In exploring personal and global transformation, it is important to talk about the concept of fluid intelligence in relation to the ability to grow
and expand our awareness. Fluid intelligence has little to do with IQ or "book" intelligence. It is rather the ability to step outside of our
beliefs and consider information which does not fit into our previously accepted view of reality.
Our deepest beliefs and conceptions about life and the world are to some degree conditioned by our childhood experiences, our education, the mass
media, and various other external influences. An individual's level of fluid intelligence can be determined based on the degree to which he or she is
able to let go of previously held conceptions on encountering reliable information or experiences which show these conceptions to be mistaken or
At the other end of the spectrum from fluid intelligence is static intelligence. If an individual is rarely willing to reconsider or challenge their
established beliefs, they are said to have static intelligence. They are rarely willing to think outside of the box.
When scientists with a high degree of static intelligence encounter information which seriously questions the established paradigm, they attempt to
discredit the new information using laws and principles previously agreed upon under the old paradigm. If they fail at this, the new information is
then deemed not worthy of study and discarded. At worst, the new evidence is actively attacked as being irrational or unscientific, even though it may
be easily tested and verified.
Scientists with a high degree of fluid intelligence who are attracted to study matters outside the current paradigm are often labeled kooks or wacky
by those operating with static intelligence.
Yet history shows us that it is often these "kooky" scientists who go on to make the most astonishing discoveries which pave the way for entire new
areas of study which were once considered nonsense. Einstein, Galileo, and Pasteur were all ridiculed by adherents to the old paradigm of their day
for their amazing discoveries which ushered in entire new branches of knowledge.
All of us are sometimes resistant to letting go of old beliefs, while at other times we are excited to explore new ways of thinking and being. Static
intelligence and fluid intelligence are but two ends of a continuum, and each of us shifts to varying points on that continuum over time. To
demonstrate this, visit the link below to take a short test on the sharpness of your perceptual abilities:
Things are not always as they appear. Now watch this impressive eight-minute clip which may expand your beliefs about animal intelligence:
We encourage you as much as possible while reading through the materials on our website to prepare yourself for the unexpected and to choose the more
fluid end of this spectrum. Consider opening to guidance and support in exploring areas where you might feel stuck in old belief patterns.
In recent years, many key pioneers have been successful in operating within the modern scientific paradigm with a very high degree of fluid
intelligence. These courageous individuals have used accepted scientific principles and careful research to challenge old paradigm beliefs. Below are
a few shining examples of this pioneering group:
Stanford University's neuropsychologist Karl Pribram and his in-depth studies of the holographic qualities of consciousness.
University of Connecticut Psychologist Kenneth Ring who completed breakthrough studies of near-death experiences.
Dr. Hal Puthoff and Russell Targ (see his excellent paper) of Stanford Research Institute in their copious studies of remote viewing and nonlocality.
UCLA's Valerie Hunt in her systematic studies of human energy fields and measurable psychic phenomena.
Dr. Bruce Lipton's pioneering cell biology research suggesting that contrary to popular belief, genes are not the primary regulators of life. Rather
the way we perceive our life and world may be a key factor in determining gene activity.
Princeton University's PEAR Laboratory (now closed) which established the ability of consciousness to interact with physical matter.
Robert Monroe, founder of the Monroe Institute which teaches methods to achieve out of body experiences and remote viewing (see his landmark book Far
The many pioneers of quantum physics who are finding that for deeper understanding of our world, it may be impossible to separate the physical world
Two classics which challenge static scientific paradigms using reliable, verifiable research from hundreds of scientific studies are the books The
Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot and The Field by Lynne McTaggart. The paradigm-busting film What the Bleep!? covers similar territory in a less
scientific, yet very fun way.
We highly recommend these engaging books and film for those who are interested in exploring the work of scientists who are promoting greater awareness
of ourselves and our universe, and helping people to develop more fluidity in consciousness.
