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Esoteric Healing - Chapter IV - Some Questions Answered
On the Phrase "Mother of the World"

The various ways in which the phrase can be used can mean quite a number of differing things. It can mean:

  1. The feminine aspect in manifestation, symbolized for us in many of the world religions as a virgin mother and in the Christian religion as the Virgin Mary. It is that substance which enables Deity to manifest.
  2. Nature itself, the mother of all forms.
  3. The moon also, who is the symbol of the generative, creative life which gives birth to forms and is therefore the symbol of the form nature.
  4. The concentration of the feminine force in nature in some individual in female form who is then called the "World Mother." Such an individual has never existed in our particular planetary life, though the avatars of a previous solar system, expressing itself through [363] planetary life, always took this form. But not in this solar system. The tradition of such appearances is purely symbolic, inherited from the previous solar system from which we inherited the matter of which all manifested forms are made. This symbolism has come down from the far-off period of the Matriarchate, which had a religion that recalled the ancient ways of the earlier system and in which period of time Lilith symbolized the World Mother, until Eve took her place.
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