The Worship of the Generative Powers
by Thomas Wright
An exploration of the most ancient worship in human history, consisting in the study of ancient polytheistic to medieval secret orders’ and societies’ rites. Strange rituals and various forms of the old phallic/priapic worship pervading the whole gamut of social vicissitudes and developments.16 plates included.
“The worship of the reproductive organs as representing the fertilizing, protecting, and saving powers of nature, apart from these secret rites, prevailed universally…
…Erotic scenes of the most extravagant description covered vessels of metal, earthenware, and glass, intended, on doubt, for festivals and usages more or less connected with the worship of the principle of fecundity.”
15 x 21 cm, 174
- English Books
- Religion, Mysticism, Cults