Between ancient beliefs and misogynistic views, efforts and propaganda to “prostitute” the entire women population are underway. The roles, description name, ranks and level may differ, but at the end of the day, women are being pushed, if not intimidated, into living double lives and into the role of whores. This is done whether or not she is aware and accepts her double lives, or if unaware it is done through means of personality splitting, hypnosis and drugs. There are 8 types real-life roles with its correlated double lives’ role.
- Real-life role: Powerful Women. Typical double lives’ role: High Priestess.
These are usually women of high profile, in leader positions and hold significant roles in businesses, governments and society. They have access to power, but their actual influence is not as big as their role entitles. They are often commanded high social status and were revered for their learning. Ancient roles & examples:
– Prostitute-priestesses of Hindu temples who dispensed the grace of the Goddess in ancient Middle-Eastern temples. They were often known as Charites or Graces, since they dealt in the unique combination of beauty and kindness called charis (Latin caritas) that was later translated “charity.” Actually it was like Hindu karuna, a combination of mother-love, tenderness, comfort, mystical enlightenment, and sex. Hesiod said the sensual magic of the High Priestess or Horae “mellowed the behavior of human being (men and women)”.
– Ishtar, the Great Whore of Babylon, and Mary Magdalene.
– As embodiments of the Queen of Heaven, in Palestine called Qadeshet, the Great Whore, were honored like queens at centers of learning in Greece and Asia Minor.
– Some even became queens. The empress Theodora, wife of Justinian, began her career as a temple harlot.
– St. Helena, mother of Constantine, was a harlot before she became an empress-saint.
- Real-life Role: Unmarried Women. Typical double lives’ role: Sacred Whores.
These women are greatly honored and prized as brides when their period of service was ended. They will still carry on the role as a whore, with their husbands taking on the role as the handlers (pimps). Ancient roles & examples:
– Temple prostitutes were revered as healers of the sick. Their very secretions were supposed to have medical virtue. A Sufi proverb still suggests this opinion: “There is healing in a woman’s vagina.”
– Even their spittle could perform cures. Jesus’s cure of blindness by spittle (Mark 8:23) was copied from a matriarchal tradition. A clay tablet from Nineveh says eye diseases can be cured by a harlot’s spittle.
– Harlots were also sorceresses, prophets, and seers. The Hebrew word zonah means both a prostitute and a prophetess.
– Similar customs distinguished the Indian devadasis, human copies of the lascivious Heavenly Nymphs. The profession was popular. Temples of Aphrodite at Eryx, Corinth, Cyprus, and other sites were served by a thousand sacred harlots a piece.
– When Hellenic Greeks reduced wives to the status of servants, the hetaerae or courtesans remained legally and politically equal to men. Roman matrons of the highest aristocracy prostituted themselves in the temple of Juno Sospita when a revelation was needed.
- Real-life Role: Housewives. Typical double lives role: Holy prostitutes
– Sometimes the alternate word hus (house) carried the same sense of “a place of worship,” because every matriarch once worshipped the Goddess of her own hearth, which she could share with more than one husband. Hence the word hussy, Lady of the House, by Christian definition a promiscuous woman.
– Women attending might well be excused for thinking they were damned if they did and damned if they didn’t. Men did not distinguish between a professional prostitute and a woman in love with a lover. Both were “whores.” The whole point of patriarchal morality was that women must not have the right to pick and choose men. For a woman to fall passionately in love was a tragedy under the medieval church: to pay for a few stolen hours of love, both she and her lover were doomed to an eternity of suffering.
– Promiscuity was appreciated, rather than deplored, by medieval minnesingers who worshipped the Goddess under her new name of Minne, “Love.” They objected to commercialized prostitution as a degradation of their deity: “Love, the queen of all hearts, the freeborn, the one and only, is put up for public sale! What a shameful tribute is this that our mastery has required of her! We cultivate Love with embittered minds, with lies, and with deceit, and then expect from her joy of body and heart; but instead, she bears only pain, corruption, evil fruit, and blight-as her soil was sown.”
- Real-life Role: Women Celebrities. Typical double lives role: Houri, or Hoare (Dancing / Entertaining Whore).
– The Dance of the Hours began as a pagan ceremony of the Horae (divine “Whores”) who kept the hours of the night by dances, as Christian monks later kept the hours of the day by prayers. The oldest authentic Hebrew folk dance is still called hora after the circle dances of the sacred harlots. The Horae also guarded the gates of heaven, ministered to the souls of the blessed, and turned the heavenly spheres.
– “Hearth” and “Earth” both arose from the altar of the Saxon Goddess Ertha, or Heartha, the northern Hestia-Vesta. In the matriarchal age, every woman’s hearth-fire was her altar.- The hearth was also the omphalos, feminine hub of the universe, navel-stone of the temple, around which the sacred harlots performed their Dances of Time. Dancing harlots came to be called Hours: Persian houri, Greek horae. Egyptian temple-women also were Ladies of the Hour. Each ruled a certain hour of the night, and protected the solar boat of Ra in the underworld during his passage through her hour.
