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Orgies of the Sect of Sodo

Posted in Pagan and occult with tags , , on November 1, 2014 by alvinavalon

Orgies de la Secte SodoOrgies de la Secte Sodo (Orgies of the Sect of Sodo) is a French art-house film from 1984. The story concerns a young woman who, after experiencing psychological problems stemming from sexual repression, is referred to a private institution for liberated adults known as the “Sect of Sodo”. She wanders from room to room, witnessing a range of erotic couplings including male-on-male, group sex and BDSM. She then allows herself to be initiated into the sect by one of the High Priests, after which she is ready to participate in an uninhibited group ritual with multiple male and female partners.

The film celebrates the spiritual liberation that a woman can achieve by freeing herself from the sexual fetters imposed by conventional society.

Sexy Witches

Posted in Pagan and occult with tags , on October 31, 2014 by alvinavalon

Baldung witchesThe streets are always full of sexy witches at Halloween. But the phenomenon is not a new one – this drawing of three nakedly cavorting witches was produced by the German artist Hans Baldung in 1514.

Satan Erect

Posted in Pagan and occult with tags , , on September 21, 2014 by alvinavalon

satan_erect_statueEarlier this month, a bright red life-size statue of Satan appeared overnight on a disused plinth in Vancouver, Canada. The most eyecatching feature of the sculpture was a large and fully erect penis. The statue was soon removed by city authorities, but residents started a petition to have it reinstalled. For more details, including more pictures and a video, see City Crews Remove Satan Statue Erected Alongside Busy Vancouver Roadway.

Visualizations of the Black Mass

Posted in Pagan and occult with tags , , , on August 26, 2014 by alvinavalon

Black MassAn 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.

Black Mass

Phallic Worship

Posted in Pagan and occult with tags , , , on March 9, 2013 by alvinavalon

Phallic Worship by Alméry Lobel-RicheThe term “phallic worship” or “phallicism” denotes religious veneration of the phallus, or erect penis. Nowadays, of course, “cock worship” is most prevalent among females and gay men, but in the past the practice was much more widespread, with the phallus representing the divine creative principle. Phallicism may involve worship of a phallic icon, as seen in this early 20th century illustration by Alméry Lobel-Riche, or it may be personified in the form of a God such as Priapus.

One of the first historians to appreciate the full extent of Phallicism was an Englishman named Hargrave Jennings, who produced numerous works on the subject in the last decades of the 19th century – either under his own name, or the pseudonym of “Sha Rocco”, or anonymously. In books like The Masculine Cross and Ancient Sex Worship (1874), Phallicism Celestial and Terrestrial (1884) and Phallic Miscellanies (1891) he showed that worship of the “male generative organ” is common to virtually all cultures of Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. Furthermore, the practice is not confined to supposedly primitive cultures – Christianity recognizes a number of Phallic saints, such as St Ters, St Guerlichon and St Foutin, who were benevolent symbols of fertility and objects of pious reverence amongst women in particular.

Bacchanal: a frenzied sex ritual

Posted in Pagan and occult with tags , , , , , on February 2, 2013 by alvinavalon

Bacchanal by Auguste LevequeThe 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 Black Mass

Posted in Pagan and occult with tags , , on January 26, 2013 by alvinavalon

The Black Mass by Martin van MaëleThe 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.