The Great Mother an Analysis of the Archetype

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Kessinger Publishing, Sep 1, 2004 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 620 pages
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1955. Contents: Part I: The Structure of the Archetype; The Archetypal Feminine and the Great Mother; The Two Characters of the Feminine; The Central Symbolism of the Feminine; The Transformation Mysteries; The Functional Spheres of the Feminine; The Phenomenon of Reversal and the Dynamic of the Archetype. Part II. A. The Elementary Character: The Primordial Goddess; The Positive Elementary Character; The Negative Elementary Character. B. The Transformative Character: The Great Round; The Lady of the Plants; The Lady of the Beasts; and Spiritual Transformation.

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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

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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.

Ralph Manheim (1907-1992) was an American translator of German and French literature, as well as occasional works from Dutch, Polish and Hungarian. The PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation, a major lifetime achievement award in the field of translation. is named in honor of Manheim and his work.

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