Tag Archives: Marie-Louise von Franz

St. Niklaus, the Reformed Berserker

When I mentioned to my friend that Saint Nick’s was going to be celebrated on the 6th of December, he said “Niklaus, the Swiss saint?” “No, Nicholas, the Bishop of Myra, the one who evolved into Santa Claus. They are … Continue reading

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Kari Woodenskirt, the growth of the feminine spirit

There is a Norwegian variant of the Cinderella fairy tale where the heroine wears a wooden skirt. Kari is a princess who escapes from her vicious stepmother by going to be with the cattle in the meadow. There she makes … Continue reading

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The Symbol of the Christmas Tree

Have you ever noticed when you re-read a book that new gems are found, where you didn’t see them the first time?  I have been re-reading Marie-Louise von Franz’ books on the interpretation of fairy tales, turning down corners and … Continue reading

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The Treasure Hard to Attain

Within much of the spiritual literature of the new age is an attempt to use or manipulate spiritual laws for the Ego’s purposes.  We are told that the secret law of attraction will bring us prosperity, wealth, health, love, and … Continue reading

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