Dionysos Exciter to Frenzy
Dionysos, dancing his many-formed pattern of rebirth, challenge and liberation, is one of the most intriguing and intoxicating gods of the ancient world. In this dynamic and scholary study, Vikki Bramshaw explores the numerous facets of his personality and worship, revealing the hidden faces of the thrice-born god and the extent of his influence in the mysteries of the ancient world, through the cycles of nature and beyond. Due for Publication with Avalonia Books 2013.
Vikki Bramshaw is an author specialising in pre-christian religion and esoteric traditions. Some of her passions are religious history, theurgy, initiatory rites, and trance. Her first book, 'Craft of the Wise: A Practical Guide' was published with John Hunt Publishing in 2010, after which Vikki wrote for several anthologies with Avalonia Books including Swaying with the Serpent: A Study of the Serpent Girdled Hekate (featuring in the anthology 'Hekate: Her Sacred Fires' in 2010) and 'The Scorpion & the Bridal Bed' (featuring in the anthology 'VS: Thou Art That - That Thou Art' in 2011). Her latest book, 'Dionysos: Exciter to Frenzy' is due to be published with Avalonia Books in Spring 2013.
Vikki has also successfully completed several courses as part of her ongoing research, including The Origins of Human Behaviour with Oxford University. She is also a trained Holistic Healer with the SHA and has studied an introductory course in counselling and transactional analysis with Peter Symonds College of Winchester.