Eternal Drama The Inner Meaning of Greek Mythology

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ISBN-13: 9781570626739
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Description: Zeus, Aphrodite, Apollo, Artemis, Athena-do the gods and goddesses of Greece have anything to say to us that we haven't already heard? In this book, based on a series of his lectures, the eminent Jungian analyst and writer Edward F. Edinger revisits  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Zeus, Aphrodite, Apollo, Artemis, Athena-do the gods and goddesses of Greece have anything to say to us that we haven't already heard? In this book, based on a series of his lectures, the eminent Jungian analyst and writer Edward F. Edinger revisits all the major figures, myths, oracles, and legends of the ancient Greek religion to discover what they can still reveal-representing, as they do, one of the religious and mythic foundations of Western culture. Building on C. G. Jung's assertion that mythology is an expression of the deepest layers of mind and soul, Dr. Edinger follows the mythic images into their persistent manifestations in literature and on into our modern lives. He finds that the gods indeed continue to speak as we grow in our capacity to listen and that the myths express the inner energies within all of us as much as ever. Heracles is eternally performing his labors, Perseus is still confronting Medusa, Theseus is forever stalking the Minotaur, and Persephone is still being carried off to life in a new realm.

List of Illustrations
Author's Note
Editor's Preface
What Is Mythology?
The Beginnings: Cosmogony
The Olympian Gods
Zeus, Poseidon, Hades
Apollo
Hermes
Ares
Hephaestus
The Olympian Goddesses
Hera
Hestia
Demeter
Artemis
Aphrodite
Athena
The Heroes
Heracles
Jason and Medea
Theseus and Ariadne
Perseus
The Trojan War
Odysseus
The Tragic Drama: Oedipus
Shrines and Oracles
Dionysus
Orphism
The Eleusinian Mysteries
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Credits
Index

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