Progressive Awareness Research

Improving Lives One Person at a Time since 1984.


Progressive Awareness Research Mission Statement

Progressive Awareness Research (PAR) was founded in 1984 by Roy Bey and Eldon Taylor. Building on their mutual desire to aid in the self-actualization of everyone seeking to improve their lot in life by maximizing their personal potential, Bey and Taylor set out to research and deliver the latest in technologies that served that aim.

For nearly forty years now PAR has aided millions of people across the globe in areas as diverse as ADHD to prosperity and abundance. Most of their work has been accomplished via the technology developed by Taylor and patented as Whole Brain but sold today under the label of InnerTalk. This technology is designed to change the way a person talks to themselves and thereby alter their expectation and belief about themselves, their abilities, and therefore their future.

InnerTalk uses a special form of dichotic masking that speaks directly to the subconscious mind thereby priming self-talk. The technology has been demonstrated effective in a variety of domains by independent researchers at leading universities as well as by governmental agencies.

The premise is simple but powerful: Change the way you talk to yourself, and you’ll change your belief in yourself—for believing in yourself always matters!

PAR is dedicated to continuing this mission and is therefore continually developing new programs to assist in accomplishing the highest best aims of all.

About Eldon Taylor

Eldon Taylor is considered to be an expert in the area of preconscious information processing and has served as an expert trial witness with regards to both subliminal communication and hypnosis. Eldon was a practicing criminalist for over ten years where he supervised and conducted investigations and testing to detect deception. His earliest work with changing inner beliefs was conducted from this setting, including a double-blind study conducted at the Utah State Prison from 1986 to 1987. Eldon’s approach has always been very down-to-earth, science based and pragmatic.

Eldon Taylor

Eldon is a New York Times best-selling author and the subject of his books range from exposing the darker sides of mind programming and brainwashing to the spiritual search for life’s meaning.

In addition to being an author, Eldon created and patented his InnerTalk subliminal technology. InnerTalk is the only such technology on the market that has been researched by numerous independent universities and institutions and been demonstrated effective at priming self-talk. Self-talk, or inner-talk, is a mirror on your beliefs, which in turn play a vital role in determining whether you will succeed or fail. This holds true regardless of the domain being looked at, from relationships to business, from education to sports performance—when your self-talk changes, so will the life that you experience.

Eldon is also the host of the popular radio show, Provocative Enlightenment, an exciting show with a unique presentation. Provocative Enlightenment offers a novel and hard hitting approach to those formally soft questions that everyone is interested in, such as Who am I? What does this all mean? How do I maximize my life experience? Walking the fine line between the outer edges of hard science and the new age extremes, Eldon covers subjects that are relevant to us all—aiming for the heavens while keeping his feet firmly on the ground. Eldon has interviewed a large variety of guests, ranging from famous actors such as Lindsay Wagner and Linda Evans, to Congressman Tim Ryan, from renowned psychologist Stanley Krippner and biologist Rupert Sheldrake to the famous medium James Van Praagh. In his attempt to unearth the truth, Eldon is unafraid to ask the difficult questions or to correct those who attempt to 'baffle-gab!'



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Eldon Taylor, Ph.D. was a practicing criminalist for over ten years while completing his education. He supervised and conducted investigations, recovery and detection of deception testing. He specialized in physical security, lie detection, forensic hypnosis and intelligence and counterintelligence measures. His earliest work with subliminal information processing was conducted from this setting, including a double blind study conducted at the Utah State Prison in 1986-87 and published in his book Subliminal Communication.

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Eldon Taylor has made a life long study of the human mind and has earned doctoral distinctions in psychology and hypnotherapy. He is a certified psychotherapist and Fellow of the American Psychotherapy Association (APA) and a certified hypnotherapist with the American Guild of Hypnotherapists. At present, he is the President and Director of Progressive Awareness Research, Inc.

Eldon Taylor has made numerous appearances on television and radio and his work has been cited in the national press on many occasions. He is considered by many to be one of the foremost authorities on subliminal information processing. He has been featured in a 30 minute television show that focused only on his work and was aired on public television as well as two three hour national radio shows with host Art Bell.

