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Eye and Image: Eye Contact and Guided Imagery in Psychotherapy

  • Patricia G. Webbink


Imagine that you are being watched by a huge eye! What is your reaction to this image? Do you feel discomfort, fear, self-consciousness? Or do you feel, perhaps, awe and reverence? Centuries ago, a large eye was worshipped as a sun god whose luminous gaze communicated power and omniscience, while it also offered protection and comfort. Deities were portrayed as having one eye, multiple eyes, or, as in Gnostic belief, a third eye; these gods were alleged to be all-seeing and all-knowing. Eyes are so basic and fundamental to human existence that the universal symbol of the eye recurs in many cultures.


Autistic Child Nonverbal Behavior Therapeutic Attitude Universal Symbol Musical Selection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patricia G. Webbink
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  1. 1.Psychotherapist BrookmontUSA

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