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Q: How is ESP beneficial for my health?
A: There are countless decisions we make about our health all the time.
When you or a loved one has a health problem, there are many decisions to make:
Your doctor explains your situation and the options available to you
Should you have surgery now, or wait?
Which treatment is the best for you?
Do you need a second opinion?
Which hospital/doctor do you want to help you?
When you are healthy, there are many decisions to make to insure that you maintain optimum health so that you will have the energy that you need to fulfill your mission in life, and that you will live a long, healthy life and be there for your loved ones when they need you... and not be a burden to them:
What is the best nutritional program for you?
What foods should you eat? Which foods should you avoid?
Do you need to take vitamins and supplements?
What exercise program is best for you?
What is your ideal weight and size?
Q: How can ESP help me in my relationships?
A: Jose Silva's mind training system has been described as "A course in human sensitivity." When you are more sensitive to other people, you can respond better to them, building stronger and better relationships. Your intuition can help you in all kinds of relationships:
People who make decisions "on their own," at the beta brain wave level, are correct on average only 1 time out of 5, Mr. Silva found in his research. Those who use their intuition, at the alpha level, are correct 4 out of 5 times. When you make a decision about who you want to spend the rest of your life with, please use your ESP to obtain as much information as possible, so that you will make the right decision the first time.
It has been said that being a parent is the most difficult job in the world. Parents need all the help they can get. In addition to information you detect with your physical senses - your eyes and ears and other physical senses - you can learn to project your mind so that you can learn what your children are thinking, what their hopes and dreams are, what frightens them, what decisions they are contemplating. This will help you to fulfill your responsibility to guide them as they mature.
We all need friends. There is an old saying that sharing your troubles cuts them in half, and sharing your joys doubles them. Intuition can be invaluable in strengthening friendships.
When it comes to earning a living, relationships are usually involved: Relationships with your employer, your employees, your customers, your clients, your associates. The more you understand about what is wanted or needed or expected of you in these relationships, the easier it will be to earn your living.
Q: How will ESP help me in the business world?
A: Jose Silva's mind training system will help you make better decisions. We all know that the more information you have, the better decisions you will make.
If you are employed and work for a living, you can win promotions and pay raises by anticipating what your employer wants and doing it.
Employers can use their intuition to learn what's on employees' minds and then take steps to head off potential problems before the develop.
Managers can use the information they obtain with their intuition to help them walk the line between the requirements of the managers above them, and the needs and whims of the employees that they supervise.
Sales people can project their minds mentally to learn what their customers and clients really want and need, what they can really afford to pay for it, and what their real objections are.
Q: How long does it take to develop my ESP?
A: When you learn from a trained and certified Silva UltraMind ESP Systems instructor, you can learn to use your ESP reliably and accurately in just one weekend - just 16 hours of easy, relaxing classroom time.
For more than 30 years, Jose Silva was personally involved in training Silva instructors. He assigned three of his closest associates to continue his work: his son Joe Jr., his nephew Alex Gonzalez Silva, and long time associate Jose Luis "Pepe" Romero. Every Silva UltraMind ESP System instructor receives training that comes in a direct line from Jose Silva.
It is possible to develop your intuition on your own by the "trial and error" method, guiding yourself with one of Mr. Silva's books or audio albums. But books, tape players, and CD players don't have minds. It takes a mind to guide another mind. For more information, please see the question below about learning from a book or audio recording.
Q: Are there prerequisites to taking the UltraMind course?
A: No, all you need is a desire to learn to develop your intuition and use it to detect information that you can use to help you make better decisions.
Jose Silva realized... and went on to prove... that ESP is a natural human function that everybody has. It is like reading: Everyone has the potential to read, but most of us needed to be taught. Someone who hasn't learned to read is not dumb, and does not lack some "special ability" that other people have; that person just hasn't been taught.
That's why Jose Silva changed the meaning of ESP from "Extra Sensory Projection" to "Effective Sensory Perception." It is not an "extra" sense like people once thought; it is a sense that you can learn to use very effectively. And we certainly do not need to sit passively and wait to "perceive" information; you can "project" your mind anywhere, any time, to detect information that you need to correct a problem and improve conditions on earth.
The idea of simply waiting for ESP to happen seemed as foolish to Mr. Silva as it would be for you to sit and stare straight ahead and wait for something to move into your field of view! We use our eyes to seek out information that we need. You can project your mind in the same way, which some people call "remote viewing." The biggest difference: There are no limits that we know of to projecting your mind. You can project it anywhere, and detect any information, if you need that information to correct problems, improve conditions here on planet earth, and fulfill your mission in life.
