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Newsletter of Project Renaissance and Win Wenger
IN THIS ISSUE:
* Quote of the Month
* FEATURE ARTICLE: “Pathfinding - How to Find Your Way through the
Project Renaissance Maze” by Win Wenger (Part 2 - Conclusion)
* Comments & Feedback
* Links - archives, back issues, homepage
* Reader Questionnaire
QUOTE OF THE MONTH
whole ages of peoples
in various places
leave average records
of relative proximities
attained toward perfection.
- R. Buckminster Fuller, on "Love"
WELCOME to all new members who have joined us this month. We hope to
hear from you and to give you much food for thought. Back issues are
available upon request. Just add the month to the subject line:
NEW ON THE WEBSITE...
A note from Win Wenger:
"I am very pleased to advise that for those of you who have an interest
in understanding much of the human condition and of the world around
us, I have a key article which just went on the website and which I
commend to your attention: "Complex Homeostasis," in the Mindfield
section ( http://www.winwenger.com/homstas.htm ). It's a theory piece,
so this might not be everyone's cup of tea - green or otherwise. But
you may find it an eye-opener. This article, on complex homeostasis
(as describing nearly everything else in us and around us, as well as
most of the issues we have to confront) is based in the general theory
of systems, which is the study of how things interact, how things work
together. I think there is much in this piece that might just get you
downright excited. Enjoy."
- Win Wenger ( mailto:email@example.com )
We've collected a list of foreign publishers of The Einstein Factor
( http://www.winwenger.com/forpub.htm ) and other authors who cite or
incorporate Project Renaissance methods in their own work and books
( http://www.winwenger.com/citings.htm ). Very impressive!
Some thought-provoking new entries have arrived:
Innate Ethics ( http://www.winwenger.com/ethics.htm )
Neurophysiological Development ( http://www.winwenger.com/senses.htm )
Operation Leapfrog ( http://www.winwenger.com/leapfrog.htm )
Dream Realms ( http://www.winwenger.com/realms.htm )
Many of these articles are illustrated with the sublime photographs
Of Elan Sun Star. Give your eyes and spirit a treat - go see them.
A special challenge for mathematicians is offered in Win Wenger's
"Notions on a String" ( http://www.winwenger.com/string.htm ), on
General systems theory vis a vis physics. Check it out.
The long-awaited "Image-Streaming for Groups" instructions are here:
For a light touch, we offer a participant's story of her experiences
at Double Festival 2003, a charming fable: "Little Bearess and the
most excellent adventure of the Einstein Factor Express" --
http://www.winwenger.com/bearess1.htm . Enjoy!
Active and/or retired professionals in psychology, economics,
history, biology, physics, sociology, chemistry, etc., to co-author
with me new kinds of introductory texts (various age levels) and
methods-of-teaching texts. To become part of an eventual discovery
curriculum. ...Win Wenger, Ph.D.
Project Renaissance needs volunteers to help with certain aspects
Of its operations. If you'd like to be involved in this great work,
to whatever extent you are able, please look through the following
list of things we are currently working on:
* Design and execution of promotional activities and material
* Several pieces of software to aid the Project Renaissance methods
and learning in general
* Experiments with Project Renaissance methods in classrooms,
political and business environments
* Translation of Project Renaissance books, methods and the website
into as many languages as possible
* Setting up local support groups for Creative Problem Solving
Or perhaps you have skills to lend in other capacities. Let us know!
Contact Project Renaissance's executive director, Tijl Koenderink,
( mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Volunteer )
Project Renaissance is collecting input from successful users of
its methods. Have you used Image-Streaming, Borrowed Genius,
Toolbuilder, Windtunnel or any of the many other powerful problem-
solving and creative solution-finding methods of Win Wenger and
Project Renaissance? Have you found them to be personally helpful
and effective for you? Do you think they are of value to people
in their everyday life? Would you take a few minutes and write a
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THE-NEXT-IDEA 2004 CREATIVITY WEEKEND - April 2-4, 2004
Harper's Ferry, W.
