Chapter 7

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Print: Read Better than Anyone with PhotoReading and SpeedReading

I have often reflected upon the new vistas that reading opened to me. I knew right there in prison that reading had changed forever the course of my life. As I see it today, the ability to read awoke inside me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive.

- Malcolm X, Autobiography

“Information is the commodity of kings.”

– Anthony Robbins

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”

– Ray Bradbury

Reading: Loved, Ruined, Recaptured, Upgraded

Moby Dick by Herman Melville marked for me a significant four-year departure from reading in a life that has otherwise been filled with the joy of discovery through reading.

It was sophomore year in high school, and my English teacher decided we would read Melville’s classic – and would be held to account for our reading by being subjected to daily quizzes and weekly tests. The academic pressure-cooker she created with testing so thoroughly pissed me off and ruined the pleasure of reading Moby Dick that I vowed to never read any more books for the rest of high school.

Late in high school I was fortunate to date a young woman whose mother raised four children with a healthy amount of books in the house. I had books around me at home, and my parents were great in this regard, but it would take another adult outside my house to switch back on my interest in reading and learning for reasons other than earning grades. Jane B. had a big library, and was often pulling books off the shelf to illustrate points, or to encourage me to read the titles at home for myself.

I went to college, my mind still not truly on fire… but the seeds of reading and lifelong learning had been re-watered.

In a course called, “Race and Class in American Culture,” we were invited to read The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley by civil rights leader Malcolm X. It was this passage from the book that was the spark, the catalyst that lit my head on fire, and I have been reading voraciously ever since:

I suppose it was inevitable that as my word-base broadened, I could for the first time pick up a book and read and now begin to understand what the book was saying. Anyone who has read a great deal can imagine the new world that opened. Let me tell you something: from then until I left that prison, in every free moment I had, if I was not reading in the library, I was reading on my bunk. You couldn’t have gotten me out of books with a wedge… In fact, up to then, I never had been so truly free in my life.

The Norfolk Prison Colony’s library was in the school building. A variety of classes was taught there by instructors who came from such places as Harvard and Boston universities. The weekly debates between inmate teams were also held in the school building. You would be astonished to know how worked up convict debaters and audiences would get over subjects like “Should Babies Be Fed Milk?”

Available on the prison library’s shelves were books on just about every general subject. Much of the big private collection that Parkhurst had willed to the prison was still in crates and boxes in the back of the library-thousands of old books. Some of them looked ancient: covers faded, old-time parchment-looking binding. Parkhurst, I’ve mentioned, seemed to have been principally interested in history and religion. He had the money and the special interest to have a lot of books that you wouldn’t have in general circulation. Any college library would have been lucky to get that collection.

As you can imagine, especially in a prison where there was heavy emphasis on rehabilitation an inmate was smiled upon if he demonstrated an unusually intense interest in books. There was a sizable number of well-read inmates, especially the popular debaters. Some were said by many to be practically walking encyclopedias. They were almost celebrities. No university would ask any student to devour literature as I did when this new world opened to me, of being able to read and understand.

I read more in my room than in the library itself. An inmate who was known to read a lot could check out more than the permitted maximum number of books. I preferred reading in the total isolation of my own room.

When I had progressed to really serious reading, every night at about ten P.M. I would be outraged with the “lights out.” It always seemed to catch me right in the middle of something engrossing.

Fortunately, right outside my door was a corridor light that cast a glow into my room. The glow was enough to read by, once my eyes adjusted to it. So when “lights out” came, I would sit on the floor where I could continue reading in that glow.

At one-hour intervals the night guards paced past every room. Each time I heard the approaching footsteps, I jumped into bed and feigned sleep. And as soon as the guard passed, I got back out of bed onto the floor area of that light-glow, where I would read for another fifty-eight minutes-until the guard approached again. That went on until three or four every morning. Three or four hours of sleep a night was enough for me. Often in the years in the streets I had slept less than that.

