The Long Journey Home: Revisioning the Myth of Demeter and Persephone for Our Time

Shambhala Publications
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The story of the mother-and-daughter goddesses Demeter and Persephone has seized the imagination of people in every age, from ancient times to the present. Considered today by many to be the archetypal myth for women, it touches on timeless themes in every life, such as the male-female relationship, love between women, initiations into puberty and old age, the mother-daughter bond, death, and ecological renewal. Christine Downing has combined essays, prose, poetry, and even performance art with her own insightful commentary to shed new light on the myth's ancient meanings and to offer new insights in its implications for contemporary men and women.
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About the author

Christine Downing, PhD, is the author of numerous books, including The Goddess, Psyche's Sisters, Myths and Mysteries of Same-Sex Love, and Mirrors of the Self.
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Publisher
Shambhala Publications
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Published on
May 1, 2001
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Pages
320
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ISBN
9780834828889
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Language
English
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Genres
Philosophy / Essays
Psychology / Movements / Jungian
Social Science / Folklore & Mythology
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This content is DRM protected.
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