Carl Orff’s Tempus es Iocundum and Dulcissime

Dulcissime Dulcissime, Sweetest one! Ah! totam tibi subdo me! I give myself to you totally! tempus est iocundum This is a joyful time Tempus es iocundum, This is the joyful time, o virgines, O maidens, modo congaudete rejoice with them, vos iuvenes. young men!    (Baritone) Oh, oh, oh, Oh! Oh! Oh! totus floreo, I am Continue reading Carl Orff’s Tempus es Iocundum and Dulcissime

These Seven Kinds of Love and the Metaphysics of Eros will Change your Attitude to Life

(Updated Title and Post. September 4, 2018) LOVE (EROS), like the god PAN, is a principle (a god), as in the old philosophies and cosmogony of the Greeks, Phoenicians, and Indians. Eros therefore does not merely apply to an intense Erotic Love, but is an exulted Divine Ideal, that can be a frightening and dangerous Continue reading These Seven Kinds of Love and the Metaphysics of Eros will Change your Attitude to Life

The Tragedy of Pan the Great: From Primordial Deity to Rustic Sex-Craving God

Ofelia: “My name is Ofelia. Who are you?” Pan: “Me? I’ve had so many names. Old names that only the wind and the trees can pronounce. I am the mountain, the forest and the earth. I am… I am a faun. Your most humble servant, Your Highness.” (Pan’s Labyrinth, film) Pan was once depicted as Continue reading The Tragedy of Pan the Great: From Primordial Deity to Rustic Sex-Craving God