The “third eye” or “divine eye” is an Indian metaphor for an alternate way of seeing beyond mere appearances. Kabbalah talks about two ways of seeing and how to shift from a mundane mode to spiritual. Questions of seeing inhabit Woody Allen’s films, are central to Hindu worship, perplex Buddhist epistemology, and focus Zen practice. But perhaps the mystic mystery was best put by poet William Blake.
Professor Katz’s wide-ranging and richly suggestive approach ask us to see seeing differently.