Gold trail

On the trail of eternity

Feminine Wholeness 3-in-1: Potential, Reality and Destiny

White - Red - Black, Kay Nielsen, 3 Sisters

By on 1 September 2020

White - Red - Black, Kay Nielsen, 3 Sisters

Kay Nielsen [1]. Three queens for female wholeness. White, in the middle, for "the goddess" of love (virgin as potential), red for the mother (as reality), black for the great mother (forces of nature and deity of fate).

Female Wholeness, 3-in-1, Introduction

Living matter: potential, reality and destiny

Female wholeness, white - red - black

The great feminine is living matter. As the life force in creation, it stands for radiance, fertility and abundance to overflowing.
Feminine Wholeness corresponds to the three phases of woman's life as virgin, mother and wise mature woman. (It is symbolized like Male Wholeness, 3-in-1 by the three colors white - red and black ).

Context: wholeness, male and female, white - red - black

The three colours stand for wholeness, and each of the colours symbolises a fulfilled phase of life.

[S. God, wholeness, 3-in-1, male and female.]

In the context of divine wholeness, the color white always appears first, because it represents love. It is its power that can unite the ultimate opposites male and female and thus enable the creation of new reality. Thereby the male side of the wholeness stands for the creative impulse and female for the living, reality giving birth to matter.

[S. Male and Female and the Creation of New Reality.]

Male and female wholeness, white - red - black, in juxtaposition:

Wholeness, male and female, 3-in-1

Female wholeness and the disappearance of the goddess 

Venus of Willendorf

Life itself buried in matter

Long before a male god was worshipped, the great goddess was venerated as the source of life itself (illustration: Venus of Willendorf, around 27,000 BC). But the awareness that life itself is something "sacred", a divine gift that must be handled with dignity, disappeared more and more from people's focus. And the idea that life cannot die was pushed into the unconscious. Instead, systems of power began to stir up fear of death and install cults of the dead.

Life itself in the unconscious, in the underworld

Amazingly, the earliest human traditions already report that the great feminine, life itself, has fallen into negativity, illness and death and thus into unconsciousness through oppression and exploitation. Themythological image for this is "the underworld" (see The Great Feminine in the Underworld andThe Sumerian Creation Account).

The great feminine includes women, people, the land, the people, creation ... More:
The living, receiving and reality-forming matter (feminine) includes:
  • The woman, all women: They can take up seed and give birth to new life.
  • The human body: It receives impulses from the consciousness ("male") and translates them into words, deeds and new reality.
  • The collective (group, people, the whole of humanity): It reacts to information, for example news, with moods and actions. It also takes up the instructions of the ruler and shapes new reality according to them (carries out instructions, such as building roads).
  • The earth: It can absorb seeds and enable growth. It also reacts to the most diverse impulses from the cosmos or from human behaviour, e.g. with climate warming.
  • Thewhole of creation: it is given over to transience and thus in the "underworld".

    The feminine as living matter belongs by definition to the unconscious (s. The conscious and the unconscious).

    The Subjugation of the Feminine

    The first written traditions arose in connection with the sedentarisation of mankind (see . From Sumer to Babylon - Background.) In the process, the feminine (the land, the women, the people) was increasingly brought under male rule. Land and women became property, because whoever owned land also wanted to be sure that his inheritance had come from his seed.

    This development took its course under Sargon of Akkad. For he called himself the first world ruler by uniting the city-states of Mesopotamia from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean under his rule (see Introduction to the Epic of Gilgamesh).

    The demonisation of strong femininity

    The Akkadian culture gave rise to the Babylonian culture. In the Babylonian Gilgamesh epic, all the strong female figures of the older Sumerian mythology were gradually replaced by men or even by monsters. Since then, strong femininity has been suppressed and demonised again and again. demonised.

    The Feminine Wholeness as Trinity in Art

    However, the trinity of women is still present in art and lore, for example as Botticelli's three Graces or three princesses (see above title illustration by Kay Nielsen). However, the "goddess" as a living force in matter has now been given the form of three "witches", as for example in Shakespeare's drama "Macbeth".

