The Science of Mythology: Essays on the Myth of the Divine Child and the Mysteries of Eleusis (Routledge Classics)

4.16 avg rating
( 164 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780415267434: The Science of Mythology: Essays on the Myth of the Divine Child and the Mysteries of Eleusis (Routledge Classics)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

When Carl Jung and Carl Kerenyi got together to collaborate on this book, their aim was to elevate the study of mythology to a science. Kerenyi wrote on two of the most ubiquitous myths, the Divine Child and The Maiden, supporting the core 'stories' with both an introduction and a conclusion. Jung then provided a psychological analysis of both myths. He defined myth as a story about heroes interacting with the gods. Having long studied dreams and the subconscious, Jung identified certain dream patterns common to everyone. These 'archetypes' have developed through the centuries, and enable modern people to react to situations in much the same way as our ancestors. From nuclear annihilation to AIDS and Ebola, we continue to engage the gods in battle. Science of Mythology provides an account of the meaning and the purpose of mythic themes that is linked to modern life: the heroic battles between good and evil of yore are still played out, reflected in contemporary fears.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

'He taught himself and men how to read the language of dreams as if they were the forgotten language of the gods themselves.' - Laurens van der Post

From the Back Cover:

'Jung was probably the most significant original thinker of the twentieth century.' Kathleen Raine

An appreciation of mythology is crucial to Jung's understanding of the human mind. In this book he collaborated with the noted classical scholar, Professor Karl Kerenyi, to establish its central importance to modern psychology. Kerenyi seeks to demonstrate, through his analyses of the ubiquitous myths of the Divine Child and of the Maiden Goddess, the meaning and function of myths for the myth-makers themselves. Jung builds on this to reveal what myths teach us about the inner world of the psyche. He identifies mythological figures as 'archetypes', primordial images built up of ancestral experiences. These reappear throughout history in religion, mysticism and alchemy, and surface every day and every night in our dreams, visions and fantasies. Myths surround us today as much as they ever did in classical times. If you want to unearth their significance and gain new insights into your own predicament, then this book is the perfect guide.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780415267427: The Science of Mythology: Essays on the Myth of the Divine Child and the Mysteries of Eleusis (Routledge Classics)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0415267420 ISBN 13:  9780415267427
Publisher: Routledge, 2001
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

C. G. Jung, Carl Kerenyi
Published by Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom (2001)
ISBN 10: 0415267439 ISBN 13: 9780415267434
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 2001. Hardback. Condition: New. 2nd Revised edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. When Carl Jung and Carl Kerenyi got together to collaborate on this book, their aim was to elevate the study of mythology to a science. Kerenyi wrote on two of the most ubiquitous myths, the Divine Child and The Maiden, supporting the core stories with both an introduction and a conclusion. Jung then provided a psychological analysis of both myths. He defined myth as a story about heroes interacting with the gods. Having long studied dreams and the subconscious, Jung identified certain dream patterns common to everyone. These archetypes have developed through the centuries, and enable modern people to react to situations in much the same way as our ancestors. From nuclear annihilation to AIDS and Ebola, we continue to engage the gods in battle. Science of Mythology provides an account of the meaning and the purpose of mythic themes that is linked to modern life: the heroic battles between good and evil of yore are still played out, reflected in contemporary fears. Seller Inventory # AA69780415267434

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
73.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

C. G. Jung
Published by Routledge (2001)
ISBN 10: 0415267439 ISBN 13: 9780415267434
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2001. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # FT-9780415267434

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
67.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 9
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

C. G. Jung
Published by Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN 10: 0415267439 ISBN 13: 9780415267434
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor & Francis Ltd. Hardback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780415267434

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
71.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

C. G. Jung (author), C. Kerenyi (author)
Published by Taylor and Francis 2001-10-11, London (2001)
ISBN 10: 0415267439 ISBN 13: 9780415267434
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor and Francis 2001-10-11, London, 2001. hardback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780415267434

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
73.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

C. G. Jung, Carl Kerenyi
Published by Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom (2001)
ISBN 10: 0415267439 ISBN 13: 9780415267434
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 2001. Hardback. Condition: New. 2nd Revised edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. When Carl Jung and Carl Kerenyi got together to collaborate on this book, their aim was to elevate the study of mythology to a science. Kerenyi wrote on two of the most ubiquitous myths, the Divine Child and The Maiden, supporting the core stories with both an introduction and a conclusion. Jung then provided a psychological analysis of both myths. He defined myth as a story about heroes interacting with the gods. Having long studied dreams and the subconscious, Jung identified certain dream patterns common to everyone. These archetypes have developed through the centuries, and enable modern people to react to situations in much the same way as our ancestors. From nuclear annihilation to AIDS and Ebola, we continue to engage the gods in battle. Science of Mythology provides an account of the meaning and the purpose of mythic themes that is linked to modern life: the heroic battles between good and evil of yore are still played out, reflected in contemporary fears. Seller Inventory # AA69780415267434

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
81.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

JUNG, C. G.; KERENYI, C.
Published by Routledge (2001)
ISBN 10: 0415267439 ISBN 13: 9780415267434
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2001. Hardback. Condition: NEW. 9780415267434 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE0200906

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

C. G. Jung; C. Kerenyi
Published by Taylor & Francis Group
ISBN 10: 0415267439 ISBN 13: 9780415267434
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor & Francis Group. Condition: New. pp. 232. Seller Inventory # 96370466

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
93.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Jung, C. G. (Author)/ Kerenyi, C. (Author)
Published by Routledge,an imprint of Taylor & Francis Books Ltd (2001)
ISBN 10: 0415267439 ISBN 13: 9780415267434
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge,an imprint of Taylor & Francis Books Ltd, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 2nd edition. 240 pages. 8.11x5.39x0.87 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __0415267439

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
95.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 7.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

C. G. Jung; C. Kerenyi
Published by Routledge (2001)
ISBN 10: 0415267439 ISBN 13: 9780415267434
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2001. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0415267439

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
133.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds