Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Scarification: Creating Personal Myth and Ritual to Promote Emotional Healing and Individuation
by Squillante, Shannon, M.A., Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2012, 71; 1509821
Abstract (Summary)

This heuristic study considers the place of personal myth and the creation of a personal ritual in the use of scarification to serve as an initiation into self. Meaning can be found and emotional healing achieved by reinviting and honoring these primitive aspects of self. In this way, the individuation process is activated, allowing movement from pain to a place of healing. The author documents her process toward healing through the creation of a physical scar to manifest and represent emotional healing.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Boyd, Barbara
School: Pacifica Graduate Institute
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social psychology, Counseling Psychology, Psychology
Publication Number: 1509821
ISBN: 9781267252173
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