I was looking for some information on brain states to obtain more knowledge of the potential effects of my PandoraStar equipment and came upon this excellent video on Gaia, narrated by Gregg Braden. Gaia’s description of this video is: “New neurological research confirms our conscious and unconscious connection to the field underlying all reality. Gregg Braden discusses the various brain states known to science including the newly discovered states which help us to deeply and consciously connect with the Divine Matrix. These new layers of consciousness were discovered by scientists studying the meditation techniques of Tibetan monks. He shares techniques we can use to access the super-enhanced Gamma Brain state by harmonizing the neurons in the heart with the neurons in the brain.”
This 34-minute video gave a good high-level summary of the effects of the various brain states, including the more recently scientifically identified states beyond the traditional delta, theta, alpha, beta states typically found in text books. The frequencies and effects of currently identified brain states are as follows:
Delta .5 – 3 Hz Deep sleep – no dreams
Theta 3 – 8 Hz Light meditation – drifting into sleep – deep states of healing
Alpha 8 – 12 Hz Deep relaxation – beginning of meditation
Beta 12 – 36 Hz Everyday waking state
American scientists brought Tibetan monks and nuns to US laboratories to monitor their brain scans during their meditation practices and documented these advanced brain states:
Gamma 36 – 44 Hz Sense of well-being, sense of connectedness with all things – “In the Zone”
Hyper Gamma 44 – 100 Hz Deepest form of insight and intuition
Lambda 100 – 200 Hz Left and right brain hemispheres become synchronized
And on the lower end of the frequencies:
Epsilon .5 – 0 Hz Nothing emitted from the brain – suspended animation – The monks were very conscious in this state but exhibited no pulse, heartbeat or breath.
Gregg stated that our ability to interact with the matrix field of energy is determined by our heart and our brain state. He further stated that we are not in this field but rather we are this field. The field is every atom of our bodies constantly emerging in these quantum pulses from this field. It appears that there is a circular link of brain states leading to different states of consciousness and they all give us specific kinds of access to specific places in the matrix. You achieve that brain state and tune into that place in the field. WOW
Additionally, he indicated that scientists have recently discovered a very curious link between the low of the epsilon and the high of the lambda. As different as they are in frequency, they both allow for precisely the same state of consciousness. The one difference is that when we achieve the low state of consciousness through the epsilon brain state, we achieve it through a very drowsy sate that typically would allow us to facilitate a deep sleep. But when we access the state of consciousness through the very high state of lambda, we don’t get drowsy but rather go into this state of consciousness in a very full and awakened state. So, it may be that what appears to be our deepest states of relaxation are actually the doorway to our most awakened states of awareness. Heavy things to ponder!
Gregg continued to discuss the Gamma state in more detail and the benefits of combining the Gamma brain state while harmonizing the neurons in the brain with the neurons in the heart.
This is but one episode in Gregg Braden’s Missing Links series on the Gaia Channel and an extremely interesting one to view if you are interested in learning more about brain waves and brain/heart coherence.