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Project Renaissance's Capital Ideasmiths -- Volume 1
Your one stop for the latest info on accelerative learning, creativity enhancement, increasing your intelligence, and general self improvement.

capitalidea1.jpg (10382 bytes) Contents:

A Personal Welcome
Update on Project Renaissance
A Call to Form Local Groups
Back to the Basics
Matthew Turco's
"The Two Faces of Feedback"
Mike Cole's
"The Art of Description:
The Senses"

Win Wenger Ph.D.'s
"Why Your Genius is Naturally So Easy to Find and Engage"

Welcome to the premiere issue of the new
Capital Ideasmiths!

A Personal Welcome From the Editor

Project Renaissance, the world's leader in creativity and intelligence enhancement, has come a long way within the last few months.  In light of the many modifications and formalizations this great non-profit organization is experiencing this periodical newsletter has been created.  In celebration of this great event there have been a number of professional texts and books published online for free.   But only those who are members of Project Renaissance may access them.  How can you become a member?  Simply click here.

For those unfamiliar with the main points of the many Project Renaissance teachings read on.


Mike Cole, Editor for Capital Ideasmiths

An Update on Project Renaissance

Win Wenger, founder and president of Project Renaissance, is as busy as ever writing books, articles, speaking at various places, and holding his monthly thinktanks.

His newest breakthrough book, Discovering the Obvious, been sent to the printers and should be ready in slick publication form soon.  It can still be ordered now in its pre-publication version.

More Winsight articles are due on the World Wide Web at "Hot Rod Your Head!" (http://botree.com) soon (probably in early May).

Win’s thinktank for June will be held Thursday, June 11 at 7:30 PM. Currently all of Win’s "Socratizing festivals" are held in Gaithersburg, Maryland. For more information see Dr. Wenger’s website at:  http://www.winwenger.com

 Be sure to check out the new additions to http://www.anakin.com and http://www.amateur-spirit.net if you haven’t already!

A new online registration form and info provider for Double Festival 7, Project Renaissance’s *superb* worldwide interactive conference, is up at:
Register early for a significant discount!

Grand Re-opening of the famous webzine Hot Rod Your Head! took place on May 1st. Win Wenger participated in a live celebrity chat at 9PM EDT there on that day. Hot Rod Your Head! can be found at:

The transcript for that event can be found at:

Find out what Image Streaming is and how to do it at:


A Call to Form Local Groups

Image Streaming is an extremely powerful tool for increasing awareness, creativity, and general intelligence. It basically enhances those faculties which makes the geniuses of the world what they are. Below and beyond those faculties enhanced by Image Streaming there is what is called the limbic system of the brain. This system controls the emotional drives and various other functions which motivate us to do things. Without the cooperation and drive from each of our limbic systems we could not utilize our genius. Therefore we must strive to use our limbic systems to the fullest.

It just so happens that one major way of utilizing our limbic systems is through social interaction. We are all by nature social. The very part of our brains which prompts us to be social in any sense is our limbic system. Though areas such as the neo-cortex enhance the effects greatly it is only by the limbic drives that we can fully utilize, through the spontaneous organization of our subconscious minds, our whole minds.

What does all this mean? -- If you form your own local group your mind will reap the benefits! Working together with others will stimulate those limbic drives, and the subconscious tendencies which create your Image Streams. It is also much more productive when you discuss your Image Streams with others rather than just thinking about them. There is more on the benefits of getting together in groups in The Einstein Factor (p. 224).

You might note another side benefit of working with others as well. What is more complex and adaptable in this universe than a human? Nothing that we have found so far. Therefore doesn’t it make sense to work with other humans in order to increase the complexity of your own mind? The complex feedback loop which can be established between people, especially with the various processes of Project Renaissance, can improve one’s mind (and thus one’s life) tremendously.

Local get-togethers need not be formal. Just meet at one of the member’s houses. Relax and chat before beginning the mind-festivities. Play around with the processes, such as the ones presented in The Einstein Factor. First and foremost allow the experience to be fun and rewarding. Local meetings are a time to explore and expand upon the horizons of what you can achieve.

