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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I think academic texts like this are fabulous for scholars in the field, but lay people seeking to fulfill a dual scholarly-and-personal-interes A useful exploration into the Eleusinian Mysteries and the historical and contextual primary and secondary accounts we have about this stronghold in Greek and beyond cultural activity.
Nov 21, B. The Procession to Eleusis. This must be kept in mind by the reader, as Kerenyi has a slippery way of posing arguments.
His reconstruction is followed by a long “hermeneutical essay” on the Eleusinian mysteries which analyzes various minutiae, and I found it to be somewhat dispensable. 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.
The Secret of Eleusis. Dinysio Odinysio rated it it was amazing Jun 10, 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.
Those looking kal clear, reliable answers will be frustrated, while those hungry for directions for kerenhi will get their fill. It seems to communicate an appeal to human universals, without relying on the collective unconscious on the one hand or existentialist philosophies on the other.
The meaning of this is about as difficult krenyi pin down as that of Jung’s archetypes, but seems to refer in this case to the inescapable fact that all humans have mothers, and that mother-daughter relationships bear certain basic resemblances. Although Kerenyi kereenyi the term “archetype” he does not mean it in the full Jungian sense.
Truthfully, I cannot put any faith at all in his hypotheses, except by recalling that they are intended as “stimulants. This book is recommendable to anyone looking to expand their Eleusinian horizons beyond the Homeric Hymn to Demeter.
Refresh and try again. Angela Pm rated it it was amazing Feb 28, Jimmy Clay rated it liked it Feb 18, Jaseena AL rated it liked it Jul 01, Ryan rated eleusid it was amazing Jan 15, Through kereny Gateways and the Courtyard. Kerenyi’s conclusions are based on a wide variety of disjointed material, lined up and juxtaposed in interesting ways but hardly connected into a logical argument.
Lists with This Book. Sometimes, I just pick up an academic text keremyi I’ve an interest in the idea–without the source material the academic is unveiling, it’s challenging to get beyond a surface-level interest unless I choose from that pleasurable scholarly reading to essentially “back-pedal” my intrigue to books that might come “before” the text I picked up. The Eleusinian Version of the Visio Beatifica.
This is the greatest strength of the book. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. As he explores what the content of the mysteries may have been for those who experienced ketenyi, he draws on the study of archaeology, objects of art, and religious history, and suggests rich parallels from other mythologies.
When I write books, I want them to be like this. On the Threshold of the Telesterion. Despite his rumor as the great Jungian interpreter of classical Greek culture, his arguments and observations were methodical and almost never theory-driven.
Like Jung and Campbell, Kerenyi writes from the perspective of psychology and humanism. Lists of Works Cited. A useful exploration into the Eleusinian Mysteries and the historical and contextual primary and secondary accounts we have about this stronghold in Greek and beyond cultural activity.
merenyi The Relation of the Mysteries to the Grain. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Debra rated it it was amazing Oct 05, A much lesser strength is the reconstruction itself. 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.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. Open Preview See a Problem? Looking at the tendency to “see visions, ” C. A Biracial and Bicultural Reading of the From this perspective, he attempts to recover what went on in the mysteries.
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. The Sanctuary of Eleusis, dleusis 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.
The entire gamut of literature, vase paintings, numismatics, and archaeology comes together to form this picture of Eleusis. I would have preferred more translated source text of the actual myth offered perhaps as an appendix or two from one of the many major versions of it in Latin or Greek. My library Help Advanced Book Search.
Eleusis: Archetypal Image of Mother and Daughter
What is most kereny about Kerenyi’s Eleusis is the vast range of material pulled together. Newberg rated it liked it. 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.