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#54045 09/01/00 12:48 PM
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What is the best from of Mantra when photoreading a book - I am currently trying to use the "Re-lax, Rel-lax......" mantra Paul Sheele suggests in his book/home study course but my mind seems to go off elsewhere.

I've heard from one of the "freebie" tapes that even nursery rhymes can be used to keep your mind occupied - has anyone tried this ?

I would be grateful of any suggestions .....


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Anybody ???

Pete ???


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I often use "one two buckle my shoe" or "twinkle twinkle little star."

It doesn't matter as long as it is something that can occupy that little voice and help with the rhythm.

(Sorry for the delay. I've had family and friends over for the weekend for a pig roast, so I've been out of touch. Besides I've been without home phone service since Saturday's storm. But I'm back in the saddle at the office. As far as a pig? Well, I'm mostly vegetarian, but those pigs make for dandy feasts.)


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Welcome back, Pete.

Just to clarify, using one of your mantras as an example...

Do you flip at every syllable? Would you flip for every dash shown below?

twin-kle-twin-kle-litt-le-star

Do you drag the syllables out at all or think them as quickly as you would say them (more like 1/2 second per page)?

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I find that syllable per page chanting to be somewhat restrictive. In the beginning I needed it but now I just hum and repeat affirmations in my head.

'All that I photoread makes a lasting impression on my inner mind and is available to me.'

Humming puts me into the accelerated learning state faster than anything else I have tried.

I feel like I can turn pages faster then the Relax-Relax method (although I would encourage a beginner to use that because it is highly effective). Once I got comfortable with the course I just naturally started to experiment and adapt the techniques.


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I'll go one syllable at a time.

But I got to tell you that after writing the above post I paid attention to what I do in real life.

I'm not chanting anything now. My little voice is nearly completely silent, if it is not supportive of the process.


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I too find that in the beginning the Mantra was a way to keep the conscious mind busy ... however, I find, and other may find over time that the Mantra is not necessary, especially if one can obtain great 'concentration' and be totally involed into the material.

Mantras can also be used to not only keep the mind busy, but to 'program' it using whatever positive affirmations you wish. I tend to repeat Re-lax, Re-lax over and over sometimes to calm the body and mind! Do whatever works for you to make you comfortable in the process!


Just watch out you don't become too relaxed! I've gotten into trouble this weekend because I'd gotten too deep into concentration, wife was holering that breakfast was getting cold! Only after 3 or 4 attempts did I hear her ... when I did manage to get to the breakfast table, breakfast was not cold, but the wife was!

Humbily,

Michael Saikali


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Michael I find that I get that focused as well.

In the beginning the process seems foreign and the steps feel overly mechanical. But with some practice I have found that I flow through books and find the process to be highly relaxing. Photoreading feels as good as a nap when you are relaxed and having fun with it.

I have read enough books (hundreds) that I can easily get into the photofocus state and manipulate the width of the blip page with ease. I would definitely encourage people to experiement with this process and find what works best for them.


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