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Dionysian

[dē·onis′ē·ən]
Etymology: Gk, Dionysos, Greek god of wine
the personal attitude of one who is uninhibited, mystic, sensual, emotional, and irrational and who may seek to escape from the boundaries imposed by the limits of the senses.
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As the Dionysiac victim/saviour it emerges more clearly with the murder of Frank Hardy, the ceremonies up in the 'back hills', and on Oilean Draiochta, to transcend language with the maenadic dancing of the Mundy sisters and the 'dismemberment' of Terry on Ballybeg pier.
In the soteriology set out in the Birth of Tragedy, Nietzsche claims that one can be saved, and only saved by Art, and only the kind of Art that has penetrated the Illusion of the principium individuationis by the giving over of oneself to the Ur-Eine, (24) on the basis of which one enters into a soteriological "festival of reconciliation" (Versohnungsfest): "Not only is the bond [covenant] between human beings renewed by the magic of the Dionysiac, but nature, alienated, inimical, or subjugated, celebrates once more her festival of reconciliation with her lost son, humankind.
In the work of Nietzsche, Aristotle was connected with the Apolline mentality while he himself wished to promote the Dionysiac (Friedrich Nietzsche, Die Geburt der Tragodie aus dem Geiste der Musik (Leipzig, 1872)).
But then he would surely have been going alone into an investigation of the religious-social dionysiac forms associated with liquor that are long overdue for systematic treatment by sociologists, anthropologists, and historians.
What he is developing is a confidently lyrical feel for choreography, a well-defined musicality shown exquisitely both in the windswept pas de deux for Eros and Psyche (danced with rapt assurance by Larissa Ponomarenko and Patrick Armand) and in the Dionysiac finale exuberantly led by Adriana Suarez and Yuri Yanowsky.
The keen, skeptical intelligence Bening radiates makes it hard for her to persuade us she really believes Hedda's dotty romantic delusions about Lovborg being a Dionysiac rebel with ``vine leaves in his hair.
Some have placed this painting in the context of Titian's other nudes (he painted many, though this Venus is notably more relaxed than most); the modern aesthete Bernard Berenson pronounced these works to be "truly Dionysiac, Bacchanalian triumphs - the triumph of life over the ghosts that love the gloom and chill and hate the sun.
In some of his earlier poetry he intensely observed Greek antiquity and myth, but from a Dionysiac cave, always ready to run from it with total abandon to a celebration of love.
Storgards certainly had the measure of Holst's almost narcotic Hymn of Jesus with its blend of ancient plainchant and stamping dionysiac rhythms, CBSO Chorus and orchestra here joined by the ethereal voices of the CBSO Youth Chorus.
They discuss newborn Dionysos as a model, differences and common features, Dionysiac realms in perspective, specific media of transmission, theater and the polis of Athens, Hellenistic and Roman paradigms, and modern reflections.
Giorgio's spirit "viveva nell'orrore di un mondo sconosciuto, al cospetto di un popolo senza nome, partecipando a un rito d'origine oscurissima" (282), like a dionysiac mystery (282); "senza nome," as if from an undifferentiated racial id.