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Newsletter of Project Renaissance and Win Wenger
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January 2007                         (Best viewed with fixed-width font)

 

 

 

IN THIS ISSUE:

 

*  Quote of the Month

*  A Special Message for the New Year - Win Wenger

*  Announcements, News Items

*  Events, Workshops

*  FEATURE ARTICLE:

      What Are the Questions Worth Asking? - Win Wenger

*  Comments, Feedback

      Ian Gressett on The Einstein Factor

      Win Wenger on Image-Streaming

      Joseph R. Schrock on Image-Streaming and Stereograms

*  Organizational Notes

*  Links

*  Masthead photo - Elan Sun Star

 

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QUOTE OF THE MONTH

 

      “Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.”

                           

                                            ~ Albert Einstein

 

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A SPECIAL MESSAGE FOR THE NEW YEAR by Win Wenger ( wwenger101@aol.com )

 

Finally, we're back! 

 

As most of you know, our webmistress, Membership Director, and heroic

newsletter editor, volunteer Kate Jones, had her computer blow up on her

four times in 2006. The fourth time some data was lost, affecting both

Project Renaissance and her own company, Kadon Enterprises. 

 

Normal processing of the website and publication of The STREAM were thus

interrupted for a time. But as you see before you, The STREAM is now

back; the "Winsights" column has been brought up to date, and a number

of major new articles have made it into various parts of the website.

 

And you ‘haint' seen nuttin' yet!  In months to come you will see new

breakthroughs, new discoveries, new methods, new services coming online. 

 

We shall continue to be THE cutting edge for development of new and

better methods for creative problem-solving; for invention, innovation

and discovery-making; and for accelerated learning. Regarding new and

better methods for increasing human intelligence, we may or may not be

able to keep up with new developments....  More on that in a moment.

 

I'm hoping that the world situation also can recover. These past few

years, my country kind of lost its way, forgot the substance of the very

values it began giving more and more lip service to, forgot much of its

humanity. Things got so terribly serious, people started waking up. Let's

hope that enough wake soon enough to let us get through the difficulties

of the months ahead without further compounding our errors. 

 

                               * * *

 

ASKING THE WRONG QUESTIONS?

 

Some of you know how our little thinktank, in January ‘02, tried to

forestall Gulfwar 2 and all its tragic aftermath:

 

      *  We put to our high thinktank process the question, how best

         could the U.S. achieve its stated goals in Iraq.

 

      *  Without knowing that was the question being asked, we all got

         back images of water.

 

      *  The a-ha! was that costs had come down so far on new technology

         for de-salting water that we could have offered to irrigate the

         entire Middle East - Allah's Garden, so to speak - in return for

         the departure of Saddam.

 

      *  We could have done the whole job for $3 billion or so - a

         quaintly small figure compared with our self-inflicted costs

         in a situation now costing a half trillion dollars and ever-so-

         many lives.

 

The pressures for Saddam to leave would have been irresistible, and we

would have been in the hero's role in the Middle East, possibly enough

to have been able to settle also a meaningful peace between Israel and

Palestine.

 

Some of us engaged in a letter-writing campaign on behalf of this quite

ingenious proposal ... and never got back any meaningful response, nor

any response from anyone connected with the White House. Somebody wanted

that new war, and they got it. Which means that we asked - and answered

- the wrong question. 

 

And that is why we are now in the early stages of a campaign to get

creative problem-solving methods into practice by not only a much wider

public but by some of our leaders and experts responsible for some of

these situations.  See "A Rising Tide Lifts All Ships," Winsights, No. 90

(May/June 2006) - http://www.winwenger.com/part90.htm - for one key part

of this campaign. You will see other parts soon.

 

                                * * *

 

INCREASING HUMAN INTELLIGENCE:

 

Improving human intelligence has always been the most controversial

aspect of our work. Some of you reading this have suggested we abandon

this topic, but even more than with Alex Osborn's demonstration fifty-odd

years ago that such a basic element in our natures as creativity could be

resurrected and trained through deliberate techniques and through changes

in work environment, there is something absolutely basic at stake here. 

More than any other quality in human nature for which we pretend to a

science, "intelligence" - more than I.Q. as measured on tests - has been

widely thought to be the most unyielding, permanent aspect of a human

being.

