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A Good View on Easter


Merri and I hope you have a joyful Easter celebration tomorrow.

One wonderful part of having an international lifestyle is that we have gained so many perspectives on so many concepts.  I would like to share one  viewpoint on Easter we gained from Ecuador shamans, with you.

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We were hiking our hacienda Rosaspamba enjoying its incredible panoramas, abounding bird life and gained an unexpected Easter message from a shaman whose religion does not celebrate Easter.

Dawn rose orange, glinting over virgin forests and a veil of rolling mists.  Merri and I were with two shamans  standing deep in the jungle watching the morning sunrise, smelling the fresh greenness of the forest and listening to a serenade of thousands of bird songs.

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Merri and me hiking with the shamans.  We walked in the dawn, examining mist covered medicinal plants that help cure ulcers, ringing in the ears, infections, stomach pains, high blood pressure, itching, bronchitis and other diseases.  We learn about Dragon’s Blood, Una De Gato and dozens of others.

One important lesson the shamans brought as we worked our way through the deep woods came from their sense of play.  These shamans have nothing in material terms but as we entered the woods they were gloriously happy just to be alive, amidst nature and with friends.  This day was one more adventure for them to be grateful for.  Their sweet simplicity and spontaneity kept them alert in the moment, no cares for tomorrow, no regrets of the past.

Each moment was their playground.

When they saw a vine hanging by a cliff, we stopped and swung, yelling like Tarzan!  When the correct tree appeared we quit looking seriously at medicinal plants and learned how to use vines on our feet to shimmy straight to the top.  When we reached the waterfalls, we took a dip.

This was their gift and Easter message.  Celebrate being born again on every day.   Shuck off the things that are killing us and be born again.  The shamans showed us we should celebrate Easter, by living its celebration every day.

So here is the message I send from Merri’s and my hearts and from these two precious men.  Live for the moment, every minute, every day.  Let the rising of each dawn bring you a new birth.  Celebrate being born again today. Then tomorrow do it again and the next and the next.

Then do it every day.

There is no past to regret.  There is no future to worry over.

There is just today so live, love and enjoy.

Easter reminds us of this and I invite you to join me this year in living as if every day is Easter.

Merri and I send our wishes for a wonderful, fulfilling day with special meanings that fulfill you the year through.

Gary

Reduce Stress With Sound

 

Join the top 3 percent of intelligent people in the world.

Become more independent and relaxed by becoming smarter.

A study of 10,000 British people studied the pure relationship between intelligence and happiness stability.

IQ can predict the emotional ups and downs of life.   The research found that the lower the IQ,  the more stress and higher the ups and downs in life satisfaction.  The differences were not due to education, income, or jobs either, but simply IQ.

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Delegates at a Super Thinking course relaxing in their secret rose garden.

Free yourself by becoming smarter, healthier, happier… in just weeks… hearing  a relaxation session that takes you into your secret rose garden.

Merri, David and I originally developed this session for our Super Thinking courses and have set it into an online workshop for you.

Listen… just 18 minutes day.  We guarantee your life will be better.

Inflate Your IQ.

When it comes to money… inflation is cheating.

That’s bad for you.

When it comes to intelligence… inflating is smart… fair… good for you and it’s good for the rest of the world.

Monetary inflation is a sneaky government and business trick.

What cost a dollar in 1965 can easily cost $15 now.

They promise you more.

Liars?

They devalue the currency so you get more dollars that buy less.  They can rip off your salary,  your pension…raise insurance, almost everything.

And they make you work harder… longer… for less.

Whittle, whittle, whittle.  Push, push, push.  That’s what monetary inflation does to you.

Fight back… overcome the inflation trick.  Inflate your IQ as you relax.

Gain more than IQ.

Be smarter… more energetic…. healthier… more relaxed.

That’s the way to get ahead!

Create more income opportunity.  Reduce stress.  Improve your health.  Be naturally smarter… use Super Thinking.

You can improve your IQ in just weeks.

You might well ask… How is this possible?

Here’s how the scientists say it is possible.

A Wall Street Journal article entitled “Ways to Inflate Your IQ”(1)  show how you can be smarter and actually add matter to your brainThe article says:

           Many people think of IQ as a genetic trait, like brown eyes or short legs: You’re born with it and you’re stuck with it.

Now, a growing body of research is showing that a person’s IQ can rise—and even fall—over the years.

Scores can change gradually or quickly, after as little as a few weeks of cognitive training, research shows.

British students were given IQ tests and brain scans at ages 12 to 16 and again about four years later.  9% of the students showed a significant change of 15 points or more in IQ scores.

The study published in Nature said that on a scale where 90 to 110 is considered average, one student’s IQ rose 21 points to 128 from 107, lifting the student from the 68th percentile to the 97th compared with others the same age. 

MRIs in this study showed changes in gray matter in areas corresponding to fluctuations in the kid’s skills.

There are practical steps people can take to see longer-term IQ changes.  New tasks stimulate the brain most.  Young adults given just one month of intense training in juggling, found an increase in the corresponding gray matter in the brain as early as seven days after the training began.

Fluctuations in IQ scores over time underscore the brain-boosting benefits of musical training and new experiences throughout a lifetime.

Music lessons are linked to higher IQ throughout life.  Six years’ lessons lifted children’s IQ scores an average 7.5 points.

 Improve the brain through music… without lessons.

Here’s the Super Thinking story…

The educational program Merri and I developed uses a form of brain wave integration that increases IQ.

Super Thinking uses frequency (in music and a number of other ways) to integrate brain waves so the process of absorbing, processing and recalling information is vastly accelerated.  The music creates the three C’s:  Calm, Clarity and Coherence.

This Super Thinking program is not a gimmick or trick… just advanced education.

Certain types of Baroque music are the base, and they make you smarter!

Proof?

At least four best selling books, “Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain”,  “Superlearning”, the “Mozart Effect” and “Superlearning 2000″ showed how to learn and think more powerfully based on systems drawn from the Bulgarian educational master, Dr. Georgi Lozanov.

This Baroque music tactic alone is so powerful that Small Business Innovation Research… an official site of the US government granted over $100,000 for the specific purpose they said was: to provide a method to remove barriers which hinder or prevent the employment of blind persons.  An innovative method, the Lozanov Learning System, is proposed to help train blind persons to become computer programmers and operators of automated equipment.

Merri was among just a few who learned this technique directly from Dr. Lozanov the time he visited the USA.

Our Super Thinking workshop enhanced this system with numerous other tactics.

We added slight alterations in nutrition that create a higher IQ.   Altered nutritional tips in Super Thinking can make anyone 25% smarter!

Baroque Music and nutrition are just part of seven, easy to use, learning techniques that make you smarter.

Gain any skill, from computers to athletics to conversational languages…in less time…two-to-five times faster.

Here’s a huge bonus.  Super Thinking also relieves stress.  Super Thinking is fun.

You can use a Super Thinking focus in everything:  health… earning… education… investing.

Super Thinking works on the learner first…the data second.  This system “grows the learner” rather than the information.

If you have 4.5 inches of information flowing through a 4 inch learning pipe, the solution is not to add another inch of information.  The answer is create a six inch IQ pipe!

Share our years of experience.

For nearly 50 years, Merri and I have conducted hundreds of courses and tours for tens of thousands, in dozens of countries (even behind the Iron Curtain).  Our Super Thinking Workshop has been one of the most profound.  Now the workshop is even better online because it condenses Super Thinking so you can increase your IQ, at home… right away.

The workshop shows how these mind expanding tactics can be applied to starting and running a business for extra income, to forex trading and investing.  Athletes of all types… golfing being one common sport benefit.  Our Super Thinking plan goes far beyond Lozanov and allows you to rapidly get smarter in every part of your life.

For example, real estate broker, Suzy Kurinsky took the workshop to help her learn Spanish.

She wrote: “You are the BEST!!! Your Seminar was fantastic! I am so excited. I had procrastinated fulfilling my continuing education for my Broker’s License and then just before my surgeries, I realized by expiration date isn’t Nov. 12th – it is Sept 12th. Prior to taking your course I had only completed 3 units of the required 45 units. I thought I would take your course and then complete my remaining 42 units over the next 2 weeks. However, I took one class exam on Saturday night, August 27th. I didn’t even take the cellophane off the required Course manuals until after I saw the two of you today less than 5 hours ago! I used your techniques and completed 39 units of continuing education today. I have now completed all 45 units. All of my test scores were in the 90.6-96% range.  My course exam information is listed below. I just wanted to let you know how valuable your course was to me. Thanks again!”

Super thinking can improve almost anything you do… faster, better, more fun and with less stress.

Another attendee to the Super Thinking Workshop sent this note.

 Thank you for the wonderful workshop on Super Learning + Spanish!  I really enjoyed the workshop and getting to know you.   I can see several ways to apply what I learned in the classes I teach.

