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Feminine in Fairy Tales
     

Feminine in Fairy Tales

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by Marie-Louise Von Franz, Marie-Louise von Franz (Preface by)
 

In this engaging commentary, the distinguished analyst and author Marie-Louise von Franz shows how the Feminine reveals itself in fairy tales of German, Russian, Scandinavian, and Eskimo origin, including familiar stories such as "Sleeping Beauty," "Snow White and Rose Red," and "Rumpelstiltskin." Some tales, she points out, offer

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In this engaging commentary, the distinguished analyst and author Marie-Louise von Franz shows how the Feminine reveals itself in fairy tales of German, Russian, Scandinavian, and Eskimo origin, including familiar stories such as "Sleeping Beauty," "Snow White and Rose Red," and "Rumpelstiltskin." Some tales, she points out, offer insights into the psychology of women, while others reflect the problems and characteristics of the anima, the inner femininity of men. Dr. von Franz discusses the archetypes and symbolic themes that appear in fairy tales as well as dreams and fantasies, draws practical advice from the tales, and demonstrates its application in case studies from her analytical practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570626098
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/1993
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.49(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.54(d)

Meet the Author

Marie-Louise von Franz (1915–1998) was the foremost student of C. G. Jung, with whom she worked closely from 1934 until his death in 1961. A founder of the C. G. Jung Institute of Zurich, she published widely on subjects including alchemy, dreams, fairy tales, personality types, and psychotherapy.

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Feminine in Fairy Tales 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Know yourself, examine yourself - find ways to acknowledge your anger and deal with it in respectful ways - otherwise, it will roil and boil and surface in powerfully unpleasant ways. Last week, here in Calgary, Alta. a recent university psychology graduate stabbed five youth at an end-of-year gathering. Had he dealt with the issues bothering him, would this have happened? The work of MLVF always reminds me that each of us has the capacity for great good - and great harm. In addition, women in a repressive patriarchal system often find more covert ways, as they must do, to express their dissatisfaction. Just as women suffer under a repressive regime, so too do men whose feminine aspect can be split off and rejected. Every time I read "a fairy tale" I could relate - and reading like this is a great, thoughtful self-therapy.