Shiva Neural
Stimulation Technology



This illustration only approximates the actual 'binding factor'.


The binding factor runs from back to front, with 25 sweeps per second.
Circumcerebral magnetic stimulation (like "The Octopus" and Shiva Neural Technology) are designed to interact with one of the brain's most important electrical activities. The brain has waves of activity from front to back (or rostral to caudal). These occur every 25 milliseconds, giving them a frequency of forty hertz There are 1000 milliseconds in a second.  Something that happens 25 times a second has a 40 hertz frequency because 1000 divided by 25 = 40.. This activity is present when we're awake and when we're asleep and dreaming, but it's not there when we're in dreamless sleep, a coma, or when we're unconscious Link to online research abstract.

The states when this 40 hertz activity is present are also the states in which we're capable of having experiences and creating memories that we can remember later on. For this reason, the front to back 40 hertz activity has been called the "Binding Factor" for consciousness.
Unusual sensory and cognitive modalities (those which are either rare among individuals or occurring only in rare moments for most individuals) can be accessed by disrupting the binding factor, which can act to inhibit perceptions and cognitive qualia that we don't ordinarily experience.

The coils are arranged to present the signals in a counterclockwise pattern. The signal is moved from one location to the next, dividing it into eight segments, which change in length by a few milliseconds each time the signal moves from one pair of coils to the next. The amount of the change in the length of each segment is designed to avoid the exact times that appear with the binding factor, so they are slightly 'out of tune' with it. The result is a state that doesn't appear within the repertoire of normal, ordinary states of consciousness, the states your brain is accustomed to working in.

A good metaphor for this would be to compare Shiva to bicycle brakes, with your brain's binding factor in the role of the wheels. The difference between the 25 millisecond gaps separating each instance of the binding factor can be compared to the speed reductions you put in with each tap on the brakes. If you ride a bike, you know that even small taps on the brakes can cut your speed rapidly. This approach interacts with the binding factor and uses it's own natural momentum. Just as a bicycle can only go in one direction, Shiva enhances only one of the many 'directions' your consciousness can take. In favor of right-hemispheric processes.




EEG monitoring of subjects receiving the Octopus showed that the right hemisphere responded significantly more than the left.

The binding factor moves from front to back, while Shiva moves the signals around the head counterclockwise.

The result is that the left side's binding factor is parallel to the movement of the signals, while the right side's signals run in the opposite direction. The right side has it's binding factor disrupted more than the left.

Unusual perceptions and cognitions dominated by right hemispheric process are more likely to emerge. These are primarily non-verbal cognitive processes and perceptions that don't easily go into words.

Theta activity was specifically targeted in the first generation of this technology when Persinger "calculated the derivatives or changes in frequency shifts in electroencephalographic frequencies around 6 Hz would involve increments of 20 to 25 milliseconds" Richards MA, Et al Circumcerebral application of weak complex magnetic fields with derivatives and changes in EEG power spectra within the theta range: implications for states of consciousness. Percept Mot Skills. 2002 Oct;95(2):671-86, which includes the time period that appears in the 40 Hz signal. One study found that the largest changes in power spectra occurred between 4 and 7 Hz, the low theta band.

This explains why, of all possible capacities in one could imagine being enhanced through neural stimulation, psychic phenomena emerged as significant in laboratory studies with circumcerebral neural stimulation.
The association of psychic and paranormal phenomena and perception with theta and low theta activity has been known for decades, and is validated in the
Octopus studies. Theta activity specifically associates with activity in the hippocampus, a deep brain structure. The hippocampus works in cognition, spatial perception, and many aspects of memory. On the right, it's instrumental in inner imagery, and contextualization. The hippocampus responds more than any other deep brain structures because the brain's theta (hippocampal) response comes not from the stimulation, but from the brain's natural response to it.

The hippocampus on the right can, without using words, experience a fragment of a perception, find a context that fits for it, and extrapolate a 'meaning' for it. If that perception is of a qualia apprehended from another brain's magnetic activity, then a psychic perception will have taken place.

Now we can see how psychic perceptions can be reported in scientific experiments with circumcerebral magnetic brain stimulation. How psychic skills themselves work is another question, discussed here.

The next thing to consider is the intention of the individual, which is discussed on another page where people who want to develop their psychic skills are encouraged to try to pay attention to very short duration qualia. The extreme brevity of the temporal windows for psychic perception suggests that they may find their inception in the brief intervals between instances of the binding factor. The hypothesis to explain this is that the Binding Factor ordinarily inhibits perception of information embedded in magnetic fields, including the geomagnetic one, as well as magnetic signals originating from the electrical activity of other brains.

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