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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Sollemnitas Brumalis ☉ Solstitial Ritual Festival

bacchanal and dionysiac rites - sampled from alexander's tomb

Sollemnitas Brumalis - Solstitial Ritual Festival

The Cerebralation of the Winter Solstice

Season's greetings, Sea's and Sun's breedlings! After initiating the Brunalia, we may return to Eleusis for the final feast of Brumalia and thence, the finale of the Saturnalia.

Summarizing, paraphrasing, et vice versa: the Brumalia encompass the Bacchian festivities to cerebralate the return of the Sun, in ancient Roman times. These romanized festivities continued the ancient Greek rites in honour of Kronos, Demeter and Dionysos. The ceremonies took place during the month until and including the time of the December or Southern solstice; the Winter solstice, north of the equator, the Summer solstice, south of the equator.

How these rites transformed into a commercial commemoration of Kris Kringle’s birthday, may become unraveled over a salon table at different spatiotemporal coordinates, ... per haps or maybe not. Nevertheless, whatever dissociative deification we may choose, whichever man-made metaphors we tend to mythicize, when the mind opens our eyes, we will notice that our annually recurring cerebralations simply revolve around this and other celestial events. By practising these rites, enjoying the festivities and sharing in the experience, with this solemn yet ludic method, we may obtain knowledge of our present position in and connection with, what we tend to conceive as, our surrounding environment, the local universe, Nature at large.

For an example of further demythification of some of our common metaphors, ponder along with Joseph Campbell:

For a Dionysian hymn to Apollo to accompany the current cerebralation of the Brumalia, play the cerephonial recording below ...

... or click here to download this mix, titled: Bruma Borealis

onlinear re:sources

Joseph Campbell Foundation:
JCF Youtube channel:
Xmas' Pagan roots:
Greek mythology:

.: ab tenebra ad lucem - from darkness to light :.

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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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