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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Michal rated it really liked it May 25, The Geographical and Chronological Setting. The hope of life in death was symbolized through Demeter’s offering of the grain, that will grow again. But we have to use our imaginations to recreate the feeling it must have given them, the meaning it must have held, in a less cynical age than our own.

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. Amor and Psyche Mythos Books. David rated it really liked it Mar 09, See and discover other items: Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

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Eleusis: Archetypal Image of Mother and Daughter

Reflecting the many slightly altered dieties in present day pantheist religions he jusxtaposes the various tidbits that have filtered through time into a beautiful kaleidoscopic inquiry.

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My library Help Advanced Book Search. Imag fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. 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.

Although Kerenyi uses the term “archetype” he does not mean it in the full Jungian sense.

What Happened by the Ilissos? I recommend this book as a formidable try to unravel one of the most important ancient pagan mysteries, that survived for more than a thousand years in the Ancient world. Kerenyi does a wonderful job, in this scholarly book, of trying to put his finger on the nature of the vision.

Kerenyi examines the Mysteries of Eleusis from the standpoint not only of Greek myth but also of human nature. What is the meaning behind the scene where she puts the boy in the fire to make him immortal?

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Kerenyi examines the Mysteries of Eleusis from the standpoint not only of Greek myth but also of or nature. Newberg rated it liked it. Through the Gateways and the Courtyard. 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 possible.

Otherwise, we must toggle between versions of the source simultaneously as we examine the analysis of those versions. Jimmy Clay rated it liked it Feb 18, Top Reviews Most eleusix Top Reviews.

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Eleusis: Archetypal Image of Mother and Daughter by Karl Kerényi

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Why won’t Demeter drink wine during her mourning period? Showing of 9 reviews. He speaks rather of “archetypal facts of human existence” p. Melitta Theodora Stafford rated it it was amazing Jan 28, 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.

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 the epithet “ineffable maiden” arrhetos kourawhich only she possesses. But as he assembled evidence I became increasingly persuaded by his interpretation, as he demonstrated one element of the ritual after another to be clearly modeled on the Homeric hymn.

The Sanctuary of Eleusis, near Athens, was the center of a religious cult that endured for nearly two thousand years and whose initiates came ans all parts of the civilized world. That said this was a marvelous book.