"Coming Age where gifts poured forth will be the Age of the Holy Spirit."

From:  "jagbir singh" <www.adishakti.org@gmail.com>
Date:  Sat Dec 25, 2004  2:44 pm
Subject:  "Coming Age where gifts poured forth will be the Age of the Holy Spirit."
—- In shriadishakti@yahoogroups.com, "jagbir singh"
<adishakti_org@y...> wrote:
> From: "semirafields" <semirafields@y...>
> Date: Fri Dec 24, 2004 7:47 am
> Subject: Re; The Truth behind Sahaja Yoga[Resp to Simon]
>> Simon wrote about raising the Kundalini;'Well, frauds like Mataji,
>> Muktananda and dozens of other fake gurus can do it.'
>> It is not quite so cut and dried.
>> More important even than what kind of person the guru is, or what
>> they have or haven't done, is the criteria that the followers
>> believe that the energy exists within themselves. The existance of
>> Divine energy and the Divine message is not dependant on the
>> actions or character of people.
>> Messengers are usually considered to be frauds. Jesus Christ is
>> considered to be a fraud by many. Among other miracles He walked
>> on water, healed the sick, raised Lazarus from the dead, and
>> Himself rose from the dead. He claimed to be the Son of God, and
>> was rejected and crucified. People can either believe these
>> things or call it all a huge fraud. Let us not forget that Jesus
>> was betrayed by one of his closest disciples, who had even been
>> present at the time of many miracles, and who therefore knew the
>> Truth.
>> The prophet Mohammed had Divine revelations. He also had several
>> wives, the youngest being about thirteen. He is still one of God's
>> chosen Prophets, and revealed many important truths.
>> What is the value of special experiences in religions?
>> The value of having a special spiritual experience is that you
>> become assured of a meaning to your life, you are assured that
>> death need not be feared and that the soul continues after death,
>> you have a way of overcoming personal problems and you can find
>> security and happiness in your life.
>> Without spiritual experience, what is the point of life? Can one
>> really find satisfaction in material things and pleasures
>> alone?...
>> Regards, Semira
—- In
, "jagbir singh"
<adishakti_org@y...> wrote:
> i could not agree more. Thank you Semira for this great post that
> has give me another way to overcome those who want to destroy the
> Divine Message to humanity. On this really cold morning in
> Montreal, Canada and temperatures dropping to -17 Celsius with the
> wind chill factored in, your post has made this Christmas so warm
> and comforting for me.
> i wish today that the world be blessed with more souls like you. i
> know many are still waiting to take birth on Earth and help spread
> the Divine Message to all humanity, to awaken us to the Savior's
> promise of the eternal Afterlife for all His children. Despite
> obstacles from those opposed to God Almighty's Divine Plan for all
> (it) will eventually reach all nations and peoples of many
> tongues. This Millennium of The Mother is just four years-old! The
> first rays of Light are just faintly visible as they struggle to
> break though the darkest hours of the Dawn of this Divine
> Millennium.
> Semira, you are one of the first to catch them while the Adi
> Shakti still walks on Earth and enlightens all to the greatness of
> Christ, the universal Savior. Thousands are celebrating Christmas
> with Her today at Ganapatipule, India - Hindus, Buddhists, Jews,
> Christians, Muslims, Sikhs, Jains - in true brotherhood and love.
> Semira, She indeed is The Mother of the Millennium that has
> followed the millennium:

The Holy Spirit: The Feminine Aspect Of the Godhead

Abstract: There is currently much talk of "feminine issues,"
particularly in social and political contexts. This growing
awareness of gender-related matters was not something ignored by the
early Church and the writers of ancient religious texts. As we see
in this article by Dr. Hurtak, the notion of femininity played an
extremely important and significant role in the thinking and belief
system of the intertestamental authors. Far from being the
overbearing patriarchal advocates as they are often portrayed, more
recent findings reveal an innate sensitivity and appreciation for
the feminine aspect of Divinity than has been previously suspected.
For this reason, this particular article becomes a meaningful and
insightful contribution to the current discussion of the role of the
female in modern times. Once more we find a rich and profound
history reshaping the future even as it unfolds before our eyes.

