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When Evil Appears in Imagery

  • Lewis E. Mehl


In the clinical practice of imagery, frightening, powerful, spontaneous images occur which hold a foreboding quality. They send chills down the therapist’s back. They engender a cold sweat, hyper-alertness, a kind of fear response. We are not tempted to help our client lovingly embrace these images. As therapists, we may want to flee from them as rapidly as possible. Great therapeutic potential can be lost when we succomb to that fear.


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Fairy Tale Twilight Zone Walk Away Spirit Possession 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lewis E. Mehl
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  1. 1.University of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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