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Mind tools, tapes, and CD's CAN help change, undesirable, or unwanted tendencies, and, encourage the positive aspects of our incredible awakening minds.But how many of us have bought these tapes CDs and been very dissapointed or unsatisfied with results...

we use the excuse ,"i,m getting old" "my memory's not whay it was" well heres the facts on Brain ageing and your possibilties

"Brain May Grow New Cells Daily," by Nicholas Wade,
A new challenge to the longstanding belief that adults never generate new brain cells, biologists at Princeton University have found that thousands of freshly born neurons arrive each day in the cerebral cortex, the outer rind of the brain where higher intellectual functions and personality are centered.
Though based on research in monkeys, the finding is likely to prove true of people, too. Salk Institute Study Finds Brains Can Grow New Cells

Chronic, ongoing stress, even when it is not so dramatic, can affect one's health in very significant ways. One common example of this is the effect of a very stressful job. Several large studies have demonstrated that a stressful job more than doubles one's risk of a heart attack. A stressful job might lead to cigarette
smoking, obesity and lack of exercise, all of which increase one's risk for a heart attack. It is also the stress itself that directly leads to an increased risk. Stress has been associated with the risk of many other diseases, ranging from the common cold to chronic pain to some types of cancer.
Light and sound machines take the user into deep alpha and theta mind states, this helps reduce stress
And the harmfull effects of stress.. 99% of our customers report a decrease in their stress levels….

BECAUSE BRAIN CELL GROWTH IS REPORTEDLY
AFFECTED BY STRESS

For years, neurobiologists clung to a fundamental truth: as animals and people reach adulthood, they lose brain cells and they never grow new ones.There were a couple of exceptions such as birds and rats, but the thought was that these were peculiarities of nature and not evidence of a general principle.
Now, in experiments that experts call amazing, that dogma has been overturned because scientists have found that monkeys are constantly making new brain cells in the hippocampus, an area of the brain used for forming long-term memories.Moreover, they report, the production of new cells is squelched when the animals are under extreme stress.More

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Some Scientific Stuff - pdf files
Analysis of Heart Rate Variability during Very Slow Yogic Breathing avs-coherence
And what if they say nothing Hypnotic Visual Illusion Alters Color Processing in the Brain
Auditory and Photic Stimulation And Changes in Functioning In Children and Adults InTimeWithTheMusic
Auditory and Visual Entrainment of Brain Wave Activity in Learning Disabled Boys Large-GammaBandTiming
Auditory Driving as a Ritual Technology Makeig-40HzTones
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  On the Treatment of ADD
Effects of 18.5 Hz Auditory and Visual Technology and the Analysis of Music
Effects of Rhythmic Drumming on EEG and Subjective Experience
  The clinical guide to sound and light
Effects of  

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How often have you asked yourself the question:
" Why can't I remember everything I read?"

Memory loss probably affects the majority of us in one way or another. More often than not, it is a momentary memory lapse; nothing to worry about – it happens to the best of us. However, when memory lapses begin to become a regular occurrence, it is wise to dig a little deeper and seek ..More

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The study of "brainwaves" has played a vital role in the understanding of how the brain and mind function. Discovered in the 1920s by German researcher Hans Berger, these tiny electrical signals mirror the shifting patterns of mental activity. They are measured by attaching special sensors, called electrodes, to the scalp; these pick up brainwave activity which is then measured by an instrument called an electroencephalograph, or EEG. Brainwave activity tends to fall into four groups: beta, alpha, theta and delta. These categories are associated with the rapidity of oscillation (frequency) of brainwaves. As it turns out, certain patterns of brainwave activity are also associated with specific mental states.

The left side of the brain governs the kinds of thoughts and perceptions which historically our cultures have associated with the mind,intellect. Whereas the right side of the brain governs the kinds of thoughts and perceptions which historically we have associated with the heart,imotions.

In a 1999 study, Thomas Budzynski, Ph.D worked with 8 struggling college students. After undergoing audio-visual brainwave stimulation, the students outperformed a control group and significantly increased their GPA. GPA for the 8 students continued to rise even after treatment was discontinued!
Psychologist Michael Joyce used brainwave entrainment with a group of 30 children. He observed improvements in reading and a half year advancement in grade level as well as substantial improvements in attention, reaction and a reduction in impulsivity and variability.

we've brought up the idea of using Light and sound(with Baroque music or brainwave entrainment music) to put ourselves in a state of mind to be receptive to intentions and let them "sink in." And since most of my experience with manipulating brainwave frequencies has been to increase productivity, I thought I'd let you know how well it works for me.
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Harold Russel Ph.D. and John Carter, Ph.D., of the University of Houston, did several studies in which they used brainwave entrainment to treat ADHD and other learning disorders, testing their IQ before and after treatment. Astonishingly, after treatment the subjects showed a 5 to 7 point increases in IQ score.
Michael Tansey used a similar protocol to treat dyslexia and other learning disorders, reporting a 19 point average increase in IQ score post-treatment.

