Sexual Symbolism of the Cross

Around this symbol and the cult which it symbolized gathered the first civilization of the human race, the first feeble aspirations of savage humanity toward beauty, grace and unselfishness. For the cross, in whatsoever land it be found—and it or some one of its correlated emblems is reverenced in every civilized nation or savage tribe yet met with upon the earth—is an old, old symbol of the relation resulting from that mysterious attraction between man and woman which is called sexual love. Read the rest of this excerpt »

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The Phallic Triad

The phallic symbolism of parenthood often takes the form of what is known as “the phallic triad.” In this, the linga is flanked or supported by two other symbols to represent the testicles. The Tau-Cross is a conventional representation of this; and I have already shown how it is possible this Tau-Cross may have evolved from the looped or ankh-cross. Read the rest of this excerpt »

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The Yoni

While the symbols of the male have claimed a worldwide homage, the symbols of the female have by no means been neglected, either by ancient Phallicism or by Christianity. The usual and natural symbol of femininity is a doorway or archway, suggestive of the vulva or external genitals. Read the rest of this excerpt »

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The Dove

A favorite symbol and accompaniment of the yoni is the dove. “From the affectionate intercourse between the sexes, it was sacred to Venus, and was her constant attendant.” Inman however, seems to think that it is because the dove’s “note, coa or coo has, in the Semitic, some resemblance to an invitation to amorous gratification.” Read the rest of this excerpt »

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Christianity

I have already shown that Christianity was preeminently a religion of male deities, and that in this, it differed from the old phallic faiths which either recognized a female as the third person in the trinity of Divine Powers or in some other way paid homage to the feminine principle. Read the rest of this excerpt »

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