The Origins and History of Consciousness

In this influential book, Neumann shows how the stages begin and end with the symbol of the Uroboros, the tail-eating serpent.

Author: Erich Neumann

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691163596

Category: Psychology

Page: 552

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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.


The Child

The Child – an examination of the structure and dynamics of the earliest developments of ego and individuality – is the first of these explorations.

Author: Erich Neumann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 042992027X

Category: Psychology

Page: 220

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The Child is an examination of the structure and dynamics of the earliest developments of ego and individuality. In it we progress from the primal relationship of a child and mother through to the emergence of the ego-Self constellation, via the child's relationship to its own body, its Self, the Thou and being-in-the-world. We move from the matriarchate to the patriarchate; from "participation mystique" to the "standpoint of the Self around which the ego revolves as around the sun".

Evolution of Consciousness

A summation of research on the structure and function of the brain presents new ideas on how the human mind evolved in adaptation to a world that no longer exists

Author: Robert Ornstein

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671792245

Category: Psychology

Page: 305

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A summation of research on the structure and function of the brain presents new ideas on how the human mind evolved in adaptation to a world that no longer exists

The Great Mother

This landmark book explores the Great Mother as a primordial image of the human psyche.

Author: Erich Neumann

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400866103

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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This landmark book explores the Great Mother as a primordial image of the human psyche. Here the renowned analytical psychologist Erich Neumann draws on ritual, mythology, art, and records of dreams and fantasies to examine how this archetype has been outwardly expressed in many cultures and periods since prehistory. He shows how the feminine has been represented as goddess, monster, gate, pillar, tree, moon, sun, vessel, and every animal from snakes to birds. Neumann discerns a universal experience of the maternal as both nurturing and fearsome, an experience rooted in the dialectical relation of growing consciousness, symbolized by the child, to the unconscious and the unknown, symbolized by the Great Mother. Featuring a new foreword by Martin Liebscher, this Princeton Classics edition of The Great Mother introduces a new generation of readers to this profound and enduring work.

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 Roots of Jewish Consciousness Hasidism

The Roots of Jewish Consciousness, Volume Two: Hasidism is the second volume, fullyannotated, of a major, previously unpublished, two-part work by Erich Neumann (1905-1960).

Author: Erich Neumann

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781138556225

Category: Consciousness

Page: 304

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The Roots of Jewish Consciousness, Volume Two: Hasidism is the second volume, fullyannotated, of a major, previously unpublished, two-part work by Erich Neumann (1905-1960). It was written between 1940 and 1945, 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 this work at the end of World War II. Although he never published it, he kept it the rest of his life. Volume Two, Hasidism,is devoted to the psychological and spiritual wisdom embodied in Jewish spiritual tradition. Relying on Jung's concepts and Buber's Hasidic interpretations, Neumann seeks alternatives to the legalism and anti-feminine bias that he says have dominated collective Judaism since the Second Temple. He argues that modern Jews can develop psychological wholeness through an appropriation of Hasidic legends, Talmudic texts, and Kabbalistic mysteries, including especially the Zohar. Exclusively, this volume includes a foreword by Moshe Idel. An appendix, Neumann's four-lecture series from the 1940s, gives a glimpse of his intended, unpublished Part Three. These volumes anticipate Neumann's later works, including Depth Psychology and a New Ethic, The Origins and History of Consciousness, andThe Great Mother. In Volume Two, Hasidism,his concept of the ego-Self axis is developed in clearly psychological terms. Four previously unpublished essays, appended to Volume Two, illustrate Neumann's developmental psychology, including his theme of primary and secondary personalization. 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. luding especially the Zohar. Exclusively, this volume includes a foreword by Moshe Idel. An appendix, Neumann's four-lecture series from the 1940s, gives a glimpse of his intended, unpublished Part Three. These volumes anticipate Neumann's later works, including Depth Psychology and a New Ethic, The Origins and History of Consciousness, andThe Great Mother. In Volume Two, Hasidism,his concept of the ego-Self axis is developed in clearly psychological terms. Four previously unpublished essays, appended to Volume Two, illustrate Neumann's developmental psychology, including his theme of primary and secondary personalization. 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.

