Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. 11. No. 3, pp. 263-274, 1997 0892-3310/97 © 1997 Society for Scientific Exploration
F.HOLMES ATWATER, The Monroe Institute, Faber, VA 22938
Exposure to binaural beats in an environment of restricted stimulation coupled with a guidance process can safely provide access to and experiences in many propitious states of consciousness. This method requires a unique combination of well-understood psycho-physiological inductive techniques with the addition of a refined binaural-beat technology. Binaural beats provide potential consciousness-altering information to the brain’s reticular activating system. The reticular activating system in turn interprets and reacts to this information by stimulating the thalamus and cortex thereby altering arousal states, attentional focus, and the level of awareness, i.e., the elements of consciousness itself. This effective binaural-beat process offers a wide variety of beneficial applications and vehicle for the exploration of expanded states of consciousness.
Keywords: consciousness – altered states