Creation Myths : Von Franz examines the ever recurring motifs that appear in creation myths from around the world.. Creation : 'The meaning of creation motifs such as the egg, the seed, the primordial being, the creative fire, the separation of heaven and earth, and the four stages of creation'
Rev. ed. of Patterns of creativity mirrored in creation myths, pub. in Zurich by Spring Publications, 1972, based on lectures presented at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, winter semester, 1961-1962. Title changed in 1995 edition.
1 The creation myth. 2 The cosmogonic awakening. 3 Creation from above, creation from below. 4 The two creators. 5 Deus faber. 6 The first victim. 7 Subjective moods of the creator. 8 Germs and eggs. 9 The two-fold and four-fold division of the universe. 10 Abortive attempts at creation. 11 Chains. 12 Creation renewed and reversed