--- Where did the idea of the Genius Symbols come from?

It actually started a couple of years ago, when I decided to "manifest" a silver Mercedes car for practice purposes, and it came to my attention that my energy mind didn't have a clue what a silver Mercedes is. It didn't understand my request. Like, I input a silver Mercedes, and it would come back from the energy mind as an undefined sort of whitish blob with a feeling of a question mark attached to it.

So I undertook to teach my energy mind first of all, what a Mercedes is. I went to a showroom, put my hands on the bonnet and said out aloud, "That's it, that's what I want." I also when driving along the road would comment on passing cars to make a distinction between different types and models.

When I input the silver Mercedes Elegance again, the blob had become much more refined; now it was a silver teardrop shaped thing that actually travelled, like a comet. When I saw that vision from my energy mind I could FEEL the excitement because all that I wanted out of my new Mercedes was now understood and encapsulated in this vision - both I and my energy mind were in agreement.

I got the car within a week of this, it was just amazing how that happened.

That's the first time I think I've consciously been involved in a direct communication where a symbol was sent back and forth between the conscious mind and the energy mind until a "click" occurred, a rush of energy, and BOTH had understood what this was all about. In fact, the sheer FEELING of that click when it happened was so extraordinary and such a good feeling, a real "Eureka!" moment, that the smooth manifestation of the silver Mercedes became little more than the icing on the cake after the fact!

The next time I used this method of starting with something, putting it to the energy mind, getting something in return, refining it some more from my end, and doing this "back and forth" motion between the two minds until it clicked was a deliberate test on my part to understand the symbology of the Tarot better, particularly the 4 suits.

I had THE most fantastic "Aha!!!!" experience with the material universe and not long after that, I started thinking of the symbols, a Rosetta stone for the conscious and the energy mind, so they could communicate more easily.

So that's what I did, and where the symbols came from.

--- Did you use the "back and forth" method for each symbol?

Yes, that was the most important part of it. There had to be that "click", that "Aha!" that you can feel shooting through your body like electricity for each one, so they had the stamp of approval from both minds.

But it got a whole lot quicker after the first few, and the last five were so fast, I couldn't even track the back-and-forth movement, it was nearly instantaneous. A brilliant experience!

--- How did you decide on the patterns to use the symbols in?

Well, I thought it best to stick with what we know really works.

And what we do now know really, REALLY works is Project Sanctuary and the way that's set up - you start with time, then weather, then the land and that gives you a firm habitat, a space where events and visions take place and where you can interact directly with the data stream in real time.

So as a starting point to what is in essence a truly vast and undiscovered country at this time, I thought it would be best and safest, and easiest as well all around, if we stick with the Classic Game to begin with, and see where it leads us from there.

--- And where did it lead you?

[Laughs] Oh my! Everywhere! First of all, the Classic Game is in and of itself totally inexhaustible. It became clear pretty much right away that through using the symbols, it was much easier to take charge of the direction and content of the visions by using a statement of intent up front - a contract, a purpose if you will that was pre-set and so both minds can go to work on that single outcome.

It's like having two people sitting opposite a table from each other, and they are aliens from these different worlds, and they really don't speak each other's language yet but they've heard a lot of weird stuff about each other!

Instead of them staring at each other and getting worried, what we do is to place something on the table between them - let's say an orange. Now they both look at it, they've got something to focus on, and at the very least they're both soon going to learn each other's name for that round thing there. That's progress.

So the original intent for the communication, you can call it a set up if you will, focuses them both and brings about an instant alignment.

That's what we do first.

It was wonderful to think about what you would like to "bring to the table" to discuss with your energy mind on this occasion. Worries, concerns, problems, memories, events, ideas, conflicts, dreams, hopes, goals, questions - that alone with the Classic Game could keep you amused for all eternity, I have no doubt!

--- That sounds - remarkable. But the way you're saying it, there is even more?

Yes. Lots more. One of the first wonderful surprises was that you could tell your energy mind something, using the symbols, instead of it always being the other way around. That's a very remarkable thing to be doing, and you have to experience this for yourself how that works, and how that makes you feel.

