“The reason we must restore the Sacred Feminine to her full divine stature in our lives and culture is because without her all spiritual evolution is impossible. Without her, all the ancient myths and holy scriptures are useless! We cannot follow Demeter and Persephone back to Olympus, we cannot obey Moses’ Law, we cannot follow Christ’s Teachings, if we continue to misconstrue everything that is said about the perfect equality, the required harmony, and the absolute inter-dependence of ‘Male’ and ‘Female’ at every level of Creation. All of this is in the stories [of the Bible]. Nothing is hidden. But the meaning of the words has to be penetrated and understood.”
In this… book, Andrew Cort demonstrates that when western myths and scriptures are interpreted in a symbolic, psychological way – rather than merely as literal history – they are all found to have the same underlying meaning and purpose: the enlightenment of the human soul. The stories in the Bible, when read allegorically and internally, provide a symbolic step-by-step explanation for a spiritual ‘Initiation’. For example, Genesis describes Seven Levels of Creation flowing downward from Divinity to Materiality (i.e., down into “Egypt”). The stories that follow, which describe “the return to the Promised Land”, are allegorical instructions for returning the soul up the Seven Levels and “home” to God. Everything that happens – the wars, the joys, the obstacles that are overcome – must all occur within one’s own soul. The power of the Feminine is absolutely crucial to this story. [Emphasis added – Mare.]
One can read more about the Sacred Feminine according to Andrew Cort at this link.
He also has an excellent blog at this address: http://www.spirituality-and-religion.com/
There is more writing (along with videos of Dr. Cort speaking about these women) on the women in the Bible at http://www.andrewcort.com/womeninbible.html
The more I read, the more I am very impressed with the thinking and writing that this man has done.