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Seeing with the mind's eye : the history, techniques, and uses of visualization

Author: Mike Samuels; Nancy Samuels
Publisher: New York : Random House, 1975.
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This volume explores the concepts and techniques related to visualization as the basic process of thought, memory, imagination, religious experiences, the perception of reality, creativity, and consciousness itself. The authors trace subjects like dreams, daydreams, eidetic imagery, and general visualizations through history and different cultures and religions. They cover visualization both in very general terms,  Read more...
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Samuels, Mike.
Seeing with the mind's eye.
New York : Random House, 1975
(OCoLC)643733290
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Samuels; Nancy Samuels
ISBN: 0394497457 9780394497457 0394731131 9780394731131
OCLC Number: 1659498
Notes: "A Random House Bookworks book."
Description: xvii, 331 pages [4] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: [Sect. 1:] The nature of the image --
Introduction --
[1.] Inner and outer-fantasy and reality. Perceptions and images --
The duality in experimental psychology --
The duality in physics, Carl Jung's psychic reality --
The unity in American Indian thought --
[2.] Visual images and the word. Union and separation --
The cave paintings, participation mystique, American Indian stories and rituals --
Verbal versus visual thought --
[3.] A brief history of imagery in religion, healing, and psychology. Egyptian and Hermetic philosophy --
Summarian fertility gods, Patanjali's Yoga Sutras --
Tantric visualizations: mandalas --
Old Testament visualizations, basic Christian visualizations --
Shamanistic healing rituals, Egyptian medicine --
Paracelsus --
Christian Science healing --
Twentieth century research in physiology, the image in psychology, the image in psychiatry --
[4.] Varieties of visualization experience. Memory images --
Eidetic images, Imagination images --
Daydreams and fantasy --
Hypnagogic and hypnopompic images --
Dreams --
Visions and hallucinations --
After-images, recurrent images --
[5.] Visualization and perception. The physiology of vision: the eye and the brain --
Fixed gaze and depth perception --
The split brain --
[6.] The effects of visualization. Inner states --
One-pointedness of mind --
Effects on physiology --
Subtle body energy --
Images as a guide from the unconscious --
[7.] Symbol, form and color. Symbols and Perception --
Auto symbolizing --
Symbols in visions and dreams --
What symbols are --
The myth of the fall of man --
Tantric symbols --
The circle as an example of form --
Color --
Charts --
Synesthesias --
[Sect. 2:] Opening the mind's eye. Introduction --
[8.] Preliminaries. Quiet space --
Relaxation: Jacobson's progressive relaxation, autosuggestion, leisure activity --
Concentration: counting breaths, focusing on an external object, dealing With extraneous thoughts --
Seeing: 'blind'sight, seeing beyond labels, staring, zooming in, changing mental points of view, here and now seeing, memorizing what you see, the DaVinci screen and art. [9.] Visualization techniques. A triangle --
An apple --
A childhood room --
A house --
Moving around a chair --
Rotating a tea kettle --
Controlling objects in the childhood room --
A floating baboon --
A person --
Yourself --
A past scene with all senses involved --
Imagining your hand is heavy --
A receptive visualization for an imaginary workshop --
A spirit guide --
[10.] The receptive place. Being aware of images --
Creating your own work space --
Using the hypnogogic state --
Getting in touch with dreams --
Programming dreams --
Drugs --
Sensory deprivation --
Believing in images --
An exercise for replacing doubt with confidence --
[11.] Receiving images. Personal goals, satisfaction and dissatisfaction --
Examining present visualizations --
Cybernetic theories of behavior --
The inner center as a source of images: Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, lung's concept of the self, the universal self --
Inner center images and growth --
Receptive visualization techniques: the elevator and screen, drifting into space and white light --
A receptive visualization exercise for home --
[Sect. 3:] Visions of wholeness --
Introduction --
[12.] Daily life. Creating a lifestyle --
Home vision --
Community vision --
Work-success visualization --
Mental practice --
Role rehearsal --
Material objects and final state visualization --
Family vision --
Visualization and sex --
Visualizing to improve athletic ability --
Body image and weight control --
Visualization and memory --
[13.] Psychology. The inner world --
