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WINSIGHTS is a periodical column by Win Wenger, covering everything from increasing intelligence, creativity, genius, helping your children to flourish, to generally making the world a better place, and much more.

Parts 1 through 26 originally appeared elsewhere and are now archived here. From Part 27 forward the columns are published exclusively here. There was a publication gap between issues 115 and 116 (September 2011 through January 2013). To access any column, just click on its title in the annotated Index listings below, or on its number in the chart. Hold your cursor over numbers to view their titles.

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Winsights INDEX

Part 121   "A New Concept:  Socratic Listening"
and initial ways to induce its phenomena through making meaningful associations (January/February 2014)

Part 120   "An Easy Way to Make a Meaningful Difference"
Inspire a child to think about how to prepare for what to become. (November/December 2013)

Part 119   "Our Share of the Blame on Black Wednesday in Egypt"
The "Great Compromise Fallacy" — working toward “compromise” merely drives the sides in a dispute farther and farther apart toward the extremes. (September/October 2013)

Part 118   "Important for Everyone Affected by the Arab Spring"
Crane Brinton's The Anatomy of Revolution compares a number of major historical revolutions and identifies a series of stages which nearly all of them go through. (July/August 2013)

Part 117   "Help Wanted—Rorschach Specialist"
Psychoanalysts experienced with uses of Rorschach, please contact us regarding possible co-authoring of a new CPS technique. (May/June 2013)

Part 116   "Another Way Music Improves Our Intelligence"
Music, like mathematics and the sciences, is a study in relationships that helps our mind discover new insights. (March/April 2013)

Part 115   "Toward an Ecology of Training, Teaching and Learning"
In a thriving ecology, the interests of component species align with each other. (July/August 2011)

Part 114   "Making Sense of Education"
What matters is not what is taught but what is learned. (May/June 2011)

Part 113   "Some General Observations for CEOs and Entrepreneurs"
Successful firms encourage deliberate creativity and problem-solving at all levels of personnel. (March/April 2011)

Part 112   "The Minimum Winning Coalition, Isn't"
How political groupings tend to win and hold power by thin margins. (January/February 2011)

Part 111   "Recommendation Concerning U.S. Energy Policy"
A position briefing: Use taxes and tax credits to encourage and develop the flexfuel market. (January/February 2010)

Part 110   "Music, Music, Music"
Some key aspects of music, as examined through some of our articles and procedures: an annotated directory. (November/December 2009)

Part 109   "Why Cell Phones and Driving Don't Mix"
Reflexive eye movements accompany conversation. With someone on the phone not in the car, the rhythm for this reflex is not that of the road. (September/October 2009)

Part 108   "Sequestering CO2"
Arguably the most economical, not only the least disruptive, geo-engineering solution to global warming. (July/August 2009)

Part 107   "Another Way To Feel Better Within Seconds!"
By deliberately breathing in certain patterns, you can bring on different desired feelings and conditions. (May/June 2009)

Part 106   "You Are How You Breathe"
Find relief in an instant, right here, right now, from whatever it is that you'd like some relief from. (November/December 2008) — also available as audio.

Part 105   "How We Started Losing 7/8ths of Our Brain Before Ever Getting Born"
And why human gestation increased from seven to nine months. (September/October 2008)

Part 104   "Mature Learners"
Other things equal: the older you are, the more readily you should be able to learn. (July/August 2008)

Part 103   "Situations Present and Pending"
A simple, feasible proposal for Oceanic Fish Farming that can abundantly and profitably feed the world in the coming times of famine. Calling for entrepreneurs. (May/June 2008)

Part 102   "More Than Just Mental Health Is At Stake"
Korzybski's principles of understanding the difference between "the map" and "the territory" — the real world and our interpretations of it — sets in place the necessary practice of self-correction. (March/April 2008)

Part 101   "How Many Grueling Hours Could This Proposal Save YOU At Tax Time? "
Guest article by Susan Wenger. (January/February 2008)

Part 100   "Acquiring New Proficiencies through PhotoReading"
Absorb information at rates and speeds well above 25,000 words per minute, with PhotoReading. (November/December 2007)

Part 99   "Consensus and Higher Syntheses"
Win Wenger invites participation in an experiment to brainstorm on points of agreement between opposing views. (September/October 2007)

Part 98   "A New Experiment to Try"
Help "beta-test" Win Wenger's newest application of Calm-Breathing Pattern with Breathing Meditation. (July/August 2007)

Part 97   "Fast-Track to Building Your Perceptions"
The key feedback technique — describing aloud to a live listener plus an audio recorder reinforces awareness of ever greater detail. (May/June 2007)

Part 96   "Beliefs—"
A philosophical stroll into using first-hand knowledge and self-correction as keys to self-empowerment and zeroing in on reality. (March/April 2007)

