The Starry Bull tradition is a contemporary expression of Bacchic Orphism with roots in mainland Greece, Crete, Southern Italy, Asia Minor and North Africa. At its heart lies passionate devotion for Dionysos, God of drunkenness, madness, ecstasy and deliverance. Within the pages of Tending the Bull, readers will discover how to pray, tend a shrine, make offerings and a myriad of practices to deepen one's awareness and connection with this powerfully intoxicating and liberating deity. Additionally, author H. Jeremiah Lewis weaves in threads of history, philosophy, cosmology and eschatology so that readers will understand not just how to worship correctly, but why. Although written for adherents of the Starry Bull tradition, especially those who wish to become boukoloi, there's plenty that will appeal to Hellenic polytheists, neopagans and other curious outsiders.
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About the Author
The Dionysian poet and clown Sannion organizes religious gatherings, leads public rituals, serves his community as Orpheotelest and mantis (diviner) and teaches classes on Bacchic Orphism and the Starry Bull tradition. He is also prolific under the pen name "H. Jeremiah Lewis."