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Q4LT

(QuestionsfortheLionTamer)
ByJC
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TableofContents

I. Introduction

II.Aha!Moments,REMSleep,&LucidDreaming

III.Meditation,Hypnosis,&theCorpusCallosum

IV.GrowthHormone&PastLives

V.Hypnagogia,SleepParalysis,andOBEs

VI.NDEs,TheGodHelmet,&DejaVu

VII.Supernormal&WimHof

VIII.WildTheoriesPart1

IX.WildTheoriesPart2

X.WildTheoriesPart3

XI.WildTheoriesPart4

XII.HeartBrainConnection

XIII.Conclusion

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Introduction

ThisisntnecessarilyabookbutmoresoacompilationofblogpostingsthatIwas
spurredtocompileintoaPDFinordertoorganizeinaconcisemanner.Thevideos
embeddedwithinthesepostingsdidnottransferoverduringthisprocessandIremoved
manypicturesinordertoalleviateanyunnecessaryprintinkwastagesoifyouwould
liketoseethecontentinitsentirety,visit
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inordertodoso.

InregardstothecontentathandIbelievethatwhiledimethyltryptamine(DMT)isa
mysteriousandimportantendogenousmoleculetostudy,itshouldbelookedatina
comprehensivemanner.Itismyopinionthatthereductionistscientificmindsettendsto
overemphasizethenecessitytoreducetheconversationofatopicdowntoafew
specifics.Whetherthishasgivenusabettergraspoftheworldandourplacesinitis
hasyettobedetermined.

FrommyverycrudeobservationofthetopicofDMT,itappearsratherconsistentthat
certainparametersseemtocoincidewithitspotentialreleaseinthebody&brain.From
astrictlybiological,mechanisticviewpointitappearsasthoughelevatedlevelsofthe
hormoneMelatonincoupledwithAlkalosis(suppressedCarbonDioxide(respiratory)
andevenpotentiallyMetabolicnearingdeathstates)appeartoreliablyleadtoaltered
statesthathypotheticallycoincidewithDMTsynthesis.However,thereareclearlyother
factorsinvolvedindifferentcasesbasedonwhatappearstobeaformof
electrical/electromagnetic/magnetoelectrictypeoffluctuationwithinthebody/brain.

Thisisnotasimplesubjecttocoverasthebodyscomplexitiesinrelationtothe
environmentscomplexitiesareliterallyinfinite.Feelfreetoemailmewithanyfeedback
orinsultsat
q4lt00@gmail.com
.Ihopeyouenjoyreadingthisthing.

II.Aha!Moments,REMSleep,&LucidDreaming

Thealarmsoundsoffat6:30am.Yougroggilyturnitoff.

Maybeyoufaintlyrecalladreamforaminuteortwo.Youthenquicklyjumpoutofbed
andhopintheshowertoprepareyourselfforadayofwork,school,and/ortendingto
thefamily.Fromthispointuntilyoureturnbacktoastateofquietnessandalessening
ofphysicaland/ormentalstimulus,youarelikelytopredominantlyspendthemajorityof
yourdayinthedominantbrainwavestateknownasBeta.Thisstatecorrelateswith
thefrequencyrangebetween12and30Hz(someresearcherswilllimitBetato25Hz).
Generallyspeakingwhenapersonisinthisstate,theyareexperiencingvarying
degreesofbeingalert,engaged,andhavingfocusedmentalactivity.Atthelowerend
(12to15hz),onesmoodcouldbedescribedasslightlybroodingoridling(example:
stuckintraffic,casuallysurfingtheweb).AtthemidrangeofBeta(16to22hz)a
personcouldbecharacterizedasbeingstronglyengaged(example:active,analytical
problemsolving).TheupperrangeofBeta(23to30hz)correlateswithhighlycomplex
thought,theintegrationofnewexperiences,andexcitement(example:creativeproblem
solving).

Whenapersonisawakebutinamorerelaxedstateofbeing,theirEEGwaveislikely
tobeclassifiedasAlphawhichmeasuresbetween8to12Hz.Abehavioral
characteristicofthisstatecouldbewhenyouaredaydreamingorinanonengaged,
relaxedstatewhilewatchingtelevision.Thisisgenerallythestatethatmostpeople
correlatewiththeirrecognizableandpreferredstateofrelaxation.Itsnotoverly
relaxedtothepointofgrogginessbutthestressofonesdailyroutinesaremarkedly
absentbothphysicallyandmentally.

ThenextEEGwavecoincideswithdeeprelaxationandpossiblyevenlightsleep.This
isknownastheThetabrainwavestateandmeasuresbetween4to8Hz.Abehavioral
characteristicofthisstateisnormallywhenapersontransitionsfromarelaxedstate
whilelayinginbedandeventuallytothefirststageofsleep.Thetaisalsorecognizedas
abrainwavestateinducedduring

deephypnosis
,

deepmeditation
,and

sensory
deprivationtankexperiences
.

TheslowesttypeofEEGwavecorrelateswithdeepsleepknownasDeltawhich
measuresbetween0.5to4Hz.Usuallyapersonisin

deepsleep
whentheyareinthis
state.Experiencedmeditationpractitionershavealsobeenknowntoattainthis

EEG
stateduringmeditation
.
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(Note:Yourbrainisconstantlyemittingdifferentfrequenciessimultaneouslyso
whenwerefertoyourspecificbrainwavestate,wearereferringtoyour
dominant
frequency.)

