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Newsletter of Project Renaissance and Win Wenger
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February 2004                                      

 

 

IN THIS ISSUE:

 

*  Quote of the Month

*  Announcements

*  Events

*  FEATURE ARTICLE:  “Pathfinding - How to Find Your Way through the

      Project Renaissance Maze” by Win Wenger (Part 2 - Conclusion)

*  Comments & Feedback

      Yolaine Stout

      David Anderson

*  Links - archives, back issues, homepage

*  Reader Questionnaire

 

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QUOTE OF THE MONTH

 

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whole ages of peoples

in various places

leave average records

of relative proximities

attained toward perfection.

   - R. Buckminster Fuller, on "Love"

 

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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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:

mailto:thestream@winwenger.com?subject=BackIssues

 

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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:wwenger101@aol.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:

http://www.winwenger.com/is-group.htm

 

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!

 

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CO-AUTHORS WANTED:

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.

( mailto:wwenger101@aol.com?subject=Texts

 

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VOLUNTEER ANGELS...

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:tijl@dare2b.nl?subject=Volunteer  )

 

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TESTIMONIALS COMPENDIUM

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

short account of how they have helped you, and email it to

Project Renaissance's Executive Director, Tijl Koenderink, at

mailto:tijl@dare2b.nl?subject=Testimonials . Your name will not

be published without your authorization.

 

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ADDRESS CHANGE? If your email address changes or your email box is

Full or your spam filter blocks us, we can't get The Stream to you.

Please, before that happens, make sure you notify us of any change

and put winwenger.com on your safe senders list.

 

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SUBSCRIBER OR MEMBER? If you currently only subscribe to The Stream,

you can upgrade your participation in Project Renaissance to full

membership, free. Membership in Project Renaissance entitles members

to additional benefits. If you're not yet a member, please register

now, here:  http://www.winwenger.com/regmem.htm or from link on the

homepage, http://www.winwenger.com .

 

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DUPLICATE MAILING? If you received two (or more?) copies of this issue

of The Stream, please let us know by replying to:

mailto:thestream@winwenger.com?subject=duplicate 

 

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How you can participate...

 

* You can post messages on Project Renaissance's discussion board

  about any Project Renaissance topic and join any ongoing

  discussions. No log-in required. Please visit our homepage at

  http://www.winwenger.com  and click the Discussion Board link. To

  post a message right now, click here:

  http://bbs.cartserver.com/bbs/b/7733/#PostMessage

 

* The long-established, popular Image-Streaming egroup is here:

  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/imagestream - requires Yahoo sign-in.

 

* Submit articles, comments or questions for possible inclusion in

  The Stream:  mailto:thestream@winwenger.com?subject=TotheEditor  

 

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EVENTS

 

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THE-NEXT-IDEA 2004 CREATIVITY WEEKEND - April 2-4, 2004

Harper's Ferry, W. Virginia (90 minutes from Washington DC)

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

www.thenextidea2004.com .

 

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

1664 3rd Ave., New York, NY, 10128. Phone 212-289-8856;  e-mail:

mailto:creativityinstitute@juno.com  

 

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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:

http://www.winwenger.com/upcoming.htm#May

Questions? Contact Tijl Koenderink, Executive Director of Project

Renaissance ( mailto:tijl@dare2b.nl ).

 

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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 Northwood University, Midland,

Michigan.

 

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:creativity@northwood.edu  

 

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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,

http://www.winwenger.com/upcoming.htm#df

 

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Feature Article:

 

                       PATHFINDING - Part 2

                 How to Find Your Way through the

                     Project Renaissance Maze

                           by Win Wenger

 

 

Recap:

 

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.

 

We continue:

 

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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

   http://www.winwenger.com/ebooks/btal1.htm .

 

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

Wenger's ImageStreaming.

 

 

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 ).

 

 

Conclusion:

 

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:wwenger101@aol.com )

 

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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  

 

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To send feedback privately to the author, email Win Wenger at

mailto:wwenger101@aol.com?subject=Paths 


To send your comments about this article to The Stream, write to:

mailto:thestream@winwenger.com?subject=Paths 


To post your feedback or promote a discussion of this topic:

http://bbs.cartserver.com/bbs/b/7733/#PostMessage 

 

 

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COMMENTS & FEEDBACK

 

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Yolaine Stout ( mailto:ystout11@cox.net )

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:ystout11@cox.net )

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To send feedback privately to the writer, email Yolaine Stout at

mailto:ystout11@cox.net?subject=Imaging


To send your feedback about this letter to The Stream, email to:

mailto:thestream@winwenger.com?subject=Comments 

 

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David Anderson ( mailto:daaberg@yahoo.com )

 

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",

mentally.

 

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-

THROUGH.

 

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:daaberg@yahoo.com )

Montrose, Colorado

 

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To send feedback on this subject privately to the author, email

David Anderson at mailto:daaberg@yahoo.com?subject=Puzzle  .

 

To send your comments about this subject to The Stream, write to:

mailto:thestream@winwenger.com?subject=Comments 

 

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LINKS

 

*  Back issues of THE STREAM by email upon request from

   mailto:thestream@winwenger.com?subject=BackIssues

 

*  Index of feature articles in The Stream archives:

   http://www.winwenger.com/strmlist.htm

 

*  Archived copies of Capital Ideasmiths are here:

   http://www.winwenger.com/Capitalidea/capidea1.htm

 

*  Project Renaissance homepage:  http://www.winwenger.com

 

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