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Lilith: The Edge of Forever

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Lilith: The Edge of Forever
Lilith: The Edge of Forever Book Cover, written by Filomena Maria Pereira
Lilith: The Edge of Forever Book Cover, written by Filomena Maria Pereira
Author(s) Filomena Maria Pereira
Publisher Ide House
Publication date January 1998
Media type Paperback
Length 215 Pages
ISBN 978-0866632225

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Lilith: The Edge of Forever is a book written by Filomena Maria Pereira. It discusses the myth of Lilith in all of its forms to the present day.


Overview

  • Title: Lilith: The Edge of Forever
  • Author: Filomena Maria Pereira
  • Published By: Ide House
  • Length: 215 Pages
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-10: 0866632220
  • ISBN-13: 978-0866632225
  • Publishing Date: January 1998


Plot Summary

Discusses the historical myth of Lilith from pre-Judaic sources and civilizations, through Hebrew lore and legend, into modern Judaism. Shows how the ability of a woman to enjoy sex and participate in the celebration of sex with another became the foundation for Judaeo-Christian sin and evil.


Book Review

The following reviews are from the Amazon.com book listing in the External Links below:

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book about Lilith
  • Reviewed On: December 12, 2002
  • Reviewed By: Lili P.

While many books about Lilith completely ignore her Sumerian beginnings, this book does not. Pereira provides a cohesive discussion of Lilith from her beginnings through Jewish Midrashic and Qabalistic interpretations to modern times. It is a joy to read a book about Lilith that does not treat her as a deviant force that should be exorcised, suppressed, or merely an archetype. It is apparent from reading the book that the author has had personal interaction with Lilith and that she respects the Sumerian goddess. It is hands down the best book I've read so far about Lilith.


  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One of the better books on Lilith currently available
  • Reviewed On: October 18, 1999
  • Reviewed By: Renee Rosen-Wakeford

Overall, the research in this book is very good and accurately covers the controversies and issues associated with Lilith and her history. The only reason I gave it only 4 stars is that it depends in places a bit too much on theories popular with the "Goddess movement" that wouldn't stand up to the scholarly scrutiny that is used in the rest of the book. Also, like most other books on Lilith, the author states that Lilith was once a goddess in ancient times without giving proof of this claim. Overall, however, this is a good introduction to Lilith, albeit a rather scholarly one for the general public.


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