I have often reflected upon the new vistas that reading opened to me. I knew right there in prison that reading had changed forever the course of my life. As I see it today, the ability to read awoke inside me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive. I certainly wasn’t seeking any degree, the way a college confers a status symbol upon its students. My homemade education gave me, with every additional book that I read, a little bit more sensitivity to the deafness, dumbness, and blindness that was afflicting the black race in America. Not long ago, an English writer telephoned me from London,’ asking questions. One was, “What’s your alma mater?” I told him, “Books.”

Shorltly after reading this passage and finishing The Autobiography, I began interviewing students and professors over lunch, in offices, walking across campus, on what the very best books were that they had ever read. I developed an inspiring list, cultivated many meaningful relationships, and set off the momentum of a lifetime of reading that is going stronger than ever, and benefits more people than I will ever know. From my conversations with other passionate and purposeful readers, this is not an uncommon experience.

HyperReading: Using Your Whole Brilliant Mind

Success philosopher Brian Tracy describes that one hour of reading in your chosen field each day will make you an authority in that field in 3 years, a national authority in that field in 5 years, and an international authority in that field in 7 years.

– David Wolfe, Sunfood Diet Success System


Most people read at 100 – 250 words a minute. How would you like to accelerate your reading abilities to 500 – 2,000 words a minute, with better grasp, comprehension, and skillful use of the material? With the emergence of HyperReading, this is now possible and accessible for anyone.

We are going to be doing is engaging two parts of the mind to HyperRead: the Conscious Mind, and the Subconscious Mind.

What’s the difference?

Your Conscious Mind is what is reading this right now. It is the information and experiences you are aware of at this very moment. It is also known as your rational mind, present in your waking state.

Your Subconscious Mind is a storehouse of everything you have ever seen, felt, heard, or otherwise experienced. It is your creative mind that is fully activated during deep REM sleep. The subconscious is a databank of information to be held, and served up at the right time, both factually and creatively. But that storehouse is not always as accessible as we would like. It can act like an internet connection accessing websites: sometimes the speed and access blazes with speed and accuracy, at other times, the connection is slow or the information/websites you want to access are not available.

The question is, how to speed the connection and improve the access? This is the beauty of integrating PhotoReading and SpeedReading for a practice I call HyperReading.

How does this play out as an accelerated reading practice?

You first allow your inner mind – your subconscious mind – your creative mind – to access and process the information with PhotoReading. Then you return with your waking mind – your conscious mind – highly developed through practicing Speed Reading to read the information at speeds of 500 – 2,000 words a minute.

Let’s now take a look at these aspects of HyperReading in greater detail.



PhotoReading was developed by a genius: Paul Scheele of Learning Strategies in Minnesota. PhotoReading adepts read a page a second, at speeds up to tens of thousands of words a minute. Sounds unbelieveable… but this is a type of reading your conventional education – even undergraduate or post-graduate – did not teach you. And anyone who can read – conventionally speaking – can PhotoRead. The PhotoReading courses have a 96% success rate, because almost everyone, ages 13 and above, can use PhotoReading.

People get excited when they see a demonstration of PhotoReading at 25,000 words a minute and then answer questions immediately. Most people do not attain that level of competence right away. But, you absolutely can get through your reading in one third the time it takes you now. With use, you can develop your competence to where you are performing as well as the PhotoReading masters.

The practice is founded on the bedrock of modern brain/mind research: your subconscious mind absorbs and remembers everything – and there are ways of priming the subconscious to seek out types of information, and later serve it up when necessary. We can also make the “boundary” between the subconscious and the conscious mind more permeable, so that we can better consciously access the amazing storehouse of information and creativity contained in the subconscious mind.

PhotoReading is a simple but profound series of practices you can develop to read at lightspeed. I know you are either excited, curious, or highly doubtful (or all three), so instead of taking my word for it, these two video introductions from the creator of PhotoReading are very instructional:

1. A News Report on PhotoReading, and

2. A PhotoReading Introduction with its creator, Paul Scheele

I highly encourage you to click through and watch these videos first, and then read the defining points about PhotoReading that follow.


News Report on PhotoReading


Paul Scheele PhotoReading Introduction


PhotoReading: The Five Main Elements

Let’s look at the five steps of the complete PhotoReading Whole Mind System.

Step 1: Prepare

The first step of the PhotoReading system is to prepare by stating a clear purpose and getting into an ideal state of mind for reading.

