Sex worship: an exposition of the phallic origin of religion [NOOK Book]

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CHAPTER II. THE CREATOR. As was stated in the preceding chapter, the phenomenon of procreation has ever been a source of deepest interest, curiosity and reverence, and we may readily imagine how directly and forcibly it must have ...
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CHAPTER II. THE CREATOR. As was stated in the preceding chapter, the phenomenon of procreation has ever been a source of deepest interest, curiosity and reverence, and we may readily imagine how directly and forcibly it must have impressed itself upon the mind of man in those early days of his social development, when he was more closely dependent upon nature than he is now, and when the necessities of his condition rendered him keenly observant of all phenomena. In the infancy of man's mentality the manifestations of nature were unintelligible ; but with that instinct which is still inherent in the human race, he struggled with his finite mind to grasp the infinite, and in his endeavor to comprehend the forces and wonders of the universe, he clothed them with the imagery of his untutored mind, and they became to him living entities like himself; the personifications of his emotions and desires; the representations of superior beings, upon whom he was dependent for his existence and happiness. Naturally, he learned to regard most highly that which not only afforded him the greatest pleasure and the greatest good, but which appeared to him as the most powerful and the most incomprehensible, and thus it was that he came to look upon the generative power as superior to aught else. The creative act was his incomparably greatest pleasure, and produced the most wonderful and most- prized result—a new being like himself. Surely, within the range of his observation and experience there was nothing in nature at once so mysterious, so potent, so awe-inspiring; so overpowering in its manifestations, so inexplicably marvelous in its results ; silent and invisible in its operations; omnipotent and supreme in its powers and capabilities. Man's first impulse is to suppose that...
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  • BN ID: 2940020947795
  • Publisher: Washington, D. C. : The author
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  • Edition description: Digitized from 1898 volume
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