Compilation of Notes and Memoranda Bearing Upon the Use of Human Ordure and Human Urine in Rites of a Religious Or Semi-religious Character Among Various Nations

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الصفحة 35 - Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel. And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment.
الصفحة 5 - Hath my master sent me to thy master, and to thee, to speak these words ? hath he not sent me to the men which sit on the wall, that they may eat their own dung, and drink their own piss with you?
الصفحة 18 - Hottentots, a priest is said to sprinkle a new married couple, I began to suspect that the old lady was actuated by mischief, or malice ; but she gave me seriously to understand, that it was a nuptial benediction from the bride's own person ; and which, on such occasions, is always received by the young unmarried Moors as a mark of distinguished favour.
الصفحة 13 - They smear their bodies also with excrement, and carry it about with them in a wooden cup, or skull, either to swallow it, if by so doing they can get a few pice ; or to throw it upon the persons, or into the houses of those who refuse to comply with their demands. They also for the same purpose inflict gashes on their limbs, that the crime of blood may rest upon the head of the recusants ; and they have a variety of similar disgusting devices to extort money from the timid and credulous Hindu.
الصفحة 47 - Red powder" (gulal) is a sign of a bad design, of an adulterous character. During the Holi holidays, the Maharaj throws gulal on the breasts of female and male devotees, and directs the current of some water of a yellow colour from a syringe upon the breasts of females.
الصفحة 33 - Mendieta mentions her as masculine, and in these terms : The god of vices and dirtinesses, whom they called Tlazulteotl* Bancroft speaks of " the Mexican goddess of carnal love, called Tlazoltecotl, Ixcuina, Tlacloquani," etc., and says that she "had in her service a crowd of dwarfs, buffoons, and hunchbacks, who diverted her with their songs and dances and acted as messengers to such gods as she took a fancy to. The last name of this goddess means
الصفحة 4 - I at least attribute the performance which followed. The dancers suddenly wheeled into line, threw themselves on their knees before my table, and with extravagant beatings of breast began an outlandish but faithful mockery of a Mexican Catholic congregation at vespers. One bawled out a parody upon the...
الصفحة 47 - Towards the middle of the month of Thalgun the revels reach their climax. Troops of men and women, wreathed with flowers and drunk with bang, crowd the streets carrying sacks full of a bright red vegetable powder. "With, this they assail the passers-by, covering them with clouds of dust, which soon dye their clothes a startling colour.
الصفحة 5 - This time it was a large tin pailful, not less than two gallons. I was standing by the squaw as she offered this strange and abominable refreshment. She made a motion with her hand to indicate to me that it was urine, and one of the old men repeated the Spanish word mear (to urinate), while my sense of smell demonstrated the truth of their statements. The dancers swallowed great draughts, smacked their lips, and, AAA 8., VOL.
الصفحة 13 - ... the forehead, flowers that were previously offered up to idols, the crumbs from his meals, or the water in which he had washed his feet, which is preserved and sometimes drunk by those who receive it.

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