Jose Silva's guarantee of satisfaction

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From the very beginning, Jose Silva always stood behind his courses with a simple guarantee: If you are not satisfied, you can have your money back.

We continue that tradition today: If you are not satisfied at any time during the course, at the completion of the course, or even within a few days after the conclusion of the course, simply let your instructor know and ask for a refund.

In some instances, instructors may be willing to give refunds long after the course is over, but it would be unfair to require them to do that in every instance, so please check with your instructor if you want to know how long after the course the guarantee will be honored.

We hope that you will complete the course and try it out before deciding to reject it. The only "failures" we have seen are people who won't follow the simple instructions, or who quit. Your instructor is there to help you. But the final decision is up to you.

Fair enough?


When you attend a Seminar or Webinar or Home Seminar, you are agreeing to the following:

I hereby pledge to use my knowledge of Jose Silva’s UltraMind ESP System in strict accordance of the Sovereign where I operate. I also understand that at the completion of the program or shortly thereafter, if I am not satisfied I may decline to accept a certificate and may request a full refund of my tuition from my Instructor (who is an independent contractor). My acceptance of my certificate will signify my satisfaction and my waiver of the money back guarantee rights.

Recordings and Home Study Courses

If you purchase any home study courses or other items from Avlis Productions that fail to live up to your expectations, we will be glad to exchange them, replace them, or give you a refund. That includes all of the items on this website, and any other sites managed by Avlis Productions.

In order to comply with requirements of most of our payment processors, refund requests must be submitted within 60 days of purchase.

If you purchased from another seller and paid them, then you will need to contact them for a refund.

If any data disk or other items produced by Avlis Productions are defective, we will be happy to replace them no matter who you bought them from. Avlis Productions has even been known to replace tapes that have been used so much that they are worn out. We figure that if anybody likes the product that much, they deserve a free replacement!

Image of Silva Ultra Mind Systems Persuasive Thoughts BookOur business history

Jose Silva began his research into the mind and human potential in 1944, and began teaching courses based on his research findings in 1966.

He continued to conduct research to find a reliable way to communicate with, and obtain guidance from, higher intelligence.

He finally found the answer in 1997 with the MentalVideo Technique, which is at the heart of his new UltraMind ESP System.
Jose Silva's UltraMind ESP System is the culmination of Jose Silva's 55 years of research and experience in the mind training field.

What we do

We are proud that we have been helping people learn José Silva's techniques through our best selling home study courses during the past 3 decades, including these groundbreaking programs:

  • We helped get the Silva International Graduate Association started in 1982
  • Silva Star Athlete Program in 1983
  • Silva Method Sales Lecture Series in 1989
  • Silva Mind Method Sales Power home study course in 1994
  • Silva Choose Success Program in 1996
  • Jose Silva's Holistic Faith Healing Home Study Course in 1999
  • Silva UltraMind ESP System home workshop album that we recorded for Nightingale Conant in 2000
  • The Silva UltraMind Remote Viewing and Remote Influencing album for Nightingale Conant in 2003
  • The innovative Silva UltraMind ESP System Complete Home Seminar in 2008
  • The Intuition in Business Application in 2017
  • Silva UltraMind's Blended Learning in 2007.
  • We also wrote the first new Silva books published by a major publisher in a decade in 2017-2018: Silva UltraMind ESP System for Business Success, and Silva UltraMind Systems Persuasive Thoughts

By the way, if you want to know where the name "Avlis" came from, just spell it backwards.

What makes us unique

Customer satisfaction is guaranteed. Anyone who is not satisfied with the course can ask their instructor for a refund. Any retail customer who is not satisfied with any products they order from Avlis Productions can simply let us know and we will do whatever it takes to make it right.

We also know how to help you learn to use the Silva Systems. We have worked with the Silva International Graduate Association (SIGA) since it was founded by Jose and Juan Silva in 1982 as the official alumni association for Silva graduates. SIGA membership is included free with all of our home study courses and live seminars.

If you have any questions about working with us to present the Silva UltraMind ESP System, please use the Contact Form to contact us.

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If you have any questions, please contact us immediately. Most items in the US are delivered within 3 or 4 days. Other countries could take 3 or 4 weeks, even with Express Mail.

Thank you.

Kathy and Ed

Katherine Sandusky

Ed Bernd Jr.