The reasons above are not the only reasons you might get together with others. These are actually some of the more "scientific" and impersonal reasons to get together. There are many more possible social and personal reasons you may want to create a group. For instance, you may want to solve a social or political problem and wish to create a thinktank to solve it. You may even want to make money and thus form a group of individuals to create various inventions which you could work together to create and market. The bottom line is that everyone’s life will benefit from getting in some sort of group using Project Renaissance methods.

--Don’t know anyone in your area interested? Go here to sign up with Project Renaissance.

We will email you with a list of members in your area once we have around three people. Please be patient as we have just recently started the official registrations and it may be a little while before we can get back to you.

Also, don’t count on this registration service to find members for your local group. The main recruiter will be you. You can e-mail us at newsletter@amateur-spirit.net for some tips on spreading the word.


Back to the Basics - Quick Tips for Improving your Abilities

Tip: Read. Have you ever met an extremely intelligent person who did not read often? Most likely not. Reading is one of the most powerful things you can do to increase both your awareness and intelligence. Read as often as possible.

Tip: Write. Have you ever noticed the huge amount of autobiographies and journals present in the library for geniuses? It has been hypothesized that writing in journals and recording observations about the world and one’s self increases awareness and intelligence dramatically. Writing also has the ability to organize your thoughts and ideas much as describing internal impressions does for Image Streaming. Write as often and as meaningfully as possible.


The Two Faces of Feedback

by Matthew Turco

Webmaster of Anakin's Brain.

Only two kinds of feedback loops exist in nature--negative and positive. These aren't value judgements, only descriptions of how different kinds of learning occur and how we deal with adversity. As you know, adversity is unavoidable. It comes in all shapes and sizes and doesn't discriminate. Who we are and what we are capable of has much to do with how we've responded to adversity. Learning to differentiate the two feedback loops will illustrate why we often fall short of realizing our true genius potential, despite our best intentions.

Negative feedback loops create "comfort zones". A common illustration of these loops is a thermostat. If you set a thermostat to 72 degrees and turn it on, the heating/air conditioning unit will take constant measurements of the temperature. If it gets too hot, it will turn on the AC. If it get too cold, it will turn on the heater. Thus, the room stays within a predetermined "comfort zone." Adversity is considered anything that causes it to move outside the comfort zone (thus triggering whatever mechanisms it has to return).

Positive feedback loops create expanding patterns. A common (yet annoying) illustration of this is a public address system (PA). Whenever a microphone picks up the output of a speaker, it feeds the sound back into the amplifier, which then goes back out through the speaker even louder, which then goes back into the microphone. What soon results is a piercing, high-pitched sound. Positive feedback loops don't require adversity. They naturally spring up everywhere growing occurs.

Your physiological systems are primarily negative feedback systems that are designed to keep all of the various levels (temperature, hormones, blood sugar, etc) within acceptable "comfort zones". For example, in order to keep your blood sugar level within an acceptable range, your pancreas secretes a hormone called insulin whenever sugar (carbohydrate) is ingested. Whenever protein is ingested, a different hormone called glucagon is secreted. This process creates a negative feedback loop that maintains blood sugar levels as long as the body is able to manufacture just enough insulin and/or glucagon (which is a topic in itself).

Positive feedback isn't very useful in most of the systems in our bodies. In fact, it would be dangerous. Imagine eating a piece of fruit (a carbohydrate). What would happen if a second organ sensing the increased insulin levels would send the pancreas the signal to secrete more (to expand its pattern)? It wouldn't be long before you'd go into insulin shock and die--not a very useful process.

One of the only bodily systems that thrives on positive feedback is the neurological system. Whenever the brain responds intently to perceived stimuli, it often builds newer, higher quality patterns on top of the existing patterns. In other words, it goes into a positive feedback loop as it expands on previous perceptions to take in more information. Higher quality perceptions can be measured in a lot of ways--the amount of detail, the number or size of patterns brought into conscious awareness, the diversity of the sensory patterns (visual, auditory, kinesthetic), or simply the relevancy of the perception toward the organism's goal. All the brain needs is an evolving outcome and its natural genius will flourish.

