Trans. from the German by Ralph Manheim.. Originally pub. in German as Apuleius: Amor und Psyche, mit einem Kommentar von Erich Neumann: Ein Beitrag zur seelischen Entwicklung des Weiblichen by Rascher Verlag, Zurich, 1952.
'Like almost all folk tales, this one contains mythical substance that was excluded from the mythology recognized by the dominant culture....The most fascinating aspect of it is that, along with its abundance of mythical traits and contexts, it represents a development whose content is precisely the liberation of the individual from the primordial mythical world, the freeing of the psyche....' --Postscript