The Blind Leading the Seeing

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.


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.


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.

super learning book

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.


Learn more below about how Super Thinking + Spanish works.

Learn Spanish in Three Days


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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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