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How to Discern a True #Free #Giveaway from a Scam on Social Media

May 30th, 2014 by Admin | No Comments | Filed in Brain & Perception, Inspirational Stuff, Social Media & Media

Call me old fashioned, but I hold that if something is promised or promoted then it should be free. When something is offered as free, then there is an implied promise that it is absolutely, free – not free if or free when or, one of my least favorites, “Buy one and get one free!”  That second item is not “free”, it may be a bonus, or the item can be honestly called, “two for the price of one”, but the second item really has a cost, as both items are half-priced.

Cost is not just about money. Your time can be more valuable than money. We live and breathe in time, not money. No one who is dying ever asks for, “Just one more dollar before I go.”

If you have to do something to get something then an exchange of goods and services has taken place. On social media,and especially now popular on Twitter, under the hashtags of #giveway or #free there are many scams. People are frequently asked to ReTweet (RT) a tweet about a “giveaway” or “free” item in order to qualify for that item. Sometimes this is just for the chance to win an item. This is a scam, not a giveaway. The item is only offered in trade for the service of a RT.  Thus the item is earned. It may seem worth a RT for the opportunity to gain the item, but even so, it is a scam. Even if you get the item, the original offer is inherently a lie and hence a scam. Do you want to participate or encourage others to participate in that?

Giving away bonuses is wonderful. I like to give and get bonuses –but a bonus is not a free gift if it is given only if one buys or does something. It is a bonus. Who does not appreciate a good bonus?! Also, who turns down a good twofer, as in two for the price of one? Yet call a twofer “Buy one get one free”, and there is a lie concealed in what could be a good offer.

Perks, rewards and bonuses can all be legitimate and very good deals. These are used with great success via crowd funding sites. I am about to launch my a crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo and have prepared what I considered to be great perks, fantastic opportunities of art, recognition and fun to reward contributors who help me change the world with a brand new vision.  On crowd funding sites it is made very clear that there is an exchange made, everything is stated and the terms as clear.

Elsewhere, on blogs, and in books and training programs that unsuspecting people buy, marketers are busily teaching otherwise honest people how to scam in ways that at first seem legitimate. One idea is to give something digital away for free in order to gain the prospect’s email. This is called “permission marketing”. A favorite thing to give away in order to get someone’s email is an e book. If the e book is offered in exchange for an email address the deal is not a scam. However if the e book of digital download is offered as free, and all one needs to do if give a email address so that it can be sent, the deal is a scam and a lie, even if the item is a good one.

It is now easy to freely giveaway a free ebook without asking the recipient for their email address. If a person wants one of my free e books, it is as easy as clicking on a link. Then another window opens and the PDF, or zipped EPub or Kindle file is there to immediately download. This may be considered awful marketing by some marketers; yet, when I say my prayers my conscience is clear in relation to my free ebook giveaway. You can see my method in action, and even download a free e book in the format of your choice at http://artofseeingthedivine.com/booklet.htm. Just click on a link for your preferred format for e books and watch how easy (and free) this instantaneous method is!

This blog was “inspired” by a tweet from an author who I had followed. He is a new author and who has self-published a kind of self-help or inspirational type of book, which I thought looked interesting. Instead of immediately following me back, he sent me a tweet that said,” Thanks, by following, my e-book “XXXXX” is yours for free. Simply RT to confirm.” Those X’s are where the title of his book was. Now he follows me back. I am glad because he did us all a favor with that tweet, because I truly do not think this person realizes he is involved in a marketing scam. His other stuff is on the up and up, and rather true blue. This is why I am not using his Twitter ID or book’s title to “out” him.

Essentially he wanted me to advertise with a RT for him, which is a form of sponsored tweet since I would be paid with his book. Even sadder is that strongly doubt this author thought up his scheme all by himself. He was taught this dishonest but clever marketing method by a “marketing authority.” He just did not think the ramifications through. There are many other really good people, often creative people who are not business types such as authors or artists who have fallen prey to bad advice from so-called marketing gurus.