Ifthesefourbrainwaves(Beta,Alpha,Theta,&Delta)werethe
only
brainwave
frequencieshumansgenerallyexperiencedonadaytodaybasis,verybasicsurface
logicwouldleadonetobelievethatthegreaterHzlevelswouldequatetopotentially
morepreciseandmoreaccuratecognitiveabilities.Thelogicwouldcontinuethataswe
slowdownthedominantHzfrequency,ourprecisecognitionwoulddecreaseandwe
wouldloseourabilitiestomakesenseofthecomplexandintricatedetails.Anybody
whohasworkedintenselyonaprojectortaskwithanylevelofcomplexitycanattestto
thespecificmentaldifferencesbetweenpinpointfocus/precision(example:abrain
surgeonduringsurgery)comparedtowhenoneisonthecouchwatchingtheirfavorite
moviehalfpayingattention,halfdaydreaming(example:abrainsurgeonwatching
television).Itwouldappeartomakesensethatatourpeakfocusandmental
capabilities,wemighthoverinthe25to30Hzrangeduringthedayandintheevening
weeventuallyslowdownintolightrelaxation(1012hz),deeprelaxation(610hz),light
sleep(46Hz),andsubsequentlydeepsleep(0.5to4Hz).

Ifonlythingsweresosimple.

Gammawavesareclassifiedashavingafrequencyof30Hzandabove(somesources
willciteanythingabove25Hzwhileotherswillciteonlywavesabove40Hz).While
analogelectroencephalography(EEG)equipmentwasfirstintroducedtotheworld
nearly100yearsago,thefrequencyreadingforanalogEEGwaslimitedto25Hzand
lesser
.Itwasntuntiltheadventofdigitalelectroencephalography(EEG)equipmentin
the1970sandsubsequentlyeaseofaccesstoinexpensivemicroprocessorsinthe
1990sthatbrainwaves25Hzandabove(Gamma)couldbeobservedwithgreater
consistency,accuracyandease.

Itwouldappearsomewhatlogicalthatifapersonisdaydreamingat12Hz,highly
engagedat22Hz,involvedinveryintricate,creativecomplexityat30Hztherejust
mightbethepotentialityforevengreater,morecomplexprocessingability
above
30Hz.
In2009,astudywaspublishedinthejournalCurrentDirectionsinPsychological
Sciencetitled

TheAha!Moment,TheCognitiveNeuroscienceofInsight
.Thisstudy
wasbasedonmeasuringneuralcorrelatesduringsuddencomprehensioninproblem
solvingmomentswhicharedeemedasaninsightoranAha!moment.EEGequipment
and(fMRI)functionalmagneticresonanceimagingwereutilizedtostudythefrequency
(Hz)andareasofthebrainwhichbecameactivatedduringthesemoments.Thestudy
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concludedthatinsightsolutionsorAha!momentsarepositivelycorrelatedwithbursts
ofGammaWaves(40Hz).

Hereisanexcerptfrom

BrainWorldMagazineregardingthe2009study
:

Inthevolunteersthatexperiencedinsight,KouniosandBeemanfoundadistinctive
sparkofhighgammaactivitythatwouldspikeonethirdofasecondbeforevolunteers
consciouslyarrivedatananswer.Additionally,theflashofgammawavesstemmed
fromthebrainsrighthemisphereanareainvolvedinhandlingassociationsand
assemblingpartsofaproblem.
Gammaactivityindicatesaconstellationofneurons
bindingtogetherforthefirsttimeinthebraintocreateanewneuralnetwork
pathway.
Thisisthecreationofanewidea.Immediatelyfollowingthatgammaspike,
thenewideapopsintoourconsciousness,whichweidentifyastheAha!Moment.

Inaddition,KouniosandBeemannotedaburstofslower,alphabandactivityoverthe
rightvisualcortexanareaofthebrainthatcontrolsoursightoccurringimmediately
priortotheburstofgammawaves.Thisunexpectedfindingsuggeststhatthebrainis
quietingtheneuronsinthatareatoreducetheamountofdistractionandvisual
interferencetakeninsimilartoeverydaycircumstances,thewaywecloseoureyesor
lookawaywhenconcentratingonaquestionwhichthenallowsinsighttopopinto
awareness.

In2008,astudywaspublishedinthePublicLibraryofSciencetitled

Deconstructing
Insight:EEGCorrelatesofInsightfulProblemSolving
citingverysimilarresults.The
resultsofthestudywereasfollows,wefoundstronggammaband(4048Hz)
responsesatparietooccipitalregionswhichweinterpretedas(i)anadjustmentof
selectiveattention(leadingtoamentalimpasseortoacorrectsolutiondependingon
thegammabandpowerlevel)and(ii)encodingandretrievalprocessesforthe
emergenceofspontaneousnewsolutions.

Thisisanextremelyinterestingfindingbeingthatitappearsthattheremightbesome
basisforpurposelyquietingthemindandslowingthebrainwavesinorderto
consciouslygenerateGammawaves.Iftheconscious,activeproblemsolversinthe
studywereabletogeneratemildGammawavespikes(40hz)thatwereimmediately
precededbyAlphawaves(812Hz),theremightbethepotentialforevengreater
GammawavespikestomanifestfrominducingTheta(48Hz)andevenDelta(0.54
Hz)wavesprior.Intheorythiswouldsubsequentlyandsimultaneouslycreatemore
profoundneuralnetworkdevelopmentthatleadstoprofoundinsightsandpossiblyeven
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greater,currentlyunassimilatedcognitiveabilitiesandevensupernormalphysical
abilities.

Overallthesestudiesindicatethatthe40Hzrangeoffersustheburstsofsignificant
insightthatwecantouchuponduringcomplexproblemsolving.Thequestiongets
progressivelymoreintriguingwhattypesofintuitionsand/orexperiencescanpeople
haveat50Hz60Hzor70Hzandabove?Digginginevenfurthersincethese
Gammawavestakeplaceinsplitsecondbursts,whattypeofinformationmighta
personbecapableofgeneratingifGammawavesweretobesomehowsustainedfor
prolongedperiods?

Themilliondollarquestiononthissitealwaysseemstocomebackto
mightthis
haveanycorrelationwithendogenouslyproducedDMT?

In2005,a

studypublishedintheJournalofPsychoactiveDrugs
reportedincreasesin
globalEEGcoherence(totalbrainsynchrony)inthe3644Hzand5064Hz(Gamma
Hz)frequencybandsforbothsubjects.Thiswasasmallstudythatinvolvedtwo
experiencedparticipantswhoconsumedtheshamanicbrewknownasAyahuasca.A
1998studypublishedinthejournalPhytomedicine
wouldpublishsimilarresultsciting:
Postingestion,weobservedincreasesinpowerinthe3644Hzfrequencyband("40
Hz).

