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The Mysteries: Papers from the Eranos Yearbooks 2

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Essays by Julius Baum, C. G. Jung, C. Kerenyi, Hans Leisegang, Paul Masson-Oursel, Fritz Meier, Jean de Menasce, Georges Nagel, Walter F. Otto, Max Pulver, Hugo Rahner, Paul Schmitt, and Walter Wili.
paper, 496 pages
Published January 21st 1979 by Princeton University Press (first published 1955)
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Tessa
Jun 05, 2008 rated it really liked it
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interesting collection of lectures in text from a colloquium on mystery religions. i'm really enjoying this because it pieces together a lot of information i would have otherwise had to get from a number of sources.

edit: ok, i'm halfway through the last lecture text that was written by hugo rahner and i'm going to compare it to this:

suppose you're in a room of people who are presenting a history of early software and computing. after hearing dozens of well-conceived articles about the history of
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Josh Anderson
May 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Highly recommended to any scholar of comparative religion and certainly no less so for a Christian looking to strengthen their apologetic stance. Jung writes with such passion, it's hard to believe he didn't spend his whole life in prayer to God. What precedes his lecture are several fine papers on the ancient mysteries, from the Mithraic to the Orphic, leading up to the Mystery of the Blood of Christ and the Cross which he was crucified. In our modern age, meditating on God's only begotten son, ...more
L'aura C
May 03, 2008 is currently reading it
Not sure yet, this is a tough one for me. Sometimes I get a headache - yet, I enjoy it.
Jay D
Apr 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A perfect collection of scholarly essays on the ancient mystery religions. Every article is great. Highly recommended, whatever your persuasion.
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