Mary Rivas, Guest Writer
Can we enhance our creativity, intuitive insights, memory, intelligence and health by altering our brain waves?
Yes. The ancients understood that sound can help us alter our consciousness and unleash mind powers that are normally not accessible to us in ordinary consciousness. Anthropologists who have studied ancient shamanic rituals have found that shamans, for example, have long used the rhythmic sounds of drum beats to induce altered states of consciousness. Scientists have found that specific drum beat frequencies can produce theta brain waves, which match meditative states.
In a nutshell, there are four recognized brain wave ranges: Beta (14-30 Hz) is present in normal waking consciousness; Alpha (7-14 Hz) in states of relaxation; Theta (4-7 Hz) in meditative states; and the slowest, Delta (0.5-4 Hz) in deep sleep and profound meditative states. The most recently researched brain frequency is Gamma, which is the fastest, about 30.0 Hz and higher. Why are brain waves important? You can use sound to positively alter your brain wave frequencies and produce specific desired results.