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The hero and the goddess : the Odyssey as mystery and initiation

Author: Jean Houston
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1992.
Series: The Transforming myths series, bk. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Houston, Jean.
Hero and the goddess.
New York : Ballantine Books, 1992
(OCoLC)604046910
Named Person: Homer.; Odysseus, King of Ithaca (Mythological character); Athena, (Greek deity); Homerus.; Homerus; Athena, (Greek deity); Odysseus, King of Ithaca (Mythological character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Houston
ISBN: 0345365674 9780345365675
OCLC Number: 25539436
Description: xvi, 424 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: ch. 1. Odyssey as transformational myth and mystery --
Exercise: the friend in court --
ch. 2. Beginning of the hero's journey --
ch. 3. Lotus-eaters --
Exercise: eating the lotus, the dance of will --
ch. 4. Cave of the cyclops --
Exercise: self-divestiture: becoming Noman and putting out the of the Cyclops --
Exercise: the great Homeric brain exercise --
ch. 5. Island of Aeolus --
Exercise: the winds of Aeolus --
ch. 6. Island of Circe --
Exercise: the initiations on Circe's Island --
ch. 7. Descent into the underworld --
Exercise: journey in the underworld --
ch. 8. Sirens, Scylla and Charybdis, and the cattle of Helios --
Exercise: meeting the sirens --
Exercise: walking the line between Scylla and Charybdis --
ch. 9. Calypso's Isle --
Exercise: gestation and rebirth on Calypso's Isle --
ch. 10. Isle of the Phaeacians --
Exercise: caring like the Phaeacians --
ch. 11. Initiation of Telemachus --
Exercise: creating a night journey --
ch. 12. Beggar and the goddess --
Exercise: meetings with remarkable beings --
ch. 13. Penelope --
Exercise: weaving the world with Penelope --
[ch]. 14. Revenge and reunion --
Exercise: clearing the house of death and the meeting with the beloved --
[ch]. 15. Creating the new myth.
Series Title: The Transforming myths series, bk. 1.
Responsibility: Jean Houston.

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