There are four Brain-Wave Patterns in which we can function. Beta, Alpha, Theta and Delta.
Briefly; You experience Beta brain-wave patterns in engaging activities like when you are driving or working. (Anxiety and Stress are experienced at the top end of this Beta range).
Alpha patterns occur when you are more relaxed and brain activity has slowed. (e.g. Watching television, reading a book).
Theta brain-waves are most commonly encountered in dreams, or at moments of deep insight. And the slowest state,
Delta, occurs in deep, deep sleep, or by the masters while in meditation.
Please click Meditation Explained if you wish to know the background information for this article.
Meditate Deeper than a Zen Monk
I saw an advertisement that promised I could meditate deeper than a Zen Monk in 10 seconds. I thought it was an outrageous claim that made fun of those who practice this art form with devotion – but I had to check it out anyway.
And here is how they support that claim… If you listen to specific aural frequencies, your brain interprets the information it receives. By playing a specially created piece of audio with either an Alpha, Theta or Delta wave form pattern, your brain starts to operate at that same frequency.
Yes… you are tricking your brain into doing what you want.
Now this is a relatively new invention in the evolution of meditation, in that traditional meditation has been practiced for thousands of years and the electronic equipment and scientific know-how has evolved of late.
But why would you dedicate your life to spiritual pursuit, by sitting in the lotus position on top of a mountain in the middle of winter trying to reach the Delta state, when you can just put on the headphones? Good question.
What the Experts Say
I had a good look around for a trust-worthy source of this information. I didn’t want some kid with a synthesizer messing around with my brain! Who I found was Jim McElwee from The Unexplainable Store. They guarantee Altered States of Consciousness with a 100% No Risk Guarantee. That’s fair enough… but the testimonials page they have on their site has some really well-thought comments and some glowing recommendations. That is what sold me.
But before anything further, let’s see what Jim says about the History of Binaural Beats.
The History of Binaural Beats
Binaural Beats were discovered by Heinrich Wilhelm Dove in 1839, and were considered somewhat of a curiosity in scientific circles. 140 years later, a man named Gerald Oster wrote an article entitled “Auditory Beats in the Brain.” The article tied all previous research regarding Binaural Beats together, and concluded that it would be a powerful tool in neurological and cognitive research. In particular, he noted how animals are able to pick out specific sounds in a sea of noise in much the same way that people can pick up a conversation in the midst of a noisy cocktail party – hence the name “the cocktail party effect.” The technology was later developed by physicist Thomas Campbell and Dennis Menerich with the assistance of Robert Monroe. Together they found the first applications of Binaural Beats, including a program for out of body experiences. Research continues to this day, as new tools come out to assist people in realizing their dreams and leading better, more empowered lives.
There are three new terms to become familiar with; Binaurals, Monaurals, and Isochronics. Sound like science-fiction? Well, it’s actually science-fact! Again, this info is ripped strait from their site (with permission).
What Binaural Beats Are
Binaural Beats are not a passing fad, but have in fact been used for over 170 years. The human brain goes through many frequency cycles every day, each frequency producing different effects in the human consciousness. Using this information, it has been discovered that the receiving and operating frequency of the brain can be altered and even controlled through the use of sound waves. Unfortunately, it was originally thought these waves were difficult or impossible to tap through sound waves since they happened beneath the 20 Hz range. Since that time, however, binaural beats have made it possible to hear what was previously thought un-hearable.
How Binaural Beats Work
Binaural Beats work by broadcasting two separate frequencies in each ear. For example, if you wanted to tune your brain to a 7 Hz frequency, you could play 200 Hz in your right ear and 207 Hz in your left ear. The brain will compensate for the difference between the two and produce a third tone that will be exactly 7 Hz. This will result in your brain frequency being raised or lowered, and tuned to the desired operating stage. Headphones are mandatory with Binaurals.
