Ariadne’s String

My interested in mythology, the journey of the hero, and particularly of Psyche and Eros eventually brought me to Peter Paul Rubens and his painting titled “The Andrians” (a rendition of Titian’s earlier painting “The Bacchanal of the Andrians”).  Bacchus is the Roman equivalent of the Greek Dionysus, the god of harvest and winemaking. The…

Dionysus and the Leopard

The Egyptian goddess, Bastet, has a human body and the head of a cat. The feline head contains the feminine aspect with its innate preponderance of thinking of fantasy, festivity, emotions, sense of community, music, magic, and about spiritual activity. This is in contrast to the rigid scientific and mechanistic thinking mode of the male.…