Chaos (from the Greek χάος, khaos) means "emptiness, vast void, chasm, abyss" and in the Greek creation myths it refers to a moving, formless mass from which the cosmos and the gods originated. In Theosophy, Chaos is space filled with darkness, which is primordial matter in its pre-cosmic state. It contains in itself all the Elements in their rudimentary, undifferentiated State.
Chaos (Gr.). The Abyss, the "Great Deep". It was personified in Egypt by the Goddess Neith, anterior to all gods . . . Neith is the "Father-mother" of the Stanzas of the Secret Doctrine, the Swabhavat of the Northern Buddhists, the immaculate Mother indeed, the prototype of the latest "Virgin" of all. . . Neith is Swabhavat and also the Vedic Aditi and the Puranic Akasa.
- Chaos in Theosopedia
- Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine, vol. 1 (London: The Theosophical Publishing House, 1978), 336.
- Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine, vol. 1 (London: The Theosophical Publishing House, 1978), 342.
- Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, The Theosophical Glossary (Krotona, CA: Theosophical Publishing House, 1918), 77.