The Dionysian Spirit
Subjects: Ancient Greece/
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 the relation of Dionysos with his opposite number Apollo. The twin gifts of Apollo and Dionysos are ekstasis (ecstasy) and entheos (enthusiasm) and have informed and enlivened our lives and cultures from ancient times right 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.
Contents: Devotional to Dionysos / The Visualisation / The Myths of Dionysos / Dionysian Heroes / Dionysos Around the World / Dionysos Across The Millenium / Dionysos Goes Forth