Dr. Kiepenheuer is a well-known figure among Jungian scholars and within the Sandplay community, and many Sandplay therapists had the privilege of knowing him personally from his lectures, presentations, and workshops. This 29-page manuscript came to Mr. Michel directly from Dr. Kiepenheuer and is essentially his autobiography. It encompasses not only his life as a professional but also gives a chronological account of his personal life, starting with his early childhood and even going back generations. It is excellent and valuable reading for all interested in or involved in Sandplay therapy.
In 1989, Kaspar Kiepenheuer published a book "Was kranke Kinder sagen wollen" that contained a series of 12 case studies. This publication was until now only available in its original German version. While meeting with Mr. Kiepenheuer in Zurich during the summer of 1998, he asked Mr. Michel, whether he would be interested in trying a translation of the book. He felt honored, and after having returned to the US, he immediately started work on the manuscript of the translation. Mr. Kiepenheuer decided to add another new case study as a 13th chapter, which was not a part of the original German publication. The new chapter differs from the original 12 in that it alone has over 20 illustrations incorporated into the text.
The project went along smoothly thanks to constant e-mail communications between Mr. Kiepenheuer and Mr. Michel until he received the devastating news that Mr. Kiepenheuer had been diagnosed with cancer. The continuation of the project was thrown into question when Mr. Kiepenheuer succumbed to his cancer and passed away in May of 2001. Determined to finish the translation in his memory, Mr. Michel managed to complete the manuscript during the winter of 2005. The manuscript is 167 pages and incorporates over 60 illustrations.
The manuscript, including all illustrations, is a self-publication and is stored on a CD-ROM, which can be opened in "MS Word".
Gita Dorothy Morena, Ph.D., is a licensed psychotherapist, author and lecturer. She has a private practice in San Diego, California, where she offers meditation courses, residential retreats, and Sandplay seminars. She is also the great-granddaughter of L. Frank Baum, author of “The Wizard of Oz”. 211 pages.
A hands-on presentation by Gita D. Morena, Ph.D.