Visual Connection Mapping is intended to convey the feeling that the individual who is talking has been listened to. Over time structures and patterns in the conversation start to rise. These developments can lead to making connections to seemingly random topics. Sometimes these random topics seem to lead to logic and clarity. The conversation gets turned into a verbal personalized story which turns into circles, triangles and squares. These circles, triangles and squares are often put into symmetrical formations. The symmetrical formations on the page is the logic and the clarity of the personalized story. The natural balance of lines, curves, triangles and circles is the thread of topics through the verbalized monologue or dialogue. It is the belief that the visual illustration shows the individual that he is being taken seriously and without any form of judgement. In contrast to visiting a counselor or general practitioner who may listen and then write down a diagnostic DSM code classifying an individual through charts, Visual Connection Mapping is based on the individuals own experience of his own existentialism versus someone else’s judgments of him. The pictures of Visual Connection Mapping provide the viewer with the opportunity to unravel his own life situations. This method is human being to human being. Human beings can help each other by intention.


When I conducted Visual Connection Mapping in the drop in center at Our Place Society on Pandora in Victoria City Vancouver Island, BC Canada every Wednesday morning from 0900 to 1100 am (for a number of years pro bono as a trained and qualified Mental Health and Addictions Practitioner), many individuals without a home and living on the streets of Victoria City, BC would refer to the Bible text of Jeremiah, specifically and often even themselves quoting, Jeremiah 10:23 on the corruption of man. They would not be referring to themselves (the individuals without a home in Victoria City, BC) but rather the staff in charge, the three levels of government and society as a whole.



Above is a image of Visual Connection Mapping (VCM 34)

While working with the City of Victoria’s most vulnerable population on Pandora ST at Our Pl;ace Society, British Columbia Canada – I often experienced a profound sense of religious feelings. Often Bible verses would help me to understand and gain insight into what I was feeling and they often helped me put undescribeable situations, feelings and observations into some sort of context, which often lead to a kind of transcendence experience, which was impossible to slot into language. It went so far beyond the English Language.

Brainstorming ideas

  1. Dyscalculia
  2. Pre-frontal cortex: eyes to the soul

Books referenced

  1. Title: The genius engine : where memory, reason, passion, violence, and
    creativity intersect in the human brain
    Author: Stein, Kathleen
    McPherson Library: QP383.17 S74

Quotes and Bible verses for inspiration to help with conducting Visual Connection Mapping

  1. “Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which, if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” Nathaniel Hawthorne
  2. “To live is to be militant.” Seneca, Letters
  3. “Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old. I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43: 18 – 19
  4. “There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.” Way of Righteous Life 13:7

Paintings that I referenced and looked up

Rembrandt, Return of the prodigal son, 1668






Journal Entry, August 27th, 2014, at Our Place Society


When one looks at the environment that a homeless individual resides in, there appears to be a direct cause and effect to a disparity. This disparity has to do with ethics and the personal judgement of a Westernized community. This judgement is related directly to the external community culture where the homeless individual lives. In Victoria on Vancouver Island a lot of the culture appears to represent Greek philosophy in the sense whereby the arts and the luxuries of the day are contained and transfered to the needs of the external community versus self. It is this perspective which contributes to homelessness because each homeless individual is unique and often within this uniqueness is a difference. This trait of being different often get stigmatized within Victoria City on Vancouver Island and this can be conquered and cured if the community starts to understand each homeless individual as a unique human being with self worth, community worth and societal worth.







Book referenced:

Title: Sigmund Freud and the Jewish mystical tradition
Author: Bakan, David.

Regarding Freud >Freud

(a) “(…) he attempted to rewrite the Law of Moses in a way which would be more compatible with the prevailing spirit of liberty” P. 167

(b) “He was trying to remake and rework our conceptions of morality in a way which would make it possible for the individual to live a richer and less hampered existence, freed from the taboos which Judaism had imposed upon itself for its survival and which had been accepted by the Christian world as a way of life.” P. 167

(c) Guilt associated with the Oedipal crime. Moses Egyptian – absolves himself



When working with individuals at Our Place Society on Pandora in Victoria City, Vancouver Island British Columbia Canada there were times when individual clients would talk to me about their telepathy. So I look-up it up.

Book # 1

“ESP and Psychokinesis. A Philosophical Examination.” Braude. P. 7 – 15

“Telepathic command”

Idea # 1

FWH Myers

  1. Telepathy = feeling at a distance

1.1 Telepathic cognitive

1.2 Telepathic interaction

Telepathy powerTelepathic communication




Notes / Insights / Ideas helping me to build and continue to reconstruct Visual Connection Mapping

Jung, The Concept of Ambivalence, Page 443

a. In one and the same thing the opposite may be contained

b. Altus = high and deep

c. Pleasure may be derived from pain

This implies not a sequence of on after the other, but a simultaneous one – in – the – other: a uniform given.

Photo of me, the helper and listener of Visual Connection Mapping Sept 16, 2017