Drs. Siegfried and Susan Othmer found that neurofeedback brainwave training in the 15-18 Hz range can produce significant shifts in IQ score, particularly with people who are suffering from ADD/ADHD and other disorders. In cases where the starting IQ value is less than 100, the average IQ increase was 33 points! They also found significant improvements in memory, reading and arithmetic. In a one year follow-up, trainees showed major improvements in self-esteem, concentration and self-expression.

One day about three years ago I had a specially difficult problem to solve at work which required a balance of creativity, programming, and critical thinking. I had an mp3 of Einstein's Mind frequency-balancing genius mindset (from the Altered States range) -- One of the tracks was supposed to induce "Big picture thinking, and problem solving
." I was skeptical but curious and figured that if I put it on at worst I'll have to cut the garbage off and put on some other music. I ended up listening to the track on repeat for 3 hours while solving the problem in a state of "effortless effort" (my way of thinking about "in the zone" or "in flow"). Of course, I tried this again with similar success, and use these ideas in meditation, relaxation, and working.
Philip G, London, England

 

A state of consciousness that differs significantly from baseline or normal consciousness often identified with a brain state that differs significantly from the brain state at baseline or normal consciousness.

The optimum brainwave pattern

The optimum brainwave pattern for creativity, healing, insight and all forms of high performance combines the intuitive, empathetic radar of delta waves, the creative inspiration, personal insight, and spiritual awareness of theta waves, the bridging capacity and relaxed, detached, awareness of alpha waves, and the external attention and ability to consciously process thought of beta waves, all at the same time. Originally discovered in yogis, swamis and those in higher states of consciousness by C. Maxwell Cade, this awakened mind pattern can also be found during the "ah-ha" experience and all forms of peak performance, regardless of activity, content, intention, philosophy or theology.

Illness and the left and Right Brain

The Power of Thought to Heal

Disease and health, like circumstances, are rooted in thought. Sickly thoughts will express themselves through a sickly body. Thoughts of fear have been known to kill a man as speedily as a bullet, and they are continually killing thousands of people just as surely though less rapidly. The people who live in fear of disease are the people who get it. Anxiety quickly demoralizes the whole body, and lays it open to the entrance of disease,


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From the shamans of Outer Mongolia to the Manbos of the Caribbean, rhythm has been used for thousands of years as a means to create and maintain health and well being. There is hardly a place on this planet where rhythm, hasn't embedded itself into the very fabric of society - often becoming an essential part of creating and maintaining spiritual, mental, and physical health.

Like Rhythm-healing, Shamanic drumming is an ancient, almost universally used technique. This technique is part of the larger shamanic healing tradition. Shamanism is considered the world's oldest organized healing system - estimated to be between 20,000 and 30,000 years old - and can be found in nearly every pocket of the earth


In spite of the many differences among ancient societies, very few differences emerged among their therapeutic rhythm techniques. In fact, only three core approaches developed: Community drumming, shamanic drumming, and rhythm-healing. Community drumming focuses on shared rhythm-making and the effects of playing an instrument with other people, whereas shamanic drumming and rhythm-healing employ very specialized rhythmic techniques designed to have a prescribed effect on the listener.A good light and sound system produces healing rythms;

I've been listening to Monroe Institute Hemi-Sync with Light and Sound programs a great deal ever since getting my iPod nano and I think now my mind operates very differently than it used to. Of course it's hard to be sure if there's a causal relationship between the programs and some great changes I've made in my life since listening intensively, but I can't think of any other catalyst.

For me, the combination of brainwave entrainment with the iPod is the greatest tool ever. Listening to the synchronization programs really seems to help while doing technical work with databases and coding, but also with creative work (same thing i guess). I developed some marketing ideas for new products while continuously listening to the Creativity programs, and the feedback from the proposals included "these ideas are so creative that they're scary!".

Claudio R, Rome Italy

 

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How Clever we really are


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Paul Maclean discovered in his research on the human brain that by far, most of Western Society never escapes the trap of the Left Brain and its Ego. Consequently, all types of illnesses result because of the lack of contact with the Right Brain, which contains the Self. Because of the polarity between the Left Brain and the Right Brain techniques must be used to make contact between them and begin the Integration process.

