Chapter Twenty-two

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.


All of 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.

"Precise mixtures of these brain juices can produce extraordinarily specific mental states, such as fear of the dark, or intense concentration."226

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 this book.

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 bulb.


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.


Recent 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.

227 Mega Brain Power, by Michael Hutchison, 1994.

228 Super-Learning, by Sheila Ostrander and Lynn Schroeder, 1982.

229 Mega Brain Power, by Michael Hutchison, 1994.

230 Meaa Brain. New Tools and Techniques for Brain Growth and Mind Expansion, by Michael Hutchison, 1986.

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.


He said,

"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

At 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 - the Neurophone.

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.


In 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.

233 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 four years.

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 enhancement applications.

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 potentials.

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.


Given 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 device.


This use has the greatest invasive possibilities.234

Brain Biofeedback

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.


The 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.


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