Influence of the Phallic Idea in the Religions of Antiquity

Influence of the Phallic Idea in the Religions of Antiquity

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By (author) C Staniland Wake

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  • Publisher: Createspace
  • Format: Paperback | 42 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 2mm | 68g
  • Publication date: 28 June 2014
  • ISBN 10: 1500355739
  • ISBN 13: 9781500355739
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations

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The first step in the inquiry is to ascertain the origin of the superstition in question. Faber ingeniously referred to a primitive universal belief in a great father, the curious connection seen to exist between nearly all non-Christian mythologies, and he saw in phallic worship a degradation of this belief. Such an explanation as this is, however, not satisfactory; since, not only does it require the assumption of a primitive divine revelation, but proof is still wanting that all peoples have, or ever had, any such notion of a great parent of mankind as that supposed to have been revealed. And yet there is a valuable germ of truth in this hypothesis. The phallic superstition is founded essentially in the family idea.

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