Totem and Taboo

Read by Mary Schneider

(4.6 stars; 65 reviews)

Totem and Taboo: Resemblances Between the Mental Lives of Savages and Neurotics is a book by Sigmund Freud published in German in 1913 under the title Totem und Tabu: Einige Übereinstimmungen im Seelenleben der Wilden und der Neurotiker. It is a collection of four essays first published in the journal Imago (1912–13) employing the application of psychoanalysis to the fields of archaeology, anthropology, and the study of religion. The four essays are entitled: The Horror of Incest; Taboo and Emotional Ambivalence; Animism, Magic and the Omnipotence of Thoughts; and The Return of Totemism in Childhood. (6 hr 24 min)


Totem of Review - read by Mary Schneider

(5 stars)

God Bless You, Mary Schneider ! I don't know if you were paid for reading this book, but you should have been ! Really, I'm a big fan of Carl Jung who wants to start with Freud also. (After all, Freud was there first, wasn't he?) This reading of Totem and Taboo has got me started. Many thanks !


(5 stars)

Thanks for your solo recording. This is my first encounter with Freud.

Provocative still

(5 stars)

Thanks much to the reader for giving voice to these essays. There are many mind-blowing ideas and amazing insights here. If you are curious about what it means to be human, this is a must-hear audiobook.

Totem and Taboo - Freud

(5 stars)

My compliments to Mary Schneider's reading of this work. It's difficult to intonate technical verbiage in a fashion so as to clearly delineate its order. Ms. Schneider has done this excellently, as taxing an undertaking as it must have been. I am grateful to her for her efforts, and I highly recommend this recording.