How Monaural Beats Work
Monaural Beats differ from Binaural Beats as they are easier on your brain. With Monaural Beats there is no need to balance tones, and therefore no adjusting time required. With one tone pulsing on and off a specific pattern, it’s easy to produce the effect you’re looking for quickly. The Monaural beats offer superior technology over the Binaural. Headphones are optional but recommended.
How Isochronic Tones Work
Isochronic tones are the most powerful type of brainwave entrainment, utilizing equal intensity tones, increasing the pulse speed, and synchronizing your brain with the rhythm. Isochronics use a distinct and clean wave form which is designed to harmonize with the brain much more efficiently. Headphones are optional but recommended.
Do they sound different to listen to? More on that in a minute…
But I think a question we should all ask is; Are Binaural Beats Dangerous? Brainwave Entrainment uses the exact same frequencies that we touch upon every day in our daily lives. They simply allow you to reach certain levels of consciousness On Demand. You should consult with a doctor before using Binaural Beats if you have heart problems, a history of mental illness, or any other factors that you’re not sure about.
Also, keep in mind that Brainwave Entrainment affects your brain frequencies dramatically while in use. You can go into a state similar to sleep or suddenly find yourself functioning at your most mentally active and creative level while using them. Obviously, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery while using Binaural Beats.
The Difference Between Recordings: We often receive questions inquiring about the difference between recordings. Many of our descriptions sound alike and people may assume that the recordings are basically the same. This is not the case. Each recording is different, and each recording is tuned for a specific purpose. Example- 4.2 Hz and 6.3 Hz are both within the Theta Range, but exhibit totally different characteristics. The four main frequency classifications are large and vague ranges, and within these classifications are an array of frequency options which all produce different effects. Also, studies show that exact combination of frequencies cause many documented brain reactions.
This bit grabbed my attention. “We cannot publicly disclose the exact frequencies used in our recordings for product protection reasons, but you can be assured each and every recording is specifically tuned to stimulate certain abilities.”
Now I understand how they can promise to assist with such specific interests and desires. When you get to their website, you will see the impressive list of products they have on offer. Check this out for starters…
Astral Projection, Meditation, Manifestation, ESP, Psychic Growth, Anxiety Aid, Shaman Consciousness, Remote Viewing, Spirit Guides, Lucid Dreaming, Past Life Regression, Confidence Builder, Sleep, Christ Consciousness, Chakra Tuning, Aura Viewing, Energy Enhancer, Creativity, DNA Stimulation, Endorphin Release, Health, Motivation, Prosperity, Addiction Help, Relaxation, Weight Loss, Hypnosis, Memory Enhancer and Telepathy… Nice.
I looked into the Meditation Program a little further…
“Once you are comfortable operating in the Alpha State, you can progress to Theta Meditation. To reach Theta, you will need to lower your operating frequency a little bit more. It is widely accepted that Meditating in the Theta State creates a sense of Balance, Calmness, and contributes to better Health. Theta Meditation is said to be the ‘Gateway to Eternal Bliss’.
What to Expect from Our Meditation Recordings: Simply stated, our Meditation Recordings will Alter your consciousness and help you find that peaceful escape you are searching for. Our recordings will lower your brain frequencies and put you in the Alpha, Theta and Delta states. You will hear peaceful nature sounds and harmonics with True Entrainment Frequencies in the background which will be responsible for your Shift in Consciousness.
Try It For Yourself
As they say… the proof is in the pudding. You can read about this form of meditation all day… but until you put on the headphones and take some time to chill… you will never know how it feels and what it can do for you.
Now, my website is called Explore Meditation after all, so I do encourage you to have a play. I’ve downloaded a sample of each delivery method… and like they say… It’s simply Nature Sounds, Harmonics and some brain-wave magic in the background. I really enjoyed it!
Please click The Unexplainable Store to get there. It’s my affiliate link – so that if you do make a purchase I get a few dollars for the recommendation, but to try all 3 free samples and experience this form of meditation yourself, (from a trusted source), you just need to give them your email address. They are a good business. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Once you have had a listen, please return to my blog and share your experience of Binaural, Monaural and Isochronic Meditation Programs.
In Love and Light, We Explore!