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Pagan & Christian Creeds:

Their Origin and Meaning

By Edward Carpenter


Title Page
I. Introductory
II. Solar Myths And Christian Festivals
III. The Symbolism Of The Zodiac
IV. Totem-sacraments And Eucharists
V. Food And Vegetation Magic
Vi. Magicians, Kings And Gods
VII. Rites Of Expiation And Redemption
VIII. Pagan Initiations and the Second Birth
IX. Myth Of The Golden Age
X. The Saviour-god And The Virgin-mother
XI. Ritual Dancing
XII. The Sex-taboo
XIII. The Genesis Of Christianity
XIV. The Meaning of it All
XV. The Ancient Mysteries
XVI. The Exodus Of Christianity
XVII. Conclusion


I. Rest
II. The Nature Of The Self