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#2716 03/14/01 11:33 AM
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Let's start again!
I have some questions!

How do you merge two files? I own the paraliminals, but "coded" them into wav files and now want to merge them with brain wave generator files (how did this go anyway, brian, others?)

When I try (using sound forge 4.5, it just added the file to the end of the other one)

Anyway, which are best? I was thinking, of say using 30 minutes

15- Sleep induction
15- Hypnosis (complex)

All merged into a paralinial...






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I don't know much about sound forge, but in other programs its usually called 'mix paste' or something like that.






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Greetings fellow pioneers,

First thing. Binaural beats are no longer the pie in the sky. There’s something new…something better. Something faster. Something deeper. Something just incredible.

Enthusiasts refer to it as the ‘Harmonic Matrix’. I know of two other people who know how to make such a matrix. That is, two other people and a company. I’m sorry I cannot share this knowledge as I said I would not. Luckily though, you can buy it on CD and rip it to a .wav. For those of you interested in mixing paraliminals with entrainment, go to:
www.vantagequest.org

They employ the technology for a creativity CD, but fortunately they’ve separated the actual matrix from any dialogue. Personally, I have no problem making these matrices, but if you are familiar with that CD, you’ll know that it’s dynamic. I can make a static 10 second clip. These guys do something more with sounds going this way and that...the matrix almost seems organic the way the handle it. They are also ‘experts’ with much collected experience.

ANYWAY, so buy that CD, (and buy Natural Brilliance if you haven’t already)

Next you’ll need some hardcore audio software.

Audiograbber is a good CD ripper as well as .mp3 encoder to be found at download.com .

Copy Track 2 digitally.
Do NOT normalize the sound.


Now you’ll need to copy both sides of the Natural Brilliance Generator if you haven’t already. Make sure your cassette deck goes directly into the sound card input and not the microphone. (My laptop just had a microphone, thus I initially lost the stereo effect and didn’t know why.—microphone is mono) Also, don’t sample it too loudly or you’ll get nasty popping sounds (sheesh).

NOW, I believe I posted a crack for Cool Edit Pro here or there. If not, goldwave to be found at download.com is a great alternative.

First, note the time length of both side A and B. Trim the Harmonic Matrix to fit either of the sides. (but don’t save it as a trimmed file).

You’ll have to do two separate MIX PASTES. Getting the volume right is a matter of trial and error. Whatever works best for you. ‘play with it’ heh.

Please note: You’ll be playing with HUGE files here. Hundreds of megabytes. (60 or so megabytes when compressed). Make sure you have enough space. You’ll also be doing a lot of trial and error. Depending on how fast your computer is, each step could take 30 minutes to an hour or more. It took me the better part of a day to get this down.

When your two .waves are properly mixed, it’s time to compress them to .mp3s.

Again, do NOT normalize the volume.
Use 320kb/s.
Use high quality.
Use dual stereo. (mp3 encoders will mix the channels if you let them in order to cut down on space.) –that is, do NOT use ‘joint stereo’.

This is essentially the fattest .mp3 you can have. It maintains the most original data. The harmonic matrix CD is actually gold plated I think to maintain the subtle frequencies. About 3/4's of the frequencies aren’t even audible so you don’t want to lose those in ripping and compression.


And please don’t ask me to send you these files. Nine tenths of the fun is making them!!! Think of it as an adventure. Life has been getting rather busy lately, so please hold the emails unless you are quivering with excitement. I’m sure if you post your queries someone’ll jump in! I also would not want to violate the copyrights of LS or Vantage Quest (generally I don’t mind pirating, but these are ‘consciousness companies’…and you know there are so few of them about.)

Any ideas for improvement upon this are welcome.

Let’s rock,

Brian








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Oh…… I forgot to tell you what this does. You essentially listen to Natural Brilliance side A before you go fall asleep. That’s 27 minutes. Then when you awake, you listen to Natural Brilliance side B—25 minutes. And you do this for every day of the rest of your life. No kidding. You hunger for a Genius Code? Here it is. Eat it.

Of all the paraliminals, the Natural Brilliance Generator appears the most powerful to me. Even more so than the New Behavior Generator. Why? First and foremost because it is General. You don’t really need an issue to resolve, though you should always come with one to the table. Secondly, I’ve written elsewhere on this DB that I believe this tape effectively installs the Zen Beginner’s Mind or Robbin’s Ultimate Success Formula. My task here..why I started experimenting with LS’s products and a thousand other products was to find a technology that would accelerate the path toward enlightenment. Eternal flow and all that. Traditional means work like molasses. I also wrote elsewhere why I thought Natural Brilliance was godlike.. can’t quite remember why at the moment, but needless to say, it is. It’s somewhere on the forum.

I’m sorry I’m not putting more effort into my words… as some famous guy said, if I had the time, I’d write a shorter letter.

