These names are also used in mental programming systems
Gamma – Waking Superconsciousness
Beta – Regular Wakefulness
Alpha – Relaxed
Theta – Superconsciousness, Super-relaxed, hypnagogic imagery and sounds arise, day-dream states that one can feel, not fully asleep or unaware of the surroundings
Delta – Fully asleep
The Gamma and Theta states are considered the two superconscious brainwave cycles that the brain operates on
The theta state (4-8 cycles per second) is found in between relaxation and sleep and is the state one finds themselves in during daydreams, or times just before sleep where sights, sounds, and other hallucinogenic sensory input appears in a highly creative, dynamic, and interactive internal environment.
The other superconscious state (40-80 cycles per second) is Gamma. Reaching gamma consciousness increases the cycles of the brainwaves and as well produces heat. Using this state should only be attempted after full recognition of the other states are achieved.
Instead of moving through a state of relaxed awareness into a super-relaxed state to get to the creativity of the subconscious, gamma is found by increasing the cycles of brainwaves beyond the regular waking consciousness of beta into a higher state of super-awareness which has access to the creativity of the subconscious mind.
The background environmental input and physical stimuli fall out of view in the theta state, whereas in the gamma state the inclusion of background stimuli or information outside the current focus of awareness can be consciously controlled or ignored in order to find the desired area of focus and input.
The processing that is done in these states goes beyond the information limits of the other states. More layers of information can be focused on at once and therefore deeper patterns can be recognized across multiple layers of simultaneous interconnection.
It is most likely the subconscious aspects of the brain which carries out these processing functions where the conscious mind merely organizes a pathway for this information to be relayed. Some information requires less of the subconscious being shaped to the conscious, and more of the conscious mind being shown and shaped by the subconscious.
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