|10-09-2007, 02:53 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Steve or anyone else who mastered this technique, do you use this while reading online materials as well, or other digital materials like PDF? I'm just starting out so maybe the answer is obvious, but can you apply the same technique to on screen text?
I find that personally I have a much harder time getting an overview while reading on a screen. Does this affect your photo reading skills?
|10-09-2007, 03:29 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Yes, I find it works well with PDFs. You can use some of the techniques with shorter pieces like articles, but it's best for longer works.
|10-12-2007, 02:27 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Photoreading is Quality
Hey everyone, here's a live account (heh, as in I'm interrupting my 3rd photoreading CD for a minute and a 1/2 to write this post)--I just got it 2 hours ago. Originally I felt I was intelligent enough to simply grab the book off the Learning Strategies site without the cd's and photoread (for $20). I did just that and after probably getting 20/30% of it I was able to read dramatically better/ and having more fun/becoming more purposeful with reading; also, I've been borrowing 10-20 library books back home to do a page of trigger words/purpose/mindmaps and have gotten back a very rich reading experience.
I've been wanting to do this for a very long time, to simply take a bunch of books from the library and grab whatever's relevant or interests me and be able to hit on the the important parts to me that can help me grow. This will save me hundreds of dollars (and you as well if you can photoread) because this new interest in using the libraries books will get my interest in buying brand new books to decrease as there are other things I would like to invest my money on right now. Even without the moneysaving, Photoreading 10 "older" library books on one topic of necessary interst is a far better investment on my time (and yours, I'm guessing) to developing the knowledge I need to do what I want and to free up my time. Actually, you get so much more out of even reading one older book using photoreading.
I also did that with many of Steve's works and I found that I've gotten a whole new outlook and understanding of it (of which I previously thought I "got" very well). For example, I (quite ignorantly, but I don't feel ashamed) felt that I was at the Unconditional Love level of consciousness; whereas back then I was probably only at courage level of consciousness. Now I'm much more convinced I"m "only" at the level of acceptance, and really, I don't think that's a bad thing. I feel often that I've over-reached by trying to help others but my lack of complete access to my innate abilities (level of reasoning logic) lead to me lightworker syndrome/failure/inefficiency. My understanding that I am at the level of acceptance "only", lead me to develop a much higher degree of interest in Steve's more "logic oriented posts", which I've been dipping into as well as many, many different kinds of memory/logic/Nietzsche/Freud/biographies of Math geniuses etc to get myself to the level of reason (which my purpose is to reach within 2-5 years, a quite ambitious goal if it takes a Freud/Steve level intelligence). Also, lately I've been triaging negative people/activity wastes of time much more consciously/effectively in response to the new data I'm photoreading/subconsciously and consciously inputting into my head. I feel and know in my heart that I am growing at a much faster pace.
I'm sure this is due to an increased self-awareness/self-understanding due not only to photoreading but it's sure been a great motivator and has done a large part to me having a much richer learning experience.
I decided on a whim to "splurge" the money for the photoreading classic and now just starting the 3rd CD, I feel I can even safely say that the quality of the package is on par with Steve's writings (which I have ranted and raved about throughout all my earlier posts here, heh).
Anyways, just expressing my joy of reading here, hope someone got inspired to get the photoreading system--you not only get photoreading, but NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) from select "tracks" to play on repeat in place of "parliamentals" (if you don't feel like getting them yet, like me) to help you learn, well, anything better. I'm saying this because I'm sure I can use the
2nd last track on the 1st CD in place of Parliamentals to help me learn, and I haven't even checked out the Free parliamental CD that I've gotten.
Paul Scheele's (photoreading's creator/ person who talks and uses NLP in the CDs) voice is somewhat similar to Steve's but slower so if you've liked Steves podcasts, you will find the transition to Paul's voice easy. And also, Paul's an NLP expert (while Steve sometimes moves a bit too fast for non-native English speakers, I"m guessing) so Paul's actually an even easier listen than Steve. Well, this post took me longer than the minute and a 1/2 that I thought it would took me (30 minutes to be exact after editing) but it was truly a pleasure to write this post so I really do hope someone will get photoreading (classic or extended for the CDs) after being inspired by this post and to be able to appreciate reading better and growing levels of consciousness as much as I have.
Last edited by ArthurHung; 10-12-2007 at 02:40 AM.
|10-13-2007, 03:52 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Toronto, Ontario
After having done just that as I said before "just get the book to photoread"; I don't think that's possible for 95% of people after nearing the end of the CDs. Though if you've accomplished that, I think you are truly exceptional, congratulations. The photoreading book itself doesn't have many of the necessary components that come with the package, including "an entire manual", which includes a lot of what I now consider necessities in really being productive with the photoreading system.
And consider the free book that comes with it "natural brilliance"; this is no filler book with a random purpose, it's a great book by it's own right and perhaps worth $50+ there alone if you can internalize the concepts.
I guess why I'm writing this is so that others will simply just get the "classic" package so they don't have to pay for shipping/ re-buy the photoreading book again (like how I did) which comes with the package. You save money by simply buying the right one the first time. But it's up to you.
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