An Introduction to the PhotoReading Whole Mind System
How PhotoReading works, and what you can specifically expect to get from the PhotoReading program By definition, PhotoReading is "mentally photographing" the printed page at rates exceeding 25,000 words per minute which is about a flip per second. As you go through the program, you'll settle into a pace that is comfortable for you. Some will be doing two flips per second, and some will be doing just one flip per second. It does not make any difference as long as you are comfortable. Comfort is key throughout the whole PhotoReading program. As you learn the techniques, if something doesn't sit right with you, make adjustments. We are not teaching you the only way to PhotoRead. We are teaching you a way we have discovered works for most people. If something is not right for you, change it until you are comfortable with it. It is important to realize from the beginning that the PhotoReading process bypasses the conscious mind and sends the information to storage bins in the other-than-conscious. This means that when you are PhotoReading you will have little or no conscious knowledge of the materials. It is all there some place, but consciously you may not know it. Don't worry, as long as you can "activate" it to the conscious mind so that you can use the information however you use information. We will be soon talking about ways to gain access to the information.

to get your whole brain and your body involved in learning. is natural. Peter Russell who wrote the Brain Book said.. It is not like learning how to hit a baseball with a bat – that takes coordination and practice. PhotoReading. 10 percent? we do not even use one tenth of one percent. In May 1986 Learning Strategies Corporation became licensed as a Private Vocational School by the Minnesota Department of Education. at the challenge of IDS/American Express. The problem was that only a small percentage of the population could do it. on the other hand. and that's how you learned to recognize mommy and . Using his expertise in neuro-linguistic programming – which we'll talk about later – he determined how people could do this and he developed a program to teach everyone to get the same results. You have already proven you can do it because as a child the only way you could have learned your primary language in such a short time was to absorb it. In March 1986 the first classes were presented in a Fortune 500 company. You have already demonstrated that you can PhotoRead With PhotoReading we get into the 90% part of the brain that Einstein said we do not tap. That's how you learned to walk.The missing link has only recently been discovered The concept of "mentally photographing" printed materials has been around since the turn of the century. In 1985. He said we do not even use 10 percent of our brain's power. we don't teach you to do something you don't already know how to do. It is natural. When we teach you to PhotoRead. The course is now taught around the world in seminars and is available through a self-study program. Paul Scheele. brain power that we do not even use: 90-99%. and some people just can't do it. So there is a lot of natural.. a co-founder of Learning Strategies Corporation. And that's what we begin to tap into with PhotoReading. studied people who could do this – input information and then gain access to it. That's where Learning Strategies Corporation came in. In January 1986 the first classes were presented to the public. and they didn't know how to teach it to any one else.

until you have your first experience with PhotoReading. Yet. When you started school you learned a new way of learning: a left brain method of inputting information one word at a time. we give you what amounts to a machete. the more the overgrowth will fall away. This is why we'll get to the bottom of the page and not remember what we just read: the phone is ringing. that the letters spell a word. . But did you know that it only takes your brain four milliseconds to pull up the meaning once you see the word. That is how you learn to recognize that squiggly lines on the page are letters. method to process the language. and we're trying to memorize everything as we go. you've got this ability. and hoping that something gets stored. This is why telephone numbers are seven digits long – that's all you can easily hold in your conscious mind. The first book you will PhotoRead is a dictionary. rehearsing it. You see. and then you will think of any word and know where it is on the page. you lost track of that natural ability to absorb information. Your conscious mind is very limited in its capabilities PhotoReading works because it bypasses the conscious mind. other-than-conscious. we're thinking about what we did before and what we will do later. the more you swing away. and say "Go to it. In the PhotoReading class we say. the conscious mind can only handle seven pieces of information at a time – plus or minus two. we've used up the seven pieces of information and something has got to go. That's not to say that the left brain method of learning is not valuable. Before we know it. someone is talking. because it is. "hey. By the time you reached adolescence. use the left brain method of learning to learn the language and then use the more powerful right brain. kind of teach you how to swing it. and that the word has meaning. It is usually what we just read.daddy." You start swinging away. and the more access you will have to this natural ability to absorb information. And then the more you use the techniques. we waste more than four milliseconds per word just moving our eyes across the page." we point you in the right direction. We say. cutting back overgrowth from years of inactivity.

