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Membership of our ‘Underground Knowledge’ discussion group on the popular author/reader/literary site has now topped 550 and boasts some extremely knowledgeable members from all walks of life. More members are welcome! (Membership is free and open).

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The group’s membership is a dynamic melting pot of leaders in their chosen fields, including neuroscientists, journalists, university professors, mathematicians, beat poets, historians, physicists, renowned authors, aerospace engineers, students and doctors. Plus we’ve got many social activists and gutsy whistleblowers who have in some cases risked their lives so that we all may continue to enjoy the freedoms in society we take for granted.

One of our new members is award winning journalist, Pulitzer Prize-nominated author and attorney Gerald Posner who has a new book about to be published. Titled God’s Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican, it has spanned nine years of research and has received early critical praise.

God’s Bankers will be published internationally (Simon & Schuster) on February 3, so look out for it if the Vatican’s true wealth and power being exposed is of interest……

We are so-called Moderators of the Underground Knowledge group, but we are moderators in name only as it’s a group without rules (uh-oh!)…so…as we say to newcomers…welcome to the asylum!

This endeavor is honestly one of the best initiatives we’ve ever been involved with as the group is tackling some really controversial and important issues – many of which aren’t normally discussed in public in such a frank and open manner.

Here’s a few of the more popular discussion threads you might like to join in on:

–Are the Earth’s poles shifting?…

–Princeton University proves that thought influences physical reality?…

–Evidence for scientifically advanced Ancient civilizations?…

–Can your reading be ‘used against you’?…

–Was Princess Diana murdered?…

–Are cures for cancer being suppressed by Big Pharma or ignored by academia?…

–Are aliens visiting Earth or not?…

–Could the matrix be real?…

–What hard evidence is there (if any) to support the popular conspiracy theory that the “Illuminati” rule planet?…

You may notice in these discussions that (usually calm) members are losing their cool left, right and center (including us at times!) and it’s kinda fun to read such heated debates and sense everyone’s passion! Most tend to assume they are right, but probably we each only have scraps of knowledge that we are mistaking for absolute truths…

Everyone comes at things from their own unique angles and puts different perspectives on the various topics, but all perspectives are valid and worth listening to.


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Speed writing is the last of many intelligence-boosting techniques — some proven, some not — we explore in our bestselling GENIUS INTELLIGENCE: Secret Techniques and Technologies to Increase IQ

speed writingHowever, it’s only right to add a disclaimer, pointing out that to our knowledge no studies have been done on it whatsoever. In fact, we are not aware of anyone else ever having mentioned it before – at least not in the way we approach it.

Certainly, there are numerous books and websites devoted to writing manuscripts quickly, but we aren’t talking about writers completing entire novels super-fast or students writing essays or letters in half the normal time.

Ours is simply an unusual little speed writing technique we discovered by accident and noticed it worked wonderfully on many occasions and always when we were severely time pressured. We consider this fortuitous discovery an important ingredient in our successes as published authors and feature film screenwriters.

The following excerpt from Genius Intelligence explains the technique:

This technique, like many of the others listed in this book, no doubt relates to outrunning the conscious mind and going so fast that the superior subconscious is forced to completely take over.

So, as the name suggests, you write so quickly that you don’t even know what you’re writing anymore. The goal is not to get instantly well-written text, but rather stream-of-consciousness stuff that you can revise and give clearer meaning to later.

According to our experiences, the resulting stream will usually have pearls within it, but a lot will need to be edited out as well.

Some of our best plot ideas or character decisions in our novels and film scripts have come using this speed writing technique. We just write super-fast and almost without thinking – maybe for five minutes or so – and more often than not what we wrote solved a major storyline issue or character problem.

It seems that certain insights can only come in this manner – or at least come more easily – as opposed to writing at regular speed. Sometimes you hit a brick wall when writing novels or screenplays. Something is missing and that something cannot be rectified with the conscious mind no matter how hard you try.



We’ve also found speed writing is one way to solve the dreaded writer’s block.

Whether you use this method to add to an existing draft of a document, or whether you’re still attempting to complete a first draft, it works. We’ve proven it to our own satisfaction on numerous occasions.

Speed writing is not just for authors of course. It can be used to good effect by others – students who may be writing essays, for example, or business executives drafting reports or preparing finance proposals. It can even be used in your personal life when you’re facing a dilemma and cannot think of any solutions with your conscious mind – in this case you can speed write a list of possible options and see what your subconscious mind delivers to you.

