The Yoni: Sacred Symbol of Feminine Creative Power Rufus Camphausen

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From earliest times, humanity has found visual expression for the cosmic forces of creation, birth, and passion in artistic representations of human genitalia.

Yoni symbolism is a part of spiritual traditions in every part of the globe-from naturally occuring rock formations revered by North American Native peoples to the shakta-pithas of Hindu temples, and from early Celtic sheela-na-gig carvings to the Japanese kagura ritual.

 

  • Dozens of illustrations, many in color, reproduce
    • carvings
    • drawings
    • other portrayals of this universal symbol of feminine creativity.
  • The Yoni traces this primal motif
    • in Australian Aboriginal folk tales
    • in alchemy
    • in Tantric practices
    • in contemporary art by painters such as Georgia O'Keefe and Judy Chicago.
  • Bibliography and  Glossary,
  • 1996 Paperback, 144 pages

Born in Germany, Rufus C. Camphausen is a writer and illustrator now living in the Netherlands. He is the author of Return of the Tribal, The Encyclopedia of Erotic Wisdom and The Yoni as well as numerous articles and essays on religious history, mythology, and sacred sexuality

book, goddess, sexuality, sociology

 

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