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Friday, July 27, 2012

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs


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"Little Snow White" is a classic European fairy tale, transcribed by the brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm in 1812. This version was published by the Penn Publishing Company, Philadelphia in 1927 and edited by Francis J.Olcott.

 A Short Summary of Snow White: 

“Once upon a time, in the middle of winter, when flakes of snow were falling like feathers from the sky, a Queen sat by the window sewing, and the frame of the window was made of black ebony. And whilst she was sewing and looking out the window at the snow she pricked her finger with the needle, and three drops of blood fell upon the snow, and the red looked pretty upon the white snow, and she thought to herself,

“Would that I had a child as white as snow, as red as blood and as black as the wood of the window frame.” Soon after that a little daughter, who was as white as snow, and as red as blood and her hair was black as ebony. She was therefore called little Snow-White. 

And when the child was born the Queen died. (1)

Soon after, the King takes a new wife, who is beautiful but also very vain. The new Queen possesses a Looking Glass, a magical mirror that answers any question truthfully, she often asked:

Looking-Glass, Looking-Glass on the wall, 
Who is the fairest of them all? It answered
“Thou art the fairer than all who are here, Lady Queen
But more beautiful is Snow-White, I ween.
(2)

The insanely jealous Queen orders the Huntsman to take Snow White into the deep forest and kill her. The huntsman obeyed and took her away. But when he had drawn his knife and was about to pierce little Snow-White’s innocent heart, she began to weep, and said, “Ah, dear Huntsman, leave me my life! I will run away into the wild forest, and never come home again.”


And as she was so beautiful, the huntsman had pity on her and said, “Run away, then, you poor child.” “The wild beasts will soon have devoured you,” thought he, and yet it seemed as if a stone had been rolled from his heart since it was no longer needful for him to kill her. ‘’

‘’But now, the poor child was all alone in the great forest, and so terrified that she looked at every leaf of every tree, and did not know what to do. Then she began to run, and ran over sharp stones and through thorns, and the wild beasts ran past her, but did her no harm.”

Snow-White runs and runs until she discovers the dwarf’s small cottage deep in the forest, she enters the and finds their home empty.

“Snow-White was hungry and thirsty, so she ate a few vegetables and a little bread from each little plate, and from each little glass she drank a drop of wine. Because she was so tired, she wanted to lie down and go to sleep. She tried each of the seven little beds, one after the other, but none felt right until she came to the seventh one, and she lay down in it and fell asleep.

When night came, the seven dwarfs returned home from the work. They lit their seven little candles, and saw that someone had been in their house.


The first one said, "Who has been sitting in my chair?"

The second one, "Who has been eating from my plate?"

The third one, "Who has been eating my bread?" t

The fourth one, "Who has been eating my vegetables?"

The fifth one, "Who has been sticking with my fork?"

The sixth one, "Who has been cutting with my knife?"

The seventh one, "Who has been drinking from my mug?"

Then the first one said, "Who stepped on my bed?"

The second one, "And someone has been lying in my bed."

And so forth until the seventh one, and when he looked at his bed, he found Snow-White lying there, fast asleep. The seven dwarfs all came running, and they cried out with amazement. They fetched their seven candles and looked at Snow-White. "Good heaven! Good heaven!" they cried. "She is so beautiful!" They liked her very much. They did not wake her up, but let her lie there in the bed. The seventh dwarf had to sleep with his companions, one hour with each one, and then the night was done.”


The dwarfs take pity on her and let her stay. They warn her not to allow anyone inside when they are away digging in the mountains.
Meanwhile back at the castle, the Queen asks her mirror once again, "Who is the fairest of them all?" She is horrified to learn that Snow-White is not only alive and well, and is also fairer and more beautiful than the Queen.

While the Dwarfs are working in the mountains, the Queen disguises herself, in an attempt to kill Snow-White. First, dressed as an old peddler, the Queen offers Snow, stay-laces for her dress, and tie them so tight that Snow White faints. The wicked one leaves her for dead and returns to the castle. However, Snow White recovers when the dwarfs loosen the laces. Next, the Queen dresses in different clothes and convinces Snow White's to brush her hair with a poisoned comb. Snow White faints once more but the Dwarfs bring her back to life.

Finally, the third time the wicked one succeeds. Disguised as an old lady the Queen offers Snow a poisoned apple. But this time Snow hesitates, so the Queen cuts the apple in half and eats the white part, and gives the poisoned core to Snow White. She naively takes a bite and falls into a dead stupor. This time the seven dwarfs are unable to revive her. They assume she is dead and sadly place her in a glass coffin and place it on a mountainside.



