Dionysian~Light

Wine, women, and song. Art, beauty, and life. Liberty, ecstasy, and recipes for really tasty drinks. Women may be naked, beauty may be subjective, and ecstasy is not a chemical. Eleleu! Iou! Iou!

Philokalia:: My blog devoted to beauty, mostly that of the Aphrodisian sort (read: beautiful women, naked or otherwise, no direct Dionysian relevance)

JackTHorn's Drifting Life:: My personal blog, just stuff from and about me, stuff I like.

The Threefold Path:: My blog devoted to Hekate Tri Via and all Her other forms, lady of the mysteries.

Saturnian Shadow:: My blog devoted to Kronos / Saturn, as a balancing weight and antidote for the dissipative helium of Dionysos.
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Alphonse Mucha 

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Alphonse Mucha 

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Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.  Frederick Buechner  (via aslovelyasatree)

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Juan José Garáte y Clavero (Teruel, 1870-1939)

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Juan José Garáte y Clavero (Teruel, 1870-1939)

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The cycle of prohibition: thou shalt not go near, thou shalt not touch,thou shalt not consume, thou shalt not experience pleasure, thou shalt not speak, thou shalt not show thyself, ultimately thou shalt not exist, except in darkness and secrecy. Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality Vol. 1 p. 84

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friedarose:

One of my favourite movements in history. The temperance movement was made up of mostly women who supported the moderation or total prohibition of intoxicating beverages. In short, temperance women were fed up with their husbands spending the money to feed their children on alcohol, and coming home drunk from the saloon to brutalise them. Temperance paved the way for the suffrage movement by allowing women to leave the domestic sphere and become influential political actors. The movement is largely ignored by feminist historians who prefer to recognise their political forebears in abolition rather than prohibition. Often dismissed as simply a moral crusade waged by bible-thumping prudes, the movement was underpinned by a genuine concern for women’s safety. 

There were good aspects to Prohibition, too — Dionysos would I think have supported the liberation of oppressed women and children, especially their liberation from tyrants who were abusing and misusing his sacrament.  The roaring 20s was one extreme, Prohibition was the other…

friedarose:

One of my favourite movements in history. The temperance movement was made up of mostly women who supported the moderation or total prohibition of intoxicating beverages. In short, temperance women were fed up with their husbands spending the money to feed their children on alcohol, and coming home drunk from the saloon to brutalise them. Temperance paved the way for the suffrage movement by allowing women to leave the domestic sphere and become influential political actors. The movement is largely ignored by feminist historians who prefer to recognise their political forebears in abolition rather than prohibition. Often dismissed as simply a moral crusade waged by bible-thumping prudes, the movement was underpinned by a genuine concern for women’s safety. 

There were good aspects to Prohibition, too — Dionysos would I think have supported the liberation of oppressed women and children, especially their liberation from tyrants who were abusing and misusing his sacrament. The roaring 20s was one extreme, Prohibition was the other…

indypendenthistory:

After the passage of the 18th Amendment and the Volstead Act in 1919, the making and selling of alcohol was illegal. This federal policeman uses a pickax to destroy a rum-runner’s cargo in San Francisco during Prohibition.

indypendenthistory:

After the passage of the 18th Amendment and the Volstead Act in 1919, the making and selling of alcohol was illegal. This federal policeman uses a pickax to destroy a rum-runner’s cargo in San Francisco during Prohibition.

oupacademic:


As you’re enjoying a refreshing swig of your favorite beer this summer, take a moment to think of the history that you hold in your hand. Beer is one of the oldest beverages in the world, and exists in one form or another in many different cultures.
This image is an American barley malt syrup label, c. 1920. Prohibition, which began in 1919, led many breweries to begin selling malt extracts in place of alcohol to make up for the loss in business.

Learn more about the history of beer from the Oxford Companion to Beer.
Image courtesy of Pike Microbrewery Museum, Seattle, WA. Used with permission.

oupacademic:

As you’re enjoying a refreshing swig of your favorite beer this summer, take a moment to think of the history that you hold in your hand. Beer is one of the oldest beverages in the world, and exists in one form or another in many different cultures.

This image is an American barley malt syrup label, c. 1920. Prohibition, which began in 1919, led many breweries to begin selling malt extracts in place of alcohol to make up for the loss in business.

Learn more about the history of beer from the Oxford Companion to Beer.

Image courtesy of Pike Microbrewery Museum, Seattle, WA. Used with permission.