DIGNITY AND MISSION OF THE WOMANThe views expressed in relation to the woman have been up until now, unjust and hardly generous, dictated by materialistic and anti-feminist prejudices. It is the merit of the Christ and of the Archeosophical esoteric teachings, if the woman is looked upon with trust and placed on the same level as the man. It is the initiative of Jesus if the woman has been elevated to the missionary dignity, to the Initiation and to the Adepthood (hierarchic rank of spiritual values corresponding to the perfect Master). The divine Revelation, concerning the relationship with God and the supernatural perfection, assures to the woman and the man the same duties and rights. The confirmation is given by the Old and New Testament: “God created the man to his own image … He created them male and female” (Genesis, 1:27). In the New Testament: “In fact you all have been baptized in Christ; you have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, neither slave, nor free, there is neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians, 3:27-28). And this is not all: from the way Jesus treated the woman, it is evident that He placed her totally on the same level as the man, and to the woman more than once unveiled the mysteries of the Kingdom of the Father. We have the example in his relationship with the two sisters of Bethany, Mary and Martha, with the Samaritan woman at the well of Jacob, and in other cases, which we will examine at the proper time and place. Nevertheless, to the woman is forbidden the priesthood and therefore the capacity to receive the Orders. It is said, and wrongly, that the woman is different from the man. Different in what? Since all of the affirmations rest on the revelation, then we must underline that the Genesis did not say that God created to his image and likeness only the man, but the man and the woman. If we meditate on the four Gospels, it is precisely to the woman that Jesus communicates one of the truths most decisive for the religious future of the world: the unity of all the cults, and to the woman He assigns the mission of announcing it to the peoples. He does not address it to a man, nor to a male priest, but a woman of the people, mother of a family and sinner. The meeting of Jesus with the Samaritan woman by the well of Jacob is significant, because it shows the importance, in the spiritual life, of being a woman. If the Messiah unveiled this secret to the woman of Samaria, there must be a reason.
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