Thursday, January 22, 2009
Hinduism v. Freud
Ever thought that Freud was just a strange and sick Austrian pervert? Sometimes he seems to be nothing but a conservative prude when compared to those wacky Hindus.
In Varanasi, like Pashupatinath in Nepal, Shiva´s lingam is immortalized in numerous sculptures around the city. Not to be outdone, often it is positioned on top of Pavati´s yoni. Such penis (and punani) worship seems strange to most Western eyes, especially in the context of religion. However I reckon this is pretty cool. Why should religion negate to celebrate sexuality?