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Hinc pecudes, armenta, viros, genus omne ferarum, Quemque fibi tenues nafcentem arceflere worshi. Brian Mccall rated it really liked it Jan 25, The modern Amulet most in vogue represents a hand clinched, with the point of the thumb thrust betwixt the index and middle finger show more. Page 13 – MEN, considered collectively, are at all times the same animals, employing the same organs, and endowed with the same faculties: Huneida Osmic rated it really liked it Oct 02, Men think they know, because they are sure they feel; and are firmly convinced, because strongly agitated.

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. Of all the profane rites which belonged to the ancient polytheism, none were more furiously inveighed against by the zealous propagators of the Christian faith, Rosaria Tirone marked worshipp as to-read Feb 03, Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Mustafa Al-Laylah rated it liked it Sep 28, 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 The Best Books of In the meantime I send you the following account, which, I flatter myself, will amuse you for the present, and may in future serve to illustrate those proofs.


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Looking for beautiful books? Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Mark Buckley added it Sep 27, Richard Knight hoped to discover the meaning of the widespread practice of phallic worship in the ancient world, and what relationship this might have to the theology of the ancients. I had long ago discovered, that the women and children of the lower class, at Naples, and in its neighbourhood, frequently wore, as an ornament of dress, a sort of Amulets, which they imagine to be a preservative from the mal occhii, evil eyes, or enchantment exactly similar to those which were worn by the ancient Inhabitants of this Country for the very same purpose, as likewise for their supposed invigorating influence; and all of which have evidently a relation to the Cult of Priapus.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Such is the case with the rites and symbolic representation 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.


Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? Struck with this conformity in ancient and 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.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Allan Alonso added it Sep 30, Hotten- Isernia Italy – pages 0 Reviews https: 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.

Stian marked it as to-read Jun 11, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Lucia marked it as to-read Jul 08, Page 14 – Hence proceed that haste and violence with which devout persons of all religions condemn the rites and doctrines of others, and the furious zeal and bigotry with which they maintain their own; while perhaps, if both were equally well understood, both would be found to have the same meaning, and only to differ in the modes of conveying it.

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