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There’s little doubt renowned genius Steve Jobs influenced as many lives as any other creative thinker in the modern era. Although the Apple co-founder’s illustrious career in the tech industry has been well documented, few are aware Jobs had life-changing experiences in India in his late teens; even fewer seem aware that he credited these experiences, and the daily habits they instilled in him, as being crucial to his phenomenal success.

A young Steve Jobs…genius-in-the-making.

Last month, cameras began rolling on location in California for the new biopic on Steve Jobs. This one is being directed by Slumdog Millionaire‘s Danny Boyle and is said to take a different storytelling approach to the much criticized 2013 biopic starring Ashton Kutcher. Boyle’s film stars Michael Fassbender as the Apple co-founder, while Seth Rogan is playing fellow co-founder Steve Wozniak.

Apart from getting across all the drama, role-reversals and twists necessary for a Hollywood blockbuster, will this new movie also explore where Jobs’ rare mental abilities came from? Or will it simply be an emotional rollercoaster that fails to reveal what rare cognitive methods may have been behind the man’s great Apple inventions like the iPad and the iPhone?

If there are no lengthy sequences set in India, then the answer to these questions will surely be a no – for Jobs discovered in that country the ancient discipline that would influence him more than anything else.

The undisputed genius’s love affair with the Indian subcontinent is detailed in the new release bestselling book, GENIUS INTELLIGENCE: Secret Techniques and Technologies to Increase IQ, by New Zealand father-and-son writing team Lance and James Morcan.

Speaking from his residence in Sydney, Australia, James Morcan says, “In 1974, shortly after he had dropped out of college, Jobs traveled to India as a backpacker. He stayed on the subcontinent for seven months and during that period he first discovered and began to practice Yoga. He cited the experiences he had of meeting Yogis at ashrams all over India as being among the most important of his life.”

The Morcans mention in GENIUS INTELLIGENCE how, through advanced Yogic techniques, Jobs may have activated previously dormant glands in his brain which stimulated his creativity.

Some clinical studies have shown Yoga may hold great potential for intelligence and that it can enhance IQ levels of practitioners, accelerate learning as well as increase memory.

For example, Hatha yoga, which is comprised of asanas, pranayama, meditation and Om chanting, has been shown to increase blood flow to the brain. Yogic breathing techniques, known as Pranayama, increase the supply of oxygen to the brain, which in turn enhances memory and concentration. Other research has shown the processing of sensory information and visual perception are also honed with yogic practices.

“The 19-year-old (Jobs) returned to the US an altogether different person,” the Morcans write in GENIUS INTELLIGENCE. “Two years later, in 1976, Jobs co-founded Apple (with fellow college dropout Steve Wozniak) after having the revolutionary idea of personal computing for the masses.”

Reportedly, the only book Jobs ever downloaded to his iPad was Autobiography of a Yogi, by Paramahansa Yogananda.

And in a 2013 interview with CNET.com, his former business associate and close friend Marc Benioff said guests at the iPhone/iPad/iPod creator’s memorial service were “each given a copy of the classic book Autobiography of a Yogi as per Jobs’ wishes.”

Benioff added, “He had the incredible realization that his intuition was his greatest gift and he needed to look at the world from the inside out.”

Steve Jobs shows off a white iPhone.

The Steve Jobs we remember…

As the mastermind’s legacy lives on with his company’s continuing resurgence a resurgence that includes new and upcoming releases like the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch – perhaps it’s time to look back and seriously question how Jobs evolved into the genius he became.

 

For more about Steve Jobs and the link between Yoga, meditation and intelligence check out GENIUS INTELLIGENCE: Secret Techniques and Technologies to Increase IQ http://www.amazon.com/GENIUS-INTELLIGENCE-Techniques-Technologies-Underground-ebook/dp/B00QXQQWXO/

 

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Meditation is proven to be a very effective way to boost mind power. Brain scans on long-term meditators have consistently shown parts of their brains have been activated that haven’t been (activated) in other individuals. And they are more regularly in the relaxing alpha and theta brain waves than non-meditators.

