In a general sense the High Priestess represents the secret or inner sense of the Word. In a more specific sense, the scroll in her lap says "Torah," the external Law. This being the case, the concealed part would therefore represent Kabbalah.
the torah is more then the kabbalah, as waite was a Christian he could be saying here that woman have a right to be priests , as much as a man. as the torah is about teaching the laws of man, in terms of the books of genesis, and then there is the oral tradition of torah that dont' deal with the kabbalah but regular customs I am sure.
Waite wouldn't have had a problem with anyone being their own priest—male or female—after a certain point of spiritual progress; but he cautioned against throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Progress along the inward path doesn't diminish value in the external path. His philosophy can be summed up by Christ's familiar: "I have not come to abolish the Law but to fulfill."
By Kabbalah I mean the esoteric side of the Torah.
I could see where the HP would be a more nuanced and perhaps subtle application of the esoteric, and the personal application of that knowledge... i.e. she plays that proverbial hand close to the chest as opposed to shouting it out on the rooftops.
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