By Mary Jane Markell
Therapists usually stumble upon those that have suffered critical emotional harm leading to emotions of mental fragmentation. Sandplay treatment, which mixes the actual activities of play with statement and knowing by using symbolism, could be a helpful approach to treating this type of harm. this article makes a speciality of the theoretical facets of sandplay treatment, providing Dora M. Kalff's rules and drawing out the importance of Kalffian sandplay for therapists. construction on Kalffian principles of the combination of japanese and Western idea on the subject of therapeutic via sandplay, the writer explores theories in quantum physics and japanese philosophies. Her theoretical insights are illustrated with scientific examples, and this quantity could be of curiosity to arts therapists and to scholars of similar disciplines.
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So again, as with the little crescent moon ark, there is a return to a primordial unity from which all life, all forms, emerged in the beginning prior to any differentiation. Speaking of Nut, the great sky goddess of Egypt, Neumann comments: The Great Goddess is the flowing unity of subterranean and celestial primordial water, the sea of heaven on which sail the barks of the 44 SAND, WATER, SILENCE – THE EMBODIMENT OF SPIRIT gods of light, the circular life-generating ocean above and below the earth … she is the ocean of life with its life and death-bringing seasons, and life is her child, a fish eternally swimming inside her, like the stars in the celestial ocean.
The second transformation that occurs is that of space–time dimensions, in which the participant, through his or her actual physical involvement combined with active emotional participation, enters into the mythic moment of creation or beginning. Clearly it is more than space that is being transcended, for in fact we encounter the curious annulment of time itself. One can witness this in first and second trays, in which typically the images deal with actual (time–space related) origins. However, generally by the third tray there is a movement away from these more concrete origins to a transcended space–time dimension.
In a discussion relating to the last circle in the diagram and its importance in relation to the potential for rebirth and renewal as seen within the sand process, she once commented that what is vital in any sandplay process is to experience birth, to develop the richness of our original potentialities, to become consciously aware of our totality, and ultimately to go on to the next level. ” The path ahead In addition as an exploration of some of the inner sciences of the East, I will explore recent developments in theoretical and quantum physics that lend themselves directly to theoretical aspects of sandplay, specifically in the role of meaning, matter and energy in the transformation process.