However, there's a catch (you knew it wouldn't be this easy, didn't you?).

The brain is first and foremost a biological organ. This means that its primary function is to contribute to the organism's overall welfare by avoiding life-or-death threats. It does this through negative feedback loops, much like any other organ. Genius levels of mental skill are of secondary importance to the brain (and a very recent evolutionary addition to neurology). And this is where things can get really complicated.

Probably the best layman's explanation of how the neurological system creates negative feedback loops is the book Natural Brilliance by Paul Scheele. Psychologists have observed that most people will do far more to avoid pain that to experience pleasure. Yet, no one really knows why. Well, I do--and so does Paul, even if he uses a different model to explain it.

Here's what we know so far. Contrary to what geneticists and $200/hour psychotherapists believe, most "neuroses" are not the result of defects in the brain. Most aberrant behavior is the result of the brain working perfectly within a negative feedback loop. Whenever the brain senses a threat to survival, it learns to avoid whatever behavior or environmental situation is associated with that threat. Whether those associations are "real" or imagined (created, generalized, or distorted) doesn't matter as much as protecting the organism. The brain, always operating with a positive intent, creates a limiting pattern that inhibits the individual past a certain point.

Granted, these negative feedback loops come in quite handy when there are legitimate threats to the individual. However, given the relative absence of real physical threats on modern Earth, the brain often creates most of its negative feedback loops around imagined threats. These imagined threats often trigger emotional pain.

After all, what is pain? Pain is nothing more than the neurological representation of what is bad for the individual and/or species. These emotional expressions are meant to convey important messages. Unfortunately, emotional pain is so ubiquitous in most of our lives--whether from family, friends, authority figures, or even strangers--that the brain often overproduces needless limiting patterns that ultimately inhibit our potential.

Remember, the purpose of the negative feedback loop is to protect the organism from potential harm in order to promote its primary outcome--survival. And the brain will often use its chemical/hormonal triggers in order to inhibit what it perceives to be dangerous behavior. So while a "neurosis" and its manifestations may seem self-destructive to the outside observer, it makes perfect sense on some level of that individual's subjective reality.

My purpose here is not to show you how to "rewire" limiting patterns that hinder your progress to achieving your outcomes. I'm only pointing out the difference between the two feedback loops so that we can better understand accelerated learning. If you wish to pursue negative feedback loops, I suggest studying Human Performance Engineering (HPE), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), hypnosis and their derivatives. But I do wish to return to the positive feedback loops while keeping the limiting factors of negative feedback in mind.

All brains start out heavily seeking and creating positive feedback loops. This is how we learn and grow so quickly (we're all born geniuses). Unfortunately, as we get older, negative feedback gains prominence. We begin to learn of "failure" and bivalent judgements (right/wrong) that promote limiting patterns. Many of us find it easier to avoid adversity rather than seek it and conquer it. Our ranges of behavior begin to narrow, and we begin exhibiting a consistent "personality" and "intelligence".

Some continue to seek only one level of positive feedback at the expense of the others. For example, some seek intellectual gains (higher mental skills) as a way of compensating for poor physical or social skills that were stifled through negative feedback (limiting responses to adversity). The levels of intellectual ability they are able to achieve can be remarkable, but ultimately their failure to pursue physical or social competence will limit them. Others exclusively seek physical gains (the dumb jock) or social gains (the socialite) as a means of compensation. Many have chosen to isolate themselves and "play to their strengths"--a euphemism for settling for what they think God limited them to.

Very few use adversity to fuel them toward well-rounded greatness (physically, mentally, and socially). The processes are nearly the same for achieving all types of genius-level abilities--create positive feedback loops and avoid imaginary negative feedback loops. However, it is rarely achieved on all three levels. Adversity has created most of our historical geniuses (as well as famous idiot-savants). Unfortunately, they knew not how they reached their heights, and thus left us with only scattered clues.

