Meditation and Brainwave Entrainment

Meditation has an ancient tradition and a long history.  Brainwave Entrainment much less so, yet it is gaining traction in the alternative circles.  The technology, by and large, has found a large audience on the Internet with many companies producing brainwave entrainment software allowing users to create and develop their own audio.  Other companies have found a market in CDs and downloadable MP3s.  It makes a pleasant change to browse various forums and see a growing acceptance of meditation; there is now a perception of it being an aspect of a modern  lifestyle, as opposed to belonging to New Agers and Treehuggers.

I’ve personally used a good few meditation CDs from Brainwave-Sync, and they opened up a number of pleasant experiences for me.  Brainwave-Sync have placed themselves in a new area of the market; self-described as shamanic consciousness.  This takes their products outside of what has  fast become a clichéd area of the brainwave entrainment market; the standard theta, delta and alpha audios which many companies currently provide.

The brain can be synchronized to any frequency that is within the human brainwave range.  It therefore seems rather remiss that others haven’t taken up the opportunity to provide more in the way of diversity.  That said, a lot of work is being done in this field much of it pushing the technology forward in leaps and bounds.  A lot is owed to the likes of Transparent Corporation for their constant and consistently outstanding brainwave entrainment research and technological development.

There is also quite an array of scientific journals on the subject, studying all areas of human brainwaves and individuals under all manner of situations and circumstances.  This has the direct feedback benefit of providing the brainwave entrainment community with further information on specific frequencies which can be used for induction purposes.

This is where the influence of brainwave entrainment begins to be felt upon meditation.  Traditionally meditation served a number of purposes within the context of a person’s lifestyle.  Today brainwave entrainment opens meditation up to an entirely different area of the population and allows it to serve many other functions.  The technology is regularly used in therapy including both the hypnotherapy and the psychiatry varieties.  But beyond this it is allowing people from every walk of life to access experiences which were previously only available to those willing and able to go out of their way for them.

A cursory glance over the product ranges of the top brainwave entrainment producers shows all manner of experiences which are available, including lucid dreaming, out of body experiences, transcendental meditations, trances, visions and hallucinations, and many other such things.  It really is like having a key to opening previously locked areas of your consciousness.  Brainwave entrainment is this and so much more, yet as with anything else it is only useful to those willing to try it.  So why sit on the sidelines thinking that this may all be hooey?  Over the next few years we will start seeing the brainwave entrainment technology integrated into a variety of different products.  Now it’s only a matter of time and right now we are on the threshold of a very interesting future.

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~ by brainwavesynchronization on July 24, 2009.

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