Monday, April 23, 2012


On Friday, April 20, 2012, Jonathan Young presented a lecture, "The Inner Life of Fairy Tales," in St. Louis.  He mesmerized a large audience with his telling of "The Ugly Duckling," complete with archetypal amplifications, psychological explanations, and deep understanding of the eternal struggles of the individual--all from the point of view of the duckling.

Dr. Young long assisted Joseph Campbell and went on to set up the Campbell archives at Pacifica University, and chaired the Mythological Studies Department there.  I have seen many, many hours of Campbell presentations and interviews on video.  Dr. Young is a worthy student and in many ways has surpassed his master.  For more information, visit

The C.G. Jung Society of St. Louis will soon have the video of Dr. Young's lecture available on DVD or streaming from the internet.  The lecture is extremely informative and entertaining.  Details available at  

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