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: 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.

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

View: 291

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 Philosophy of Film Noir

... The Origins and History of Consciousness (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University
Press, 1954), xxii n. 7. 10. Gabler, An Empire of Their Own, 140. 11. Robert
Porfirio,“No Way Out: Existential Motifs in the Film Noir” (1976), in Film Noir
Reader, ...

Author: Mark Conard

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813171709

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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A drifter with no name and no past, driven purely by desire, is convinced by a beautiful woman to murder her husband. A hard-drinking detective down on his luck becomes involved with a gang of criminals in pursuit of a priceless artifact. The stories are at once romantic, pessimistic, filled with anxiety and a sense of alienation, and they define the essence of film noir. Noir emerged as a prominent American film genre in the early 1940s, distinguishable by its use of unusual lighting, sinister plots, mysterious characters, and dark themes. From The Maltese Falcon (1941) to Touch of Evil (1958), films from this classic period reflect an atmosphere of corruption and social decay that attracted such accomplished directors as John Huston, Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, and Orson Welles. The Philosophy of Film Noir is the first volume to focus exclusively on the philosophical underpinnings of these iconic films. Drawing on the work of diverse thinkers, from the French existentialist Albert Camus to the Frankurt school theorists Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno, the volume connects film noir to the philosophical questions of a modern, often nihilistic, world. Opening with an examination of what constitutes noir cinema, the book interprets the philosophical elements consistently present in the films—themes such as moral ambiguity, reason versus passion, and pessimism. The contributors to the volume also argue that the essence and elements of noir have fundamentally influenced movies outside of the traditional noir period. Neo-noir films such as Pulp Fiction (1994), Fight Club (1999), and Memento (2000) have reintroduced the genre to a contemporary audience. As they assess the concepts present in individual films, the contributors also illuminate and explore the philosophical themes that surface in popular culture. A close examination of one of the most significant artistic movements of the twentieth century, The Philosophy of Film Noir reinvigorates an intellectual discussion at the intersection of popular culture and philosophy.

The Origins and History of Religions

The exercise of abstraction takes form in the Hebrews in the conception of a god
who is unseen , and needs no material embodiment ; the entrance of the ethical
appears in the moral qualities of the Divine Being ; and men ' s consciousness of

Author: John Murphy

Publisher: Manchester University Press


Category: Religion

Page: 453

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Mystic Chords

now turn to another interpretation of the struggle of the hero, proposed by Erich
Neumann in his book The Origins and History of Consciousness. In this book ...

Author: Manish Soni

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 1892941473

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 584

Rock N roll and archetypal symbolism? Citing baby-boomer favorites including Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, the Beatles and other Rock greats, the author shows that they have drawn on the same primal source from which mythology, dreams, and poetic insight arise.

Neural Nets and Surroundings

In The Origins and History of Consciousness, Neumann maintains that different
types of representations, both iconographic and narrative, correspond to different
phases of individual consciousness's development. In other words, certain myths

Author: Bruno Apolloni

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 364235467X

Category: Computers

Page: 456

View: 253

This volume collects a selection of contributions which has been presented at the 22nd Italian Workshop on Neural Networks, the yearly meeting of the Italian Society for Neural Networks (SIREN). The conference was held in Italy, Vietri sul Mare (Salerno), during May 17-19, 2012. The annual meeting of SIREN is sponsored by International Neural Network Society (INNS), European Neural Network Society (ENNS) and IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS). The book – as well as the workshop- is organized in three main components, two special sessions and a group of regular sessions featuring different aspects and point of views of artificial neural networks and natural intelligence, also including applications of present compelling interest.

Topologies of the Flesh

... is far removed from the heart-centered mythic emotionality of KB S3, where the
anima holds sway. In The Origins and History of Consciousness, the Jungian
anthropologist Erich Neumann states that “primitive man experiences an '
animated' ...

Author: Steven M. Rosen

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821416766

Category: Philosophy

Page: 335

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This is an unprecedented marriage of topology (a branch of mathematics dealing with the properties of geometric figures that stay the same when the figures are distorted) and phenomenology. Through his unique application of qualitative mathematics, Rosen offers a detailed exploration of previously uncharted dimensions of human experience and the natural world.

Psychic Energy

Dr. Erich Neumann's The Origins and History of Consciousness (1949; English tr.
, 1954) gave an illuminating account of the relation of consciousness to the
unconscious and showed how the consciousness of man has emerged from its ...

