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Phallic imagery, in one form or another, may be found in the artistic traditions of virtually every world culture since prehistoric times. Alain Danielou here unveils the religious impulse underlying art that at first glance seems to have no purpose beyond the erotic.
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Part One: The Cult of the Phallus
1. Historical Sources
3. Representations of the Phallus
4. Indirect Representations of the Phallus
Part Two: The Ithyphallic God
5. The Lord of the Animals
6. The Guardian God
7. The Animal and Plant Forms of the God
8. Names and Aspects of the Ithyphallic God
9. The Survivals
Glossary of Sanskrit Terms
About the Author