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Imagination expert, physician, and director of the American Institute for Mental Imagery. Dr. Gerald Epstein, to discuss "The Technology of the Imagination". Tuesday, February 6, 2007

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – Dr. Gerald Epstein, a pioneer of the process of Creative Visualization in America, will give a talk on "The Technology of the Imagination" on Tuesday, February 6, at 6:00 p.m., in Sanders Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Epstein's talk will explore ancient and contemporary traditions of creative imagination, and their application in everyday life. He will discuss the roots of the imagination and the imaginal realm, its premises and structures, why imaginal techniques work, and their implications for personal freedom.

Epstein has over 32 years of experience in the practice, teaching, and research of the imagination and its ramifications. He intended to become a Freudian analyst, but abandoned his training and went to Jerusalem to pursue therapeutic uses of imagination. Dr. Gerald has since become a leading advocate of the application of Western spiritual tradition to healing.

The author of five books and thirty-five articles, Epstein is the director of the American Institute for Mental Imagery, a post-graduate training center for licensed mental health professionals. In 1989, he published "Healing Visualizations," which is now considered a classic text on therapeutic mental imagery. He also wrote an account of his clinical experiences, a book on the reasons and remedies for illness, and "Climbing Jacob's Ladder," an experimental odyssey through the Bible. In 2003, Dr. Epstein published a CD course in the application of western spirituality in healthcare.

Gerald Epstein's lecture is sponsored by Vassar College's Carolyn Grant '36 Endowment Fund for the study of the expressive arts and the human imagination.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should call the Office of Campus Activities at (845) 437-5370. Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential, liberal arts college founded in 1861.

Posted by Office of Communications Wednesday, January 31, 2007