Image Streaming and its derivatives are probably the most powerful positive feedback loops your brain can create. By verbally describing your internal perceptions (especially your reflexive ones), your descriptions are fed back into your brain (via your senses) and prompt higher quality patterns. Therein lies the key to increasing any skill/ability, and thus overall intelligence.

As long as a limiting pattern doesn't inhibit a skill/ability, true greatness is inevitable. Unfortunately, life is rarely kind enough to let us thrive without having to master the elimination of negative feedback loops. Any irrational fears, lack of motivation or any incongruence that you feel toward an outcome that you desire is the result of those deep-seated limiting patterns that rob you of your true potential.

So pay attention to both types of feedback. Learn and enjoy Image Streaming, photoreading, and all the other great accelerated learning techniques. But don't let limiting patterns rob you of the ability to fully express the natural genius that you were born to be.


Copyright 1998 Matthew Turco, anakin@dur.mindspring.com


The Art of Description, Part One: The Senses

by Mike Cole

Webmaster of Hot Rod Your Head! and EnamorNet.

Among the problems experienced by beginning Image Streamers there are few as widely complained about as the inability to describe richly. Every paper on Image Streaming claims description in "rich sensory detail" to be an extremely important aspect. Yet many people cannot describe as richly as is demanded by Image Streaming. Some other people can describe quite clearly, yet not enough to where they could fully master Image Streaming. Despite these problems there are methods to master Image Streaming, as with any other skill.

Image Streaming is often portrayed as a very simple procedure. All that is done is closing one’s eyes, looking within, and describing aloud what is seen to an external audience. Yet look at the components involved in that. The ability to visualize plays a major part, and which will be covered in subsequent articles. The ability to let go and allow spontaneous imagery is also important. Then, of course, there is the major factor of having an ability to describe aloud. Each of these components consists of various factors which either help or hinder one’s ability. Image Streaming may be easy to learn, but it is certainly not easy to master.

The ability to describe well is one of the more difficult components, which consists of other components besides. These include a proper vocabulary to describe, and the ability to articulate clearly. There is also the ability to organize what is seen visually and put it into a form that can be put into words. There are also the five different forms of describing corresponding to the senses. There are so many things associated with description that they cannot all be covered here (though they may appear in subsequent articles or books).

Luckily for Image Streaming practitioners the very act of Image Streaming improves all these areas. In fact, one of the reasons Image Streaming can increase your intelligence and creativity is because it increases your ability to organize and describe thoughts. However, sometimes we get stuck. We may get stuck at the very beginning of improvement, or we may get stuck down the road. Wherever and however we get stuck this article was created to get you unstuck in the area of description ability.

The main focus of this article is actually similar to what be called a "course". It is a five-day plan of increasing your ability to describe, no matter how great or poor you are at describing. In this current article each day will be focused on one sense at a time. In this way you will be able to go beyond simply your visual abilities and expand into every other way of perceiving your world. This will lead to much richer Image Streams, as well as a much fuller perception of all reality.

Here we go . . .


Day one: Smell

  1. Go through your kitchen or bathroom to get the greatest variety of smells, preferably good smells, together in front of you.
  2. Close your eyes, do not focus on any other sense but your sense of smell.
  3. Either pick up one of the containers containing the smell yourself or have someone else do it for you. Hold it up to your nose and try to identify it.
  4. Describe in as rich sensory detail as possible each of the scents as you are smelling them. Describe them to an external source, such as another person or a tape recorder. Don’t be afraid to go down to the very basis of your sensory experience in describing the scents.
  5. Go through each of the scents again now, except now compare and contrast the different scents in how they smelled and what experience they produced for you. Don’t just compare the scent smelled previous to each one, but go through each scent you previously described and compare them. Again, try to identify each one solely through your sense of smell.
  6. Be more aware of the smells and the changes in smells as you go about your day. Think of adjectives to describe what you are smelling throughout your day.


