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Inanna prostitutes?

From: Queenie 
Subject: Re: Inanna prostitutes?
Date: 26 FEB 96 05:31:21 EST
Organization: The University of Georgia
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In article <4gicfp$> (SigDowser) writes:
>Catherine - good to see you on line!  I miss sustag.principles!
>I have one book that might be of interest here.  "The Sacred Prostitute:
>Eternal Aspects of the Feminine."  by Nancy Qualls-Corbett, With a Forward
>by Marion Woodman.  1988. Inner City Books, Box 1271, Station Q, Toronto,
>Canada M4T 2P4.  I found it pretty heavy going.  Quite psychologically
>My sense is that there is real value to the sacred prostitute.  Men coming
>home damaged by war come to mind.  They well could have been of service in
>my family.
>Trust this is useful
>Sig Lonegren
>Sig Lonegren       }:-)
>"I am acutely aware of being involved in something that ought to be making
>more of a difference than it is."
>-  Brian Eno

You may want to keep in mind that the only place that sacred prostution
is brought up is in Herodotus.  He is known for making up stories about
Barbarians which strongly contrast with the Greek culture to prove that
the Barbarians are 'other.'  You can't always trust your source, even if
it is an Ancient one without considering their modivations and their

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