Part 1 - The symbolic language of drawings. 1 Encountering images. 2 Reflectins of psyche and soma. 3 Sorting grains. 4 In the beginning. 5 Treasure hard to attain. 6 Free as a bird. 7 Birds fly over the rainbow. 8 Becoming a man. 9 Life ending. Part 2 - How we die. 10 The spirit and soul of dying. 11 A treasure seeker and a warrior meet death. 12 Caregiving and the spiritual aspect of the psyche. 13 Closure. Appendix A - Guidelines for reading and evaluating spontaneous pictures. Appendix B - The structure of the psyche according to theory of analytical psychology
'This book explores the experience of living and dying with a life threatening, incurable disease....The plan for conducting this descriptive study was based on a Jungian model for collecting and evaluating drawings, developed by analyst Susan Bach....Representative drawings reveal remarkable findings such as developments prior to their clinical confirmation, apparent influence of a near-death experience, forecast of life's span, and an array of archetypal images that amplify the struggle between life and death....Art therapists, counseling clinicians, medical personnel involved in patient care, and hospital chaplains will find this book especially valuable.'