Fairy Tale Group
- Sat 19 May 2018
- Sat 16 June 2018
- Sat 21 July 2018
Archetypal Patterns in Fairy Tales
Facilitators: Brittain Garrett and Manita Beskow
Fairy tales, like myths and dreams, provide us with direct access to material arising from the collective unconscious. Through the fairy tale we can experience archetypal aspects (i.e. the witch, the innocent child, the old king etc) that reside in the unconscious of all of us. The value of accessing such material is that these motifs or archetypes find their way into the life of each of us, and we may find ourselves acting them out without awareness. By entering into such figures via the fairy tale, we can come to see how this energy is manifesting in our lives and with conscious awareness we reduce the possibility of it acting out through us unconsciously. Furthermore it often comes as a relief to see/feel these motifs are universal and that we are not alone in our suffering. They can help provide perspective and direction in life.
Jungian analysts Brittain Garrett and Manita Beskow will be facilitating a series of three two hour fairy tale groups. The aim is not so much to dissect the tales, or even to interpret them, but to experience them and relate them to our own life.
In the first of these two hours of discussion, we start by looking at the tale of Psyche and Eros. Marie Louise von Franz has a whole book on this tale and also discusses it in The Feminine in Fairy Tales. All participants will receive an emailed copy of the Tale.
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The cost for all three is $50 (or $20 per session) and includes morning tea.