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Myths and mysteries of same-sex love

Author: Christine Downing
Publisher: New York : Continuum, 1996, ©1989.
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Named Person: Sigmund Freud; C G Jung; Sigmund Freud; C G Jung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Downing
ISBN: 0826409180 9780826409188
OCLC Number: 36216057
Notes: "With a new Afterword by the author."--Cover.
Description: xxx, 327 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue --
A personal foreword --
In Diotima's lineage --
Male mysteries: a woman's witness --
My love for women --
Part 1. Psychology's myths --
ch. 1. The myth of homosexuality --
Homosexual identities --
Lesbian identity --
Gay identification --
ch. 2. Freud: the personal dimension --
The birth-giving fantasy --
Unruly homosexual feeling --
An Indian Summer of eroticism --
ch. 3. Freud: the theory --
Freud's poetics of sexuality --
The universality of homosexual desire --
The mystery of sexual identification --
ch. 4. Freud: the classic cases --
Little Hans --
The Rat Man --
Leonardo --
Schreber --
The Wolf Man --
ch. 5. Freud: female homosexuality --
Freud's psychology of women --
Lesbian lives --
ch. 6. Jung: the personal dimension --
The underground phallus --
In cloud-cuckoo-land --
ch. 7. Jung: the theory --
Sex and the symbol --
Homosexual illusions --
The hermaphrodite --
ch. 8. Jung: the cases--male and female --
An unpoetical affair --
Female homosexuality --
The archetypal meaning of homosexuality --
Part 2. Mythology's mysteries --
ch. 9. Demythologizing Greek homosexuality --
Aphrodisia --
Paiderastia --
ch. 10. Same-sex love among the gods --
Zeus and Ganymede --
Apollo, the immortal Erastes --
Feminine Dionysus --
All but Ares and Hades --
ch. 11. Same-sex love in the age of heroes --
Heroic initiators --
The bonds of mutual love --
Hermaphrodites and transsexuals --
ch. 12. Woman-loving women --
Self-loving women --
Amazons and Maenads --
Tales of initiation --
ch. 13. Same-sex love among the goddesses --
The return to the mother --
Reinterpreting male identification --
Artemis and her nymphs --
The sacrality of sexuality --
ch. 14. Sappho --
The myth --
The poetry --
ch. 15. Plato: The Symposium --
In praise of love --
Diotima --
Alcibiades --
ch. 16. Plato: the Phaedrus --
God-sent madness --
Psyche's wings --
The mirroring of love --
Epilogue --
The deepest mystery --
Sexuality and AIDS --
Love and death --
Seven years later.
Responsibility: Christine Downing.

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