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Lilith: The Edge of Forever (Woman in History, V. 18) Paperback – January, 1998


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Product Details

  • Series: Woman in History, V. 18 (Book 18)
  • Paperback: 215 pages
  • Publisher: Ide House Inc; 1st edition (January 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0866632220
  • ISBN-13: 978-0866632225
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,215,159 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Lives in California. This is her first book.

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Filomena Pereira immigrated to America from her native Azores Islands when she was five. She grew up in California, and now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

In 1987, she became fascinated with the mythic character of Lilith, and returned to university to conduct research on Lilith for a Master's degree. Her book, "Lilith, the Edge of Forever" traces the history of Lilith from possible Sumerian origins, through her development in Hebrew mysticism, and eventual entrance into the English speaking world via literature, art and music. Email: fylpereira (at sign) gmail.com

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Titanium Lily VINE VOICE on December 12, 2002
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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.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Renee L. Rosen-wakeford on October 18, 1999
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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Alan Humm on December 17, 2010
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There is a lot of in-print material on Lilith out there, as well as much web (mis)information. This the best all-round treatment of her available, IMHO. - Alan Humm
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I haven't read this book in several years and memory fails as to the detail I should like to convey but I would like to concur with the other reviewers so far. I have a small and comprehensive collection of books about "Lilith" ranging from those of scholars to those of alternative spirituality practitioners and Feminists, etc. This one is my favorite in every way. I'm saddened that it is so expensive now and urge a reprint.
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