First, a word of caution: NEVER use Shakti two days in a row. Daily sessions have been found to be less effective than either weekly
sessions or those done every three days, and negative effects have been reported.
Sessions done two days in a row may have a greater chance for 'spillover' from a structure you want to activate
to a structure you don't want to activate.
1) To try to create an intense experience in ONE session using Shakti.
2) To try to create a spiritual change through a series of sessions using Shakti.
To use Shakti this way, you set up a dark and silent space. Use a blindfold
and earplugs or one of those headsets that block out sound (substituting white noise won't work). Put on the headset
( at least a week after doing ALL the tests) and 'play' Shakti for one full hour. Make sure no one interrupts you
session, and don't make any plans to do anything afterwards. Instead, take time to relax and pay attention to yourself.
Taking time to look at the question "how am I feeling now?" is an important part of the Shakti process.
This way of using Shakti is based on the desire to have an intense experience. Sixty minute sessions should NOT be repeated any more often than once
in three (3) weeks. More frequent than that, and you open the possibility of creating long-term effects. The longer
duration of this session makes it difficult to control it's effects, so even though this kind of session can be
very pleasant, it's not wise to do them often.
This is one of the safest ways of using Shakti, because sessions don't have lasting after-effects unless they're
repeated. If you do one session, and then you're thinking about doing another, you'll want to know that
A Bilateral Presentation over the temporal lobes
whatever state of consciousness you were in will
becomes more available if you choose to repeat the session on a weekly basis, but only if you follow through with
a full series. There are several signals that can be used for this kind of session.
Presentations for single, longer sessions should be bilateral (treating
both sides of the brain the same)
The amygdaloid, hippocampal, and modulated 40hz signal are good candidates. Not all of these are equally well-tested,
so read the information for each signal before you use it.
Click HERE to go the the page where you access sessions for Altered-State sessions.
A word of caution (redux): NEVER use Shakti two days in a row. Daily sessions have been found to be less effective than
either weekly sessions or those done every three days, and negative effects have been reported.
If you like the effects of one session, and you would like to spend more time
in that state of consciousness, you can repeat the session. If you repeat them with the same volume, intensity,
and interval between sessions, you will will learn to access that state in more and more situations.
At this time, there are three designs for series of sessions that have promise.
easiest one is also one of the least-tested.
A) Using Shakti every three days (72 Hrs)
Some users have experienced sessions every three days, to good effect. When
it happens at all, metabolic snapback, an unpleasant phase that can happen when sessions are done less often (see
below) begins on the fourth day following a session, and ends on the seventh.
A few people have done sessions every three days, and so far, it seems that
snapback does not happen. It's as though the mind learns from Shakti, and if the lessons are repeated within three
days, they are consolidated.
This three day pattern, called the Ebbinghaus curve, applies to both the effects
of Shakti sessions, and patterns of learning and memory. This does not prove that Shakti operates through memory,
but it is more consistent with the way Shakti effects begin and taper off than other explanations.
This is a very promising, but also less well-tested designs for repeated sessions.
Sessions done every three days should not be done more than six times, and
should be followed by a three-week break.
These sessions should be 20 or 30 minutes long.
B) Using Shakti in a series of 3 sessions, once per week
This is a newer result, and the research paper is still in preparation.
According to these results, three sessions, once a week, yielded the most "conspicuous
improvement in emotional state". The metabolic
snapback process can still happen. Here it would manifest as a
pleasant week following the first session, less pleasant following the second, and more pleasant following the
third. After a series of three sessions, STOP using Shakti for at least three weeks.
These sessions should be 30 minutes long.
C) Using Shakti in a series of 6 sessions, once per week.
In laboratory experiments with Shakti's predecessor, A series of six sessions
was enough to create improvement in moods. However, during the process, subjects found that their moods actually
got worse before they got better. It's called "metabolic Snapback". While it's happening, the person
may experience 'bursts' of irritability and/or anxiety, though usually not more intense than they would normally
experience. It has become less common since the signals were upgraded late in 2001. Not everyone goes through it,
and just knowing it can happen can help a person 'process' it responsibly. And, because the Hippocampus supports
our looking at our own inner states, Shakti sessions can help the person to see their own thoughts and emotions
more clearly. After a series of six sessions, STOP using Shakti for at least three weeks.
These sessions should be 30 minutes long.
As Shakti stimulates the PLEASANT amygdala, it also makes changes in the nearby
frontal frontal and temporal lobes. These same areas of the brain on the UNPLEASANT side are much slower to 'tune'
themselves to the amygdala than the amygdala is to 'tune' itself to it's own pleasant side.
It would be nice if our old neural patterns slowly and gracefully melted away under Shakti's influence. But it
doesn't work that way.
Each time the structures we work with are resisted from the opposite side in this way, the person will experience
Until the thresholds for the structures Shakti works with are lower than the ones for the same structures on the
other side of the brain, it still hasn't done it's job.
The pathways most likely to snapback will be the ones with the lowest thresholds;
the habituated ones that relate to your lifetime history of negativity, both emotional and cognitive.
The areas that snapback during your session series will be the ones that will
have less control after your sessions are finished.
While the brain is re-adjusting itself, there is a process called 'metabolic snapback' that happens. It's not pleasant,
and in many cases, it can be intense. It's the principle 'side-effect' of Shakti when Shakti is used once a week.
Here's how this works:
Each of the structures we work with is connected to many other parts of the
brain, most importantly some areas on the surface.
The target structures are getting more active, but the places they're connected
to are still going to be working at their old levels.
Shakti only activates two structures, and until they have been exposed enough,
the other structures they connect to will tend to pull them back to their old levels.
It's as though the rest of the brain has to 'tune' itself to the new setup
for the limbic system. While this is happening, brain activity can 'snap back' to the structures on the opposite
side of the brain. When this is happening, you can feel pretty bad.
When the amygdala is snapping back, you might feel anxious (especially if you
have a history of anxiety)
When the hippocampus is snapping back, you might feel irritable (especially
if you have a history of irritability).
A LOT depends to what you are prone to naturally.
to learn more about metabolic snapback.