Ðóñ Eng During last 365 days Approved articles: 2065,   Articles in work: 293 Declined articles: 786 
Library

Yakovleva, E. L. Baba Yaga as an Archetype of a Russian Woman

Published in journal "Psychology and Psychotechnics", 2014-8 in rubric "Continent of the unconscious", pages 838-845.

Resume: The subject under research is the image of Baba Yaga associated with a particular type of a Russian woman. Yaga represents emotions, actions and behavior that demonstrate contradictory and unpredictable female nature and reflect different stereotypes of woman’s personality (a loving mother, a devilish woman and a heroic woman). Being related to the Great Mother, Baba Yaga is a remainder of matriarchal, patriarchal, shamanistic, animistic and totemic representations of the ancient picture of the world. This creates the complexity of the archetypical image but at the same time makes the archetypical image rather obscure due to the fact that Baba Yaga is usually shown as an old woman in those fairy tales that have survived. The main research methods used by the author of the article are the dialectic, historical, comparative and descriptive methods. Despite being just a lesser character in fairy tale plots, Baba Yaga plays a very important role in the main characters’ good fortune and help the main characters to undergo the initiation ceremony. This fairy tale character is enigmatic and powerful and represents the complexity, diversity and unpredictability of a fate of a Russian woman.

Keywords: archetype, Baba Yaga, female image, Centauricity, initiation, intuition, life path, forest, hut, broom, mortar.

DOI: 10.7256/2070-8955.2014.8.12461

This article can be downloaded freely in PDF format for reading. Download article

Bibliography:
T.P. Berseneva. Fenomen sinergii v drevnerusskoy kul'ture. // Filosofiya i kul'tura.-2013.-¹ 9.-C. 1217-1223. DOI: 10.7256/1999-2793.2013.9.928
Bezgin V.B. Russkaya derevnya kontsa XIX – nachala XX veka: grani krest'yanskoy deviantnosti (Chast' 1). // NB: Istoricheskie issledovaniya. — 2012.-¹ 1.-S.120-167. DOI: 10.7256/2306-420X.2012.1.266. URL: http://e-notabene.ru/hr/article_266.htm
Sizemskaya I.N.. «Sushchee ne delitsya na razum bez ostatka»: Otechestvennaya filosofskaya mysl' o ponyatiyno-khudozhestvennom sposobe postizhenii bytiya. // Filosofiya i kul'tura.-2014.-¹ 2.-C. 162-172. DOI: 10.7256/1999-2793.2014.2.1042.
Sherkova T.A. Dukh zhizni drevneegipetskogo boga Tota: yungianskiy aspekt // NB: Psikhologiya i psikhotekhnika.-2013.-9.-C. 18-50. DOI: 10.7256/2306-0425.2013.9.86. URL: http://www.e-notabene.ru/psp/article_86.html
S. V. Voroshilova Pravovoe polozhenie zhenshchin v Rossii (XIX-nachalo XX veka) // Pravo i politika.-2011.-9.-C. 1535-1542.
A.A. Pashazade O statuse zhenshchin v vostochnoy i zapadnoy tsivilizatsiyakh // Filosofiya i kul'tura.-2012.-1.-C. 66-70.
Pogontseva D.V. Predstavleniya o telesnoy krasote v sovremennoy kul'ture // NB: Psikhologiya i psikhotekhnika.-2013.-8.-C. 71-79. DOI: 10.7256/2306-0425.2013.8.10582. URL: http://www.e-notabene.ru/psp/article_10582.html
Vasil'ev A. Etyudy o mode i stile. M.: Al'pina non-fikshn, 2014 g. 592 s.
Rozanov V. V. Lyudi lunnogo sveta: Metafizika khristianstva. M.: Eksmo, 1998. 304 s.
Narodnye russkie skazki A. N. Afanas'eva: V 3 t. M.: Nauka, 1984. T. 1. 507 s.
Propp V. Istoricheskie korni Volshebnoy Skazki. M.: Labirint, 1998. 511 s.
Estes K. P. Begushchaya s volkami. Zhenskiy arkhetip v mifakh i skazaniyakh. M.: Sofiya, 2004. 448 s.
Lotman Yu. Besedy o russkoy kul'ture. Byt i traditsii russkogo dvoryanstva (XVIII-nachalo XIX veka). SPb.: Iskusstvo, 1994. 758 s.
Bakunin P. A. Zapozdalyy golos sorokovykh godov: (Po povodu zhenskogo voprosa). SPb.: Tip. V. Bezobrazova i Komp., 1881. 471 s.
Florenskiy P. A. Imena // Tayna imeni. Khar'kov, 1995. T. 1. S. 8-135.
Ugreshich D. Snesla Baba Yaga yaichko. M.: Eksmo, 2011. 448 s.
Berdyaev N. A. Metafizika pola i lyubvi// Eros i lichnost': Filosofiya pola i lyubvi. M., 1989. S. 17-51.
Yung K. G. Struktura psikhiki i arkhetipy. Izdatel'stvo: Akademicheskiy proekt, 2009. 303 s.
Fedotov G. P. Na pole Kulikovom // G. P. Fedotov. Sud'ba i grekhi Rossii. M.: Dar', 2005. S. 101-122.
Z.Z. Mukhina. Pravovoe polozhenie vdovy v russkoy krest'yanskoy srede: traditsii i novatsii (vtoraya polovina XIX – nachalo KhKh v.). // Politika i Obshchestvo.-2013.-¹ 3.-C. 322-329. DOI: 10.7256/1812-8696.2013.03.8
Kanash T.V. Otnoshenie k bednosti i bogatstvu v pol'skoy, belorusskoy i russkoy kul'turakh // NB: Kul'tury i iskusstva. — 2012.-¹ 2.-S.63-105. DOI: 10.7256/2306-1618.2012.2.186. URL: http://e-notabene.ru/ca/article_186.html
A.L. Karpenko. Polorolevaya identifikatsiya sovremennoy zhenshchiny. // Psikhologiya i Psikhotekhnika.-2012.-¹ 9.-C. 97-103.

Correct link to this article:
just copy this link to clipboard