Ravitz, Lize
Ganesa: LORD OF OBSTACLES

Journal of Sandplay Therapy, Volume 4, Number 2, 1995

KEY WORDS: Ganesa, symbol, obstacles, sandplay therapy, elephant, initiation, integration, transformation, sacrifice, separation, transition, incorporation, clinical example.

ABSTRACT: This description of four individuals using Ganesh in their sandplay processes, shows the emergence of individuation. Ganesa’s powers protect and support life and the striving for wholeness. The symbol expresses the process of individuation-initiation, integration, and transformation.