A Prince traveling through the land rides by the coffin and becomes enchanted by Snow White’s beauty and falls in love. The dwarfs, persuaded by his extreme concern for Snow White, allow the prince to take the glass coffin to his castle. While servants are carrying the coffin they stumble on some tree roots. This causes the piece of poisoned apple to dislodge from Snow White's throat, which brings her back to life. The Prince then declares his love for her, and soon a wedding is planned. 


In later versions of the tale, the Prince kisses Snow White. The wicked Queen, believing that Snow White was dead, asks her Looking Glass who is the fairest in the land. Yet again the mirror disappoints her by responding,

Oh, Queen, of all here the fairest art thou, 
But the young Queen is fairer by far, I trow. (3)

The wicked Queen hears of the Princes’ wedding but is ignorant that the Prince's new bride is indeed her stepdaughter, Snow White. The wicked Queen arrives at the wedding, with a heart filled with dread, for some unknown reason. And when she arrives, the Queen is forced to dance in red iron shoes all night long until she drops dead. 

   
INTERPETATION

Every event and character in some symbolic manner pertains to the central theme of Snow’s individualization and spiritual transformation. Fairy tales use a literary technique that personifies each aspect of the protagonist’s psyche and transforms each into surrounding characters. Keeping this technique in mind, we will focus on the psychological and physical rebirth of the feminine protagonist; Snow White.

 She symbolizes the human psyche or soul. The wicked Queen plays the role of an antagonist and Snow White’s shadow or unconscious. Her absent father represents Snow White’s lack of a positive male figure in her life, while the Huntsman is the first male that provides a drop of courage. The seven dwarfs are symbolic representations of the seven chakras and are her first mentors. The prince signifies the ultimate example of the archetypal male.

The Interpretation of  the three colors

 
The first motif that needs an explanation is the three colors: black, white and red, As Snow White mother says:

“Would that I had a child as white as snow, as red as blood and as black as the wood of the window frame.”


The same three colors are mentioned later in the story as well as in other fairy tales and must be of some importance. In addition, the colors are found in alchemical texts, Indian philosophy, and Egyptian culture. For instance; note the sayings from the alchemical tract, The Golden Tractate of Hermes Trismegistus,

“I am the White of the Black, and the Red of the White, and the Citrine of the Red, and behold I speak the very truth.”
(5)


 I believe the colors symbolize the progressive purification of matter and mind.  The three colors are used to symbolize psyche’s evolution into higher consciousness. Let me explain: Most meditators upon closing their eyes see nothing but black. After decades of practice, or even lifetimes, the next level of a successful spiritual practice occurs when the internal Pranic energy illuminates the interior of the brain in a beautiful white light. Even the external world takes on a stunning luster with subtle tones; Gopi Krishna   has written of this experience in his autobiography. Ultimately one’s mind is bathed in a beautiful red than gold color along with an enduring sense of immortality, increased health and intelligence. This state of mind, (called enlightenment or self-realization) is referred to in symbolic terms by the color gold and can be seen in the golden treasures, harps, hair and dresses that the childlike protagonist is usually gifted with in Fairy tales and myth.
The transformative meaning of the three colors cannot be decoded without understanding alchemy. In a short review, we find the alchemists believed that the material world is divided into a vegetable, animal, and mineral kingdom. Each kingdom creates a unique type of seed, when placed into the feminine matrix that reproduces its own kind. Plant seeds only produce other plants. Animal seed, in the form of sperm, can only reproduce other animals. Minerals contain a male (sulfur) and female (mercury) principal when combined together reproduce by crystallization and slow growth.
When alchemists spoke of Sulfur, it was not the actual mineral, but a symbol the masculine energies within all matter, containing the properties of warmth and dryness. When Alchemists used the word "mercury" they did not mean the metal quicksilver. They were speaking poetically by coining the phrases: "Our mercury" or "mercury that does not wet the hand," which were metaphors referring to the feminine principles of coldness, creativity, and expansiveness. The salt was the perfected conjunction of the two principals. The oil obtained from the distillation of an herb, contains the soul or male aspect, while the liquid contains its spirit and the salt its body.



These ideas were applied to transmuting regular common herbs to advance medicines. For example, in the plant kingdom, an herbal elixir can be created when high-grade alcohol or wine is distilled seven times and mixed with five pounds of dried herb; this menstruum sits in a warm place fermenting for forty days. When removed from the egg-shaped vessel and burned; the ashes turn black, called (Caput Mortem or Dead Head).


