The Great Mother: Analysis of the Archetype (Bollingen Series XLVII)
one other monography in Bollingen's sequence devoted to tradition, arts and philosophy
Neumann examines how the female has been skilled and expressed in lots of cultures from prehistory to our personal time. showing as goddess and demon, gate and pillar, backyard and tree, soaring sky and containing vessel, the female is obvious as an important think about the dialectical relation of person attention, symbolized via the kid, to the ungraspable matrix, symbolized by means of the good Mother.
"Neumann's artistic instinct has enabled him to learn in those files of the prior a content material and that means that throws a beam of sunshine at the mental background of [hu]mankind."--Journal of Analytical Psychology
To w ard th e mild b u t as expulsion from th e n o ctu rn a l bliss of sleep in th e subconscious a n d — as, for instance, in all international perspectives of G nostic color— as lack of th e unique domestic. B u t there are situ a tio n s within which th e position of th e A rc h e ty p a l F e m i 9 is extra activ ely unfavorable. T h e n it makes use of th e “ w ith d uncooked al of affection” as an in s tru m e n t of strength, as a m eans of p e rp e tu a tin g th e rule of th e G reat M o th e r, of p re v e n tin g h er.
Of scduction b y th e “ y ou ng w itch .” In th e n egative m ysteries of dru nkenn ess an d s tu p o r the perso nality and cognizance are “ regressively dissolved” ; poisoned by means of n eg ative orgiastic sexuality, narcotics, or m agic potions, th e y succum b to extin ctio n an d m adness. H ere back, ecstasy is seasoned duced , b u t it reduces an d disin teg charges th e p e r s o n a lity ; ami for that reason disorder, regarded as “ n egative e n c h a n tm e n t,” belongs to this sphere, as.
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