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  • Long Journey Home
  • Written by Christine Downing
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9781570626852
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Long Journey Home

Revisioning the Myth of Demeter and Persephone for Our Time

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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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