The ashes are returned to the vessel and heated for two weeks and incinerated again at a higher temperature; resulting in white ash. This process of purification continues until the ash turns red, indicating a spagyric medicine of the highest potency.


This purification process has advanced through the three colors, black, white than red, which in an unknown manner,  are  within the essence of physical  matter, waiting to become activated after purification. 


The transformative meaning had to be discovered either from personal experience or learned from metaphysical teachers. Therefore any use of the colors in fairy tales as symbolic of the transformation of consciousness indicates the ancients were well aware of the enlightenment process.
THE STORY CONTINUES 

The King remarried another very beautiful, but vain women. This Queen possessed a magical looking glass that answered any questions truthfully. Obsessed with her beauty, she asked the mirror over and over again about the extent of her beauty.

The looking glass reflects the truth, a truth that the Queen can never accept if the answer hurts her ego. All of the kingdom's riches and expensive clothing are available, but that is not enough, it can never be enough to fill her emptiness. The Queen resembles the Greek youth Narcissus, who gazed into a spring, “and not understanding that he saw his own reflection, unconsciously fell in love with himself and died of love at the spring.”

This story reads like a medieval morality play that pits a wicked Queen, attached to her deceptive reflections, against the innocent and pure childlike Snow White, representing the human soul. From a psychological perspective, the Queen stepmother personifies Snow White’s shadow. From a larger viewpoint, she symbolizes the collective forces aligned against the individual spiritual evolution. So metaphorically speaking the wicked Queen is both the inner and outer force of evil.

The wicked Queen asked the looking glass her question and it replied, “Thou O Queen art the fairest of all!’’ But little Snow-White was growing up and grew more and more beautiful. When she turned seven years old Snow White looked more beautiful than the Queen herself. And the looking glass told her so:

Now the Queen's hatred grew to such proportions she could no longer stand the sight of Snow-White and ordered the huntsman to murder her. In the French version by Perrault, the Huntsman is ordered to cut out Snow White's heart and tongue as proof of her death.

However, the child’s plea of innocence moves the Huntsmen to let her flee into the dark forest. When a wild boar rumbles out of the bushes he kills the beast and returns with the boar's organs, in order deceive the Queen. With the secret help of the cook, the Queen ate the meal thinking she had devoured the poor child.

This episode is a warning against a rich lifestyle, which has been judged by the sages as detrimental to evolution of the soul. As such unlimited power destroys morality and turns the powerful into a cannibal that eats children for breakfast. You won’t find sacred literature extolling the need for a 25,000 square foot castles and hundreds of servants. There is a higher purpose to life, other than materialistic or expensive acquisitions.

ARRIVING AT THE DWARFS' HOUSE

  Having escaped one murder attempt, Snow-White ran until she came to a small cottage in the forest belonging to the Seven Dwarfs. Inside she discovers a white tablecloth with seven dishes, seven cups, and seven beds. The number three denotes the soul or heavens, and number four refers to the body and earth – Three added to four results in seven, the number of perfection. Snow Whites young age of seven originates from the astrological belief motif of seven-year cycles.

The seven dwarfs are linked to perfection as they represent the seven chakras, that help the soul (Snow White in this case) achieve perfection,  As the seven dwarfs are her mentors in one sense as they support Snow-Whites growth in awareness by learning to discriminate between  good and evil, a process that leads to her ultimate triumph. They represent all the energies below the crown chakra which Snow White must become aware of before reaching enlightenment.

Paramhansa Swami Maheshwaranda described the seven chakras as: 

“a powerhouse in the way each generates and stores energy, with the energy from the cosmos pulled in more strongly at these points. The main Nadis, Ida, Pingala and Sushumna (sympathetic, parasympathetic), and central nervous system run along the spinal column in a curved path and cross one another several times. At the points of intersection, they form strong energy centers known as chakras. In the human body, there are three types of energy centers. The lower or animal chakras are located in the region between the toes and the pelvic region indicating our evolutionary origins in the animal kingdom. The human chakras lie along the spinal column. Finally, the higher or divine Chakras are found between the top of the spine and the crown of the head.”(7)

 
Once Snow White enters the dwarf’s cottage, she tastes a small portion of food from each plate and wine from each glass, but nothing satisfies her. Isn’t this a reflection of the inability of our lower chakras to completely fulfill one's desires? In numerous myths, the first six levels are only steps toward the seventh level, where the soul encounters divine bliss and immortality. (Depending on the philosophy there are seven or eight main chakras).

