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Archetypal Symbols in Fairytales: The Profane and Magical Worlds | Volume 1 of the Collected Works of Marie-Louise von Franz
Marie-Louise von Franz (1915-1998)
Chiron Publications / Softcover / May 2021
9781630518547 (ISBN-10: 1630518549)
Archetypal (Jungian) Psychology
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The newly translated volumes of the Collected Works of Marie-Louise von Franz, one of the most renowned authorities on fairytales.

Von Franz amplifies a variety of fairytale motifs to show that the magical realm is alien to the profane and mundane realm of ordinary daily life. She was one of Analytical Psychology's most original thinkers and here she presents a lucid, concise exploration of the archetypal symbols found in fairytales.

Fairytales, like myths, provide a cultural and societal backdrop that helps the human imagination narrate the meaning of life's events. The remarkable similarities in fairytale motifs across different lands and cultures inspired many scholars to search for the original homeland of fairytales. While peregrinations of fairytale motifs occur, the common root of fairytales is more archetypal than geographic. A striking feature of fairytales is that a sense of space, time, and causality is absent. This situates them in a magical realm, a land of the soul, where the most interesting things happen in the center of places like Heaven, mountains, lakes, and wells.

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Table of Contents

Section 1: The Profane and Magical Worlds and their Main Figures
Chapter 1 - The Indefinite Place
Chapter 2 - The Moon
Chapter 3 - The Hole in Earth, the Sky-Hole, and the Cave
Chapter 4- The Well
Chapter 5 - Water
Chapter 6- The Island
Chapter 7 - The End of the World
Chapter 8 - The Clashing Rocks
Chapter 9 - The Forest (Woods)
Chapter 10 - The Mountain
Chapter 11 - The Upper and the Underworld
Chapter 12 - The Timeless Realm
Chapter 13 - The Realm of the Dead and the Spirit World
Chapter 14 - The Inhabitants of the Land of the Spirits
Chapter 15 - Ghosts (Spirits) as Demons
Section 2: The Archetypal Figures of the Magical
Chapter 16 - The Daemonic Father
Chapter 17 - The Great Mother
Chapter 18 - The Image of the Daemonic Son [the shadow]
Chapter 19 - The Magical Daughter [the anima]
Index of Authors
Index of Fairytales
Subject Index

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