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Creating inventions borrowed from the future
by Win Wenger, Ph.D.
Our purpose with the Beachhead method is to create an economy-stimulating flood of new inventions and scientific discoveries. This method also enables one to find and innovate new procedures and even new art forms. Beachhead is a specialized application of Project Renaissance's fundamental Image-Streaming technique.
Beachhead itself has generated additional variations with special applications. It is also known as Basecamp.
We've learned that the most effectively detailed version of these procedures, which we especially want to provide for a procedure this important, is a word-for-word script designed for one person to read, step by step, to a partner or to a group to perform. This way lets us address the procedure in its fullest detail, for you to read before you take yourself through the simplified version.
This procedure is just one of many ways to get at the innate understandings which your more sensitive faculties have built up, of how our universe works, regardless of your scientific and technical background or lack thereof. Allow yourself to be surprised, even startled, by what you will see in these undirected, receptive visualizations. Describe your perceptions, what's actually there in your mind's eye, not your expectations.
Here is the group script of instructions for that
most invention-productive of all post-Einsteinian discovery
procedures, Beachhead. The idea behind the name is to establish
a beachhead in a highly advanced civilization, use that beachhead
as a familiarized, convenient site to return to, again and again, to
discover many things there and copy them off as inventions back on
Earth. A highly advanced civilization will feature not just one item but
many, a whole world's worth, which we back here haven't yet gotten
around to creating and developing. A crucial key to success is the
patience to go after all the detail needed to comprehend the chosen device in order to re-create it back here on Earth as an invention.
Only the instructions in quotation marks are read aloud to the group, or to a tape, for the hearer(s) to be cued step by step. The other comments are guidelines for the person who is reading those instructions.
Please arrange a space which won't be interrupted for 40-60 minutes. Bury the telephone or take it off the hook!
Have your participants work together in pairs. Three working together is okay but that cuts into the time each participant has for describing, so pairs are better. Have the members of the pair sit closely together so they can hear and be heard without effort when everyone is describing experiences. This prevents oppressive din and makes the room experience an agreeable buzz-murmur and a "psychic resonance field."
Have at hand a water glass or chime, with spoon or other metal striker, whose sound will be agreeable and easily heard above many voices without having to be loud. Establish with your participants these agreements:
That one bing on the chime or water glass is a half-minute's notice; for participants to keep on going on the one bing but be ready a half minute later to hear the next instruction.Establish also with your participants that they should close their eyes and keep them closed during the experience in order "to see more freely." Also that they should notice when actual visual images happen in their experience, and switch to describing these, even if they lead in some direction other than that which is being cued by the instructions. These images might represent a more direct route to the desired goal, presented by one's own subtler faculties.
Allow enough time in the intervals between steps for your participants to build rich and intense experience, but not so much time that some get restless and wander out of your process wondering what to do next. If the group gets going well and there is plenty of time available to work in, Steps 18, 19 and, to some extent, 21, are the ones it is most useful to allow to expand to 8 or 10 minutes or even longer.
Usually, after the first several minutes of describe-aloud interval, momentary let-ups in the ongoing buzz-murmur are the best time to start the process of moving on to the next step. Be more sensitive to where your participants are than to the formal intervals of time suggested here.
Here, now, are the specific steps of the Beachhead procedure, to be read aloud to your group as indicated:
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