*Frontmatter, pg. i*FOREWORD TO THE PRINCETON CLASSICS EDITION, pg. vii*FOREWORD, pg. xiii*NOTE OF ACKNOWLEDGMENT, pg. xv*CONTENTS, pg. xvii*LIST OF PLATES, pg. xxi*LIST OF TEXT FIGURES, pg. xxxix*PREFACE, pg. xlvii*Chapter One. THE STRUCTURE OF THE ARCHETYPE, pg. 3*Chapter Two. THE ARCHETYPAL FEMININE AND THE GREAT MOTHER, pg. 18*Chapter Three. THE TWO CHARACTERS OF THE FEMININE, pg. 24*Chapter Four. THE CENTRAL SYMBOLISM OF THE FEMININE, pg. 39*Chapter Five. THE TRANSFORMATION MYSTERIES, pg. 55*Chapter Six. THE FUNCTIONAL SPHERES OF THE FEMININE, pg. 64*Chapter Seven. THE PHENOMENON OF REVERSAL AND THE DYNAMIC OF THE ARCHETYPE, pg. 75*Chapter Eight. INTRODUCTION, pg. 89*Chapter Nine. THE PRIMORDIAL GODDESS, pg. 94*Chapter Ten. THE POSITIVE ELEMENTARY CHARACTER, pg. 120*Chapter Eleven. THE NEGATIVE ELEMENTARY CHARAc'rER, pg. 147*Chapter Twelve. THE GREAT ROUND, pg. 211*Chapter Thirteen. THE LADY OF THE PLANTS, pg. 240*Chapter Fourteen. THE LADY OF THE BEASTS, pg. 268*Chapter Fifteen. SPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATION, pg. 281*BIBLIOGRAPHY, pg. 337*ERICH NEUMANN, pg. 353*INDEX, pg. 355*PLATES, pg. 381
Erich Neumann (1905-60), a psychologist and philosopher, was born in Berlin and lived in Tel Aviv from 1934 until his death. His books include The Origins and History of Consciousness, The Fear of the Feminine, and Amor and Psyche (all Princeton). Martin Liebscher is senior research fellow in German and honorary senior lecturer in psychology at University College London.
"Neumann's creative intuition has enabled him to read in these records of the past a content and meaning that throws a beam of light on the psychological history of [hu]mankind."--Journal of Analytical Psychology