I recently injured my ankle and In my search for symbolism of the foot I thought of one of my most favorite fairy tales called the two travelers. As, I like to share my research… I have included this fairy tale as told by Marie Louise Von Franz, The Shadow and Evil in Fairy Tales. … Continue reading The Two Travelers
Cinderella and Her Sisters: The Envied and the Envying
Excerp from Cinderella and Her Sisters: The Envied amd the Envying By Ann Ulanov Envy is an emotion we all know about, scholars, psychoanalysts, and theologians included, but we rarely talk about it, and very little is written about it. The reason for this silence is the painful, searing effects of envy. It burns into us … Continue reading Cinderella and Her Sisters: The Envied and the Envying
Ancient Shamanism: Looking at Illness as Initiation.
Every dark thing one falls into can be called an initiation.Marie Louise Von Franz, Psychotherapy I have felt compelled to share information on an ancient practice known as shamanism, because I recognize the symptoms of this calling in our collective society. As a society, we are dealing with a pandemic that we cannot cure with … Continue reading Ancient Shamanism: Looking at Illness as Initiation.
The Boogey Man, Loneliness, and the “It”
Excerpt from Marie Louise Von Franz, the Shadow and Evil in Fairy Tales One may wonder whether it is physical loneliness or spiritual or mental loneliness which seems to invite possession by evil. Personally, I would say both. In the stories I have told it is mainly physical loneliness, being alone out in the woods … Continue reading The Boogey Man, Loneliness, and the “It”
Gossip-A rose among thorns?
I looked up the term “gossip” recently, and I was surprised at the definition. Gossip noun casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, typically involving details that are not confirmed as being true."he became the subject of much local gossip" verbverb: gossip; 3rd person present: gossips; past tense: gossiped; past participle: gossiped; gerund or present participle: gossiping engage … Continue reading Gossip-A rose among thorns?