The first is superlearning. this person must also click those same circuits in that same particular order. The little voice in the back of your head. like our 800-telephone number. He trained with Bandler and Grinder in the late 70s and early 80s. Georgi Lozanov in Bulgaria in the 60s and 70s primarily for the rapid acquisition of language. Peter Kline. It flies in the face of traditional education. Who does the best with PhotoReading? People who love to break rules. it is also called accelerative learning. That is what Paul Scheele did with PhotoReading. and he used his expertise in NLP to figure out how natural . Who has the most difficult time? Police officers. hooked up with us in 1985 to integrate accelerative learning into the PhotoReading program. 7358273. and then they come into the class and we say. and the second is so that when you get out in real life and use the system. you'll be able to process information at an accelerated rate. With NLP you can figure out how one person is clicking and teach another to click the same way. or NLP. or suggestology. This was developed by John Grinder and Richard Bandler. This is of value to you for two reasons: the first is that we can teach the PhotoReading system to you in an incredibly short period of time – just four full day sessions. integrative learning. of everything we were brought up believing. It was developed by Dr.000 pieces of information. It is physiologically impossible. Twenty thousand.000? No way. NLP says that if one person performs a particular task he or she must click a certain set of circuits in a particular order. All day long they are out there telling people to follow the rules. "There are no rules! If you don't like it change it so that you are comfortable with the process. You know what this is? Blasphemy. Among other things. which is the conscious mind. You can imagine seven pieces. but can you imagine 20. PhotoReading breaks all the rules." PhotoReading is grounded in leading edge technologies Three powerful technologies of human development make the PhotoReading course work. If another person is to perform basically the same task. one of the nation's top accelerative learning experts. The second technology of human development is neuro-linguistic programming.The other-than-conscious-mind can handle 20. can only understand seven pieces of information.

Instead of going for words you are going for phrases.000 words per minute. This has to do with the way it is taught. And that is what PhotoReading is all about because we bypass the conscious mind and dump the information directly into the other-thanconscious. though 1200 words per minute is more the case. Learning with the unconscious mind.000 words per minute. the inner mind. It's still primarily a conscious-mind. and the faster you go the more doubts will start to creep in as to whether or not you are getting anything. The third technology is with pre-conscious processing. left-brain function. and who wants that? . You are taught to go faster and faster. This is about learning below the threshold of conscious awareness. It's not about moving your eyeballs really fast. it's about using your brain more efficiently. PhotoReading. With speed reading. right-brain process. PhotoReading leaves speed reading in the dust About the only similarity between speed reading and PhotoReading is the word "reading. so that everyone can PhotoRead. but on what goes on in your head."Speed reading is basically regular reading hastened up. on the other hand. is an other-than-conscious. He then developed a program to teach everyone to click the same way. so that everyone gets the same results. Speed reading is about getting comprehension of the words on the page while PhotoReading is about getting comprehension of the meaning of the page.PhotoReaders were clicking their circuits. You learn how not to rely on the words that are on the page. complete lines or paragraphs. And with these doubts come tensions and stresses. and where you go from there is anyone's guess. With PhotoReading you start at 25. Subconsciously. 90 percent of people quit using the techniques within a few months. Speed reading may get you up to 5.