    Female wholeness 3-in-1, white - red - black

    Living matter in 3-fold form

    The word matter comes from the Latin mater (= mother). The female principle as living, receiving and "giving birth" to matter appears in three different forms.

    1. The "invisible" matter as potential, ether or sea of all possibilities is symbolised by "the virgin in the sky", in the first traditions by the goddess of air.
    2. The reality that manifests itself in quanta is represented by the "mother", who in turn can give birth to new reality (represented by the child).
    3. Lastly, the life force in matter, which manifests itself in the forces of nature and as fate or karma, is represented by the "old wise woman" or grandmother.

    Through three fulfilled phases of life to wholeness

    The three colours white - red - black correspond to the three phases of a woman's life: virgin (white), mother (red), old wise woman (black) (see The Feminine Way / The Woman's Way):

    WHITE: Virgo, "Goddess of Heaven", Potential

    RED: initiated woman and mother - "Queen of the Earth", reality

    BLACK: Old, wise woman - "mistress of the underworld", forces of nature and fate

    These illustrations provide an overview:

    Wholeness, Female, Triad
    Female wholeness - three colours

    Context: masculine and feminine wholeness

    The human being is whole ("like God") when there is his inner child (son/daughter) and his opposite-sex parts (anima/animus) are integrated.

    The masculine principle and the creative unity of the energies masculine and feminine

    Masculine wholeness, 3-in-1 is initiating, spiritual power, which gives the impulse for the new into the female, living matter. The masculine creative energy contains these three aspects:

    • Father: active, saving love(white)
    • Son: Power, potency that enters matter to beget new reality in it(red)
    • Creative Spirit: Seed of the Word, Information(black)

    The masculine and feminine principles together form the creative unity.

    [S. Male and female, the two primordial forces of creation; Spirit and matter, father and mother; God, wholeness, 3-in-1, male and female and The Holy Spirit.]

    The three aspects of female wholeness in detail

    1 - White: The Virgin, Goddess of Heaven - the Potential


    White - pure, miracle-working love (SPIRIT) 

    White is the color of purity. Virgo "in heaven", symbolizes the power of pure, gentle, intact love. It contains a faith that can move mountains and work miracles and is symbolized by the waxing moon. In buildings, the feminine and its womb is symbolized by the dome (see below).

    Creative authority ("phallus") over the potential in matter

    The steeple or the minaret symbolize on the other side of the male-creative power ("phallus"). It claims to enter (to "subdue") the living matter in order to initiate new reality through the "seed of the word" ("command").

    Virgo as a potential is therefore extremely attractive, because whoever has it can bring forth the new, desired reality (as a "child") with it and in it (see The Creation of New Reality).

    The high value of Virgo - potential and sea of all possibilities

    Virgo as the goddess of air symbolises the ether, the invisible essence that connects everything. As such, she is living matter capable of shaping itself, the quantum-physical sea of all possibilities or simply the POTENTIAL.

    [S. The Virgin - Miracle Working Love and Potential.]

    This is then also the reason why virgins are so "highly" valued: Men of power, who have no love themselves, "need" the love of women to realise their dreams (see . The Female Womb as Grail and The Woman, 3-in-1, Body, Soul and Spirit)..

    The instrumentalisation of women's love

    This is the theme of the fairy tale Aladdin and the Magic Lamp. It is about how men can instrumentalise women and their love for themselves by wearing them down. The "magic lamp" symbolises the woman's womb, in which the powerful, servant spirit of love dwells ...

    But already the Sumerian-Akkadian tradition tells that the virgin Nin-Lil, the goddess of the air ,was subjugated by the stormy god of the air and raped again and again (seeFrom the Goddess of Heaven to the Mistress of the Underworld).

    Virgin without child

    The Virgin in the Church - Gentle Subordination

    The potential and the male claim to dominance

    As Queen of Heaven, Virgo is worshipped because of the power of her pure love, which brings spirit into matter. On the other hand, her "worship" is also for the potential which, as mentioned, may realise the desired reality (healing or dominion). The new reality is symbolised by the child.

