Chimbu Travel on ii, ch. 11, The Sexes and Vegetation. To quote one out of Frazer’s many examples: In some parts of Java, at the season when the bloom will soon be on the rice, the husbandman and his wife visit their fields by night and there engage in sexual intercourse for the purpose of promoting the growth of the crop. 3 A. B. Cook says cautiously that the procedure has some claim to be regarded as fact 5, iii, 301, where the evidence is collected), but Nilsson argues strongly against it (Gesch. Gr. Chimbu Travel 2016.