Lecture: Fairy tales are like collective dreams which, acting as x-rays of the psyche, reveal the structure and dynamics of personality. Many tales depict gross peculiarities of behavior. This workshop will use a selection of such stories which indicate various aspects of psychopathology.
Suggested reading from Grimm: Clever Elsie, #34; Strong Hans, #166; The Sea Hare, #191; Rapunzel, #12. (The numbers are consistent in all editions, though the titles vary a little).
Lionel Corbett, M.D. is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Santa Fe, and Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of New Mexico.
Fairytales as Mirrors of Psychopathology