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New study suggests existence of meditation-induced near-death experiences

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New research by the University of Derby into near-death experiences (NDEs) has shown that they can be induced through meditation, with wider implications for our understanding of the phenomena and our ability to examine what happens to an individual during an NDE.

In the first study of its kind, Dr. William Van Gordon, from the University’s Centre for Psychological Research, followed 10 advanced Buddhist meditators from eight different countries over a three-year period. He compared meditation-induced NDEs to other regular meditation practices and assessed their defining features to ensure they met the criteria of a conventional NDE.

Around four percent of adults in Western countries report having an NDE when they are close to dying or in the period between clinical death and resuscitation. Although individual, cultural and religious factors influence the vocabulary people use to describe and interpret their NDEs, consensual scientific opinion suggests that there is little variation in the components of NDEs.

These typically involve an out-of-body experience, a loss of sense of time and space, communicating with light beings, meeting loved ones and looking back over their lives. NDEs can often be transformational, prompting enhanced levels of intuition, changes in life insight and a greater understanding of the self.

The study showed that some advanced Buddhist meditation practitioners are able to harness these experiences at will, fostering insight into the psychology of death-related processes as well as the nature of self and reality more generally.

Unlike regular NDEs, participants were consciously aware of experiencing the meditation-induced NDE and retained control over its content and duration. Assessment was though a number of means including administering a battery of psychometric scales within 24 hours of participants completing their meditation.

As a control, they also completed psychometric tests for a standard meditation practice that did not induce an NDE or involve any form of contemplation on death or death-related processes, as well as one that involved reflecting on death but again did not induce an NDE.

Participants reported that during the meditation-induced NDE, they visited non-worldly realms, experienced what happens during and after death, and experienced a state of existence known as ’emptiness’. Compared to regular forms of meditation, the meditation-induced NDE led to a five-fold increase in mystical experiences and a four-fold increase in feelings of non-attachment. Findings also demonstrated that the profundity of the meditation-induced NDE increased across the three-year study period, suggesting that the experience can be learned and perfected over time.

Unlike regular NDEs, participants were consciously aware of experiencing the meditation-induced NDE and retained volitional control over its content and duration.

Dr. Van Gordon, himself an experienced meditation practitioner, was the principal investigator for the study. The research was carried out in collaboration with the Awake to Wisdom Centre for Meditation and Mindfulness Research in Italy, the Psychology Division of Lincoln’s Bishop Grosseteste University, the Miguel Servet University Hospital in Spain and Nottingham Trent University’s Psychology Department.

Dr. Van Gordon said: “The practice of using meditation to gain a better understanding of death is longstanding, particularly in Buddhism where ancient texts exist that aim to help spiritual practitioners prepare for, or gain insight into, the processes of dying.

“This study appears to confirm the existence of these meditation-induced NDEs, which have never been observed or investigated under research conditions before.

“A key implication is that the present study shows it would be feasible – and ethical – for future research to recruit advanced meditators to assess real-time changes in a person’s neurological activity during an NDE. To date, the health risks and ethical challenges associated with conducting such a study in those experiencing a regular NDE have made this impossible.”

Original article (MedicalXpress.com)

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Hemi-Sync Podcast Episode 6, Deborah Martin on Music and Consciousness

Garrett Stevens and Spotted Peccary’s Deborah Martin discuss the power of music to shift consciousness, and Hemi-Sync’s newest Metamusic project, “Elevations,” which is based on a musical piece by Sverre Knut Johansen.

and be sure to check out our latest Metamusic collaborations with Spotted Peccary –

ELEVATIONS
MAGICAL ASCENSION

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Hemi-Sync® Releases Perfect Health by Deepak Chopra

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Hemi-Sync® Releases Perfect Health By Deepak Chopra, MD

Re-establish the body’s natural balance.

 

Lovingston, Virginia – (December 1, 2017) — Interstate Industries, Inc. d/b/a Hemi-Sync®, a leading conscious media company has partnered with Body Mind Me Inc (d./b/a Jiyo)., an online wellbeing company co-founded by Deepak Chopra to release Perfect Health – a seven exercise guided meditation album designed to naturally restore the body’s health by examining current beliefs, many of which may be limited, and creating fresh perceptions.

