Journey to the Depths of the Soul

Finding the Meaning of Your Life

Deeply connect with your soul and stay true to your soul path. Journey to the Depths of the Soul  is a life-transforming series of guided meditations and mesmerizing, consciousness-altering soundscapes, from master hypnotherapist Joseph Kao.

I lost my sense of time. Felt like I’d connected with the Unified Field.  ~ Dean Murphy

Listen to the 3-Minute Sample Now

Use of headphones will provide the most optimal experience.
To fully experience the potential of this program, please get comfortable, close your eyes, and relax for the next 3 minutes.
Allow the ambient music soundtrack and Joseph Kao’s guided meditation to immerse you in a deep sense of relaxation and peace.

Don’t be fooled – this is not just beautiful music and words – it is the design of the hypnotic induction
and the technology infused in the soundtrack that evokes the powerful response.

Journey to the Depths of the Soul  can help you:

  • Dive into a deeply absorbed, centered state of inner knowingness
  • Discover the profound, embodied connection you have with your soul, that’s always present in every moment
  • Feel a renewed sense of meaning, purpose, and inner fire
  • Experience fresh insights and spontaneous epiphanies
  • Release negative programming from the past
  • Make important decisions with greater clarity and intuitive wisdom
  • Live your life with more boldness, authenticity, and courage

I have worked with several hypnosis practitioners but have not had the kind of results I do with Joseph’s hypnotic guided meditations. The mind chatter absolutely stops and there are large gaps of no thought until some important and meaningful thought or memory arises. Emptiness, arising, emptiness.  ~ Lisa Celentano, MA, LMHCA

The Heart of the Journey to the Depths of the Soul [03:55]

Guided Meditation
Guided Meditation
Most effective with headphones
Most effective with headphones
Use of sound to influence brainwave activity. Forms of brainwave entrainment might include: binaural • isochronic • monaural •  psychacoustic • panning, etc.
Use of sound to influence brainwave activity. Forms of brainwave entrainment might include: binaural • isochronic • monaural • psychacoustic • panning, etc.
Where peak performance meets inner peace (31-99 Hz). Associated with: intense focus • creativity • deep compassion • high information processing • "Aha" experiences.
Where peak performance meets inner peace (31-99 Hz). Associated with: intense focus • creativity • deep compassion • high information processing • "Aha" experiences.
For the Inner Journey (3 to 7 Hz). Associated with: insight • visualization • inner journeying • dreamwork • intuition • deep states of meditation • healing
For the Inner Journey (3 to 7 Hz). Associated with: insight • visualization • inner journeying • dreamwork • intuition • deep states of meditation • healing

Additional Info


Track Details

Six tracks (108 minutes total)

01   A Soul Awakening (20 minutes guided meditation)
02   Soul Journey Frequencies 1 (16 minutes of music only)
03   An Inner Clearing (20 minutes guided meditation)
04   Soul Journey Frequencies 2 (16 minutes of music only)
05   A Path with Soul (20 minutes guided meditation)
06   Soul Journey Frequencies 3 (16 minutes of music only)

Full package includes:

  • 6 tracks (for a total of 108 minutes)
  • Tracks accessible on the free iAwake Technologies app for iOS and Android
  • Downloadable audio files available in MP3 and WAV formats
  • User Guide (downloadable PDF)
  • Ongoing support (responsive email, active Facebook forum, FAQs, videos, audios)
  • 2 optional CDs*

*CD orders are handled by a CD fulfillment company and shipped from fulfillment centers located in the United States. Orders outside of the United States have an estimated delivery time of 6-8 weeks.

Journey to the Depths of the Soul,  created by iAwake developer, psychotherapist, and master hypnotherapist Joseph Kao, is a step-by-step system for coming back to your true nature, and for rediscovering your calling in life.

At the core of this program are three profoundly deep guided meditations, supported by a gentle but powerful matrix of brainwave entrainment frequencies, artfully interwoven with the music and nature sounds.

These precisely calculated, rhythmic sound pulses are designed to evoke deeply relaxing theta brain waves, in combination with bursts of clarifying gamma waves.

Each of these tracks serves a different purpose, from attuning to what calls to you most in this life, to clearing out negative programming from the past, to living true to your unique soul path.

There are also three music-only tracks with the same brainwave entrainment technology which guide you into the very deepest levels of theta. These can be used to extend your meditations, or for doing self-guided inner work.

The Story of the Development of Journey to the Depths of the Soul  from the creator, Joseph Kao

The creation of Journey to the Depths of the Soul  took longer than any other project I’ve worked on with iAwake, and it involved me going on my own personal journey.

John Dupuy and I had been talking about how spiritual practice isn’t just about sitting in deep meditation, it’s about how you live your life, how you contribute to the world, and how you find… and stay true to… your calling. We talked about the “positive shadow” that each of us has – the incredible depths of inner strength, compassion, creativity, and pure life force that most of us have tuned out, blocked out, or forgotten to some degree.

Because at some point along the way, as we grew up, many of us began play-acting that we were someone else. We tried to be a “good boy” or a “good girl” to please the people around us, and we tried to follow a safe and sensible life plan.

Or if we angrily rebelled against the world around us, we probably didn’t do so from a grounded place of deeply knowing ourselves. We probably did it from an uncentered place of wild, desperate rebellion. We were still lost, just in a different way.

