Understanding the difference between the lines/labels/genres
We offer a variety of brainwave and audio guidance methods that help you experience peak brain performance and expanded awareness.
Metamusic® is more than music. From soul-stirring New Age to dramatic ambient, and the timeless popularity of classical, Metamusic combines delightful musical selections with Hemi-Sync® binaural beats sound technologies to entertain and benefit the listener. Many titles feature special blends of Alpha, Theta, and Delta frequencies to slow excess mental activity in order to facilitate meditation or support deeper, more profound relaxation. Other selections feature a predominance of Beta frequencies for focus and concentration, or Delta frequencies for sleep enhancement. Metamusic titles are experiential and may be used to facilitate a given application or simply for musical enjoyment (but NOT while driving or using heavy machinery).
Mind Food® titles do not contain music. These selections incorporate verbal guidance and/or subtle sound effects along with specially blended Hemi-Sync frequencies and sound patterns designed to help you achieve and sustain synchronized brain wave activity in both hemispheres of your brain. As with Metamusic recordings, Mind Food selections are available for a wide variety of uses ranging from meditations or focused attention to stress management and sleep enhancement, or for other practical everyday applications.
Human Plus®, or H-Plus®is a means of utilizing the immense power of the subconscious to affect change in your life. Each H-Plus (or Function Exercise) contains verbal guidance and precise combinations of Hemi-Sync® frequencies that gently draw you into an extraordinarily receptive, whole-brain state while establishing the Access Channel -- the ultimate communication channel to all levels of awareness -- mental, physical, and emotional. By design, the Access Channel is opened during each Function Exercise, allowing you to learn a different Function Command (short, verbal cue) ranging from controlling your appetite to increasing your energy. Once the Function Command has become encoded while the Access Channel is open you can then call upon or "activate" that Function at any time, on demand, in everyday life situations. The H-Plus series offers a different kind of pathway to new levels of freedom -- to becoming Human Plus.
Heart-Sync®exercises feature frequencies that focus on opening ourselves to our heart's intuition and energy. This line of products was developed by Laurie Monroe, who had a wonderful ability to live from her heart and encourage others to do the same. Heart-Sync exercises incorporate verbal guidance and subtle sound effects along with specially blended Hemi-Sync frequencies.
Album Series: These titles include multiple Hemi-Sync exercises in a series designed for specific applications. All include verbal guidance exercises mixed with Hemi-Sync® binaural beats and subtle sound effects or background music.
The Gateway Experience® In-Home Training Series is dedicated to developing, exploring and applying expanded states of awareness. Beginning with Discovery, there are six "albums" called Waves of Change. Each Wave (6 exercises) contains special Hemi-Sync® exercises designed to gently lead the listener into profound states of expanded awareness. While in such states, one has available a broader range of perceptions with which to solve problems, develop creativity or obtain guidance.
Each album is progressive in nature, building on the tools and techniques from the previous albums. Therefore, the albums must be used sequentially. The Gateway Experience Guidance Manuals, included with each Wave, prepare you for these exercises which help you to know and better understand your total self so you might enjoy a more fulfilling life.
What can you expect from the Gateway Experience?
"As much or as little as you put into it. Some discover themselves and thus live more completely, more constructively. Others reach levels of awareness so profound that one such experience is enough for a lifetime. Still others become seekers-after-truth and add an on-going adventure to their daily activity." -- Robert A. Monroe
Sacred Geometry by LightSOURCE Arts with Hemi-Sync®products are visual aids (DVDs and/or software) containing sacred geometry and other sacred symbols combined with Hemi-Sync® Metamusic soundtracks.
Brain waves and the Various States of Consciousness
Our brains are always generating Beta, Alpha, Theta, Delta and Gamma beats at the same time. When we say a person is in a Beta, Alpha, Theta, Delta or Gamma state, it only means that is the strongest signal being detected at that time.
Over the years, the Hemi-Sync® process has evolved into a sophisticated multi-layering of Hemi-Sync signals—"designer mixes" of sound frequencies, fashioned to be optimally effective for a given application. Naturally, Hemi-Sync sleep products incorporate predominately Delta frequencies; learning products predominately Beta, relaxation products predominately Alpha, and meditation products predominately Theta. However, these designer mixes are supplemented with special sound frequencies which enable the desired result. This is the "key" to the effectiveness of Hemi-Sync.
Beta brain waves are fast frequencies ranging from 14 cycles per second up to 38 cycles per second. Beta is your normal thinking state, your active external awareness and thought process. Without Beta you would not be able to function in the outside world.
Alpha brain waves are the brain waves of relaxed detached awareness, visualization, sensory imagery and light reverie. Ranging between about 9 cycles per second and 14 cycles per second, Alpha is the gateway to meditation and provides a bridge between the conscious and the subconscious mind.
Theta brain waves are the subconscious mind. Ranging from about 4 cycles per second up to 8 cycles per second, Theta is present in dreaming sleep and provides the experience of deep meditation when you meditate. Theta also contains the storehouse of creative inspiration and is where you often have your spiritual connection. Theta provides the "peak” in the peak experience.
Delta brain waves are the unconscious mind, the deep sleep state, ranging from about 4 cycles per second down to 0.5 cycles per second. When present in combination with other waves in a waking state, Delta acts as a form of radar – seeking out information – reaching out to understand on the deepest unconscious level things that we can't understand through the thought process. Delta provides intuition, empathetic attunement, and instinctual insight. It is also the brain wave most often associated with energy healing.
Gamma brain waves are the fastest of the brainwave frequencies ranging from 40 cycles per second to 70 cycles per second. They signify the highest state of focus possible. They are associated with peak concentration and the brain’s optimal frequency for cognitive functioning. They have been linked to having a great memory, an increased perception of reality, natural feelings of happiness, and compassion. In the Gamma state, your brain is running at full capacity.