An essay by an anonymous scholar on the Rites and Mysteries connected with the serpent worship in various parts of the world, the whole forming an exposition of phallic, or sex worship.
Ophiolatreia, the worship of the serpent, next to the adoration of the phallus, is one of the most remarkable, and, at first sight, unaccountable forms of religion the world has ever known. Until the true source from whence it sprang can be reached and understood, its nature will remain as mysterious as its universality, for what man could see in an object so repulsive and forbidding in its habits as this reptile, to render worship to, is one of the most difficult of problems to find a solution to.
15 x 21 cm, 156 pgs
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