Essays on a Science of Mythology: The Myth of the Divine Child and the Mysteries of Eleusis / Edition 1

Essays on a Science of Mythology: The Myth of the Divine Child and the Mysteries of Eleusis / Edition 1

by C. G. Jung, Carl Kerenyi
     
 

Essays on a Science of Mythology is a cooperative work between C. Kerényi, who has been called "the most psychological of mythologists," and C. G. Jung, who has been called "the most mythological of psychologists." Kerényi contributes an essay on the Divine Child and one on the Kore (the Maiden), together with a substantial introduction

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Essays on a Science of Mythology is a cooperative work between C. Kerényi, who has been called "the most psychological of mythologists," and C. G. Jung, who has been called "the most mythological of psychologists." Kerényi contributes an essay on the Divine Child and one on the Kore (the Maiden), together with a substantial introduction and conclusion. Jung contributes a psychological commentary on each essay. Both men hoped, through their collaboration, to elevate the study of mythology to the status of a science.

In "The Primordial Child in Primordial Times" Kerényi treats the child-God as an enduring and significant figure in Greek, Norse, Finnish, Etruscan, and Judeo-Christian mythology. He discusses the Kore as Athena, Artemis, Hecate, and Demeter-Persephone, the mother-daughter of the Eleusinian mysteries. Jung speaks of the Divine Child and the Maiden as living psychological realities that provide continuing meaning in people's lives.

The investigations of C. Kerényi are continued in a later study, Eleusis: Archetypal Image of Mother and Daughter (Princeton).

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691017563
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1969
Series:
Bollingen Series (General) Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
954,929
Product dimensions:
5.53(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

Editorial Notevii
Prolegomena1
IThe Primordial Child in Primordial Times25
1.Child-Gods25
2.The Orphan Child27
3.A Vogul God30
4.Kullervo33
5.Narayana40
6.Apollo46
7.Hermes51
8.Zeus58
9.Dionysus66
IIThe Psychology of the Child Archetype70
I.Introduction70
II.The Psychology of the Child Archetype79
1.The Archetype as a Link with the Past79
2.The Function of the Archetype81
3.The Futurity of the Archetype83
4.Unity and Plurality of the Child-Motif84
5.Child-God and Child-Hero84
III.The Special Phenomenology of the Child-Archetype86
1.The Abandonment of the Child86
2.The Invincibility of the Child89
3.The Hermaphroditism of the Child92
4.The Child as Beginning and End96
IV.Conclusion98
IIIKore101
1.Anadyomene102
2.The Paradox of the Mythological Idea103
3.Maiden-Goddesses106
4.Hecate109
5.Demeter113
6.Persephone120
7.Indonesian Kore Figures129
8.The Kore in Eleusis136
9.The Eleusinian Paradox151
IVThe Psychological Aspects of the Kore156
1.Case X165
2.Case Y169
3.Case Z174
Epilegomena: The Miracle of Eleusis178
References Cited184
Index197

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