The Long Journey Home: Re-visioning the Myth of Demeter and Persephone for Our Time

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Christine Downing
Shambhala, 1994 - Psychology - 301 pages
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The myth of Demeter and Persephone is regarded as the myth for women, as Oedipus is the myth for men, yet everyone reads its meaning differently. This diverse collection of writings approaches the myth from many perspectives--historical, literary, psychological, and ecological--and sheds light on the myth's ancient meaning as well as offering new insights into its contemporary implications.

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Dr. Downing presents the ages-old story of a mother's loss in a new and vibrant way. She uncovers new and exciting way for us to re-imagine the mother-daughter relationship that eases the pain of this ... Read full review

Contents

The Greek Literary Tradition
9
Art and Ritual
49
PRECURSORS
57
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