With PhotoReading you will be relaxed and comfortable. So. the information is blasted into the right brain. you cannot chew the fat about it. accelerated learning. it is a calming. you'll do something else. or a hunch. It suggests that if you enter a relaxed state of alertness where you slow down the little voice in the back of your head and relax the body. Because it is in the right brain. It is when information just bubbles up. don't worry. you will follow one process. Guess what? When you are in this relaxed state. you will be in an accelerated learning state in which you can learn and process information more optimally. unless somehow you can bridge the gap from the right brain to the left brain. If you want specific facts. This is the case for two reasons. you can not be stressed. or as if you don't know whether it is true or false. the more intuitive you are. If you want core concepts. or a piece of creativity. If you are not intuitive. relaxing process. The technique you choose at any given time depends on the level of comprehension you desire. PhotoReading stimulates that part of the brain where your intuition hangs out so as you PhotoReading your intuition improves. There are primarily two ways to activate information: automatically or manually. The first has to do with super learning.With PhotoReading there is no stress. Automatic activation is when things come to you when you are PhotoReading or after PhotoReading. . There are a half dozen ways to activate information. The other reason there is no stress has to do with the fact that you are not worried about whether you are getting anything consciously while PhotoReading because we tell you up front that you won't. If you want full comprehension. unless somehow you can activate the information from the other-than-conscious storage bins into the conscious mind. the better you are with automatic activation. The challenge is that the information comes from the intuitive side of you so it feels as if you are remembering a dream. You cannot think about it. you cannot perform left brain functions on it. PhotoReading gives you more than one way to read When you PhotoRead. or a flash of intuition. or as if you may be making it up. there is still another process to use.

PhotoReading is deficient because it is primarily a right brain process. You are in the relaxed state of alertness so when you slow down for super reading. And.. It also gives you the power of your whole brain working for you. This gives you the flexibility you need to be a skilled reader. It is easier. We recognize that just as regular reading is deficient because it is primarily a left brain process. You get your whole brain working for we teach you a simple speed (super) reading technique. you will actually bridge the gap from the right brain to the left brain when you slow down.. It gets processed. it comes that you can use the information. You will have more success with our speed reading technique than you will from a traditional speed reading school because of the way we teach it.. we teach a variety of reading skills. for example. Have you ever wondered how the brain works? Information goes in. holistic. Guess what? It is a lot easier to slow down than to speed up. we have developed a set of manual activation techniques where you can manually take chunks of information from the right brain and put it in the left brain. you start at 212 words per minute which is the average reading speed and go faster.000 words per minute.Additionally. and you are primarily in the left brain. in the time available. We start you off at 25. You get the benefits of the logical. To give you the skills so that you can literally approach any type of material. The 10% of traditional speed readers who keep using the technique do so because they've been able to bridge the gap going from the left brain to the right brain. It is probably easier to speed read a letter. The quality of the . and we say slow down. You get into the higher speeds but you have the tensions and stresses. There are times when PhotoReading is not the technique of choice.. creative nature of your right brain. And. to read a one page letter than to PhotoRead it since PhotoReading works best on multiple pages. This is phenomenal processing power. where you can manually activate information from your other-than-conscious mind into your conscious mind. pull from it what you need. Typically. you maintain the relaxed state. analytical nature of your left brain working in tandem with the intuitive.

Reading is the same thing: so many people look at reading as being a tedious. expectations and self-image. That sparkle of motivation does wonders. I'm going to get out of this whatever I need to talk intelligently on the subject. Motivation. maybe. It is incredible. needs. guess what? The input is lousy. Just ask. The best way to improve your self-image as a reader is to listen to the tapes that are a part of the PhotoReading program including the Memory Supercharger. your other-than-conscious mind which can handle 20. What do I need to know so that I may perform this task. unless. and the output is lousy. I'm going to get out of this whatever I need to perform this task. but it would take hours to find it. Just like with computers. Then spend 15-20 seconds and tell yourself what you are going to get from the materials. What is in this that can benefit me? What did the author intend me to get. Have you ever cleaned a garage? Of course not. to write a report. to ace a test. Besides. and that will get the circuits going.output depends on the quality of the input. the processing is lousy. Then the garage gets cleaned.000 pieces of information at a time will begin churning away to find what you need as soon as you start reading. If your self-image is lousy. Well. it is like cleaning the garage. Take an attorney who was at lunch with an expert witness during a court recess. The witness said that what was needed to get the case thrown out of court was in a book. miracles can happen! All you have to do is take just 15-20 before you read anything and ask yourself what you are going to get out of the materials. the neighbors are coming over for a party and you will be sitting around in lawn chairs. The . laborious. The power of affirmation. Expectations. etc. arduous activity. And so on. to give a speech. Garbage in. The power of positive expectancy. I'm going to get out of this the author's main points. But if you put a sparkle of motivation in your reading. The quality of the input depends on your motivation. Garbage out. Cleaning the garage is not possible. Don't wait for answers.