Explore and Facilitate Personal and Organizational Creativity --
Experience the Science, Art and Spirit of Creativity.
The conference is structured as a Micro-University experience with
3 to 4 different sessions every hour and a half. You will create
your own experience by choosing from - Business, Professional and
Personal Creativity as well as Facilitation Skills. For Sessions
and Leaders, and samples of workshops, visit their website at
Cost: Conference registration is $130 for two days or $75 for one
day. Room and meals is $85 per day. For multiple occupancy (3 or
more), the price is $65 per day. So the average price for the
entire Creativity Weekend would be $300 or less. Registration:
www.thenextidea2004.com or contact Andre and Judy de Zanger at
PROJECT RENAISSANCE SPRING WORKSHOP - May 15-22, 2004
At the famous private facility in Pasadena, Maryland.
Training with Win Wenger and distinguished trainers: Following
the Advanced Trainer training there will be a Beyond-Einstein
training. This training is specially tailored to give people with
interest in trainership information on becoming a Project
Renaissance Trainer and what Certification will include.
This is a unique opportunity to receive the training. You will not
only be trained by Dr. Win Wenger himself, but will receive more
personal attention because of the number of experienced trainers
Who will be present to help guide this training. You will also
receive a complimentary copy of 'Discovering the Obvious', Dr. Win
Wenger's latest book. Tuition, $395
Early registration discount, $50 (before March 31). Certain other
discounts may apply (students, alumni, family members). Full
details online. Register now to earn the early bonus:
Questions? Contact Tijl Koenderink, Executive Director of Project
Renaissance ( mailto:email@example.com ).
CALL FOR PROPOSALS! DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 20, 2004
July 15-18, 2004
Celebrating Individual Creativity: From Inspiration to Application
15th Annual International Conference on Creativity in Colleges and
Universities - on the campus of
A global assembly of those who value, teach, and practice Creativity.
The audience will comprise higher-education teachers and creativity
practitioners in both academia and enterprise. See their website
for additional information: www.northwood.edu/abd .
Submit proposals by email to: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
PROJECT RENAISSANCE DOUBLE FESTIVAL - November 12-14, 2004
13th Annual Conference on Creativity and Accelerated Learning
Maryland/Washington, DC area
This year’s theme is the ‘Theory and Practice of Education’.
The leading experts in the field of learning and education will
share their practical success stories and secrets to help you
accomplish the same in your school or classroom. The combination
of a membership with a support environment of ‘Progressive
Educators’ makes this THE event to attend. Mark your calendar
now. More information is on the website,
PATHFINDING - Part 2
How to Find Your Way through the
Project Renaissance Maze
by Win Wenger
The goal of Project Renaissance is to equip as many people as possible
as well as possible with access to their own perceptions and their own
resources, enabling them to better cope with such problems and
opportunities as they encounter, to learn more effectively, to live
a richer and more satisfying life in every human dimension.
The January 2004 issue of The Stream provided a concise "curriculum"
of articles and resources on Socratic Method to be found on the Project
Renaissance website, to aid understanding, practical applications, and
effective problem solving. A repertoire of key techniques developed by
Project Renaissance was presented, with convenient hyperlinks, that
will let you tackle nearly any problem with confidence.
If a problem doesn't solve by one of these methods, it likely will by
one of the others.
For enhancing, improving, accelerating learning:
1) Improve your sensori-neurological contact with what you're trying
to learn, by methods similar to those cited in the first part of
the first chapter of Beyond Teaching And Learning, as given in the
"Books Online" section of the Project Renaissance website, at
2) Learn brainstorming-based problem-solving techniques like "Windtunnel"
in Winsights No. 72 ( http://www.winwenger.com/part72.htm ) and the
"Freenoting" technique ( http://www.winwenger.com/freenote.htm ). To
turn these into improved learning methods, turn key understanding(s)
of what is to be learned into questions, then torrentially flow ideas
and explanations in answer to those questions. This draws upon your
truly enormous but hidden a priori understandings on the topic, lets
you "re-invent" that topic or that course of study. Once you've
brought conscious that already-understood core of the subject, any
learning that remains to be done, by whatever method(s), integrates
easily and readily and in depth around that already-known core.
