Researchers have discovered high-amplitude Gamma activity (40 – 99 Hz) in the brains of highly seasoned meditators during the practice of the Tibetan Buddhist Loving-Kindness Meditation. This pattern has been associated with exceptional information processing, compassion and extraordinary focus.
Consciousness researcher Dr. Jeffrey Thompson found activity even faster than this, which he referred to as Hyper-Gamma (100 – 199 Hz). He correlated this state with extraordinary states of consciousness and spiritual development.
NOTE: Because of the ultra-stimulating nature of the Gamma/Hyper-Gamma states, we recommend meditating with these tracks only two or three times per week, depending on your sensitivity. This CD is best used to add occasional variety to your use of PMP 3.0. By substituting this CD for your Primary Meditation sessions every 3rd or 4th day, for example, you’ll not only add some refreshing new energy to your weekly practice, but also create more of a full-spectrum spiritual practice that includes all of the major brainwave patterns: Hyper-Gamma, Gamma, Beta, Alpha, Theta, Delta and Epsilon.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON OPTIMAL USE OF Gamma/Hyper-Gamma:
Track 1 of the Gamma/Hyper-Gamma sessions begins in Beta (the predominant brainwave pattern during the waking state) and ramps up to the Gamma pattern. Track 2 begins at the Gamma frequency and ramps up even higher within the Gamma range. Track 3 begins where Track 2 leaves off and ramps up to Hyper-Gamma.
Optimal entrainment, therefore, will occur if you first listen to Track 1 before listening to Track 2. Likewise, you will more than likely entrain optimally if you precede Track 3 with Tracks 1 and 2.
That being said, the entrainment stimulus in this recording is effective enough that you may well be able to skip Track 1 and go straight to Track 2 or 3, and still experience a high degree of entrainment. This will, however, vary from person to person. Feel free to experiment.
Brainwave Patterns Found in PMP Gamma/Hyper-Gamma Tracks
Brainwave Entrainment Frequencies (i.e., the brainwave patterns generated via auditory entrainment frequencies):
Track 1 – 43 Hz (incl a ramp from Beta up to Gamma) – 20 min
Track 2 – 72 Hz (incl a ramp from 43 Hz up to 72 Hz) – 20 min
Track 3 – 120 Hz (incl a ramp from 72 Hz up to 120 Hz) – 20 min