Was this royal “fairy tale”—with both its light and dark aspects—all part of a divine plan that revealed the true origin of this damsel and knight mythology? Were we to discover something deep and unspoken within ourselves? Perhaps the story is a metaphor in the lineage of ancient traditions that confirms, what author Frank Joseph calls, “myth’s unsuspected power to preserve high truths.” What is the “high truth” that is wrapped up in the Diana and Charles story?
[This is Part Three, "Shadows & Light," of the End of the Myth section of my upcoming book, The End of the Fairy-Tale Bride. To read previous excerpts from this section, simply scroll down and click on "End of the Myth" in the labels group below. -CP]