Ya see, there are a thousand and one ways to articulate this but... essentially what holds us back from living in flow are limiting beliefs (or stop signs). What we think is or is not possible. What we fear, especially. As Scheele says, by popping out those stop signs, you can go from 15mph to 55. That’s all there is to enlightenment. Getting rid of limiting beliefs. Kill the fear, kill the ego. My sense of it is that Beta-consciousness/ego is nothing more than a survival mechanism—the result of innumerable fearful memories and limitations and ideas about ‘what is’. Where did these beliefs come from? Bad experiences/false knowledge. Gestalt therapists call this the death layer. Others call them shadow energies. These repressed memories or hidden limiting beliefs lurk right beneath the threshold of conscious awareness. I’ve read that that’s why random images come to the fore as we sink into deep mediation. What does a humiliation in 2nd grade have to do with anything? Answer: EVERYTHING. As long as they are there, we are not in control of our own destiny; we exist within karma.

It’s great though. I can get my meditation all done and over with before and after sleep. I don’t need to master NLP. No more eastern twaddle. Burn the books!!!!! Good riddance to this monk/philosopher phase of my life. ‘the words are not what we are talking about.’ I don’t ever need to think about anything having to do with enlightenment or spirituality again. What’s the point? I’m living it. Flow 24/7 baby. That is all that I pragmatically require of spirituality:
a. Perpetual Flow and
b. Spontaneous Right Action (SPA) based on intuition.

That’s what makes this so great though. I don’t have to spend years and years trying to become enlightened. I can just play my two little .mp3s. Don’t you see? I am FREED of constantly having thoughts of enlightenment and spirituality at the forefront of my consciousness. My monastery is my sleep. The past two months I have felt more alive, more passion, more flow than X. It’s good to breathe again.

Suffice it to say that it’s all in natural brilliance and it’s all in the harmonic matrix. Here you’ve got the best in entrainment AND the best in NLP. This is the high-road to Enlightenment.

Does it get any better than this? Surely, but this will have to do for now until I become financially independent—until I have the free time to fully devote every last ounce of my energies toward developing greater and more efficient means toward enlightenment. First thing’s first, though--CASH.

My latest experiments involve what goes on ‘in between’ the sounds…... that is, during sleep. I did quite a bit of reading on the subject over break. Nothing short of breath-taking.

I believe I’ve found the key to eternal longevity actually—not to mention two different forms of geniushood. With any luck, it’ll work and I’ll be right. Then I can sell it and make my million.

I’ve also been in touch with a pharmacologist from Australia who thinks he’s identified the ultimate nootropic combo in terms of price to value.

Here’s something… try thinking of sleep as the beginning of your day. That should make for a radical shift in perception. –and if anyone is looking for a brain boost and abundant energy and x and y and z… then replenish your sleep debts. On average, we carry about 25 hours around with us (25 bricks in our mind/body backpack.) Unlace your boots, rest from the road.

Again, I apologize for the rushed letter.

Okay… time to read some books.

Brian (Brian-649, that is...)







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Hello fellow travellers,

just something to add: One and a half year ago I had to work on project with very limited time, so I used the da-Vinci-sleep-cycle (4 hours awake, 15 minutes sleep), but replaced the 15 minutes of sleep with a session of "Deep Relaxation".
Results: I did this for three days and was still able to work. On the third day I recognized myself really adapting to this kind of sleep-cycle, but that was already the end of the project.
Another thing I noticed: More and more of my bodily tensions went away.

Due to heavy workload, I will start with this cycle again tonight, this time aiming for a whole week, but a bit more relaxed and with other things than just work.

I will tell you how this goes, especially because this time I will throw in some Spring Forest QiGong (great time to practice and relax) and perhaps some induced meditation with the BrainWaveGenerator.

Keep on learning,

Jens






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Hello Jen,

Can you clarify if you are staying up all night using the da-Vince-sleep-cycle? Thanks.

Harmony






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Yes, it's an all-around-the-clock-thing. Right now, the first night is over and I expect my first difficulties during today (some irritation, some problems with concentration and motivation) but from experience I know that this is just a phase to overcome.

Oh, I use Deep Relaxation for two reasons: If I'm for some reason not tired enough for a power nap I will at least relax and re-energize and if I fall asleep, I wake up at the end of the tape with pratically no "hang over".

Hope this helps,

Jens






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For anyone interested, I will keep a sort of diary in this topic for the coming days.

First of all, my first down phase seems to be over: strengths is returning, concentration too.

What did I notice? Stay away from coffee, tea, coke, anything that gets you into high gear: It's simply too much for the organism while on this sleep pattern. Eat lightly, try to cut down on sugar and fat. Try soups, fruits, vegetables, salads, rice etc.

