The Great Mother: An Analysis of the Archetype
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 - Clifton - Goodreads
An amazingly comprehensive study, this book was seminal to my own book, "The Age of the Mother." Neumann is always rewarding for anyone interested in depth psychology. Read full review