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"One of the greatest things aside from lucid dreaming that I have stumbled across in my lifetime has been the concept of brainwave entrainment. It has profoundly accelerated my progress and has allowed me to quicken my pace in the direction of my dreams. This process will play a large role in the future of consciousness training and awareness development. I hope that you can benefit from brainwave entrainment as well."
-Marc Vandekeere

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Brainwaves and Entrainment 
  USING YOUR BRAINWAVES BENEFICIALLY: BRAINWAVE ENTRAINMENT:
BINAURAL BEAT FREQUENCIES: AUDIO BRAINWAVE TECHNOLOGY


This page has a little background info on brainwaves.  

What they are?  Why they are important?
and MOST IMPORTANTLY,

How can YOU can use the naturally occuring
principle of entrainment to alter your MINDSTATE???


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***Brainwave Information
***Chart of Brainwaves and the corresponding mental states
***The principle of brainwave entrainment
***check out the Brainwave Generator and The Brainwave Flasher

                                                



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BRAINWAVES

 If you are not familiar with brainwaves, here is a brief Cliff-Notes version:

        Our brain produces waves of currents that flow throughout its neural pathways. The type of brainwave is defined by the frequency at which it is pulsing, and the particular rate of pulsation determines our respective state of mind. There are four common types of brainwave patterns, but due to the complexity of our brains there are often several patterns interacting at one time. It is the predominance of one particular brainwave frequency that determines our state of mind. For example, if you are in a beta state, there may be trace levels of alpha and theta but they would minimal compared to the dominating amount of beta present.

          Our brains have a left and a right hemisphere.  The left hemisphere is linear, logical, practical, and time orientated while the right hemisphere seems to be much more non-linear, abstract, creative, wholistic, and non-logical.  An accountant probably uses less of his right hemisphere than an artist would during the course of his workday.  We tend to use one hemisphere at a time, or better said, we will favor particular hemispheres depending on what we are doing.  If you are doing math you would be using more of your left side.  If you are painting a picture, you would have more right hemispheric activity. Obviously, it is not that simple since both hemispheres are constantly interacting and both can be in use at the same time.  

 

         These hemispheres are connected by the corpus callosum.  It serves as a conduit or a bridge between both sides.  This bridge can literally be exercised and strenthened until it is physically larger and more capable of transmitting data, thoughts and feedback between hemispheres.   By merging both hemispheres and allowing them to work together we can increase our mental fitness.  It is basically like having a faster modem working at faster speeds. A more integrated system creates better performance.  The famous clairvoyant healer Edgar Cayce was found to have an unusually large corpus callosum, but could it be that everyone has a smaller one than they should or could have if they were to consciously exercise it???

          Below is a simple chart containing the four common types of brainwave frequencies along with their characteristic features and associated mental states. The frequencies are measures in hertz (Hz) which is roughly translated as beats per second or cycles per second.
( Ex. A brainwave monitored as pulsing 20 times per second would be a beta wave since the Beta range is between 13 to 30 Hz)


BRAINWAVE: RANGE: CORRESPONDING MENTAL STATE
(....excluding those ranges higher than beta such as gamma)

BETA waves 13 to 30 Hz the fastest waves, most commonly found during our waking state, associated with outward awareness, engaged mind, arousal, actively perceiving and evaluating forms of data through the senses; also present with fear, anger, worry, hunger, and surprise.

ALPHA waves 7 to 13 Hz associated with non-drowsy but relaxed, tranquil state of consciousness, less engagement and arousal, pleasant inward awareness, body/mind integration, present during meditation and states of relaxation

THETA waves 3 to 7 Hz associated with increased recall, creativity, imagery and visualization , free-flowing thought, future planning, inspiration, drowsiness, present during dreaming and REM states

DELTA waves .1 to 3 Hz associated with deep dreamless sleep, deep trance state pituitary release of growth hormone, self-healing, present during deep levels of non-REM sleep.

