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FAIRY TALES AND ARCHETYPES

The fairy tale is the most widespread and possibly oldest form of literature: an unaffected, faraway type of story, recounting inexplicable and unbelievable events that are set in some indefinite place and time.  They seem to be innocent stories, yet they contain profound lessons for those who would dive deep into their waters of meaning.

Fairy tales often represent the purest and simplest expression of the collective unconscious psychic processes. Their value for the investigation of the unconscious exposes the archetypal realm, asserting that we allow our unique, individual stories to become part of the collective.

 Sometimes there is a physical struggle against evil and sometimes a contest of wits, sometimes a demonstration of strength or magic and sometimes withdrawal or flight.  Above all, the innermost Self, which is beyond the struggle between the opposites, can be revealed.  In their once-upon-a-time authenticity, fairy tales illuminate how the personal and the impersonal worlds are entwined and weave in and out of each other, uniting the past and present.

Several fairy tales will be read to explore the archetypal realm—the part of the unconscious of psyche and self.  You will discover some of the archetypal themes and inherent archetypes that have unconsciously directed your life, giving you more insight and understanding about your life’s journey.

As we discuss the fairy tales in this interactive workshop, we will discern whether the ideals, morals, standards, and principles are significant and apropos for us today.  You will have an opportunity to join in the discussion, rejoice in our time together, and expand your understanding and awareness of archetypes along the way.

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