8 Coil Shakti feelgood session.

There is an interesting and quite descriptive review of the 8 Coil Shakti feelgood session here.   Its much longer than most, and the level of detail is impressive.   Worth reading if you’re interested.

“I have, more than once, leaned back and simply enjoyed being alive within the last couple of weeks. It seems silly, but tears have welled up in my eyes while I am writing this. A flash of joy happened again and it’s hard to understand, but it’s beautiful. My vision blurs and I feel my chest rising and falling with each blessing of a breath. My mouth hangs slightly open and my body releases all the tension that was being saved in my muscles. The smiling feeling in my heart migrates down into my hips and up my throat and into my head. I feel slightly dizzy and warm. Light of weight and light in the darkness. The peace finds my toes and forearms. Strangely, the place where I was able to feel it readily at first – my hands – is not as pronounced in this state. I find myself wanting to tell the universe thank you when this joy comes to me. What I have found through meditation is the park that can be provoked. I don’t understand it, and I don’t understand the implications, but when I am in this peaceful state I can somehow flex this peaceful muscle and joy turns to a more pronounced bliss.”

Click here to go to the  feelgood session page.

Shiva Neural Stimulation and “Electronic Enlightenment”

A Swiss Researcher using the Shiva Neural Stimulation System found that his subjects were having “enlightenment” experiences.  The website talks about psychic perception and spiritual growth, not enlightenment and a few people have asked why this difference.

The Shiva Neural Stimulation System is based on Persinger’s “Octopus” device, which he developed several years after his more famous “God Helmet“.  They use the same hardware, but arranged differently.

The Swiss group consisted of meditators, “energy workers”, and other people with careers in non-traditional spirituality.  The emphasis on psychic perceptions on the website (telepathy and remote viewing) reflects the fact that the most rigorous tests, done with laboratory precision (including EEG monitoring) had results that confirmed two forms of telepathic (one |two) (I prefer the phrase brain-to-brain communication) perception.  These have received more attention, especially after Dr. Persinger’s interview with skeptico.com.  The Swiss group’s results, which referred to Electronic Enlightenment, is still limited to a preliminary and somewhat informal report, and hasn’t been published in full.

One difference between the Swiss group’s work and Dr. Persinger’s is that the Swiss averaged 4 sessions per subject, while Persinger’s experiments in telepathy were done with only one session per subject.  Effects that appear after several sessions could not have appeared in Persinger’s scientific papers.

It may be that circumcerebral neural stimulation (which includes Shiva Neural Stimulation) will one day go well beyond its well-known effects and yield a way for at least some people to become “enlightened”, “illuminated’, “realized” – or something like that.  In fact, very few people even know the difference between these experiences.  They may all be the same in the end.

The Swiss group broke new ground in their efforts.  They found that the mental fatigue that can come from too much spiritual work can be addressed running the system “backwards” – using clockwise rotation around the head instead of the usual counterclockwise configuration.  Of course, this is a breakthrough because it offers a new kind of evidence, and it does so in an independent replication.  What did the Swiss (led by Dr. Rolf Bosch) discover?  First, that much more can come from this kind of stimulation than psychic perception, and that running it “backwards” can elicit a range of yet undiscovered effects.  Second, that effects appear over time that don’t come up with just one session.

One Shiva neural System user found that the light he experienced from his yoga (Kriya Yoga) was stronger when he ran his sessions clockwise than when he used its usual counterclockwise setup, which created a deep sense of space and darkness.  This is only one case, but it does make the point clearly.

I suspect that running “Shiva” “backwards” may enhance left-hemispheric spiritual practices (like those that rely on prayer and work towards joy and light) while running it “forwards” may enhance right-hemispheric spiritual practices (like those that rely on meditation and work towards tranquility and insight).  Dr. Persinger has already seen the latter effect.  For the rest, time will tell.  Thanks are due to Dr. Bosch, and the Swiss Deep Focus Institute.

Interestingly, others have found that higher field strengths (up to 92% of the total) with the standard (counterclockwise) setup have helped with eliciting dream effects.

Some users have had very good responses from the “Consciousness Signal” in the “Simple Signals” section (actually it’s a phase-modulated 40Hz signal, so it’s not a very “simple” signal).  These reports have emphasized bliss and joy, not psychic skills.

One review can be seen HERE.