An earlier post on this blog described the Black Mass – a Satanic ritual in which a travesty of the Christian mass is performed over the body of a naked woman. Here are some further visualizations of the ritual that have been produced over the years.
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The Sanskrit term Chakra Puja refers to a sex ritual undertaken by a group of participants. The word Chakra literally means “wheel”, and the ritual takes the form of a circle in which sexual energy is transmitted from one participant to the next.
The picture above shows a group of men engaged in a circular sex ritual. This particular ritual is known as Trenecito.
The Bacchanal was a religious rite associated with worship of the Roman God Bacchus, also known by the Greek name of Dionysus. Bacchus is often euphemistically referred to as the “God of Wine”, which makes him sound genteel and sophisticated, but in fact he was the God of drunkenness, self-indulgence and decadent sexuality. Accordingly, the Bacchanal took the form of an uninhibited, drunken orgy. The Roman historian Livy wrote that “More uncleanness was committed by men with men than with women. To regard nothing as impious or criminal was the sum total of their religion.”
Over the years, many artists have chosen to depict Bacchanalian revels in their paintings. The one shown here is the work of the Belgian painter Auguste Levêque.
The Satanic rite known as the Black Mass is replete with sexual imagery and orgiastic debauchery, as described in this quotation from Dennis Wheatley: “The salient feature is that the representative of the Power of Light should be abjured and the Power of Darkness invoked by the offering up of blood and semen. To be of maximum potency a Black Mass should be performed by a priest, and, should he have been unfrocked, this makes no difference to the power inherent in him. But anyone sufficiently debased can perform a ritual of this kind. At a black mass everything possible is done the opposite way to the correct procedure. The cross on the altar is upside down, crooked or broken. The acolytes should be young men who readily give themselves to anal intercourse. The celebrant wears a cape embroidered with serpents and other Satanic emblems. He is naked beneath it, and it is open down the front, exposing his erect penis. The congregation should, preferably, be wearing animal costumes and masks. The litany and prayers are recited backwards. The ceremony is performed over the naked body of a young woman, who lies on the altar. The celebrant sacrifices an offering by cutting its throat and catching its blood in a chalice. Finally the priest copulates with the woman on the altar, plunging his lust-hardened penis in and out of her lissome young vagina. The congregation, as though possessed by demons, frantically slake their lust on one another in every way possible.”
The image above shows a depiction of the Black Mass by the early 20th century artist, Martin van Maële.
Raëlism is the world’s largest UFO religion, founded in 1974 by Claude Vorilhon, known to his followers as Raël. Sexuality forms an important part of Raëlian doctrine, which promotes liberal views of sexuality including homosexuality, bisexuality, polyamory, masturbation and prostitution. Raëlian spiritual practices include sensual meditation, which involves ritual stimulation of erogenous zones. Raëlians also practice naturism and are advocates of toplessness in females, as demonstrated by the three female followers seen with Raël in the photograph.
At the height of the Puritan era in the 17th century, belief in the Devil was widespread and completely literal. For most people, Satan was a symbol of evil to be feared and avoided, but there were those who believed they could attain earthly power by seeking out his company and engaging in sexual intercourse with him. A young French woman named Jeannette d’Abadie described the Devil as a large man with horns and a tail, and the most massive penis she had ever seen. It was almost a metre in length, covered in scales and cold to the touch. Copulating with the Lord of Hell was as painful as childbirth, but infinitely more satisfying than sex with a human male. When the Devil ejaculated inside her, Jeannette said that his semen was as cold as ice.
A few years later, a native of the Scottish Highlands named Isobel Gowdie echoed many of the same sentiments as Jeannette d’Abadie. She said the Devil was as heavy as a malt sack and endowed with a huge, icy cold phallus, and that when it came to sexual intercourse “he is abler for us that way than any man can be”.
The photograph depicts one of the many explicitly sexual carvings that can be seen on the walls of the Lakshmana Temple at Khajuraho in central India. This is one of several Hindu temples at the Khajuraho complex, dating from about a thousand years ago, that are decorated with erotic sculptures of this type. They are often described as a “Kama Sutra in stone”, but this is an understatement. The Kama Sutra is predominantly concerned with monogamous, heterosexual intercourse performed by married couples in the privacy of their own homes. The Khajuraho sculptures, on the other hand, depict orgiastic scenes of group sex such as the one seen here. Given their location on a temple, it is likely that they refer to religious rituals rather than purely sensual or hedonistic activities.