Sunday, September 30, 2007
The Dionysus Mandate
Marilyn Manson, performance/mort-rock artist of the neo-pagan West (pictured left) was an important influence in my fictional take on a recrudescence of the primitive Sacred, The Dionysus Mandate – A Fable of Desire & Death. One must realize, however, that the book denotes events that might take place in the West, where the influence of the Gospel is still to be found. Where the primitive Sacred still takes the form of a billion-strong Islam today, we see officer-class practitioners of it.