 

That assumption - that you are stuck with the level of, meaning the lack

of, intelligence that you were born with - is the last remaining excuse

for imposed inequality. In a land in which the value of equality of

opportunity is so basic, our society has continued to accept that this

or that bunch of people is dumb and nothing can really be done about it

except to keep them out of the way and don't let them in to privileged

situations where they will only make messes. Other than look out for

their better interests for them, the belief is that there's not much

that can really be done for the apparently less intelligent among us. 

That also relieves our professionals of the responsibility of doing much

for them or for even looking for ways to remedy the condition. And that

renders unthinkable that anyone should find, or be allowed to find, that

intelligence can be radically improved by any techniques or processes.

 

Well, I've got some interesting news for you. I propose herewith a little

experiment for you:

 

      *  Go to Google Search. 

      *  Type in the words, "Brain Plasticity."

 

Brain plasticity refers to the propensity of the brain to change its mass,

distribution of masses, size and structure in response to different levels

and types of stimulus in order to better handle the type of information

involved. Could that not mean .... <intelligence>???  Indeed, how could

that not? 

 

Please do that experiment for yourself. Type "Brain Plasticity" into

Google Search, and enjoy your results. 

 

      - If you put quotation marks around those two words, you will find

more than 20,000 scientific studies with "Brain Plasticity" in their title.

 

Nearly every one of those studies demonstrates brain plasticity happening

in response to some difference or change in level and type of stimulus.

 

      - If you type in the words, Brain Plasticity, without the quotation

marks, you will find more than 70,000 scientific studies with the subject

of brain plasticity in their text.

 

Nearly every one of those studies demonstrates brain plasticity happening

in response to some difference or change in level and type of stimulus.

 

Each difference, each change in level or type of stimulus, examined in

those studies, can serve as a technique to invoke brain plasticity. 

 

That is why, despite our head start on this intelligence-building topic

thirty-five and more years ago, it may be difficult for us to keep up

with, much less maintain, the leading edge on techniques to improve human

intelligence.

 

So that is one piece of very positive news to take with us into the new

year and years to come, with lots of consequences to follow.

 

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OTHER BREAKTHROUGHS:

 

The year 2006, now concluding, saw emergence of two astonishingly basic

procedures for ingeniously and creatively solving problems or generating

creative new ideas. These are DEAM (Double-Entry A-ha Method, found at

http://www.winwenger.com/deam.htm , and the Evoked Sidebands Method at

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

 

DEAM is actually a first step in the Evoked Sidebands method; both

highlight important human phenomena in unmistakable terms; both are,

like Image-Streaming, built around ongoing processes already in every

human being; both are major landmarks in the search for easier CPS

methods within reach of more and more people and a wider range of human

beings.

 

Can you imagine any problem-solving or question-answering method simpler

than that of simply writing the question on two sheets of paper at a time

instead of one?  Well, it's a little more involved than that, but not by

much! Go to http://www.winwenger.com/deam.htm and see what I mean.... 

 

We believe that it is essential in our time to convey effective abilities

to cope and to problem-solve to as many people as possible, and to as

broad a range of people as possible. We think the actuarial odds of our

civilization may ride with our doing this. We are on a quest to bring the

art and science of ingenious problem-solving within the range of all

human beings able to tie their own shoelaces. We have been shown, over

and over and over again, that the ingenuity is there in each of us, even

among the least of us, needing but an opportunity to emerge and speak.

These techniques, even the utterly simple DEAM and Evoked Sidebands,

afford some degree of such opportunity.

 

The discoveries - and website publishing - of DEAM and Evoked Sidebands

are important milestones on our quest to bring such abilities and methods

within range of literally everyone. 

 

The printing press, and literacy, redistributed knowledge and, with it,

power. Far more so in our time, the Internet is redistributing knowledge

and with it power. Giving everyone also access to methods which enable

them to cope effectively with the problems they find themselves facing,

is very much in keeping with what I believe is a very healthy trend. We

are come much closer to the time when "equality of opportunity" will have

a much richer and more substantial meaning than it does today.

 

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ANOTHER BREAKTHROUGH:

 

Isa McKechnie's wonderful new book, "Super Skills for Students," is

Project Renaissance's latest new product, and the first in an important

series of new CoreBooks which we in the process of publishing - see

http://www.winwenger.com/corebook.htm.  Isa's is a clean, condensed,

effective handbook of techniques to enable students to improve and

accelerate their own learning, learning-with-understanding, learning

made easy, rewarding and amazingly rich. Important, meaningful, helpful

new books by various of us will be emerging every few months over the

next few years.

