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The Cult of the Goddess

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By Rosario GómezImage of a prehistoric goddess

They are accepted by the historiography the beliefs that defend that during the paleolithic, the cult to the Mother Goddess was normative, the sexuality was related to the rites of fecundity of the nature, the sacred intercourse was the hierogramia, the marriage of the gods in favor of fertility. Several authors agree that during this period, equality between the sexes is justified by several indications. The male was not aware of his participation in human reproduction to which a mysterious origin was attributed.

Neolithic times and settlements brought great changes in the destinies of humanity and once man's participation in the dynamics of reproduction was assumed, he began to impose his criteria. It is said that it was the Hindu nomadic shepherds who imposed the phallic spirit that, in its long evolution, would banish the old gynaelatric rites, other theories suggest that it was in Mesopotamia that this type of change began to take place.

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Sexuality in Prehistory

By Rosario Gómez
In lower lines, I echo the discoveries that the Atapuerca Foundation has published about the so-called Sex of Stone and some considerations of the Doctor in philosophy Georges Feuerstein.
From the oldest sculptures such as the Venus of Willendorf, the representations of sexual relations of the Hindu temples of Suria and Kahjuraho, to the discovered murals of the ruins of Pompeii, which highlight an infinity of erotic scenes, from Giovanni Boccacio and Bernini to violence Sade's eroticism, human sexuality has continually been imposed, confronting the repressed sexual energy. In ancient societies multiple representations of explicit sex are appreciated, which far from causing shame and scandal, were signs of power and admiration. Already during the Paleolithic we find images of penises and vulvas strongly linked to fertility and procreation. Between the 9000 and the 7000 BC the first copulation represented: the stone of Ain Sakhri, found in the Judean desert.

The Myth of Human Androginia

Androgyny expresses the coexistence of opposites within the divine biunity


Extracts from Treaty of the History of Religions by Mircea Eliade

Arcana Androginia(Introduction to abstract ephemeral sculpture titled Arcana Androginia and made in a large field of corn).
The mythical and religious thought, before expressing the concept of the divine biunity in metaphysical or theological terms, expressed it in biological terms (bisexuality).

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Sacred Prostitution

Hierodule Abstract Ephemeral SculptureBy Rosario Gómez
Extract of several articles published in various blogs, whose objective is to provide reference sources on the subject and a brief introduction to my ephemeral art work entitled Hierodule, an abstraction on the theme made at the door of a Christian Church.

In Greece, in classical antiquity, there were prostitutes, people knew hospital prostitution, granting women to the passing guest, who had mystical reasons and sacred prostitution, destined to liberate the mysterious powers of fertilization for the benefit of the community. Herodotus, informs that in the s. Goes. Every woman in Babylon had to give herself for once in her life to a foreign man in the temple of Militta for the price of a coin she gave to the temple treasury, after which she returned home to live chastity. Luciano in the second century, BC, also describes the same rite, but this time in the city of Byblos in Lebanon, in a temple of Astarte.

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Sexuality in the Ancient Greece and Rome

By Rosario Gómez
This entry contains a brief summary of some of the most widespread criteria in the aforementioned ancient cultures, in order to better understand the artistic illustrations that appear in these historical or historical periods. I write some texts that allow us to go deeper into the subject, one of them is a comparative anthropological treatise of diverse cultures in 5 continents, it is a very interesting pioneering work written in 1988 by Edgar Gregersen, Professor of Anthropology at Queens College, New York.
Other points of view of other authors and thematic exhibitions are also collected: Promiscuous, Cycladic Art Museum in Athens, director and commentator Nicholaos Stampolidis. Alfonso Cuatrecasas, doctor in classical philology and author of Love and sexuality in ancient Rome. Antonio Poveda professor of Ancient History at the University of Alicante and curator of the exhibition Sex and eroticism: Rome in Hispania, held at the Archaeological Museum of Murcia, Clarke. George Feurstein, Marion Woodman.

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