Nelson, Daniel C. CONFRONTING THE SCORPION PEOPLE: REAPPROPRIATION OF THE PRIMAL MASCULINE IN SANDPLAY THERAPY

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Nelson, Daniel C
CONFRONTING THE SCORPION PEOPLE: REAPPROPRIATION OF THE PRIMAL MASCULINE IN SANDPLAY THERAPY

Journal of Sandplay Therapy, Volume 5, Number 1, 1995

KEY WORDS: primal masculine, masculine, men, sandplay therapy, hero, logos, chthonic, phallos, deep masculine, phallos protos, parent-child unity

ABSTRACT: This presentation considers the need for inclusivity of the masculine and feminine origins in the theoretical basis of Sandplay therapy. The challenge is made to the misunderstanding of Neumann’s work and its foundation in Sandplay theory. The process for men involves the acquaintance with both the masculine and feminine origins, referred to as “co-determinants”. Through the exploration of several men’s sandplay processes, the author shows the discovery of the male figure, which prompts and provides the energy for the journey to individuation.

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