Eldon Taylor has participated in independent studies regarding his work with a number of researchers at leading institutions such as Stanford University, Weber State University, Colorado State University, Munich University, Bremen University, and the Institute of Mexican Social Services (Medicine)to name a few.

Eldon Taylor's experimental educational properties (e.g. Cancer Remission, AIDS, etc.) have been prescribed for patients across America and Mexico. The data from a longitudinal study regarding these properties has demonstrated a solid mind-body connection (psychoneuroimmunology) and has led to the development of new innovative non-intrusive health care adjuncts. Some of these new evolving technologies have been rigorously studied in double blind designs, (e.g. depression and attention deficit hyperactive disorder) and found to have statistically significant efficacy.

Eldon Taylor's books and other works are available in public libraries and are currently offered in seven languages and in fourteen countries. He has led many work shops and made presentations in the United States, Mexico, China, Germany and the United Kingdom.

Eldon Taylor's work has been featured and written about in major popular publications of a diverse nature, such as Omni, Newsweek, Body Mind Spirit, and The Spinal Network.

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Occupational Experience:

1987 to present - Progressive Awareness Research. (Director).

1986 to 1988 - Intermountain Hospice Center, Spiritual Advisor. Concurrent.

1985 to 1988 - Utah State Prison, Unpaid Staff, Maximum Security Clearance, Counsellor. Concurrent.

1984 to 1987 - International Metaphysical Ministry, Pastoral Counselling. Concurrent.

1977 to 1987 - Self Employed. (Intelligence and Counterintelligence). Concurrent.

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St. John's University, Springfield, LA 1990 Doctorate, Philosophy of Clinical Psychology.

Am. Institute of Hypnotherapy, Santa Ana, Calif. 1987, Doctorate, Philosophy of Hypnotherapy.

University of Metaphysics, Los Angeles, Calif. 1986, Doctorate, Pastoral Psychology.

Un. College Seminary, Los Angeles, CA. 1985, Doctorate, Divinity.

University of Metaphysics, Los Angeles, Calif. 1984, Doctorate, Metaphysical Science.

University of Metaphysics, Los Angeles, Calif. 1983, Metaphysics, Masters.

University of Metaphysics, Los Angeles, Calif. 1982 to 1983, Metaphysics, Bachelors. (Minister Ordination).

Weber State University, Ogden, Utah. 1971 to 1974, Political Science/Philosophy, 108 hours.

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Special and/or Continuing Education:

La Salle Correspondence, Chicago, Ill. 1971 to 1974

Guardian Industries, Inc., Florham Park, N.J. 1976, Physical Security, 80 hours

Dektor Security Counterintelligence, Springfield, VA . 1976, Psychological Stress Evaluation, 40 hours.

Dektor Security and Counterintelligence, Baltimore, MD. 1982, Stress Testing and Exam Techniques, 56 hours.

Western States Association of Stress Analysts, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah. 1982, Detection of Deception Techniques, 8 hours.

Ethical Hypnosis Training Center, Chicago, Ill. 1983, a) Scientific Hypnosis, b) Advanced Hypnotechnology, certificates.

Western States Association of Stress Analysts, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah. 1983, Lie Detection, 9 hours.

Utah Peace Officers Association, Salt Lake City, Utah. 1984, Interrogation, 32 hours.

Western States Association of Stress Analysts, Inc. Salt Lake City, Utah. 1984, Counter Measures of Hypnosis in Lie Detection, 9 hours.

Western States Association of Stress Analysts, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah, 1985. Psychological Stress Evaluation and Chart Interpretation, 80 hours, (Instructor).

Hypnosis Motivation Institute, Van Nuys, Calif. 1986, Hypnotherapy certificates. (150 hours).

Gormac Polygraph School, Ontario, Calif. 1987, Countermeasures. (25 hours).

