Bacchus-Ariadne"...this God is a prophet; the Bacchic ecstasy and frenzy hold a strong prophetic element. When he fills irresistibly a human body he gives those so possessed power to foretell the future. [...] Dionysus will not compel women to be chaste, since in all matters self-control resides in our own natures. You should consider this; for in the Bacchic ritual, as elsewhere, a woman will be safe from corruption if her mind is chaste." —Teiresias speaking to Pentheus in "The Bacchae" by Euripedes

 

Quote of the Day

"We must accept our burdens gracefully, for when the student takes the Path, he is often plunged into ranges of experience which other men escape, in order to teach him to have command of himself in his environment, and thus learn the reason why he has been placed there."