Brain waves, alpha, thetaSome successful and famous long-time meditators who use Transcendental Meditation (TM) and other similar meditation techniques include Hugh Jackman, Ellen DeGeneres, Rupert Murdoch, Oprah Winfrey, Katy Perry, Howard Stern, Russell Brand, Jerry Seinfeld, Martin Scorsese and Sir Paul McCartney.

Another famous meditator is American film director and author David Lynch who often mentions the importance of TM in his life when speaking in public. In his 2006 book Catching the Big Fish, Lynch talks about the wells of creativity this form of meditation allowed him to access.

 

“Meditation is all about the pursuit of nothingness. It’s like the ultimate rest. It’s better than the best sleep you’ve ever had. It’s a quieting of the mind. It sharpens everything, especially your appreciation of your surroundings. It keeps life fresh.” –Hugh Jackman

 

We outline the benefits of meditation and yoga in our new release bestseller GENIUS INTELLIGENCE: Secret Techniques and Technologies to Increase IQ. An excerpt from the book follows:

Yoga may also hold great potential for intelligence, although there have been limited studies done on this complex subject to date. One body of research was covered in an article by IQ test experts headlined Yoga Enhances IQ.

“Clinical tests have shown,” the article begins, “that consistent yoga practice can raise your IQ and increase your memory. Studies have found that yoga, besides improving fitness, health, co-ordination, reaction time and memory, also positively influences IQ.

“The brain functions of attention, cognition, processing of sensory information and visual perception are honed with yogic practices. Yogic practices – like hatha yoga, which is a medley of asanas, pranayama, meditation and Om chanting – increase blood feed to the brain. This helps in soothing the mind and enhances concentration. Memory power is given a boost, while also improving the ability to maintain focus and concentration.”

A renowned genius who has perhaps influenced as many lives as any other creative thinker in the modern era was Apple co-founder Steve Jobs (1955-2011). Although the history of his illustrious career in the tech industry has been well documented in books, movies and untold news articles, few are aware that Jobs was intensely interested in Yoga. (See recent post about Jobs and his love affair with Yoga and with India).

Yogic techniques for accelerated learning are probably related to other topics on the brain covered elsewhere in this book, including superluminal particles, brainwaves and the activation of dormant brain glands.

Besides meditation, breathing and posture are of course major components of most Yogic systems.

Posture being related to intelligence makes sense. After all, it seems difficult if not impossible to perform complex mental tasks while slouching, and most people automatically and unconsciously sit or stand upright and erect when faced with intellectual challenges. Good posture alone can mean scoring 5-10 points higher on an IQ test. Therefore it makes sense to maintain an erect spine at all times.

Deep breathing techniques to increase brain activity may also have some scientific validation. After all, the more oxygen you inhale, the more will enter your bloodstream and the more will be delivered to the brain, which requires rich supplies of oxygen to work efficiently.

Yogic breathing techniques, known as Pranayama, increase the supply of oxygen to the brain, which in turn enhances memory and concentration.

 

“One becomes firmly established in practice only after attending to it for a long time, without interruption and with an attitude of devotion.” –Yoga Sutra I.14

 

To read more about meditation and yoga for boosting mind power check out GENIUS INTELLIGENCE: Secret Techniques and Technologies to Increase IQ http://www.amazon.com/GENIUS-INTELLIGENCE-Techniques-Technologies-Underground-ebook/dp/B00QXQQWXO/

 

GENIUS INTELLIGENCE: Secret Techniques and Technologies to Increase IQ (The Underground Knowledge Series Book 1)

 

To view the discussion thread on genius intelligence (the phenomenon) in our ‘Underground Knowledge’ group on Goodreads check out: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/142309-29-conspiracy-theories—a-discussion-group >>> Everyone’s welcome!

 

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A renowned genius who has perhaps influenced as many lives as any other creative thinker in the modern era was Apple co-founder Steve Jobs (1955-2011). Although the history of his illustrious career in the tech industry has been well documented in books, movies and untold news articles, few are aware that Jobs was intensely interested in India – and in Yoga.

Steve Jobs and his beloved iPhone invention.

We detail this undisputed genius’s love affair with the Indian subcontinent, its people and its customs in our new release bestseller GENIUS INTELLIGENCE: Secret Techniques and Technologies to Increase IQ. An excerpt from the book follows:

Yoga Journal published an article on September 11, 2013 about the master inventor’s lifelong relationship with the Eastern discipline.