A History of the Mind

Already a classic, this book is as informative and entertaining as it is profound.

Author: Nicholas Humphrey

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387987194

Category: Medical

Page: 238

View: 418

In this lively and engaging book, the distinguished psychologist Nicholas Humphrey takes the reader on an exhilarating journey spanning millions of years -- in the search for clues to how human consciousness evolved. In A History of the Mind Humphrey proposes a radical new solution to the so-called "hard problem" that has baffled generations of philosophers and scientists -- how does the water of the brain yield the wine of conscious experience? Raw sensations are central to all conscious states, he argues, and he shows ingeniously how our physical and emotional self-awareness may have developed out of our primitive ancestors' bodily responses of pain and pleasure.

The North south Divide

This book traces its development from earliest times and provides a corrective to the popular notion that the divide only originated with the Industrial Revolution.

Author: Helen M. Jewell

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719038044

Category: History

Page: 251

View: 417

The North-South divide in England is rooted in prehistory and attested throughout recorded time in widely varied sources. This book traces its development from earliest times and provides a corrective to the popular notion that the divide only originated with the Industrial Revolution. A major theme of the study is the development of northern consciousness, and the presence of Scotland across the northern border is seen as an important factor in shaping northern English identity, as well as the attitudes of southern kings and governments to the north.

Origins of Muslim Consciousness in India

This volume offers new insight into the debate over the underlying causes of the clash between Hindus and Muslims that continues to polarize India.

Author: Syed Nesar Ahmad

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313273315

Category: History

Page: 311

View: 494

This volume offers new insight into the debate over the underlying causes of the clash between Hindus and Muslims that continues to polarize India. Based on a thorough review of Indian history during the 19th and 20th centuries, Ahmad challenges both popularly held viewpoints regarding the nature of this conflict. His analysis of the emergence of the Muslim consciousness demonstrates how both selectivism and assimilation, rather than simply intrinsic differences and cultural conditions, have hallmarked this schism. India's struggle for identity is explained in terms of the interaction of religious, social, cultural, and global factors, and this wide perspective can hopefully illuminate the causes of similar conflicts throughout the former colonial world.


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

View: 444

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.

The Ancient Origins of Consciousness

In this book, Todd Feinberg and Jon Mallatt draw on recent scientific findings to answer these questions—and to tackle the most fundamental question about the nature of consciousness: how does the material brain create subjective ...

Author: Todd E. Feinberg

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262333279

Category: Science

Page: 392

View: 248

How consciousness appeared much earlier in evolutionary history than is commonly assumed, and why all vertebrates and perhaps even some invertebrates are conscious. How is consciousness created? When did it first appear on Earth, and how did it evolve? What constitutes consciousness, and which animals can be said to be sentient? In this book, Todd Feinberg and Jon Mallatt draw on recent scientific findings to answer these questions—and to tackle the most fundamental question about the nature of consciousness: how does the material brain create subjective experience? After assembling a list of the biological and neurobiological features that seem responsible for consciousness, and considering the fossil record of evolution, Feinberg and Mallatt argue that consciousness appeared much earlier in evolutionary history than is commonly assumed. About 520 to 560 million years ago, they explain, the great “Cambrian explosion” of animal diversity produced the first complex brains, which were accompanied by the first appearance of consciousness; simple reflexive behaviors evolved into a unified inner world of subjective experiences. From this they deduce that all vertebrates are and have always been conscious—not just humans and other mammals, but also every fish, reptile, amphibian, and bird. Considering invertebrates, they find that arthropods (including insects and probably crustaceans) and cephalopods (including the octopus) meet many of the criteria for consciousness. The obvious and conventional wisdom–shattering implication is that consciousness evolved simultaneously but independently in the first vertebrates and possibly arthropods more than half a billion years ago. Combining evolutionary, neurobiological, and philosophical approaches allows Feinberg and Mallatt to offer an original solution to the “hard problem” of consciousness.

