Descent to the Goddess: A Way of Initiation for Women

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First Good [ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ] [ Edition: First ] Publisher: Inner City Books Pub Date: 4/1/1981 Binding: Paperback Pages: 112.

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Descent To The Goddess is a highly original and provocative book about women's freedom and the need for an inner, female authority in a masculine-oriented society. Combining ... ancient texts and modern dreams, Sylvia Perera presents a way of feminine initiation. As Inanna-Ishtar (Sumerian Goddess of Heaven and Earth) journeys into the underworld to Ershkigal, her dark "sister". and returns. So modern women must descend from their old role-determined behavior into the depths of their instinct and image patterns. to find anew the Great Goddess and restore her values to modern culture. Male readers will also be interested in Descent To The Goddess, both for its revelations of women's essential nature and for its implications in terms of their own inner journey. Descent To The Goddess is a highly recommended addition to Goddess Worship reference collections, metaphysical studies reading lists, and an impressive contribution to feminine psychology reading lists. - Read more Show Less

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A pioneer study of the need for an inner female authority in a masculine-oriented society. Interprets the journey into the underworld of Inanna-Ishtar, Goddess of Heaven and Earth, to see Ereshkigal, her dark sister. So must modern women descend into the depths of themselves. Rich in insights from the author's analytic practice.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2007

    About the anger, the screaming...

    It is rumored that this is the first book that Anne Darrow gave her lover, King Kong, because he didn't know what to make of her constant screaming. Any man who believes, or thinks he believes, that he exists to serve and honor women should read this book. The descent into darkness is terrifying, painful, utter death. But the journey is necessary before a new dynamic can be achieved, one in which women and men are powerfully connected as equals. Ms. Perera, thank you! --Robert McDowell, The Poetry Mentor, author of the forthcoming Poetry In Spiritual Practice

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2002

    A Classic

    The following is from Midwest Book Review "Descent To The Goddess is a highly original and provocative book about women's freedom and the need for an inner, female authority in a masculine-oriented society. Combining ancient texts and modern dreams, Sylvia Perera presents a way of feminine initiation. As Inanna-Ishtar (Sumerian Goddess of Heaven and Earth) journeys into the underworld to Ershkigal, her dark "sister". and returns. So modern women must descend from their old role-determined behavior into the depths of their instinct and image patterns. to find anew the Great Goddess and restore her values to modern culture. Male readers will also be interested in Descent To The Goddess, both for its revelations of women's essential nature and for its implications in terms of their own inner journey. Descent To The Goddess is a highly recommended addition to Goddess Worship reference collections, metaphysical studies reading lists, and an impressive contribution to feminine psychology reading lists." The following is an author bio "Sylvia Brinton Perera is a Jungian analyst who lives, practices, teaches, and writes in New York and Vermont. She was trained as an art historian and worked as a museum curator. Her work in the Civil Rights movement in America and with disadvantaged children led her to study psychology at the New School in New York City, where she received an M.A. She also is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute in New York, where she has taught analysts in training for twenty years. She lectures throughout the U.S. and Europe, and annually leads groups to Ireland to study the relevance of Celtic mythology to clinical practice."

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