Eleusis: Archetypal Image of Mother and Daughter. Front Cover. Karl Kerényi. Routledge & Kegan Paul, – Eleusinian mysteries – pages. Eleusis: Archetypal Image of Mother and Daughter. Front Cover. Karl Kerényi. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jan 1, – Eleusinian mysteries – 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.
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Although Kerenyi uses the term “archetype” he does not mean it in the full Jungian sense.
Eleusis: Archetypal Image of Mother and Daughter by Karl Kerényi
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.
Archetypal Image of Mother and Daughter, fourth in a series of related books, is his attempt to reconstruct and interpret what really went on in the Eleusinian Mysteries. The Relation of the Mysteries to the Grain.
What Happened by the Ilissos? For example, in chapter two he concludes that the ineffable secret arrheton of Eleusis was a certain goddess, and the only evidence he provides at the time is eeusis epithet “ineffable maiden” arrhetos kourawhich only she possesses.
Those looking for clear, reliable answers will be frustrated, while those hungry for directions for contemplation will get their fill.
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User Review – Flag as inappropriate great book. Kerenyi holds that the yearly autumna The Sanctuary kadl Eleusis, near Athens, was the center of a religious cult that eeusis for nearly two thousand years and whose initiates came from all parts of the civilized world. The Eleusinian Version of the Visio Beatifica.
Debra rated it it was amazing Oct 05, Contents The Geographical and Chronological Setting. Often it is quite difficult to discern what that picture is exactly, but nevertheless there are stimulants for research on every kerenui that would take a lifetime for the amateur Classicist to accumulate.
From this perspective, he attempts to recover what went on in the mysteries. Princeton University Press Amazon. At the same time, he distances his view from elfusis of Jung in his introduction. Katherine rated it it was amazing Mar 31, Other editions – View all Eleusis: 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.
Eleusis: Archetypal Image of Mother and Daughter
Although we cannot know for sure, Karl Kerenyi provides a very plausible possibility. Demeters Journey to Hades. 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. Susanna rated it it was amazing Oct 20, In other words, he intends to suggest and inspire, not to declare fact.
Despite his rumor as the great Jungian interpreter of classical Greek culture, his arguments and observations were methodical and almost eleussis theory-driven. 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.
I would have preferred more translated source text of the actual myth offered perhaps as marl appendix or two from one of the many major versions of it in Latin or Greek. The Question of the Origins. 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.
A much lesser strength is the reconstruction itself. What was the secret philosophical doctrines behind the Eleusinian Mysteries? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
The Preparation and Effect of the Kykeon. I’d love to see publishers kerwnyi up this charge–create an academic book that is intended to be read by the brainy beach-goer; rife with citations and footnotes and primary sources, but still narrative enough as to tease that brainy reader from the first page to the doctorate they finally finish ten years after picking it up in the first place.
Nov 21, B. A useful exploration into the Eleusinian Mysteries and the historical and contextual primary and secondary accounts we have about this stronghold in Greek and beyond cultural activity. To ask other readers questions about Eleusisplease sign up. The Myths concerning Demeter.
Lists with This Book. Elizabeth Siddal rated it it was amazing Mar 04, The Secret of Eleusis. David Mayans rated it it was amazing Aug 12, The meaning of this is about as difficult to pin down as that of Jung’s archetypes, but seems to refer in this case eleisis the inescapable fact that all humans have mothers, and that mother-daughter relationships bear certain basic resemblances.
Otherwise, we must toggle between versions of the source simultaneously as we examine the analysis of those versions. The book has all the excitement of kadl detective novel unfolding, krenyi when he brings you inside the Telesterion at last, it’s purely electrifying.
It’s a standard method for scholars, but I read this book for pleasure–there must be a way we can move scholarly writing into the domain of pleasure-reading for those readers such as I who occupy the liminal spaces of the reading world.
An exile from his native Hungary, Kerenyi wrote extensively on Greek eluesis and played an important role in its revival. Ryan rated it it was amazing Jan 15, Account Options Sign in.
I think academic texts like this akrl fabulous for scholars in the field, but lay people seeking to fulfill a dual scholarly-and-personal-interes A useful exploration into the Eleusinian Mysteries and the historical and contextual primary and secondary accounts we have about this stronghold in Greek and beyond cultural activity. Refresh and try again.