Hacking Consciousness with Brain Waves and Frequency Entrainment

Buck Rogers, Staff Writer
Waking Times

Human consciousness is a subject of infinite fascination in these time because people are realizing just how much our frame of mind is manipulated by mainstream media, corporate and government propaganda. Simultaneously, technology is permitting the free and international exchange of information and now people have access to many spiritual teachings, ideas on conscious transformation, and info about altered states of consciousness.

More people than ever are recognizing how developing greater conscious awareness of their lives is giving humanity the opportunity to evolve beyond the destructive paradigms that dominate life today, giving us all the best chance we have to re-discover a sustainable and humane mode of existence on this planet.

A practical, and legal, means of experimenting with consciousness involves using the scientific understanding of how the brain synchronizes its energetic output to various frequencies, and using technology to induce and maintain unique levels of consciousness. Neuroscience has discovered that human consciousness can be ‘hacked’ by governing the brain’s operating frequency, and recently, scientists have also even been able to trigger lucid dreaming, the state of being consciously aware during deep sleep.

The Electric Brain

The human brain is an electrical organ composed of billions of neurons which emit electricity in order to communicate with one another. The sum of this electrical potential is emitted in patterns which cycle at varying rates, commonly referred to as brain waves. This cyclical energy, which can be picked up and measured by electroencephalography (EEG), is measured in hertz (cycles per second) and has been found to be correlated to the various states of conscious awareness a human can experience. The slower cycles of electrical output being involved with deep sleep or coma, and the faster states being associated with active awareness and bursts of creative insight, inspiration and deep emotion.

The brain’s electricity is constantly fluctuating between various cycles, yet we have identified several major brain wave states which, when predominant, are predictably responsible for certain types of mental functioning. There are other states within this range, but here is a brief explanation of the most important brain wave patterns:

Gamma (25 Hz to 100 Hz, usually around 40 Hz) – Gamma brain waves were only recently discovered by EEG technology and is still not entirely understood, although, it is associated with higher mental functioning and attributed with feelings of ‘blessings’ and peak concentration. This state is also associated with information processing, language and the highest levels of mental functioning.

Beta (14 Hz to 20-25Hz) – Beta brain waves are associated with our general active mental awareness when we are wide awake and actively engaged in the world. In this state, the physical senses are alert and actively taking in information.

Alpha (7 Hz to 14 Hz) – The Alpha brain waves are most commonly associated with meditative mental states, and is often triggered when our eyes close and our physical sensory input is limited. This state is associated with intuitive thinking, insight, creativity, day dreaming and deep relaxation.

Theta (4 Hz to 7 Hz) – These brain waves are present during light sleep and also during deep meditation, where one can experience a deep connection to source, profound insights and visualizations.

Delta (0.5 Hz to 4 Hz) – This brain frequency range is where the body is in its deepest sleep, healing itself and rejuvenating itself. It is here that a person is completely unconscious and a coma happens.

Most of us do not consciously choose which frequency range our brain is functioning within, and our brain activity is more or less governed by our lifestyle, schedules and habits. When we awaken from deep sleep (delta), our brain’s activity begins to slowly increase and the cycles of electrical impulses increase in frequency until eventually we arise in an alpha state. From here we begin our morning routine, which often involves stimulating the brain with exercise, a shower, or caffeine to reach the beta state where we are actively alert and ready to conduct our conscious affairs.

Brainwave Entrainment

By stimulating the brain appropriately, we can train the brain’s electrical impulses to cycle within certain frequency ranges, effectively triggering some of the brain wave states noted above. We effectively experience this when we watch television, which triggers an alpha wave response, lulling us into deep states of suggestibility and lowered awareness. Advertisers rely on this fact of neuroscience to implant ideas and trigger base responses, like sexual desire over consumer products. Likewise, it has been found that moviegoers in the same theatre passively slip into a synchronized state of brain wave functioning and an entire audience’s brain waves can actually harmonize.

The easiest and sometimes most effective way of deliberately setting the brain’s wave frequency is by using binaural beats, which are stereo audio recordings listened to in headphones that play unique frequencies in each ear. The brain calculates the difference between the two incoming sound waves and harmonizes to this frequency range. In this way, by listening to specially made recordings, the brain can be ‘tricked’ into a theta, alpha, beta or even gamma brain wave state, depending on the desired result. With this tool, people can actively dive into various states of mind while holding onto conscious awareness.

In a recent interview with Waking Times, neurosurgeon and author Dr. Eben Alexander, who gained worldwide recognition for his book Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey Into the Afterlife, which chronicled his near-death experience which convinced him of the existence of the afterlife, discussed his most recent research regarding brain wave entrainment. His research has led him to develop a series of acoustic journeys modeled on binaural beats which can bring the listener very close to the state of conscious he experienced during his near-death experience.

