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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The End of the Mysteries. He says “My book should act as the kykeon of Eleusis in all probability did: Kerenyi examines the Mysteries of Eleusis from the standpoint not only of Greek Demetrakopoulos Keeenyi view – 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.

Jan 26, Barnaby Thieme rated it it was amazing Shelves: This must be kept in mind by the reader, as Kerenyi has a slippery way of posing arguments.

Jimmy Clay rated it liked it Feb 18, The Question of the Origins.

A Biracial and Bicultural Reading of the 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.


Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Debra rated it it was amazing Oct 05, marl David Mayans rated it it was amazing Aug 12, My library Help Advanced Book Search. Kerenyi examines the Mysteries of Eleusis from the standpoint not only of Greek myth but also of human nature. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Eleusis: Archetypal Image of Mother and Daughter

It probably should have been included as an appendix, as it’s wleusis short. Deana rated it liked it Oct 04, 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.

I was also struck by the fact that this work is at heart a careful work of philology, archaeology, and close reading of the surviving material.

Although Kerenyi uses the term “archetype” kernyi does not mean it in the full Jungian sense. Jaseena AL rated it liked it Jul 01, Although we cannot know for sure, Karl Kerenyi provides a very plausible possibility. This is the greatest strength of the book.

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Constanza Gomez rated it it was amazing Aug 06, kereny Michal rated it really liked it May 25, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Truthfully, I cannot put any faith at all in his hypotheses, except by recalling that they are intended as “stimulants. To ask other readers questions about Eleusisplease sign up. Suzanne rated it it was amazing Jan 06, Despite his rumor as the great Jungian interpreter of classical Greek culture, his arguments and observations were methodical and almost never theory-driven.


Asja Bakic rated it it was amazing Nov 03, Lists with Eleusi Book. Kerenyi then defers further evidence till later, saying “This becomes comprehensible only as we gradually penetrate to the core of the Mysteries” p.

Looking at the tendency to “see visions, ” C. Sometimes, I just pick ,erenyi an academic text because 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 Sanctuary of Eleusis, near Athens, was the center of a religious cult that ketenyi for nearly two thousand years and whose initiates came from all parts of the civilized world. Dinysio Odinysio rated it it was amazing Jun 10, Those looking for clear, reliable answers will be frustrated, while those hungry for directions for contemplation will get their fill.