Too many of us read as if our minds only had one gear. Before we start to read, we should be aware of what we want to find out. It also helps if you have entered a state of mind that switches on the whole mind—you will be able to do that with the amazing tangerine technique!

At first it may take you a few minutes to do this step, but within a very short time you’ll be able to prepare in just a few moments.

Step 2: Preview

In this step you preview the materials so that your brain learns how to sort the information that will soon be absorbed by PhotoReading.

The military teaches that “Time spent in reconnaissance is seldom wasted.” It holds true in reading. Using our special preview techniques, your mind lays down a mental grid onto which the data you PhotoRead flows.

This will take from just thirty seconds to two minutes depending on the materials. You can spend more time, but resist. We’ll tell you the amazing reasons why when you learn PhotoReading (it has to do with short cuts based on How the Mind Works).

Step 3: PhotoRead

This is the biggest step, the actual PhotoReading step, where your brain absorbs information right off the page.

PhotoReading literally teaches you to look at a book differently, because we teach you a unique way to diverge your eyes. This is one of the secrets to enable your whole mind to absorb information as you flip through your reading material. You’ll go at one page per second, which is about 25,000 words a minute.

You will need only a minute for most magazine articles and reports and three to eight minutes for most books.

Step 4: Postview

In this step you playfully explore the text to locate areas where you want more detail. You will take two to five minutes for long articles and reports; 6 to 15 minutes for books. No postview is needed for short articles.

In postview, you will survey the materials, discover and write down key words or terms that seem important to you, and create questions from those key terms that you would like to have answered by the author.

Your goal is to learn enough about the materials to plan your activation, the next step of the PhotoReading whole mind system.

Step 5: Activate

This step moves you through stages of comprehension, from awareness and familiarity up to knowledge. Various activation techniques help you process and understand information so that you know it consciously and can use it on a day-to-day basis.

One of these techniques is called super reading. It is similar to speed reading, but the results are far superior.

Another technique, rapid reading, comes close to regular reading; however, the level of comprehension it facilitates surpasses what you could ever get from regular reading. You will typically use rapid reading with more difficult subjects or with pleasure reading where you want more time to savor and play.

As a beginner you will be able to activate a book in one third the time it would have taken you to read it regularly.

You’re not reading three times faster, because you will actually go through the material multiple times using different techniques. Learning comes best in layers, so you learn to activate material one piece at a time.

Is it tough? Not at all – after a few rounds, PhotoReading will come naturally to you.

Step into success

When you do the self-study course, you will reap immediate benefits. PhotoReading is based in science and explores the tremendous capabilities of the human mind. It helps you maximize your potential in practical and useful ways with no major time commitment to learn the system. Hundreds of thousands have gone before you in the years since we introduced the system, and it is time for you to take the step.

It is time to step out of the reading dark ages and absorb information virtually at the speed of light. This super fast learning technology activates your natural ability to quickly and easily absorb information, whether it’s from books and magazines, business and technical reading, or even electronic files and emails. When you use it, you will understand why PhotoReading is the best-selling reading course in the U.S. today.

Find out how here how you can use PhotoReading to get ahead at school, gain a competitive advantage in your career, and improve yourself and your life.


This is the part of HyperReading using your conscious, waking mind to develop the ability to see words – and groups of words – just like pictures so that you can consciously view more material, more efficiently – at speeds of 500 to 2,000 words a minute.

I have read and practiced with over half a dozen books on Speed Reading, and the best I have found has been in print for over 30 years: Triple Your Reading Speed: Enhance Your Reading Skills with the Acceleread Method by Wade Cutler.

Recently, there has been a very exciting practice update to the book that I have found a few steps beyond the book itself.

It is an interactive and new technology you can access to do Wade Cutler’s approach: The Acceleread App for the iPhone and iPad:


In the past I have recommended the printed book Triple Your Reading Speed only – but if you can choose between the book, and the Acceleread App, go with the same training developed by Wade Cutler, but personalized and interactive through the technology in the App.

In the past month of using it alone, I have increased my reading speed from 800 to over 1,200 words a minute. That is a 50% increase in my Speed Reading rate after years of practice with the book and “in the field” with my thousands of books… I am very pleased with this app, to say the least.

