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Rainbow over Troubled Water

Rainbow over Troubled Water

Sometimes in sandplay therapy we come very close to the spiritual dimension of our life. A 9 years old girl began her first sandplay with shaping of a river; she put a rainbow in the tray connecting both sides of the river, and asked me: Do you believe in God?

The troubled water stood for the troubles between her parents and their split, the rainbow as an archetypal symbol for reconciliation and hope. The gifted girl used the sandplay as a vessel for her innermost concern and found in a short second an astonishingly precise symbolic expression. I?ll talk about the special and often surprising power of sandplay as a medium for symbolization and transformation. Sometimes the transformative energy seems to emerge from deep within. The question may arise: What is the faith of the therapist?


Belgrade: Limes and the City. Hermeneutics of the Belgrade’s Soul

Belgrade: Limes and the City. Hermeneutics of the Belgrade’s Soul

Marijana Popovic, M.A. &Jelena Sladojevic Matic, Ph.D.

Jungian Analysts, Individual Members of the IAAP

Belgrade, SERBIA

Upon hearing the title of the Conference «Borderlands, historical and cultural», we were immediately gripped by it. Borderland is usualy defined as «district near a border» or «an area of overlap between two things» and we were both of oppinion borderland could be easily used as the second name or a nick name of our native, home town Belgrade, capital and the largest city of Serbia. Belgrade’s geographical and historical position predestined its borderline or liminal fate and determined its Soul-making, since it is a city full of contradictions, difficulties, positive and negative surprises and peculiar ways of being and surviving. Both of us are very well aware that to know Belgrade in all its complexity, to come close to its richly textured, historically multilayered aspects of its Soul would require a long life spent in detailed observation and investigation. The focus of our interest is limited to what is liminal in Belgrade’s Soul and identity and how this liminality has been created through history.


C.G. Jung in the 1930s: Not to idealize, neither to diminish

  • C.G. Jung in the 1930s:

Not to idealize, neither to diminish

C. G. Jung in the 1930s – it’s a key theme for analytical psychology. I would like to mention a few aspects that I believe are important if one wants to reach a closer, more objective view of Jung during this dark and difficult time. But first, a preliminary observation.

Jung’s confession that he “slipped up” is well known and often quoted. In 1945 Jung sought out Leo Baeck in his Zurich hotel and talked with him. Aniela Jaff? later spoke of “a shadow of Jung’s,” which she said had become mixed up in his political attitude. His error, she said, was “dass er mehr h?tte schweigen sollen” (Jaff? 1968, p. 85). Her phrase could mean that Jung “should have been more discreet,” or even that he “should have kept quiet more often.”


European Cultural Komplexes – Kopenhagen 2013

European Cultural Komplexes – Kopenhagen 2013


Nazi Germany during the war: A man was reading a book in the train titled „Mary Stuart“. A Nazi in uniform watched him and asked with a sharp voice: What are you reading, it looks English!

The man answers: This book is from Friedrich Schiller, one of our greatest poets.

But why “Mary Stuart”? asks the Nazi.

The man answers: Schiller wrote books for all European nations. For the British he wrote “Mary Stuart”, for the Swiss “Wilhelm Tell”, for the French “Jeanne d? Arc” and for the Italians “The Fiesco di Genoa. For the Spanish he wrote “Don Carlos”.


The Dead Sister

Joerg Rasche MD

Krakow October 2011

The Dead Sister.

About mourning and analysis, and working within the transference

This paper is about the Jungian analytical treatment of a 40 years old woman which started with an intensive process of mourning. The sister of the patient (+2) had passed away only about half a year before the patient came to me. The years before were full of concern and pain. My patient nearly gave up her own life to care for her sister. There was no other sibling.

The analyst accompanied the patient through the period of mourning. It appeared that he didn’t work just with transference dynamics, but also within the transference. Touched by the unconscious of the patient, her fear and sorrow and nearly paranoid bewilderment he had to react somehow spontaneous: On the first anniversary of the death of the sister he lightened a candle during the session. This intensified and changed the transference a lot. After the mourning period the “real” Analysis began as the second part of the therapy. The emerging dream symbols show how the inner transformation in the patient?s mind took place. The process went deep into the sphere of archetypal symbols.


Обучающий семинар Йорка Роше «Любовь, отношения и индивидуация»

с 20 по 22 марта


Йорк Раше (Берлин) — один из ведущих психологов Европы, юнгианский аналитик, психиатр, психотерапевт, куратор Казахстанской группы развития аналитической психологии от IAAP, действительный член IAAP, экс-вицепрезидент IAAP.

На семинаре речь пойдет о вопросах семьи, братско-сестринских отношениях, а так же о юнгианской терапии семейных пар. (далее…)