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The water of life : spiritual renewal in the fairy tale

By: Hart, David L. (1920-2011)
Material type: TextTextEdition: rev. edDescription: vii, 120p.; bibliog. refsContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volume ISBN: 0761819576Subject(s): Individuation (Psychology) | Fairy talesLOC classification: GR550 .H297 2001
Contents:
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
Abstract: '...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
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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

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