About the images and the origin of the book title...
As ancient stories (for example, told in the Iliad and
by Theocritus) inform us: Polyphemus was a Cyclops who
imprisoned Ulysses (Odysseus) in a cave, with his men. To
escape, they had to find a way to get out, though at the same time,
only the Cyclops was strong enough to remove the stone which he
had blocked the entrance to his cave/home with. (They were imprisoned
inside.) They performed the escape, part of the method being to tie
themselves to the bottom of the Cyclops’ rams, so that when he
felt for his prisoners, on the top of the rams, he did not discover
their escape, as he did not look for them under the rams. Later, so
the story goes, the Cyclops won his sight again and also was
rehabilitated, as the son, in that version, of the Sea God Poseidon.
So this origin of the title of the series came through the post card,
sent from Ulysses and depicting this part of the ancient
odyssey. The outer eye of the Cyclops was extinguished, during
the escape. But what then, the post card asked, about the “Inner Eye”?
In titling the series, I am greatly indebted to the
post card from Ulysses, which was sent by the hand of
Milton Klonsky. Another Milton Klonsky
alias can be found on the Eclectic webpage
(in particular, Mohan) and another can be tracked back in time, to the
television program, one evening, where he played (straight) the actor
Rip Torn, who at the same time played (that is, pretended that he was)
Milton. No one told the TV audience different, supposing anyone did
not recognize the change of identity.