Releasing images from the unconscious --
Freud: hypnosis, free association, images as primary process thought --
Jung and active imagination: imaginary travels, inner figures, grounding, sketches and notebooks, archetypes --
Induced hypnagogic reverie --
Induced dreams --
Controlling negative visualizations --
Time projection --
Behaviorist systematic desensitization --
Aversive training (negative conditioning) --
Implosive therapy (working through negative visualizations) --
Hypnotherapy: automatic writing, age regression, age progression, autohypnosis --
Kretschmer's meditative visualizations --
The meadow, mountain, and chapel visualizations --
Leuner's Guided Affective Imagery: ten standard visualizations, dealing with visualized creatures --
Psychosynthesis: symbolic visualizations, visualizing objects --
Directed daydreams --
Gestalt psychodrama --
Visualizing positive scenes. [14.] Medicine and healing. Shamanistic rituals: Eskimo, Navaho --
Babylonian healing techniques --
Egyptian magic --
Greek healing techniques: dreams and temple sleep, idols, exorcism --
Occult healing --
Paracelsus and Renaissance healing techniques --
The placebo effect --
Taboo death --
The physiology of visualization healing: the flight or fight response, emotions and body responses, the relaxation response and body changes during meditation, conscious control of the autonomic nervous system, bio-feedback, Yogic control of body processes, Russian experiments on body changes during visualization --
Autogenic therapy: standard visualizations and their healing effects, physiological effects of the visualizations, autogenic visualizations in specific diseases --
Carl Simonton's use of visualization in the treatment of cancer --
Visualization and subtle body energies --
Receptive visualization and diagnosis --
Programmed visualization and healing: healing processes, healed states, Rosicrucian healing visualizations --
Yogic psychic healing --
Visualization and vision: the Bates technique --
Visualization in natural childbirth --
Visualization and the relief of pain --
Releasing worry over disease --
[15.] Creativity. Reverie and analysis of the creative act --
Imagination and images --
The creative characteristics of the visualization state --
Sinnott's theory of creativity as an attribute of life --
Neurophysiology and creativity --
Closure --
Rugg's theory of creativity --
Jung's concept of visionary art --
Accounts of creative people --
The technique of applied imagination --
Synectics --
Conditions that foster creativity --
Sensory cues --
Receptive visualization for creativity --
Using accelerated mental processes --
Visualization and working with images --
[16.]Parapsychology. Definitions --
Egyptian magic --
Yogic powers --
Science and the Church --
Modern parapsychological research --
Theories about parapsychology: psi-fields, interpersonal matrices, clairvoyant reality, synchronicity --
Teaching parapsychology skills: Le Shan, Rzyl --
Clairvoyance, telepathy, and visualization --
Using visualization for telepathy --
J.B. Rhine's research into ESP --
The Soal experiments and precognition --
A receptive visualization for extrasensory perception --
Psychic reading --
Using visualization in clairvoyance --
Out-of-body experiences or astral travel --
Psychokinesis: experiments and a programmed visualization --
Psychic healing and visualization --
[17.] Spiritual life. Sacred and worldly realities --
Union, separation, and the birth of mysticism --
Ascetic practices and ecstasy --
Shamanistic visualization --
Jewish Kabbalism and visualization --
Christian Gnosticism and visualization --
Tantric yoga and liberation --
Tantric visualizations --
The mandala as a visualization device --
Tibetan visualization exercises: a deity, the spinal canal, psychic heat, maya, the dream state, death and afterlife, the Chod Rite --
Cosmic consciousness --
The Appendix: going further --
Choosing areas for visualization --
Using feelings as a guide --
A receptive visualization for work --
Choosing specific visualizations --
Categories of visualization.
Responsibility: Mike Samuels, Nancy Samuels.

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This volume explores the concepts and techniques related to visualization as the basic process of thought, memory, imagination, religious experiences, the perception of reality, creativity, and consciousness itself. The authors trace subjects like dreams, daydreams, eidetic imagery, and general visualizations through history and different cultures and religions. They cover visualization both in very general terms, discussing its history and theory, as well as offering to specific recommendations and suggestions as to how it can play a role in one's life.

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