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The Eternal Drama: The Inner Meaning of Greek Mythology [Kindle Edition]

Edward F. Edinger
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Book Description

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.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Eye opening!! 20 Feb. 2013
By Carrie
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I have only read the first couple of chapters so far and already find these ideas fascinating. Eventhough the author is Jungian, he occasionally references Freud and other schools of thought which gives me confidence in his objectivity.

I am not a psychology student so at times had to re-read paragraphs to make sure I understood. I certainly wouldn't find it easy if I hadn't first read a children's book on Greek myths, outlining the basic story lines.

I am very pleased with my purchase.
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Classic Greek and Roman literature has been generally praised in European (and Western) schools and highschools, and I clearly remember my old language teachers encourage me and my classmates to read them, instead of reading modern 'soap opera' novels, comics, japanese manga and watch tv... Well the problem is they didn't make any point on the clear reason why we should bother to read such 'archaic style' and old-fashioned stories, if they could indeed mean something to PC-generation 'cool' kids like ourselves.

Now, this book really gave me much motivation to re-consider them under a different light and re-read them not merely scratching the surface. Stepping into classic studies doesn't look meaningless to me anymore, but it was neither easy without the propper help.

Very good book. Consume and diggest slowly.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Temenos 23 Mar. 2006
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This book is an excellent overview of the "inner meaning," thus the psychological value of the unconscious images that are represented in Greek Mythology. If the reader is not interested in that, I would not buy it. The material here is for learning more about the language of the psyche. The book covers all of the major figures of Greek Mythology that are most relevant to understanding the inner meaning of various symbolic forms as they might appear in dreams or other spontaneuous productions from the unconscious. Other reviews of mythology such as Bulfinch's or Edith Hamilton cover the basic "facts" or objective features of mythology, while this book again is focused on relating the figures of Greek Mythology as part of the living heritage of the psyche, the collective unconscious. In this respect, the book is most valuable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Life repeats 4 Jan. 2014
By Andrew Berg - Published on
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Great book for helping to identify your indavidual myth. Edinger, brings Jung to a much more accessible place. All of Edingers books are a treasure house for future generations.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Psychology of Ancient Greece 2 Oct. 2005
By Robert S. Robbins - Published on
In addition to the Greek myths and heroes, the author analyzes the Trojan War, Greek drama (Oedipus), oracles, Dionysus, Orphism, and the Eleusinian Mysteries. Unfortunately, he does not always establish the psychological truth of his interpretations which therefore lack authority. Jungian psychology claims that our dreams are a form of personal mythology in which our private concerns are made into myth. I find this a credible arguement because my dreams frequently contain mythological content, usually a monster that I slay.
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