So this thread is inspired by annie's posts on using Baroque music in a deliberate intention-manifestation (IM) practice. I understand the idea is to put the mind in a receptive state (alpha waves, 8-13 Hz) so that the unconscious mind can "hear" the intention and "internalize" it. I'm also pretty familiar with the idea that alpha is the state of receptivity and relaxation, theta is the state of creativity and dreaming (and also a learning state -- children spend a lot more time in theta than adults), and delta is the state of deep, dreamless sleep.
So I have a couple of questions for annie and anyone else who has used similar methods:
- Which actual pieces work best for you? I know that some research indicates that Mozart is great for solving problems involving spatial intelligence. What composer/pieces work best for this kind of intention/manifestation practice?
- There are several brainwave entrainment programs out there such as the works of Dr. Jeffrey Thompson (neuroaccoustic.org, I think), and Kelly Howell (brainsync.com). Would we get the same effect by, say, using Audacity or other audio mixing program to overlay a voice track with our intention to one of the programs that induce alpha or theta?