I have no doubt whatever that most people live, whether physically, intellectually, or morally, in a very restricted circle of their potential being . . . the so-called "normal man" of commerce, so to speak, the healthy Philistine, is a mere extract from the potentially realizable individual he represents, and we all have reservoirs of life to draw upon of which we do not dream. (O'Brien, 1964, p. 155)

Michael Dullnig, M.D., of Sacramento, California, for example, has used various dual-induction and binaural-beat audio tapes in conjunction with his counseling of HIV-positive patients. In a 1990 study he noted that all patients in the study showed improvement in psych9ological target symptoms, and some showed significant increases in T4 cell counts, important components of the immune system. William Harris, M.D., director of the Penwell Foundation, an organization for the investigation, research, and application of different modalities for the treatment of those with AIDS/HIV, has used light/sound (LS) devices with HIV-positive patients and found them extremely effective. He speculates that the devices may boost immune function by producing states of deep relaxation, by enhancing the patients' receptivity to suggestions for healing, by improving their ability to visualize and the clarity of their visualizations. Says Harris, "I think that this type of machine may actually be stimulating…. The body to produce its own chemical substances," and that these natural substances may enhance immune function and healing.

These Mind tools should be effective for people to use in conjunction with treatment, for people who feel that they are not as healthy as they would like to be, and for those who feel healthy enough but would like to protect themselves from the possibly damaging effects of stress and environmental toxins and attain a state of peak or optimal health and well-being.

 

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Learning Difficulties..
" Light and Sound tools can be enormously effective in overcoming learning disorders. Perhaps the most important discovery has been that ADDH and other learning disorders are linked to underarousal, or abnormally slow brain-wave activity (theta and delta) and insufficient beta activity in the sensorimotor rhythm range and above (13-20 Hz).
Learning disabilities also have a stress component - clearly those who have lea5rning disabilities experience stress as a result of their own learning and behavioral difficulties, and stress can also increase learning disabilities.
Learning disabilities are also linked to problems of behavior, negative self-image, and low self-esteem. Thus I suggest techniques for using brain tools to help change problematic behavior patterns and attitudes through eliminating negative scripts and attitudes, and using positive suggestions, visualizations, and rescripting during deeply relaxed or trancelike states."
Michael Hutchison, Mega Brain Power, p. 367

I have at least one psychologist who will vouch that I have ADHD, and this has been the bane of my existence, for a while now, i went for the best unit the and wow I feel so much calmer,and relaxed about life ,,perhaps there is hope :)

Anthony W, Birmingham UK

  On the Treatment of ADD

 

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Since many mind tools, such as LS and binaural-beat tapes, permit the user to select a target brain -wave frequency, the question arises as to what is the best state, or the "appropriate depth," for learning: the relaxed, receptive alpha state, or the hypersuggestible, drowsy, dream-like twilight or theta state.

Evidence suggests that alpha is ideal for learning new information, data, facts, material that you want to be fully aware of and have readily available in waking consciousness. On the other hand, theta is the ideal frequency range for the uncritical acceptance of external suggestions, for bypassing defense mechanisms and resistance and presenting important t self-change messages to the deeper parts of the mind. That is, to present messages having to do with attitude or behavior change to the unconscious mind, without the critical screening present in waking consciousness, it is best to get into the theta range. As Dr. Budzynski points out, "the material is being sorted in the brain much the same as verbal information assimilated during anesthetic surgery, i.e., it cannot be recalled, but does influence behavior."

Thus a suggestion for those who have LS and other variable frequency devices and want to find the best program for peak learning: If the material to be learned is informational, a useful program might be to begin by entraining brain waves from a waking EEG (anywhere from 14 to 18 Hz - experiment to find what "feels" right), ramping down slowly to a low alpha frequency (from 8 to 10Hz, again find out what feels right), remaining at this frequency for the duration of the learning tape, and then ramping back to a final relaxed but alert frequency (from 10 to 14 Hz).

What's your excuse for not living your purpose? How do you want to be remembered by friends and family when you move on? What impact on humanity will you make? These are questions you must ask yourself. They will help guide you towards your life's mission.
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Those wishing to learn material having to do with attitude or behavior change would begin by entertaining brain waves in beta, ramping down slowly to theta (around 4 to 6 Hz seems most effective), remaining at theta for the duration of the learning session, and then ramping back up to 10 to 14 Hz. For both types of learning, the material seems to be better assimilated if the user spends sever minutes after the learning material has been presented remaining in a relaxed alpha or theta state before ramping back up to beta, ending the session, and returning to ordinary consciousness.

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Do you have a pile of self improvement tapes thrown in a drawer or box under the bed, You know, like stop smoking, loose weight , stress relief or become a new person, do you feel like you have "been there, done that "and it didn't work.
Play theses same tapes through A good light and sound system , (doesn't have to be the top of the line unit, an inexpensive Proteus will do the job), and see what listening in a relaxed theta state does to your self improvement program.Using your walkman or MP 3 player Just simply set your light and sound system to a built in learning program,,sit back and enjoy the deep theta mind state which is also the ultimater learning Frequency

In the book "in the palaces of memory " they suggest 5hz as being the optimum learning frequency.