Due to the intensive use of Deep Relaxation more and more of my bodily tensions drain away, even some which nearly have become chronic.
The barrier between my consciousness and my feelings seems to get lower. Not neccsarily a bad thing, perhaps a good time to work on some problems/stuck states. I have the whole week to complete a round of Natural Brillance.

Enough for now, the next power nap is waiting.

Jens






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Jens, I'm very interested in reducing sleep and this is the first time I've heard about da-Vince-cicle. Please, tell me how you're progressing. I especially want to know if you were able to 'last' for a whole week (staying 'normal'instead of sleepy, tired, depressed or whatever).

Does BrainWaveGen help?






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Hi Jovo,

I broke off the experiment. This has nothing to do with this not working, but has other reasons:

First, I already did a lot of the stuff I wanted to do.
Second, I made a capital mistake: I did one Deep Relaxation session in my bed and not on the floor. Result: I fell asleep.
Third, I did Natural Brillance on one of my topics, and suddenly realized that this crazy work and sleep schedule was a kind of escape - I had not to deal with the real problem behind it: My problem with making decisions and setting priorities and stick to this decisions.

I you like to read some more about sleep reduction, search the Paraliminals archive for the original "Feel the Power" posts (Part 1-5).

Jens








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Brian,

I just discovered the LS discussion forum and have followed the "Feel the Power" thread with great interest.

A lot of your original posts date back several months. I am curious to know your thoughts about how you think you've progressed since November.

Are binural beats now obsolete with this new harmonic matrix? BwGen allows you to make serious adjustments, but it seems like there is only so much you can do with a static wav file.

How do feel you've progressed, since you started entrainment experimentation back in November? Are you still sleeping 4 hours a night? Do you still juice wheatgrass, rebound, etc.?

Finally, do you listen to any other Paraliminals? It seems to me, you listen only NB. Yes, yes, I know how you feel about this tape. My impression was that you had listened to a wide variety tapes in mainly a delta state. Do you think that a lot of your original work "pushed you to your limits" and now that you are there, you simply listen to NB to maintain your position?








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I just discovered the LS discussion forum and have followed the "Feel the Power" thread with great interest. A lot of your original posts date back several months. I am curious to know your thoughts about how you think you've progressed since November.

Thanks. It was a great time in my life. Perhaps an update is in order?

Right, I stopped posting after I achieved a Kundalini Awakening sometime in March—essentially what I had been yearning for--I have no use for Nirvana at this point in my life. My goals were three-fold:

1. Unlimited Power
2. Omniscience
3. Euphoria

The Awakening achieved them all.

A EUPHORIC POWERHOUSE OF INTELLIGENCE
as I like to say.

I could think perhaps five times faster than previous. (I mean REALLY fast). So fast that my breath was often insufficient to express the length of my thoughts.

I had access to every memory I had ever imprinted in my life—on demand access.

And I have to say, it really is true what Win Wenger says, that we have enough knowledge in our heads to fill several universities. I understand his predilection for the tape recorder as well. The ideas pour out of your head so bloody fast you can’t even hope to write them down or even type them down for that matter. It is no trouble to spew enough material for a book on ANY subject out of your mouth in the small matter of a few hours.

I cannot tell you, what joy I took in POUNCING on fellow yalies. Figuratively BODY-SLAMMING their pompous intellectual asses into the ground after being an analytical black sheep for three years. So effortless, delighting all the way.

I couldn’t stop smiling—literally a smile 24/7. Every other sentence out of my mouth was so ‘odd’ and witty as to be hilarious to me that I would laugh spontaneously. Totally blissed out. Totally spontaneous.

A state of non-fear. Any sort of shred of anxiety completely gone. Vaporized.

I swear, my mind had regressed to kid-hood!

And I recall being moved, emotionally, by most everything, especially spontaneous visions of my past, songs from my childhood, hours and hours of laughter-centered conversation. The kundalini energy, bolting this way and that—electrical storms of bliss.

But blissed out in a “functional” sense. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m a spiritual capitalist!! an American Buddhist. I place great emphasis on Doing things, achieving, striving, making a difference, but I also value the meaningful and appreciate the vast power hidden within the Eastern mind. No Nirvana for me, thank you very much. Wouldn’t want to see mundane matters for what they are!

Having experienced psychic phenomena first-hand, I can no longer discount the pseudo-fact that there is more to reality than what I can observe. Zen and Taoism? Bah! There is nowhere Buddhism hasn't been. Methinks Buddhism is the greatest 'science' there ever was.

Oh! and how could I forget? My sleep requirements were down to a permanent 5 to 6 hours with no discipline...heaven for me, you might imagine. Sleep reduction has always been a particular obsession of mine.

The personal power was the best, though. The power of “will” without struggle. You “will” something, it happens, it just happens. Natural Brilliance embodied.

That is why I say, be careful of the goals you choose for yourself. If you are of sound mind and body, then you quite literally choose your own limits.

