The Hidden History of Prostitution UnveiledBook - 2011
In Aphrodite's Trade: The Hidden History of Prostitution Unveiled , Southern historian and award-winning Tennessee author Colonel Lochlainn Seabrook takes the reader on a journey of discovery from the biological foundations of prostitution among early humans to its sacred functions in the religions of the ancient world, then onto its vital role as a commercialized occupation in the 21st Century.
Basing his findings on well established primatological, anthropological, sociobiological, mythological, and archaeological data, he reveals what few have dared contemplate: because prostitution began as a survival mechanism among our ancestors several million years ago, it is literally part of our DNA. Rather than expending valuable resources trying to suppress it, the author argues, society would be much better off understanding, accepting, and decriminalizing it.
The foreword is by Xaviera Hollander, author of the international blockbuster The Happy Hooker . Back cover blurbs by Margo St. James (founder of COYOTE and St. James Infirmary), Carol Leigh (cofounder of ACT UP), Norma Jean Almodovar (founder of ISWFACE), and Dolores French (founder of HIRE).
Civil War scholar, Bible authority, and popular historian Lochlainn Seabrook is the winner of the prestigious Jefferson Davis Historical Gold Medal, awarded by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Known as the "American Robert Graves" and the "Southern Joseph Campbell" for his many works on spirituality, mythology, and religion, Seabrook is the sixth great-grandson of the Earl of Oxford, the descendant of numerous Goddess-worshiping European kings and queens, and the author of over 50 adult and children's books that have introduced hundreds of thousands to the truth about the American Civil War and the Bible.
Colonel Seabrook's other titles include: Britannia Rules: Goddess-Worship in Ancient Anglo-Celtic Society; The Book of Kelle: An Introduction to Goddess-Worship and the Great Celtic Mother-Goddess Kelle; The Goddess Dictionary of Words and Phrases; Princess Diana: Modern Day Moon-Goddess - A Psychoanalytical and Mythological Look at Diana Spencer's Life, Marriage, and Death (with Dr. Jane Goldberg) ;Jesus and the Gospel of Q; Seabrook's Bible Dictionary of Traditional and Mystical Christian Doctrines; The Bible and the Law of Attraction; Christ Is All and In All: Rediscovering Your Divine Nature and the Kingdom Within; Carnton Plantation Ghost Stories: True Tales of the Unexplained From Tennessee's Most Haunted Civil War House ; UFOs and Aliens: The Complete Guidebook; and Everything You Were Taught About the Civil War is Wrong, Ask a Southerner