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A term used in theosophical literature to refer to superior beings, such as a Deity, DHYANI-CHOHAN, LOGOS, DEVA, DEMIURGE, ARCHANGEL, AH-HI, etc., including primeval principles such as Anus or occult atoms (CW X:371). They belong to a cosmic hierarchy in the different stages of involution and evolution. The word is also occasionally used to refer to unknown invisible entities evoked during spiritualistic seances.

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