Mark, Although the first testemonial seemed to address a target and was an attempt at a marketing strategy, I don’t know that it really fit the bill.
Here is what I feel deeply about Neothink and being chosen for this adventure/challenge.
I am still behind in my meetings. I spend much of my summer away from the computer and I only hook up on dial-up at 19.2Kbps (4 hours to download one 20 min.section and sometimes it doesn’t play properly). I will be sequencing through the Level Six Meeting, hopefully before it is time for level 7 but I still can’t interact live during any of the meetings. Thanks for your patience while I swiftly catch up.
I have been exploring a bit and have set up an A-Team for the 4-Corners area. I am not sure exactly what I am doing with it yet because of my being a bit behind the ball but I WILL take a leadership position to help with the “Good Fight” that we have chosen.
U Da Who?
U Da Man Mark!
Here is my heartfelt testemonial:
To Mark Hamilton and Neothink,
Words hardly express the way that I feel about the publications that I bought from Neothink but I will do my best. I need to start out with a little background on who I am and what I think.
My name is Wes, I am American, 44 years old, married and a home and business owner. I have traveled many paths in my life searching for God and Self. When I was eight years old, I remember camping under the stars with a friend and contemplating the results if people used all of their brain instead of the 10% of our brains that we use in the present human life-span. I said that we would be able to THINK like JESUS. I still believe that. I am still working on it.
I have been in the USMC, I have two college degrees In Education and Science, have taught in public schools and trained teachers in public schools all over the Colorado Plateau. I have instructed and course directed for one of the first and foremost Adventure Education schools in the country for 18 years. I have also managed restaurants, operated ski lifts, wrangled horses, formed concrete, instructed mountaineering/skiing, guided on rivers, logged, played guitar, mandolin and my vocal chords on many of the local stages, and climbed mountains in the Himalaya, Alaska and all over North America. That’s the short list of my accomplishments.
All my life I have been asking the questions: Who am I and what am I doing here? Why does the world we live in seem so confused? Why don’t I fit in? Why does it seem that everyone is OK with the way things are? Let me tell you why.
As I was growing up I realized that there was a certain part of me that was being attacked by the systems and structures of dogma that kept coming into my life when I was young. Mostly religion and education in my earlier years; Later, it was law and politics. I refused to give in. I refused to let go of my “Child from the Past”.
When I studied to be a confirmed Christian, I read the bible and took to heart the teachings of Jesus but I didn’t see this type of behavior in the real world. People “talked the talk” but there were very few who “walked the walk”. Even Church on Sunday seemed more like a fashion show and a place for gossip than a sanctuary for the sacred. People seem to reserve all of their spirituality for Sunday, but the rest of the week it was OK to behave like animals in traffic, at work, at home. I didn’t and don’t think this is what Jesus had in mind. Just look at the way that different denominations of Christianity fight amongst one another. I gave up on organized religion, but not the teachings of Jesus. Jesus was brilliant!
In school it was OK to learn but not OK to explore. The curriculum was set. I was a very physically active boy. I wasn’t allowed to learn in this manner though and recess wasn’t enough. I was told to sit down and be quiet, a lot . . . at about the same time I was being taught that I live in a free country!!?? Why did I feel like I was going against the grain? After a while I was labeled as a bad kid, after a while I began believing that I WAS a bad kid. I knew better though. I gave up on school, school gave up on me but I graduated. At that point I swore to myself that I would never set foot in another school. I did later; as student, teacher and teacher trainer.
So many things didn’t seem to make sense, how could some of the most significant institutions like church and school, let me down so? How is it that I just couldn’t accept their authority? It was because these systems said one thing and did another. People didn’t take church and the teachings of the bible seriously. Church was just a social club with people striving for status, power and recognition. School was just a means to control and train the masses for a life in a world full of contrived consequences and to increase production in an industrialized culture. I just couldn’t find any respect for that!
It wasn’t until I realized that humans are human and that no human should have authority or privilege over another without basic mutual respect at the human level (Neothink takes a deep look at this). This was when the dichotomy (dual nature/forked-tongue) of our world became most apparent to me. There was natural law. . . That which dictated human behavior and activities and issued natural consequences at the most basic level and there was the contrived law. . . The world that man had built around himself and, many times, issued consequences on me and my fellow human beings that didn’t seem to make sense or seemed unreasonably harsh.
