Michael Persinger, the Koren Helmet, and Neurotheology – a New Brain Science

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Technology for Psychic Perception and Spiritual Growth.THE SHIVA NEURAL SYSTEM
Technology for Psychic Skills and Spiritual Growth.

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 Magnetic Coils (connected to 8 channels) circulate magnetic signals around your head to dampen the ‘binding factor’ for consciousness. The “binding factor” 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 and spiritual growth.

The Shiva System includes:
+ The original Shiva for Windows software (for Psychic Skills and Spiritual Growth)
+ Software for “God (Koren) 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: The Shiva System is still available in spite of Dr. Michael Persinger’s passing away, in August of 2018. His work will go on.

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Report from a Swiss institute using the Shiva System.

Search a scientific database for “Circumcerebral” to learn more

Note: This configuration was used in the telepathy experiments discussed on Skeptiko Radio. 

More Info on the Shiva Neural System

The God Helmet is part of the Shiva Brain Stimulation System.THE GOD HELMET®

This is another name for the Koren Helmet, first developed by Stan Koren and Dr. Michael 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 (sometimes called Koren) Helmet experiments in neurotheology. It’s included with the Shiva Neural Stimulation System. This is the only edition of this technology available to the public.

Endorsed by Dr. Michael Persinger

News:  A Koren Helmet experiment has been replicated

The 8 Coil Shakti System for altered states, mood enhancement, and meditation.

Spiritual Technology for Altered States, Meditation Enhancement and Mood Enhancement.
Designed for intense Altered States

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 altered states of consciousness. The 8 Coil Shakti headset alternates this magnetic stimulation between two sets of magnetic coils, building momentum towards more intense experiences. It’s also for enhancing both mood and meditation practice. Pricing

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):

The Koren Helmet, a lab apparatus, not available to the public.








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.

More info on the 8 Coil Shakti

Book: Deja Vu and other spiritual gifts.New Book:  Déjà Vu & Other Spiritual Gifts (Click to see on Amazon.com)

By Neuroscientist Todd Murphy

Déjà Vu is a spiritual gift, and there are others waiting  for you in the same place – your brain and mind.  If you have Déjà Vu often, then you probably also have other gifts, like sensing presences when you’re alone, or tingling in your hands.  It also gives simple instructions about how to open your psychic “sight”, go deeper into prayer, learn to heal by laying on hands, and other skills that use your spiritual gifts.

Available on Amazon.com


Sacred Pathways: The Brain's Role in Religious and Mystic Experiences.Sacred Pathways: The Brain’s Role In Religious and Mystic Experiences

By Neuroscientist Todd Murphy

By Todd Murphy
Foreword by H.H. the Dalai Lama
Foreword by Dr. Michael A. Persinger
506 pages, paperback

See it HERE

A new integration of science and spirituality based on brain activity and human evolution. Sacred Pathways explains how the brain areas that support Near-Death Experiences are also the basis for mystic experience during our lives.

“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 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.

Videos on religion and science, which meet in the human brain.Videos

Lectures on Spirituality, Religion and the Brain (with subtitles)

Dr. Michael A. Persinger on “Spirit Drugs” – YouTube: Interview 1 Interview 2 Interview 3

Persinger on eliciting Fragments of Near-death Experiences

Dr. Michael 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. Dr. Michael Persinger is a leading researcher in the field of neurotheology, the study of the brain’s role in religious and mystic experiences as well as religious belief.

Recent video – Archetypes in Human Evolution – Carl Jung Meets Charles Darwin

The “fake” God (Koren) Helmet experiment did not compare subjects to controls.
Here’s a video reply and here’s an article on the subject.


Basic Reading in Neurotheology

A collection of articles: Spiritual Personality  ~  Deja Vu Romantic LoveSexualityConsciousness Archetypes Neuro-Meditations  ~  EvolutionNear-Death ExperiencesGodEnlightenment“Seeing the Divine in Creation” Sacred LandsFree 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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