Androgyny expresses the coexistence of opposites within the divine biunity
Extracts from Treaty of the History of Religions
by Mircea Eliade
(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).
By 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.
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.
EROTIC SPIRITUALITY IN THE MYTHERIC TRADITIONS
Excerpt from the book Spiritual Sexuality by Georges Feuerstein and wikipedia annotations.
Mysteries are called ceremonies that came to the admission of initiates in certain dogmas of secret pagan cults for the public, after the initiation, the initiates returned to the cult of official religions. The information that we currently have about the different mystery cults is scarce because of the prohibition imposed on the initiates to talk about them to the uninitiated.
By Rosario Gómez
In the tireless desire to take advantage of the potential of Web.2, I want to continue publishing also in alhma.com, the Ars Erotica group, a group of retired teachers, who are doing a magnificent job of collecting sexual images in different artistic periods . In this entry you can see two chapters that collect the most outstanding medieval erotic painting and sculpture in Europe. They help us to appreciate the different evolutions on the subject throughout history and to understand much more in depth the current art images. Little I have to add in the historical terrain since it is not my field of investigation at present, nevertheless, in successive lines to the presentation of erotic Ars, I point out some interesting considerations of other authors specialized in the subject.