!!> Read ➹ The Origins and History of Consciousness (Bollingen Series, 42) ➼ Author Erich Neumann – Realestatelawcenter.us

The Origins and History of Consciousness (Bollingen Series, 42) A Prominent Psychologist, Knitting Together The Elements Of Jung S Psychological Theory Some New Elements Of His Own, Shows How The Great Cycles Of World Myth Depict The Hard Won Development Of Ego Consciousness In Humanity How This Development Is Recapitulated In Each Individual S Life Jung S Ideas Were Much Popular Than They Are Now In This Era Of Cognitive Science Its Focus On The Physiological Underpinnings Of Psychology, There Doesn T Seem To Be Room For The Collective Unconscious, Its Archetypes Their Polymorphous Manifestations In Myth Symbol But This Is A Matter Of Fashion Than Any Reflection On The Quality Of Jung S Thinking, Which Was Vast, Deep Bold Neumann, With Erudition Comparable To That Of His Teacher, Synthesizes Jung S Ideas Into A Unified Theory Of Psychology Around His Own New Concept Of Centroversion , His Name For The Integrative Force Of The Organism Its Survival Instinct In The Widest Sense He Shows How Ego Consciousness The Self Aware I Of The Modern Human Being Is The Preeminent Organ Of Centroversion, That, Like Other, Physical, Organs, It Has Had Its Own Evolutionary History This History, Reflected In The Structure Behavior Of The Modern Ego, Forms The Deep Story Underlying World Mythology In Part I Of The Book, Neumann Shows How The Birth Emancipation Of The Ego Is Reflected In Three Great Cycles Of Myth The Creation Myth, The Hero Myth What He Calls The Transformation Myth, Which Is The Apotheosis Of The Hero The Primordial Mythological Image Is That Of The Uroboros The Serpent Biting Its Own Tail, Symbolizing The Womblike Plenum Of The Unconscious, In Which Consciousness Exists Only As A Potential It Flickers In Out Of Existence, Almost Like The Virtual Particles Of Modern Nuclear Physics As The Germ Of Consciousness Gains Strength, It Comes To See The Nurturing Womb Of The Unconscious In The Symbol Of The Great Mother The Moment Of The Ego S Realization Of Its Own Autonomous Existence Is Mythologized As The Separation Of The World Parents A Universal Motif, In Which The Hero Creates The Manifest World By Pushing His Parents Apart To Form Heaven Earth Next Come The Hero Myths The Birth Of The Hero His Struggle With The Dragon, Which Represents The Negative Aspects Of Both Mother Father Neumann Shows How The Myth Of The Dragon, Hoarding Its Treasure Holding A Princess Captive, Has A Deep Precise Meaning For The Development Of Consciousness Then, As Tho All That Weren T Enough, He Moves On To Part II A Discussion Of The Developmental Stages Of The Individual Ego In Light Of Its Symbolic Development In Human Culture Each Of Us Undergoes These Mythological Dramas In Our Quest For Consciousness Identity, With The Climaxes Of The Struggle Representing The Familiar Crises Of Development At Characteristic Ages Neumann Concludes With A Shorter Examination Of The Crisis Of Modern Westerners, Which He Sees As A Symptom Of The Overemphasis Of Ego Consciousness At The Expense Of Its Relationship With The Life Giving Unconscious, Resulting In A Split Between Them The Results, He Thinks, Can Only Be Disastrous As We Ve Seen In The Calamities Of The 20th Century It S Hard To Give A Sense Of The Tremendous Reach Of This Book In This Respect It Has Few Peers It Would Make An Admirable Companion Volume To Joseph Campbell S The Hero With A Thousand Faces , Also Published In 1949 Some Contemporary Readers Might Take Exception To Neumann S Approach To The Masculine Feminine In Psychology, Since These Terms Have Become So Charged But The Function Role, Indeed The Very Definition Origin Of Masculine Feminine Which Are Aspects Of Everyone S Psyche Aren T Taken For Granted On The Contrary, They Re Among The Phenomena He Examines Explains In A Real Sense, He S Saying That Consciousness Was Born Of The Polarity Of Masculine Feminine Neumann Also Takes Some Trouble To Point Out What He Regards As The Errors Of Freudian Psychology, Shows Many Freudian Concepts, Such As The Oedipus Complex, To Be Special Cases Of General Principles That He Explains In General He S Dismissive Of Psychoanalysis Perhaps The Highest Praise For Neumann S Work Comes In The Foreword, In Which Jung Expresses What Amounts To Envy For Neumann S Achievement For Neumann Has Taken The Ideas Developed By Jung Over Decades Of Observation Research, Fashioned A Single, Synthetic Whole That Illuminates The Very Core Of Our Inmost Being, Both As Individuals As A Species He S Brought Together Psychology Mythology Completely Convincingly Than Any Other Paul Vitols Edited