Q: Can everyone learn? Do you guarantee it?
A: From the very beginning, Jose Silva always offered an unconditional money back guarantee to anyone who was dissatisfied with his course. Very, very few people every ask for a refund.
Silva UltraMind ESP Systems continues that tradition, and requires every Silva UltraMind ESP Systems instructor to refund money to anyone who asks for it, during the class, at the end of class, or within a few days of the end of the class.
You don't even need to give a reason. What could be more fair than that?
Q: How long have you been training psychics?
A: By 1953, Jose Silva had trained his oldest daughter to be a psychic. Isabel could accurately describe health problems in people she didn't even know, people who were hundreds of miles away.
When she grew up and became a nurse, she used this ability frequently to be prepared when emergency cases were brought in. During operations, she could often tell what was going to happen before it happened, so she was ready to respond instantly. Doctors who worked with her didn't know how she did it, but they wanted her with them.
She may well have been the world's very first "medical intuition" decades before someone came up with that term to describe medical professionals who use their ESP.
During the next 10 years, Mr. Silva trained 39 more people to use their ESP accurately and reliably, whenever they needed to detect information to correct a problem and improve conditions on earth. He pre-tested them to make sure that they were not displaying any signs of ESP before he trained them - to insure that they were not so-called "natural psychics."
From 1963 to 1966 he trained groups of people in his hometown of Laredo, Texas. In 1965 he offered all of his research to the United States government, free of charge, hoping that they would continue with the work. But they turned him down.
In 1966, after giving a talk about his research to a group of parapsychology students at Wayland Baptist College, word started to spread. He was invited to speak to a group of artists in Amarillo, Texas, and that led to his very first public class.
Thirty years later, people in more than 100 countries around the world were learning how to use visualization and imagination, and mental programming, to manifest what they wanted. And along the way, they were also developing their psychic ability.
People's consciousness and awareness changed dramatically during those 30 years, thanks largely to the influence of Jose Silva's efforts. By 1995, the average person believed in ESP and intuition, understood and accepted the reality of a spiritual dimension, and was beginning to ask how this could be used - not just to enhance their own lives, but to make the world a better place to live.
That's when Jose Silva said that humanity had finally reached the end of the first phase of human evolution, and stood on the brink of the second phase of human evolution.
In 1997, Mr. Silva came up with the technique that people could actually use to begin the march of humanity into the second phase of human evolution: The MentalVideo Technique.
The MentalVideo Technique gives everyone a simple way to do something that only a very few people throughout history have been able to do:
Communicate regularly with higher intelligence in order to obtain guidance and help in fulfilling our mission in life.
The first phase of human evolution was developing and learning to use the tools we were given. We learned and practiced by doing what we wanted to do, getting the things we wanted to have.
The second phase of human evolution is to learn what higher intelligence sent us here to do, and how to do it successfully.
"The reason we were given psychic ability," Jose Silva told us in the summer of 1998, "is so that we can find out what we were sent here to do, and how to do it successfully."
His mission was learning how to train psychics, then training as many as he could, and pointing us in the right direction as we begin the second phase of human evolution on the planet. Thank you for joining us.
Q: Is it as effective to learn ESP through a book or audio recording?
A: (by Ed Bernd Jr.) You can learn a lot from the books and tapes - that's why we provide them. You will almost always learn more and learn it in less time when you attend a live seminar. Why? Because it takes a mind to guide another mind, and books and tape players don't have a mind.
If I ask you to project your mind inside your living room wall, for instance, you have no idea what you are really supposed to do. What you need is to have a mind that has already done that to guide your mind, so that your mind knows what to do.
You can learn on your own, but it takes longer. Nobody's mind there to help your mind find the right level, etc. It can be done though, and has been done by many. You will need to do a lot of "trial-and-error" and then go to your level to reinforce positive results every time you have a success.
By the way, you know that we offer a full no-questions-asked money back guarantee in our courses. So you risk nothing except a few hours of your time, to find out if it works for you or not.
Some authors make big promises, they promise that you can learn everything just from a book. I don't like that, and I don't do that in books that I write. I try to be more honest. We have always tried to provide techniques that can be learned from a book, if you stick with it and have enough confidence in the process. We hope that we can help as many people as possible by making these techniques available in books and audio recordings, as well as live seminars.
Once you've established a good deep level of mind, through the physical and mental relaxation that you learn in a book, from a recording, or at a live seminar, the rest of the system will start to work for you.
For more information on learning with one of our home study courses, please see the Home Study Course FAQ page.
Also visit the Silva Support Group Web Site: www.Silva.SupportGroup.ws.
