|"Mary said: My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour." — Luke 1:46-47|
Rudolf Steiner: "When you designate some being with the word Eva, and then wish to express something more, something that is related to this word as the spiritual is to the material, you can apply the reflected image, Ave. This sequence of syllables by which the Virgin is addressed actually affects in the human organism the exact opposite of the word Eva. Another such transposition, adding a 'J,' is the word 'Jahve,' as used for God in the Old Testament. A person on the path of higher knowledge can experience every aspect of the relationship between Jahve and Eva [Eve] by delving into the nature of the speech tones involved."