The Silva Mind Control Method Paperback – May 1982
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Jose Silva Jr. is one of the last links to his father's pioneering research that led to the development of a system to help everyone develop their natural God-given ESP. Jose was one of the three incorporators of Silva International, the corporation that still manages the original course. In 1995 Mr. Silva nominated Jose Jr. to take over the presidency of Silva International, a position he has held ever since. Jose lives in Laredo, Texas, with his wife, Ruth. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
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The first part is a quick biography explaining how Jose Silva came to his discovery and development of the Silva Method. The rest of it is a how-to manual. It lays the groundwork for his later books which concentrate on applying these principles to your life.
The Silva Method is based on a simple philosophy that you become what you think you are. If you have a negative self-image, then you become that person in the real world. If you want to change who you are in the real world, you need to change who you are in your mind. And he tells you how to do it.
On one level, it's a beginner's course in positive thinking, giving you step-by-step instructions on active meditation and creative visualization. Silva tells you how to go to your "alpha level" (a semi-conscious dream state), create a positive self-image, and turn it into reality. Even if you never get past this beginning stage, if all you can do is repeat Emile Coue's daily affirmations, "Every day in every way, I'm getting better and better" and "Negative thoughts have no influence over me", you'll still be so much better for it. It's really like positive self-programming.
But, on another level, it's also an advanced course teaching you how to expand your mind to increase your intelligence, improve your memory, develop ESP, heal your injuries and disease, and even heal others. Getting there is a little more difficult for most of us because it involves a leap of logic and faith. We have to overcome our belief systems.Read more ›
This book describes José Silva's method of mental development and stress control. Silva, a TV repairman started studying the electrical activity of the human body under certain conditions (meditation, hypnosis). Over several years, Silva noticed how the stages of lower electrical activity would mean a higher capacity for storage and attention and figured out that if he managed to control his awareness and remain conscious, but free of such electrical noise, following few steps would allow the development of certain 'extraordinary' skills. These, he claims, can change your reality, depending on how you use your mind; including improving your health, reducing stress, improving your memory, and allowing you some abilities like perception and a distance and perception through time.
Silva's teachings are based on one single aspect: The way you think about your reality, the way your mind is lead eventually influences your material world, especially your own body. As Emile Coué said many years ago, "Every day, in every way, I'm getting better and better", and Silva's followers agree. If you keep that spirit and follow Silva's procedures, you will notice improvements in about everything in your life.
To keep it short, that is what the book claims, or at least, that's what I got out of it. I was pleased with it in several ways, but a few problems are present... 1) Silva's book is very poorly written, I found the book to be miserably organized, from the first page to the non-existing glossary, giving it a very amateurish look, far from the scientific flavour that Silva would probably sometimes want us to notice.Read more ›
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Since I just received the book a little over two weeks ago, it's a little hard to review at this point. Read morePublished 9 months ago by cat
Great book. Love the intuitive deep mental change that comes with the training of the methodsPublished 22 months ago by Doreen Hildebrand
Great book! Should you want to change your life, you should read this book!Published 22 months ago by Copper Top
Love this book,the meditation is beyond any I have ever experiencedPublished on July 26 2014 by daisy
I will not read this book. My younger sister, Marsha Hiltibrand committed suicide after becoming involved in Silva Mind Control. Read morePublished on May 31 2014 by Marikay