Aphrodite, Apollo, Artemis, Athena—do the gods and goddesses of Greece have
anything to say to us that we haven't already heard? In this book, based on a
series of his lectures, the eminent Jungian analyst and writer Edward F.
Edinger revisits all the major figures, myths, oracles, and legends of the
ancient Greek religion to discover what they can still reveal—representing, as
they do, one of the religious and mythic foundations of Western culture.
Building on C. G. Jung's assertion that mythology is an expression of the
deepest layers of mind and soul, Dr. Edinger follows the mythic images into
their persistent manifestations in literature and on into our modern lives. He
finds that the gods indeed continue to speak as we grow in our capacity to
listen and that the myths express the inner energies within all of us as much
as ever. Heracles is eternally performing his labors, Perseus is still
confronting Medusa, Theseus is forever stalking the Minotaur, and Persephone is
still being carried off to life in a new realm.