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4Worry about missing a critical not or other conjunctive structure

When you have the whole story like a movie, you may notice a distinct disregard for detail. It's not that you don't have the details, you do. It's that you are no longer concerned about them. 5. Self doubt - it's a natural human concern to doubt that which you are unsure of. In the process of remembering your natural reading ability you may come face-to-face with your own Self-doubt. I use the word Self rather than the familiar self because I believe that it is when you go outside your accepted...

Basic Premises Reading is a visual task

You read by seeing the words with your eyes first. The visual is then translated into verbal in order to read out loud. Dyslexia is a condition where the person is unable to verbalize what he she sees. This condition is minimized in Light Speed Reading because there is no necessity to translate visual to verbal. The visual input is directed to the cognitive awareness centers instead to create mental images and concepts. These concepts and mental images are intuitive processes we...

Patching while reading

1 Place the patch over one eye and read normally (verbally) for several minutes 2. Place the patch over the other eye and read normally (verbally) for several minutes 3. Notice any differences in the way you feel and think in one mode or the other 4. Particularly notice if patching one eye causes you to daydream or look beyond the words 5. Practice reading with the patch over this eye (it's probably the eye that refers to the brain that was unused when you learned how to read before - your...

The Course

A Course in Light-Speed Reading is set up to be a four-week experience that may take more time according to the readiness and adaptability of those taking the course. Included is a course for children. It will take most young children little time to catch on to the principles of light-speed reading as the parents and teachers support them in their efforts (resist testing their comprehension by having them read out loud - just ask what the story was about). There is also a program for reading...

Read ideas and concepts

Reading can be an experience in wholeness. Holistic thinking can speed your reading experience. By engaging holistic modalities of the natural process of thinking in a reading session, the reader connects with a level of awareness that connects with the author in wholeness. The reader and the author become one mind and the concepts are translated from one person to another rather than the slower method of transliteration, which follows the path of a third party (your verbal awareness). By...

What Is Reading

Reading is a visual process - vision is a symbolic process of seeing an item or symbol and translating it into an idea or image. Images are processed into concepts and whole dimensions of thought. The visual process of taking in information visually and translating that into dimensions of thought is very rapid. It moves at the speed of thought. There are some scientists like Nick Herbert who believe that this process exceeds the speed of light. When you come to believe that you can read in this...

Procedure

Choose 1 word at random from each of the columns on the Story Words Page. Select words in order by column (i.e., one word from column 1, then a word from column 2, and so forth). Make up a story that speaks to all the words in order. John's mother was sure that he had gone fishing when she called home. She went to the fishing pond just outside town. There she found John's hair on the dock. She was sure something terrible had happened to John when she heard him singing. Sure enough, there he...

Reading and Perception

Light-Speed Reading utilizes this innate ability to create what we see to fill-in the details of the story as you see each page. What's more, even if you were to read the story slowly, the same thing would occur - you would settle in on a pattern of story line and fill in the rest - sometimes even spacing out while you read, yet still coming away with a story. Have you ever found yourself awakening after reading for a while and wonder what you just read In that time when your reading went on...

Imagery

Breath in light through the nose from above the head Fill the body with light and oxygen (hold the breath and imagine light in every cell) Breath out darkness through the mouth Opening the Heart (abundance breath) Breathe in deeply through the nose imagining energy flowing in from the earth (below the feet) to the heart. Breathe out while imagining energy flowing down from the sun and through the head to the heart, opening the heart. We are each like a seed Having unlimited potential, Nurtured...

Patching while reading upsidedown

1 Place the eye patch on the eye that tends to make you feel more spatial and day-dreamy 2. Place the reading material upside-down in front of you 3. Read over the material as fast as you can looking at the page upside-down (you'll have to read backward - right-to-left, too) -read for about 5 - 10 minutes 4. Notice how much you comprehend in your knowingness mode 5. Turn the page right-side-up and reread as fast as you can 6. Reread the same material upside-down with the patch removed 7. Reread...

The Problem With School

Schools are ill equipped to teach visual reading skills to young children. Phonics is a great starting point when children are allowed to be creative rather than forced to conform. Since most schools teach phonics as the only method, few children are presented with any other option. Because we are presented with no other options, we tend to believe that there are none. Life then seems to dwindle into fewer options until we believe that we are out of options and we die. There is much anxiety and...