Perhaps, my mailing list grows and has people opening my mail because the only place I ask for their email address in exchange for something is for my e-newsletter or the times I have given a free webinar as I need to send information such as phone numbers, links and codes to participants. There is no way to send an email or e-newsletter without an address.  Earlier on, when the Internet was younger, people needed email addresses in order to attach digital downloads.  This remains a good method for sending paid for digital woks. Yet for e books or other “free” information email addresses are no longer needed.

People are smart. If they get good value and benefit they will come back for more. If you are a member of my list, you know, I do not bombard members with email, but do send news and sometimes freebies or special discounts. Time is valuable.

Having a cleaned conscious may not seem worth making a sale to some people, but there is another compelling reason that when a potential customer or customer is offered a freebie, that it needs to be actually free: trust. Every great and successful brand is trusted. Trust is never really free but it cannot be bought –only earned over time. It goes back to the golden rule, which is the best marketing advice ever: do onto others as you would have them do onto you.

Currently, and running through an upcoming crowd funding campaign, the popular e book is available absolutely for free. If you are reading this prior to the beginning of the campaign, check the top right column on this page for a link to the e book in various formats for the Kindle, iPad and other readers, including PDF, which works universally. Get the book this inspiring book can help change the way you actually see the world, through a revolutionary, new Bible based art, and this may be a fulfillment of  prophecy for the end times. Is this for real? See for yourself. Get the book — it is really for free, no stings, or emails requested.

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In The Beginning’s Cover Story

April 18th, 2014 by Admin | No Comments | Filed in Bible, Book, Brain & Perception, Inspirational Stuff, Prophecy

In the Beginning tells the story of the experiment that became Post Conceptual Art’s New theory, including UnGraven Image art, and then the discovery of how that art can actually change how people see — and how that new way of seeing seems to fulfill Bible prophesy for the Latter Days.

The image below reveals the new cover for the book.

So that you can see about this for yourself, the ebook of In the Beginning, will be available for free, as a gift during an upcoming Crowd Funding campaign, to fund a larger book and ebook that entitled Genesis. The fastest way to get your free copy and news of the funding campaign so you can have first dibs on the Early Bird and Door Buster rewards (think: original art) is become a member of my newsletter. The ebook’s free availability will also be announced on my two blogs,ungravenimage.com/blog and, artofseeingthedivine.com/blog, and also through posts and tweets on social media.

The art image in the cover is from my Genesis Sunsets and also Duets series, and the sub-series of “Hands”. Here, I am doing a visual duet with Michelangelo’s creation of Adam from the Sistine Chapel. All of my strokes for the sunset are the original letters of Genesis 1-2:7. You will find more on both sunsets, including art and inspiration and a new SHRM Activity in the upcoming ebook.

In the Beginning by Judy Rey Wasserman

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Judy Rey Wasserman is an artist and the founder of Post Conceptual Art theory and also the branch known as UnGraven Image Art at ungravenimage.com. Download a free copy click: Manifesto of Post Conceptual Art– A Painting’s Meaning is Inherent in its Stroke.

Check out the images and availability of limited and open edition prints — Click: store.

Follow her on Twitter at @judyrey

A smaller e-book will be available soon that is also filled with art, inspiration and Awakening Vision Experiences. The smaller brand new e-book will be available for free before the launch of the Crowd Funding campaign and that will also be available to mailing list subscribers first.

If you wish to have an advantage and to know exactly when the campaign goes live so you have first choice of the rewards that are for originals or limited editions,and get a copy of the free e book, you can use this link to sign up for the revamped free newsletter:
http://artofseeingthedivine.com/phplist/?p=subscribe

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Can Vision Control Feelings?

November 18th, 2008 by Admin | 2 Comments | Filed in Uncategorized

The average person’s perception of sight can possibly be credited or blamed for many of their moods and feelings as they move through their days.

