I like to pair the Hemi-Sync® Meditation CD from the Monroe Institute with my book “Traversing the Infinite Now” because there are several exercises in the book that are much more effective when done while the brain is in an altered state. Both the book and CD can be purchased through my website here.
The Hemi-Sync® Technology was created by Robert Monroe in order to guide the listener into a focused and synchronized brain wave state. This sound technology not only balances both hemispheres of the brain, but also puts the brain waves into the theta state, or 4-7 Hz (beats per second), which is the optimal vibration for meditation and journey work. It can be used while going through the exercises in my book, for your own self guided meditation or contemplation, or for a relaxing break from the busyness of life.
First of all, never listen to this CD while you are driving your car. This warning is also printed on the CD cover. Make sure that you have a bit of time alone and undisturbed to devote to your meditative exercise. Always wear headphones, not ear buds, as this special sound technology needs to be sent directly into both sides of your head in its full vibrational clarity. The CD is 45 minutes long and has no music, just the vibrational tones. One of my teachers at the Monroe Institute says that there is a distinct vibrational shift at the 10 minute mark. At this point, you may find yourself going deeper into the meditative state.
Even though this is a fast track way of achieving the theta state, it is helpful to listen to the Hemi-Sync® Meditation CD fairly regularly so that the brain gets entrained to this vibration. It then becomes much easier to pop into this state at will because your brain is used to going there. Your intuitive abilities will be enhanced as a result, too.
When I was writing my book, I had this CD playing on low volume through headphones almost the whole time. What a difference that made to my creative process. The guidance just flowed! You may have other uses for this technology as the benefits are many. Be creative and have fun with it.