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Dionysos - Villa of Mysteries Pompei - Eros

Identifier

013516

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

In the Villa of Mysteries, Eros appears in the last fresco as if summing up the whole process and  appears in other scenes too, as if he is overseeing the entire process.

    

In the scene to the right representing an event after the completion of the ritual drama, the  transformed initiate or ‘bride’  prepares, with the help of an attendant, for marriage. A young Eros figure is seen helping her to prepare for the final stage – union with her higher spirit.

The source of the experience

Dionysos [and the Dionysian Mysteries]

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Sex magick
Sexual stimulation

Commonsteps

References