By Janet Tyson

Egyptian princess uses sorcery to seduce an Israelite king — the original moral of the story had been lost under centuries of Christian interpretation.

The Song of Solomon (otherwise known as the Song of Songs, or Canticles), written by the post-Babylon generation during a time of social and religious reform, tells of King Solomon’s weakness for foreign women, and the consequences of his strategic alliances, especially with the Egyptian princess, Bathya.

Dark, mysterious, and sensuous, Bathya is a priestess, a seducer of men, and an aspiring matriarch. Her role in the Song is intentionally sinister, as she was deemed to be the epitome of everything that was of danger to Israel. Her Egyptian sorcery and her desire to become Solomon’s “Number One” wife (the Divine Adoratrice), make her a formidable adversary.

It re-examines each stanza of the Song in detail, offering alternative, sometimes surprising insights into its original meaning and purpose.

Themes include:

  • ‘natural’ witchcraft 

  • spells, incantations, idols 

  • Solomon’s magick (demonology, grimoires)

  • madness

  • feminine symbolism (walls, gates, witches, sex, mothers, vineyards, etc.)

  • “little foxes” & the gazelle motif

  • sister-bride concept

  • Divine Adoratrice (God’s Wife)

  • …and more!

This new interpretation of the Song of Solomon provides a solid rationale for the work’s sustained inclusion in the canon, despite centuries of heated debate.

Of interest to both biblical and occult researchers.

For more information or to purchase this book from AMAZON.COM simply click on its title: Black Magick Woman: The Sinister Side of the Song of Solomon


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