It’s important to:
1. BE INTENSE
2. BELIEVE 110%

Don’t be rational!! Don’t be realistic!! Go insane. Perpetual passion. Delight in surreal madness. It’s a hell of a lot better than consensual material reality, I assure you. Isn’t that what we are all really after? The experience of being ALIVE?


So anyway, that was what happened. After that, everything that I had previously been exploring...and all this ‘stuff’ especially, that we were discussing here... I don’t want to offend Learning Strategies, but... my sense of it at the time was, 'what child’s play!' Like, little kid toys. Please don’t get me wrong here, LS is a first class “Gateway Drug”. As alcohol is for teenagers who soon graduate to pot and other narcotics as they age. It is perfect, in fact. The kindergarten of the Mind. Hey, ya gotta start somewhere. Indeed, I owe that experience and who I currently am to Natural Brilliance. Almost entirely, I’d say. By embodying the model, over a period of months, I reached a bona fide enlightenment and proceeding minor financial independence. Who can say where the initial listenings of natural brilliance tapes will lead me decades from now? I do declare NB as the greatest turning point of my life....lays the ultimate foundation for perpetual Quantum Leaps on all fronts!

It all makes me marvel at what the human body, mind and SPIRIT are capable of. (*gasp*...he said the "S" word...(don't tell anybody!))

That everyone has this latent power coiled within their sacrum, waiting to be unleashed. Can you imagine a world populated by minor deities???


*sigh* Alas, to my terrible misfortune, a string of coincidences led to the death of the serpent energy. After a month, the grubby hands of reality pulled me down from the clouds.

Also, I no longer perceived that I had the “luxury” of mental and spiritual development. You see, my grades are very poor because I pay my classes no heed. I’m majoring in history—useless, bloody useless. I don’t want to ever hold a job or ever go back to school—waste of life. And the job market ain’t all that great anyhow. I just want the degree for the prestige to be quite honest—a nominal thing. Thus...I had to do something and quick.

So I photoread a bunch of books, perhaps a dozen, on all aspects of finance/business. That summer, I started my own corporation from zero knowledge, which now is making ca. 35k/year profit. All in all, when I started to act, it took me a mere six days to set it all up, make the deals, etc. Best of all, it’s entirely automatic.

Funny thing, I wrote on piece of paper something to the effect of “By Aug 22nd, I will have created an asset that will generate 35k per year.” I slept on it—actually put it in my pillow case. Sure enough, the prophecy came true 5AM Aug 23rd. The precision of the subconscious mind is incalculable.. Beware of the goals you set for yourself!!!

A side note: the Sales Leap Paraliminal is just fantastic—it’s the only one I still use in fact. Nice to have something like that on your side for killer creative ideas.

I want something more solid though--this is subsistence income--gives me breathing space. After graduation this spring, I’m moving to England and plan on buying up properties and renting them. My brother, who lives there, will provide the lodging. We will both provide the funds. I will provide the brain and brawn. And I won’t stop churning until I have a disgustingly awesome asset salary on which to rest my academic/career/success laurels permanently and take up the Scheele path, full-time. That is, the path of 21st Century Guru.

SO... Where am I now? Now that I have given myself the permission to spend the time on less immediate matters, I’ve been absolutely obsessed with attempting to rediscover the Master Key to Kundalini.

It’s taken me perhaps 3 solid months to crack this case. The thing was... I was involved in like 20 different self-cultivation disciplines at the time!! I had to eliminate them all as possibilities, one by one. Poring over my notes, journal entries, emails, testing this and that over and over again...like some mad scientist...or Prometheus, beseeching the heavens. This entire semester has been quite depressing for me at times. I mean, to have stumbled upon something so magical, something so beautiful, so powerful, and watch it dissipate? It is enough to make a grown man cry. A re-fall from grace. Once wasn’t enough, eh??? But I persevered (if my studies didn’t).

It was just this week, in fact, that I now have reached full understanding of the process. In fact, I plan on enlightening myself and my parents over winter break! Just to test it out on others—and for kicks!! Ha!

My claim is this: I can cause a Kundalini Awakening in any soul within ONE week. I think I can get it down to 4 or 5 days, actually.

Alas, as much as I would like to share this with you all, for intellectual property reasons I cannot.

I estimate seven years to market.

There. I have set the goal.

ALEA IACIA EST – the die is cast

In the dancing light of the cosmic hologram...I perceive, tis already done.

Nice to pop in, as always, and...

Seek ye divine madness!

Brian649

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Brian:

After all this, what do you think about Centerpointe now? Obsolete?

