No doubt most readers of this blog will be familiar with Plato’s allegory of the people who had spent their lives chained up in a cave seeing shadows of passers by on the cave wall and mistaking them for reality. As I explained in my previous post, the source I am channeling has been giving me a series of lessons on, basically, what materialist reductionist scientists refer to as ‘the hard problem of consciousness’. What follows here was – for me, at any rate – a groundbreaking explanation of how consciousness and the brain interact. Plato’s story came to mind when I received the comment:
When scientists use EEG monitors to look at brainwaves, it’s as if they are measuring shadows and mistaking them for the actual consciousness. The altered states can be measured as frequencies in the the brain, but they can only measure the part of consciousness that is in the body. They can’t measure what is non-local.
I was asked to research brain states online and the first site I found provided this:
|Beta||14-30Hz||awake and alert|
|Delta||below 4 Hz||deep, dreamless sleep|
|Theta||4-8 Hz||reduced consciousness, dreams|
|Gamma||more than 30 Hz||heightened perception|
which I copied carefully into my notebook, followed by several question marks. I was then directed to copy the list of states again, this time ordering them by frequency. When I had done that, my source agreed to fill in what was really going on at each state.
(Quick note: This information refers to people with what is commonly known as a Neurotypical Brain. In a further post I’ll be setting out information about how consciousness presents for those referred to as Neurodivergent thinkers.)
|Delta||< 4 Hz||Consciousness is not centred in the body. Body is alive but dormant/unconscious, so it could be in a trance, in what scientists call ‘deep sleep’, in a coma, under anaesthesia, injured or having a near death experience.|
|Theta||4-8 Hz||Transitional state between being conscious and unconscious. Dreaming or in hypnagogic state just before dreaming, meditation, sedated.|
|Alpha||9-13 Hz||The physical body is relaxed, calm but fully conscious. Tuned in to intuition but also grounded.|
|Beta||14-30 Hz||The state in which most humans stay on a daily basis – more tuned in to day-to-day physical life, problem-solving, coping with stresses and strains yet sometimes noticing synchronicities or having flashes of insight that help them cope.|
|Gamma||> 30 Hz||Hyper vigilant and very aroused. This could be a reaction to fear, excitement or stress, pumped up, fight or flight, panic attack etc.|
I was then given the following additional information:
To scientists, almost nothing seems to be happening in Delta, but that is where consciousness is at its most expanded. At the other end in Gamma, where they are picking up frenetic brainwave activity, the person’s consciousness is barely in touch with anything beyond the physical body. It’s not tuning in to synchronicities or the higher self. It’s working with nothing more than physical sensations. That’s not how humans are designed to work – it’s exhausting and unproductive. The whole point of being incarnate is linking the soul/spirit self into a human body while retaining links to the spirit realms. There are times when Gamma is necessary. If you’re being chased by a bear, meditation is not going to help. You need your whole consciousness to be in the body to help you escape. The problems come when humans spend long periods of time in artificially induced Gamma states. They can get stuck there.
I asked whether this referred to adrenalin junkies and people addicted to exciting video games or to recreational drugs. I was told this was the case and that the consciousness can get trapped in the physical body because the body fears it can’t manage without it.
My source did something new then – directed me to draw a diagram. Under instruction I drew a human figure with a funnel shape coming from above and narrowing to form a channel through the whole head and torso, then opening out into a second funnel shape around the legs and down into the ground. This, it was explained, is how the human and light bodies would be in the ALPHA state, which is the optimum state for human/spiritual development.
The other states have their uses (as in the bear example), so in Theta people are less grounded but more deeply in contact with the spirit realms while in Delta they are entirely out of body. Beta is a more physically-based state, useful for everyday life, but in Gamma…
Imagine two trap doors being pulled across – one at the base of the spine and one at the crown. It is as much a ‘catastrophe’ for the body as Delta, but in a different way. The physical body clings on to the light body, in order to manage its extreme state of arousal in terms of sensory input. It severs its links to the earth, so is not grounded in physical reality. That means it can’t use ‘common sense’ or relate to other people, places or fellow creatures. Its outlook (or inlook, basically) is caught up in the self. It has also severed all connections to higher frequencies. It can use consciousness within the brain to react and deal instinctively with problems and sensations but has no recourse to intuition, ‘6th sense’ or even to memories of how it has coped with similar situations in the past. The consciousness trapped in the brain can only respond to sensory data, which it analyses in great detail (‘overthinking’). That adds to the sensory overload, of course.
I’ll be so interested to know what others make of this information, so please keep the comments coming. It has enabled me to make sense of so much that had seemed strange and mysterious before.
In my next post I will go on to explain how, I’m told, the neurodivergent mind tends to differ from this model.