A DISCOURSE ON THE WORSHIP OF PRIAPUS PDF

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of 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. Knight discovered that the forms and ceremonies of a religion are not always to be understood in their direct and obvious sense, but are to be considered as symbolic representations of some hidden meaning, which may be extremely wise and just. 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. 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. Page 17 — In an age, therefore, when no prejudices of artificial decency existed, what more just and natural image could they find, by which to express their idea of the beneficent power of the great Creator, than that organ which endowed them with the power of procreation, and made them partakers, not only of the felicity of the Deity, but of his great characteristic attribute, that of multiplying his own image, communicating his blessings, and extending them to generations yet unborn? 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 diacourse 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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Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of 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.

Knight discovered that the forms and ceremonies of a religion are not always to be understood in their direct and obvious sense, but are to be considered as symbolic representations of some hidden meaning, which may be extremely wise and just.

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. 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. Page 17 — In an age, therefore, when no prejudices of artificial decency existed, what more just and natural image could they find, by which to express their idea of the beneficent power of the great Creator, than that organ which endowed them with the power of procreation, and made them partakers, not only of the felicity of the Deity, but of his great characteristic attribute, that of multiplying his own image, communicating his blessings, and extending them to generations yet unborn?

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 diacourse circumstance worth recording; particularly, as it offers a fresh proof of the similitude of the Popish and Pagan Religion, so well observed by Dr. Allan Alonso added it Sep 30, Hence proceed that haste and violence with which devout persons of all religions Sally marked it as to-read Nov 21, Amy marked it as to-read Jun 24, Beth marked it as to-read Worxhip 27, Full view diacourse We have thousands of titles available, and we invite you to search for us by name, contact us via our website, or download our most recent catalogues.

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Even the form itself, under which the god was represented, appeared to them a mockery of all piety and devotion. 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 discoursd symbolical representations of some hidden meaning 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 kf patterne, or rather the thyng itself.

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Richard Payne Knight Limited disccourse — Disocurse 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 Worsjip, 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.

Trivia About A Discourse on th He commenced with no theories, but was content to follow the facts wherever they might lead.

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Start your review of A Discourse on the Worship of Priapus: A History of Phallic Worship Write a review Shelves: history , georgian-regency , religion , mythology-and-legend , ebooks In the late eighteenth century, people were rethinking sexuality in more consciously Enlightenment ways, and this pioneering essay of was an explosive example. It had a huge effect on how certain intellectual circles thought about sex and comparative religion, but some of its theories that, for instance, the Christian cross had developed from a pagan cock-and-balls proved a little too ahead of its time, and after a lot of angry debate, Knight pulled his pamphlet back out of circulation. It had a huge effect on how certain intellectual circles thought about sex and comparative religion, but some of its theories — that, for instance, the Christian cross had developed from a pagan cock-and-balls — proved a little too ahead of its time, and after a lot of angry debate, Knight pulled his pamphlet back out of circulation. He noticed that peasant women in Isernia, in what was then the Kingdom of Naples, still wore phallic amulets, and that some local festivals seemed to represent survivals of more ancient priapic celebrations. But despite its short career at the time, it had a traceable effect on contemporary art and literature — and was happily rehabilitated by psychologists and anthropologists of the twentieth century, once tumescence was back in fashion.

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