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Unformatted text preview: o Goal: Spiritual communion with the god, via ecstasy. (Standing outside). o Goal: Oneness with the God. o Acknowledge the “irrational” part of self. o Worship involved: Gathering in the woods/on the hills. Dancing till exhausted. Dionysus was linked to wine from the vine, milk from animals, blood of life. Some celebratory drinking (wine, milk) • Altered consciousness. Culmination: Sacrifices to Dionysus. Sparagmos: Tearing apart a live animal. Omophagy: Eat it raw. o Reasons for Sparagmos and Pmophagy: Represents Titans attack on Dionysus, when they tore him apart into a bull. By eating it raw, you are adding the animals power to your own. Embody the god that it represents. o Dionysiac Religion...
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course CLASSICS 224 taught by Professor Kitchel during the Fall '09 term at UMass (Amherst).
- Fall '09