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Temple of Love Paperback – February 13, 2014
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The book is beautifully written in that you're submerged in the story you're reading. Laurelei has the art of not just conveying what the characters feelings but making you feel them as well. Through every love, triumph, and tragedy you will be filled with the joy and sorrow of Sappho.
Sappho embodies so much of woman's spirit. Our trials and accomplishments are laid out in the story of Sappho's life. In her I found more about myself than I admitted before. The story isn't just about a girl that become a woman, but the journey of a woman's heart and soul. And, where if we do not tend to Our hearts, where we can end up.
I wasn't totally surprised by the ending, but wish it hadn't ended the way that it did. I felt there was more to be told, that maybe some strength of spirit had been missed. Maybe I missed certain que's, which is why I will immediately go back and read it again.
If you like ancient Greece, Goddess mythology, or love stories in general you will love this,story. Sappho's story will hold you captive even after its ended.
I have been working with Aphrodite for several months in order to be Her priestess in a ritual drama. Temple of Love was very helpful in providing ways to connect and work with the Goddess of Love and Beauty. It gave me another perspective, and a view into the mind of Her most famous priestess.
And it was a good read! It is captivating, and moves and flows from one chapter to the next so well that I didn't want to put it down. Thank you!
Black gives the reader a tantalizing, warm, and finally desperate tale about the ancient greek poetess with a focus on Sappho's tumultuous love life (After all, it wouldn't be about Sappho if there wasn't some angst going on). Sappho's life is resurrected and made powerful because Black is a master at humanizing the day to day struggles of the ancient greek poetess.She has created a tale so moving and is able to fill in the blanks of what is little known about Sappho that she brings a breathe of fresh air to the story. Black brings Sappho to life like no other author living today can. It is truly Black's modernization of this tale that proves her skill as a wordsmith and makes her a writer for the modern age.
I really loved this book. It is amazing and I highly recommend taking the time to read it.
We the reader are take the journey with Sappho, from loving devotee
to Priestess of the Goddess Aphrodite Herself. Along with this comes
the responsibility of being a sacred courtesan.
Teaching a man how to properly make love to a Women was very
important in days gone by. Aphrodite is a fertility Goddess and would
welcome happy marriages with children.
What this book does is peel away the secret live of Sappho, the
most famous lover of Aphrodite. We see Her as She learns Her skills
and puts them to use.
I recommend this book to my Lyceum of Dionysus, Ariadne & Aphrodite.
It gives them a background of what it was like to be a Priestess of Aphrodite,
and how we can put these ideas into today's time & serve Her in the here
Reverend Donna M. Swindells
Fellowship of Isis