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Dionysos

Dionysos: Exciter to Frenzy by Vikki Bramshaw, from Avalonia UK, may be of interest. This volume was due to release in December but appears to still be in pre-order, both via the Avalonia site and through Amazon.

Vikki Bramshaw Dionysos from Avalonia

Dionysos: Exciter to Frenzy is a phenomenal and scholarly exploration of one of the most complex, liminal and paradoxical gods of the ancient world. The author Vikki Bramshaw guides the reader through the mysterious world of the multifaceted Dionysos, revealing his hidden faces and forms and his presence in different cultures, the growth cycles of nature, the establishment of theatre and the ancient Greek calendar.

The roots of the wine god Dionysos, like his vines, spread throughout the ancient world. From the Cretan Zagreus, to the Thracian Sabazios and the Egyptian Iachen, his stories permeated the myths and traditions of both the untamed wilderness and the culture of cities such as Athens. Joined by slaves and rulers, wild flesh-ripping Maenads and vegetarian Orphics, wine-makers and hunters, the thrice-born Dionysos danced his way through the challenges of rebirth and initiation, with the liberating ecstasy of trance and possession.

The god Dionysos unites opposites, he is many-formed, dying yet eternal, chthonian and heavenly. His ancient myths, mystical symbols, pagan rites and incarnations represent a uniquely detailed and relevant perspective of the transformation he brings through prophecy and personal liberation which is still relevant today.” [via]

Exorcising The Evil Spirits From The Pentagon

 

Exorcising The Evil Spirits From The Pentagon October 21, 1967 (2006 Remastered Mono Album Version)” by the Fugs from Electromagnetic Steamboat: The Reprise Recordings

“… we call upon the powers of the cosmos to protect our ceremonies
in the name of Zeus
in the name of Anubis, god of the dead
in the name of those skilled for causes they do not comprehend
in the name of the lives of the dead soldiers killed in Vietnam because of a bad karma
in the name of sea-born Aphrodite
in the name of the Magna Mater [Dei Madea ?]
Dionysios
Zagreus
Jesus
Iao Sabao Yehovah
the Unnameable
the Quintessence Finality
to the Zoroastrian Fire
in the name of Hermes
in the name of the beak of Thoth
in the name of the Scarab
in the name
in the name of the Tyrone Power Poundcake Society in the sky
in the name of Ra
Osiris
Horus
Nephthys
Isis
Harpocrates
in the name of the Flowing, Living Universe
in the name of the mouth of the [… ?]
we call upon the spirits
to raise the Pentagon from its destiny
and preserve it
in the name
in all the names
it is you

out demons out
out demons out
out demons out
out demons out
out demons out
out demons out
out demons out
out demons out
out demons out
out demons out
out demons out
out out out

for the first time in the history of the Pentagon
there will be a grope in within 100 feet of this place
within 200 feet
seminal culmination in the spirit of peace and brotherhood
a real grope for peace
all those who want to protect this rite of love
may form a circle of protection around the lovers

circle of protection!

out demons out
out demons out

these are the magic eyes of victory
victory for peace!”