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Hestia-goddess of the hearth : the archetypal, architectural, and spiritual functions of the hearth as home of the human soul

Author: Janet Bubar Rich
Publisher: Lewiston, NY : Edwin Mellen Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book honors Hestia, the goddess of the hearth. It fills the gaping void in exclusive scholarship on Hestia and explores her as a pop culture icon in a quest to grasp her relevance for people today. Thinking about Hestia as an archetype of focus and centeredness may offer soulful refuge from the e-chatter overload that people face in their daily lives. It may help fulfill contemporary yearnings for authenticity  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Miscellanea
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rich, Janet Bubar.
Hestia-goddess of the hearth
(DLC) 2013049998
(OCoLC)867716125
Named Person: Vesta, (Roman deity); Hestia, (Greek deity); Hestia, (Greek deity); Vesta, (Roman deity)
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Bubar Rich
ISBN: 9780773445581 0773445587
OCLC Number: 871258193
Description: 1 online resource.
Responsibility: Janet Bubar Rich ; with a foreword by Elizabeth Terzian.

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This book honors Hestia, the goddess of the hearth. It fills the gaping void in exclusive scholarship on Hestia and explores her as a pop culture icon in a quest to grasp her relevance for people today. Thinking about Hestia as an archetype of focus and centeredness may offer soulful refuge from the e-chatter overload that people face in their daily lives. It may help fulfill contemporary yearnings for authenticity and wholeness within human hearts and souls by offering us a path homeward, back to connections with people's inner selves.

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