Reflections

C.G. Jung states in his essay The Psychology of the Child Archetype: …we are confronted at every new stage in the differentiation of consciousness to which civilization attains, with the task of finding a new “interpretation” appropriate to this stage, in order to...

Pan’s Labyrinth

  Pan’s Labyrinth is a film directed by Mexican film-maker Guillermo del Toro and is a more contemporary rendering of a similar theme as that of the fairy tale, The Girl Without Hands.  It vividly illustrates the de-potentiation and denigration of the Feminine by the...

The Girl Without Hands

  Fairy tales, with their archetypal motifs, offer a simple and clear understanding of the structural and the dynamic patterns of the human psyche. The Grimm Brother’s fairy tale, The Girl Without Hands, illustrates the problems of our patriarchal culture’s repressive...