Author: Mary Esther Harding

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691017907

Category: Psychology

Page: 497

View: 272

An exploration of Jungian analytical theory focusing on the necessity for psychic integration of unconscious instincts and drives in the human personality


Depth Consciousness. In Ronald S. Valle and Rolf von Eckartsberg (Eds.), The
Metaphors of Consciousness. New York: Plenum. Neumann, Erich, (1954). The
Origins and History of Consciousness. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Author: Shirley Nicholson

Publisher: Quest Books

ISBN: 0835631265

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 318

View: 757

A powerful collection of essays from authors such as Mircea Eliade, Joan Halifax, Stanley Krippner, Brooke Medicine Eagle, Serge King, and Michael Harner on the mystifying phenomenon of shamanism around the world---what it is, how it works and why.

The Origins of Life

According to Simmel, the “picture of the World,” i.e., the world of culture, arises
thanks to the form making activity of consciousness. Man lives in the “world”
created by his consciousness and from this “world” there certainly emerges the
moral ...

Author: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401140588

Category: Philosophy

Page: 502

View: 379

Understanding life through its origins reveals the groundwork underlying the differentiations of its autonomous generative matrixes. Following the primogenital matrix of generation, the three generative matrixes of the specifically human sense of life establish humanness within the creative human condition as the existential sphere of sharing-in-life.

On the Origin of Consciousness

Directly linked up and related to this discussion of “spiritual mysteries” and the
origin of consciousness is the topic of ... be conceived as descending from a
single couple or can be considered to originate from several couples: polygenism
is ...

Author: Scott D. G. Ventureyra

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532655177

Category: Religion

Page: 342

View: 901

Have you ever thought about how self-consciousness (self-awareness) originated in the universe? Understanding consciousness is one of the toughest “nuts to crack.” In recent years, scientists and philosophers have attempted to provide an answer to this mystery. The reason for this is simply because it cannot be confined to solely a materialistic interpretation of the world. Some scientific materialists have suggested that consciousness is merely an illusion in order to insulate their worldviews. Yet, consciousness is the most fundamental thing we know, even more so than the external world since we require it to perceive or think about anything. Without it, reasoning would be impossible. Dr. Scott Ventureyra, in this ground-breaking book, explores the idea of the Christian God and Creation in order to tackle this most difficult question. He demonstrates that theology has something significant to offer in reflection of how consciousness originated in the universe. He also makes a modest claim that the Christian conception of God and Creation provide a plausible account for the origin of self-consciousness. He integrates philosophy, theology, and science in an innovative way to embark on this exploration.

Dynamics of the Unconscious

I think I have mentioned Erich Neumann's books to you in other seminars—The
Great Mother and The Origins and History of Consciousness.4 Neumann writes
about a particular stage in the development of ego-consciousness which
normally ...

Author: Liz Greene

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781609253868

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

View: 726

Combining the symbolism of astrology with that of psychology, the authors show you how to understand depression, the quest for the sublime, the astrology and psychology of aggression, and alchemical symbolism for tracking life changes. Charts.Reading list.

Longing for Paradise

1 Parallel to the development of consciousness , the development of conscience
comes under the dominance of the father archetype ... As a result , humanity
evidently needs the aid of Neumann , The Origins and History of Consciousness ,
p .

Author: Mario Jacoby

Publisher: Inner City Books

ISBN: 9781894574174

Category: Psychology

Page: 229

View: 299

The longing for freedom from conflict, suffering and deprivation is an eternal human dream of great emotional power. It is the dream of total happiness, embodied in almost all cultures as the myth of Paradise. The author, a Jungian analyst, begins with a discussion of the psychological connection between the idea of Paradise and the crucially decisive quality of the Mother-infant relationship in determining a child's development.

The Angel The Abyss

Reprinted by permission of E. J. Brill The Origins and History of Consciousness
by Erich Neumann, © 1954 by The Bollingen Foundation Inc., New York, N.Y.
Reprinted by permission of Princeton University Press. Seth, God of Confusion.

Author: J. Daniel Gunther

Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.

ISBN: 0892546255

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

View: 124

In this companion to Initiation in the Aeon of the Child, now available in paperback, author J. Daniel Gunther provides detailed and cohesive analysis of the two major spiritual crises in the career of the aspirant in the Aeon of the Child—the Knowledge & Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel and the Crossing the Abyss between the divine realms and the human. Expounding on the sublime Formulas of Initiation confronting those who would aspire to these Mysteries, the author draws deeply from Jungian psychology, world mythology and religion, and the doctrines of the classic Mystery traditions, explaining how the revelations of Thelema apply to the individual. The Angel & The Abyss is written in clear, precise language that will aid those students who seek to navigate the difficult terrain of this advanced stage of the Spiritual quest. More knowledgeable students will find tantalizing clues to serve as guideposts and eventual confirmations of their direct experience. The book offers copious illustrations including some in full color and numerous diagrams. It features detailed references that encompass ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic texts, the Old and New Testaments, the Apocrypha, Greek philosophy, alchemy, hermetic qabalah, and tarot, as well as the writings of Carl Jung, Eric Neumann and Aleister Crowley.

