Maybe it really is a cult

I don’t care about the fate of America anymore, it’s foreign to my interests. I and the US are heading in different directions. I feel it’s me and my fellow Dionysians that are heading in a different direction. And this is what brought me to learning the above word, looking into what many consider the chief Dionysian text, Euripides’ Bacchae.

Let’s distance ourselves from vulgar Dionysianism by isolating a few triads- Aeschylus-Sophocles-Euripides, Aristophanes-Plato-Aristotle, Hölderlin-Nietzsche-Heidegger. And the postmodernism enthusiasts who “mysteriously” relate to some goings-on here are simply French Heideggerians (often self-hating), and this does go back to a particular god from Ancient Greece. Don’t worry pomos, I disavow my relation to you too.

Someone like Jim Morrison I’d consider a species of Dionysian, and I personally want to distance from that sort as well (who’s more obnoxious than Jim Morrison?)–there’s a difference between essence and offshoots. The hippies were initiated into the Eleusinian mysteries, and only a few of their high priests were Dionysian in the noble sense I have in mind. Most people prefer to be a reveling maenad than to be Dionysus – these two are necessary counterparts in the phenomenon though. Euripides WAS Dionysus, Hölderlin WAS Dionysus, Leary WAS Dionysus. Seeing “Christianity” in any of these types is largely a projection in my opinion. It’s about bringing a new god to the polis. A “new god with christian characteristics”? I don’t rule that out.

So just looking at the layout of the ancient primary texts- just because the Bacchae is the only play that carries the name of Dionysus/Bacchus doesn’t mean it’s the prime representation of the god. Aristophanes in the Frogs has Aeschylus and Euripides compete in Hades over who should be able to return to the realm of the living to save Athens, and the judge, Dionysus, chooses Aeschylus. To use one of the most obvious examples.

Another twist to the German appropriation of Dionysianism- were they spiritual Greeks or cladistic Wotanists? Open question. Northern and Southern paganism have their rhymes, if not their repeats, and there’s more surviving material from the South to draw from, and thus to be influenced by.

I expect to be talking past most people with this, it’s a niche “cult”. While it could be argued that Everyperson is a “Morrisonian” these days, far from everyperson is an Aeschylean-Heideggerian. The christian god is dead and we are mostly left with pagan cults of varying refinement. Sapphic-Deleuzian- there are all sorts of odd offshoots one could think of. And today we often see Dionysianism put in the service of Sabbatean ends–the untrained observer will think these two concepts are not distinct.

The new god Aristotle brought to the polis was Science. What, did you think the most prominent theorist of Greek tragedy wasn’t himself a species of Dionysian? Philosophers are not above time and space, they’re born a person in a community. Aristotle was perhaps the wiliest of Odysseuses.

The Ancient Greeks were not a monolith. The theology of Homer is one world, the theology of the tragedians is another world, the theology of the philosophers is yet another world. Dionysus was the crystallization of the gods of Homer. And then we have it hinted in the Symposium that Socrates is the new Dionysus. Dionysus was the son and heir apparent of Zeus, Socrates was the son and heir apparent of Dionysus.

Gods are born

both the Hymn to Apollo and the Hymn to Hermes recount the birth of their respective deities, as does the Hymn to Dionysus, which stands first in the collection, but of which, unfortunately, we have only two short fragments.

Why did the major playwrights perform their dramas at the Theatre of Dionysus and not the Theatre of Apollo or the Theatre of Hermes? Why did the major philosopher of the 20th century, Heidegger, designate the two major Dionysians that preceded him, Hölderlin and Nietzsche, as the most “futural”?

“The major philosopher of the 20th century was Wittgenstein.” If you believe that then I’m not sure you are part of the cult I speak of. There’s the god of the jews, then there’s “the hidden god” that is opposed to the god of the jews, and I am trying to make the case that this hidden god’s name is Dionysus.

It’s a useful exercise to replace “Apollo” with “YHWH” in the standard pairing of “Apollo and Dionysus”

Apollo imposes limits and reinforces boundaries, Dionysus, his opposite and complement, dissolves them. From the Iliad on, Apollo embodies the distance between god and man. Dionysus closes that distance.

It’s Dionysus vs. the Demiurge in a struggle to bring a new god–the real God–to the polis. Dionysus closes the distance between oneself and the demiurge, allowing one to see the demiurge is a Wizard of Oz, all-too-human. In that sense, Dionysus is to some extent the real God himself. Rephrased outside of a mythological context, in heralding the new god Hölderlin was that new god himself. And it probably won’t be a surprise to you that I see Nietzsche as a god, or at least the closest thing a human being can get to one.

Don’t like Jews? Between Athens versus Jerusalem and Nazis versus Khazarians, the intellectuals of the Athenians and Nazis were animated by a distinct deity. Name the Jews, then name the deity that opposes them.

Morrison was a Khazarian-inflected Dionysian. Who were some of the pure Dionysians? I’ve named some of the most prominent above.

What I call grifters often can be described as Khazarian-inflected Dionysians also.

“Hybrids can be good!!” – says the person trying to jew me.

Dionysus in control of the Federal Reserve–how do you like the sound of that hybrid?

Only a moment of divine madness could conjure such a thought. And when focusing one’s thoughts toward the Dionysians that does tend to occur.

Our egregore-partzufim being anti-white, anti-male, anti-christian, etc. may be only the surface. It’s possibly anti-Greek at its deepest level. It just so happens it was whites who were the heirs of the Greeks.

Put differently- Homer=crude, Sophocles=crude, Aristophanes=crude, Socrates=the refinement of all of them, Aristotle=the refinement of Socrates, whites=the refinement of the Greeks.

That’s why you look ridiculous when you call yourself a Dionysian. Whites see that and think “We’re so beyond Dionysus…”

All I’m saying is the god at the roots of that process of refinement has a name.

The hippies had Aristophanes and no Socrates. And it’s their political order we’re still living in today. Crude Dionysianism. Probably something to do with the black-souled Khazarians funding all of it.

In other words, I think there is something redeemable about the hippies- they were a true stage of the dialectic toward self-knowledge, i.e. as much as some hate to acknowledge, a further refinement of whites. Without continuing toward an Aristotle they’re stuck in a rut going around in circles. The black-souled Khazarians deliberately prevent whites from continuing toward an Aristotle. This is why America will not be remembered with the magnificence Greece is remembered with. It only reached “the Aristophanes stage”.

All I do every day is say, Aristophanes your jokes suck, try to do better! And everyone hates me because they “mysteriously” feel personally attacked. Write a better play, you live in the stone age to me. All Americans can do is repeat the sophomoric hippies over and over.

Sincerely,

Dionysus

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