The name Temenos is taken from a Greek word meaning the sacred space surrounding a temple or an altar.


Carl Jung used this same word to refer to the inner space deep within us where soul-making takes place.


It refers to a universal instinct to create a protected, safe space in which to heal, reorganize and regenerate

the fragmented personality.


In a 'soul-centred' medical context, for individuals in crisis

the temenos - which often takes on the circular,

or square forms of the mandala –

provides an enclosed, self-rebirthing place,

akin to a garden, piece of sacred land,

guarded castle, or maternal womb.





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