A Chaldean symbol of universal being, the name of which
means ‘‘power of transmission.’’ It was reproduced as a living
sphere or winged globe and was said to be projected forth by
divine mind on the plane of reality, to be followed by two other
beings, called ‘‘paternal’’ and ‘‘ineffable,’’ and finally by hosts
of iynxs of a subordinate character, called ‘‘free intelligences.’’
The iynx was described by occultist Éliphas Lévi as
‘‘corresponding. . . to the Hebrew Yod or to that unique letter
from which all other letters were formed,’’ and thus related to
the Jewish mysticism of the Sepher Yetsirah or Book of Creation,
a primary text of the Kabbalah. For reference to ChaldeIubdan
Encyclopedia of Occultism & Parapsychology • 5th Ed.
an concepts, see the complex Gnostic emanations discussed by
G. R. S. Mead.

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