Regarding Binaural Beats – Tom Campbell

Someone brought my attention to a post on Tom Campbells “My Big TOE” forums that he wrote up regarding the use of Binaural Beats.  As most people already know, Tom was instrumental in the initial creation of the Monroe Laboratories regarding their original Explorer Team’s efforts of exploring Consciousness.

They essentially took the book that was already written regarding Binaural Beats and began to add to it and refine it.

This post that I’m going to link to you here is a great place for people wanting to start out with Binaurals to assist them in their meditations or Non-physical exploration:

One can use binaural beats to encourage OOBE, remote viewing, or healing ability.

You can purchase Hemi-synch, a professional mix of binaural beats and other sounds (Google “The Monroe Institute”) or you can make your own binaural beat audio file for free. Which is better? Only you can answer that with experimentation — everyone is different. Both have the ability to help you learn to be a good meditator. Many individuals find binaural beats helpful, some don’t. Google “binaural beat” and find a site that lets you make your own customized audio file for free.

The binaural beat frequency is the difference between two base frequencies. A pure tone generated at the base frequency goes in one ear and the base frequency plus the desired beat frequency goes in the other ear (using stereo headphones). The two tones combine in the brain producing a “beat” frequency that is the difference between the two pure tones. This beat frequency (which you can “hear”) drives your brain wave pattern toward the beat frequency, thus inducing an altered state of consciousness similar to a very effective and practiced meditation state.

If you already know how to meditate you won’t need to ramp in and out. Make several binaural beat stereo audio files using different base frequencies and use each for a month to pick the one you like best.

Some suggestions: 100 Hz and 104 Hz; 500Hz and 504Hz; 2000Hz and 2004; 5000Hz and 5004Hz These different base frequencies will all produce a 4 Hz binaural beat. Males tend to like the lower frequencies and females the higher.

You can try a slightly slower beat (difference between frequencies) of 3.75 or 3.8 instead of 4 later on if you get to that level of refinement.

Experiment. Continue to experiment always, but don’t jump between things too quickly. Take the long view …take your time .. don’t rush the process.

Many people, especially in the beginning, want to ease themselves into and out of the 4Hz theta brainwave state. This softening and slowing the transition to and from the desired theta state of 4 Hz (to make it easier to follow) is called ramping. The ramp going in from beta to theta should be slow and gradual enough for you to follow. The ramp coming out from theta back to beta can be much quicker and steeper. On and off ramps are individual.

A typical relaxed, focused in the physical, awake state is in the beta region (20 to 15 Hz) A typical meditation state is in the alpha-theta region (somewhere between 14 to 7 Hz). To encourage OOBE or remote viewing, or healing ability, you want to be in the theta region at about 4 Hz or slightly less (3.75 Hz to 3.8Hz).

If you are a good meditator you don’t need ramps at all.

If you are fair, start in the alpha region and step down in 1 Hz steps from 10Hz to 4Hz to theta. Each step should last anywhere from 30 sec to 3 minutes depending on how quickly you can follow (better meditators follow more quickly).

If you are poor at meditation, start in the mid beta region and step down in 1 Hz steps from beta at 20Hz to theta at 4Hz. Each step should last anywhere from 30 sec to 3 minutes depending on how quickly you can follow. Lower your starting beat frequency as you get better at it.

Once you are in the 4 Hz theta state that is your goal, stay there for a half hour to two hours — that’s enough. You are in this physical reality for a reason. Do not use this as an escape. It is a tool, as is meditation itself, for teaching you to eliminate the noise in your mind thus allowing you to more powerfully, clearly and steadily focus your conscious intent. You want to learn the process of coming and going to and from this 4 Hz state so that eventually you can do it on your own. Sometimes try it on your own without the binaural beats.

So you see, you have to do some experimenting to optimize your sound to your ability and then modify the sound as your ability changes. One size does not fit all.

Trying to sort all this out in a week or two won’t work so well. Pick 3 to 5 different configurations that span your personal unknowns. If you are a good meditator, use each one for a few days cycling through all configurations three or four times each. If a fair mediator, use each configuration for a week or two, cycling through all configurations at least three or four times each. If you’re a poor meditator, use each configuration for at least three weeks, cycling through all configurations four or five times each. Dispense with a given configuration when it is clearly inferior to the others (but not too quickly). Every three to six months add new more refined configurations that are converging to your optimum. In several weeks to a year, depending on where you start and how quickly you progress, you should find an optimum sound. Use it for six months to a year or two, by then it will be time to change it because you will have changed. Commit to a life of constant experimentation because, as you progress, what is optimum changes.

Binaural beats are like training wheels on a five year old’s bicycle — eventually you must wean yourself from the training wheels and take them off or they will retard your development by locking you into specific altered states when you should be free to shift states as easily as you shift your attention. Eventually, you will even let go of formal meditation because you no longer will have a need for the process. You will be able to accomplish the same thing (actually better, being unencumbered) instantaneously. Do not become habituated or addicted to this tool or any tool — or the tool that was once so helpful may turn into a self-limiting crutch.

Tom C

I bolded last paragraph because I feel it’s the MOST IMPORTANT part of it all. Please read it… understand it… then read it again just incase. 🙂

New 4hz Binaural Beat

EDIT2: I’ve added a new page to my website showing some of the Hemi-Sync Binaural Beat products I’ve used over the years. I own them all and highly recommend everything on the list.
Recommended Hemi-Sync Binaural Beats

A couple weeks ago I created a new Binaural Beat using the BrainWave Gen program.

I’ve been using this one since then to great result and I wanted to share it with everyone.

