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Essays on a Science of Mythology C. G. Jung

Essays on a Science of Mythology By C. G. Jung

Essays on a Science of Mythology by C. G. Jung


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Contributes an essay on the Divine Child and one on the Kore (the Maiden), together with an introduction and conclusion. This work also contains a psychological commentary on each essay. It aims to elevate the study of mythology to the status of a science.

Essays on a Science of Mythology Summary

Essays on a Science of Mythology: The Myth of the Divine Child and the Mysteries of Eleusis by C. G. Jung

Essays on a Science of Mythology is a cooperative work between C. Kerenyi, who has been called the most psychological of mythologists, and C. G. Jung, who has been called the most mythological of psychologists. Kerenyi 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 Kerenyi 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. Kerenyi are continued in a later study, Eleusis: Archetypal Image of Mother and Daughter (Princeton).

Essays on a Science of Mythology Reviews

There is an abundance of interesting and occasionally suggestive detail ... and beyond all this there is the undeniable importance and fascination of the question of the archetypes which Jung puts before us.--Sewanee Review

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GOR002730199
9780691017563
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Essays on a Science of Mythology: The Myth of the Divine Child and the Mysteries of Eleusis by C. G. Jung
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Paperback
Princeton University Press
19691021
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