Castration is a removal of the testes, signifying our fear of power, masculinity and sex.
It speaks of an unconscious or excessive guilt about sex.
Castration is a metaphor for feeling that something cost us a great deal to accomplish, that we had to pay for it with our most precious jewels. This is a form of self-attack and sacrifice.
From 'Healing the Body Through Mind and Metaphor'
© Chuck Spezzano and Janie Ticehurst 2005
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