Diamond Light
Newsletter of the Aquarian Age Community
2006 No. 2
Back Issues
Synthesis and the Sacred Feminine
By Maria Calegari
The bird of the Spirit of Humanity cannot fly with only one wing.*

The Epoch of Maitreya is the Epoch of the Mother of the World.**

It seems the time has come, as we move more fully into the Aquarian Age, working for the Reappearance of the Christ, that we, the worldwide esoteric community, do our utmost to honor the aspect of the Sacred Feminine and restore Her to our everyday consciousness. Clearly in the works of Agni Yoga the call has gone forth, "The New Epoch must manifest due respect to the Mother of the World, to the feminine element." (Letters of Helena Roerich, Volume One) And, with this, there is much work to be done.

The rebirth of the Christ consciousness requires greater resonance of the feminine aspect within humanity. The new yoga, that of the Yoga of Synthesis asks that we work with the balance of the two energies—the masculine and the feminine; spirit and matter. The Eastern religions have always kept the flames of the feminine alive with many deities honoring the Mother of the World, but here in the West, a predominantly patriarchal system along with the distortion of materialism, has done great damage. The Master Morya in the Agni Yoga books reminds us of the need for "Golden Balance" and he refers to this fundamental principal as "Dual Origin."

Stirrings of new waves of consciousness can come in unexpected ways. Whether accepted as fact or fiction, the recent popular film and book, "The Da Vinci Code", has rekindled the image of the lost feminine. "The Gospel of Mary Magdalene", translation and commentary by Jeans-Yves Leloup, gives us insight into a female initiate's experience of Christ. This information can set us thinking in new ways about balance and synthesis.

In Esoteric Astrology by Alice Bailey, the Tibetan remarks on the Virgo esoteric keynote which is "I am the Mother and the child, I God, I matter am." He states, "The time has come when you can, if you so choose, proclaim your identity with both divine aspects, matter and spirit, the mother and the child."

It is interesting to go back in history to reflect on the terrible persecution that women have endured. In the Letters of Helena Roerich Volume Two, she reveals that the battle between Lucifer and the Great Brothers had much to do with the degradation of women. "Remarkable is the fact that in order to achieve his [Lucifer's] goal of becoming the full and only ruler of Earth, his chief efforts were directed toward the humiliation of women. He knew that with the demeaning of women, the coarsening and degeneration of humanity was unavoidable."

She goes on to write that with the New Epoch, the incoming energies of Uranus and Venus would bring the "Renaissance of Women."

Certainly we have seen great strides with women's rights in the last decades. The current United Nations Millennium Development Goals address the problem of gender equality in goal three. However, the UN update from 2005 reports that despite improvements, women hold only 16% of parliamentary positions throughout the world today. We need more women in leadership roles.

How can we do our part in the work of the Restoration of the Mother of the World to enable the Reappearance of the Christ?

First, we can recognize the qualities of the Mother and implement them in our daily thoughts, meditation and service. We can deepen our appreciation of the beauty of the feminine image and the subtle energies of the Heart-sacrifice and courage, practicing these in our daily lives.

Another quote from the Letters of Helena Roerich, Volume One is even more sobering as to our responsibility in creating synthesis: "Could the terrors and crimes of today be possible if both Origins had been balanced? In the hands of woman lies the salvation of Humanity and our planet. Woman must realize her significance, the great mission of the Mother of the World. She should be prepared to take responsibilities for the destiny of Humanity." These are powerful words that we need to hear and heed.

Synchronicity in current events can confirm new patterns of group thought. On his recent visit to America, the Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri Al-Maliki, addressed a joint session of Congress. His words on greater equality and respect for Iraqi women received a standing ovation. Basic human rights that have been denied so many women for so long are now being brought into the light.

It is with these and other subtle changes that we can return the Mother of the World to her sacred throne here on Earth and in so doing make way for the Coming One.