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The
Amazing Reading
Technique
By sawahid
Brain Optimizer Coach
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All Rights Reserved Worldwide

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Table Of Contents
Table Of Contents ......................................................................................................... 2
Copyright ......................................................................................................................... 3
Dear Reader…................................................................................................................ 4
Introduction ..................................................................................................................... 5
What I found? ................................................................................................................. 6
How to PhotoReading? ............................................................................................... 7
Getting Ready ................................................................................................................ 8
PhotoReading Session ................................................................................................ 11
Activation....................................................................................................................... 12
Conclusion ..................................................................................................................... 15
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Copyright
This report is a free report, with the copyright is still own by sawahid of
www.dzikry.com/blog . Any duplication in form of physical or
electronics still has to get permission from me.

This report is given free with the subscription to my mailing list. To


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The material presented in this report is a collection of free information


that is available on the internet – it can be from product websites,
forum and product reviews pages.

The PhotoRead ® technology and all of its related technologies


(PhotoFocus ® ) are trademark of Learning Strategies Corporation of
2000 Plymouth Road • Minnetonka, Minnesota 55305-2335 • USA .

Please check the resource section for information about Learning


Strategies Corporation
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Dear Reader…
..soon to be dear PhotoReader.

Thank you for downloading this free report and become member to
my mailing list.

Before I go further, I should put out my disclaimer – that even I have


tried my best to give you the most accurate information there is no
guarantee that there is no mistake in this report. Since this is a free
report, I also don’t guarantee any outcome, and not responsible for
any outcome of the method that describe in this report.

My purpose is just to give you enough information for you to judge if


this is something that you want to pursue further. You might even try it
and works than its good for you. My advice is for you to buy the actual
PhotoReading products, which are come with guarantee. Please refer
Learning Strategies web site.

I have learnt a lot during the process of writing this report. There
actually a lot of other technologies that I have encountered during the
research of this report. I might include these new findings into the next
version of this report.

As I mention in the introduction section, PhotoRead® requires a little bit


of leap of faith to work. So please open your mind before you start
reading this report. There are so many unknown phenomenas and
misteries in the world that we as human being still can not fathom.

For any comment of feedback write to me at sawahid@gmail.com


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Introduction
How fast do you read?
Few hundred words per minute? Or since you just attended those speed
reading seminar, then maybe you can read up to 2000 words per minute.

With this “common” speed from few hundreds to few thousands word per
minute have you been able to go through all the information that you
want to know in the newspaper, megazines, books, and internet?

If you are like me and thousands of other people, then you also don’t
have time to actually catch up on your reading. There are always new
things to be read at work and at home. Left alone all those leisure
readings which we wish have time to do.

Let say if some one offer you the silver bullet…..something that enable you
to read at least 3 times faster, and even can be 10 times faster. And using
this silver bullet people has been able to actually read up to 700,000
words per minute and comprehend 75 percent of the contents.

700,000 words per minute, how can people read that fast ?

For example, this article has around 2000 words in a page. 700,000 words is
equivalence of 350 pages of written material. Even if you spend 1 second
per page it will take 350 seconds which is equivalence to 5.8 minutes. It
takes more time just to flip through pages of books that contains that
many words, forget about actually try to understand and memorizing the
contents.

Actually this experiment is done using computer screen at Cray Research.


The computer flashes 20 pages of contents in one second to the
participants. After that the participants took test to test their
comprehension of the flashed contents.

Yes, when I first heard this story, I thought it was full of crap also.
But when I researched through the source, I found out that this method
has been used by for hundred thousands of people successfully.

Some of the testimonials come from high regarded people in self


improvement arena such as Anthony Robins and Jack Canfield.
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This make me interested to learn more about the system.

What I found?
What I found out is that in order to be able to take in this much of
information to our brain we have to use SUBCONSCIOUS method, since
our conscious mind ability has been limited by our environment and
education system.

Why we have to use our subconscious mind ?

This is because experiments have indicated that our conscious mind only
able to goble seven chunk of information at a time – that is why we group
our phone number into 7 numbers. On the contrary our subconscious
mind has been demonstrated to be able to absorb 10 million bits of
information at one time.

Because of this we are said to have been only using either 1 percent to 10
percent of our mind. Most of the abilities of our mind lie in the
subconscious area that not that many people can control.

So what is this method called ?


It is called PHOTOREADING, not speed reading.

Speed reading is to speed up the common reading method that is going


through our conscious mind. It teaches you how to read more words at a
time, and how to scan through the printed lines faster.

Photoreading on the other hand focus on how to tap into our


subconscious mind and use it for our benefit.

It is easier for people to understand the underlying principle in speed


reading because it is just an incremental enhancement to what is
normally done. But PhotoReading requires leap of faith because we are
handing part of the process to our subconscious mind – which we don’t
know.
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How to PhotoReading?
In very simple word PhotoReading ® is to read using our subconscious
mind, and try to recall either using our concscious mind or subconscious
mind.

