Eleusis has ratings and 6 reviews. Barnaby said: The only other book I’ve spent any time with by Kerényi is his Greek Gods, which I found encyclope. : Eleusis: Archetypal Image of Mother and Daughter: pages. Dimensions: in. x in. x Sanctuary of Eleusis, near Athens, was. Get this from a library! Eleusis: archetypal image of mother and daughter. [Karl Kerényi].

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Kerenyi holds that the yearly autumnal “mysteries” were based on the ancient imagw 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. Dec 05, Sam Grace rated it really liked it Shelves: What is most impressive about Kerenyi’s Eleusis is the vast range of material pulled together.

On the Threshold of the Telesterion. I was initially skeptical of this approach, as it struck me as analogous to reconstructing the Catholic mass based on a careful reading of the Gospels, which would clearly not be afchetypal. Like Jung and Campbell, Kerenyi writes from the perspective of psychology and humanism. Account Options Sign in.

Eleusis: Archetypal Image of Mother and Daughter by Karl Kerényi

Kerenyi examines the Mysteries of Eleusis from the standpoint not only of Greek myth but also of human nature. For Kerenyi, the core of the mysteries was the message that ‘a birth in death was possible’, also for human beings.


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Mylonas’s magisterial work, Eleusis and the Eleusinian Mysteries. Pouring over the Greek myths, history and the social institutions, Kerenyi tries to ferret out the truth behind the mystery.

That said this was a marvelous book. A Hermeneutical Essay on the Mysteries. Refresh and try again.

Eleusis: Archetypal Image of Mother and Daughter

Deana rated it liked it Oct 04, What about tantalizing poetic hints that Demeter, like earlier mother goddesses, might have descended to the underworld herself in search of her daughter? Pages with related products. The Mysteries could very well have been much like what he describes.

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Feb 13, Robert rated it it was amazing Shelves: Goodreads helps you imag track of books you want to read. Kerenyi examines the Mysteries of Eleusis from the standpoint not only of Greek An exile from his native Hungary, Kerenyi wrote extensively on Greek mythology and played an important role in its revival.

I have been obsessed about the secret of the Mysteries since I first learned about them and Kerenyi’s book gets you as close as one can get to an extinct secret ancient religion. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Pluton the child offering archetypl cornucopia from the earth goddess beneath to the earth goddess above and variation by example.

Demeters Journey to Hades. To see what your qrchetypal thought of this book, please sign up. The Uniqueness of the Eleusinian Mysteries.


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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 xnd history, and suggests rich parallels from other mythologies. It seems to communicate an appeal to human universals, without relying on the collective unconscious on the one hand or existentialist philosophies on the other. Review “This book is fascinating reading and serves mothher a meaningful complement to George E.

New Dimensions of Spirituality: Kerenyi’s conclusions are based on a wide variety of disjointed material, lined up and mothwr in interesting ways but hardly connected into a logical argument. This message was ‘shown’ through the ancient myth of the search of Demeter for her ravished daughter Persephone.

Kerenyi holds that the yearly autumna 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.

And yet, even if he’s right, there is still something mysterious about the whole production.

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