Achieving Shaman Consciousness More Easily With Brainwave Entrainment
Shamans are known for their ability to enter altered states of consciousness at will, allowing them to access the non-physical world and communication with its spirit denizens. These ‘magical’ abilities are not restricted to shamans, but are natural human traits that lay dormant in most people. Although tribal shamans are traditionally chosen by a higher power, in recent decades there has been a surge of interest in shamanism, and many people would now like to explore ‘shaman consciousness’ and the spirit worlds for themselves.
If you’re one of the many who struggles to get enough sleep, what can you do about it?
Traditionally, shamans endured a long period of illness before assuming their role, and often initially achieved their altered states via various rituals, most of which were dangerous and/or unpleasant. These included wilderness journeys, the infliction of pain, fasting, dehydration and other activities that most people today would not wish to engage in.
Are these the only way to achieve shamanic consciousness? No – fortunately not! If you’re interested in exploring the world beyond the veil and awakening the same abilities that the old shamans enjoyed, you can do so without the risk and discomfort they endured, thanks to brainwave entrainment.
What Is Brainwave Entrainment?
Also known as brainwave synchronisation, brainwave entrainment involves exposing the brain to a rhythmic stimulus such as a sound or light pulse, which has a frequency similar to the natural frequencies produced by the brain itself. Thanks to a natural phenomenon known as the ‘frequency following response’, the brain will then synchronise with, or ‘entrain’ to the external rhythm. Brainwaves of certain frequencies are associated with particular states of consciousness, so using brainwave entrainment can help you to access different states of consciousness relatively easily, by changing the frequency of the stimulus.
The most economical and easy to use brainwave synchronization method is sound recordings. The three main types are binaural beats, monaural beats, and isochronic tones. These work in slightly different ways, but all cause the brain to entrain to the frequencies that have been specially embedded in the recording. Although all three methods work well, many people prefer to use isochronic tones, as the rapid and distinct nature of the isochronic pulses seem to be easier for the brain to entrain to [Read more about how brainwave entrainment works, including the differences between binaural, monaural and isochronic recordings.]
Brainwave Synchronisation And Shaman Consciousness
Achieving a similar state of consciousness to that of shamans as they journey in the spirit worlds is relatively easy if you use a brainwave stimulation recording that includes the correct frequencies. Shamanic abilities such as astral travel and spirit awareness are associated with the production of theta brainwaves (in the 4 – 8 Hz range).
Theta waves are produced in dreaming sleep, but the theta state is also linked with the kind of deep trance state that normally takes a lot of training and practice to achieve while awake. Thanks to brainwave entrainment however, you can now access the theta state more easily while staying awake, but without the need to spend years learning to meditate or undertaking dangerous rituals as the old shamans did.
If you want to start exploring the exciting world of shaman consciousness for yourself, it’s important to use a high quality recording and to use it regularly. If you’re looking for a good meditation recording, I can recommend the theta meditation from The Meditation Club, as I use this regularly. This site also offers a ‘Shaman Consciousness’ track, although I don’t have personal experience with that one, so can’t offer an opinion. All their recordings are fully guaranteed for eight weeks however, and the site also offers free samples to try.