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Newsletter of Project Renaissance and Win Wenger            October 2007






*  Quote of the Month

*  Announcements, Books, News Items 

*  Events, Workshops


       People Have a Deeper Wisdom Than You Think, by Win Wenger

*  Comments, Feedback

       Matt Ganoza on Image-Streaming

       Kyle Reidy on Go-Lites and Image-Streaming

*  Organizational Notes

*  Links






"Cutting the space budget really restores my faith in humanity.  It

eliminates dreams, goals, and ideals and lets us get straight to the

business of hate, debauchery, and self-annihilation."

                                                       - Johnny Hart










WELCOME to all new members who have joined us recently. We hope to hear

from you and to give you much food for thought. Back issues available

upon request. Just add the month to the subject line: 


Or see the online archives: 








A series of compact handbooks of Win Wenger's key techniques. The first

four volumes are now in print and easy to order from the publisher:



*  END WRITER'S BLOCK FOREVER! by Mark Bossert, Win Wenger

*  DYNAMIC TEACHING by Harman Benda and Win Wenger


Order from the CoreBook storefront: - great gifts!








A primary mystery puzzling neuroscientists - where in the brain lies

"intelligence" - just may have a unified answer.


In a review of 37 imaging studies related to intelligence, including

their own, Richard Haier of the University of California, Irvine and

Rex Jung of the University of New Mexico have uncovered evidence of a

distinct neurobiology of human intelligence. Their Parieto-Frontal

Integration Theory (P-FIT) identifies a brain network related to

intelligence, one that primarily involves areas in the frontal and

the parietal lobes.


The data suggest that some of the brain areas related to intelligence

are the same areas related to attention and memory and to more

complex functions like language. Haier and Jung say this possible

integration of cognitive functions suggests that intelligence levels

might be based on how efficiently the frontal-parietal networks process







Increasingly, studies are beginning to show that complex information

processing, and perhaps consciousness itself, may result from coordinated

activity among many parts of the brain connected by bundles of long axons.

Cognitive problems may occur when these areas don’t communicate properly

with each other.



Win Wenger comments:


Here, as elsewhere, the key to problems is improving communications

within the brain. Two of the most powerful means for doing so are, of

course, Image-Streaming - and in the

recently published Project Renaissance CoreBook, Image-Streaming, by

Charles Roman ( ) - and learning to

sight-read and play music. A third is improvisation and Improvitaping

- - all these by reason of pole-

bridging effects within the brain ( ).






A New Mexico Tech scientist believes he has found a way to head off

dangerous climate change. Oliver Wingenter said the idea is simple —

fertilize the ocean so that more plankton can grow. Read his full




Win Wenger ( ) comments:

Until now I was sadly convinced that conservation measures regarding

CO2 would be too little and too late to meaningfully affect the outcome.

Wingenter's observations regarding production of dimethyl sulfide by

plankton changes my mind on this. My system for oceanic fish farming

also, necessarily, very much enhances conditions for plankton to flourish,

and has the advantage that we don't have to dump chemicals and substances

into the ocean in order to fertilize the plankton. The dead waters

offshore of Texas and Louisiana could be similarly treated and brought

into plankton productivity, without being used to fishfarm because of

the chemicals which killed all life there in the first place. In other

words, the combination of my proposal for fish farming, with Wingenter's

proposal to boost production of plankton and therefore the Earth-shading

effects of dimethyl sulfide, with even fairly mild versions of the

proposed CO2-conservation measures, may be enough to restabilize Earth's

climate and food supply, even while boosting food supply for billions

now starving.






British scientists are planning to see whether a Star Trek-style

deflector shield could be built to protect astronauts from radiation. 



Editor's Note: See also "Coils" in the Project Renaissance Inventions

section, on electromagnets to deflect space radiation from astronauts.






Google Earth has launched a new feature called Sky, a “virtual

telescope” that the company hopes will turn millions of Internet

users into stargazers. Virtual telescope draws upon imagery from

Hubble, Palomar and more.





Computer games claimed to curb mental decline


Baroness Susan Greenfield, a neuroscientist, is to launch an exercise

programme for the brain that she claims is proven to reverse the mental

decline associated with aging. Greenfield, who is also director of the

Royal Institution, maintains that Britain's baby-boomers are discovering

that concentrating on physical fitness is not sufficient preparation

for old age. "What concerns me is preserving the brain too," she said.

