Edward Sellon

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Captain Edward Sellon

England / India 1818 – 1866

Comments: fencing master; phallic worship ; Ophiolatreia ; snake worship; suicide before 50 years old; Pornographer; Sex magick;

Teachers: William Dugdale, pornographic publisher ; Richard Payne Knight; Hargrave Jennings, who occasionally gets credit for his non-fiction work; Richard Francis Burton; Godfrey Higgins; John Cleland (1709 - 1789), author of Fanny Hill;

Students: Dr. Thomas Inman ; D. H. Lawrence; Henry Miller; Larry Flint; Hugh Hefner;

Friends: Havelock Ellis; Aleister Crowley; Austin Osman Spare; Frederick Carter;



Author: The Romance of Lust; The New Epicurean - The delights of sex, Facetiously and Philosophically Considered, in Graphic Letters Addressed to Young Ladies of Quality (1865) ; The Ups and Downs of Life - an erotic autobiography (1867); Herbert Breakspear, 1848; "On the Phallic Worship of India", 1865 ; The Adventures of a Schoolboy, 1866; The New Ladies' Tickler, or Adventures of Lady Lovesport and the Audacious Harry (1866; Phoebe Kissagen; 8 the Remarkable Adventures, Schemes, Wiles and Devilries of une Maquerelle being a sequel to the 'New Epicurean, etc, 1866; Ophiolatreia: an account of the rites and mysteries connected with the origin, rise, and development of serpent worship in various parts of the world, enriched with interesting traditions, and a full description of the celebrated serpent mounds & temples, the whole forming an exposition of one of the phases of phallic, or sex worship, 1889; Annotations on the Sacred Writings of the Hindus, being an epitome of some of the most remarkable and leading tenets in the faith of the Hindu people, 1902;

Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Sellon ; read him here - http://www.onread.com/writer/edward-sellon-33741/ ; his porn is still in print, even if his philosophy is not - http://www.amazon.com/Edward-Sellon/e/B001I0N4FE ; fortunately, we can read him for free here - http://www.sacred-texts.com/etc/oph/ ; Chris snake handling the opposite of snake worship,http://www.kentucky.com/2014/02/16/3092068/jamie-coots-well-known-snake-handling.html ;