Uncommon myths and fairy tales interpreted by a Jungian analyst

Enjoy a collection of unusual myths, legends and fairy tales, collected from cultures aound the world and interpreted by myself using a method which began with Carl Jung.

Each story includes paintings and photographs to express some of the meaning visually.

Many stories were recorded and transcribed directly from an oral account. All are authentic, neither politicized nor bowdlerized to conform to any version of ‘correctness’ (the brothers Grimm bowdlerized all their tales).

Like dreams, these stories are messages from the unconscious. As such, they sometimes use sexual images as symbols of psychological factors. It matters not whether we approve, we dream what we dream.

Each story itself explores a psychological problem and suggests how it might be solved.

Most stories are written; some are also presented as audio-recordings. There are also audio-recordings of lively, interactive classes, in which some of these stories were interpreted.

All interpretations are copyright but free for use by students and teachers. If you find them useful please add a link, from your website or blog, to this page (1). By adding a link you help make this resource accessible for others.

There are also published papers on autism and on archetypes, together with articles about psychology and therapy.

Finally, there is an ebook on the structural, organizational similarities between Jung’s individuation, Winnicott’s “true self,” and Cezanne’s compositions.

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The interpretations listed above and all other original writing on this website are copyright. All reproduction should include an acknowlegement of the source. Please also ask for my agreement (which I will give generously).