What can you tell a guy that lacks motivation, focus, intensity and the ability to learn easily.
Take that for some self-limiting beliefs. I don't know where they came from, I used to be a 4.0 student while lettering in 3 different sports and even as a team manager throughout High School. I look back at that and then I see myself stuck where I am now. I want to break out but don't know how. Hey, I'm sure you're going to recommend Natural Brilliance.
Better yet, could I trouble you for the genius code mp3 you made for yourself? Maybe it'll help me get started on the right path.
You know how they say that most of us wander around the dark with a flashlight? Well, moi has a laser pointer.
Anyway, any help I can get is appreciated.

- Phil






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Brian,
All these things you’ve mentioned in your last post are the exact benefits I’ve been searching for through the use of L.S. tools and interested me in other forms of learning. The thought that you “could think perhaps five times faster than previous,” is amazing to me because that’s what I’ve been searching for. Somehow I want to establish myself permanently in such a way as you had described. I sometimes feel like I’m closed off to myself and because I want to be a story teller how can I write stories when I’m not in tune with myself. You said, “I had access to every memory I had ever imprinted in my life—on demand access.” That sounds very appealing. As does the fact that “after being an analytical black sheep for three years” that you were able to show up the pompous brats who battered you down with their knowledge. And I can relate with that too. I could actually relate to much of what you described and much of what you had accomplished I have been hoping for. I think, in some way, I’ve limited my hopes and dreams and it has taken its toll on me. I’m trying to overcome it but am having difficulties. Inspiration should come from the internal experience of yourself but when you are not in tune with yourself where might you turn for to find it inside you? I want to be “of sound mind and body” so I can “quite literally choose” my “own limits.” I want to experience a Quantum Leap. And because, like Crazy08, I feel like I lack “motivation, focus, intensity and the ability to learn easily” it is hard for me to believe in things when I can’t truthfully believe in myself. So I ask you, what is Kundalini Awakening and how can I reach it or any similar form of enlightenment?
Sincerely,

tall_sided or tall_sided@hotmail.com

Thank you.







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A chap emailed me recently.

An excellent question he had. Went like, "And as you are speaking about everything for me is like "childs play" I feel that I can achieve everything I want if I just put myself in the right mindstate! And it would be fun if you could give a detailed description of the state you are in."

And I had the thought... (ooh, irony.)

And I had the thought on how to describe it in NLP / Scheele terms, where Scheele is the world's expert on pre-conscious processing using NLP.


VAKOG
Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic, Olfactory, Gustatory

Our five senses. As NLP is the science of the subjective and attempts to quantify inner experience for functional purposes it further divides the five senses into:

Ve Ae Ke Oe Ge

and

Vi Ai Ki Oi Gi

where "e" = "external"
and "i" = "internal"

To illustrate, we can see a red apple, "Ve" or "Visual External" or we can picture a red apple in our minds, "Vi" or "Visual Internal".

The best way I 'thought' to describe my inner experience to this chap using these terms was to say...

there was no "Vi Ai Ki Oi Gi" at all. Nothing.

Zero internal representations. No words, no pictures, no sounds, nothing. Just... external sensory perception-ing or "pre-conscious processing" as Scheele calls it. Nothing more. Just that.

This absence of internal sensory representations was the cause of my euphoria, omniscience, and power.

Makes it sound so simple, doesn't it?

Question is..."what was the cause of killing the internal representations?"

One can say, indeed, I say, that "Liberation" is a "Liberation" from internal sensory representations.

That is as clear as I can describe "The Mindstate" from the NLP/Scheele perspective.

Thanks Tom, great great question.

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How would you be able to feel liberated if you did not have internal representations of what liberation meant to you? How would you be able to think?

I'm positively skeptical about your findings.






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How would you be able to feel liberated if you did not have internal representations of what liberation meant to you? How would you be able to think?

How familiar are you with Eastern Wisdom?


In Zen, the goal is to empty your mind. In essence, to stop thinking, to cease internal sensory representations. This makes you a Super-Man. In Zen and the Art of Archery, the Zen Archery Master aims his bow at the target fires once...bull's eye, fires again, bull's eye, splits the first arrow, fires again, splits the second arrow. The kicker? He's firing in total darkness. Not a snowball's chance in hell he could do this if he were thinking or calculating. True story too.

"Stop thinking and talking and there is nothing you will not be able to know."

In Zen, the enlightened person depicts himself as an empty circle.


Well, that might all sound a bit hokey to someone who's not into this stuff. Fair enough. Let's be immanent.

The experience is much more easily had when one feels a sense or urgency. Ex. You wake up late and have 20 minutes get to work...you're not thinking, you're flying! Or if a paper is due in 1 hour...LIGHT SPEED!!! no time for thinking...just haven't got the 'luxury'.

If the ego is a traffic cop, we're arresting that cop. He doesn't need to examine every peice of information that flies by. He's got the day off.

There is something to be said for, Urgency, though. I've always had this internal oscillation between Relaxed Non-thinking and Tense Non-thinking. I can become a caffeinated, surging Tony Robbins at the drop of a hat. The relaxed path is much more difficult, seems impossible at times.

