Pagan & Christian Creeds: Their Origin and Meaning

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PAGAN & CHRISTIAN CREEDS:
THEIR ORIGIN AND MEANING

By EDWARD CARPENTER

BLUE RIBBON BOOKS

NEW YORK

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page 3
  • Contents 7
  • I - Introductory 9
  • II - Solar Myths and Christian Festivals 19
  • III - The Symbolism of the Zodiac 36
  • IV - Totem-Sacraments and Eucharists 54
  • V - Food and Vegetation Magic 69
  • VI - Magicians, Kings and Gods 86
  • VII - Rites of Expiation and Redemption 100
  • VIII - Pagan Initiations and the Second Birth 117
  • IX - Myth of the Golden Age 137
  • X - The Saviour-God and the Virgin-Mother 154
  • XI - Ritual Dancing 163
  • XII - The Sex-Taboo 180
  • XIII - The Genesis of Christianity 198
  • XIV - The Meaning of It All 222
  • XV - The Ancient Mysteries 239
  • XVI - The Exodus of Christianity 257
  • XVII - Conclusion 271
  • Appendix - The Teaching of the Upanishads 281
  • Index 309
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