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Starting with an outline of the symbolism of inventive forces often, The Phallus first examines the illustration of male fertility in such kinds because the menhirs or status stones of prehistoric Europe; the Mahalinga and Svayambhu of India; and the traditional Greek Omphalos. the second one a part of the e-book surveys the presence of ithyphallic gods in archaic shamanistic religions (the Lord of the Animals), the Greek pantheon (Hermes, Priapus), and the Hindu deities (Ardhanarishvara, the androgyne). Danielou additionally explores the position of Shaivist and Dionysian initiatory rites in bringing males into communion with the inventive forces of lifestyles. Illustrated all through with pictures and line drawings of ecu and Indian artwork, The Phallus celebrates the expression of the masculine within the non secular traditions of East and West.

Phallic imagery, in a single shape or one other, will be present in the inventive traditions of just about each global tradition on account that prehistoric instances. Alain Danielou the following unveils the non secular impulse underlying artwork that initially look turns out to don't have any goal past the erotic.

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