The Blind Leading the Seeing

by | Jun 18, 2012 | Archives

The blind leading the seeing?   When our leaders do really stupid things and the public goes along, we might ask “Are the blind leading the blind?  The answer actually is yes… when leaders try to use logic to see into the future they are blind.   Logic is not enough to foresee our future.   The best laid logical plans are subject to failure due to the tyranny of reason.

This is especially true in these times when jobs, careers, valued skills and industries are transforming at an unheard-of rate.  Change and uncertainty make us and our leaders risk-averse and prone to getting stuck.  The skills we and our leaders are taught work well for familiar situations.   None of us are trained to perfect our ideas and use the past to predict the future with linear plans in a nonlinear world.

To see ahead we have to become blind to what we learned in the past.  Then we have to learn better ways to tune into reality.

An Andean yatchak taught us one way when we were hiking in a sacred valley on narrow paths like this in the Llanganatis.

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Here I am with Merri and Dr. Jay Glaser at entrance to the valley of longevity.

The yatchak told us to look ahead… then close our eyes and walk on and know where to safely go.   He taught us to use the forces of nature, that we are within, to guide us.  Let me hasten to say: “DO NOT TRY THIS ON YOUR OWN”.   You may walk off the path and hurt yourself.  This lesson was the culmination of years of work and study and the yatchak was there watching, encouraging and protecting us.

His message to us again and again was, “Become blind so you can really see!”   We learned to let the eagle (liner logical thought from the mind) and the condor (subconscious non liner feeling from the heart)  to fly in the skies together.   We were not told to just abandon the eagle and blindly walk a blindfolded path.

I was thinking of this when I read this note from a reader.

DEAR GARY I KNOW YOU WANT TO MAKE MONEY USING ECUADOR BUT DON’T TELL ME PEOPLE CAN LEARN A LANGUAGE IN THREE DAYS PLEASE!

I replied:  Hundreds who have attended this course would disagree as you can see from their comments.  These testimonials are unaltered.  The area I have marked in bold highlights our goal in the course and we get this from delegates again and again.

Plus delegates have other really remarkable changes in their lives. I will forward to you in a moment one delegate who regularly used medical marijuana and after the course stopped the habit.

What this courses share is about much more than just speaking Spanish in three days.  In fact our statement is that the course is about Super Thinking and we teach you Spanish in three days just to prove how powerful you truly are.

My wife and I have been in this business for 44 years and this is the first time we have expanded our teaching beyond ourselves.  We are trained teachers and expanding this course because we feel it is our mission. This is a valuable contribution to our readers that can help them remain well in a very sick society.  Regards,  Gary

Super Thinking may help you and that reader be happier and more successful in these times of change because one of the techniques we use in our Super Thinking courses actually can and has helped the blind lead the seeing.

Before I explain this aspect of Super Thinking, let me share a story about how Merri and I met and what led us to know and share this Super Thinking technique.

Many years ago Merri was the executive editor of Gulfshore Life… an award wining  magazine in Southwest Florida.   At that time… that area of Florida operated on a seasonal (winter) basis.  So, she simply took the summers off.

Having read the book “Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain” by Ostrander and Schroeder,  Merri contacted Dr. Carl Schleicher who was offering a special summer course on Super Learning taught by Dr. Georgi Lozanov.   Lozanov was a brilliant educator who had transformed the Eastern European way of learning and thinking.   This all took place during the Cold War.  Dr. Schleicher was one of the few people who could pull off the feat of getting  an important Soviet asset out of Bulgaria at that time.

To understand how Schleicher pulled this off one needs to see how he was formed by his training at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis (he graduated with honors)  where he received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.   He was then further shaped into an unusual future when he was awarded a Rotary Foundation Fellowship and studied at the University of Cologne in Germany, where he was engaged in advanced study at the Universities of Bonn, West Germany and Lund, Sweden.

He was a Ph.D. candidate in the Technology of Management at American University.

During the time when he worked overseas for the Navy his unusual career path was formed.  He served as an intelligence officer in linguistics in the US Navy.  He spoke six languages and was an interpreter for President Eisenhower and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy.

This background and these connections led him into developing war games and publishing in The Journal of Electronic Warfare.   This interest and his fascination with dowsing started him thinking about and using dowsing… but not for water.  His dowsing was for Vietcong in tunnels in Khe Sanh for the Marines.

After leaving from the Navy, he became a member of the AFIO (Assn. of Former Intelligence Officers) he returned to the United States and moved to Silver Spring, Maryland.  He authored  many scientific papers and was a professor at American University and the University of Maryland.  This background led Schleicher to a meeting with Ostrander and Schroeder, authors of “Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain”.   He obtained their unfiltered Soviet research and had it translated.

