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"Hypotheses On Ulysses: A new look at Homer’s Odyssey" by Antonio Mercurio

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"Hypotheses On Ulysses: A new look at Homer’s Odyssey" by Antonio Mercurio

"Hypotheses On Ulysses: A new look at Homer’s Odyssey" by Antonio Mercurio
Istituto Solaris | 2009 | ISBN: 8895806034 9788895806037 | 269 pages | PDF/epub | 11 MB

This book presents a new way of interpreting the Odyssey that is ingenious, beautiful and elegant. It is an interpretation based on the theory of Cosmo-Art, which unites heaven and earth, life and death, men and women, pain and wisdom;and it reveals the profound meaning of Homer’s ideas on how to reach immortality through the creation of secondary beauty, which is the result of a fusion of cosmic and human forces.

The Odyssey is the greatest love story that has ever been told in the history of world literature. It is based not on love and death (like the love between Romeo and Juliette, or between Paolo and Francesca), but on love and immortal beauty; a type of love that can win over death forever, and a type of beauty that is created only when a man and a woman manage to produce glorious concordance, after much suffering and after developing a great willingness to be daring.


Table of Contents
Notes from the translator
INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER I: BEYOND THE SIEGE AND THE RETURN, OR THE ROAD TO IMMORTALITY ACCORDING TO ULYSSES
CHAPTER II: DISCOURSE ON BEAUTY
CHAPTER III: VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE BEAUTY
CHAPTER IV: TELEMACHUS AND ULYSSES
CHAPTER V: FROM THE MATERNAL TO THE PATERNAL AND FROM THE EARTH TO THE COSMOS
CHAPTER VI: THE SYNTHESIS OF OPPOSITES, BEAUTY AND IMMORTALITY
CHAPTER VII: AN OUTLINE OF ONE POSSIBLE VIEW OF THE ODYSSEY AS AN ALCHEMICAL PROCESS WITH A COSMIC PURPOSE
CHAPTER VIII: ULYSSES ACCEPTS ZEUS’ REQUEST TO CREATE NEW BEAUTY BY EXTRACTING IT FROM WISDOM, PAIN AND ART
CHAPTER IX: THE FIRST ULYSSES AND THE SECOND ULYSSES
CHAPTER X: THE PACT TO CREATE BEAUTY
CHAPTER XI: THE BEAUTY OF LIFE
CHAPTER XII: THE PERSONAL SELF AND THE COSMIC SELF
CHAPTER XIII: THE INTERNAL MONSTERS
CHAPTER XIV: THE LABYRINTH OF THE DEVOURING MOTHER
CHAPTER XV: REPRESSED HATRED, AN UNEXPLORED REALITY
CHAPTER XVI: CIRCE, CALYPSO AND IMMORTALITY
CHAPTER XVII: THE SIRENS AND INTRAUTERINE INCEST
CHAPTER XVIII: ULYSSES AND THE IMPACT WITH SCYLLA
CHAPTER XIX: ULYSSES AS A TEACHER OF LIFE AND OF WISDOM
CHAPTER XX: THE STRUCTURE OF THE GLOBAL I
CHAPTER XXI: THE FIVE POISONS ACCORDING TO BUDDHA AND ACCORDING TO HOMER
CHAPTER XXII: WHY DOES HOMER CHOOSE ULYSSES?
CHAPTER XXIII: THE PRAYER OF THE ULYSSEANS
CHAPTER XXIV: REFLECTIONS ON HADES
CHAPTER XXV: THE HYBRIS OF ULYSSES
CHAPTER XXVI: THE OX-SKIN OF WINDS AND THE POISON OF ENVY
CHAPTER XXVII: A CLOSER LOOK AT ENVY
CHAPTER XXVIII: THE SUN GOD’S CATTLE AND ULYSSES’ GREED
CHAPTER XXIX: MORE ABOUT ENVY
CHAPTER XXX: GREED AND ENVY
CHAPTER XXXI: GREED AS THE CAUSE OF HUMANITY’S SUFFERING
CHAPTER XXXII: THE PAIN OF OUR TRIALS
CHAPTER XXXIII: THE ISLAND OF THE PHAEACIANS
CHAPTER XXXIV: WHO ARE THE PHAEACIANS, ANYWAY?
CHAPTER XXXV: ULYSSES, FROM POWERLESSNESS TO HUMILITY THAT IS THE OPPOSITE OF HYBRIS.
CHAPTER XXXVI: FROM POWERLESSNESS TO VIRILE PERSONAL POWER BEFORE THE DEVOURING MOTHER
CHAPTER XXXVII: THE SUITORS
CHAPTER XXXVIII: THE SUITORS AND THE POISON OF ARROGANT DEMANDS
CHAPTER XXXIX: FROM VIOLENCE TO NON-VIOLENCE
CHAPTER XL: ULYSSES AND PENELOPE
CHAPTER XLI: CONCORDANCE AND IMMORTALITY
CHAPTER XLII: MORE ON THE STORY OF THE ODYSSEY THAT ULYSSES TELLS PENELOPE
CHAPTER XLIII: COMPLICITY AND ARROGANT DEMANDS
CHAPTER XLIV: ULYSSES AND POSEIDON
CHAPTER XLV: CHARYBDIS AND THE FIG AS THE WORLD’S AXIS
CHAPTER XLVI: THERE ONCE WAS A MAN WHO WANTED TO FLY
CHAPTER XLVII: ALCHEMY AND COSMO-ART
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