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- n. Alternative form of hetaerism.
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In Corinth, delubral hetarism was openly practiced; also at Bubastis and Naucratis in Egypt.
[K] Masculine hetarism is still in vogue among many primitive peoples, and is distinctly a religious rite.
To them it represented the incarnation of the deity, and was, therefore, a sacred and holy action, just as masculine hetarism is regarded as a holy profession among the
O] In the Lingam, or holy altar of the Brahmins, we see a conjunction of the male and female sexual organs, while religious prostitution, in the shape of hetarism, crowds the inner courts and corridors of almost every temple in the land with hierodules and bayaderes.
Phallic hetarism is one of the sacraments of the Konyaga church, and, as such, it is held in all that reverence and awe with which the savage devotee endows the mysteries of his faith. [