Leon Moscona

Feminine Mandala of the Heavenly Jerusalem – I


In previous posts I introduced some features of the archetypal structure of the Zodiac-Mandala of the Heavenly Jerusalem and The Initiations at the Four Cardinal Points. In essence, this is the reality where humankind will live in the new Heavenly-Jerusalem cosmic cycle. It is the reality with a New Heaven and a New Earth, where human beings will meet the New Comings of the Divine Masters, the Personifications of the Divine Mother and will co-create with them. From a Kabbalistic point of view this reality is in the World of Creation, where is the Mystery School of the Spirit.

From the very beginning the universal masculine principle and the universal feminine principle in Creation have been in absolute Divine union. In the previous posts, I described the Zodiac-Mandala of the Heavenly Jerusalem with the Divine Masters radiating from the four quarters of the Universe. Each Divine Master, however, has a feminine counterpart who plays an important, co-creative role in his mission. In order to introduce the essence of the Divine Feminine, let me quote again their Kabbalistic connection from the Post, Archetypal Structure of the Heavenly JerusalemIII, from May 5, 2024 :

At the center of the Zodiac-Mandala of the Heavenly Jerusalem is the great Cosmic-spiritual Sun, which never sets. In Kabbalistic terms, it could be described by the highest three Sefiroth in the World of Creation – Kether-Hokhmah-Binah. They, in absolute unity, emanate from G-d, from Tifereth of the transcendent World of Emanation. They form the three Heavens of Heavens and manifest the triple immediate principles of creation: Shekhinah-metatron-avir. The great Kabbalist Leo Schaya explains:

“The shekhinah, or real presence of kether, wraps itself in metatron, its active and spiritual manifestation (which is the immanence of hokhmah), and in avir, its cosmic and substantial receptivity, the ether, which is the emanation of binah. The shekhinah then unites the spiritual radiation of metatron with the subtle manifestation of avir, and by this forms the heavens (i.e., the seven heavens of construction – L.M)… In reality, hokhmah and binah are indivisible and inseparable aspects of kether, the One.” (Leo Schaya, The Universal Meaning of the Kabbalah, UNWIN paperbacks, London, 1989, p. 75).

The great Divine Masters in the history of humankind are radiations from G-d, the Absolute, but personify different principles of Divinity in accordance with the spiritual seasons. In the new Heavenly-Jerusalem cosmic cycle all of them are emanations from Metatron in Beriah. Here by Metatron, I appreciate the three-unity of the highest Sephiroth – Keter-Hokhmah-Binah, in the World of Creation, from where actually the rest of the Seven Sefiroth in the Tree of Life of Creation itself, unfolds. Obviously, the various emanations from Metatron, during the four cosmic seasons reveal different models of the spiritual Universe and activate different potential in human beings. The Divine Masters radiating from Metatron have different Feminine Counterparts who are an organic part of the whole Zodiac-Mandala of the Heavenly Jerusalem.

In the series Initiations at the cardinal Points of the Zodiac-Mandala of the Heavenly Jerusalem, I discussed briefly the initiations of Babaji (an incarnation of Krishna), Buddha, Jesus Christ, the Master Beinsa Douno and the Holy Spirit as an emanations from Metatron. Now I will mention the Feminine Counterparts of these Divine Masters and introduce the Feminine Zodiac-Mandala of the Heavenly Jerusalem. Of course, both the ’Masculine’ and the ‘Feminine’ aspects of the Mandala form the whole Zodiac-Mandala. To present them together however is a special task which could be develop in the near future. Now I will include a new series about the Feminine Mandala of the Heavenly Jerusalem as a material for their integration in the future.

The Feminine Counterpart of Babaji, who emanates from the Southern Universal Gate of the Holy City, is his sister, Mataji. The great yogi, Ram Gopal, who witnessed a miraculous meeting between Babaji, Mataji and Lahiri Mahasaya, spoke about Mataji as follows: Mataji (Holy Mother) also has lived through the centuries; she is almost as far advanced spiritually as her brother. She remains in ecstasy in a sacred underground cave near the Dasasamedh ghat.   (Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi, p. 352.) Mataji, according to the description of Ram Gopal, is ‘a young and surpassingly lovely woman, surrounded by a soft halo.’ (Ibid., p. 351.)

The fact that Mataji lives for centuries in an underground cave suggests that her mission is related to the purification, transformation and illumination of the Earth. Every completely self-realized yogi or yogini knows that, from a higher state of consciousness, the Earth is a transparent spiritual entity and that meditation on it has an objective power which can influence the destiny of humankind and the Earth itself, even from an underground cave. We could expect that while Babaji is a personification of the radiant Light from the Cosmic-spiritual Sun, Mataji is a personification of the qualities of our Mother Earth. Thus, both the brother and the sister, the personifications of the Sun and the Earth, manifest the Divine union between the universal masculine and feminine principles.

As a Feminine Counterpart of Buddha, who emanates from the Western Universal Gate of the Mandala of the Heavenly Jerusalem, we could contemplate the great Buddhist Goddess, Kuan Yin. ‘Amitabha, a beloved figure in the eyes of Buddhists desiring to be reborn in his Western Paradise and to obtain freedom from the wheel of rebirth, is said to be, in a mystical or spiritual sense, the father of Kuan Yin. (Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Kuan Yin’s Crystal Rosary, p. 4.)

