Downloading Intelligence

Knowledge Leaps From Mind to Mind

Got a nice, newsy email from long-time friend and charter member Russ the other day. In it he mentioned the idea of implanting new knowledge into the brain as in the film “The Matrix.”

Here’s a suggesting for future articles: I’m REALLY CURIOUS about this new concept of ‘downloading’ intelligence and then ‘uploading’ it again into a new body of our choosing. With all the advances in technology, I’m convinced that this is going to be a reality sometime within this century! I’m hoping it will be within the next 37 years – before I hit 100! Yeah… sign me up for that! 

Well actually, quite a bit of research is being done into that exact technology. But interestingly, a non-electronic version of this capability is already known. It’s in use right now. In fact, it’s been around in one form or another for many years.

One version of this is called DTI, or Deep Trance Identification, and it’s being used for (among other things) the rapid-training of athletes, salesmen, singers, dancers, sharpshooters, writers and many others.

There’s even an excellent book on Amazon, authored by three top names in hypnosis, that covers in detail how it all works.

So with a tip of the hat to Russ for his timely suggestion, here’s a quick overview of how to begin downloading intelligence into your brain.

First, an Example

Donna is an artist who works mainly with acrylics and watercolors. She hears about a hypnotist who, a friend says, can help you “import” skills from the master artist of your choice, bringing on board skills that are beyond what you can do now. She goes for four or five sessions and notices that her work begins flowing more easily. It feels delightful, but otherwise she doesn’t give it much thought.

Then she visits the gallery and leaves several paintings. A couple of hours later the owner calls praising the new pieces. He asks, “Did you really do these yourself? I mean, they’re just so much more … vivid, more alive than the work you’ve ever done before.”

That’s when she realizes her work has been lifted to a whole new level, and she’d never even noticed it happening.

The good news is, the concept is fairly simple and straightforward. The “bad” news is, unless you have some experience with self-hypnosis, it’s less than likely you’ll be able to do it for yourself. But on the assumption that you’re still very curious about it, here’s a brief overview, a sort of executive summary of the process.

What Knowledge / Skill / Talent Do You Want?

Naturally, you’ve got to have an interest in your chosen subject. If not, then why would you even be trying to learn it? Also, if you want to be an artist like Donna but you’ve never even picked up a brush, you’ll have little to no knowledge base to which you can attach anything. Now, you won’t have to be an expert nor highly skilled, but having a basic foundation will give you the head-start you need. Otherwise, your unconscious mind could (rightly) decide that you’re not really very interested to begin with, and so therefore, why should it even bother.

So with those two exceptions out of the way, what DO you want to master? What skills are you already working to strengthen? If you can say unequivocally where your enthusiasm lies, you’re already on your way.

Let’s say that you are:

  • A salesman and you need to overcome call reluctance.
  • A musician but you’d like a stronger sense of rhythm.
  • A teacher who wants to massively inspire your students.
  • A parent who wishes for greater kindness and patience with your kids.
  • In any career, and you’d like more guts and confidence.

Knowing with some accuracy what you want is step one. Got that one covered? Then let’s move on to step two.

Who Would You Like to Be Like?

Name somebody who can already do what you want to do. Somebody who can perform at the highest levels and who inspires you toward the same. I should mention that it’s not only skills that you can import into your brain. You’ll also have a direct line to new character traits, habits and mindsets as well.

You’ll be taking the person you’ve selected and using them as a sample template for your own behaviour and thinking.

You’ll be meeting the expert you choose, but only in your mind. No face-to-face is necessary. This means that you can choose anyone from any time.

Maybe you’d like more wisdom, leadership or grace under pressure. If the person who pops up in your thinking for these qualities is Abraham Lincoln or Mahatma Gandhi, you can add that person (or whomever you prefer) to your list.

You can even take selected characteristics from your favorite superhero. Naturally, you won’t have access to Superman’s flying or his bullet-proof body, but his altruism and honor might make a wonderful addition to your personality.

A brief time-out – if all of this is beginning to sound too far-fetched, too wild-eyed and comic-bookish, let me assure you, this is serious methodology, and it’s being used by top-ranked professionals right now, today. And they’re getting results that range from good to astonishing.

So if you wish, you can bring in Steve Jobs, Amelia Earhardt, Alexander the Great, John F. Kennedy, Iron Man, Spiderman, Wonder Woman, Casanova, Elizabeth Taylor, King Arthur, the wizard Merlin, or even Harry Potter.

Literally anybody from anywhere. Living or dead. Real or fictional.

In addition, if you want to go and meet your own absolute best, most successful self from some parallel universe, that’s easy too. Some person from the future? How about Starbuck from Galactica. Or Lieutenant Uhura from Star Trek. Or some person you’ve totally made up. Or … well, you get the picture, right? If you can remember it or imagine it, it’s part of what you have access to.

Quiet Your Mind

Since this is obviously work that’s being done mostly by the unconscious mind, you’ll want to reduce to a minimum the conscious mind’s “monkey-brain noise” rattling around in your head. That’s just so inner communication won’t be drowned out.

I’m sure you know a number of ways to quiet your mind. Hypnosis or self-hypnosis. Meditation. Mindfulness. Chanting. Repetitive movements. They’ll all get you there, but depending how you’ve been using your favorite techniques, some will be a better fit than others.

