by Tania Kotsos
July 30, 2008
Your brain has a unique set
of brain waves.
In neuroscience, there
are five distinct brain wave frequencies, namely Beta, Alpha, Theta,
Delta and the lesser known Gamma.
Learning mind control at the deeper
states of consciousness opens you up to the world of your
subconscious mind where you can create your reality at will and with
Each frequency, measured in cycles per second (Hz), has its own set
of characteristics representing a specific level of brain activity
and hence a unique state of consciousness.
Beta (14-40Hz): Beta
brain waves are associated with normal waking consciousness
and a heightened state of alertness, logic and critical
reasoning. As you go about your daily activities you are at
Although important for effectively functioning in
everyday life, higher Beta levels translate into stress,
anxiety and restlessness. With the majority of adults
primarily operating at Beta during their waking hours it is
little wonder that stress is today's most common health
The voice of Beta is the little
nagging chatterbox of your inner critic, which becomes
louder and more relentless the higher you go in the range.
Alpha (7.5-14Hz): Alpha
brain waves are present in deep relaxation with the eyes
usually closed and while day-dreaming. The relaxed detached
awareness achieved during light meditation is characteristic
of Alpha and is optimal for programming your mind for
Alpha heightens your imagination, visualization,
memory, learning and concentration. It lies at the base of
your conscious awareness and is the gateway to your
subconscious mind. The renowned Silva Method by
Jose Silva is premised on the power of Alpha.
The voice of Alpha is your
intuition, which becomes clearer and more profound the
closer you get to 7.5Hz.
Theta (4-7.5Hz): Theta
brain waves are present during deep meditation and light
sleep, including the REM dream state. Theta is the realm of
your subconscious mind.
It is also known as the twilight
state as it is normally only momentarily experienced as you
drift off to sleep (from Alpha) and arise from deep sleep
(from Delta). A sense of deep spiritual connection and
oneness with the Universe can be experienced at Theta.
visualizations, great inspiration, profound creativity,
exceptional insight as well as your mind's most deep-seated
programs are all at Theta.
The Alpha-Theta border, from 7
to 8Hz, is the optimal range for visualization, mind
programming and using the creative power of your mind. It is
the mental state at which you consciously create your
reality. At this frequency of mind control you are conscious
of your surroundings but your body is in deep relaxation. To
learn how to access this level of mind at will you must
first learn how to relax.
The voice of Theta is silence.
Delta (0.5-4Hz): The
Delta frequency is the slowest and is present in deep,
dreamless sleep and in very deep, transcendental meditation
where awareness is completely detached.
Delta is the realm
of your unconscious mind. It is the gateway to the Universal
mind and the collective unconscious whereby information
received is otherwise unavailable at the conscious level.
Delta is associated with deep
healing and regeneration, underlining the importance of deep
sleep to the healing process.
Gamma (above 40Hz): The
most recently discovered range is Gamma which is the fastest
in frequency at above 40Hz (some researchers do not
distinguish Beta from Gamma waves).
little is known about this state of mind, initial research
shows Gamma waves are associated with bursts of insight and
high-level information processing.
In a nutshell, there are five major
brain wave ranges:
Beta (14-40Hz) is present
in normal waking consciousness and stress
Alpha brain wave
(7.5-14Hz) in deep relaxation
Theta (4-7.5Hz) in
meditation and light sleep
the slowest, Delta
(0.5-4Hz) in deep dreamless sleep and transcendental
the less recognized Gamma
is fastest (above 40Hz) and associated with sudden insight
the optimal level for
visualization is the Alpha-Theta Border at
7-8Hz - it is the gateway to your subconscious mind