– A Latin term puteus, a well or pit, source of the Spanish puta, “whore.” Common folk the Romans buried in puticuli, “pits,” which like all graves used to stand for the womb of rebirth.
- Real-life Role: Wife in a Polygamy Marriage. Typical double lives role: Harlot-priestess.
– Such laws were supposed to appease the Goddess, who disapproved of monogamy in the era when there was no formal marriage and children didn’t know their fathers.
– In Greek myth, the Great Mother forbade the Heavenly Father Zeus to make a monogamous marriage, holding that only her own ancient system of group marriage was honorable.
– The Tantric word for a sacred harlot was Veshya, probable origin of the Goddess’s oldest names in Greece and Rome, Hestia or Vesta, the Hearth-mother, served by the Vestal Virgins who were originally harlot-priestesses.
- Real-life Role: Nuns. Typical double lives role: Holy harlots.
– The common root was Vedic puta, “pure” or “holy,” and the Avestan putika, a mystical lake of the waters of birth.
– “Lady of the Lake” was a title of the Great Goddess throughout Eurasia. In Aramaic, her shrines were Athra qaddisa, “the holy place,” literally a “heavenly harlot-place,” or genital pit or lake.
– All Asia called water a female element, the source of creation, the arche of Stoic philosophy. To dive into such water was a symbol of sexual intercourse. Communing in this way with a holy whore, man could realize the spiritual enlightenment called horasis. This word appears in the New Testament (Acts 2:17), misleadingly translated “visions.”
– The Jews had cult prostitutes in the time of King Josiah, when they lived next to the temple and wove hangings for the sacred grove (2 Kings 23:7). Modern translations of the Bible call them “sodomites,” but the original wording meant holy harlots.
– Such holy harlots were often “brides of God,” set apart to give birth to Sons of God, i.e., prophets and sometimes sacrificial victims.
– Becoming Brides of God, they entered the shrine to lie with a priest possessed by the god’s spirit.
– Holy whores were called “virgins” because they remained unmarried (see Virgin Birth). Like medieval nuns, they took veils as a badge of their office. Ishtar-Asherah-Mari-Anath was not only the Great Whore but also the Great Virgin (kadesha, holy one). Her Greek name was Athene, also described as a “virgin” (Parthenia); but Athene’s temple, the Parthenon, was served by promiscuous hierodules like all other shrines of the Goddess. Later myths rationalized the perpetual “virginity” of lascivious fertility-goddesses by periodic hymen-renewing ceremonies such as sea baptism, annual bathing in sacred springs, etc. The virginity of Great Mother Hera was annually restored by a dip in the spring of Canathos at Nauplia. Pausanias said the myth was based on a rite of bathing the Goddess’s image.
– Because whores occupied a significant position in paganism, Christians vilified their profession. Churchmen didn’t want to stamp out prostitution altogether, only amputate its spiritual meanings. St. John Chrysostom earned high praise from the Patriarch of Constantinople for robbing temple prostitutes of “the honors paid to them.”
– The triad of heavenly Horae were mythically virginized as three maiden saints martyred together, Agape, Chionia, and Irene (Love-feast, She of Chios, and Peace).
– Official Catholic patrons of whores were St. Aphra, St. Aphrodite, and St. Maudline (Magdalen), simple canonizations of former titles of the Goddess.
– An oft-told tale of the Middle Ages said when a nun decided to run away from her convent, to live as a prostitute for a few days, Mary assumed the errant nun’s appearance and took her place in the convent, so she wouldn’t be missed and pursued.
– A German variant of the story said the nun, Beatrix, left the convent to live with her heathen lover for 15 years. When she returned, she found that Mary had served as her stand-in all the while.
- Real-life role: Prostitute. Typical double lives’ role: Prostitute
– Medieval brothels were not always clearly distinguished from convents. A trace of the pagan collegia of priestesses still clung to both institutions. Early “double convents,” with men and women united in one community, sometimes housed consecrated prostitutes. Several popes maintained “holy brothels” in Rome; Queen Joanna of Naples founded a religious house of prostitutes called The Abbey in the papal city of Avignon. In Victorian times, it was still a common custom to call the madam of a whorehouse “the abbess,” though the historical precedent was forgotten.
– See Mary Magdalene. Outside the Judea-Christian tradition, prostitution often became a fully legitimate lifestyle. Black Africans never fully accepted missionaries’ views on the matter. White men’s laws deprived African women of their property and their monopoly of farming, trading, and crafts by which they supported their children. African women suffered a devastating loss of self-respect, for in their society a woman without her own income was regarded with contempt. On finding that white men would pay for their sexual favors, many African women took up prostitution as their last remaining chance to make an honest living. Africans still regard a successful prostitute as a usefully employed businesswoman rather than a criminal.
– Whores were not considered full-fledged human beings. The 18th-century term for a whore was “a fleshy convenience.”
