The Origins and History of Consciousness (Paperback)
Other Books in Series
This is book number 42 in the Bollingen Series series.
- #47: The Great Mother: An Analysis of the Archetype (Bollingen Series #47) (Hardcover): This book is not available online.
- #54: Amor and Psyche: The Psychic Development of the Feminine: A Commentary on the Tale by Apuleius. (Mythos Series) (Bollingen Series #54) (Hardcover): This book is not available online.
- #61: The Essays of Erich Neumann, Volume 2: Creative Man: Five Essays (Bollingen Series #61) (Hardcover): This book is not available online.
- #68: Archetypal World of Henry Moore (Bollingen Series #68) (Paperback): This book is not available online.
The first of Erich Neumann's works to be translated into English, this eloquent book draws on a full range of world mythology to show that individual consciousness undergoes the same archetypal stages of development as has human consciousness as a whole. Neumann, one of Jung's most creative students and a renowned practitioner of analytical psychology in his own right, shows how the stages begin and end with the symbol of the Uroboros, or tail-eating serpent. The intermediate stages are projected in the universal myths of the World Creation, Great Mother, Separation of the World Parents, Birth of the Hero, Slaying of the Dragon, Rescue of the Captive, and Transformation and Deification of the Hero. Throughout the sequence the Hero is the evolving ego consciousness.
About the Author
Erich Neumann, born in Berlin in 1905, lived in Tel Aviv from 1934 until his death in 1960. Among his other works in Princeton's Bollingen series are Fear of the Feminine, Amor and Psyche: The Psychic Development of the Feminine, The Great Mother, and The Acrchtypal World of Henry Moore.