Hypnosis Motivation Institute, Van Nuys, Calif. 1987, Graphology Certificate. (90 hours).

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Significant Awards:

Published author in over fifty publications.

Inclusion in many Biographical Publications including: Who's Who Among Human Services Professionals Who's Who in Science and Engineering Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare International Who's Who of Intellectuals. Men of Achievement. Dictionary of International Biography, Book of Honor, Third Edition. International Book of Honor. Who's Who in the West Directory of Distinguished Americans. Two Thousand Notable Americans. International Man Of The Year, 1991/1992 Leaders Of The World Pen And Quill Award, 1991

Golden Palms Award - Academy Leonardo DaVinci, Rome, Italy.

Cultural Doctorate in Pastoral Psychology, World University.

Kentucky Colonel - awarded by Gov. John Y. Brown.

Golden Poet Award, 1985.

Honorary Doctor of Humanities, 1986.

Golden Poet Award, 1986.

Honored as the First Fellow in the National Assoc. of Clergy Hypnotherapists.

Golden Poet Award, 1987.

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Memberships Past and Present:

Life member of the United States National Judo Association

American Psychological Practioneers Association

Utah Peace Officers Association

International Academy of Criminology

American Law Enforcement Officers Association National Law Enforcement Academy

International Association for Forensic Hypnosis

American Society of Industrial Security

Western States Association of Stress Analysts

International Society of Stress Analysts Association to Advance Ethical Hypnosis

National Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists

International Metaphysical Teachers-Counselors Association

National Association of Clergy Hypnotherapists

The American Association of Religious Counselors

The National Society of Hypnotherapists

The American Association Of Behavioral Therapists

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Special Experience:

Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (ABH, NACH, ACH).

Registered Hypnotherapist (granted by the American Board of Hypnotherapy), 1991.

National Certification as Hypnotherapist (granted by the American Council of Hypnotherapist Examiners), 1987.

Adjunct Faculty Member, American Institute of Hypnotherapy, Santa Ana, CA, 1988 to 1992.

Adjunct Faculty Member, St. John's University, Springfield, LA, 1989 to 1992 (cognitive psychology).

Faculty Member, World University, Benson, Az., 1992 to date (psychology/philosophy/religion).

Sports Motivation Trainer, The National Judo Institute (Olympic players), Colorado Springs, CO, 1989 to 1991.

Licensed Lie Detection Examiner and Investigator, State of Utah, 1977 to 1988.

A Director of the World University Roundtable, World University, U.S.A. Campus, Benson, AZ, 1989 to 1992.

Board Member, National Advisory Board of the Behavior Improvement Foundation.

Founder, International Society For Preconscious Learning.

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Author of over 300 hypnotic, entrainment , spoken word, and subliminal audio and video cassette programs.

Author of software platform known as InnerTalk 2000. Expert witness re: hypnosis, lie detection, and subliminal communication.

Seminar and workshop trainer. (See Papers and Presentations).

Senior Editor, The Mind Review, a bimonthly newsletter.

Author of the books: Self Power Thinking Without Thinking Simple Things and Simple Thoughts Subliminal Technology Subliminal Learning Exclusively Fabricated Illusions The Little Black Book Subliminal Communication The Subliminal Method: Learning By The Subconscious Wellness: Just A State of Mind BE: Just a Little Cowboy Philosophy

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Eldon Taylor has developed several proprietary properties and holds certain patent rights as well as numerous copyrights. His patented Whole Brain® InnerTalk® subliminal technology, also termed the "Taylor method," has been researched by numerous independent researchers (see below) and repeatedly demonstrated effective in domains as diverse as dental anxiety to Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. He has assisted in this research to the extent that he has contributed the device and often assisted in the protocol and study design.

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Relevant Publicaitons and Presentations:

E. Taylor, "The Role of Belief and Memory in Health and Recovery." Colegio Mexicano De Medicina Familiar, AC, Mexico City, Oct. 1998.

E. Taylor, "Subliminal Communication: Myths, Disinformation and Controversy." Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico City, Oct. 1998.