 

Next through the pipeline will be a manual of creativity techniques for

writers - both writers of fiction and writers of non-fiction - and a

definitive, comprehensive text on Image-Streaming. Watch here in future

issues of this newsletter, The STREAM, and in http://www.winwenger.com

for announcements as these become published and available.

 

                                 * * *

 

QUEST TOWARD ANOTHER BREAKTHROUGH:

 

Unless you've done much Toolbuildering, there is always the temptation

to regard our present methods as a finished system, only needing an

effective commercial application to become a fixed package for use

wherever.

 

If you've done much Toolbuildering or thought about this issue much,

however, you can begin to appreciate that all that we've done thus far

in the Project Renaissance context is less than a drop in the bucket of

where we need to be heading. We literally have not yet scratched the

surface.

 

I know you've heard me say this, I've heard most of you acknowledge

it's having been said, but I don't know that it's really sunk in. We

have made but the very barest of bare beginnings on the long and

mostly unmapped path of where we have got to go.

 

What if (we really did have an effective way that) we really did

notice, pose and process each of the questions most worth asking as

they arose, now that we have all these various ways of finding their

answers?

 

If this is our next major step in our evolution, it may well be worth

more than all the (tapped and untapped) value of our problem-solving

methods and work to date.

 

I'd like to turn some of our current inquiry and quest into the

direction of finding a much more effective way of doing these things,

and would very much welcome responses on this and even help from those

of you who are reading this right now. Let me start the ball rolling

with a quick note, jotted below. Sometimes it helps just to simplify

a topic so as to get an easier perspective on it, so this is a simple

description of how to improve human capabilities, functioning and

experience:

 

Things are far simpler than most people realize -

 

      1) Pick your focus

      2) Describe in detail what you find in that focus.  

      3) As you detail, you discover more and more within that focus.

      4) A most convenient focus is that ongoing stream of imagery

         every one of us has going on within us, a universal

         phenomenon.

 

What makes that so convenient is that stream's remarkable sensitivity

to whatever else is going on in our mind, our data base, and our

subtler perceptions. Integration of the brain and enhancement of

various intellectual and mental abilities are nice by-products from

practicing Image-Streaming. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to like

a lot of reward for not very much effort. I sure like that.

 

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ENJOY:

 

We wish you the best New Year and many still better new years to come,

and your own wonderful unfolding abilities, perceptions and experience.  

 

-- Win Wenger ( mailto:wwenger101@aol.com ) 

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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WELCOME to all new members who have joined us this year. 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

Or see the online archives:  http://www.winwenger.com/strmlist.htm

 

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DYSLEXIA NEWS:  It can't possibly be this simple, this obvious, this

overlooked - or can it???  Are we looking at the end of (most forms

of) dyslexia as we've come to know and love it?  

 

Click here: Brain images show individual dyslexic children respond

to spelling treatment:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2006-02/uow-bis020806.php

 

This article is in line with my twenty-one years of experience in

teaching bad spellers to become good spellers by learning to be

visual spellers. For instance, I once worked with a little German

girl whose father forced her to write each spelling word 50 times –

and she still flunked her spelling tests. After doing a little work

to remove the trauma and teaching her to spell visually, she never

spent more than 15 minutes studying, and her test scores were

consistently 90-100% correct.

 

-- Kathy Carroll [ mailto:kathycarroll@speakeasy.net ]

 

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INTEREST GROUP - PHILADELPHIA/DELAWARE

 

Gerald Hawkins ( mailto:gerald.hawkins@gmail.com ) offers interested

parties to contact him via email about starting a problem-solving

and idea-testing group in the Philadelphia/Delaware area.

 

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ALZHEIMERS SURVEY:

Anyone who has friend or relative with Alzheimers:  I am trying to

find out the incidence of such cases who have a lifetime history of

a "sweet tooth," a history of frequent indulgence in sweets and

sugar-laced foods and drinks.

 

Through surveys as informal as this one, thus far the incidence is

about 80-85%.  If I can get more data together, it may be possible

to persuade someone authoritative to run a formal study and follow

through on the consequences thereof.

