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    Interested both in fairy tales horrors, and in psychology of a Jungian sort, I came to this book with an open mind and a grain of salt It s no light read and one does need to pick up the psycho lingo on the way through The author or speaker, as it were interprets the often cryptic symbolism of several strange fairy tales you probably don t know She does so with ease, which may leave you with something between awe and a taste of that grain of salt skepticism mentioned above At points, I found easy explanations for some of the cryptic items seemed to skirt new age in their this is so obvious, so simple approach.The problem I had was that, though this book laid out a lot of answers, it didn t detail how those answers were arrived at It was than a little frustrating to read the fairy tales toward the end of the book, try and interpret certain things, and discover only how absolutely WRONG I was or should I say wrong Unfortunately, the book is better at dazzling than explaining, and so the reader ends up with notes on several obscure fairy tales but a still tentative grasp on what shadow and evil in fairy tales truly means and or how to go on independently past that last page.

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    I probably learned about Jungian psychology than about fairy tales, but there are definitely lots of interesting passages.

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    I love this book and this author As a close associate of Jung, she shares stories from her relationship with him throughout the book On the surface this book appears to be an explanation of Jungian views of metaphor and archetypes in fairy tales 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 Some quotes from the book The shadow is simply the whole unconscious If one lived quite alone, it would be practically impossible to see one s shadow, because there would be no one to say how you looked from the outside Only people who are tremendously overemotional can be also terribly ice cold People who have a creative side and do not live it out are most disagreeable clients They make a mountain out of a mole hill, fuss about unnecessary things, and so on Analyzed psychologically, this is exactly what happens if a human being identifies with an archetypal figure He gets the life energy and even certain parapsychological gifts, clairvoyance and so on, connected with the archetype Psychotic borderline cases often have parapsychological gifts knowing through the unconscious things which they couldn t otherwise know As soon as you fall into an archetype, or identify with the powers of the unconscious, you get those supernatural gifts, and that is one reason why people do not like to be exorcised or rehumanized again The loss of those gifts accounts for one of the resistances against therapy.

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    A Jungian analysis of Fairy Tales Or is it the other way around Though many Jungian analyists have a pat method, von Franz recognizes that this is contrary to Jung s own intention in creating guideline concepts like the anima animus, shadow, etc 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 This is contrary to the approach which would use Jungian analysis as a method of shedding light on the literary elements of fairy tales, which would be less interesting to me Part of her thesis is that fairy tales are often even better indicators of psychological tendencies within a people, certainly within the lower class people, the folk than the traditional myths of a civilization that we might now encounter in Bullfinch s I m not sure if such a clear distinction can be drawn, but generally, it seems plausible, especially within the context of this work Presently reading this for the Immanence of Myth project www.modernmythology.net

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    Von Franz s pov is a bit frustrating at times, but the book is worth it for the thought provoking tales from international sources, and for the explanation of active imagination versus black magic.

  6. says:

    Another excellent book by the Marie Louise von Franze which examines the shadow and evil in fairy tales Von Franz stresses that They Fairy Tales are so profound that one cannot explain them superficially they require that one dive into deep water.

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    I have collected fairy tales for many years If I had to rate the 1 person who has provided the most insight into these tales it is Marie Louise Von Franz These books, and there are a number of them, are fabulously insightful Each one is hard to put down I am sad that she has passed on and there will be no .

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    Have to be pretty into Jung to really enjoy this, I think.

  9. says:

    Interesting comparative mythology but a little to self assured about Jungian methods of interpretation

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    Not worthy of its reputation as an explanation of fairy talesI think very carefully before posting anything less than a four or five star review of a book If you can t find anything nice to say about someone, don t say anything at all What is , a book represents a serious emotional investment by an author, and a non positive review is an attack unsolicited and perhaps unwarranted on the author s most precious creation.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 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.Marie Louise von Franz was a renowned Jungian psychologist who practiced in Switzerland and wrote numerous books on psychoanalysis She built a particular reputation for her work on fairy tales and alchemy, interpreting them through the lens of Jung s teachings and building a bridge between the archetypes of folk and fairy stories, and those found in the analysis of dreams and personalities Shadow and Evil in Fairy Tales is one of von Franz s seminal books Stemming from a series of lectures that the author delivered, it is split into two parts covering shadow and evil respectively.I found this book tedious, frustrating, amusing, and interesting in roughly equal measure The net result is that I m glad that I read it, but wish it had been a far better book, or even a different book.The tedium springs from the author s pedagogical and long winded style 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.I was than a little frustrated with how von Franz reduces everything to Jungian basics seemingly without awareness of the complexity of variety of life Further, 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 Yet underlying her sometimes contradictory interpretations is a message that some people resist her Jungian insight because of their issues.Unfortunately my amusement was not what the author intended But I did laugh out loud a few times, and for that I am grateful Here are a few selected quotes that particularly tickled me The second task in a specific fairy tale is to bring the king s crown from the water Two ducks fulfill it In antique Greece the duck belonged to the love goddess and in circumpolar shamanism it is the shaman s guide to beyond and back.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 I remember all through my childhood a hunter lived under my bed, with a yellow dwarf.Nothing to add to that one The mother was a nurse, and like some nurses, had a definite suicidal complex.Which is so absurd as to be almost surreal.So what, if anything, do I find to redeem this book Asides from the delightful cover an extract from Ivan I Bilibin s Vasilisa the Beautiful , the best thing about the work is the collection of fairy tales that are used to illustrate the points that the author wants to make Selected from different cultures and times, these are rich stories that bring colour to an otherwise drab book 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 I also think I have obtained a useful perspective on Jungian analysis.

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Shadow and Evil in Fairy Tales download Shadow and Evil in Fairy Tales, read online Shadow and Evil in Fairy Tales, kindle ebook Shadow and Evil in Fairy Tales, Shadow and Evil in Fairy Tales 6d66e334714c 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 CheekDr 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