Using the Testing form

How to use the reading speed form to determine Words per Minute (a standard reading speed measurement) Using the following text as an example, I'll fill out the form for you so you can see how it is done. Once upon a time there was a very popular and well-attended Buddhist temple in China. It was the most popular and most well attended temple in the whole country. This continued for many years. And then a strange thing happened. Over a long period of time, the temple became less popular and...

The Visual Reading Process Visual Perception

There are very special mechanisms involved in the visual perception process. The eye is only one small part. Following the optic nerve from the eye into the center of the brain we find that the information gathered by the eye is first processed in a place called the limbic system. The connection there is called the Lateral Geniculate Nucleus, or LGN. This process is part of the Thalamus, which in turn is part of the Limbic System. The Limbic System has long been known as the emotional center...

Imaging Modes and Goal Setting

You may wish to set some goals for yourself as you progress through this course. Goals can be very useful especially if you believe in them. I recommend that if you do wish to set goals for yourself, that you do so according to your innate imaging mode. Your internal imaging mode is just that how you image internally. When you close your eyes, what do you see with your mind's eye What you see and how you see it makes a difference in how you set and achieve goals. There is a continuum of...

Rapid Eye Technology

Over the past 15 years, I've been involved with Rapid Eye Technology (RET) - both practice and training. Early on, I recognized the possibilities for RET in the educational arena. RET is a stress relief process that is effective and fast. Much of the reason most people have trouble reading is their stress about reading out loud in front of judgmental others (a flashback to childhood reading problems). In addition to the emotional and mental processes RET addresses, there is also a strong...

Setting Intent

Today is the day to see the end result before the course begins in full. Once the testing is completed and the participants have a baseline (a starting point) they may make an objective goal or intent. Today, each participant will fill out the Baseline And Forecast that will be kept by the course administrator and compared with the results at the end of the course. This will assist the participants in noticing and appreciating their progress. Set goals according to the reader's inner imaging...

Mind Machines

Mind Machines (MM) are machines that project flashing light and binaural sound through goggles and headphones. The operator wearer initiates a program in the MM while sitting or lying quietly with eye lids closed. I've found MMs to be especially useful in initiating spontaneous lucid dreaming, which assists in the formation and strengthening of fundamental neural networks necessary for Light-Speed Reading. I offer a variety of Mind Machines that present several built-in programs so you don't...

Joseph Bennette

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Schools instill conformity

If you read intuitively, you will be taught to read correctly like the others. Conformity is the great killer of creativity. As one is forced to conform, his personal identity is taken over by the collective whole into a mass of conformity and mediocrity. In order to break out of the conformity cage and take on your own creative genius, you and others around you may need to relax their expectations of you. Because we are conditioned to save one another when one of us goes astray, we tend to...

Anxiety impedes reading

For a great many people reading was taught to them in an environment of high stress. Forced to read in front of our peers embarrassed if we made a mistake given bad marks and often shown up in favor of those who looked better to the teacher (in school looks were much more important than talent or ability Stanford 1989 ). A great deal of stress has therefore been attached to our reading experience. Fortunately there are several effective remedies to the stress of reading. Here are a few...

Center of Creation Imagery

Bring about a feeling of inner relaxation in the whole body concentrate on the body and become aware of the importance of complete stillness. lt pause gt . Develop your awareness of the body from the top of the head to the tips of the toes and say in your mind My mind is still, still, still and my body is relaxed, relaxed, relaxed. lt pause gt . Complete stillness and complete awareness of the whole body say again in your mind My mind is still, still, still and my body is relaxed, relaxed,...

Reading is like life

You don't have to understand it all - Sometimes you have to let go of understanding your life in order to enter the realm of Light Speed. When scientists first discovered quantum particles, they were faced with a dilemma of monumental proportions because these tiny particles that make up all matter seemed to be nonexistent, what did that say about our existence What's more, these seemingly nonexistent particles were simultaneously existent, too. Beyond that complete madness, relationships...

Course in Light Speed Reading A Return to Natural Intuitive Reading Joseph Bennette

A Return to Natural Intuitive Reading Copyright 2001, Joseph Bennette. No part of this book may be reproduced by any means without consent or written permission of the author. The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views or position of anyone else. No guarantee as to applicability of this program is implied or expressed. Ideas, concepts, processes, and techniques offered in this book are intended to assist the reader in opening to their own...