Last night in my online course I shared this quote with the participants:

bucket from well“Telling a fairy story is like lowering a bucketful of heroes deep down into the well of the unconscious mind. There they can fight the dragons of fear face to face. They can outwit the giants of greed and hate. And like Cinderella, they can remain loving and kind despite the ugly sisters of vanity and jealousy. We can send in wise, barefoot gardeners to weed the unconscious mindscape and plant new seeds of ‘hope’.

Indeed, one of the greatest gifts of fairytale is precisely that they give is hope.”sculpture well

 I photocopied this years ago from ‘Nature and Health’ magazine, but the author’s name 

deep wellwent missing on the copy. If anyone can enlighten me as to the author, I’d love to know!!