Sound and Light Machines
Reach mental clarity through pulses of light and sound.
Sound and Light Machine?
A Sound & Light Machine is a useful tool for developing and expanding your consciousness and certain mental abilities (such as concentration and learning). Neuro-Science has known for many years that specific brain wave patterns are associated with certain states of consciousness and mental effectiveness. The Galaxy Sound & Light Machine helps create desired brain wave states quickly and effectively. With practice – using the Galaxy – you can significantly improve control of mental states and performance in a wide variety of areas.
Benefits of using the Galaxy Sound & Light Machine
Some of the common benefits reported by Sound & Light Machine Users include:
Relaxation and Restful Sleep. Sound and Light Machines are widely recognized for their effectiveness in helping users quickly attain a state of calm. This is essential for stress reduction and a general sense of well being. Sleep sessions use theta and delta frequencies to sooth the mind and bring on restful sleep. The Galaxy is effective in combating many sleep disorders.
Meditation. The Galaxy can help with the practice of meditation. Users find that they can get deeper into their meditations faster for a longer period of time. After sufficient training with the Galaxy most people can achieve successful advanced meditations without the machine.
Creativity. You are most creative when you are in the right state of mind. Using the Galaxy before creative activities opens the mind to receive novel insights. The complex shifting visual images, that the Galaxy produces during a “Creativity” session, stimulates the imagination and helps us focus – unlocking creative thinking and problem solving skills.
Accelerated Learning. The “Learn” programs in the Galaxy will help tune you to the optimal states for accelerated learning, comprehension, memorization and retention of material.
Visualization and goal achievement. Sound and Light Machines are powerful tools to drive goal attainment. The devices help “program” the unconscious mind. This is a powerful technique as the unconscious mind can continue to work on a problem while we are asleep or addressing a different item with our conscious attention. Sessions that use the theta range of frequencies establish the state of mind most receptive to new ideas and creative visualization.
Entertainment. The stunning effects of light and sound can be used solely for entertainment purposes. Trigger your imagination and enjoy yourself with light & sound shows like you have never seen before.
More about the Galaxy Sound & Light Machine
The Galaxy Sound & Light Machine is an extremely compact unit that is easy to use. It comes in its own carry case with headphones and “glasses”. It operates on 3 AA batteries (included).
There are 30 pre-programmed sessions. You can use your Galaxy daily; minimum suggested sessions are three times per week for best results. You can add your own favorite music or guided meditation programs as an External Audio Input (in addition to the sound frequencies that the Galaxy generates). Connect your phone or favorite audio source (CD Player etc.) to the Galaxy using the auxiliary input and the cable jack included. You will hear your personal audio plus the sound frequencies from the Galaxy. An excellent way to enhance learning: play the audio of your educational course while doing the Galaxy – (and use one of the learning programs)!
Some of the 30 preprogrammed sessions include:
- Regeneration (20 minutes): Great session to use at the end of the day or anytime that you want to be deeply refreshed.
- Deep Relax (30 minutes): Use for sublime relaxation or accessing the twilight learning state.
- Theta One (44 minutes): Use with language and other learning tapes.
- Visions (25 minutes): Useful for creative visualization.
- Mind Magic (60 minutes): Developed for use on long plane journeys to counteract jet-lag.
- Power Regeneration (20 minutes): Use this program for feelings of mental and physical regeneration.
- Wave Pattern Breathing (20 minutes): Access a relaxed, centered and focused state of awareness. Excellent for stress management and optimal performance.
- Lucid Dreaming (20 minutes): Use this session before bedtime to cultivate lucid dreams.
- Whole Brain Learning: (30 minutes)
- Long Meditation: (60 minutes)
- 30 preprogrammed sessions in all
Note: The Galaxy is NOT intended to treat or cure any medical condition. It is for personal recreational and entertainment use.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are some examples of altered states of consciousness and how do they differ from normal states?
Waking state: attention directed to surroundings. Includes agitated, restless/”monkey mind” states which are especially amenable to treatment with light and sound stimulation.
Alpha state: Relaxed, tranquil, daydreaming, “inward awareness” state. Light meditation here.
Hypnagogic or “twilight” state: Borderline sleep; deep meditation state; hypnotic state; access to the unconscious mind and enhanced retrieval of memories; creativity, accelerated or “super-learning”, inspiration. Associated with increased theta brainwave activity.
Trance state: Deep, dreamless sleep; deep rest. Often associated with increased delta brainwave activity.
What happens during a session?
With special light-bearing sunglasses over your closed eyes and headphones over your ears, you are immersed in colorful dancing geometric patterns and entrancing sounds. The light and sound pulse rate shifts from state to state as the session progresses; mental activity will follow the pulse rate of the machine.
What is achieved by experiencing these states of consciousness?
The following are some of the areas being explored by users of these machines: psychological stress relief, deep relaxation, assistance in falling asleep, memory improvement, increased learning, stabilizing emotions, increased intellectual focus, lucid dreaming, sensory stimulation, and increased physical energy. While some of these benefits have been substantiated by research studies, these machines are experimental and results will vary from person to person.
How often can I use my light and sound machine?
We suggest that the Galaxy be used at least three times per week. It can be used on a daily basis. It provides completely natural forms of stimulation. Multiple sessions per day can cause increased drowsiness in some users. However, there is no danger of overuse.
Does it work for everyone?
No. Anyone can deliberately resist the soothing effects of pulsed light and sound if they choose to do so. Individuals with excessive “mind chatter” and those with especially rigid mental processes may initially find a light and sound machine less effective. Using the system for only a few minutes will also generally prove ineffective.
Are there people who should not use it?
Yes. Individuals with a very rare condition known as photosensitive epilepsy should not be exposed to flickering light except under medical supervision. Likewise, we suggest that individuals who are uncomfortable with bright light, those with heart conditions, or those who feel at all uncomfortable with the light/sound experience, should consult their physician prior to regular use, as should users who have ever experienced seizures of any sort.
Are there advantages to altering the sound options (sound, pitch and binaural) or is it simply a matter of preference?
Which sound you use is mostly a matter of preference. Pitch often corresponds to the type of session you are using. Higher pitches tend to be more energizing, while lower pitches tend to be more relaxing. Binaural has proven to be an effective type of sound effect for altering consciousness.
There are only four basic types of brain waves. How then do I actually achieve the larger variety of mental and emotional states named in the sessions?
In actuality, brainwaves vary over a wide continuum. The four states generally referred to are artificial categories, created by EEG researchers to describe states of mind that are typically associated with certain patterns. Sessions don’t remain in only one of those brainwave patterns; they usually work by taking you through several different frequencies at different times during a single session. For example, a session that is predominately in theta may, at times, move up to alpha. This effect would be different from another session predominately in theta, but which dips down into delta. It is this rich tapestry of “changes” within each session that makes each one unique and allows them to produce different results.
A user’s intent also affects the type of result a session might produce. For example, one person might use a theta-type session for visualization and be actively engaged in the process. Another person, using that same session for sleep, would take a much more passive role, thus achieving an entirely different result.
Sometimes I fall asleep during a session. If it’s not a session designed to put me to sleep, what should I do?
On one hand, if you fall asleep during a session, it may mean that the session is effective in giving you what you need at that time—sleep. On the other hand, if you fall asleep every time you use your light and sound machine you can try several things: use a more energizing program, try sitting up if you’ve been lying down, turn the brightness of the LiteFrames or the volume up, or try doing a session at a different time of the day.