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Originally Posted by AlwaysWondering
How very black and white, and I am not referring to her thoughts on race in her next paragraphs.
It is an idealised model of gender polarity. In practice things are not so clear cut. On the material plane of Assiash there is a clear and distinct binary division between male and female bodies. But on other planes things are far more fluid and there is wide variety between individuals. The task of the initiate is develop and strengthen those aspects of him/herself that are underdeveloped, thereby creating balance.

The Devil card illustrates this principle. The core of each individual is beyond gender. And yet the first illusion the soul clothes itself with is gender. The perception of this difference is so powerful that it has the potential to become a trap and an all consuming obsession. However the Devil has his Third Eye open and can see beyond these pairs of opposites. This is the view from Tiphareth.

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Originally Posted by AlwaysWondering
For a while, but before that was the age of Isis, where woman were upheld. So wouldn't it hold true that in this New Aeon, where every man and every woman is a star, that there would finally be some kind of equalization of the sexes?
This is a very big topic. The New Aeon should herald the equalization of the sexes, but the previous period saw the active suppression of the feminine. It will take time for a rebalancing and readjustment to take place. In the Book of Thoth Crowley tells us that Atu XVI, The Tower is the preface to the Aeon. This would suggest that birth of the Aeon will possibly be one of struggle, strife, upheaval and war. The third chapter of Liber Legis reinforces this theme.

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How in the hell does a woman Thelemite in this New Aeon reconcile herself to the large slate of misogynist U.S. politicians that want to interfere with not only a woman's will, but her very body?
Correcting injustices such as this is part of the unfolding of the Aeon. But we've barely started on that long and bumpy road. Crowley's closing remarks on the Sun card illustrate how big a job this transition is.
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Originally Posted by Aleister Crowley
It is also most important to observe that the formula of the Rose and Cross (indicated by the wall-girt mound) has completed the fire-change into “something rich and strange”; for the mound is green, where one would expect it to be red, and the wall red, where one would expect it to be green or blue. The indication of this symbolism is that it must be one of the great advances in adjustment of the new Aeon to work out simply and without prejudice the formidable problems which have been raised by the growth of civilization.

Man has advanced so far from the social system, though it was not a system, of the cave man, from the primitive conception of property in human flesh. Man has advanced so far from crude anatomical classification of the soul of any given human being; he has accordingly landed himself in the most dreadful mire of psychopathology and psycho-analysis. Tiresome and tough are the prejudices of the people that date morally from about 25,000 B.C.

Largely owing to their own intransigence, those people have been born under a different spiritual law; they find themselves not only persecuted by their ancestors, but bewildered by their own uncertainty of foothold. It must be the task of the pioneers of the new Aeon to put this right.
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Originally Posted by J. Daniel Gunther
The Child Horus is hermaphroditic. Because of this, as only one example, we may foresee the complete rejection of prejudice in all its forms. This will take time to come to complete fruition, yet in Western societies, since the advent of the Aeon of Horus, in the sociological arena we have seen the advance of the Women's Movement, the Civil Rights Movement and the movements for sexual liberty, whether heterosexual or homosexual. The Aeon is still young, and we see these hopeful advances as mere shadows of a forthcoming era of freedom wherein mankind breaks the bonds of a tyranny of restriction.
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