Secrets of Theravada – Automaticity

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Secrets of Thervada can be unveiled with Automaticity in learning, investing and business.

You’ll want to know about Automaticity and how it can make your life better.

One reason is that we have fun in…


our Super Thinking Plus Spanish course and to use automaticity.   This is not just because we like what we are doing.

Fun is one of nature’s greatest teachers and it is part of the curriculum because fun helps the learning process.  See how this fact can help you below.

Do you get a bit creeped out trying to read the newspaper or watch the news on TV?   Here we are living in the richest, most technologically advanced time of humanity’s recorded history and all the media can focus on is doom and gloom. I guess we can’t totally blame the media. Bad news sells.  I once saw a publisher try a publication entitled “The Good News”.  Wow, how horrible to become a flop based on good.

This means that we probably won’t change the press.   They follow the money.  Congress too.  There they were…  again with a chance to fix the debt problem. Instead pushing the problem so it may grow more acute.

Guess who that leaves to change and prosper from change?

Just ourselves.  We cannot fix the press. We cannot fix the government, or democracy, or the military or the economy, or human nature.  We can make ourselves better…  have a positive impact in the big picture and gain success, joy and prosperity in the process.

One way we can do this is through the concept of Theravada.

Theravada is a Sanskrit word that means “the Teaching of the Elders”.

Theravada is based on “Teaching from  Analysis”.   This philosophy says that knowing must come from the aspirant’s experience, critical investigation, and reasoning instead of by blind faith.

This fits well with the many messages at this site that proclaim the era of the guru is dead.

We are in the era of Theravada.   As mankind advanced through numerous industrial and technological eras, he also moved through eras of mindsets that ruled religion as well as commerce.

The first era was the era of the church. During this time, the church stood between mankind and God. The way to heaven was only through the Church. If one sinned, the Church could intervene and absolve the mistake. If Church dictates were followed, heaven was guaranteed.

This was also the era of the banker. He too stood between the investor and the investment. The church had all the knowledge-the bankers had all the knowledge.

Then as we evolved and gained access to more knowledge we shifted to the era of the guru.   This guru could be a religious leader or a political or business guru… a President or CEO for example.  Those who followed a guru’s advice could be put directly in touch with God.  Heaven on earth was promised.  But each soul had to take more responsibility as well. Each had to follow the guru’s path and if he erred, he could not rely on the guru to absolve him of any bad karma gained. Each had to suffer the burden of their mistakes.

This was also the era of the mutual fund guru. Instead of investing in banks for a guaranteed return, investors followed the mutual fund guru directly into shares. Greater responsibility for this type investing brought greater financial reward. Investors and those seeking enlightenment knew more, but the guru was still the master.

Today technology lets us know all the bad news (and gives us access to the positive stuff as well).

We have the same access to data as the guru.   Masters they should be no more. Mentors, directors, guiding lights perhaps, but not the unequivocal source of all knowledge.  A sounding board, yes. Stimulator of ideas, we hope.   The final word – hopefully never.

Theravada  is a key to never ending wealth. Set your own financial and service standards. You will never be happy with your financial affairs until you do.  If others dictate how you earn and spend no amount of money can be enough. There is always more to spend than you’ll have. Only when you set goals true to yourself and stick with them can you be at ease with your material lot.

Ease is nature’s blessing when we are where we should be.  Perhaps the ease we feel in the way we serve should be how we measure our success.

Theravada does not mean we should abandon teachers.   We should integrate what they teach with what we know instead.

This tradition emphasizes using advice from wise teachers and integrating their advice with one’s  own experiences. The two tests by which practices should be judged are the teacher’s evaluation and one’s experience.  We should integrate what we learn though experience and what we learn though our teachers.

We did not understand fully how we have been using Theravada in our Super Thinking plus Spanish course  until one of the delegates, an educator, at our most recent course  explained Automaticity.

Automaticity is knowing.  When asked a question, if you do not have to think… if the response is in less than a second… you have automaticity.

This is one reason we can manage to have delegates speaking and writing Spanish in just one day.  English (and French and Italian) speakers already have a huge amount of Spanish automaticity.  They just do not know it, so instead of having delegates memorize Spanish… we help them to recall what they already automatically know about Spanish instead.

