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The Interpretation of Fairy Tales

Marie-Louise von Franz,Kendra Crossen

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Of the various types of mythological literature, fairy tales are the simplest and purest expressions of the collective unconscious and thus offer the clearest understanding of the basic patterns of the human psyche. Every people or nation has its own way of experiencing this psychic reality, and so a study of the world's fairy tales yields a wealth of insights into the archetypal experiences of humankind. Perhaps the foremost authority on the psychological interpretation of fairy tales is Marie-Louise von Franz. In this book—originally published as An Introduction to the Interpretation of Fairy Tales —she describes the steps involved in analyzing and illustrates them with a variety of European tales, from "Beauty and the Beast" to "The Robber Bridegroom." Dr. von Franz begins with a history of the study of fairy tales and the various theories of interpretation. By way of illustration she presents a detailed examination of a simple Grimm's tale, "The Three Feathers," followed by a comprehensive discussion of motifs related to Jung's concept of the shadow, the anima, and the animus. This revised edition has been corrected and updated by the author.

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Alchemical Active Imagination: Revised Edition (C. G. Jung Foundation Books)

Marie-Louise von Franz

Price : $18.66

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C. G. Jung's most important living disciple explains alchemy as a symbolic process of psychological and spiritual transformation.

Although alchemy is popularly regarded as the science that sought to transmute base physical matter, many of the medieval alchemists were more interested in developing a discipline that would lead to the psychological and spiritual transformation of the individual. C. G. Jung discovered in his study of alchemical texts a symbolic and imaginal language that expressed many of his own insights into psychological processes. In this book, Dr. von Franz examines a text by the sixteenth-century alchemist and physician Gerhard Dorn in order to show the relationship of alchemy to the concepts and techniques of analytical psychology. In particular, she shows that the alchemists practiced a kind of meditation similar to Jung's technique of active imagination, which enables one to dialogue with the unconscious archetypal elements in the psyche. The book opens therapeutic insights into the relations among spirit, soul, and body in the practice of active imagination.

"Von Franz is probably Carl Jung's most important living disciple, and her work fully embodies the essence of his teachings. But she is, in her own right, an original and provocative thinker, as manifested by her many astonishingly perceptive books." -- Jonathan Cott, Rolling Stone

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The Grail Legend

Emma Jung,Marie-Louise von Franz

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The Holy Grail and its quest is a legend that has had a powerful impact on our civilization and culture. The Grail itself is an ancient Celtic symbol of plenty as well as a Christian symbol of redemption and eternal life, the chalice that caught the blood of the crucified Christ. The story of the Grail sheds profound light on man's search for the supreme value of life, for that which makes life most meaningful.

Writing in a clear and readable style, two leading women of the Jungian school of psychology present this legend as a living myth that is profoundly relevant to modern life. We encounter such universal figures as the Fool (the naive young Perceval), the Wise Old Man (the Hermit Gornemanz), the Virgin Maiden (Blancheflor), the Loathly Damsel, and such important themes as the Waste Land, the Trinity, and the vessel of the Grail. Weaving together narrative and interpretation, the authors show us how the legend reflects not only fundamental human problems but also the dramatic psychic events that form the background of our Christian culture. Emma Jung--analyst, writer, and wife of the famous psychologist C. G. Jung--researched and worked on this book for thirty years, until her death in 1955. Marie-Louise von Franz, also eminent in the field of depth psychology, completed the project.

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On Divination and Synchronicity: The Psychology of Meaningful Chance. Originally Presented As Lectures at the C.G. Jung Institute, Zurich (Studies in Jungian Psychology)

Marie-Louise Von Franz

Price : $25.00

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The Problem of the Puer Aeternus

Marie-Louise Von Franz

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Archetypal Dimensions of the Psyche

Marie-Louise von Franz

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     The chief disciple of C. G. Jung, analyst Marie-Louise von Franz uses her vast knowledge of the world of myths, fairy tales, visions, and dreams to examine expressions of the universal symbol of the Anthropos, or Cosmic Man—a universal archetype that embodies humanity's personal as well as collective identity. She shows that the meaning of life—the realization of our fullest human potential, which Jung called individuation—can only be found through a greater differentiation of consciousness by virtue of archetypes, and that ultimately our future depends on relationships, whether between the sexes or among nations, races, religions, and political factions.

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Psyche and Matter (C. G. Jung Foundation Books)

Marie-Louise von Franz

Price : $20.71

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Twelve essays by the distinguished analyst Marie-Louise von Franz—five of them appearing in English for the first time—discuss synchronicity, number and time, and contemporary areas of rapprochement between the natural sciences and analytical psychology with regard to the relationship between mind and matter. This last question is among the most crucial today for fields as varied as microphysics, psychosomatic medicine, biology, quantum physics, and depth psychology.

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Aurora Consurgens: A Document Attributed to Thomas Aquinas on the Problem of Opposites in Alchemy : A Companion Work to C.G. Jung's Mysterium Conjunctionis (Studies in Jungian Psychology)

Price : $35.00

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The Cat: A Tale of Feminine Redemption (Studies in Jungian Psychology, 83)

Marie-Luise Von Franz,Marie-Louise Von Franz

Price : $25.00

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Lectures on Jung's Aion (Polarities in the Psyche)

Barbara Hannah,Marie-Louise Von Franz

Price : $18.96

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Aion, a major work from Jung’s later years, has long been a source of fascination for a wide variety of scholars and thinkers. Presented here are two substantial commentaries on this rich and complex text by two important figures in Jung’s life and work: Barbara Hannah and Marie-Louise von Franz.

