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« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2014, 00:12:38 »

Yesterday, I had about 20 minutes to kill between getting home from work and having to pick my fiance up from the train station, so I looked for a short program to try and found one called "Before Learning".  You're supposed to do this particular program before you're going to do homework or any form of education.  I don't know about the stated effect of making you more receptive to learning, but I did find it extremely relaxing anyway.  I even in the short time span I had some hypnogogic images strike me.

I'm finding that I like the programs that provide a sense of movement then rapidly changes that sense to a new direction, really focuses my mind better.
I'll bring that up with neuroasis to see if he has some suggestions or can write one to provide that specific kind of effect.

Today, I had a lot more time so I downloaded a program which Lionheart used on his Laxman.  It's one that neuroasis was kind enough to convert to the Kasina.

As a side note, it's REALLY easy to download programs and load them on the device.  It works exactly like a USB Flash Drive.  You just open the downloaded zip, and place the files within in either it's own folder or another folder on the device.  So simple!  Love it!

I loaded up the 30 minutes L#3 program, kicked the recliner couch back and enjoyed the binaurals and lightshow!  It's very similar to the binarual I made a couple years back, with some differences.  But where the program really kicked in was with the lights.  The Binaurals are one thing that really help with your focus, but the lights bring a whole new layer of focus and kinds of melts your attention into the patterns you're seeing.  It also kind of feels like your eyes are still open too, since you're 'seeing' so much.  Another nice benefit which I'm noticing from this machine is that while using it, my eyes seem to be locked shut.  Once those colours start firing my eyes are locked, can't open them until it's over. 

One thing I would like to see, and I'm not sure if the options in the device can be set for this, is for the lights at the end of a program to slowly dim down until they're off.  The quick shut off is rather abrupt.  Other than that, this machine has been a pleasure to use.

Next up, I'm going to try my hand at using the editor software which comes with the Kasina to make my own program!
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« Reply #26 on: February 25, 2014, 04:17:35 »

My full review on the Kasina can be found here:  http://www.unlimitedboundaries.ca/2014/02/24/kasina-avs-mindplace-review/
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« Reply #28 on: April 23, 2014, 02:14:19 »

Well hell, that kills my review.  LOL 
My next one will have to be a video review.  hehe

Thanks Lionheart!  Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: September 29, 2014, 11:46:53 »

I wanted to give this a bump as I recently purchased the Kasina as well and I will give it more time, but at the moment, I haven't been as blown away as others here.

What I was looking for was something that would give me a chance to reach a Phase level while guarding against sleep. Perhaps I am doing this incorrectly (or need better headphones - I have Sennheiser earbuds which were better than the earbuds that came with it - those were to top heavy in range. Not enough bass), but it seems that this device isn't having the desired effect or at least yet. I have tried a bunch of settings and am toying with the idea of extending some of their shorter sessions to something longer or creating my own with Mulab.

However, this is the first sound and light device that I have ever used, so I am wondering if I am missing something? At the moment, I am a bit underwhelmed.

Can anyone here comment on this or potentially help me understand this device a little better?
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« Reply #30 on: September 29, 2014, 13:11:40 »

The machine provides the same kind of assistance as binaural beats do... meaning they don't do anything FOR you.  They simply give you something to focus your attention upon making that transition easier.  It provides a non-physical focus for you.

Can you describe HOW you're "watching" the lights and "hearing" the sounds?

I'd also like to suggest one of the programs... I use it as my starting program, then move on from it as it provides a really super relaxing sensation.  I believe it's called "Biomarker".  I forget what menu it's under, but it's 2nd from the top in one of them.  Smiley

I also have a thread about this very thing going on over on my own forum: http://www.unlimitedboundaries.ca/forums/kasina-light-and-sound-machine-review-t495.html
We touched slightly on the "how" you watch the lights.
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« Reply #31 on: September 29, 2014, 15:54:04 »

Hi Xanth

Thanks for your reply. I do understand that it is used as a tool which is what I am using it for.

I am more or less trying these as I would in Phasing which is staring at the back of my eyelids which has the light coming in. I try to focus specifically at that and if thoughts wander, I steady them back to the eyelids and the lights. The sounds are more or less secondary.

Don't get me wrong - I would like the machine to work for me which is why I bought it. So I am very willing to give this a go, but I wanted to see if i was doing things incorrectly. It sounds like I need to give it more time and find a program that works for me. I will give Biomarker a go - thanks for the advice.
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