The Silva Method is another well-established means of entraining the brain to consciously maintain alpha and theta states of consciousness in order to seek deeper insight into life for purposes of inspiration, healing, problem-solving, and personal growth. Their programs are centered around maintaining conscious awareness in the alpha brain wave state, then using triggers and visualizations within those states to retrieve information and insight.

There are many more available programs for hacking consciousness with brain waves, and by experimenting and practicing with some of them it is easy to uncover deeper powers and serious inspiration.

Conclusion

The human brain acts as a transmitter and receiver of different frequencies, somewhat akin to how a radio can pick up different radio stations by adjusting the dial. Consciousness exists on a sliding scale, and we can experience different levels of consciousness by usingmeditation, lucid dreaming, astral travel and other mental exercises that are geared toward the development of self-control. Hacking consciousness with an understanding of brain waves brain wave states, then exploring intentional mental exercises within those states can improve life in a number of ways. Developing mastery of the brain, much as an athlete learns to finely control their body, is essential to personal development and transformation, and can unlock vast potential within you.

About the Author

Buck Rogers is the earth bound incarnation of that familiar part of our timeless cosmic selves, the rebel within. He is a surfer of ideals and meditates often on the promise of happiness in a world battered by the angry seas of human thoughtlessness. He is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com.

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– http://www.finerminds.com/mind-power/brain-waves/
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  • Jethro

    Oh, dear! This is only a theory. You can not hack brain because when you become aware or conscious, brain waves already the alpha-beta border which is 10HZ. If you are at the theta level, then you would not be able to think or imagine consciously. If there any effort to do so, it stirs up more beta waves. I think you never tried this practically. The viable method is to learn how to remain conscious at the theta level, but to do so we need a neurofeedback. Otherwise how would one figure out they are at the theta level? Brainwaves can change in no time due to the active conscious flashing. I can see online heck of a lot of articles and youtube videos about this but no one seems to understand this. Perhapas, they are selling something.

    • Kyle

      Research EEG and FFR (Frequency Following Response)

  • It’s fascinating how much we’re learning about the human brain. Of course, there’s still so much left to be uncovered. Good stuff.

  • Thought hacking is aabsolutely TRUE

    • Stephen Danny Pegg

      It is just takes time to learn some of the people that write stuff in here just don’t get it I didn’t get it until I tried it. Brain hacking can come at a price if you don’t keep control of your emotional state. But also the body will attempt to correct its self when you go to sleep. I have been messing around with this for a month now and my energy output is so high and thinking way more clear then ever. My sight and hearing is like when I was a young child, but this is more to do with the body as a hole our brains is not the only place we store memory 8 main sections and 13 subsections that the memory and or operating system of our body is held learning to customize and or fine tune is what the hacking is all about, no damn outside chemicals are required to do this just emotional control breathing and eye focus is all one needs once your body understands the frequencies you are trying to pick up.

  • Our brains are truly marvellous things. It is too bad more of us don’t have control over them. With training, we can gain control over our brain waves in a biofeedback sort of way. I think this should be taught in every school. Many people suffer from stress in today’s world and have no way of coping with it. Most of them probably don’t even know they have control over how they feel. If we all had training in controlling our brain waves I think we would a remarkably happier species.
    It is very interesting that consciousness comes in channels like this. Our brain really seems to be something of an antenna picking up a signal. We can even tune it to different frequencies!
    Great post!

    • Carrie

      I have had incredibly profound spiritual experiences using “Holosync,” Audio Meditation program from Centerpointe Research Institute, in Beaverton, Oregon. I ordered their complementary CD back in 2007, and evolved from there in ways I never imagined possible. Truly a life changer.

      • Jeremiah Mulllen

        I assended using holosynic I felt my body dematerialise and next thing you know I was the universe and missed my daughter named Myla, So I choose to come back and saw my body rebuilt before my eye’s, I have also encounter negitive spirit like being since then, as well as some possitive, Basically I was a real eye opener as to what may really happen at death.

  • Pavlov’sBitch

    No, I don’t believe that I read this article right up until the revelation that Dr Ebenezer Alexander is authenticated. He’s a hoax and his interviews and website are replete with Monarch symbology and ‘over the rainbow’ Oz programming. Always look for the Oprah Winfree types of blatant promotion as a clue to a false flag alert. IMO this man’s testimony is just an experience, not to be given any more credence than anyone else’s and certainly not to be trusted if his anaesthetist’s testimony is to be considered. Neurosurgery is the perfect cover for torture, legitimised torture, under the guise of kindness. We’re not sick, the psychiatrists and nurosurgeons are sick.

    • Simplicism

      Oh how misguided you are…everyone of us – in our own individualistic and collectives ways – is mentally ill. It is the byproduct of modern society’s grand illusion we call “life.”

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