"There is now good scientific evidence to show that exercising the brain

can slow, delay and protect against age-related decline."






Passively listening to Mozart - or indeed any other music you enjoy -

does not make you smarter. But more studies should be done to find out

whether music lessons could raise your child's IQ in the long term,

concludes a report analysing all the scientific literature on music and

intelligence, published by the German research ministry.


The interest in this scientific area was first sparked by the 1993

Nature report in which psychologist Frances Rauscher and her colleagues

at the University of California, Irvine, claimed that people perform

better on spatial tasks - such as recognizing patterns, or folding paper

- after listening to Mozart for 10 minutes.



Win Wenger ( ) comments:


I think the strongest long-term effect on IQ will be shown by a child

being taught at an early age to sight-read and play music, because of

all the cross-brain integration involved. 


Right alongside that, with respect to Schlaug's studies on the left

plenum temporales, will be whatever musical experience will reinforce

or restore the ability of perfect musical pitch. In people with that

ability, the left plenum temporales is double the size of that in

people without perfect pitch, which is a phenomenal difference. That

organ is our means of discriminating nuances of word-meanings, and so

I regard that as close to being the core of our intellect. 


The literature has been mixed for some years on the short-term "Mozart

Effect," with numerous researchers around the world stating that they

were unable to replicate the effect while others claimed much on its

behalf. I think the answer there is much as I once speculated about the

then-unavailable Lozanov method, as reported in Ostrander and Schroeder's

original Superlearning. Get "the art menu" up on your necktop computer

and you have engaged a different way of processing information. Instead

of straining in one fact or one lexical unit at a time through the left

temporal lobe as your way to learn, you are gazing upon Mona Lisa as a

whole and studying relationships of one part of that picture to another

within that whole, and relating that also to other things in the context.

Different menu running in your computer. A different intelligence, not

necessarily a greater one, using both - as Suggestopaedy and Lozanov do

- is likely a very good strategy for learning. 






Pre-school math something to focus on? A hotly controversial study

shows that preschool math and reading skills predict later academic

success, but behavioral problems and social skills don't.



Win Wenger comments:

This certainly looked interesting. I renew my request for someone with

skills at programming computer games and graphics to contact us for a

Joint venture on a series of computer games which, if my theory and

design are right, WOULD as a fun game prepare pre-schoolers with math

perception and math skills up to college level. In any event, you

should find some of the implications of this article to be intriguing.




Translators wanted - in any language, to translate selected contents of

the Project Renaissance website, the new CoreBooks series, and certain

books by Win Wenger. Please contact Win at

if you are able and interested in collaborating on these projects.












THE FIREBIRD:  Creativity, Danger and Transformation

An evening of Story and Song


Wednesday, December 12, 2007

7:00PM-? (however long you stay!)


Cleveland Park Club House

3433 33rd Place, NW

Washington, DC 20008


Presented by:

Seth Kahn, change leadership specialist and master storyteller 

and Laura Baron, award-winning singer/songwriter


Join us for wine, food and fun...and bring your business cards!

$20 at the door - $15 with a dish to share


Please RSVP to Michelle James,

Capitol Creativity Network




January 4 - February 22, 2008

A Professional and Personal Development Program 

Led by Michelle James, CEO of The Center for Creative Emergence


A One-of-a-Kind Program - Practical, tangible outcomes and offerings

will emerge from the inside-out over the course of 7 weeks.

4 Fridays over 7 weeks - 9:00am to 5:00pm - in McLean, VA

January 4, January 18, February 8 and February 22 

If you have to miss a day you will get an individual make-up session.


$1200 for independent consultants/self employed/entrepreneurs.

$1500 organizational rate. Early Bird Rate:  $100 off if paid in full

by December 24. This program is limited to only 6 people and fills up

each time - $100 non-refundable deposit reserves your space.

Credit cards accepted. Payment plans available - call 703-760-9009.


For complete details and registration, go to

Email: Michelle James,

Phone: 703-760-9009

The Center for Creative Emergence




February 1-3, 2008 - Invention-on-Demand Training Workshop

with Win Wenger and Chuck Roman, in Gaithersburg, MD.




May 23-29, 2008 - Annual Double Festival - Mark your calendar now!

16th Annual Conference on Creative Problem-Solving Methods

and Enhanced/Accelerated Learning Techniques

and Spring Workshops of Project Renaissance








Feature Article:


                         A Message to Educators:



                              by Win Wenger




Hard as it may be to believe on some days, and with some people: there

is a deeper, wiser, more thoughtful aspect to almost every human being.


