By Tania Kotsos
UPDATED: JAN 2021
Learning about brainwaves and brainwave frequencies is key to understanding how you can access the deeper levels of consciousness of your mind, and hence also how to reprogram the subconscious mind. Every part of your body vibrates to its own rhythm and your brain is no exception as it has its own unique set of brainwaves or brainwave frequencies.
Mind control at the deeper states of consciousness grants you direct access to the power of your subconscious mind where you can create your reality at will and with exact precision through your thought power. In neuroscience, there are five distinct brainwave frequencies, namely the Beta Waves, Alpha Waves, Theta Waves, Delta Waves and the lesser known Gamma Waves. Each brainwave frequency, measured in cycles per second (Hz), has its own set of characteristics representing a specific level of brain activity and a unique corresponding state of consciousness.
Beta brainwaves 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 the Beta level. Although important for effectively functioning in everyday life, more elevated Beta levels translate into stress, anxiety and restlessness. With the majority of adults primarily operating at high Beta brainwaves during their waking hours it is little wonder that stress is today's most common health problem. The voice of the Beta frequency when at a normal frequency is that of reason and discernment, while elevated Beta waves accompany the voice of the constant and often nagging inner chatterbox, which becomes louder and more relentless the higher you go in the range.
Alpha brainwaves 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 waves and is optimal for programming your mind in the direction you choose.
The Alpha brainwave frequency of mind 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 the Alpha Level. The voice of Alpha waves is your intuition, which becomes clearer and more profound the deeper you go and the closer you get to the brainwave frequency of 7.5Hz.
Theta brainwaves are present during deep meditation and light sleep, including the REM dream state. The Theta brainwave frequency 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 waves) and arise from deep sleep (from Delta waves).
A sense of deep spiritual connection and oneness with the Universe can be experienced at the Theta frequency of brainwaves. Vivid visualizations, great inspiration, profound creativity, exceptional insight as well as your mind's most deep-seated programs are all at Theta waves. The voice of the Theta brainwave frequency is silence.
The frequency of Delta brainwaves is the slowest and is present in deep, dreamless sleep and in very deep, transcendental meditation where awareness is completely detached. Delta brainwaves are the realm of what can be considered your unconscious mind. It's the gateway to collective consciousness (also referred to as the collective unconscious) whereby information received is otherwise unavailable at the conscious level. Delta waves of the brain are associated with deep healing and regeneration, underpinning the importance of deep sleep to the healing process.
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The chart below shows the Brainwave EEG (Electroencephalography) graphs of the four major levels of brainwaves, their respective brainwave frequencies and their corresponding states of mind.
The Alpha-Theta border of brainwaves, from 7 to 8Hz, is the optimal frequency range for visualization, mind programming, meditation and using the creative power of your mind. It is the mental state at which you can consciously or intentionally create your reality. At this brainwave frequency of mind control you are conscious of your surroundings but your body is in deep relaxation. Quite aptly the New Thought author, Neville Goddard, refers to this leve of brainwaves as the State Akin to Sleep (SATS).
To learn how to access this meditation brainwave frequency at will you must first learn how to relax physically and mentally. And once you do, you are home-free to using the power of visualization through meditation, which is one of the most powerful manifesting techniques you can use to impress what you desire to manifest on your subconscious mind, and hence on Universal Mind, with intention and persistence.
Finally, the most recently discovered brainwave frequency range is Gamma Waves which is the fastest in frequency at above 40Hz (some researchers do not distinguish Beta brainwaves from Gamma brainwaves). Although little is known about this state of the brain, initial research shows the Gamma brainwaves are associated with bursts of insight and high-level information processing.