How a person actually sees can help create a happy and fulfilled life – or the opposite.

Recent scientific findings indicate that for the average person ninety(90%) percent of the perception of vision takes place in the brain. Average refers to people who have near normal vision with or without corrective lenses and normally healthy brains.

The remaining ten percent (10 %) of the process of vision occurs through the eyes. happens in the eyes, which receive perceptions of light that they send to the brain.

People have been rendered blind, or blind in specific ways by damage to their brains. For instance, one brain injured man can see, but is not able to recognize any faces.

The majority of the complex processes that we call vision happens as the brain decodes the perceptions of light received from the eyes. It does this by comparing and contrasting the perceptions to visual memories it has of prior perceptions.

The more visual memories a person has of different sights, including people, places and things, the more perceptive a person is, especially in relation to what has been seen previously. These memories are stored variously in a person’s brain and can be interconnected or cross referenced.

Some of this information was discovered when medical breakthroughs for a few conditions allowed surgeons to restore the eyesight of adults who had been blind since birth or early childhood. While the procedures were a success, the patients were completely unable to see how many fingers were held up, recognize faces or see anything more than impressions of light.

The newly “healed” patients were effectively blind as they lacked any visual memories. Newborns lack visual memories, which is why they seem to see, but do not respond to visual information at first. Over time, with increased visual experience, the patients created visual memories. Eventually, much in the way that children do, they learned to see and understand complexities of color, space, form, density, etc.

When an average adult sees something, the brain decodes the impressions of light sent by the eyes to make it usable and relevant. The similar memories that the brain uses may have additional meanings and understandings that are irrelevant decode the impressions of light, but are understood as relevant by the brain.

When the brain decodes impressions of light, it is decoding impressions of energy and pre-matter or basic particles. This is what light is. So, to the brain, data memories that are similar to the impressions received are relevant, and if those memories include more data of energy and basic particles it could be relevant, too.

Actually, the brain is bringing up many, many memories seemingly simultaneously, and even from different areas of the brain to decode a complex image that contains a lot of data that involves unfamiliar people and things. These memories can include emotion, which is energy and basic particles and like all memories is stored as such.

If I person has a history of being upbeat or happy, beginning with a comfortable, supportive and healthy childhood and continuing into adulthood, any emotional energy attached to the visual memories used for decoding are likely to be happy or at least neutral. These emotions may seem relevant to the brain as a part of the visual data since they offer additional information of energy and basic particles. Or, they can simply be brought up as part of the memory package.

However, people who have childhoods and/or adult lives filled with stress, trauma and unwanted emotion are unconsciously reminded of emotions and unresolved memories as the brain decodes current impressions of light of people places and things that should be easy to encounter and non- threatening.

The memories used as the decoding data are not usually brought to consciousness, but emotions, being emotions, can be felt.

People who have a tendency to be sad, angry, fearful, guilty, or any other unwanted emotion, may be experiencing these emotions on an ongoing and constant basis as their brains decode the impressions sent by their eyes. This is why going away, to someplace new and strange can seem so uplifting—no memories to re-stimulate.

Thoughts are things – or more precisely energy and pre-particles (matter). Memories are thoughts that are stored. Emotions, which are usually produced by thought, whether conscious or unconscious, are energy and pre-particles, too. Both can be seen and measured through brain imaging.

If the brain is taught to visually recognize emotional energy as just energy when it decodes perceptual impressions, emotional subconscious re-stimulation would abate for most people.

For example, when decoding a light impression of a cup that is similar to a cup used by an abusive older relative in one’s youth, the brain would select visual memories of the original cup to use in the visual decoding process. Like post it notes attached to a memo, negative and unwanted but experienced energies and pre-particles of the emotions of fear, anger, sadness, etc, would all fleet by unconsciously as attachments to the memory. These could be experienced, and even then misunderstood as a part of the individual’s personality.