Since I returned home, I have purchased some of the CDs of Baroque music and thought about which specific pieces will work best in different parts of my classes.  I am also reading Perfect Health by Deepak Chopra.  I found your discussion of this book to be very helpful in showing how to balance one’s life.  I have adjusted my daily schedule, and I can already notice a difference in my productivity.

Super Thinking can help improve your health. Super Thinking can make you rich and add richness to your life.

However the time, travel expense and workshop cost (delegates have paid up to $999) have prohibited many from getting this benefit.

That’s why we have created the workshop in electronic form.  Get Super Thinking online for less than fifty bucks.

You can order the online Super Thinking Workshop here ($49.95)

Relax in the Secret Rose Garden.

The workshop is divided into two parts.  Part one is the application… the sessions that tell you exactly what to do, what music to use and even includes two recorded sessions based around a secret rose garden that you can use.  We have kept this portion short and simple so you can easily start immediately.

Part two is a longer portion on theory.

Part one is enough.

Super Thinking is like jogging… giving results if you simply do it!

You do not have to know why Super Thinking works to increase your IQ.   But Part Two explains why you are getting the good results from Part One, if you want to know.

You might ask…”Will it work for me”?

The Super Thinking Workshop will help increase your IQ.

Our guarantee.

I guarantee it.  Order the Super Thinking Workshop.  Use it for two months.  If you are not totally satisfied… in any way, during that time, simply let me know and I’ll send a full refund… immediately… no questions asked.

Order the online Super Thinking Workshop here ($49.95)

Another Super Thinking workshop attendee wrote: Listening to the two of you during our time together has suddenly got me to thinking, and although some of the ideas still seem foreign to me,  I am at a point in my life now where I can say, “anything is possible”.   I am now willing to embrace and allow myself to experience the world of possibility and let it take me in directions I may have in the past resisted.  I really don’t know where all this is going to lead me but I am now willing to explore, develop and grow.   Thank you again for a wonderful four days!!

Inflation is a cheat… a crime when it comes to money.  Inflating your IQ to beat inflation is simple good sense.  Learn Super Thinking now with no risk.  Begin to increase your intelligence today.

Order the online Super Thinking Workshop  $49.95.

Gary

(1) Read Wall Street Journal article Ways to Inflate Your IQ

(2) See government grant records on teaching blind persons with the Lozanov method

 

 

Better Natural Health


Beyond Chelation Report

This message outlines how and why, in the 1960’s, due to strict OSHA regulations, the government curtailed a simple (and incredibly low cost) amino acid that can help improve cardiovascular systems, increase memory, improve vision, enhance vitality, expand energy and extend lifespan.

One year when we had a Super Thinking Course at our farm.  One of the course delegates was a doctor in his eighties.   He had the energy and looks of a much, much younger man.  When asked about his secret of youth he said his vitality was based on several factors.  A few of the habits  you would expect, such as good diet, sufficient exercise and plenty of activity in a strong, purposeful life.

Then he explained another secret of his youth and energy: chelation.

The youthful doctor told us he had been running the largest I.V. chelation center in the United States from Hawaii.  Hardening of the arteries is such a huge problem in our modern world that he was making a fortune.

Then, he said, he had learned about Beyond Chelation a vitamin-mineral formula created by Dr. Gary Gordon.  The doctor said he found this so effective that he shut down his clinics and exclusively used this simple formula which he (after seeing the results of the formula) felt had better results than I.V. chelation therapy.

Over 30 years of Dr. Gordon’s experience as a clinician, researcher and educator in chelation therapy were behind this comprehensive cardiovascular nutritional supplement, designed to maintain and promote vascular health, mental and physical well being.

Our client and doctor friend gave us a month’s supply of this formula.  He thought it would be excellent for us and would help us with traveling also.  Merri and I tried this product ourselves and felt great, plus we loved the savings we enjoyed.   It was so much less expensive than all the numerous other vitamins and minerals that we had been taking.  We actually were spending less!  In addition this system was so convenient.  Everything was in one simple daily packet.  Especially when we traveled we just bring along a packet for each day we are on the road.  No more loading up pill boxes or bringing bottles (or suitcases full of bottles) of vitamins and stuff.

As is so often the case when we like something we start talking about it and pretty soon, a batch of friends were taking Beyond Chelation and telling us great things about their experiences. They reordered so much of it through that I decided to make it available to all my readers.

But Beyond Chelation had not been evaluated by the FDA.  Though the product was not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent disease and was only to be taken as a food supplement, the government soon shut it down.

Fortunately the main ingredient EDTA is still available.   This is an alternative for those who should be taking chelation or if if they’ve already had chelation or can’t afford it, or simply want to take advantage of new breakthroughs that permit a safe and effective way to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.

In addition to promoting heart health, this supplement has multiple anti-aging effects.  Dr. Dean Ornish of Sausalito, California, long ago demonstrated in a five-year study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association that heart disease could be reversed.   Vascular disease can be arrested and cured.   However, for those unable to stick to an extremely low-fat diet (below 9% in total fat content) and the meditation and exercise mandated in Dr. Ornish’s program, formulas with EDTA may provide similar effects.   Significant improvements of blood flow to the legs, head and heart of patients experiencing problems of clot, spasm and arrhythmia with the use of oral chelation formula have been so powerful that fewer than 5% of subjects in studies on the use of chelation have had to have heart surgery.

There are many benefits from chelation:

  1. Helps to prevent Arteriosclerosis (Hardening of the arteries)
  2. Helps to rejuvenate your cardiovascular system
  3. Helps to improve conduction in all degrees of A-V heart block
  4. Helps to abolish extra heart beats, skipped beats and rapid heart beats
  5. Helps to decrease ventricular arrhythmia due to digitalis toxicity
  6. Helps as a pre-operative preparation
  7. Helps remove lead and heavy metals from the system
  8. Helps increase American life expectancy
  9. Reduces toxic lead and metal deposits and abnormal calcium deposits
  10. Reduces blood pressure and blood cholesterol
  11. Improves circulation
  12. Improves vision and hearing
  13. Improves liver function
  14. Improves skin texture and tone
  15. Helps prevent abnormal cross linking of molecules that age tissue
  16. Helps to relieve symptoms of senility by increasing circulation to the brain
  17. Helps to relieve pain, hypoglycemia, phlebitis and scleroderma
  18. Dissolves fats in plaque lined arteries
  19. Helps make blood slippery and prevents abnormal blood clotting
  20. Helps to increase tissue oxygenation

How does Chelation Therapy work?

It is a largely hidden fact that the main blood vessel leaving the heart of a healthy 80 year old man has 140 TIMES more pathologic calcium in it that the main blood vessel of a healthy boy of ten. By means of chelation therapy, this unwanted calcium (causing a build up of vulnerable plaque, hardening of the arteries, and potential heart problems) is removed from blood vessels and put into water-soluble complexes (chelates), which are readily excreted through the kidneys. Clinical observations reveal, however, that the amount of calcium in bones is not affected by the removal of calcium in the arteries nor is it diminished by the use of EDTA chelation therapy.

What is EDTA and is it safe?

Chelation therapy (using the synthetic amino acid known as EDTA) has been a standard treatment for lead and heavy metal poisoning since World War II. In the 1940’s and 1950’s, patients taking EDTA chelation therapy for lead poisoning reported improved memory, vision, hearing and smell, and diminished leg and heart pain.  Since then nearly 1,000,000 patients with cardiovascular disease have been treated successfully. Further, EDTA has been used as a food additive for over 30 years, the average American consuming between 15-30 mgs in their diets daily.

Why was EDTA put on the back burners?

In the 1960’s, prior to the current strict OSHA regulations, workers poisoned by high levels of lead at their jobs were given EDTA tablets by their company doctors to excrete the lead. The government, wanting to get to the source of the problem, ordered this remedy to be curtailed and the working environment improved.  Because of this situation and with this order, oral EDTA chelation went into seclusion.

Why is Oral Chelation surfacing now?

Through almost 30 years of comparative case studies, researchers have discovered that oral and IV EDTA chelation therapy (especially when augmented by scientifically formulated nutritive support) improved the functioning of most organs of the body.  Recently, biological age determination testing has gained widespread scientific acceptance, which allows us to prove that Chelation therapy improves the functioning of most organs, effectively turning back their biological clocks.  It also may be a solution to the newly discovered cause of 85% of the major heart attacks now targeting half of the American males in the United States who are over 40 years of age: vulnerable plaque.

Preventive Medicine and Longevity Medicine: the Medicine of the Future!

Anti-Aging, Longevity, and Preventative Medicine are the Future!  With our knowledge of alternative medicine doubling every three years and our technology advancing exponentially, we are entering an age where we are able to probably turn our biological clock backwards!  Instruments are now in use that can measure the functioning of each of our physical organs and new high potency nutritional supplements, hormonal balancing, and advanced oral chelation products have become available which can enhance the functioning of our organs and help prevent heart attacks and fight many of the auto-immune and degenerative diseases that are plaguing modern society.

