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The Moon in the Well: Wisdom Tales to Transform Your Life, Family, and Community
The Moon in the Well is a collection of 65 tales from many cultures, followed by interpretive comments, suggested uses, and true-life examples of what can happen when a nourishing story is taken to heart. Erica Meade’s musings and suggestions are intended to pique readers’ interest in story and guide them in weaving wisdom tales into their everyday dialogues.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 16th 2001 by Open Court
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OK, somehow I managed to misread the subtitle and description and didn't realize I was getting a book on pop psychology. The book contains a good selection of folktales from around the world, representing numerous cultures and time periods, but after each story there is a brief analysis of the tale, deconstructing it in modern terms, along with anecdote on how it helped people in the author's group therapy sessions. Since the people all sounded like they were straight out of a Lifetime movie, I ...more