The Experimental Neuromagnetic Signal Generator.
Experimental technology - Use at your own risk.
The Magnetic Signals:
To use Shakti effectively, you need to understand something about the brain. There are other signals based on different principles, included in Shakti For Windows. Each signal has it's own information page, but let's look at the source for three of the signals - the amygdala, the caudate nucleus, and the hippocampus.
You have two of each, one on each side.
The AMYGDALA is an emotional structure.
On the other side, it supports a broad range of positive emotions, such as elation (along with many other functions).
Based on previous work with the amygdala using it's signal.
The Hippocampus is a cognitive, or 'thinking' structure.
On the one side, it supports silent, non-verbal ways of thinking, positive thoughts and expectations, spatial perceptions, and several kinds of inner imaging, including imagination, visualization, and pictorial memories (along with many other functions).
On the other side, it supports verbal skills, negative thoughts and expectations, and logical thought (along with many other functions).
Based on previous work with the hippocampus using it's signal.
On one side, it seems to support arousal (including anger, excitement, sexual desire, and a sense of anticipation.
One the other, it supports relaxation, calm, and even lethargy.
Based on preliminary reports
from a few people using this signal.
Each of these structures has a signal that belongs only to it. The two signals appear on an EEG (An electroencephalograph. The signals that come out of these are also called 'brain waves'.)
An EEG signal is a record of an electrical signal. Shakti begins when these EEG signals are converted into magnetic signals.
The magnetic signals are applied to the head at very low strength (close to what comes out of a telephone receiver when you're holding it next to your ear.) The signals are short bursts, followed by intervals of silence.
Each signal speaks a language that only one brain structure understands.
So only the one brain part responds. It communicates with other parts, of course, and they, in turn, also start responding.
You have two hippocampus(s) and two amygdala(e), one on each side of the brain.
Shakti is applied using the structures own signal, but only over the side of the head where it supports something positive.
When these structures respond, they put the person in a positive altered state of consciousness.
Shakti uses signals derived from specific brain structures, including two taken from the amygdala and the hippocampus, and they activate these two structures, as well as areas that are naturally connected to them.
The amygdala and the hippocampus are parts of the limbic system. The caudate nucleus does not appear In this example.
Even though we can apply the wave forms "symmetrically" (one each side at the same time), your brain probably doesn't work symmetrically. For example, if you have low self-esteem, you probably use your right side more. If you're prone to irritability, you might be more active on the left side. If you're very emotional, your amygdala's activity might offset your hippocampal activity a bit. If you think in pictures, you might have a busy right hippocampus. If you think in words, you might have a busier left hippocampus.
This means that some session designs may not be as dramatic as others for you.
The things that affect the way individual brains respond to Shakti often relate to long standing, even lifetime, personality traits. If targeted structure has a history of low activity, Shakti might produce quite a marked experience for the person.
What you experience depends on who you are and how you choose to use Shakti.
ALTERNATING THE SIGNALS
From a BBC report:
The power of moving magnetic signals is illustrated in one study where 3 volunteers were given LSD and were given sessions with the Koren Helmet. When the coils were moving, the subjects saw "blobs of white, purplish, or greenish-yellow lights ". When the magnets (ordinary horseshoe magnets, not the coils or signals used in Shakti For Windows) weren't moving, the subjects didn't see these lights.