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Its testicles were covered with feathers. Analogous to the phallus through which sperm travels, the pillar appears as a means of communication through which courses the life giving principle of the sacred. It is the symbol of the tree of life, the world's axis. British Isles: Cave statue of phallic character. Morgan Abbey, Glamorgan. Photograph by C. M. Dixon from Philip Rawson's Primitive Erotic Art {Weidenfeld & Nicolson}. In Egypt, Osiris was represented by a pillar called a djed. In Celtic cosmology, the pillar also plays an essential role.

The invitation represents the laudes (prastāra). "Sleeping next to the woman is the magnificat (udgītha). "Facing one another is the choir (pratihāra). "The orgasm is the consecration. "Separation is the closing hymn (nidhāna). "He who understands that every sexual act is a hymn addressed to Vama-deva, the fiery form of Shiva, recreates himself with each copulation. 1). In Celtic mythology there is "the powerful Fergus mac Roich, 'Fergus son of Great Horse', the name itself being suggestive of virility.

22-23), the patriarch Daksha, who is preparing a Vedic sacrifice, is cursed by Nandi (Joyous), the bull, the animal kingdom's companion and personification of Shiva, whose symbol is the phallus. Nandi speaks of Daksha with disdain: "This ignorant mortal hates the sole god who remains benevolent towards his detractors, and he refuses to recognize the truth. He concerns himself with naught but his domestic life and all the compromises which that entails. To satisfy his interests he practices interminable rituals with a mentality debased by Vedic prescriptions.

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