There are other unusual steps we take in the Super Thinking course.

One delegate wrote: No doubt you are both very tired after a pellmell four days, but you deserve feedback a.s.a.p.  It was a great pleasure to discover that the Gary and Merri I have been meeting online for over a year are the very human beings running this show. You are exactly who you show yourselves to be–a rarity in this world of deception. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your honesty, forthrightness, service, flexibility and creativity (there’s that positive languaging from the Virtues Project–isn’t it great?).

It seems the FM Plus (Frequency Modulation) moved ahead a lot this weekend with an almighty tune-up which will enable it to roar ahead to wherever it needs to go. It was a pleasure to be part of this group. What wonderful friends we all made! This is what life is all about.  Tailwags, E.

Actually we were not tired after the course but the above educator helped us by explaining the automaticity!

Part of the curriculum are relaxation techniques that help integrate brain waves, plus also refresh and energize.  We are still going strong after four days!

Super Thinking Goes Way Beyond Spanish.

Many delegates come to the course to learn Spanish but discover all types of other benefits.

Another delegates wrote: First, I want to tell you how much I enjoyed the super learning Spanish class.  I am still working as a speech therapist even though I retired for the 2nd time in Oct.  There is such a need that I got talked into working until June and started after the Spanish class in a school district closer to my new address.  Anyway, I just received some of the music I ordered and cant wait to start with the children after Thanksgiving. It will be interesting to see how they respond and improve.

We have a great success in this course because delegates begin creating sentences… spoken and written from the very first day.   This is vital.   What you memorize you forget. What you create from automaticity is already yours and is always with you.

Some delegates believe this this is hard to do… but it is not and we prove it.   Once we unlock their automaticity every student is surprised (and delighted) at how fast and fun it is to catch on.

Here is one sentence a student created after one day.


Teacher Glenn Sterling and pronunciation coach Don Childs working a sentence created by a delegate on the first day.


Here is a sentence created after four days:

Another delegate wrote:  Waiting for my flight home, I was able to read the words from lessons 1,2, and 3 in Espanol, and with about 90% accuracy translate into English. Quite an accomplishment and, not that you need it, proof of the efficacy of Super Learning and Spanish. I will continue to play with this, watch Oppenheimer talk show and Commisario Rex! on the Spanish PBS station Sundays. I also put in for vacation time and did a tentative airline schedule so I can attend Spanish in Mt Dora in January 2012. As soon as I get vacation time approved, I’ll solidify my plans.  Warmest regards,

Another shared: Dearest Merri and Gary,  Just got back to Milwaukee and before the busy duties start, I wanted to send you another huge thank you for the lovely weekend of Spanish.    My friend and I are determined to practice and keep up with our studies.  And my husband will enjoy as well.  Thanks again for making it fun, informative and full of new friends.    Many blessings on your work.  Hope to see you again soon.

Another sent this note:  Thank you so much for everything. The course and sessions were incredible.

I have been relaying to my sister how awesome this has been.  My brother-in-law is currently in Quito and my sister is planning to go to Ecuador a week after I return to Vancouver. She has decided at my urging to become a member of Ecuador Living. I am pleased since she may consider Super Thinking Spanish in the future.

Even those who had been Surrounded by Spanish Gained Enormously

Thank you Thank Thank you … Gracias, Gracias, Gracias …

Dear Merri and Gary, we cannot thank you enough for introducing us to this marvelous, easy and fun way of learning Spanish. We have struggled for ten years in Mexico feeling overwhelmed and inadequate in the memorization of the hundreds of verbs and the many conjugations of them that all our tutors told us we needed to do. Your course has opened up a whole new world of pleasure and ease for us as we use our new knowledge of Spanish. In only 4 days our Spanish speaking now feels effortless and fun! We have been speaking in Spanish to each other since we left your course!

We will return to become teachers because of our desire to prevent others from suffering through the same educational fallacies that we did. It is much better to empower people as your method of teaching definitely does…. so count us in!  Con gran gratitud, tus nuevos amigos.

How to Use Automaticity in Daily Life

One reason for this success is because we help delegates incorporate automaticity in 4005 Spanish words they already know.  See more on those words below.

