Introduction to Calidetics
Luck can manifest in any number of circumstances, which most people consider to be more or less random. That is, out of our control. A specific example is the outcome of the spin of a slot machine. Technically that outcome is determined by the state of a continuously-running pseudorandom number generator at the time the player starts the spin. Another type of good luck is “being at the right place at the right time.” Can we learn to shift the odds in our favor?
People who think of themselves as being lucky often seem to be more fortunate than those who don’t, and even more so than those who consider themselves unlucky. Studies suggest this is not just real, but very significant.2
Calidetics & Mind-Enabled Training
A number of studies and projects propose ways an individual can shift the odds in their favor of receiving preferred treatment and taking advantage of opportunities that the average person doesn’t notice. These methods are a combination of behaviors and attitudes that most people can learn and use.
Mind-Enabled Training is an objective tool to practice directly shifting odds of success in your favor. This form of Calidetics is a mental skill that can be demonstrated, practiced and measured using our METrainerTM.3
Practice For Winning More At Real Games of "Chance"
Standard belief is there is no system for winning at slot machines – the odds are built in to go against the player. Calidetics can teach a way to shift the odds enough to come out ahead on average. Note, we are not recommending gambling, but some people already do it for entertainment purposes. Games that rely on a random number generator and timing of play initiated by the player are an objective, real-world way of measuring the effects of mental training. Results, of course, will vary, mostly depending on the motivation and effort put out by the individual. In addition, some people have more of a natural talent for this type of mental practice.
To get started with the METrainer, most people should try the easiest settings. That is, set the random source to PCQNG or Hardware (if an MMI generator is available) and Affect for the Target Mode. Practice with the Aim setting High or Low for different series of trials. After seeing significant results, experiment with different Target Modes and finally, with the pseudorandom source. To match the conditions present when playing a physical slot machine and some online games, set the generator source to Pseudorandom and the Target Mode to Predict. This is perhaps the hardest combination of settings to achieve high scores, but the difficulty will decrease with practice.
Mind Enabled Technology can be used to build a predictor for future drawings, which is different than learning to match the timing of winning spins on a slot machine. On the other hand, once a person learns the mental skill of shifting the odds in their favor, any game of chance they play may show more winning results.
Whether using a predicting application or generically practicing shifting odds, the type of game is important. Games with the fewest variables will always be the easiest to win. Of common lottery games, a Pick Three type game is the simplest. In that game, the player must pick three numbers between 0 and 9. There are variations of betting where the order of the numbers doesn’t matter, which has even fewer variables and is therefore easier. On the other hand, a high-stakes lottery like Power Ball requires a very large number of variables (different numbers), and is tremendously more difficult.
1 Key to pronunciation from the Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford University Press.
n. A person with unusually good luck; adj. Having a high degree of good luck.
n. 1) Plural of calidetic; 2) The theory or study of luck; 3) Ideas or practice intended to make oneself luckier.
adv. Occurring by or through good luck.
These words are anglicizations of calidus (Latin). meaning warm or hot. Hence; being hot or lucky, or on a “lucky streak.” Calidetic is misspelled callidetic, but its root would be called, meaning crafty or cunning.
The idea of luck can imply either good luck, that is beneficial; or bad luck, being generally unfortunate or harmful. Calidetics is about understanding and learning to increase good luck.