Phallism; A Description Of The Worship Of Lingam-yoni In Various Parts Of The World, And In…

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byHargrave Jennings

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1889. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Blavatsky the author of Isis Unveiled, speaking of the occurrence of Phallic emblems in Christian lands, says :--" We find it rather unwise on the part of Catholic writers to pour out their vials of wrath in such sentences as these: 'In a multitude of pagodas, the phallic stone, ever and always assuming, like the Grecian batylos, the brutally indecent form of the lingham . . . the Maha Deva.' Before casting slurs on a symbol, whose profound metaphysical meaning is too much for the modern champions of that religion of sensualism par excellence, Roman Catholicism, to grasp, they are in duty bound to destroy their oldest churches and change the forms of the cupolas of their temples. The Mahody of Elephanta, the Round Tower of Bhangulpore, the minarets of Islam--either rounded or pointed -- are the originals of the Campanilo column of San Marco, at Venice, of the Rochester Cathedral, and the modern Duomo of Milan. All of these steeples, turrets, domes, and Christian temples, are the reproductions of the primitive idea of the lithos, the upright phallus." "The western tower of St. Paul's Cathedral, London," says the author of the Rosicrucians, "is one of the double lithoi placed always in front of every temple, Christian as well as heathen." Moreover, in all Christian churches, particularly in Protestant churches, where they figure most conspicuously, the two tables of stone of the Mosaic Dispensation are placed over the altar, side by side, as a united stone, the tops of which are rounded. The right stone is the masculine, the left feminine. Therefore neither Catholics nor Protestants have a right to talk of the indecent forms of heathen monuments, so long as they ornament their own churches with the symbols of the Lingham, and Yoni, and even write the laws of their...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1889. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Blavatsky the author of Isis Unveiled, speaking of the occurrence of Phallic emblems in Christian lands, says :--" We find it rather ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217248373

ISBN - 13:9780217248372

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