I ran across this amazingly long list of hundreds of different frequencies. The claim is that these frequencies effect different changes in mental and physical state through light, sound, or magnetic fields. I wouldn’t trust all of these frequencies, as a lot of the sources are questionable. I would think that the frequencies associated with Robert Monroe should be authentic, as he did years of research with subjects in sensory deprivation tanks, worked with sound engineers, doctors, and many professionals throughout his life. Look for the frequencies tagged with the EWI tag. A good way to sort through this is to use ctrl-f, and then type the name you want to look for. (To check out the other tags citing sources, check out the bibliography) I have no idea what the other frequencies listed might actually do, but it seems like a great playground for experimentation. These frequencies have various methods they are supposed to be administered, so not all of them are quite as easy to use, as generating electromagnetic fields is something most people don’t have the capability to do. (Thanks to Kris for the correction about methods of use) However, it’s relatively easy to create simple brainwave entrainment programs at variable frequencies.

A good choice for creating these brainwave entrainment frequencies is of course brainwave generator.The trial version lets you create your own frequencies, just not import pre-made files. I’ve posted in the past about BWGen,and some resources about how to create your own frequencies. Another option is option is SBaGen, a free brainwave program. I prefer BWGen, but SBaGen is a solid choice as well.

If you can’t figure out how to use either program, and still want to try out a particular frequency, leave a comment and I’ll try to make something to that effect. It will take me a while to get it finished though, so you’re better off trying on your own then just asking me first. Some classics in the binaural beats/brainwave entrainment field are covered in these two posts.

Happy brainwave entraining!

-Hatter

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I was looking over on brain wave generator’s site, and I decided to grab a preset for one of the more interesting frequencies out there, the Schumann Resonance (7.83Hz). This is close to the frequency the earth resonates at (it’s somewhere around 8 ) and it is supposed to be a good frequency to meditate to. This particular version is also constructed using the Harmonics Box technique, which is supposedly more effective then just using the normal frequency. The Harmonic Box method involves using multiple frequencies to get the same one. It’s somewhat complex. The full explanation is at the bottom of this post.
You can download an MP3 of it here, or the Bwgen file here.

While I was browsing the preset library, I also came across another pre-set called Omniversal, which goes through several other frequencies that are supposed to be useful for certain things. Overall it’s a giant conglomerate of frequencies which would be good for meditation, relaxation, or stress relief. You can grab the MP3 of it here, or the Bwgen file and the .wav background here.

NOTE: If you download the Bwgen you’ll need to also download the wav and put it into the folder for bwgen, which is typically at C:\Bwgen.

From a yahoo group about Bwgen.

Box X is a method of combining 2 different voices (actually 4, thus
the “box”) and entraining the brain using binaural AND monaural
beats. Harmonic (and half-harmonic) BoxX involves focusing on a
specific frequency and multiples of it. Harmonic Box X is an
incredibly effective way to entrain the brain. So far I’ve found that
it is at least 3 times as effective for me. The deep meditation ones
I made are very fast and effortless in execution. I might upload one
to the files directory if anyone is interested.

This is a quick way to make a harmonic box X (described by James Mann
in Awakening Mind I) in bwgen.

For this demo:
Take a desired binaural beat frequency of 15 (beat)
Take an audible pitch of 500 (pitch)

Step 1) Add voice 1, assign pitch and beat as above
Step 2) Add voice 2
Step 3) For voice 2 pitch, multiply beat by 2 and subtract from
pitch. So pitch – (beat * 2) or 500 – (15 * 2) = 470
Step 4) For voice 2 beat, multiply the voice 1 beat (15) by -1, which
would make it -15

And that’s it! You got yourself a harmonic box X

The pitches are now as follows:

V1: 507.5 | 492.5
V2: 462.5 | 477.5

507.5 – 492.5 = 15
462.5 – 477.5 = -15
492.5 – 477.5 = 15 [monaural]
507.5 – 477.5 = 30 [crossover freq]
492.5 – 462.5 = 30 [crossover freq]
507.5 – 462.5 = 45 [monaural]

I’ve found this to be particularly effective with Schumman
frequencies, using 7.83 as the base. Can produce some interesting
effects to say the least.

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“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Confucius

Programmed & Written by: BenDrummin58
Tested by: above-clouds, Duck, eddy, indianinks, Volvonerd, rarebreed, barrel roll

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The above is from Ben’s post on LD4all.
Today’s topic is the lucid dreaming program made by BenDrummin, Infinity. This program has been gaining steam on the LD4all forums as a very reliable way to induce lucid dreams. It starts you out with a simple technique, and then builds on it. Each day a new technique is added for you to do in addition to yesterday’s technique. This is what makes it so effective, as well as so intense. I’ve nicknamed it lucid dreaming boot camp because after about a week into it, every day is a wake back to bed with a WILD. Add into this MILD, as well as some subconscious programming via Bwgen, and you’ve got a great chance at inducing a lucid dream.