The three lower centers are connected to negative emotions, such as greed, anger, and hatred. These negative movements may dominate the mind for lifetimes until each level of consciousness is integrated with the higher centers. Then the soul experiences good health and vitality.

The opening of the heart chakra brings love and kindness, the throat chakra brings creativity, and the third eye opening allows for visions and a sense of immortality. The crown chakra vibrates to the highest plane of consciousness and liberates the mind from separation and suffering. This concept of the crown or eight chakras as being the epitome of perfection  is symbolized by Snow White’s rejection of all the beds and glasses except the last one that fits perfectly.
Since the chakras below the crown are linked to perceiving the physical world, We can also interpret the questions that the dwarfs ask,, such as who’s been eating, drinking and sleeping, as related to the physical senses. Snow Whites dislike of all the food and drink implies her dissatisfaction with the limits of the sense organs.

The same motif can be found in mythology. For example, the Greek deity, Cronos feared that he would be deposed by his children as foretold in prophecy, so he swallowed his first five children as each was born; until Zeus was born as the king of men and of gods. In a similar vein, Krishna the eighth son of his mother Devaki and father Vasudeva was predicted to overthrow the evil King Kansa, (Devaki’s brother). Kansa imprisoned Krishna’s parents and killed his first six siblings but was unsuccessful with one sister who ascended. Both stories repeat a plot which involves the first five or seven children’s death and attempted murder at the hands of an evil god, King or Queen with the last child being saved, with the help of another.

The same explanation can be used, as each mythic narrative implies the lower chakras, and their links to the material world are the first steps on the evolutionary ladder. As the lower levels of consciousness must be thoroughly experienced and integrated before the highest state of consciousness is reached. Therefore, each sibling is superseded by the next, in an evolutionary progression, until the most evolved or youngest child is born, such as Zeus or Krishna.
RETURNING TO THE TALE 

“The Seven dwarfs come home from work and are astonished to find little Snow-White sleeping in one of the beds.

"How have you come into our house? ’’ Said the Dwarfs.

She explained that the wicked Queen wished to have her killed, but the huntsman spared her and had run the whole day until at last, she found their little cottage.
The Dwarfs replied; “If you will take care of our house, cook, make the beds, wash, sew and knit, and if you keep everything neat and clean, you may stay with us, and you shall want of nothing,”

Yes,” said little Snow-White, ‘‘with all my heart,” And she stayed with them."(9)
Snow-White escaped a terrible death by fleeing into the forest away from a comfortable and indolent life as a princess. She agrees without hesitation to act as a faux Mother, a cook, cleaner, and washer. Snow will make the beds and serve the dwarfs in exchange for protection, shelter, and a loving home. This is the traditional feminine path to happiness, sacrificing personal vanity for the greater good of the extended family, no castles, no grand ceremonies, just the mundane tasks which require continued concentration over the years, and learning how to be content in the present moment. (Actually no different for men). The simple atmosphere of the cottage and her hard works helps to develop her identity.

The story continues: 

But the Queen, believing that little Snow-White was dead cannot but think that she herself was again the first and most beautiful of all.
She went back to her looking-glass, and said:

Looking-glass, looking glass on the wall
Who in this land is the fairest of them all?

And the Glass answered, Oh, Queen, thou art the fairest I see,

But over the hills, where seven Dwarfs dwell,

Little Snow-White is alive and well,

And none is as fair as She. (10)

Astounded by the answer the Queen hatched another plan to murder Snow-White. She sold Snow White some pretty lace straps then laced them so tightly Snow White almost died. When the seven Dwarfs returned home found Snow on the ground completely white, as if dead. They cut the tight laces and Snow’s breathing returned thankfully, as the Dwarfs saved her life.

"When the dwarfs heard what happened they said: “The old peddler was no one else than the wicked Queen. Take care and let no one come in when we are not with you.” (11)

The same sequence occurs two more times. The second time Snow-White naively allows her hair to be touched by the poisoned comb purchased from the disguised queen. Once Again, the seven Dwarfs return home to find her senseless on the floor and remove the poisoned comb saving her life. The Dwarfs caution her against the Queen’s deceptions.

Now at the castle, the Queen asks her looking-glass which replied that Little-Snow is alive and well, and “none is as fair as she.” When she heard the Glass speak thus, she trembled and shook with rage. Now the wicked one returned and offers Snow White an apple and cleverly tricks her by tasting a small bit of the safe outer portions.

