Concannon, Joan. SYMBOLISM OF THE CROW AND RAVEN IN MYTHOLOGY, ALCHEMY AND SANDPLAY

Concannon, Joan. SYMBOLISM OF THE CROW AND RAVEN IN MYTHOLOGY, ALCHEMY AND SANDPLAY 2015-05-03T10:43:11+00:00

Concannon, Joan. SYMBOLISM OF THE CROW AND RAVEN IN MYTHOLOGY, ALCHEMY AND SANDPLAY

Journal of Sandplay Therapy, Volume 24, Number 1, 2015

Joan Concannon.
Calabasas, California, USA

KEY WORDS: Sandplay therapy, crow, raven, “corvus,” symbol, bird, myth, alchemy, paradoxical opposites, dreams, critical animus, mother complex, death, synchronicity, shadow, suffering, dream, adult, female, woman, women, depression, clinical examples.

ABSTRACT: This article explores numerous symbolic meanings of the crow and raven found in myth and alchemy, as well as their expression in the sandplay process of several adult women. The living nature of these birds will be briefly considered. As with all symbols, the crow and raven carry a variety of attributes including their paradoxical opposites. The mythological-symbolic characteristics to be explored include: being a solar bird and a bringer of light, divine messenger, trickster and creator god, as well as related to darkness, evil, death and war. In alchemy, the nigredo, also called “corvus,” crow or raven, relates to the initial stage of the opus and the dark matter that needs to be transformed. The psychological meaning of this alchemical symbolism, as put forth by C.G. Jung, will be presented. Additionally, Jung suggests that birds may symbolize spirit and thought, which in a woman may be the animus.

IN GERMAN

DAS SYMBOL DER KRÄHE UND DES RABEN IN MYTHOLOGIE, ALCHEMIE UND SANDSPIEL.
Joan Concannon.
Calabasas, Kalifornien, USA

SCHLAGWÖRTER: Sandspieltherapie, Krähe, Rabe, Corvus, Symbol, Vogel, Mythos, Alchemie, Paradoxe Gegensätze, Träume, kritischer Animus, Mutterkomplex, Tod, Synchronizität, Schatten, Leiden, Traum, Erwachsener, weiblich, Frau, Depression, Fallbeispiele.

ABSTRACT: Dieser Beitrag erforscht die verschiedenen symbolischen Bedeutungen von Krähe und Rabe in Mythos und Alchemie, sowie deren Ausdruck in Sandspielprozessen verschiedener erwachsener Frauen.

IN SPANISH

SIMBOLISMO DEL CUERVO Y DEL CUERVO EN LA MITOLOGÍA, LA ALQUIMIA Y JUEGO DE ARENA.
Joan Concannon.
Calabasas, California, USA

PALABRAS SIGNIFICATIVAS: terapia de sandplay, cuervo, corvus , símbolo, pájaro, mito, la alquimia, los opuestos paradójicas, sueños, animus crítico, animus, complejo materno, la muerte, la sincronicidad, la sombra, el sufrimiento, el sueño, adulto, femenino, mujer, mujeres, depresión, ejemplos clínicos

IN FRENCH

LE SYMBOLISME DE LA CORNEILLE ET LE CORBEAU DANS LA MYTHOLOGIE, L’ALCHIMIE ET LA THERAPIE PAR LE JEU DE SABLE.
Joan Concannon
Calabasas, Californie, Etats-Unis

MOTS CLES: la thérapie par le jeu de sable, la corneille, le corbeau, corvus, le symbole, le mythe, l’alchimie, les opposées paradoxales, les rêves, l’animus critique, l’animus, le complexe de mère, la morte, le synchronisme, l’ombre, la souffrance, le rêve, l’adulte, la femme, les femmes, la femelle, la dépression, les exemples cliniques.

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