Metaphysical meaning of Dionysius (mbd)
Dionysius, dl-o-n s'-i-us (Gk.)--a devotee of Dionysus or Bacchus, i.e., the god of wine; one filled with new wine, or, one inspired by Spirit; divinely touched.
Meta. One of the most enlightened of the intellectual thoughts in consciousness that are represented by the Areopagus, or "court of justice," the highest form of good judgment that is known to the intellectual in man. (See AREOPAGUS.) The intellectual thought that Dionysius represents has been quickened and illumined by Spirit (one filled with new wine, or one inspired by Spirit, divinely touched) through the word of Truth (Paul). It is possible for the entire intellect in man to be thus illumined and raised to spiritual consciousness. In this way the intellect becomes a channel through which the Spirit of God can work.