John and I also discussed how when people do find their way home to themselves, when they come to back to their own soul and release the old, false identities they had been carrying around… then it frees up tremendous energy and vitality. Because suddenly you are truly you again, aligned with your soul-path, living your own unique life story.

So, as John and I talked, I knew there was going to be something immensely valuable and worthwhile about creating a soul-focused series of meditations.

And yet…I didn’t want this to be a program full of aspirational fantasies. I didn’t want it to be about imagining what “it would be like” to connect with your soul, or to take people through a series of abstract, mysterious visualizations.

I wanted to create something that was the real deal. Something that was tangible, visceral, and life-changing. Something that begins with what’s already available to you in your direct experience, as you’re reading these very words.

It’s what’s sometimes called “the elusive obvious.” Discovering what’s always been here, all along.

A process to help you naturally discover that your soul is always here, in this moment, guiding you, steering you… reminding you of your calling… reminding you of who you really are at the deepest level.

And that’s what took me many months of experimentation and development, with friends, colleagues, and clients, using all of my knowledge of meditation, hypnotherapy, and brainwave entrainment technology. And in the process, I began to experience profound changes in myself too.

I began spontaneously making new choices. I began to get a much clearer sense of who I am and what I am called to do. And I have become increasingly attuned to the beauty around me, to the things in this life that awaken my own soul.

How to Use

Download the iAwake App

First, download the FREE iAwake App, login with your email, and all your tracks will be right there. You can stream them, but we’d advise downloading them (from within the app) to ensure an interruption-free experience, and to be able to listen offline.

You can use Journey to the Depths of the Soul:

  • to find the meaning of your life
  • to create a soul retreat at home or in a retreat setting
  • as a daily centering tool to accomplish your deepest goals
  • as a guide to re-engage your creativity, motivation, and courage for what really matters
  • as a tool to re-orient to your life purpose
  • to activate or reactivate your innate intuition and insight
  • to regain clarity and focus when the path has become muddy and weary

About Soul

What we mean by “soul” can never be conveyed in a single, neat and tidy definition. Soul is a word that’s brimming with power and meaning. It’s something we all understand at some level — because it points to something essential — absolutely essential — about who we really are.

Each of us can intuitively sense when someone has lost their way in life, compared to when they are following their calling and being true to who they are. There are ways to make sense of these ideas from the perspective of various spiritual traditions and from modern neuroscience.

But this program isn’t about coming up with abstract theories and concepts about soul. This is an experiential program for:

  • deeply connecting with your soul
  • clearing out the distractions and illusions that have been pulling you away from your true nature
  • making a sincere, inner vow to stay true to your unique soul path

Journey is a program that’s designed to be a catalyst for self-discovery, self-knowledge, and for potentially radical life transformation.

How to Implement Journey into Your Life

For best results, we recommend listening to this program as a step-by-step system, using each guided meditation for 10 to 14 days before moving on to the next one. If you’d like to extend your meditations, there is a music-only track that follows each of the verbally guided tracks, so you can rest in a place of inner stillness and pure beingness.

You’ll find that there is a cumulative benefit to working with the tracks in this way, because you’ll be giving yourself time to fully digest and internalize the work. As you use these tracks consistently over a four- to six-week period, you’ll begin to notice yourself making choices that are truly right for you, with a much deeper, stronger sense of who you are, and a renewed sense of purpose, drive, and meaning in your life.

How to Work with Journey to the Depths of the Soul [02:41]


Brainwave Patterns Targeted


The embedded sound pulses in these tracks are designed to evoke various levels of the theta brainwave band.

This a state of mind associated with shamanic trance states, moments of insight, and other non-ordinary states of consciousness.


Gamma Brain Waves and What They Do For Our Brains

There are also layers of gamma waves in the tracks – associated with heightened clarity and spiritual awakenings.

This precise combination of theta and gamma waves has been observed to naturally occur in the brain at the exact moment when someone is having an epiphany or a moment of insight.

The soundtrack to Journey to the Depths of the Soul  artfully guides you into progressively deeper states of consciousness that are associated with intuition, self-discovery, and inner transformation. It contains a deeply immersive blend of nature sounds and time-stretched soundscapes, combined with state-of-the-art brainwave entrainment technology.

Theta and Gamma Brainwaves Targeted for Journey of the Depths of the Soul [06:23]



Joseph Kao

Joseph Kao, creator of the very popular Brain Awake, Profound Releasing, Profound Renewal, Sound Asleep, Journey to the Center of the Self, and Journey to the Depths of the Soul, is a hypnotherapist and a solution-focused therapist with a private practice in Cambridge, UK.

He works as a teacher and a developer of psychotherapy training courses, and has been the head scriptwriter for over 800 professional hypnotherapy recordings.

Joseph has practiced meditation since the late 1990s, and he’s used brainwave entrainment as a core part of his practice throughout this time. He is a father of two, a keen cold-water swimmer, and he is currently exploring how theater and improv intersect with psychotherapy and personal development.

Learn more about Joseph at

Beautiful soundscape and voice, transporting me to another realm.  ~ Paul Ennemoser,

Stillness and calm beyond anything I’ve experienced before.  ~ E.Z.