Conventional conditions, in the classroom and outside it, don't give

this subtler aspect much chance of emerging and coming into play.

Teachers are very rare, and very wonderful, who can engage this even

for one of those special moments that can be brought to bear now and



You have heard of Socratic Method. You may even know how, using it,

throughout history, those privileged to experience it consistently

generated higher, more effective intellectual performance. Over 2400

years it has been the most tested, best-demonstrated teaching method

there has been among all those which have yielded positive results. 


Socratic Method centers on eliciting insights and perceptions and

understanding. When one engages in it, one BECOMES more perceptive,

thoughtful and understanding...and articulate. People who engage much

in Socratic processing develop high-quality language and reading

comprehension skills.


Modern forms of the method enable Socratic processing to be used with

many students or participants simultaneously, even hundreds at a time

if need be, and still give everyone there the intensive, perceptual and

insight-building experience and engagement of a one-on-one Socratic

drawing-forth. Modern forms of Socratic method can be used with everyone

at a time:  the method is no longer the exclusive prerogative of a

privileged elite only. To see part of how to focus "buzz-grouping" so

that everyone can be a Socrates to everyone else so that all benefit,

see "Dynamic Format" at


You can start trying it out a little at a time, and proceed as you gain

confidence and enjoy the results. You don't have to launch into a

different system all at once.


Classic forms of Socratic Method required some pretty high skills to

administer, and a really good knowledge of the subject you were

teaching. Modern Socratic Method, by contrast, is far easier to use

than the methods you are using now. The modern form, while your students

"buzz" in focus on your question, challenge, topic, or key point in your

lesson, allows you to regroup your forces from one topic and educational

effort to the next. It enables you to observe and get to know your

students in action. You are enabled to perceive directly what your

students truly understand - and what they don't understand - so you can

go in and repair their cognitive and curriculum infrastructure.  And, as

their understandings do connect up with what you want of them, you will

be blown away by the genius-level perceptions and insights even your

unlikeliest-seeming students or participants will be showing you.


Meanwhile, consider this:  Many of the more conventional classroom

teaching methods you have experienced turn out to have little to do

with human learning. Human learning is based in context, just as

significance in physical reality is based upon relationships. How

much change results in other things from a change in the one thing? 

That secondary change happens only through relationships. Any one

thing is precisely as significant as it has relationships. Can you

think of a single significant thing whose meaning does not obtain

through its relationships? Human thinking and learning derives from

the way the world works, and depends upon a context of meaningful

relationships. Yet, most of the methods you have experienced were

"validated" by slight differences in rates of memorization of

unrelated nonsense syllables, and have nothing to do with human



Meanwhile, in this century, we have come to understand what it is

IN Socratic Method which leads to its extraordinarily powerful

positive results. That has let us in Project Renaissance design new

forms of it which are infinitely easier to use, and even more

effective - and which can be used with even the largest groups of

people in overcrowded classrooms, while getting everyone thoroughly

and intensely involved with the key points of your lesson! 




To Place a Major Resource Directly Into Your Hands:


May we send you a booklet, for free, containing key information about

modern Socratic Method and about how to use it in your classroom? 

Say the word and we will e-mail the booklet to you by attachment. 

Some of the information about modern Socratic Method is already online

at , but not organized as succinctly as

in this booklet, and you will find other useful information there in

the booklet as well. Just tell us - - to send

it to you.




Solving Diversity in the Classroom:


Another key issue:  Modern Socratic Method is a major solution to the

problem of diversity in classrooms. No teacher can teach didactically

to all her or his students, some of whom are auditory, some visual,

some kinesthetic learners, some with high musical intelligence, some

with high social intelligence, all with varying levels of formal

intelligence and educational background. That means that some of the

students necessarily fall outside the window through which the teacher

teaches, their needs aren't met, and their consequent restlessness

erodes even the teaching going on well within the window. 


But in response to proper Socratic challenge, every student draws upon

His/her own unique strengths, stimulating and reinforcing these and

beginning to build around them. Every student can be totally involved,

optimally challenged, self-igniting, even crowded into the largest

lecture-sections - while the TEACHER has an unbelievably easier time

of it, gets to observe and know many of his or her students in action,

and is freed up from most of the effort and the paperwork ordinarily

used to herd along a reluctant band of cats. 


