A HEAVY burden presses upon all earthly womanhood since the delusion was spread abroad that woman's main vocation is motherhood. Some people look upon girls who do not marry, and also upon women whose marriages are childless, with false pity and frequently even with hidden malicious joy. The expression "old maid" or "elderly spinster", which is really an honourable name, is frequently used with an undertone of mockery and a pitying shrug of the shoulders, as if marriage were the highest goal for woman on earth, indeed her absolute vocation!
That this false opinion has gained a foothold and spread so devastatingly over thousands of years is one of the supreme achievements of Lucifer, who in aiming at the debasement of womanhood delivered the most crushing blow at true humanity. For look around you! The evil outgrowths of this false opinion have from the very start trained the thoughts of parents and girls to concentrate upon earthly security through marriage. Everything is directed towards this - even a girl's education, all her thinking, all her speaking and all her activities from the days of her childhood until she has attained maturity. Then the opportunity is sought or offered, or if this fails is even brought about by force, to make acquaintances with the final aim of marriage!
It is thoroughly hammered into the girl that her life will be joyless unless she can go through it at the side of a husband, and that otherwise she will never be taken seriously. Wherever a member of the female sex turns she sees the glorification of earthly love, with maternal bliss as its highest aim! Thus, due to artificial pressure, the idea is formed that every girl who cannot achieve this is to be pitied and has partly wasted her time on earth. From the moment of her birth all thoughts, all desires and all plans are aimed at this, which is so deeply engrained as to become a part of her very flesh and blood. But all this is a very clever move by Lucifer with the purpose of debasing human womanhood!
This constraint must now be removed from womanhood on earth if they are to ascend. Only from the ruins of the present delusion can greatness and purity arise! The God-Willed noble womanhood could not unfold through this most cunning of Lucifer's plots against the human spirits, all of whom could originally have done nothing but strive towards the Light had they unerringly followed and submitted to the guidance of the Primordial Laws of Creation.
Become spiritual at last, you men, for you are of the spirit! Recognise and also have the courage to accept the fact that maternal bliss, which was considered the highest goal and most sacred destiny of earthly womanhood, is rooted only in the animistic! Woman's most sacred vocation, however, lies much higher, lies in the spiritual!
Not once did the thought occur to you that everything you have praised so far was merely meant for the earth, for life on earth, with all its restrictions! For marriage and procreation exist only in the gross material part of this Subsequent Creation, whereas womanhood exists in all Creation. This fact should give you cause to consider! But no, this was expecting too much of you!
Just as in the case of wild animals which you try gradually to drive into a carefully-built and well-concealed path which they cannot distinguish from the free and beautiful forest, but which leads them into captivity, so have you always driven your daughters only towards the one goal ... towards the man! As if that was their main destiny!
The delusion created by this false view was akin to placing barriers to right and left, which ultimately also prevented the poor children from thinking in any but this one direction. And many a girl "escaped" by suddenly embarking upon a marriage which she contracted with great reluctance, only because she refused to fall a miserable prey in her old age to the consequences of this wrong opinion, which hang like threatening swords over every girl's head!
When in the first upheavals of a new epoch youth wished to flee from this unhealthy situation which, however, they had not recognised for what it really was, this merely indicated an inner contradiction developing quite subconsciously, a rebellion of the spirit which had been hitherto so suppressed. Unfortunately they slipped into something much worse, into the idea of free companionship and thus also of companionate marriage. Although in a different form, yet it is basically still the same excrescence of Lucifer's idea aiming at the debasement of womanhood. No purity could arise therefrom because the Darkness lays a sinister spell upon everyone, holding them firmly in its grip and oppressing them continually!
That which was false was bound to remain, even when it appeared in a different form. The stroke that will liberate true womanhood can now only come from on High. Mankind themselves are unable to achieve it because they entangled and enslaved themselves too much!
Neither laws nor new forms can help here any longer! Salvation lies only in an understanding of all the Primordial Laws of Creation. At last you must accept the truth as it really is, and not as you imagined it to be because you were so susceptible to Lucifer's promptings!
