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from The Incarnating Child by Joan Salter

copyright © 1987 Joan Salter

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THE SENSE IMPRESSIONS - HARM DONE TO THE EYES AND EARS

It can now be asked what is to be avoided if children are to grow into adults able to truly perceive and experience the world. What is it which destroys the capacity of eyes to see and ears to hear?

Again, much has already been mentioned; the raucous shrill loud house sounds, the screeching of car brakes, traffic noise and confusion, the ugliness of shouting at another, ugly, garish colours—all these constantly bombarding the child's senses coarsen and harden just as surely as the hand is coarsened and hardened if used in an intensive way. This is not perceptible in the outer anatomical form of the organ, but more subtly, in its 'finest structure. ' It is here that the organ will be affected, and there will be consequent lack of sensitivity.

However, harmful as the above influences are, they pale into insignificance when one turns to consider the devastating and almost irreparable damage caused to t