A few days ago at work I was hanging out in the break room with our three resident practitioners of Wiccan/New Age stuff. They were flipping through a catalog that featured your usual and expected assortment of healing crystals, herbs, spell books, incense, and medieval weaponry.
Then there was the pages and pages of dildos and vibrators…
Does anyone know what this catalog was called? And what is the connection between dildos and New Age spiritualism?
I need to understand this and with the thread about Yanni adn his New Age music near the top I figured now was a good a time as any.
I think it is a statement about feminine power, reclaiming the power of their sexuality. More than likely it’s just a good business and marketing strategy, the right demographic for Dildo consumption. I’ll bet the owner is a Pagan Feminist.
If I was to propose a theory, perhaps the catalogue company is diversifying. A local auto parts chain, in a recent catalogue has everything from auto parts, tile saws, and network cabling. What do those have to do with each other?
My WAG would be that they were perusing a catalogue called “The Pyramid Collection,” (http://www.pyramidcollection.com) which is a smattering of items related to “personal growth and exploration.” While there certainly is a selection of Wicca-related items, they also offer belly-dancing garb, nude yoga vidoes, comfy PJs, and an elfen princess puzzle. I don’t think they’re making a strong connection between all the items in their catalogue, however.
Well, I’m not familiar with Wicca in detail, but I do know that it finds sources of power in the natural world.
And it’s a pretty common principle of magic that if you can capture a potent symbol of power, then it may be possible to channel some of that power thru the symbol…
See where I’m going yet?
No? OK, for the dense:
The phallus is the seat of the male power. Most men identify with their whangers more than with any other specific part. Thus, wiccans believe that they somehow capture or channel the power of the penis thru its representations, whether models, drawings, or even symbols.
Now, as to why there are so many… well, an honest alchemst has to make a living somehow these days. They’re probably their biggest selling items.
I love Pyramid Collection! We get the catalog here at home about once a month, and I’ve gotten some great stuff: Purple crushed taffeta cape, hair stick pins, and great amber jewelry. I’ve never purchased any of their…ahem…sexual items, though.
"The Velvet Vulva Toy Bag
is meant to house those mechanical devices some use to worship at the altar of our bodies. (They can also hold other things.)
This is a brand new, very promising design, with nice FULL inner lips! "
Note the reference that quite probably answers the question posed at the begnning of the thread. Dildos are used to “worship at the altar of our bodies.”