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GENERAL PREFACE
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-1.1
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-1.2
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-1.3
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-1.4
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-1.5
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-1.6
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-2.1
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-2.2
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-2.3
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-2.4
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-2.5
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-3
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-4
THE PHENOMENA OF SEXUAL PERIODICITY-1.1
THE PHENOMENA OF SEXUAL PERIODICITY-1.2
FOOTNOTES
THE PHENOMENA OF SEXUAL PERIODICITY-2.1
THE PHENOMENA OF SEXUAL PERIODICITY-2.2
THE PHENOMENA OF SEXUAL PERIODICITY-2.3
THE PHENOMENA OF SEXUAL PERIODICITY-3.1
THE PHENOMENA OF SEXUAL PERIODICITY-3.2
THE PHENOMENA OF SEXUAL PERIODICITY-3.3
THE PHENOMENA OF SEXUAL PERIODICITY-3.4
THE PHENOMENA OF SEXUAL PERIODICITY-3.5
FOOTNOTES
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-1.1
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-1.2
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-1.3
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-1.4
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-1.5
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-1.6
FOOTNOTES
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-2.1
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-2.2
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-2.3
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-2.4
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-3.1
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-3.2
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-3.3
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-3.4
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-3.5
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-3.6
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-3.7
FOOTNOTES
APPENDIX A-1.1
APPENDIX A-1.2
APPENDIX B-1.1
APPENDIX B-1.2
APPENDIX C-1.1
APPENDIX C-1.2
INDEX OF AUTHORS

angel-devil of early theories. Menstruation is no longer a monstrific 

state requiring spiritual taboo, but a normal physiological process, not 

without its psychic influences on the woman herself and on those who live 

with her. 

 

 

FOOTNOTES: 

 

[353] Several recent works, however, notably Frazer's _Golden Bough_ and 

Crawley's _Mystic Rose_, throw light directly or indirectly on this 

question. 

 

[354] Robertson Smith points out that since snakes are the last noxious 

animals which man is able to exterminate, they are the last to be 

associated with demons. They were ultimately the only animals directly and 

constantly associated with the Arabian _jinn_, or demon, and the serpent 

of Eden was a demon, and not a temporary disguise of Satan (_Religion of 

Semites_, pp. 129 and 442). Perhaps it was, in part, because the snake was 

thus the last embodiment of demonic power that women were associated with 

it, women being always connected with the most ancient religious beliefs. 

 

[355] In the northern territory of the same colony menstruation is said to 

be due to a bandicoot scratching the vagina and causing blood to flow 

(_Journal of the Anthropological Institute_, p. 177, November, 1894). At 

Glenelg, and near Portland, in Victoria, the head of a snake was inserted 

into a virgin's vagina, when not considered large enough for intercourse 

(Brough Smyth, _Aborigines of Victoria_, vol. ii, p. 319). 

 

[356] Frazer, _Golden Bough_, vol. ii, p. 231. Crawley (_The Mystic Rose_, 

p. 192) also brings together various cases of primitive peoples who 

believe the bite of a snake to be the cause of menstruation. 

 

[357] Meyners d'Estrez, "Etude ethnographique sur le lezard chez les 

peuples malais et polynesiens," _L'Anthropologie_, 1892; see also, as 

regards the lizard in Samoan folk-lore, _Globus_, vol. lxxiv, No. 16. 

 

[358] _Journal Anthropological Society of Bombay_, 1890, p. 589. 

 

[359] Boudin (_Etude Anthropologique: Culte du Serpent_, Paris, 1864, pp. 

66-70) brings forward examples of this aspect of snake-worship. 

 

[360] Attilio de Marchi, _Il Culto privato di Roma_, p. 74. The 

association of the power of generation with a god in the form of a serpent 

is, indeed, common; see, e.g. Sir W.M. Ramsay, _Cities of Phrygia_, vol. 

i, p. 94. 

 

[361] It is noteworthy that one of the names for the penis used by the 

Swahili women of German East Africa, in a kind of private language of 

their own, is "the snake" (Zache, _Zeitschrift fuer Ethnologie_, p. 73, 

1899). It may be added that Maeder ("Interpretation de Quelques Reves," 

_Archives de Psychologie_, April, 1907) brings forward various items of 

folk-lore showing the phallic significance of the serpent, as well as 

evidence indicating that, in the dreams of women of to-day, the snake 

sometimes has a sexual significance. 

 

[362] W.R. Smith, _Kinship and Marriage in Early Arabia_, 1885, p. 307. 

The point is elaborated in the same author's _Religion of Semites_, second 

edition, Appendix on "Holiness, Uncleanness, and Taboo," pp. 446-54. See 

also Wellhausen, _Reste Arabischen Heidentums_, second edition, pp. 

167-77. Even to the early Arabians, Wellhausen remarks (p. 168), "clean" 

meant "profane and allowed," while "unclean" meant "sacred and forbidden." 

It was the same, as Jastrow remarks (_Religion of Babylonia_, p. 662), 

among the Babylonian Semites. 

 

[363] J.C. Frazer, _The Golden Bough_, Chapter IV. 

 

[364] E. Durkheim, "La Prohibition de l'Inceste et ses Origines," _L'Annee 


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