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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An exile from his native Hungary, Kerenyi wrote extensively on Greek mythology kerrenyi played an important role in its revival. The Sanctuary of Eleusis, near Athens, was eleusiz center of a religious cult that endured for nearly two thousand years and whose initiates came from all parts of the civilized world. Open Preview See a Problem? But he never does put forward any more evidence, and the mere repitition of his thesis, stated in no uncertain terms over and over, threatens to lull the reader into agreement.
Princeton University Press- Literary Criticism – pages. 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.
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 eeusis also with every person’s pursuit of identity. Testimonies to the Beatitude of the Initiates. When I write books, I want them to be like this. Volume 16 of Mythos: What Happened by the Ilissos?
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Kerenyi examines the Mysteries of Eleusis from the standpoint not only of Greek myth but also of human nature. Kathleen rated it really liked it Jan 23, In other words, he intends to suggest and inspire, not to declare fact. 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.
Despite his rumor as the great Jungian interpreter of classical Greek culture, his arguments and observations were methodical and almost never theory-driven.
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. Constanza Gomez rated it it was amazing Aug 06, Although we cannot know for sure, Karl Kerenyi provides a very plausible possibility.
Jan 26, Barnaby Thieme rated it it was amazing Shelves: He says “My book should act as the kykeon of Eleusis in all probability did: The real action is in his reconstruction.
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.
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, merenyi religious history, and suggests rich parallels from other mythologies.
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.
Like Jung and Campbell, Kerenyi writes from the perspective of psychology and humanism. Newberg rated it liked it.
A much lesser strength is the reconstruction itself. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.
Eleusis: Archetypal Image of Mother and Daughter
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. My library Help Advanced Book Search.
Jimmy Clay rated it liked it Feb 18, The Eleusinian Version of the Visio Beatifica. On the Threshold of the Telesterion. The Myths concerning Demeter.
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Kerenyi examines the Mysteries of Eleusis from the standpoint not only of Greek Truthfully, I cannot put any faith at all in his hypotheses, except by recalling that they are intended as “stimulants.