Originally posted by Kantzveldt
reply to post by stupid girl
An entertaining monologue thanks for the amusement. Of course you're absolutely right and it's all about sex and pro-creation, but i would insist on
as in the Heavens, so upon the Earth...that the Goddess had an astral form.
Well brother, as you know, I'm no stranger to your threads and always enjoy them even if I don't necessarily participate in them....I'm readin' and
The purpose of my post was to go ahead and point out the obvious, and since it seemed up to that point some of your thread participants were squirming
in their seat as to how exactly they should word their natural reactive thoughts to such depictions, I thought including a comment from an obviously
female perspective would break the ice and move the discussion along. Something I learned a long time ago in my predominately male-oriented career
and it's always served its purpose time and time again. My apologies if you felt I happened to be a little too colorful, I'm also no stranger to
making others a bit uncomfortable with my habit of brash honesty.
Nonetheless, it is what it is, ain't no big whoop, ya dig? We've all got our parts and we all know what they do and what they're for and what they
look like and where they're located. Well, at least most of us anyway, at least most of the time. I'm sure there are the struggling exceptions, but
I digress, and I am making a concerted effort to be on my best behavior because that's what wantonly silly individuals do when they're supposed to be
acting like a mature, educated adult.
Now, having said all that, I must admit I was quite surprised by my personal epiphany at the simple purpose that fertility paraphernalia and ornament
most likely serve. Like most significant truths, the answer is usually simple and obvious, but those of an educated persuasion tend to pontificate
and wax way eloquent on the profundity of their self-perceived understanding and insight and blah and bluh and blappity-doo-da, etcetera, etcetera,
and so on and so forth, amen.
The example I offer is when the Little Mermaid Ariel asks the seagull the purpose of an object she's found and he advises her that it is known as a
'dingle-hopper', and goes on to describe its use in great detail as some sort of hair-combing device, when the object in question is, in fact, simply
a dinner fork.
So, although I agree that fertility and procreation have obvious ceremonial connections to the spiritual beliefs of mankind throughout the millennia,
many of which are inspired by and allude to certain and specific constellations and star systems as perceived from earth's perspective, I respectfully
disagree with you on the astral goddess business.
While I acknowledge the obvious importance of ritual and spiritual ceremony in ancient cultures, man is first and foremost a carnal creation. And as
such, especially in the particular regard of sexual activity, I must insist that occam's razor (reluctant as I am to use that expression of much ATS
disdain) takes precedence here.
Most notably, although females are typically more sensually inclined, males are predominately visual. Period. They want to see it, and like to look
at it and like to think about seeing it and looking at it. The only thing they like more than thinking about it or looking at it, is doing something
So while the fertility images and effigial objects we have discovered thus far may indeed be considered ceremonial, the ceremony itself is simply good
ol' fashioned rockin' and rollin'. And it is my astute, yet humble postulation that the 'ceremonial' objects and depictions, for all intents and
purposes, were simply for sexual inspiration with the goal of sexual arousal to lead to copulation and all that entails.
And I must admit, I'm actually quite proud of myself for being such a good girl and keeping my compulsion towards silly, crass humor at bay for most
of my post.
I think I'll go eat a cookie.
edit on 24-1-2013 by stupid girl because: death by commas