A new response to the "image" of the Holy Spirit is taking shape
quietly in scholarly circles throughout the world, as the result of
new findings in the Dead Sea Scriptures, the Coptic Nag Hammadi and
intertestamental texts of Jewish mystics found side-by-side the
writings of the early Christian church. Scholars are recognizing the
Holy Spirit as the "female vehicle" for the outpouring of higher
teaching and spiritual rebirth. The Holy Spirit plays varied roles
in Judeo-Christian traditions: acting in Creation, imparting wisdom,
and inspiring Old Testament prophets. In the New Testament She is
the presence of God in the world and a power in the birth and life
of Jesus.

The Holy Spirit became well-established as part of a
circumincession, a partner in the Trinity with the Father and Son
after doctrinal controversies of the late 4th century AD solidified
the position of the Western Church. Although all Christian Churches
accept the union of three persons in one Godhead, the Eastern
Church, particularly the communities of the Greek, Ethiopian,
Armenian, and Russian, do not solidify a strong union of
personalities, but see the figures uniquely differentiated, but
still in union. Moreover, the Eastern Church places the Holy Spirit
as the Second Person of the Trinity with Christ as the Third,
whereas the Western Church places the Son before the Holy Spirit.
In the Old Testament and the Dead Sea Scrolls the Holy Spirit was
known as the Ruach or Ruach Ha Kodesh (Psalm 51:11). In the New
Testament as Pneuma (Romans 8:9). The Holy Spirit was not rendered
as "Holy Ghost" until the appearance of the 1611 Protestant King
James Version of the Bible. For the most part, Ruach or Pneuma have
been considered the spiritual force or presence of God. The power of
this force can be seen in the Christian church as the "gifts of the
Spirit" (especially in today's tongues- speaking Pentecostals). The
Holy Spirit was also a source for Divine guidance and as the
indwelling Comforter.

Likewise in Hebrew thought, Ruach Ha Kodesh was considered a voice
sent from on high to speak to the Prophet. Thus, in the Old
Testament language of the prophets, She is the Divine Spirit of
indwelling sanctification and creativity and is considered as having
a feminine power. "He" as a reference to Spirit has been used in
theology to match the pronoun for God, yet the Hebrew word ruach is
a noun of feminine gender. Thus, referring to the Holy Spirit
as "she" has some linguistic justification. Denoting Spirit as a
feminine principle, the creative principle of life, makes sense when
considering the Trinity aspect where Father plus Spirit leads to the
Divine Extension of Divine Sonship.

The Spirit is not called "it" despite the fact that pneuma in Greek
is a neuter noun. Church doctrine regards the Holy Spirit as a
person, not a force like magnetism. The writings of the Catholic
fathers, in fact, preserve the vision of the Spirit encapsulating
the "peoplehood of Christ" as the Bride or as the "Mother Church."
Both are feminine aspects of the Divine. In the Eastern Church,
Spirit was always considered to have a feminine nature. She was the
life-bearer of the faith. Clement of Alexandria states that "she" is
an indwelling Bride. Amongst the Eastern Church communities there is
none more clear about the feminine aspect of the Holy Spirit as the
corpus of the Coptic-Gnostics. One such document records that Jesus
says, "Even so did my mother, the Holy Spirit, take me by one of my
hairs and carry me away to the great mountain Tabor [in Galilee]."

The 3rd century scroll of mystical Coptic Christianity, The Acts of
Thomas, gives a graphic account of the Apostle Thomas' travels to
India, and contains prayers invoking the Holy Spirit as "The Mother
of all creation" and "compassionate mother," among other titles.
The most profound Coptic Christian writings definitely link
the "spirit of Spirit" manifested by Christ to all believers as
the "Spirit of the Divine Mother." Most significant are the new
manuscript discoveries of recent decades which have demonstrated
that more early Christians than previously thought regarded the Holy
Spirit as The Mother of Jesus.

One text is the Gospel of Thomas which is part of the newly
discovered Nag Hammadi texts (discovered 1945-1947). Most are
composed about the same time as the Biblical gospels in the 1st and
2nd century AD. In this gospel, Jesus declares that his disciples
must hate their earthly parents (as in Luke 14:26) but love the
Father and Mother as he does, "for my mother (gave me falsehood),
but (my) true Mother gave me life." In another Nag Hammadi
discovery, The Secret Book of James, Jesus refers to himself as "the
son of the Holy Spirit." These two sayings do not identify the Holy
Spirit as The Mothering vehicle of Jesus, but more than one scholar
has interpreted them to mean that the maternal Holy Spirit is

So far in Western traditional theology, the voices advocating a
feminine Holy Spirit are scattered and subtle. But for them, it is a
view theologically defensible and accompanied by psychological,
sociological, and scientific benefits of recognizing "the new
supernature" developing within vast consciousness changes happening
in the human evolution.

