Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The Dionysus Mandate: A Fable of Desire & Death

Hey, are you looking for a special Christmas Gift?

Wanting something totally unexpected for a gift to give?

Not excited about camping out tomorrow night in the cold in front of your favorite big box store hoping to get one of their Black Friday specials?

Welllllll, let me share with everyone a special book by our friend, Walker Hunt Golding entitled, The Dionysus Mandate. When you are making up your shopping list for this season, please consider this novel as a gift to give to that special someone who has everything (or maybe nothing at all). Or better yet, treat yourself to it. There is nothing quite like it in literary circles. You will be captivated by the suspense and mesmerized by the tense interface drama as you are propelled into a fast-paced world of music, sacrifice and violence. So hurry on down to your local bookstore before their allotment runs out and buy 2 - 1 for yourself and 1 for your best friend.


Porthos said...

No mention of the Doris Dahmer action figure (batteries not included)? Perfect gift for tots!

Athos said...

Among other things, the author of The Dionysus Mandate, Walker Hunt Golding, limns the ways in which the primitive sacred is filling the vacuum created by the West's rejection of its true ontological foundation (however, skewed, mispronounced and poorly embodied); namely, the revelation of God through Jesus Christ in the power of the Spirit and vouchsafed by the Catholic Church.

Thus, even the concept of Christendom concretized in the Gothic is parodied into the gargoyle sacred of the novel's character, Doris Dahmer. 'Goth' so-called is what happens when the faith is removed, in all of its hideous manifestations of neopaganism.

What does the architecture of the truly Gothic look like? Belloc commented on and drew sketches of it all along his journey in Road to Rome. But one may see it beautifully depicted here

Athos said...

Since that hyperlink didn't work - mea culpa - here is the most recent issue of Saint Austin Review

It has several articles devoted to Gothic architecture in general and the work of Augustin Pugin in particular.