That is the same with PhotoReading. Bull. I remember back in high school basketball. "Wait a minute." He got into his accelerated learning state. He said. It wasn't until the Friday night game did we give it 100 or 110%.. how they automatically activated the information. and asked the person whether he knew anything about that system. and PhotoRead the manual." And sure enough. They also didn't fall into the trap of so many people: I'm going to get these techniques and practice them. Then he immediately turned to a page. Use it now. He had never worked on that system before but he knew that two blinking lights had something to do with the reason. he opened the manual. pointed. None of these three PhotoReaders could say how they knew the answers. and PhotoRead the spec book. During the weekday practice we performed at maybe 80% of capacity. and his eyes automatically focused on the words describing the blinking lights. entered his accelerated learning state. did a couple other things. As those words were coming from his mouth. When I get good. A heating and air-conditioning specialist was called to a new office tower in downtown Minneapolis. affirmed his intent. He was paged. And sure enough." . and said. and PhotoRead the book. affirmed his intent. that very passage was what they needed. affirmed his intent. entered his accelerated learning state.verbatim with what he was saying. All they knew is that they affirmed their intent. did a couple other things. When finished he started talking about the part. He said it was on page 145. went to the took the book. An auto mechanic was back at the garage. As Yoda. Put it to the test right away. from The Empire Strikes Back said. "Try? There is no try.. The system was down. Give me the book. it was. The paragraphs beneath told him exactly what to do to correct the problem. I'll use them. did a couple other things. set their expectations. I've paid for this course. The workers couldn't find information on a particular part. He went down to his truck to get the operating manual. There is only do or not do. "What we need is right here.

For example. You can't possibly read that fast. These are perceptual defenses and repression mechanisms of your brain.. These have to do with tapes you may have going on inside your head: Slow down. What happens to an absorbing experience when you analyze it? Poof! It is gone. We suggest that you listen to these as you fall asleep at night.There are a couple other things which impede the flow of information. your other-thanconscious mind can handle 20... . The act of analyzing is a function of your conscious mind. go some place unusual – like in the basement behind the freezer in the potato bin – and analyze the process to your heart's content.000 pieces of information and your conscious mind can only handle seven. NLP relaxation tapes-you receive one with the self-study program. you don't want to pollute the area. Go to college? You're not bright enough. and PhotoReading is a function of your otherthan-conscious mind. When you feel the need to analyze. If you are analytical by nature. You have to study hard to get ahead. The best way to take care of these tapes is with our tapes. give yourself permission to take the course without analyzing the process. We can help you with most any challenge. the instructors are trained to help you. There are four types of people who have problems with PhotoReading. And on and on.You don't want to eliminate these defenses and mechanisms because these do serve purposes – you just want to control the ones which impede your success. If you ever have any questions.. feel free to call us during the day. Just do it. what would happen to your conscious mind after you just PhotoRead a dictionary if you did not have repression mechanisms? You would have billions of words bouncing in your head. With the PhotoReading class you will also get two additional accelerated. But don't analyze it wherever you do your reading. You cannot PhotoRead and analyze at the same time. The first are people who are overly analytical. Remember. Additionally.

