Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Essays on a Science of Mythology: The Myth of the Divine Child and the Mysteries of Eleusis - Mythos: The Princeton/Bollingen Series in World Mythology 12 (Hardback)
  • Essays on a Science of Mythology: The Myth of the Divine Child and the Mysteries of Eleusis - Mythos: The Princeton/Bollingen Series in World Mythology 12 (Hardback)
zoom

Essays on a Science of Mythology: The Myth of the Divine Child and the Mysteries of Eleusis - Mythos: The Princeton/Bollingen Series in World Mythology 12 (Hardback)

(author), (author)
£12.99
Hardback 200 Pages / Published: 21/02/1963
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket

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

Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691098517
Number of pages: 200
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm

You may also be interested in...

Schadenfreude
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Hardback
The River of Consciousness
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Happy
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
How to Be Human
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
Outliers
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Examined Life
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Have You Eaten Grandma?
Added to basket
Other Minds
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.49
Paperback
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
The Idiot Brain
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
Added to basket
Blueprint
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Battle Scars
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.00
Hardback
The 4 Pillar Plan
Added to basket
The Organized Mind
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Why We Sleep
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.