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Marie-Louise von Franz
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MARIE-LOUISE VON FRANZ
Marie-Louise von Franz (4 January 1915 – 17 February 1998) was a Swiss Jungian psychologist and scholar. From 1934 onwards, she worked closely with C. G. Jung until his death in 1961.
She wrote over 20 books on analytical psychology, most notably on fairy tales as they relate to archetypal psychology and depth psychology. She amplified the themes and characters of these tales and focused on their application to the themes of the anima and the animus.
For many years she was a lecturer and training analyst at the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich. In 1974, together with some friends, she founded the Stiftung für Jung’sche Psychologie Küsnacht ZH (Foundation for Jungian Psychology Küsnacht ZH). In addition, she was the Honorary President of the Research- and Training Centre for Depth Psychology according to C. G. Jung and Marie-Louise von Franz in Zurich.
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