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BOOKS

Wisdom of Fairy Tales

 
Title:      Wisdom of Fairy Tales
Categories:      General Waldorf Education
BookID:      193
Authors:      Rudolf Meyer
ISBN-10(13):      9780863152085
Publisher:      Floris Books
Publication date:      1995
Number of pages:      268
Language:      English
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Picture:      cover
Description:     


The fairy tale with its archetypal images lives on through all the changes and upheavals of society. This book attempts to rediscover the lost meaning of these stories, and shows how they can have a profound positive influence on the developing mind of the child. The author contends that telling fairy tales to children today gives spiritual nourishment which later in life can be a source of ideals and imaginative creative thinking. The prince, the tailor, the miller, Snow White and Cinderella are images of different elements of our own nature. It is this resonance, he says, which endears these figures to us. There is a wisdom in these characters which runs deeper than allegory or what can be found in psychoanalysis.

Available from Steiner Books, Waldorf Books, Rudolf Steiner College Bookstore, Floris Books, UK

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