Why are tales unforgettable and affect us no matter what our age? Because, above all, they are initiatory tales, continuously recalling the presence of the supernatural world and awakening our consciousness to eternal realities. Speaking of the soul and addressing the soul, they transmit a spiritual message hidden beneath the cover of the fable and a timeless, universal wisdom. From among the best known tales which soothed our childhood, Jacqueline Kelen has selected seventeen. They speak to us of love, beauty, evil and of innocence, of a concealed music, a kingdom to be rediscovered and reminding each of us of the grandeur of human destiny. These are decoded. Whether it be the Ugly Duckling, Blue Beard, Little Red Riding Hood or Donkeyskin, we will discover the spiritual dimension.