Narrated by Dr. Chopra, a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation, this album uses custom Hemi-Sync® frequencies to help create new neural pathways which allow the listener to move from the level of the problem to that of the solution. Based on a 5,000-year-old medical system from ancient India of mind-body medicine known as Ayurveda (“the knowledge of life” in Sanskrit) Deepak Chopra’s seven-day audio series provides the basis for re-establishing the body’s natural balance, for strengthening the mind-body-spirit connection, and to use the power of quantum healing to transcend the ordinary limitation of disease – in short, for achieving Perfect Health.

“This release does a wonderful job of inviting the listener to draw upon inner resources in unlocking the body’s innate capacity to heal,” noted Hemi-Sync® Chairman Garrett Stevens. “I would like to congratulate Dr. Chopra, Jiyo and the Hemi-Sync® team on producing a much-needed product.”

“Wellbeing is a key area of emphasis right now, and we are excited to use Hemi-Sync® in facilitating a more receptive state among our community to create a more peaceful, just, sustainable, healthy and happier world”, remarked Deepak Chopra, MD.

“We are excited about our collaboration with Hemi-Sync to augment the meditation library on Jiyo with multi-layered patterns of sound frequencies that can enhance brain coherence,” said Poonacha Machaiah, Co-Founder and CEO of Jiyo

Hemi-Sync® is a patented, scientifically and clinically proven audio-guidance technology refined with more than 50 years of research. Researchers learned that specific sound patterns could lead the brain to various states of consciousness, ranging from deep relaxation or sleep, to expanded awareness and other extraordinary states.

The process works through the generation of complex, multilayered audio signals, which act together to create a resonance that is reflected in unique brainwave forms characteristic of specific states of consciousness. The result is a focused, whole-brain state known as hemispheric synchronization, or Hemi-Sync®, where the left and right hemispheres are working together in a state of coherence.

Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP, founder of The Chopra Foundation and co-founder of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing, is a world-renowned thought leader and Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, Clinical Professor at UCSD Medical School, Researcher, Neurology and Psychology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.

The World Post and The Huffington Post global Internet survey ranked Dr. Chopra the #17 most influential thinker in the world and #1 in medicine, respectively. Deepak Chopra is the author of more than 85 books translated into over 43 languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers.

Jiyo, is comprehensive wellbeing platform co-founded by Deepak Chopra, MD and Poonacha Machaiah. Jiyo enables users to engage, learn, and interact with a diverse range of information, articles, videos and reminders that help them to be their best selves. Jiyo’s intuitive technology tracks users’ behavior and then offers insights and suggestions based on their habits. This kind of 360-degree wellness covers exercise, meditation, relationships, finances, and finding purpose in the everyday. Besides useful content and encouraging reminders, Jiyo is also committed to fostering community, connecting users to world leaders and experts on wellbeing, and allowing them to create bonds with like-minded people who use the platform. Jiyo’s aim is to make users more aware, identify their unique sets of strengths, and create a pathway to making every moment of life count.

Contact: Carol Moore of Hemi-Sync®, carol@hemi-sync.com, (434) 263-8692

 

Learn more about Hemi-Sync here.

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Hemi-Sync Podcast Episode 5, Suzanne Giesemann on Mediumship

Suzanne Giesemann and Garrett Stevens discuss the new Hemi-Sync release, “Mediumship: The Training Ground” and practical tips for everyday use.

and be sure to check out our new albumS with Suzanne –

MEDIUMSHIP:THE TRAINING GROUND
Evidential medium Suzanne Giesemann teaches that we all have the ability to connect with those who have passed; with guides, angels, the masters, and with Oneness itself.
MEDIUMSHIP:BUILDING THE POWER

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Hemi-Sync® Releases The Gratitude Experience

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Hemi-Sync® Releases The Gratitude Experience
A guided meditation for appreciating all in your life

LOVINGSTON, VIRGINIA – (May 31, 2017) — Interstate Industries, Inc. d/b/a Hemi-Sync®, a leading conscious media company, has released a new meditation title, The Gratitude Experience.

