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Children who invented fairy tales

Letters of C. G. Jung: Volume 2, 1951-1961

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.