The Great Mother: An Analysis of the Archetype (Works by Erich Neumann #15) (Paperback)
Other Books in Series
This is book number 15 in the Works by Erich Neumann series.
- #2: Amor and Psyche: The Psychic Development of the Feminine: A Commentary on the Tale by Apuleius. (Mythos Series) (Works by Erich Neumann #2) (Paperback): $28.95
- #4: The Essays of Erich Neumann, Volume 1: Art and the Creative Unconscious (Works by Erich Neumann #4) (Paperback): $45.00
- #12: The Fear of the Feminine: And Other Essays on Feminine Psychology (Works by Erich Neumann #12) (Paperback): $38.95
- #16: The Essays of Erich Neumann, Volume 2: Creative Man: Five Essays (Works by Erich Neumann #16) (Paperback): $39.50
- #17: The Essays of Erich Neumann, Volume 3: The Place of Creation (Works by Erich Neumann #17) (Paperback): $57.00
This landmark book explores the Great Mother as a primordial image of the human psyche. Here the renowned analytical psychologist Erich Neumann draws on ritual, mythology, art, and records of dreams and fantasies to examine how this archetype has been outwardly expressed in many cultures and periods since prehistory. He shows how the feminine has been represented as goddess, monster, gate, pillar, tree, moon, sun, vessel, and every animal from snakes to birds. Neumann discerns a universal experience of the maternal as both nurturing and fearsome, an experience rooted in the dialectical relation of growing consciousness, symbolized by the child, to the unconscious and the unknown, symbolized by the Great Mother.Featuring a new foreword by Martin Liebscher, this Princeton Classics edition of The Great Mother introduces a new generation of readers to this profound and enduring work.
About the Author
Erich Neumann (1905-60), a psychologist and philosopher, was born in Berlin and lived in Tel Aviv from 1934 until his death. His books include The Origins and History of Consciousness, The Fear of the Feminine, and Amor and Psyche (all Princeton). Martin Liebscher is senior research fellow in German and honorary senior lecturer in psychology at University College London.