Shadow and Evil in Fairy Tales / Edition 1

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Overview

Fairy tales seem to be innocent stories, yet they contain profound lessons for those who would dive deep into their waters of meaning. In this book, Marie-Louise von Franz uncovers some of the important lessons concealed in tales from around the world, drawing on the wealth of her knowledge of folklore, her experience as a psychoanalyst and a collaborator with Jung, and her great personal wisdom. Among the many topics discussed in relation to the dark side of life and human psychology, both individual and collective, are:

   •  How different aspects of the "shadow"—all the affects and attitudes that are unconscious to the ego personality—are personified in the giants and monsters, ghosts, and demons, evil kings and wicked witches of fairy tales
   •  How problems of the shadow manifest differently in men and women
   •  What fairy tales say about the kinds of behavior and attitudes that invite evil
   •  How Jung's technique of Active imagination can be used to overcome overwhelming negative emotions
   •  How ghost stories and superstitions reflect the psychology of grieving
   •  What fairy tales advise us about whether to struggle against evil or turn the other cheek

Dr. von Franz concludes that ever rule of behavior that we can learn from the unconscious through fairy tales and dreams is usually a paradox: sometimes there must be a physical struggle against evil and sometimes a contest of wits, sometimes a display of strength or magic and sometimes a retreat. Above all, she shows the importance of relying on the central, authentic core of our being—the innermost Self, which is beyond the struggle between the opposites of good and evil.

Fairy tales contain profound lessons for those who would dive into their meaning. Von Franz draws on her vast knowledge of folklore and her experience as a pychoanalyst and a collaborator with Jung to illuminate on fairy tales and the dark side of life and human pyschology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780877739746
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/1995
  • Series: C. G. Jung Foundation Books Series
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 650,446
  • Product dimensions: 5.47 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.96 (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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Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. 1 Shadow 1
1 The Concept of the Shadow 3
2 The Execution 39
3 The Anima between the Heroes 56
4 Faithful John the Mediator 73
5 The Stone or the Statue 94
Pt. 2 Evil 135
6 Primitive Levels of Evil 137
7 Possession 163
8 Taboos 190
9 Hot Evil 215
10 Cold Evil 240
11 The Magical Contest 279
12 The Nucleus of the Psyche 296
Notes 327
Index 331
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    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. Every time I read "a fairy tale" I could relate - and reading like this is a great, thoughtful self-therapy.

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