Day two: Taste

  1. This should be a fun one. First get a bunch of food, each piece as different from the other as possible. Set it all before you.
  2. Close your eyes. Forget about every other sense you have but taste. Become but the taste as you describe it (though you may wish to describe the texture a bit as well).
  3. You may want to write down the description of the food as you are eating it since your mouth will be full. It is preferred, however, that you have a very small amount of the food on the part of the tongue where it happens to have the greatest effect. That way you can still describe it as you are perceiving it. This aids the description greatly.
  4. Try to describe (to an external source) in as richly sensory as possible without reference to any other food. Get down to the very basis of your sensory experience. You may want to write a list of adjectives which could be used for taste to refer to during this process.
  5. Now compare and contrast between the different tastes. If possible try to identify each food only by your sense of taste.
  6. As you eat various things throughout the day become more aware of those sensations. Try to find words to describe the taste of what you are eating.

Possible enrichment - Eat things blindfolded, with someone else putting the food in your mouth, so that you have to guess what the food is while/after describing it.

Day three: Touch

  1. Find a number of things of all different shapes and sizes which you can touch and get them all together in front of you.
  2. Close your eyes, let go of all your senses but your sense of touch.
  3. Go through each object in turn describing each in rich sensory detail. Try to identify each solely by your sense of touch.
  4. Go through again now, describing with comparing and contrasting with the other objects. Compare and contrast between the basis of your experience with each rather than anything else.
  5. Be more aware of your sense of touch as you go through your day. Think of words to describe everything you touch, especially the more peculiar things. Think of ways to describe the familiar differently.

Possible enrichment- walk around your house blindfolded and describing everything you come across.


Day four: Hearing

  1. Find a number of instruments or devices which make sounds (such as sound files on your computer). Try to get them as different from one another in effect as possible.
  2. Close your eyes, don’t move but as necessary.
  3. Have each sound played. Describe each sound in turn in rich sensory detail.
  4. Go through listening to each sound again and describing each as it compares to all the others. Find the very subtle differences between each one and describe it as accurately as possible.
  5. Become more aware of sounds throughout the day. Think of words to describe the various sounds (even words) you hear.

Possible enrichment: Use rich music, preferably classical, as one of the producers of sound in the above exercise.

Day five: Seeing

  1. Find some immensely beautiful object (such as a painting) or a picture of a place (such as a garden). The more ordered, complex, and beautiful each one is the better. You may even, if you wish, visit a beautiful place and describe that.
  2. Let go of all your senses but sight.
  3. Go through each painting and/or picture and describe it in as rich sensory detail as possible. Make sure you go through the process of getting as much of that scene into word format. Go here for the various submodalities to be aware of.
  4. Now go through and look at each painting and/or picture again while comparing and contrasting them with one another. Be very specific regarding differences of organization, patterns, or any other difference in visual nuance.
  5. Go throughout your day being more aware of how things look. Be more aware of the various submodalities and the contrasts among them. Think of words to describe everything you see.

Possible enrichment: Go through and describe each submodality involved in the visual sense exclusively for a while. A list of submodalities can be found here.

Also: For even further enrichment visually see Win Wenger’s free online book You Are Brighter Than You ThinkThe Einstein Factor, an even greater book to begin your exploration with, can be purchased here.


Copyright 1998 by Mike Cole, mcole@napanet.net.


Why Your Genius is Naturally So Easy to Find and Engage

by Win Wenger, Ph.D.

You can find his official web site here.

Humankind had rough beginnings.

Our emergence as a species took place during an epoch of global disasters. Alternating ice ages with epochs of virtually unbearable heat, alternating rainswamp and epochs of searing drought. --And loss not only of our original forest habitat but of a succession of the subsequent habitats to which we had started to adapt in turn..

Forming under these extreme conditions, our species HAD to be able to survive in both old and new and further, unanticipated environments...

Biological definition of intelligence:

Relate to the above the biological definition of intelligence: the range of factors, internal and external, which one is able to take into account in pursuit of his wants and needs.

