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Golden Ass Of Apuleius : The Liberation of the Feminine in Man - Marie-Louise Von Franz

Golden Ass Of Apuleius

The Liberation of the Feminine in Man

Paperback Published: 1st May 2001
ISBN: 9781570626111
Number Of Pages: 264

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""Today there is much discussion of the liberation of women," writes Marie-Louise von Franz, "but it is sometimes overlooked that this can only succeed if there is a change in men as well. Just as women have to overcome the patriarchal tyrant in their own souls, men have to liberate and differentiate their inner femininity. Only then will a better relationship of the sexes be possible." It is this timely theme that Dr. von Franz explores in her psychological study of a classic work of the second century, The Golden Ass by Apuleius of Madaura. The novel recounts the adventures of a young Roman who is transformed into an ass and eventually finds spiritual renewal through initiation into the Isis mysteries. With its many tales within a tale (including the celebrated story of Psyche and Eros), the text as interpreted by Dr. von Franz is a rich source of insights, anecdotes, and scholarly amplification."

Preface to the Revised Editionp. vii
Introductionp. 1
The Life and Times of Apuleiusp. 7
The Two Companions and the Tale of Aristomenesp. 19
Lucius Meets Byrrhena, Photis, and Goatskinsp. 33
The Assp. 53
Amor and Psyche Ip. 77
Amor and Psyche IIp. 103
Psyche's Tasksp. 123
Charite, Tlepolemus, and the Chthonic Shadowp. 139
The Ass in the Service of Many Mastersp. 157
Lucius Returns to Himselfp. 171
The Goddess Isisp. 187
Matter and the Femininep. 211
Notesp. 231
Bibliographyp. 241
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ISBN: 9781570626111
ISBN-10: 1570626111
Series: C. G. Jung Foundation Books
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 1st May 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 14.2  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1