This is how I see the rise of Aphrodite. What has been edited, what has been ridiculed and shamed, now comes into its own power.
Unlike with tantric sources, I have never come across ancient Egyptian sex magic sources which are historically defendable.
The archetype of the philosopher-babe encompasses both wisdom and sexiness, something that people even today have difficulty imagining.
After that evening, my erotic imagination quickly moved from the Viking archetype to a French libertine archetype, as I started to date Frenchmen.
There is a significant yet suspicious duality in the representation of two competing female archetypes of goddesses: Mary the Mother and Mary Magdalene. This kind of duality is not only artificial, but also undoubtedly a figment of the ascetic mind of old patriarchs afraid of anything fun and ...
I am not an expert in the Gnostic stories but am much more attracted to their approach to spirituality, which is very modern and filled with Energy.
The Serpent could represent an awakened kundalini energy which Hindu tradition claims is in our unawakened divine potential.