“Of all the things you wear, your face is the most important. I found that it wasn’t only my countenance that changed when I looked in the True Mirror, but the nature of my gaze. We look in a regular mirror, not for clues to who we are, but to reassure ourselves that we’re tidy, or beautiful or young. In a True Mirror, you look for revelation, not reassurance. You don’t look at yourself, you look for yourself.”

From Never Not A Lovely Moon, The Art of Being Yourself by Caroline McHugh


Day after day, for a lifetime, you’ve been seeing an altered version of yourself in every mirror mirror you’ve gazed in. The only person on earth whose true face you never see in real time is your own.

Your eyes don’t just receive information, they transmit it. But every time you’ve seen yourself in a mirror, you’ve been receiving altered expressions and emotions conveyed by your face and eyes. The result is profound in its significance – within seconds your face stops working and you generally just look at yourself with a highly reduced set of expressions. It’s been going on since childhood – ubiquitous, unchallenged, and solitary – you are the only person that sees yourself this way! This constant alteration creates an altered self image, and keeps you from beholding your emotional and spiritual truth: The spark of the Divine that resides within you and comes out through your face and eyes. Those beautiful windows to your soul have a constant screen and filter in front of them, enough to block out significant aspects of who you are. What has this done to you, what has it done to all of us that we live with such a profound mistake of physical reflection?

The True Mirror optically restores your true image from your mirror image, letting you see yourself not just as you look, but as you really are, in real time. The light and life in your eyes is present for the first time, and even better, it doesn’t go away as you continue looking. It shows up in our smile, where the light in our eyes is conveying why we are smiling, and is a key element for the smile to be genuine. its there and grows within the True Mirror, and disappears within seconds in mirror mirrors.

To really look at yourself in this new mirror, on an average day or perhaps at a time of great joy or great sorrow, can be a complete revelation. Looking at it every day, meditating with who and what you see, can become a catalyst for spiritual growth and radical self-acceptance. In fact, you may realize some highly critical self-judgements are only visible in the traditional mirror. Your true self is a inherently more beautiful and acceptable being than your constructed self, however that has been formulated. The backwards mirror and its inauthentic reflection has been a key element in that formulation.

You may laugh. You may cry. You may love what you see, or you may not, even actively disliking what you see at first. It’s an uncanny thing to see yourself both so familiar and yet so strange, and usually requires some getting used to, including actually doing more than just staring. Not everyone gets it, and its not for everyone yet. After 25 years, we’ve discovered which people this portal into the unconscious appeals to: they are creative, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually curious people. New information about who they are is embraced and used to move further down their path. Being willing to be present, truly present, to their revealed selves for a few moments can turn into a glorious and fruitful experience.

True Mirror’s mission is to enable people to see their true reflection so they may know and love themselves more fully. We invite you to explore further this phenomenal new experience, including purchasing this new tool of enlightenment for you and your family. Its a real thing, you can learn a lot from what it will tell you!!!


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“I’ve had it for days and I still get excited every time I see it! Its like having a surprise for the rest of my life!”

– Karina Vilena

“I have my True Mirror in a special place, isolated amidst all the clutter of my life. I try, when showing people around, to make sure that each person who visits gets a chance to spend some time alone with it.” – Jay Maisel, photographer
“The experience I had with the mirror was incredibly meaningful to me. I had never believed what people said they saw in me until then. I’d had a long and difficult year between trips to the Playa but I have felt regenerated since I got back, and your mirrors had a lot to do with it.” – Warren F.
“I was totally blown away by the craftsmanship and sheer imagination of design that inspire the creation of these mirrors! John does a top-notch job turning what was once a novel idea into a must-see reality!” – Noah V.

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