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reply to post by BlueMule
It can't be. As soon as one thinks they can categorize liminal phenomena, one has fallen into a kind of trap. We need to learn to respect that betwixt realm... to tolerate paradox and ambiguity. Otherwise our intolerance makes us vulnerable.
That's also the realm that theologians have to enter to understand God. But they don't. They tend to think God can be mapped by rigid concepts and doctrine and argument and evidence.
It can't be.
Originally posted by Bob Sholtz
reply to post by tetra50
you could try doing some research. it is rather well known.
Any effort to trace the origins of the myth, legend, and lore of goddess-worship will eventually lead one back to a single historical figure---Semiramis, wife of Nimrod and queen of Babylon, and this is especially true when considering the goddess/planet Venus.
you will find many start with her and move forward, claiming that mary is an incarnation of this myth, and that therefore christianity is based on earlier pagan ideas. this is simply not true.
Originally posted by Kantzveldt
I'll begin with a quote from this book regarding Inanna the Sumerian Goddess
Originally posted by BlueMule
She is not only a trickster figure but she is the Anima Mundi in Jungian terms. She is the entire unconscious mind in symbolic form. For men its a female form. For women, she is a male Animus.
The ego and the unconscious mind unite in sacred marriage. She takes you and swallows your ego, transforms it in the Holy Dark, and then gives birth to it. She gives birth to form. To God. To the universe.
edit on 10-4-2013 by BlueMule because: (no reason given)
Qadesh (Qedesh, Kadesh, Qetesh, Qudshu) originally a Semitic deity whose worship was imported into Egypt during the New Kingdom. She was a goddess of nature, beauty and sexual pleasure. Originally her husband was the god Reshep, a Syrian deity whose worship was introduced to Egypt during the Middle Kingdom. When her worship spread to Egypt she was associated with the fertility god Min. Min and Reshep were worshipped as a triad with Qadesh in which she was either the wife of both gods or the wife of Reshpu and the mother of Min.