Essays on a Science of Mythology: The Myth of the Divine Child and The Mysteries of Eleusis (Bollingen Series XII)

Essays on a Science of Mythology: The Myth of the Divine Child and The Mysteries of Eleusis (Bollingen Series XII)

C. G. Jung, Károly Kerényi


one other monograph within the Bollingen sequence. in addition to the whole works of Jung, Bollingen publishes monographs devoted to arts, tradition and philosophy.

Essays on a technology of Mythology is a cooperative paintings among C. Kerényi, who has been referred to as "the such a lot mental of mythologists," and C. G. Jung, who has been known as "the such a lot mythological of psychologists." Kerényi contributes an essay at the Divine baby and one at the Kore (the Maiden), including a considerable creation and end. Jung contributes a mental remark on every one essay. either males was hoping, via their collaboration, to raise the learn of mythology to the prestige of a science.

In "The Primordial baby in Primordial Times" Kerényi treats the child-God as an everlasting and critical determine in Greek, Norse, Finnish, Etruscan, and Judeo-Christian mythology. He discusses the Kore as Athena, Artemis, Hecate, and Demeter-Persephone, the mother-daughter of the Eleusinian mysteries. Jung speaks of the Divine baby and the Maiden as residing mental realities that supply carrying on with which means in people's lives.

The investigations of C. Kerényi are persevered in a later research, Eleusis: Archetypal photograph of mom and Daughter (Princeton).

Review:

"There is an abundance of fascinating and sometimes suggestive aspect . . . and past all this there's the indisputable value and fascination of the query of the archetypes which Jung places earlier than us."--Sewanee assessment

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