ENTRAIN THE BRAIN TO GO INSANE?
New technologies have incredible possibilities for improving the
human brain potential. These technologies are being used to improve
learning, memory, and for human behavior modification. The high-tech
tools of the future are here now, and are being introduced into the
market place. A leading writer in the area of brain technologies has
been Michael Hutchison, who opened this field to lay people.
As Hutchison describes it, the brain operates within a relatively
narrow band of predominant frequencies. The predominant brain wave
frequencies indicate the kind of activity taking place in the brain.
There are four basic groups of brain wave frequencies which are
associated with most mental activity. The first, beta waves, (13-35
Hertz or pulses per second) are associated with normal activity when
a person's attention is directed outward, toward normal activities.
The high end of this range is associated with stress or agitated
states which can impair thinking and reasoning skills. The second
group, alpha waves (8-12 Hertz), can indicate relaxation. Alpha
frequencies are ideal for learning and focused mental functioning.
The third, theta waves (4-7 Hertz), indicate mental imagery, access
to memories and internal mental focus. This state is often
associated with young children, behavioral modification and
sleep/dream states. The last, ultra slow, delta waves (0.5-3 Hertz)
are found when a person is in deep sleep.
The general rule is that
the brain's predominant wave frequency will be lowest, in terms of
pulses per second, when relaxed, and highest when people are most
alert or agitated.225
External stimulation of the brain by electromagnetic means can cause
the brain to be entrained or locked into phase with an external
signal generator. Predominant brain waves can be driven or pushed
into new frequency patterns by external stimulation. In other words,
the external signal driver or impulse generator entrains the brain,
overriding the normal frequencies causing changes in the brain
waves; which then cause changes in brain chemistry; which then cause
changes in brain outputs in the form of thoughts, emotions or
physical condition. As you are driven, so you arrive - brain
manipulation can be either beneficial or detrimental to the
individual being impacted.
In combination with specific wave forms the various frequencies
trigger precise chemical responses in the brain. The release of
these neurochemicals cause specific reactions in the brain which
result in feelings of fear, lust, depression, love, etc.
these, and the full range of emotional/intellectual responses, are
caused by very specific combinations of these brain chemicals which
are released by frequency-specific electrical impulses.
mixtures of these brain juices can produce extraordinarily specific
mental states, such as fear of the dark, or intense
225 Mega Brain. New Tools and Techniques (or Brain Growth and. Mind
Expansion, by Michael Hutchison, 1986,
226 Mega Brain, New Tools and
Techniques for Brain growth and Mind, Expansion, by Michael
Hutchison, 1986, pg 114.
The work in this area is advancing at a very
rapid rate with new discoveries being made
regularly. Unlocking the knowledge of these specific frequencies
will yield significant breakthroughs in understanding human health.
Radio frequency radiation, acting as a carrier for extremely low
frequencies (ELF), can be used to wirelessly entrain brain waves.
This is what HAARP could do in certain of its applications; however,
the side effects of this on humans are not explored in the HAARP
records but do appear in other government documents referred to in
Mr. Light, a researcher and owner of Biomedical Instruments, Inc.,
an organization which markets electromedical devices used to control
or manipulate brain activity, was quoted extensively in Hutchison's
book.227 The power level needed to achieve a measure of control over
brain activity is very small - from 5 to 200 microamperes - which is
thousands of times less than the power needed to run a 60 watt light
We are talking about very, very low power requirements. The
trick for influencing brain activity is in the combination of
frequency, power level and wave form. What has taken place over the
last two decades, and most particularly in the last several years,
represents huge moves forward.
Research internationally found that the brain can be easily
entrained or can be influenced to change states by external
electromagnetic fields. These discoveries have provided new tools
for both scientists and lay people. The new tools include electrical
cranial stimulation devices, sound systems, light pulse systems and
a large variety of other brain entrainment and feedback devices.
Technological advances also have been applied to special monitoring
and control devices which allow people to learn how to control and
manipulate their own brain activity for beneficial results. Reports
include relaxation, pain control, speed learning and memory
improvements, among others.228, 229, 230
The most recent work of Hutchison has yielded the finest
descriptions of mind technologies yet put together. His latest book,
Mega Brain Power, updates readers in an area which is changing so
rapidly that the science is being formed faster than the
applications can be fully recognized. As a result, he has for some
years published the latest research in a newsletter.
issues231 discussed technologies for healing nervous system
disorders, correcting attention deficit and hyperactive disorders in
children and curing drug and alcohol dependencies among other
things. Electromedicine of this type is emerging as one of the most
exciting areas of medical research.