    Church tower

    The steeple as a sign of authority and dominion

    In many sacred buildings the tower symbolises the power and authority ("phallus") to send the creative impulse "into the sky" or to blow the "horn" (of the new moon, see minaret above) and thus to generate new reality from potential.  

    The arrival of the new is then also a reason to celebrate a feast. For this in Psalm 81:4:

     Blow the horn on the new moon, on the full moon on the day of our feast!

    2 - Red: The Mother, Queen of the earth, strong living reality

    Red - Blood and F ury (Red, Blood, Life, SOUL) - the good and the evil queen

    Ardita as Aphrodite, Goddess of Love

    The mother in her fullness is symbolized by the full moon. Red is also the color of blood, and already ancient man was convinced: blood and life belong together (see. The Grail and the Chalice of Christ: Blood for Life).
    Thus, the initiated woman who has had her first menstruation and sexual intercourse has become the queen of the earth. Because she has taken in this way her body, which is symbolized by the element of the earth.

    The "Good" Queen: Blood for Life)

    As a "good" queen, she gives herself out of love, is helpful and gives away her life force to her loved ones. She gives the blood of her body for the growth of a child and she invests much heart and soul in relationships.

    In the larger context it symbolizes the living reality. This takes up "ready to serve" the impulse of the loving consciousness ("seed" as instruction or information) and converts it into new material form (symbolized by the child).

    The "evil" queen - unconsciousness, i.e. negativity from Anger and pain, power

    But when love is abused or even dies, the woman falls into passive swoon (as in Sleeping Beauty and Snow White). And in a next step, she herself enters the power game. In the language of fairy tales, she then stands up as the "evil" stepmother, queen, or as a "witch." This represents an angry woman who "sees red" and, for self-protection, begins to pursue her own interests by living power instead of love.

    [S. The Poisoned Apple - Abuse as a Collective Reality | Maleficent, plot and interpretation].

    The Son and the Force - Integration of the Masculine Parts

    Responsible for this are the male personality parts (animus), which are not yet integrated. Approximately at the same time as a son grows up, the male parts of the woman also develop and become stronger. At first they appear in immature, hard power(The negative animus as devil or pain body). They must be tamed and civilized, as a son must be brought up. With the joy of her son and the understanding of energetic and youthful masculinity, the woman gains access to her body and her power.

    [S. Maleficent - the dark fairy as goddess of fate and The integration of the male parts]

    Beautiful Madonna, Gdansk

    The Mother in the Church - ready to serve and without strength of her own

    The "virgin" mother in the church

    The Queen of Heaven, who has given birth and yet has not lost her pure love, symbolises the gentle, servile and submissive feminine. That the "mother" should still be a "virgin" means nothing other than that the woman's love is still intact and thus her miracle-working power is still present.

    Pietà by Michelangelo

    The Pieta, the pious mother who does not live her strength

    The Pieta ("the pious one") represents the Mother mourning the death of her adult son who was killed in the prime of his power and authority.

    Powerlessness of the Feminine

    Michelangelo's sculpture impressively depicts the weakness and powerlessness of the feminine, whose entire strength and hope has been shattered.

    Men's fear of strong femininity

    The reason for the oppression of women in their power and the glorification of gentle femininity is not least to be found in men's fear of the elemental force of angry femininity. This is represented in myths, for example, by monsters or by a destructive flood (cf. The Great Feminine, Life Itself, in the Underworld and Maleficent - the dark fairy as goddess of fate).

    Moreover, many an unjust ruler fears the even greater strength and power of the great Mother and Deity of Fate, who gives everyone what they deserve. Thus began the demonisation of strong femininity and the rebellion against fate in Babylon (cf. Introduction to the Gilgamesh Epic).

    3 - Black: The great mother in the underworld

    Symbol of the forces of nature and fate

    Ruler of the Underworld (Black: Matter, Underworld)

    Black is the color of death and the underworld. The Great Mother (Grandmother) made the way to the underworld and received it as her domain (see Sumerian Mythology, EreshKiGal, Mistress of the Underworld and The Sumerian Creation Account).

