- worship of the phallus, especially as symbolic of power or of the generative principle of nature.
Also phal·lism [fal-iz-uh m] /ˈfæl ɪz əm/.
Origin of phallicism
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Examples from the Web for phallicism
Fetishism, phallicism, animism, and tree- and serpent-worship were very common.The Gist of Japan
R. B. Peery
It is not difficult to find traces of phallicism in the allegory of the Garden of Eden.
I am not one of those who find in phallicism the key to all the mysteries of mythology.
Gross phallicism is clearly the result of degeneration, and of a lapse into sensuality and superstition.The God-Idea of the Ancients
Eliza Burt Gamble
In its rudest forms, this pantheism branches out into animism or shamanism, fetichism and phallicism.The Religions of Japan
William Elliot Griffis
- the worship or veneration of the phallus
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