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Friday, August 7, 2015

Carl Jung on children who invented fairy tales

To John Symonds

Dear Sir, 13 October 1953

The quotation you have kindly sent me is indeed very interesting.

Thank you very much for it.

I know a case in my own experience where children who have been brought up in a too rationalistic way, that is have been deprived of a proper knowledge of the fairy world, have invented fairy tales all by themselves, obviously to fill the gap left by the stupid prejudices of the adults.

I know the book about The Great Beast.

It is indeed beastly beyond words, and very good reading for people who have too optimistic
a view of man.

Thanking you,

Yours sincerely,

C.G. Jung ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. II, Page 131.