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Article author: Igor Dmitrenko


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The familiar mirror that we truly believe has an insidious property: it turns the real world inside out. We and our mirror image are exactly the opposite.

Combing your right hand, pay attention to which hand holds your comb in your reflection. If you are right handed, then he is left handed. Write your surname, first name, patronymic, go to the mirror with this business card and make sure that you are not seeing yourself, and at the same time he looks like you like two drops of water. But your heart is located in the chest on the left, and in your mirror-like double it "beats" on the right. He has a different body structure, a different arrangement of internal organs.

From childhood we are told that we can only see ourselves in the mirror, but in fact in the mirror we see not ourselves but our antipode. The complete opposite of an object is always difficult to distinguish from it. For example, our two hands are very similar to each other, but because they are called one left and the other right because they are antipodes in their structure. That is why they are not compatible and the right glove cannot be worn on the left hand.

We adults are used to our reflection, wholeheartedly believing it. But what brings us the involuntary identification of ourselves with our antipode?

Although our reflection is ethereal, but he has an image, and as in the photograph. Only in the photograph we see ourselves, our image and in the mirror our reflection - our complete opposite. Naturally, communicating with someone or looking at the image we look most in his eyes. The value of human eyes as windows from which the soul looks has been noticed for a long time. Today we use such an expression as “face-to-face conversation”.

Perhaps looking in the mirror, in the eyes of our reflection, we involuntarily establish spiritual contact with our exact opposite - our antipode, and believing that we look in the eyes of ourselves, we trust the thoughts of the desires and feelings that arise in our hearts as a result of such a dumb, wordless communication with eye to eye. Involuntarily trusting the one whom we see in the mirror as ourselves, we learn from him to love and hate what his eyes, his eyes dictate to us, and which is possibly the opposite of our nature, our soul.

With a reflection, we are advised not only to choose our own clothes, hairstyle, but ask him who I am and who I am. And if a person’s eyes really serve not only for vision but also for intuitive spiritual communication between people, then the image of our incorporeal antipode from the looking glass serves for us the role of a spiritual mentor shaping our “I”.

Research has established that any of us meeting our gaze with our reflection in the mirror unknowingly falls into a light subhypnoid trance. Is this easy hypnosis to which we unconsciously subject ourselves to looking in the mirror an indicator that reflection turns out not only reality but also affects our souls? The cunning of the mirror is difficult for us to notice. Indeed, what can be more like us, more credible and at the same time more opposite than our own reflection? Although there was always a mirror even in the form of a surface of standing water, it was not always possible to explain to a person what he sees in him, not himself at all, but his complete opposite, because to understand this you need to have basic knowledge. Today we all know that mirror-symmetric figures are opposite and are antipodes (in their structure). It is interesting that the very fact of the effect of a mirror on a person has been noticed by people for a long time. Let us recall, for example, the legend of Narcis, who fell in love and died, or the tale of A.S. Pushkin, where a woman led by her mirror image, asking him for his opinion, then committed a crime. “Tell me my light. . . "We ask each time at our reflection to meet his eyes and find the answer in his eyes. But let's not forget that we do not look into our own eyes, and we do not communicate with ourselves. After all, the complete opposite of man is the anti-man - an incorporeal, deceptively similar antipode from the behind the looking glass who is not and to which we nonetheless believe wholeheartedly.

It is difficult to overestimate the role of the mirror in the formation of our "I". Having believed the deceptive similarity of our reflection and remembering this image, these eyes we try to look and behave in such a way that we like ourselves. Is it not that we are sure that we see ourselves in the mirror, sometimes we lose peace of mind, fluctuate between two opposites - between ourselves, our conscience and the look that we see each time looking in the mirror, and trying to find a compromise, to reconcile the irreconcilable by this we force ourselves spiritual nature, involuntarily turning into actors playing the role dictated by the spiritual essence of our antipode. And yet there is much that is unclear, not scientifically proven in this matter. It is not proved, for example, that through sight a spiritual contact is established between people, it is not proved that having the image of a body opposite to ours and the spiritual essence of our reflection should be opposite to us, And is it possible to talk about the spiritual essence of an ethereal image? So far there are more questions than answers, but the fact that we are looking into the eyes of our reflection every time we get into a light hypnotic trance makes us think about this question. After all, any hypnosis, even mild, does not remain without consequences. What can be expected from our anti-"I" from the looking glass?

Of course, all these considerations require a certain strain of the mind, reappraisal of the seemingly unshakable beliefs before, time for reflection. After all, to tell a person that so far he had seen in the mirror does not mean himself to encroach on his "holy of holies" his visible "I" to which he is so used. And probably not only our mind, but also our intuition, our heart, this unconscious but true indicator of truth should become the best adviser here.

What should modern people do to avoid the magnetizing hypnotic gaze of their reflection and at the same time see themselves, their true and not inverted image? Is it possible to see ourselves as we really are, as others around us see us? How to look into the eyes of yourself and not your opposite? How to put in order your appearance without damaging your soul? Put in such an order that dictates to us our own image and not the inverted look of our antipode, which we see in the eyes of our reflection.


It turns out you can see yourself and quite simply. The mirror that does not twist our image is shown in the figure.

As you can see, the right hand reflected in this mirror again remains the right. Write your name and looking in this mirror you can easily read it as usual from right to left, making sure that now you see yourself. In this mirror, our image is not twisted. Our heart is on the left and our image is also on the left. And although it is inconvenient to use this mirror at first glance, it’s just a matter of habit and after a while you can freely comb your hair and tidy yourself up. Is it not better to face the truth and see oneself than mindlessly follow the disguised ethereal lies disguised as truth?


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  2. Shubnikov A.V. - "The problem of the asymmetry of material objects." Publishing House A.N. USSR. 1961 Moscow.

  3. Gardner M. - “This Right, Left World.” Moscow 1967


    • "Chemistry and life." 1998, No. 6. The Great Hypnotist Mirror

    • "Technique of Youth." 1991, No. 10. “The Mirror of the Soul”

    • “Knowledge-Strength” of 1965 No. 7 “Call of the Anti-World”.

    • "Science and Life" 1984, No. 1. "The language of view." And etc.

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Author: Igor Dmitrenko
Publication date 11/27/2006