In the old paradigm, static intelligence generally does not acknowledge the existence of consciousness apart from a brain. In the new paradigm,
quantum physics is increasingly recognizing that consciousness may be a critical factor in what determines reality. Static intelligence places high
priority on stability and security. Fluid intelligence welcomes change and even chaos as potential vehicles for personal and global spiritual
The materials presented on this website are designed both to inspire fluidity and to challenge rigid beliefs of the old paradigm. In moving through
the site, you may find some of your beliefs about the world challenged. Please understand that we have no desire in this material to make you believe
anything. Yet we are interested in challenging all of us to open to more expanded levels of belief and experience in all aspects of our lives.
The entire WantToKnow.info website provides an abundance of rich material which challenges us to explore more expansive and integrated ways of living
together through stretching beyond our old beliefs and conceptions. It invites us to explore reliable, verifiable information which suggests that the
commonly held view of the way things work in the world may be very simplistic and distorted. The website also encourages us all to move toward less
secrecy and greater transparency as we work together to support what's best for all who share our world.
Transparency and Dynamic Fields of Energy and Consciousness
There are many levels of consciousness within each one of us. It is not uncommon for us to have beliefs or knowledge at one level of consciousness
which are in direct opposition to that of another level.
On one level we may know, as Galileo once contended, that the Earth is the third planet from the sun. We also know that our solar system is located in
one arm of a spiral galaxy far from its center, which is far from the location of the Big Bang which allegedly formed the universe. Yet on another
level, the Earth is for us in our daily lives the very center of our universe, as the church once argued against Galileo.
On an expanded level of consciousness, we may believe that humanity is meant to find ways to let go of anger and to live in peace and harmony with
each other. Yet on a more contracted level, we may individually feel fully justified in being quite angry and upset at someone in our family or at
some politician or powerful group.
Something that very much makes sense on one level may appear quite "illogical" on another. Though our minds might like to convince us otherwise,
most of us walk through life with many contradictions within our consciousness.
By choosing to be transparent, the inconsistencies within us and in the world become increasingly apparent, thus allowing us greater choice in how we
deal with them. We naturally become more open and better able to understand and integrate conflicting beliefs on various levels. Through choosing to
identify, understand, and transform the inconsistencies within ourselves, they can actually become potent teachers inviting us to expand our
awareness, if we allow them to.
The more coherently we believe something on all levels of consciousness, the more the universe tends to shape itself around those beliefs. The more
deeply we know something to be true, the more likely it is to manifest in our lives.
This however, does not necessarily mean that it will be true for others. Each person—through their interpretation of what happens to them throughout
life—develops their own version of reality, which has varying amounts of overlap with those who share this physical world with them.
Yet some have a greater ability to influence the beliefs of those around them than others. Those who have a very strong, coherent energy field that is
directed outwards generally appear dynamic and charismatic to others. They are thus more easily able to convince those around them of what they
believe or know to be true. They are often considered to be great communicators and influential people. This does not necessarily mean, however, that
they know "The Truth."
On the other hand, a more "shy" person or one who keeps their energy more contained or directed inward may have a level of knowingness just as
strong as an outgoing charismatic person, but because of their shyness or inwardness, they are much less likely (or may not even want) to persuade
others to believe as they do.
There is no ultimate right or wrong here. Whether we choose to direct our energy more outward or inward, each of us is doing what we believe to be
right in each moment.
Yet the more transparent we are to ourselves and to the world around us, the more consciously we can make choices. And the more fluid we are in
expanding our intelligence and beliefs, the more powerfully we can adapt to and make good use of the changes that occur in our lives and world.
As we choose both fluidity of intelligence and transparency, we increasingly invite learning, growth, and expansion on many levels in our lives. This
further enables us to better make choices which serve the highest good of all of us.
Let us then choose to be open, transparent, and fluid both with ourselves and with each other, and to offer support for the limitless possibilities of
growth and expansion which lie within each one of us. The materials on this website are designed to assist us in this worthy purpose.
It is our emotional attachment to certain beliefs
that limits us and keeps us from seeing greater realities.