In “The Feminine in Fairy Tales” the author specifies the archetypes and collective unconscious in female characters in fairy tales.

It has been translated from French by Mandana Sadrzadeh and published by Roshangaran Publication.

The prominent psychologist shows how the feminine psyche reveals itself in fairy tales of German, Russian, Scandinavian and Eskimo origin, including acclaimed  stories such as the “Sleeping Beauty,” “Snow White” and “Rumpelstiltskin.”

According to some of the tales offer insights into the psychology of women while others reflect the problems and characteristics of the anima, the inner femininity of men. Dr. von Franz discusses the archetypes and symbolic themes that appear in fairy tales as well as dreams and fantasies. She draws on practical advice from the tales and demonstrates its application in case studies from her analytical practice.

In Carl Jung’s theory, the anima and animus make up the totality of the unconscious feminine psychological qualities that a man possesses and the masculine ones possessed by a woman.

Marie-Louise von Franz (1915-1998) was founder of the C. G. Jung Institute of Zurich. She met the great psychoanalyst Carl Gustav Jung at the age of 18 and later collaborated with him. She wrote more than 20 books on alchemy, dreams, fairy tales, personality types and psychotherapy.

Source: Financial Tribune