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Essays on a Science of Mythology: The Myth of the Divine Child and the Mysteries of Eleusis

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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
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Published October 21st 1969 by Princeton University Press (first published 1941)
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This is a collaborative work by C.G. Jung, the polymathic psychiatrist, and Károly Kerényi, the classical philologist, each of them having written commentaries from the perspectives of their respective disciplines.
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Excellent essays from two of the foremost scholars on psychology and mythology. Carl Jung's essay on the function of the Divine Child was enjoyable to read. Also Section III, by C. Kerenyi, on Kore was excellent. The book gets somewhat dry, but there is plenty of good treasures hidden if your prepared to do the hard work. These writers are here to inform and educate, not entertain. The Chapter on Kore, is a good read if anyone is interested in the idea of the trinity. The threefold functions of ...more
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The book contains essays which approach the subject from slightly different directions.
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Carl Gustav Jung (/jʊŋ/; German: [ˈkarl ˈɡʊstaf jʊŋ]; 26 July 1875 – 6 June 1961), often referred to as C. G. Jung, was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology. Jung proposed and developed the concepts of extraversion and introversion; archetypes, and the collective unconscious. His work has been influential in psychiatry and in the study of religion, philosophy, ...more
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