"Intuition is a suspension of logic due to impatience." --Rita Mae Brown

See? Even Ms. Brown agrees.
Logic = traffic cop
Impatience = urgency
Intuition = pre-conscious processing/ultra-efficient genius


There's also the Flow experience I know you're familiar with, where we challenge ourselves with just the right amount of difficulty to occupy our entire minds. Dr. Mihaly writes that people have the experience of "fading away" and losing a sense of time. The subjects further describe these flow experiences as the most fulfilling times of their lives. A mini-enlightenment!

Esoteric Enlightenment,
Urgency,
Complex Activities,

All of which are clearly examples of an absence of internal sensory representations.


I know one thing: When I am my spiritual best, I'm not thinking. I disappear. It's like God is moving through me.

Yet, I am clearly processing information. I hear no voices in my head. I see no pictures, yet I can be so totally engaged in a heated argument, acting like an olympian intellectual, when I am normally quite inarticulate and bungling in a thinking state.

I personally feel that this whole thinking thing is recursive...indiciative of a fall from nature's plan...a malfunction. We should do away with it completely. Whether you're an entrepeneur, a Renaissance Man, a war-mongering general, a gardener, a yogi master, a computer gamer, you know, whatever your thing is. Whatever games you choose to play in this life. Play them intensely.






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Brian,

Personally, I'm following the path of relaxed awareness and noticing internal and external stimuli to generate options in order to think, speak and act.

I suppose eastern wisdom is very different to things like self-talk and the idea that a thought precedes an act.

Although I would think, that any act that is performed from decision is performed consciously until it becomes ingrained and becomes unconscious competence. I think this bit is Paul Scheele's understanding.

Tony Robbins agrees that your destiny is formed in the moments of your decision. I would think that the first decisions right at the beginning of conscious incompetence and throughout conscious competence are mostly conscious.

I think we are defined by our new conscious decisions. I think the more conscious decisions we make the more power we have in changing our lives for the better.

Can you make a decision without your conscious mind, you can, but it will be more of the same. I think that if you want something different in your life it has to be a conscious decision.

Maybe I'm wrong, what do you think Brian.

I realise there is value in Eastern Wisdom, great value, though I must still do more reading.

You really are a fluent thinker on this board Brian, I admire greatly your ability and talents. Are you writing a book? Do you keep the notes you make? Your writing is par excellence.

Coffee does help me too, I have 1 to 4 cups per day. Don't burn yourself out though.

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What if following:

were true?

We cannot help but respond UNCONSCIOUSLY in any and all situations.

How does our UNCONSCIOUS mind know what and how and when to respond?

Does it go through and instantaneously sort and filter all previous experiences that have any thing to do with the current one we are involved in?

Does it then provide stimuli (ViAiKiOiGi)
based on its results?

Do we then ACT accordingly( VeAeKeOeGe), only later to come up with a RATIONAL CONSCIOUS explanation?

What is rational?

What is conscious?

Can any of this be explained OUTSIDE the subjective experience?

IS there anything OUTSIDE the subjective experience?

The absolute most bottom line questions of all time are:

IS ANY OF THIS GETTING YOU ANY CLOSER TO YOUR GOALS?

HOW DO YOU KNOW?

HOW WOULD AN OUTSIDE OBSERVER KNOW?

George








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Hi again Brian,

Talking about subjective, it is probably possible to achieve no internal representations for a while. But it's not ideal, and you would not be able to achieve it for very long, without being unproductive.

If you see a pen on your desk and you pick it up to write, you've told yourself to pick it up whether you like it or not. This telling yourself something is an internal representation.

States are formed by two things physiology and internal representations. Behavior flows from states. Without beliefs, values, opinions, ideas, etc you would not be "liberated" you would be a zombi.

Paul Scheele suggests you listen to the still, small voice within, this is an internal representation. If all we had was our preconscious processors, without anything else we would also be zombies.

I would say Brian, to give Tom a better state to work from is to listen more closely to what you are saying to yourself, feeling, seeing in your mind, unless you want Tom to turn out to be a zombi.

I found that in order to do this you have to be a quiet listener, you have to listen to yourself. If nothing comes up, well then you've got to improve your listening to yourself.

Good luck Brian.

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Can you make a decision without your conscious mind, you can, but it will be more of the same. I think that if you want something different in your life it has to be a conscious decision. What do you think, Brian?

I tend to think that the reality is the exact opposite.

This dude Alan Watts said, "Give up trying to improve the self, because it is the self that needs improving."

Again, look to nature.

We are the only species that makes internal sensory representations. How do I know that? I don't. But then again, how do I know that anyone makes internal sensory represtantions? I don't. (Though I'm not a solipsist.) I only know that I don't make them when I'm meditating or when I am engaged in a complex task.

