Image-Streaming in brief
A concise summary for quick reference
by Win Wenger, Ph.D.
Image-Streaming is the most fundamental version of the
modernized Einsteinian Discovery Method, as developed by Project Renaissance.
The process of Image-Streaming draws on the
deeper, subconscious powers of the mind to
solve problems, increase creativity, and
The greater part of our information and
experiences is stored in our brain, not in
words but as sensory images. In fact, 80% of
the brain is involved with handling these
richer, more immediate visual responses.
It is your ability to receive and interpret
these visual insights that provides your best
available, ingenious, most creative answers.
Those flashes of insight and inspiration,
those sudden intuitive hunches have
earmarked most of the greatest discoveries
throughout history.The method is so simple, you'll most likely be able to start
using it as soon as you finish reading this
description. Here's why it works:
Image-Streaming relies on an inner reflex that
sorts through all the visual, sensory data in
our unconscious and relates it, seemingly
instantly, to whatever is going on with us at
any given moment (our "context").
Using Image-Streaming techniques we
capture and focus these data. Then, by
interpreting and integrating such image-
response data with our conscious thoughts, we
build balance, improve our intellectual and
observational strengths, and tap into creative
problem-solving. These images are always
there, every time. And Image-Streaming
provides immediate, reliable inspiration.
Here are the step-by-step instructions.
- Ask yourself a question.
- Start the Image Stream. Have a live
listener or tape recorder with you. Sit back,
relax, close your eyes, and describe aloud
whatever images suggest themselves. Go with
your first, immediate impressions and describe
them aloud, rapid-flow, in sensory detail.
More free images will then emerge. Notice
when the scene changes or other imagesemerge, and describe these, as well.
It's important to describe aloud, to bring
the mind's images into conscious awareness,
no matter how unrelated the images may at
first appear. This process helps bridge the
separate regions of the brain.
Let yourself be surprised by what your
images reveal to you. The more surprising, the
more likely that you're getting fresh input
from your subtler, more comprehensive and
more accurate faculties.
- Feature-Questioning. Pick out some one
featurea wall, a tree or bush, whatever's
there. Imagine laying a hand on that feature
and studying its feel (and describe that feel),
to strengthen your contact with the experience.
Ask that rock or bush or wall, "Why are you
here as part of my answer?" See if the
imagery changes when you ask that question.
Describe the changes.
- Inductive Inference. Once you've run a set of images, thank your Image-Streaming faculties for showing you this
answer. Ask their help in understanding the
messages in your images. They are often
Repeat the process by starting a new Image-Stream, with
entirely different images which nonetheless
somehow are still giving you the same answer
to the same question. After 2 to 3 minutes of
this new imagery, repeat this step to get a
third set of images, each different, yet each
showing you the same answer a different way.
- What's the Same? Examine whatever's
the same among the several sets of images
when all else is different. These themes or
elements-in-common are your core answer or
- Relate. Go back to your original question
and determine in what way or ways these core
elements are the answer to your question.
- Debrief. Summarize this whole
experience either to another person (directly or
by telephone) or to notebook or computer.
This change of medium, and change of
feedbacks, should add further to your
You might want to verify your responses with
questions such as these:
- "How can I make sure that I'm on the
right track with this understanding of the
question?" (You should get back either a way
to test and verify, or a reminder of real-time
data or experiences which demonstrate that
this is the right answer to be working with.)
- "What more do I need to know in this
- "What's a good, practical, concrete first
step to acting upon this understanding?"
You say you don't get visual images? Many of
us, told by parents or teachers to "stop
daydreaming," pushed our visualization
abilities out of sight but they're there and
can be called up by easy and fun techniques.
We provide 24 such back-up procedures here.
These techniques have been proven to
work for virtually everyone who gave them an
honest effort. They work best if you have a
helper, or listener, who can watch your
"attention cues" (e.g., changes in your
breathing patterns or eye movement beneath
closed lids) and prompt you to describe what
you see. Some of these techniques include:
There are dozens of other wonderful
procedures for those who wish to advance
their abilities and those who are just starting.
Whatever the specifics of techniques: key
to everything is to observe closely your
subtlest, most sensitive perceptions and, while
examining them, to develop those perceptions
fully into focus by describing them aloud to
- After-Imaging: Stare at a bright (but
not blinding) light for half a minute, then
close your eyes. Describe that after-image.
Continue describing it as it begins to change.
- Worth Describing: Even if you don't
get clear images, you may get blobs of color,
lines or patterns. Describe those, rapidly and
in detail. If this does not lead to images, look
beyond the colors, patterns, etc., as if they
were a screen, and describe whatever
impressions you receive.
- Phosphenes: Gently rub your closed
eyes like a sleepy child. Leave them closed,
and describe the light-and-color blips which
result. Keep on describing as they change.
- Door: Imagine you are before a
closed door. Tell how this door looks, then
how it feels to your hand when you touch it.
Then suddenly fling open the door to catch by
surprise whatever is behind it. Describe
immediately your first impression of what is
or might have been behind the door. (This
technique is excellent for finding the answer
to a question. While standing before the
closed door, pose your question. The more
unexpected the content of the imagery, the
better your chances of getting sensitive, fresh
new perspectives and insights.)
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