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Welcome To The Pleasuredome-Frankie Goes To Hollywood

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  1. Harry Haller

    Harry Haller United Kingdom
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    Jan 31, 2011
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    Under the charm of the Dionysian
    not only in the union between man
    and man reaffirmed, but nature
    which has become alienated,
    hostile, or subjugated, celebrates
    once more her reconciliation with
    her lost son man. Freely, earth profits her gifts,
    and peacefully the beasts of prey of the rocks and
    desert approach.

    The chariot of Dionysus is covered with flowers and
    garlands, panthers and tigers walk
    under its yoke. Transform Beethoven's "Hymn to Joy"
    into a painting. Let your imagination conceive the
    multitudes bowing to the dust, awestruck -
    then you will approach the Dionysian.

    Now the slave is a free man, now all the rigid
    hostile barriers that necessity!
    Caprice or "impudent convention" have fixed
    between man and man are broken.

    Now with the gospel of universal harmony, each one
    feels himself not only united, reconciled, and fused
    with his neighbour, but as one with him, as if the veil of Maya
    had been torn aside and where now merely fluttering
    in tatters before the mysterious primordial unity.

    In song and in dance man expresses himself as
    a member of a higher community, he has forgotten how to
    walk and speak and is on the way toward flying into the air,
    dancing. His very gestures expresses enchantment.
    Just as the animals now talk, and the earth yields milk
    and honey, supernatural sounds emanate from him
    he feels himself a god, he himself now walks about enchanted
    in ecstasy like the gods he saw walking in his dreams!

    He is no longer an artist, he has become a work of art
    in the paroxysms of intoxication the artistic power
    of all the nature reveals itself to the highest gratification
    of the primordial unity. The noblest clay.
    the most costly marble, man, is here kneaded and cut, and to the
    sound of the chisel strokes of the Dionysian world of artists
    rings out the cry of the Eleusinian mysteries

    Do you prostrate yourselves millions
    Do you sense your maker, world,
    Welcome to the Pleasuredrome.
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