If you want to test the method we use, try the following: put yourself under a time constraint by setting an alarm clock for 5-10 minutes then tell yourself you must write as much as you’d normally write in 45-60 minutes. Go! Until the alarm clock rings, don’t judge yourself or censor yourself or analyze anything – simply write as much as you can, as quickly as you can.

During the process it may feel like you’re writing utter garbage, but if our experiences are anything to go by, there will at least be some gems you can retain or use to vastly improve whatever it is you’re writing.

Our theory on why speed writing works is that you are not only forcing yourself to operate at speeds that only the subconscious mind can keep up with, but you are also not analyzing, censoring or critiquing what you write as you go (another bad trait of the conscious mind).

The best ideas often seem ridiculous at first and this technique allows you to just get all ideas out of your head and onto paper so you can consider them later.

Exactly how does speed writing relate to genius intelligence? Well, the connection is totally unproven, but instinct and personal experience tells us that, if done correctly (trance-like and without hesitation), you’ll tap into that great reservoir of the subconscious mind where all genius abilities come from.

A final point: when speed writing, it’s immaterial whether you write with pen in hand or use a computer keyboard. That said, we find speed writing seems to flow better when handwriting text – almost as if the pen’s a natural extension of the hand, allowing thoughts and words to flow directly from the brain onto the writing pad.


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Developing peripheral vision is one of eight additional intelligence-boosting techniques we investigate (in addition to many of the more obvious ones) in our bestselling GENIUS INTELLIGENCE: Secret Techniques and Technologies to Increase IQ — techniques we believe may hold brain boosting potential for aspiring geniuses.

An excerpt from Genius Intelligence follows:

Peripheral vision is what we use when something catches our attention “out of the corner of our eye.” It is the opposite of central vision, which is literally the center of our vision (looking directly ahead).

Most people in the modern world use central vision all day long with narrow field activities – such as looking at computer screens, reading books and watching television. This is akin to tunnel vision.

By contrast, our ancestors (especially Early Man) had stronger or better-attuned peripheral vision as they were primarily engaged in outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, fighting and traveling. To survive, they needed to scan entire landscapes to spot enemies and predatory animals and the like.

The reason for deterioration of our peripheral vision can be seen here.

In cinematic terms, our modern vision would be a close-up or extreme close-up whereas Early Man’s vision was akin to a panoramic wide-angle shot.

The problem with central vision is it has been shown in studies to be directly linked with beta brainwaves and the left hemisphere of the brain – in other words, stress city.

When you are looking at the world (literally) with peripheral vision, you immediately enter alpha brainwaves and the right hemisphere of the brain. This is much more relaxing and allows the subconscious to come into the equation for super learning.

For example, you may recall in chapter 4 we mentioned how the world’s greatest speed readers use their peripheral vision to take in entire pages at a time instead of one word at a time.

In his book Exuberant Animal: The Power of Health, Play and Joyful Movement, author Frank Forencich says, “We can be sure that long-term overuse of hyperfocused vision, coupled with atrophy of peripheral sensation, will lead to extensive re-wiring of the brain. We can even speculate on a possible link between balanced vision and intelligence. Chronic, tightly focused vision can do amazing things, but it only taps a fraction of our visual-cognitive capability. Monotonous visual inputs may very well lead to static, stereotyped thinking.

Exuberant Animal: The Power of Health, Play and Joyful Movement

Book addresses the vision issue.

“In contrast, a balance of focused and peripheral vision keeps the stimulation moving and taps a far greater percentage of our processing power. Just as chronic overuse of central vision may limit intelligence, active stimulation of our panoramic vision may actually increase it. The message: dumb yourself down with chronic centrally-focused vision; smarten yourself up by relaxing your eyes and letting the periphery in.”

Although ophthalmologists seem to agree there’s no real way to improve or sharpen peripheral vision, there is scientific research that suggests there are ways to at least improve peripheral awareness and the processing of peripheral images.

A few techniques to develop peripheral vision include:

  • Widening your vision to something closer to 180 degrees and becoming aware of everything to your extreme left and extreme right.

  • Defocus the eyes to counter the hard focus that occurs in central vision.

  • Practice eye exercises – especially ones that include a lot of wide-sweeping eye movements.

