A little bit of history of the method.
Like many other researchers I have always been fascinated with words. Since the first moment when I read the Bible text “In the beginning was the Word. And Word was with God. And THE WORD WAS GOD.” I had a strong impression of the inner and invisible power of words. Later on my impression became stronger and stronger.
The Bible account of man’s trial is brief and simple. We are told that “the tree of the knowledge of good and evil” had been placed “in the midst of the garden,” and of the fruit of this tree God forbade Adam to eat. God said, “You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.”
The tempter, under the form of a serpent, approached Eve. The serpent denied the threatenings of God, and deceived her as to the real consequences of eating the forbidden fruit. The serpent said to the woman, “You will not die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” And now their eyes were indeed opened, as the tempter had promised, “to know good and evil.”
Then the LORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil.”
There is a lot of deep wisdom in these words from the Bible. They served as the starting idea of the first of my methods – Ivana End of Words. Using it we are able to discharge any unwanted state of mind (problem) and essentially make it vanish.
Pointing out to words as divine attributes in the Bible served as fundament for the creation of other of my word methods – Verbal Reduction and Expansion.
Words have power, hidden in their inner core. They are not just sounds, they are creative elements of our subjective universe. What is most important, we not only create our subjective universe with words, we also discreate it!
During my experiments a memory from anthropology came up: Primitive people usually have two names. One is their everyday one they use in communication with others. Another is their “True Name” which they keep secret and don’t want to tell to others. If someone else discovers their True Name, they will be able to dominate the Name’s owner.
There were many ideas and data I started from. I discarded many, but many new and valuable appeared seemingly by themselves.
This is now a proven fact, which is the basis for the Verbally-Cognitive Reduction method:
When we put our thoughts, emotions and other elements into words, symbols, sounds, we create our reality.
When we change words in a special way, we change that reality.
It’s as simple as that. A problem (emotional, psychological, spiritual) usually vanishes simply and rapidly in a couple of minutes. Not only do problems vanish, but at the same time in their place in the mind of a man there is a new opposite and valuable creation: a positive state of mind, new optimistic energy radiating through the human being, which is really a higher level of Being: emotional, intellectual and spiritual.
Recently I taught this methods and trained people in their application on my workshops in Ashville, NC, Louisville (Kentucky), Houston (Texas), Padova and Livorno (Italy) and Zagreb (Croatia). All workshop participants were fascinated by their simplicity, elegance and efficiency.
Evidently, now we are standing at the verge of new discoveries of the amazing hidden universe of the inner core of words.