The research in recent years has extended to medical and
psychological applications with startling positive results. Some of
these results have been recognized by the United States Air Force,
as you will see in the following chapter. Unfortunately, military
research continues to look at these technologies as weapon systems
rather than as human potential enhancing tools.
Mega Brain Power, by Michael Hutchison, 1994.
Super-Learning, by Sheila Ostrander and Lynn Schroeder, 1982.
Mega Brain Power, by Michael Hutchison, 1994.
230 Meaa Brain. New
Tools and Techniques for Brain Growth and Mind Expansion, by Michael
231 Megabrain Report, The Journal of Optimal
Performance, Volume 2, Number 4, 1994.
One of America's most
gifted inventors, Dr. Patrick Flanagan, predicted in 1962 that
medicine would change.
"I believe some day the entire
concept of medical practice will be changed by electronics. People
will be treated electronically rather than with medicine."232
that time, Dr. Flanagan had just been recognized for inventing what
was the most advanced brain entrainment device, and possibly
human-to-computer interface, on the planet -
As Flanagan noted in a recent interview the HAARP project could be
not only the biggest "ionospheric heater" in the world, but also the
biggest brain-entrainment device ever conceived. According to HAARP
records, when the device is built to full power it can send VLF and
ELF waves using many wave forms at energy levels sufficient to
affect entire regional populations.
The HAARP planners have never discussed any of this research,
although the Air Force and Navy have been working in these areas
since the early 1960's. Using the concept of "compartmentalization"
and "need-to-know", discussed earlier in this book, it is highly
likely that most of those, if not all of those, involved in building
and operating the HAARP project at this early stage are unaware of
these possible applications.
Dr. Robert O. Becker experimented in the early 1960's with ELF
(Extremely Low Frequencies) by putting the signal on top of a DC
current to carry the ELF signal. In other words, ELF rode like the
passenger on a bus, maintaining its own integrity but being carried,
to its specific destination. Dr. Becker tested this concept by using
an ELF, 1-10 Hertz (cycles or pulses per second) signal on humans
resulting in an increased loss of consciousness among test subjects.
The weak ELF alone had no effect, and the DC current had a
significantly reduced effect without the combination. Above 10 Hertz
with DC current, the effect increasingly declined until it was no
better than with DC current alone.233
What this demonstrated was
that ELF, those frequencies which most effect human brain functions,
could be manipulated externally with profound results.
Flanagan's Brain Tool
In 1958 when Dr. Patrick Flanagan was 14 years old, he invented the
Neurophone, which won him world recognition as one of the brightest
inventors of our time. The Neurophone device can convert sound (like
words and music) into electrical impulses which can be transferred
through any point on the body directly into the brain, bypassing the
ear and associated hearing mechanisms entirely. For more than six
years the United States Patent Office refused to issue a patent for
the device while they debated the fine points of the technology.
the end, the government declared that the Neurophone would never
work, and refused the patent.
Patrick and his lawyer then went to
Washington D.C. with a working model of the device to show the
patent examiner. The examiner told the duo that if the device could
make one of their employees who was deaf hear, he would reopen the
case and issue the patent. The device was tested, the employee
"heard" and the patent was granted.
232 "Whiz Kid, Hands Down", Life Magazine, September 14, 1962.
Cross Currents. The Perils of Electropollution, The Promise of
Electromedicine, by Robert o. Becker, M.D.,pg 227.
Dr. Flanagan later went to
work for Tufts University and began his next stage of research on
the Neurophone. As a research scientist for Tufts, he began to work
on a man to dolphin speech system for the Navy. This research led to
the development of a 3-D holographic sound system which could place
sounds in any location in space as perceived by a listener.
Additional research led to a vastly improved digital Neurophone, for
which a patent application was filed. Immediately, the United States
Defense Intelligence Agency placed it under a secrecy order as a
matter of national security. Dr. Flanagan was forbidden from
conducting further research or even talking about his technology for
This technology has now been replaced with superior technology
developed in Europe in 2001. The technology far surpasses the
performance of the Flanagan invention in all applications by
integrating modern circuit designs with 21st century engineering.
