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Author Rich, Janet Bubar

Title Hestia-goddess of the hearth : the archetypal, architectural, and spiritual functions of the hearth as home of the human soul / Janet Bubar Rich ; with a foreword by Elizabeth Terzian
Published Lewiston, NY : Edwin Mellen Press, 2014


Description 1 online resource
Contents Ch. 1 Introducing Hestia -- Hestia Within -- Hestia's Relevance -- Finding Sacred Spaces -- Discussion Overview -- Reimagining Hestia -- Mythopoetic Grounding -- The Book's Road Map -- ch. 2 Mythic Hestia -- Homer's Hestia -- Hestia in Ancient Greece -- Hestia's Many Faces -- Hestia's Impact on Pop Culture -- ch. 3 Archetypal Hestia -- Archetypes: Active in Our Lives -- Archetypes: Carl Gustav Jung -- Mythology: Joseph Campbell -- Archetypal Psychology: James Hillman -- Myth and Archetypes: Campbell and Hillman -- Hestia's Archetype -- Hestia's Sacred Fire -- Hestia: Sacred Spaces -- ch. 4 Architectural Hestia -- The Hearth's Structure -- The Hearth's History -- Hearths Today -- Changing Hearths -- Symbolic Hearths -- Magical Hearths -- Inspirational Hearths -- Hestia: Sacred Space -- ch. 5 Psychological Hestia -- Bringing Out Inner Truths -- Inner and Outer Realities Converge -- Hestia and Inner Centeredness -- ch. 6 Pop Culture's Hestia -- Archetypal Hestia in Film -- Renovating Hestia's Hearth in Romantic Tuscany -- Archetypes in Films Cast Light on Our Life Stories -- The "Hestia Complex" in Dr. T. and The Women -- Archetypal Hestia in The Wizard of Oz -- Archetypal Hestia as Snow White -- Archetypal Hestia in Mirror Mirror -- Archetypes in Films Influence and Inspire Our Life Stories -- ch. 7 Inspirational Hestia -- On Being Centered -- On Being Compassionate
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Vesta (Roman deity)
Hestia (Greek deity)
Hestia (Greek deity)
Vesta (Roman deity)
Home -- Miscellanea
Hearths -- Miscellanea
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Spirituality -- Paganism & Neo-Paganism.
RELIGION -- Antiquities & Archaeology.
Genre/Form Trivia and miscellanea
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780773445581