Single-celled organisms don't make internal representations. And yet they "chose??" to strive and evolve to homo sapiens. Ants build anthills, they search for food, leave elaborate smell trails, etc. All without internal sensory representations. Chimpanzees use sticks to get ants out of their shelter. Is that the result of an internal representation?

None of us know,
but my feeling is... no.
They just go go go.

I wouldn't call that Zombie-hood. I'd call that ... life? Life as nature intended. Free-flowing life, as opposed to stop-and-go life.

The ego is rather like pointing a video camera at it's television monitor...you get infinite feedback.

Seems more like a result of not challenging oneself. We're not constantly engaged in the external world of nature or in complex civilized activities as animals in the wild are. We're ambling. We're...taking our time. Nature is urgent in it's pursuits. Unlike ants, monkeys, trees, fungi, virii, we're avoidant of ceaseless challenge. It seems only natural that our vast minds would turn in on themselves. We've got so much unstructured time!








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Also, keep in mind that paleoanthropologists have divided homo sapiens into two categories:

Homo Sapien (200,000 BC to 6,000 BC) (aka Cro-Magnon Man)
and
Homo Sapien Sapien (6,000 BC to 2000 AD)

Cro-Magnon Man looks just like us. Same species. Same 1200 cc brain. Same legs, arms. Same everything.

When the Natufians settled down in the Mesopatamia area and became professional agro-pastorlists, they suddenly had lots of free time.

They hung up their hunter-gathering gear. Before ca. 6,000 BC, they spent 100% of their waking life *engaged* in survival.

Now, they could plant seeds and watch them grow, and herd domesticated animals. ...Still work, but this leaves quite a bit of time at the end of the day.

The advent of unstructured time. The first time in the history creation that a living organism didn't have anything immanent to do.

And what happens when there is nothing immanent to engage yourself in? You start to introspect. Psychic entropy rears its ugly head.

Anxiety, depression, boredom.

Unstructured free time is the root of all suffering, all unhappiness. It's a new problem. 8,000 years old. Happened because of agro-pastoralism.

Give me a gazelle to spear!!






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quote:
Originally posted by Brian649:
Greetings fellow pioneers,

Enthusiasts refer to it as the ‘Harmonic Matrix’. I know of two other people who know how to make such a matrix. That is, two other people and a company. I’m sorry I cannot share this knowledge as I said I would not. Luckily though, you can buy it on CD and rip it to a .wav. For those of you interested in mixing paraliminals with entrainment, go to:
www.vantagequest.org

They employ the technology for a creativity CD, but fortunately they’ve separated the actual matrix from any dialogue. Personally, I have no problem making these matrices, but if you are familiar with that CD, you’ll know that it’s dynamic. I can make a static 10 second clip. These guys do something more with sounds going this way and that...the matrix almost seems organic the way the handle it. They are also ‘experts’ with much collected experience.

ANYWAY, so buy that CD, (and buy Natural Brilliance if you haven’t already)

Let’s rock,

Brian


Brian, what's you experience with Vantage Quest? On their website (last updated ages ago) they claim to release 12 CD's, but have only one...

Grtz, Erwin






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Brian, what's you experience with Vantage Quest?

I like it. It's powerful. It's good for sucking lots of ideas out of your brain. Never fails to put me into a creative zone. Be sure to use it with paper and pad nearby.

they claim to release 12 CD's, but have only one...

Harmonic matrices are built on a first tone or key. Carlise plans to build CDs based on all 12 of the scale. Each note is associated with different effects, i.e. animus, sexuality, reflection. Like the colors of the rainbow. Blue is reflective. Red is primally energizing. Green is creative (or something like that.)

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I think that the website is a great idea (in fact I was going to suggest that you set up your own discussion board or something). Ezboard is pretty simple to set up.

I have a suggestion for an article...how about a break down of some of the things that boosted your chi as measured by the "Egely Wheel".

It would rock to have a listing of energy enhancing methods.






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brian, mail me. (your old email is dead)







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Mox?

Oh, there you are.
...I believe my email is just fine.






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I have a degree in history, and I consider it one of the main focal mistakes of my life.

But then again, I don't have a history degree from Yale.

If you're not planning on working anyway, it really doesn't matter what your professional training is, does it?






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I have a degree in history, and I consider it one of the main focal mistakes of my life.

Yep, pragmatically a waste of ones time. Interesting though.

But then again, I don't have a history degree from Yale.

I'm a firm believer in utility. History is equally useless from X university as from Y. I can't use anything I've learned to actually DO anything. ...Except write and speak intelligently and read analytically. Which is all very well. But I'd sooner have the knowledge to CREATE a computer program or build a bridge than write a soon-to-be-worthless research paper.

If you're not planning on working anyway, it really doesn't matter what your professional training is, does it?

