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By John Grinder

My identify is Christian Hart and that i was once one of many unique contributors within the seminar 'Prerequisites to private Genius' over twenty years in the past, of which this e-book is essentially a transcript. I provide this assessment for what it may offer, yet i have to recognize that i will not evaluate the booklet objectively simply because i used to be there--I keep in mind the particular adventure. hence, my overview might or is probably not important to somebody who doesn't have that heritage. That said.... The adventure used to be profound for me and profoundly affected my existence. To be extra particular, I back to varsity after having left it a number of years ahead of as a C or B commonplace pupil. whilst I lower back, i used to be a straight-A pupil. I graduated and went to grad institution at UCLA the place I bought my Ph.D. in psychology. through the seminar itself, whereas doing one of many realization workouts, I skilled the vintage "mystical experience." that's, in the course of the few moments it lasted, I felt that I understood the character of the universe, together with the vintage epiphany "All is One." (A humorous end result of the latter: you could by no means clutter wherever because it will be like throwing rubbish in your front room floor.) those examples are only a couple of i will be able to describe in brief. i do not fake to appreciate every thing that John and Judith have been doing within the seminar--I was once fairly younger on the time--but I do think that it altered my lifestyles for the higher. i believe that if from studying this ebook you'll get a fragment of what I obtained, the associated fee will be repaid many, time and again over.

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This is what happens when you take adult speakers of language A and adult speakers of language B and you place them in forced labor conditions, they develop a linguistic code which is not a language because it doesn't have tense or aspect—it doesn't have syntax. It's simply a verbal code to get the work done. Now, what verbal code do the children of pidgin speakers use? The technical answer is that they speak Creole. And what is Creole? Well, it turns out to be a full spoken language, syntax, tense, aspect.

Judy: The minimum unit of mind is difference. Where does new information come from? It comes out of difference just like depth perception comes out of the two convergent images. A new class of information emerges from the synthesis of two different descriptions. One of the well-formedness conditions we're going to insist on in working towards personal genius is that you need at least two descriptions before acting. John: You mentioned music. You used that as an example of a second description of a family system.

By this inventory a whole new set of possibilities were presented. Kung San hunter does not necessarily use his own arrows when hunting. Now the proverb takes on a fuller meaning achieving a new depth in our appreciation of the culture. Since the hunter has such great PREREQUISITE FOR PERSONAL GENIUS 27 responsibility for acquisition of meat he is not also expected to fulfill the role of distributor. Further we know from other readings that different poisoned arrows are used to kill different animals.

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