We consider the following books fundamental to Sandplay studies. The Sandplay in Switzerland program does not require you to read them all. We offer them to choose from if you are preparing for the upcoming program.

Bradway, Kay & McCoard, Barbara, Sandplay: Silent Workshop of the Psyche, Routledge, New York, 1997, 1999. ISBN 0415150752

Kalff, Dora, Sandplay: A Psychotherapeutic Approach to the Psyche, Temenos Press, California, 2003. ISBN 0972851704

Lowenfeld, Margaret, Understanding Children’s Sandplay: Lowenfeld’s World Technique, International Specialized Book Services, 2nd edition, 1996. ISBN 095217880X

Mitchell, Rie Rogers & Friedman, Harriet S, Sandplay: Past, Present and Future, Routledge, London & New York, 1994. ISBN 0415101379

Mitchell, Rie Rogers & Firedman, Harriet S, Supervision of Sandplay Therapy, Routledge, London & New York, 2008 ISBN 978045410892

Neumann, Erich, The Child, Shambala Press, Boston, MA, 1972

Weinrib, Estelle, Images of the Self, The Sandplay Therapy Process, Temenos Press, California, 2003. ISBN 0972851712


The following books are recommended for those who wish to pursue further study and/or specific topics.

Living the Tides of Uncertainty: Proceedings from the 2004 Sandplay Therapists of America National Conference in Monterey, California. Order online through the STA website (

Amatruda, Kate and Simpson, Phoenix, Sandplay, The Sacred Healing: A Guide to Symbolic Process, Trance Sand Dance, 1997. Order online through STA website.

Ammann, Ruth, Healing Transformation in Sandplay: Creative Processes Become Visible, Open Court Publishing, La Salle, IL, 1991. ISBN 0812691415

Bradway, Kay, Transference and Counter-Transference in Sandplay Therapy”, in Journal of Sandplay Therapy, Volume 1, Number 1, Autumn, 1991.

Bradway, Kay, Chambers, Lucia, & Chiaia, Maria Ellen, Sandplay in Three Voices, Routledge, 2005. ISBN 1583917292

Eastwood, Pratibha, Nine Windows to Wholeness: Exploring Numbers in Sandplay Therapy, Sanity Press, 2002. ISBN 0972088903

Hong, Grace, Sandplay Therapy: Research & Practice, Routledge, London & New York, 2007, ISBN 13:9780415570510

Hunter, Linda, Images of Resiliency, Behavioral Communications Institute, 2773 Ocean Blvd., Suite 502, Palm Beach, Florida, 33480, 1998. ISBN 0966235703

Jung, C.G., Children’s Dreams, Philemon Series ,Princeton University Press, Princeton & Oxford, 2008, ISBN 9780691133232

Jung, C.G., Collected Works, Volume 8, The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche, chapters “The Structure of the Psyche,” “On the Nature of the Psyche,” and “On the Nature of Dreams,” Bollingen Series XX, Princeton University Press, 1960. The best place to purchase a single volume of the Collected Works, and the best price we have found, is through Assisi Conference and Seminars. To order, call 802-254-6220, fax 802-258-2581, or email Web site:

Jung, C.G., Memories, Dreams, Reflections, Vintage Books, New York, 1989. ISBN 0679723951

Kiepenheuer, Kaspar, Crossing the Bridge: A Jungian Approach to Adolescence, Open Court Publishing, La Salle, IL, 1990. ISBN 0812691377

Markell, Mary Jane, Sand, Water, Silence – The Embodiment of Spirit: Exploration in Matter and Psyche, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, England & US, 2002. ISBN 1843100789

Mazzarella, Adriana, In Search of Beatrice – Dante’s Journey and Modern Man, Studio In/Out – Vivarium, Milan, 2001. ISBN 8887131341

Morena, Gita, The Wisdom of Oz: Reflections of a Jungian Sandplay Psychotherapist, published by Frog, Ltd, C/O North Atlantic Books, USA, 1998, 2001. ISBN 1583940367

Stern, Daniel, N., The Interpersonal World of the Infant—A View from Psychoanalysis and Developmental Psychology, Basic Books/Harper Collins, 1985. ISBN 046509589


Journal of Sandplay Therapy, published by Sandplay Therapists of America, Joyce Camuyrano Cunningham, Ed., P.O. Box 210682, San Francisco, CA 94121 or see STA website.