The German theologian Jurgen Moltmann, a well-known thinker in
mainline Protestantism, says "monotheism is monarchism." He says a
traditional idea of God's absolute power "generally provides the
justification for earthly domination"- - -from the emperors and
despots of history to 20th century dictators. Moltmann argues for a
new appreciation of the "persons" of the Trinity and the community
or family model it presents for human relations.

According to Professor Neil Q. Hamilton at Drew University School of
Theology, the Gospel of John shows us how "the Holy Spirit begins to
perform a mothering role for us that is unconditional acceptance,
love and caring." God then begins to parent us in father and mother

A Catholic scholar, Franz Mayr, a philosophy professor at the
University of Portland, also favors the recognition of the Holy
Spirit as feminine. He contends that the traditional unity of God
would not have to be watered down in order for scholars to accept
the feminine side of God. Mayr, who studied under the renown German
theologian Karl Rahner, said he came to his view during his study of
the writings of St. Augustine (AD 354-430) who saw that a
significant number of early Christians must have accepted a feminine
aspect of the Holy Spirit such that the influential church father of
North Africa castigated this view. St. Augustine claimed that the
acceptance of the Holy Spirit as the "mother of the Son of God and
wife-consort of the Father" was merely a pagan outlook. But Mayr
contends that Augustine "skipped over the social and maternal aspect
of God," which Mayr thinks is best seen in the Holy Spirit, the
Divine Ruach Ha Kodesh. St. Jerome, a contemporary of Augustine's,
and two church fathers of an earlier period, Clement of Alexandria
and Origen, quoted from the pseudopigraphic Gospel of the Hebrews,
which depicted the Holy Spirit as a "mother figure."

A 14th Century fresco in a small Catholic Church southeast of
Munich, Germany depicts a female Spirit as part of the Holy Trinity,
according to Leonard Swidler of Temple University. The woman and two
bearded figures flanking her appear to be wrapped in a single cloak
and joined in their lower halves showing a union of old and new
bodies of birth and rebirth.

In conclusion, we are living at a time of profound and revelatory
discoveries of archaeology and ancient spiritual texts that point
the way to the future. Christ, himself, was said to have female
disciples as disclosed in Gnostic literature and recent
archeological findings of early Christian tombs in Italy. A
beginning has been made to reclaim "the Spirit" of the Ruach found
in the mountain of newly discovered pre-Christian texts and Coptic-
Egyptian texts of the early Church. It is becoming clear in re-
examining the first 100 years of Christianity that an earlier
Christianity was closer to the "Feminine Spirit" of the Old
Testament, the Ruach or the beloved Shekinah. The Shekinah,
distinct from the Ruach , was seen as the indwelling Divine Presence
that activated the "birth of miracles" or the anointed self.
Accordingly, the growth of traditional Christianity made alternative
adjustments of the original position of the "birth of gifts" as
Christendom compromised for the privilege of becoming an

The new directions of spiritual and scientific studies are showing
that it is now possible that the Holy Spirit, Ruach Ha Kodesh, can
be portrayed as feminine as the indwelling presence of God, the
Shekinah, nurturing and bringing to birth souls for the kingdom.
Spiritual insights recorded in the Book of Knowledge: Keys of Enoch
carefully remind us that we are being prepared to understand that
just as the Old Testament was the Age of the Father, the New
Testament the Age of the Son, so this coming Age where gifts are
poured forth will be the Age of the Holy Spirit. However, the Keys
also tell us that the Divine Trinity is beyond the anthropo-morphic
forms of male and female. Here our own masculine or feminine
natures are only symbols of the Divine and our Life's manifestation
in the Universe. And herein we understand who we really are, as we
both male and female make our own preparation for the rebirth of
our "Christed Overself," unified as the peoplehood of Light,
the "Bride," for the coming of the "Bridegroom"- - the Christ.

The Holy Spirit: The Feminine Aspect Of the Godhead


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