The Book of Lilith

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I still don't know what to think about The Book of Lilith. :?

It's a Psychology/Mythology book by Barbara Black Koltuv, Ph.D who is a clinical psychologist and a practicing Jungian analyst from New York City.

The description on the back cover is as follows:
Lilith, a long haired she demon of the night, flies through Sumerian, Babylonian, Assyrian, Canaanite, Persian, Hebrew, Arabic, and Teutonic mythology. It is said that Adam's original consort was Lilith, and she represents the first Eve, or the woman who tempted Adam with the apple from the Tree of Knowledge. Lilith is many things--she is seductress, child-killer, and evil energy. Lilith is also one of the essentially motherless forms of the feminine Self, and arose as an embodiment of the neglected and rejected aspects of the Great Goddess. Lilith is Adamah, that part of the Self today's women need to reconnect with in order to no longer be spiritual outcasts.

Here are two reviews:
Barbara Koltuv's book shows how the instinctual side of femininity has been dreaded and rejected by traditional patriarchal culture and religion.
-E. Whitmont, M.D.
author of Return of the Goddess

No other demon has had a history as long or fantastic as that of Lilith, the Queen of Demons. Now Barbara Koltuv has collected the sources of this legend and included a fascinating commentary that provides long needed insights into this compelling figure.
-Howard Schwartz, editor
Lilith's Cave: Jewish Tales of the Supernatural

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