Silva Courses From the Mind of José Silva 
“So that when we move on, we shall have left behind a better world”
Copyright © 1969-2017 by José Silva and Avlis Productions Inc.
Frequently Asked Questions Q: How is ESP beneficial for my health? Q: How can ESP help me in my relationships? Q: How will ESP help me in the business world? Q: How long does it take to develop my ESP? Q: Are there prerequisites to taking the UltraMind course? Q: Can everyone learn? Do you guarantee it? Q: Has UltraMind Been Replaced? Q: How long have you been training psychics? Q: Is it as effective to learn ESP through books or recordings? Q: What do you mean by alpha...and the other...brain frequencies? Answers to FAQs: Q: How is ESP beneficial for my health? A: There are countless decisions we make about our health. Think of some of the decisions to be made when you or a loved one has a health problem: Your doctor explains your situation and offers you several options 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? Click here to return to questions Q: How can ESP help me in my relationships? A: José Silva's mind training systems have been described as "A course in human sensitivity." When you are more sensitive to other people, you respond better to them, and you build 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, and you can influence them like this mother did. 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. Click here to return to questions Q: How will ESP help me in the business world? A: José Silva's mind training systems will help you make better decisions. We all know that the more information you have, the better decisions you will make, and the better your decisions are, the more money you will earn, as demonstrated in the PSI Communications Project at the Newark College of Engineering If you are employed and work for a living, you can win promotions and pay raises by anticipating what your employer wants and making yourself more valuable to the company. Employers can use their intuition to learn what's on employees' minds and then take steps to head off potential problems before they develop. Middle 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. Click here to return to questions 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, José Silva was personally involved in training Silva instructors. His son Joe Jr., has continued his father’s work the way his father asked that it be done. Every Silva UltraMind ESP System instructor receives training that comes in a direct line from José Silva. It is possible to develop your intuition on your own with one of Mr. Silva's books or audio albums. This takes longer because books and audio players don't have minds to help you along. For more information, please see the question below about learning from a book or audio recording. Click here to return to questions 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 help you solve problems. José 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 José 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. Click here to return to questions Q: Can everyone learn? Do you guarantee it? A: The only “failures” we have seen are people who quit. If you relax and follow the simple instructions, you will succeed. Learning to communicate mentally is just as natural as learning to talk. Just like anything else, while some may learn faster than others, everybody can learn if they just stick with it. From the very beginning, José Silva was so confident that everybody could succeed that he always offered an unconditional money back guarantee to anyone who was dissatisfied. Very, very few people ever 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 after the end of the class. You don't even need to give a reason. What could be more fair than that? Click here to return to questions Q: I saw a web site that said UltraMind has been replaced. Has it? A: Well, based on the false statements that you see on some of our competitors web sites, you might think that UltraMind has been replaced. Obviously, as you can tell from this web site, UltraMind is thriving and growing. Some people will tell you that UltraMind is a spin-off of José Silva’s work. That is another false statement. We are continuing the work that José Silva has considered the most important ever since his daughter started “guessing his mind” back in 1953. He told us that “UltraMind is the course I always wanted to teach, but humanity wasn’t ready for it until now.” Back in 1966 when he first offered the Silva Mind Control course to the public, his first challenge was to show us that we actually had a mind. That may sound silly now, but back then scientists believed that everything attributed to the “mind” could be explained by brain function. In the book The Mystery of the Mind, published in 1978, the great pioneering neurosurgeon Dr. Wilder Penfield made the case to his colleagues that the mind cannot be explained by the brain. The mind is not physical so scientists cannot detect it with physical instruments. Because the mind is not physical, it is not limited by time and space. Walls cannot block the mind, nobody can hide from your mind. Since the mind is not physical, it never needs to sleep. It is still serving you and protecting you and watching out for your best interest even while your body is sleeps. José Silva didn’t try to use scientific arguments to persuade us of the existence of the mind - he showed us: He showed us how to use the mind to overcome insomnia He provided a formula for you to program your mind - which never sleeps - to wake you up when you want to wake up Another formula shows you how to use our mind to improve you memory and concentration You can use your mind to relieve pain and speed healing Your mind can eliminate bad habits Then he taught us how to go beyond the “self-improvement” we had been learning, and