The Imagination Cure - Better Eyesight, December 1919, Editor: W. H.Bates, M.D.

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    Zetsu Guest


    When the imagination is perfect the mind is always perfectly relaxed,
    and as it is impossible to relax and imagine a letter perfectly, and
    at the same time strain and see it imperfectly, it follows that when
    one imagines that one sees a letter perfectly one actually does see
    it, as demonstrated by the retinoscope, no matter how great an error
    of refraction the eye may previously have had. The sight, therefore,
    may often be be improved very quickly by the aid of the imagination.
    To use this method the patient may proceed as follows:

    Look at a letter at the distance at which it is seen best. Close and
    cover the eyes so as to exclude all the light, and remember it. Do
    this alternately until the memory is nearly equal to the sight. Next,
    after remembering the letter with the eyes closed and covered, and
    while still holding the mental picture of it, look at a blank surface
    a foot or more to the side of it, at the distance at which you wish to
    see it. Again close and cover the eyes and remember the letter, and on
    opening them look a little nearer to it. Gradually reduce the distance
    between the point of fixation and the letter, until able to look
    directly at it and imagine it as well as it is remembered with the
    eyes closed and covered. The letter will then be seen perfectly, and
    other letters in its neighborhood will come out. If unable to remember
    the whole letter, you may be able to imagine a black period as forming
    part of it. If you can do this, the letter will also be seen

    Zetsu, Jun 2, 2009
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    Neil Brooks Guest

    Zetsu has long ago reached the level where he/she/it is nothing
    more than the online equivalent of one of those psychotic homeless
    people who stands on the corner, SHOUTING Bible passages, to ...

    What a pathetic little creature.

    Almost SURELY the illegitimate love child of Otis Brown (and ... who
    else?? Desperate people DO do desperate things....).
    Neil Brooks, Jun 2, 2009
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