Beyond the Heart to the brain as well

Gain the path to natural health which reduces stress and creates body, mind and emotions that are crystal and clear.

Stress is a major contributor to disease.  Any kind of stress:  weather, physical, bad food, money problems or simply a boss, spouse, friend or government being unfair can clog the purity of our natural health.

Major Gap in Knowledge of the Brain Revealed 

Tiny meningeal lymph vessels that drain dangerous toxins from the brain were just discovered last year through research by a PhD professor in the University of Virginia Department of Neuroscience.  These lymph drains follow a major blood vessel into the sinuses, an area difficult to image and are so close to the blood vessel that were amazingly, but simply missed.  According to Nature, this is a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching.  Research is showing that congestion of this purification system is linked to reduced clarity of mind, depression as well as inflammation, autoimmune imbalances.  Because almost every neurological disease has an immune component to it, these vessels may play a major role in improving functions of the mind.

Tweaking the lymph system could become a regular medical procedure.  Improving the brain’s lymphatic system, for example, may help clear protein clumps in Alzheimer’s or rogue immune cells in multiple sclerosis.

While the medical establishments are busy looking for cures to diseases (that will bring them profit), there are ways we can improve our metal clarity, enhance our moods and reduce the risk of diseases in the brain as well as the heart.

The purification report in our three Natural Health reports shows how to clear our lymph system.

Purification Removes Stress

Stress is a major impediment to health, wealth and the pursuit of life’s purpose.  Another problem is that when a source of stress is removed, the results of the previous stress do not all go away.  The body stores stress which creates negative health cycles.   The more old stress is stored, the harder it becomes to deal with current stress.

To improve our natural state of health, we need to remove stress from our day-to-day lifestyle and remove the stored stress in our body in the form of toxicity.  We need to remove it from the inside out, at the most subtle molecular levels in the body.  We also should purify the body from the outside in from the skin into our core.

We need to remove stresses of the past (stored toxins) so we can work on stress in the future.  This is why the second of our three natural health reports is about purification.  I studied for decades with healers around the world because chelation can help kick-start better health.

Here is an excerpt from our health report on purification.

The ultimate form of purification is to be clean and pure.  Yet this is not easy to do.  There are toxic chemicals that can infect us every day.  These poisons can be in our food, medicine, clothes, car, pots and pans, water, air and teeth.  Some of the poisons are even hiding in plain sight, in places that promote purity!  Take BPA as an example.

There are concerns about the effects of BPA on the brain, behavior, prostate gland, fetuses, infants and children.  The Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to reduce human exposure to BPA in the food supply.

Imagine this.  To maintain natural good health we shop at Whole Foods, pick only organic, get only water that is in BPA-free water bottles and carefully stay away from BPA-filled canned food.  We check out and cringe at the higher prices as we examine the receipt, not knowing we were just then contaminated with BPA…twice!

An article is entitled “Toxin BPA Found on Receipts from Safeway, Whole Foods, Walmart”  explained that BPA easily transfers from cash register receipts to skin, where it penetrates at such a deep level that it can’t be washed off.   There was a study to find out how much BPA is on the store receipts that many of us touch every day.  Most thermal paper is coated with BPA and is widely used for point-of-sale receipts, prescription labels, airline tickets and lottery tickets.   A test of 36 receipts from popular retailers yielded some disturbing results:  BPA was found in significant levels in receipts from chains including Safeway, KFC, Whole Foods, Walmart, and McDonald’s. 

We need ways to purify the toxins we pick up from daily life.

There are three reports on how to have better health naturally including the report on purification.  All three are available online.

The purification report looks beyond EDTA at ways to void many of  the toxins that surround us and 17 powerful ways to remove stored toxicities.  A few of the subjects included are:

  • How to Spot Poisons
  • The Daily Household Items to Avoid
  • Healthy Alternatives to the Daily Household Items
  • Toxic Foods to Reduce or Avoid
  • How to Stop Adding Toxicity
  • How to Remove Toxicity with Silver
  • The French Solution to Air Pollution
  • Andean Water Purification that Purifies from the Outside In
  • Andean Spice Purification
  • Food Purifiers that Detoxify From the Inside Out
  • Purifying Baths
  • Purifying Oils
  • Purifying Teas
  • Purifying  Exercises
  • Deep Purifying Systems

The report looks at all the tricks of cleansing the body that Merri and I have learned in our nearly 50 years of global travel.

The three reports are about:

#1: Nutrition

#2: Purification

#3: Exercise

Each report is available for $19.95.  However, I would like to make this special offer that saves $59.85.

Order all three Shamanic Natural Health Reports worth $59.85 for only $39.90.

I have written three reports on how to improve our natural health.   These reports have been decades and millions of miles of travel in the making.   We’ve invested thousands of hours into learning the skills of health self-reliance and resilience, identifying the best foods and combinations and sifting through loads of seeming contradictions to get to the facts about “Do it Yourself” longevity and natural health.

Imagine… never worrying about what we eat ever again and reducing the risks of hospitalization and health care’s outrageous costs!

“Sunski” is the Andean word for eating.  “Sunski” is one of the three reports.  It shows a way to eat that strengthens and purifies as it stops adding toxicity from eating.  Sunski is a delicious, healthy “self defined” cleansing process.  One lesson in Sunski shows how to correct a simple mistake that most of the Western population makes which increases the chances of adding and retaining weight by 84%.

“Sunski” combines lessons about healthy eating that we learned from years of working with Ayurvedic health masters and then living for years with the Ecuador Taita Yatchak and his apprentices.

A few of the life balancing nutritional tips include how to:

#1: Eat a balance of fat, carbohydrates and protein.

#2: Eat combinations of food for ideal digestion.

#3: Eat clean organic food prepared and served by happy, joyful people.

#4: Eat in good spirits at the right times of day.

#5: Chew in the correct way.

#6: Eat purifying and satisfying meals.

#7:  Adapt eating habits that are suited to individual specific makeup and lifestyle and why such individualized nutrition is better than any specific set plan.

The third report, “Smooth Moves for Longevity” is about inner exercises that make you healthier.  

“Smooth Moves” shows physical ways to gain better health that are too easy to call exercise.  Many of the moves you will learn strengthen the smooth (rather than voluntary) muscles.   Many of the routines go beyond EZ.   “Smooth Moves” are easier (but perhaps healthier) than exercise.

Smooth Moves combine lessons that Merri and I have learned about smooth and easy exercise while living and working with natural healers from around the world over the past 40 years.

Each of the reports is available for $19.95 a piece.  The three reports are “Sunski”on nutrition and “Improving Natural Health through Purification” on purification and “Smooth Moves for Longevity”.  However, I would like to make this special offer.

Order all three Shamanic Natural Health Reports worth $59.85 for $39.90.

These reports can help improve your natural health and the extra energy you gain can change your life.

The mother of one reader in Tampa, Florida who attended one of our health courses wrote: “Hi Merri and Gary: Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!  Our daughter called me from the airport.  She was very happy, excited and told me all about the wonderful time.  She could not stop talking about you guys, about the seminar and about the whole positive experience.

“We want to thank you both so much for your support and care and for the wonderful attention you gave.  I don’t think she could have made it without your help.  Her health is so unpredictable…. She can be fine for a few weeks and then she has a relapse….and, of course, traveling is very stressful for her.  But she has a wonderful attitude and is so looking forward to get her business off the ground…this is the first time in over 6 years that she has been able to ‘get back to work’ and she is full of optimism. T hanks again for being so understanding and helpful. I just don’t know how to express our thanks other than to send you both a big warm hug!”  CT Tampa

The three health reports can help make your life better.  We guarantee it.

Guarantee.

Here is our guarantee.  Read the reports.  If you are not totally happy, simply let me know.  I’ll refund your payment in full.  You can keep the reports you have received as our thanks for trying.  You have nothing to lose except the fear of having no way to avoid a health care system that may be worse than the illness.

You can receive “Improving Natural Health through Purification” – “Sunski” and “Smooth Moves”, plus a special report on a health tip that almost no one knows, “The Secret of the Hogberry” all guaranteed. 

Order all three Shamanic Natural Health Reports worth $59.85 for $39.90.

Gary

Ecuador Shaman Health Tips


Living with Ecuador shamans helped Merri and me gain special health tips that improved our investing habits and standards of living.  We gained extra insights because we were also working with numerous Ayurvedic Indian doctors at the same time.  There are many similarities between the Ayurvedic and Andean nutritional sciences.  Learning them both, as one, helped us zero in on the basics of each science.

These tips have been invaluable because it’s fairly well accepted that the U.S. is the most expensive healthcare system in the world.  Many falsely assume that because Americans pay more for healthcare, they get better health (or better health outcomes).