  • Play team sports like soccer or basketball, which force you to constantly use your peripheral vision.


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There is a specific area of the brain known as the mesencephalon, or more commonly referred to as the midbrain, that some modern educators (especially in Asia) believe can greatly enhance intelligence when fully activated.

The midbrain (highlighted).

We investigate the effectiveness of midbrain activation in our new release book GENIUS INTELLIGENCE: Secret Techniques and Technologies to Increase IQ. An excerpt from the book follows:

In recent years, millions of children in India, China, Malaysia and Singapore have been enrolled in schools that specialize in activating their midbrains. Such radical learning institutions are reportedly churning out geniuses by the veritable truckload.

These schools claim to teach pupils how to learn rapidly and study almost effortlessly. This is apparently achieved by absorbing tremendous amounts of knowledge via their midbrains instead of the cerebral cortex where most humans think from.


“The purpose of education in the future will not be to create people with heads crammed full of knowledge, but to rear children who know how to efficiently use the whole brain. Rearing children with enormous ability, rich creativity, and the capability to make use of a high proportion of their brain should be the goal of child rearing.” –Professor Makoto Shichida


The Mumbai-based news media outlet DNA India ran an article on August 5, 2014 headed Make superkids through midbrain activation in Mumbai centres.

“Want your child to be a super kid?” the article begins. “Get him midbrain-activated. That’s what the latest child development programme in town is advising parents. At least 20 centres of the ‘midbrain activation programme’ have already come up across the country.”

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Children in a midbrain activation class.

In line with most of the techniques and technologies mentioned throughout this book, the article states that “Midbrain-activation experts say the trick lies in the equal use of right and left sides of the brain.”

The theory behind creating geniuses in this fashion is about optimizing the middle brain, which connects the left and right brain. Building a bridge like this between both brains apparently allows easy exchanges of information, which in turn allows for smooth and efficient learning.

The end result of midbrain activation is said to be a brain that functions as a whole rather than having the usual division between left and right hemispheres (of the brain).

According to the DNA India article, “Midbrain activation experts claim they can enhance imagination power, intuition and super intelligence among children in the age bracket of 5-15 years.”

And it’s not just children whose midbrains can be activated via such methods. Adults are also apparently accessing untapped reservoirs of mental capabilities.

Abilities of those who have fully activated their midbrains are said to include photographic memory, performing complex mental calculations, mastering foreign languages in rapid time, speed-reading and even converting images to words, numbers and symbols in their minds.

Studies have consistently shown that around 80% of the world’s population have a more developed left brain.

So what are most of us missing out on by having an underutilized right brain?

A lot, according to the experts!

An article by Taiwanese magazine Sinorama, titled Waking the Right Brain –A new approach to pre-school education, is enlightening on this issue. It mentions that “the right brain is believed to possess extraordinary powers which have their origins in instincts which pre-date education and civilization.”

The article continues, “As early as 1975, brain specialists had discovered that the cerebral cortex, unique to primates, was responsible for intellectual activities such as language and reasoning. The limbic system lies below the cortex and pre-dates it. Sometimes called the mammalian brain, it is involved in the expression of emotions. On the lowest level lies the brain stem, sometimes called the reptilian brain. It controls basic bodily functions such as breathing and heartbeat.”

Many intelligence researchers believe these older, more primitive parts of the brain, especially in the midbrain section, are where genius abilities come from.

As in-depth studies on stimulating this part of the brain have yet to be conducted, it remains to be seen whether geniuses can be created via midbrain activation. Meanwhile, more and more students in Asia continue to swear by the method.

“The Midbrain can put us in the creative domain in no time at all.” –Dr. Baskaran Pillai

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Studies have universally shown that what you eat can definitely influence your intelligence. This is especially true for increasing the IQ of children.

brain food

It’s official…brain food boosts IQ.

We share our knowledge on this subject in a chapter titled ‘The high IQ diet’ in our new release bestseller GENIUS INTELLIGENCE: Secret Techniques and Technologies to Increase IQ.

An excerpt from the book follows:

A 2011 article headed Food for thought – diet does boost your intelligence, by Richard Alleyne, Science Correspondent for UK newspaper The Telegraph, confirms that “Children brought up on healthy diets are more intelligent compared with their junk food eating counterparts, new research suggests.”