   

        So all these brainwave states have been examined and charted to find the respective mindstates that are experienced when they are present. We are learning more and more about how these states can be summoned and harnessed to create mindstates that are conducive to expanded states of consciousness.   For example, the best moments of creativity, those Eureka! flashes, occur mostly when theta waves are a majority.  This is also when we are verging between waking and sleeping when we are in that Twilight Zone-like consciousness mindfully floating at the gateway of sleep.

       This explains why we have such great ideas during this time period. It is noted in the history books that this is the time when many scientists and other great thinkers have had their flashes of insight.  Einstein came up with the theory of relativity in this state, and likewise, one of the Watson and Crick pair visualized the double helix in this mindstate successfully cracking the illusive architecture of DNA.

       Time spent in this "border-zone" can be time well spent.  Becoming aware of the process of falling asleep will enhance your lucid dreaming, and as mentioned, this hypnagogic state is when creativity, problemsolving and imagery skills are easily accessible.  All this information about brainwaves is a preamble to the matter of entraining your brainwaves to specific frequencies.  You can use the process of entrainment to create a theta state of mind or an alpha or delta or even combinations of multi-layered frequencies.

 

 

Entrainment

         The scientific principle of entrainment  can be utilized to resonate, synchronize or tune your brain to specific frequencies.  Entrainment is pretty simple.  If you have two tuning forks of the same pitch, if you strike one and hold it near the other one, they will both resonate at the same frequency.  It also works with a piano.  If you have two similarly tuned pianos in one room and strike a key, the stretched chord attached to the same key on the other piano will vibrate.                        

           Let's say that we have a bunch of pendulum clocks hanging on a wall.  If we irradically set all the pendulums on every clock so that they all are swinging at different speeds. In time all pendulums on every clock will become synchronized.  By the end of the day or sooner ( not like I've ever done it ;) they will all be swinging together in unison.

           How does this happen?  The explanation to this is more in depth but in simple terms, it happens just like the law of gravity or the conservation of energy.  Given this fact and the fact that our brains operate much like a resonance chamber.  Oscillating pulses and patterns of neural excitations ripple through our brains much like never-ending waves in a dynamic pond of subtle electrical matter.   

     

Brainwave entrainment and binaural beats occur naturally in our environment. The process of reproducing this entrainment effect using audio technology was developed in the early 1970's by Gerard Oster, a biophysicist from NYC, and with that; the process of creating audio-entraining binaural beat frequencies was born. The process is actually quite simple.
It is almost easier to do than it is to pronounce.

      The idea is that you have a different tone in each ear and your brain takes the difference between the two tones and resonates at this differential frequency.  So if you have a beat frequency of 97 Hz in your left ear and 103 Hz in your right ear, your brain will perceive it as a 6 Hz differential, and your brain will resonate at this frequency in the Theta range.

 One of the most well-known producers of entrainment-related products is the The Monroe Institute . They sell Hemi-Sync Tapes that are designed and developed using their Hemi-Sync Technology.  The tapes are embedded with multi-plexed binaural beat frequencies. Each binaural beat frequency causes your brain to resonate at a particular frequency.  By orchestrating these frequenices they have created products that alter the user's consciousness.  If you want to try a demo of the Hemi-Sync process, click here, Hemi-Sync Demo.  Good ole' Robert Monroe and his journeys out of the body led him to study these altered states of consciousness and he and his team of researchers and scientists have been doing a lot to expand our knowledge about altered states of consciousness.

*I would like to state that I have no direct affiliation with The Monroe Institute and that my efforts in this area have no connection with TMI nor anything to do with the trademarked Hemi-Sync Process. I am not in a position to answer any questions regarding TMI because like I said, "I'm not affiliated with them" For those of you who are interested in TMI's Hemi-Sync Products, I recommend visiting their website by clicking any of the links I've posted in the previous paragraph. They come highly recommended and although I have never tried any of their products or been able to attend any of their seminars, I have heard many good things from those who have.

There are several other companies that use similar forms of Brainwave Entrainment Technology. Dr. Jeffrey Thompson is a well-known neuroacoustic pioneer. His site, www.jeffthompson.com , has information about entrainment as well as products that he has developed that utilize this technology. I have tried his products and they are quite good. I purchased his Brainwave Suite some time ago and have experienced some great entrancing entrainment while using it. There is also Brain Sync and Holopoint, other companies that offers brainwave CDs, but I have not heard too much from users of these products; whereas I have heard good things about TMI's Hemi-Sync Tapes and Dr.Thompson's CDs.

