By Thomas Inman
1915. Christians consider that they've a divine monopoly on fact. they don't. This publication irrefutably exhibits how a lot of Christianity's symbols are from a ways prior ''pagan'' resources. This publication doesn't disparage Christianity yet offers a connecting hyperlink for what has been a continual resource of symbolic wisdom passed all the way down to us from the ancients. a variety of illustrations.
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Symbolises the male, 7 the left hand represents the mystic feminine circle. In another plate, which is to be found in Moor’s Hindu Pantheon, there is a similar figure, but draped fully, and in that the dress worn by the celestial spouse is covered with groups of spots arranged in triads and groups of four. With regard to the signification of spots, we may notice that they indicated, either by their shape or by their name, the emblem of womankind. A story of Indra, the Hindoo god of the sky, confirms this.
The female was named Ishtar or Astarte, and was equivalent to the female organ, the yoni or vulva—the kte…j of the Greeks. e. by Inman] as being euphemistic, and preferable to the names which are in vulgar use to describe the male and female parts. 11 sins sprung. One fat priest, nude as our risen bodies must be, is being savagely pulled to hell by the part symbolised by tree and serpent, whilst shee whom he has adored and vainly sought to disgrace, is rising to take her place amongst the blest.
27, and. v. ” Another equally vulgar way of describing men is to be found in 1 Kings xiv. 10. But xxxi these observations would not serve us much in symbolism did we not know that they were associated with certain euphemisms by which when one thing is said another is intended; for an illustration let us take Isaiah vii. 20, and ask what is meant by the phrase, “the hair of the feet” ? It is certain that the feet are never hairy, and consequently can never be shaved. Again, when we find in Gen. xlix.
Ancient Pagan and Modern Christian Symbolism with an Essay on Baal Worship, on the Assyrian Sacred Grove and other Allied Symbols by Thomas Inman