Spirituality & The Brain
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Sacred Pathways: The Brain”s Role In Religious and Mystic Experiences
By Todd Murphy
Foreword by H.H. the Dalai Lama
Foreword by Dr. Michael A. Persinger.
506 pages, paperback
Order HERE (Amazon Link – Opens In a New Window)
“Sacred Pathways is the Principia (“book of basic principles”) or (“first work”) of the scientific investigation of spiritual experiences. … Individuals who appoint themselves protectors of “true knowledge” may find this book disquieting.” – Dr. Michael A. Persinger.
“In this book, Professor Todd Murphy recounts what he has discovered about the brain’s role in religious and mystic experience; findings that interested readers will no doubt find illuminating”… His Holiness, The Dalai Lama
This site is the home of the only “God Helmet” endorsed by Dr. Michael A. Persinger.
Shakti uses magnetic fields to create mood enhancements, altered states, and to enhance meditation and other spiritual practices. Shakti’s magnetic fields carry signals derived from brain structures known to be involved with spirituality and to induce altered states of consciousness.
Shakti uses a sound device to produce it’s signals. Magnetic coils convert the sound card’s electrical output to the magnetic signals Shakti works with.
Benchmarked USB sound devices are available.
Shakti signals are magnetic fields that rise and fall in patterns the brain responds to. These fields are no stronger than the ones from a phone receiver or hair dryer. Note: Some Templates for audio output licensed by Dr. M.A. Persinger and Stan Koren.
Designed for intense Altered States.
The 8 Coil Shakti headset alternates the magnetic stimulation between two sets of magnetic coils building momentum towards more intense experiences. It’s also for mood enhancement and meditation enhancement. Pricing info
Although Shakti is designed for altered states in general, it has been used successfully for these experiences and effects (follow the links to learn more):
NOTE: The 8 Coil Shakti replaced the (discontinued) Shakti Helmet, and is sometimes called by that name, even though it does not use a helmet shell.
Shiva Neural Stimulation (16 Coil System)
A Windows (PC) version of “The (circumcerebral) Octopus”, developed by Dr. Michael A. Persinger & Stan Koren and found to enhance psychic perception in laboratory studies. 16 Coils (fed by 8 channels) circulate magnetic signals around your head to dampen the ‘binding factor’ for consciousness. This ordinarily filters out magnetic information from the world around us, and inhibiting it can allow psychic perceptions to appear. MORE INFO
Shiva is the manufacturer’s recommended system for psychic work.
Note: The Shiva software has instructions for stripping down the Shiva system to an 8 Coil Shakti.
The Shiva System includes:
– The original Shiva for Windows software (for psychic skills)
– Software for “God Helmet” sessions
– The 8 Coil Shakti software, including the Feelgood session and:
– All sessions for the 2 and 4 coil Shakti systems
– The magnetic signals used for the (now discontinued) Shakti Helmet.
Note: This configuration was used in the telepathy experiments discussed HERE.
God Helmet is a nickname given to the Koren Helmet, developed by Stan Koren and Dr. M.A. Persinger. It has elicited spiritual, religious and paranormal experiences in the laboratory.
Shiva Neural Stimulation System includes software to duplicate the stimulation used in the famous God Helmet experiments in neurotheology. It’s included with the Shiva Neural Stimulation System. This is the only edition of the God Helmet ® available to the public. Endorsed by Dr. M.A. Persinger.
NOTE: “God Helmet” sessions require sensory deprivation, which includes silence. The quieter, the better.
The Original “Koren Helmet” Developed By Dr. M.A. Persinger & S. Koren. CLICK HERE
Affordable starter unit. Less powerful, but still capable of interesting effects.
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Lectures on spirituality, religion and the Brain (With subtitles) (Popular!)
Dr. Persinger on a range of topics on YouTube (Daily routine, Psychotropic drugs, Koren helmet, A few philosophical comments, and more). His most popular online lecture is “No More Secrets“, about the “Octopus” experiments that demonstrated telepathic effects in the lab.
Basic Reading in Neurotheology
A collection of articles: Spiritual Personality ~ Deja Vu ~ Romantic Love ~ Sexuality ~ Consciousness ~ Archetypes ~ Neuro-Meditations ~ Evolution ~ Near-Death Experiences ~ God ~ Enlightenment ~ “Seeing the Divine in Creation” ~ Sacred Lands ~ Free Spiritual Aptitude ~ Ghostbusting with Shakti ~ Reply to “Neuroscience for the Soul” ~ (off-topic) What Caused the Big Bang? (A Speculative hypothesis) ~ More
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