Au contraire!

Forbes Graph

Forbes graph from a Commonwealth Fund survey (1).

The health care systems of 11 developed countries were reviewed in the Forbes Magazine article linked above.

Here is how the health care ranks in these countries:

1.   United Kingdom
2.  Switzerland
3.  Sweden
4.  Australia
5.  Germany & Netherlands (tied)
7.  New Zealand & Norway (tied)
9.  France
10. Canada
11. United States

One core platform in Merri’s and my financial and lifestyle plan is to avoid the Western health care system as much as we can.   Good health and high energy are essential for making wise decisions and keeping pace with a rapidly changing world.  Avoiding the high costs and dangers of  excessive medical use of pharmaceuticals and physical interventions that each treat symptoms of health imbalances, but do not create cures, is also essential to maintaining one’s finances.

Recently two young MDs visited us to share ideas on how to create an alternative practice.  The couple had built a successful practice but no longer believed in what they were doing.  They were amazed to discover that Merri and I had not visited a traditional MD in 30 years for any symptom of disease.

We also agreed that the Western system is fantastic for crisis intervention.  Important when a moth flew into my ear and would not come out!  Also very important when I cut my knee with a chain saw. Also important when I fell out of a tree and hit my head, we immediately visited the hospital.

Otherwise we focus on maintaining our own health balance.

We use nutrition, exercise and essential oils to ward off stress as stress has been identified as one of the key factors that cause the imbalances that are described as disease.

There are many similarities between the Ayurvedic and Andean nutritional sciences.  The cornerstones of  each is:

#1: Eating a balance of fat, carbohydrates and protein.

#2: Eating a combination of food for ideal digestion.

#3: Eating clean organic food prepared and served by happy, joyful people.

#4: Eating in good spirits at the right times.

#5: Chewing in the correct way.

#6: Eating purifying and satisfying meals.

#7: Balancing nutrition with correct sleep and exercise.

There is also a daily routine using essential oils, that can help stop imbalances before they begin.  Both Ayurvedic and Andean health disciplines look at good health as a balance between three elements in the body, motion (air), digestion (fire) and the physical components (water).

Here is the tip: We can easily spot short term imbalances by observing our moods.  If we feel anxious, we have an air imbalance. If angry, the imbalance is fire.  When we feel depressed, we have a water imbalance.  The fastest way to alter an imbalance is through the lungs and skin, so however I feel in the morning, or if my mood changes through the day, I apply one of three essential oil blends.

If depression is the prevailing mood, I use the Stimulator Essential Oil Blend, that contains Eucalyptus, Lemon, Lavender, Cypress and Rosemary.

Stimulator stimulates and is a good formula for the winter & immune system support. It moves circulation, soothes aching joints & muscles as it lifts fatigue and promotes clarity.

Learn more about the Stimulator blend here.

If I feel anxious I use the Soother Essential Oil Blend that contains Cedarwood, Geranium, Patchouli, Orange and Ylang Ylang.

This blend soothes & lifts as it balances and grounds the body and mind during transitions.  This blend calms the emotions, lifts the spirit and eases nervous tension.

Learn about the Soother blend here.

When I might feel angry, I use the Rejuvenation Essential Oil Blend.  This is my favorite and is my default blend I use most of the time when I am simply feeling balanced and good and want to stay feeling that way.  This blend contains  Sandalwood (Santalum album of India), Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin of India), Frankincense (Boswellia carteri of Somalia), Geranium (Pelargonium roseum of Madagascar), Rose otto (Rosa damascena of Bulgarian) in 100% Organic Golden Jojoba.

Learn more about Rejuvenation blend here.

Enjoying life and keeping our finances in order requires balanced emotions in a world filled with seeming instability.  Good nutrition, moderate exercise, deep sleep and regular balancing tactics such as using essential oils can help maintain equilibrium in investing and life, when our surroundings are filled with turbulence and turmoil.

Gary

(1)    Forbes.com u-s-healthcare-ranked-dead-last-compared-to-10-other-countries

 

As Above – So Below Nutrition


Here is an idea on how to take care of your own health with As above s0 below nutrition.

“Look alike foods can enhance nutrition to gain better health”.

Here is a really simple tip for better health that Merri and I learned from Ecuador shamans and yatchaks.

As above…so below.

Merri and I lived for years with many shamans in Ecuador and they used the as above concept in many ways.

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Gary with Aldemar shaman in the Amazon

One way Ecuador shamans use nutrition to promote good health is with what I call “look alike food.”
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Gary & Merri with shaman Alberto Taxco in the Llanganatis

For example when I had a bad fall (in a marble bathroom) and suffered brain injuries, the shamans recommended that I eat many walnuts. They believe that walnuts are good brain food and explained they could tell because walnuts look like a brain.

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Shaman performing ceremony at our Blue Ridge farm.
So when this note was sent to me, I thought it worth passing along.

It’s been said that God first separated the salt water from the fresh, made dry land, planted a garden, made animals and fish… all before making a human. He made and provided what we’d need before we were born. These are best & more powerful when eaten raw. We’re such slow learners…

God left us a great clue as to what foods help what part of our body!

God’s Pharmacy! Amazing!

A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye… and YES, science now shows carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.

A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart has four chambers and is red. All of the research shows tomatoes are loaded with lycopine and are indeed pure heart and blood food.

Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.

A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds on the nut are just like the neo-cortex. We now know walnuts help develop more than three (3) dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.

Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys.

Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and many more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don’t have enough sodium in your diet, the body pulls it from the bones, thus making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.

Avocados, Eggplant and Pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female – they look just like these organs. Today’s research shows that when a woman eats one avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight, and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this? It takes exactly nine (9) months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them).
Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the mobility of male sperm and increase the numbers of Sperm as well to overcome male sterility.

Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.

Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries

Oranges, Grapefruit, and other citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.

Onions look like the body’s cells. Today’s research shows onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells. They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes. A working companion, Garlic, also helps eliminate waste materials and dangerous free radicals from the body.

So keep this idea in mind when thinking about health or wealth.

As above…So below.

Gary

See another way to improve your health and learn Spanish in four days.

Learn Spanish in Three Days

Learn Spanish in Three Days ONLINE

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 (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.

 “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.   This is available at the highly reduced price of $79.

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.

Learn Spanish online $79

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.”

Learn Spanish online $79

Gary

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!

Learn Spanish online $79

(1) www.telegraph.co.uk Benefits-of-bilingualism.html

Surviving Shifts with Success Based Nutrition VI


Surviving shifts with success based nutrition makes sense.

One reason Merri and I spent a lot of time in Ecuador was to learn how nutrition affects success.   Nutrition is a huge success key because surviving shifts includes using the range of frequencies we know as taste. See below how to gain from change.

This is the last week to enroll in the upcoming Ecuador shamanic health tour.  See details and why learning ancient ways to maintain good health, a clear mind and strong body grow in importance below.

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Shamanic tour delegates at the Cotacachi organic gardens helped by US department of Agriculture and Peace Corp.  The gardens experiments with growing nutritious food in ancient Andean ways.

The potential for stagflation (inflation during a recession) in the western world grows.

An excerpt from a Reuters based article “US economic growth slows, inflation surges” at CNBC TV’s site www.moneycontrol.com outlines how the forces are in place when it it says:  US economic growth braked sharply in the first quarter as higher food and gasoline prices dampened consumer spending, and sent a broad measure of inflation rising at its fastest pace in 2-1/2 years.

Another report on Thursday showed a surprise rise in the number of Americans claiming unemployment benefits last week, which could cast a shadow on expectations for a significant pick-up in output in the second quarter.

Growth in gross domestic product — a measure of all goods and services produced within US borders — slowed to a 1.8% annual rate after a 3.1%fourth-quarter pace, the Commerce Department said. Economists had expected a 2% growth pace.

Output was also restrained by harsh winter weather, rising imports as well as the weakest government spending in more than 27 years.

US government debt prices rose after the data, while stock index futures added to losses. The dollar extended losses against the yen and the euro.

Growth in the first quarter was curtailed by a sharp pull back in consumer spending, which expanded at a rate of 2.7% after a strong 4 percent gain in the final three months of 2010.

Rising commodity prices meant the consumers, which drive about 70% of US economic activity, had less money to spend on other items. The report also underscored the pain that strong food and gasoline prices are inflicting on households.

A broader measure of inflation, the personal consumption expenditures price index, rose at a 3.8% rate — its fastest pace since the third quarter of 2008 — after increasing 1.7% in the fourth quarter.

The core index, which excludes food and energy costs, accelerated to a 1.5% rate – the fastest since the fourth quarter of 2009 — from 0.4% in the fourth quarter. The core gauge is closely watched by Fed officials, who would like it around 2%.

