• Ancient Greece, Modern Psyche - Archetypes in the Making

Virginia Beane Rutter and Thomas Singer, Editors

Ancient Greece, Modern Psyche

Archetypes in the Making

253 pages, ISBN 978-1-935528-13-5

From Spring's Analytical Psychology & Contemporary Culture Series
Series Editor: Thomas Singer

This book challenges us to remember that the realm of psyche is older, broader, and deeper than we commonly imagine and that as psyche's realm manifests itself through dreams, myths, poems, art, and other creative works, archetypes are continually in the making. The contributors explore ancient and modern themes of initiation, trauma, gender, journey, homecoming, and love.


Praise for Ancient Greece, Modern Psyche

In this wonderfully inspiring book the authors have forged an entirely new relationship between Ancient Greek myth and our modern psyche.

Never before has there been such a committed and sustained exploration of how the images, dramas, and energies of Greek myth are still vitally alive in our dreams and imaginations and in the mythic structures of our lives.

The editors' passionate love of Greece shines joyfully through the pages, making a delight of its profound scholarship and illuminating the ancient texts from personal experience, which in turn is enlightened by the archetypal perspective of myth. So the rituals of the Ancient Mysteries re-emerge as modern symbols of transformation.

This exciting book is itself a consecration to the rite of individuation.
JULES CASHFORD, AUTHOR OF THE MOON: MYTH AND IMAGE AND CO-AUTHOR OF THE MYTH OF THE GODDESS: EVOLUTION OF AN IMAGE


TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART 1. PSYCHE AND INITIATION

Chapter 1:

Leaping for Themis: A 40-Year-Long Active Imagination (Singer), Built on a 100-Year-Old-Book (Harrison), Based upon a 3,500-Year-Old Myth (Hymn of the Kouretes)

Thomas Singer

Chapter 2:

Saffron Offering and Blood Sacrifice: Transformation Mysteries in Jungian Analysis

Virginia Beane Rutter

Chapter 3:

Coming Home to Demeter: Reflections on Pregnancy as a Natural Initiation in the Dreams of Immigrant Women

Beate Kortendieck-Rasche

PART 2. PSYCHE AND TRAUMA

Chapter 4:

Myth, Memory, Mitigation: Natural Disaster and the Ancient Aegeans

Stephen Tobriner

Chapter 5:

Surviving Trauma, Becoming Human: Victim and Hero Roles in the Oresteia of Aeschylus

Richard Trousdell

PART 3. PSYCHE AND GENDER

Chapter 6:

Sappho and Enheduanna

Betty De Shong Meador

Chapter 7:

Wrestling with Eros: The Forgotten Myth of Anteros

Craig Stephenson

Chapter 8:

The Shield of Athena: Archetypal Images and Women as Political Leaders

Betty S. Flowers

PART 4. PSYCHE AND HOME

Chapter 9:

Bed, Bath, and Beyond: The Journey That Is Not a Journey/The Home That Is Not a Home—Psyche between Home and Homelessness in the Odyssey

Ronald Schenk

Rutter, Virginia Beane & Singer, Thomas

Ancient Greece, Modern Psyche - Archetypes in the Making

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