I simply continued to move forward and accomplish my goals, knowing deep inside that I was right about the world, I understood its essence, but I was feeling quite alone.
When Neothink contacted me I was a bit skeptical. I had seen some pretty clever sales pitches. I was thinking that it sounded too good too be true. Something deep inside said that I better take the risk. I had to. I did not act on impulse. I considered the option of ordering Neothink over several days and then decided to buy the book. At the time, I had been making a career transition into my own business and figured that this could be a good resource and learning tool to accelerate my transition(s).
WOW! I began reading the volume. Sure, the binding wasn’t very expensive; the paper it was printed on seemed like cheap, recycled newsprint, however, the words . . . THE WORDS! Here was THE truth in life; here was all of the information needed to live a long, productive life creating values for others! Here were the answers to the questions that I had been asking. Many of the answers I had found before through my experiences in life but HERE was an entire group of people that felt the same way I did and furthermore, had developed the entire picture. . .one that I originally only had pieces to. And, if I can top that last part . . . they had it all in print and were attempting to educate others with the goal to effect world-wide change in a positive direction!
In Adventure Education, I have helped people of all ages find a piece of themselves that they had lost in the past. I help people to take control of and responsibility for their lives and empower them to make positive changes (like Neothink). I know a good thing when I see it! These books can be a launching point for you, a reminder for some and a resource for all!
These books are practical! If you follow the guidelines on organizing, scheduling and brainstorming you will be able to accomplish more and thus, will be able to focus your goals and take charge of your life. I am still working on applying the techniques but I have seen growth in several areas:
I have sung and played guitar for 30 years and mandolin for 20. I have always wanted to bring my music to the people. I have done so, off and on, but I have always wanted to take it to the semi-professional level in performance (local) and perhaps professional level in song writing. Well, I have begun to do so and have been meeting more musicians, playing in public and being asked to do local gigs. I have been applying the techniques for organizing my time to get practice time and performance time in. Eventually, I will work in more time for recording and song writing. Thanks Neothink!
I have always wanted to make a “real difference” in the world. This was one of the reasons that I became an educator. Not only has Neothink shown me how to organize my time so that I can maintain three part-time, seasonal jobs in Adventure Education (Instruct skiing, rock climbing and mountaineering) while running a growing environmental science construction company. But even more so . . . because of the close bond I feel with the great thinkers in this Neothink Society, I still make time to spend with my fellow society members working on positive change in our lives and in our world. Before I felt alone in my thinking, now I feel a common bond and a growing energy for working towards our goals together.
I also have time to explore new potential enterprises, interests and have plenty of time in my family relationships to have fun and grow together!
Alright, I was already a fairly accomplished person before coming into Neothink. I am a bit driven. Maybe that’s why they asked me to join. I am honored! I am overjoyed! I have been recognized for my uniqueness! I have been rewarded for my hard work! I have found ways, through Neothink, to make life even more fulfilling! I have found what my ultimate goal in life is! Thanks Again Neothink!
I have no doubt that this money was well spent.
You might not agree with everything you read in the Neothink Literature. I would ask you to open your mind for a little while, give it some time to digest, think about stem-cell research, genetics, theoretical physics, quantum mechanics and where these things could take us in the future. Look at the way that technology has evolved only in my lifetime (1962-2007 so far). Look at some of the nonsensical things that are going on with politics, government law and religion these days. Read Neothink, roll up your sleeves and let’s go to work side-by-side. You are needed!
How do you think God or Jesus or Buddha would feel about the way we have been conducting ourselves. Even the Christians lashing out against Neothink is against most Christian Doctrine, not to mention all of the various religious in and out fighting there is about whose religion is better and what God to believe in.
We are allowing political and religious battles to continue to tear us apart as people at all levels world-wide. We are allowing pride and ego to take over where humility and empathy should be used; tradition and dogma, where creativity and change should be applied; even to the levels where lives are lost. Is this what we want to continue to work towards?
CHANGE YOUR MIND, CHANGE THE WORLD!
Thanks again Mark Hamilton and Neothink for choosing me to help in this time of need and for giving me the opportunity to express how valuable the Neothink Literature is to me as an individual and how I feel it could be beneficial to others.
My Warmest Regards,