Serpent Worship, and Other Essays with a chapter on Totemism
by C. Staniland Wake
Publication: 1888 George Redway First Edition
The author follows on from Forlong's 'Rivers of Life,' and the works of Godfrey Higgins in his search for the origins of religious life. In particular he concentrates on serpent-worship and phallicism: with chapters on Phallism in Ancient Religion, The Origin of Serpent-Worship, The Adamites, The Descendants of Cain, Sacred Prostitution, Spiritism and Modern Spiritualism, Totem and Totemism - etc.
Condition: Publishers green boards, gilt title to spine, ouroboros device to front board, spine ends with tears, corners bumped with some loss along the edges, the front end paper has a tear with remanences of label being removed, the binding is sturdy and the pages are very clean, still overall a Very Good copy RARE!