Just Released! Volume 2 of The Collected Works of Marie-Louise von Franz

 Volume 2 of the Collected Works of
Marie-Louise von Franz turns to the Hero’s Journey within fairytales.  The hardcover edition is now available for purchase.

The Hero’s Journey is about the great adventure that leads to a cherished and difficult to obtain prize. In these fairytales, the Self is often symbolized as that treasured prize and the hero’s travails symbolize the process of individuation. In its many manifestations, the hero embodies the emerging personality. “In the conscious world, the hero is only one part of the personality—the despised part—and through his attachment to the Self in the unconscious is a symbol of the whole personality.”

Von Franz’s prodigious knowledge of fairytales from around the world demonstrates that the fairytale draws its root moisture from the collective realm. This volume continues where Volume 1 left off as von Franz describes the fairytale, “suspended between the divine and the secular worlds (…) creating a mysterious and pregnant tension that requires extreme power to withstand.” The resistance of the great mother against the hero and his humble origins, as well as the hero freeing the anima figure from the clutches of the unconscious are universal archetypal patterns. The spoils retrieved by the hero symbolize new levels of consciousness wrested from the unconscious.
Table of Contents  
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. The Three Feathers
  • Chapter 2. The Poor Miller’s Boy and the Cat
  • Chapter 3. Tritill, Litill, and the Birds
  • Chapter 4. The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs
  • Chapter 5. The King of the Golden Mountain
  • Chapter 6. Stupid Ivanko 
  • Chapter 7. The Virgin Tsar 
  • Chapter 8. The Blind Padishah 
  • Chapter 9. The Boy and the Snake 
  • Chapter 10. The Rose Maiden 
  • Chapter 11. The Golden Bird 
  • Chapter 12. The Golden Castle that Hung in the Air 
  • Chapter 13. The Red Swan 
  • Chapter 14. The Story of Djihanishah 
  • Chapter 15. Djulek Batür 
  • Chapter 16. The Magician Palermo 
  • Chapter 17. Endings – the Meaning of the End of a Fairytale 
  • Bibliography 
  • Index of Authors 
  • Index of Fairytales 
  • Subject Index
Volume 1 – 
The Profane and Magical Worlds
Volume 1 – Both paperback and hardcover – are now available.  Fairytales, like myths, provide a cultural and societal backdrop that helps the human imagination narrate the meaning of life’s events. The remarkable similarities in fairytale motifs across different lands and cultures inspired many scholars to search for the original homeland of fairytales. While peregrinations of fairytale motifs occur, the common root of fairytales is more archetypal than geographic. A striking feature of fairytales is that a sense of space, time, and causality is absent. This situates them in a magical realm, a land of the soul, where the most interesting things happen in the center of places like Heaven, mountains, lakes, and wells.
Register for upcoming presentation
The Jung Center of Houston Presents “Marie Louise von Franz and the Profane and Magical Worlds (Livestreaming) with Dr. Steven Buser
Friday, Jul 30, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Total Clock Hours: 2.00
Total CE Hours: 2.00
Non-member Pricing: $75.00

Dr. Steven Buser is one of two General Editor’s for The Collected Works of Marie-Louise von Franz. Join The Jung Center of Houston as Dr. Buser takes us through a history of the project, an overview of von Franz’s life and work, as well as a deep dive into the first volume of this foundational material.

This livestreaming program can be taken from home or anywhere with an internet connection. If you register, you will be emailed viewing instructions either the evening before or the morning of the event. Please be sure to check “spam” and “junk” folders!

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