The new technology delivers significantly greatest energy efficiency
through a more biologically compatible signal. This technology will
be made available in late 2001 or early 2002 for accelerated
learning applications, body system balancing and trials in hearing
In the years since, Dr. Flanagan periodically toyed with new concept
and design advances for Neurophonic technology. This device could be
used as the ultimate computer to brain interface tool, and is being
considered for reintroduction into the market place. The idea that
large amounts of properly formatted information can be transferred
into long term memory would revolutionize education, making the
current model obsolete. Education would shift to greater emphasis on
learning strategies and resources, rather than data accumulation.
These changes would establish greater possibilities for creative
advancement and self-actualization by mastery of intellectual
The Neurophone was one of the most powerful brain entrainment
devices developed until new advances were made in the science in
Europe in 2001. In recent years, these other researchers have
advanced the technology and continued to work on the possibilities
it offers, with an emphasis on other modes of transmission.
the Defense Intelligence Agency's interest in the earlier device, it
is very likely that they have also continued to work to improve it.
Discussions with several inventors over the last few years about the
HAARP project revealed that this radio transmitter, the ionospheric
heater, could possibly be used as a wireless brain entrainment
This use has the greatest invasive possibilities.234
Real time brain biofeedback is another area of brain research which
is beginning to provide great opportunities to many individuals.
This area has yielded new approaches for gaining control of the
mind. Through interactive computer technologies, it is now possible
to monitor brain waves on a real-time basis, so that
the individual using these
tools can see what brain waves graphically look like on a computer
screen, while the person is thinking.
234 Discussions with Dr. Patrick and Dr. Gael Crystal Flanagan with Dr. Nick Begich through 1994
There are several systems now on the market, with one of the finest
being produced in the United States by American Biotech Corporation.
Using these systems, a person can learn to manipulate his or her own
brain waves in profound ways. Some of the things which have been
achieved include reaching high meditative states (states of
consciousness not otherwise reached without years of practice),
increasing the recovery rates of brain dysfunctions resulting from
strokes or accidents, and improvements in children suffering from
attention deficit and other disorders.
These new brain technologies are being used to help people with
various problems. A number of researchers have shown the
effectiveness of brain biofeedback in breaking drug and alcohol
dependencies. The tools and techniques have been used for curing a
number of mental disorders by teaching a person how to create brain
patterns within themselves, at will, to change their state of
consciousness. Researchers found that within 30 to 60 days most
people can learn how to create a number of specific mental states at
will, and without the continued use of these machines.
serve as a bridge to new levels of mental control. The techniques
using the computer interfaces can be explained simply as a system
for teaching how to control one's own thinking in one's own way to
gain specific results. It can be viewed as a small child learning to
control his or her legs crawling, then walking and then running. We,
as adults, are still at the crawling stage when it comes to mental
control. These technologies are bringing to us opportunities to take
greater control of ourselves through better control of our minds.
The value of this technology can not be understated.
Changing the way we think, if we are individually in control of our
changes, is a healthy thing. It is disturbing to realize that
governments are interested in these technologies, not for beneficial
individual uses but in order to gain increased control over
populations they view as dangerous. These technologies offer both
great promise and a high potential for abuse. Since the technologies
are here now, all of the work in these areas should be open to
public review. This would help assure the preservation of the most
fundamental right of humankind, the right to think in our own way.
The work being done in these fields has profound implications for
all of us. The knowledge held by government agencies, under the
guise of national security, would speed the understanding of these
technologies and their implications. If the government's research
were made public, we would have a significant advance into one of
the most import-ant areas of human development. The increased
efficient use of the human brain would make it more likely that we
could solve the very complex problems existing in the world, in
addition to improving the quality of life for many people.
This chapter introduces
readers to some of the concepts which we explored, and direct
readers, who become "compilers" in their own research pursuits, to
new sources. This chapter also amplifies knowledge of energy in
various wave forms and frequencies which can increase rather than
destroy human potential. The use and development of these
applications does not need to be imposed on people through the
military's manipulation of the ionosphere or by other external
means. These technological innovations should be chosen by
individuals based upon their own decisions.
In the next chapter we
begin to explore the military's level of knowledge and uses of these
technologies, based on the work of the Air Force, major universities
and private industry.