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Phallic Worship
Pages 31

But this is enough to show that in connection with the gods, ideas of sex were very prominent among the ancients.

For an example of birth from a female without a male, among thc deities, see p. 109.

PHALLIC WORSHIP

The British Encyclopedia, in speaking of Christianity, says: "All Paganism is at heart a worship of nature in some form 01' other, and in all Pagan religions the deepest and most awe-inspiring attribute of nature was the power of reproduction. The mystery of birth and becoming was the deepest mystery of nature; it lay at the root of all thoughtful Paganism and appeared in various forms, some of them of a more innocent, others of a more debasing type.