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The Book of Lilith

by Robert G. Brown

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The Book of Lilith tells the story of Lilith, who was the first person given a soul by God (as Inanna) at the end of an evolution-based process of creation. Her job is to love the world, and in doing so pass on the soul she received. Adam (who received his soul from Lilith as her very first "project") has a job too -- to bring order and law to a wild and savage world. Unfortunately, Adam has an inferiority complex a mile wide; he cannot ever forget being ensouled second and by Lilith, not God directly. He takes it out on Lilith by insisting on being on top whenever they have sex (to be "closer to God") and in other nasty ways.

One day things come to a head as Adam rapes and beats Lilith to prove his mastery. God destroys Eden to punish Adam for this, the original sin, and helps Lilith to escape so that she can carry on her work. Lilith, accompanied by her oldest son Cain, begins an odyssey across the ancient world working miracles, giving souls to all that they encounter, and learning that knowledge and wisdom are not the same thing.

The Book of Lilith is a serious work of fiction; it will make you laugh out loud and seethe with anger. In the end, it will make you think. ( )
  rgbatduke | May 19, 2009 |
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"The book of Lilith tells the real story of creation. Lilith is the first human to be given a soul by God following a thirteen billion year process of mechanical, soulless evolution. Her job is to give souls to all things and awaken them to the Watcher that watches the watcher, watching the world. The first person she grants a soul to is Adam, who is given a job of his own: to invent the definition of sin, create a moral sense in a world that utterly lacks one, and hence bring about the rule of law in a compassionate society. Unfortunately, Adam has a hard time accepting the fact that he was given his soul second, instead of first, and by Lilith, not God. The conflict this engenders leads to the destruction of Eden, the creation of Eve, and a voyage of self-discovery that spans a world"--P. [4] of cover.… (more)

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