The Great Mother: An Analysis of the Archetype

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Princeton University Press, 1974 - Mother goddesses - 564 pages
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Contents

List of Plates
xv
List of Text Figures
xxxiii
Preface
xli
The Structure of the Archetype
3
The Archetypal Feminine and the Great Mother
18
The Two Characters of the Feminine
24
The Central Symbolism of the Feminine
39
The Transformation Mysteries
55
The Negative Elementary Character
147
The Great Round
211
life 234The round
239
tree of life and tree of death
252
mountain stone 260Vegetation symbolism 261 Great Mother
265
The Lady of the Beasts
268
Spiritual Transformation
281
fire and light 309The dying moon and the sun 316
316

Introduction
91
The Positive Elementary Character
120
Bibliography
339
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