Posts Tagged: Demeter

The God of Wine and Ecstasy

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The God of Wine and Ecstasy

Since bread and wine are traditionally bound together as symbols of life-giving nourishment from the gods, it is not surprising that Demeter, the goddess of the grain, was often worshipped together with Bacchus, the god of wine. Like other gods of vegetation Bacchus was believed to have died a violent death, but to have been…
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DEMETER’S TORCH

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We cannot ‘change’ ourselves. Only the Grace of God has that power. The one thing we can ‘do’ at our level of Being, however, is to begin to examine ourselves, to follow Socrates’ injunction to “Know Thyself” (he did not say “change thyself”). This kind of self-observation requires us to cultivate an internal, non-judgmental, sincere…
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