HOMESPELLSARTICLESVIDEOSFORTUNESGROUPSFORUMSMEMBERSFAQSSIGN IN / JOIN

Relaxation/Alpha State

LIVE PSYCHIC
Get Adobe Flash player
SHOPPING CART
[ SHOP ]
SpellsOfMagic now has an online store, offering over 9000 wiccan, pagan and occult items. Check it out.
SPONSORED LINKS
CURRENT MOON PHASE
TONIGHT'S MOON
Waxing Gibbous Moon
Waxing Gibbous
77% Full
MEMBERS ONLINE
Dragoon29themagicteenjuandreAlexravenUranium235SilentSyrencastlekkAngelina00EthericAnge2RainecloudchromymVoodoo09natsu21402MichealRowe6NightandDayLaurlaurpup
Forums -> General Info -> Relaxation/Alpha State

Relaxation/Alpha State
By:
Post # 1
Relaxation is one of the prime keys of Occult practice that is often overlooked by many. The key to relaxation is in reaching the Alpha state that is where your brain waves are in the Alpha range this is where the magick begins!

It is well known that the brain is an electrochemical organ; researchers have speculated that a fully functioning brain can generate as much as 10 watts of electrical power. Other more conservative investigators calculate that if all 10 billion
interconnected nerve cells discharged at one time that a single electrode placed on the human scalp would record something like five millionths to 50 millionths of a volt. If you had enough scalps hooked up you might be able to light a flashlight bulb.

Even though this electrical power is very limited, it does occur in very specific ways that are characteristic of the human brain. Electrical activity emanating from the brain is displayed in the form of brainwaves. There are four categories of these brainwaves, ranging from the most activity to the least activity. When the brain is aroused and actively engaged in mental activities, it generates beta waves. These beta waves are of relatively low amplitude, and are the fastest of the four different brainwaves. The frequency of beta waves ranges from 15 to 40 cycles a second. Beta waves are
characteristics of a strongly engaged mind. A person in active conversation would be in beta. A debater would be in high beta. A person making a speech, or a teacher, or a talk show host would all be in beta when they are engaged in their work.

The next brainwave category in order of frequency is alpha. Where beta represented arousal, alpha represents non-arousal. Alpha brainwaves are slower, and higher in amplitude. Their frequency ranges from 9 to 14 cycles per second. A person who has completed a task and sits down to rest is often in an alpha state. A person who takes time out to reflect or meditate is usually in an alpha state. A person who takes a break from a conference and walks in the garden is often in an alpha state. This is the state needede to work magick. However not quite in trance state.

The next state, theta brainwaves, are typically of even greater amplitude and slower frequency. This frequency range is normally between 5 and 8 cycles a second. The final brainwave state is delta. Here the brainwaves are of the greatest amplitude and slowest frequency. They typically center around a range of 1.5 to 4 cycles per second. They never go down to zero because that would mean that you were brain dead. But, deep dreamless sleep would take you down to the lowest frequency. Typically, 2 to 3 cycles a second. It is between these ranges where we reach a trance state.
Login or Signup to reply to this post.

Re: Relaxation/Alpha State
By:
Post # 2
I had to move this back to the top of the list, it was just too cool not to look at magic and meditation from a scientific state of mind.
Login or Signup to reply to this post.

Re: Relaxation/Alpha State
By:
Post # 3
Just citing some websites carrying this info:

http://www.web-us.com/brainwavesfunction.htm

http://hopes.stanford.edu/treatmts/lifestyleandhd/med2.html

http://forums.randi.org/archive/index.php/t-568.html

Not sure on the original author, but these websites have some interesting info.
Login or Signup to reply to this post.

Re: Relaxation/Alpha State
By:
Post # 4

Really like this post...

Login or Signup to reply to this post.

ADVERTISEMENT
Forums

Public
Coven
© 2016 SpellsOfMagic.com
All Rights Reserved
This has been an SoM Entertainment Production
For entertainment purposes only