If you have years of stopping your thoughts completely, that may be a bit TOO quiet for the work we want to do. In any case, you’ll want to experiment with techniques and see which serve your needs best.

One effective shortcut is to hire a hypnotist – a pro hypnotist, not your sister-in-law’s nephew – and have him or her train you to go into trance, and to the proper level. Once your mind has this skill, you can use it for pretty much anything where hypnosis is appropriate.

Getting into trance, and using it once you get there, is an entire topic all on its own, so we won’t go into great detail here. Just know that it’s an important foundation stone in this DTI process.

Decide What You Do NOT Want

Now it’s time to set up some safeguards – think of them as filters and fences. Here’s the thing. When we import the characteristics of a master performer, we get direct access to the wellspring of what makes them great. This allows us to draw on that same source and get similar results.

At the same time, however, if that person has some unfortunate negative traits, some of the negatives can also spill over into your consciousness. What kind of traits am I talking about? What if your brilliant painter is also, for example, a misogynistic woman hater? You want their artistic abilities, but it’s better if you set things up, before you start, to filter out the hatred.

Maybe a great, charismatic leader is also an alcoholic binge drinker or coke addict. Fortunately you can protect yourself from that kind of cross contamination.

Naturally, ensuring your own safety is a bit more involved than what we can cover here, but the book I mentioned can serve you as an excellent guide.

Watch the Master at Work

Now it’s time to saturate your conscious mind with the surface traits and behaviours you want to adopt. If you can find videos, films, books or other materials about the person you’ve chosen to be your mentor, go through them as many times as you feel is appropriate. This quickly fills your unconscious with the “flavor” of what you desire.

Also spend some time sitting quietly and imagining that person at work. Imagine every phase of what they do. The preparations they go through before starting, or if you don’t have that information, then imagine what they might be, think of the moves they make, the possible thoughts and mental processes that you believe they might experience. What feelings does your mental mentor have when he or she is finishing an especially brilliant piece of work. Exhilaration? Release and relief? Elation?

In other words, the more you fill your mind with that person, the more readily your unconscious can synthesize the same behaviours and talents within you. If this is a person you’ve been watching for years, you’re probably already cocked and ready to fire. But if it’s a new person entirely, you’ll probably need to prime the pump for a few days or weeks before the DTI process can do anything really effective.

Note carefully what I’m saying here. There’s some homework involved. Everybody feels a natural impatience to get on with it, but if we can’t put aside our impatience for something of this importance, then we might want to take another look at our level of motivation. Just sayin’ …

Merge with Perfection

Once you feel like you’re well prepared, go into your trance, either by yourself or preferably with a hypnotist guiding you, and set the mental stage. You’ll want to settle in, tell both your conscious and unconscious minds what you intend to do next, and then begin.

You’ll mentally go to a special place, a room perhaps, where your chosen mentor is waiting. Explicitly state which abilities, traits or skills you want to absorb from them, as well as the traits, habits or vices you do not wish to accept. Here, you’re setting a filter to eliminate the unwanted stuff. Then watch the person performing exactly those skills you’ve named. After a few repetitions, imagine that you begin also doing the same action alongside your mental mentor.

Then imagine merging with your mentor and go through the same actions a few more times. Step back out of them and imagine repeating the action at the new, expert level. Thank them for sharing with you, and step back away from them.

Then, before you leave, repeat explicitly the traits or skills you have accepted. In addition, and this next part is very important, once again, before you come back from trance, repeat explicitly the kind of traits, habits, qualities and weaknesses you do NOT want to accept.

Check Your Results

Now it’s time to calibrate the results you’ve received. This part is simple – just sit and imagine doing the actions you’ve downloaded from your mental mentor. You’ll probably become aware of a difference in feeling.

Then, go and actually do the action you worked on. You’ll almost certainly see a noticeable, maybe even dramatic improvement in your performance.

Of course, more practice will bring added improvements. It’s just that your minimum performance level will now be much higher then it was before.

One of the most fun things about this technique is when your friends or co-workers start asking what the hell has got into you recently, and how’d you improve so suddenly. Of course you can tell them exactly what you did and how they can get the same kind of results. Or …

If you like having a bit of an edge, you may decide to keep this new knowledge to yourself for a little while.

Rinse and Repeat

As with anything else in life, repetition reinforces results. If you go back after a week or so and go through the process again, you’ll drive it in deeper and strengthen it. Then do it again. The only real limit lies in what – and how much – you want.

Here’s even better news: you can stack your mental mentors. Bring in one expert after another and mentally confer with each of them. Combine different qualities from any number of high-level performers to build yourself up as a fabulously well-rounded expert with a world class mastery of your field.

You don’t have to limit yourself to your specific field, either. If you’re a keyboardist, for example, you can bring in famous drummers for their mastery of rhythms, or great composers for their understanding of musical arrangements. Maybe someone from an entirely different genre, a classical organist, say, or a major choir director.

There is no limit to the versatility you can build into your own mind.

So that’s how you download knowledge into your brain. It’s not complicated, but it’s not instant either. That last part will keep a lot of people out because if it takes longer than one 15-second commercial, then they just simply won’t be able to find the time for it. But hey, that leaves more for you and me.

What do you think? Who’ll get around to it? Will even half the people reading this post ever follow through with it? How about you, what’re you planning?

Tell me in the comments section below.

Cheers from sunny Japan,

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Knowledge leaps from mind to mind
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