from the Fall 2014 program:
The Strength, Magic, and Danger of Sibling Bonds: Brothers and Sisters in Fairy Tales
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The books first listed below are my favorites. Von Franz is the best guide for learning how to look at the tales psychologically. I have added others that I like and are relatively easy to read.
Kawai, Hayao. Dreams, Myths & Fairy Tales in Japan. (Daimon Verlag, 1995).
Neumann, Erich. Amor and Psyche. (Bollingen Series: Princeton Univ. Press).
von Franz, Marie-Louise
- The Interpretation of Fairy Tales (Shambhala)
- The Feminine in Fairy Tales (Shambhala)
- Shadow and Evil in Fairy Tales (Shambhala)
- The Cat: A Tale of Feminine Redemption (Inner City Books)
- Redemption Motifs in Fairy Tales (Inner City)
- Archetypal Patterns in Fairy Tales (Inner City)
- Individuation in Fairy Tales (Shambhala)
Zimmer, Heinrich. The King and the Corpse: Tales of the Soul’s Conquest of Evil (Princeton: Bollingen Series)
Other Fairy Tale or Myth Interpretation:
Birkhauser-Oeri, S. The Mother: Archetypal Image in Fairy Tales (Inner City 1988)
Dieckmann, H. Twice-told Tales: the Psychological Use of Fairy Tales (Chiron, 1986)
Estes, Clarrisa Pinkola. Women Who Run With the Wolves. (Ballantine Books)
Jacoby, Mario; Kast, Verena; and Riedel, Ingrid. Witches, Ogres, and The Devil’s Daughter (Shambhala)
- We (Perennial Library, Harper & Row)
Luthi, Max. Once upon a time: On the Nature of Fairy Tales (IU Press) This is more of an academic folklore or ethnological study of tales: it is very good.
Luke, Helen. Dark Wood to White Rose: Journey and Transformation in Dante’s Divine Comedy (Parabola, 1989)