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Paul Thomas marked it as to-read Dec 26, Books by Richard Payne Knight. Michael LeMoine marked it as to-read Apr 03, Of prriapus the rites which belonged to ancient polytheism, none were more furiously inveighed against by the zealous propagators of the Christian faith than the obscene ceremonies performed in the worship of Priapus, the god of procreation. Mar 29, Peter J. And then fall they to banquet and feast, to leape and daunce aboute it, as the Heathen people did at the dedication of their idolles, whereof this is a perfect patterne, or rather the thyng itself.
In the meantime I send you the following account, which, I flatter myself, will amuse you for the present, and may in future serve to illustrate those proofs. The modern Amulet most in vogue represents a hand clinched, with the point discourwe the thumb thrust betwixt the index and middle finger show more. Beth marked it as to-read Dec 27, This was a very interesting read.
A discourse on the worship of Priapus, and its connection with the mystic theology of the ancients
Jamie rated it liked it Jul 29, I had long ago discovered, that the women and children of the lower class, at Naples, and in its neighbourhood, frequently wore, as an ornament of dress, a sort of Amulets, which they imagine to be a preservative from the mal occhii, evil eyes, or enchantment exactly similar to those which were worn by the ancient Inhabitants of this Country for the very same purpose, as likewise for their supposed invigorating influence; and all of which have evidently a relation to the Worehip of Priapus.
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Page 17 – In an age, therefore, when no prejudices of artificial decency existed, what more just and natural image could they find, by which to express their idea of the beneficent power of the great Creator, than that organ which endowed them with the power of procreation, and made them partakers, not only of the felicity of the Deity, but of his great characteristic attribute, that of multiplying his own image, communicating his blessings, and extending them to generations yet unborn?
Annaliese marked it as to-read Jun 14, Richard Knight hoped to discover the meaning of the widespread practice of phallic worship in the ancient world, and what relationship this might have to the theology of the ancients.
Christopher Leinhart marked it as to-read Aug 30, Molly marked it as to-read Jun 17, I learned a lot about the long abandoned underlying Orphic philosophies behind the obscene Roman, Greek, Egyptian, Persian, and Indian phallic and yonic symbolism. Page 14 – Hence proceed that haste and violence with which devout persons of all religions condemn the rites and doctrines of others, and the furious zeal and bigotry with which they maintain their own; while perhaps, if both were equally well understood, both would be found to have the same meaning, and only to differ in the modes of conveying it.
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