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Honoring the roots

Updated: Dec 13, 2018

The ideas and concepts that I write about, share on Instagram and Facebook and introduce at the events and counseling sessions are of course not born in vacuum, they do not appear out of the blue. While some of the thoughts and connections stem directly from my own observations, self-reflection and meditations, there is a wealth of knowledge already available that I can build on. Often, the medium I use (e.g. Instagram) will not allow me to reference each piece of work in which I came across that particular symbol, but I would still like to honor my roots – by which I mean at least listing here the most important pieces of work that have had an impact on me. If you have further interest in symbols and fairytales, I encourage you to check out any of these. And if you feel there is something important missing from this list, please drop me an e-mail and I'll add it.

roots references


When I quote fairytales, I most often do that based on

Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales, Fall River Press, 2009

The Complete Illustrated Works of Hans Christian Andersen, Bounty Books, 2005



Books on symbols (most have Jungian foundations):

Joseph Campbell: The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Moore & Gillette: King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Masculine

Brigitte Hamann: Die Zwelf Archetypen

Claus Riemann: Der tiefe Brunnen

Antalfai Márta: A női lélek útja mondákban és mesékben

Antalfai Márta: Alkotás és kibontakozás: A Katarzisz Komplex Művészetterápia elmélete és gyakorlata

Boldizsár Ildikó: Mesekalauz úton lévőknek

Boldizsár Ildikó: Meseterápia

Pressing Lajos: Az égig érő fa

Pressing Lajos: Az élet vize

Richard Rohr: The Wild Man's Journey: Reflections on Male Spirituality

Paul Emanuel Müller: Zärtlichkeit und Liebe, Märchen zeigen Wege

Given this post is meant to introduce the roots of Tales for Life specifically, I am not listing the general psychology works, integral framework, counseling methodology books etc. which, of course, are also important nevertheless.

I always use photos from clean sources. Most often, the photos come from Unsplash. I am still figuring out, how to reference each artist individually at the end of each post. The Berlin photos are usually my own.

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