The Shiva God Helmet, Endorsed by Dr. M.A. Persinger.

Thanks are due to Dr. Michael Persinger for his extensive help in developing The Shiva Stimulation System. Persinger’s Endorsement.
The Shiva Neural Stimulation God Helmet ®
Legal: Shiva Neural Stimulation signals are based on the God Helmet signal templates licensed by Stan Koren and Dr. Michael A. Persinger. Shiva does not prevent, diagnose or treat any medical disorders.


The “Shiva” God Helmet ® is a cutting-edge mind technology endorsed by Dr. Michael A. Persinger, whose laboratory God Helmet has been seen on dozens of television documentaries. It has elicited a wide range of spiritual experiences, visions, out-of-body experiences, and even visions of God. It can be seen in many online videos.

It uses magnetic signals to gently stimulate the brain, eliciting spiritual sensations, moods, and experiences.

Another image of the God HelmetThe phrase God Helmet was invented by a journalist who wanted to make their article about the work of Dr. Michael A. Persinger more interesting by giving the Koren Helmet (built by Stan Koren) a more impressive name. Although a very small percentage of Persinger & Koren’s subjects did have meetings with God (more info), most of the sessions resulted in other experiences. These have included out-of-body experiences, visions of an infinite ‘Void”, patterns of light, “paranormal” episodes, and a range of other phenomena. Although the name God Helmet is not really accurate, it’s the only name many people have heard for this kind of apparatus.
These pages will try to explain as much as possible about this device, which is replicated in the Shiva Neural Stimulation System.

 If you order a Shiva system, you will receive the software needed to do God Helmet sessions, as well as the software to do “Octopus” (The apparatus used to elicit psychic perceptions in the laboratory) sessions. The Koren Helmet is the most important research tool in the science of understanding spirituality, especially the brain’s role in religious, mystic and spiritual experiences. Religious and spiritual beliefs are another matter, of course.

This is the first time this type of device has been available to the public, as part of the Shiva Neural Stimulation System.

This is the God Helmet setup for Shiva Neural Stimulation. It uses four USB sound devices (included with the system) that create eight independent stereo channels. Magnetic fields cycle between four coils on one or both sides of your head. These fields change strength every few milliseconds, so they are also magnetic signals. Another way to see it is that Shiva conveys information to the brain using a magnetic carrier.
The name comes from the fact that a small percentage (less than two percent) of Persinger’s subjects had meetings with God during Koren Helmet sessions. This is far too small a percentage to justify the name, but the phenomena is too striking for it to have gotten any other, especially from the media.

Shiva feeds information into the brain using fluctuating magnetic fields, and the fields move in two ways.

One of them is quite fast, and the other is very slow.

The fast motion is the rotation of the fields, cycling between four coils over the temporal lobes. The exact place where the field is applied constantly changes .

This makes it hard for the brain to tune out the signal or get used to it. It also shifts the ‘response area’ from one place to another. As one area responds, the surrounding ones become quieter.

Shiva God Helmet in use in the God Helmet lab.

The slower changes in the signals are used in two-phase sessions that last 40 or 60 minutes overall.  These are based on the most effective session designs used in the original laboratory experiments.

Each phase is 20 or 30 minutes. The first phase will use one signal over one area, and the second phase will apply another signal over another area.

The first phase will build up activity slowly in one area, and the second phase will recruit this activation, shunting it into another. The result can be a response from the brain that ordinarily would be hard to achieve. By directing the information to different brain parts on each side of the brain, a broad control over the effects is possible, but the exact effects will vary from one individual to another.

One signal gets positive responses from one side of the brain, and another signal gets positive effects from the other side of the brain.

This is a powerful mind technology, and there are possible side-effects for each session design. These are very uncommon, but are still described in the software on the pages for each, along with ways to stop them if they arise.

The God Helmet Magnetic Signals move in a circle. One cycle takes a fraction of a second.

The signals circle around the brain’s temporal lobe. Each rotation takes a fraction of a second.

The animation below shows how God Helmet sessions use two different stimulations to create its effects. There are a few such sessions in the software for the Shiva God Helmet. This animation shows only the most effective one, the one that created the most dramatic effects in Persinger’s lab, and as seen on several TV documentaries.  To read about the sessions, click HERE.

Click HERE for a basic  introduction to the God Helmet.

For a page with more advanced information, click HERE.

The God Helmet experiments were developed to test a theory. For a page with a short overview of that theory (which explains religious and mystic experiences in terms of neural processes), click HERE.

This is the most powerful mind technology in the Shakti family of Neural Technologies, and there are possible side-effects for each session design for people who have psychiatric problems, or who choose to use it unsafely. These are very uncommon, but are still described in the software on the pages for each, along with ways to stop them if they appear.

Click HERE for important safety information.

The Earth’s magnetic field can help make your sessions more effective. More info.