When our subconscious mind is exposed to the reading material, it


captures the whole page just like photo taking process. This is where the
“Photo” part in PhotoRead® comes from.

Off course this has to be done in stages – since we don’t know how to tap
into our subconscious mind.

There are 3 steps:


1- Getting ready
2- Doing it…the PhotoReading
3- Activation…using it

That’s all to it. Off course even the simplest thing in the world can be very
hard to do. Simple does not mean it is easy.
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Getting Ready
The goal of this phase is to put you into accelerated learning state.

Studies shows that this specific physical posture helps you read faster and
comprehend more: place your feet comfortably on the floor, sit up
straight, and fully relax your shoulders as you exhale

Then prop up or hold up the magazine about 45 to 60 degrees and slightly


tilt your head downwards.

Next is to prepare your mind on what is coming. Since the information flow
will not be controlled by us (remember..subconscious), at least we have to
inform our subconscious mind to be ready, and get it into the correct
state – to absorb the information.

How do you tell your brain to be ready?

First is to tell your mind the intention.


What you want to achieve from the reading. We also know that self
affirmation can have big influence to our mind on what can be achieve.

Once you get your intention straight – and your mind (or your heart)
agree with it you can further prepare your mind by previewing the
material.

Go through the table of contents and just flip through some of the major
headers and titles. The goal is for your brain to understand the structure of
the information that it will need to capture.

You can also create list of keywords representing the structure. This
keywords are called trigger words, which later can be used during
activation session.

Other than collecting trigger words, some people represent the structure
in form of mind mapping. Mind map also can be used during the
activation session.

These are all conscious steps that we hope able to get through our
subconscious mind ..somehow.
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The next step is to actually physically (or biologically) bring our whole brain
(both conscious and subconscious – left and right brain) into state ready
to accept information.

This is where our knowledge on brainwave is useful.

Studies have shown that the brain generate electrical impulses. These
impulses cumulatively form electrical signal waves that we call brainwave.
We also know that for different type of activity, the brainwave that is
generated is also different.

Using electroencephalography (EEG) device scientists have been able to


categorize the relationship between human brain state and brainwave:

State Frequency range State of mind


Delta 0.5Hz - 4Hz Deep sleep
Theta 4Hz - 8Hz Drowsiness (also first
stage of sleep)
Alpha 8Hz - 14Hz Relaxed but alert
Beta 14Hz - 30Hz Highly alert and
focused

If you want to sleep, then your brainwave should be at the Theta then
move to Delta states, but if you want to learn and read your brainwave
should be at the Alpha state.

In PhotoReading technique, in order to bring your mental state to the


Alpha, a technique called “tangerine technique” is used.

This is how a tangerine technique is done:

1- Use your hand to reach out in front of you and pick up an


imaginary tangerine. Imagine its color, skin texture, and maybe
even the sweet, tangy smell. Then, lob it from hand to hand to
sense its weight.

2- With your dominant hand, position the imaginary tangerine on the


upper-rear portion of your head. Touch that area gently with your
hand and imagine the tangerine floating a couple of inches above
your head. Bring your hand down and relax your shoulders
completely. Pretend this magical tangerine always stays there no
matter how your head moves.
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3- Close your eyes and let the tangerine float above and behind your
head a few inches. Notice how much more relaxed and alert you
feel. Imagine your field of vision opening up.

4- Maintain this feeling, and gently open your eyes. Make sure your
book is properly propped up, and read for another 20 seconds.

Tangerine method is not a must for PhotoReading. It is just one of the


method to get into the state.

Personally I also recommend those special audio and video brainwave


entrainment devices. You can get the list of brainwave entrainment
devices here.
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PhotoReading Session
Now you are ready to PhotoRead®.

1. Opened the book until you can see the book's corners and margins,
propping the book at a 45-degree angle.

2. Stare at the fold between the two pages. If you stare long enough
while diverging focus on the white area in the middle part of the
book, an imaginary cone sprouts between the two pages. This is
called a "blip" page.

3. If you see this "blip" (not everybody does) everything else becomes
a blur. Then you are ready.

4. Flip through the pages, while maintaining the same state.

“Blip” page is also sometimes referred to as “cocktail winnie” ?

There are lots of different answers for how it's supposed to look, and
sometimes the blip can be many different shapes and sizes for most
people. Most of the time, it generally takes on the form of a long, skinny
cylinder. It's always down the center crease/line of the two pages in front
of you.

Some people have hard time to get their eyes diverge to a point beyond
the book page. This is the same method that is used when people looking
at the 3D stereogram.

If you can not see the 3D image in a stereogram, then you might have
problem to get the blip page also. Maybe the instruction to view a
stereogram can help – check it here
http://www.magiceye.com/faq_example.htm

The technique use in stereorgram is called “soft gaze”, and the one that
we use in PhotoReading is called “PhotoFocus” or “soft focus”.
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Activation
The hardest step for most people is the activation.
This is when you do a recall on what you have read.

During the PhotoReading session don’t try to memorize or recall anything.


