Chapter 4: Dream Musings

4A: Brainwave States

'Man has no body distinct from his Soul: for that called Body is a portion of Soul discern'd by the five senses, the chief inlets of Soul in this age' ~ Robert Blake

Shamans have always known that the path of death and the path of rebirth are the same. Normally, we don't fear life as much as we fear death - still the two are indistinguishable.

When we die from this life, we are born into the afterlife and vice versa. The fear lies in the fact that there is a veil of amnesia between the two, and we know from reports by those who died in accidents or on the operation table that they could see the surgery or the place of accident from above.

Then some of them went further and met with their spirit guides, dead relatives, or someone else that meant a lot to them. It was not yet their time to die, so they eventually returned to their bodies and continued the lifetime that was so close to being prematurely terminated.

Once the soul had returned to the body again and awakened, one thing the person almost always said was that never again would they be afraid of death, and in fact, many of them did not want to return to life here on Earth - it was much more pleasant on the other side. Interestingly enough, some of them are said to have spent what appeared to be the equivalent of a whole lifetime in the astral, more or less, before they returned to their body at the same time they left it.

This phenomenon, where we spend a different amount of time in the astral than we were gone in Earth-time, actually has a scientific explanation, which has to do with cycles per second. Researchers have, thus far, mapped out four main brain states:

  1. Beta. 14-100 cycles per second, normal alert waking state. Higher range associated with anxiety, disease, fight or flight conditions.
  2. Alpha. 8-13.9 cycles per second, just below the normal state of alertness. Associated with light-relaxation, daydreaming, and selfreflection. A non-drowsy, yet relaxed, tranquil state of inward awareness that occurs before sleep. Beginning access to the subconscious mind (Source: Paul M. Helfrich: "Seth on ‘The Origins of the Universe and of the Species' - An Integral Conscious Creation Myth", pp.75-76, op. cit. 131)
  3. Theta. 4-7.9 cycles per second, deep relaxation, reverie, lucid dreaming, mental imagery, meditation, increased memory and focus, deep-rooted memories, and inspiration. Characterized mainly by light sleep, REM dreams, hallucinations, hypnogogic imagery, deep meditation, and access to the subconscious mind.
  4. Delta. 1-3.9 cycles per second, the deepest, most rejuvenating stage of dreamless, non-REM sleep and deep meditation. It also produces stress reduction, which can promote healing of the body. Human growth hormones are released and loss of body awareness.

Paul M. Helfrich calls dreamscape the "Subconscious Mind", while I, on the other hand, find it more accurate and helpful to call it the "Subconscious Mind", since the Subconscious Mind registers everything that happens whether awake or not. The Subconscious Mind, which consists of the Theta State and Delta State are the true multidimensional minds.

Paul Helfrich, who is the author of the article from which I borrowed the explanations of the four brain states, has, in turn, borrowed them from mainstream research. Channeled sources, however, refer to dream state as being mainly the Delta State, which is 1-3.9 cycles/sec.

I don't want to contradict researchers who have actually tested those brain wave cycles on subjects, but I have this strong feeling that Delta is the state of very deep dreaming in conjunction with dreamless sleep (1-? c/s [cycles per second]), while Theta is more shallow dreaming, like that which we have closer to when it's time to wake up.

The Theta State is also all of the remainder that Helfrich is listing. In this book, we are going to refer to Delta State when we experience deep levels of dreaming, and Theta State when the dreaming is shallower.

The true 3-D mind is basically operating in the Beta State, while the other three are more or less multidimensional in an ascending order, where the Delta State is most multidimensional. However, everything that does not refer to the five senses is multidimensional, beginning with Alpha State.

A very long time ago when we got trapped in matter, we noticed there were things that were pleasant and other things that were not so pleasant, and we got the sense of good and evil. We can now only imagine the feeling we had when we noticed that the bodies that we were to try out were manipulated by the AIF and were traps that our souls could not easily escape from. We were glued to the bodies!

Shortly after that, the AIF closed down a lot of our chakras and turned off certain strands in our DNA so that the connection with our multidimensional selves was lost. It must have been a great shock to notice that all that remained of reality was a short bandwidth of the electromagnetic spectrum where everything is solid and can't easily change form.

Still, this is what happened. The only time we could connect with our multidimensional selves was in dream state! However, if some of us thought we could escape then, we were in for a surprise. Imagine the relief when we noticed that we could leave our bodies while we were sleeping and the disappointment when we found out that we were unable to escape due to a Grid surrounding our planet.

As if that weren't enough, we were also attached to our bodies via our souls even when we were astral traveling and didn't have much choice but to eventually return to the body. In fact, as soon as the body woke up, the soul returned into it. Thus, the hologram was constructed!

Therefore, the purpose of the dream section of this book is to train the conscious mind to reconnect with the multidimensional mind while we are dreaming. Being able to do this consciously while in dream state will eventually, after some training, help the readers connect more easily with the multidimensional mind also in the awaking state.

The same thing holds true when we train ourselves to remember our dreams, which is another thing we will practice - it keeps a connection open between the conscious and multidimensional minds. The results from the combined exercises in this book will train the conscious mind to get more used to a multidimensional reality.

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