If an analyst is truly Jungian, the analytical space will be warm and welcoming: what can be felt is the honest spirit of research which is so evident in all of the teachings of C.G. Jung and of those who follow in his footsteps without abandoning a critical spirit, which is so necessary to help those who knock at our doors.

Contact with sand seems to have an almost magical quality, one’s hands know what the mind doesn’t know … Every patient lives his or her personal descent into the underworld; down there, there may be battles with monsters in order to free the imprisoned treasure which is in each of us.

The dreams are a precious resource which show us the path to follow. Not every patient, however, brings a dream to every session. On various occasions I have given voice to a patient’s difficult emotional state by reading a poem or recounting a fairy tale or a myth, or by listening to music together.

No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell.

The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul.

The great problems of life – sexuality, of course, among others – are always related to the primordial images of the collective unconscious.

Dante, Jung and Sandplay Therapy

Analytical Space

In the Jungian tradition, two armchairs are used. In this way, the analyst and the patient can communicate face to face
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The Modern Man

I realized that Dante’s Comedy contained hidden layers of meaning which opened onto new fields of research
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Sandplay Therapy

The spontaneous process of healing that emerges from the unconscious must be met with an attitude of respect and a sense of wonder |Read more|

In search of Beatrice

This new edition of Adriana Mazzarella’s book has come out at a moment in history in which  reports of dramatic international changes and disruptions
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Adriana Mazzarella was born in Naples (Italy) in 1925. She moved to Milan (Italy) as a child with her family, and there she spent  all her life |Read more|

Selected pages

A selection from Adriana Mazzarella’s work about Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso in Dante’s Comedy |Read more|