Jose Silva and Ed Bernd Jr. with some of their books in 1996
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After 20 years experience teaching the Silva Method Basic Lecture Series, and 15 years of working for Jose Silva at his company headquarters, Ed Bernd Jr. recorded the Silva Method Choose Success Program. Jose Silva reviewed it, and recorded special material to include in the program.
Jose Silva was orphaned at age 4 when his father was killed by a terrorist act during the Mexican revolution, and his mother remarried and moved away. Instead of starting school when he turned 6, he started working to earn money to support himself, his sister, and his younger brother.
Even though he wasn't in school, he still sought knowledge and studied at every opportunity. This led him, when he was 14, to a correspondence course in radio repair, a brand new field in 1928. He took to it quickly, and soon built up the largest electronics repair business in South Texas.
Throughout his life, he always searched for better ways to do things, to earn more money, to help more people. This quest for knowledge intensified when he married and had children of his own. His constant seeking led him to study psychology on his own. Psychology led him to hypnosis, and eventually to a device called an electroencephalograph - EEG - that could actually detect the electrical activity of the brain.
With his background in electronics and hypnosis he had unique insights that nobody else had that helped him to understand the functioning of both the brain and the mind. He soon developed techniques to help his children - and others in the neighborhood - learn their schoolwork faster and better, and even develop new ways of detecting information - with the mind: He discovered a way to bring out the natural psychic ability that we are all born with.
After 22 years of research, at a cost of more than $500,000 - which he paid for himself, he never accepted money from anyone he helped, not even reimbursement for expenses - he knew that the general public needed what he had developed. So he wrote a letter to President Lyndon Johnson offering to turn over all his research so that the government could continue to develop it and make it available to the public.
He got a polite letter back from President Johnson's scientific advisors thanking him politely but declining his offer because they felt there was no use for ESP.
Jose Silva knew better. "There is no such thing as a problem without a solution," he said, "only problems for which we do not have enough information to know what the solution is."
So if we can detect more information, we can solve more problems. He had already proven that he could help people increase their scores on IQ tests by detecting more information and solving more of the problems on the IQ test. The "experts" said that the IQ was fixed and couldn't be increased. Jose Silva proved them wrong, just as he proved the "experts" wrong when they said that only certain people have ESP, which they said was an "extra" sense. Everybody can learn ESP.
But he didn't fight the government. Instead, he took his findings direct to the public - and people loved it. By the early 1970's, books were being written and people were clamoring for more information about Alpha Brain Waves. Jose Silva supplied it, and countless opportunists copied his work and offered their inferior versions to the public.
Most of the imitators soon faded away, but Jose Silva's work is still here more than 40 years later, because it is the real thing. It is based on solid scientific research, and now boasts millions of people who have benefited from it.
Now it is available to you in this Choose Success Home Study Course, which Jose Silva supervised and reviewed before it was offered to the public. In this home study course, you can join Jose Silva during Instructor Training sessions as he answers questions about his Method, the techniques that he developed, and what you need to do to achieve success in fulfilling your purpose in life.
Ed Bernd Jr. grew up in the newspaper business and worked as a reporter for metropolitan daily newspapers for many years before discovering the Silva Method when he was 35. Initially a hard-core skeptic, he quickly realized the value of the Silva Method, and switched from writing to lecturing, becoming a certified Silva Method lecturer in 1977.
After four years of teaching the course, Ed was asked to join the headquarters staff in Laredo, Texas, in 1981. He quickly accepted in hopes of having an opportunity to use his reporting skills to learn more about this new science, and to introduce others to it.
His opportunities began immediately when Mr. Silva asked Ed to help him by editing the autobiography he was writing.
It was while working on the Autobiography that Mr. Silva suggested that they create a correspondence course to make it easier for people to get started learning his Method. The Choose Success course that they produced in 1996 fills that purpose.
Along the way, Mr. Silva helped ed to produce specialized programs for athletes and sales people. Ed worked with Mr. Silva on more than a dozen books as editor or coauthor. In fact, he is the coauthor of Jose Silva's last four books.
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