Title no. 83 in the series Studies in Jungian Psychology by Jungian Analysts. Unique insights into cat symbolism and individual psychology. Edited transcript of lectures presented at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich. THE CAT is a Romanian fairy tale of some complexity and great charm. It is the story of a princess who, at the age of 17, is bewitched and turned into a cat. Along with those in her palace, she is cursed until an emperor's son from another kingdom, searching for fine linen, finds her and accomplishes the necessary task to free the princess and her people from the curse. With erudition and earthy humor, Dr. von Franz deftly dissects the disparate archetypal themes involved in this tale, relating the themes to both individual and collective psychology.