 

Here is why a "sweet tooth" may be a possible cause or contributing

cause to Alzheimers:

 

Neurophysiologists and brain surgeons, when treating inoperable brain

tumors and other inoperable brain conditions, to get medicines into

the brain use a special sugar to temporarily break down the blood-brain

barrier which separates bloodflow and its impurities from direct contact

with brain cells. (The exchange of oxygen, CO2, nutrients and toxic

wastes is mediated by cerebro-spinal fluid.) I am not a chemist, but I

have been given to understand that most or even all sugars have some of

that effect, of breaking down the protective blood-brain barrier. For

this to happen frequently, through frequent indulgence in sweets, may

explain why aluminum salts and other toxic plaques build up deposits in

the brains of Alzheimer patients.

 

I think we need to ascertain such data as we can and hope that at some

point a more respectable study can be attempted. Please, if you know an

Alzheimer's victim, report what you know or can find out regarding that

victim's lifetime history of practices regarding frequent indulgence in

consuming sweets.

 

Incidentally, the same or similar sweets that (may have) created the

problem in the first place may also serve as part of a solution. Once

such a patient is well into a "cleansing diet," get him/her also into

a program of held-breath underwater swimming for extra circulation to

the brain ( http://www.winwenger.com/ebooks/guaran3.htm ).  Use such

sugars, then, to temporarily break down once again the blood-brain

barrier, and flush away into the bloodstream some of those toxic plaque

materials that were choking the brain to death. I am not a physician and

this is not anywhere a medically accepted treatment, but for a disease

with universally dire prognosis, zero recovery rate by current treatments,

and given the physiological conditions observed, this might serve as the

basis for treatment under appropriate medical controls and supervision. 

 

That is speculation, though, and what we need for now is what you know or

can find out about the sweets-indulgence proclivities of any Alzheimers

patients whom you know of.  Thank you.  

 

-- Win Wenger ( mailto:wwenger101@aol.com )

 

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SUPER SKILLS FOR STUDENTS by Isa McKechnie -- now in print!

“This book provides many practical strategies for people, especially

students, to learn more efficiently and effectively. Based on the work

of Dr. Win Wenger, renowned pioneer, researcher, and teacher in the

fields of accelerated learning and creative problem-solving, these

techniques can be of invaluable assistance for increased excellence

in writing essays, taking notes, absorbing information, preparing for

tests, and many other intellectual endeavors.”

 

You can order this first of Project Renaissance's new series of

corebooksnow, direct from the publisher:

 

eBook edition, from $7.95 -- http://www.lulu.com/content/435623

Hardcopy printed edition, 95 pages, 6.14"x9.21" perfect bound, from

$15.00 + shipping -- http://www.lulu.com/content/195898

 

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Hi-res, cheap & portable MRI scanner

Posted by The neurophilosopher on September 6th, 2006

 

"At the U.S. Department of Energy?s Lawrence Berkeley National

Laboratory, researchers are testing a laser-based MRI technique

which may lead to the development of a cheap and compact scanning

device .... 'Our system is fundamentally simple and does not involve

any single expensive component,' says Dmitri Budker, who developed

the atomic magnetometer. 'We anticipate that the whole apparatus

will become quite compact and deployable as a battery-powered

portable device.'" Read the whole article here:

http://neurophilosophy.wordpress.com/2006/09/06/hi-res-cheap-portable-mri/

 

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Getting a grip on cerebral blood flow

Posted by The neurophilosopher on October 12th, 2006

 

"...it has been confirmed that pericytes control the diameter of

capillaries, and therefore the changes of blood at the microscopic

scale, in the retina and brain, in health and, perhaps, in disease.

The findings challenge the idea that blood flow in the brain is

controlled upstream of the capillaries by the larger arterioles."

See the full article here:

http://neurophilosophy.wordpress.com/2006/10/12/getting-a-grip-on-
cerebral-blood-flow/

 

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Drawing Water Challenge

http://www.arup.com/feature.cfm?pageid=9179

 

One billion people do not have access to safe water. Two-fifths of

the world’s population lives without adequate sanitation. The

drawing water challenge is a competition that aims to find solutions

to help improve this situation. Water is essential to life, as is

effective sanitation. We are seeking original proposals for ideas

that could help many more people gain access to these basic services.

