Hjulet syng om ringar, ikkje linjar.

A couple days ago I completed the piece arguing for the identification of Kírkē and Freyja; it came in at 30+ pages (and I only covered about half the material I had intended to, prompting a follow-up article so I can leisurely explore the rest, rather than just cramming it in wherever it might fit.) I confess I am still shocked at how deep this rabbit hole goes. I had not thought much of the idea when it first occurred to me, but now it is central to a lot of arguments I did not realize I’d be making. But fuck, man. I also cannot believe how thoroughly – and elegantly – all of this is fitting together.

For instance, check this shit out, which I will have to write another article on, because apparently Russian Symbolist poet Ivanov founding a Bacchic commune and believing himself to be a mortal incarnation of Dionysos is just the tip of the fucking iceberg. (This guy also wrote about Dionysos as the Black Sun; I shit you not.) And that is not even the craziest thing in there! Fuck, I may just wring another two or three articles out of Lahti’s tome before I am finished, it’s that groundbreaking a work. She has brought to light this whole unknown chapter in the history of the cult of Dionysos, and I will be forever grateful to her for it. (At least, I have not seen many American academics or contemporary practitioners talking about it since I started digging.) 

So, needless to say, this list is outdated.

As things currently stand – keeping in mind that all things are subject to flux – this will be Frenzy’s ToC:

* Is that you Dionysos?
* The King with blood on his hands
* Dionysos in the Northlands
* Behind the Mask
Carried Away
* The Rose of Mysterious Union
* The Union of Mysterious Roses
“Here We Are Again”
“Gli Innamorati”
Auch ich in Arkadien
Lord of Flies, Vipers and Spiders
Mask and man
Wearing the faces of the Blessed Martyrs
Beast Skins
The Tower of a Fallen Titan
My Little Vineyard Knife
Spinning Wheel
Honey-thief’s Waggon
Crowned with Flowers
Walking in Smoke
Drinking from the Waters of Memory
On Black Sun Day
Ring Composition

Plus 1 more article to be determined when proper inspiration strikes. 

24 is a good, even number, wouldn’t you say?

I have placed an asterisk (*) next to the completed sections. Here is what remains:

Carried Away
[Riddles solved.]

“Here We Are Again”
History of the Harlequinade: Part One
From the birth of tragedy to Orpheus’ feud with the Fairy King

“Gli Innamorati”
History of the Harlequinade: Part Two
From the burial mound to the circus ring

Auch ich in Arkadien
[More on the Æsir in Northern Italy.]

Lord of Flies, Vipers and Spiders
[Loki in the Mediterranean.]

Mask and man
[Hamlet and the missing pieces of Óðr.]

Wearing the faces of the Blessed Martyrs
[Constantine, Genesius, Denys, January, Martin, Tryphon Zarezan, Ivan Kupela, Rasputin and Charles Manson.]

Beast Skins
[Dionysian mumming through the ages.]

The Tower of a Fallen Titan
[More on Dionysos in Russia.]

My Little Vineyard Knife
[Dionysos in France, from Morrison to Massalía.]

Spinning Wheel
[Reflections of Freyja in fairy tales.]

Honey-thief’s Waggon
[A constellation of Starry Bear myths and mysteries.]

Crowned with Flowers
[The Vanir and cults of Asiatic ecstasy.]

Walking in Smoke
[Black Sea Bacchic shamanism.]

Drinking from the Waters of Memory
[Hyperborean Orphism.]

On Black Sun Day
[Why it belongs to Óðr, not Saturn.]

Ring Composition
[Bacchic Utopianism.]

I have decided that I will not be posting updates as I go; instead I am taking a sabbatical from blogging and going into seclusion for the remainder of the year, that I may give Frenzy my full and undivided attention.

Don’t worry, kiddos; I’ll be back after Kalends!

And do I ever have interesting things in my tatterdemalion sack for you, O loyal readers; just wait and see.


One comment

  1. Wow–I use the term deliberately: that book sounds absolutely fascinating.

    I can’t wait to see what the results of all this are! Exciting stuff! May all of the Gods of Greece and of the Northlands come to your aid in inspiration as well as completion of the work!

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