– Theologians however accepted commercial prostitution as “a lawful immorality,” in St. Thomas Aquinas’s self-contradictory phrase. Aquinas said prostitution was necessary to prevent men from sodomizing each other: ”Take away prostitutes from the world,” he said, “and you will fill it with sodomy.”
-Prostitution enabled man to look upon promiscuous women as depraved, though their equally promiscuous clients were seen as helpless victims of compulsion. There was no recognition of the truth, that most prostitutes acted under a more telling compulsion than any man’s sexuality: the need to earn wherewithal to keep alive. It was not an easy living. At best the prostitute was forced to make herself a stranger’s abject servant. At worst, she could become his tormented victim.
– Certain anticlerical writers maintained that prostitutes should be respected for their willingness to be kind.
- Real-life role: Innocent children. Typical double lives role: Child Prostitutes
– Christian society seldom offered women any formal opportunity to take up prostitution as a career, but half-deliberately looked the other way as many hundreds of young girls “fell” into it. Eighteenth-century London swarmed with female children struggling to keep themselves alive by prostitution, according to a contemporary pamphlet denouncing “little Creatures piled in Heaps upon one another, sleeping in the public streets, in the most rigorous seasons, and some of them whose Heads will hardly reach above the Waistband of a Man’s Breeches, found to be quick with Child, and become burdensome to the Parish.” Far from extending sympathy to these little girls, the pamphleteer called them wicked whores, “a most enormous Sin to lay Snares for the Unwary, and to be the Means of ruining both Souls and Bodies of so many innocent young Gentlemen.”
– According to the terminology of the time, a “wench” was a child of either sex. Dryden’s description of a gentleman as one who “eats, drinks, and wenches abundantly” apparently meant a man who picked up homeless male or female children in the streets to service his sexual idiosyncrasies. Later, “wench” came to mean only a lower-class female, a servant or peasant available for a gentleman’s sexual use.
– By the 19th century, thousands of girls under the age of 14 were listed on English police registers as “common prostitutes.” London in 1860 had at least 500 registered prostitutes under the age of 13, and 1500 more under the age of 16. Victorian gentlemen had a taste for raping child virgins, who commanded the highest prices in whorehouses. Experienced child whores were taught to imitate the cries and struggles of a newly deflowered victim, and to insert leeches or broken glass into their vaginas to produce a convincing flow of blood.
– Josephine Butler’s investigations of the English system of prostitution led to legislation to raise the “age of consent” to 14; still, large numbers of younger girls were captured and immured in brothels. “The law was lax on the matter of abduction, and the punishment for trafficking in girls was derisory.” Male authorities took an interest in prostitution only after they clearly understood its connection with rampant venereal disease. Legal regulation of brothels was instituted then; but this didn’t mean closing them. It meant subjecting them to medical inspections, so they would be safe for male patrons.
– Chief protectress of whores was the virgin Mary. In Antwerp up to the present century, prostitutes spent certain annual feast days marching in procession to the churches, to dedicate candles to the Holy Virgin whom they called their own special deity.
Punishment for Ancient whores:
– It was customary in England for men to “punish” the whores they patronized by hamstringing: cutting the sinews of the legs to make the woman a permanent cripple.
– One might be reminded of the Chinese custom of crippling courtesans by footbinding.
– God punished the whores in hell even more severely than men punished them on earth, according to God’s spokesmen, whose asceticism engendered sexual fantasies of astonishing violence.
– Monkish deprivations and repressions led to secret envy and fierce hatred of the carnal folk who might be suspected of enjoying sexual activity.
– The hatred poured out in a thousand nasty fantasies of hell. Abbe François Arnoux, canon of Riez in 1622, provides an example: And the light women, these shall have in their arms a dragon most cruel, flaming with fire … who shall bind and enchain their feet and their legs with his serpent tail and shall clasp their whole body with his cruel talons, who shall put his beslabbered and reeking mouth upon theirs, breathing therein flames of fire and sulphur and poison and venom, who with his nose, glandered and hideous, shall breathe into theirs a breath most stinking and venomous … this dragon shall make them suffer a thousand agonies, a thousand colics and bitter twistings of the belly, and all the damned shall howl, and the devils with them, “See the wanton! See the strumpet! Let her be tortured indeed! To it, to it, ye devils! To it, ye demons! To it, ye hellish furies! See the harlot! See the trull! Hurl ye upon this whore and wreak upon her all the torments ye can!”
– On the wall of the women’s section of the Church of St. John the Baptist in Kastoria, a painting showed punishment of a whore. Bound in hell, the woman had her legs stretched apart by two demons, while a third demon plunged red-hot irons into her vagina. Next to the woman punished for being sexually available, another woman labeled the Vain Coquette was similarly punished for not being sexually available.
If any of the typical double lives roles sound familiar to your everyday life, then you either have been brainwashed, or extremely acceptance to your surroundings by becoming a subject and slave of tyranny.
Review, rethink and recalibrate.