Alpha Beta Theta Delta Gamma: Brain States, Surreal Events & Digital Drugs


There is a scientific part to OBE or astral projections, meditation, not to mention the mental state that many may come to experience during an evocation or invocation.  So if we begin where it all starts…. let’s discuss the “Brain”:

Your brain pulsates with electrical impulses. This electrical activity can be measured with a piece of equipment called an electroencephalogram (EEG), which measures the frequency of the electrical current. This frequency or speed of the brainwaves is measured in Hertz (Hz). The prevailing frequency that your brain is resonating at any particular moment can be associated with your frame of mind. This means that your frame of mind, for example relaxed, excited, or tired can be visualized in your brainwave frequencies at that instant. These frequencies and associated states have been studied for a long time. They are referred to as the five brain states. These five distinct brain wave frequencies are Alpha, Beta, Theta, Delta and the lesser-known Gamma.

Each frequency, measured in cycles per second (Hz), has its own set of characteristics representing a specific level of brain activity and hence a unique state of consciousness. Learning mind control at the deeper states of consciousness opens you up to the world of your subconscious mind where you can create your reality at will and with exact precision. It is important to understand however not necessarily remember the all the specifics regarding the frequencies when in transcendental states, exercising astral projection, or when in some cases your inner self may be vulnerable towards psychic invasion. In the case of psychic invasion OR in intentional invasion of others it will take practise in understanding your limits and the surroundings that you encounter within your semi and subconscious state in order not to feel drained once you have become conscious.

    • Alpha (7.5-14Hz): Alpha brain waves are present in deep relaxation with the eyes usually closed and while day-dreaming. The relaxed detached awareness achieved during light meditation is characteristic of Alpha and is optimal for programming your mind for success. Alpha heightens your imagination, visualization, memory, learning and concentration. It lies at the base of your conscious awareness and is the gateway to your subconscious mind. Brainwaves between 8 and 12hz are classed as alpha waves. Alpha waves appear when an individual is relaxed, and are associated with associative thinking – daydreaming, for instance – and the imagination. Closing the eyes (whilst awake) causes an instant surge of alpha activity.
    • Beta (14-40Hz): Beta brain waves are associated with normal waking consciousness and a heightened state of alertness, logic and critical reasoning. As you go about your daily activities you are at Beta. Although important for effectively functioning in everyday life, higher Beta levels translate into stress, anxiety and restlessness. With the majority of adults primarily operating at Beta during their waking hours it is little wonder that stress is today’s most common health problem. The voice of Beta is the little nagging chatterbox of your inner critic, which becomes louder and more relentless the higher you go in the range.  Beta is associated with concentration, “busy thinking” and general movement. Alpha and beta waves together make up the brainwave frequencies which appear when an individual is awake. Alpha dominates when an individual is in a state of relaxation, and beta when an individual is in a state of alertness.
    • Theta (4-7.5Hz): Theta brain waves are present during deep meditation and light sleep, including the REM dream state. Theta is the realm of your subconscious mind. It is also known as the twilight state as it is normally only momentarily experienced as you drift off to sleep (from Alpha) and arise from deep sleep (from Delta). A sense of deep spiritual connection and oneness with the Universe can be experienced at Theta. Vivid visualizations, great inspiration, profound creativity, exceptional insight as well as your mind’s most deep-seated programs are all at Theta. The voice of Theta is silence. Theta is also associated with creative thinking, and allows us to tap into our inner genius. Theta is associated with REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, during which dreaming occurs. Theta is generated by the hippocampus, which is a part of the brain responsible for forming memories. They also appear during meditation. However those with an override of Theta frequencies usually demonstrate  symptoms of ADD/ADHD [inattentive ADD/ADHD, as opposed to other types of ADD such as over focused] exhibit too little Beta (thinking) activity and too much Theta (dreaming) activity. This is the classic inattention for ADD. With ADHD, hyperactivity keeps people from falling asleep. In essence, the person is combating the high Theta activity and keeping themselves aroused (by increasing their Beta activity).”
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