Whilethiswouldbeconsideredtobeanexternallyadministeredformof
dimethyltryptamine(DMT),itisstillratherintriguingthatGammawavesappearto
correlatewiththeexperience.

FollowingthelogicthatagreaterHzmeasurementequatestopotentiallyhigher
processingabilitiesandintuitionitmakesonewonderwhenDMT/Ayahuascausers
describearealerthanrealexperience.Whilethetermhallucinogenisutilizedwhen
discussingexternallyadministeredsubstances,itsimportanttonotethatDMTis
producedendogenouslyinhumansaswellaspotentiallyallmammals.Whileithasyet
tobeofficiallyverified,itappearsasthough

DMTislikelyproducedduringoursleep
stagescorrelatedwith"dreams.

(Q4LTbelievesthatthereisanundeniablecorrelationbetweensignificantly
elevatedMelatonin(C13H16N2O2)levelsduringdeepsleep,breathrate(release
ofCO2),andendogenousDMT(C12H16N2)synthesis.)

In2008,the

JournalofNeurosciencepublishedapaper
outliningtherelationship
betweenThetaandGammacoordinationduringREMsleep.Somenotesfromthe
paperareasfollows(warning:mosttermswillbeslightlyincomprehensiblewithout
readingtheentirepaperandutilizinggoogle):Thetaandgammasynchrony
(simultaneousoccurrence)wassignificantlyhigherduringREMsleepcomparedto
activewaking.

WhitenedspectrogramofLFPrecordedfromthedentatemolecularlayershowinga
typicalperiodfromREMsleep.Notethetransientincreasesinthepowerandpeak
frequencyofboththetaandgammaoscillations.
Thegammapowerincreaseinthe
whitenedspectrumtypicallypeakedaround100Hz,buttheelevatedpowerin
theseburstsoftenextendeduptoaround250Hz.

ComparedtotonicREMperiods(noeyemovement),phasicREM(rapideye
movement,muscletwitches,respiratoryvariability)epochsshowedincreasedthetaand
gammapowerthroughoutmosthippocampallayers.Comparingphasicversustonic
REMalsoshowedincreasedthetacoherenceamongCA1layersandbetweenthe
dentateandCA1,thelatterpossiblyindicativeofmorecoherentinputsfromlayers2
and3oftheentorhinalcortextothedendritesofthedentateandCA1respectively.

Gammacoherenceincreasedamongnearlyallhippocampalregionsduringphasic
REMcomparedtotonicREM(Fig.5B,C),suggestingthatwhiletonicREMisassociated
primarilywithdentate/CA3gammasynchrony,phasicepochsmayprovideshort
windowsinwhichthedentate,CA3andCA1transientlysynchronize.

Whateverexperiencesthatoccurduringdreamstateswhilesleepingarelargely
attributedtointelligiblehallucinations.However,thereareafewcasesinwhichthe
informationderived/interpretedduringthesedreamshaveledtoimportantdiscoveries
inscience(ex.EinsteinsSpeedofLight,BohrsAtomicModel).Someofthese
significantfindingsareoutlinedby

TaraMacIsaacoftheEpochTimes
in

"5Scientific
DiscoveriesMadeinDreams
and

4MoreScientificDiscoveriesMadeinDreams
.

Doesthisequateto
all
dreamsprovidingprofoundworldchanginginformation?

Notlikelybutitdoesleadustoaskthequestionwhetherthedepthandprofoundnessof
theinsightstakingplaceduringwakingandsleepstatescorrelatewithGammawaves
andpotentiallyendogenousDMTsynthesis.Basedontheincreasedformationofnew
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neuralnetworkpathwaysduringthesemoments/states,itwouldoutwardlyappearthat
thisgrowthwouldbeagoodthingespeciallyifcorrelatedwithemotionallypositive
experiences.Onemustremaincognizantthat

varyingamountsofDMThaveproduced
awidevariationofeffects
.In

Dr.RickStrassmansstudy
thelowestdoseadministered
(0.05mg/kg)providednopsychedeliceffectswhilethehighestdose(0.4mg/kg,800%
greaterthanthelowest)providedprofoundhallucinatoryexperiences.Thefactthat
Gammawavesupto250Hzwereregisteredinthe2008REMsleepstudywould
appeartoprovidesometangibleframeworkastothebrainsincreasedprocessing
muscleduringthesedreamstates.

Imaginewhattypeofinsightsonemighthaveinaconsciouswakingstateofproblem
solvingiftheywereabletogenerate250Hz!?!?

Idigresssomewhat.

Inanycase,youdbehardpressedtofindanymedicalpractitionerofanyformatthat
woulddeclaredeepsleep/REMsleepasbeingdetrimentaltothebodyandbrain.In
2004,the

AmericanPsychologicalAssociationpublishedsomequotesfromDr.James
B.Maas
,aprofessorandformerchairmanofthepsychologydepartmentatCornell
UniversitywhospokeattheWesternPsychologicalAssociations84thAnnual
Convention.

QuotesfromDr.Maas:
Besidesboostingalertness,sleepparticularlyrapideyemovement(REM)sleepisa
wayforthebraintostorenewinformationintolongtermmemory.Thebrain
accomplishesthisthroughaphenomenonthatresearchershaveonlyrecentlycometo
understand:sleepspindles.

Sleepspindlesonetotwosecondburstsofbrainwavesthatrapidlywaxandwaneat
strongfrequencies,socalledforthespikeimagetheyformonanEEGreadingoccur
duringREMsleep.TheREMphaseusuallytakesplacetowardtheendofthenight,
betweenthesixthandeighthhoursofsleep,whenpeoplearemostlikelytodream.The
brainsneuralpatternsduringREMsleepresemblethoseofitsawakenedstate.

