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Sappho

Posted in Mythology with tags , , , on March 28, 2014 by alvinavalon

Sappho by GleyreSappho was one of the greatest poets of the ancient world. She was born on the Greek island of Lesbos in the 7th century BC. A native of Lesbos is known as a Lesbian, and in English this word has come to mean a homosexual female due to the homoerotic nature of some of Sappho’s poems. The word “Sapphic” is sometimes used as a synonym of Lesbian.

The picture above is adapted from the painting “Sappho’s bedtime” by Charles Gleyre (1806 – 1874). The one below is from Édouard-Henri Avril (1849 –1928). Both scenes include a lyre, which was a harp-like musical instrument used to accompany poetry in ancient times.

Sappho by Avril

Tantric Art

Posted in Esoteric symbolism with tags , , , , , on February 9, 2013 by alvinavalon

An animal-headed goddess performing fellatio on the elephant God GaneshaThe Tantric tradition of India and Tibet is much broader in its scope than the subset of Tantric Sexuality taught in the West. While Western Tantra focuses on practical techniques, the Eastern form also uses sexual symbolism for purely meditational purposes. As such, Tantric art often contains imagery that can seem bizarre to Western eyes. This Tibetan-style devotional painting, for example, depicts an animal-headed female deity trampling on two small figures while she menstruates into a bowl they are holding. At the same time, she is balancing the Hindu elephant God Ganesha on her hands and performing fellatio on him – in other words, sucking his penis!

Ecclesiastical Autofellatio

Posted in Esoteric symbolism with tags , , , , on December 8, 2012 by alvinavalon

autofellatioWhile explicit sexual imagery is often found in the sacred architecture of other cultures (for example Erotic Indian Temple Sculptures), it is less commonly associated with Christian churches. But it is not absent altogether, particularly from the exterior of ecclesiastical buildings. One image that is fairly common is the Sheela na gig, depicting a naked woman holding open a gaping and exaggeratedly large vulva. Another example is shown in the image here, of a male figure performing an explicit act of autofellatio – in other words, sucking its own penis. This sculpture can be seen on the facade of Cologne Cathedral in Germany, where it is supporting a statue of the 13th century Archbishop Konrad von Hochstaden.