Chs. 1, 4, 5, 6, and 10 are reprinted from Psychological Perspectives issues from 1974, 1982, 1980, 1978, and 1972 respectively.
1 The time of transition. 2 The water of life. 3 Things are not as they seem. 4 Lessons from the unexpected. 5 The healing properties of a fairy tale. 6 The evolution of the feminine in fairy tales. 7 The black princess. 8 Bewitchment: the story of Tamlane. 9 The hunter and the swan maiden. 10 The path to wholeness
'...My own approach...seeks out the non-historical and unconditioned, the kind of unfoldment and insight which takes us immediately into our own spiritual and psychological existence. I throw myself on the fairy tale in a wager that it will support this approach. I expect it to yield not merely gems of wisdom, but an entire, encapsulated, metaphorical history of the potential of human spiritual transformation....' -Introduction