See the Real You

“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

Reflecting truth is a sound idea, even if familiarization takes some time, on the other side is you, all of you and only you.
John H. Walter, True Mirror Maker

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 the true expressions and emotions conveyed by your face and eyes backwards.   The result is profound in its significance – within seconds your face stops working and you generally just stare at yourself.  This alteration promotes a altered self image, and keeps you from beholding your emotional and spiritual truth; the spark of the Divine that resides within you, within your face, your eyes.  Its like your eyes, windows to your soul, have a constant screen in front of them, enough to block out significant aspects of who you are.

The True Mirror Optically restores your true image from your ‘mirror image’, letting you see yourself not just as others see you, but as you really are, in real time.  The light and life in your eyes is present for the first time, and doesn’t go away as you continue looking.

To really look at yourself in this mirror, on an average day, or at a time of great sorrow or great joy, can be a complete revelation. Looking at it every day, even meditating with it, can even 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.

You may laugh. You may cry. You may or may not like what you see. Not everyone gets it. After 25 years, we’ve discovered which people this portal into the unconscious appeals to: they are creative, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually curious people. And of course they must be willing to be present, truly present, to their revealed selves for a few moments.


What if you could truly see yourself?

What transformations will occur when
you can look in your eyes and they speak to you?

Visit our True Mirror store – You can get one there

“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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