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There has been a growing awareness of ancient carved stone images of naked female figures on early churches and medieval castles. This is the story of their history, location and psychological significance. They are known as Sheela na Gigs...

Title : The Sacred Whore: Sheela, Goddess of the Celts
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ISBN : 9781903464526
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 233 Pages
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The Sacred Whore: Sheela, Goddess of the Celts Reviews

  • Charissa
    2019-06-24 01:39

    So much controversy, so little time. Once more we have a powerful, sexual, female figure and people are arguing about whether she is a bitch or an angel. Whore or goddess. Quantum physicist or game show host. What is it about the appearance of a woman's twat that causes so much hysteria? The world applauded when Britney *pretended* to dance naked in public... but the day she flashed actual hootchie at the world they started screaming "Hor!"This book is the version of the controversy that I happen to buy into. Don't ask a Christian academic to interpret pagan symbology. They inevitably get it wrong. And if one more person points out that the "old pagans" weren't nice and sweet like the "new pagans" and therefore I should stop "romanticizing" them I'm going to take out my broadsword and lop off some heads. What makes you think I prefer the pacified Celts? If it hadn't been for that prick St. Patrick the Celts would have been better prepared to fight off colonization by the British and we wouldn't have the whole Northern Ireland troubles, now would we? I'll take my pagans the old fashioned way, thank you: bloody, bawdy, brawling, and screwing anything that moved.There's so much more to say about sacred sexuality, the dark feminine, and twats... but it's all in the book! Go read it! I'm going to slag off and go to sleep.

  • Lady
    2019-06-13 01:16

    A book not for light reading. The Sacred Whore explores the history of the degradation of the Goddess, discusses the meanings of hitherto indecipherable symbols (think those carved on and around Newgrange), delves into the true meanings of the words "Virgin" and "Whore," respectively, and argues that until we as a world accept the Goddess along with the God, our world will continue to be imbalanced and beset by wars, psychological conflict both within ourselves and with each other, and general dischord. The book also argues that every society needs a myth to follow, in the Jungian vein of unconscious direction of the psyche by a set of archetypes. This is one of the most profound books I have ever read.Never fear that word - VAGINA! I'll say it again: VAGINA! For it needs to be said, and revered the way it once was. This author certainly gets my vote for her balanced argument that both logic (traditionally considered masculine) and emotion (traditionally considered feminine) must coexist. What my vote means, I'm not sure, except that this is one skillful author and one mindblowing book.

  • MaryAnn F
    2019-05-29 07:19

    Yes, if you dare. This study of the ancient Celtic, exhibitionist (if you will) goddess figure could revolutionize your view of art and life, and the way you engage with both. It's not for everyone, but mature adults who can keep an open mind might appreciate this book very much.

  • Victoria
    2019-06-18 00:28

    Adding this book to my to-read list based on Charissa's amazing review.