The hand of the viewer stands still. The fingertip is oriented one way but it causes the rest to turn.
The inner swirl or panorama is my direction of turn. I move my pointer to the left, so I feel like I'm turning to the left to look around.
This causes the outer swirl, or scene, to move to the right, so I can see to the left.
The icon is a Flash button. A mouse over makes the whirls turn. A click down holds the consciousness symbol. This symbol doubles for panorama viewing too. The viewers point of view is in the center. The surrounding circle is a panoramic representation of the scene. The first sketch is too big a file for an icon, 143KB. See it here as an altar. Remember to mouse over and click down to see all forms of the button.