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Archetypal Patterns in

Grimms’ Fairy Tale “The Water of Life” 


Presented by Kevin Toohey, Jungian Analyst

 Sunday,  January 30, 2022, 4:00 - 6:00 pm PST (UTC - 8) 

This program was not recorded

Prepare for this lecture by reading “The Water of Life” beforehand.

This lecture will examine the Grimms' fairy tale “The Water of Life” from an archetypal perspective and explore what it teaches us about the human psyche. We will look at the main motifs and symbols and follow the development which the Self initiates. The flow of images and symbols show us some of the typical challenges which we meet in the process of individuation.

Kevin Toohey is a Jungian Analyst in private practice in Melbourne, Australia. He trained at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich and has lectured on dreams, fairytales and alchemy.


Learning objectives:


  • Identify three images or symbols in the Grimms' fairy tale "The Water of Life" that help elucidate the challenges met in the process of individuation.

  • Explain how an archetypal perspective on a fairy tale can teach us about the human psyche.




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