Learn how C. G. Jung and Marie Louise von Franz
understood and used Fairy Tales in Depth Psychological work.
An eight week college level course!
Includes one free class plus eight full modules with resources and further learning opportunities available through our online learning platform. Successfully complete all of the assignments in the online learning platform and earn a certificate of completion!
Attendees may also simply audit the course, without completing assignments for credit.
Join us for this eight week college level course and learn the basic Jungian approach to understanding and interpreting fairy tales. This course is a comprehensive and essential introduction to the interpretation of fairy tales from the Jungian perspective. This nine week course begins with one free introductory class, followed by eight modules that introduce you to how Jung and his colleague Marie Louise von Franz understood fairy and folk tales, and used them to gain insight into the psyche, and human behavior. The purpose of this course is to help students to become familiar with a variety of fairy and folk tales that, when understood from a Jungian perspective, can be used in the amplification and understanding of dreams and other products of the unconscious psyche. Much of this course will focus on the ideas of Marie Louise von Franz. Although C. G. Jung valued fairy and folk tales greatly, his primary research did not allow him time to delve deeply into the topic. Instead, he encouraged his colleague and sometime collaborator Marie Louise von Franz to pursue this avenue of research, which she spent much of her life doing. Each weekly meeting will include a presentation and explanation of some aspect of the understanding and interpretation of fairy and folk tales from a Jungian perspective. A discussion and question/answer session will follow. Additionally, a wealth of resources for further study will be available to participants through our online learning platform. Those participants who successfully complete the assignments in the online learning platform will receive a certificate of completion which may be used as credit toward a future certification program. Don’t miss this opportunity to get a solid grounding in the Jungian approach to understanding and interpreting fairy and folk tales. This course is an essential introduction to the interpretation of fairy tales from the Jungian perspective.
Participants will take part in eight weekly classes, plus one free introductory class
Start time for each event is 1pm PST (4pm EST) 90 min
1. Free! – Introduction: Overview of the Jungian approach to Fairy Tales: Free! – Saturday, Oct 12
2. Module 1: The Mainstream Interpretation of Fairy tales – Saturday, Oct 19
3. Module 2: Marie Louise von Franz and the Jungian Interpretation of Fairy Tales – Saturday, Oct 26
4. Module 3: Individuation in Fairy Tales – Saturday, Nov 2
5. Module 4: Redemption Motifs in Fairy Tales (Complexes) – Saturday, Nov 9
6. Module 5: Shadow and Evil in Fairy Tales – Saturday, Nov 16
7. Module 6: The Animus and Anima in Fairy Tales – Saturday, Nov 23
**No class on November 30th – Happy Thanksgiving!**
8. Module 7: Other Jungian Interpreters of Fairy Tales – Saturday, Dec 7
9. Module 8: Fairy Tales, Mythology, and the Two Million Year Old Self – Saturday, Dec 14
1. Learn the basics of the mainstream study of fairy tales.
2. Learn some of the basic concepts of Jungian psychology and how they impact the Jungian understanding of fairy tales.
3. Discover a wealth of resources for deepening their understanding of the Jungian approach to understanding fairy tales.
4. Learn how a comprehensive knowledge of a variety of fairy tale motifs can enhance our understanding dreams and other products of the unconscious psyche.
5. Have an opportunity to complete online assignments toward earning a certificate of completion (certificate of completion may be used as credit towards certification in depth psychology through the Depth Psychology Alliance).
Can't attend live? Each class will be recorded and made available for all registrants.
About Your Instructor
James R. Newell, PhD
James Newell is an educator, counselor, personal coach, professional musician, and the director of the Depth Psychology Alliance. James earned his master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling and Theology from Vanderbilt University Divinity School, with a focus on Jungian psychology. He earned his doctorate in History of Religions from the Vanderbilt University Graduate School of Religion. James teaches online courses in world religions for Central Michigan University, Excelsior College, Young Harris College, and other schools. For the past several years he has been developing a certification program in depth psychology offered through the Depth Psychology Alliance.
Pricing (early sign-up is by October 16, 2019):
$219.00 early sign-up
$249.00 early sign-up