Using Sensory Associations to Intensify Your Image Stream

by Win Wenger, Ph.D.
published in The Stream, October 2005
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For those who may have experienced difficulty in getting good results from their Image Streaming attempts, I want to remind practitioners and would-be practitioners and experimenters that the description of the imagery needs to be sensory, that you won’t get anything like the desired results if your descriptions aren’t rich in colors, textures, shapes, position-referencings, motion, descriptions especially in the visual senses and the touch senses, and it won’t hurt to get sound, taste and smell in there, too.

The reason: sensory associations are the working language of that 60% to 90% of your brain, beyond your ordinary 2% verbal-conscious brain, that you are trying to consult in ImageStreaming and related processes. Engage that larger resource WITH and build connections WITH that ordinary 2% verbal-conscious smidgen. This makes a huge difference! How can I say this any more plainly?

Yes, there are other benefits from Image Streaming aside from, and many of them more significant than, building intelligence. But most of the controversy has been over intelligence, so let me address that for a moment. You can see that “IQ” as a (rather flawed and limited) measure of intelligence is an expression of the verbal left brain, with a few inputs from the positional and visual senses.

You can also see that to link in some of the resources of the sensory-imaging brain, which is 40 times greater by volume than that verbal 2% smidgen, adds considerably to the resources from which that 2% verbal smidgen can express, and not only on IQ tests.

You can see further effects on “intelligence,” as expressed through the 2% verbal smidgen, when you consider that the verbal is penned into the false-to-reality structures of our language such as the subject-predicate relationship, which made us think that the universe is organized in one- way linear cause-&-effect relationships when the reality is so much richer and more holographic, effects going every which way and impinging from every which way. Our sensory-associating brains have been giving us a much more realistic and holistic picture of how things actually work. This is a form of “intelligence” that doesn’t show up on IQ tests but is no less real in any meaningful definition of that quality.

Further, there is a concrete sensory core to all our thought and all our levels of abstraction. Abstraction is a huge convenience, manipulating large classes and groups of actions at a time in our minds. But the higher the level of abstraction without referring back to the sensory and concrete, the higher the incidence of error until “noise” begins to drown out the useful signals.

Whether with interior imagery as with ImageStreaming or by exterior senses, the more and the better you can connect with your senses and with sensory experience, the clearer and more effective you will be, whether or not one calls that “intelligence.”

Another way of rebuilding your powers of actual in-depth understanding, in any particular subject or generally, is found with an ImageStreaming derivative process at .

Further, there is a numinous quality to experience which one misses out on and is far the poorer for missing, if one doesn’t tune in at least a little to this vastly greater part of one’s brain (40 times greater by volume than that 2% verbal smidgen).

And beyond that: how can you possibly think that such brush with the numinous that you’ve had is all there is, that you know what we’re talking about here? What if you tune in to a little more than that little bit?

I do not denigrate our language and that 2% verbal smidgen: we absolutely need that. The focusing power of language made us human. The extent to which we can articulate our thoughts and perceptions is the extent to which we can focus on them our faculties and our actions. I refer to that 2% verbal smidgen, one-fortieth of the size by volume of our sensory processor, to attempt to convey a realistic sense of proportion. We need both types of brain chunk. The more connected we can become between these two vital regions of our brain, the better.

ImageStreaming and its related procedures are but one way among the many ways possible for building those better connections, but it appears to be one of the two strongest and most rapid ways we presently know of.

Complete free instructions – indeed, an entire curriculum including how to easily teach entire groups at a time, if you click through to each of the articles as you come to them – is waiting for your action, beginning here.

Hey, good people, let’s move forward from here. Get your own toe into some very nice waters.

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