The testers for this program all managed to induce at least 2 lucid dreams in the two week period. Almost all of the responses on the forum thus far are really positive. Now, how well did it work for me?

On day 7, I had a low level, very confusing series of lucid false awakenings. Unfortunately, I had to quit after day 8 because I got sick and couldn’t afford the WBTB’s anymore. After day 8 is when the program really gets most effective too. This is mostly because you’re doing about half an hour’s worth of things before bed, then getting up and doing more things, then a WILD.

My final conclusions about Infinity: It’s worth it if you can afford to be tired for a week or so, due to the WBTB’s. However, Infinity’s claim is that once you’ve got your lucid dreams coming on a regular basis, you no longer need infinity or the WBTB’s. This sounds like a goal to work for. However, I would not recommend Infinity to the half heartedly enthused. Only those with a good amount of willpower and a little time before bed should go for this. The others should wait until they’re more motivated.

Good stuff,

-Hatter



infinity
The current thread on LD4all

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Welcome to part IV in the introduction the lucid dreaming series. Now that we’ve covered some of the basics of dream induction including a basic technique, we’re going to move on to a more abstract but quite effective technique. We’ll be working with HILD. (Hypnosis Induced Lucid Dream) We’ll be using self-hypnosis with brainwave generator as our tool for hypnosis. Here is the download of the trial version. After you’ve downloaded (It’s about 1.15 megs) and installed it, grab a pair of headphones. This is important as the binaural beats which Bwgen utilizes are only effective if each signal is played in one ear only.

HILD
Using hypnosis to influence the subconscious to induce lucid dreams.

Hypnosis is a very powerful tool, but it is a tricky one. Belief is the engine that fuels the subconscious, and hypnosis is sort of a cheat to get yourself to believe something. It allows you to more easily connect with your subconscious and give it suggestions as to what you believe, and what you want it to perform based on these beliefs. However, if you don’t believe something completely, it won’t happen, or will have a greatly diminished chance of happening. This is where habitually re-affirming your belief in something comes in. By brainwashing yourself into believing something and honestly wanting to believe it, eventually you will. Once you’ve got your subconscious and your conscious on the same page and working together, you can achieve lucid dreams with ease.

The reason simply believing something will work and then asking your subconscious to do it works is fairly simple. You are relying on your subconscious to initiate your lucid experience, as is the case with DILD‘s. If you tell your subconscious what you want it to do, in unambiguous terms, it will act on it. If your subconscious believes that you can have a lucid dream at will, and that you are going to have one tonight because you told it so, it will act to make it happen. It will make you realize dream signs, or simply make you lucid without reason.

Self Hypnosis for Lucid Dreaming
The two part formula for success

Daily Affirmations

This is the part for putting your conscious on the right track. During the day, repeat this to yourself:

“I have the ability to lucid dream, I have simply chosen not to use it until now”

You can use anything similar to that as long as you believe your reason. Once you have convinced your mind that you really can dream, and that you simply have not been utilizing your control over dreams, you will able to lucid dream at will. I’m not lying to you, you really do have this power. Everybody has it to some degree, some people just have to develop it more. Look to how your dream recall was before you started working on it. I bet you didn’t think how much you’ve improved in that area was possible. This isn’t any different, so just realize that you are master of your dreams, you just haven’t been filling the role until now.

Self Hypnosis

Hypnosis is all about belief, if I haven’t stressed that enough, so make sure you believe that hypnosis is possible and can happen to you. Want it to happen. Next, find a quiet place you can stay for 30-45 minutes to without being interrupted. Start up Bwgen and put it on the deep relaxation pre-set. Put on the headphones and start the preset. Now try and relax as much as possible. Think about each muscle in your body becoming relaxed, starting with your face muscles, then neck, then shoulders, etc. Work your entire way down your body and try to feel your muscles becoming relaxed. Do this a few times, until you feel in a sort of dreamy, relaxed state. you might repeat something to yourself such as:

“My body becomes relaxed, my muscles loose all tension.”

Now that you’re relaxed, we’re going to start off with a phrase to build your faith in yourself. There are several applications for hypnosis, but we’ll use dream recall for our purposes. Repeat this phrase or something similar to yourself for your first few sessions:

“I remember my dreams every morning upon awakening.”

