"Journey to the Healing Heart of Your Dreams"
Part 3 of Asklepia's grant solicitation and Pilot Study Program
is an experiment in neuromagnetic therapy where waveshaped electromagnetic
feedback is applied to various lobes of the brain. An experiment
is proposed using German acupuncture equipment, Mora and Indumet machines,
to supply magnetic pulses which affect consciousness and psychophysical
imagery. IACS already has this equipment in its lab, awaiting the
completion of Parts 1 and 2 of the Pilot Study, which objectively
document psychophysical changes and internal states at certain key moments
in the CRP journeys.
The Role of Electromagnetic Fields
in Consciousness Engineering
by Iona Miller and Richard Miller, (Physicist; Instrumentation Specialist)
A Joint Project of IACS and O.A.K., Inc.
Abstract: In nature the electromagnetic field is seamlessly welded
together. However, when we make models of the human organism, we
often treat electricity and magnetism as separate operators. The
role of magnetic fields in consciousness has been largely overlooked in
favor of focusing on electric fields in neurons, (except in the diagnostic
area of MRI). Magnetic signals can travel from one part of the brain
to another much faster than electrical signals can travel along neurons.
Evidence (Persinger, 1987) suggests that magnetic signals play an important
role in managing states of consciousness.
Specific magnetic waveforms can carry the same information content as
the EEG. These waveforms can actively kindle and entrain areas of
the brain in a rhythmic feedback cycle, creating a structure that can completely
dominate the person’s experience. At this point, the signals become
complex magnetic signals, because they are not simple repeating patterns.
Such entrainment has shown promise for the treatment of a variety of disorders
including stress and clinical depression. An experiment is proposed
using German acupuncture equipment, Mora and Indumet machines, to apply
magnetic pulses, specific waveforms to the occipital region.
Entrainment is also seen in the auditorily-induced beat-frequency or
frequency following response (FFR). This phenomena is created by
playing two different stereo signals into the ears which pulse at different
frequencies, (Monroe). The difference between them is the frequency
the brainwaves begin to resonate with--usually alpha rhythms. FFR
on an audio tape used with headphones can actively drive the brainwaves
toward alpha production.
Keywords: temporal lobe, complex magnetic signals, frequency following
response, biofeedback, neuromagnetic therapy, Michael Persinger, Robert
O. Becker, holonomic physics, Mora and Indumed machines, consciousness,
altered states, EEG,
Michael A. Persinger is a neuropsychologist and pioneer in applying electromagnetic
fields to individuals to discover their effects. Persinger’s research
at Laurentian University in Ontario reveals that the brain is able to discriminate
and respond to even weak external magnetic fields, especially if the fields
affect the temporal lobes. He can control some of the imagery of
his subjects’ experience by manipulating complex electromagnetic patterns
and their delivery to sites in the brain. Both consciousness and
behavior are affected by certain electromagnetic signals.
Persinger asserts that “The brain is highly sensitive to information
and when magnetic fields are complex or irregularly pulsed, these fields
can begin communicating with the brain, altering its information flow and
the way the individual perceives himself and the environment.”
Under controlled conditions, his lab has induced perceptions of mystical
and paranormal events, including visitations by gods, demons, and other
apparitions, including abductions by alien creatures, or so it appears
to the subject. Regions deep within the temporal lobes, such as the
amygdala and hippocampus, are strongly associated with the regulation of
emotions and are highly unstable electrically.
Experience of these strange beings and mystical encounters are typical
of mini-seizures, or microseizures, in the temporal area called Temporal
Lobe Transients, (TLTs). Some individuals are more susceptible because
their temporal lobes are more electrically unstable.
So, is God an energy field; is the mind an electromagnetic map of the soul?
Persinger is attempting to lay bare the physical sources of spiritual consciousness.
When the right hemisphere of the brain, the seat of emotion, is stimulated
in the cerebral regions presumed to control notions of self, the
left hemisphere, seat of language, is called upon to make sense of this
nonexistent entity--the mind generates a “sensed presence.”