The powerful magician, the artistic genius, the profound thinker, and
the radiant mystic certainly merit all these qualifications and perhaps still greater
ones, but they do not dazzle God. In the eyes of God they are dear sheep to him;
in his consideration of them he desires that they shall never go astray and that
they shall have life increasingly and unceasingly.
Now, the Master taught of the Father, who is love. The intellect being the reflection
— or light—of the fire principle of love, can only be the feminine principle, Sophia
or Wisdom, who assists the Creator in the work of creation, according to the Old
Testament. The gnostic tradition also considers Sophia as the feminine principle.
Pure intellect is that which reflects; love is that which acts.
The fact that man is usually more intellectual than woman does not signify
that the intellect is a masculine principle. On the contrary, rather: man, being
physically masculine, is feminine from the psychic point of view, whilst woman,
being physically feminine, is masculine (active) in her soul. Now, the intellect is
the feminine side of the soul, whilst the fertilising imagination is the masculine
The Spirit is neither intellect nor imagination, but Love-Wisdom.