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History secret religious rites of Dionysus, Bacchus, etc., marked by drinking, dancing, and songs



(1) A religious rite in the mysteries associated with the cults of many ancient Oriental (Astarte, Isis, Osiris, Cybele, Tammuz), Greek (Orpheus, Dionysus), and Roman gods. Orgies were frequently unruly.

(2) A wild banquet.

What does it mean when you dream about an orgy?

A dream about an orgy suggests repressed desires of the id, desires for expression of one’s sexuality and passion. It indicates the need to be surrounded by the vital forces of life.

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Jane Doe#3 claims to have orgies with Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, at the Ghislaine Maxwell's apartment in London, in New York and in a U.
The 'Behind The Mask' author organises orgies for clients including actors, MPs, famous singers, models and footballers, and her organization has more than 40,000 members, with up to 200 attending each party, the report added.
Emma, who never takes part in the orgies but who is always there as hostess, has noticed major differences between customers in the two age groups.
Reality star Chantelle, 29, who split up with Reid in September, claimed he had also been "texting hookers he had orgies with".
The couple used the pseudonyms Magdy and Samira on a website and in emails to organize wife-swapping parties and orgies and managed to get 44 couples signed up for Cairo swinging sessions via the website.
She goes on to accuse a woman from Whitley Bay and a Newcastle man of organising sexual orgies involving people holding high positions in society.
The Glasgow MSP brought the civil action against the tabloid after it printed articles, in 2004-5, which alleged he had cheated on his wife, visited a swingers' sex club and participated in orgies.
Anyhow, the notion of the "sacred feminine" appears repeatedly throughout the book, along with the idea that Jesus wished us to worship Mary Magdalene as a goddess, partly by participating in orgies that fortify our spirituality.
This involves re-creations of all their key doings, as well as copious footage of nude romping, wild orgies and psychedelic hallucinations (the latter of which, lamely, tend to involve flashes of a horned red devil).
Perhaps he escaped the irony of the Heritage application being made in 2003 against the background of the Israeli army carrying out massive orgies of destruction, in a lethal collective punishment, set off by 'targeted' killings and their suicidal revenge attacks, using part-British tanks and Caterpillar bulldozers in historic 'would-be heritage' cities in the Occupied West Bank--Bethlehem, Hebron, Nablus and Ramallah--affecting centuries-old houses and public buildings and casbahs, gems of Arab, Crusader and colonial architecture, apart from the devastation to people's lives.
Public works orgies were being staged, of course, from Kyoto to Shikoku, but in Hokkaido's case, the long-term effects arguably were far more pernicious.
The Klassen's affair began in the early 1990's, allegations that the Klassens and their extended family along with the three foster children's own birth parents had engaged in abuse rituals, including forcing them to participate in orgies, drink blood, eat eyeballs and watch babies being skinned and burned alive.