Snow White bites into the poisoned apple core, then falls into a death-like sleep. Then the Queen looked at Snow White with a dreadful Look, and laughed out loud, and said:

“White as Snow, red as blood, black as Ebony wood!
This time the Dwarfs cannot wake you up again!
(13)

The seven Dwarfs tried to revive her but were unsuccessful. For three days they cried in sorrow, then agreed to bury her body, even though Snow-White still had rosy cheeks and a vibrant complexion. The Dwarfs placed her in a glass coffin with the words 'Kings Daughter' written in golden letters on the side...

"And now Little Snow-White lay a long, long time in the coffin. She did not change, but looked as if she were asleep; for she was white as snow, as red as blood, and her hair black as black as Ebony..... It happened, however, that the Kings’ Son came into the forest and went to the Dwarfs’ house to spend the night. He saw the coffin on the mountain, and beautiful little Snow-White within it, and read what was written upon it in golden letters". (14)


THE RULE OF THREE

There is a motif called the rule of three that is used in fairy tales to indicate a task or action cannot enter reality until it is repeated three times. If some sort of event only occurred twice, it was considered unfinished, only the third time succeeds in the fairy realm. The Latin phrase "omne trium perfectum" (everything that comes in threes is perfect, or, every set of three is complete) conveys the underlying meaning of the rule.

For example, the Queen travels to the dwarf’s cottage three times and tries to murder Snow White each time. The three alchemical colors, black, white and red are mentioned three times in the story, and in some other versions of Snow White, there are only three dwarfs instead of seven. Motifs such as the ‘rule of three,helps to understand the minds of the ancients and the literary techniques they used to embody abstract ideas.

A PRINCE ARRIVES

The young prince fell in love with Snow-White at first sight. The Dwarfs acknowledged his deep love and let him take the coffin back to his kingdom, where he could protect and cherish the body.

(Of course, interpreted literally, we have a prince obsessively in love with a dead girl, sort of a weird zombie plot, which is why fairy tales are entirely symbolic.) During the journey home the Prince's servants, stumble on a tree stump and dislodge a piece of the poisoned apple in Snow's throat. Before long, Snow-White was sitting up alive and well.

“Oh, where am I?” She cried.
The King's Son, full of joy, said: “You are with me.” and told her what had happened, and said, '‘I love you more than anything in the world. Come with me to my father’s palace, you shall be my wife.

And little Snow-White said yes! The wedding was held with great show and splendor. But the wicked Queen was also forbidden to join the feast.

THE APPLES OF IMMORTALITY

We have reached the point where Snow tastes the poisoned apple and falls into a deep stupor, she may even be dead, as it looked that way to the seven dwarfs when they mourned for three days and laid her into a glass coffin. What does the apple signify in sacred literature? An apple may look red on the outside, white on the inside, and in the center is a black seed, so once more we have the three transformative colors.

In Genesis, Eve eats the forbidden fruit, which causes death to enter the world; consequently, humanity cannot be saved until Christ returns. This whole scenario is analogous to Snow White’s fake death from eating the apple and her subsequent revival with the help of the Prince.

“In Norse mythology 'apple trees' were a sacred symbol of rebirth and beauty. A Celtic myth includes a story about Conle receiving an apple that feeds him for a year and gives him an irresistible desire for a fairyland. I would interpret this from the perspective that the apple, when cut in half, looks the same as the cave-like structure in the brain’s center where the pineal gland sits. This cave is where the mind experiences immortality. In fact, in ancient India, the area called the Cave of Brahman”. Thus the apple is tied with the experience of immortality- or metaphorically a “desire for fairyland.” In addition, the Greek hero Hercules, for his eleventh labor, was ordered to travel to the Garden of Hesperides and obtain a “golden apple of immortality. So here we have three myths that associate an apple with, immortality, and which supports the main theme of the ego's death, rebirth through the process of self-discovery.

The young prince fell in love with Snow-White at first sight. The Dwarfs acknowledged his deep love and let him take the coffin back to his kingdom, where he could protect and cherish the body. (Of course, taken literally, we have a prince obsessively in love with a dead girl, the origin of the zombie genre.) During the journey home the Prince's servants, carrying the coffin, stumbled on a tree stump. The shock dislodged a piece of the poisoned apple in Snow's throat. Before long, Snow-White was sitting up alive and well.

“Oh, where am I?” She cried.

The King's Son, full of joy, said: “You are with me.” and told her what had happened, and said, '‘I love you more than anything in the world. Come with me to my father’s palace, you shall be my wife.

