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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Published September 1st by Princeton University Press first published Gregory rated it it was amazing Oct 07, When I write books, I want them to be like this. Elizabeth Siddal rated it it was amazing Mar 04, 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. New Dimensions of Spirituality: Dec 05, Sam Grace rated it really liked it Shelves: A useful exploration into the Eleusinian Mysteries and the historical and contextual primary ekeusis secondary accounts we have about this stronghold in Greek and beyond cultural activity.

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From this perspective, he attempts to recover what went on in the mysteries. Princeton University Press- Literary Criticism – pages. Newberg rated it liked it. 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. I’d love to see publishers take 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.

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The End of the Mysteries. For example, in chapter two he concludes that the elesuis secret arrheton of Eleusis was a certain goddess, and the only evidence he provides at the time is the epithet “ineffable maiden” arrhetos kourawhich only jerenyi possesses. Katherine rated it it was amazing Mar 31, Although we cannot know for sure, Karl Kerenyi provides a very plausible possibility.

What is most impressive about Kerenyi’s Eleusis is the vast range of material pulled together. Truthfully, I cannot put any faith at all in his hypotheses, except by recalling that they are intended as “stimulants. 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.

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. Michael rated it it was amazing Jun 02, This must be kept in mind by the reader, as Kerenyi has a slippery way of posing arguments. Joanna rated it it was amazing Jul 11, The Preparation and Elesuis of the Kykeon.

Eleusis: Archetypal Image of Mother and Daughter

I would have preferred more translated source text of the actual myth offered perhaps as an appendix or two from one of the many major versions of it in Latin or Greek. A much lesser strength is the reconstruction itself.

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Kerenyi examines the Mysteries of Eleusis from the standpoint not only of Greek myth but also of human nature. Feb 13, Robert rated it it was amazing Shelves: The entire gamut of literature, vase paintings, numismatics, and archaeology comes together to form this picture of Eleusis.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. In other words, he intends to suggest and inspire, not to declare fact.

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The Geographical and Chronological Setting. At the same time, he distances his view from that of Jung in his introduction. Princeton University Press Amazon. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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The Relation of the Mysteries to the Grain. The Secret of Eleusis. The real action is in his reconstruction.

He says “My book should act as the kerengi of Eleusis in all probability did: Demeters Journey to Hades. Like Jung and Campbell, Kerenyi writes from the perspective of psychology and humanism. Those looking for clear, reliable answers will be frustrated, while those hungry for directions for contemplation will get their fill.

Kathleen rated it really liked it Jan 23, Looking at the tendency to “see visions,” C. Despite his rumor as the great Jungian interpreter of classical Greek culture, his arguments and observations were methodical and almost never theory-driven.