(Uretopia Ranch, Texas) – Here’s another great idea from the “Family that Brought You Frankenstein…

The back-story first: After visiting my “personal power place “ – as discussed with Peoplenomics subscribers this weekend – we had a wonderful time Friday night at the Isleta Casino in Albuquerque. Any time you have one of the better steaks you can remember (Embers) and you walk out with $400 in winnings, it qualifies at a ‘wonderful’ time.

As Elaine was getting ready Saturday morning, I chanced to turn on the computer and lo and behold, Olympic madness.

No, I could not think of one useful thing to be said for establishing the best and fastest 100-meter runner in the world. Oh, sure, there was a time when people “ran down” game – did it myself a few times when younger and considerably faster. But in today’s world of Amazon Fresh? I mean, like what’s the point?

Then a reader sent in a comment about something woo-woo’ish and that led me to pondering the matter of past life regression – and whether Elaine and I want to invest energy in that…and suddenly the inventor appeared…

What is different between the 100-meter runner and people’s fanciful “recall” of previous lifetimes?”

By now, as the “engineering problem” framed itself, the bags were loaded in the car and we were on the freeway headed for Amarillo.

The idea formed this way:

I talked with Elaine for a while about past life regressions. There are several good practitioners in the Dallas area…so finding an expert should not be a problem.

But it really came down to what I wanted from a regression – or series of regressions – that made the topic interesting.

So what if, and it’s a big IF, you could bring specific skills from a past life – forward into this one? Perhaps I was an ingenious farmer in a previous lifetime – or maybe I had learned to play piano or harpsichord very well…a foreign language?”

The idea came down to asking this: What is the obstable in regression work that seems to prevent people from brining specific skills from one of their previous lifetimes (*forward) into this one?

Surely this wouldn’t be cheating “karma” – after all, the lessons of that Lifetime has been paid in full – and it is a terrible waste of time and resources to have to learn old skills over again.

By the time we were up the hill from Albuquerque and passing through Moriarity, New Mexico (with Elaine politely nodding to my “Is there a 221-B Baker Street here?” joke) the concept had been distilled down to this simple point.

We are interested in doing past life regressions, but we have zero interest in going back to learn that I was a foot soldier in the Battle of Waterloo, or that E might have been the sister-in-law of Cleopatra, or any of that egoically-driven stuff. Unless I missed something, bayonet skills for now are not going to make us rich.

No, we want the bricks and mortar stuff: A new language, solid musical abilities, or any other new form of skill that we haven’t picked up in this lifetime.

I have high hopes on the music front: After three years of lessons from Mrs. Shinamura when I was young, my right-hand could do almost anything, but the left-hand would not communicate with the right in any meaningful way.

If I focused on the left too much, then the right hand went on break…

The way I figured it, there are only so many ways to learn a new skill: rote memorization – and increasing speed of recall. Or learning by doing and repetition after repetition – but this is mostly the same thing.

There is the possibility that drugs or alcohol might “help” the situation, but that’s less than certain: More than anything, those seem to be keys to dropping the inhibitions – and that might be done through just getting one’s head straight.

There is also a school of thought that says the hardest part of learning is simply giving yourself permission to learn. It’s closely related to the memory enhancement programs that work by teaching you to give yourself permission to have perfect recall…” And those do work, depending on person.

So that’s the point of this morning’s note: If you know of any first-rate regression experts who have had any degree of success bringing back an actual skill from a previous lifetime, send me their name and phone number.

We are willing to pay, by the way. But on a shared-risk basis. We would pay the base rate for a regression, of course. But then if a new skill was actually recovered from a past life, then it would be bonus time.

The cash bonus (I’m thinking $500 if I get piano play skills) isn’t the big “hook” in the compensation plan: The fact that Elaine and I would be willing to have our Past Life Recovered Skill documented – well THAT would make for the most famous past life regressionist in the world.

It would not only turn the world of “education” on its head, but it would increase the potential of humans by a factor of 20- or more.

While we were coming up on Tucumcari driving East, the vision of a whole new kind of educational system dawned before us – much as a curtain would go up.

What IF past life regressions don’t just work on aspects of personality, but could bring us skills from past lifes – already bought and paid for with life and death – and could then plug in just like a “font module” on a 1980’s printer?

OMG think of the increase in human potential! Our grand daughter in Tacoma might already know perfect English – she might be fluent in Swedish – and she may have already mastered Calculus!

The problem and challenge for the regressionist is quite simple: Just as knowing who the fastest 100-meter sprinter is in the world is fairly useless, so is learning that a person was a bastard son of a minor church figure in France, for example.

On this other tack, however, the point of living may be to collect as many skills – thing of them as surviving font modules passed either spiritually or decrypted from onboard DNA…

If that’s the case, maybe this is the Big Corner that humanity needs to turn in order to get past our rather base fascinations with things like power and money.

It would put a keener edge on living, too. Much more useful than an extra $10 in the collection plate on Sunday, this would be a reason for people to learn new “font modules” and undertake to pass-forward the idea that our heirs may have some of the skills that we had at the time of their conception…

Given this, what are the skills that could be loaded and used both for the greater enjoyment of everyday life and humankind in general?

I would like some music skills…Elaine has a list…and who wouldn’t?

Even more strange: If the font modules survive into the future should be be learning skills in this lifetime for what kind of world to come in some future?

The mind boggles.

Is what matters the skills of parents at conception?  Or, is the skills learned all the way to Death?  Important questions.  I have a whole decision-tree – but where is the therapist who would follow it – and become the most respected synthesizer in education and psychology?

Either because it is a marvelous idea…or because it’s Monday and life marches on…mostly over us….the idea seemed worth sharing and putting out into the public domain so that no one can ever get greedy.  No, this discussion does constitute prior art.

Since I have now described it, all I seek are the font modules for Elaine and me – and perhaps A name mention here and there…and co-authorship of the book.  A tiny piece of the movie rights and….say:  Was I ever a sleazy lawyer in a past life?

Write when you get rich,