The Origins and History of Consciousness

"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"--Page 4 of cover.

Author: Erich Neumann

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691017617

Category: Psychology

Page: 493

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"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"--Page 4 of cover.





The Origins and History of Consciousness

... form the progressive element in a community, but at the same time they are the conservatives who link back to the origins. In ever-renewed fights with the dragon they conquer new territory, establish new provinces of consciousness, ...

Author: Erich Neumann

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691209995

Category: Social Science

Page: 493

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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.


Jacob Esau

Erich Neumann was born in Berlin in 1905. He emigrated to Israel in 1934 and lived in Tel Aviv until his death in 1960. For many years he lectured and played a central role at Eranos, the seminal conference series in analytical psychology.

Author: Erich Neumann

Publisher: Chiron Publications

ISBN: 1630512184

Category: Psychology

Page: 126

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In 1934, Erich Neumann, considered by many to have been Carl Gustav Jung’s foremost disciple, sent Jung a handwritten note: “I will pursue your suggestion of elaborating on the ‘Symbolic Contributions’ to the Jacob-Esau problem . . . The great difficulty is the rather depressing impossibility of a publication.” Now, eighty years later, in Jacob and Esau: On the Collective Symbolism of the Brother Motif, his important work is finally published. In this newly discovered manuscript, Neumann sowed the seeds of his later works. It provides a window into his original thinking and creative writing regarding the biblical subject of Jacob and Esau and the application of the brother motif to analytical psychology. Neumann elaborates on the central role of the principle of opposites in the human soul, contrasting Jacob’s introversion with Esau’s extraversion, the sacred and the profane, the inner and the outer aspects of the God-image, the shadow and its projection, and how the old ethic—expressed, for example, in the expulsion of the scapegoat—perpetuates evil. Mark Kyburz, translator of C. G. Jung’s The Red Book, has eloquently rendered Neumann’s text into English. Erel Shalit’s editing and introduction provide an entrée into Neumann’s work on this subject, which will be of interest to a wide range of readers, from lay persons to professionals interested in Jungian psychology and Jewish and religious studies. Erich Neumann was born in Berlin in 1905. He emigrated to Israel in 1934 and lived in Tel Aviv until his death in 1960. For many years he lectured and played a central role at Eranos, the seminal conference series in analytical psychology. His writings include Depth Psychology and a New Ethic, The Origins and History of Consciousness, and The Great Mother. The correspondence between C. G. Jung and Neumann was published in 2015. Dr. Erel Shalit is a Jungian psychoanalyst in Israel and founding director of the Analytical Psychotherapy Program at Bar Ilan University. He is the author of several books, including The Cycle of Life and The Hero and His Shadow. Dr. Mark Kyburz specializes in scholarly translation from German into English and is the co-translator of C. G. Jung’s The Red Book (2009). He lives and works in Zürich, Switzerland.

The Fear of the Feminine and Other Essays on Feminine Psychology

Developing such a synthesis of the feminine and the masculine in the psychic reality of the individual and of the collective was, he argued, one of the fundamental, future-oriented tasks of both the society and the individual.

Author: Erich Neumann

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691034737

Category: Psychology

Page: 296

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Developing such a synthesis of the feminine and the masculine in the psychic reality of the individual and of the collective was, he argued, one of the fundamental, future-oriented tasks of both the society and the individual.

A Secret History of Consciousness

Neumann , The Origins and History of Consciousness , p . 35 . 3. Ibid . , p . 105 . 4. Ibid . , p . 24. This is also the message of Nietzsche's famous admonition to “ become who you are , ” and it is likewise the central theme of ...

