The fourth day. The day of the Earth.

Beginnings, Archangels, Angels. There are nine categories of angels. From highest to lowest they are seraphim, cherubim, thrones, dominations or dominions, virtues, powers, principalities, archangels, angels. See American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language 3rd ed. Boston 1992. "Beginnings" is used by me and in translations of the works of Steiner for what are also called "Principalities."

Yahweh-Elohim. JHWH A transcription of the four Hebrew letters for the biblical proper name of God. "JEHOVAH, name of the God of the Hebrew people as erroneously transliterated from the Masoretic Hebrew text. The word consists of the consonants JHVH or JHWH, with the vowels of a separate word, Adonai (Lord). What its original vowels were is a matter of speculation, for because of an interpretation of such texts as Exod. 20:7 and Lev. 24:11, the name came to be regarded as too sacred for expression; the scribes, in reading aloud, substituted "Lord" and therefore wrote the vowel markings for "Lord" into the consonantal framework JHVH as a reminder to future readers aloud. The translators of the Hebrew, not realizing what the scribes had done, read the word as it was written down, taking the scribal vowel markings as intrinsic to the name of their God rather than as a mere reminder not to speak it. From this came the rendition Jehovah. The evidence of the Greek church fathers shows the forms Jabe and J o to be traditional, as well as the shortened Hebrew forms of the words Jah (see Ps. 68:4, for example) and Jahu (in proper names). It indicates that the name was originally spoken Jaweh or Yahwe (often spelled Yahweh in modern usage). Etymologically, it is a third person singular, imperfect, probably of the verb hawah (or hajah), signifying "to be." The older interpreters explain the verb in a metaphysical and abstract sense; the "I am" of Scripture is "He who is," the absolutely existent." Grolier Electronic Encyclopedia (1995).

the word "In the beginning was the word." See John, I, I.

Atma . . . Buddhi "Just as at that time the first germ of spirit man (atma) was developed, which is still today only germinally present in man, so similarly here in the Sun period the primary nucleus of life spirit (buddhi) is formed." (Occult, 144).

fifth day The day of Jupiter.

Manas "This astral body, overcome and transformed by the ego, may be called the spirit self. This is what, in connection with oriental wisdom, is called 'manas.') " (Occult Science,.39).

earth The Russian word for 'earth" [zemlya] is related to humus and Greek hamai, IE *g'homos, *homos *g-hrm *g-hom.

camera obscura A device for transfering an image of an object through a lense onto another surface.