The Eternal Drama

The Inner Meaning of Greek Mythology
Product Number: EB00688073
Released: Oct 31, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780834828681
Publisher: Shambhala
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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 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.

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Author(s): Edward F. Edinger
Original Publish Date: May 01, 2001

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