A word that appears almost daily in the search terms report is “pRoshi”. A most mysterious, fabulous device, devised by an illusive but clearly highly creative individual. Using the definition of “effective” as that which delivers what the user desires”, many pRoshi users testify to its effectiveness.
What is generally known is that the pRoshi is a lights-only system using noise-like signals looking confusing similar to subdural EEG recordings of better defined regions of cortical activity. I have not seen these signals myself. I believe this to be correct. It fits easily into my mind/brain model.
I have not had the opportunity to experience a pRoshi session, so I can only accept the accounts of others to be true, including the inventor’s. While I cannot confirm that pRoshi functions in this way, I can confirm that there are AVS sessions that both fit the fragments of description of the pRoshi system and induce the effects describes by pRoshi users.
It’s a strange position to be in, but I realise that it is morally and ethically correct to support Chuck Davis’ protection of intellectual property. I have only just realised how terribly important it is to give creative individuals a great deal of freedom to fund their innovations and day-to-day existence by their mind’s output. A pRoshi isn’t even remotely worth US$1800.00 or whatever it is. The innovative twist that makes it the only commercial device currently available that does what it does – the unique experience – is worth US$1800.00.
Remember, I’ve never met a pRoshi in person. I have exchanged a few emails with people who have used it, and with its father, Chuck Davis. The users are unanimous in its praise and confirm that it induces one or more of the promised effects a good proportion of the time. Chuck is on the one hand completely forthright, and on the other, enigmatic. I have been left in no doubt whatsoever how he feels about individuals, who I can confirm know far less than they think they do, attempt to do the mythbuster, debunking or hacking of the pRoshi thing. As neither of us will tell the other exactly how we do what we do, neither knows if we’re onto the same thing. I know I’m onto what I’m onto, I’m pretty sure Chuck is too and that what we’re onto is similar.
An email from Chuck describes the “aha!” moment as the elements of the pRoshi protocol fell into place. I know that moment – the moment when a design goes from “looking promising” to “that’s it – that’s what I was after!” (or, to put more succinctly, “Eureka!”).
Anyway, while I might slip a bit of my version into a session here and there, it will be without fanfare. I’ve got plenty of my own moves without muscling in on another creator’s livelihood. I’m thankful to live in a country that, like the USA, still permits a person to live by their own ingenium with minimal restriction, and few obligations other than paying tax to finance interest payments on loans raised by the government to provide the safety, welfare, infrastructure and consultative democracy in which we live. I’m also glad to live in a country that respects intellectual property rights and legislates intellectual property protection. Keep in mind that there are some very significant participants in the global economy who do not provide anything like the homogenous infrastructure most of us are accustomed to, do not offer comparable individual liberty and opportunity, and have little of no respect for international trade and economic agreements, their individual citizens or matters of global consequence.
They may be in a bit of a shambles just now, but the basic principles of New Zealand, Australia, Canada, US, UK and the rest of the European Union, are the most successful so far. They need work, but they’re worth working on. The greatest problem we now face is debt. There’s a very simple solution to that, it’s the one George Orwell describes in “1984″. At no time before in my life has it seemed more likely that war will be declared between the US and China, with most of the Europe Union and the whole of Oceania allied to the US, and the former Soviet Union, Middle East and Africa patchworked with abstainers and allies of each side. I think it’s important to always “follow the money”, and just now China has a terrifying amount of power with respect to the global economy, and relationships are being strained on many fronts. How long do you think it will be that so many of the people of China accept so much less than their Western counterparts and the choice of lifestyles they see through the internet. Governmental censorship of the internet – how much can our tendency to covet our neighbour’s assets be suppressed in the face of such temptation. Does anyone really believe that its probable that most national debts, accumulated to finance the illusion of what the people who make the most noise or have the most influence tell us we must have, what we’re trained to desire but cannot afford, will be paid off in the manner that individuals are bound to pay off their hire purchase and credit card debts?
For the record, I have no idea whatsoever what relationship I have with Mr Davis. I hope he isn’t irritated by my first-name familiarity, assumed on the basis of half-a-dozen emails. I have no idea how we’d get on in a room together, but I completely like him on principle and I have conducted experiments that confirm that a pRoshi-like device can do what his claims to do.