Self Comes to Mind

Author: Antonio R. Damasio

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 0307378756

Category: Medical

Page: 367

View: 919

A leading neuroscientist addresses key questions about the origins and mechanisms of human consciousness, drawing on decades of research to challenge beliefs about the separateness of consciousness from the body while presenting a revisionist perspective built on traditional approaches. By the author of Descartes' Error. 50,000 first printing.

The Mind in the Cave

How did these images spring into the human story? This book, a masterful piece of detective work, puts forward the most plausible explanation yet.

Author: David Lewis-Williams

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 0500770301

Category: History

Page: 291

View: 293

The art created in the caves of western Europe in the Ice Age provokes awe and wonder. What do these symbols on the walls of Lascaux and Altamira, tell us about the nature of ancestral minds? How did these images spring into the human story? This book, a masterful piece of detective work, puts forward the most plausible explanation yet.

General Catalog University of California Santa Cruz

The various sources of Christianity during its first three centuries: its origins as an
obscure Jewish sect; its myriad forms under the influence of the Hellenistic ... F-W
An introduction to History of Consciousness required of all incoming students.

Author: University of California, Santa Cruz

Publisher:

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History and Class Consciousness

The full quality of Lukacs's brilliance is most powerfully manifested in this 'youthful' work (done when merely 38), where he reveals himself as by far and away the most talented philosopher among 20th-century Marxists, and as their most ...

Author: Georg Lukacs

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262620208

Category: Philosophy

Page: 408

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A series of essays treating, among other topics, the definition of orthodox Marxism, the question of legality and illegality, Rosa Luxemburg as a Marxist, the changing function of Historic Marxism, class consciousness, and the substantiation and consciousness of the Proletariat.

History and Myth in Romanian Consciousness

The strength of History and Myth in Romanian Consciousness lies in the author's ability to fully deconstruct the entire Romanian historiographic system and demonstrate the increasing acuteness of national problems in general, and in ...

Author: Lucian Boia

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 9789639116979

Category: Social Science

Page: 285

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Based on the idea that there is a considerable difference between reality and discourse, the author points out that history is constantly reconstructed, adapted and sometimes mythicized from the perspectives of the present day, present states of mind and ideologies. He closely examines historical culture and conscience in nineteenth and twentieth century Romania, particularly concentrating on the impact of the national ideology on history. Boia's innovative analysis identifies several key mythical configurations and shows how Romanians have reconstituted their own highly ideologized history over the last two centuries. The strength of History and Myth in Romanian Consciousness lies in the author's ability to fully deconstruct the entire Romanian historiographic system and demonstrate the increasing acuteness of national problems in general, and in particular the exploitation of history to support national ideology.

Developing Ecological Consciousness

DISCOVERING HOME : EARTH ' S ORIGIN AND HISTORY Indigenous peoples .
. . live in a universe , in a cosmological order , whereas we , the people of the
industrial world , no longer live in a universe . We in North America live in a
political ...

Author: Christopher Uhl

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 379

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Developing Ecological Consciousness is a marked departure from those standard environmental studies texts strongly focused on actions that humans need to take to fix the environment. Christopher Uhl explores the path to living in harmony with Earth, and believes it begins ? not with fixing the environment ? but with fixing ourselves ? specifically our perceptions about Earth.

Neues Athenaeum

The goal of the history of consciousness is not to obtain a concept of the spirit but
to attain the realization of this concept ... theory of the origins of awareness« and
»account of animal desire as the source of classification« (Making it Explicit p.

Author: Rolf Ahlers

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Pr

ISBN: 9780773463622

Category: Nineteenth century

Page: 665

View: 448

"This book assembles twenty-one essays by some of the best known scholars in Europe and North America on many of the ""constellations of thought"" discussed at the time of the ""cruption"" of the early German romantic and early German idealistic intellectual ""supernova"" (D. Henrich) from ca 1785 to 1807."