chapter  50
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Imagery

ByTony Morris

Imagery is a mental process that is almost always with us. When we feel hungry and think about a bacon sandwich, we see the cooked bacon curling out of the sides of the bread, smell the unique aroma, and taste the salty smoked meat. When we must give somebody bad news, knowing they will be upset, we rehearse the words we will use to deliver the news and the soft, somber tone of voice, then we perceive their distraught reaction. All these sights, sounds, tastes, smells, and emotions are aspects of imagery, a rich multi-sensory experience that we create intentionally, but which sometimes seems to arise automatically.