This study led to one of Schleicher’s greatest contributions in the field of superlearning. Volume. 25, “Journal of Accelerating Learning & Teaching” (Kelly & Morrissey, 2000) which popularized the research of Dr. Georgi Lozanov of Bulgaria.

With a grant from the US Dept. of Health & Human Services, he set up a course with the American Technical Institute to train blind computer programers.  He was the only person with the know how and the patience to strike a deal with the Bulgarian Government at the diplomatic level for the rights to Lozonav Learning.

He opened schools for stress-free learning of language, memory, creativity. The musical whole brain approach was for learning, retention and motivation.

He had an unusual grasped of Communist science and helped bring the Lozonav method into business schools in the US and Germany.  He also helped bring Lozonav to the USA to teach a select group of students.  Merri  was one of these very few trainees and she has carried on the word she learned from them.

Sheila Ostrander wrote two additional books about Super Learning,  Super Learning and Super Learning 2000.

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This excerpt from Super Learning 2000 explains how Schleicher help the blind lead those who could see:

Super learning for the Blind and Physically Challenged

Mark Rew, twenty-four who’d been blind since birth, read Super Learning in Braille and realized that an audio system that enhances memory could be a boon to the blind.

He contacted Dr. Carl Schleicher at the Lozanov Learning Institute in Silver Spring, Maryland, in order to learn additional techniques.

As of April 1984 Rew’s career took a big leap forward. He was a computer programmer. Suddenly he had expanded skills for trouble shooting.  His supervisors were so impressed , they asked him to check out programming problems.

Using his new skills in relaxation training and visualization plus the slow Baroque music that facilities a connection to the subconscious mind, he found it easy to mentally picture an entire computer program.  He could remember it and see it in his mind.   “I can mentally find bugs because I can see what’s happening with the program,” he says.  He didn’t even have to go through the Braille printouts. He developed a talent for visualization like the great Nikola Tesla, who could run entire experiments in his mind.

Schleicher, director of the Mankind Research Foundation, realized that other blind people could benefit the way Rew had.  “Mark was an inspiration,” says Schleicher.  With a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, he helped the Lozanov Learning Center set up a course with the American Technical Center for Rew and a sighted consultant to teach other blind computer programmers. In class, blind students along with their Seeing Eye dogs, practiced relaxation training.  

The technique helped open a whole new range of high-paying job opportunities for blind persons in the rapidly expanding computer and information processing industries. This Superlearning program for the blind proved so successful it won an award from the President’s Commission for the Handicapped.

If the blind can see entire computer programs and how they work… isn’t it possible that we can learn a language in three days?

Let me add quickly that Super Learning is just one of seven educational tactics that are used to bring delegates to fluency in such a short time.

A delegate who just completed the course explains how and why it works so well; when he wrote (bold and underlines are mine):   Buenos Dias, Gary y Glenn,

Below is a testimonial for Super Thinking Super Spanish. Please feel free to use all or part in promotions for the course. In addition, you may give my email address to any prospect “on the fence” about enrolling.  Yesterday, in Cotacachi, Ecuador, I finished Super Spanish Super Learning.  I had high expectations for the course and they were exceeded.

The course was taught in English by Dr. Glenn Sterling, a witty, engaging, retired chiropractor, and Alberto, his Ecuadorian side kick, who made sure we learned to pronounce everything correctly.  

After three days, I can speak Spanish in complete sentences. In simple conversations, such as buying groceries or ordering a meal, I can make myself understood. I think that’s incredible!

Although I am far from the competence level of a native speaker, I feel I’ve taken a giant step forward in learning Spanish so that I can experience the people and culture of Ecuador.  The foregoing benefits would have more than justified the time and money I invested in Super Thinking Super Spanish.  And learning some Spanish was not the most important benefit I got from the course.

Prior to leaving the USA, I had felt for some time that the pace of life there was unhealthy for me (and for most people) and I did nothing about it.

I’ve thought about the pace issue during the course.  One of the key elements Merri Scott designed into Super Learning is placing the student in the optimal state for learning.

During the course of the day and night, humans experience four types of brain waves: alpha, beta, delta, and theta. It turns out we learn best in alpha state. Research has shown that alpha state can be induced by meditation, listening to Baroque music (or any music that has about 60 beats per minute) and by taking a theanine (the active ingredient in green tea) supplement.

Getting into alpha involves slowing down and relaxing. So, class includes baroque music and guided journeys to support relaxation. Imagine learning while relaxing and having fun. That’s not how I remember school!

This delegate outlined two of the keys in the Super Thinking + Spanish course.  First, to help students get into a state of relaxed concentration where the human form can take advantage of its full learning ability.  Second, to get students to a place in three days where  it is fun and easy to  make oneself understood  in simple Spanish conversations, such as buying groceries or ordering a meal all in sentence form.

Lozanov taught that society is a victim of education.   This makes sense that in a sick society the educational process would also suffer ailments.