    On this path she has integrated with her male parts ("son", animus) and thus regained her physical strength and creative power. Likewise, she has integrated her weakness. Thus, her own pure love ("virgin") has risen again and she now has both: power and love andis thus whole (see God, wholeness, 3-in-1, male and female).

    Life force in matter and deity of fate

    In her collective aspect, the great mother, as a force in matter, symbolizes the forces of nature, life and death, and destiny. As the latter, she gives everyone what they deserve. Thus, she also embodies the spiritual law of cause and effect materialized in the form of predetermined circumstances of life. Divine truth and manifested justice also come into play here. For example, in the fairy tale of Frau Holle, one of the few traces of the great goddess can be found, who punishes laziness and vanity, but rewards loyalty and love.

    The great mother is growth and abundance. She is justice and the life force in matter, she takes and gives life and gives a new birth. 

    Black Madonna, Gdansk

    The great mother in the church - the black Madonna

    Healings and miracles

    So it is not surprising that the Black Madonna in particular is said to have special healing powers. As a symbol of the great mother, she has strength or "power"! She wields the sceptre (or the "magic wand"), symbol of her (male, "phallic") strength and power, which includes the creative word.
    As a deity of fate, she is also attributed with the power to turn around higher circumstances, be it a disease, infertility or other ailments.

    The great mother is symbolised by the void moon or black moon. In illustrations, she is therefore often enthroned on a crescent moon that looks like a silver bowl.

    The Holy Spirit - Unity of the Male and Female Spirit (black)

    In the Holy Spirit, the masculine and feminine sides of the spirit are fused into unity . More:

    • The Animus (as "spirit of fire and power", Christ) contains active, initiating masculine energy such as the igniting spark as creative impulse ("seed") and leadership qualities (instruction).
    • The Anima (as "spirit of water and life") symbolises passive, life-giving power and the miracle-working power of pure love (Virgin), words, wisdom and heartfelt compassion.

    In the Holy Spirit the two forces are united.
    The Holy Spirit - Power in Matter and Ruach, Spirit of God - male and female..]

    Feminine wholeness in its collective dimension

    The sanctuary / temple as a symbol of the great feminine

    Many sacred buildings symbolise the great feminine as living matter and are therefore often divided into three areas:

    St. Peter's Church in Rome

    An atrium with the obelisk (symbol for the body, red)

    A wide area surrounds the consecrated building. This is in contact with the outside world and usually open to the public. The male side, which symbolises creative power, is usually also located here: the obelisk as a phallic symbol.

    The shrine, the white marble building (symbol of the soul, white)

    Churches or government buildings made of white (or white-black) marble are usually intended as a separate inner area for members. In their "holy halls", for example, the faithful or those in positions of responsibility move about. 

    The dome over the Blessed Sacrament under the cross (symbol of the Spirit)

    In the dome with its vaulting, an oversized female womb can be seen. Above it is enthroned the sign of the Spirit, the cross. A chosen one has the right to enter the sacred space below and create new reality in living matter through his word: the high priest, the pope or the president ...

    [S. The Shrine 3-in-1 as a symbol of wholeness and the Great Feminine.]

    The Triune Goddess in Gold - Wholeness

    In many illustrations (such as the one below), the Virgin Mother shows, strictly speaking, all three phases of the feminine and thus stands as an emblem of female wholeness:

    • The Virgin (Madonna)
    • Mother (holding the child)
    • Great Mother (crown, sceptre, orb; the sceptre as phallic symbol stands for rule in power, see also Three Insignia of Power).

    It shines in gold, symbol of eternal life:

    Marienplatz, Munich


    [1] Kay Nielsen, The three Princesses of Whiteland (colored by author). In "East of the Sun and West of the Moon", Hodder & Stoughton (1914), present edition Gallery Five (1976)

    Write a comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *.


    Subscribe to newsletter

    We respect your email privacy

    Subscribe to newsletter

    You have successfully subscribed to the newsletter

    There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

    Goldspur will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.