DuringREMsleep,thebrainbusilyreplenishesneurotransmittersthatorganizeneural
networksessentialforremembering,learning,performanceandproblemsolving.
Conversely,deprivingthebrainofsleepmakesyouclumsy,stupidandunhealthy.

studypublishedin2013intheJournalofNeuroscience
outlinedingreatdetailthe
multipleregenerativepropertiesofsleepespeciallyduringtheREMstage.Thereare
dozensifnothundredsofpeerreviewedpapersastothephysiologicalbenefitsofdeep,
prolongedsleep.

Whataboutpeoplewhoclaimtohaveluciddreams?
Theformaldefinitionofaluciddreamis:anydreamduringwhichthedreameris
awarethattheyaredreaming.Duringluciddreaming,thedreamermayallegedlybe
abletoexertsomedegreeofcontroloverthedreamcharacters,narrative,and
environment.

In2014,a

studywaspublishedinthejournalNatureNeuroscience
titledInductionof
selfawarenessindreamsthroughfrontallowcurrentstimulationofgammaactivity.In
thisstudytheresearcherswereabletoinduceluciddreamsinsleepingparticipants
viaelectricalstimulationofthebrain.Theconclusionofthestudywasasfollows:We
foundthatcurrentstimulationinthelowergammabandduringREMsleepinfluences
ongoingbrainactivityandinducesselfreflectiveawarenessindreams.Other
stimulationfrequencieswerenoteffective,suggestingthathigherorderconsciousness
isindeedrelatedtosynchronousoscillationsaround25and40Hz(Gammawaves).

2009studyinthejournalSleep
publishedastudybasedondecipheringthe
physiologicalcorrelatesofluciddreaming.Theresultswereasfollows:Resultsshow
luciddreamingtohaveREMlikepowerinfrequencybandsDeltaandTheta,and
higherthanREMactivityintheGammaband,thebetweenstatesdifferencepeaking
around40Hz.Powerinthe40Hzbandisstrongestinthefrontalandfrontolateral
region.

ThusfarwehaveestablishedAha!moments,REMsleepdreaming,Ayahuasca
treatments,naturalLucidDreamstates,andexternallyinducedLucidDreamingwith
thismysteriousGammawavewhatelsemighttherebe?

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III
.
Meditation,Hypnosis,&theCorpusCallosum

Thegeneralconsensusofthebenefitsand/orreasonsforemployingthepracticeof
meditationisinordertoquietthemindwhichleadstoadestressingofthebody.Its
interestingtonotethatwhilemanypeoplereportthegenerallyrelaxingeffectsof
meditatingonaconsistentbasis,somepractitionerswillreporttranscendentalstatesin
whichtheyexperiencedeeplyprofoundinsightsofaspiritualnature.These
experiencesarecurrentlynoteasilyassimilatedintermsofhowtraditionalscientific
mindstendtoviewmeasurablereality.However,itdseemimportanttoputthese
transcendentalstatesintocontextwithwhatwecurrently
can
measure.

In

2004,theProceedingsoftheNationalAcademyofSciences
publishedapaper
outliningtheEEGstatesoflongtermmeditatorsduringtheirmeditativepractices.The
conclusionsofthestudywereasfollows:Theratioofgammabandactivity(2542Hz)
toslowoscillatoryactivity(413Hz)isinitiallyhigherintherestingbaselinebefore
meditationforthepractitionersthanthecontrolsovermedialfrontoparietalelectrodes.
Thisdifference
increasessharply
duringmeditationovermostofthescalpelectrodes
andremainshigherthantheinitialbaselineinthepostmeditationbaseline.

In

2010,inthejournalCognitiveProcesses
apaperwaspublishedstudyingtheEEG
readingsduringlongtermVipassanameditatorsvs.nonmeditators.Theresultswere
asfollows:Relativeincreaseinfrontaltheta(48Hz)powerwasobservedduring
meditation,aswellas
significantlyincreased
parietooccipitalgamma(3545Hz)
power,butnootherstateeffectswerefoundforthetheta(48Hz),alpha(812Hz),or
beta(1225Hz)bands.ThefindingssuggestthatlongtermVipassanameditation
contributestoincreasedoccipitalgammapowerrelatedtolongtermmeditational
expertiseandenhancedsensoryawareness.

In

2004,NeuroscientistDr.RichardDavidsonswouldstudytheEEGwaves
emittedby
TibetanmeditatingmonksandfoundsomeofthemonksproducedGammawave
activitymorepowerfulandofhigheramplitudethananydocumentedcaseinhistory.In
2008,Dr.DavidsonwouldconductanotherstudywithBuddhistMonk,MatthieRichard
nicknamedTheHappiestManintheWorld.
TheEEGwavesthatRichardwould
showcasewereconsideredtobeliterallyoffthechartsintermsofsignificantstrength.

Muchlikethenumerousphysiologicalandneurologicalbenefitsofdeepsleephave
beenextensivelyreviewed,thegeneralphysicalmechanicsofmeditationappearrather
similartothoseofsleep(EEGstate&rhythmofbreathing)andprovideverysimilar
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benefitsitappears.Thekeydifferencebetweenmeditationandsleepisthatin
meditation,apersoncanconsciouslyinfluencethegeneralintentofthebrain/mind
whereasinsleepitjustgoescrazy!(Justkiddingitgoeswhereveritgoes.)

Anotherintriguingaspectof

meditationisinregardstoneuroplasticity
.Thisreferstothe
abilityforapersontoliterallychangethephysicalstructureoftheirbrain.Beingthat
weveoutlinedthefactthatGammawavescorrelatewithnewneuronalconnections
activelytakingplaceforthefirsttimeandthefactthatGammawavesarecreatedin
abundanceforthelongtermmeditationpractitioners,itshouldcomeasnosurpriseas
tothepositiveemotionalbenefitsofthispractice.ItshouldntbeasurprisethatThe
HappiestManintheWorldisalongtime,dedicatedmeditator.Whenpeopletendto
thinkofanaturalhappinesschemicalinsidethebody,theyregenerallyfamiliarwith
thetermDopamine.Inthebrain,

Dopaminefunctionsasaneurotransmitter
transmittingsignalsfromoneneurontoanotherneuron.LogictellsusthattheHappiest
ManintheWorldwhogeneratesskyhighGammawavescreatingmassivenew
neuronalconnectionsismostlikelysimultaneouslygeneratingskyhighdopamine
surges.