Human womanhood was debased and dishonoured by the thought that every woman is supposed to consider motherhood as the principal purpose of her existence. For she was thereby degraded and bound to the animistic. Lucifer had no need to do more than disseminate this idea, which was thus absorbed and gradually developed into the definite belief still dominating the human mind today, forcing it into the very direction that prevents the spirit from soaring upwards towards Pure and Luminous Heights!
Thus the dirty fists of the Luciferian henchmen oppress the whole of earthly womanhood. Away with them! Free yourselves now from the clutches that hold you down! For this belief alone has brought in its train everything which must dishonour woman. The beautiful little cloak of sacred motherhood, the high praise bestowed upon mother-love, can never alleviate this pressure of the dark fists, nor make these black fists luminous!
Listen to my words! Through this belief earthwoman was made into a mother-animal! Wake up, you girls, you women and you men, so that you may at last recognise the absolute horror of this idea! One of your Sacred Rights is at stake!
Lucifer could well be proud of this achievement!
I have already stated once before that through womanhood Lucifer sought to deliver the most crushing blow against real humanity and, alas, he succeeded only too well!
Follow for yourselves the thought he has sown among you with great cunning and malice! He deceitfully flattered you with the thought that motherhood was woman's highest task. But to attain to motherhood the earthly instinct is needed, and it is this latter which he wanted to place on a higher pedestal through the thought of motherhood, so that it would become the dominant factor and force the thinking of mankind on earth into one direction. A plan which was conceived with admirable cunning! He played upon your feelings as carefully as a first class artiste plays upon his instrument, dangling motherhood and mother-love alluringly before your eyes as a shield for his intentions, so that you were unable to recognise what was lurking in the background! And he succeeded completely!
You heard the alluring tune vibrating purely within you, but you overlooked the dirty, greedily clutching hands that brought forth the melody! The highest goal and most sacred calling! That was before your eyes, you saw it bright and luminous! But in spite of all its brightness it is merely the purest radiation of the animistic, not of the spiritual! The animal is set aglow and attains its greatest height in motherhood, becoming merged in it and yielding itself completely to it, because the animal itself originates in the Animistic Sphere. It attains greatness therein and becomes bright and luminous. Man, however, possesses something still stronger which should and must stand above the animistic if he wishes to be a complete human being ... the spirit!
Being of the spirit he cannot and must not remain in the animistic. He must refrain from making the highest of his goals something which belongs unconditionally to the Animistic Realm, and which must forever remain there in accordance with the Primordial Laws of Creation. With exceptional cleverness Lucifer thus laid his snare, forcing the human spirit into the animistic and holding it captive there. This was achieved all the more easily because man saw all the beauty and luminosity which emanates from everything that is pure, and which is therefore also a part of the highest animistic radiation.
Yes, motherhood is certainly sacred, and its crown mother-love, but nevertheless this is not the highest goal of human womanhood, not their mission in Creation! Motherhood is rooted in the animistic and is only set aglow by a pure volition. Even if this is not always so with human beings, it is definitely always the case with animals.
In spite of this, however, motherhood remains within the highest radiation of the animistic, which alone can directly coalesce with gross matter. But only he who has thoroughly studied and absorbed the Grail Message will understand me fully here!
What Lucifer intended with his scheming came to pass, for he knew precisely what would be the consequences of distorting the Divinely-instituted Primordial Laws, which he thereby achieved through men themselves! He only gave men a false goal which was nicely suited to their spiritual indolence and weaknesses, and all their thinking and perceiving were adjusted accordingly, causing them inevitably to take wrong paths!
Thus Lucifer only shifted the points,and the catastrophe of derailment was bound to follow! Lucifer had merely flattered the physical instinct in a deceitful manner, thereby elevating it to an immense force and power.
Furthermore, he knew very well that the intellectual development of man was bound to strengthen this powerful instinct through the corresponding effect of thoughts which may increase the pernicious desires to fever heat. Thus man finally became completely enslaved within, something which can never happen to an animal!
The beautiful word "motherhood" remained nothing but the deceptive shield which Lucifer deceitfully conjured up in your imagination. However, the strengthening of the physical instinct, which was the inevitable consequence, was his goal. As he had plainly foreseen, it finally developed into morbidity, enslaved the minds of all people of both sexes, and turned for many into the baffling sphinx - the form in which the unhealthy instinct shows itself today, and against which man so often fights a losing battle!
