Japan’s Sexual Gods Shrines, Roles and Rituals of Procreation and Protection

Japan's Sexual Gods
Japan’s Sexual Gods

Not Sheela na gig related but should prove a fascinating read

Well known expert in Japanese Studies Dr Stephen Turnbull, has released a new book called  Japan’s Sexual Gods Shrines, Roles and Rituals of Procreation and Protection.

Japanese shrines have many deities represented by phalluses and female sexual objects. This book provides a gallery of photographs and locations along with details of their rituals, festivals.

http://www.brill.com/products/book/japans-sexual-gods

There is also a YouTube channel which has a number of videos relating to the book

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiknUIkagXP9IN_ftqSil_A

The book on Amazon

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Japan-Sexual-Gods-Procreation-Protection/dp/9004288910

Forthcoming book from Jack Roberts and Meghan Rice

Jack Roberts author of the Divine Hag of the Christian Celts is working on a new book on Sheela Na Gigs. He has teamed up with  Meghan Rice who studied Sheela Na Gigs as part of her degree and has spoken on them the Megalithomania conference in Glastonbury

Article on Jack and his new book

http://www.ancestralacupuncture.com/blog-2/2015/1/20/voices-of-ancient-europe-jack-roberts

Meghan’s DVD of her talk

http://www.megalithomania.co.uk/meghanrice.html

A Danish Font

Evidence has come to light of Romanesque Sheela Na Gig and male exhibitionist type figures in Denmark

The figures are on the base of a font in the church at Gelsted Denmark

 

Female Exhibitionist Gelsted Church Denmark
Female Exhibitionist Gelsted Church Denmark
Hideko Bondesen – http://www.nordenskirker.dk/ [CC BY-SA 2.5 or CC BY-SA 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons

Male Exhibitionist Gelsted Church Denmark
Male Exhibitionist Gelsted Church Denmark
Hideko Bondesen – http://www.nordenskirker.dk/ [CC BY-SA 2.5 or CC BY-SA 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons
The church’s website

http://www.nordenskirker.dk/Tidligere/Gelsted_kirke/Gelsted_kirke.htm