The Great Mother
The German edition
|Original title||Die große Mutter|
|Published||1955 (Princeton University Press)|
|ISBN||0-691-01780-8 (paperback); 0-691-09742-9 (hardcover)|
The Great Mother: An Analysis of the Archetype (German: Die große Mutter) is a book by Erich Neumann, first published in English in 1955. The work has been seen as an enduring contribution to Jungian thought.
Psychologist James Hillman writes that Neumann interprets every kind of female figure and image as symbols of the Great Mother. Hillman believes that, "If one's research shows results of this kind, i.e., where all data indicate one dominant hypothesis, then it is time to ask a psychological question about the hypothesis."
The Great Mother has been described as "monumental in its breadth" by Jungian analyst Robert H. Hopcke, who considers it "Neumann's most enduring contribution to Jungian thought" alongside The Origins and History of Consciousness (1949).
- Hillman, James (1979). The Dream and the Underworld. New York: Harper & Row. ISBN 0-06-090682-0.
- Hopcke, Robert H. (1989). Jung, Jungians and Homosexuality. Boston: Shambhala Publications, Inc. ISBN 0-87773-585-9.
- Neumann, Erich (1991). The Great Mother. Princeton: Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-01780-8.
- Paglia, Camille (1993). Sex, Art, and American Culture: Essays. London: Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-017209-2.
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