Topics: Life Cycle, Myth and Fairytale.
Fairytales, Individuation in Later Life, and the Return of the Inner Child
In a delightful recounting of various fairytales focusing on “old” men and women, Allan Chinen explores their major theme: the re-emergence of the inner child and the task of reclaiming innocence, spontaneity and wonder. Part of the conference The Image and Reality of the Child.
Allan B. Chinen, MD is a psychiatrist in private practice in San Francisco and Clinical Professor Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. He has lectured extensively and presented numerous workshops on the role of myths, fairy tales and legends on our life stories – the scripts we live out. He is the author of In the Ever After, Once Upon a Midlife, Beyond the Hero, and Waking the World.
© 1990 Allan Chinen.
Ⓟ 1990 CG Jung Institute of Chicago.