So I have taught biofeedback classes at UCLA, USC, Vilanova University of Hawaii, SMU. And when I was doing this for health professionals, I also had access to the psychic underground. In Hawaii I was able to make brainwave recordings of one of the three living bloodline Polynesian Kahunas. I was able to make brainwave EEG recordings of hexinmeisters like John Ott in Lancaster County—no relation to the fellow who did the work on light and color. I have worked with American Indian medicine men. I’ve worked with Kathryn Coleman before she died. And she let me run a little telemetry test when she was knocking them down at the Shrine Auditorium.
We found almost invariably that when they were in their working state—which was only a few seconds—you’re here you get the information you come back, you can talk about it for hours. It’s a flash, in the twinkling of an eye. They were showing about a 7.83 hertz, almost pure coherent maybe 20 microvolt signal frontal to occipital midline. That’s between F1 and F2 in the standard nomenclature system to halfway between 01 and 02 if you’re an encephalographer. In other words the third eye … which shows whole brain alpha. Over and over again we found these frequencies in people with remarkable talents—healers, radionics operators, dousers, shamans, witch doctors, mystics, golden dawn, priests and priestesses—if they were authentic. One of our early cases was, well I’d better not mention the person’s name, and it’s a world famous name.
But at any rate I was intrigued enough to want to discover the common denominator, yet none of these persons would speak to the others. Kathryn Coleman thought it was the blood of the lamb that Christ had died for your sins and
that’s the only way to go and some of the American Indian medicine men thought it was in the sacred cornmeal, the gourds and the feathers. Marnis and Leona had certain stones that were the dwelling place of the ancestral spirits. Well, Kathryn would think that was heathen and Marnis would absolutely laugh at a fellow in a barn in Lancaster County wearing a black hat between midnight and dawn drawing these hexan signals to bless the barns.
So after we’d seen it enough times, I developed very sensitive magnetometers, which I sell to the government for anti-submarine warfare, that would detect this earth ionosphere cavity resonance. And in a few cases—not enough to make a solid scientific case, but enough to be extremely interesting anecdotally—we found that there was phase-lock … frequency, amplitude, etc. between that person’s EEG signature and the earth’s brainwave itself. Now this was heresy, when I reported on it in 1973 and then did a more formal paper in 1977. We’d rather you learn to enter altered states through EEG biofeedback instead of having it done to you. I teach classes back east occasionally, where they have a number of people who get into this state very rapidly.
What does this mean? It means that some people with remarkable talents, maybe one in one thousand, are sensitive enough to tune to this cosmic clock. When they synchronize their brainwave with this signal, they can access
information in the hologram, which is normally not accessible except in an altered state of consciousness. If we take a hologram with helium-neon laser light which happens to be 632.8 nanometers and try to play that hologram back with a carbon dioxide laser or anything else, we’ve got garbage. That hologram, at least in the old fashioned system not the dichromates, must be played back at that specific wavelength of light. If it doesn’t you garble the image. The holographic mind, which was very hot several years ago as a topic of conversation … David Bohm, of course this is his theory, and Karl Pribram thought it was a good idea and got on board.
It is now fairly certain that the mind is a hologram, it acts holographically. If you cut a picture in half and throw half of it away, you’ve lost half the data. But if you cut half of your brain out, like we had a number of hydroencephalites that had a brain about the size of a grape and we had veterans coming back from Korea, Vietnam, World War 1 and 2, that had 90% of their brain missing. They hadn’t forgotten 90% of their family—they had remembered every single person. It wasn’t as though you had thrown half of the information away.
So, that suggested that the brain was processing information like a hologram. If you break that hologram into smaller and smaller pieces, you still have the whole picture but in less detail. But you can’t see that picture unless you have that specific excitation frequency of, in the case of helium-neon, which is the most common, replays that information. So as a metaphor only, if the person
has by dent of meditation, religious practice, taking sacred mushrooms or whatever, the person does manage to hit that frequency in his brainwave pattern, it seems to make him more amenable to all of this information.
Now this is interesting because if our brain, our mind, is a hologram and if you and you and you are existing here right now, you’re a part of it. Which means that if you can access what is in your mind, quantum physics says there’s
no reason why you can’t access the whole thing. Thou art that. You are in the universe, the universe is in you. You are God. Whatever information is out there you have just a little bitty slice of it, it isn’t as sharp, it isn’t as high resolution as if you were everybody at the same time but you can do it. Any shaman or person who’s undergone any kind of mystical discipline … can demonstrate this. …
So what that means to us is that maybe that magic number 7.83 Hertz is the place on the alpha-theta border. Alpha is from 8 to about, they used to say 14, we now say 12½ because there’s a kappa in the gap. Theta is usually considered to be 4 to 7. So 8 or 7.83 is right there on the bi-phasic border between
the alpha-theta. We’ve known for years that theta might be the area where we access creativity. You recall that Thomas Edison, Bernard Berude, many people, would take a little catnap when they were dealing with a particular knotty problem. They would say, “I will have the answer when I wake up” and usually they would. The reason for that didn’t emerge until many, many years after the death of these people who had been using this technique.
A number of us use this technique today. It was demonstrated that when you go to sleep, the hypnogogic state going from waking to sleeping, the hypnopompic coming up from sleep to normal consciousness, you pass through that alpha-theta border and that might be the place where you access the information external to your own nervous system.