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Kristina Berggren Ph.D. born 1934 in Sweden, is a specialist of the Bronze Age religion in Europe. Until 1996 she was a researcher at the Swedish Institute of Classical Studies in Rome, Italy, and on the editorial board of the Bollettino del Centro Camuno di Studi Preistorici. Then she moved to Los Angeles in order to deepen her knowledge of symbolism and archetypal psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, CA. She has excavated in Italy and Israel and published various papers on the Bronze Age religion in Europe and on topics concerning the archaic age in Italy and Greece beside collaborating in publications of prehistoric pottery.

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  • 1. Angela  |  August 5, 2010 at 6:04 am

    Hi Kristina!
    We met at the Jung in Dialogue conference at Pacifica – I worked at OPUS and am starting the myth program in Sept. I love reading your chapters, and really enjoy the recent posts on Medusa. I am very interested to know what your opinion is on contemporary representations of Medusa in our culture (if you see any). Thanks!

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  • 2. krpfll  |  August 7, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    There must be hundreds of contemporary representations of Medusa. Some of them you find on Google: Medusa.
    I discovered another yesterday that I’ll publish later.
    My opinion is that with male power waning the archetypal image of the terrible mother and the sexy woman who kills the man appear. We must remember that the goddesses and gods outside the three religions of the Book (Christianity, Judaism and Islam) are symbols of the unity of opposites. The Goddess is not only the good mother, she is also the terrible, terrifying killer. Educated as we are in a religion the preaches that God is only love, we have difficulty with it.

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