Created and voiced by Patty Ray Avalon, a prolific contributor to the company, the meditation guides you to appreciate the situations, people, objects, and qualities in your life as you shift into a more positive state of mind. Through this process you become a more giving person, and attract more constructive experiences.

“We believe this is an ideal time for this release,” commented Hemi-Sync® Chairman Garrett Stevens. “Patty Ray’s expertise, coupled with her many years of working with us and the Hemi-Sync technology, makes for a deep and life-changing experience.”

Hemi-Sync® is a patented, scientifically and clinically proven audio-guidance technology refined with more than 50 years of research. Researchers learned that specific sound patterns could lead the brain to various states of consciousness, ranging from deep relaxation or sleep to expanded awareness and other extraordinary states.

The process works through the generation of complex, multilayered audio signals, which act together to create a resonance that is reflected in unique brainwave forms characteristic of specific states of consciousness. The result is a focused, whole-brain state known as hemispheric synchronization, or Hemi-Sync®, where the left and right hemispheres are working together in a state of coherence.

Contact: Carol Moore, carol@hemi-sync.com, (434) 263-8692.

Learn more about Hemi-Sync here.

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Hemi-Sync® Releases Crossing The Abyss

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Hemi-Sync® Releases Crossing the Abyss
Music to transform your awareness

LOVINGSTON, VIRGINIA – (April 25, 2017) — Interstate Industries, Inc. d/b/a Hemi-Sync®, a leading conscious media company, has released a new title in their Metamusic® Atmospheres line, Crossing the Abyss.

A powerful mixture of electronic and acoustic ambient music by J. Arif Verner invokes a vast and expansive scene perfect for deep exploration. The addition of Hemi-Sync frequencies offer support as your awareness transforms from an individualized state into a transcendental or enlightened state.

“We are excited about this new addition to our budding line of atmospheric music,” commented Hemi-Sync® Chairman Garrett Stevens. “Verner’s music is ideal for the Hemi-Sync technology, and the combination of the two creates a most powerful experience.”

Hemi-Sync® is a patented, scientifically and clinically proven audio-guidance technology refined with more than 50 years of research. Researchers learned that specific sound patterns could lead the brain to various states of consciousness, ranging from deep relaxation or sleep to expanded awareness and other extraordinary states.

The process works through the generation of complex, multilayered audio signals, which act together to create a resonance that is reflected in unique brainwave forms characteristic of specific states of consciousness. The result is a focused, whole-brain state known as hemispheric synchronization, or Hemi-Sync®, where the left and right hemispheres are working together in a state of coherence.

Contact: Carol Moore, carol@hemi-sync.com, (434) 263-8692.

Learn more about Hemi-Sync here.

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Hemi-Sync® Releases Into The Light: Exploring The Tunnel

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Hemi-Sync® Releases Into the Light
Explore the Near Death Experience

LOVINGSTON, VIRGINIA – (March 31, 2017) — Interstate Industries, Inc. d/b/a Hemi-Sync®, a leading conscious media company, has released a guided meditation exercise exploring the Near Death Experience (NDE). Into the Light: Exploring the Tunnel is the third offering in Hemi-Sync®’s Into the Light series, which explores the near death state.

Narrated by noted NDE expert Scott Taylor, this title is designed to address two opportunities for exploration. The first exercise, Exploring the Tunnel, is a fully guided exploration of the tunnel often encountered during a Near Death Experience. During this exercise you will prepare your body, mind and energy body to make exploration possible. You will then explore the tunnel as you are guided to experience the colors, music and crystals found in the tunnel. You will connect with the tunnel itself, and discover its origins and significance. The second exercise is an open exercise, where you can revisit structures, people and energies you encountered during the guided exercise. Hemi-Sync® frequencies help to support this process. A detailed guidance manual is included, and music on the exercises is by Christopher Lloyd Clarke.

Other titles by Scott Taylor are Into the Light: Near Death Meditations and Into the Light: Meeting Your Guides.

“We believe this release is exceptionally well-timed, as references to the Near Death Experience currently abound in popular culture,” commented Hemi-Sync® Chairman Garrett Stevens. “I congratulate Scott and the Hemi-Sync® team on producing a well-composed and inspiring product.”