Ironically, we refer to people’s positive or negative, glass half-full or half-empty world views as their “outlooks”. This could be literally correct.

If the brain uses the same memories, but learns to “view” the energies of the emotions as just energies and particles (without adding or attaching the significances of fear, anger, sadness, etc.), which are irrelevant to decoding visual information, the emotional information is not felt, even unconsciously.

This may seem impossible but it is already being accomplished by scientists through brain imaging. The brain’s emotional centers, and even specific thoughts are being seen as energy. However the scientists and doctors have lack knowledge of the actual specific content of the thoughts – but they can see the energy of the thoughts in brains.

It is also being accomplished through a new form of art, Post Conceptual UnGraven Image, founded by artist and author Judy Rey Wasserman. The brain can be taught to see more energy through specific visual images that purposefully use strokes to symbolize energy, which form pictures, just as traditional artists form imagery. This gives the brain a way to create and accumulate visual memories with information it previously lacked, but which human eyes are capable of perceiving.

Intense exposure and looking at these works of Post Conceptual UnGraven Image Art and through various Visual Exercises/Techniques that use the images in a new e book, The Art of Seeing The Divine , seem to be able to change the way an individual actually sees the world.

Simply, thanks to the new visual memories more energy is seen everywhere. After this is established the brain seems to understand emotions that are attached to memories it uses for visual decoding as simply energy and particles. The emotional significance of that energy is now irrelevant. Thus, fewer unwanted emotions are experienced.

Since sixty percent (60%) of the average person’s brain is allocated to the perception of sight, lowering the amount of ongoing memories of negative or unwanted emotions offers a great deal of relief!

Ironically, one of the unheralded benefits of most meditative practices happened when the practitioner closes his or her eyes. This effectively ceases any and all visual stimulation or decoding, and therefore no emotional memories are brought into the experience this way. Of course a person may remember images or envision at will, but once a person’s eyes are closed any outside visual stimulation ceases.

Visual perception is a basic and effective way to navigate the world. We rely on our sight so much that it is the only sense that must be “turned off” in order to sleep. It is also the sense we have the most control over, simply because we can and do close our eyes. We cannot as easily shut out any other sense. We are just beginning to discover the benefits of additional conscious control through purposefully adding visual memories.

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Changing Vision Through Art

October 30th, 2008 by Admin | No Comments | Filed in Uncategorized

Is it possible to actually see more by training your brain through art better decode the impressions of light received from the brain?

90% of the perception of vision actually takes pace in the brain– by adding visual memories into the brain we learn to understand more. That is how we learned to read, by first learning to decode the simple shapes, then recognizing the shapes in various configurations, and finally by giving the letters names, sounds and as they are configured together meaning: words!

The new e book of The Art of Seeing The Divine is an inspirational visual self- help book, filled with Visual Exercise/Experiences that use art to bring new visual understandings to what a person sees, everywhere.

The information is based on science, including physics as the symbols used as strokes in the art represent the strings, which are the essential strokes or pre-matter of the physical universe.

The essential energy of the universe is also believed to be the very Words of The Creator who spoke the universe into existence,. This basic theology is held by all branches and denominations of Christians and Jews, and it is mentioned in the Koran.

The Abrahamic religions all agree that the words were spoken in Hebrew as it is symbolized in what is known as Torah font. This unique font is binary, alpha-numeric and phonic. It is the only font in any language in the world that is binary, alpha-numeric and phonic for any language in the world.

That the Torah font is phonic means it also references important concepts in most of the worlds spiritual or religious paths, such has good/evil, holy/profane and yin/yang.

People find seeing the energies inspirational and uplifting. There seem to be more potential and possibilities for a life filled with abundance and meaning. The world seems less solid, and more light.

Come and see for yourself at the Art of Seeing The Divine; http://www.artofseeingthedivine.com

Come and see at www.artofseeingthedivine.com

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