Essays 1982ý2006

by Christine Downing



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/8/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 334
ISBN : 9780595400362

About the Book

Gleanings is a gathering of hitherto uncollected essays written by Christine Downing during the quarter century since the publication in 1981 of her seminal book, The Goddess: Mythological Images of the Feminine. Many of the essays continue her exploration of Greek goddess traditions and other aspects of Greek mythology. Others grow out of her ongoing involvement with the thought of both Freud and Jung. The interrelationship between polis and psyche, city and soul, is a central theme of several of these papers, including those that focus on the Holocaust. Various facets of lesbian and gay experience are also examined.

About the Author

Christine Downing, currently a Professor of Mythological Studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, taught for almost twenty years in the Department of Religious Studies at San Diego State University and during the same period as a member of the Core Faculty at the San Diego campus of the California School of Professional Psychology. She has also taught at the Jung Institute in Zurich and lectures frequently to Jungian groups both here and abroad and at American and European universities. Her books include The Goddess, Journey Through Menopause, Psyche?s Sisters, Myths and Mysteries of Same-Sex Love, Mirrors of the Self, Women?s Mysteries, Gods In Our Midst, The Long Journey Home, The Luxury of Afterwards, and Preludes: Essays on the Ludic Imagination.