“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.”

JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE

The “awakened mind” – the optimally functioning brain

During the period between the 1970’s and the 1990’s, Anna Wise and C. Maxwell Code analysed the functionality of the brain using special EEG measurements – particularly the brains of extraordinary people, be it from the fields of economy and technology, be it from fields of art and acting or spirituality and medicine. They wanted to know what type of brain currents and frequencies these people have, what makes them so special and magnificent – they developed the “Mirror Mind of EEG” for the analysis.

Brain waves are broken down into frequency ranges:
Beta38 – 14 HzAwakened state of consciousness, reason, logical thinking
Alpha14 – 8 HzDaydreaming, fantasies, visualising
Theta8 – 4 HzSubconsciousness, dream sleep, meditation, extraordinarily clear thinking
Delta4 – 0,5 HzUnconscious, deep sleep, intuition, instinct, empathy

The state of consciousness consists of a combination of 4 categories at any given time. Within the scope of this rough classification into brain-wave categories, there are various different forms of frequencies.

The various frequencies can be considered like notes in a symphony – being sometimes melodious and sometimes inharmonious. The trick is to create a strong powerful and harmonic symphony of brains waves, to control single notes and combine them with each other in a sensible manner.

No brain-wave type is better than the other; it depends on the combination to achieve a level of top performance which cannot necessarily be to be quantified by measurable success alone, but also by internal balance, connection and happiness.

Alpha brain waves

The alpha range deserves special attention. It is the bridge between our active consciousness on the one hand, and the subconscious and unconscious on the other. Without alpha, we have no access to our “internal” contacts, to our internal worlds, have no internal inspirations, and do not remember our dreams for example. If we remember our dreams shortly after waking, we still have enough alpha available. Often, the recollection of dreams is suddenly gone if we simply open the eyes for a brief moment when beta takes over and a reduction of alpha takes place. The same is also valid for the information deriving from the very early morning creative states of consciousness, when „drifting away“ shortly after waking. Just as precise this information can be, just as fast it disappears again in the “sub”-conscious, it disappears again if alpha becomes too weak and beta too strong.

Alpha only originates in a relaxed and laid-back consciousness, preferably with your eyes closed. Alpha occurs in the case of all types of imagination, fantasies and visualising.

Too much alpha leads into a fog of daydreaming and fantasies and then also sometimes into an escape from reality. Here, beta is again the controlling brain-wave type.

Theta brain waves

The creativity, the fantasy, the visualisation, the deep relaxation, the meditation and the connection to spirituality arises from theta. Theta is below the level of conscious perception and requires a high alpha to the access to this level.

If Theta is underdeveloped, this can be the consequence of past injuries, resulting traumas which are deeply hidden within the subconscious. In this case, the psyche has decided on this – an important protection to be effective during the course of everyday life. However, for the most part, this can also be balanced and compensated for again using suitable methods.

Theta is also influenced by former drug-taking, thereby altering cerebral networks. This can also be the result of the influence of technical radiation.

Too much theta can be seen in the case of ADHS – attention deficit disorder, hyperactivity disorder, learning impediments, behavioural conspicuities, fears and depressions.

Delta brain waves

In the delta range, there are the instincts and premonitions (for example, that the telephone is about to ring). These abilities can be developed to the extent that we can perceive feelings, needs and the attitudes of other individuals very well. People in medical professions and psychotherapy often possess a high intensity of delta.

Delta waves are also shown in the case of extrasensory and telepathic perception and phenomena.

An excess of delta waves can result in being too perceptive for the feelings of others and not being able to differentiate yourself. People with this tendency should learn to turn toward one’s self in a balanced manner, distance one’s self and set limits.

Beta brain waves

Beta is the area of thought known by all of us and sense of reason. It is especially important, otherwise we would lose ourselves in undirected states of consciousness as is often observed in cases of autism. However, with an augmented beta proportion, we don’t allow any room for any other brain waves and are separated from other planes of consciousness at our disposal.

To reduce beta, you can practice relaxing your tongue and slowing down respiration. Concentration exercises are helpful.

The “awakened mind” – the optimally functioning brain