Many economists believe that bad weather was one big reasons for the drawback and that growth would resume.  Let’s hope so.  Western stagflation would have an enormous ripple affect dampening economic growth around the world.

Even if we do not have accelerated inflation, we must cope with the world’s accelerating pace of change  stimulated by the introduction and advancement of more and more new technology.

One of the biggest risks many face is the rising cost of health care and the inability to get good health care in an emergency. The simple solution is to remain healthy!

We have been looking at ways to adapt and benefit from an increasingly mobile landscape in our “Surviving Shifts” series.  The ability to embrace change is of growing importance to survival and success. Accelerated change requires accelerated learning and increased intelligence which we can gain through frequency modulation.

Our senses regulate how smart we act.

Our senses are our mind’s interpretation of different ranges of frequency.

Because taste is frequency, good nutrition can make us smarter.

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Ecuador Food Market

An April 2011 USA Today article “Study suggests: Lose weight, improve memory” by Nanci Hellmich says reinforces this fact when it says: Here’s another good reason to lose weight: It may improve your memory and concentration, new research suggests.

Scientists know that overweight and obese people are at a greater risk for memory problems and other cognitive disabilities, but the latest study is one of the first to indicate that substantial weight loss improves brain health.

John Gunstad, an associate professor of psychology at Kent State University, and a team of scientists from several research centers analyzed memory tests taken by 150 people who weighed an average of 300 pounds. Many had several health problems, such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and sleep apnea.

Of that group, 109 of them then had bariatric surgery — mostly gastric bypass surgery, which creates a smaller stomach and bypasses part of the small intestine. The other 41 obese patients did not have surgery.

After 12 weeks, all participants took the same set of memory tests a second time. Findings:

The surgery patients, who had lost an average 50 pounds, showed improvement in multiple cognitive abilities, including memory and executive functioning, which includes organization skills.

It appears that there is another physiological process that is causing these improvements in memory, he says. “We’ve known for a while that diet and exercise may also improve cognition, so it’s possible there are several factors that are causing these changes.”

He says it’s a logical conclusion that as the body becomes healthier, the brain would become healthier also.

Good nutrition also promotes good health!  In fact nutrition may be the second most important factor in health… after consciousness.

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La Mirage Spa and Garden Hotel chef and co owner, Jorge Espinosa, preparing meals based around ancient organic Andean food ideals.

There are a number of  ways you can improve your nutrition and enhance intelligence. One nutritional plan comes from the ancient wisdom passed on by Ecuador’s shamans. Their shamanic nutritional plan provides delicious menus that improve digestion, reduce weight, increase energy, reduces toxicity in the system and balances the hormonal system so cravings and excessive hunger disappear.

The cornerstones of the Andean nutritional program are:

#1: Eating a balance of fat, carbohydrates and protein.

#2: Eating combinations of food for ideal digestion.

#3: Eating clean organic food prepared and served by happy, joyful people.

#4: Eating in good spirits at the right times.

#5: Chewing in the correct way.

#6: Eating purifying and satisfying meals.

#7: Balancing nutritional with correct sleep and exercise.

Here is a review of this shamanic nutritional program.

Eating a balance of fat, carbohydrates and protein.

This way of eating keeps protein balance without excessive amounts of meat using quinoa, eggs, cheese and yoghurt instead. A great deal of poor health and stress is tied in to the underlying hormonal disturbance caused by the excess production of insulin. This imbalance normally comes from too much food and incorrect protein, carbohydrate, fat balances in the diet. Every time we eat, hormones in our body will change, either good or bad. Delicious food with a balance of 3 parts carbohydrates, two parts protein and one part fat has the power to orchestrate beneficial hormonal changes in our body.

Eating the correct combinations of food for ideal digestion.

Andean nutritional ideals also focus on combining foods in a way that avoid fermentation in the stomach. Foods and spices are divided into three types: neutral, savory and sweet. Neutral can be mixed with savory or sweet, but no savory and sweet foods are mixed. The main neutral foods are grains, cereals, nuts and seeds. Meat and most vegetables are savory. Fruits are sweet. Cereals are ground and soaked to improve their digestibility. Sweet spices include cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, mint. Savory spices include salt, pepper, chiles, oregano, corriander, bay leaf, cumin, saffron, fennel.  No two fats are mixed nor are fruit types.

Eating clean organic food prepared and served by happy, joyful people and eating in good spirits at the right times.Food should be beautiful as well…like this feta salad served at our last course.

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Candace Pert, Ph.D., is a neuroscientist who was awarded a Nobel prize for her groundbreaking work that shows the mind is not just in the brain but in the entire body. The mind and body communicate using the chemistry of emotion. Short chains of amino acids called peptides and receptors are found in the brain, stomach, muscles, glands and all major organs. They send messages back and forth linking mind and body. When we are happy our entire body is happy and this chemistry has a dramatic impact on our food and digestion.

Andean beliefs view the body composed of three elements earth (Pacha mama), fire (Taita Inti) and air (Pacha Kuti).

There are times of the day when each of these elements are most active. The digestive fires are highest at 12 noon, so a savory meal is normally eaten at this time.

A sweet breakfast accommodates a more sluggish digestive time and the evening is set aside for a purifying fruit meal so the body can use the midnight fire energy to cleanse rather than digest.

Three herbal teas are served. In the morning cinnamon tea is served. Before lunch ginger tea lights the digestive fires and before sleep chamomile tea enhances a good night’s rest.

Part of good nutrition comes from eating, sleeping and exercising at the correct times.

The yatchaks also suggest we eat only when hungry and the stomach is empty so we recommend eating only every four hours. For cravings between herbal tea is best and juices can be added if it is uncomfortable to wait for the next meal.

Chewing in the correct way.

Correct chewing releases nutrient molecules so energy from food is more quickly released and assimilated. This allows the brain to recognize flavors and release the correct digestive juices for that food. Proper chewing does even more because it stimulates the bodies sphincter (or ring) muscles that surround the various orifices of the body.

Ring muscles include the muscles around the eyes, the nostrils, anus, urethra, genitals and the mouth. In a healthy body, all sphincters work together, contracting and relaxing simultaneously. They also activate the respiratory system, the gastrointestinal system, the circulatory system, the lymphatic system, the musculoskeletal system and the urogenital system. Ring muscles are ultimately responsible for putting all the other muscles and all the organs of the body to work.

Chewing correctly stimulates the ring muscles and consequently helps exercise all our muscles.

Eating Purifying and satisfying meals.

Fruit types also exist and are never mixed. Citrus stands together, but is not mixed with other foods. Watery fruits (apples pears, plums and grapes) can be mixed. Bananas are eaten alone only or with dairy only. Pineapple and melons are also eaten alone.

There are three purifying meals. The first most gentle purifier is a water combination of apples and grapes. The second meal is an entire pineapple and the third, an entire watermelon.

Organic coffee, tea and cocoa are great purifiers rich in antioxidants. Coffee and some tea is avoided by those who do not want caffeine. We recommend moderation and serve only organic, fair trade coffee and tea. Coffee and tea (without milk) are neutral and can be consumed before or with any meal.

The Andean shamans also brew a cleansing tea made from cinnamon, sweet pepper and chamomile.

Balancing nutrition with exercise and sleep.

Gentle exercises enhance stress release and reduce hunger.  Going to bed before the evening fire cycle begins at 10 PM helps reduce heavy meals that are not well digested during sleep.

Sight, sound, smell, touch and taste… they are all frequencies and as such they have an impact on how we think.  Eating right modulates the frequencies we call taste to make us happier, healthier and smarter so we can cope… survive and gain from increasing shifts.

Gary

Links to the “Surviving Shifts” series.

See surviving shifts

Part I

Part II

Part III

Part IV

Part V

Read US economic growth slows, inflation surges

 

Serious Health Care Inflation


Serious Health Care Inflation is Ahead

This site has warned that inflation is coming.  Now it is here!

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Ecuador shamans help us have inexpensive natural health care.

One reason to know more natural health tips from ancient wisdoms such as Ecuador shamanic nutritional ideas is exemplified inan Economist  March 17th 2011 special report entitled “Patient heal thyself”.
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Here is an excerpt from that report: In any discussion about the role of the state, one subject soon dwarfs all others: health care. McKinsey points out that American spending on this has grown at an annual lick of 4.9% over the past 40 years, whereas GDP per person has grown by just 2.1%.  Pessimists are convinced nothing can be done to restrain it.

A refreshingly different perspective is provided by Sir John Oldham, a British doctor who is clinical lead for productivity in the

National Health Service.

His view of what he calls the coming tsunami is as pessimistic as anybody’s. Health costs, he points out, are determined by long-term conditions—things like diabetes, heart disease, obesity and lung disease, which are usually linked to lifestyle and diet. Some 15m Britons suffer from such conditions, which take up 70% of “bed days” in hospitals.

