Lenaia on The Levels

Originally posted on Witchwood Wild:
Lenaia is an ancient Athenian festival held in the month of Gamelion (Jan-Feb) in honour of Dionysos. Scholars suggest the name Lenaia comes from lenos, meaning “wine press”, and therefore is a festival of viticulture, though may also refer to lenai, which is another term for maenads.  The Lenaia was…

Reactionary Spirits

Originally posted on Blessed are the Poor in Spirit:
Patrikos: The problem with Nietzsche’s philosophy–at least, taken as a whole–is that it is in a sense itself discredited because it grew up out of a reactionary nature; viz., that Nietzsche was simply reacting against Christianity, and the Christian metaphysic, that was seemingly so axiomatically presupposed…