(A

1977studypublishedinthejournalLifeSciences
showcasesincreased
productionofstriataldopamineduetoexogenousDMTadministrationinlab
rats.)

Butwhataboutthetranscendentalexperiencestheselongtimemeditatorsseemto
have?

Remember?TheGammaburstsofinsightsintheAha!momentsthatoccurredatthe
40Hzrange?

Justbecausewecanquantifythosemomentsbyutilizingrealworldexamplesof
insightsbasedonscientifictesting,itdoesntnecessarilyequatetotheBuddhistmonks
experienceat80oreven200Hzasbeingunreal.Therehastobeaconsistencyin
termsofhypothesisandanalysis.Perhapsmodernsciencelacksthewidelens,deep
scopeframeworkneededtoassimilatetheseexperiencesintopotentiallyagreater
realityoftruths?Orperhapsitssimplyalackoffuturisticequipmentthatwouldallowus
topeerintotheworldofhigherlevelGammaWaves?

Dr.RickStrassmanhypothesized
thattheremightbeacorrelationbetweenburstsof
endogenousDMTduringdeepmeditativestateswhichcoincideswiththemystical
experiences.Basedonstudyingthe

generalprojectedmechanicsforDMTsynthesis
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andthephysicalaspectsofmeditativepractice,thehypothesisdoesntseemfarfetched
whatsoever.

Ontothenextpieceofthepuzzle

Hypnosisisamuchmalignedandmisunderstoodaspectofmindtinkering.Many
peoplethinkofhypnosisasapersoncluckingaroundlikeachickenonstageafter
havingapocketwatchdangledinfrontoftheireyes.Whiletherearesuchoccurrences
asthis,therejustmightbealittlemoretothisfieldofstudy.

In

2000,BrainResearchBulletinpublishedapaper
inregardstotheEEGpatternsof
hypnotizedvolunteers.Thefindingswereasfollows:EEGactivityshoweda
significant
increaseinthegammaband
withaleftfrontocentralprevalence.

In2004,a

studypublishedinthejournalPain
outlinedthedifferencesofpainperception
betweenwakingandhypnotizedvolunteers.Theresultswereasfollows:High
hypnotizability,comparedtomediumandlowones,experiencedsignificantpainand
distress
reductions
forFocusedAnalgesia(visualization)duringhypnosisand,toa
greaterextent,duringposthypnosiscondition.CorrelationalanalysisofEEGsweepsof
eachindividualrevealedbriefintervalsofphaseorderingofgammapatterns,preceding
andfollowingstimulusonset,lastingapproximatelysixperiods.

In2002,a

studyintheInternationalJournalofPsychophysiology
waspublishedin
regardstopainperceptioninregardstohypnosisand40HzGammawaves.Theresults
wereasfollows:Gammaactivity(32100Hz)overprefrontalscalpsitespredicted
subjectpainratingsinthecontrolcondition(r=0.50,P=0.004),andnoother
frequency/topographycombinationdid.

ItappearsasthoughthesemysteriousGammawaveshaveonceagainreared
themselvesduringhypnosis.Thequestioniswhetherthehypnotizedvolunteersare
merelythinkingtheyfeellesspainoriftheyareinactualityfeelinglesspain.

Atsomepointthequestionwillbedoesitreallymatter?

Letstakealookatsomeofthemoreexternalizedcases

Thehumanmouthisconsideredoneofthemostsensitivepartsofthebody.The
concentrationofnerveendingsinthemouthappeartobequitevast.

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Generallyspeaking,theprocessofremovingafullyembeddedmolarfromapersons
mouthrequiresforceandwithouttheuseoflocalorgeneralanesthesiawouldbe
consideredquitepainful.Theremovalofapersonswisdomtooth/teethisconsideredto
besurgicalbynaturesometimesrequiringgeneralanesthesia(puttingapersonto
sleepviasedatives)aswellaslocalanesthesia(numbingintheareaofthetooth
removal).

In

2013,theJournalofCraniomaxillofacialSurgery
publishedastudyinwhich24
volunteershadtwowisdomteethremoved.Ineachpatient,onetoothwouldbe
removedutilizinghypnosisasameansofpainpreventionwhiletheothertoothwouldbe
removedutilizinglocalanesthesia.Theresultsofthestudywereasfollows:

Ofthesubjectswhounderwenthypnosis,onlytwosubjects(8.3%)reportedpainafter
inductionofhypnosis.Inthelocalanaestheticgroup,8subjects(33.3%)reportedpain.
Theresultsofthestudyshowedthatpatientsinthehypnosisgrouphadlesspainduring
thefirstfewhourspostoperatively.

Painintensityinthetwogroupsat5and12hourspostoperativelyexhibitedsignificant
differences.Inthehypnosisgroup,10patients(41.7%)tookanalgesicmedicationin
thelocalanaesthesiagroup,22patients(91.7%)tooktheanalgesicmedication(P=
0.0001).Inotherwords,patientsreportedlesspainwhentheywereunderhypnosis.

Thisisratherintriguingbasedontheundeniablesensitivityofthemouthandthe
potentialpaininvolvedinextractionofthelargestmolarswhichwasnullifiedbyutilizing
hypnosis(whilelikelyinducingGammawaves)moresothanchemicalanesthesia.