Symbols characteristically associated with Kuan Yin are a willow branch, with which she sprinkles the divine nectar of life; a precious vase symbolizing the nectar of compassion and wisdom, the hallmarks of a bodhisattva; a dove, representing fecundity; a book or scroll of prayers which she holds in her hand, representing the dharma (teaching) of the Buddha or the sutra (Buddhist text) which Miao Shan is said to have constantly recited; and a rosary adorning her neck with which she calls upon the Buddhas for succor. (Ibid., p. 5.)

In the Buddhist Mandala, each one of the Dhyani Buddhas, emanating from the four mythological directions, has his own characteristics which anthropomorphically symbolize some essential qualities of the Universe. Accordingly, the symbols characteristically associated with Kuan Yin have a very deep cosmological meaning as well. For instance, Kuan Yin, having ‘a willow branch, with which she sprinkles the divine nectar of life’, appears as a manifestation of the universal life-energy. She is a personification of motherly care, compassion, wisdom, help and protection.  It is perfectly understandable why the people pray and rely on Kuan Yin in difficult circumstances: She is the protectress of women, sailors, merchants, craftsmen, and those under criminal prosecution, and is invoked particularly by those desiring progeny.  Beloved as a mother figure and divine mediatrix who is very close to the daily affairs of her devotees, Kuan Yin’s role as Buddhist Madonna has been compared to that of Mary the mother of Jesus in the West.  (Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Kuan Yin’s Crystal Rosary, p. 5.)

The image and the symbolic characteristics of Kuan Yin give a clear example of the manifestations of the Feminine Counterparts of the Divine Masters. In a similar way, as with Kuan Yin, we have to find the symbolic characteristics (in postures, clothes, adornments, precious objects, etc.) of all other Feminine Counterparts in the celestial Mandala. Thus, by meditating on the whole Feminine Mandala we will contemplate some of the most significant and essential characteristics of Creation experienced through the universal feminine principle.

The Feminine Counterpart related to Jesus Christ, who emanates from the Northern Universal Gate of the Mandala of the Heavenly Jerusalem, is his Mother – the Virgin Mary.  Through the centuries the image of Mother Mary has been shining brighter and brighter and now she is even considered as a co-redeemer with Christ. In the Litany of the Blessed Virgin there are fifty beautiful characteristics which are not only a sign of praise, love and devotion, but have deep cosmological significance as well. Let me quote some of them: Mirror of Justice, Seat of Wisdom, Cause of our Joy, Spiritual Vessel, Mystical Rose, Tower of David, Tower of Ivory, House of Gold, Ark of the Covenant, Gate of Heaven, Morning Star, Health of the Sick, Refuge of Sinners, Queen of Angels, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, Queen of Peace.

Truly, Virgin Mary personifies the universal characteristics and the celestial virtues of the Divine Mother. If Jesus Christ was an incarnation of Divinity into flesh, we can imagine the extraordinary mission of Virgin Mary as a manifestation of the Divine Mother giving birth to God the Son.

As a messenger of the new cosmic-spiritual Spring, the Master Beinsa Douno emanates from the Eastern Universal Gate of the Holy City. One of the key ideas in his Teaching is the coming of the New Eve, a collective personification of the Divine feminine principle, who will transform the whole earthly life of humankind.  Brothers and sisters from the Universal Brotherhood in Bulgaria had visions of the Master sending off into the world a most beautiful young woman, the New Eve, in shining white clothes and adorned with a garland of flowers.  We could consider her as a spiritual daughter of the Master, who personifies the celestial qualities and virtues of the coming New Eve.

The deep esoteric meaning of the prophecy of the coming New Eve is that the transformed feminine energy will raise the vibrations on all levels of human life on Earth. In the past the archetypal feminine energies were associated with the life-supporting material earthly consciousness, as opposed to the celestial states of consciousness, and with the Moon-light reflecting the Sun-light. This is why Eve was the one who gave Adam the apple from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil which signified the descent into the world of polarities and the material earthly state of consciousness.

Now, with the coming cosmic-spiritual Spring, the whole earthly life has to be transformed, spiritualised and illuminated. The keys to this process lie in the archetype of the feminine energy which has to be activated in order to penetrate, with the vibrations of the Holy Spirit, into the smallest details of our daily life on Earth. The characteristics of the feminine archetype, such as giving and sustaining life on Earth, mother care and unconditional love, help and support, beauty and tenderness, organic relationship with Nature and the Earth, implementation of the spiritual ideas in the material world and others, are the main qualities which will help contemporary humankind to ascend to the higher levels of Being.  In the epoch of the cosmic-spiritual Spring the spiritual blossoming of the human soul becomes the most essential, crucial process. This is why the Master predicted that the archetypal feminine energies, manifested by the New Eve, will save the world.

So, by meditating on the New Eve emerging from the Eastern Gate of the Feminine Mandala, the Gate of the cosmic-spiritual Spring, we could contemplate the great renewal of the earthly life through the Divine Feminine and the return of humankind to the Garden of Paradise. Therefore, if Eve from the Bible instigated the Fall, now the New Eve will initiate the return of humankind to the Kingdom of God.

About the Author
Leon was born on August 15, 1941 in Sofia, Bulgaria. His family was victim of a Holocaust Ghetto. His father Issak Moscona became a distinguished author of many articles and books about the Sephardic culture. Leon is on a spiritual journey for more than 50 years. Achieving Enlightenment, he described it in more than twenty books, many articles, and more than 500 lectures in various countries in Europe and USA.
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