Click the below link, and select “Save Link As…” (Firefox) or “Save Target As…” (Internet Explorer).


The file itself is a RAR compressed file. You’ll need to download a rar uncompressing program  It’s 400mb compressed, and 600mb in it’s original WAV format.

It’s a 60 minute sound file in the WAV format… the Background Frequency starts at 32hz and works its way down to 4hz over the first 10 minutes… then over the next 40 minutes, it keeps you at that level and then takes you back up to 32hz over another 10 minutes.  The Binaural Frequency is 4hz.  There’s a nice, soft brown noise throughout for outside noise reduction.

As I said, it’s been giving me some great results when I use it in tandem with the Noticing Exercise, but you can freely use it for whatever you want.

Please do enjoy!!  🙂

EDIT:  At the request of someone on the Astral Pulse I’ve uploaded the BWGen file, it’s MUCH smaller (5 kb)… so if you have the BWGen program, you can simply download and import this into it to output your own Audio or to see how it’s created.  It’s a very simply designed Beat.

4hz-test BWGen File

Download, then go into your BWGen program and select FILE, then IMPORT.

EDIT2: I’ve converted the WAV into a 192k MP3. It retains all it’s Binaural awesomeness.



Inducing Lucid Dreams Using a Timer

So, in the same style as the Salt Cube timer people… I thought I\’d try my hand at making and perhaps improving their timer.

I created the following Wave file.
It\’s based around a base 3 minute system.  I give you 10 minutes at first, then break into the base 3 time system.

So after 10 minutes, you\’ll have alarms at 6 minutes, 3 minutes, 6 minutes, 9 minutes, 12 minutes, 15 minutes, 15 minutes and 6 minutes… total of 81 minutes.
I put a binaural beat in the background, very light, so you can just hear it.  For myself, the spike alarms to wake you at each of the above times didn\’t wake me as I\’m a heavy sleeper.
But I\’m hoping that other \”light\” sleepers might make better use of this. – download link here.

Personalreality also created one using some premade timers, I\’m going to be trying this one out tomorrow morning, so I\’ll report what comes of those.
You can download his here:

I did have a very good dream awareness this morning.  So much so, that I was very surprised after I woke that I didn\’t realize I could have brought my Lucid awareness forth.  >_<
But anyway, I\’ll see how PR\’s works for me tomorrow!

Isochronic Tones

Someone posted this link on the Astral Pulse and I wanted to share it with everyone here as well.

They\’re Isochronic Tones, I apologize for the harsh colour scheme they use… LoL

I don\’t fully understand the differences between these and Binaural Beats, but wikipedia has this to say about them:

Isochronic tones are regular beats of a single tone used for brainwave entrainment. Similar to monaural beats, the interference pattern that produces the beat is outside the brain so headphones are not required, but since isochronic tones are more pronounced, the stimuli is even stronger. They differ from monaural beats which are a sine wave pulse rather than entirely separate pulses of a single tone.

That sounds pretty self explanatory.

I plan on downloading some of these and trying them out soon. I\’ll keep everyone updated on how well they work.
Just remember that, as with everything else, these will also be an individual thing. They\’ll work for some people and not for others.

Digital Drugs?

There\’s a relatively new phenomenon on the net these days that people are calling \”Digital Drugs\”.

Apparently, the idea is that people are using a technology called \”Binaural Beats\” to illicit a drug-like effect.  There are these sound files out there that, supposedly, mimic the \”high\” of their chemical brethren.  There are now groups out there trying to get these sound files removed from public consumption, for our own safety.

I found out about these just recently due to a post on the Astral Pulse where someone was asking about them.  The idea caused my jaw to drop, because I\’ve been using these kind of sound files for a long time now to assist me in my non-physical projections.

People abusing helpful things isn\’t a new concept in our culture.  Take prescription drugs, for example.  Prescription drugs are around to help you, whether you have an illness or you have some other problem, but certain people of questionable character use these \”legal drugs\” to get a high.  Well, the same is apparently being held true in regards to Binaural Beats.

The technology is simple really and they are NOT some new invention either:  Binaural Beats

Binaural beats or binaural tones are auditory processing artifacts, or apparent sounds, the perception of which arises in the brain for specific physical stimuli. This effect was discovered in 1839 by Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, and earned greater public awareness in the late 20th century based on claims that binaural beats could help induce relaxation, creativity and other desirable mental states.[citation needed]

The brain produces a phenomenon resulting in low-frequency pulsations in the loudness and sound localization of a perceived sound when two tones at slightly different frequencies are presented separately, one to each of a subject\’s ears, using stereo headphones. A beating tone will be perceived, as if the two tones mixed naturally, out of the brain. The frequency of the tones must be below about 1,000 to 1,500 hertz for the beating to be heard. The difference between the two frequencies must be small (below about 30 Hz) for the effect to occur; otherwise, the two tones will be heard separately and no beat will be perceived.

Binaural beats are of interest to neurophysiologists investigating the sense of hearing. Second, binaural beats reportedly influence the brain in more subtle ways through the entrainment of brainwaves[1][2] and can be used to reduce anxiety[3] and provide other health benefits such as control over pain.[4]

In Astral Projection practice, we use them in the manner that the end of the first quoted paragraph states. Except they don\’t \”induce\” anything, they simply put your mind in a more receptive, relaxed state so that you can do what you need to.  They\’re not harmful, unless used with that goal in mind.

This really goes to show that more education is required in the general public… especially when it comes to things they either fear or just don\’t understand.
Responsible use of anything is the moral of the story here.