The Great Mother. An Analysis of the Archetype
1955 Edition. Translated from the German by Ralph Manheim.
Publisher - Bollingen Series XLVII. Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd, London.
Cover is quarter bound in brown and black cloth. Gilt stamped design on front. Corners are bumped, otherwise good condition.
Dust Jacket is present. Price clipped. Good condition.
End Papers are intact, white. Previous owner's signature on front flypaper.
Preliminaries – Frontispiece: Photo of a frieze 'Tomb of Thutmosis IV'. Dedicated to C. G. Jung; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Table of Contents; List of Plates; List of Text Figures; Preface.
Main Text Body - 380 Pages. Fine and clean. Illustrated throughout.
End Matters – Index.
Edges are even and unworn.
Spine is tight with no gutter damage. Gilt lettering.
Page Structure is sound with no missing pages.
The analytical psychologist, Erich Neumann, has set out in this volume to make a structural analysis of an archetype. For this purpose he has chosen the primordial image of The Great Mother - an inward image at work in the human psyche, yet finding outward expression in the ritual, mythology, and art of early man, and also in the dreams, fantasies, and creative works of the sound as well as the sick man of our day.
The text derives material from many cultures and periods. The illustrations range from the stone carvings of the Paleolithic cave man to the sculptures of Epstein and Moore.
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