Gamma brainwaves are fascinating. First, because they disappear during anesthesia, suggesting an intrinsic relationship to consciousness itself, but also because they abound in the brains of Tibetan monks, who are long-term loving kindness meditators. So gamma waves seem to be central to harmony— perhaps even the brainwave signature of compassion itself. Gamma arises while processing all that comes in through our senses as if they are the glue that helps us have a coherent picture of all the sensory data we receive moment to moment. They’ve been found to be linked to heightened perception, extremely creative states of high performance, focus, and clarity, as well as to high intellectual comprehension and acute self-awareness and spiritual insight.
Stealing Flow Gamma (07 Gamma) is a 25-minute track which begins at Beta 15 Hz, ramps relatively quickly to 40 Hz Gamma, then slowly ascends to 67 Hz where it remains for the final 5 minutes.
- While working, studying, exercising
- When you want to shift into creative mode
- To take in and process complex, detailed information
- When you want to focus, get motivated
Introduction from John Dupuy:
I’m delighted to be able to introduce you to Stealing Flow Gamma, created by Douglas Prater of Stealing Flow fame. If you haven’t purchased the Stealing Flow suite already, you definitely should. It’s one of my favorites—wonderful for waking your brain up and putting you into a flow state and states of intense productivity and concentration. And these tracks sound terrific!
Let me also say I’m a great fan of Doug Prater. He’s an extraordinary human being in his creativity, his kindness, his capacity to express himself both in spoken and written word, his dedication to transformative practice, and as a creator of transformative audio tracks.
When I first sat down to listen to Stealing Flow Gamma I was a little put-off, as gamma has never been my favorite brainwave to practice with. Gamma was first recognized when scientists were studying the brainwave patterns of Tibetan monks while they were doing certain compassion-related meditations and practices. The scientists found that the monks’ brains were producing large amounts of gamma waves.
The gamma brainwave has also been associated with being able to mentally process vast amounts of information, which as you might imagine is very useful in the information age that we live in.
That being said, I first tried Stealing Flow Gamma after I had finished my morning Qigong practice. I immediately felt a subtle energy powerfully coursing throughout my body. I found that I could think very lucidly, and at the same time I was able to turn off my thinking and experience extremely focused quiet mind. I became aware that this track could be used for a 5-minute burst of focus and energy—or for 10 minutes, or 15 minutes, or the full 25 minutes. In my opinion, it’s right up there with the most powerful tracks that iAwake has ever produced.
So take this opportunity to add Gamma to your Stealing Flow suite or iAwake collection. Talk about a win-win-win situation.
With great love and respect to you all, here’s wishing you great fun and joy as you work with Stealing Flow Gamma,
John and the iAwake Team
I first tried Stealing Flow Gamma after I had finished my morning Qigong practice. I immediately felt a subtle energy powerfully coursing throughout my body. I found that I could think very lucidly, and at the same time I was able to turn off my thinking and experience extremely focused quiet mind.
~ John Dupuy
I immediately felt a turning towards Stealing Flow Gamma. I've been a bit gamma avoidant, feeling sometimes too pushed by gamma tracks - but this one I felt right away a "yes." 'Course I was already predisposed to like it because Stealing Flow's Warmup track is my regular go to track - when it shifts into gamma (it targets a lot of brainwaves) I feel this strange settling with the increase in frequency. Same thing happened with this track. Highly recommend.
~ Pam Dupuy