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The greeks referred to mythical images as “gift of the gods.” See what you receive when you visualise these ancient symbols.

This 'From the Archives' article first appeared in our March/April 2006 issue. Join S&H's Subscription Program and access 20 years of archives instantly! Several years ago, while writing a book on sensuality, I was dining at a restaurant with friends. Our discussion focused on the mysteries of sexual attraction. Between courses, I excuses myself and went to the restroom. The restaurant was full of people, and I noticed that no one looked at me as I walked by. This indifference stuck me: when I was younger, men had always turned their heads when I passed. but after I turned 50, this occurred less frequently. In the restroom, I continued to ponder the nature of sexual attraction. I meditated on an image of feminine sensuality from the chapter I was writing at the time. Still absorbed in the images as I walked back to my table, I was shocked to realized that every male head turned to look at me. I had not reapplied my lipstick, dabbed on perfume, or changes any aspect of my appearance, yet something had shifted. I realized that this sudden attention was due to something emanating …

Jacqueline Lapa Sussman, M.S., L.P.C, psychotherapist, lecturer, and director of projects for the International Imagery Association, is the author of Images of Desire: Finding Your Natural Sensual Self in Today's Image-Filled Society (Forge Books, May 2001) and Freedom from Failure: How to Discover the Secret Images That Can Bring Success in Love, Parenthood, Career, and Physical Well-Being (Forge Books, March 2003). For more information, visit jaquelinesussman.com


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