The root of the problem, as also its solution, lie solely in this Luciferian thought, which was thrown out to you in defiance of the Laws which the Will of God instituted in Creation for your benefit and for the general development. And you, you reached out for it and were caught on it like a hungry fish on the angler's hook, just because you found pleasure in it! As for the male sex, its effect was like a serious and incurable plague!
In all truthgrasp and hold within yourselves the idea of pure, sublime womanhood, and then you will be free from these heavy chains that caused you such unspeakable suffering and such anguish to your souls! Through this Luciferian thought all earthly womanhood was robbed of what is noblest, woman became the puppet and the prey of degraded male beings and, what is more, a lovable mother-animal even to the serious-minded man! The air then became charged with this false belief, as the popular saying goes; in reality it came to life and took form in the Ethereal World, hovering around you constantly and influencing you continually until you could not help but absorb it!
I sever this evil connection, for it is false!
Only when she has become truly conscious of her womanhood does woman stand at the highest place spiritually! And her task is not primarily dedicated to motherhood! As I have already stated motherhood exists for your earthly body only, that is all! Yet womanhood is to be found in all spheres, even in the Primordial Realm among the Primordial Beings, at the highest point! But it is true womanhood in all its sublime, unapproachable dignity!
It may seem as if I am taking much away from you when I now say that motherhood belongs only to the Animistic Realm. It is a keen cut that I am now forced to make if I am to help you! Motherhood remains within the realm of the animistic, and manifests on that plane. If this were her highest goal, woman would be in a very sad plight!
Just observe the animal! In truth it is very often much stronger in its instinctive mother-love than a human being can ever be. For it gives itself wholly in everything it does, because it acts only on impulse and without any pondering. Thus it readily faces death for its young and fears no enemy. The self-same basis is also stipulated for human mother-love by the Laws of Nature, unless it is suppressed through intellectual thinking. But it remains bound up with the body, and the body with all its radiations is animistic and not otherwise!
It is true that some human beings have already felt what is right in these matters. Not without reason is it said even today that only that woman is a true mother who is also able to become a friend to her children at the proper time!
What wisdom lies in this! When a mother can become a friend to her maturing daughter! This means that as soon as the girl outgrows her childhood the mother must also change or lay aside her motherly ways altogether, if she wishes to. stride onward with her child, whose spirit is breaking through in the process of maturing, as I have already clearly explained in my lecture on generative power.
Up to that moment the child is exclusively dominated by the animistic, and the original mother-love fully satisfied it. When the spirit breaks through, however, it demands more than merely the motherhood which has so far prevailed. The spirit has little connection with such motherhood, because spiritual heredity can never take place; instead the spirit in each child's body is a stranger even to the mother, and it can only feel any link through homogeneity.
The "more" that the spirit then demands can only be given to the girl by that mother who at this time becomes her friend, who thus connects herself spiritually with her daughter. That is a process which it was not possible to set in motion either at birth or during childhood, but which only develops with the break-through of the spirit at the time of the girl's maturing, with which motherhood and mother-love have nothing to do. Not until then is there established in such cases a spiritual relationship standing higher than the mother-love, which is rooted only in the Animistic Sphere.
Where such a spiritual relationship proves impossible there is bound to be a separation after maturity, just as is the case with animals. Among human beings, however, this remains an inward separation; it seldom becomes visible, because externally conditions and education maintain a sham bridge which does not exist among animals.
The highest task in the life of woman on earth is the same as it has always been in the higher regions - to ennoble her surroundings and ensure a continuous flow of radiation from the Light, which only woman through the delicacy of her intuitive perception can mediate. Ennoblement, however, is bound to bring about ascent towards the Luminous Heights. That is spiritual law! For this reason the existence of genuine womanhood is alone enough irrevocably to ensure the ascent, ennoblement and continuous purity of the entire Creation.
Lucifer knew this, because it is contained in the Laws of Creation, and he tried to cut off the development of this natural process with the harmful and false basic idea which, in an enticing manner, portrayed the instinct of the physical body and its effects as of the highest value. He thereby poured poison into all true humanity, which thereupon unsuspectingly - and to its own detriment - distorted the purely upward movement of the straight paths of these Primordial Laws of Creation, so that they were compelled to bring about a standstill and thereafter lead downwards, thus bringing harm instead if blessing to all human spirits.