To this very day, necessarily, we are born with a far wider range of capabilities than we will ever get around to using. --So we can cope with whatever environment we happen to be born into.

A Consequence:

We have spent a lifetime learning what awarenesses not to be conscious of..

Some of that is probably good. I don't think I would want to forever be consciously aware of and monitoring my own liver function, for example. (Though there are conditions, like cirrhosis or hepatitis, when one really would like to become consciously aware of that so he could act to guide it into preferred directions.)

But a large part of our conscious shut-down definitely is not good. Especially amidst modern conditions which separate and insulate us from the immediate consequences of our own choices and our own behavior. --Especially while we are young and rapidly forming.

Feedback - a/k/a "reinforcement" - is how we learn what works and what does not. Not only that, it is how nerve cells, nerve circuits, and the brain itself develops, more than by any other mechanism including nutrition, heredity, stimulus, or schooling. (More on this crucial issue another time, however.)

Every complex system, living or non-living, has to be responsive to changes in its environment - especially to those changes which result from its own behavior and choices. Any system which is not responsive to its feedbacks, which is not susceptible to its reinforcements, in this changing world of ours does not get to be around for very long.

Small wonder that Psychology's main natural law, just as gravity is a major natural law of physics, is the Law of Effect: "You get more of what you reinforce."

Putting things together---

1. Put together this systems/feedback/reinforcement concept, with the opening of this brief: that we're necessarily born with nearly infinitely more capabilities than we ever get around to using.

2. --Together with the middle point in this brief above: which awarenesses we learned to pay attention to and which we learned to not pay attention to, have been more or less randomly determined by chance in our shielded-from-consequences upbringing and modern existence, and so is far from optimum.

With # 3 below, we will show you simply how to turn on ANY undeveloped sector of skills and/or intelligence. Before this amazingly simple prescription, though, please let me raise one more key point--

Strategies and Games--

In the study of strategies, also known as the theory of games, the cardinal rule is to seek to maximize your desired options and/or access to your various desired options, so that you are getting to make the choices.

--In negative-sum or 0-sum game branches of strategy theory - those sectors where one necessarily has an opponent and someone has to lose, the form of that rule is to work to maximize your own desirable choices while limiting those of your enemy. Make your actions less predictable thereby so they are harder to counter. --And, correspondingly, make your enemy's choices more limited and predictable. This is why, in chess, for example, the emphasis in the early moves is almost always on "developing your position."

--Whereas, in real life, most situations are mainly win-win games. Our outcomes are still affected by the moves of the other player(s), but most or all can win at the same time, often cooperatively. There, the form of the cardinal rule becomes to maximize desirable choices for everyone including yourself.....

Why this aside on game theory?

It's not an aside. In either type of (game) situation, your cardinal objective is to increase the range, number, and variety of your desired available choices. AND:

--Remember the biological definition of intelligence? --the range of factors, internal and external, which you can take into account [your available choices, in other words!] in pursuit of your wants and goals...

Strategy analysis or game theory, therefore, tells you that its cardinal rule is to increase your intelligence!

--Aside from all the pleasure and rich reward of really informed awareness and experience....

Thus it makes sense to learn or re-learn how to turn on some of that 99.999999999% of your awarenesses and capabilities that you've spent a lifetime learning to turn off. --Out of all that vast range of undeveloped awarenesses and capabilities: we move from pathologically non-optional towards optimal, by reinforcing into conscious focus those awarenesses and capabilities which better add to our online intelligence, our immediately available positive options. Those resources which embody or access best our positive options.

Now we are ready for point # 3: how, surprisingly and simply, to turn on ANY undeveloped sector of skills, awarenesses and/or intelligence...

