Re-Blog: Montreal’s Penis Temple (NSFW!)

Here’s an interesting…piece. What do you think of this one?

Montreal’s Penis Temple Dedicated To Every Member (NSFW)

At the Temple of Priapus, all church members worship members — it’s a prerequisite.

The pagan temple began in San Francisco in the 1970s as a tribute to Priapus, a Greek god of fertility and the son of Dionysus and Aphrodite.

Since then, temples have opened in other cities, including Montreal, where David Francis Cassidy … served as Temple Pontifex since the early 1990s.

The Montreal temple and its members are featured in “The Dickumentary,” a documentary rolling out March 31 on VOD and DVD.

“Cultures have worshipped it, and circumcised it,” the film’s Facebook page explains. “Men have sought ways to make it larger. Across 14 countries, featuring interviews with more than 40 experts, ‘The Dickumentary’ tries to answer some of the greatest questions of our time, like: What happened to Jesus’ foreskin? Why do Hindus worship Shiva’s lingam? And, does size really matter?

According to the Montreal Temple’s NSFW website, the church says the male sex organ is holy and that at least four hours a week should be devoted to masturbation or assisting others towards that goal.

The temple’s website is explicit about the sexual nature of the group (the Huffington Post didn’t even want to link to it, but I sure will — CLICK HERE). Prospective members must participate in an interview where they submit to sexual desires of church elders.

Cassidy tells filmmakers:

“The temple is a gathering place for us to express our sexuality. The temple is a place for us to feel free and uninhibited, to explore ourselves, learn about ourselves, to grow within ourselves and to become ourselves.”

Only men now belong to the church, but the temple would welcome female worshippers.

Cassidy was an original member of the San Francisco church and became Pontifex of the Montreal chapter in the early 90s. The organization holds services on the first Monday of every month, according to parishioner Ray Batson.

“[Cassidy] does this thing in front of the altar with the candles and the incense, and then we stand there naked and we’re praying for whatever,” he said in the film. “And then after, we just do whatever we feel like doing.”

The altar where the services take place is filled with phalluses of different sizes and from different points of history.

“We try and have the old and the new together in the service of the god we worship,” Cassidy said.

Check below for more…..

Here is an article originally posted at Revolvy….

St. Priapus Church

St. Priapus Church (French: Église S. Priape), also known as Temple of Priapus, is a North American pagan religion founded in the 1980s that centres [sic] on the worship of the phallus.

Formation and Tenets

St. Priapus Church was founded in Montreal, Quebec, by D. F. Cassidy and has found a following mainly among homosexual men in Canada and the United States. The church, which is named after the Greek god Priapus, teaches that the phallus is the source of life, beauty, joy, and pleasure.

The Scripture of the Holy Seed, also informally called the ‘Bible of Man Worship’, is the official religious text of the church. It is written in a similar way to that of the Judeo-Christian scriptures, with passages about a savior and sacrifice, but with erotic and sexual meanings.

Ceremonial Practices

The phallus is to be worshipped, which can be accomplished by a variety of sexual acts, including group masturbation. Semen is also treated with reverence and its consumption is an act of worship. Similarly, fellatio is strongly encouraged; St. Priapus Church sees it as a commandment, a good deed which has positive effects not just for the recipient but for society in general, a practice facilitating world peace. (Well-fellated men, the church teaches, are less likely to make war.)

Images of the phallus are personified as deities, particularly Priapus and Pan, who are revered in religious ceremonies. The ceremonies are a mixture between pagan phallus worship as well as the structure of a Mass. During the services, the congregation is naked with the exception of the priest. Phallic statues and candles are incorporated in the worship as well as phallic-centered prayers. Along with group masturbation, often to pornographic videos, group sex also may take place.

Membership

Although the membership of the church is primarily gay, with some presence of non-gay men who have sex with men, it is not officially gay and does not exclude non-gays. Similarly, while members of the church are overwhelmingly male, there is no rejection or exclusion of women; any woman who wishes to worship the phallus and its semen is welcome, and there have been occasional female participants.

There are nine centres of the church in Canada and eight in the United States. The largest membership of the church resides in San Francisco, California, and it has its headquarters in Montreal.

For the original article, CLICK HERE

PICTURE 1: Statue of Priapus, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

PICTURE 2: Roman fresco from Pompeii C1st A.D.

PICTURE 3: Pompeii – Statue of Priapus located in a small cubicle leading off from the kitchen of the House of Vetii. The large hole in the male member indicates that the statue was most probably originally used as a fountain in the garden of the house.

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