to detect information from other peoples brain neurons, to learn how they had applied that information and the results they got, and even detect what they planned to do in the future. He helped us develop and learn to use our own natural psychic ability. That is what he said is the most valuable technique of all: “Psychism.” José Silva’s pioneering work - first showing us that we have a mind and how to use it for “self-improvement” and then developing our psychic ability - literally changed the consciousness of humanity. By the 1990’s virtually everybody knew that they could use their mind to influence their own body, and most people also accepted the reality and the value of. José Silva said that this shift from in consciousness from 1966 to 1996 had brought humanity to the beginning of what he called “The second phase of human evolution on the planet.” Over the winter of 1997-1998 he created the UltraMind ESP System and established a new company to manage it. Your mind connects you to everybody else on the planet. In fact, your mind connects you to everything within the universe... and beyond. It is your mind that connects you to a higher intelligence - a higher power that some people refer to as God, or Allah, and other names. “Just remember,” Mr. Silva told us in 1998, “the reason we were given psychic ability is to use it to communicate with higher intelligence to find out what we should be doing, and how to do it successfully.” That is the heart of the Silva UltraMind ESP System. As José Silva Jr. said, it is “A new way of living.” That is why José Silva set up a new company to promote UltraMind - because it is so different from the old “self-improvement” concept. Some of his closest associates - led by his son Joe Jr. - understood what UltraMind was about and moved forward with Mr. Silva, while others remained behind to continue to promote the old self-improvement techniques that they were already familiar with. Now they have modified the techniques that we taught so successfully for 30 years, and feature them as though they were more important than “psychism.” So the answer is: No, UltraMind has not been replaced. We invite you to move forward with us and continue the work that José Silva started, as we begin the Second Phase of Human Evolution on the Planet and discover that when we align ourselves with higher intelligence and do what higher intelligence wants done, we will be helping ourselves and also humanity. This will make José Silva’s dream of converting the planet into a paradise a reality. Click here to return to questions Q: How long have you been training psychics? A: By 1953, José 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 intuitive" 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. He got a letter from the National Science Institute thanking him, but declining his offer, saying that they saw no need for ESP. That was the typical attitude of scientists at the time. 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 solve problems and to manifest solutions. 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 José Silva's efforts. By 1996, the average person believed in ESP and intuition, understood and accepted the reality of a non-physical, subjective, 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 José 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 developed a technique that people could actually use to begin the march of humanity into the second phase of human evolution: The Silva UltraMind MentalVideo Technique. The MentalVideo Technique gives you 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, and to verify the guidance you receive objectively. 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," José 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. Click here to return to questions 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 audio recordings - that's why we provide them. You will usually learn faster when you attend a live seminar. Why? Because it helps to have a mind to guide another mind, and books and audio players don't have a mind. If you cannot attend a live seminar, then the Silva UltraMind ESP System Complete Home Seminar is an excellent - proven effective - alternative. By the way, you know that we offer a full no-questions-asked money back guarantee in our seminars and home study courses. So you risk nothing except a few hours of your time, to find out if it works for you or not. Why wonder - find out for yourself, risk-free. Some authors make big promises, they promise that you can learn everything just from a book. We don't like that, and we don't do that in books that we write. 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. Click here to return to questions 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 information that has been impressed on other peoples minds - it can detect any information, anywhere, if it needs that information to help you make the correct decision and solve a problem. In order to access all of that information, you need to be able to function at the alpha brain wave level with conscious awareness. José 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 José 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: Health decisions The optimum exercise program for you The ideal nutritional program Better relationships Business decisions 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. To summarize: 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. José 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. For more information, watch José Silva explain brain/mind function in these videos. Click here to return to questions
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Silva Courses From the Mind of José Silva 
“So that when we move on, we shall have left behind a better world”
Copyright © 1969-2017 by José Silva and Avlis Productions Inc.
