C G Jung Society of Melbourne Inc

Join us in the quest for wholeness through Jungian archetypes of duality and integration

A forum established in 1962 for discussion, exploration and continued development and application of the concepts espoused by the Swiss psychoanalyst - Carl Gustav Jung

Archetypal Patterns in Fairytales 4-Week Short Course

Monday Evenings   8, 15, 22, 29 October 2018

7.30pm – 9.30pm
Richmond Library Meeting Rm   415 Church St   Richmond 3121

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In this engaging and interactive workshop series you will explore four fairytales by the brothers Grimm to analyse and understand what they tell us about the play of the archetypes and individuation. Copies of each fairytale will be available at the workshops.

The title is borrowed from a book by Marie Louise Von Franz who was the acknowledged expert on the interpretation of fairy tales from a Jungian perspective.

She describes archetypal patterns thus:

  “Fairy tales represent something very removed from human consciousness... the difficulty (to understand them) is due to the fact that the fairy tale is based on certain functions of the psyche with the skin and flesh removed. Only that remains which is of general human interest.” - Marie Louise Von Franz

Recommended reading: "The Interpretation of Fairy Tales", Marie-Louise von Franz (1996)


8th October - with Annette Lowe

Explored through classical Jungian interpretation..


15 October - with Annette Lowe

Explored Through the shadow film by Lotte Reinger


22 October - with Juliana Kaya Prpic

Explored through classical Jungian interpretation..


29 October - with Mary Rose Nichol

Explored Through Movement

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