E. Taylor, "The Value and Use of Subliminal Communication in Education." La Fundacion Fortalecimiento Familiar, Mexico City, Oct. 1998.

Diaz Lopez, A. and E. Taylor, "Illness as a Behavioral Strategy." International Psychiatric Congress, Mexico City, Sept. 1998.

Taylor, E. "The Theory and Use of Subliminal Communication in Health Care." Instituto Mexicano Del Seguro Social, May 1998.

Taylor, E. "The Psychology of Health and Wellness." Instituto Mexicano Del Seguro Social, Centro Medico Nacional, Mexico City, May 1998.

Taylor, E. and McCusker, C. "The Use of Subliminal Auditory Stimulus With Terminally Ill Oncology Patients." The Journal of Alterative Medicine. January, 1995.

Taylor, E. "New Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Treats Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder." The International Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine, Surry, United Kingdom. October, 1994.

Taylor, E. "Belief and Wellness." Health Consciousness, Oviedo, Fl. May 1994.

Taylor, E. "Changing Behavior by Changing Belief." International Metaphysical Ministers Conference, Las Vegas, Nv. June, 1993.

Taylor, E. "The Therapeutic Value Of Forgiveness." International Metaphysical Ministers Conference, Las Vegas, NV. June 29, 1992.

Taylor, E. "Why Subliminal Stimuli." Presentation at Theta Technologies, Fall City, WA. June 13, 1992.

Taylor, E. "Brainwashing On Trial In America". Report. R K Book, Big Bear City, Ca. June, 1992.

Taylor, E. "Memory Dependent Wellness". The International Dead Sea Conference, March 1992, Paper Accepted For Presentation. Taylor, E. "Owning Your Own Controls". Journal For The International Medical And Dental Hypnotherapy Association, March, 1992.

Taylor, E. "Memory Dependent Wellness". American Board of Hypnotherapy, Irvine, CA, February, 1992.

Taylor, E. & Albini, J. "Peak Performance". American Board of Hypnotherapy, Irvine, CA, February, 1992.

Albini, J. & Taylor, E. "Sports Psyching". Chapter in book, Adventures In Education. January, 1992.

Taylor, E. "Perceptual Defense Mechanisms". American Board of Hypnotherapy Journal, October 1991.

Taylor, E. & Seidel, J. "Marketing Study Heralded As A Behavioral Study By Four Psychologists" ISPLS Newsletter, Vol. 4, May 1991.

Taylor, E. and Albini, J. "Focus Training: A Sports Protocol". Adventures In Education, 4 part series, April - July 1991.

Taylor, E. "Understanding Subliminal Communication". New Age Retailer, May /June issue, 1991.

Taylor, E. "The Seven Fundamentals of the Master Secret". Body Mind Spirit, May issue, 1991.

Taylor, E. "Theoretical models of behavior". Ohio Academy of Hypnotherapy, Dayton, OH, March 16, 1991.

Taylor, E. "Subliminal Interventions in a Clinical Practice". Ohio Academy of Hypnotherapy, Dayton, OH, March 15, 1991.

Taylor, E. "A Cognitive Model Explaining Reverse Speech Phenomena and Information Processing". Munich, Germany, February 4, 1991. A presentation sponsored by Edition Kraftpunkt to psychology and medical professionals.

Taylor, E. "Subliminal Beliefs and Aging." Yoga Research Society, Philadelphia, PA, October 27-28, 1990.

Taylor, E. and Tanenbaum, B., "An Autopsy of a Subliminal Stimuli". ISPLS Newsletter, Vol. 1, August 1990.

Taylor, E., Sadana, R. & Bey, R."Peripheral Learning Via Subliminal Stimuli." Desk Reference. St. John's University Press and Progressive Awareness Research. Exposition on history, legal status & research review regarding subliminal stimuli. 1990.

Taylor, E. "The Effects of Subliminal Auditory Stimuli in a Surgical Setting Involving Anesthetic Requirements." St. John's University, Springfield, LA. Doctoral dissertation. 1990.