The Self Aware Universe

“Conscious and preconscious recognition of polysemous words: Locating the
selective effect of prior verbal context.” In Attention and Performance VIII. ... The
Origins and History of Consciousness. New York: Princeton University Press.

Author: Amit Goswami

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440674273

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 405

Consciousness, not matter, is the ground of all existence, declares University of Oregon physicist Goswami, echoing the mystic sages of his native India. He holds that the universe is self-aware, and that consciousness creates the physical world.

Love and the Soul

... of human consciousness which he describes in his major work, The Origins
and History of Consciousness. There he traces the stages of human
consciousness beginning with the self-contained uroboros (the symbol of the
primal dragon that ...

Author: James Gollnick

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 0889202125

Category: Psychology

Page: 174

View: 992

The Eros and Psyche myth has, over the course of the twentieth century, received nearly as much attention from depth psychologists as has the Oedipus story. In their attempt to better understand this popular story, scholars have proposed various interpretations, which have generally followed eithether Freudian or Jungian theories about the nature of the psyche and its development. This elaborate work provides serious students of psychology, religion and mythology with a detailed account and analysis of what has been accomplished in the spychological interpretation of the Eros and Psyche myth to date. It emphasizes how psychological theory determines the direction of interpretation much more than does the literary context of the myth itself. It also examines the strengths and weaknesses of these psychological interpretations (five Freudian and six Jungian) of the Eros and Psyche myth in order to lay the groundwork for an interpretation which (1) avoids the rigidity of both Freudian and Jungian dogma and (2) restores the myth to its rightful literary and religious context — something which has been ignored by most psychological interpretations.


Neumann, Erich (1954) The Origins and History of Consciousness, trans. R.F.C.
Hull ... This process arose organically out of the analytic intimacy between a wise
old woman, 81 years old, and a young, barely conscious woman of 30 years.

Author: Thomas Kirsch

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415397928

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

View: 586

This book builds on the vast clinical experience of Joseph L. Henderson, who became interested in initiatory symbolism when he began his analysis with Jung in 1929. Henderson studied this symbolism in patients' dreams, fantasies, and active imagination, and demonstrated the archetype of initiation in both men and women's psychology. After Henderson's book was republished in 2005 Kirsch, Beane Rutter and Singer brought together this collection of essays to allow a new generation to explore the archetype of initiation. Initiation: The Living Reality of an Archetype demonstrates how the archetype of initiation is seen clinically today. Divided into distinct parts, the book explores the archetype of initiation in Dr Henderson's own life, as well as suggesting its importance in: clinical practice culture aging and death. The chapters in this book amplify and extend the archetype of initiation from the earliest historical periods up to the present day. The editors argue that initiation symbolism often underlies contemporary phenomena, but is rarely recognized; Initiation helps to bring a new understanding to these experiences. This book will be of interest to psychotherapists with an interest in psychoanalysis and analytical psychology, as well as those training at analytic institutes.

Self Comes to Mind

Constructing the Conscious Brain Antonio Damasio ... work today, a path-
breaking investigation of a question that has confounded neurologists,
philosophers, cognitive scientists and psychologists for centuries: how is
consciousness created?

Author: Antonio Damasio

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446493857

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 291

The trailblazing investigation of a question that has confounded us for centuries: how is consciousness created? In Self Comes to Mind, world-renowned neuroscientist Antonio Damasio goes against the long-standing idea that consciousness is separate from the body, presenting compelling new scientific evidence that consciousness - what we think of as a mind with a self - is in fact a biological process created by a living organism. His view entails a radical change in the way the history of the conscious mind is viewed and told, suggesting that the brain’s development of a human self is a challenge to nature’s indifference. Groundbreaking ideas and beautifully written, this is essential reading for anyone curious about the foundations of mind and self. ‘Will give pleasure to anyone interested in original thinking about the brain...Breathtakingly original’ Financial Times ‘Damasio introduces some novel ideas...intriguing’ New Scientist

The Origins and History of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League

... television and other amusement competition.3 Table ¡0 suggests, however,
that their consciousness of these external problems was not accompanied by a
recognition of the value of an extensive centralized publicity program to combat
them ...

Author: Merrie A. Fidler

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476604282

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

View: 965

This in-depth treatment of the organization and operation of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League draws on primary documents from league owner Arthur Meyerhoff and others for a unique perspective inside the AAGPBL. The study begins with a brief history of women’s softball, an important precursor to, and talent pool for, women’s professional baseball. Next the book investigates league administration and organization as well as publicity and promotion. Later chapters cover team administrative structures, managers, chaperones, player backgrounds, and league policies. Finally, discussion focuses on the activities of the AAGPBL Players’ Association from 1980 onward. Informed by many years of research and insights from former players, this exhaustive history contains 149 photographs.