Part 95   "A New Initiative for the Gifted and Talented"
Invitation to the gifted to participate in a series of experiments to solve the problems uniquely facing the gifted. (January/February 2007)

Part 94   "An Easy Way to Fund the Development of Space"
Proposal for a simple experiment to prove the benefit of partial-gee over Zero-gee. (November/December 2006)

Part 93   "The University of Our Lives"
An experiment using the very events of our lives to find message and meaning. (September/October 2006)

Part 92   "An Uncompromising Look at a Bit of History"
Settling disputes through alliance rather than the tug-o'-war of compromise. (August 2006)

Part 91   "Another Avenue to Improving Intelligence"
Improvitaping of music can improve not just musical skills but general intelligence. (July 2006)

Part 90   "A Rising Tide Lifts All Ships"
Proposal for a unique colloquium for the World Creativity Movement. (May/June 2006)

Part 89   "In Comparison to Hypnosis"
Are Project Renaissance methods hypnotic, or are they "de-hypnotizing" by giving us greater perception and higher awareness? (March/April 2006)

Part 88   "How to Win Elections"
Citizens' participating in creative problem-solving sessions instead of political rallies will draw out the real issues, put candidates in much better touch with their constituents. (January/February 2006)

Part 87   "The Ideal School"
Despite widespread dissatisfaction with their performance, schools resist substantive reform. Here's a look at several alternative educational models. (November/December 2005)

Part 86   "Stopping Hurricanes—Revisited"
In the wake of the devastation wreaked by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, it's overdue to try water-cooling circulation techniques for slowing storms down. (September/October 2005)

Part 85   "Beyond Living Histories"
Recording memoirs of the elderly to preserve the rich tapestry of memories that define each unique human being. (July/August 2005)

Part 84   "Understanding the Continuum Concept"
Comparisons of traditional and modern child-rearing patterns—guest article by Kevin Gaudette. (June 2005)

Part 83   "Coming to Our Senses"
Abstractions need solid sensory referents to arrive at correct new abstractions. (May 2005)

Part 82   "How to Unblock Blocks and Undo Phobias"
The power of directed breathing to remove negative feelings and associations. (April 2005)

Part 81   "Input and Output"
Guest article by Christopher Gooch, elaborating on Win Wenger's Feedback Loop. (March 2005)

Part 80   "Teaching a Six-Year-Old Multiplication and Division"
Guest article by Conrad Cook of how his nephew learned advanced math operations in half an hour. (January/February 2005)

Part 79   "Improving Your Performance on Standardized Exams"
A tool kit of easy-to-do techniques that get great results. (November/December 2004)

Part 78   "AAA — Ask, Aware, Answer"
Guest article by Christopher Gooch describes a powerful way to train your powers of observation. (September/October 2004)

Part 77   "Did You Know?"
Unenlightened school policies proliferate reading, language, and learning problems. Here are some Socratic solutions. (July/August 2004)

Part 76   "Visiting the Future — March 27, 2472"
The Human Actualization Council debates maximizing children's human potential versus the parents' lifestyles. (May/June 2004)

Part 75   "A Larger Framework to Think In"
Win Wenger makes an impassioned plea for Socratic drawing out in schools and in society. (April 2004)

Part 74   "On Speed of Learning in Infants and Adults"
The Glenn Doman methods, PhotoReading and Project Renaissance techniques recapture babies' rapid and joyous pace of learning at any age. (March 2004)

Part 73   "Pole-Bridging in the Brain"
Why and how it builds intelligence. (February 2004)

Part 72   "Effective Problem-Solving: Using What We Know"
Includes updates on the Windtunnel Method. (January 2004)

Part 71   "Eye Tracks"
Training the eyes to track more smoothly can improve performance and information retrieval. (December 2003)

Part 70   "A Curriculum for Writers of Fiction"
Handy pointers for using Project Renaissance techniques to stimulate story development and imagery. (October/November 2003)

Part 69   "Breathing As Therapy?"
An invitation to professional therapists to explore the use of simple breathing techniques that can help recondition stimuli. (August/September 2003)

Part 68   "Situational Problem-Solving"
Assure business and personal success by handling objections immediately with appropriate problem-solving processes to prevent stalling out. (June/July 2003)

Part 67   "Proposal for Rehabilitation of Stroke Patients"
Techniques for building new neural pathways to bridge the functional gaps caused by injury or stroke. (April/May 2003)

Part 66   "The Relevance of Imagery" by Susan Wenger
Finding meaning in the images your subconscious mind produces in answer to questions. (March 2003)

Part 65   "A Peace Possibility Hanging Out in the Ether"
How Japanese joint-venture trade interests in Kashmir could defuse tensions between India and Pakistan. (February 2003)

