"Dionysus is a liberator. What does he liberate us from? From the control of others, from the petty rules of society, from the false rules of morality, from ourselves. Each day we are imprisoned, forced to obey the rules others hold us to, often without any explanation or good reason. When a person’s mind is imprisoned, they are unable to think freely, unable to behave as themselves.
"Requiring that people obey certain rules, whether moral, social or otherwise arbitrary, necessarily precludes them from staying in touch with their Dionysian nature, which represents the part of them that lies below their social conditioning and civilised mind."
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The Sanguine Sepulchre
by Jacob Mire
Dionysus is the ancient Greek god of wine, theatre, ecstasy, madness and strangeness. His rites have not been popular for centuries, but in an age such as this, we are in greater need of him than ever. In a society that's always telling us what we're not allowed to do, it's highly liberating to engage in a Dionysian dance.
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