Required Reading

Dionysus: Myth and Cult by Walter Otto
Redefining Ancient Orphism: A Study in Greek Religion by Radcliffe G. Edmonds III
Ritual Texts for the Afterlife: Orpheus and the Bacchic Gold Tablets by Fritz Graf and Sarah Iles Johnston
Mystic Cults in Magna Graecia by Giovanni Casadio and Patricia A. Johnston
The Land of Remorse: A Study of Southern Italian Tarantism by Ernesto De Martino
Masks of Dionysus by Thomas H. Carpenter and Christopher A. Faraone
Miasma: Pollution and Purification in Early Greek Religion by Robert Parker
The Greeks and the Irrational by E. R. Dodds
Dionysos: Archetypal Image of Indestructible Life by Carl Kerényi
Greek and Roman Necromancy by Daniel Ogden
The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours by Gregory Nagy
Restless Dead: Encounters between the Living and the Dead in Ancient Greece by Sarah Iles Johnston

These books will give you a firm foundation in the thiasos of the Starry Bull.

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