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  • Writer's pictureKarey Pohn


The classic work on Dionysus by Walter Otto (1965), was examined as well Kerényi (1976/1996) and more recent works by Downing (1993) and Paris (1990). Johnson (1987) emphasizes the ecstatic aspects, and Evans (1988) emphasizes sex roles and madness, while Spariosu (1989, 1991) examines play from a Dionysian perspective, both historically and in modern scientific and philosophical discourse. Hillman (1980) discusses Dionysus in Jung’s writings and Jung’s essay on the Divine Child (Jung & Kerényi, 1963/1993) was also informative


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