And little Snow-White said yes! The wedding was held with great show and splendor. But the wicked Queen was also forbidden to join the feast.


SACRED MARRIAGE

How can a child of seven years old marry, probably because Snow White represents the psyche, the Greek word for Soul. We are not talking about a real person but the female principal of consciousness that is trying to achieve a unified balance by merging with the masculine counterpart. The same alchemical marriage of opposites occurs when mercury and sulfur are combined to form a herbal elixir. And of course, the conjunction occurs internally, creating a new type of person – reborn from the ashes of their former life, as it is very common to end fairy tales, with a sacred marriage
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THE QUEENS HOT SHOES

Back at the Castle, the Queen asked:
“Looking -Glass, Looking-Glass on the wall, Who is the fairest of them all?

”And the Glass answered: “Oh, Queen, of all the fairest art thou, But the young Queen is fairer by far,

"Then the wicked Queen uttered a curse and was so wretched, so utterly wretched, that she knew not what to do. At first, she would not go to the wedding at all, but she had no peace and must go see the new Queen. And then she went in she knew little Snow-White, and she stood still with rage and fear, and could not stir. But iron slippers had already been put upon the fire, and they were brought in with tongs and set before her. Then she was forced to put on the red-hot shoes, and danced till she dropped down dead" (15)…

The Queen’s dancing demise is a metaphor on Pranic flow. As the nerves in the feet and hands are the final areas of the body that Prana is pulled from to supply the brain with enough energy to enter higher consciousness. This streaming Prana feels very warm, which is why the feet are depicted as burning. Consequently, the Queen's death symbolizes the ego’s death and ends the transformative process.

SUMMARY 


One: Snow-White is a typical fairy tale based on the feminine path through    self-discovery and transformation.

Two: The alchemical colors black, white, red -gold denote the evolution of matter and consciousness.


Three: The seven dwarfs are connected with the seven chakras and Snow White personifies the last crown chakra.


Four: The wicked Queen embodies the ego and adverse external as forces opposed to her conscious evolution.


Five: The sacred marriage of Prince and Princess occurs with the opening of the crown chakra when the individual consciousness merges with the divine.


Little Snow-White is on the path to self-discovery; her mother is dead and father neglectful. Their absence forces Snow White, to develop her own identity without any interference….. or guidance for that matter. Their absence implies that Snow White will evolve beyond her the restrictive consciousness of her ancestors.

There are four types of men; a neglectful father, courageous huntsmen and the seven dwarfs that mentor her and give advice - while the prince symbolizes the perfected inner masculine archetypal energy that will balance her consciousness.

Snow White is tempted three times, like Christ. She fails each time, because of   vanity. Her failures point to an ongoing obsession with in her own beauty just like the wicked Queen.  However Snow White overcomes these lower drives with her selfless service to the seven dwarfs (lower chakras). As for the shadow, the wicked Queen is the antagonist that dies at the finish of the story when Snow White becomes completely conscious.

Snow White finally achieves happiness by balancing her feminine and masculine qualities, a motif depicted by her marriage to the prince.


References
(1)pg.159, ‘Grimm’s Fairy Tales”

Olcott Jenkins, Francis, Editor

Penn Publishing Co. Philadelphia 1927



(2)… pg.160..Grimm’s Fairy Tales”

Olcott Jenkins, Francis, Editor

Penn Publishing Co. Philadelphia 1927

(3)… Ibid., pg169

(4)Outline from Wikipedia edited for, “Little Snow White.”


Grimm’s Fairy Tales”   Olcott Jenkins, Francis, Editor

Penn Publishing Co. Philadelphia 1927


The translation is from that the work, section one

"A Suggestive Inquiry into the Hermetic Mystery, (London, 1850.)


(6)pg.160. ‘Grimm’s Fairy Tales” Olcott Jenkins, Francis, Editor
Penn Publishing Co. Philadelphia 1927


The hidden power in humans, Ibera Verlag, page 54, ISBN 3-85052-197-4

(8) Pg.161 ‘Grimm’s Fairy Tales”

Olcott Jenkins, Francis, Editor

Penn Publishing Co. Philadelphia 1927


 (9)  Ibid., pg.162,163
(10) Ibid., pg.163

(11) Ibid., pg.165

(12) Ibid., pg.166,167

(13) Ibid., pg.167

(14) Ibid., pg.168

(15) Ibid., pg.170


 Joseph Alexander © 2012   published
 Edited  1/20/2016
 Edited 1/28/2019








        





                       






























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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