The Dionysian Spirit by Seán Fitton

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For many people Dionysos is an obscure Greek god of wine and theatre. For others he is so much more.

The Dionysian Spirit examines, in an easy and accessible form, the essence of what Dionysos is all about, both as a deity and as a cultural and social force. It looks at how the relationship of Dionysos with his opposite number, Apollo, and Dionysos' twin gifts of ekstasis (ecstasy) and entheos (enthusiasm) have informed and enlivened our lives and cultures from ancient times right up to the present day and... beyond.

The Dionysian Spirit - like the art of a good party - has always been with us and now, in many ways, we need it more than ever.
 

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Published February 21, 2013 by Paganarchy Press. 124 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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