“Steve Jobs will long be remembered as an innovator whose vision changed the way we interact with the world through technology. But what many people don’t know is that Jobs was guided by an intense interest in spirituality and yoga.”

In 1974, shortly after he had dropped out of college, Jobs traveled to India as a backpacker. He stayed on the the subcontinent for seven months and during this period he first discovered and began to practice Yoga. He cited the experiences he had of meeting Yogis at ashrams all over India as being among the most influential of his life.

The 19 year-old returned to the US an altogether different person. Two years later, in 1976, Jobs co-founded Apple (with fellow college dropout Steve Wozniak) after having the revolutionary idea of personal computing for the masses.

Some say that Jobs’ statement “I was worth over $1,000,000 when I was 23, and over $10,000,000 when I was 24, and over $100,000,000 when I was 25, and it wasn’t that important because I never did it for the money,” was directly inspired by this passage from the holy Indian scripture Bhagavad Gita:“Relinquishing attachment to the fruits of work, always contented, independent (of material rewards), the wise do not perform any (binding) action even in the midst of activities”.

Whether that’s true or not is open to conjecture, but reportedly, the only book Jobs ever downloaded to his iPad was Autobiography of a Yogi, by Paramahansa Yogananda.

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A favorite of Jobs.

And in a 2013 interview with CNET.com, Marc Benioff, former business associate and close friend of Jobs, said guests at the iPhone/iPad/iPod creator’s memorial service were “each given a copy of the classic book Autobiography of a Yogi as per Jobs’ wishes.”

Benioff added, “He had the incredible realization that his intuition was his greatest gift and he needed to look at the world from the inside out.”

 

To read more about Steve Jobs and his love affair with India check out GENIUS INTELLIGENCE: Secret Techniques and Technologies to Increase IQ: http://www.amazon.com/GENIUS-INTELLIGENCE-Techniques-Technologies-Underground-ebook/dp/B00QXQQWXO/

 

 

To view the discussion thread on genius intelligence (the phenomenon) in our ‘Underground Knowledge’ group on Goodreads check out: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/142309-29-conspiracy-theories—a-discussion-group >>> Everyone’s welcome!

 

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What if there are faster and easier ways to learn and study than the modi operandi currently being taught in mainstream education systems?

GENIUS INTELLIGENCE: Secret Techniques and Technologies to Increase IQ is the ultimate treatise on accelerated learning methods. Written by novelists, filmmakers and independent researchers James Morcan & Lance Morcan with a foreword by leading scientist Dr. Takaaki Musha, this book shatters the myth that geniuses are born not developed. It reveals how most instances of above-the-ordinary intelligences are acquired thru superior cognitive techniques or brain enhancing technologies.

Renowned geniuses examined include Apple founder Steve Jobs who as a 19-year-old began practising an ancient discipline that activated previously dormant parts of his brain; Albert Einstein who came up with his great theory of relativity while using a rare mental practice; Kim Peek (the real ‘Rain Man’) who could speed read any book in five minutes flat with total comprehension; Indian mathematical mastermind Srinivasa Ramanujan who, although untrained, created extraordinary formulas that left academics gobsmacked; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart who composed entire pieces while in a specific altered state of mind.

Among the discoveries shared with readers are brain waves common to geniuses and the various ways to induce those brain waves; mental techniques the world’s elite and A-List celebrities are quietly using to help them process information while they’re asleep or in virtual worlds; chemical substances students and academics the world over employ to kick-start the brain into overdrive; and cutting-edge technologies business tycoons and professional athletes employ to gain a cerebral edge over their competitors.

Drawing on the latest findings in neuroscience, GENIUS INTELLIGENCE lists dozens of practical methods to increase IQ and speed-learn any subject.

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

“The knowledge of all things is possible” –Leonardo da Vinci

 

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GENIUS INTELLIGENCE: Secret Techniques and Technologies to Increase IQ is available via Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/GENIUS-INTELLIGENCE-Techniques-Technologies-Underground-ebook/dp/B00QXQQWXO/

 

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