Only as far as I seek ---- can I go.
Only as deep as I look ---- can I see.
Only as much as I dream ---- can I be.
Only as high as I reach ---- can I grow.

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Meditation
Healings

To really touch our souls, we must journey deep within ourselves. It's an exciting trip, full of all sorts of revelations and surprises.

Along the way, friends and lovers are essential. Good books will speak to us. So will quiet |mountains and still lakes. Even loud rock 'n' roll. We will also be made flexible. And our sense of humor will help guide us.

The Awakened Mind

In the practice of Electric Nirvarna, we observe that the mind is very, very busy. It's sometimes referred to as "monkey mind." It's all over the place like a monkey in a tree. And through the variety of the programs in light and sound machines, we eventually come to a place of slowing down, of becoming quieter, a little more focused, a little steadier.

The awakened mind brainwave pattern combines the intuitive,empathetic radar of the delta waves, the creative inspiration, personal insight, and spiritual awareness of the theta waves, the bridging capacity and relaxed, detached, awareness of the alphawaves, and the external attention and ability to consciously process thought of beta waves, all at the same time. This brainwave pattern can be found during "peak experience" or "peak performance", regardless of the content or intention, in all forms of creativity and high performance. The awakened mind is also the"ah-ha", appearing at the exact instant of solving the problem, or getting the insight.

I have no doubt whatever that most people live, whether physically, intellectually, or morally, in a very restricted circle of their potential being . . . the so-called "normal man" of commerce, so to speak, the healthy Philistine, is a mere extract from the potentially realizable individual he represents, and we all have reservoirs of life to draw upon of which we do not dream. (O'Brien, 1964, p. 155)

The Top 10 Ways to Tell If Your Mind Is Quiet

Enlightenment or the Fully Awakened mind has been given many names. Buddha means "the enlightened one;" Christ and Messiah also mean that. St. Paul called it "the peace of God that passeth under-standing" and Richard Maurice Bucke named it "cosmic consciousness." In Zen it is satori, in yoga it is samadhi or moksha, in Sufism it is fana, in Taoism it is wu or The Ultimate Tao. Jurdjieff labeled it "objective consciousness," Sri Aurobindo spoke of the Supermind, mystery schools and occult paths speak of "illumination," "liberation," and "self-realization." Likewise, enlightenment has been symbolized by many images; the thousand-petaled lotus of Hinduism, the Holy Grail of Christianity, the clear mirror of Buddhism, Judaism's Star of David, the yin-yang circle of Taoism, the mountaintop, the swan, the still lake, the mystic rose, the eternal flame. (p. xvi)

The perennial belief in the existence of an uninterrupted intuition of Oneness is rooted in the recurring notion that humankind is uniquely situated to simultaneously experience the finite and the infinite

It has been called a sacred hunger, the quest for truth, the longing for God, the search for fulfillment.
In the space between two thoughts. An inexplicable occurrence of perfect peace in the depths of Chaos

Light and sound systems use intense programs of light and sound frequencies in multi-sensory stimuli to encourage Hemispheric balancing.

It has been estimated that the average person has sixty thousand separate thoughts each and every day. The problem with this is that we have the same sixty thousand thoughts today that we had yesterday, and we'll repeat them again tomorrow. Our minds are filled with the same chatter day in and day out. Learning to be quiet and meditate involves figuring out a way to enter the spaces between your thoughts; or the gap, as I call it. In this silent empty space between your thoughts, you can find a sense of total peace' in a realm that is ordinarily unknowable. Here, any illusion of your separateness is shattered. However, if you have sixty thousand separate thoughts in a day, there is literally no time available to enter the space between your thoughts, because there is no space!

" One of the most basic human experiences, one that is genuinely universal and unites -- or, more precisely, could unite -- all of humanity, is the experience of transcendence in the broadest sense of the word." -- Václav Havel, President, Czech Republic

Most of us have minds that race full-speed day and night. Our thoughts are a hodgepodge of continuous dialogue about schedules, money worries, sexual fantasies, grocery lists, drapery problems, concern about the children, vacation plans, and on and on like a merry-go-round that never stops.
Those sixty thousand thoughts are usually about ordinary daily activities and create a mental pattern that leaves no space for silence.

The mind is like a pond. On the surface you see all the disturbances, yet the surface is only a fraction of the pond. It is in the depth below the surface, where there is stillness, that you will come to know the true essence of the pond, as well as your own mind.
By going below the surface, you come to the spaces between thoughts, where you are able to enter the gap. The gap is total emptiness or silence, and it is indivisible. No matter how many times you cut silence in half, you still get silence. This is what is meant by now. Perhaps it is the essence of God, that which cannot be divided from the oneness.