Once you have noticed the effects that has had an effect, and have convinced yourself that hypnosis is actually effective, move onto some lucid dreaming statements. Depending on your belief and comfort with hypnosis, you will want to use one of these possible suggestions, or make one of your own like these. You’ll probably want to use one of the “weaker” suggestions first, and work your way up.

“I have the ability to lucid dream at will.”
“I lucid dream every night”
“I will lucid dream tonight”
“I lucid dream at least once a week”

The reason I gave you some watered down versions of the same thing is that your conscious mind has to not only find it possible, it has to believe it for it to be truly effective. That’s where the first half of this comes into play. I’d suggest starting on the bottom sentence, that way you can tell yourself that you didn’t fail tonight, you simple are going to dream some other time this week.

Disclaimer

This isn’t as effective for everybody as the other techniques were. However, if it works, it really works well.

This technique isn’t for everybody, but it is worth trying to see if it works for you. Why you ask? If perfected, all you need do to achieve lucid dreams is tell yourself you will have them. It is the least work possible to induce a dream, if you can even call telling yourself to have a lucid dream work. As everybody isn’t successful with self hypnosis, or may have trouble believing in hypnosis in the first place, this may not be a great stand alone technique for some individuals. I would recommend adding it to any lucid dreaming routine though, as it adds the chance of a spontaneous DILD.

Points to Reiterate

Remember that this is a belief building exercise. Just because you thought you were completely convinced, had hypnotized yourself and given the proper suggestions to your subconscious but had no success doesn’t mean that you “failed.” It simply means you haven’t built up enough faith in yourself.

Hypnosis is not as effective on everybody as I would like. Thusly, this may not be very effective for you. However, do not give up after two days. Stick with this one for at least two weeks, and if after that period of time you don’t notice any difference in your dream recall or dreams in general, then it’s fine to move on.

Belief is paramount to everything in hypnosis. You have to really believe what you’re saying, no half-hearted mindless repetition. The more you believe, the greater your chances of success.

Well that’s it for Bwgen, at least for now. If you’re interested in learning more about Bwgen, I’d recommend reading my review of it and perhaps some of the links from there. I hope you’re enjoying this series and have had some success by now. If you’re just joining us, this is part IV of the introduction to lucid dreaming series. Here are the first parts: The Introduction, Part I, Part II, and Part III.

You can always email me if you have questions regarding these techniques. Feel free to leave a comment as well.

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-Hatter

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Well, it’s time to talk about that oh so famous program, Brain Wave Generator. Why? Because I haven’t mentioned it earlier, and I really should have.

First: What is Bwgen? Simply put, it’s a program for inducing different brainwaves, hence the name. It does this by using binaural beats, which is playing two different tones, one in each ear. The brain hears the difference between the two, allowing sounds to be heard that could not normally be heard in the human spectrum of hearing. Using binaural beats, one can induce the desirable states of consciousness:(Alpha 12 – 8Hz, Beta 40 – 13Hz, Delta 4 – 0.1Hz, and Theta 7 – 4Hz) It a very effective aid in meditation, lucid dreaming, and hypnosis.

Second: How exactly do you use it for the aforementioned activities? It’s fairly straightforward to actually use it, all you have to do is change your routine a little to accommodate wearing headphones. (It will still work without them, but it is far more effective when the sound is isolated in each ear) Now, the somewhat harder part is actually creating a preset that will fit your personal activity, whether it be self hypnosis, meditation, or a Bwgen assisted WILD.

Third: How to actually write that preset. I’ve found a great informational article on Bwgen that I think should be considered the manual for the thing. Philthemn posted this walk through over at ld4all, credit goes to him, and credit is abound, for he really did his homework when writing this. He goes more in depth on the history and how-to of binaural beats, the various states of consciousness, and a few other things, all worth reading if you have the time. However, you can probably get by with my summaries if you don’t wish to read all of his article. If you’re going to skip, skip to the “Using Bwgen” part of the article. There he describes how to make a preset, and in the next section, he describes how it might be specifically applied.

Fourth: Find some time to actually try it, then be prepared for life to get a lot easier with Bwgen.

It really is amazing, and I recommend you download the free trial in the first link I wrote. The web page for the program has a few interesting things on it too, and is good to read as well, although if you read through my summary you’ll have the base ideas, if you read through Philthemn’s article, you’ll have all of the ideas. And if you read through the site, you’ll really get the ideas in full.

In closing, Bwgen rocks, is free, and can be used for many things. I recommended it personally, and so do many other dreamers with far more experience then I.

-Hatter

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