posted on Jul, 31 2006 @ 07:36 AM
This is a nice thread and I hope not to detract from it with a sideways comment but there was a time, a long time ago, when humanity was still roaming
the forests and the planes in semi-feral state. The notion of sex equals regeneration had still not been fully understood.
Originally Man did not understand,confused by the nine months gestation period in the female womb, that his very own heir was going to be born.
Misteries then belonged to Woman; men believed women were impregnated by the wind: like a cloth/sail is made bigger by the blow of the wind.
It was not untill they began to pen and herd animals like horses and cattle that they observed and meditated the details of what a horse did to a mare
and what a bull did to a cow.
When they finally twigged they began to worship the potency of the bull and the horse : the Primum Mobile and the patriarchy were born.
This very early epiphany begat the first Mysteries and from then on the sexual act has always been sacred and hidden by symbols.
What I find awesome and beautyful is the variety,the subtlety, the ingenium and the poetry expressed in the Symbols and the Misteries.