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Holiday in ancient Rome to honor the god Bacchus (the Greek Dionysus), occurring on March 16 and 17. They began around 200 B.C.E. They eventually became quite wild and licentious, and were banned in Italy without a special dispensation from the Roman Senate. Today, the term means any revel where the participants seem drunken and orgiastic.
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Jo Graham, author of The Great Wheel and the new Winter.
The octaves of the Wheel of the Year are the map of our life. Just like the world, we pass through eight seasons, only instead of each being...