To use Shakti effectively, you need to understand something about
You don't need to understand all of it, just a bit.
You need to understand how three parts of the limbic system work together, the amygdala, the caudate nucleus, and
You have two of each, one on each side.
The AMYGDALA is an emotional structure.
On the one side, it supports a broad range of negative emotions, most importantly fear (along with many other functions).
On the other side, it supports a broad range of positive emotions, such as
elation (along with many other functions).
Based on previous work with the amygdala using it's signal.
The Hippocampus is a cognitive, or 'thinking' structure.
On the one side, it supports silent, non-verbal ways of thinking, positive
thoughts and expectations, spatial perceptions, and several kinds of inner imaging, including imagination, visualization,
and pictorial memories (along with many other functions).
On the other side, it supports verbal skills, negative thoughts and expectations,
and logical thought (along with many other functions).
Based on previous work with the hippocampus using it's signal.
The Caudate Nucleus is a somatic or 'bodily' structure.
On one side, it seems to support arousal (including anger, excitement, sexual
desire, and a sense of anticipation.
One the other, it supports relaxation, calm, and even lethargy.
Each of these structures has a signal that belongs only
to it. The two signals appear on an EEG (An electroencephalograph. The signals that come out of these are also
called 'brain waves'.)
An EEG signal is a record of an electrical signal. Shakti
begins when these EEG signals are converted into magnetic signals.
The magnetic signals are applied to the head at very low
strength (close to what comes out of a telephone receiver when you're holding it next to your ear.) The signals
are short bursts, followed by intervals of silence.
Each signal speaks a language that only one brain structure
So only the one brain part responds. It communicates with
other parts, of course, and they, in turn, also start responding.
You have two hippocampus(s) and two amygdala(e), one on
each side of the brain.
Shakti is applied using the structures own signal, but
only over the side of the head where it supports something positive.
When these structures respond, they put the person in a
positive altered state of consciousness.
Shakti uses signals derived from specific brain structures,
including two taken from the amygdala and the hippocampus, and they activate these two structures, as well as areas
that are naturally connected to them.
Even though we can apply the wave forms "symmetrically" (one
each side at the same time), your brain probably doesn't work symmetrically. For example, if you have low self-esteem,
you probably use your right side more. If you're prone to irritability, you might be more active on the left side.
If you're very emotional, your amygdala's activity might
offset your hippocampal activity a bit. If you think in pictures, you might have a busy right hippocampus. If you
think in words, you might have a busier left hippocampus.
This means that some session designs may not be as dramatic as others
The things that affect the way individual brains respond to Shakti often
relate to long standing, even lifetime, personality traits. If targeted structure has a history of low activity,
Shakti might produce quite a marked experience for the person.
What you experience depends on who you are and how you choose to use
If you want to try to have intense experiences, you do one-hour
sessions, no more than one every three weeks. These sessions need sensory deprivation, including silence and darkness.
If you want to try to have spiritual transformations, you use
Shakti once a week, for 30 minutes at a time, for six weeks. Then, you stop your sessions for three weeks.
Now that you have your Shakti hardware, you need to know which side is which in
your limbic system.
The amygdala on the left supports positive emotions,
and the one on the right supports fear.
The hippocampus on the right supports positive anticipations and non-verbal cognition,
and the one on the left supports negative anticipations and verbal cognition.
One or the other is 'reversed' so that functions usually found on one side appear on the other side.
THE LEFT/RIGHT DESIGN OF THE LIMBIC SYSTEM DETERMINES THE SESSION DESIGN EXCEPT
WHEN A SIGNAL IS APPLIED TO BOTH SIDES.
To make sure your session design is good for you, you will have to run a test, but only if you plan to use signals
over only one side of the brain. You don't need them if you do sessions that treat both sides of the brain the
There are two ways to use Shakti. Short sessions for meditation enhancement and
transformation and long sessions for more intense experiences. Click HERE to learn more.