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Eleusis: Archetypal Image of Mother and Daughter (1967)

by Carl Kerenyi

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ELEUSIS

Situado cerca de Atenas, el santuario de Eleusis fue un centro de culto al que, durante casi dos mil años, acudieron gentes de todas las partes del mundo civilizado para recibir la iniciación.

Karl Kerényi analiza en este ensayo los Misterios de Eleusis desde la perspectiva específica del mito griego; y sostiene que los anuales misterios otoñales estaban basados en el antiguo mito de Deméter y en la busca de su hija Perséfone, raptada por Hades; pero esta búsqueda no sólo refleja a la mujer que persigue la plena realización, sino también la prosecución más profunda de todo ser humano en busca de su verdadera identidad más allá de las apariencias. Kerényi explora magistralmente lo que pudo haber sido el contenido de los misterios eleusinos para quienes los vivieron, basándose en los estudios realizados en arqueología, historia del arte y de las religiones, sugiriendo fecundos paralelismos con elementos de otras mitologías.
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The Sanctuary of Eleusis, near Athens, was the center of a religious cult that endured for nearly two thousand years and whose initiates came from all parts of the civilized world. Looking at the tendency to "see visions," C. Kerenyi examines the Mysteries of Eleusis from the standpoint not only of Greek myth but also of human nature. Kerenyi holds that the yearly autumnal "mysteries" were based on the ancient myth of Demeter's search for her ravished daughter Persephone--a search that he equates not only with woman's quest for completion but also with every person's pursuit of identity. As he explores what the content of the mysteries may have been for those who experienced them, he draws on the study of archaeology, objects of art, and religious history, and suggests rich parallels from other mythologies.

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