Diamond Light
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2017 No. 1
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The Whole of the Universe Is Built upon the Interplay of the Masculine and Feminine Principles of Life


According to the Eastern philosophy, there are in the head of man two great energy centres.  One of them, the centre between the eyebrows, blends and fuses the five types of energy which are transmitted to it and blended with it,—the energy of the three centres below the diaphragm and of the throat and heart centres.  The other, the head centre, is awakened through meditation, service and aspiration, and it is through this centre that the soul makes its contact with the personality.  This head centre is the symbol of the spirit or positive masculine aspect, just as the centre between the eyebrows is the symbol of matter, of the negative feminine aspect.1 

The whole of the universe is built upon the interplay between male and female energies, eternally dancing, fusing and creating.  From the greatest planet to the tiniest atom, this interactive process sustains, uplifts, enriches and beautifies life.  Positive spirit manifesting in matter, lifts matter to a higher vibration and function and, in turn, receptive matter is impelled towards beautiful creativeness.

As in the macrocosm, so in the microcosm.  In that living organism, which is the human being, at a certain point in his/her evolution, the drama is enacted whereby s/he merges with the higher divine energy and is thereby transformed.  The great final drama of the mystical union between the divine and the human, between the soul and the personality are there enacted within the confines of the individual human form.

Two vortices of force; two physical plane organs, the pituitary body and the pineal gland—the first is negative and the second is positive—both play their part in this transforming and transformative event.  As the soul becomes increasingly potent in the mental and emotional life of the aspirant, it pours in with greater power into the head centre.  As the individual works with his/her personality, purifying, refining and intensifying it while bending it to the service of the spiritual will, s/he automatically raises the energies of the centres in the body up to the centre between the eyebrows.  Eventually, the influence of each of the two centres increases, until they make a contact with each other's vibratory or magnetic field, and instantly, the light flashes out.  Father-spirit and mother-matter unite and are at-one and the Christ, the spiritual son is born. "Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God," said the Christ.2

Only as the fourth Creative Hierarchy—the human Monads, learn to vibrate positively, so they evolve through a graded series of initiations.  This they achieve through a union with the order next to them, the fifth Hierarchy of the Soul.  It is for this reason that the fourth hierarchy of humanity is regarded as masculine and the fifth as feminine.

However, it must be noted that in the evolutionary process, each of the kingdoms of nature acts as a “mother” to the succeeding one. From the third (animal) kingdom springs the fourth (human), and from this fourth emerges the fifth (Soul), achieving thus, the ultimate goal of individual and planetary transformation.

Certainly in Cosmos everything is interwoven and in their origin, both Elements, Male and Female, are united and one cannot exist without the other.  However, at a certain point in the evolutionary journey, humanity transgressed the laws of the higher reason, resulting in the abasement of the Feminine Principle, resulting in destruction, imbalance and chaos of the day.

“Humanity should realize the majestic cosmic law of equivalency”, states the Agni Yoga wisdom.  The law of the dual Origin is the foundation of existence.  It is the predominance of one Origin over the other that has created a lack of balance and destruction, which is now obvious in all of life.3

Today the need for Equilibrium is imperative.  Essential is a balance of mind and heart; of masculine and feminine.  The Feminine Principle requires an environment that will allow woman the freedom for heart expression.  Whereas, the passing epoch rejected the Mother of the World, today it becomes indispensable to affirm this Principle.  Because man does not willingly give full rights to woman, it is she herself who must fight for the right that was taken away from her and that she did voluntarily give up.

The Agni Yoga wisdom asks, “Why is this time called the Era of the Mother of the World?”  And, then responds, “Truly, it must be so named. Woman will bring great help, not only by bringing enlightenment, but also by affirming equilibrium.  At times of confusion, the magnet of equilibrium is disturbed, and free will is needed to reunite the broken whole.”4  

1 Esoteric Psychology, Vol. I, Alice A. Bailey, Copyright Renewed © 1990 by Lucis Trust, p. 290.

2 Ibid., pp. 290-291.

3 Letters of Helena Roerich, Vol. I, 7 October 1930, Agni Yoga Society, NY.

4 Supermundane, Agni Yoga Society, NY, par. 772.

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