Author: Gary Lachman

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9781584200116

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 314

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For the last four centuries, science has tried to account for everything in terms of atoms and molecules and the physical laws they adhere to. Recently, this effort was extended to try to include the inner world of human beings. Gary Lachman argues that this view of consciousness is misguided and unfounded. He points to another approach to the study and exploration of consciousness that erupted into public awareness in the late 1800s. In this "secret history of consciousness," consciousness is seen not as a result of neurons and molecules, but as responsible for them; meaning is not imported from the outer world, but rather creates it. In this view, consciousness is a living, evolving presence whose development can be traced through different historical periods, and which evolves along a path to a broader, more expansive state. What that consciousness may be like and how it may be achieved is a major concern of this book. Lachman concentrates on the period since the late 1800s, when Madame Blavatsky first brought the secret history out into the open. As this history unfolds, we encounter the ideas of many modern thinkers, from esotericists like P. D. Ouspensky, Rudolf Steiner, and Colin Wilson to more mainstream philosophers like Henri Bergson, William James, Owen Barfield and the psychologist Andreas Mavromatis. Two little known but important thinkers play a major role in his synthesis--Jurij Moskvitin, who showed how our consciousness relates to the mechanisms of perception and to the external world, and Jean Gebser, who presented perhaps the most impressive case for the evolution of consciousness. An important contribution to the study of consciousness ... a must-read. C O N T E N T S Foreword by Colin Wilson Introduction: "Consciousness Explained" PART ONE: THE SEARCH FOR COSMIC CONSCIOUSNESS 1. R. M. Bucke and the Future of Humanity 2. William James and the Aesthetic Revelation 3. Henri Bergson and the Élan Vital 4. The Superman 5. A. R. Orage and the New Age 6. Ouspensky's Fourth Dimension PART TWO: ESOTERIC EVOLUTION 7. The Bishop of the Bulldog 8. Enter the Madame 9. Doctor Steiner, I Presume? 10. From Goethean Science to the Wisdom of the Human Being 11. Cosmic Evolution 12. Hypnagogia PART THREE: THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF CONSCIOUSNESS 13. The Invisible Mind 14. Cracking the Egg 15. The Lost World 16. Noncerebral Consciousness 17. The Split PART FOUR: PARTICIPATORY EPISTEMOLOGY 18. The Shock of Metaphor 19. The Participating Mind 20. The Tapestry of Nature 21. Thinking about Thinking 22. The Black Hole of Consciousness 23. Other Times and Places 24. Faculty X PART FIVE: THE PRESENCE OF ORIGIN 25. The Ascent of Mount Ventoux 26. Structures of Consciousness 27. The Mental-Rational Structure 28. The Integral Structure LAST WORDS: PLAYING FOR TIME

Investigations into the Origin of Language and Consciousness

Tran Duc Thao, a wise and learned scientist and an eminent Marxist philoso pher, begins this treatise on the origins of language and consciousness with a question: "One of the principal difficulties of the problem of the origin of ...

Author: Trân Duc Thao

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400962363

Category: Philosophy

Page: 244

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Tran Duc Thao, a wise and learned scientist and an eminent Marxist philoso pher, begins this treatise on the origins of language and consciousness with a question: "One of the principal difficulties of the problem of the origin of consciousness is the exact determination of its beginnings. Precisely where must one draw the line between the sensori-motor psychism of animals and the conscious psychism that we see developing in man?" And then he cites Karl Marx's famous passage about 'the bee and the architect' from Capital: ... what distinguishes the worst architect from the best of bees is this, that the architect raises his structure in the imagination before he erects it in reality. At the end of every labor process, we get a result that already existed in the imagination of the laborer at its commencement. (Capital, Vol. I, p. 178, tr. Moore and Aveling) Thao follows this immediately with a second question: "But is this the most elementary form of consciousness?" Thus the conundrum concerning the origins of consciousness is posed as a circle: if human consciousness pre supposes representation (of the external reality, of mental awareness, of actions, of what it may), and if this consciousness emerges first with the activity of production using tools, and if the production of tools itself pre supposes representation - that is, with an image of what is to be produced in the mind of the producer - then the conditions for the origins of human

Reading Adrienne Rich

Written from 1972 to 1974 , " Origins and History of Consciousness ” completes the opening triad of The Dream of a Common Language by introducing what Rich will later call the " radical complexity ” from which the meanings of women ...

Author: Jane Roberta Cooper

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472063505

Category: Poetry

Page: 367

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Gathers reviews and essays which examine Rich's poetry and prose and looks at how critical opinion about her works has changed

The Roots of Jewish Consciousness Volume One

The Roots of Jewish Consciousness, Volume One: Revelation and Apocalypse is the first volume, fully annotated, of a major, previously unpublished, two-part work by Erich Neumann (1905–1960).

