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STORYTELLERS IN THE FOREST: Making Peace With The Power Of Death

Freud said of folk tales that they contain “the dreams of the human race.” One of these dreams is about the simple good prevailing over the subtle wicked. Most of the stories that the Grimm brothers collected are lay moral … Continue reading

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A LANGUAGE OF TRICKS & TREATS: Sea of Universal Myth

“A still further step can and must be taken, however, before we still have reached the bounds of the problem. Myth, as the psychoanalysts declare, is not a mess of errors; myth is a picture language. But the language has … Continue reading

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INTO AN ENCHANTED FOREST: Shadowy & Conjectural Images

“So that by that time the Grimm brothers arrived to began their collection, much material had overlain the remote mythology of the early tribes. Tales from thee four quarters, inventions from every level of society and all stages of Western … Continue reading

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GRIMM TERRORS: PASSION FOR THE PRIMITIVE

“The consonants of primitive Germanic keep consistently to the same mouth areas as the corresponding consonants in the older Indo-European languages”. ┬áSo said the Brothers Grimm in stating their famous law for linguists. Dull fellows? Hardly. Their terrifying tales have … Continue reading

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