Harding, Brendan. THE FERRYMAN

Harding, Brendan. THE FERRYMAN 2014-04-15T15:50:38+00:00

Harding, Brendan

Journal of Sandplay Therapy, Volume 14, Number 1, 2005

KEY WORDS: sandplay therapy, clinical example, death, symbol, dying, surgery, coniunctio, anima, wounded anima, self, ferryman, Charon, cancer, man, adult, male, doctor-patient, relationship.

ABSTRACT: This case describes the spiritual journey of a man dying from bowel cancer. It shows how the wounded anima is transformed and healed and is a good example of the dynamics of the anima and its relationship to the self. In this individual’s case the self is represented by Chirst. Reference is made to the work of Fr. John Welch. OCD.