From the archives of some theosophical e-mail lists.

English

Universal Seekers

A Few theosophical terms briefly explained.

* Manasic (from manas)

* Manas: the thinking principle in us.

* Lower Manasic aspects: thinking in service of personality and emotional selfinterest.

* Higher Manasic studies: studies that involve not only the intellect, but also the spiritual intelligence, so to speak.

* Skandas: thoughtforms that are the building blocks of the personality (this definition is much simplified).

* Dhyan Chohans: Arch-angels or high spiritual intelligences. Usually thought not to be embodied.