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Message Subject Sybils and Oracles...
Poster Handle Anonymous Coward
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Body As Battleground: Feminine Prophecy and
Identity in the Ancient Mediterranean

[link to digitalcommons.macalester.edu]

Angels this is an interesting paper I read which talks about ancient prophecy and the differences between the masculine and feminine and how they're depicted in history...found it interesting...

 Quoting: ArunaLuna

Already I found some good stuff Luna! lol

From this notion arises the idea of being inhabited by a deity. The Greeks termed
this state of bodily inspiration enthousiasmos,” literally “in-godness,”
the inhabitation of a god. The usage of this term implies the physical presence of a
god , which takes place “insideThe “inside” in this case is the body of
the prophetess. Prophecy is a physical experience. It happens upon and within the body.
Both divine and human identities are contained within the prophetess’ body—and
because they both inhabit the same space, the prophetess’ body becomes a contested
space, a battleground. The battle waged is not just for control of the body, or even the
life of the prophetess—it is for her very identity, and its right to exist unencumbered in
her body.

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