Part 64   "Learning from Input or Output?"
All or almost all you need is already within you, if you just switch some attention to your own perceptions. (January 2003)

Part 63   "Better Questions for More Than Just Better Answers"
Hearing and drawing one another out, per Socrates, is one of the best things that one human being can do for another. (November/December 2002)

Part 62   "An Adventure in Brain Dominance and The Cause of Mid-Life Crisis"
Intra-communication of left and right brain can lead to brilliance. (September/October 2002)

Part 61   "Breathing and Personality Traits:  A Hypothesis"
How breathing span affects attention span and life strategies. (July/August 2002)

Part 60   "One Destiny, or Many?"
The urgent need to pick up the pace of space development. (June 2002)

Part 59   "Feeding the World"
Use existing technology of underwater air curtains to create profusely productive fish farms. (May 2002)

Part 58   "The Art Studies Technique"
Sharpen your powers of observation and integration through different representational art techniques. (April 2002)

Part 57   "The Socratic Continuum"
Drawing out deeper awarenesses and being really heard — the keys to creativity, accelerative learning, and genius. (Feb./March 2002)

Part 56   "Working with Metaphor"
Two visionary new problem-solving procedures: Crabapple and Woods-Walk. (Dec. 2001/Jan. 2002)

Part 55   "Windtunnel!!!"
Draft of a new creative problem-solving procedure. (November 2001)

Part 54   "A Useful Contemplation"
How to think, not just in terms of things or objects, but in terms of systems, complex streams of vectored possibilities. (October 2001)

Part 53   "Save Millions of Lives Around Bengal"
A proposal for preventing recurring disasters — material and human — from happening and for turning the greatest region of dire poverty on Earth into productive prosperity. (September 2001)

Part 52   "Final Exams"
A special procedure for teachers and trainers, and a major end-of-course booster. (August 2001)

Part 51   "Proposed Experiment in Concretized Learning"
Test this hypothesis — conceptual context needs to be rooted in appropriately concrete sensory experience — as applied to learning a new language faster and better. (June/July 2001)

Part 50   "What Does It Mean to Be You?"
Is it significant to be who you are and to do what you are doing? Some philosophical musings. (May 2001)

Part 49   "A Rapport Story" by Elroy Carter
A guest contributor offers a neuro-linguistic programming approach to getting on the same map with others, to establishing rapport and seeing things through others' eyes. (April 2001)

Part 48   "Two Experiments"
Please help test these two quick new ways to get great answers to problems. Your feedback is needed! (March 2001)

Part 47   "We Fractals Re-Visited"
In interfacing all of our self with what we actually sense and perceive, we come to wider and wider possibilities. (January/February 2001)

Part 46   "To Heal America's Political Wounds"
A simple yet astute proposal for the new President to bridge the great divide of a divisive election. (November/December 2000)

Part 45   "Pre-Natal Curriculum And Why"
Techniques and reasons for providing stimulus response to babies even before birth to minimize braincell attrition. (September/October 2000)

Part 44   "Build Your Ability to Understand Everything!"
How to use Image-Streaming to fill the gaps in your childhood experiences and rebuild the very foundations of your understanding. (August 2000)

Part 43   "Left or Right? Or Something Else?"
Conservative or liberal agendas haven't worked. Here is a third alternative for meeting public needs:  Incentives. (July 2000)

Part 42   "A Great Way to Get a Better Handle on Things"
How an understanding of homeostatic systems can help deal with other problem situations. (June 2000)

Part 41   "Never Too Old to Learn a New Art or Skill"
Learn sight-reading of music through Borrowed Genius, Toolbuilder and psychegenic support. (May 2000)

Part 40   "One Way to Make a Huge Swing Factor in Education, and in Productivity and Human Well-Being"
Elicit genius from just about any group, whether classroom or boardroom, by practice of modern Socratic method in Dynamic Format. (April 2000)

Part 39.  "Another Brain-Boost through Music"
Early childhood training in music and art can develop perfect pitch and gain 10 to 20 I.Q. points. (March 2000)

Part 38.  "Frog Warming"
Rearranging incentives as a means to restore the global temperature balance. (February 2000)

Part 37.  "The Game of Gotcha"
A method for teaching how to turn non-zero-sum games into win-win results. (January 2000)

Part. 36.  "How to Bring Lasting Peace to the Middle East"
Proposal for establishing a major, permanent U.N. headquarters on the Golan Heights. (December 1999)

Part. 35.  "Restore Some Who Suffer Long-Term Coma?"
This article proposes techniques for breaking through to whatever part of the brain in the terminally comatose is still responsive. (November 1999)

Part 34.  "Bringing Peace:  The Balkans, Northern Ireland, and elsewhere"
Building a long-term solution through mutual incentives. (October 1999)

Part 33.  "Add Depth and Richness to Every Facet of Our Mutual Lives"
Empower interactive learning methods by teaching listening first. (September 1999)

Part 32.  "Quick Rummage of Profitable Answers"
Three obvious but long overlooked areas for profitable ventures. (August 1999)

Part 31.  "How to Wipe Out Most Taxes in New York City
and Improve City Services—at the Same Time!"

