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AuthorKast, Verena, 1943-
TitleFairy tales for the psyche : "Ali Baba and the forty thieves" and the myth of Sisyphus / Verena Kast ; translated by Vanessa Agnew
Imprint New York : Continuum, c1996
Descript 192 p. ; 24 cm


Ali Baba and the forty thieves: Open sesame! ; Story of Ali Baba and the forty thieves ; Stories about death ; How to deal with poverty ; Thieving shadow ; Fascination with beauty ; Principle of having; or, envy ; Female solutions ; Outwitting the robbers ; Encountering the center of the shadow -- Sisyphus: Labor of Sisyphus ; Pushing the stone ; Everyday interpretations of the myth ; Associations: what do you think of when you hear the term 'a labor of Sisyphus'?" ; Reflections on the mythical image ; Hope and hopelessness; or, expectation and disappointment ; Stone as symbol ; Preconditions for the punishment

Ali Baba (Folk tale) Mythology -- Psychological aspects Fairy tales -- Psychological aspects Sisyphus (Greek mythology) Conduct of life

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