Taylor, E."Incorporating Subliminal Technology In A Therapeutic Setting." The American Board Of Hypnotherapy. Sixth Annual Convention, Garden Grove, California, February 16, 1990.

Taylor, E."The Forgiveness Set In Therapy." The American Board Of Hypnotherapy. Sixth Annual Convention, Garden Grove, California, February 17, 1990.

Taylor, E. "How to use Subliminal Stimuli for Therapeutic Interventions." The National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, Chester, England, September 22/23, 1989.

Taylor, E. "Technical Recovery Of Subliminal Information From Audio Cassettes." Bremen University, Bremen, West Germany, September 19, 1989.

Taylor, E. "How to Use Subliminal Stimuli for Therapeutic Interventions." The National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, London, England, September 16/17, 1989.

Taylor, E. "The Nature of Subliminal Stimuli." The Great Body Escape, 30 minute public television broadcast, Brianhead, Utah, August 1989.

Taylor, E. "Subliminal Influence." Utah Valley College, Provo, Utah, February, 1988.

Taylor, E. "Education Via Reverent Absurdity." Out Of Context, 1988.

Taylor, E. "Subliminal stimuli as an intervention treatment for sex offenders: A case study." Presentation of findings using subliminal stimuli on pedophiliacs to the Utah State Prison, 1988.

Taylor, E. "Subliminal stimuli as a voluntary modality for rehabilitation in a prison environment." Presentation made to the Psychology and Social workers at the Utah State Prison. 1988.

Taylor, E. "Self Responsibility and Personal Power." Riverton College, Riverton, Wyoming, 1987.

Taylor, E. "Aristotelian Metaphysics and Parapsychology." Innovations Consulting, Creativity and Responsibility Weekend, Snowbird, Utah, June, 1987.

Taylor, E., McCusker, C. & Liston, L. "A Study of the Effects of Subliminal Communication on Inmates at the Utah State Prison. 1986.

Taylor, E. "Lie Detection Testing and Chart Interpretation." Western States Assoc. of Stress Analysts, Continuing Education, Salt Lake City, Utah, December, 1985.

Taylor, E. "Hypnosis as a Countermeasure in Lie Detection." In service training for the Western States Assoc. of Stress Analysts, Salt Lake City, Utah, March, 1985.

In addition to the papers and presentations listed, many articles and re-prints written by Eldon Taylor have appeared in his newsletters, The Mind Review and InnerTalk® Review as well as on the net in his own sites and many others. Eldon Taylor also co-hosted a one hour radio show for nine months in 1986 and 1987, originating its broadcast from Salt Lake City, Utah. The show was a "talk radio" format and the subjects ranged from brain washing to parapsychology.

Research and research contributions regarding the patented "Taylor method," also known as Whole Brain® InnerTalk® subliminal technology:

1998 Under the direction of Dr. Jose Salvador Hernandez Gonzalez and on behalf of the Department of Social Security for Mexico, 25 patients were exposed to both video and audio Freedom From Dental Anxiety tapes for thirty minutes prior to treatment and thirty minutes during treatment. The conclusion: "..the use of InnerTalk® before an integral odontologic treatment is 100% effective, reducing patient's anxiety and the noise made by the high speed hand piece used in this type of work, and furthermore, reducing the pain suffered by comparison to previous experience." The report goes on to recommend InnerTalk: "Therefore it is convenient to promote, among Dental Surgeons, the use of InnerTalk to improve their patients comfort and achieve a better collaboration to treatments. In the same way, use will change the Estomologist image (feared for so many years).

1998 Combining Whole Brain® InnerTalk® Weight Loss audio and video with Echo-Talk audio and a special nutritional program developed and marketed by Oxyfresh International, Dr. Harbans S. Saran, a biochemical geneticist) of the University of California at Irvine conducted a ninety day weight loss study. Dr. Saran coached each subject to visualize their clear goal in terms of body fitness and reviewed progress weekly. Saran reported that 90% of the subjects (10 men and 15 women) lost significant weight.