He knew what he was doing thereby! By submerging and losing themselves in the animistic, women on earth could not develop properly; they were bound to become confused about themselves and their main vocation, and thus even brought confusion into the Animistic World because they do not belong there.
Thus woman's principal task also here on earth, in the World of Matter, is to ennoble her environment. Coming as she does from above, holding herself above with her delicate intuitive perception, and thus leading upwards in turn, she forms the anchorage of man with the Light, the support which he needs for his work in Creation. No marriage is required to accomplish this, not even an acquaintanceship or personal meeting! The mere existence of woman on earth already brings about fulfilment!
Man stands in Creation facing outward ready for battle while woman, in shielding his back, maintains the connection with the Light, thus constituting the core, the supply of power and the strengthening. Wherever decay is permitted to creep into this core, however, the "front" is also lost. Bear this in mind at all times! Nor is it then of any avail for woman to try and place herself at the front beside the man, where she does not belong. Her delicate intuitive perception only hardens through such a struggle, and thus the highest ability and power once bestowed upon her as her own becomes exhausted, and everything must fall into ruin!
It is known to everybody, however, that even in the most remote regions of the earth men immediately pull themselves together and try to behave in a more respectful manner as soon as even one woman comes near them, with whom they need not necessarily exchange a single word!
Such is the effect of the mere presence and appearance of a woman! Even in its curtailed expression this quite clearly reveals the mystery of woman, the power and the sustaining force that emanate from her in accordance with the Laws in Creation, which are not directly related to procreation on earth. Procreation is for the most part animistic in character!
You girls and you women, you must first of all remember that you are the bearers in this Creation of the highest tasks, with which God has endowed you! Neither marriage nor motherhood are your highest goal, sacred as they are! You stand alone and firmly for yourselves as soon as you stand aright!
How ridiculous and disgusting will the present fashion craze appear, to which you have always readily and even unconditionally submitted! Every nonsensical creation thrown on to the market for the sake of money-making by the fashion designers you seized like an animal to which titbits are thrown!
You will live to recognise the disgrace contained in this, even in the reception you gave to the sometimes quite questionable aberrations from the concepts of true beauty, not to mention purity at all! Purity has always been soiled in these matters with an impudence that could not be further increased. Years afterwards you will still blush with shame at the recognition of how deep you really sank in this respect!
What is still worse is the conscious and deliberate exposure of the body (which should be sacred to everyone), as fashion so often demands. Only the basest form of vanity could cause woman to sink to such a depth. And this vanity, which has long since been proverbially associated with woman, is but the abominable caricature of the effect womanhood should really have in accordance with the Divine Laws!
Man, however, is just as guilty as woman! It is only necessary for him to show contempt for such things, and woman would soon stand aside, solitary and ashamed, even if her first reaction was unjust anger! But instead man welcomed the fall of woman because she therewith corresponded more nearly to the weaknesses and desires which he already carried within himself, increased to a state of morbidity by the Luciferian idea!
Woman can never fulfil her vocation on earth while she has any vanity, which always involves shamelessness, but only through that grace with which she alone is endowed as the most beautiful spiritual gift. Every look, every movement, every word of a woman must bear the stamp of her nobility of soul. Therein lie her task, as well as her power and her greatness!
Develop yourselves and take advice in these matters, so as to let that become genuine which you now seek to substitute with base vanity! It is grace which holds your earthly power, it is grace which you must cultivate and use. Grace, however, cannot be contemplated without purity! The very word, in its conception, directs thought and mind towards purity and the heights; it has a commanding, inviolable and sublime effect! Grace makes the woman! Grace alone holds true beauty for every age and every physical form, for it makes everything beautiful, because it is the expression of a pure spirit, from which it issues. Grace, however, must not be confused with the physical litheness which originates in the animistic.
It is thus that you shall and must stand in Creation! Therefore become spiritually free within yourselves, you women and girls! The woman who is content to live merely as a mother in her life on earth has missed her real purpose and vocation!
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