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A Discourse on the Worship of Priapus: Jamie rated it liked it Jul 29, He commenced with no theories, but was content to follow the facts wherever they might lead. Page 14 – But the forms and ceremonials of a religion are not always to be understood in their direct and obvious sense ; but are to be considered as symbolical representations of some hidden meaning Trivia About A Discourse on th Account Options Sign in.
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A discourse on the worship of Priapus, and its connection with the mystic theology of the ancients
Paperbackpages. Rosaria Tirone marked it as to-read Feb 03, Such is the case with the rites and symbolic kf now under consideration, nothing of which could be more monstrous and indecent if considered in their plain and obvious meaning, but which will be found to be a very natural symbol of a very natural and philosophical system of religion if considered according to their original use and intention.
HAVING last made a curious discovery, that in a Province of this Kingdom, and not fifty miles from its Capital, a sort of devotion is still paid to PRIAPUS, the obscene Divinity of the Ancients though under another denominationI thought it circumstance worth recording; particularly, as it offers a fresh proof of the similitude of the Popish and Pagan Religion, so well observed by Dr.
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Duke marked it as to-read Aug 10, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Charlotte marked it as to-read Apr 19, Of all the rites which belonged to ancient polytheism, none were more furiously inveighed against by the zealous propagators of the Christian faith than the obscene ceremonies performed in the worship of Priapus, the god of procreation.
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Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Huneida Osmic rated it really liked it Oct 02, Struck with this conformity in ancient oc modern superstition, I made a collection of both the ancient and modern Amulets of this sort, and placed them together in the British Museum, where they remain.
And then fall they to banquet and feast, to leape and daunce aboute it, as the Heathen people did at the dedication of their idolles, whereof this is a perfect patterne, or rather the thyng itself.