The Long Journey Home: Re-Visioning the Myth of Demeter and Persephone for Our Time (Paperback)

The Long Journey Home: Re-Visioning the Myth of Demeter and Persephone for Our Time By Christine Downing (Editor) Cover Image
By Christine Downing (Editor)
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Description


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.

About the Author


Christine Downing, Ph.D., is the author of numerous books, including The Goddess, Psyche's Sisters, Myths and Mysteries of Same-Sex Love, and Mirrors of the Self.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781570626852
ISBN-10: 1570626855
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication Date: May 1st, 2001
Pages: 320
Language: English