In1999,

ActaChirurgicaBelgicatheofficialjournaloftheRoyalBelgianSocietyfor
Surgery
publishedastudyregardinghypnosisanditseffectsonthyroidectomy(thyroid
removal)andcervicotomy(incisionintothecervixoftheuterus)inplaceofgeneral
anesthesia(completesedation).Theresultsofthisstudywereasfollows:
Allsurgeonsreportedbetteroperatingconditionsforcervicotomyusinghypnosis.All
patientshavinghypnosisreportedaverypleasantexperienceandhadsignificantlyless
postoperativepainwhileanalgesicusewassignificantlyreducedinthisgroup.

Thereareotherstudiesshowcasingverysimilarpositiveeffectsintermsofhypnosis
beingeffectivelyutilizedinplaceofanesthesia.Hereareafewotherswevecompiled:
Hypnosisassoleanesthesiaforskintumorremoval
Hypnosisanddentalanesthesiainchildren:aprospectivecontrolledstudy
Hypnosisinsteadofgeneralanesthesiainpediatricradiotherapy
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Bilateralneckexplorationunderhypnosedation:anewstandardofcareinprimary
hyperparathyroidism?
Randomizedclinicaltrialoflocalanestheticversusacombinationoflocalanesthetic
withselfhypnosisinthemanagementofpediatricprocedurerelatedpain

Itwouldappearpertinenttonotethat5MeoDMThasbeenacknowledgedtohave
analgesiceffectwithinthemammalianbody.A

1985studyinthejournalBrain
Research
,observesthattheanalgesiceffectsof5MeoDMTwerereversedwhen
noradrenaline(alsoknownasnorepinephrine)wasdepleted.Thisfindingwas
corroboratedina

1987studyinthejournalPhysiologyandBehavior
.Thiswouldappear
valuabletonoteasitpertainstosignificantlyelevatednorepinephrine(alsoknownas
noradrenaline)levelsobservedinhypnotizedvolunteers(butnotcontrolvolunteers)as
showcasedina

1991studyintheAmericanJournalofClinicalHypnosis
.

Itdgenerallyappearthatamongstcertainpeoplethataremoresusceptibletobeing
deeplyhypnotized(possiblesomnambulists)thatthisformofmindalterationmethod
canbetangiblyusefulinanexternalizedfashion.Whiletheprecise,measurable
physiologicalmechanismsofwhatistakingplacethroughoutthebrainandbodyduring
hypnosisandpainperceptionhaveyettobefullydeciphered,therearesome
interestingnotesfrom

Dr.RobertO.BeckersbookTheBodyElectric
.TheBody
ElectricshowcasesextensivedetailsofDr.Beckersstudiesonthelimbregeneration
capabilitiesofsalamanders.

TheBodyElectric:
(Charlie,Howard,andIdecidedtofindouthowthebrainsDC(directcurrent)potentials
behavedinhumans.Theelectrodeswedbeenusingonsalamanderscouldntbe
scaledupforpeople,butwithinaweekCharlieinventedsomethatwouldgiveus
equallyprecisereadingsfromthehumanhead.Weimmediatelyfoundthatthe
backtofrontcurrentvariedwithchangesinconsciousnessjustasinthesalamanders.
Itwasstrongestduringheightenedphysicalormentalactivity,itdeclinedduringrest,
anditreverseddirectioninbothnormalsleepandanesthesia.Thisknowledgeled
directlytotheexperiments,describedinChapter13,thattaughtusmuchabouthow
hypnosisandpainperceptionwork.

OneofthemostexcitingresultsofmycollaborationwithDr.Friedmanwasproofthat
onesstateof
waking
consciousnesscouldchangetheperceptionofpain.Friedman,
whoalreadyusedhypnosistocontrolchronicpaininhispatients,gaveseveralofhis
bestsubjectshypnoticsuggestionsofarmnumbnessdeepenoughthattheycouldnt
feeltheprickofaneedle.Ineachcase,Ifoundthatthefrontalnegativepotentialofthe
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headbecamelessnegative,oftenreachingzero,astheclientattaineddeeptrance.The
readingchangedinthesamedirectionasinanesthesia,onlynotasfar.Then,whenthe
suggestionforpaincontrolwasgiven,thearmpotentialreversedjustasithadin
responsetoprocaine.Conversely,whenacontrolsubjectwasaskedinnormalwaking
consciousnesstoconcentrateforcefullyononearm,itssensitivitytopain
increased
,
andthehandpotentialbecamemorenegative.Wefoundwecouldusethisdifferenceto
determinewhetherapersonwasreallyhypnotizedorjustcooperating.

Somedoubters(includingmyself,Imafraid)hadbelievedhypnoanalgesiawasmerelya
stateinwhichthepatientstillfeltpainbutdidntrespondtoit,buttheseexperiments
proveditwasarealblockageofpain
perception
.Itseemsthatthebraincanshutoff
painbyalteringthedirectcurrentpotentialsintherestofthebodyatwill.Theres
everyreasontosupposethatpaincontrolthroughbiofeedbackoryogalikewiseworks
byusinganinnatecircuitforattenuatingthepainsignal,whichreleasesashotofthe
bodysownpainkillers.Whenthesignalisappropriatelymodulated,itreleases
endorphins(internallyproducedopiates),asshownbyexperimentsinwhichaninjection
oftheopiateantagonistnaloxonenegatestheanesthesiaofacupuncture.Ipredictthat
researchonthissystemwilleventuallyletuslearntocontrolpain,healing,andgrowth
ourmindsalone,substantiallyreducingtheneedforphysicians.)

MuchlikewevenotedinpastpiecesonQ4LTthatitappearsasthoughalteredEEG
waves(slowingdown)appearstoleadtoan

increaseinMelatoninproduction
,wenow
findthattheseslowerEEGwavesalsoappeartocoincidewithelevatedGammawaves
(newneuronalnetworkdevelopment)bursts.

Knowingtheimmensecomplexityofthehumanbody,therearelikelyotherfactors
playingoutduringthesestatesthathasyettobefullydiscussed.

