The Poimandres as Myth: Scholarly Theory and Gnostic Meaning

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Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG, Oct 15, 2014 - Religion - 222 pages
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Contents

Introduction
1
The Poimandres as a Gnostic Myth
13
The Text
15
Analysis
23
An Eliadean Analysis of the Poimandres
61
Myth
62
The Classification of Mankind
64
The Return to the Sacred
67
Myth
97
Jungs Interest in Gnosticism
100
The History of the Psyche
104
Jungs Theory Applied to the Poimandres
111
Jungs Own Analysis of Gnosticism
122
Archetypes in the Poimandres
134
Androgyny in the Poimandres
137
Evil in the Poimandres
138

Eliade on Gnosticism
71
Eliades Theory Applied to the Poimandres
73
A Jungian Analysis of the Poimandres
91
The Unconscious
92
Conclusion
163
Bibliography
171
Index
211
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