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In the fall of 197^i I took a course called "Femininity as a Religious Form." The book we used as a starting point for discussion was Erich Neumann's The Great Mother, one of the few books that treat the subject of goddesses at any length. Neumann is a Jungian scholar of myth hence his analysis is in terms of archetypes and what mythic archetypes reveal about the human psyche. While I found it possible to question some of his jumps from myth to individual personality, I was fascinated by the categories he created for the myriad goddesses of world religions; in fact it was exciting to me merely to find an extensive investigation of the subject.
Krier, Theresa, "The Sophia Godess Motif in the Western Tradition" (1976). Honors Theses. 823.
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