Meet the Avlis Productions Team

You can be assured you are getting genuine Jose Silva materials and information directly from the mind of Jose Silva when you purchase products from Avlis Productions:

  • We studied with Jose Silva
  • We've been teaching his courses for many years
  • We worked for him and with him
  • We participated in research projects with him
  • We wrote books with him, and developed courses under his guidance and direction

You have a right to know who and where we are, and to know about our background and experience, so we invite you to meet the leaders of the Avlis Productions team:


Jose Silva Jr.Jose Silva Jr. - known as Joe or Joe Jr. to his friends - is one of the last links to his father’s pioneering research, and he serves as special consultant to Avlis Productions.

Joe was born in 1941, the first of Jose and Paula Silva’s 10 children. When his father began to experiment with hypnosis in the late 1940's using Joe’s younger sisters and brothers as subjects, Joe was there to help and to document much of the research. He recorded prenatal age regression sessions when his siblings went back to so-called "past life regressions."

Eventually the research led to a way to develop ESP and Joe and the other children were encouraged to practice it at every opportunity. During those same years, Joe and his brothers also helped out in the family’s electronics repair business.

Joe was in the U. S. Navy serving in Vietnam when his father began taking his findings to the public in the late 1960's via a series of workshops. There was a huge demand for Jose Silva’s "Mind Control" method, as he called it back then, so Mr. Silva asked Joe to come back to Laredo as soon as he could and help run the new seminar business. Joe returned to do just that in 1969, and was one of the three incorporators of Silva International Inc.

In 1995 Mr. Silva asked Joe to take over the Presidency of Silva International, a position he held for more than 10 years. In 1998 when they set up a new company to manage the new Silva UltraMind ESP System, Joe was named director of that company and assigned the majority ownership.

Throughout the tremendous growth of the Silva Method from its modest beginnings in Laredo, Texas, to more than 100 nations around the world, on to the new trail blazing UltraMind ESP System, Joe has been the most consistent factor, along with his father and his Uncle Juan, who was a co-researcher with Jose Silva.


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Katherine L. Sandusky came to work for José Silva shortly after graduating from high school in Laredo, Texas, and she has been involved in the Silva systems ever since.

Kathy helped in the production of the Holistic Faith Healing home study course in 1999, and developed the Silva Blended Learning System in 2019.

She is also coauthor of the 3 newest Silva books: Silva UltraMind Systems ESP for Business Success, Silva UltraMind Systems Persuasive Thoughts, and Claim Your Creative Heritage.


Silva Ultra Mind Author Ed Bernd Jr.Ed Bernd Jr. grew up in the newspaper business. He took his first Silva class in 1975 and began teaching the Silva Method in 1977. In late 1981 Mr. Silva asked him to join the company's world headquarters staff in Laredo, and he has been here ever since.

One of his first projects was editing Jose Silva's autobiography. In all, he has worked on more than a dozen books with Mr. Silva, as editor or coauthor.

With Mr. Silva's help, Ed developed Silva programs for sales people and athletes, he participated in holistic faith healing research with Mr. Silva, and he helped prepare manuals for the new Silva UltraMind ESP System. He has been coordinator of the Silva International Graduate Association since 1983.

Ed now develops new products for Avlis Productions with help from José Silva Jr. In fact, Joe and Ed coauthored the newest Silva books, Jose Silva's Everyday ESP, published in July 2007 by New Page Books, and two new books from Gildan Media: Silva UltraMind Systems ESP for Business Success, and Silva UltraMind Systems Persuasive Thoughts.


Image of Silva Ultra Mind E.S.P. for Business Success bookJoe’s unique perspective of observing his father’s research and the results it produced has provided great insight to help him make good decisions for the companies that manage the business, and for the worldwide team of Instructors who depend on the Laredo headquarters to help them present seminars that accurately represent the research so that people around the world can take full advantage of Everyday ESP in their own lives.

Joe has been married to his wife Ruth since 1967. They have two children, David and Ruthie, and five grandchildren. Joe holds a black belt in Karate, and helped Ed develop the Silva Star Athlete program in 1984, and The Silva Method: Think and Grow Fit book, which was published by Career Press in 1996.

In 2007 Joe and Ed teamed up to write José Silva’s Everyday ESP.

In 2017 wrote 2 more Silva books, published by GandD Media of New York: Silva UltraMind Systems ESP for Business Success, and Silva UltraMind Systems Persuasive Thoughts.