It is good to let the information settle in the subconscious for at least 5 to 8
hours before you try to activate it (or plain language..recall it).

There are 2 ways how the PhotoRead® information can be activated:


automatic or manual.

Automatic activation is unplanned. It happens unconsciously. There are


reports of how the information that was PhotoRead® just come up in
people daily conversation or their writing.

Manual activation is where you want the information to be available


when you want it. For example if you have to present something or sitting
for a test.

How to do manual activation?

Proposed method for activation is to do SuperRead. This is where you just


scan through the book – at the center part of each page and dig deeper
when your brain tell you there is something interesting there.

You can use trigger words or mind map. Using the Pareto’s 80/20 rule it has
been proven that we can select 20 percent of a content as keywords or
trigger words that represent 80 percent of the information. Remember
that list of trigger words or mind map of the structure of the contents is
done during the preview stage.

Another method is to ask questions about the subject material to yourself.


Keep asking with the aim that at certain point your brain will start to
answer the questions.

Rythmic perusal

The below description about rythmic perusal technique by its own


inventor is taken from a section in a document “Private Pesticide
Application Training Manual” that is available here:
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http://www.extension.umn.edu/pesticides/pat/ppatman/18_2_Private_0in
tro.pdf

This step is a specific reading style called Rhythmic Perusal.

The term Rhythmic Perusal refers to an ordered recurrence of eye


movements conducive to careful examination and consideration, while
at the same time doubling or tripling your
“normal” reading speed and your long-term memory.

Rhythmic perusal is not an especially radical form of reading, nor is it an


extreme departure from standard reading practices. It is, however,
sufficiently different to warrant special attention. The lessons learned up to
this point must be consistently and rigorously executed to make
Rhythmic Perusal work.

The critical difference between Rhythmic Perusal and “normal” reading


has to do with eye movements.

The average adult reader, for instance, fixates on almost every word.
Consequently, the eyes move across the line in jerky little movements
called saccades. This more or less natural habit is tiring, a waste of time,
and unnecessary because all words do not have equal importance.
Therefore, the efficient reader will want to develop proficiency in thinking
selectively. That is, in processing words in different ways because of the
importance of certain words in conveying meanings the author intended.

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The following are the steps to take when practicing Rhythmic Perusal:

A. Review in your mind the common good and bad reading habits and
their
relationship to your reading skills.
B. Read and think about the title of the reading selection you are about to
begin.
C. Move your eyes smoothly and rapidly across each line in a left-to-right
progression. However, attempt to traverse each line in one movement.
Smooth is the same thing for all of us; rapid will vary from person to
person. Do not allow your eyes to fixate on each word — just keep
moving. When you make the return sweep to the next line, do it very
quickly. Then begin a smooth and rapid examination of the next line,
and so on, until you are finished. That is Rhythmic Perusal.
D. Practice moving your eyes across the tops of the words; not quite
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between the lines, but across more of the top than the center or bottom.
It is an interesting oddity that most English-language sentences can be
comprehended even if you can see only the top half of the letters. You
needn’t go quite that far (at first), but by focusing on the upper half of the
sentence, you can resist fixations and increase your reading rate. Also,
you can avoid giving undue attention to minutiae and unnecessary
words and, as a result, increase your reading comprehension of thoughts
and ideas.
E. Don’t worship words. Read for thoughts, not for words. THINK AHEAD OF
THE PRINT. Notice phrases and word groups (ideas), and keep your mind
alert. The word is not the thing, not the idea you are reading for; it is
just one of many options for expressing the thoughts and ideas of the
writer.
F. Look at each word as you rhythmically scan each line — See phrases,
word groups, and notable words— Think with the writer about ideas and
topic development.
With practice, and with the confidence that results from practice, you will
learn to rely heavily on Rhythmic Perusal as your “workhorse” reading
style. This is the safe one! There is not much selectivity going on because
you are not asked to skip any print or leave anything out. Other styles may
demand this of you, but Rhythmic Perusal is careful and sure. It is not
slow, however. The benchmark speed is 500 words per minute.

Skittering – reading each paragraph at an angle instead of normal


horizontal orientation.

Last step is to do RapidRead if needed. In rapidread you scan through


page contents from top to bottom very fast. This step acts as confidence
builder to beginner PhotoReader.
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Conclusion
There, you have it some basic information on PhotoReading.

If you are able to improve your reading speed based on the information in
this report, good for you. But if it does not work then before you saying
that PhotoReading does not work you should get the actual
PhotoReading book, or the home study kit, or even attend the seminars.

This report only serve as an introduction to PhotoReading concept – I


don’t give you any guarantee as what given by the actual PhotoReading
seminar and home study kit.

Please refer to the resource section if you want to find out more about
what are available commercially in order to help you with PhotoReading.

Is there any other method that can help you to use your brain better?
Yes off course. There various methods to improve your brain consciously or
subconsciously.

You can look up for keywords: brainwave entrainment, accelerated


learning, subliminal

Good luck with your journey.