All fairy-tales, according to Marie-Louise von Franz, concern the process of individuation. Most fairy-tales provide a vignette of one particular stage in the life-long process of individuation. “The Raven”, however, is surprisingly long, meandering, challenging, and fascinating. It strikes many readers as an amalgam of a number of familiar fairy-tale motifs, as we encounter an enchanted princess, a witchy old woman who lives deep in the woods, giants, unreachable castles atop glass mountains, robbers and more. Our tale is long and meandering because it addresses the long, meandering, and difficult task of realising and bringing into life the ‘personal spirit’ that has suffered early, pre-verbal trauma and gone into hiding. “The Raven” explores the extraordinarily complex process of ‘redeeming’ the personal spirit, enabling it to become an integral part of the conscious personality. The tale is endlessly rewarding; it opens the reader to a deeper understanding of the mysteries and dynamics of the psyche at each reading. Ann invites us to join her on a journey of discovery as we plumb the depths of this tale together.
- Two-Part Series: Please note the fee includes both 16th & 30th November (7.30pm to 9.00pm each evening).