Parsifal

Posted on August 15, 2012 by John

There are two myths, that of Parsifal and Psyche which seem to be representative of two ways of being which epitomise two very basic, but entirely different, patterns of development of the masculine and the feminine. These terms can be taken as either meaning men and women, or as the development of the masculine and [...]

Eros and Psyche

Posted on August 15, 2012 by John

  There are two myths, that of Parsifal and Psyche which seem to be representative of two ways of being which epitomise two very basic and entirely complimentary, patterns of development of the masculine and the feminine. The astrological alphabet can be similarly divided, the fire and air signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius and Gemini, Libra [...]

The Frog Prince

Posted on August 10, 2012 by John

  One fine evening a young princess put on her bonnet and clogs, and went out to take a walk by herself in a wood; and when she came to a cool spring of water, that rose in the midst of it, she sat herself down
to rest a while. Now she had a golden ball in her [...]

Iron Hans

Posted on August 10, 2012 by John

(Also known as Iron John) The Brothers Grimm Once upon a time there was a king who had a great forest near his castle, full of all kinds of wild animals. One day he sent out a huntsman to shoot a deer, but the huntsman did not come back again. "Perhaps he has had an [...]

The Handless Maiden

Posted on August 10, 2012 by John

 Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm A miller fell slowly but surely into poverty, until finally he had nothing more than his mill and a large apple tree which stood behind it. One day he had gone into the forest to gather wood, where he was approached by an old man, whom he had never seen before, [...]

Bearskin

Posted on August 10, 2012 by John

A tale from the Grimms  or for a commentary http://astroquestastrology.com/bearskin-a-commentary/   There was once a young fellow who enlisted as a soldier, conducted himself bravely, and was always the foremost when it rained bullets. So long as the war lasted, all went well, but when peace was made, he received his dismissal, and the captain said [...]

Allerleirauh

Posted on July 10, 2012 by John

     There was once upon a time a King who had a wife with golden hair, and she was so beautiful that her equal was not to be found on earth. It came to pass that she lay ill, and as she felt that she must soon die, she called the King and said, [...]