Apollonian and Dionysian

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It is the source of primal instincts. "The Dionysian with its primal pleasure-experienced even in pain- is the common womb of music and tragic myth...the Apolline is the realm of dreams and ideal forms."("The Birth of Tragedy" Nietzsche, 1871) The Apollonian is the humanized aspect of reality, civilization, harmony, and balance...
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It follows order, form, status, peace, moderation, permanence, symbolism, language, and reason. In modern psychological terms it is the Ego and Superego. The complexities of the Dionysian person verses the Apollonian person will be explored using Robert Johnson's Ecstasy. The Dionysian name emphazing the irrational element of frenzy was found in the rites of Dionysus...
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