The article states, “Toddlers fed a diet packed high in fats, sugars, and processed foods had lower IQs than those fed pasta, salads and fruit, it was found. The effect is so great that researchers from the University of Bristol said those children with a “healthier” diet may get an IQ boost.

“Scientists stressed good diet was vital in a child’s early life as the brain grows at its fastest rate during the first three years of life.”

Children fed breast milk have also been shown to develop higher IQ’s.

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), for example, is an omega-3 fatty acid found in breast milk, and a lack of DHA hinders brain development.

Large quantities of the fatty acid Lauric Acid are also found in breast milk and this, too, has major benefits for developing brains.

Breast milk is a wonderfully complex substance and scientists are still trying to figure out how exactly it has so many benefits for children’s brains.

However, it’s not just children who can increase their IQ’s with diet. Adults can, too.

Research has shown that certain foods, herbs and natural supplements can sharpen memory, lift mental performance and generally boost brain power.

These beneficial dietary items include:

  • Leafy greens and orange-red fruits and vegetables such as apricots, mangoes, red peppers and spinach, which all boost brain function as a result of their antioxidants and beta carotene properties.
  • Certain organic breakfast cereals – especially those fortified with folic acid – have many mental benefits.
  • Fresh seafood has a beneficial impact on the brain as a result of the biochemical roles played by the omega-3 fats and zinc content.
  • Nuts and seeds have essential fatty acids and phospho-lipids that aid brain nerve cells.
  • Protein-rich foods contain large amounts of the brain chemical dopamine, which increases mental alertness.
  • Ginkgo Biloba is a herb that improves blood flow to the brain and has been proven to be a valid way to increase memory and concentration powers.
  • Phosphatidylserine (PS) is a chemical compound that has been shown to assist with learning, focus and memory.
  • Vinpocetine is a plant extract that’s a cerebral vasodilator – meaning it widens blood vessels in the brain and allows more blood to enter the head for oxygenation to occur. The result is greater mental alertness. Recent studies indicate Vinpocetine may also be one of the most powerful memory enhancers on the planet.

General rules for eating for brain optimization include:

  • Rather than eating one or two large meals, consume regular small meals throughout the day as this has positive psychological effects.
  • Eat enough carbohydrates as the brain needs glucose to function.
  • Never skip breakfast, otherwise blood sugar levels will drop by late morning and this will negatively affect memory.

There’s also some good news for alcohol lovers. Red wine, due to the grape content, has a protective agent called resveratrol, which scientific research has shown to stimulate brain cells. Beer can also be a brain-booster because of its high quantities of boron and B vitamins – both of which affect mental function.

However, the golden rule of everything in moderation definitely applies to the subject of alcohol and intelligence as overdrinking kills brain cells – never a good thing if you’re already low on brain cells or are looking to increase your intelligence!


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Developing a genius mindset essentially comes down to two things: operating at speed and using the subconscious mind more than the conscious. This intuitive or relaxed approach to study is the polar opposite of traditional and mainstream forms of education. 

As we wrote in The Orphan Factory, book two in our thriller series, “The subconscious was always favored over the everyday conscious mind, which was considered too slow to be effective.”

We explore this in depth in our new release book GENIOUS INTELLIGENCE: Secret Techniques and Technologies to Increase IQ.

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Apart from some artistic subjects like music or dance, learning institutions generally require pupils to concentrate hard at all times. In other words, students have no choice but to always use their conscious minds, thereby suppressing the great reservoir of the subconscious.

When we are forced to think s-l-o-w-l-y like this our brain functions at well below optimum levels. That’s why school students often feel exhausted as studying in this fashion is incredibly draining.

But how can we feel mentally drained when neuroscientists and brain researchers agree we each only use a tiny percentage of our brain?

In our thriller series, our orphan-operatives often go into a daydream state whenever they need answers to life-and-death situations. This is because when you defocus you allow your intuitive self, or your subconscious mind, to deliver the answers you need. It just happens, without reaching for it.

We’ve all experienced pondering a problem all day long only to find we receive the solution when forgetting about the problem and thinking of something else. When we stop concentrating so hard, we allow our subconscious to flourish, and those who do this more than others are sometimes called geniuses.

As head of Chicago’s (fictitious) Pedemont Orphanage, Tommy Kentbridge says to his students in The Orphan Factory, “The subconscious mind is where all higher intelligences exist. Every genius throughout history – Tesla, Einstein, Da Vinci – tapped into the infinite power of their subconscious minds.”

