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    DescriptionThe Sanctuary of Eleusis, near Athens, was the center of a religious cult that endured for nearly two thousand years and whose initiates came from all parts of the civilized world. Looking at the tendency to "see visions," C. Kerenyi examines the Mysteries of Eleusis from the standpoint not only of Greek myth but also of human nature. Kerenyi holds that the yearly autumnal "mysteries" were based on the ancient myth of Demeter's search for her ravished daughter Persephone - a search that he equates not only with woman's quest for completion but also with every person's pursuit of identity. As he explores what the content of the mysteries may have been for those who experienced them, he draws on the study of archaeology, objects of art, and religious history, and suggests rich parallels from other mythologies.


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    Title
    Eleusis
    Subtitle
    Archetypal Image of Mother and Daughter
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Carl Kerenyi, Translated by Ralph Manheim
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 384 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780691019154
    ISBN 10: 0691019150
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HRKP
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15400
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Approval Code: A13280000, A13104800
    BISAC V2.8: PSY000000
    DC20: 292.13
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 292.9
    LC classification: BL795.E5 K413 1991
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: 90020823
    Thema V1.0: QDHA, JM, NK, QRS
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Princeton University Press
    Imprint name
    Princeton University Press
    Publication date
    01 September 1991
    Publication City/Country
    New Jersey
    Review quote
    "This book is fascinating reading and serves as a meaningful complement to George E. Mylonas's magisterial work, Eleusis and the Eleusinian Mysteries."--Library Journal
    Back cover copy
    The Sanctuary of Eleusis, near Athens, was the center of a religious cult that endured for nearly two thousand years and whose initiates came from all parts of the civilized world. Looking at the tendency to 'see visions, ' C. Kerenyi examines the Mysteries of Eleusis from the standpoint not only of Greek myth but also of human nature.