception, mental formations and consciousness.
Four Noble Truths: (1)
the Universality of Suffering; (2) the Causes of Suffering;
(3) the Cessation of Suffering; (4) the Path leading
to the Cessation of Suffering.
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Gautama: The sacerdotal name of the Sakya family; Prince of Kapilavastu, son of Sudhodna, rose to Buddha-ship through his own personal and unaided merit.
Gebirol: Saloman Ben Jehudah, called Avicebron; an Israelite philosopher, poet and Kabalist; a voluminous writer and a mystic.
Gnosis (Grk): Lit., "knowledge." The technical term used by the schools of religious philosophy, both before and during the first centuries of Christianity, to denote the object of their enquiry.
Gnostics: The philosophers who formulated and taught the "Gnosis," or knowldege. They flourished in the first three centuries of the Christian Era.
Golden Age: The ancients divided the life cycle into the Golden, Silver, Bronze and Iron Ages. The Golden was an age of primeval purity, simplicity and general happiness.
Great Age: An "age" lasts through a period of 311,040,000,000,000 years: after which the Pralaya or dissolution of the universe becomes universal.
Guhya Vidya (Sans): The secret knowledge of mystic-mantras.
Gupta Vidya (Sans): Same as Guhya Vidya; esoteric or secret science, knowledge.
Guru: spiritual teacher; dispeller of darkness.
Gurudeva: divine teacher; illumined teacher.
Gyges: A Lydian,
who, after murdering the king Candaules, married his widow