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Dionysus in exile : on the repression of the body and emotion

By: L�pez-Pedraza, Rafael
Material type: TextTextWilmette, IL Chiron Publications c2000Description: iv, 104p.; bibliog. notes; bibliogContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volume ISBN: 1888602104Subject(s): Jungian psychology | Dionysus (Greek deity) | Human body | EmotionsLOC classification: BF175 .L66 2000Abstract: 'The imagery of Dionysus--contradictory in nature and irrational at heart--is difficult terrain to explore. But it is these very traits that make the Greek god of wine, madness, women, and tragedy an exceptional guide through the shadows of the collective psyche....a unique study of this complicated figure. Dismemberment and cannibalism, Prometheus and Titanic nature, mystical experience, the communal aspect of Dionysiac worship, jazz, flamenco, and bullfighting are topics found among the many twists and turns taken in this full-length essay....Lopez-Pedraza diagnoses the psychological illness at the core of society--the loss of embodied soulfulness in people's lives--and offers insight for a cure.'
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'The imagery of Dionysus--contradictory in nature and irrational at heart--is difficult terrain to explore. But it is these very traits that make the Greek god of wine, madness, women, and tragedy an exceptional guide through the shadows of the collective psyche....a unique study of this complicated figure. Dismemberment and cannibalism, Prometheus and Titanic nature, mystical experience, the communal aspect of Dionysiac worship, jazz, flamenco, and bullfighting are topics found among the many twists and turns taken in this full-length essay....Lopez-Pedraza diagnoses the psychological illness at the core of society--the loss of embodied soulfulness in people's lives--and offers insight for a cure.'

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