Fairy tales: Faces Glimpsed in the Forest

Once upon a time, Jan took a look at some of the older tales which have been adapted into the children’s favourites we know today, and delves into their darker origins…

Many of us have grown up with the older versions of fairy tales, visceral stories that were handed down from generation to generation. I certainly recall the earlier folk tales, devouring each tale with zeal, especially those of the Brothers Grimm. The Brothers collected and revised an enormous number of oral and written narratives coveringย [โ€ฆ]

via Fairy tales: Faces Glimpsed in the Forest โ€” strangegoingsonintheshed


About Running Elk

My given native name, Running Elk, was bestowed in 2008 as I took my first steps as a fully fledged Medicine Man in the Zuni tradition. A most unlikely candidate for the role, my journey as a healer had begun some four years previously. The detour onto the shamanic way was unexpected, yet has proved to be one of the most rewarding challenges of my spiritual journey.
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8 Responses to Fairy tales: Faces Glimpsed in the Forest

  1. janmalique says:

    Thank you very much for reblogging.:)

  2. Kelly Evans says:

    Awesome post! I’m going thru a fairy tale phase, my library is looking good!

  3. paulandruss says:

    The article chillingly captures the psychological darkness of the original fairy tales probably prompted by the vast forbidding forests surrounding the tiny villages, farms wherepeople huddled together against all sorts of threats both real and imagined

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