New PDF release: Essays on a Science of Mythology: The Myth of the Divine

By C. G. Jung, C. Kerenyi, R. F. C. Hull

Essays on a technological know-how of Mythology is a cooperative paintings among C. Ker?nyi, who has been known as "the such a lot mental of mythologists," and C. G. Jung, who has been referred to as "the such a lot mythological of psychologists." Ker?nyi contributes an essay at the Divine baby and one at the Kore (the Maiden), including a considerable creation and end. Jung contributes a mental remark on every one essay. either males was hoping, via their collaboration, to raise the research of mythology to the prestige of a science.In "The Primordial baby in Primordial instances" Ker?nyi treats the child-God as a permanent and critical determine in Greek, Norse, Finnish, Etruscan, and Judeo-Christian mythology. He discusses the Kore as Athena, Artemis, Hecate, and Demeter-Persephone, the mother-daughter of the Eleusinian mysteries. Jung speaks of the Divine baby and the Maiden as residing mental realities that supply carrying on with which means in people's lives.The investigations of C. Ker?nyi are persisted in a later research, Eleusis: Archetypal snapshot of mom and Daughter (Princeton).

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Th~ 9ivine principle of the universe at the moment of its nrst manifestation, who is called Prajapati in the most anciel1t Indian sacrillcial books, the Brahmanas, and evcn in the Rig-veda. 23 . j-Ie reclincs on the back of sea-monsters, floats in the cJp of water-flowers. He is the primordial child in the primordial solitude of the primordial elemcnt; the primordial child that is the unfolding of the primordial egg, just as the whole world is his unfolding'. Thus far Indian mythology. Finnish mythology also has this primal element: the waters of the beginning.

Kullervo solves all the tasks set him in such a way that the solution exceeds all expectations and redounds to the injury of the taskmaster. Elias Lonnrot acted in full accord with the stylistic feelings of the Kalevala singers when he compiled these songs. 19 Finnish folk-lore refers the variations of the Kullervocycle to one and the same person, although it is familiar with the picture of the child floating on the water in other connexions as well. The "fairy-tale" element stands beside the mythological element like another variation on the same "musical" theme.

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