Government stupidity is a sign of a sick society and usually the malaise will affect all the institutions of the establishment… executive… legislative… judicial… medical… military and law enforcement as well as educational.   Yet even if our society has a cold, we do not have to sneeze nor be led by the blind.   We are from the infinite and this outstanding energy is within.

We hope that sharing the lessons we have learned over the years will help you use more of the super thinking abilities you already possess!

You can read a free report on how to use Super Thinking to improve your health and gain wealth by clicking here.

Gary

Learn more below about how Super Thinking + Spanish works.

Learn Spanish in Three Days

Why You Can Learn Spanish in Three Days

You can learn Spanish in a day, or a week, month or any time frame that works for you.

I’m Gary Scott.  Over fifty years ago I started a business that has helped hundreds of thousands of subscribers learn about investing in Hong Kong (1960s and 1970s), Switzerland, London, Isle of Man (1970s and 1980s) and across Europe. My wife Merri and I took thousands on investing tours to these countries.

In the 1990s we began taking investors to Panama, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Ecuador.  That’s when we realized an incredible need for an easy, super fast way to learn Spanish.  Our delegates were business people with hard schedules and tight deadlines.  They did not have months, or even weeks to learn a second language.

Plus, even though these delegates were successful international business people, most did not have degrees in grammar.  When it came to sentence structure, punctuation rules, parts of speech, morphology and especially derivation of verbs, they were at a loss. They wanted good basic ways to communicate in Spanish that worked and sounded eloquent, right now, without having to become educated in grammar.

Fortunately there is a scientific method of learning (called Super Learning) that was created and refined by a Soviet educational master, Georgi Lozanov.   Lozanov transformed the entire Soviet Union’s educational system to such a degree that this third world nation beat the USA into space.

My wife Merri was lucky to be one of a handful of students outside the Soviet Union who were taught this system by Lozanov himself in the early 1970s.  She practiced this unique and remarkable form of education for decades so we used it to create a Super Spanish course that has helped thousands of subscribers learn Spanish in three days and less.

This course is now available online.

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Merri teaching a Super Spanish course in Florida.

Does it sound impossible to learn Spanish in three days?  Yes, it is impossible when you try to learn Spanish in the old, traditional way, but the scientific Super Learning method of learning… proven and described in numerous best selling books creates educational jumps by making education natural, easy and fun.   This course works because it is education without stress!

How The Course Works

The first tactic is to use Baroque music to create Relaxed Concentration in the learning process.  At least three best selling books, “Superlearning”, the “Mozart Effect” and “Superlearning 2000” have revealed insights about how to learn and think more powerfully based on systems drawn from the Soviet educational master, Dr. Georgi Lozanov.

You gain six valuable ONLINE Baroque Relaxed Concentration Sessions in the online course that is delivered via the internet.

The second tactic uses 17 unique lessons to provide Spanish fluency in a short time.   Let me prove to you how this tactic works by teaching you hundreds of Spanish words in less than 30 seconds.

Here is the proof.

“Most words in English that end in ION are almost identical, just pronounced differently. 

For example action is accion.

Education-educacion.

Manipulation- manipulacion, etc.”

There you have it.  How long did it take you to read these four sentences? 

Ask yourself.  “How many words do you know that end in ION”.

You now know all these Spanish words that you will never forget.

How long would it have taken you to memorize all those words?  How soon would you have forgotten them?

The next lesson teaches how to pronounce each of the nouns.

The third lesson teaches almost as many verbs, almost as quickly.

The fourth lesson shows how to avoid conjugating verbs by sticking with the infinitive (far easier than it sounds).  This simple lesson leaves a person sounding like a Spanish professor without ever conjugating a verb.

Lesson five shows how to sound infinitely polite and yet get almost anything desired in Spanish.

Lesson six gives valuable connectors and the seventh lesson triples the Spanish capacity with three words for “yesterday,” “now” and “tomorrow”.

In an incredibly short time you feel comfortable speaking Spanish.

Plus the system is Impro-Dynamic.  This means your Spanish keeps getting better even though you do not seem to be studying… practicing… or speaking Spanish.

I was amazed by this as I traveled back and forth from the USA to Ecuador.  The longer I was away from Ecuador… the better my Spanish became.  My second language was automatically improving.  The self improving feature comes because you learn to create Spanish sentences rather than remember them.

The portion of the brain that creates is more powerful than the portion that recalls.  When your mind creates something… it owns it!  You do not have to remember .

During the course you learn 4005 Spanish words that you already know.   This eliminates the need to memorize 99% of Spanish words.

You then learn how to create Spanish sentences from these words.

Throughout the course you learn how to pronounce the sentences you create.

When the course ends… the mind keeps working… and creating… so next time you begin to speak Spanish you’ll be surprised .  You improve even though you have not actively worked on your lingual skill.

