Who is the womanTo the question: – Who is the woman? – we have the juxtaposition between the different converging definitions of the psychologists, theologians, philosophers, sociologists and biologists. On the other hand, we have the answer that has been given us through the centuries by the myths, the fables of mythology, the symbols, among which there is the Biblical account of the Genesis, to which we are particularly sensitive and interested. To answer the question: – Who is the woman? – is as complicated as to answer the question – Who is the man? – The woman is the man, but with a different polarity, feminine: a definition understandable when you have studied our booklet on the occult constitution of the human being. The woman is a thought of God objectified, is a creative act, a concrete expression of love, an image similar to Him, and which contains the imprint of the divine maternity. The woman is a spirit, a spiritual force equivalent to that of the man. She is a physical body, a living temple of its spirit, of her emotive soul and of her generative power, in conformity to the characteristics of an exact cosmogonic polarity, that in the terrestrial manifestation works with a body biologically structured to express the femininity. Created in spiritual image and likeness of God, the man and the woman are immortal, and have the power to work for their reciprocal sanctification which will lead them into the two paradises: the Earthly first, and the Heavenly after, in accordance with the minor and major Mysteries. In the Genesis, Moses, expert priest of the Pharaohs, “educated in the wisdom of the Egyptians” (Acts, 7: 22), makes us understand who the woman is, though having recourse to the allegories, to the myth, following the use of the initiatic schools of the time, and his esoteric explanations, conforming to the ancient Tradition, are comparable to the non-Biblical parallelisms of the myths of Babylon, Persia, India, Greece, China and of the primitive peoples. There are in the Genesis (written 1,200 years before Our Lord Jesus Christ), passages to keep always present in the memory. The first refers to the history of the creation: “And God said: – Let us make the man to our image, after our likeness -. And God created the man to his image. To the image of God He created him. Male and female He created them.” In this passage is expressed the unity and the differentiation. And there is a significant specification: “It is not good that man be alone” (Genesis, 2: 18). Hence, the importance of the woman in the spiritual life of the man and the role of the man for the spiritual ascent of the woman. The Genesis puts in evidence the image of God in the man and in the woman. What is the meaning of “the image”? All the history of the redemption and the doctrine of the grace answer this question, but the Messiah, the Savior Jesus, summarizes it thus: “You must be perfectti like your Father that is in Heaven”. The deepening of the contents of this ideal of perfection has been referred to in the first booklet of this series. We would like to draw your attention to the fact that in “you must”, Jesus sets down the image of God as a task, vocation and mission of the human being, and addresses both the man and the woman. From all this, we deduce that the mission of the woman cannot be only that of a pious virgin, of wife or of mother, because while the Old Testament speaks of the vocation to maternity, in the New Testament there is elevated the ideal of the spirituality of the woman and, let us say it, of its priority over the ordinary marital state. Therefore, the ascesis is necessary for the woman and the man, single or married. The ascesis is however always dual, that is, done in company according to the maxim: “It is not good that man be alone”. You could be single or married, but always sustained and assisted by the affective love of a person of the opposite sex. It is obvious that the ascesis of two beings in virginal love is the most sublime. The ascesis presupposes the divine concurrence and the spiritual presence of the Eternal, which is powerful when one participates in the rites of an Order truly Initiatic.
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