Proposals may be for one of the following (by January 31, 2007, 5PM):

    *  a new concept

    *  a new technology

    *  a new product

    *  an innovative approach

Submissions to:  mailto:drawing.water@arup.com

 

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EVENTS

 

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UPCOMING PRESENTATIONS

 

                      Capitol Creativity Network and

                     The Center for Creative Emergence (CCE)

 

January 27, 2007 - Integral Leadership workshop

Facilitated by Michelle James and Dr. Tom Goddard

Presented by CCE and the Integral Company

Details:  http://www.creativeemergence.com/2/page26.html

 

January 10, 2007 - Capitol Creativity Network presentation

Time:  7:00-9:30pm

Location: Chevy Chase Club House. 3433 33rd Place, NW,

Washington, DC 20008:  www.clevelandparkclub.org

Details:  www.capitolcreativitynetwork.com

 

We explore and experience different facets of creativity, from corporate

to expressive to scientific, etc.  Each meeting is interactive and

designed to have the participants experience their own creativity in

real time.

                               

Contact person:  Michelle James

CEO, The Center for Creative Emergence & Quantum Leap Business

Improv Director, Capitol Creativity Network

Creativity Cultivating, Consulting and Coaching

www.creativeemergence.com

mailto:michelle@creativeemergence.com

McLean, VA USA

703-760-9009

 

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IEP (Holland's leading NL)P Institute since 1984) presents

THE HERO'S JOURNEY AND THE GENERATIVE SELF

Nijmegen, Holland on January 25-26-27, 2007

 

Two great trainers in NLP and Ericksonian hypnotherapy meet for this

Workshop:

*  Robert Dilts

<http://tr.anp.se/track?t=c&mid=20415&uid=18073587&&&http://www.nlpu.com/>

*  Stephen Gilligan

<http://tr.anp.se/track?t=c&mid=20415&uid=18073587&&&http://www.stephengilli

gan.com/>

To see them collaborate is a unique opportunity and a special, inspiring

experience. Workshop costs:  Euro 700.00 = USD 880.00 or GBP 475.00.

Costs include coffee, tea, hand outs and lunch. Registration form:

http://tr.anp.se/track?t=c&mid=20415&uid=18073587

&&&http://www.iepdoc.nl/formulieren/en_form.asp

 

Robert and Stephen's theme for this year is ‘The Hero’s Journey’, a

blueprint for personal transformation that has been handed down through

the centuries. In 'The Hero with a Thousand Faces,' mythologist Joseph

Campbell

<http://tr.anp.se/track?t=c&mid=20415&uid=18073587&&&http://en.wikipedia.org

/wiki/Joseph_Campbell> describes a great myth

found in many different forms in just about every culture across time.

This is the recurring myth of the person who is called on a “hero’s

journey” to transform their life and bring a gift into the community.

The phases in this myth - the basic process of transformation -  are

always the same, even when individual expressions differ. The myth has

three stages:

    *  the innocence of the garden,

    *  the exile and trials of the desert, 

    *  the call to return into the community with a new self.

In this workshop this myth will be used as a model for developing a

Generative Self that is capable of deep inner happiness and significant

external accomplishment.

     

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PhotoReading seminar by

Learning Strategies Corporation

http://www.learningstrategies.com/PhotoReading/seminar.asp?id=464

 

Philadelphia (Horsham)

    Friday, March 9, 2007 (6pm-9pm) 

    Saturday, March 10, 2007 (9am-7pm)

    Sunday, March 11, 2007 (9am-6pm)

     

Tuition, $750. An extra discount is available for PhotoReading self-study

course buyers!

    * Class sizes are small

    * Ongoing coaching at no cost

    * Retakes at a minimal cost

    * Money-back Satisfaction Guarantee

Need more information? Contact our expert PhotoReading coach, Mr. Dana Hanson:

    Toll frëë 1-888-800-2688

    1-952-767-9800

    Fax 1-952-475-2373

    http://www.LearningStrategies.com

 

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PHOTOREADING Seminar

www.photoreading.com

 

Minneapolis - March 23, 24, 25, 2007

Tuition, $750 ($650 if paid in full by January 23)

 

Paul Scheele is teaching one public PhotoReading seminar this year. If

you would like to learn from the man who developed the system in the

first place, then enroll today. The size of the class will be limited,

so this will be a rare opportunity. To enroll, call 952-767-9800 and

ask for Alison Bachman, or go online: www.photoreading.com

 

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CREATIVITY EXPLORATION Writing Workshops

http://creativityexploration.com/writing

 

Fiction Writing Workshop in Florence: July 13-22, 2007 - from $1,750

Memoir Writing Workshop in Barcelona: July 21-30, 2007 - from $1,850

Poetry Writing Workshop in Dublin: July 29-August 7, 2007 - from $2,200

 

        Pricing includes tuition and 9 nights accommodation.

