Muse Imagery


Flight of Imagination
Walking the Sacred Way at Delphi
Tholos Dreaming
Dionysus Speaks
Sanctuary of Dodona
Milton and the Muse










Dionysus Speaks

Try the following exercise that is based on the premise that within the garden of Dinoysus, deep within our psyche, lies a sensuous world, filled with a profusion of nature's fruits. It is just a matter of finding your way into this walled garden.

dionysusPlay some pan flute music like Medwyn Goodall's Medicine Woman and sit quietly in front of your journal, holding a simple seashell in your left hand and your pen in the right hand. (Assuming your right hand is the dominant hand. You can reverse this) Caress the shell with your fingers. Let your eyes travel over its surface. Let the music that Pan used to attract the nymphet's waft into the house within. Breathe deeply. Close your eyes and quietly wander into the corridors of your shell using your senses. Look around. What do you see, hear, smell, touch with your naked feet. Wander through the multi-levels of the shell compound. Peer through unopened doorways and windows. Notice your surroundings. Feel the surfaces.

Move to the compound where Dionysus and Pan have retreated. Find the doorway to their space. Note what the door is made of. Let the door come alive. Is the door prepared to open itself? Do voices call out? What do you hear? Allow the pen to write whatever is entering your mind. Consider writing the dialogue you have with Dionysus and Pan. Ask them how you can unify them with your everyday self. Ask them how to write.

Begin writing. Do not worry about grammar or spelling. Just write for twenty minutes about your journey.



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