For further details on this apparent solution to a very major problem,

please see the article on South African education posted here: . While that paper was made up for

schools in South Africa, it turns out its recommendations largely

apply to key problems in most schools. 


Meanwhile, to receive a copy of the main document on Socratic Method,

just email your request to Win Wenger,, and

we will reply with that document attached. 



To send feedback privately to Win Wenger, email to:


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









Matt Ganoza ( ) writes:


Dear Dr. Wenger,


I am a nineteen-year college student (Northern Virginia Community

College) entering my second year of school. I will be transferring to

East Carolina University in the fall of 2008. My area of study is

Psychology currently. I first came across the practice of Image-

Streaming when I was fifteen years old when I read a book entitled -

The Mind Accelerator.


The book described an approach to Image-Streaming that was quite

ambiguous. I put the book down and decided it was nonsense. At the

beginning of this past summer I came across your book, The Einstein

Factor. I checked it out of the Chantilly Regional Library and used

the techniques described in the book. I was astonished at the results.

My whole life has improved in every aspect because of this method.

These changes took no longer than a week.


I try to practice Image-Streaming every day for an hour. If I have a

day free of constraints, then I practice for longer. I personally find

it to be more effective in terms of relaxation than Meditation or

Hypnosis. I do find that it increases intelligence drastically. Because

of Image-Streaming I welcome each new day, something I never did before.


Thank you so much, Dr. Wenger. Image-Streaming has truly changed my



- Sincerely, Matt Ganoza ( )




Kyle Reidy ( ) writes:


I've had The Einstein Factor for a few years. I'd try Image-Streaming

off and on, and never was able to sustain an Image-Stream very well.

The answer to my problem came to me in a flash, just recently. I was

thinking about why I wasn't able to keep a strong connection to my

subconscious, and a picture of my GoLite came to me. The GoLite is a

device that you use to reset your body clock. You turn on the GoLite

and shine it into your face, and it's absorbed through your peripheral

vision. It raises seratonin levels in the brain. It's made for people

who don't get outside and absorb sunlight to wake them up. I tried

using my GoLite in the morning and the evening to reset my body clock

and then tried Image-Streaming. I was able to sustain Image-Streaming

for twenty minutes. Here's where I come the part that would be useful

to you. The type of people to pick up The Einstein Factor (or the type

of person to pick up a book at all) are a lot of the time the people

who don't get outside. So maybe the reason a lot of people can't do

Image-Streaming well is just because their brains are too tired.


- Kyle




Win Wenger responds:


Kyle, you've raised an interesting proposition. There are always some

people around who appear to have initial trouble getting imagery.

Publishing your ideas here could get us more information through

feedback from readers. has a short CNN

video explaining the uses of such lights for regulating the internal

body clock to aid in coping with diminished sunlight and seasonal







To send your comments to The Stream for possible publication here, write












Project Renaissance is organizing a partners' bureau or real-time chat

resource online via Skype, msn or yahoo messenger for people looking

for partners with whom to do live Image-Streaming. If you're interested

in joining this resource, please send your contact information and

preferences, such as time of day, language, type of Image-Streaming,

and we will add you to a cross-reference index of partners to talk

online. Contact:

If you have already signed up, we will let you know as soon as the

program goes live.






* ALBUQUERQUE, NM - Gaylord Galston ( )

wonders if there is anyone in the Albuquerque area with whom he can

practise Image-Streaming.


* BALTIMORE - Gerald Hawkins offers interested parties to contact him

at about starting a problem-solving

and idea-testing group in the Baltimore, Maryland, area.


* CHICAGO - Nick Costello ( ) is interested in

attending meetings of Project Renaissance members in the Chicago area.


* DETROIT - Eric Bottorff ( ) is interested

in attending meetings of Project Renaissance members in the Ypsilanti



* LOS ANGELES - Ray Croney ( ) seeks Image-

Streamers in the L.A. area.


* NEW JERSEY - Donald Morrison ( ) is

interested in joining an Image-Streaming group in the Bloomfield, NJ,



* TEXAS - Harry L. Beam, 6305 Poly Webb Road, Arlington, TX 76016

would like to meet with other members of Project Renaissance in the

Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas.


* TAMILNADU, INDIA - Raj Kumars ( )

would like to practice Image-Streaming with a live listener in his area.


* VENICE, ITALY - Franco Tiveron ( )

is interested in learning and practicing Image-Streaming, in Italian

or English. Please contact him if you are already knowledgeable in

this technique and in the Venice area.





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