PhotoReading vs Mental Photography

PhotoReading vs Mental Photography


Testimonial of my experience with Brain Management


Comparison to PHOTOREADING

by Enzo C.





Enzo Testimonial - Mental Photography Leaves PhotoReading in the Dust!

Mental Photography Leaves PhotoReading in the Dust! – Enzo


In summer 2009 I came across a book called “PhotoReading” by Paul Scheele. The more I read the more excited I got. It seemed like the answer to all of my questions.

Photo Reading seemed to explain all of my difficulties in school, and I was keen to learn more. So I searched for the next Photo Reading seminar and applied for it.

After attending the first Photo Reading seminar, I was quite disappointed. The topic was interesting however, it was obvious to me that the instructor was unable to use her photographic memory (and this was the big claim of the course – to be able to use your photographic memory).

Regardless, I practiced the exercises at home but quit after a while because no results took place. To keep the small skill I had gained, I”photoread” a book once in a while and attended the second part of the seminar, 5 months later, hoping to develop my photographic memory further.

I was just as disappointed in the second part of the seminar. We “learned” nothing else but to photoread a few books of the same topic, without a break, in order to learn all we could about that topic.

The second part of the Photo Reading course did not meet the promises made. I had hoped that I would get further explanations or exercises that will help me to use my photographic memory… and the course did not deliver!

I knew that there was more to Photo Reading. It really seemed possible… and at that time I blamed the instructor, I thought that it was her fault.

However, I had not given up on improving my photographic memory and more or less a year later, I “googled” PhotoReading. I came across a commentary that led me finally to the eBrain-website where I read the following:

“PhotoReading” is a registered trademark owned by Learning Strategies Corporation.

Paul Scheele of Learning Strategies invented the term “PhotoReading” after attending a Subliminal Dynamics Course in October 1985. In the Subliminal Dynamics Brain Management Course he attended as a student, one of the subjects covered was Subliminal Photography / Mental Photography. This technique, along with other techniques, have been taught by Subliminal Dynamics Brain Management since 1975.

Three months after Paul Scheele attended the Subliminal Dynamics Brain Management Course in October 1985, he started a company called PhotoReading, apparently based in part on what he learned in the Subliminal Dynamics Brain Management Course, even though he was never involved with the research and development of Subliminal Dynamics Brain Management or Subliminal Photography / Mental Photography.

View Paul Scheele’s evaluation for the October 1985 course.

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(You can find and read this on your own at Just click “Endorsements” and then “International”/”PhotoReading”)

I had finally found the explanation as to why I had no results with Photo Reading and I now had the opportunity to learn the original method! The interesting thing was, even though others would be angry, I was not angry at all. PhotoReading led me at least to Brain Management. Therefore, I want to thank you Paul Scheele!

I’m glad that I found Brain Management! Thanks to Brain Management, I am continuing with my law studies and I have also started to study business economy. Before Brain Management, even after doing the Photo Reading courses, I was stuck in my studies, and with a highly educated background this was also a big problem for my family. Brain Management has made a big difference.

After reading the eBrain website, I found that there were four courses that I could do that would help me improve my eidetic (or photographic) memory. These courses are: ZOX Pro; Home Study Course; Basic Seminar; and the Executive Seminar and I
decided to do all of them.

I started with the ZOX Pro course – I thought: “Okay, I have spent so much money for the two PhotoReading seminars, the $200 for the ZOX Pro Training is almost nothing.” Today I can tell you that ZOX Pro Training was probably the best investment I ever did!!!

How does Photo Reading compare to Brain Management and ZOX Pro Training?

I am in the unique position (so I have been told) that I have not only completed the two Photo Reading-seminars, but I have also completed all stages and courses offered by Brain Management.

To me, the difference between PhotoReading and Brain Management (which includes Mental Photography) is like night and day.

PhotoReading leaves you in the dark and Mental Photography turns on the light (just like looking at the Sun).

Brain Management gives you exact instructions how to train your specific mental muscles you need to, shows you what exercises you should do and how often and prepares you mentally for the journey ahead. Brain Management empowers you to be able to do these things for yourself. And the support is there if you need it.

PhotoReading only gives you “Run!”. Nothing else, especially no support!

You may be able to develop a Photographic Memory using PhotoReading – but this has not been my experience. In fact, I find it unimaginable that I could develop an eidetic memory using the Photo Reading techniques. I also wonder why should you learn an “inferior” (in relation to the quality) copy if you can do the original (for even less money)?

On the other hand, Brain Management gives you a whole system, not just the Mental Photography! Certainly, Mental Photography is the magic pill (the key) that unlocks your vast (and unknown) potential. However, there are a lot more Brain Management tools that will help you to become exactly the person you want to be. Believe me, you do not want to miss those!

As I said, I completed all the courses that are offered by Brain Management. You don’t have to do this as normally one of the courses is enough to change your life. In each course, you are taught to do it for yourself in such a positive way that is hardly possible to describe only with words!

Below, I provide insight into every Brain Management training so that you can choose the “right” one for you:

For clarity: Brain Management, Subliminal Dynamics and ZOX Pro is all the same; Mental Photography is also called Subliminal Photography and ZOXing

ZOX Pro Training


It should be noted that I thought that since ZOX Pro Training was so cheap, that it was probably underpowered. The exact opposite is true. It is much more full featured than it appears. Yes, they made it easy to learn a very vast and complex system.