!!> Read ➹ The Origins and History of Consciousness (Bollingen Series, 42)  ➼ Author Erich Neumann – Realestatelawcenter.us
  • Hardcover
  • 551 pages
  • The Origins and History of Consciousness (Bollingen Series, 42)
  • Erich Neumann
  • German
  • 15 March 2018
  • 3530421855 Edition Language German Other Editions 17

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  1. says:

    As was commonly believed when Jung and Neumann were being educated, ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny This book reverses that equation as an exposition of pscho phylogeny recapitulating psycho ontogeny In other words, Neumann takes Jung s individuation schema, then assembles exemplary myths, lots of them, which are interpreted in terms of the development of ego consciousness in the species However dubious, the project was ambitious, the result impressive Few of Jung s followers had the brea As was commonly believed when Jung and Neumann were being educated, ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny This book reverses that equation as an exposition of pscho phylogeny recapitulating psycho ontogeny In other words, Neumann takes Jung s individuation schema, then assembles exemplary myths, lots of them, which are inter...


  2. says:

    Freud and Jung had little knowledge of the mechanisms of neuroanatomy although Freud did study what was known at the turn of the 20th century They were flying blind so to speak about the nature of the mind and had noreal knowledge than say Aristotle did in his day They did however have great literary talents and storytelling abilities That is why their visions so seduced psychologists in the early twentieth century and made schools of thought that lasted a long time I am a sucker for Freud and Jung had little knowledge of the mechanisms of neuroanatomy although Freud did study what was known at the turn of the 20th century They were flying blind so to speak about the nature of the mind and had noreal knowledge th...


  3. says:

    I remember an episode of the Simpsons,where the repressed Intellectual Homer is shown unconscious and prostrate, wearing a top hat and monocle,laying by a scroll of paper that reads Ontogeny recapitulates Phylogeny This obtuse maxim is the main thesis of this excellent work by Erich Neumann, that individual evolution in consciousness mirrors that of humanities The history of consciousness, its birth from the undifferentiated unconsciousness and the later reintegration of it on a higher pl I remember an episode of the Simpsons,where the repressed Intellectual Homer is shown unconscious and prostrate, wearing ...


  4. says:

    Joseph Campbell owes a great deal to Erich Neumann, apparently Though it can be quite dense at times, the overall thesis that our collective myths tell the story of growth and development of the indivi...


  5. says:

    This is one of the most thought provoking books I have ever read All of Erich Neumann s works are well written They are not so much entertaining as they allow the reader the freedom of thoughtful meditative expression beyond what was thought possible.


  6. says:

    Painful.I read this book as it is part of the standard required reading of anyone seriously interested in consciousness An historical piece only, unfortunately, at this point Neumann gives a theory of his own regarding the development of consciousness somewhat in the ontogeny reflects phylogeny genre Alas, his time periods understanding of the Paleolithic and Neolithic cultures was rudimentary.Neumann is an apologist fo...


  7. says:

    An absolutely delightful book, and a true masterpiece of Jungian psychology Neumann brilliantly captures the stages in the evolution of consciousness expressed mythology, reflecting the basic archetypes It s based on a fundamental triad, with the creation myth, the hero myth, and the transformation myth Explaining the origin and interpretation of the Ouroboros , following the birth of the Ego, and eventually the anima and animus I m slightly disappointed that his theory rests on a surprisin An absolutely delightful book, and a true masterpiece of Jungian psychology Neumann brilliantly captures the stages in the evolution of c...


  8. says:

    An excellent overview of the Origins of Consciousness in a Jungian perspective from one of his students The hero s journey is clearly mapped out from a psychological perspective and has brought to light some major issues in the mind of modern man It also discusses the battles of the formation of ego, the conscience and unconscious struggles, and the impact of archetypes, and the battle with the dragons It has opened many new possibilities for me personally as I read mythology and religious li An excellent overview of the Origins of Consciousness in a Jungian perspective from one of his students The hero s journey is clearly mapped out from a psychological perspective and has brought to light some major issues in the mind of modern man It also discusse...


  9. says:

    Best read that describes the evolution of human or evensimply pure consciousnesses from the dawn of time, until now and where it is taking us Must read if you want a jump in your ascension process or Obligatory Apotheosis.


  10. says:

    I guess the most interesting thing learned from this book was that it is possible to objectively view the development of consciousness as a kind of evolution I believe that Neumann made an excellent argument in this very, very difficult to read book.

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