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Way, Tao:  the fundamental principle and reality of the universe; ultimate Truth.

Wisdom-Religion: The same as Theosophy. The name given to the secret doctrine which underlies every exoteric scripture and religion.

Yama (Sans): Hindu god of death.

Yoga:  the ancient science of meditation on God; a school of philosophy founded by Patanjali but practiced long before that sage.

Yogi or Yogin (Sans): A devotee who practices the Yoga system.  There are various grades and kinds of yogis, and the term has now become in India a generic name to designate every kind of ascetic.

Yuga (Sans): An age of the world of which there are four, which follow each other in a series, namely: Krita (or Satya) Yuga, the golden age; Treta Yuga, Dwapara Yuga, and finally Kali Yuga, the black age --in which we now are.


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Zen ( Jap):  an abbreviation of Zenna, a translation of the Chinese (Orchan), a translation of the Sanskrit (Dhyana):  Zen refers to the cultivation, through meditation, of one-pointedness, stillness, and stability of the body-mind.

Zen Master:  a person of deep, awakened understanding and compassion who has integrated his understanding into his life and whose actions reflect this.

Zenobia: The Queen of Palmyra, defeated by the Emperor Aurelianus.  She had for her instructor Longinus, the famous critic and logician in the third century A.D.

Zivo, Kabar (or Yukabar): The name of one of the creative deities in the Nazarene Codex.

Zohar (Heb): The "Book of Splendour," a Kabalistic work attributed to Simeon Ben Iochai, in the first century of our era.

Zoroastrian: One who follows the religion of the Parsis, sun, or fire-worshippers.


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