Author: Erich Neumann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351369113

Category: Psychology

Page: 202

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The Roots of Jewish Consciousness, Volume One: Revelation and Apocalypse is the first volume, fully annotated, of a major, previously unpublished, two-part work by Erich Neumann (1905–1960). It was written between 1934 and 1940, after Neumann, then a young philosopher and physician and freshly trained as a disciple of Jung, fled Berlin to settle in Tel Aviv. He finished the second volume of this work at the end of World War II. Although he never published either volume, he kept them the rest of his life. The challenge of Jewish survival frames Neumann’s work existentially. This survival, he insists, must be psychological and spiritual as much as physical. In Volume One, Revelation and Apocalypse, he argues that modern Jews must relearn what ancient Jews once understood but lost during the Babylonian Exile: that is, the individual capacity to meet the sacred directly, to receive revelation, and to prophesy. Neumann interprets scriptural and intertestamental (apocalyptic) literature through the lens of Jung’s teaching, and his reliance on the work of Jung is supplemented with references to Buber, Rosenzweig, and Auerbach. Including a foreword by Nancy Swift Furlotti and editorial introduction by Ann Conrad Lammers, readers of this volume can hold for the first time the unpublished work of Neumann, with useful annotations and insights throughout. These volumes anticipate Neumann’s later works, including Depth Psychology and a New Ethic, The Origins and History of Consciousness, and The Great Mother. His signature contribution to analytical psychology, the concept of the ego–Self axis, arises indirectly in Volume One, folded into Neumann’s theme of the tension between earth and YHWH. This unique work will appeal to Jungian analysts and psychotherapists in training and in practice, historians of psychology, Jewish scholars, biblical historians, teachers of comparative religion, as well as academics and students.

The Body s Recollection of Being

7 Erich Neumann, The Origins and History of Consciousness, trans. R.F. C.Hull (Princeton: Princeton University Press, Bollingen Series XLII, 1970), p. 303. 8 Merleau-Ponty, 'The Indirect Language,' The Prose of the World, p. 83.

Author: David Michael Levin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135795088

Category: Philosophy

Page: 402

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This is a unique study, contuining the work of Merleau-Ponty and Heidegger, and using the techniques of phenomenology against the prevailing nihilism of our culture. It expands our understanding of the human potential for spiritual self-realization by interpreting it as the developing of a bodily-felt awareness informing our gestures and movements. The author argues that a psychological focus on our experience of well-being and pathology as embodied beings contributes significantly to a historically relevant critique of ideology. It also provides an essential touchstone in experience for a fruitful individual and collective response to the danger of nihilism. Dr Levin draws on Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology to clarify Heidegger's analytic of human beings through an interpretation that focuses on our experience of being embodied. He reconstructs in modern terms the wisdom implicit in western and semitic forms of religion and philosophy, considering the work of Freud, Jung, Focault and Neitzsche, as well as that of American educational philosophers, including Dewey. In particular, he draws on the psychology of Freud and Jung to clarify our historical experience of gesture and movement and to bring to light its potential in the fulfilment of Selfhood. Throughout the book, the pathologies of the ego and its journey into Selfhood are considered in relation to the conditons of technology and the powers of nihilism.

Jewish Exiles Psychological Interpretations of Nazism

Neumann's most enduring contributions to Jungian thought are The Origins and History of Consciousness, and The Great Mother: An Analysis of the Archetype (Die große Mutter. Der Archetyp des grossen Weiblichen, 1955).

Author: Avihu Zakai

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030540707

Category: Religion

Page: 171

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This book examines works of four German-Jewish scholars who, in their places of exile, sought to probe the pathology of the Nazi mind: Wilhelm Reich’s The Mass Psychology of Fascism (1933), Erich Fromm’s Escape from Freedom (1941), Siegfried Kracauer’s From Caligari to Hitler: A Psychological History of the German Film (1947), and Erich Neumann’s Depth Psychology and a New Ethic (1949). While scholars have examined these authors’ individual legacies, no comparative analysis of their shared concerns has yet been undertaken, nor have the content and form of their psychological inquiries into Nazism been seriously and systematically analyzed. Yet, the sense of urgency in their works calls for attention. They all took up their pens to counter Nazi barbarism, believing, like the English jurist and judge Sir William Blackstone, who wrote in 1753 - scribere est agere ("to write is to act").

The Secret History of Consciousness

Their information is stored in symbols created of light, which contain complete expressions of the highest concepts ... The mass of its consciousness and the data it contained became a living reality of stored information known as the ...