The numbers of cases in other countries are equally worrying. They explain why America, which currently spends 16% of its GDP on health care, is theoretically on track to spend 100% of its GDP on health care by 2065, followed soon by Japan.
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China too has seen a huge rise in such conditions. They are no longer diseases of the old: in America, says Sir John, the Facebook generation is picking them up so rapidly that it might be the first not to live longer than its parents. But they are still mainly diseases of the poor, who live less healthy lives, smoking more, drinking more and consuming more salt and trans fats in processed food.

One obvious way to alleviate this problem is to tax the things that are causing it: when governments are having to strengthen their ambulances to cope with heavier patients, it is time for a levy on cheeseburgers. But Sir John reckons that getting patients to help manage their illnesses might be even more promising.
Sir John suggests that the NHS should set up an incentive scheme for its workers to lead healthier lives that would create rewards (or, as he likes to call them, “care miles”). That would set a good example. But for the biggest employer in the country it could also save a lot of money.
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Here is an Ecuador shaman’s health tip. Here’s a Delicious Spring Cleaning Tip.

Twice a year (spring and fall) I remind readers about the excellent book, “The 3-Season Diet”, written by a long time acquaintance, John Douillard. You can order it at John’s website. John has worked with Merri and me and we have attended several of his courses. He is a former professional athlete, helped train Billy Jean King, is a consultant to the New Jersey Nets and runs an Ayurvedic and chiropractic sports medicine practice in Boulder, Colorado.  www.lifespa.com
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This book is an excellent health generator on how to lose weight, beat food cravings and get fit. The 3 Season Diet points out that there are three growing seasons, spring, summer and fall. We should have three diets we vary through the
year, low calorie-low fat in spring, high carbohydrate in summer and high protein in winter. This creates a food supply that fits the body’s requirements as it shifts to adapt to each of these seasons.
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So it’s time to be switching our eating routines. At the beginning of the switch it’s also a good idea to do a bit of purification. Ayurvedic healers recommend internal cleansing at the change of each eating season.
Digestion is vital for good health. Spring, is thought the ideal time to rejuvenate digestion, as this is nature’s time for rejuvenation. With the melting of the snows and the thawing of the ground, the fluids in the body also start flowing more freely and performing an internal cleansing routine can help flush toxins out of the body.
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One way to get cleansing started is to eat plenty of cooked apples and pears to get elimination going in the morning. Prunes, pineapple, papaya and pomegranate are other fruits that aid digestion and cleansing.

One trick Merri and I learned from a healer in the Andes is to eat just pineapple for an evening meal (eaten on an empty stomach).  This is a great and enjoyable cleansing.
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Ecuador shaman’s health is inexpensive.
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It costs a lot less to enjoy healthy food in Ecuador. A pineapple in Ecuador is 50 cents. Here, $4.99. Down south we can buy a large bag of pears (perhaps 12 to 15 pears) for $1. Here, two pears (not so fresh either) cost $2.29.
Whether you are in North America, Ecuador or wherever…Spring has sprung… so take a look at your diet. Do some spring cleaning and eat lighter foods now.
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Gary
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Ecuador Shamanic Health Tactics For Winter


We can feel better in simple ways during the winter when we blend two Ecuador shamanic health tactics… using essential oils and showers.

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Daily mists roll over the ridges at our Ecuador Hacienda Rosaspamba.  See health tactics of Ecuador shamans that use these mists.

Here we are February 21, 2011 one more entire month and a day of this darned winter… just until the spring equinox.  Even then… there’s no guarantee that the weather won’t be miserable and cold.

See below see three ways to stop your health from sliding downhill in this miserable weather.

These Ecuador shamanic tactics improve health even in warm weather and sun.

Winter Health Tactic #1: Head South! This is what Merri and I do… to Florida or Ecuador.  Yet we know for most… this is just not possible so let’s bring Ecuador shamanic health and other tactics to you in the north.  See Ecuador tours here.

Winter Health Tactic #2: Get Out in the Cold. Our friend, Dr. Jay Glaser writes about winter health in his book Body Renewal: the Art of Self Repair:

Collective health can be threatened by the frigid winter months with deep snow drifts as people hibernate indoors for four months, egged on by the gloomy banter between news anchors and meteorologists.  The pineal gland, an important modulator of hormonal secretion, is activated to secrete melatonin when the lights go out, helping you fall and stay asleep.  As nights lengthen, the pineal senses that it is time to hibernate.  It can express itself as the wintertime blues. The best prevention is to expose your self to bright full-spectrum sunshine for a few hours a day, ideally in the morning.

When you go for a walk, the senses mind and intellect ingest experiences and are engaged just as much the arms and legs.  There are few activities, including a walk in the woods, whereby the mind can be calmed and exhilarated at the same time simultaneously, the antidotes to both anxiety and depression.  Additionally activation of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems initiates a complex  cascade of euphoric neurotransmitters, including serotonin, endorphins and catecholomines, partially explaining why exercise has been shown as effective to medication at relieving depression.  Unless you have the freedom to fly south, find something you look forward to doing on a regular basis. Walking is the simplest, safest and least expensive – as well as fun.

Winter Health Tactic #3: Use Water & Oil to Start Your Day.

Ecuador shamans use water and oils to boost health in many ways.

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Delegates on an Ecuador shamanic minga tour heading onto Lake…

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Cuicocha for…

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a water and purification ceremony.

One Ecuador shamanic health tactic incorporates evaporation.

When Merri and I lived and worked with an indigenous Yatchak and his apprentices for several years, he explained that he was purifying us slowly from the outside in.  One way to do this was to have us walk in the mists of non polluted valleys.   Another way was to shower or bathe and then do not dry off but let the water evaporate.   The free hydrogen molecules on the mists and/or water attach to free radicals in the skin which is the largest organ of elimination in our body.   This process slowly cleans us through the skin.

This process can be a bit chilly high in the Andes… but this is a simple, powerful, purifying process.

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Merri and I with the yatchak after soaking in sacred spring and drying naturally.

Another Ecuador shamanic health tactic involves essential oils they call aqua flora.

Ecuador shamans believe that health is “balance” and illness and disease are “imbalance”.

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Balance, is influenced by season and varies by physical makeup, age, gender, personality and exposure to environmental temperature extremes. A central medical-related theme is that there is there a connection between how a plant or food food looks and what it does for your body?  Take the walnuts as brain food, as an example.   A walnut half looks like a brain. The human brain is made up of about 60% of what is called “structural fat” and needs high-quality fats like omega-3s to function properly by keeping the brain fluid and flexible. Walnuts are loaded with omega-3s, which make them the ultimate “brain food.”

This leads Ecuador shamans to use plants in their healing (balancing) process and they view essential oils as the refined intelligence of plants.

Shamans and healers believe that the aromatic plant essential oils are helpful in healing because the fragrances and chemistry reflect the plant’s true inner nature. Throughout history, the oils have been used for healing and are still key elements of many of the world’s non-Western healing traditions.

Essential oils are a concentrated, hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants. An oil is “essential” in the sense that it carries a distinctive scent, or essence and chemistry.

The fastest way to get any information into the body is via the lungs and skin. Thus essential oils carry data directly to the physical chemistry.

So in winter there are ways to combine the science of plants and herbs with a shower.  Our friend, Candace Newman, the Oil Lady explains:

The Aromatic Immune-Boosting Shower

By Candace Newman

Oh yes, Winter is here now … and the natural laws of Nature guarantee Spring follows! Shoveling snow and ice, has given me a deeper appreciation of Deep Rub Gel for the back, neck and shoulders. Hot Aromatic showers are part of the joy too!

It’s often been said that what we read, see, do and think about as we awaken in the morning … will set the pace for our day. What we do every morning … sets the scene for our day and creates our future accordingly. With other brilliant things we choose to put in our minds and bodies each morning, let’s add the joy and therapeutic benefits of an aromatic shower. Having just finished mine this morning with Ravintsara … I’m ready to go!

Winter is associated with “cold & flu season”, so let’s put on our armor of essential oils. Four top pure essential oils are: Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus radiata), Ravintsara (Cinnamomum camphora), Peppermint ( Mentha piperita), and/or Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia). You may choose one or any combination. All four are highly effective for antiviral and antibacterial benefits. They provide excellent benefits for respiratory conditions. Their preventive and holistic medicinal qualities are profound.

Eucalyptus and Ravintsara are top respiratory oils as decongestants and expectorants. Great protectors of our ear/nose/throat/chest connections! Peppermint and Tea Tree are good for sinus protection. If you prefer one aroma over another … chose that one.

Keep in the shower: (1) bottle of a pure essential, (2) bottle of Organic Golden Jojoba, or bottle of a blend. If you prefer one made, our Ear/Nose/Throat Oil (special this month), Stimulator Blend, or Deep Rub Gel are very effective.

