Bacchus, the God of Wine. “Bacco” by Caravaggio – (Own work), Lafit86. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons
Why is alcohol sacred in some religions but prohibited in others? I explore this question in this article at Patheos!
Filed under Musings & Miscellaneous, Shinto / Japanese Religion
Tagged as alcohol, bacchus, 神道, dionysus, 酒, islam, paganism, perfume, sake, shinto, taboo, the golden bough, wine, 日本酒
First, this is a very nice blog. Good work!
Second, you make a great point about how “sacred” and “profane” are sometimes the same. I can identify with this because pigs are sacred to my chief Deity, and as a result, I feel bad whenever I eat pork. As delicious as it is, I’m thinking about swearing off pork for good as my Samhain resolution for this year.
Third, I can totally see how spirits (as in alcohol) can facilitate better communion between us and spirits (as in Gods, ghosts, etc.).
Thank you so much for your lovely comment 🙂 You’ve made my day! Your path sounds very interesting too…
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