:

product description page

The Origins and History of Consciousness (Reprint) (Paperback)

The Origins and History of Consciousness (Reprint) (Paperback) - image 1 of 1

About this item

The Origins and History of Consciousness draws on a full range of world mythology to show how individual consciousness undergoes the same archetypal stages of development as human consciousness as a whole. Erich Neumann was one of C. G. Jung's most creative students and a renowned practitioner of analytical psychology in his own right. In this influential book, Neumann shows how the stages begin and end with the symbol of the Uroboros, the 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.

Featuring a foreword by Jung, this Princeton Classics edition introduces a new generation of readers to this eloquent and enduring work.

Edition: Reprint
Genre: Philosophy, Social Science, Psychology
Sub-Genre: Folklore + Mythology, Movements / Jungian, General, Personality
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Street Date: August 24, 2014
TCIN: 16104387
UPC: 9780691163598
Item Number (DPCI): 247-21-0582
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.

Guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.