Ananga Ranga

Ananga Ranga

Richard Francis Burton

The Ananga Ranga (Stage of Love) or Kamaledhiplava (Boat in the Sea of Love) is an Indian sex manual written by Kalyana malla in the 15th or 16th century. The poet wrote the work in honor of Lad Khan, son of Ahmed Khan Lodi. He was related to the Lodi dynasty, which from 1451 to 1526 ruled from Delhi. Later commentators have said it is aimed…

A Discourse on the Worship of Priapus

A Discourse on the Worship of Priapus

Richard Payne Knight

With 25 illustrations. This extended essay on fertility worship in the Classical period was written by Robert Payne Knight, a distinguished English scholar, parlimentarian, writer, and antiquarian. Published in 1786, this book shocked English society to such an extent that Knight took it upon himself to supress it. Although the study of the…

Influence of the Phallic Idea in the Religions of Antiquity

Influence of the Phallic Idea in the Religions of Antiquity

C. Staniland Wake and Hodder M. Westropp

The origin of phallic worship is hidden behind so much obscurity that very little is actually known about it. The Phoenicians, Egyptians, Phrygians, Greeks, Hindus, and many others have legends and myths concerning phallic worship that date back to prehistory. This book explores the origins of phallic worship, its influence on the religions of antiquity, serpent symbolism, the tree of knowledge, the “fall of man”, and sun-god worship…

The Masculine Cross and Ancient Sex Worship

The Masculine Cross and Ancient Sex Worship

Sha Rocco (Hargrave Jennings)

Fully illustrated. A tremendous and controversial undertaking for its time, this book unearths some of the most fascinating connections between the world of Christianity and sexual imagery, adventure and exotica. Without missing a beat, Rocco has seen to it that his readers are not only kept fascinated, but that his own theories…

Phallic Worship

Phallic Worship

R. A. Campbell

An outline of the worship of the generative organs, as being, or as representing, the Divine Creator, with suggestions as to the influence of the phallic idea on religious creeds, ceremonies, customs and symbolism, past and present.

Phallicism

Phallicism

Hargrave Jennings

Partial Contents: Definitions; History of the Phallic symbol-structures; Classes of the Phalli; Celestial or Theosophical doctrine of the unsexual transcendental Phallicism; Mysteries of Phallus; its idealized Gnostic, Rosicrucian or Christian renderings; Rites and ceremonies; Hebrew Phallicism; Rosicrucian and Gnostic meanings…

Sex and Sex Worship

O. A. Wall

First published in 1919, this huge book has over 370 illustrations. ‘When primitive man had advanced sufficiently to have acquired the rudiments of language and the ability to think logically, he probably commenced to speculate on the origin or source of life or existence. It is not inconceivable that the troglodites, living in their caves, depending for food on the hunt and the chase, slaying wild animals in self-defence, others…

The Sex Worship and Symbolism of Primitive Races

The Sex Worship and Symbolism of Primitive Races

Sanger Brown

First published in 1916, this book is a study of ‘the history of that great motive of action, the sex passion, as it appears in religion and the interpretation of its significance.’ Chapters include; Simple Sex Worship, Symbolism, Sun Myths, Mysteries And Decadent Sex Worship, and Interpretations.

The Worship of the Generative Powers

The Worship of the Generative Powers

Thomas Wright

Fully illustrated. This work first appeared as the second half of the 1865 printing of A Discourse on the Worship of Priapus. Wright’s extended essay on Phallic worship is distinguished by much better scholarship and writing than some of the other works of this genre. Along with the usual suspects (ancient and modern phallic objects, fertility rituals and so on) Wright devotes the longest section of this text to exploring what would become…