3) Astonishingly easy and direct: the "Borrowed Genius" method for which
Project Renaissance may be best known. Self-taught in the article of
that name ( http:///www.winwenger.com/borrow1.htm ) in the "T&L
Techniques" section of the site. For children, you might prefer the
version given in "The World Next Door," found in Winsights No. 20,
in the article, "A Little Something You Can Do For Your Children"
( http://www.winwenger.com/archives/part20.htm ).
4) Among the most astonishing learning-improvement methods to date are
the Predictive Imagery techniques, which are detailed in the article
with that title in the "T&L Techniques" section of this site
( http://www.winwenger.com/predict.htm ).
Inventing, Innovating, Making Discoveries:
Part of the curriculum for this is already laid out in the published
book, Discovering The Obvious ( http://www.winwenger.com/dto.htm ).
A further and major training curriculum is the new audio course
published by Nightingale-Conant, The Genius Code, by Win Wenger and
Paul Scheele ( http://www.winwenger.com/genicode.htm ),combining
two phenomenal techniques: Paul Scheele's PhotoReading and Win
A Published Curriculum in Self-Training Form:
Following the best-seller success in co-producing with Nightingale-
Conant the audio course, The Einstein Factor, we teamed up again to
produce a new audio course. Nightingale-Conant has just released
"Brain-Boosters - Twenty Minutes A Day To Build A Better Brain"
( http://www.winwenger.com/boosters.htm ). This provides a fixed
curriculum for self development and guides you very well through
each of the procedures in that curriculum. We have this course up
in the "Book Reviews" section of the website, where it can be
obtained for $69.95 (6 tapes) or $79.95 (6 CDs) plus shipping.
The Einstein Factor, either the original book or the audio course,
is a good place to start in the published literature on how to
actualize your own very high potentials. By Win Wenger and Richard
Poe. ( http://www.winwenger.com/einfact.htm )
Outside of the published literature, professionally led workshop
training programs are offered by Project Renaissance. Look in from
time to time under "Events" to see what is currently happening
( http://www.winwenger.com/events.htm ).
I refer you to the first third of this article, the sections titled
"A Partial Answer" and "A Further Answer" [THE STREAM, January 2004]
for the most meaningful portions of this "curriculum guide." You
are, and the observations you can make are, your best teacher. The
literature and the more specific recommendations are short-cuts and
conveniences for you, as are our professionally led trainings. The
most important things you can learn in this context, in any case,
are what you can teach yourself and what you can discover from your
own first-hand observations. Learning to teach yourself, and to make
those first-hand observations, is a major part of those most
important things to learn. We recommend you print out the first and
Second part of this path-finding guide for future reference.
- Win Wenger ( mailto:email@example.com )
About the Author: Win Wenger, Ph.D., is the founder of Project
Renaissance. This unique, non-profit organization is dedicated to
increasing individuals' potential and accelerating the dawning of a
new Renaissance. See also http://www.winwenger.com/wenger.htm
To send feedback privately to the author, email Win Wenger at
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COMMENTS & FEEDBACK
Yolaine Stout ( mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org )
As an English teacher many years ago, I used to do something similar
to ImageStreaming in my classes, only to music. After I got my
students relaxed, I played music and encouraged them to let the
music guide them down a tunnel, and at the end of the tunnel their
minds would take them wherever they wanted to go. Afterwards they
were to quietly write whatever had come to mind.
The results were incredible. Students who never wrote well before
(I had the rough group) wrote astonishingly beautiful poems or
stream of consciousness narratives that vividly and poetically
described their "images". The writings had natural alliteration,
closure and poetic rhythm.