you'll have a whole new set of skills that will dramatically change the way you process information forever. You want success. Sure. With PhotoReading you need to let go control of your conscious mind to better build control of your other-than-conscious mind. and you get your money back. well. The third type of person is one who has control issues. You can always pick up your control if you need it. I was just saying that you had to set your expectations. Approach PhotoReading without expectations. This is a person who always needs to be in control. Come with a childlike curiosity. If you are controlling by nature. met some neat people. what happens if you are the one person in the class who does not get the dictionary – maybe you have some tapes that haven't been taken care of yet. If it works. probably doubled or tripled your reading speed. Come to play and have fun. So expect nothing. then stay away. you have experienced a mind-opening class. so eventually you can feel comfortable being out of control in real life. but you don't want to set yourself up for failure. If it doesn't work. a go with the flow attitude. you need to take off your control and leave it in an invisible bag outside the classroom. The course has a full satisfaction guarantee which enjoys 90% success. and maybe you just need more time – but what happens if you don't get the dictionary and you are expecting it? You will kick yourself and ruin the rest of the learning experience. The other way to look at expectations is. Know that it has worked for others and be open to the possibility of it working for you.The second type of person is one whose expectations are out of whack. great. if you are so far behind with your reading whether at the office or in school. and if PhotoReading is your only salvation. Otherwise you'll cross the fine line from a positive expectancy to wanting it so much that you force it. This part of the mind does not react favorably to force. First. and it will throw up blocks. We can look at it two ways. That means that everyone can do it. This way you can play with being out of control in the classroom. The fourth type of person who has problems is one we can do nothing .

however. that little voice in the back of your head. you will deepen relaxation. save us. So. increase the use of your intuitive processes. If you are this type of person. what else is possible? What else can I use my powerful inner mind to do?" If you just listen to the tapes. you have challenges in the class do not hesitate to talk with the instructor or call us during the day. This is because the act of proving is done by the conscious mind. The easiest thing in the world to do is prove that PhotoReading doesn't work. It can't understand 20. If. This voice can only handle seven pieces of information. because if they can't prove it doesn't work. and you may even have one or two stronger than the others. you'll be able to respond effectively to challenges. and you'll learn new ways to recall information. fun and positive way. You even enhance your memory. stimulate motivation (even for cleaning the garage!). read and learn in a relaxed. Right now to remember something you probably just think and X!&$? (grunt) – .about. You may ask yourself. names and faces. and study. Even if you don't want PhotoReading to work that little voice may drive you nuts. if you are this type of person then stay away. not only for reading but for everything: where you put your car keys. you'll open your mind to the greater possibilities. things you've read before. stay away. There are many benefits for you to take PhotoReading now If you did nothing but attended the classes. We have discovered that just being cognizant of the potential problems is enough to overcome them. If you play the peripheral and internal awareness games you'll strengthen concentration. then it must work. The reason I'm writing about these four types of people is because everyone has a little of each. and save the other people in the class aggravation. "If PhotoReading is possible. This is a person who approaches PhotoReading with the idea that they are going to prove that PhotoReading doesn't work. Save yourself.000 pieces of information so it is going to do everything in its power to talk you out of it.

stay on top of current reading. It is an enhancement. We will help you in the class to determine when to analytically read and when to use the whole mind system. And if you don't reduce the amount of time you spend reading.there are other ways. increase creativity and problem solving. thick books and the ticking clock intimidate you. you'll be getting a lot more done in the same amount of time. and build confidence in handling printed information. You will be able to stick in your thumb and pull out the plum of whatever it is you are reading. If you only have three minutes. surprise meetings. You'll extract key concepts quickly. If you use the accelerative learning states you'll be able to reduce stress. When you get this happy balance you'll become an active. purposeful. and maintain relaxed alertness all day. It is amazing how productive you can be with little or no effort. focus on the task at hand. questioning reader. But you want to create that happy balance. Another set of skills to add to your repertoire. By PhotoReading you will be able to absorb information rather rapidly. small print. One of the reasons a division of 3M and the State of Minnesota brought us in was stress management – PhotoReading was a back door way of teaching stress management. No more will big words. you will be able to get a heck of a lot done. read in an demanding and purposeful manner. Do in one hour what it takes others 12 hours to do The PhotoReading whole mind system is not a replacement for regular reading. We'll teach you how to pull the core concepts from a book in ten or so minutes or from a magazine article in 20-30 seconds. or weapons to add to your arsenal. . There are times when you will want to regularly read – -or analytically read. By using the whole mind reading system you will employ alternative reading methods. read books you've purchased but never gotten to finish. etc. And you learn to respond effectively to challenges – pop tests. angry clients.