Aromatherapy works through inhalation and skin absorption. Your Aromatic Steam Experience gives you all these health benefits. (1) Turn the shower on HOT and get the steam going, (2) Turn it down as you step in and sprinkle 4-5 drops of PURE essential oil on the floor. Stand there enjoying deep breaths of Good Medicine. (3) When done showering, turn off the water. Before toweling off, rub the blend into your skin: neck, shoulder, chest and belly. Use a Palm Blend with Jojoba and 2-3 drops of PURE essential oil, or use a ready-made blend. (3) Optional: Add 2-3 drops of pure EO to a healthy liquid soap.

Transform your morning shower with healthy essential oils to protect your health and lift your spirits. Get up, get anointed, and get on with the day.

Our Ear/Nose/Throat Oil is one of our most effective formulas, helping many people in many ways.

Learn more or order the following oils and blends below:

Ear/Nose/Throat Oil

Eucalyptus

Ravintsara

Peppermint

Tea Tree Oil

Winter is nature’s way of taking away imbalances with more imbalance.  This season can be our health’s worst enemy but we can balance with these Ecuador shamanic health tactics that use walking, showers, water and oil.

Gary

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See how you can enhance health and learn Spanish

Learn Spanish in Three Days

Learn Spanish in Three Days ONLINE

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 (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.

 “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.   This is available at the highly reduced price of $79.

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.

Learn Spanish online $79

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.”

Learn Spanish online $79

Gary

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!

Learn Spanish online $79

(1) www.telegraph.co.uk Benefits-of-bilingualism.html

How to Make Resolutions Come True


Here is a story about New Year’s resolutions.

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Merri and I hiking into a deep canyon to check out a sacred springs.

White evening mists hung over a purple saw-toothed mountain and the temperature crashed faster than the setting sun.   The landscape seemed to go straight up and as I slipped in the wet grass and mud, I realized why these darn shamans don’t talk much. I was deep in the Amazon basin and had been following an Andean healer the whole of the day, deeper and deeper into the wild.   The trek had been through wet bogs and up steep slopes. Our altitude was almost unbreathable and as the oxygen grew less, my reserves waned.

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Here is the spring. The water flows from the rock face colored gold and effervescent.

I knew we still had a long distance to go.   Yet a deep evening cold was setting in and we could not stop before we reached the primitive camp.   The incline ahead was especially steep and slippery and I wondered how I could see this through.

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Here we are on a  long steep hike out.

The shaman looked back and seemed to understand, but said not a word. Instead he simply exaggerated his steps and made them smaller.  He seemed to shift from second gear into low and made each step smaller.   I tried taking smaller steps also and discovered that this worked!   The steeper the hill, the smaller the steps.   The greater the challenge, the lower the gear.   I don’t think the Shaman needed to take those small steps, but he continued doing so the rest of the way and sure enough, we made it.

At that top of that easily attained ridge we saw the camp snuggled in the mists and green of the valley below.

I slept well that night dreaming about the two new lessons.  First, follow men and women of action who lead by example. Beware of those who are people of just many words. Second, climb your hills in small steps, the tougher the path, the slower you go.  Achieve the one small resolve and then build on it.  Suddenly you’ll look back and see that all your little achievements have created something that is rather grand. Low gear is the ultimate resolve.

My resolution this year is to stick to my resolution for just one day. Tomorrow I’ll worry about tomorrow’s resolution. That’s a pretty small step, but I’ll achieve it and will feel good.   Much better than failing a big resolution.

Think big in 2011, but take the plan one step at a time.  Get in low gear to convert the grand plans into action.   Take one small step on a long path, and you will feel good and be better too.

We wish you a happy, 2011 filled with resolutions you achieve.

We’ll look at more ways to take small steps to success tomorrow.

Gary

Delegates now visit this spring on Ecuador shamanic minga tours.

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Here is a group hiking in. They are amazed at how much they can do after we show them how to take small steps.

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Delegates enjoy ceremonies in this valley and…

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purification in the springs.

Success is Best Served Cold


Success can come from the cold and in small ways too.

This true story has a free health tip that might help us recover from  the holiday season.

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Why my son Jake and I are in the creek and yes… that white stuff is ice and snow.

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Here is Jake on a cold, blustery January day swimming at Alexander Springs in the Ocala National Forest.

Yet jumping in a cold creek or pond… especially on a busy day with deadlines or when its just too cold or when a creek or pond is not available… is not always possible.

There is another way… taking one small cold step at a time.

Great luck in my early years brought me teachers who were positive role models that helped me learn about cold and the small ways to success. One example was a grade school teacher, in PE. He was a really touch but powerful guiding light. Here is a free tip I learned from him over 50 years ago that you can use now.

His name was Frank Smith, MISTER Smith, that is… no one would even think of calling him Frank. This was like the name that cannot be spoken. He was a tough guy, a former Marine who had a bunch of machine gun bullet scars stitched across his stomach, so the story amongst us guys in the jock room went. “Perhaps he was a drill sergeant.”   If not a real life drill sergeant really, he was for sure one at heart.  If any of us made a single mistake, we hit the floor and did pushups or curl ups till we ached.

This made us behave… and also made us strong, which was his goal.

When we played badly in football games we crawled on our knees back to the bus. Not if we lost, but if we did not give our best. Once when we won, we crawled.

MISTER Smith did not care if we won or lost, just that we gave our all.

I was the lousiest player on the team, but he gave me the uniform of a much better player because I tried so hard.

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Me (in the middle) with two cousins at circa age 11. I was really fat!

One day during foot ball practice just before Christmas we had to cross the entire playing field in a spider walk, (on our hands and feet). This was agony for me (I was a 4 foot 11 inch 165 pound chubbo in those days) and when everyone else had reached the locker room, I still had thirty yards to go. The pain was excruciating, I could not breathe, I was hot, sweaty and was dying, but would not give up. One hand, one foot, one hand. I just closed my mind and kept plodding. He was there all the way. “Come on Scotty, you can do it. Don’t give up.”

I made it and literally tumbled down the stairs from exhaustion into the locker room.

MISTER Smith stopped all the boys and said, “This man plays in tomorrow’s game.” He knew I was not the best player being so fat and slow, but just getting that uniform changed my life.

That positive statement… that success helped me to grow.

I made two key plays as a guard in that game, once sacking the other teams quarterback (I was more surprised than the QB was) and a vital tackle.

I cannot remember if we won or lost but do know this success stunned me out of thinking I could not do physical things.

That encouragement and belief helped me learn to never, ever give up! I suddenly lost 20 pounds and as a 13-year-old boy who loved sports, believe me this changed my life in every way. I only wish I knew where MISTER Smith is now “Thanks, Mr. Smith, that Christmas game changed my life!”

Yet it took me 40 years and a shaman to understand what a powerful health tip MISTER Smith had really taught. He made us take a cold showers after each workout. When finished with PE, we hit the locker room, soaped up, cleaned off and then before we left, had to get under and stay for a bit under an icy cold stream. MISTER Smith would stand at the shower exit and test each person’s shoulder. If it was not chilled, back into that cold water!

Decades later Merri and I moved to the Andes and invited a shaman and his apprentices to live with us on our land. We lived as they did, said their prayers, ate their food, woke and rested when they did and joined in on their work and exercises.

Each morning we rose at 4:30 to 5:00am (before the sunrise) and did a series of strenuous exercises.

Then the shaman insisted that we take a cold shower and then air dry! Here is why he explained.

“The body gets heated up and our blood has lost oxygen in it. In the cold shower the body rushes this blood to the vital organs to protect them and keep them warm. This oxygen bath of the organs is healing, enhances the immune system and helps the organs detoxify.”

 This made sense to me and from that day (most mornings) I either take a cold shower after my morning exercise and hot shower, or when at home in North Carolina, jump in the creek or in Florida in the pool or lake.

This is very stimulating when the temperature is 10 or 15 degrees F in NC or 25 in Florida!

The shaman explained that the benefit of letting the cold air dry us out is that the evaporation process removes free radicals from the skin thus cleansing us from the outside in.

There is one more benefit when you get the water really cold.  On cold mornings I feel like taking a hot bath, wrapping up and sitting by the fire… fearing the cold.

If i can take just that one small step… having a little courage to face that cold water… I feel ready to take the next step.  The skin is so stimulated. The body really awakens. One feels fresh and the fear of cold is gone… taking with it other fears as well.

A stimulating start in the morning… the facing and beating back of a primeval fear… this is one small success we can build on… right at the start of the day.   Inner control you gain conquering that cold… can make you stronger and encourage success in all fields of life.

This may not seem like the easiest way to enhance your health and wealth, but it is easier than you think. This does not cost a cent and once you get in the habit, nothing feels better.

