|On the Phrase "Mother of the World"
various ways in which the phrase can be used can mean quite a number of differing things.
It can mean:
- 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.
- Nature itself, the mother of all forms.
- 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.
- 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  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.