Then, I told him I didn't like the scary story. What should we do with this book? I have four suggestions: keep it, burn it, tear it up, throw it in the trash. She thought for a moment, and said in a decisive tone, "Tear it off." She did so consciously: "I tore the big wolf into small pieces so that it wouldn't eat the lamb." Traditional fairy tales are often violent, and they reflect a time when children were frightened to gain obedience or submission.
The mood in most homes can be understood just by listening to previous lullabies: A long, long story that my mother told me. In a very deep and very deep night, there will be Aunt Tiger. Cry baby don't cry, she will bite your little ears. Sleepless child sleep fast, she will bite your little finger. I still remember, I still remember, squinting and saying, "Aunt Tiger, don't bite me, the obedient child is asleep!" Wolves, monsters and other witches appeared gleefully. Certain whatsapp list psychoanalysts defend fairy tales, they analyze the symbolism in fairy tales and point out their universality. Yes, fairy tales are loaded with symbols, but vague symbols are not helpful in healing, they can even be used to suppress emotions. Emotions are projected on symbols and thus alienated and avoided. I agree with Alice Miller that symbols allow things to stay on the unconscious level. Mere symbolization does not "purify", otherwise artists should be able to heal through their own art.
Painting, writing, and sculpting help artists survive by maintaining repressed emotions. However, we can look at a painting as if we were listening to a dream, using the colors and shapes in the painting to trace the lines of emotion. Art therapy is a powerful form of therapy. Sculpture, painting, collage… all mediums. We talk to ourselves and meet our subconscious expressed through art. "These symbols are saying something because they are expressions of the individual's subconscious." Words like this are healing because they give life to the emotions. They allow us to describe what's going on inside, make us aware of our inner experience, and give it structure. Conversely, reading fairy tales rarely leads to progress in consciousness. Old fairy tales reflect spiritual life. But do they help children? I do not think so.