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Dionysos - Villa of Mysteries Pompei - The Bride

Identifier

013510

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

Louis Janmot

One of the major forms of spiritual experience is nirvana or moksha - union with your Higher spirit. 

The ultimate is total annihilation of the will. 

In union, however, you join with your Higher spirit and this is ritualistically known in all cultures as the spiritual marriage. 

This is what is being described in the Chemical wedding of Christian Rosenkreuntz.  It is clear that the Dionysian rites led to these forms of union and they were celebrated by the initiate donning ‘bridal clothes’ and becoming a ‘bride’ as we can see here in the fresco from the Villa of Mysteries.

 

 

 

 

 

She even has a wedding ring on, symbolising the union.

 

 

 

 

 

A description of the experience

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