Note: To those who may not be familiar with the ideas of C.G. Jung, there are many excellent books that introduce Jungian psychology and explain the basic concepts. We recommend that you choose among these to enhance your understanding. Please also read Memories, Dreams, Reflections, Jung’s autobiography, listed above.

Black Madonna of Einsiedeln

For those who would like to learn more about the Black Madonna at Einsiedeln, a place of pilgrimage and site we visit during Sandplay in Switzerland programs, we recommend the following.

Gustafson, Fred, The Black Madonna of Einsiedeln, Sigo Press, Boston, MA, 1990. ISBN 0938434489

Galland, China, Longing for Darkness, Tara and the Black Madonna, Penguin (Non Classics), ISBN 9780140195668 (Image on cover of this book is the Black Madonna of Einsiedeln)

Pamphlets available at the church contain legends and interesting historical information.

Also of interest

Birnbaum, Lucia Chiavola, Black Madonnas: Feminism, Religion, and Politics in Italy, Northeastern University Press, 1997. ISBN 059500380-X

The Contributions of Marion Woodman

Marion Woodman’s books are fundamental to the study of Jungian psychology, the importance of symbol and image, embodied consciousness, and the sacred feminine.

Woodman, Marion, The Owl Was a Baker’s Daughter: Obesity Anorexia Nervosa, and the Repressed Feminine, Inner City Books, 1980. ISBN 0-919123-03-1

Woodman, Marion, Addiction to Perfection: The Still Unravished Bride, Inner City Books, 1982. ISBN 0-919123-11-2

Woodman, Marion, The Pregnant Virgin: A Process of Psychological Transformation, Inner City Books, 1985. ISBN 0-919123-20-1

Woodman, Marion, The Ravaged Bridegroom: Masculinity in Women, Inner City Books, 1990. ISBN 0-919123-42-2

Woodman, Marion, Leaving My Father’s House: A Journey to Conscious Femininity (with Kate Danson, Mary Hamilton, and Rita Greer Allen), Shambala, 1993. ISBN 0-87773-578-6

Woodman, Marion, Dancing in the Flames: The Dark Goddess in the Transformation of Consciousness (with Elinor Dickson), Shambala, 1996. ISBN I-57062-I99-3

Woodman, Marion, Coming Home to Myself: Daily Reflections for a Woman’s Body and Soul (with Jill Mellick), Conari Press, 1998. ISBN 1-57324-100-8

Woodman, Marion, The Maiden King: The Reunion of Masculinity and Feminity (with Robert Bly), Henry Holt and Company, 1998. ISBN 0-8050-5777-3

Woodman, Marion, Bone-Dying Into Life, Viking Compass, 2000. ISBN 0-670-89374-9

Riley, Nancy, Ed, The Forsaken Garden: Four Conversations on the Deep Meaning of Environmental Illness, Marion Woodman, Ross Woodman, Sir Laurens van der Post, and Thomas Berry. Quest Books, 1998. ISBN 0-8356-0771-2

Spring 72, Body and Soul, Honoring Marion Woodman, Spring Journal, A Journal of Archetype & Culture, 2005. ISBN 1-882670-29-9

These Audio Downloads and CDs by Marion Woodman are available through Sounds True Publishing: sounds

Woodman, Marion, Emily Dickinson and the Demon Lover, Sounds True Publishing, 2009. ISBN 978-1-60407-055-2

Woodman, Marion, Rolling Away the Stone, Sounds True Publishing, 1989.

Woodman, Marion, Dreams, Language of the Soul, Sounds True Publishing, 2009. ISBN 978-1-62203-008-8

Woodman, Marion, The Crown of Age: The Rewards of Conscious Aging, Sounds True Publishing, 2004. ISBN 978-1-591179-269-7

Woodman, Marion, Holding the Tension of the Opposites, Sounds True Publishing, 2007. ISBN 978-1-62203-024-8

Woodman, Marion, Sitting By the Well – Bringing the Feminine to Consciousness Through Language, Dreams, and Metaphor, Sounds True Publishing, 1998. ISBN 978-1-59179-596-4

Workshops offered by women who trained intensively with Marion Woodman:
Marion Woodman Foundation:

Purchase of Books, for purchase of books

C.G. Jung Bookstore (at the Jung Institute in Los Angeles), 10349 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064. Phone, 310-556-1196. Fax, 310-556-2290. Email This bookstore carries a wide variety of Jungian-oriented books.