build a general awareness of the store. but has your reading? No." Of course. It is ridiculous to think that if you want something from a book. Have you ever gone grocery shopping? When you want a can of plums. "A. every spice in the spice rack. pick it up." walk into the store. Business Week said that by 1990 the average professional will have to read 10 times as much information just to stay current.One of our goals is to get you to read as you would grocery shop.000 pieces of information at a time? Back in 1985 when we were developing PhotoReading. until you come to the can of plums? Or do you. And that is how you should read. How you are handling it? By using reading skills you learned in kindergarten and first grade. You now have much greater amounts of information to read and it is more important to you. Most of the words have nothing to do with what you want to get out of the book. The next question is which 7-11% and how do you find them?! Are you going to read each word and then determine which is of value. Chances are you have grown up. what do you do? Do you. It is time to grow up and learn advanced reading strategies so ." start at the front of the store and pick up every single fruit and vegetable in the fruit and vegetable section. walk up the can of plums. Or are you going to PhotoRead the information into your more powerful other-than-conscious mind which is bubbling away at 20. These are elementary reading skills. The spooky news is that 1990 has come and 1990 has gone and the deluge of information continues. every soup in the soup aisle. and walk out maybe taking a couple other things with you?"B. "B. Only 7-11% of the words on the printed page has anything to do with the meaning. every snack in the snack aisle. that you have to start at the beginning of a book and put every single word in and out of your conscious mind until you come to something useful.

For comparison purposes. when you get to chapter seven. That's what PhotoReading is. one word at a time. 1234. the pages are crisp. So. As a matter of fact. It is a user's manual. if it takes you 12 hours to read a book to get full comprehension (for the average person.(It is often handy to PhotoRead upside down because in the library you'll find many books so worn that you won't be able to comfortably turn the pages fast. When you start to play with chapter seven you . left to right. you'll spend an hour to an hour and a half using our system of which only a few minutes is actually PhotoReading. The part of the mind we use for regular reading processes information sequentially. pull from it what you need. But if you turn it upside down. The only reason you aren't doing it now is that when you were born. get useful information.that you can approach any type of material. They say that the human brain is more powerful than the most powerful computer on earth. will know how it relates to chapter one? Will you remember how it relates to chapter one? That was probably four hours before. ABCD. which will be of use. No one has done that before!) Let's say you PhotoRead the book and turn to the table of contents. The rest of the time is activating the information. and get out. full comprehension is somewhere between 40 and 60 percent). we teach you to PhotoRead upside down and backwards-because it doesn't make any difference. If this is the case. You are drawn to chapter seven-maybe it is intuition or maybe the title suggests information. in the time available. And you'll get at least as much information. Get in. and there is something in chapter seven that relates to chapter one and chapter 13. The part of the mind we use for whole mind reading processes information spatially. wouldn't you think that it could read more than 212 words per minute? Of course it can. Will you have any idea how it relates to chapter 13? No! You haven't even gotten there yet. no one gave you a user's manual for the brain. It is like college for reading. It doesn't make any difference what order you put information in or what order you take it out. Your brain can certainly handle it.

maybe three times. Knowing about PhotoReading isn't enough Some people are content knowing that they are indeed capable of PhotoReading. a new industry. You have to figure out how to take PhotoReading right now. natural capabilities to its fullest extend. as it relates to chapter 13. That afternoon. On the last day of the course. act today to ensure there is a place for you. Only then will you be able to use your God-given. When it comes to making informed decisions.are getting it as it relates to chapter one. The time saving with the whole mind reading system is incredible. or preparing a paper or a speech. . To get that type of understanding using regular reading you'd have to go through the book two. we'll guide you through processing all the books simultaneously. you will bring in three or more books on a subject you choose. This will ensure that you get full satisfaction with PhotoReading. to really understand something. as the author intended you to get it. I think that is the true beauty of PhotoReading. There is no better way of learning a new topic. But. But that won't get you anywhere. but I think the value is in the value of the information you get from printed materials. nothing compares. classes are small. The richness and fullness of the information you learn from the whole mind reading system is unsurpassed. We even teach you the ultimate application of PhotoReading: synoptic reading. You have to act. as the author knew the information in the first place. Since a lot of attention needs to be given by the instructor to each student.



Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful