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

Essays on a Science of Mythology

The Myth of the Divine Child and the Mysteries of Eleusis

Paperback Published: 21st October 1969
ISBN: 9780691017563
Number Of Pages: 212

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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).

"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

Editorial Notep. vii
Prolegomenap. 1
The Primordial Child in Primordial Timesp. 25
Child-Godsp. 25
The Orphan Childp. 27
A Vogul Godp. 30
Kullervop. 33
Narayanap. 40
Apollop. 46
Hermesp. 51
Zeusp. 58
Dionysusp. 66
The Psychology of the Child Archetypep. 70
Introductionp. 70
The Psychology of the Child Archetypep. 79
The Archetype as a Link with the Pastp. 79
The Function of the Archetypep. 81
The Futurity of the Archetypep. 83
Unity and Plurality of the Child-Motifp. 84
Child-God and Child-Herop. 84
The Special Phenomenology of the Child-Archetypep. 86
The Abandonment of the Childp. 86
The Invincibility of the Childp. 89
The Hermaphroditism of the Childp. 92
The Child as Beginning and Endp. 96
Conclusionp. 98
Korep. 101
Anadyomenep. 102
The Paradox of the Mythological Ideap. 103
Maiden-Goddessesp. 106
Hecatep. 109
Demeterp. 113
Persephonep. 120
Indonesian Kore Figuresp. 129
The Kore in Eleusisp. 136
The Eleusinian Paradoxp. 151
The Psychological Aspects of the Korep. 156
Case Xp. 165
Case Yp. 169
Case Zp. 174
Epilegomena: The Miracle of Eleusisp. 178
References Citedp. 184
Indexp. 197
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ISBN: 9780691017563
ISBN-10: 0691017565
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 212
Published: 21st October 1969
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.23