3. We are marginally or slightly consciously aware of many things, for each item of awareness we actually pay attention to, respond to, become more fully conscious of. We have hundreds of these "sidebands of awareness" for each item that we are fully conscious of (as described and worked with in the e-published quickbook You Are Brighter Than You Think as posted freely in http://www.anakin.com and in http://www.amateur-spirit.net). So, simply,

a. Find a way to focus upon or even elicit, those among your 1001 sidebands of awareness which relate to the sector you wish to develop.

b. As you get one of these initially subtle or undeveloped awarenesses into the margins of your consciousness, RESPOND to it in order to reinforce it. (For most purposes, to describe that awareness out loud, TO a listener, in as close and concrete DETAIL as you can, is usually your best and most convenient method of reinforcement. By doing these,

(1) You reinforce that particular awareness more fully into your conscious focus, discovering more and more and more about it.

(2) You reinforce the behavior of BEING aware and perceptive in that area of ability.

(3) You reinforce, more and more onto line with immediate verbally focussed consciousness, those parts of the brain associated with handling of those previously offline awarenesses.

--Sound familiar?

It's the same simple formula as for Image Streaming, shown to rapidly increase not only "I.Q." but a whole host of "intelligence"-related capabilities and experience. Or for what's been reported as the European method for training an ordinary person into a sophisticated, sensitive wine-taster or perfume tester:

* Present that person with a sample of that wine or perfume;

* The instant he samples it, he is to rapid-fire describe, in detail, everything that comes to mind, whether or not it seems relevant. And to continue doing so, rapid-fire, for some minutes.

* Present him with the next sample.....

Three days of this intense sensitization, and ordinary people reportedly become highly sensitive, sophisticated tasters, testers or whatever.

The same clearly should apply to developing skills of interior design in terms of decor and taste; the apparent fact that most highly involved published writers of music criticism or art criticism, even if their reviews are wrong, tend to be - or become - highly intelligent. ANY skilled field involving the reading of subtle behavioral cues....

[Yeah-how DO all those supposed ignorant charlatans develop such sophisticated skills as to give nearly all their customers apparently effective readings? Either you have the human mind working at its finest there, generating a maximum of effective information from minimal cues, or you may have to credit something going on beyond the merely sensory. SOME sort of sophisticated high-order function is going on there - and in whatever case, this brief shows you how to recreate it if you like.]

Of the million-and-one possible ways to implement what this brief has given you - a simple, direct way to turn on major sectors of your underused, underdeveloped intelligence, ability and awareness:

--To do what?

For this next point I'm indebted to a close and good friend and colleague, Matthew Turco, webmaster at http://www.anakin.com/

While this brief shows you a direct, simple way to heighten your intelligence generally, you might do best to pick something specific that you are unable to do now, that you CAN do once your intelligence is higher. Most of us don't have ready access to the IQ tests which don't give us that immediate a feedback and reinforcement anyway. Picking specific targets may make it easier to focus and elicit relevant marginal awarenesses with, than are the more abstract definitions of "intelligence" or the cardinal rule of game theory. Also, probably the more concrete, the more motivating. And once you find yourself able to do that specific thing that you hitherto could not, that's a lot more confirming and reinforcing, should you then decide to go on with your further development.

So we think that beside this basic simple principle, of eliciting/focussing relevant marginal awarenesses and reinforcing these brain functions into full verbal consciousness: that it will help you to aim at some specific ability (as part of that general various "intelligence").

Simple Image Streaming and its closest related Einstein-type discovery practices seem, as of this writing, to be the form most usefully related to general intelligence turn-on. 25 hours' easy, entertaining practice of Image Streaming yields substantial "IQ" gains (and larger gains in other, related qualities), according to independently conducted state university studies which bear repeating on a larger scale. Some Image Streaming can also serve as a good part of your way of turning on almost any specific part of your underdeveloped or undeveloped awarenesses and abilities. --As part of your mix of 101 easily used ways. --Ways to focus on your related marginal awarenesses and reinforce them by describing them or otherwise responding to them. --Reinforcing that sector of your awareness, ability, brain-function and intelligence into fully conscious focus.

It's that simple and direct.


Copyright 1998 by Win Wenger, Ph.D., or Project Renaissance, Box 332, Gaithersburg, MD 20884. This brief may, however, be freely copied--in whole, but not in part, including this copyright notice--for use with people whom you care about.


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