are some books I consider required reading. The Einstein Factor
by Win Wenger, Ph.D. and Richard Poe is one of those books. Dr.
Wenger has discovered the essential mental qualities needed to create
genius. Richard POE has presented this information in a very readable
and understandable format. Together they have created a useful resource
for unfolding personal genius.
book is full of techniques you can use to help develop your latent
genius. Most of these techniques are centered around the concept
of "Image Streaming", a technique pioneered by Dr. Wenger.
you a genius? Dr. Wenger replies, "...my studies have led me
consistently to the conclusion that geniuses are little more than
ordinary people who have stumbled upon some knack or technique for
widening their channel of attention, thus making conscious their
subtle, unconscious perceptions."
awareness of subtle unconscious perceptions is the key to genius.
It can be enhanced through daily practice of Image Streaming. In
essence this technique is an exercise to "describe a perception
or observation aloud to an external focus, such as a tape recorder
or another person, and examine your perceptions as you speak. This
process draws ever-larger portions of unconscious thought into focused
attention, which then feed back into your consciousness." To
understand the full technique you need to read the book.
in this book I am particularly drawn to is that of Model Thinking.
This is an ancient technique of assuming the identity of whomever
you wish to emulate. Dr. Wenger calls this 'putting on the heads'.
Thus, you put on the head of whoever you are familiar with and whose
talents you wish to acquire. In essence, by pretending to be that
person and performing whatever talent or ability that person has,
you give your own subconscious a clear experience of that talent.
If practiced, your subconscious will indeed take on that talent
and express it through you.
have been using this technique for years to improve performance.
As Ive mentioned on other portions of this site, practicing
a talent in your mind is equivalent to, if not more powerful than,
physical practice. In your mind you can practice something perfectly
and create a neural network of perfect execution. The practice of
experiencing in the now moment whatever you desire
to be, is in my opinion, the most powerful technique you can use
to become anything you desire.
feature of The Einstein Factor is that Richard Poe has managed
to explain the correlations between physics and consciousness very
simply and clearly. Quantum physics verifies all the new discoveries
in the use of imaging as a precursor to the creation of conscious
reality. A simple understanding of this relationship is valuable
as a verification of the process.
I could go on
and on about the virtues of this book, but I suggest that anyone
desiring to improve their ability to think, reason, or use imagination
to gain a richer experience of their world, read this book. If you
took any one of the many techniques offered, and practiced it daily
for a few months, you would see a marked improvement in your thought
processes. Parents would do well to introduce this book to their
children. Though children have a natural tendency to use their imaginations,
by including this technique of speaking those imaginings aloud,
the child will develop cross-hemispherical connections in the brain.
This cross-linking and 'pole bridging' as Dr. Wenger describes it,
will dramatically improve a childs ability to think clearly
and creatively. A valuable asset in a growing mind.