For example, you can tell the energy mind about an event in your life that troubles you still, using the symbols as portals. Like, there was a house, and in the house, there were people, and this what they did ...

The response of the energy mind to that, and the way it opens that story, event or memory up to doing something with it, something new, something that was never possible before, that's really remarkable.

A fabulous experience.

--- What else can you do with the symbols?

There are many things. Now I don't like the word meditating much because to me, that's sitting in front of a blank wall until your legs drop off in search for enlightenment which will never come! But you certainly can think about things using the symbols.

See the conscious mind, that what we're thinking with, it is very active, like a young child, it needs to be involved, you just can't tell it to sit still all the time, shut up, be quiet, just listen - that's not what it was designed to do! It's designed to run around and ask lots of questions, and to be very present and active when it's awake. So give it something to think about!

We can take a single symbol, let's say time, and just look at it and think about it. What you will notice after a while that this back and forth movement between the conscious mind and the energy mind begins to take place, and when that comes into harmony, then you'll have a literal enlightenment experience, a true "AH!" or "Eureka!!!" moment concerning your total understanding of time. That is THE coolest thing, and what you learn from that, you really can go out and start making money from it in every way you might want to!

--- So in that way, the symbols are not just esoteric, but also very practical?

Oh God yes! Whether it is practical in terms of making you feel better, or solving conflicts, or really enjoying the visions and how your mind is working so much better, the good feelings from the threshold shifts, those Eureka moments, but then on top of that, you get reality feedback in all shapes and sizes.

What you have achieved in that back-and-forth communication where both minds agree that this is right now, is something REAL.

REAL knowledge, real wisdom, real ideas that work in the real world.

That's the true magic and the true genius of how these symbols work, and the whole process.

--- That brings me to my last question. Why did you call these The Genius Symbols?

It is a good question. Originally, the idea had the working title of "The Project Sanctuary Playbook", believe it or not. Simple games to play for fun and profit.

But in the research phase and the first testing phase, I had a vision.

In this vision I was literally told that I should not hide these symbols under any bushel for once, and to tell it as it is.

Genius comes ONLY from working with visions. Without visions, no genius. Simple as that, really. And just let's remember a vision doesn't have to be visual, it has nothing whatever to do with seeing, it's an all over experience where you learn just as well as if you were walking down a street and taking in what is around you.

These symbols open the door and create visions from the first time you start to use them. But more, the processes around them allow you to get into this back and forth communication process that leads to a threshold shift - a neurological re-organisation at a new level, both physically as well as energetically AND mentally.

Using the symbols will give you genius solutions, and that makes YOU a genius in every sense of the word.

That's why they're called that.

--- Is there anything else you'd like to say before we go?

Yes. I would like to say that there was a time when people thought you could only learn to read and write if your blood was blue or else your head would explode.

Nowadays, every healthy human being can learn to read and write at least their own names and we expect more from most.

The abilities and the genetics to work with visions and to co-operate with the energy mind to create these extraordinarily beautiful solutions that are so RIGHT and work so PERFECTLY when you bring them down into techniques, or objects, or inventions, or theories, or practical actions, that is the BIRTHRIGHT of EVERY HUMAN BEING.

It isn't something special for the chosen few.

Everyone can do this.

The Creative Order DESIGNED US TO DO THIS.

You know what happened to the world when more people started to write down about their experiences, and more people got to read what these other people had written.

It totally changed history, changed the world in every way imaginable.

Now imagine the changes we can expect if human beings across their imaginary divides of country, clan, race, gender, age, politics and religion begin to USE THEIR BRAINS CORRECTLY.

That's so awesome, that makes me smile.

With so many billions of us, there isn't a problem too grand, there is nothing that cannot be corrected, put on the right track, made to work for us IN CONTEXT WITH THE REST OF THE CREATIVE ORDER.

It's like humanity coming out of the valley of the shadows, coming home to the beautiful Universe at last.

It may be a long road, but the Genius Symbols are my offering to that end, something to really get us started in the right direction.

And that's exciting, and quite wonderful.

Silvia Hartmann
Creator, The Genius Symbols
August 1st, 2008