Gods of Love and Ecstasy: The Traditions of Shiva and Dionysus
Shiva and Dionysus are the Hindu and Greek gods of magical power, intoxication, ecstatic sexuality, and transcendence who initiate us into communion with the creative forces of life. Revealing the earliest sources of the traditions of Shiva and Dionysus, Alain Danielou reconstructs the fabric of our ancient relationship with creation, vividly relating practices that were observed from the Indus Valley to the coasts of Portugal at least six thousand years ago.
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ORIGINS The Two Sources of Religion
ASPECTS AND LEGENDS OF THE GOD
THE GODDESS power lover and mother
THE SONS OF THE GODDESS AND OF THE GOD
THE COMPANIONS OF THE GOD
ANIMAL AND VEGETABLE FORMS OF THE GOD AND GODDESS
MAN IN THE WORLD
RITES AND PRACTICES
GOD OF THE DANCE AND THE THEATRE
LIFE AND SOCIETY
THE MODERN AGE
According Aghora ancient animal appears Aryan aspect Asuras bacchants bhaktas body Brahma bull called Celtic centre chap Christian civilization corresponds creation Cretan Cults Crete Cults and Festivals death destroyed Dionysiac Dionysus divine Dravidian earth Egypt elements Evola exist female fire forest Ganas Ganesha god's goddess gods Greece Greek Hesiod Hindu horned human India initiation initiatory invoking Ishana Jeanmaire Kali Yuga King Korybantes Kouretes labyrinth legends Linga Linga Purdna living Lord magic male manifestation mantra Minoan Minos Mohenjo Daro mountain mysteries myth naked nature nydsa nymphs Nysa origin Orphism Osiris Parvati phallic phallus practices Primitive Erotic Art principle R. F. Willetts religion religious represented rites ritual role Rudra Rudra Samhitd sacred sacrifice sages sanctuaries sexual organ Shakti Shiva Purdna Shivaism Shivaite Skanda snake sperm spirits subtle symbol Tantric Tantrism temple Titans tradition Veda Vedic Vishnu women worshipped Yoga Yoga tantrique Zagreus Zeus