Hemi-Sync® is a patented, scientifically and clinically proven audio-guidance technology refined with more than 50 years of research. Researchers learned that specific sound patterns could lead the brain to various states of consciousness, ranging from deep relaxation or sleep to expanded awareness and other extraordinary states.

The process works through the generation of complex, multilayered audio signals, which act together to create a resonance that is reflected in unique brainwave forms characteristic of specific states of consciousness. The result is a focused, whole-brain state known as hemispheric synchronization, or Hemi-Sync®, where the left and right hemispheres are working together in a state of coherence.

Contact: Carol Moore, carol@hemi-sync.com, (434) 263-8692.

Learn more about Hemi-Sync here.

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Robert Monroe’s Hemi-Sync® Under New Ownership

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Robert Monroe’s Hemi-Sync® Under New Ownership
Storied purveyor of binaural beats enters a new era.

Lovingston, Virginia – (March 17, 2017) — Interstate Industries, Inc., a leading conscious media company
originally founded by Robert A. Monroe in 1953, has been acquired by Garrett Stevens and will begin doing
business as Hemi-Sync (formerly d/b/a Monroe Products).

The Company is known for its Hemi-Sync audio technology which can have dramatic effects on states of
consciousness. Under Mr. Stevens’ ownership, the Company will seek to continue Mr. Monroe’s legacy of
innovation and delivering products of the highest quality in serving its worldwide base of customers who seek
enhanced mental, physical and emotional states.

Customers may continue to access hundreds of different Hemi-Sync products, in six different languages, on the
Company’s website (www.hemi-sync.com) and in select retail locations. The Company also welcomes a
broader range of thought leaders and artists who may be interested in working with Hemi-Sync audio
technology. Mr. Stevens remarked, “I have always been impressed by Hemi-Sync’s ability to allow the novice
to meditate easily, while facilitating a deeper experience in the more seasoned meditator. We look forward to
providing our growing community with more ways to interact and share their journey, while delivering even
more compelling, high-quality product offerings in new and inventive formats.”

Mr. Stevens – who is an investor, entrepreneur, and devotee of Hemi-Sync products — will succeed Maria
Monroe Whitehead, Mr. Monroe’s daughter, as Hemi-Sync Chairman, while A.J. Honeycutt III, Mr. Monroe’s
stepson, will continue to serve as the Company’s President.

Nancy McMoneagle, Executive Director of The Monroe Institute® and also Mr. Monroe’s stepdaughter, will
join Mr. Stevens and Mr. Honeycutt on the Company’s Board of Directors. “This has been a well-considered
and bittersweet decision for us,” says Ms. McMoneagle, “because, for the first time, Hemi-Sync is not owned
by my family. So you can imagine the level of trust we have in Garrett to move the company and the
technology forward in the very best way possible.”

About Hemi-Sync®
Hemi-Sync is a patented, scientifically and clinically proven audio-guidance technology refined with more than
50 years of research. Researchers learned that specific sound patterns could lead the brain to various states of
consciousness, ranging from deep relaxation or sleep to expanded awareness and other extraordinary states.

The process works through the generation of complex, multilayered audio signals, which act together to create a
resonance that is reflected in unique brain wave forms characteristic of specific states of consciousness. The
result is a focused, whole-brain state known as hemispheric synchronization, or Hemi-Sync, where the left and
right hemispheres are working together in a state of coherence.

Learn more about Hemi-Sync here.

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Hemi-Sync Podcast Episode 4, Deepak Chopra on Understanding Reality and Perfect Health

Dr. Deepak Chopra and Garrett Stevens discuss concepts relating to qualia and the underlying nature of reality, as well as the Hemi-Sync album, “Perfect Health.”

and be sure to check out our new album with Dr. Chopra –

PERFECT HEALTH
Deepak Chopra’s seven-day audio series provides the basis for re-establishing the body’s natural balance, strengthening the mind-body-spirit connection, and applying the power of quantum healing to transcend the ordinary limitations of disease—in short, for achieving Perfect Health.

If you would like to see more podcasts that aren’t specifically related to our new products, please consider supporting our podcast Patreon page and enjoy discounts on this website as a supporting patron.