           $100 off Early Registration (until 1/15/2007).

 

The workshops are taught by award-winning authors, Patricia Foster

and Kirpal Singh. We delve into our deepest emotions and insights and

explore transformation, metaphor, and the innate structures of our

writings. Class size is limited. Reserve your space in advance. Classes

meets 3.5 hours per day. You can obtain 3 University credits for taking

any of these workshops.

 

For more information:  http://creativityexploration.com/writing

Phone:  1-866-217-1980 (Toll-Free); 1-212-922-1555

Email:  mailto:contact@creativityexploration.com

Please mail all inquiries to:

Vivian Glusman

245 E 40th St. 25th Floor

New York, NY 10016

 

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CREATIVITY EXPLORATION Creativity Courses, 2007

http://creativityexploration.com

 

NEW YORK CITY - SPRING

April 13-16, 2007

May 18-21, 2007

 

EUROPE - SUMMER

Crete, June 17-26, 2007

Prague, June 26-July 5, 2007

Bruges, July 5-14, 2007

Florence, July 13-22, 2007

Barcelona, July 21-30, 2007

Dublin, July 29-August 7, 2007

From $1,700, including tuition and 9-night accommodations.

An inspiring way to learn and travel. More information here:

http://creativityexploration.com

 

Vivian Glusman, Administrative Associate

Creativity Workshop - http://creativityexploration.com

Phone:  1-866-217-1980 (Toll-Free); 1-212-922-1555

Email:  mailto:contact@creativityexploration.com

 

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Feature Article:

 

 

                WHAT ARE THE QUESTIONS WORTH ASKING?

 

                            by Win Wenger

 

 

First, an excerpt from the letter that triggered my reply below, which,

in the process of my making it, triggered further thoughts in line with

the Principle of Description...

 

      "Since I´ve started image-streaming, I find that my brain

      automatically answers when I do the right questions... but

      these questions seem to be liberated naturally too...it´s

      almost an instantaneous process of question/answer."

       

[My reply:]

 

You are quite welcome. I guess one question is how to persuade many

more people to try Image-Streaming and practice it enough to get to

that point of instantaneous flow.

 

One of the most useful questions to ask is, "What IS the best question

to ask in this context, and its best answer?"

 

Asking (writing) that latter question just now, my thoughts flashed to

two points:

 

1)  What we've been observing recently is that various of us, between

us, have a sufficiency of effective methods for generating ingenious

answers and solutions; but the real challenge is noticing and

recognizing questions to ask and then asking them (so those answer-

finding methods can come into play).

 

2) One of those pocket timer-buzzers, which you can set as a reminder

for anything. The thought behind that: there are probably most-relevant

questions for every situation and/or opportunity to learn something

significant. What if, every hour and twenty-two minutes or whatever

interval, one were reminded by pocket-buzzer to ask, "In this context

right now, what IS the best question for me to be asking, and its best

answer or understanding to appreciate?" Or, "What is the best thing I

can learn from this situation, right at this moment?"

 

I have the sense that this will take some resolve and no little energy

to pursue, but it might be part of the next significant development for

us. It at least begins to address what I had come to consider to be the

next critical issue for us....

 

Isn't the Principle of Description a hoot?!?  So long as I continue to

follow some of my own advice, that one continues to help me.....

 

Do you have one of those pocket timer gizmos around to experiment with? 

I think I can round up one around here for my own experimentation.....

 

Many thanks for writing. Replying gave me the opportunity, as that

reply process has so often, or perhaps even the excuse, to start

generating what may be the next revolution in our program.  With great

appreciation,    .....Win

 

                                  * * *

 

Hey, people:  Most of you have heard me state my conviction that we've

moved beyond the challenge of methods to ingeniously answer questions

and problems, to the challenge of noticing and the discipline of asking

questions worth asking.

 

1)  Do you have one of those pocket buzzer gizmos around to experiment

    with?

