dinsdag 2 mei 2017

Phallic Worship - George Ryley Scott

If you`re looking for some erotic literature, move along, because this has nothing to do with that.

Instead, this book details how sex and sexual rituals had influence on people through the ages.

From the time of the Egyptians all the way to modern society, sexual symbols have been immersed into cultural and religious beliefs.  Yes, even christianity.

In the early days, this was by the Sun being represented as male, while the earth was female.  And nature and mankind ofspring of their lovemaking.  Of course, relifions evolve as do societies through all the years, and as such so is the depiction of said symbols.  Nowadays (which, in the case of the book, was even before Woodstock, as it is written in 1966) that is represented in both censorship, and the rebellion against it, in a puritan Great Britain.

The book is a good read, and makes you look at some things in a different perspective, or even learn something totally new.  Like how many incarnations of Zeus there are amongst all kinds of religions in that era of the ancient Greeks.

Just remember, this isn`t "light reading" (pun intended to all you otaku out there) if you pick it up.

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