These are examples of the beneficent application of the menstruous energy.
Amongst the Maoris, if a man touched a menstruous woman, he would be taboo 'an inch thick.'
And that the menstruous blood is pure in itself, and of the same quality as that in the veins, is proved in two ways.
All the ancient civilizations had such taboos upon the menstruous woman.
menstruous is, 'having the catamenia;'( 79 ) and this last word is wanting, a frequent mode of definition in this book.
Mr. Frazer gives numerous instances, where the same fatality is believed to result from food contaminated by a menstruous woman.
The miraculous virtue ascribed to menstruous blood is well illustrated in a story told by the Arab chronicler Tabari.
They have discovered the nakedness of their father in thee, they have humbled the uncleanness of the menstruous woman in thee.