 

2)  Would you experiment with it for a few days, as I suggested to my

    correspondent above, OR:

 

3)  Can you suggest a better experiment or application than that toward

    the same objective, or toward the same potential next step in our

    operational evolution?

 

Further consideration:  Unless you've done much Toolbuildering, there is

always the temptation to regard our present methods as a finished system,

needing only effective commercial application to become a fixed package

for use wherever. If you've done much Toolbuildering or thought about

this issue much, however, you can begin to appreciate that all we've

done thus far in the Project Renaissance context is less than a drop in

the bucket of where we need to be heading. We literally have not yet

scratched the surface. I know you've heard me say this, I've heard most

of you acknowledge it's having been said, but I don't know that it's

really sunk in. We have made but the very barest of bare beginnings on

the long and mostly unmapped path of where we have got to go. 

 

What if (we really did have an effective way that) we really did notice,

pose and process each of the questions most worth asking as they arose,

now that we have all these various ways of finding their answers?  If

this is our next major step in our evolution, it may well be worth more

than all the (tapped and untapped) value of our problem-solving methods

and work to date. Do you have, can you get, one of those pocket buzzer

timers, or, still better, come up with a better experiment which opens

this next-step frontier for us? (Can your image-streaming faculties

come up with a better such experiment?)

 

I will be playing with these effects also, but it would be best if the

first published results on this came from someone other than myself.

 

- Win Wenger ( mailto:wwenger101@aol.com )

 

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COMMENTS and FEEDBACK

 

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THE EINSTEIN FACTOR - Ian Gressett ( mailto:emanetrain@gmail.com )

I absolutely loved "The Einstein Factor." I wasn't too intrigued by the

cover, dismissing it as a "become smart by reading this book" title.

This was before I had opened it. I LOVED it. I'm an active lucid dreamer

and I picked up on this immediately! Image-streaming is another amazing

concept which many brush off to be "absurd" until they experience it

themselves. I have a strong desire to attend one of your workshops, but

live out in Southern Oregon. I hope one day to meet you. Your book was

a true inspiration to me and to others whom I've exposed to it; simply

fascinating. Thank you so much for this invaluable information!

- Ian Gressett

 

Win Wenger ( mailto:wwenger101@aol.com ) responds: 

Dear Ian - thank you very much for your kind comments.  I also hope

that we can get together someday. While May of 2007 is the next time

scheduled for one of our general workshops locally, we get invitations

which enable me to teach at various times and locations around the

country and abroad. Maybe one of these will sometime bring me to the

West Coast again. From time to time, updates on these events are

posted under "Events" at the Project Renaissance website,

http://www.winwenger.com/events.com 

 

Also meanwhile, there are a number of other services offered at or

through our website - and some further experience exercises and

explorations - which I think you will enjoy for some of the same

reasons that you've enjoyed The Einstein Factor. Again, thank you

very much for writing.  

- Win Wenger ( mailto:wwenger101@aol.com )

 

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IMAGE-STREAMING AND STEREOGRAMS

- Joseph R. Schrock [ mailto:joe_cuel@yahoo.com ]

I have been Image-streaming and my images are developing an enhanced

richness, depth and 3-D quality. Well, I was captured by the sudden

change in textures. I spent some time reflecting on what I had changed

in this last week. The only thing that I had noticed as changing is

that I have spent three 1-to-2-hour sessions looking at stereograms. 

So then I went into an image-streaming session and I could feel the

use of the eyes when I stereogram.

 

I had done two more hour-sessions since. I have had amazing images

arise. I love the new world that has been created. I am now at my city's

public library, going to check two more Stereogram books. I don't know

for sure if that is what caused it, but that is the only thing that I

can sense had changed; and when applied again, the images become even

more rich.

 

I would reccommend this just as a trial.  I would love to hear your

results. I know I have greatly enjoyed it and actually can't wait to get

into my 45-minute image-streaming sessions. I will probably increase the

time.  WOW.

- Joseph R. Schrock [ mailto:joe_cuel@yahoo.com ]

 

Win Wenger ( mailto:wwenger101@aol.com ) responds:

Can others reading this please pick up a book or so of stereograms at

the nearest library, see what several hours of looking at these does to

the subsequent quality of their Image-Stream images, and report back?  

Thank you.

- Win Wenger ( mailto:wwenger101@aol.com )

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