The contrast between mythical conceptions and those of subsequent days is so marked that where more recent ideas kother, it would not have been possible to invent the phenomenon of matriarchy. A pioneer rjght the idea of a transcendental mythical content present in all societies, Bachofen was deeply concerned with the inner life and how it is expressed in symbolic terms. From the Back Cover A pioneer of the idea of a transcendental mythical content present in all societies, Bachofen was deeply concerned bachofwn the inner life eight how it is expressed in symbolic terms. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.
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Some features of this site may not work without it. His religious view of reality was traceable to his upbringing in Basel and to the neo-Humanist movement which conditioned his education. There he was deeply influenced by the historian of Roman law Karl Friedrich von Savigny.
He became absorbed with the methodological value of ancient myth, tradition, and grave symbolism for understanding the ancient mind. The elaboration of his methodology was predicated upon the belief that modern historical criticism was destroying historical knowledge by imposing its analytical categories upon the mysteries of experience.
Throughout his writings, he was impressed by the religious nature of the ancient mind. The religio-cultural transformations of antiquity, the periods of health and illness, served as cultural mirrors for his own age which he believed was in need of rejuvenation. Bachofen rebelled against a Mommsenist logic of facts. He perceived positivist methodology as the sorry fruit of materialism in thought and democratic ideas in politics.
He exhorted his age to accept the holistic and religious nature of consciousness and its engendering experiences. These ideas persisted to the end of his life. In these investigations, he approached primative cultures according to his faith in the unity of the species. They influenced ethnologists, social theorists and the poets of the Kosmische Runde, who discovered the religious power of his language.
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