As frequent visitors to this site will know, we have been recommending products from Jim McElwee’s Unexplainable Store for some time. While we still do so, we’re beginning to wonder if the Unexplainable Store has lost the plot.
Jim has added a lot of new products lately. First there was a near-doubling of the brainwave-entrainment recordings, with the new additions aimed at some highly unconventional objectives. It’s not too difficult to understand how, for example, isochronic tones in the Theta range could help boost memory and creativity. But when you start selling recordings that promise to enhance sexual pleasure, boost fertility, or reverse baldness, then you’re really starting to push the credibility envelope.
The use of crystals as meditation aids is an ancient practice, but the idea that they can be isochronically charged to enhance their effectiveness is boldly innovative and provocative. We will address these issues elsewhere on the site.
Our main concern here, however, is the latest product release: the manifestation visualization video. (Watch a short sample here.) Unlike audio recordings, this product combines an isochronic entrainment soundtrack with video graphics that are alleged to deepen the entrainment effects. That is nothing terribly radical; indeed, some of the first work ever done on entrainment involved variable light stimuli. The problem we have with this product concerns the textual affirmations and pictures that are flashed on the screen.
The idea here is to implant positive affirmations of financial success in the subconscious mind of the listener/viewer. Our objection to this boils down to two basic points:
- One Size Doesn’t Fit All! It is preposterous to assume that one set of affirmations and images will work for everybody. If our own experience teaches us anything, it is that even the slightest difference in an affirmation or visualization can make a huge difference to its effectiveness. This is a subtle art that requires detailed experimentation over time to find a “combination” that unlocks the door to the outcomes we are trying to manifest. And, more basically, do you want the same thing as everybody else? Of course not! If you’re going to look at pictures or recite affirmations, they need to be precisely targeted at what you want. The generic “symbols” of wealth in this video are almost insulting in their gaudiness and simplicity.
- Lazy Shortcuts Don’t Work. You can hardly call this a visualization session when all the visualization is done for you. While looking at images does work to some extent, the process of creative visualization is vastly more effective when your mind’s eye generates the images internally. That process of forming pictures and emotions within yourself is the essence of creating your own reality, the fountainhead of human creativity. That does require a certain amount of effort, but everybody seems to be looking for a quick fix these days – an “easy button.”
Unfortunately, it seems to us that Jim is starting to go down the same commercial trail blazed by Rhonda Byrne’s The Secret, which almost overnight transformed a hitherto fringe activity into a multi-million dollar enterprise. Just as The Secret horribly over-simplified the process of manifestation, Jim’s manifestation visualization video completely misses the wondrous subtlety of individualized creativity. It’s ghastly, and severely damages Jim’s credibility in our eyes.
We believe you would be much better off using one of the Unexplainable Store’s existing brainwave entrainment MP3s or CDs. While we do not approve of all of them (read our updated, complete Unexplainable Store review here), there are still some diamonds to be found in the increasingly thick rough. Using brainwave audio alone, you must still chart your own course in life, but these recordings will fill your sails with a helping breeze in the right direction. Click the banner below for more: