Mythenforschung · 20. Dezember 2020
Zwerge, Elfen, Trolle, Einhörner und Drachen: In den Märchen wird die unsichtbare Welt sichtbar gemacht. Die Heldinnen und Helden begegnen dort regelmässig den Wesen aus der Anderswelt und erhalten durch sie hilfreiche Hinweise. Sie pflegen einen Umgang mit ihnen, als ob es das Natürlichste auf der Welt wäre. Die Welt, in der sich die Märchenhelden bewegen, besteht aus zwei Wirklichkeiten: die reale und die Fantasiewelt. Die Fantasiewelt wird als Anderswelt bezeichnet. Weil die...

Summer Solstice - Marrying the Highest, Best and Strongest
Mythenforschung · 20. Juni 2020
In folklore this is the time of marriage. But it is not only about having found a partner on the outside, it is when we connect with the highest, best and strongest partner - the partner within ourselves.

Die Bedeutung der bösen Hexe im Märchen
Mythenforschung · 14. April 2020
Aus der Sicht unserer Vorfahren, die die Märchen kreiert haben, lebte die Schöfpergöttin in der jenseitigen Welt, auch Anderswelt genannt. Von dort aus formte sie die materielle Welt. Ihr Werk konnte vor allem an ihren Kreationen in der physischen Welt bewundert werden, doch manchmal trat sie auch persönlich in Erscheinung. Davon berichten die Märchen. Manchmal trat sie als gute Fee auf, manchmal als böse Hexe, weil sie den Tod und die Umwandlung mit sich brachte.

The Thirteenth Fairy or Breaking the Solo Rulership of Male Patriarchy
Mythenforschung · 10. Januar 2020
From an astrological standpoint, this moment in time holds an incredible amount of potential. Everything is culminating, the tensions that are brought on by Saturn and Pluto’s conjunction in the sign of Capricorn are coming to a climax and are flanked by the Sun, Mercury and Ceres. It means that old concepts are falling, structures and hierarchies that no longer serve humanity are tumbling over. We see it everywhere in the news, it is truly happening. Additionally, the process is fueled by...

Winter Solstice - Chanting the Dead back to Life
Mythenforschung · 22. Dezember 2019
When I visited Wales a couple of years ago to do research for my book on the connection of fairy tales and stone circles, I could delve right into the spirit of the Neolithic worldview. Finally I was able to put a face to some of their celebrations. While I am always learning new things with the help of folklore about our ancestor’s take on life, I would like to share what insights I gained into their celebration of the winter solstice. Our Neolithic ancestors built Megalithic sites to...

Halloween -  The Transformational Magic of Pumpkins
Mythenforschung · 31. Oktober 2019
Have you ever noticed that pumpkins somehow resemble large golden eggs? Many fairy tales speak about such wondrous eggs. They are more valuable than anything in the world and it is THE thing to have. Once upon a time, people in Switzerland seem to have believed that pumpkins bring forth new beings, just like eggs. Read about my research into Swiss folklore and the meaning of pumpkins/golden eggs.

Equinox - The Secret to Life
Mythenforschung · 23. September 2019
The time of the fall equinox is here. Day and night are equal again. Light and darkness are in balance. Is this the secret to life? We should take this a lot more literal than we are used to. We should not always jump straight to the psychological interpretation.

One little word can kick-start your transformation
Mythenforschung · 14. Juni 2019
It is often one little word, which announces the chance for a heroine or a hero to move on into a better life. During their metamorphosis, called 'the hero’s journey', fairy tale protagonists are taken by the hand by a mysterious power that always seems to be there, when needed.

Beltane - The Witch in Hansel and Gretel
Mythenforschung · 30. April 2019
At last we have arrived at the threshold between winter and summer. It is the threshold between death and life. In “Hansel and Gretel,” the children must deal with a hag, the goddess in her death-bringing aspect.

Equinox - Meet the Maker of Seasons
Mythenforschung · 21. März 2019
The equinoxes mark a threshold, a door to a new seasonal quality. Folk tales talk about this magical moment and convey that up until recently, the Maker of Seasons could be met personally in the local streets.

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