actually that sheer actual intoxication from the consuming of wine was once the essence of Dionysian faith. within the provider in their god the Bacchanals drank wine until eventually they have been intoxicated. For the Bacchanals themselves, in spite of the fact that, the event was once whatever extra and better than drunkenness. It used to be religious ecstasy, no longer mere actual intoxication. The wine they drank used to be for them effective with divine power--it used to be the god himself, and the very quintessence of divine existence was once resident within the juice of the grape. This the devotees of Bacchus knew as a question of non-public event whilst, after consuming the wine, they felt an odd new existence inside of themselves. That was once the existence and tool in their god. Their enthusiasm used to be relatively actually a question of getting the god inside themselves, of being packed with and fully possessed through the god...

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