i’m agreeing with everything i see on this topic, my mistake was no “preparatory immersion” at all really, what was Inanna to me back then, nothing, just another spirit/thing i could call up and tell it what to do, i had no understanding of that archetype, so i had no respect for it, and “she” was not o.k. with that, and i was forced to take a step back, and really look more deeply into it. and really see just how awesome and powerful that feminine archetype is, all the old gods/goddess are. Now not to go too far off topic, but as we are on the subject of archetype, just as an example of what’s gone on in my head, as part of an overall elemental pathworking i’m on, the next big step in that is to begin to cultivate a relationship with “the storm god” archetype, (and before anyone asks,yes i’d love to learn how to shoot lightning out of my fingers, Darkside all the way for me, bitches;) But which one do i pick, i thank there is one for every culture and people that have been on this planet, and yes they may well be the same entity with a different name. but i feel i have to be so what discriminating about it, as i will be working with that entity for months or even years to come, everyday. And how i go about setting up my rituals will depends on which one i go with, working with Zeus will not be the same as working with Thor, they are a lot alike, but not the same entity at all, from the cultural point of view anyway, I’ve tried just working with the generic “god/goddess” archetypes in the past and its never been as intimate or rewarding as working with a name, a cultural background, myths and legends, and i can add all that in ritual and get so much more. Hmmm i don’t know if i have any point to make here, just thought i’d share all that. Anyway Inanna very cool with me, and i hope she can somewhat stand me.