"Drunkenness and madness are Dionysian because they break down a man's individual character; all forms of enthusiasm and ecstasy are Dionysian, for in such states man gives up his individuality and submerges himself in a greater whole: music is the most Dionysian of the arts, since it appeals directly to man's instinctive, chaotic emotions and not to his formally reasoning mind."
In music, everything begins with rhythm. From the dawn of time, cavemen used only chantings and clappings to create rhythm in which people of all ages and gender would dance in unison to. At that moment of dancing you might feel the rhythm breaking you down as individuals and creating inexplicable desire to move, sing along and be sweeped into its flow.
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