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Influence of the Phallic Idea in the Religions of Antiquity is a book by C. Staniland Wake, first published in 1870. The work is notable for being one of the first English-language works to explore the history and symbolism of the phallic cults and traditions found in various ancient cultures. The book examines the phallic symbolism and worship in various cultures, and explores the ways in which the phallus was worshipped as a symbol of male potency, fertility, and creative power, and how it was often associated with the gods of fertility and creation. Wake's book also examines the psychological and spiritual implications of the phallic cults, exploring how the worship of the phallus was often linked to ideas of regeneration, rebirth, and transcendence. The book also touches on the relationship between sexuality and spirituality, and how the phallic cults often sought to connect the two.
This book has 16,494 words, 31 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1870.
Production notes: This ebook of Influence of the Phallic Idea was published by Global Grey on the 17th April 2023. The artwork used for the cover is 'Columns of the Temple of Neptune at Paestum' by Constantin Hansen.