>>. . . there is a very complex kabbalistic way of describing it in terms of "emanations of light/energy" from the source and thru the rest of the tree of life, which I only partly understand. The feminine/receptive here would be a "container" for the impulse, the idea etc<<
I think I get the picture. I myself understand the masculine/active as more of a conduit -- mediatory, if you like. It also ties well to a principle that you suggest, "alternates between the manifested and un-manifested."
>>In fact that is how the kabbalists would explain failure to properly manifest one's idea: that you failed to create a receptive state in oneself. As Jaq has noted the earth needs time to nourish a new seed, during which we can't see what is going on under the ground, same with our plans and ideas.<<
Not following here. Surely She feels it -- intuits it?
>>A good example of the symbolic representations for the two-- active/masculine and receptive/feminine-- acting together in harmony, are two triangles, one pointing upwards one downwards--the so called star of David.<<
Quite interesting. All this is Kabbala?