An obvious proposal for turning a million square feet of neglected and unclaimed groundspace into income-producing and revenue-producing real estate. (July 1999)

Part 30.  "Reviving Appalachia"
Incentives for slag recovery could bring this poorest of regions back to life, swiftly and at little cost. (June 1999)

Part 29.  "Breathing as a Way of Life" — 2
Step-by-step instructions for using your most valuable patterns of breathing. (May 1999)

Part 28.  "Breathing as a Way of Life" — 1
Introducing breathing patterns and mental imagery for relief and healing. (April 1999)

Part 27.   "Readiness"
Feedback and the growth of children. (March 1999)


Part 26.   "Notes Toward the New Model"
A work in progress; your comments are invited. (January 1999)

Part 25.   Learning from the Lessons of the Future, — 2
The surprising effectiveness of the Beachhead procedure. Continued from Part 19. (October 1998)

Part 24.   "Artist's Eyes"
An artist's developmental technique can integrate brain circuitry and build visual detail skills, and be used to develop and work with metaphor. (Techniques very different from those given in Part 16.) (September 1998)

Part 23.   "Diricopters"
A flying machine invention released into public domain. (August 1998)

Part 22.   "Responsiveness"
The power of feedback. (July 1998)

Part 21.   "How Bill Gates and Microsoft May Yet Hit a Few More Homeruns"
Applications of the laws of abundance and scarcity. (May 1998)

Part 20.   "A Little Something You Can Do for Your Own Children"
"The World Next Door" process for accelerated learning. Continued from Part 18. (May 1998)

Part 19.   "Learning from the Lessons of the Future"— 1
Inventions for habitats and landscaping. Continued in Part 25. (August 1997)

Part 18.   "Help a Young Child to Flower"
Image-Streaming for the very young. Continued in Part 20. (August 1997)

Part 17.   "Some New Methods"
Procedures to develop learning, perception and conceptual abilities in young children. (August 1997)

Part 16.   "How to See with Artistic Eyes"
Techniques to activate your beauty-perceiving faculties. (July 1997)

Part 15.   "How to Run Better Meetings, Groups, Clubs and Classes"
Step-by-step instructions for Dynamic Format. (July 1997)

Part 14.   "A Fun Way to Teach Your 2-Year-Old to Sight-Read and Play Music "
..and expand the very core of his intellectual capacity!. (July 1997)

Part 13.   "In 900 Minutes, You Can Be Composing Very Fine Music"
An astonishingly easy way for you to become a composer of fine, original music in your own individual genre. (July 1997)

Part 12.   "Getting More Intelligence Online"
Image-Streaming and the law of effect. Building better connections throughout your brain. (June 1997)

Part 11.   "Your Personal Empowerment"
Seeing with your own eyes, not just accepting the conventional wisdom. (June 1997)

Part 10.   "Solution of the Month"
Making the problem part of the solution in treating nuclear waste. The way out of a terrible problem, and just about everyone wins! (June 1997)

Part 9.   "Making Learning Easier", — 2
Learn like a genius with Periscopic Learning technique. (June 1997)

Part 8.   "Making Learning Easier", — 1
5 invaluable tips for developing a "knack" for learning. (June 1997)

Part 7.   "An Emphatic Recapitulation and Summary"
Act on your own perceptions; use Portable Memory Bank, Image-Streaming, High Thinktank, Sidebands of Awareness. (May 1997)

Part 6.   "A Partial Taxonomy of All Possible Problem-Solving Methods"
A work in progress, highlighting Toolbuilder. (May 1997)

Part 5.   "A Fast Way to Get Your Best Answers"
Step-by-step instructions for the "Over-the-Wall" procedure. (May 1997)

Part 4.   "How to Feel Better Instantly"
Breathing techniques to cope with the emotional effects on intelligence. (April 1997)

Part 3.   "Image-Streaming"
Step-by-step instructions for the premier process for increasing intelligence, solving problems, enriching life and understanding. (April 1997)

Part 2.   "A Guaranteed Way to Improve Your Intelligence"
Gain substantial I.Q. points through Image-Streaming, as derived from Socratic method plus Einsteinian "deep-thought" discovery method. (April 1997)

Part 1.   "You Are Brighter Than You Think—Far, Far Brighter"
The leitmotif of Project Renaissance, and part of its mission. (March 1997)


Additional articles by Win Wenger and guest authors, gleaned from back issues of our newsletter, The STREAM, are listed for your convenience in The Stream's Index of Feature Articles.

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