Each brain is different, and with those differences come a wide range of responses.

Using a headset with coils held in in place (The Shakti helmet), driven by a stereo CD, some people have had truly visionary experiences, some people have had enhancements in dreaming practices, a few have had Out-Of-Body Experiences. The range of response runs from 'dud' to dramatic.

The first generation of this technology, developed within the Laurentian University (LU) Behavioral Neurosciences program, with rotating signals, saw a wide range of responses. In sensory deprivation, about 75% experienced something paranormal.


No. Safety studies have found no evidence of adverse effects. View report HERE

How can I make sure I don't have unpleasant sessions?

One of the simplest ways is to use the 8-Coil headset treating both sides the same. If you don't have a history of psychological disorders, then it's very unlikely that you can have an unpleasant session. If you do have such a disorder, then you shouldn't order any of the Shakti devices.

For the more adventurous:

Many of the brain parts we work with have two sides. One in the left hemisphere, and one in the right. If one on one side is pleasant, the one on the other side will be unpleasant. To make the 8-coil unit safe FOR YOU using only one side, you'll have to be sure you're not 'left-handed' with regard to any of the structures it works with.

To do this test, you apply each signal to both sides of the head, one at a time. You do 10 minutes with ONE wave form on one side, and then the same wave form on the other side. Then, one chooses the more pleasant side, and run a session on that side for about 20 minutes. If you decide to obtain Shakti For Windows, you should do these tests. People who have one structure 'reversed' usually find out at this point. Make sure your left and right channels aren't 'swapped', so you don't get a false result.

What about the dramatic effects?

These are common with the technology the 8-coil is based on. Usually, a 30-minute session is sufficient, but some people may do better with longer, 60-minute sessions. 60 minute sessions shouldn't be done as often.

Which Brain structures does Shakti work with?

Shakti's best-tested wave forms are specific to the amygdala and the hippocampus, two limbic structures. There are also less-well tested signals for the caudate nucleus and the thalamus. We apply the amygdaloid wave form to the dominant hemisphere (that usually means the left side), and the hippocampal wave form to the non-dominant side (usually the right side). Getting Shakti to work for you will require you to test yourself in a couple of ways. The amygdala is an emotional structure, and its positive emotions have to do with its activity on the left side. The hippocampus is a cognitive structure, and its positive ways of thinking have to do with activity on the right side. These statements are based on previous work with these structures using the signals derived from them, including published and unpublished laboratory studies, reports from participants in the Shakti project, and the author's personal experience. Some studies, especially concerning the amygdala, offer different conclusions, but it's important to understand that these studies do not reflect the effects of this kind of stimulation, and are often based on animal studies. The amygdala of animals are quite different from the human amygdala. The feline amygdala has 7 nuclei, while in humans, it has 21.


Not in the normal sense of the word, but the process can have some ups and downs for some people. These downs, called 'metabolic snapback' (also called Compensatory overshoot) can happen with weekly sessions, but haven't been reported with sessions done every three days.