Frequently Asked Questions Q: How is ESP beneficial for my health? Q: How can ESP help me in my relationships? Q: How will ESP help me in the business world? Q: How long does it take to develop my ESP? Q: Are there prerequisites to taking the UltraMind course? Q: Can everyone learn? Do you guarantee it? Q: Has UltraMind Been Replaced? Q: How long have you been training psychics? Q: Is it as effective to learn ESP through books or recordings? Q: What do you mean by alpha...and the other...brain frequencies? Answers to FAQs: Q: How is ESP beneficial for my health? A: There are countless decisions we make about our health. Think of some of the decisions to be made when you or a loved one has a health problem: Your doctor explains your situation and offers you several options 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? Click here to return to questions Q: How can ESP help me in my relationships? A: José Silva's mind training systems have been described as "A course in human sensitivity." When you are more sensitive to other people, you respond better to them, and you build 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, and you can influence them like this mother did. 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. Click here to return to questions Q: How will ESP help me in the business world? A: José Silva's mind training systems will help you make better decisions. We all know that the more information you have, the better decisions you will make, and the better your decisions are, the more money you will earn, as demonstrated in the PSI Communications Project at the Newark College of Engineering If you are employed and work for a living, you can win promotions and pay raises by anticipating what your employer wants and making yourself more valuable to the company. Employers can use their intuition to learn what's on employees' minds and then take steps to head off potential problems before they develop. Middle 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. Click here to return to questions 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, José Silva was personally involved in training Silva instructors. His son Joe Jr., has continued his father’s work the way his father asked that it be done. Every Silva UltraMind ESP System instructor receives training that comes in a direct line from José Silva. It is possible to develop your intuition on your own with one of Mr. Silva's books or audio albums. This takes longer because books and audio players don't have minds to help you along. For more information, please see the question below about learning from a book or audio recording. Click here to return to questions 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 help you solve problems. José 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 José 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. Click here to return to questions Q: Can everyone learn? Do you guarantee it? A: The only “failures” we have seen are people who quit. If you relax and follow the simple instructions, you will succeed. Learning to communicate mentally is just as natural as learning to talk. Just like anything else, while some may learn faster than others, everybody can learn if they just stick with it. From the very beginning, José Silva was so confident that everybody could succeed that he always offered an unconditional money back guarantee to anyone who was dissatisfied. Very, very few people ever 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 after the end of the class. You don't even need to give a reason. What could be more fair than that? Click here to return to questions Q: I saw a web site that said UltraMind has been replaced. Has it? A: Well, based on the false statements that you see on some of our competitors web sites, you might think that UltraMind has been replaced. Obviously, as you can tell from this web site, UltraMind is thriving and growing. Some people will tell you that UltraMind is a spin-off of José Silva’s work. That is another false statement. We are continuing the work that José Silva has considered the most important ever since his daughter started “guessing his mind” back in 1953. He told us that “UltraMind is the course I always wanted to teach, but humanity wasn’t ready for it until now.” Back in 1966 when he first offered the Silva Mind Control course to the public, his first challenge was to show us that we actually had a mind. That may sound silly now, but back then scientists believed that everything attributed to the “mind” could be explained by brain function. In the book The Mystery of the Mind, published in 1978, the great pioneering neurosurgeon Dr. Wilder Penfield made the case to his colleagues that the mind cannot be explained by the brain. The mind is not physical so scientists cannot detect it with physical instruments. Because the mind is not physical, it is not limited by time and space. Walls cannot block the mind, nobody can hide from your mind. Since the mind is not physical, it never needs to sleep. It is still serving you and protecting you and watching out for your best interest even while your body is sleeps. José Silva didn’t try to use scientific arguments to persuade us of the existence of the mind - he showed us: He showed us how to use the mind to overcome insomnia He provided a formula for you to program your mind - which never sleeps - to wake you up when you want to wake up Another formula shows you how to use our mind to improve you memory and concentration You can use your mind to relieve pain and speed healing Your mind can eliminate bad habits Then he taught us how to go beyond the “self-improvement” we had been learning, and to detect information from other peoples brain neurons, to learn how they had applied that information and the results they got, and even detect what they planned to do in the future. He helped us develop and learn to use our own natural psychic ability. That is what he said is the most valuable technique of all: “Psychism.” José Silva’s pioneering work - first showing us that we have a mind and how to use it for “self-improvement” and then developing our psychic ability - literally changed the consciousness of humanity. By the 1990’s virtually everybody knew that they could use their mind to influence their own body, and most people also accepted the reality and the value of. José Silva said that this shift from in consciousness from 1966 to 1996 had brought humanity to the beginning of what he called “The second phase of human evolution on the planet.” Over the winter of 1997-1998 he created the UltraMind ESP System and established a new company to manage it. Your mind connects you to everybody else on the planet. In fact, your mind connects you to everything within the universe... and beyond. It is your mind that connects you to a higher intelligence - a higher power that some people refer to as God, or Allah, and other names. “Just remember,” Mr. Silva told us in 1998, “the reason we were given psychic ability is to use it to communicate with higher intelligence to find out what we should be doing, and how to do it successfully.” That is the heart of the Silva UltraMind ESP System. As José Silva Jr. said, it is “A new way of living.” That is why José Silva set up a new company to promote UltraMind - because it is so different from the old “self-improvement” concept. Some of his closest associates - led by his son Joe Jr. - understood what UltraMind was about and moved forward with Mr. Silva, while others remained behind to continue to promote the old self-improvement techniques that they were already familiar with. Now they have modified the techniques that we taught so successfully for 30 years, and feature them as though they were more important than “psychism.” So the answer is: No, UltraMind has not been replaced. We invite you to move forward with us and continue the work that José Silva started, as we begin the Second Phase of Human Evolution on the Planet and discover that when we align ourselves with higher intelligence and do what higher intelligence wants done, we will be helping ourselves and also humanity. This will make José Silva’s dream of converting the planet into a paradise a reality. Click here to return to questions Q: How long have you been training psychics? A: By 1953, José 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 intuitive" 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. He got a letter from the National Science Institute thanking him, but declining his offer, saying that they saw no need for ESP. That was the typical attitude of scientists at the time. 