PSYCHE & DEATH
Death-Demons in Folklore, Myths, and Modern Dreams
Translated by David Cox and Eugene Rolfe
Paperback original, 232 pages, $21
In this extraordinary two-part study—first presented as lectures at the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich—Herzog exhumes from fairy tales and folklore macabre variations of the archaic Death Image. Part I deals with ethnological and mythological material consisting of reports and traditions from around the world. In Part II, Herzog examines the dreams of contemporary men and women and links those dreams to the symbolic images and rites of Death.
Psyche and Death was an extraordinary source for my book The Dream and the Underworld. I don’t know any other collection of mythical material in relation with modern dreams equal to Edgar Herzog’s book.