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Mythos #65-4: Eleusis: Archetypal Image of Mother and Daughter

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The Sanctuary of Eleusis, near Athens, was the center of a religious cult that endured for nearly two thousand years and whose initiates came from all parts of the civilized world. Looking at the tendency to "see visions," C. Kerenyi examines the Mysteries of Eleusis from the standpoint not only of Greek myth but also of human nature. Kerenyi holds that the yearly autumnal "mysteries" were based on the ancient myth of Demeter's search for her ravished daughter Persephone--a search that he equates not only with woman's quest for completion but also with every person's pursuit of identity. As he explores what the content of the mysteries may have been for those who experienced them, he draws on the study of archaeology, objects of art, and religious history, and suggests rich parallels from other mythologies.

Synopsis:

The Sanctuary of Eleusis, near Athens, was the center of a religious cult that endured for nearly two thousand years and whose initiates came from all parts of the civilized world. Looking at the tendency to 'see visions, ' C. Kerenyi examines the Mysteries of Eleusis from the standpoint not only of Greek myth but also of human nature.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691019154
Translator:
Manheim, Ralph
Author:
Kerenyi, Carl
Author:
Kernyi, Carl
Author:
Kerenyi, C.
Author:
Manheim, Ralph
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton, N.J. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Ancient
Subject:
Antiquities & Archaeology
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Subject:
Mythology and folklore
Subject:
Eleusinian mysteries
Subject:
Eleusis
Subject:
Eleusis (Greece) Religion.
Subject:
History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Mind, Body & Spirit
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Mythology
Subject:
Religion Western-General and Comparative Religion
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Mythos: The Princeton/Bollingen Series in World Mythology
Series Volume:
65-4
Publication Date:
August 1991
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
516
Dimensions:
7.88x6.38x.73 in. .82 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The Sanctuary of Eleusis, near Athens, was the center of a religious cult that endured for nearly two thousand years and whose initiates came from all parts of the civilized world. Looking at the tendency to 'see visions, ' C. Kerenyi examines the Mysteries of Eleusis from the standpoint not only of Greek myth but also of human nature.
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