First, let’s look at seven thoughts from the Dalai Lama ways that we can connect to what we already know in automaticity so we process new data we gain with greater success.
1.    Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

2.    When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.

3.    Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

4.    Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.

5.    Spend some time alone every day.

6.    Open your arms to change but don’t let go of your values.

7.    Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

These seven thoughts can help you integrate the flood of data we are subjected to in the modern fast paced world.  You have incredible knowledge already that automatically process most challenges with automaticity.



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The “Learn Spanish in Three Day Course” is now available online.

Read below to see why we are offering our Super Spanish course online for the first time.

Speaking Spanish is a huge benefit on its own.  You can become one of the rare North Americans who can get along in Spanish speaking countries.  You can be one of the special people who can communicate with 10 million non-English speakers in the USA.  Spanish is the second most used language in the USA.  There are more Spanish speakers than speakers of Chinese, French, German, Italian, Hawaiian, and the Native American languages combined.  According to the Census Bureau, Spanish is the primary language of nearly 50 million people in the US.  This is the largest Spanish-speaking community outside of Mexico. Only half of these speakers also speak English “very well,” and 19% do not speak Spanish at all.

You can tap into all this potential when you speak Spanish.  Yet there are more benefits.

An article in England’s leading newspaper, the Telegraph, entitled “Why learn a foreign language? Benefits of bilingualism” (1) sum up the biggest benefit of learning a second language and increased intelligence.  The article says: “Learning a foreign language is more than just a boost to your CV or handy for traveling.  It will make you smarter, more decisive and even better at English.  Physiological studies have found that speaking two or more languages is a great asset to the cognitive process.  The brains of bilingual people operate differently than single language speakers, and these differences offer several mental benefits.”

The article then explains studies that show seven cognitive advantages gained from learning a foreign language.

#1:  You become smarter
#2:  You build multitasking skills
#3:  You stave off Alzheimer’s and dementia
#4:  Your memory improves
#5:  You become more perceptive
#6:  Your decision-making skills improve
#7:  You improve your English

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.

Though you may choose to take more time using this course to learn Spanish, thousands of our readers have learned at our Spanish courses.

There is a scientific method of learning… proven and described in numerous best selling books that create educational jumps by making education natural, easy and fun.   This course works because it is education without stress!

This method was created and refined by the Bulgarian educational master, Georgi Lozanov, who transformed the entire Soviet educational system to such a degree that this third world country beat the USA into space.

Merri was lucky to be one of a handful of students outside of Bulgaria who were allowed to be taught this system in the early 70s.  She practiced this unique and remarkable form of education for  four decades. It was a delight!

Merri and I began integrating these techniques with other shamanic and educational tactics we had gained in our global travels and then applied them to teach Spanish in three days.

The course has been proven again and again by the thousands who have used this system.  You can read a few of the many raves we have received from delegates who have learned from the Super Thinking Spanish course we created.

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 (  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.

 “The stress free atmosphere and tons of interaction and participation were very conducive to learning.  The relaxation techniques alone are worth the price.  The fact that I can now feel more comfortable conversing in Spanish with my new friends and neighbors is priceless.  Muchas, muchas gracias.”

“I loved the relaxed environment.  I picked up quite a lot of new vocabulary.  I found this course very informative about how the language works, how I can make sentences and understand others better!  Muchas Gracias!  I had a call from Telcel (the local phone company) after our second class and I was able to speak and understand them for the first time. Despacio (meaning slowly) … a great word!  Everyone should take this course before they pick up bad habits.”

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

“I liked the laid back yet professional approach.  I highly recommend this new, relaxing method of learning Spanish,  I feel a lot more confident in the delivery of my words and sentences. It was taught in an excellent and very professional way.

“It was a very enjoyable class.”

How The Course Works

The first tactic is to use Baroque music 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 Bulgarian educational master, Dr. Georgi Lozanov.  Merri Scott was among just a few who learned directly from Lozanov.

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 the sentence?  You now know hundreds of Spanish words that you will never forget.

See examples of the words you already know below.

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

This is just one of seventeen Spanish lessons in the course.

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

Then, 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”.

By the end of three days 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 .  

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.  Normally $149, this is available at the highly reduced price of $79. Simply use coupon code SPANISH110 at checkout.

