So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. (Genesis 1:27)
A couple of angels have been scouting Creation. They report to the heavenly hosts how the Lord created male and female. Adam’s most notable attributes are greed and laziness. But Lilith, though she resembles Adam, is “subtler, improved,/ Like the stalk of a flower that breathed and moved.” She has wings and can explore the realms of celestial music.
Then Eve appears – the creation of the envious fallen angel Samael scheming in lest man, the lump of mud, inherit Heaven over him?
Lilith’s Children explains the Fall and redemption of mankind and through the mystical vision of the Divine Feminine. The ancient folktale comes with humor and tenderness in vivid and vivacious verse.
The author, Isolde Kurz, in a life that spanned the mid-19th to mid-20 centuries (1853-1944), was a widely admired, popular, prolific and erudite German writer known for her fine style in virtually all genres.
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About the Author
Isolde Kurz (1853-1944) was a popular, prolific and erudite German writer renowned for her fine style in all genres. She became dazzled by visions of Hitler’s Germany as a new Holy Roman Empire. The Nazis in turn fêted the writer. In her 19th century youth, nationalism had been, as it currently is in many places, liberty’s darling. She did come to distance herself from the fascists as time went on, expressing disdain for their life-negating materialism, and signing a manifesto against nationalist excesses, militarism and antisemitism.
Known for her musical storytelling craft, Becca Menon’s works, often based in fairy tale, folklore, myth and Scripture, have been hailed internationally from the Middle East to the United Kingdom. On the other hand, this American writer began her professional life as a preschool teacher. Good thing that left its mark, too. Come listen to readings and discover other mischief at www.BeccaBooks.com.