If you can’t do it, cold turkey… start with the water lukewarm. Each day turn it a little cooler until reaching the temperature you feel is brisk and invigorating for you. This is not a contest. Some body types like and need water warmer than others. Remember the important Golden Rule of Healthy Living, “Medicine is dose”.

Also “be careful” in any shower (at all times) so you do not slip. Have a good handrail and non slip surface to help you stay afoot when the chilly water arrives! 

Remember Success is Best Served Cold!

Gary

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#1: Equities.

#2: Commodities.

#3: Multi Currency Portfolios.

#4: Real Estate

#5: Our own Micro Business.

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Terror and Astrology


Terror & Astrology

Because farming is one of my numerous ventures and loves… there can be terror in the weather.  I grow oranges… others in our family are heavily involved in tomatoes and strawberries.

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This is terror in an orange grove!

With temperatures in the mid 20s, I have been watching the the weather and the Old Farmer’s almanac… a lot.

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Yesterday,  The Old Farmer’s Almanac said: Total Lunar Eclipse! This year wraps up with a rare event! A total lunar eclipse—of the full Moon—on the winter solstice! A triple whammy!

I immediately wrote to Blaine Watson who helps me understand astrology and asked…. “What does this mean?”

The Vedic traditions of India say…  “Eclipses are to be avoided.”

Ecuador shamans react even more strongly and I used to scoff at that until Merri and I ignored the yatchak we were living with about a decade  ago and I almost died… so I am now more aware of planetary alignments!   The eclipse is “another story for another time” as Bastian Balthazar Bux might say (more on Bastian in a future message).

Today – more details on frequency and astrology.

I believe that all things can be viewed in terms of frequency. This includes planets… and this thought led me to a theory that astrology is about understanding the impact of planetary frequency on our bodies… and hence how we might be likely to act… plus a bit more so let’s look at what astrology can do to help one’s health and wealth.

Below you see details about our FM (Frequency Moderation) Plus Training Plan.  FM living relies on a three part plan using

#1: Frequency Modulation
#2: 7th Degree Exploration
#3: Core Revelation (a.k.a ShortCuts)

Astrology has to do with 7th Degree Exploration which simply means to ask why 7 times.

For example… “I wanna be rich.”

Why?

“I want an expensive car and yacht and private jet”

Why?

“I want people to respect me.”

Why?

I think you get the idea.

Seven degrees of exploration is one way of thinking outside the box.

Thinking out of the box is essential to cope with accelerated change.

Change, though often feared, is our friend because it opens fields of opportunity… if we can trust our intuition and integrate it with our logic.

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Here are photos I took on a shamanic tour.

Without change, we could never progress.

Problems arise when our thought process resists rather than embraces change.  Combining our logic and intuition assure that this is less likely to happen.

Our FM Plus Training helps delegates learn how to absorb, retain and recall more information.  This helps improve our logic.

Delegates at a previous FM Plus (Super Thinking plus) course.

Yet to go beyond logic we need to combine our thinking with intuition.

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Many Ecuador shamans and shamanas teach the Eagle & Condo Prophesy… a time will come when the eagle and condor fly in the skies together.   Many believe that the eagle represents logic and the condor intuition.  The prophesy says that sharing of indigenous knowledge with the technologies of science will help balance mankind.  But most believe now that the time has come, the events enacted and are in place now.

Terror Comes From within the Box

Every society… every culture… is pretty well programmed.  From the minute we are born… TV, radio, internet, school, Church, the media… everyone we talk to… and more create beliefs.

When change alters circumstances so they no longer fall within those beliefs, then there can be (usually is) fear.  Enough change takes us beyond  fear to terror.  Mix terror and enough people. Stampede. Runs on banks… flu vaccine runs out…. stock markets crash… stores get emptied, etc.

The terror does not come from reality but from perceptions created from programming within a cultural box.

One way to get out of the box  is through intellectual play.

A game is a structured activity, with a set of rules. This is important… because when we play… we can create a set of rules that is beyond the norm… outside the box of logic…  so our information processing and decision making can escape the tyranny of reason.

Playing  is usually undertaken for enjoyment.  This makes play ver important as well.  When we do something fun… without risk…we do it better.  We can let our imagination soar so we can see eventualities in enjoyable, non threatening ways.

Games are formalized expressions of play which allow people to go beyond their immediate imagination and direct physical activity to see life’s potential in different ways.

When games eliminate play… they lose impact… thus the demise of professional sports which are no longer games… but big business.

Playing allows us to use disambiguation in resolving future conflicts.  This is because our future is always ambiguous… even if we think not.   Our life can take any number of  paths that lead in different directions… at any time.

This leaves us asking, “What SHOULD I do?”

Playing allows us to create a set of out-of-the-box rules that direct us in ways we would never logically reach but can imagine.  Because it is fun and without threat… we can see future opportunity in numerous expanded ways.

One way we can play is to form ideas from our intuition. Then we apply the game’s set of rules that change the circumstances of the idea.

There are two ways to let our intuition to kick in.

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One game that the Ecuador shamans taught us to play to increase and trust our intuition is to hike steep trails with our eyes closed.  This is the first time above that we received this lesson when Merri and I along with our friend, Dr. Jay Glaser, and several others hiked into the sacred Llanganatis Valley in Ecuador.  This was a narrow trail on a steep edge. What a game!  But you can see above how funny we thought it was!

This is Where Astrology Comes In

Merri and I have found Vedic Astrology an incredible help when it comes to making decisions that we cannot make with logic.

For example when our daughter Elle graduated from University in London with a degree in dramatic arts. Her question to Merri and me was “Should I go for a career in singing or go on and get a teacher’s certificate in Physical Education?” (She was a superb athlete as well as an aspiring singer.)

We all agreed that becoming a singer is a long shot. Teaching is safe. But we knew that her passion was to shoot for being a star. So how would she feel in later life if she didn’t try?

So Merri had Blaine Watson, our Vedic astrologer check her Vedic chart. The astrologer knew nothing about Elle but said at that time she had just moved into a cycle for three years when her best thing would be the performing arts, entertaining, etc. That was enough to convince us. “Go for it”, we said and we encouraged her. “You’re young, try it for three years and if this does not work then, let’s look again”.

Within a week she was picked as a backup singer with a popular English rock group.

Her first gig was before 4,000 fans! In the ensuing year she was able to meet many of her rock star heroes as work associates. This was an incredible experience for her, but as mentioned the entertainment business is a long shot. Some stars may become rich but backup vocals?…so she had to work elsewhere to survive. Her “make money” jobs included handing out pamphlets, selling by phone and teaching dance at a franchised performing arts school called “Stagecoach”.

She enjoyed this experience enormously and cut a couple of great CDs with a group. Then she began to tire of being poor and looked around for a better way to enhance her wealth.  Her teaching  job at Stagecoach led her to look at owning a school and at the ripe age of 23, she took the plunge.

Now she has five schools and is one of the most successful franchisees in that business (there are hundreds of them).

May I say with due respect that Eleanor is the last child that we ever thought would be a business woman. No logic could have shown us this.

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On many of our shamanic tours we visit Quicocha Lake for a shamanic ceremony.

Had anyone suggested that Eleanor could or would have traveled this path, all of us who knew would have laughed. Her success has been beyond logic!

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Alberto Verdezoto (in purple) leads the tour with…

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The yatchak and…

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his wife.  See details of the March 2011 shamanic tour here.

Yet we supported our daughter’s success based on the realization that every moment there are possibilities that our logic just cannot see but that Vedic Astrology can suggest. The inability to measure the results of astrology used to bother me enormously until years ago I read an article about Aristotle Onassis, the ultra rich Greek shipping magnate. He gave the secret of being a billionaire that helped me look beyond my logic.

“Certainly one does not need an astrologist to become a millionaire.” Then he quickly added that “to become a billionaire, it is essential.” This statement was made long ago when being a billionaire was pretty darn rare.

Onassis’ statement really struck a chord with me as my six years of residence in Hong Kong had exposed me to many businessmen who looked beyond logic. I heeded the astrological advice because the Chinese are very into what some might consider offbeat and unreal thinking, but there were more billionaires per capita in Hong Kong than anywhere else in the world!

In fact the more I thought about this, the more it made sense. To make billions one has to take enormous risks and see a big picture far into an invisible future.

We all have to make some decisions based on events we cannot totally predict, but successful billionaires make huge decisions based on enormous unknowns. It requires incredible faith to take incredible risks. None of us can see the whole picture but Astrology, albeit vaguely, helps us see the biggest picture of all. This did not matter for me anyway, as I do not use astrology as a predictive system.  I find the data extremely useful and gets me to think outside the box.

So, as one of the aspects of 7th Degree Exploration, we are offering a two course led by Blaine Watson!

Here is Blaine Watson and Vaidya Mishra teaching at our farm.

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See details of Blaine Watson’s next course on astrology April 9-10, 2011 in Mt. Dora.

Gary