Due to the difficulty of getting groups together to learn this valuable technique, we created an online program for subscribers to use the Super Spanish course at home.   The normal three day in person course fee is $499 ($749 for a couple).

The ONLINE course is available at the highly reduced price of $149, but in this special offer we are knocking another $70 from the price so you can start now for only $79.  

The ONLINE course has our, full satisfaction or money back, guarantee.  Try Super Spanish for 60 days.  If not fully satisfied, simply let us know for a full refund.

Learn Spanish online $79 - using coupon code SPANISH70 at checkout to immediately save $70 off the regular price of $149.

Here are some testimonials from the course.

Here are a few quotes from delegates of the course.

One delegate from St. Louis wrote:  Hi Gary,  Just ended forty-five years in dentistry last week, and I’m on to a new career.  What is my new career?  Still formulating, but the eye -opening,mind expanding Super-Spanish course last weekend in St. Louis surely shows me the opportunity exists to expand my horizons.

Besides having a lot of nice people to learn our new language; the methods Merri and you developed proved to be just what you said they would be.  We all and I in particular relaxed our way to new learning.  I feel so very comfortable with the basis of my new language skills that I know I will be spitting out great Spanish sentences by the time I reach Ecuador in October.  Last year I spent six weeks in Ecuador and now I plan on conversing with the people.

Today’s excerpt of your newsletter really hit home. You do what you say you will. There are no surprises or hidden sales tricks. The only tricks are beneficial to our learning.  Thank you for a wonderful experience that I was quite unable to grasp how you would pull it off.  You did, however, and I look forward to other courses that you offer, and I have absolutely no doubt they also will work beneficially.  Best regards, Denis Molloy.

Another wrote about the Super Spanish course:   Buenos Dias, here is a testimonial for Super Thinking-Super Spanish.  Please feel free to use all or part in promotions for the course.  In addition, you may give my email address to any prospect “on the fence” about enrolling.  Yesterday, in Cotacachi, Ecuador, I finished Super Spanish.  I had high expectations for the course and they were exceeded.

After three days, I can speak Spanish in complete sentences. In simple conversations, such as buying groceries or ordering a meal, I can make myself understood. I think that’s incredible!

Although I am far from the competence level of a native speaker, I feel I’ve taken a giant step forward in learning Spanish so that I can experience the people and culture of Ecuador.  The foregoing benefits would have more than justified the time and money I invested in Super Spanish.  And learning some Spanish was not the most important benefit I got from the course.

Prior to leaving the USA, I had felt for some time that the pace of life there was unhealthy for me (and for most people) and I did nothing about it.

I’ve thought about the pace issue during the course.  One of the key elements Merri Scott designed into Super Spanish is placing the student in the optimal state for learning.  In class, the past three days, I’ve been re-introduced to guided journeys and introduced to the calming effects of Baroque music (www.sundaybaroque.org).  What a blessing! I’m inclined to make one or both a daily part of my life.   Rob Christi.  Cotacachi, Ecuador

Another attendee from a course wrote:   “I took this incredible class a few weeks ago, and I would like to tell anyone that is interested, that it is an amazing three days of learning with lots of laughs included. You leave everyday wanting to learn more and are so excited to do so.

“Other Spanish classes and tutoring made us feel like it would take forever to get to the point where we could put it into practice, but this method gave us a more fluent use for everyday life almost immediately AND the confidence to use it.  It is a fantastic way to show people how much they know and give confidence to learn and use Spanish creating a momentum.

“They made learning Spanish easy and fun in a very relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.  I would definitely recommend this course.  Even if you know some Spanish, this helps make it easier because of the less stress that no verb conjugations gives you.  This gives you more confidence in yourself to try and speak it more.

“I liked how simply the course was organized and the positive attitude about learning.  Thank you so much for helping me to learn Spanish!” Nadine Taylor

The ONLINE Super Spanish course has our, full satisfaction or money back, guarantee. Try Super Spanish for 60 days.  If not fully satisfied, simply let us know for a full refund. 

The course is available at the highly reduced price of $149, but in this special offer we are knocking another $70 from the price so you can start now for only $79.  

Learn Spanish online $79 - using coupon code SPANISH70 at checkout to immediately save $70 off the regular price of $149.

Still not sure?

Take just ten minutes to let me prove to you that this super fast way to gain the basics can let you can communicate in Spanish in an incredibly short time.

Gary

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The ONLINE Super Spanish course has our, full satisfaction or money back, guarantee. Try Super Spanish for 60 days.  If not fully satisfied, simply let us know for a full refund. 

The course is available at the highly reduced price of $149, but in this special offer we are knocking another $70 from the price so you can start now for only $79.  

Learn Spanish online $79 - using coupon code SPANISH70 at checkout to immediately save $70 off the regular price of $149.

 

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