Descent to the Goddess: A Way of Initiation for Woman
This is a highly original and provocative book about women’s freedom and the need for an inner, female authority in a masculine-oriented society.
Combining ancient texts and modern dreams, the author, a practicing therapist, presents a way of feminine initiation. Inanna-Ishtar, Sumerian Goddess of Heaven and Earth, journeys into the underworld to Ereshkigal, her dark “sister”, and returns. So modern women must descend from their old role-determined behavior into the depths of their instinct and image patterns, to find anew the Great Goddess and restore her values to modern culture.
Men too will be interested in this book, both for its revelations of women’s essential nature and for its implications in terms of their own inner journey.