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The universe began as a story ... we are part human, part stories...

The importance of stories and storytelling has been understood and worked with since the beginning of recorded history. Anthropologists have long observed the importance and popularity of stories in every culture. Joseph Campbell, through his extensive study of world mythology, states that our cultural mythswork upon us, whether consciously or unconsciously, as energy-releasing, life-motivating anddirecting agents ...

"Whenever men have looked for something solid on which to found their lives, they have chosen not the facts in which the world abounds, but the myths of an immemorial imagination".

An article by Susan Perrow 2018

'Deeper meaning resides in the fairy tales told to me in my childhood than in the truth that is taught by life' - Friedrich von Schiller.

This article attempts to show that fairy tales in the broad sense of the term i.e. “folk fairy tales" from folkcultures all around the world, speak a universal language that is understood by and of value to children world-wide. It also addresses the various fears that have led to fairy tales being outlawed by some schools and parents, and concludes with some age-appropriate indications for choosing stories.