Volume 2, Issue 4, page 6


so thoughtlessly take for granted seem to
be our nearest possible mode, at this
time, of contacting the image-energy-power
of the master intelligence-force of Creation.

This gives us a hint concerning the
probable eventual power of Creative Image
Therapy. On this planet, only we human
beings, apparently, are privileged to observe and to become CONSCIOUSLY AWARE OF
THE POWEll. OF IMAGE-ENERGY IN ACTION. Only
we are fully privileged to use this power
in the area of conscious awareness. And
how we do use this power, consciously,
SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN LEFT UP TO US!
This brings us to the second major
principle of Creative Image Therapy -- that
the. power of image systems is in itself
non-selective -- it operates equally well
and with equal force in ANY direction. It
can be directed either CONSTRUCTIVELY or
DESTRUCTIVELY.

When dynamic men create mental image
systems and direct these toward the external environment at cross-purposes,
savage and terrible wars ensue. And when
any human being creates negative and destructive image patterns embodied in
"fears" concerning himself and his survival, ravaging diseases ensue.

We come now to a third term that must
be dealt with and defined -- FEAR.

Examine any possible fear.

Fear of death -- The only way one can
experience a fear of death is by creating
image systems wherein one sees one's body
in various stages and forms of lifelessness. Creative negative mental images!
Fear of an illness -- This involves
the creating of systems of mental pictures
wherein one's body is viewed in various
phases of disease.

Fear of losing some previous object,
some beloved person -- The only way one experiences this type of fear is by creating
mental images of a scene of action wherein one IS NOW BEING OR HAS ALREADY BEEN
DEPRIVED OF THE THING ONE TREASURES!
Without such mental images, there is no
"emotion", no "energy-motion", no fear.
If you can't see it, you can't fear 11!
This is the powerfully disintegrative factor about negative mental images.
As created in the mind, the mental pictures are not that the feared disaster,
consequence, or loss may occur at some
future time. Instead, in one's mental
images, one sees the event as occurring
NOW, or as having ALREADY OCCURRED. Examine any one of your personal fears
carefully. You will find that you are
accomplishing or creating on the p chic
image level the ve event that you rear!
But, fortunate yfor every ohe of us,
such negative mental images -- especially
fleeting or casual ones -- are not in and
by themselves sufficient to complete the
feared situation. There is one further
requirement