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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.

Succubus

Posted in Mythology with tags , , on October 30, 2014 by alvinavalon

succubusAccording to legend, a succubus is a malevolent demon that adopts the form of an irresistibly seductive human female in order to take advantage of male victims while they are in bed at night. This is normally achieved through an intimate sexual act such as intercourse or fellatio. Traditionally, a visit from a succubus was assumed to be the reason why men sometimes get erections and ejaculate spontaneously in their sleep.

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

The Goddess Juno

Posted in Mythology with tags , , on March 2, 2014 by alvinavalon

The Goddess JunoJuno was one of the most powerful deities in ancient Roman Mythology. Alongside Minerva, she was one of the top two Goddesses of the Roman Pantheon. But whereas Minerva was a virgin Goddess, Juno was an expert in sex. She was married to Jupiter, but like Jupiter she often had sexual intercourse with mortals. Juno symbolized feminine power and sexual liberation, and the word “Junoesque” is used to this day to refer to a tall, powerfully built woman.

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.

Fascinus

Posted in Esoteric symbolism, Pagan and occult with tags , , , , , , on October 20, 2012 by alvinavalon

Ancient Roman depiction of a magical phallus - FascinusFascinus was an ancient Roman deity who, like Priapus, was associated with worship of the phallus or male sexual organ. But whereas Priapus was depicted as a humanoid figure with an oversized penis, Fascinus was often portrayed simply as an animated penis, as in this stone carving found at the Roman amphitheatre at Nîmes in France.

Stone carvings of this kind were believed to possess magical powers that could ward off evil influences. The name Fascinus is connected with our word “fascinate”, which literally means to bewitch or enchant. For the same reason, women in ancient Rome often wore phallic-shaped pendants around their necks.

Ithyphallic Gods and Demons

Posted in Esoteric symbolism, Mythology with tags , , , , , on September 18, 2012 by alvinavalon

The demon Pazuzu depicted with an erect penis (ithyphallic)Ithyphallic is a word meaning “with an erect penis”, but it is normally only used in the context of artistic representations of gods and demons. In the Christian world, the Devil is often depicted in ithyphallic form, particularly in images dating from the Middle Ages. A number of ancient Egyptian gods are also depicted in this way, most notably Min-Amun. In Graeco-Roman mythology the most common ithyphallic gods are Pan and Priapus. The popular Hindu God Shiva is often depicted in ithyphallic form, as were the ancient pagan gods Baal and Moloch. The image depicts one of the less familiar ithyphallic figures: the Babylonian demon Pazuzu.