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The Yoni: Sacred Symbol of Female Creative Power
The Yoni Sacred Symbol of Female Creative Power
Author: Rufus C. Camphausen
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ISBN-13: 9780892815623
ISBN-10: 0892815620
Publication Date: 4/1/1996
Pages: 144
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Publisher: Inner Traditions International
Book Type: Paperback
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The term YONI heralds from a culture and religion in which women have long been regarded and honored as the embodiment of divine energy and where the female genitals are seen as a sacred symbol of the Great Goddess. Ever since our prehistoric ancestors began to practice religion and art, humanity has envisioned and symbolically expressed the cosmic forces of creation, life, and death in representations of human genitalia. Fertility cults centered on phallic worship are well documented, but older and even more pervasive are the cults of the Goddess and her vulva.

Rufus C. Camphausen has studied the religious and sociosexual mores of other cultures for more than twenty-five years. He is the author of The Encyclopedia of Erotic Wisdom and The Divine Library as well as numerous articles and essays on social anthropology, ethnology, comparative religion and gender issues. He resides in the Netherlands.