Lilith The First Eve - Historical and Psychological Aspects of the Dark Feminine
In a fascinating excursion through the history of her myth, Siegmund Hurwitz presents and interprets the ancient dark-winged goddess Lilith, also known as ’the first Eve.’
The author’s extraordinarily meticulous study of the original sources brings to light a striking figure long lost from our awareness, yet highly relevant to a psychological understanding of today’s evolving masculine and feminine identities.
Case material from his analytical practice imbeds Lilith in the everyday problems of contemporary life.
That an unbridled life-urge that refuses to be assimilated lies behind depression… seems to me to be a new and important discovery. By combining the experience of a contemporary man with this historical material, Siegmund Hurwitz sheds new light on both. - From the Foreword by Marie-Louise von Franz