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Books by Marie-Louise von Franz

ISBN 0-919123-01-5. Index. 128 pp. 1980. $25.00

Nonlinear approach to the significance of fairy tales for an understanding of the process of psychological development. Concise explanations of complexes, projection, archetypes and active imagination. A classic.


ISBN 0-919123-02-3. Diagrams. Index. 128 pp. 1980. $25.00

Penetrating study of the psychological aspects of time, number and methods of divining fate such as the I Ching, astrology, Tarot, palmistry, dice, etc., contrasting Western scientific attitudes with those of the Chinese and so-called primitives.


ISBN 0-919123-04-X. 84 illustrations. Index. 288 pp. 1980. $40.00

Shows the secret goal of alchemy to be the transformation of the personality and the search for wholeness. Invaluable for interpreting images in modern dreams and for understanding relationships.


ISBN 0-919123-77-5. Index. 192 pp. 1997. $30.00

Features in-depth studies of six fairy tales—from Spain, Denmark, China, France and Africa, and one from Grimm—with references to parallel motifs in many others. Unique insights into cross-cultural motifs and individual psychology.


ISBN 0-919123-78-3. 30-page index. 31-page bibliography. 368 pp. 1998. $40.00

This insightful biography of Jung by his close associate is not only the most authoritative account of his seminal ideas, it is also a history of the growth and development of this unique person’s creative powers.


ISBN 0-919123-84-7. 8 illustrations. Index. 128 pp. 1999. $25.00

“The Cat” is a Romanian fairy tale about a princess who at the age of seventeen is bewitched—turned into a cat. Von Franz unravels the symbolic threads in this story, from enchantment to beating, the ringing of bells, golden apples, somersaults, witches, etc. Throughout,, she explores the great themes of redemption and the union of opposites. Grounded in experience.


ISBN 0-919123-88-0. Bibliography and extensive index. Sewn. 288 pp. 2000. $40.00

In Jungian psychology the term puer is used to describe a certain type of man—charming, affectionate and ever in pursuit of his dreams. These are the men (and women too) who remain adolescent well into their adult years. Von Franz tells it like it is in this classic study.


ISBN 0-919123-90-2. Index. 576 pp. 2000. $50.00

This rare medieval alchemical treatise is scattered throughout with insights relevant to the process of individuation in modern men and women. The penetrating commentary shows how a classical Jungian approach can unlock the meaning of this psychologically significant text. Originally published in 1966 as a companion volume to Jung’s major work, Mysterium Coniunctionis.


100. Animus and Anima in Fairy Tales
Edited by Daryl Sharp
ISBN 1-894574-01-X. Index. 128 pp. 2002. $25.00

Dr. von Franz devoted much of her life to the difficult task of interpreting fairy tales, bringing clarity and earthy good humor to the work. Here she focuses on what fairy tales can tell us about the contrasexual complexes—animus and anima—that inform our fantasies and behavior concerning the opposite sex, both inner and outer. Yet another treasure from this great author.


ISBN 1-894574-11-7. 8 illustrations. Index. Sewn. 96 pp. 2004. $25.00

This book started life as an academic study for a seminar with C.G. Jung. It was first published in English translation in 1949, then published in German in 1951 as a supplement to Jung’s volume Aion. St. Perpetua—patron saint of mothers in the Catholic pantheon—was an African Christian martyred in 203 A.D. She lived her truth to her last moment. Those not familiar with Perpetua’s story will nevertheless appreciate this book because of the psychological understanding that von Franz brought to everything she focused on. In this circumambulation of the events and visions of the saint’s life, we are fortunate to hear the clear voices of two strong women. As always, Marie-Louise von Franz shares insights of immediate value that are both deeply erudite and strikingly practical.


ISBN 9781894574235. Index. 128 pp. 2008. $25.00

For contents and excerpts, see Jung at Heart #48.

Marie-Louise von Franz, Ph.D. (1915-1998), worked closely with C.G. Jung for almost thirty years. She is an acknowledged authority on the application of Jungian psychology to dreams, alchemical texts and fairy tales, and author of many books. Her titles in this series include Redemption Motifs in Fairy Tales (1980), On Divination and Synchronicity: The Psychology of Meaningful Chance (1980), Alchemy: An Introduction to the Symbolism and the Psychology (1980), The Cat: A Tale of Feminine Redemption (1999), and The Problem of the Puer Aeternus (2000).

This book consists of memories of Dr. von Franz by those who knew and loved her, with detailed appreciation of her life and work in the service of Jung’s school of analytical psychology. Among the contributors are Thomas B. Kirsch, Anne Maguire, James A. Hall, Barbara Davies, Daryl Sharp and Robert S. Henderson. An additional section explores what is meant by the “classic Jungian tradition,” which Dr. von Franz exemplified so substantially while putting her own unique stamp on it.

James A. Hall, M.D., is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute in Zürich and a retired analyst in Dallas, Texas. He is the author of two titles in this series: Jungian Dream Interpretation: A Handbook of Theory and Practice (1983) and The Jungian Experience: Analysis and Individuation (1986).

Daryl Sharp, B.Sc., B.J., M.A., is a Zürich graduate and publisher of Inner City Books in Toronto, Canada. He has written many volumes in this series, including Personality Types: Jung’s Model of Typology (1987), The SleepNot Trilogy (2005-07) and most recently, Jung Uncorked: Rare Vintages from the Cellar of Analytical Psychology (2008).



ISBN Mixed. Sewn. Index. 544 pp. 2016. $60.00

Marie-Louise von Franz, Ph.D. (1915-1998), worked closely with C.G. Jung for almost thirty years. She is an acknowledged authority on the application of Jungian psychology to dreams, alchemical texts and fairy tales, and author of many books.

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