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The author has drawn freely from a large number of books dealing directly or indirectly with eroticism in religion. These are listed in the following bibliography, and acknowledgement must, of necessity, be made to their authors in toto. From some of the books illustrations have been copied. These are indicated in the general bibliography by asterisks, and the author expresses his twofold indebtedness for their use. He is under special obligation to Grace M. Keeffe for her invaluable assistance in the preparation of the book.

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Alexander, Hartley Burr, The Mythology of All the Races. Boston, 1916.

Alonso de Madrid, Arte para servir á Dios (In: Escritores misticos españoles) . Madrid, 1911.

Auber, C. A., Histoire et Theorie du Symbolisme Religieux. Paris, 1870-71.

Augustine, St., City of God. London, 1609.


Baring-Gould, Rev. S., Lives of the Saints. Edinburgh, 1914.
    Origin and Development of Religious Belief.

Baruzi, Jean, Saint Jean de la Croix et le Probleme de l’experience mystique. Paris, 1924.

Baur, F. C., Symbolik und Mythologie; oder, Die Naturreligion des Alterthums. Stuttgart, 1824-25.

Bayley, Harold, The Lost Language of Symbolism. London, 1913.

Bloch, I., Die Prostitution.

Braun, Julius, Gemalde der Mohammedanischen Welt. Leipzig, 1870.

Brinton, D. G., Religions of Primitive People. New York, 1897.

Brown, John P., The Dervishes. Philadelphia, 1868.

Buckley, E., Phallicism in Japan. Chicago, 1895.

Butler, E. C., Western Mysticism. London, 1922.


Cabbala, The, Ed. Adolph Franck. New York, 1926.

* Carus, P., The History of the Devil. Chicago, 1900.

* Carter, Frederick, The Dragon of the Alchemists. London, 1926.

Churchward, Albert, The Signs and Symbols of Primordial Man. London, 1830.

Crawley, A. E., The Mystic Rose. New York, 1927.

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Creuzer, G. F., Religiones de l’antiquite. Paris, 1825-1841.
     Symbolik und Mythologie der alten Volker besonders der Griechen. Leipzig, 1836-42.

Cumont, Franz, Les Mysteres de Mithra. Paris, 1902.

Cuthbert, Father, The Life of St. Francis of Assisi. London, 1914.


Danzig, A., Chochmas Adam. Vilna, 1875.

Dean, J. B., The Worship of the Serpent. London, 1830.

Delacroix, Henri, Études d’histoire et de psychologie du mysticisme. Paris, 1908.

* Dictionary of Christian Antiquities. Boston, 1875.

* Didron, A. N., Christian Iconography. London, 1851.

Duchesne, L., Early History of the Christian Church. New York, 1923.

Dulaure, J. A., Les divinites generatrices chez les anciens et les modernes. Paris, 1825.

Dunlap, Knight, Mysticism, Freudianism and scientific psychology. St. Louis, 1920.

Dupouy, Dr. E., Prostitution in Antiquity, Cincinnati, 1895.


Edkins, J., Ancient Symbolism among the Chinese. London, 1889.

Ellis, Havelock, The Dance of Life. Boston, 1923.
    Studies in the Psychology of Sex, 6 v. Philadelphia, 1910-11.

Emden, J. I., Liturgy and Ritual. Lemberg, 1901.

Encyclopædia Britannica. New York, 1911.

Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics. Ed. by James Hastings. New York, 1908.

Engels, F., Der Ursprung der Familie. Stuttgart, 1892.

Eusebius—Ecclesiastical History, with Valerius’ Life of Constantine, Cruse's and Parker's trans. London, 1847.


Faber, G. S., Origin of Pagan Idolatry. London, 1816.

Farnell, L. R., Cults of the Greek States. Oxford, 1896.

Field, C. H. A., Mystics and Saints of Islam. London, 1910.

Flaubert, Gustave, Salambo.

* Forlong, J. G. R., Rivers of Life. London, 1883.

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Foucart, Paul, Les Mysteres d’Eleusis. Paris, 1914.

Fowler, W. W., The Religious Experience of the Roman People. London, 1911.

France, Anatole, Thaïs.

Frazer, Sir James, The Golden Bough. New York, 1923. London, 1917.
    The Worship of Nature.

* Fuchs, E., Geschichte der erotischen Kunst. Berlin, 1908.


Garnett, Lucy M. J., Mysticism and Magic in Turkey. London, 1912.

Gennep, Arnold van, Religiones, Mœurs et Legends. Paris, 1908.

Goblet d’Alviella, La migration des symboles. Paris, 1891.

Goldsmith, E. E., Life Symbols as Related to Sex Symbolism. New York, 1924.

* Gruenwedel, A., Die Teufel des Avesta und Ihre Beziehungen zur Iconographie des Buddhismus Zentral-Asiens. Berlin, 1924.

Guyon, J. M., Letters of Madame Guyon. Translated and arranged by Mrs. P. L. Upsham. New York, 1870.


Hall, Manley Palmer, An encyclopedic outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Cabbalistic and Rosicrucian symbolical philosophy. San Francisco, 1928.

* Hannay, J. B., Christianity, the Sources of Its Teaching and Symbolism. London, 1913.

* Harrison, E., Themis. Cambridge, 1912.

Hartman, M., Der Islamische Orient. Berlin, 1905-1910.

Herodotus, Rawlinson's trans. London, 1862.

Higgins, G., Anacalypsis. London, 1836.

* Hoernes, M., Urgeschichte der bildenden Kunst in Europa. Wien, 1898.

Horace. Ed., A. J. Macleane. 2nd Edition. London, 1869.

Howard, C., Sex Worship. Chicago, 1909.
    Sex and Religion. London, 1925.