HGH(HumanGrowthHormone)isanaturalhormonesecretedbythePituitaryGland.
Throughoutourlifetime,theproductionofthishormonespeedsupduringpubertywhich
leadstoourgrowthspurts.Oncewereachourgeneraladultage(1820),theproduction
levelsdecreasedrastically.Generallyspeaking,ourgeneticcodeappearstoreadthe
internalhormonalenvironmentthatcorrelateswiththeabilitytoreproduce,andonce
certainparametersaremet,thepurposeofgrowthiscomplete.

However,theadministrationofexogenousHGHappearstobeabletophysicallyaltera
personsabilitytogrowwellpasttheirperceivednaturalagelimit.Someofthemostwell
notedobservationsoftheeffectsofHGHonapersonsphysiqueisamongst
professionalathletes(ex.

baseballplayerBarryBonds
).Theseathleteshaveingested
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thishormoneinordertoenhancetheirphysiqueandsubsequentlytheirphysical
performance.Someofthemostvisiblesideeffectshavebeentheincreaseincranial
circumferenceaswellasthesignificantincreaseinthesizeofthehandsandfeet.

Naturallyspeakingthisisntsupposedtobepossiblewithouttheoutsideforcesof
externallyingestedsyntheticsubstances.

Somatostatinisagrowthhormone
inhibiting
hormone(GHIH).Itisproducedinthe
hypothalamusregionofthebrain,smallintestines,stomach,&pancreas.Thishormone
suppressesthereleaseofHGH(humangrowthhormone)amongstnumerousother
hormones.

In

1993,astudywaspublishedinthejournalClinicalEndocrinology
outliningtheeffects
ofMelatoninanditseffectonthestimulationofHumanGrowthHormonesecretion.The
studyfound:
itislikelythatmelatoninplaysthisfacilitatoryroleatthe
hypothalamiclevelby
inhibiting
endogenoussomatostatinrelease
.

In

2004,astudyinthejournalPinealResearch
showcasedtheeffectsofexternally
administeredmelatoninonsomatostatinbindingsites.Thestudyfound:Thepresent
resultsdemonstratethatmelatonindecreasestheactivityoftheSRIF(somatotropin
releaseinhibitingfactor)receptoreffectorsystemintherathippocampus,aneffect
whichisapparentlynotmediatedbymelatoninreceptors.

Wherearewegoingwiththis?

In

1999,inthejournalAlternativeTherapiesinHealthinMedicine
astudywas
publishedoutliningtheeffectsofhypnosisforthehealingofbonefractures.Utilizinga
smallsamplesizeof12patients,6weresubjectedtohypnotherapyand6werenot
subjectedtohypnotherapy.Theresultswereasfollows:Resultsshowedtrendstoward
fasterhealingforthehypnosisgroupthroughweek9followinginjury.Objective
radiographicoutcomedatarevealedanotabledifferenceinfractureedgehealingat6
weeks.Thesedatasuggestthathypnosismaybecapableofenhancingboth
anatomicalandfunctionalfracturehealing,andthatfurtherinvestigationofhypnosisto
acceleratehealingiswarranted.

AfewscientificpapersimplyexternallyadministeredGrowthHormoneasaccelerating
bonefracturehealing:

Bone
(2003),

ClinicalOrthopaedicsandRelatedResearch
(2006),and

ExpertOpiniononInvestigationalDrugs
(2009).

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In

2006,intheJournalofAmericanAcademyofDermatology
astudywaspublishedin
regardstobalding(hairloss)andthepotentialuseofhypnosisfortreatment.Thestudy
encompassedatotalof28patientswhohadpreviouslyfailedtoreceiveanybenefit
fromconventionaltreatments.Theresultswereasfollows:Scalphairgrowthof75%to
100%wasseenin12patientsafter3to8sessionsofhypnotherapy.Totalgrowth
occurredin9ofthese12patients,including4patientswithalopeciauniversalisand2
withophiasis.In5patients,asignificantrelapseoccurred.

In

2008,InternationalJournalofClinicalandExperimentalHypnosis
publisheda
separatestudyinregardstohypnosisasameanstoaddressbalding(hairloss).The
resultswereasfollows:Twelveoutof21patients,including4withtotallossofscalp
hair,presentedasignificanthairgrowth.Allpatientspresentedasignificantdecreasein
scoresforanxietyanddepression.Althoughtheexactmechanismofhypnotic
interventionshasnotbeenelucidated,theauthorsresultsdemonstratethathypnotic
interventionsmayamelioratetheclinicaloutcomeofpatientswithAAandmayimprove
theirpsychologicalwellbeing.

In

1999,inthejournalPsychotherapyandPsychosomatics
astudywaspublishedin
regardstohypnosisasamethodtotreattheskinconditionknownaspsoriasis.The
resultswereasfollows:Highlyhypnotizablesubjectsshowedsignificantlygreater
improvementthandidmoderatelyhypnotizablesubjects,independentoftreatment
groupassignment(activesuggestionorneutralhypnosis).

Whilethesearejustahandfulofstudiesinwhichhypnosiswasutilizedtosuccessfully
addressphysiologicalconditions,itappearsratherintriguingtoconsiderthepotential
hormonalfluctuationsthatoccurfrominducingthesealteredstatesofbeing.Itappears
asthoughtheeffectivenessofhypnosisislargelypredicatedonthehypnotizabilityofa
person.Whilemanypeoplemightnaivelypostulategullibilityasafactorof
hypnotizability,itinsteadappearsasthoughtheremightbedistinctphysicalfactorsthat
playakeyrole.

TheCorpusCallosumisawide,flatbundleofneuralfibersinthebrainconnectingthe
leftandrighthemispheres.Itisthelargestwhitematterstructureinthebrainand
facilitatesinterhemisphericcommunication.In

2007,inthejournalNeuroimage
astudy
waspublishedinregardstothepositivecorrelationbetweenthethicknessofCorpus
Callosumandincreasedintelligence.

In

2013,thepublicationBraintheJournalofNeurology
outlinedthedistinct,measurable
differencesinAlbertEinsteinsbraincomparedtotheaveragepopulation.While
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Einsteinsoverallbrainmasswasquiteaverage,hisCorpusCallosumwasmarkedly
muchthickerinallareas.

