ANTONYUS SUBIA ON WAY TO ROME
ON SACRED ANTINOUS PILGRIMAGE
FLAMEN Antonyus Subia is flying from Hollywood to Rome today on the first leg of a week-long pilgrimage which will take him to all the Sacred Sites associated with Hadrian and Antinous in the Eternal City ... and the first-ever ANTINOUS EXHIBITION at Hadrian's Villa.
He will meditate and carry out religious rites at the Pantheon, the Obelisk of Antinous, Hadrian's Mausoleum, the Temple of Hadrian erected by his successor Antoninus Pius, the Temple of Venus and Jupiter built by Hadrian and of course Hadrian's Villa.
In addition, he will pay solemn respects to the many statues, busts and other images of Hadrian and Antinous at various museums in Rome.
Special religio/magical rites will be performed during the cycle of the HOMOTHEOSIS MOON, the intensely sexual/spiritual Pisces Full Moon on Friday.
Priest Hernestus is also converging on Rome from Germany and will accompany Antonyus to Hadrian's Villa and the Vatican Museum. Priest Uendi, who is providing generous financial support for this conclave, will be in constant touch from Hollywood.
Antonyus and Hernestus are particularly excited about seeing the unprecedented and spectacular Antinous exhibition at Hadrian's Villa near Rome.
Running now through November 4th, hundreds of Antinous-related statues and other artefacts from around the world are on display. The exhibition is entitled ANTINOO: IL FASCINO DELLA BELLEZZA (Antinous: A Fascination With Beauty) -- and reviewers in the Italian press say the exhibition lives up to its name.
Amazingly, this is the first time EVER that the curators of Hadrian's Villa (the Superintendence for Archaeological Heritage of Latium Villa Adriana Antiquarium) have launched an exhibition solely devoted to Antinous.
Because the Antinous Exhibition at Hadrian's Villa is a once-in-a-lifetime event, Antonyus intentionally planned his Sacred Pilgrimage to coincide with it.
Every major station of this Sacred Pilgrimage will be reported on in depth on this blog and at the official ANTINOUS FACEBOOK page!