Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Nature of the Phallus

In my wake-up dream Monday morning, (see previous blog), William and Kate's baby showed me his penis so I would know they were having a boy. The baby is part of the royal family and the political future of the UK.

Let's move to politics here in the city and another baby boy - Jordan Zain Weiner, born December 2011. His mom is Huma Abedin currently a director working on the transition team of former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. His father is the notorious peter tweeter - Anthony Weiner - forced to resign in June 2011 after a sexting scandal. Weiner is running for mayor of NYC (we are so screwed) - acknowledging his shortcomings once again and defending what he says is past activity. Knowing there were other videos out there, he really has balls to seek election at a time Americans hope their elected officials are straight shooters and scandal free. Seriously? That will never happen. The games of politics are always laced with deception and intrigue, sex being a "key" part of it. These men work hard and "play hard" - and like many of us, outgrow the partner we started with - moving on with our next karmic relationship. Tuesday it all hit the fan for Weiner - putting him back on the front page - this time dragging his wife into the mix. This marriage is so doomed. I wonder if Bill (Clinton) advised her to stay?

  Huma Abedin, a Hillary Clinton adviser, emerges from privacy to spotlight   CNN - July 24, 2013

When former U.S. congressman Anthony Weiner admitted two years ago to sending explicit messages and photos to women online, his wife was notably absent, letting Weiner make his public mea culpa alone. But on Tuesday, Huma Abedin was front and center as Weiner confessed to having further explicit exchanges, even after the first scandal forced his resignation from Congress. She had her first news conference on Tuesday, however, and she admitted to being nervous -- but it was her moment to defend her husband of three years and describe her struggle to forgive him.

The Phallus in Symbolism and in Nature

The Phallis in many ancient cultures symbolizes fertility.

Min - The Egyptian Fertility God

Min is an Ancient Egyptian god whose cult originated in predynastic times (4th millennium BC). He was represented in many different forms, but was often represented in male human form, shown with an erect penis which he holds in his left hand and an upheld right arm holding a flail. As Khem or Min, he was the god of reproduction; as Khnum, he was the creator of all things, "the maker of gods and men". As a god of fertility, he was shown as having black skin to reflect the fertile black mud of the Nile's inundation. His cult was strongest in Coptos and Akhmim (Panopolis), where in his honor great festivals were held celebrating his "coming forth" with a public procession and presentation of offerings. His other associations include the eastern desert and links to the god Horus.

Phallic Architecture   Wikipedia

Phallic Architecture   Google Images

Phallic architecture consciously or unconsciously creates a symbolic representation of the phallus. Buildings intentionally or unintentionally resembling the human penis are a source of amusement to locals and tourists in various places around the world. Deliberate phallic imagery is found in ancient cultures and in the links to ancient cultures found in traditional artifacts. The worship of the phallus has existed since the Stone Age, and was particularly prevalent during the Neolithic period and the Bronze Age. Phallic architecture became prominent in ancient Egypt and Greece, where genitalia and human sexuality received a high degree of attention. The ancient Greeks honored the phallus and celebrated phallic festivals.

In art and architecture, acutely vertical buildings are often seen as a symbol of masculinity and horizontal buildings are seen as more feminine. The terms "phallic verticality", "phallic erectility" and "phallic brutality" have been referred to by architectural theorists, including the likes of French sociologist Henri Lefebvre, who argued that buildings of phallic architectural type metaphorically symbolize "force, male fertility, masculine violence". Phallic erectility "bestows a special status on the perpendicular, proclaiming phallocracy as the orientation of space" while phallic brutality "does not remain abstract, for it is the brutality of political power. Sigmund Freud metaphorically drew a comparison between "high achievement and the acquisition of wealth as building monuments to our penises." Contemporary scholars in architectural criticism have investigated the relationship between architecture and the body, sexuality, sex, power, and place.

The 102-story Empire State Building, located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street, is one of the world's most famous landmarks, and is generally thought of as an American cultural icon. Cited by Valerie Briginshaw as a symbol of American pride and "the ultimate sign of American phallic power", it was inaugurated on 31 May 1931.

Iran: Khalid Nabi Cemetery

Khalid Nabi Cemetery (Nabi means "prophet" or "Khaled the messenger") is a cemetery in northeastern Iran near the border with Turkmenistan, roughly 40 miles (64 km) northeast of Gonbad-e Kavous, near the hills of Turkmen Sahra It is a notable example of phallic architecture and a major tourist attraction. In the graveyard of the 600 odd standing stones (symbolic of tombstones of male and female genitals) some are cylindrical in shape, height varying from 1-5 metres (3 ft 3 in-16 ft 5 in) and the others are of rectangular shape with two upper lobes; some are believed to represent female breasts.

There are no engravings marking the dates of these phallic tomb stones but historians believe it to be of (Turkoman) tribal heritage who speak a dialect of Persian reside in northeast Iran and lead a nomadic life and training horses). They live a mostly nomadic life, making a living from training horses. as recent as the 17th or 18th century. However, the mausoleum or tomb on the Gokjeh Mountain is believed to be that of Khaled Nabi. The cemetery according to legend contains stones of people who were cursed by god for their sins and belonged to people who believed in fetishism centuries ago. The tomb is a religious pilgrimage place where women pray seeking boons for their welfare, by way of tying ribbons in close by trees. The isolated cemetery has become popular tourist attraction in Iran and a source of amusement amongst visitors.

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