Seller: ancientgifts (4,323) 100%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122217439460 Provenance: Ancient Near East, Material: Paper, Details: TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! The Book of Lilith by Barbara Black Koltuv, Ph.D. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Softcover: 127 pages. Publisher: Nicolas Hays (1986). The Book of Lilith tells the story of Lilith, who was really the first woman created by God, and who just happened to have been created before Adam. Her job is to give all the things in the world souls, while Adam's is to create rules and law out of chaos. Unfortunately, Adam likes to have sex with Lilith only in the Adam-on-top position. This leads to, shall we say, "problems". The Book of Lilith is alternately funny, serious, surreal, and amazing as Lilith embarks on a Zen journey around the world giving things souls and giving birth to a god. It is more than a little bit deep, and yet very, very entertaining. Lilith’s demonic origins are found in Jewish folklore, her name and personality ultimately derived from a Babylonian-Assyrian demon named Lilit, or Lilu, though Lilith may have had an association with even earlier goddesses. In rabbinic literature Lilith is variously depicted as the mother of Adam’s demonic offspring following his separation from Eve, or as his first wife, who scoffed at him and left him because he insisted on the male-superior sexual position, the so-called “missionary” position. Three angels tried in vain to force her to return to Adam. Ultimately the more docile Eve was created for Adam as a replacement for Lilith. Refusing to couple with Adam, Lilith was said to have bred with demons, producing 100 offspring a day. Lilith appears in J.W. von Goethe’s “Faust” and Dante Gabriel Rosetti’s “Eden Bower”. In the twentieth century, Lilith became something of a feminist symbol for her rebellion against patriarchal ways. CONDITION: LIKE NEW. "New" and unread (but blemished) oversized softcover. Nicolas-Hays (1987) 139 pages. Unblemished except for the fact that the book is pre-owned, and the original owner inked a return adddress stamp on the underside of the front cover. Otherwise the book is absolutely pristine and unblemished, it looks like it came right out of the book store, the original owner placed their return address stamp to the underside of the front cover, then put it away never to be taken down and read. There's not even storage or shelfwear to the book. Except for that inked stamping, the inside of the book is pristine; the pag are clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously unread. Except for the inked return address stamp, the condition of the book is entirely consistent with new stock from an open-shelf bookstore environment (such as Barnes & Noble or B. Dalton) wherein new books might show minor signs of shelfwear, consequence of simply being shelved and re-shelved. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE- FREE PACKAGING! #3160b. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR SAMPLE PAGES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: Lilith, a long haired she demon of the night, flies through Sumerian, Babylonian, Sumerian, 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, an evil energy. Lilith is also one of the essentially motherless forms of 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. REVIEW: The author, Barbara Koltuc is a clinical psychologist and a practicing Jungian analyst from New York City. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: Barbara Koltuv’s book shows how the instinctual side of femininity has been dreaded and rejected by tradition patriarchal culture and religion. REVIEW: No other demon has had a history as long or as 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. REVIEW: In a fascinating excursion through the history of her myth, the author presents and interprets the ancient dark-winged goddess Lilith, also known as ‘the first Eve.’ The author’s extraordinarily meticulous study of the original sources brings to light a striking figure long lost from our awareness, yet highly relevant to a psychological understanding of today’s evolving masculine and feminine identities. Case material from the author’s analytical practice imbeds Lilith in the everyday problems of contemporary life. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: This is an interesting little book on the subject of Adam's first wife. There were a lot of references in it but unfortunately I couldn't always distinguish between what was historical fact and which was just contemporary Jungian analysis. What I liked about the book was its treatment of Lilith as a sub-archetype to be explored. I found both the dream sequences of Dr. Koltuv's analysands and the folktales to be interesting in the sense of demonstrating practical views and applications of this sub-archetype. I recommend this book to anyone interested in either Jungian psychology or Lilith, but with a forewarning that the information is not complete and further research will be necessary before really coming to a more academic understanding of what and who Lilith is. REVIEW: This book teaches us much about Lilith, the first wife of Adam, and Queen of Demons. But it also paints a different picture of her. A picture of feminine strength and dominance. This book is a wonderful way to introduce yourself to Lilith, and to help you learn the importance of getting in touch with the Lilith in yourself. I highly recommend this book. REVIEW: This is a pretty good book. I did enjoy reading it (and LOVED the illustrations) and I am interested in reading more about Lilith. REVIEW: Open your mind to the truth! I hear all the time about people that say their opinion about something without properly looking into it. This book will explain things about Lilith that is not currently understood by the masses. Do your research. You won't look like a moron when someone asks you to get into more detail. REVIEW: When I bought this book I was hoping for some information in the different myths and beliefs about Lilith. Instead I found a psychological book about the view of women and how that was seen in the stories of Lilith. A great read and one I would suggest you invest in. But remember this is a book about all of women and not just Lilith. REVIEW: Read the book with the title in mind, "The Book of Lilith." While the book touches on history, mythology and psychology, the book is more of a primer for a modern religion. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). The shipment will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site and free insurance coverage). If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. 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