Erich Neumann’s The Great Mother: An Analysis of the Archetype Session 22: Spiritual Transformation, pages 281-305

Tonight we’ll read and discuss the introduction and the first essay, “Woman as Mana Figure” in the final chapter of The Great Mother. Though Jung has written extensively on the Mana Personality Neumann’s essay is a work of outstanding originality in the examination of Woman as Mana Figure mythically, historically and psychologically represented as the “original seeress,” the center of magic and magical song, dancer, priestess, oracle, medicine women, shaman, warrior queen, witch, muse, Sophia and ... anima. In the…

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