Photic Driving: Designer Brain Waves and Instant Meditation
In the 1930s, researchers found that repetitive light stimulation (strobing) caused brain waves to follow and pulse at the same frequency. Today’s mind machines have lights in glasses that pulse at predetermined frequencies, generally from 1 to 40 cycles per second (Hz). You close your eyes and get a strobe effect that can create colors and patterns in your mind, as well as different states of awareness, attention, relaxation, creativity, and receptivity to information.
Does it work? Absolutely. Much research has proven the reality of entrainment and countless reports from happy users testifies to the life-changing results you can expect. When used with good programming such as the amazing HypnoPeripheral Processing (HPP) CDs, you can have a powerful session with one of the world’s finest therapists anytime you like. Want a quick power nap in the middle of a stressful day or a boost to your productivity? Try any of our L/S devices for a week or so and you’ll become a believer!
Mind machine manufacturers use LEDs in their glasses to produce the strobe effect. They choose them because they produce a safe, cool light that can turn on and off sharply enough to cause the desired response in the brain. We can supply the glasses with red, green, amber, and yellow LEDs as well as combinations.
By varying the phasing between the left and right eyes, we produce a number of results. When the left and right LEDs turn on and off at the same time, a focused state useful for concentrating and analysis results. Pulsing them alternately left and right causes a diffuse awareness, more creative and receptive. In addition, varying the pulsed sound from ear to ear offers six possible modes of stimulation.
The L/S systems have pre-programmed sequences of pulsed lights and sounds that typically start fast, then slow to the target frequency, and speed up at the end to bring you “back” to normal waking consciousness.
In order to understand the effect of pulsed light and sound (L/S), you have to try a system at home. Only then can you decide if this technology can help you achieve your goals. These devices range in price from less than $200 (see the Proteus) to over $500 (see the Delight Pro).