When I showed the creative writing teacher some of these writings,
so that he might publish them in the school's collection of student
writing, he said, "This is too good. They must have memorized the
lyrics to one of their favorite songs." That wasn't true. These
students were beginning to LOVE writing and LOVE imaging. They
begged to do it every day and I frequently indulged them.
Then something interesting started to happen. When my students
read aloud to the class what they had written, we began seeing
more and more similarities in the images, even though there was no
sharing between imaging and writing. 7-8 students out of 35 would
write about "purple flowers in a field of grass". In the next
class with the same music, 7-8 students wrote about a "lady with
flowing hair." Frequently, I discovered 2-3 students who would
use the same cluster of words - verbatim.
It was so "freaky," as the students said, that I was advised to
stop doing this or get myself into trouble.
Now that I am retired, I would love to understand and experiment
with this process more. After reading The Einstein Factor, I have
been ImageStreaming almost every day with interesting and profound
results. I want to know more - Thank you for this opportunity to
share with like-minded people.
- Yolaine Stout ( mailto:email@example.com )
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David Anderson ( mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org )
It's a puzzle.
How all this actually works is a puzzle .... but, then, just as the
Budweiser company's advertising motto was some years ago: "Why Ask
Why?", perhaps it is our place to experience the process, without
being overly-concerned with the how... or, possibly, the who of it.
Over the last several years, seemingly without any real external
training, an "asking & receiving" regimen has become rather routine,
and spontaneous, in my way of living.
That is to say: when I wonder about something... particularly if
I formulate that wondering into a specific question like "how is
it that...?", or even as a statement such as "I don't understand
how...", what often occurs next is that a flow of information
begins. In the most noticeable, and should I say, spectacular,
Cases, the question or statement itself may not even be out of
my mouth before the corresponding answer begins to "appear",
How can this be? One temporary conclusion I have reached is that
questions and answers reside in the same "location" or "space" or
"address" in that which I call "the information fields".
If an individual is able to formulate (conceive-of) a particular
question, the consciousness of that individual is ALREADY located
in that sector of an information field where both question and
answer exist. Thus it is no harder to "get" the answer, than it
was to "get" the question.
And we might (temporarily) conclude from within this model, that
"knowing" consists of "having" or allowing A TRANSPORTABLE
CONSCIOUS AWARENESS, and of being willing to recognize... to
acknowledge, to consider, what is seen, or heard, or thought,
in these "altered" states.
In short, it is OPENNESS TO OTHER POSSIBILITY... a willingness
to inquire beyond current "common sense".
What is my relationship to Project Renaissance? Well, several
years ago, I "happened upon" (is there any such thing as
"happenstance"?) an article by Win Wenger that explained the
Socratic method, and - if I remember correctly - suggested that
Tibetan Buddhist monks also "debate" in this manner... that
neither of these are actually debates-between, or verbal contests
- in the common usage sense - but are rather MEANS OF DRAWING-
That explanation was quite helpful to me because it explained what
had been going on with me.... particularly the way I "discussed"
subjects of my interest with my wife, who, however, often got mad
at me and said these were not discussions but one-sided monologues.
The whole concept of needing a listener (or reader) in order to
draw-through, became apparent. And to some degree I have been able
to tone down the amount of information I "inflict" upon my wife...
to find, also, some other, more willing "targets of expression".
But, you know what? I must say, in closing, that I understand,
Now, that this is not really a drawing-through process. It is
rather a RELOCATION process. It is a process.... a means by which
individual consciousness relocates, according to question-asked...
One explanatory analogy that fits current experience is the
Internet search engine.
But it is important to begin to consider that we, when practicing
this process, are actually "going-to", are re-locating our
awareness.... perhaps bi-locating our awareness, it might be.
The information is not, in my opinion, coming-to-us "here"... we
are going-to-it, "there".
- David Anderson ( mailto:email@example.com )
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