The author or speaker, as it were interprets the often cryptic symbolism of several strange fairy tales you probably don't know. 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. Jung, with whom she worked closely from 1934 until his death in 1961. Jung Institute nell'inverno 1957 e inverno 1964. If you are into Jungian psychoanalysis, you will most likely enjoy it as well. The mother was a nurse, and like some nurses, had a definite suicidal complex.
Shadow and Evil in Fairy Tales A C. In al I'm not sure I liked this book. I am sad that she has passed on and there will be no more. It must've been really something to have actually been at one of her lectures! But I did laugh out loud a few times, and for that I am grateful. I'm glad that I read the volume mainly for access to these tales that, along with a few random quotes by von Franz such as the yellow dwarf under the bed , stimulated my own writing. Had he dealt with the issues bothering him, would this have happened? Von Franz founded the C. However, sometimes a book has a reputation that exceeds its merits and so we also have a duty to share our own opinions and views so that others may make a considered decision about whether to buy a copy of the book or not.
But underneath it's like a mystical tome with clues about how to acquire magical abilities from archetypes and how to avoid possession by them. 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. And I didn't like her dismissing the whole discipline of shamanism as schizophrenic individuals terrorizing their primitive societies with their own psychotic fantasies. Like I said, this is still a fascinating book — just not the one I thought I was reading and if such a book exists, can someone please hook me up? As such Shadow and Evil in Fairy Tales is more interested in what these tales a Shadow and Evil in Fairy Tales was not the book I was expecting it to be, but no less fascinating because of it. Buy vs Rent: We recommend you Buy This tool helps you determine if you should buy or rent your textbooks, based on the total cost of ownership including current sell back value. I am not in a position to say if this idea is widely accepted in Jungian circles.
This is contrary to the approach whic A Jungian analysis of Fairy Tales. And perhaps the story-teller was looking for a creature that could go into the water and fetch the crown: a task that would not easily be performed by a cow or a raven. Nel libro sono raccolte due serie di lezioni tenute dalla Von Franz al C. Anyway, Shadow and Evil in Fairy Tales is a fascinating book, though not the easiest to read. I expect to read this book several times because the material is so important but I will most likely have to do the thread integration myself which may have been the author's objective anyway. As I had been hoping, she uses fairy tales as a method of showing the various ways that our inner lives can become tangled, or confusing, and sheds light on these through the examples provided by fairy tales.
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. If I had to rate the 1 person who has provided the most insight into these tales it is Marie-Louise Von Franz. This is contrary to the approach which would use Jungian analysis as a method of shedding more light on the literary elements of fairy tales, which would be less interesting to me. He gets the life energy and even certain parapsychological gifts, clairvoyance and so on, connected with the archetype. Perhaps that is a function of how Swiss academics used to write 45 years ago, and maybe it was something to the work being based on spoken words, but in any case it makes large chunks of the book repetitive, self-centred, and barely readable. Magic is one of many things brought up to illustrate a practical aspect of psychoanalysis.
It may turn out that my honest criticism proves to be exactly what another person needs to hear to be attracted to the book, or I may save someone expense and disappointment. Due to his age, he turned the problem over to von Franz. As a close associate of Jung, she shares stories from her relationship with him throughout the book. Jung Institute of Zurich, she published widely on subjects including alchemy, dreams, fairy tales, personality types, and psychotherapy. She does so with ease, which may leave you with something between awe and a taste of that grain-of-salt skepticism mentioned above. 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. At the end of this book, I felt to have been privileged to spend time with a fascinating, humorous, brilliant and opinionated person.
As a close associate of Jung, she shares stories from her relationship with him throughout the book. If you are int Most of the time the book reads more like a journal than like an interpretation of fairy tales. Two of her books, Number and Time and Psyche and Matter deal with this research. I interpret that the anima often referred here is the eros or unconscious desire - life pursuing itself - whereas the shadow represents the destructive forces hidden inside our mind : fear , destruction , violence , ugliness , frustration , death , etc. I interpret that the anima often referred here is the eros or unconscious desire - life pursuing itself - whereas the shadow represents the destructive forces hidden inside our mind : fear , destruction , violence , ugliness , frustration , death , etc.
Furthermore, as a reader you can even see her wrestling to mould things into the right shape with all the passion of a numerologist seeking patterns and imposing them on reality. Still, as a general view of a Jungian approach to fairy tales I found this book both academic and accessible. Marie-Louise von Franz was a renowned Jungian psychologist who practiced in Switzerland and wrote numerous books on psychoanalysis. 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. New Book Used Book Cheapest Book How long of a rental duration do you need? In The Way of the Dream she claims to have interpreted over 65,000 dreams.