*I'm not affiliated with Dr. Thompson, Holopoint nor BrainSync, I just thought I would mention them in case you are interested in seeing what else is available in the way of entrainment products. There are many other companies in fact that offer differing versions of these kinds of products but these are just the ones that I have heard mentioned. For information on the techniques they use or the products they offer, I suggest checking their websites.

Recently, I have started my own company called Brainwave Mind Voyages that creates brainwave entrainment CDs. Since I have experienced first-hand that this brainwave entrainment stuff really does have a lot of potential, I decided that I should do my part to help out anyone who was interested in using entrainment. All of the audio brainwave entrainment used on my projects have been initally developed and designed by myself with no help from any outside sources, no affiliations with any pre-existing companies nor anything else but the brain in my head and a sophisticated sound-editing program. Not having any inital collaboration can have its positives and negatives, but I have found that as a whole I am very satisfied with the end result, and the feedback from users seems to be in agreement. The BMV cds work! I am proud to be able to help other seekers along thier path of self-discovery. By having a goal in mind, that of altering one's consciousness to make the induction of lucid dreams or out-of-body experiences more likely, I have engineered many CDs that use the brainwave boost of naturally occuring entrainment to increase experiential results. Now, that I have a few entrainment products developed, I have established a testing group to help me monitor the effectiveness and incorporate any new modifications depending on the feedback.

Click here to visit my new BMV site,. From there, you can check out the products and learn a little more about brainwave entrainment. I would like to thank those that have helped me out and given me the support and encouragement required to make Brainwave Mind Voyages a reality. As more neuroacoustic technologies develop, I am sure that this will continue to be a fascinating and powerful field that can be used to empower the lives of people that are interested in self-development, self-empowerment and self-mastery.

 

MAKING BINAURALS BEATS

    You can make your own binaural beat frequencies using CoolEdit or other programs available on the web.  I prefer CoolEdit and if you want more information about using CoolEdit, click here.  It is a very easy program to work with and I highly recommend checking it out. Just learn how to generate tones using the program and follow the guidelines above and you will be on your way to some homemade brainwave entraining.

 

SOME ENTRAINMENT PRODUCTS FOUND ON THE WEB

   There is also a program that is free on the internet called The Brainwave Generator which has an assortment of pre-set brainwave frequencies for you to choose from....and listening to them is as easy as pressing a button, and having some headphones. I prefer to make them on my own using CoolEdit, but you never know, it may be effective for you so try it out and see for yourself, and I have heard that the new version of the BWGEN offers enhanced ability for the user to customize the settings, choose particular frquencies and even add some audio tracks in the background.

To download The Brainwave Generator for free, click here

     

 

      Another free download is called The Brainwave Flasher.  It works on the same principle of entrainment but uses light flashes instead of binaural beats.  By flashing light at different rates, those corresponding to particular frequencies, your brain will synchronize its brainwaves due to photic entrainment or photostrobic entrainment.  People who have a history of epilepsy should consult with a physician first before using this one because the flashes may zap you into a seizure, but for the majority of people (99.7%) it is perfectly safe. In fact, this principle of using light to create entrainment effects has been incorporated into a new generation of "mind machines" or "light and sound machines".  For more info about them, you should check out my Linkzzz Page.  Tools 4 Exploration and CEREBREX are two very interesting companies that sell these mind machines.  I have never sported for the expensive price tag so I cannot give an experienced opinion on them, but lots of people say great things about them,a nd from what I have experienced of audio entrainment effects I would venture a guess to say that light-induced entrainment would probably be powerful stuff as well.

To download The Brainwave Flasher for free, click here

To check out other random cool free downloadablezzz, click here

            Some of the freeware/shareware includes dream journals, a lucid dreaming assistant, subliminal messages for your computer, and other random stuff

 

 

 

 

 

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