Hannah delivered these lectures in 1957 at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zürich. She addresses each chapter of Aion, providing detailed, in-depth analysis of selected passages, while suggesting resources for further study. Well-paced and thoughtfully planned, she scans the work from beginning to end, illuminating many subtle nuances.

In a private interview with Claude Drey in her home during the spring of 1965, Marie-Louise von Franz looks closely at chapter fourteen of Aion—"The Structure and Dynamics of the Self." Published here for the first time, von Franz offers a lively and free-flowing discussion of key passages in Jung's work.

This is the first volume in a new series edited by Emmanuel Kennedy-Xypolitas, "Polarities in the Psyche," focusing on the broad theme of the opposites in the psyche. The second volume will be The Archetypal Symbolism of Animals (also from Chiron Publications).

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Psychological Meaning of Redemption Motifs in Fairytales (Studies in Jungian Psychology, 2)

Marie-Luise Von Franz,Marie Louise Von Franz

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Creation Myths


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Creation myths are the deepest and most important of all myths because they are concerned with both the basic patterns of existence and the ultimate meaning of life. In this book, an eminent Jungian analyst examines the recurring motifs that appear in creation myths from around the world and shows what they teach us about the mysteries of creativity, the cycles of renewal in human life, and the birth of consciousness in the individual psyche. Among the topics discussed are:
-- why the creative process is often accompanied by anxiety,
-- depression, loneliness, and fear of the unknown
-- the meaning of creation motifs such as the egg, the seed, the primordial being, the creative fire, the separation of heaven and earth, and the four stages of creation
-- creation symbolism in the alchemical opus of medieval tradition
-- how creation-myth motifs appear in the dreams of people who are on the verge of a leap forward in consciousness

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C. G. Jung: His Myth in Our Time (Studies in Jungian Psychology by Jungian Analysts)

Marie-Louise Von Franz

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Both a unique biographical portrait of Jung, as a person and as an intellectual pioneer, and a history of the growth and development of one person's creative powers, this book is a facsimile edition of a volume originally published in 1975 .

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Number and Time: Reflections Leading Toward a Unification of Depth Psychology and Physics

Marie-Louise Von Franz

Price : $30.30

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The Passion of Perpetua: A Psychological Interpretation of Her Visions (Studies in Jungian Psychology by Jungian Analysts)

Marie-Louise Von Franz,Marie-Luise Von Franz,Daryl Sharp

Price : $23.82

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This book started life as an academic study for a seminar with C.G. Jung. It was first published in English translation in 1949, then published in German in 1951 as a supplement to Jung’s volume Aion.

St. Perpetua—patron saint of mothers in the Catholic pantheon—was an African Christian martyred in 203 A.D. She lived her truth to her last moment. Those not familiar with Perpetua’s story will nevertheless appreciate this book because of the psychological understanding that von Franz brought to everything she focused on. In this circumambulation of the events and visions of the saint’s life, we are fortunate to hear the clear voices of two strong women.

As always, Marie-Louise von Franz shares insights of immediate value that are both deeply erudite and strikingly practical.

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Individuation in Fairy Tales (C. G. Jung Foundation Books)


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With a text revised and corrected by the author, this definitive edition of Individuation in Fairy Tales is rich with focuses on the symbolism of the bird motif in six fairy tales of Europe and Asia: "The White Parrot" (Spain), "The Bath Badgerd" (Persia), "Prince Hassan Pasha" (Turkestan), "The Bird Flower Triller" (Iran), "The Nightingale Giser" (Balkans), and "The Bird Wehmus" (Austria). She explores the themes of psychological and spiritual transformation in the varied images of birds, such as the phoenix, the parrot, and the griffin. Special attention is given to the connection between fairy tales and alchemy and to the guidance that fairy tales give to therapeutic work.

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Dreams: A Study of the Dreams of Jung, Descartes, Socrates, and Other Historical Figures (C.G. Jung Foundation Book)


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These collected essays by the distinguished psychoanalyst Marie-Louise von Franz offer fascinating insights into the study of dreams, not only psychologically, but also from historical, religious, and philosophical points of view. In the first two chapters, the author offers general explanations of the nature of dreams and their use in analysis. She examines how dreams can be used in the development of self-knowledge and describes how C. G. Jung worked with his own dreams, and the fateful ways in which they were entwined with the course of his life. The rest of the book records and interprets dreams of historical personages: Socrates, Descartes, Themistocles and Hannibal, and the mothers of Saint Augustine, Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, and Saint Dominic. Connections are revealed between the personal and family histories of the dreamers and individual and collective mores of their times. Dreams includes writings long out of print or never before available in English translation.

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In twelve essays—eight of which appear here in English for the first time—the internationally known analyst Marie-Louise von Franz explores important aspects of psychotherapy from a Jungian perspective. She draws on her many years of practical experience in psychotherapy, her intimate knowledge of Jung's methods and theories, and her wide-ranging interests in fields such as mythology, alchemy, science, and religion to illumine these varied topics: Projection Transference Dream interpretation Self-realization Group psychology Personality types Active imagination The therapeutic use of hallucinogenic drugs The choice of psychotherapy as a profession The role of religious experience in psychological healing

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Shadow and Evil in Fairy Tales (A C.G. Jung Foundation Book)

Marie-Louise von Franz

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Fairy tales contain profound lessons for those who would dive into their meaning. 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.

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Archetypal Patterns in Fairy Tales (Studies in Jungian Psychology By Jungian Analysts)

Marie-Luise Von Franz,Marie-Louise Von Franz

Price : $19.80

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