Theoretical Paper

Images for Psyche

Author: Raluca Nicoleta Caragea
Titu Maiorescu University, Bucharest, Romania

In Greek mythology Psyche was a very beautiful young woman. At the suggestion of an ancient oracle, her parents abandoned her on the top of a mountain for she supposed to become the wife of a monster. But Eros, Aphrodite’s son, saw Psyche and with Zephyr’s help, he kidnapped her. Psyche never saw who carried her away. Eros brought her to a mesmerizing palace where she lived a wonderful life. She never saw his face. But after some time curiosity overcame her and while Eros was sleeping she looked at him.

What if Psyche would have not seen beauty and love?

This article would like to present the advantages of using one of the visual arts, photography, as a method in strengthening the therapeutic relation, as a catalyst in accessing a client’s content and potential.

Keywords: psychotherapy, photography, perception, Psyche, feeling, perceiving reality.