The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy Book 2)

A factory-line for geniuses.

Studies have shown the subconscious mind can process around 11 million bits of information per second. The conscious mind, however, can only process about 15 to 16 bits of information per second.

Quite a difference!

One of the best ways to bring the subconscious mind into the equation is to outrun the conscious mind by going so fast it literally can’t keep up. So, at Chicago’s Pedemont Orphanage, our orphans do everything at speed. They’re also taught how to learn things indirectly instead of directly. By skirting around the edges of complex subjects, the children never get information overload or lose their way.

As we wrote in The Ninth Orphan, “In the tradition of Leonardo da Vinci and history’s other great polymaths, the children were taught how to fully understand anything by using an advanced mental technique where they would simply life their minds into comprehension.”

To life your mind into comprehension is once again the polar opposite of modern education systems which imply there’s only one way to learn: consciously and with intense concentration.

While this indirect way of learning may sound flaky, it is actually backed up by hard science and is not remotely mystical. This approach is about brainwaves and understanding, or recognizing, the optimal state for learning.

When you hit the right groove, it’s possible to learn quickly and in a satisfying, even enjoyable, fashion.

It is that singularity of mind top sportsmen and martial arts masters achieve. Psychologists sometimes refer to this ultimate mental state as the zone, but it’s really just about having the most effective brainwaves for learning.

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A high quality brain scan.

Any time study feels laborious the student is most likely in the beta brainwave, which occurs when the conscious mind is governing. A beta-dominant mind is the perfect recipe for mediocrity and boredom.

The subconscious mind comes into play in other less common brainwaves such as alpha, gamma, theta and delta. These brainwaves have also been shown to be activated when test subjects are laughing, daydreaming, meditating, singing, dancing or spontaneously moving about.

Now how many math or English teachers would tolerate those activities in their classrooms?

What if there really is a much quicker, less methodical way of learning that allows you to learn without learning?

Sounds paradoxical, doesn’t it?


“Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.” –Arthur Schopenhauer


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In his foreword to our new release book GENIUS INTELLIGENCE: Secret Techniques and Technologies to Increase IQ, acclaimed Japanese scientist Dr. Takaaki Musha says this is “a much needed book for those who sense there are faster and easier ways to learn and study than the methods currently being taught in mainstream education systems.”

Dr. Takaaki Musha…high hopes for Genius Intelligence.

Dr. Musha, who is Director of Japan’s Advanced-Science Technology Research Organization, Yokohama, was formerly a senior research scientist developing naval underwater weapon systems at the Technical Research and Development Institute of Japan’s Ministry of Defense.

An excerpt from Dr. Musha’s foreword follows:

During this period (at the Ministry of Defense) I spent a lot of time in my private life studying Number Theory, which is a branch of pure mathematics devoted primarily to the study of the integers, or whole numbers.

From this mathematical research, I came across the enigma of Srinivasa Ramanujan, an Indian genius mathematician who, with almost no formal training, discovered many complex formulas and made extraordinary contributions to mathematical analysis and number theory. Ramanujan often said the Goddess of Namakkal inspired him with formulae at night while he was dreaming and that each morning, upon awakening, he would write down the results of these vivid dreams.

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Srinivasa Ramanujan…a born genius.

For many years, I could not understand the mental processes that lead to Ramanujan’s advanced mathematical findings. However, after studying the human brain from the standpoint of superluminal particles, I eventually came to the conclusion that everyone’s brain has the potential to connect to an outer field of consciousness, which has also been termed by more mystical thinkers as the Universal Mind.

To summarize my research on the brain, I wrote Superluminal Particles and Hypercomputation, which was published by LAMBERT Academic Publishing in early 2014. Soon after its publication, I was contacted by James Morcan, one of the authors of Genius Intelligence, who felt that my theories on superluminal particles could support his and Lance Morcan’s suppositions about the nature of genius.

This book you are now reading contains a wide range of genius methods – all of which have the potential to increase your IQ. You’ll read about everything from speed reading to brain gland activation to sleep learning to smart drugs to virtual reality training.

I believe this is a much needed book for those who sense there are faster and easier ways to learn and study than the methods currently being taught in mainstream education systems.

Lastly, I sincerely hope that the publication of Genius Intelligence contributes to a global awakening to assist us to hold enough truth in our minds to change this world for better.

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