I’ll be in touch personally via email with each person who signs up for this course to see how it works or what is required to make it better.  Once this test is complete, we plan to offer the program on a larger scale and at a much higher price.

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.

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Here are more testimonials from previous Super Spanish Courses.

Maggie wrote: It didn’t really seem possible that we would be speaking and understanding Spanish in only 3 days but the course made it happen in a very supportive learning environment.  I would highly recommend this course for anyone wishing to learn “practical Spanish”.  The teaching methods, use of relaxation, the use of native Spanish speakers for pronunciation and the teachers themselves who were approachable and helpful and always positive made this a very valuable class.

This course improved my self confidence in my ability to learn and retain a language.  It was presented with genuine enthusiasm, great energy and the style of learning is very effective. Gracias!  It was a great experience.

Nadine wrote: “Just spent the last 3 days in the most wonderful learning environment learning Spanish.  What an amazing learning experience!!  First day out of class and I could not stop thinking in Spanish WOW!!  I am amazed by how much I learned, retained and how much more is showing up now that I am out of class.  And the best part is THERE WAS NO STUDYING!! Indeed this is Super Thinking!!!  I would highly recommend this to anyone that has ever had a desire to learn another language or learn anything in record time.

And a few days after that ….  As I went through my day, just hanging out with my son, I could see myself starting to think in Spanish.  At first I thought it was amusing but as it continued and increased I thought “My goodness this is really remarkable amazing” It was really an effortless unfolding.  I wasn’t at any point “trying” to think in Spanish, just words I knew would fly across the screen in my mind.  And then this afternoon, my son cuddled up on the couch to watch some cartoons on his ipad and was watching Peppa Pig in Spanish…hmm coincidence?  I think not, I’m radiating Spanish so much that my son is being influenced!  Thanks a million again.  This weekend the best learning experience of my life!!

If you have ever had a desire to learn Spanish this is the way to do it!  By the end of the first day I had more confidence and more practical ability than I had from any previous courses I had taken.  It was fun and relaxed and full of laughter.  You will leave this class excited to use what you have learned.  Rather than leaving overwhelmed with how much you have yet to learn and master, you are equipped with the knowledge and know how to go out and communicate as well as the excitement to do it!”

Gary noted:  “The whole approach is positive and conducive to learning at a level that benefits ALL participants.  It is not intimidating and does not set up a pass/fail atmosphere.  The presenters are terrific and the results unbelievable.  It was relaxed, informal, friendly and effective.”

Twila said:  “This class provided a very refreshing and relaxed way of learning.  The atmosphere felt very safe to say the words you were practicing.  I learned a lot in a way that will make it easy to apply.  Starting with conversation is way more fun.  How quickly you can learn!  It was a great group, great instructors and great stories.

The atmosphere in the classroom was so relaxed that learning Spanish felt like a breeze and not like a painful task.  The relaxation exercises are really conducive to language learning.  We learned A LOT in a short time and it was fun and the environment was non-threatening.”

Brigitte sent this:  “Buenos Dias, Suzanne. su clase de espanol es excelente! Muchas Gracias!  
I have already done what you suggested and went into the program listening to the music and going over the lessons.  I know: Repetition……reinforcement…..thinking in the new language….it’s all part of it.  I loved your course and will certainly recommend it to friends.  Who knows….I might feel the urge and have the opportunity to repeat it at your beautiful place in Puerto Aventuras…..Quien sabe? Hasta otro dia y saludos a su familia.”

Marie wrote:  “I would highly recommend this course.  The amount covered in 3 days is amazing!  All with no stress.  The correlation lessons and pronunciation practice has greatly reduced my anxiety to go out and use my Spanish.  I really enjoyed the whole process and thank you for the take away tools.”

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Here is the English translation of a few of the many Spanish words you now know and will never forget.  How long would it have taken you to memorize them?  How soon would you forget?

“Most words in English that end in ION are almost identical, just pronounced differently.  For example, action is accion, education-educacion, manipulation- manipulacion, etc.”

Some more of these words:  Combination, Attrition, Education, Vacation, Petition, Lotion, Motion, Construction, Abduction, Pronunciation, Concentration and a ton of others!

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