states of consciousness happen in the alpha state ...
The Alpha State also occurs voluntarily during light hypnosis,
meditation, biofeedback, day dreaming, hypnogogic and hypnapompic
Dr. Lee Warren, B.A., D.D.
Does contemplative prayer, (the repeating
of a word or phrase as taught by Richard Foster and Thomas Merton)
take the practitioner in to the alpha altered state of consciousness?
We believe it does ... dangerously so.
is my belief that all information...comes to us in alpha because
all information in the universe consists of light energy. Light
enters the pineal gland, or Third Eye, located in the center of
the head between the eyebrows, where many psychics say they experience
physical sensations when they receive extrasensory information."
Power of the Witch, by Laurie Cabot
applications of religious contemplative practices
by Octavian Sarbatoare
in preliminary stages various techniques require that the mediator
directs [his or her] own attention to a single object, a symbol,
image, word(s) as Mantra or to a repetitive movement such as the
awareness of the breath. Behind the theologies of such practices
whether they be of Hindu, Buddhist or Christian Orthodoxy origin, the basic effect is the same." "Various brain waves were
linked to these states. For example the Beta wave expresses a normal
waking state, Alpha and Theta waves an altered state and
Delta a deep sleep state of consciousness."
is the springboard for all psychic and magical workings. It is
the heart of witchcraft". Laurie Cabot, Power Of The Witch
you feel we live in a purely physical universe, you will view
meditation as a good way to obtain a consistent alpha brain wave
pattern" Richard Foster in
Celebration of Discipline
science of witchcraft is based upon our ability to enter altered
states of consciousness we call "alpha"... This is a state associated
with relaxation, meditation and dreaming...In alpha the mind opens
up to non ordinary forms of communication...Here we also experience
out-of-body sensations and psychokinesis and receive mystical,
visionary information" Laurie Cabot, Power Of the Witch, Delta
everyone has the potential, to one degree or another, to cultivate
shamanic abilities if he or she wishes to do so. Researchers ...
have found that entrainment of the brainwaves to the alpha and
theta rhythms ... induce similar trance and visionary experiences.
By Sarah Belle Dougherty
(Music and Healing Arts)
or meditating silently on mantras helps one to attain an altered
state of consciousness ..."
From an online encyclopedia of
mysticism and the occult
should be noted that these studies represent the very best results
that can be expected from the classical meditative disciplines,
as these individuals were totally immersed in the contemplative
lifestyle.... These individuals consistently produced mid
to high-frequency alpha waves" ZEN STUDY