"Your vision will become clear only
can look into your own heart.
Who looks outside, dreams;
"Where is the Eye able
to see souls?
Where others can see
only 'door' and 'wall'.
'Door' and 'wall' are subtle things:
Fire, earth, water - all tell sublime
Vision requires far more than a functioning
without a formative visual imagination
compliments the familiar outer
and transforms raw sensation into
The light of
the mind must flow into and marry with
the light of nature to bring forth a
"Vision is the art of seeing things
Pearce speaks of the importance of storytelling to children, who, as they
listen with rapt attention, flesh out the stories with sequences of associated
images (visions) so vivid that it is as if the experience were their own.
This capacity, developed in childhood, can then turn to the envisioning
in adulthood of what might be.
To envision what might be is fundamental
both to play ("let's pretend I'm a bear") as well as to creativity, which, if
the imagining of
a possibility that did not exist before." -
"The eye owes its
existence to the light.
Out of indifferent
animal organs the light
an organ to correspond to itself;
and so the eye is formed, by the light for the
light so that the
inner light may meet the
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Vision is defined as:foresight
a lucid dream
faculty of vision
a vivid mental image
a sudden clear
that is or has been seen
sudden understanding of the
mental image produced by
mystical experience of
The faculty of 'seeing' has both physical and spiritual elements.
After we imbibe the colors and the physical qualities of external
objects as a result of the stimulating action of light on the sensitive retina
we close our eyes and dream.
Our dreaming sets in motion a series of
processes which allow that vision of a material object to come into actual
existence as envisioned through the creative process.
materially realizing the vision in temporal reality.
"Sight gives me
information concerning the world around me.
I look out in front of me,
and perceive the sea lit up out to the horizon.
I look around me: to my
left and right, I see the limitless straight line of the beach, and behind it,
the dunes - all in space.
The objects are clear and plain.
the wind bend over to the ground the reeds that keep the dunes in place.
I record these images one by one, and their juxtaposition shows me the
real world in which I live, the world around me.
I am at the center of this universe by means of
my gaze, which sweeps across this space and lets me know everything in it.
By combining these images of
reality, I grasp it as a whole, and become a part of it as a result of my
I am the point of departure from which the universe and
space are ordered: my vision situates me and every other component, placing
each where it belongs.
look I discover order.
Transmitted images are superimposed on one
another, and as a result, I now know that a given image belongs within a
particular context of reality.
It conjures up another image; I
anticipate what I am going to see, but what is coming will in any case be
located in space and will constitute part of reality - deeper and hidden, in a
sense, but still reality.
Vision furnishes me this information.
I need to know what action to take and where to place myself; my sight
enables me to know the reality in which my action will take place, and whether
my action is possible.
Sight gives me information concerning
the world around me.
It permits me to
accumulate pieces of information, each of which is an image, in space, of
I know, of course, that this is also something learned;
the shapes and colors and distances I apprehend are perceptible to me because I
My culture has furnished
me with an understanding of the images I see.
Images are points which take on
value only when reassembled, so that they acquire an identity as part of a
If I had only one "view" of my universe, I would be
a participant in a totality which would be both terribly coherent and yet at
the same time composed of fragments without any necessary relationship.
Visual reality is clearly noncontradictory.
You can say that a
piece of paper is both red and blue.
But you cannot see it as both red
and blue at the same time.
It is either one or the other.
The famous principle of noncontradiction
is based on visual experience of the world, just as the principle of identity
Declaring that two opinions cannot both be true, when one
denies what the other affirms, has to do with vision, which involves
Consequently what is visual cannot be
Knowledge based on sight is of necessity linear and
Only thought based on language can be dialectical, taking into
account contradictory aspects of reality, which are possible because they are
located in time."
- Jacques Ellul
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