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Lingam Puja

Posted in Tantric sex with tags , , , , , on April 24, 2015 by alvinavalon

pujaTantra is an ancient spiritual tradition with sacred rituals dating back hundreds if not thousands of years. Descriptions of Tantric practices sometimes read like a contemporary sex manual, as in the following account of the ritual known as Lingam Puja:

The male penis is worshipped by the Pundai-Stri who blessed the pujari with her vaginal libations. She will move her hands across his body in large circles, finally concentrating her attention on the lingam or the erect penis. She will then hold the erect lingam in her hand and stroke it gently, and then more vigorously until the lingam blesses her with its libations. Sometimes, the yoni-stri will take the Penile libations in her mouth, with the erect Lingam shooting its life-giving seminal fluids into her mouth.

[Then] she takes the lingam to the mouth of her divine passage or yoni, and enjoys the warmth of the throbbing penis. The warm embrace of the lingam by the unctuous yoni creates a sangam (union) that generates cosmic energy that leads to liberation or a state of Nirvana that must be experienced to be appreciated.

Source: http://www.vaginafest.us/

Yin and Yang

Posted in The Mystic East with tags , , , on March 1, 2015 by alvinavalon

yinyangTaoism is an ancient Chinese tradition that centers around the concept of Yin and Yang, or the interplay of female and male principles.

The female principle Yin is symbolized by the vagina, while the male principle Yang is symbolized by the penis. But Taoists rarely use such mundane anatomical words, preferring colorful poetic phrases instead:

  • The vagina = Jade Gate, Vermilion Gate, Jade Pavilion, Golden Lotus, Peony Blossom, Receptive Vase.
  • The penis = Jade Stem, Coral Stem, Male Stalk, Turtle Head, Red Bird, Dragon Pillar.

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.

The Festival of the Steel Phallus

Posted in The Mystic East with tags , , , on April 25, 2014 by alvinavalon

Kanamara Matsuri Festival 2014The Festival of the Steel Phallus (Kanamara Matsuri in Japanese) is an annual event in Kawasaki, Japan. Held on the first Sunday in April, the festival originated in the 16th century when the town’s prostitutes would gather at a shrine to pray for financial prosperity and protection against sexually transmitted diseases. Nowadays the festival centres around a huge pink penis which is carried through the streets, together with numerous other phallic-shaped objects large and small.

For more photographs from this year’s event, see 17 Decidedly Phallic Images Of Japan’s Annual Penis Festival Kanamara Matsuri.

Ancient Egyptian Autofellatio

Posted in Ancient wisdom with tags , , , on February 24, 2014 by alvinavalon

Egyptian Autofellatio

The image above comes from an Egyptian papyrus called “The Book of the Dead of Henuttawy”, which dates from the Third Intermediate Period circa 1000 BC. The large upper figure is the God Osiris, who is depicted in ithyphallic form – in other words, with an erect penis. As well as being erect, the God’s penis is shown as being abnormally long.

The smaller figure below Osiris is Geb, the Egyptian God of the Earth. Geb is also shown with an erect and abnormally long penis. Moreover, he is indulging in an act of autofellatio – sucking his own penis.

For clarity, the penises of the two Gods have been highlighted in red in this image. For the original version, and more information about the papyrus, see the British Museum website.

Phallic Symbolism

Posted in Mythology with tags , , , , on December 31, 2013 by alvinavalon

Large penis after Aubrey BeardsleyThe erect penis is a powerful symbol in art, mythology and religion, and its size is often exaggerated for greater effect. However, if it is exaggerated too much the effect becomes comic, as in this image based on a book illustration by Aubrey Beardsley. The original drawing, dating from 1896, depicts a scene from a classic Greek drama called Lysistrata. It reflects the ancient Greek theatrical tradition whereby the actors in comedies wore enormous stage-prop phalluses.

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.