Monday, February 16, 2015

Mardi Gras - Fat Tuesday 2015

Once again it is that time of the year… the time of the great American “Debauched Dionysian Mysteries Festival” known as Mardi Gras. Culminating on “Fat Tuesday,” Mardi Gras serves as the most high holy day on the Tek-Gnostics calendar. It marks the rites of spring… the ritual of renewal.  Yes, it is a time of high ritual and low brow… a time to exorcise the ghosts and demons of sobriety and propriety.

Like the ancient Dionysian festival, Mardi Gras utilizes intoxicants and other trance-inducing techniques… such as dance and music… to remove inhibitions and social constraints, liberating the individual to return to a natural state… a return our pagan roots... a return to the sacred grove....

 Once again the ancient chants ring out: "Kristos anesti!" and "Jakimo fe na nay!"

Find below, nestled between the photos of Mardi Gras’ past… links to previous posts on this most sacred subject…

And I will lay my burden down
Rest my head upon that shore
And when I wear that starry crown
I won't be wanting anymore

Take your burdens to the Mardi Gras
Let the music wash your soul
You can mingle in the street
You can jingle to the beat of the jelly roll

Tumba, tumba, tumba, Mardi Gras
Tumba, tumba, tumba, day, yeah...

-from "Take Me To The Mardi Gras" by Paul Simon

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