Gross phallicism is clearly the result of degeneration, and of a lapse into sensuality and superstition.
I am not one of those who find in phallicism the key to all the mysteries of mythology.
Fetishism, phallicism, animism, and tree- and serpent-worship were very common.
It is not difficult to find traces of phallicism in the allegory of the Garden of Eden.
The ordinary traveler in Japan would not suspect that phallicism had ever been a prominent feature of Japanese religious life.
In its rudest forms, this pantheism branches out into animism or shamanism, fetichism and phallicism.
The ark itself was a feminine symbol, and phallicism would explain why Moses made an ark and put in it a rod and two stones.
The way in which phallicism has been suppressed during the present era raises the general question of religious liberty in Japan.
Signs of phallicism among the ancient Hebrews can be clearly pointed out; the serpent was a phallic symbol.