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Zoosexuality Or Bestiality and Animal Form Portraiture of Deity in Conventional Religion We may safely trace the proliferation of the

religious cult of animals, magical ritual zoosexuality and religious zoophilia, with its expression of animal form portraiture of deity towards the Paleolithic animal fertility cult. In the Paleolithic period of prehistory, prior to the rise of Neolithic agricultural societies, the survival of man, in his hunting and gathering cultures, depended heavily on the life of animals he hunted for food. This explains mans early exaggerated concern with the ecological problems of sustainability of animal life, which he expressed within the elaboration of magical-religious culture by which he sought supernatural indicates of mastery of animal life and fertility. The flourishing of the animal fertility cult in Paleolithic prehistory gives evidence of the incidence of significantly prolonged periods of drought and relative scarcity of game within the Mediterranean plains. The well-known Paleolithic paintings of the half-human, half-animal self-portraiture of the shaman-artist in Paleolithic murals point to early religious-mystical identification of the shaman using the life-essence of animals he sought to master by magical art. The spirit-Ego of the shaman which contemplated the platonic essence of animals was thought of as spiritual presence in the material forms of the animal the hunter encountered in the fields, and which the shaman-artist contemplated magically in his cave temple. Therefore, the shaman Master of Animals was also the Protector of Animals, in hunting cultures. Conventional hunters, consequently, dont kill animals indiscriminately or with impunity,out of respect for the indwelling spirit-Ego of the shaman-protector of the species. The Bushman who killed an animal for food would offer a prayer making an apology towards the spirit of the animal, assuring the spirit that he killed the animal only simply because he needed the meat for food. The magical-ritual practice of zoosexuality and bestiality is closely connected in its origin using the practice of mother-son incestuous ritual in the animal fertility cult. The universal religiousmystical dualism(i.e. body-spirit dualism) found sexual metaphoric representation not just in mother-son sexuality but also in shamananimal sexuality. The psychoanalytic basis of the symbolic association of The Animal with the Mother in mystical dualistic thought is well recognized. Infantile fear, particularly of large animals(like the cow) is identified by Otto Rank as symbolic disposition of repressed birth trauma anxiety(the large animal becomes a symbol of the gravid mother). The psychoanalytic hypothesis is confirmed in the universal association of The Mother, in traditional religious zoophilia, with large animals. Therefore, amongst the Ancient Egyptians, the Fantastic Mother deity Apet was identified with the hippopotamus as Taweret, the mighty one(a symbol of the maternal Cosmic-All). She was the goddess of maternity and the mother of the gods. In Paleolithic art, the Fantastic Mother was

always represented as a grotesquely steatopygous woman. The dying and resurrecting fertility deity Osiris, at Thebes, also as the moon deity Ah, were regarded as the sons of the hippopotamus. Osiris also was a moon spirit. The moon symbolized the male principle born out of the engulfing cosmic darkness of the AllMother(represented by the hippopotamus). The womb associations here are obvious: Within the beginning, the cosmos was a vast expanse of dark water and the Fantastic Mother was the deep itself. Her initial born was the moon-child. The indication of close association of mother-son sexuality with zoosexuality (by substitution of The Mother with the large animal) is shown in Hesoids Theogony in which the half-woman, half-animal sphinx is said to have originated from the sexual union of Echidna, dwelling within the subterranean cave of Arimi, with her son(a plain association of incestuous ritual with zoosexuality within the animal fertility cult). In the famous story of Daedalus and his son Icarus, the queen Persiphae of Crete wishing to encounter sexual intercourse having a bull forced Daedalus to style a wooden cow for her to hide in and provide herself towards the bull. She gave birth to a half-man, half-beast Minotaur(another reference to zoosexual ritual practices in the subterranean animal fertility cult). The widespread traditions of religious zoophilia provide evidence of the conceptual metamorphosis in the animal fertility cult which, in dualistic terms, came to identify The Mother using the grosser material aspects of life within the body-spirit dualism, and thus extended magical incestuous sexual ritual, in identification of animal with mother, to the frank perversion of zoosexuality in the animal fertility cult. The identification of Mother with Animal is shown further in the half-animal, half-human figure of the mythical sphinx in Greek tradition. Within the well-known Terra cotta relief of Tenos, the sphinx is represented as female and goddess of death alighting in a dominant sexual posture on a young male. The vagina dentata (dangerous vagina with teeth) signification of the female animal figure is shown in its use as vase for aphrodisiac ointments in Greek culture. In spirit possession cults the female is identified in animal terms as horse (Portuguese: Cavalo; Yoruba: Esin). Fuhrman refers to Peruvian representations of parturition in which a human(male)body grows out of a maternal-animal body using the animal showing strongly curved belly indicating the rest of the human body within. We discover clear evidence of the evolutionary procedure of thought in which mother-son incestuous sexuality is reinterpreted in zoosexual terms: the mother figure being symbolically substituted with an animal figure and the whole complex of motheranimal association extended in to dualistic body-spirit religious thought systems. Therefore, in early historic times, we discover a bewildering proliferation of animal form representation of gods, particularly in Ancient Egypt(which, as we have shown, have their roots in the Paleolithic-Neolithic animal fertility cult and religion): Thoth-Ibis, Apis bull, Anubis-Jackal, Bastet-cat, Wadjet-snake, sokarHawk, Seth-Pig, Sekhmet-lioness anime