Acknowledgements

I am deeply grateful for the support of dear friends and willing participants, whose enthusiasm and "magical aid" have made this project possible:

I am especially grateful to Jean Sheppard who edited the text, to Gilles Gagnon who waded into the web design with valor, and to Arlene Moscovitch and Andy Frank who gave up their Sundays for a whole summer to film the interviews. Heartfelt thanks also to Anna Simon who read everything when it was fresh off the press, Jeannette Hannah for her good counsel, and to Ian for his abiding, true love.

I will also be forever grateful for the guidance of the Toronto storytellers, for the inspiration of great pioneers in archetypal psychology and mythology like Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell, P.L. Travers, and, of course, for the lifeline given to us by the fairy tale tellers themselves—modern and past.