Inanna, Queen Of Heaven And Earth: Her Stories And Hymns From Sumer
  • Inanna, Queen Of Heaven And Earth: Her Stories And Hymns From Sumer
  • Inanna, Queen Of Heaven And Earth: Her Stories And Hymns From Sumer
  • Inanna, Queen Of Heaven And Earth: Her Stories And Hymns From Sumer
  • Inanna, Queen Of Heaven And Earth: Her Stories And Hymns From Sumer
  • Inanna, Queen Of Heaven And Earth: Her Stories And Hymns From Sumer
ISBN: 0060908548
EAN13: 9780060908546
Language: English
Release Date: Aug 3, 1983
Pages: 227
Dimensions: 0.79" H x 8.82" L x 5.83" W
Weight: 0.53 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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5
   "... and she applauded!"
Page 12 : When she leaned against the apple tree, her vulva was wondrous to see. Rejoicing at her young vulva, the wondrous woman applauded Inanna herself. Then Inanna gets the idea to go to her father, the God of Wisdom, and gets all the Manor of Wisdom from Him. Then she distributed it amongst her people. If more myths showed women as seeing how wonderful they were and then understanding that we are capable of distributing wisdom among our own peoples, phrases like the glass ceiling or the degrading of our wisdom as old wives - stories. Most of them lamented a culture in which women are not taught to share their vulva and made to feel that we have no wisdom to applaud.
 
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   Inspirational
This is a solid story telling and translation of the most compelling goddess of the human file. I was writing a fiction story that has Inanna as a supporting character, and I read this book twice to really get a sense of depth and drive that Inanna demonstrates. For this stellar book, Hats off to these two.
 
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   Stunning
In the White Goddess, Robert Graves speaks for true poetry as it sends chills up your spine because it clearly has divine origins. While Graves'work does not meet this standard, Innana meets it more than so. With the fist strophe, In the first days, in the first weeks, in the very first weeks, in the first years, in the very first years, you enter a primal dreamtime where the goddess exists as a tangible being made by enchanting words. It takes a modern poet to translate words from a dead language into a true language and have them retain their effect. This does Wolkstein with grace and power. The imagery of the stories and hymns themselves is lush, erotic and real. I recommend this book for anyone interested in finding a living text that opens a sacred channel to the goddess.
 
5
   Extraordinary
This is an unmatched mixture of scholarship and poetry. It presents all the source texts about Inanna in beautiful, easy-to-read verse, sharing stories ranging from the creation of the world to the death of Inanna's husband Dumuzi. The second half of the book also includes compelling historical and textual analysis, providing a great deal of insight into these texts and the cultural place they occupied. I can not recommend this work highly enough. It is truly one of a kind.
 
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   Needs to be updated
This is an older book and has not been revised or updated as far as I know. Regardless, an excellent read and I am glad that I purchased this book. The authors'commentary is dated and biased. She wishes she would have included more scholarly commentary to compliment her own.
 
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   Perhaps more relevant now then ever.
Incredibly cool to be able to read the earliest human written stories and poetry. Great deeper meaning in relation to the relation of the respected feminine in conjunction with revered masculine and their connection to Heavenearth. The authors did a beautiful job with the lyrics. Very interesting how religions followed this one in a historical text took so much inspiration from these stories. I studied current world myths and reading them together with historical mass religions then studying this book... well, one can see where much of their material came from. I occasionally read passages to friends, and are always shocked when I tell them how old it is... it is still very relevant, if not now extremely relevant, in our current world climate.
 
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