The Psychology of Fairy Tales
This episode is “Go I Know Not Whither, Bring Back I Know Not What”, part one of the series The Psychology of Fairy Tales.
“Fairy tales are the purest and simplest expression of collective unconscious processes… They represent the archetypes in their simplest, barest, and most concise form … [and] afford us the best clues to the understanding of the processes going on in the collective psyche.” — Marie-Louise von Franz
This series examines the psychological richness of the fairy tale. Each recording in the series focuses on a single fairy tale and explores the tale’s insight into a particular psychological theme and inner logic. It was recorded in 1991.
- Marie-Louise von Franz, Introduction to the Interpretation of Fairy Tales
- Marie-Louise von Franz, Problems of the Feminine in Fairy Tales
- T. DePaola, The Legend of the Blue Bonnet
Lois Khan, PhD was a practicing psychoanalyst in the Chicago area and Tennessee for almost 50 years. She also taught at the University of Chicago, in addition to lecturing as a psychologist throughout the world.
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Music by Michael Chapman