Messenger of Dionysos · Mused by Apollo

In ancient times, Satyr was the horned and horny messenger of Eleusinian forest god Dionysos. He mesmerized the youth of nearby villages with the musical magic of his flute and made them dance till broad daylight. In our common present, the spirit of Satyr inhabits the body of a human boy. Searching for a new way to spread the vibe of the forest, Satyr switched to SL and CDJ instruments, which fit the job quite nicely.

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Religion For The Hell Of It

... and Bob's our Uncle - node 23.007: Religion for the Hell of it

2016 AO*, May 23 - 3182 YOLD, Discord 70 - 5776 AM, Iyar 15 -
1395 SH, Khordad 3 - 1422 BS, Joishtho 9 - 6016 AL, May 23 - ...

"We, humans, domesticated primates, critters like us,
we live in our myths, we only endure our realities."

"The League for Spiritual Discovery was devoted to raising consciousness on a planetary scale (...) based on the idea, that humanity will always be in a mess as long as we are looking for others to tell us what we should do. And so everybody, every man should be the priest of his own religion, every woman should be the priestess of her own religion, every home should be a shrine and we should all be in the god business or the goddess business, as you will."

- Robert Anton Wilson,
Religion for the Hell of it
(part 3/5 at 5m42s & 2m51s)

During times when humanity seems to divide itself in two corners every turn one may take, to wage age-old holy wars, pitting our righteous against our fanatic, our true believers against our non- believers, both sides usually equally devout and stubborn, ...
during such times, when we tend to bombard one another to bits with propaganda to fuel the dividing fire by putting the trusty "us vs them" motto to practice, and both sides usually quite violently so, ...
during such times, when even fundamentalist scienticians seem to succumb to the manifold process of propagating dogmatic belief systems - yes - during these, our present times, we sorely need a much-welcomed wink from the third eye, the bidirectional doorway to the open mind, to support the process of paving the way towards a more pragmatic approach to catmatic belief systems; to comprehend the divisions which unite us and laugh in the face of all of them; not to take the piss at any specific belief system, but at our institutionalized religious behavior in general, lest all of us take our Selves too siriusly and loose track of learning to understand and respect one another, despite all cultural and linguistic barriers.

Whether or not we may agree on this, we have to admit it seems rather odd, that in this day and age, we still deem another equivalent member of our tribe as the sole, infallible representative of a certain divine entity of choice, as if only one of us comes equipped with the right kind of gear, customized to receive transcendental transmissions, while the rest of us trade our individual, intuitive responsibility for their guidance, and learn to offer praise to said divine entity, either silently or aloud, whilst remaining utterly convinced of its omnipresent, omniscient nature, rendering prayer quite the redundant pastime.

To ensure these words, lacking proper intonation and body language, do not come across as offending, I advise any reader not to take them personally, not to take me too siriusly and read a previous statement to take away any doubts about my personal position.
Then, let me state, here and now, for the A-side of the record, my own opinion when it comes to spirituality, showing both sides of the same Live and Let Live coin:
Every individual should enjoy the freedom to choose their own (non-)spiritual path. Every individual should let every other individual enjoy the freedom to choose their own (non-)spiritual path.

To encompass my own position: I consider my Self, here and now, a "spiritually challenged agnostic", not an atheist, because I think I cannot state any'thing' with absolute, dogmatic certainty, and choose not to justify what atheism opposes by opposing it, ... but ask me again tomorrow and you may get a different answer. For the B-side of the same record, let me wink up my current position with a statement in Wilsonian tradition:

I do not believe in "God"
and I sincerely doubt
that She believes in me either.

( - _ ^ )

Some of the content linked in the text above:
- more on divide et impera: click here
- more on holy wars: War No More - II
- more on us vs us: War No More VI
- on Scientism: link to Wikipedia
- on Catma: link to discordia.wikia
- on Unity of Opposites: link to Wikipedia
- on redundant pastime: link to Skepdic
- on the Self: link to Wikipedia
- on Agnosticism: link to Wikipedia
- on Wilsonian tradition: link to Youtube

* AO or "Anno Occidentalis" instead of AD or Anno "Domini"

watch a different version of Religion For The Hell Of It

If you do not have the patience, cannot spare the space in your agenda or simply do not want the time of your life to start your own religion, why (not) join the Discordian Society? By hearing Robert Anton Wilson speak or by reading the high-lighted footnote at the bottom of this post, you become automatically ordained as a Discordian Pope (or Mome). Download and print the Pope Card shown above, carry it with you and join the mission to ordain the rest of the world by invoking infallibility when and where you can, just as long as you remember to excommunicate every other Discordian Pope or Mome if and when they may start to think for their Selves (unless they succeed in excommunicating you first), thereby adhering to the motto:
we Discordians must stick apart.



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? what is Satyr

! in ancient times, Satyr roamed the Eleusinian forests as the horned and horny messenger of Dionysos - the god of ritual intoxication. He mesmerized the youth of nearby villages with the musical magic of his flute, and made them dance till broad daylight.

? where is Satyr

! in our recent past, Satyr reincarnated in the concrete jungle of Amsterdam as a DJ. At age ten, he recorded his first mix, displaying his love for early hip hop and electro, and soon his tapes were in high demand. After the Second Summer Of Love, he got turned on by new dimensions of synthetic sound and ventured into the realms of acid-house, techno and trance music.

? does he still play flute

! the Panflute has become an artefact in captivity, held safe and sound in the archeological archive of the Vatican. Yet, ever since the early 1990s, up and until our common present, Satyr became increasingly skilled as a player of the SL & CDJ instruments, spinning various styles of eclectronica and edm alike, embracing a wide range of the bpm spectrum with remarkable sparkle.

Difficult to pigeonhole yet sharply focused on and specialized in ambidelic chillout, psytrance, tech trance, uptech and several kinds of steps; entertaining events for 50 to 50.000 people, by serving his spicy melange of clean cuts and dirty grooves, mixing it down and grinding it up from raw to smooth.

A few memorable events ecstasized by Satyr:
Amsterdam Dance Event (NL), Atmosphere (Berlin / D), Ballonnenfeest (NL), Burning Man (USA), Carnival (Varginha / Brazil), Club A (Sao Paulo / Brazil), Dance Valley (NL), Love & Magic (Oslo / Norway), Metsafestiwaal (Finland), Pi Club (Berlin / D), Q-Base (D), Senseblender fest (B), Universo Paralello (Bahia / Brazil), VooV Experience (D), and many more in Belgium, Brazil, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Lithuania, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, USA & all over The Netherlands.*

* a detailed gigographic list will be added later

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