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 solve problems and to manifest solutions. 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 José Silva's efforts. By 1996, the average person believed in ESP and intuition, understood and accepted the reality of a non-physical, subjective, 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 José 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 developed a technique that people could actually use to begin the march of humanity into the second phase of human evolution: The Silva UltraMind MentalVideo Technique. The MentalVideo Technique gives you 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, and to verify the guidance you receive objectively. 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," José 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. Click here to return to questions 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 audio recordings - that's why we provide them. You will usually learn faster when you attend a live seminar. Why? Because it helps to have a mind to guide another mind, and books and audio players don't have a mind. If you cannot attend a live seminar, then the Silva UltraMind ESP System Complete Home Seminar is an excellent - proven effective - alternative. By the way, you know that we offer a full no-questions-asked money back guarantee in our seminars and home study courses. So you risk nothing except a few hours of your time, to find out if it works for you or not. Why wonder - find out for yourself, risk-free. Some authors make big promises, they promise that you can learn everything just from a book. We don't like that, and we don't do that in books that we write. 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. Click here to return to questions 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 information that has been impressed on other peoples minds - it can detect any information, anywhere, if it needs that information to help you make the correct decision and solve a problem. In order to access all of that information, you need to be able to function at the alpha brain wave level with conscious awareness. José 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 José 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: Health decisions The optimum exercise program for you The ideal nutritional program Better relationships Business decisions 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. To summarize: 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. José 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. For more information, watch José Silva explain brain/mind function in these videos. Click here to return to questions
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Frequently Asked Questions Q: How is ESP beneficial for my health? Q: How can ESP help me in my relationships? Q: How will ESP help me in the business world? Q: How long does it take to develop my ESP? Q: Are there prerequisites to taking the UltraMind course? Q: Can everyone learn? Do you guarantee it? Q: How long have you been training psychics? Q: What do you mean by alpha...and the other...brain frequencies? Answers to FAQs: Q: How is ESP beneficial for my health? A: There are countless decisions we make about our health. Think of some of the decisions to be made when you or a loved one has a health problem: Your doctor explains your situation and offers you several options 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? Click here to return to questions Q: How can ESP help me in my relationships? A: Jose Silva's mind training systems have been described as "A course in human sensitivity." When you are more sensitive to other people, you respond better to them, and you build 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, and you can influence them like this mother did. 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. Click here to return to questions Q: How will ESP help me in the business world? A: Jose Silva's mind training systems will help you make better decisions. We all know that the more information you have, the better decisions you will make, and the better your decisions are, the more money you will earn, as demonstrated in the PSI Communications Project at the Newark College of Engineering If you are employed and work for a living, you can win promotions and pay raises by anticipating what your employer wants and making yourself more valuable to the company. Employers can use their intuition to learn what's on employees' minds and then take steps to head off potential problems before they develop. Middle 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. Click here to return to questions 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. His son Joe Jr., has continued his father’s work the way his father asked that it be done. 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 with one of Mr. Silva's books or audio albums. This takes longer because books and audio players don't have minds to help you along. For more information, please see the question below about learning from a book or audio recording. Click here to return to questions 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 help you solve problems. 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. Click here to return to questions Q: Can everyone learn? Do you guarantee it? A: The only “failures” we have seen are people who quit. If you relax and follow the simple instructions, you will succeed. Learning to communicate mentally is just as natural as learning to talk. Just like anything else, while some may learn faster than others, everybody can learn if they just stick with it. From the very beginning, Jose Silva was so confident that everybody could succeed that he always offered an unconditional money back guarantee to anyone who was dissatisfied. Very, very few people ever 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 after the end of the class. You don't even need to give a reason. What could be more fair than that? Click here to return to questions 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 intuitive" 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. He got a letter from the National Science Institute thanking him, but declining his offer, saying that they saw no need for ESP. That was the typical attitude of scientists at the time. 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 solve problems and to manifest solutions. 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 1996, the average person believed in ESP and intuition, understood and accepted the reality of a non- physical, subjective, 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 developed a technique that people could actually use to begin the march of humanity into the second phase of human evolution: The Silva UltraMind MentalVideo Technique. The MentalVideo Technique gives you 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, and to verify the guidance you receive objectively. 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. Click here to return to questions 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 information that has been impressed on other peoples minds - it can detect any information, anywhere, if it needs that information to help you make the correct decision and solve a problem. 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: Health decisions The optimum exercise program for you The ideal nutritional program Better relationships Business decisions 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. To summarize: 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. For more information, watch Jose Silva explain brain/mind function in these videos. Click here to return to questions
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