Author: Meg Blackburn Losey

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781609252953

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

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Through a series of personal crises, seekings, and synchronistic events, Dr. Meg Losey learned to channel wisdom from Masters from the past, the present, and off planet and learned this basic truth: “Reality isn’t happening to us—we are happening to reality. We really do create our experiences, and we can change them at any time by changing our perceptions. We are the consciousness within the living One.” In this new book, she shares her dramatic, personal story. She weaves her story with information from her “Guys” as she came to fondly call her otherworldly teachers. She invites us to open our minds and hearts to the meaning of our shared and hidden history—including Atlantis, Lemuria, pyramids, off planet events that affect us, and more. She presents simple meditations that will allow each and every one of us to become conscious of the change we are creating together.

Turbulent Times Creative Minds

38 In The Origins and History of Consciousness, Neumann elaborates the significance as well as the limitations of secondary personalization (as in Freudian psychoanalysis); Erich Neumann, The Origins and History of Consciousness ...

Author: Erel Shalit

Publisher: Chiron Publications

ISBN: 1630513644

Category: Jungian psychology

Page: 468

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With the publication of the correspondence between C. G. Jung and Erich Neumann, the major contributions made by Neumann to depth psychology are coming back into focus and assuming new prominence in the field of analytical psychology and beyond. The articles in this volume offer reflections on the creative relationship between Jung and Neumann and possible extensions of their work for the future, signifying the beginning of a Neumann renaissance. Contributions by Henry Abramovitch, Riccardo Bernardini, Batya Brosh, Joseph Cambray, Thomas Fischer, Nancy Swift Furlotti, Christian Gaillard, Ulrich Hoerni, Andreas Jung, Tom Kelly, Thomas B. Kirsch, Nomi Kluger Nash, Tamar Kron, Debora Kutzinski, Rivka Lahav, Ann Lammers, Martin Liebscher, Ralli Loewenthal-Neumann, Angelica Löwe, Paul Mendes-Flohr, Julie Neumann, Micha Neumann, Gideon Ofrat, Rina Porat, Jörg Rasche, Erel Shalit, Murray Stein and Jacqueline Zeller.

Towards a History of Consciousness

34 در ۱ 35 رد eighteenth century salons , and the romantic absolutism of these systems often created a reaction which burst through to the other side of certainty , and the result was pietism , Mesmerism , and Gothic horrors .

Author: Vwadek P. Marciniak

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820481678

Category: Philosophy

Page: 606

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Towards a History of Consciousness: Space, Time, and Death offers a cogent and compelling discussion of the neglected topic of the history of consciousness. An analysis of our postmodern ontology reveals deep but neglected roots. What are those roots and how did they grow? Is there a self without consciousness? What is the relation of the self to the individual? Does the recognition of death contribute to the growth of consciousness? As a survey of western history, this work pushes the boundaries of the understanding of consciousness in intriguing and sometimes provocative directions. This integrative study is intended for the serious, curious student and thinker.

Journey Into Consciousness

psyche and the world were not yet split in two by the ego identity in this preconscious state . ... Often severe trauma or injury to the physical Erich Neumann , The Origins and History of Consciousness , Bollingen Series , Vol .

Author: Charles Breaux

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 9788120814547

Category: Chakras

Page: 254

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In the present book, the author introduces the Tantric methods of Tibetan Buddhism and draws correlations between this practice and the teachings of Carl Jung. In a clear, concise style, Breaux points out how many psychological truths are woven into the fabric of the Tantric doctrine. The language of the Tantra is visionary--abounding in symbols and metaphors produced spontaneously in the meditations of ancient yogis. At the heart of tantra is the experience of a divine power within the human being that can be awakened. The format of the book begins in the root chakra and follows the path of your psychological and spiritual continuum up through the chakras. Each chapter includes a meditation practice employing Tibetan Tantric Deities and procedures. Although not a substitute for a genuine Tanric teacher, the book will enable readers to experience the tantra through suggested meditation. You enter the light within when you step outside of your own shadow. The basic drive to remember your essential nature surges beneath all your fears, desires and preconceptions. Although they approach this process from opposite sides of the world, both Tantra and Jungian psychology aspire to fathom this mysterious process and create the necessary conditions so spiritual transformation can occur.

Jung on Mythology

In the introduction to The Origins and History of Consciousness, Erich Neumann outlines his evolutionary view of myth. Myths follow the same line of psychological development as human beings and can be categorized by the stage of ...

Author: C. G. Jung

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691017360

Category: Psychology

Page: 275

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Theories of myth differ based on perceptions of its origin and function. This volume collects and organizes key passages on myth by Jung and by some of the most prominent Jungian writers after him. The book synthesizes the discovery of myth as a therapeutic tool to explore the unconscious.