1997 Under the direction of Maurice P. Shuman, Jr., General Director Special Programs of Instruction, a Pilot Study was conducted by Duval County Public School System at the Pre-trial Detention Center in Jacksonville, FL. Twenty two incarcerated juveniles participated in a study program using Progressive Awareness Research tapes designed to assist in preparation for GED examination. "The GED final test results show that 18 students passed the full GED examination." A follow up study is currently underway in the same facility.

1993 Thomas Plant, faculty member of Stanford University and Director of the mental health services for the Children's Health Council, together with Michael DiGregorio and Gerdenio Manuel of Santa Clara University, evaluated the effect of Whole Brain® on test anxiety in a double blind experiment. The statistical data indicated significance supporting the hypothesis that Whole Brain® subliminal technology could be an effective tool in lowering test anxiety.

1993 Kim Roche of Phoenix University studied the effect of Whole Brain® with children diagnosed as having Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder in a double blind experiment. Her findings indicated a significantly positive effect.

1993 Diana Ashley at the University Of Southern California studied the effect of subliminally presented reinforced stimuli on factual material using the Taylor's Mirrored Imaging Processing (MIP) model in a double blind experiment. Her conclusion found a significant increase in learning among students in the experimental group.

1991 A study carried out by Prof. Pelka of Munich University in Germany on a Whole Brain® tape for weight loss, showed average weight losses of 13 pounds in subjects who used the program.

1988-1991 (Reported in 1992-1993) The findings from a longitudinal study on the Whole Brain® program for Cancer showed that 43% of the patients who used the program, went into remission. For the patients who had passed away, the average life span beyond the original prognosis was significantly extended.

1991 Experimental psychologist, Julian Isaacs, investigated the effects of the following Whole Brain® programs; "No More Procrastination", "Time Management", "Confidence Power", "Freedom From Stress", "Positive Relationships", "I Am Assertive", and "High Self Esteem." After three studies, it was concluded that the programs produced significant positive results that were verifiable.

1991 A double blind study conducted by Prof. Peter Kruse at Bremen University in Germany, using a specially created Whole® Brain program, strongly demonstrated the influence of the program on decision making. Kruse said, "the Taylor Method" works!

1990 A double blind study was carried out at Weber State University on the effects of the Whole Brain® program "Freedom From Stress." The psychological test results showed a significant decrease in stress.

1990 In a double blind study carried out at Colorado State University, it was found that using the Whole Brain® program "Freedom From Depression" for more than 17 hours, led to a significant decrease on the Beck Depression scale. This study not only shows the effectiveness of the Whole Brain® program, but also indicated that the effectiveness of the programs were dosage related.

1988-1990 Cosmetic Surgeon, R. Youngblood and surgical staff tested the effect of the Whole Brain® "Pre And Post Operative" tape on 360 patients. They reported a decrease in anesthetic requirements of 32% by volume as compared to a historical control group.

1985-1986 In a double blind study at the Utah State Prison, which was performed by McCusker, Liston and Taylor, the Whole Brain® technology was deemed effective in altering self esteem among inmates. As a result, the Utah State Prison installed and maintains a voluntary tape library for inmates.

Numerous clinical studies with single and multiple subjects have also found effectiveness with Whole Brain® in areas as diverse as anorexia to dyslexia. Additionally, Whole Brain® has been credited by professional coaches for significantly contributing to winning sports events ranging from football championships to National and Olympic judo medals.

For more information, see the books Subliminal Learning, Subliminal Communication, Subliminal Technology and Thinking Without Thinking by Eldon Taylor.

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Philosophy and physics.

The Controversy in the Differences of Audio Subliminal Technology

Subliminal Messages, Subliminal Audio, Subliminal Advertising and How it Works

The Power of the Subconscious Mind and Positive Thoughts or Self Talk

The InnerTalk Subliminal Technology

Report: The Truth About Subliminal Programs
(PDF Download)

Peripheral Learning Reference Guide

The Subliminal Challenge

Grants for Research