Q: What do you mean by alpha...and the other...brain frequencies?
A: Your brain is a huge storehouse of information that you can use to help you make decisions about every aspect of your life...if you know how to access this information.
In fact, your mind can do more than detect the information that is stored on your own brain neurons. Your intuitive mind can detect any information, no matter where it is, if it needs that information to help you make the correct decision.
In order to access all of that information, you need to be able to function at the alpha brain wave level with conscious awareness.
Jose Silva, a lay scientist from Laredo, Texas, was the first person to realize the power of the alpha level and develop a system to harness that power.
Silva owned an electronics repair business when he first began to study psychology back in the late 1940s. He learned that the brain operates on a small amount of pulsating electrical energy, and he read about a device called an electroencephalograph (EEG for short) that measures the pulsating electrical activity of the brain.
Sometimes these brain waves pulsate rapidly, 20 times per second (cps) when you are awake and active. Sometimes they pulsate slowly, as low as one half of a cps when you are in deepest sleep.
The first frequency ever detected, by a scientist named Hans Berger, was 10 cps. He named it the "alpha rhythm." Later as he got more sensitive equipment, he discovered other frequencies: Beta, 14 to 20 cps. Theta, 4 to 7 cps. Delta, below 4 cps.
Alpha was the first frequency detected because it was the strongest. It is also the most rhythmic, the most synchronous.
To Jose Silva, this made sense, because the 10 cycles alpha frequency is right at the center of the brain frequency spectrum.
Interestingly, Berger's first subject was a young boy. The overall predominant brain frequency is young people is lower than it is in older people. The overall predominant brain frequency of a ten year old is ten cps. The overall predominant brain frequency of a five year old is five cps. The overall predominant brain frequency of a mature adult is 20 cps.
Because of his electronics background, Silva reasoned that the strongest frequency would be the best one for thinking. There would be the least impedance to the flow of electrical current... and also the least impedance to the thought process, he suspected.
In order to learn what was happening, he obtained an EEG and began using it to see what was actually going on inside people's heads.
He brought individuals into his laboratory and connected them to the EEG, and then talked with them. He would ask them questions, and notice what their brain frequency was when sought answers.
Most people, about 90 percent, would remain at the 20 cps beta brain wave frequency as they thought about how to answer questions.
But a few people, about 1 in 10, would dip into alpha as they thought about the question, and then return to beta and give their answer.
Silva began to notice something about the people whose minds seemed to search the alpha regions of the brain for answers: They tended to be more successful than the other 90 percent.
"I realized," Silva explained later, "that this indicated there is more information available at alpha than there is at beta."
To confirm his theory, he worked with a number of children. When children have their eyes focused, they are at beta. But it is very easy to guide them to alpha. So Silva would ask them questions, and then notice how much information they could give him while at beta. Then he would guide them to alpha, and there, at alpha...at their center, they could add to their answers.
"For instance," he explained, "I would ask them how many things they could do to clean a car. They would tell me they could wash it, and vacuum it. They would tell me everything they could think of. Then I would take them to alpha, and they would come up with more ideas. They could clean the hubcaps. Open the hood and clean the engine."
When you learn to enter the alpha level, you can detect the information you need to make decisions about every aspect of your life, including:
The optimum exercise program for you
The ideal nutritional program
Personal growth and fulfillment
Your purpose in life
At the relaxed alpha level, you can access more of the information stored on your brain neurons about what is going on with your body and your life.
You can also learn to use your intuition reliably and accurately to help you make any decisions you need to make.
Beta frequencies - typically 14 to 21 cps - are for action
Alpha (7 to 14 cps) and theta (4 to 7 cps) are for thinking
Delta (.5 to 4 cps) is for deep sleep and for communicating with higher intelligence
You already know how to use beta. Jose Silva's UltraMind ESP System trains people to use the alpha and theta levels for conscious awareness, and to use Silva's unique MentalVideo Technique while in deepest delta sleep at night to communicate with higher intelligence, in the spiritual dimension, in order to get the guidance and help you need to fulfill your mission in life.
Jose Silva explains the Scale of Brain Evolution Chart (9 minutes 14 seconds) You can use the links below to download an audio or video recording of this program. Thank you.
This chart is divided horizontally and vertically: The left side of the chart represents the body, the center represents the brain, and the right represents the mind. The blue section represents how we function in the objective (physical) world of the body, the green and red represent the subjective (mental) world of the mind, and the black is our connection with higher intelligence, in the spiritual dimension - the "other side." Delta is only half an octave, the rest of it is in the spiritual dimension, where higher intelligence resides.
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