C. G. Jung (1875–1961), the founder of analytical psychology, was one of the first theorists to take seriously what happens in our dreams. But his work goes far beyond psychotherapy to embrace symbolism, religion, archetypes, sexuality, art, and even occult phenomena. His ideas have been expanded and enriched by the works of his numerous students and followers, and his influence today is felt in a range of areas—from art to science to popular culture.
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… Read More
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In this engaging commentary, the distinguished analyst and author Marie-Louise von Franz shows how the Feminine reveals itself in fairy tales of German, Russian, Scandinavian, and Eskimo origin, including familiar stories such as "Sleeping Beauty," "Snow White and Rose Red," and "Rumpelstiltskin." Some tales, she points out, offer insights into the psychology of women, while others reflect the problems and characteristics of the anima, the inner femininity of men. Dr.… Read More
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