The Great Mother: An Analysis of the Archetype

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Pantheon Books, 1955 - Mother-goddesses - 380 pages
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Neumann examines how the Feminine has been experienced and expressed in many cultures from prehistory to our own time. Appearing as goddess and demon, gate and pillar, garden and tree, hovering sky and containing vessel, the Feminine is seen as an essential factor in the dialectical relation of individual consciousness, symbolized by the child, to the ungraspable matrix, symbolized by the Great Mother.

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Review: The Great Mother: An Analysis of the Archetype (Bollingen)

User Review  - Keli Wright - Goodreads

Not a light read. Very interesting, though at times (as with most dense works) I had to force myself to keep reading. It fulfilled its purpose well, however, and I definitely came away with a better ... Read full review

Review: The Great Mother: An Analysis of the Archetype (Bollingen)

User Review  - Guy - Goodreads

Challenging read! The first half was extremely hard to plow through, but the second half made up for it. This is a fascinating read. From my notes when I read it (pre-1998) I wrote: Neumann's Great ... Read full review

About the author (1955)

Neumann was born in Berlin. He as an earned PhD and medical degree. He studied with C.G. Jung. He practiced as an analytical psychologist in Tel Aviv.

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