Creative Image Therapy: First the Image - Then the Event

CREATIVE IMAGE THERAPY: First the Image - Then the Event

by Volney Mathison

CREATIVE Image Therapy is a practical psychical method for the treatment of physical diseases, and JTor the eradication of unhappy mental states created ty anxieties , worries, fears, nervous tension, and the like. Creative Image Therapy is directed impartially to doctors, therapists, and to the public. This therapy offers a concise and simple mode of procedure that is workable without extensive study of formal psychology, though it does presume that the therapist is familiar with and can apply the preliminary procedures of KLee-tropsychometry.

Creative Image Therapy is valuable in cases of physical illnesses, in that it sets up constructive, healing, mental-image patterns of the mind. It is especially useful in the treatment of the so-called constitutional diseases, such as tuberculosis, heart and circulatory ailments, stomach ulcers, or any disease that develops gradually over a period of time.

The outstanding features of Creative Image Therapy are its simplicity and its tremendous power. The simplicity is such that one can learn in an hour or two all that one basically needs to know in order to apply it successfully, either in one's own case or in the eases of one's patients . This is a therapy that the reader ought to be sure to use on himself, above any other person.

Creative Image Therapy is a modernized, scientific presentation of only three very anciently known principles.

The first and main one of these is; That before any human being can perform any conscious physical act, he must first create a non-physical "mentallmage" or a system of mental images depicting the execution of the act.

Although the term "image" suggests optical-like manifestations, it nonetheless includes and comprises all possible communicative perceptions, which are based in one way or another on MOTION, such as sounds, contacts with materials and surfaces, and so on.

Mental images—memories, fantasies, imaginary pictures in the mind, and the like—-have always been taken for granted. Tet this power to create mental images is one of the supreme manifestations of this universe. They have no weight, no size, no wave length—no ponderable physical reality. Having no physical features whatsoever, mental or psychic image patterns are the generators of physical events of every kind, probably including everything from the most insignificant to the most stupendous.

The usual definition of an "event" is along the line of scanething that takes 'place, a situation wherein things happen. In the scientific aspect of the word, however, the term "event* covers much more than this. It stands for:

1. An occurrence.

2. ANT physical structure, object, person, or thing.

The second definition is apt to seem strange to most readers. When a scientist states "A man is an EVENT”, one might fancy at first that the statement doesn't make much sense. Tet it really does make sense—for the deeper meaning of the statement, "A man is an event”, is that any living person is a bundle of energies IN ACTION—he is at once therefore the sum total of a vast multitude of prior and present events—and he is an EVENT HIMSELF in that he is "something happening, here and now”.

Every physical thing CHANCES from year to year, from day to day, from second to second. These changes go on relentlessly and inexorably, presumably forever, regardless of whether our powers of perception are sufficiently sensitive to be aware of this continuous change.

So, in the scientific sense, almost everything in the physical universe is an "event"—for energy in action is everywhere apparent. A cancerous growth or ANT other disease or situation of tension in the human body Is also an event—it involves the manifestation of energies in action that are producing deleterious alterations in tissues.

Every action is preceded by a system of images that are precursors of the act.

In short, if you can't "see" it. if you can't "vision" it. if you can't even "imagine" it, THEN TOP CERTAINLY CAN'T DO HI Under the guidance of this imaging foree, physical activity goes on at a great rate—and in the gradual development of what we call "conscious awareness", we are actually GIVEN A GLIMPSE OF THE MODE OF CREATION OF THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE.

These image patterns on the conscious level which we are aware of and which we