Why is this app so powerful? First, it is interactive, friendly, and responsive to where you currently are in your reading speed and comprehension. The app adjusts its incredible guided speed reading course to where you are and where you are headed. In addition to the cutting-edge course, Acceleread offers a robust training center where users can train at their own speed and keep their new skills sharp.

Acceleread specializes in Speed Reading cross-training. If you have ever done physical cross-training, you know that the exercises you do increase speed, endurance, flexibility, and strength. This app does the same for your eyes and mind in an active, adjustable, and reasonable pace (that takes into account your unique needs).

Each training in the guided course takes 7-10 minutes a day – and since it is on your mobile device – it is always accessible for a quick training. If you have more time, you can use their “Training Center” built into the app for more free-form exercise. I do it every day for consistency, because I find it fun to do, and to see how my reading skills are coming along in real time. I would like to be able to Speed Read comfortably at 2,000 words a minute. With this app, I am certain this will be possible while having a really good time doing it.

Oh, and the whole thing is just $8.00 bucks.

If you do not have a mobile device at this time, get Triple Your Reading Speed, use, enjoy, and profit from it. I have been doing so and recommending it for years; the book will give you well-researched and time-tested understandings and practices to increase your Speed Reading. But whatever you do, get going with this… it is time extraordinarily well invested.

The Marriage of PhotoReading and Speed Reading:
Using Modern Technology

Reading on Your Computer

If you are reading this, you have a computer and are using Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you click the “View” tab in the menu bar, and then “Full Screen Mode” in the drop-down menu, you can read this book one page at a time, flipping through by hitting the forward arrow button on your keyboard. This enables you to easily flip through page-by-page for an upgrade on PhotoReading and Speed Reading from a physical book, in my opinion.

You can also download the free Kindle Reader app for your PC or Mac and read Kindle books right off your PC or Mac, with full highlighting and search capabilities.

The best feature for me on having a Kindle Reader on my Mac is the copy/paste capability. Often the books I have on my Kindle are for informational or research purposes. Kindle allows you to copy/paste – which I use to insert excerpts from books into my own writing, be it email, Facebook or Twitter postings, blogging, or book writing. This, along with the ability to easily search for keywords or phrases makes Kindle Reader on my Mac an indispensible research/writing tool.

On that note – you can use the search feature on to keyword search books for what you are looking for, as well… even if you have not purchased the book. It looks like this:

Reading on e-Readers (e-Ink and iPad)

E-Ink Readers such as the Kindle (Amazon) and Nook (Barnes and Noble) look kind of like an Etch-a-Sketch, if you remember those from the 1950s – onward. The screen is not back-lit, but displays black or off-white only. This is MUCH EASIER ON YOUR EYES than looking at a computer screen, and has the added benefit of using very little battery power. A Kindle will run for weeks or months without a recharge, depending on how much you read on it.

If you get a kindle, I recommend a Kindle Touch with wi-fi and satellite-wireless hookup so that you can purchase, access, and read new books – or review new books – over easily from anywhere with a wireless internet or cell phone connection.

The Kindle I currently have holds over 3,000 books. I have over 700 ebooks on my Kindle, some of which I have purchased, and some of which I have downloaded for free off or other (legal) online sites that provide copyright-free public-domain books (such as classics) in e-reader formats for your Kindle, Nook, or other e-reader. Highlighting and making notes is easy, and all highlights update back to’s cloud and your account (and future devices), provided it is a book you acquired from Amazon.

If I have my choice, I still prefer to sit and read a physical book, underlining, highlighting, making notes, etc. But given that I travel and live internationally for part of each year, and I also travel for work and to visit families in two different countries, an eReader gives me another way to travel with a large number of print resources without having to lug the weight around. Our physical library currently fits in over 50 very large boxes and Rubbermaid totes when packed up… Digitally, it all fits easily on my iPad, which our three-year-old can lift.

Welcome to the cutting edge of reading.

Coming up next time: Chapter 8: Accelerate your Media Speed Like Neo in The Matrix!


Stay Sharp,

David Rainoshek, M.A.

Read Better Than Anyone – PhotoReading & Speed Reading

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