Our 'Light and Sound' systems use completely natural forms of stimulation to gently lead you into a variety of beneficial states of mind.WHAT IS A LIGHT AND SOUND MEDITATION SYSTEM?
Utilizing light and sound pulses at a specified frequency, these machines stimulate the mental activity of the user, leading the user's mind from normal waking consciousness to a variety of desirable altered states of consciousness. This is known as the "Frequency Following Response".WHAT ARE THESE STATES AND HOW DO THEY DIFFER FROM NORMAL?
The specific frequency ranges and their associated mental states are as follows:
- BETA 13-30 Hz: Normal waking state; attention directed to surroundings. Includes agitated, restless/"monkey mind" states which are especially amenable to treatment with light and sound stimulation.
- ALPHA 8-13 Hz: Relaxed, tranquil, daydreaming, "inward awareness" state.
- THETA 4-8 Hz: Borderline sleep; meditation state with access to the unconscious; creativity, learning, inspiration.
- DELTA 1-4 Hz: Deep, dreamless sleep; trance state.
Light and sound can enhance the work of physicians, psychologists, therapists, body workers, any harried professional, as well as the individual experimenter who wishes to explore altered states of consciousness, awareness expansion and sensory stimulation.WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I HAVE A SESSION?
With special GanzFrames over your closed eyes, or open ours if you have some of our Kasina, or Procyon "Deep Vision" Ganzfeld frames. Using your own headphones, or using our supplied ear buds, you are immersed in colorful geometric jewel like patterns and entrancing sounds. The light and sound pulse rate shifts from state to state as the session progresses; mental activity will follow the pulse rate of the machine and fall into synch with the changes.WHAT IS ACHIEVED BY BEING IN THESE STATES OF MIND?
The following are some of the areas being explored by users of these machines: psychological stress relief, deep relaxation, assistance in falling asleep, memory improvement, increased learning, stabilizing emotions, increased intellectual focus, lucid dreaming, sensory stimulation, increased physical energy.HOW IMPORTANT IS THE SOUND?
The mind-activation mechanism is both visual and aural. Sound and music have been used for centuries in many cultures to trigger shifts in consciousness. Drums, chants, and environmental sounds like wind and rain all provide strong mental pictures and associations. MindPlace incorporates the most sophisticated sound generation circuitry of any light/sound device, producing isochronic tones, binaural beats, and in the case of the Proteus, more complex waveforms. Use of special "SpectraStrobe" can fully synchronize the lights with the audio program.WHAT ARE "BINAURAL BEATS"?
Binaural beat generation is a sound feature on most MindPlace products. Using two sound synthesizers in the audio circuit, and by specifying slightly different sound frequencies for the left and right channels, it is possible to induce a third frequency which is the difference between the left and right in the mind of the user. This is known as a binaural beat frequency generation