There is a significant yet suspicious duality in the representation of two competing female archetypes of goddesses: Mary the Mother and Mary Magdalene. This kind of duality is not only artificial, but also undoubtedly a figment of the ascetic mind of old patriarchs afraid of anything fun and ...
I am not an expert in the Gnostic stories but am much more attracted to their approach to spirituality, which is very modern and filled with Energy.
The Serpent could represent an awakened kundalini energy which Hindu tradition claims is in our unawakened divine potential.
Women accept and are attracted to specific types of men. We need to accept and respect each aspect of masculinity in them.
Inanna-Ishtar, Isis, Mary Magdalene: Recovering the Lineage of the Lost Goddess and Other Stolen Stories.
The application of the title 'sacred prostitute' has been just another way of demeaning this ancient Goddess who preceded Biblical stories.