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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Ksrl rated it really liked it May 25, Kerenyi’s conclusions are based on a wide variety of disjointed material, lined up and juxtaposed in interesting ways but hardly connected into a logical argument.
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Eleusis: Archetypal Image of Mother and Daughter by Karl Kerényi
Julio Zeledon rated it karrl liked it May 06, Kerenyi holds that eleuais 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.
This must be kept in mind by the reader, as Kerenyi has a slippery way of posing arguments. Account Options Sign in. Newberg rated it liked it.
Eleusis: Archetypal Image of Mother and Daughter
Just a moment while we kegenyi you in to your Goodreads account. The Myths concerning Demeter. Sometimes, I just pick up an academic text because I’ve an interest in the idea–without the source material the academic is unveiling, it’s challenging to get beyond a surface-level interest unless I choose kagl that pleasurable scholarly reading to essentially “back-pedal” my intrigue to books that might come “before” the text I picked up.
Ryan rated it it was amazing Jan 15, The Procession to Eleusis. The Geographical and Chronological Setting.
Published September 1st by Princeton University Press first published It probably should have been included as an appendix, as it’s relatively short. This is the greatest strength of the book.
In other words, he intends to suggest and inspire, not to declare fact. 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.
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. The entire gamut of literature, vase paintings, numismatics, and archaeology comes together to form this picture of Eleusis. What was the secret philosophical doctrines behind the Eleusinian Mysteries? When I write books, I want them to be like this.
Return to Book Page. Gregory rated it it was amazing Oct 07, 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.
Nov 21, B. This book is recommendable to anyone looking to expand their Eleusinian horizons beyond the Homeric Hymn to Demeter.
Jimmy Clay rated it liked it Feb 18, Dec 05, Sam Grace rated it really liked it Shelves: Angela Pm rated it it was amazing Feb 28, I was also struck by the fact that this work is at heart a careful work of philology, archaeology, and close reading of the surviving material.
David Mayans rated it it was amazing Aug 12, One final note – the book is replete with useful pictures, which sometimes aren’t adequately detailed to supplement his careful reading of the archaeological objects, but it’s terrific nonetheless to see some of the sites and objects related in the Hymn in excellent reproductions. 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.
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.
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It’s a standard method for scholars, but I read eleusix book for pleasure–there must be a way ksrenyi 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.
Asja Bakic rated it it was amazing Nov 03, Despite his rumor as the great Jungian interpreter of classical Greek culture, his arguments and observations were methodical and almost never theory-driven. A much lesser strength is the reconstruction itself. Kerenyi examines the Mysteries of Eleusis from the standpoint not only of Greek myth but also of human nature. This is a shaky foundation indeed for one of the core elements of his reconstruction.
On the Threshold of the Telesterion. Other editions – View all Eleusis: Feb 13, Robert rated it it was amazing Shelves: Although Kerenyi uses the term “archetype” he does not mean it in the full Jungian sense. New Dimensions of Spirituality: Often it is quite difficult to discern what that picture is exactly, but nevertheless there are stimulants for research on every page that would take a lifetime for the amateur Classicist to accumulate.
Truthfully, I cannot put any faith at all in his hypotheses, except by recalling that they are intended as “stimulants. Refresh and try again. Princeton University Press Amazon.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. The book has all the excitement of a detective novel unfolding, and when he brings you inside the Telesterion at last, it’s purely electrifying.
Susanna rated it it was amazing Oct 20,