1 This is a preview of my book, The Advent of Dionysus, a highly unusual book, with some very specific ideas. Because it's something new, actually a new twist on an old idea (myth of Dionysus) and, because I don't have the resources, I've opted not to play the "waiting game" and bypass the publishers for now. Not that I have anything against them, just that I don't believe it's something that should be predicated upon their approval. So here it is now on the Internet, born of the most humble circumstances: "And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them [new ideas] in the inn." Luke 2:7
2 Although it's not my intent to offend anyone, this book does contain mild sexual references, some violence, and supernatural phenomena that will likely give you the chills! If your'e particularly squeamish or, a very young person (I'd advise against this), then it's probably not for you. Given a rating, PG-13 probably best describes it. Even so, I doubt if teenagers will comprehend it, and it's probably not for them either. Care for a glass of wine?
3 It's been quite a task finishing the book, with all the day to day distractions, working full time, doing the chores, etc.. It leaves little time to write or, I'm just too tired. Not to mention the obscurity involved, having to compete with other people's interests, who either have no comprehension or, simply aren't interested. It leaves little to talk about and a lot of conflicts with schedules. But now after eleven long years, I'm happy to say it's almost complete!
4 Feel free to view the book at your leisure and, if you would like to download a copy (click here), that's okay too. But please bear in mind that it's copyrighted. Also, if you think it's worthwhile, a donation of $5 to $10 would be appreciated, to cover the cost of publishing the book when it's ready. For additional details or, if you have any comments, please send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
5 By what measure do we judge all things? Is reality just a facade, or something more inherent? How do we discern between good and evil? Do we dare expose ourselves to something so frightful? . . .
6 Perhaps it's
time we removed the mask, this mask of Dionysus, and attained the keys
to True Paradise . . . and lay the foundation for a New Church.