ZOX Pro is an online-course that contains of eight modules. Every module is taught by audio from the Internet and a student guide. You can download the student guides for every module, the audio files of the first module and four relaxation sessions. Of course you have life-long access to the whole course online!

It is recommended that you complete the whole training within a week (that will take you about an hour a day) and you do this two times to fill in the gaps.

There is a big FAQ-section that answers a lot of questions and you have the ability to ask questions by filling out a support ticket (which is usually answered within 24 hours). They even send you additional support training by email.

ZOX Pro provides you all the Mental Photography tools, just in a condensed format that is easy to understand.

ZOX Pro Training costs only ~$200, with a 60-days-money-back-guarantee. If you are unsure about investing in a seminar (and the associated time required to travel to and attend it), ZOX Pro provides a good insight into Mental Photography.



The Home Study Course has basically the same content as the ZOX Pro Training. The only difference is that the course material is delivered to your home in a package (so you will not have to do the course online). The tools are explained in a little more detail. The Home Study Course costs ~$400 dollars plus the shipping.

After I had trained using ZOX Pro Training, I told them that I would like to order the Home Study Version. They told me that I would not need it, and that I should do the ZOX Pro Training over again instead. I am a person that does not want to miss anything so I ordered it as well. I do not regret it at all, but I must admit that they were right. 😉




The Basic Seminar lasts three to four days. You get all of the Mental Photography tools and they are well explained. It is also great to meet other people that think differently, too.

If you wonder what I mean with “differently”, just tell someone in your surroundings that you are doing a course that will help you to gain access to your photographic memory again. 😉

It is even better to come across people that have already done the seminar some time ago and are repeating it. Once paid you can repeat the seminar as often as you wish – you only pay a “sitting fee” that is usually around $100. This is true for the EXECUTIVE Seminar as well!

People that have already been through the basic seminar see the world through different eyes because they have already completed the learning path, are using the tools, and accessing their photographic memory in daily life.

The basic seminar costs about $900 dollars and for $ to $ comparison: the first PhotoReading-Seminar costs about $1,000 dollars; the second one about $500 – so it is great value.




In the Executive Seminar you get a much better understanding of how to use the Brain Management and Mental Photography tools in your daily life.

Shannon Panzo, who is the only instructor teaching it at the moment, collaborated with Richard Welch to further develop the tools to new heights.

The second purpose of the Executive Seminar, is to go into detail with every individual. Everyone has his own problems, his own wishes, as individual people. You gain valuable insight how to realize your personal objectives.

The Executive Seminar lasts three days, and is mainly taught in Australia (and sometimes Asia) by Shannon Panzo. The costs for the course amounted to about $2,500.

It was the Executive Seminar that allowed me to realize the whole dimension of might and power that I have sitting there within myself. I am in charge of my life. My life is what I make of it! I had heard this sentence several times before, but I first really understood it during the seminar.

While I was traveling to Australia for the seminar I asked myself if it was the right decision to spend $2,500 for the seminar and even more for the journey… Today, I know that it is not possible to pay for the value of what I truly received!

From my point of view, I must admit that I would make the seminars a lot more expensive. When I asked Shannon why they make the seminars so inexpensive
he explained to me that it was always the philosophy of Richard Welch (he is the founder of Brain Management , and is also called “the Father of Mental Photography“) that everyone – who is ready for it and wishes to do so – has
reasonable access to it; not only a privileged few that can afford it!


In Summary:

If you asked me what the best thing is that I gained of all this I would say that it lifted the veil from my eyes. I am referring to the “veil” that was blocking me from seeing the real world.

Before Brain Management (and ZOXing) I locked my problems and my fears away as deep as possible and “tried” not to be aware of them. Now I am digging deep, and I have eliminated the word “try” from my vocabulary!!! 😉

I am much more aware of who I am and what I want in life; more spiritually spoken “what I am meant to do”.

Other BIG PICTURE changes include taking RESPONSIBILITY for me and my actions. Even if it may sound strange to you, I am feeling much more a “man” now.

As for the comparison: there is no comparison! Brain Management and Mental Photography leaves Photoreading in the dust! Photoreading has nothing for me and I have no desire to ever pick it up again.

To sum it up I cannot phrase it better than Shannon does:

“The resources that each person has sitting on their shoulders are vast beyond comprehension. Brain Management and Mental Photography is the perfect vehicle to unleash a person’s unlimited ability.”

I can only recommend to everyone – no matter at what point of life – to not miss another day. Take the slogan of Nike as your motto and


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1 comment

  1. Enzo,

    I can’t thank you enough for such a detailed explanation of the various courses out there. I have been “googling” like mad this weekend trying to sort out just what you’ve addressed here in this article: what’s the real thing & what’s the ‘knockoff” version(s). I am a certified master-level hypnotist & currently have just re-enrolled back to university to finish my doctorate. I have studied & read & studied & speed-read & studied more & more hypnosis texts, psychology texts, biology texts (I could go on, but I think you get it). I also have a learning disability & a serious thirst for knowledge at the same time. I used to think this was God’s cruel joke, but now, I have hope & excitement for my future. I, too, want to do it all, learn it all, start w/ the beginning system just as a preview to all the seminars I can take. Thank you for sharing so openly about your personal situation & what you found out. I really appreciate it.


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