In this video, I play a claypot Udu drum to calm your nervous system. The sound of this drum is much sharper than the soft, rounded tone of the Gonga drum that I most often play, but the rhythms will still calm you.
A recent article in Nature suggests that when someone is experiencing a dissociative state (also known as an Out-of-body experience) the rhythm deep inside their brain is a 3 beat-per-second rhythm. Mind you, the article is based upon a single human subject with a seizure disorder whose brain stimulation implant induced the 3 beat-per-second rhythm at the beginning of the subject’s epileptic seizure. The beginning of a seizure commonly contains an aura— a host of symptoms that can include out-of-body sensations, dizziness, and hallucinations, among other physical symptoms.
But what if a 3-beats-per second tempo could be beneficial for meditation? This is a much slower tempo than the traditional 4 beat-per-second shamanic rhythm used to achieve an altered state of consciousness. In this video, we do an experiment so you can see if a 3 beat-per-second rhythm allows you to achieve a dissociative state or out-of-body experience.
Keep in mind that brainwave entrainment to such a deep state can take time to achieve. Download the track below and try it a few times to see if you are able to have a more profound experience over time.
In this video, I show how complex, unpredictable drumming rhythms stimulate gamma brainwave activity. I also show that specific rhythms and tones activate the brain.
Gamma is a brainwave state between 30Hz and 100Hz often associated with higher cognitive functions, including focus, memory, and problem-solving. Gamma can also be associated with heightened feelings of engagement and happiness. Listening to musical rhythm can enhance gamma activity through high levels of variability and complexity
In this video, I use an EEG brain computer interface to show how the music on Brain Shift Radio changes your brain. I also describe how we are building a new music player and algorithms to let your brain drive the music for better results with Brain Shift Radio and the REI Custom Programs.
In this video, I play complex, unpredictable drumming rhythms at about 9 beats-per-second to stimulate gamma brainwave activity in your brain. For best results, sit quietly and work on a problem or other task that requires mental clarity. Like all REI content, keep the volume low and allow the rhythms to disappear from your awareness. If you try to actively listen to the drumming it may become annoying after a while.
In this video, I describe why many people have trouble getting into a meditative or shamanic state of consciousness when journeying and how to fix it. I then guide you on a journey using this technique so you can feel the difference for yourself.
In this video, I share the 3 core components of a shamanic journey and describe what they do and why they are important for you to have a successful experience. I also guide you on a short journey to help you see what your body needs.