Too true, too true. My mother doesn't like the idea that I have succeeded in worming myself out of the grasp of the academic/working world. She sees it as a betrayal of the natural order or something. "You didn't have to go to yale to become a landlord," she says, or she'll bring up the cost as being ultimately futile.

To which, I reply that it took the relentless onslaught of yale intellectual barbarity to knock me on the ground, off of my horse. Now, I see that I can simply and quickly dig underneath the ivy wall to get to the other side, rather than spending the next 40+ years struggling to climb over it and never reaching the promised land.

Why did the chicken cross the road?






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So very true.

Have her read "Rich Dad Poor Dad" by Robert T. Kiyosaki...might change her mind...






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Have her read "Rich Dad Poor Dad" by Robert T. Kiyosaki...might change her mind...

LOL... I've been trying to get her to read this book for two years now. She's an ineffectual person. Life has gotten ahead of her. Now she just sort of "fritters and wastes the hours in an offhand way." I like to think of myself as so realistic and it seems... her head is always in the clouds, lost in some 50's promise of blah utopian domestic security.






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Peace and prosperity to you all!

Time to take another holiday from mind exploration. I'm afraid there is no more time--can't afford the luxury. Pace of life accelerates--graduation approaches, moving to England day after.

Hear Ye! May 9th, 2006 is financial independence day!

I deliver or I enslave the best 40 years of my life.

Be back in four years.
Save my place, guys.

Always a pleasure,

Brian






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Hey, Brian, aren't your going to check in at all? I am sure you can get internet access in the UK. Anyway, I have really enjoyed reading your postings, and I have learned a lot from them/you. Thanks.

Good luck, best wishes, lots of love ..etc.etc..









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Hey I am wondering if the poor man or woman's solution might be to get a tape player, a cd player, a splitter and some headphones and simply connect both players to the splitter and then to the headphones. Turn on both players at the same time adjust the volumes of each and you are basically doing the same thing as mixing the two together using the computer programs.

Am I missing something crucial?

quote:
Originally posted by Michael:
Let's start again!
I have some questions!

How do you merge two files? I own the paraliminals, but "coded" them into wav files and now want to merge them with brain wave generator files (how did this go anyway, brian, others?)

When I try (using sound forge 4.5, it just added the file to the end of the other one)

Anyway, which are best? I was thinking, of say using 30 minutes

15- Sleep induction
15- Hypnosis (complex)

All merged into a paralinial...









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brian just found this thread, damn! i agree with the other guy who said make a forum or website, or online journal or something! and as soon as u have ur intellectual property copywrighted and such share it with us!!! this is all interesting, i think im gonna get natural brilliance now for starters,
and i am kinda looking to take a quantum leap, and making a change, a trnasformation, involving using lots of mind tools, involving working on achieving many many goals simulatnoously, developing my health and fitness through exercise, developing mind and intellect through brain entrainment, nbinarual beats, reading problem solving brain stroming meditating, anyway all ur posts have been pretty informative and insprining






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Geezz, I'm glad some else has recognized the VantageQuest CD. I recommended it two months ago in other posts. It is an awesome tool. I've been using it for a year now. It blows away most other programs. But I also agree, Natural Brilliance is also an awesome program and the paraliminal rocks!






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Brian,

You mentioned a nootropic earlier. Do you care to share about it?

Sometimes you sound (no offense intended) like a bi-polar on the manic euphoria side of the swing, do you have periods where you swing the other way or is it generally up up up all the time?

I do believe it is possible to go into a state in which one has no internal sensory representations. Think of the brain, folks. There are parts of the brain associated with these representations and activity in these parts can be surpressed. Now, what sort of memory of this experience would exist?

It is possible to talk about a state of not having from a place of having. Just because you are in a state now where you have these representations doesn't mean you can't remember and talk about an experience in which you did not have them.

It has not been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that all thought occurs solely from representational systems. Yes, we do have thoughts and understandings with these internal senses of ours, but does their presence mean that all thought must be defined in their terms? Is it possible to have non-sensory thought? I think so. Just like it is possible and often the case that we have non-linguistic thought.

I am thinking in terms of lanuage when I disucss these things therefore every subject that I think about must be in the same structure of language. So when I am running everything I do and think must be of the essence of running and nothing else. Right? Even though I am talking about encyclopedias they are running encyclopedias ... see the flaw here?

No. I use language to talk *about* my thoughts. This doesn't mean these thoughts are necessarily linguistic. Same principle for representations. All brain activity is not sensory brain activity. I believe brain activity involved in thought is not always sensory in nature. Our sensory experience provides data which is processed through thought, but it isn't the only kind of data there necessarily is. So, I am basically saying that one is aware of sensory impressions and activity. This means awareness is not dependent upon the senses to exist. We can simply be aware. Of what? Well, that, I think, is developed over time and often the subject of spiritual matters.

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