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.
|School:||Pacifica Graduate Institute|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 50/05M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social psychology, Counseling Psychology, Psychology|
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