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Shiva God Helmet review comments and testimonials:

(Individual Results may vary*)

“I have a Shiva Neural Stimulation system and I’m very happy with it. After the first try (I used one of the God Helmet sessions) I was a little uncomfortable, but I also felt much happier and I felt a kind of flow (energy flow?) inside my body. This continued for a few days before it’s intensity started to fade. The next time I tried, I didn’t have the uncomfortable feeling, but one of happiness and I would say a different look at things and the world. *

Over the next months I used several other sessions and found that their effects differed from one another. Some of them were more effective for me than others. The best feeling it gave me so far is the flow of happiness I mentioned before. It makes me more energetic, and I even started enjoying some tasks at work I had once hated. I also found that it improved communication with other people and made it also more enjoyable and productive. I’ve only gone through 20-30% of the sessions so far and I’m very exited about the many more positive surprises I’ll get from the system.” * (Using a session called ‘Modulated 40 hertz ‘chirp signal over both sides followed by amygdala over the left’.)

Introduction to The  God Helmet Technology
Understanding the God Helmet
Understanding Mystic Experiences

Links to Research Papers
Online Lecture
Running the sessions
How and When to Do Your Sessions
Set and Setting (Your Environment)
Get The Most From Your Sessions

Enhance your Hardware

Session Schedule

Tech Support


The Sound Hardware

Putting on the Coils
Setting Volume
Shiva & Laptops
Shiva & Desktops

About the Software
Information for Consumers

 I have the Shiva God Helmet and have used it about 6 times now. I was interested in it for the right hippocampus stimulation and left amygdala stimulation. I have been been ‘vibrating’ while awake. Having more visions and ‘seeing’ peoples auras. My … (friend)… has used it and has now seen someone’s aura. People are starting to tell him very private things after only meeting him for a few minutes. …
(I’m) still ‘playing’ with it. I’m keeping a journal of my experiences. So far I’m happy I got it.” *

“I was using (…) a ” god helmet” to see if it would boost my OBE experience, it did. I experienced total knowledge and connection to everything. I experienced a level of joy that cannot be explained with words. I was a globe of white light among an infinite number of other white lights. I floated as close as possible to get near the great light, it was massive, pervading everything except the space we were in.” * (source)

“… this morning I did a God Helmet session. This was a pretty intense experience. Think binaural beats or perhaps CES at a delta or theta state, but much stronger. Very pleasant overall experience with lots of very strong and colorful hypnagogic flashes. There was a peacefulness about it. The experience felt very warm and very safe. It’s hard to describe. Now I am no stranger to altered states, so my perception of pleasant might be another’s “weird” or “just too intense”. I can see why people report a presence or in some cases a sense of God. I would describe that element of the experience more like the feeling one has on psychedelics, that feeling of oneness or interconnection. I would describe it that way.” * (source)

“I seem to get good visuals with the chirp signal on the right hemisphere. Using the first half of the original Koren helmet session, the chirp signal does not elicit ‘negative’ emotions in me, but rather strong imagery (for my standards) and intuitions. The amygdala signal on the left side elicits a strong feeling of well-being, affection and ‘connectedness’.” *

Myself and a handful of others have been using this device, called a “God Helmet”, for several months now and the subjective reporting tends to cluster and lines up with what you would expect. … Stimulate the hippocampus and you’ll get into a more “wordless” space that feels much like a deep meditation for me. Stimulate the amygdala and you’ll get an improved feeling of well being. I’m not a brain scientist or a researcher, just exploring on my own, but based on what I’ve read, the effects fall in line with expectations. The device was developed by Dr Persinger and has been used in a number of published experiments in peer reviewed journals. … So far my experience has been very positive and surprising in some respects. … * (source)

NOTE: The “Sensed Presence” experience, common with this technology in Dr. M.A. Persinger’s lab, is quite rare with the Shiva System in it’s God Helmet configuration. It may have to do with the very rigorous laboratory conditions for the so-called “God Helmet Experiments”, compared to the way people use it at home.

The (16 coil) Shiva System includes:

  • Software and hardware for God Helmet sessions.
  • The original Shiva for Windows software and Hardware (for Psychic Skills).
  • The 8 Coil Shakti software, including the Feelgood session, and instructions for converting the Shiva System to a Shakti System
  • All sessions for the 2 and 4 coil Shakti systems.
  • The magnetic signals used for the (now discontinued) old Shakti Helmet. Note: The old Shakti Helmet was not a version of the God Helmet


  • The Shiva software contains instructions for stripping down your Shiva unit to an 8 Coil Shakti unit.
  • The Shiva system can be configured to do anything that any of the systems can do (Shiva, God Helmet, Shakti).
  • Shiva uses four USB-powered Sound Devices (included with the system) for a total of eight audio channels. It does not require any external power supply.
  • The God Helmet system, shown here, is an eight-channel system. It uses four USB sound devices.
  • The 8 Coil Shakti System is a two-channel system that uses one sound device.
  • Shiva is not guaranteed to run on Mac computers running Bootcamp.  We have had reports of success with Virtual Box.
  • Runs on Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or WINDOWS 10.
  • Free tech support.

Introduction to The  God Helmet
Understanding the God Helmet
Understanding Mystic Experiences
Links to Research Papers
Online Lecture on the God Helmet

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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. 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. M.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” – H.H. The Dalai Lama

Note: God Helmet is a registered trademark
The USPTO has given the THE GOD HELMET trademark serial number of 85799845.

Video Lecture: “God and the Brain” (1:45)