Hugel, Friedrich, The Mystical Element in Religion. New York, 1923.

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* Inman, T., Ancient Pagan and Modern Christian Symbolism. New York, 1875.
    Ancient Pillar Stones.

James, Wm., Varieties of Religious Experience. New York, 1928.

* Jameson, Mrs., Sacred and Legendary Art. London, 1857.
    History of Our Lord. London, 1872.

Jennings, Hargrave, The Rosicrucians. .London, 1870.

Jewish Encyclopedia. New York, 1903.


Kato, Genchi, A Study of Shinto. Tokyo, 1926.

Knight, Richard Payne, A Discourse on the Worship of Priapus. London, 1894.

The Symbolical Language of Ancient Art and Mythology. New York, 1876.

Koran, The: commonly called The Alcoran of Mohammed. London, 1734. Translated by George Sale.


La Croix, Paul, Histoire de la Prostitution. Paris, 1851-53.

* Lajard, F., Recherches sur Le Culte, Les Symboles, Les Attributs, et Les monuments Figures de Venus. Paris, 1837-48.

Leuba, J. H., Psychology of Religious Mysticism. London, 1925.

Lévi, Éliphas, Les Mysteres de la Kabbale. Paris, 1920.

Lubbock, Sir J., The Origins of Civilization. London, 1870.

Lundy, Rev. J. P., Monumental Christianity. New York, 1876.


Mackenzie, D. A., The Migration of Symbols. New York, 1926.

* Moll, Dr. Albert, Handbuch der Sexual Wissenschaften. Leipzig, 1921.

Morgan, L. H., Ancient Society. New York, 1877.


Nicholson, D. H. S., The Mysticism of St. Francis of Assisi. Boston, 1923.

Nicholson, R. A., The Mystics of Islam. London, 1914.

Nicholson, R. A., Studies in Islamic Mysticism. Cambridge, 1921.


O'Brien, H., Round Towers of Ireland. London, 1834.

Old and New Testaments.

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Pausanias, The Description of Greece. Translated from the Greek, with notes by T. Taylor. London, 1794.

Phallicism, Article on, in Chambers' Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge.

Philpot, Mrs. J. H., The Sacred Tree. London, 1897.

Pierre, Louys, Aphrodite. Paris, 1926.

Preuss, J., Prostitution und Sexuelle Perversitaten nach Bibel und Talmud in Monatschefte f. Prat. Dermatologie.

* Ploss, H. and Bartels, M., Das Weib. Berlin, 1927.


Quanter, Rudolf, Das Weib in den Religionen der Volker. Berlin, 1910.


Rade, M., Die Stellung der Christentum zum Geschlechtsleben.

Reinach, S., Cultes, mythes et Religiones. Paris, 1905-23.
    Orpheus, a History of Religions. New York, 1909.

Reitzenstein, F. E., Urgeschichte der Ehe. Stuttgart, 1908.
    Das Weib bei den Naturvolkern. Berlin, 1923.

Renan, Ernest, La Vie de Jesus. Paris, 1867.

Roscher, W. H., Lexikon der griechischen und romischen mythologie. Leipzig, 1886- 890.

Ruysbroeck, Jan van, Flowers of a mystic garden from the works of John Ruysbroeck. Translated from the French of E. Hello by C. E. S. London, 1912.


Sabatier, Paul, La Vie de S. François d’Assisi. Paris, 1894.

Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East. London and New York, 1911. Ed. by Prof. C. F. Horne.

Sanger, Wm. W., History of Prostitution. New York, 1859.

Schroeder, T. A., Erotogenesis of Religion. New York, 1916.
    Heavenly Bridegrooms. New York, 1918.
    Revivals, Sex and Holy Ghost. Boston, 1919.
    Wildisbuch Crucified Saint; a Study in the Erotogenesis of Religion. New York, 1914.

Seabrook, W. B., The Magic Island. New York, 1929.

Sharpe, A. B., Mysticism. London, 1910.

Siedel, G., Die Mystik Taulers. Leipzig, 1911.

Springett, B. H., Secret Sects of Syria and the Lebanon. London, 1922.

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Steinen, Karl von den, Unter den Naturvolken Zentral Brasiliens. Berlin, 1894.

Stern, B., Geschichte der offentlichen Sittlichkeit in Russland.

Stocker, L., Geistige Ehen im Urchristentum.

Stoll, O., Das Geschlechtsleben in der Volkerpsychologie. Leipzig, 1904.

Stone, L. A., Story of Phallicism. New York, 1927.

Summer, W. G., Folkways. New York, 1906.


Teresa, Santa, La Via de la Perfection. (In: Escritores misticos españoles.) Madrid, 1911.

Tertullian. Opera. Ed. F. Oehler. Leipzig, 1851-54.

Tylor, Sir E. B., Primitive Culture. London, 1873.


Underhill, Evelyn, Mysticism. London, 1923.
    The Mystics of the Church. London, 1925.
    The Mystic Way. London, 1914.


Virgil. Ed. J. Conington. London, 1863-1871.

Weber, C. J., Die Moncherei.

Westermarck, E. A., History of Human Marriage. London, 1891.

Westropp, H. M. and Wake, C. S., Ancient Symbol Worship. New York, 1875.

Wilson, H. H., The Vishnu Purana. London, 1840.

Wundt, W. M., Volkerpsychologie. Leipzig, 1900-1909.


Zeller, E., Das Urchristentum.
    Religion und Philosophie bei den Romern. Berlin, 1866.

Zohar, Hebrew trans., 5 vol. Leghorn, 1877-88.

Zscharnak, L., Der Dienst der Frau in den ersten Jahrhunderten der Christlichen Kirche.

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