Thinking is using the mind to grasp and analyze meanings, while Metathinking is the study of thinking. When was thinking defined as an activity of the mind? Where does it reside? What function does it serve? What are its limits? By thinking, can we understand the essence of the universe?
Metathinking is a method of employing the logical, rational, left side of the brain, which when combined with the intuitive, creative, right side of the brain, enables one to empower their brains fully and behave "gifted".
These skills can be traced back to the times of Socrates. Socrates established the fact that one cannot depend upon those in "authority" to have sound knowledge and insight. He demonstrated that persons may have power and high position and yet be deeply confused and irrational. You can refer to works by Timothy Leary to see a modern version of this - Leary used his crusade to say "Think for yourself and question authority".
Socrates established the importance of asking deep questions that probe profoundly into thinking before we accept ideas as worthy of belief. He established the importance of seeking evidence, closely examining reasoning and assumptions, analyzing basic concepts, and tracing out implications not only of what is said but of what is done as well. His method of questioning is now known as Socratic questioning and is the best known critical thinking teaching strategy." from A Brief History of the Idea of Critical Thinking © Foundation for Critical Thinking
MetaThinking+ is my proprietory process which seeks to:
The process is being written up as a workbook - please email me for details or visit this website again in a few weeks time.