Essays on a Science of Mythology: The Myth of the Divine by C. G. Jung, Károly Kerényi

By C. G. Jung, Károly Kerényi

One other monograph within the Bollingen sequence. besides the whole works of Jung, Bollingen publishes monographs devoted to arts, tradition and philosophy.

Essays on a technology of Mythology is a cooperative paintings among C. Kerényi, who has been referred to as "the such a lot mental of mythologists," and C. G. Jung, who has been referred to as "the so much mythological of psychologists." Kerényi contributes an essay at the Divine baby and one at the Kore (the Maiden), including a considerable advent and end. Jung contributes a mental remark on every one essay. either males was hoping, via their collaboration, to raise the learn of mythology to the prestige of a science.

In "The Primordial baby in Primordial Times" Kerényi treats the child-God as a permanent and critical determine 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 baby and the Maiden as residing mental realities that supply carrying on with that means in people's lives.

The investigations of C. Kerényi are persisted in a later research, Eleusis: Archetypal picture of mom and Daughter (Princeton).

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"There is an abundance of attention-grabbing and sometimes suggestive aspect . . . and past all this there's the indisputable value and fascination of the query of the archetypes which Jung places ahead of us."--Sewanee assessment

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Essays on a Science of Mythology: The Myth of the Divine Child and The Mysteries of Eleusis (Bollingen Series XII)

One other monograph within the Bollingen sequence. besides the total works of Jung, Bollingen publishes monographs devoted to arts, tradition and philosophy.

Essays on a technological know-how of Mythology is a cooperative paintings among C. Kerényi, who has been known as "the such a lot mental of mythologists," and C. G. Jung, who has been referred to as "the such a lot mythological of psychologists. " Kerényi contributes an essay at the Divine baby and one at the Kore (the Maiden), including a considerable creation and end. Jung contributes a mental statement on every one essay. either males was hoping, via their collaboration, to raise the examine of mythology to the prestige of a science.

In "The Primordial baby in Primordial Times" Kerényi treats the child-God as a permanent and critical determine 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 baby and the Maiden as residing mental realities that offer carrying on with that means in people's lives.

The investigations of C. Kerényi are persisted in a later learn, Eleusis: Archetypal photograph of mom and Daughter (Princeton).

Review:

"There is an abundance of fascinating and sometimes suggestive element . . . and past all this there's the indisputable significance and fascination of the query of the archetypes which Jung places earlier than us. "--Sewanee overview

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The "universally human" would be a lit term for . the "p1'e-7llonadic" were it not too little and too feeble; for the important thi'ng is not to become "universally human" but to encounter tbe divine in absolute iUl'lJzediacy. ve regard as tbe jJr;7JJafY mytbologc'flls. oge11H, not their timeless content, tbe mytbological ideas. g. tbe pure idea of the mandala, its "Clrebety pc," so to speak, are pre-monadic. e. e. speaking in tbe mannef typical of It cert({i1" people. On the other hand, every people displays its form most purely when it stands face to face witb tbe Absolute, that is, on the frontiers of the pre-monadic.

The "p1'e-7llonadic" were it not too little and too feeble; for the important thi'ng is not to become "universally human" but to encounter tbe divine in absolute iUl'lJzediacy. ve regard as tbe jJr;7JJafY mytbologc'flls. oge11H, not their timeless content, tbe mytbological ideas. g. tbe pure idea of the mandala, its "Clrebety pc," so to speak, are pre-monadic. e. e. speaking in tbe mannef typical of It cert({i1" people. On the other hand, every people displays its form most purely when it stands face to face witb tbe Absolute, that is, on the frontiers of the pre-monadic.

Thus what we may call the first variation on the theme, in the musical sense of the word. Actually it consists of three variations. g. the child and the element inlf) which it subsists. Each of these variations has an instant effect on us, chiefly because of the poetic composition and the painter-like design. Later we shall see how the composition, the combination of child and water, is not only outwardly effective, but full of meaning too. For the present we shall only recall how child and nre go together in mythology: Heaven was in labour, earth was in labour, And the purple sea '11Jas in labour.

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