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1. One of you presents the question. On the instant this is done,

2. Each of you blurts, as immediately as possible, your immediate first impression of the answer. Force that immediacy instead of politely waiting turns. This should be a virtually simultaneous blurt from every member of the group, too immediate for one to pick up cue from another's response. Speed of response is crucial, to not allow the left brain time to think over what it thinks the answer to that question ought to be. Let the data-response come as directly and instantly as possible from right- and limbic-brain resources, which operate many times faster than does the left brain.
Whenever possible, this blurt-response should be an image-impression. If words reflexively come as the answer, go ahead and say them and then, in Step # 3 next, develop that response as if it were an image, as descriptively as possible. We trust pictures much more than we do words in this role, because sensory images are the working language of the parts of the brain we're trying to draw upon. Even if your first round or so is an experience of words only, this imagistic descriptive treatment will take hold and let you get future rounds of this process in images.
3. In pairs within your groups, develop your initial blurt response by turning it into a descriptive Image-Stream. All of that Image Stream consists of the answer to the initial presented question and its context. Unlike regular Image-Streaming, squeeze the time down to a minute or so per image-answer per participant, but be sure to get enough detail that you can "spot the overlaps" in Step #4....

Your answer is contained in the overlap of all three sets of images
Each different imagery experience is rich with many messages and meanings. Where all three sets are directed to one question, however, the main answer you look for is what these sets have in common.

4. In your group, compare your respective image/impression responses. See if you can discover common themes, trends or characteristics. Find as many elements-in-common as you can among the image-responses produced within the group.

5. Now turn back to the question itself. Examine the way(s) those themes or elements-in-common among your image answers can or do constitute an answer to that question.

6. If time permits, ask a clarification question (such as "Please show me this same answer in a very different way") and report the new images which result.—Or ask your Image-Streaming faculties to show you a way to verify that you are on the right track with the answer(s) that appears to have emerged for you.

Also look for a practical "Step One" to implementing that answer or understanding—don't settle for merely a generality.

Also ask yourself, "What more do I/we need to know in this context?"


Quick simple form for High Thinktank
problem-solving in groups

The one surest of all ways to get our left brain's expectant editing out of the way of getting at our better answers is to present the question in such a way that the left brain doesn't have a clue as to what's being asked! That way it doesn't know which way to bias your experience and response.

Here we take advantage of the fact that much of your brain is far more sensitive to subtle cues and clues than our "loud left" is. There is trace print-through on questions written onto folded-up slips of paper; there is body english, there is subvocalization, there is high-order predictive inference and pattern recognition—a wealth of information telling your subtler faculties what the question is that's being asked for them to answer.

High Thinktank Method, at the apex of the Einsteinian Discovery System of techniques, arguably is the world's most powerful and accurate answer-finding method—especially on the major questions and most important issues.

On such issues and problems, most people have already staked out a position. It's very hard for most of us to see beyond what we already think and "know" about such a matter, to the fresh perceptions needed for a truly ingenious, effective answer or solution!

Fortunately, that subtler, more comprehensive 99.99999% of our mind is more sensitive, not only wiser and brighter than we think we are. There are more than enough subliminal cues floating around to account for how that richer part of our awareness is able to pick up what the question is and show us the answer. And while it is doing so—because your loud conscious mind, not knowing what the question is, hasn't a clue which way to censor, warp, bias or edit what's being shown you—you can get your data cleanly and undistorted from your subtler resources. It is precisely that which makes High Thinktank so remarkably accurate. It's the one format where your loud left brain won't get in the way and edit your answers to suit its expectations as to what those answers "ought to be"!

Crucial—do not try to "psyche" what the question isl Just look in and see/read what your answer is to the question being asked you in the concealed or folded-in piece of paper. Key parts of your subtler self couldn't care less about ESP games but do care about such issues.

Just simply let go expectations and "look in" to see what your faculties are telling you is the answer to what's being asked, completely free for once of the bias imposed by the expectations of your left brain which perennially thinks that "it knows better" and the answer ought to be this instead of that.

Here is the cycle of steps in the simple form of group high thinktanking. In each group of three to six participants...

1. One of you presents the question silently, or in hidden form such as a folded-in piece of paper bearing the question within, a slip of paper that gets handed around but whose contents are not consciously seen. If the question is being asked silently, a nod or light snap of fingers is appropriate to indicate to partners the end of asking and to elicit the imagistic snap response.

2. As quickly as they can, each participant identifies the image in his/her mind as answer, and reports it in that simultaneous blurt. While we are depending more on "hiding" the question than on speed with the High Thinktank form, it's still valuable to get that initial response made so quickly that people don't have time to pick up on one another's cues.


Each participant silently describes his or her own image-answer by writing or sketching it for a few moments on a sheet of paper, enough on each image to support the ongoing describing to be made of these in Step # 3.

3. In pairs within each group, develop that initial response into a brief but very descriptive Image-Stream. Be sure to get a lot of detail, even in just that 1 to 3 minutes each, so it's easier to see where those details match up as common elements in Step # 4.

4. Compare your respective Image-Stream answers around the group, looking for those common themes and elements.
After identifying those common themes or elements,
5. The original asker "reveals" the formerly silent or folded-in "hidden" question.

6. Explore the relationship(s) between those common theme elements as answer, and the question asked.

7. As time permits, ask follow-up questions to clarify, verify your answers and to map out ways to implement them as appropriate. Also ask yourself or as a group, what more do I/we need to know in this context?
The more important the question, the more that people have already developed conscious, even reflexive, opinions which tend to prevent the fresh perceptions needed for an effective answer. This is one reason we remain "stuck" on the greatest human problems and issues, and why great national and world problems remain unsolved for decades or centuries. Even more does this appear to be the case with the most basic issues in science and technology.

Only your own practiced use of the High Thinktank method can effectively determine for you the actual relationship between the answers gotten from your more sensitive resources and the silent or hidden questions asked. Is it anything more than provocative random force-fit? If it is, then you are also looking at your own ability to find effective answers to virtually any question or problem in the world!

Whether it is some sort of common Universal Mind you are tapping into for these insights, as some believe, or whether it's your own Universal Mind from all the awarenesses you have ever had, loud and subtle, past and present — at this level it makes no difference. You get these understandings in either case. See a remarkable instance of this in Innate Ethics.

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