The Mother: Archetypal Image in Fairy Tales

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After the death of Sybille Birkhaüser-Oeri, Marie-Louise von Franz undertook the task of organising, correcting and assembling the various manuscripts. (see Acknowledgment).

A practical illustration of how the mother complex functions in the world as well as in the deeper regions of the psyche. The focus is on positive and negative aspects of the maternal image in well-known fairy tales, including Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and Hansel and Gretel.

The Mother: Archetypal Image in Fairy Tales