The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Pagan and Christian Creeds by Edward Carpenter:|
facts of animal life appear to throw light on the possibilities
of an accord and consent among the members of emaciated
humanity, such as we dream of now, and seem to bid us have
good hope for the future.
It is here, perhaps, that the ancient worship of the Lingam
comes in. The word itself is apparently connected with
our word 'link,' and has originally the same meaning.
It is the link between the generations. Beginning with the
worship of the physical Race-life, the course of psychologic
evolution has been first to the worship of the Tribe
(or of the Totem which represents the tribe); then to the
Pagan and Christian Creeds