kristo’s Fairy Tale Interpretation Project
a new jungian perspective

what’s your favorite fairytale?
that’s the question I was asked by Lois Khan, a jungian analyst who was trained by the Queen of Fairytale interpretation herself, Marie-Louise von Franz...

just as Jung considered the dreams of children to hold the key to their destiny, your favorite fairytale from childhood does the very same thing...

why fairytales?
because they’re the equivalent of ancient myths...
and myths are the equivalent of dreams...

dreams are stories that come directly from the personal unconscious...
myths are stories that come from the collective unconscious...

fairytales are popularized versions of stories that live in the collective unconscious and that have regional / national significance...
(yes...your dreams are affected by the very portion of the earth you live upon.)
and your choice of a favorite fairytale is governed by what resonates with your personal unconscious...

so what do fairytales mean?
it’s pretty simple, actually...
I interpret fairytales as if they were dreams...
and I’m more than happy to share that information with you...

without an interpretation, you’re not going to know what any fairytale means...
(much less your favorite one)
but if you read along with me...well...you’ll definitely see...

kristo’s favorite fairytales
for the time being, this particular page is undergoing a major revision...
I’ll copy you in on the results just as soon as I can...

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kristo’s fairytales ... a new jungian perspective ... by Curtis Cates, M.D.