The Sacred Prostitute

Eternal Aspect of the Feminine (Studies in Jungian Psychology by Jungian Analysts, 32)

Ranked #41 in Jungian

The ancient connection between spirituality and passionate love has in modern times become lost to the depths of the unconscious, leaving a broad sense of dissatisfaction and boredom in relationships. When the Goddess of Love was still honored, the sacred prostitute was virgin in the original sense of the word (one-in-herself), a person of deep integrity whose welcome for the stranger was radiant, self-confident and sensuous. Her raison d'etre was to bring the goddess' love into direct contact with mankind. In this union of opposites- masculine and feminine, spiritual and physical- the... more

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