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Protogonos - Definition

Jun 30, 2007 06:51 PM
by danielhcaldwell

In H.P. Blavatsky's THE THEOSOPHICAL GLOSSARY, one finds
Protogonos defined as:

(Gr.). The "first-born"; used of all the manifested gods and of the 
Sun in our system. 

In the online index to THE SECRET DOCTRINE, one finds the
following entries on "Protogonos (oi)" (Gk) firstborn 

called dis by Damascius I 70, 343 &n 
firstborn form & idea II 25 
firstborn gods II 43, 490n, 703n 
firstborn light I 70, 343 
manifested Logos II 592 
not yet mirrored in chaos II 704 &n 
produced fr spirit & chaos I 70 
"unknown Light" reflected in II 703n

See also:

See also ISIS UNVEILED, Volume 2, page 213 :

When the time for an active period had come, then was produced a 
natural expansion of this Divine essence from within outwardly, 
obedient to eternal and immutable law; and from this eternal and 
infinite light (which to us is darkness) was emitted a spiritual 
substance.* This was the First Sephiroth, containing in herself the 
other nine  Sephiroth, or intelligences. In their totality and unity 
they represent the archetypal man, Adam Kadmon, the [[protogonos]], 
who in his individuality or unity is yet dual, or bisexual, the Greek 
Didumos, for he is the prototype of all humanity. 
Quoted from:

Blavatsky Study Center

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