HereisthesummaryofthestudyofEinsteinsbrain:Insummary,tothebestofour
knowledge,thisstudyisthefirsttoinvestigatetheconnectivityofEinsteinscerebral
hemispheresbycomparingthemorphologyofhiscorpuscallosumwiththatof15
elderlyhealthymalesand52younghealthymales.WefoundthatEinsteinscorpus
callosumwasthickerinthevastmajorityofsubregionsthantheircorrespondingpartsin
thecorpuscallosumofelderlycontrols,andthatEinsteinscorpuscallosumwasthicker
intherostrum,genu,midbody,isthmus,and(especially)thespleniumcomparedwith
youngercontrols.Thesefindingsshowthattheconnectivitybetweenthetwo
hemisphereswasgenerallyenhancedinEinsteincomparedwithcontrols.Theresultsof
ourstudysuggestthatEinsteinsintellectualgiftswerenotonlyrelatedtospecializations
ofcorticalfoldingandcytoarchitectureincertainbrainregions,butalsoinvolved
coordinatedcommunicationbetweenthecerebralhemispheres.Lastbutnottheleast,
theimprovedapproachforcorpuscallosummeasurementusedinthisstudymayhave
moregeneralapplicationsincorpuscallosumstudies.

Interestinglyenough,in

2004astudypublishedinthejournalBrain
outlinedthefactthat
increasedanteriorCorpusCallosumisassociatedwithhypnotizabilityandtheabilityto
controlpain.Itsalsointerestingtonotethatstudiespublishedin

2010inthe
ProceedingsofNationalAcademyofSciences
and

2011inthejournalNeuroImage
observethatmeditationleadstodevelopingathickercorpuscallosum.

TherearealsostudiesshowcasingwhatappearstobeacorrelationbetweenCorpus
Callosumatrophyandaging/Alzheimer'sdisease:

NeurobiologyofAging
(1994),
ArchivesofNeurology
(2002),

JournalofNeurology
(2004),

JournalofNeurology
NeurosurgeryandPsychiatry
(2005),and

PublicLibraryofScience
(2012).

Thisgoesbacktothe

neuroplasticeffectsofmeditation
andotherformsofmindaltering
statessuchas

Ayahuasca
,

hypnosis
,andpossiblyothers.Unfortunatelyneuroplasticity
goesbothwaysasthedegradationofCorpusCallosumappearstocoincidewithlesser
cognitivefunction.

Werebeginningtodigressagainsomewhat.

Thusfarwevecitedstudiesinwhichhypnosisappearscapableofeffectivelynullifying
pain,regrowinghair,andspeedingupbonefractures.Wevealsooutlinedtheapparent
correlationbetweenMelatoninproduction,Somatostatinsuppressionwhich
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subsequentlycorrelateswithincreasedHGH(humangrowthhormone)production.
WeveidentifiedthatGammaWavessignifynewneuronalconnectionsthroughoutthe
brainwhichwouldappeartosignifygreaterbrainpowerduringthesemoments.Weve
toucheduponCorpusCallosumthicknessplayingakeyroleintheinterconnectivityof
boththeleftandrighthemispheresofthebrain.Thequestionnowbecomeswhatare
thepossiblymostextremepotentialswhenutilizingthepresentedinformation?

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IV.GrowthHormone&PastLives

Basedonthebasicmeasurementsincludingbutnotlimitedtothepositiveneuroplastic
effects,systemichealthbenefitsofsleep,andpositivehormonalsecretionthese
inducedalteredmentalstatesappeartoworktowardsoptimizingthefunctioningofthe
brainandbody.Logicallyspeakingitwouldntappeartomakesensethataperson
producingelevatedamountsofMelatonin,Dopamine,andHGHwhileactively
regeneratingwouldbeconsideredtobeina
sub
optimalstate.Idventuretosaythat
theseparameterswouldbemuchclosertothewhathealthlookslikeratherthanhaving
theoppositeparameters(lowlevelsofMelatonin,Dopamine,&HGH,withatrophyof
thecorpuscallosum).

Inanycase,letuscontinuethediscussionofpotentialsduringalteredstates.Werestill
stayingonhypnosisfornow

Weendedthesecondpartwithaskingthequestionaboutthepossibilitiesofcreating
physicaldifferencesinonesbodywhileinthisalteredstate.Wecitedtheexamplesof
studiesshowcasingtheeffectivenessofhypnosisfor

painmanagement
,

anesthesia
,
hairregeneration
,

toothremoval
,aswellasafewothers.

Theseallseemratherusefulmentaltoolstohaveaccessto.Thequestioniswhat
elsemightwebeabletoaccess?

Dr.MiltonErickson
wasanAmericanpsychologistandpsychiatristwhospecializedin
medicalhypnosisandfamilytherapy.Hewasthefoundingpresidentofthe

American
SocietyforClinicalHypnosis
.HewasalsoamemberoftheAmericanPsychiatric
Association,theAmericanPsychologicalAssociation,andtheAmerican
PsychopathologicalAssociation.

Inreadingthebook,

UncommonTherapy
itisevidentthatEricksonsapproachappears
quiteunorthodoxbutintriguinglycalculated.Whilehispredominantfieldoftherapy
appearedtobealleviatingvariouscommonformsofbehavioraldisorders,therearea
fewnotedcasesinwhichuncommonoccurrencestookplace.

Probablyoneofthemostfamouscasesofthisuncommonoccurrenceisfoundinthe
book

EricksonianApproaches:AComprehensiveManual
.Hereisthepassage:
In1960,hetoldmeabouta20yearoldmanwhogrew12inchesinheightinthespan
ofoneyear.Inhypnosis,atthestartoftherapy,thisstuntedyoungmanlookedouton
hisworldasthoughunwillingtogrow,amoderndayPeterPan.Forexample,he
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describedaroomasthoughhewerestandingbeneathatable.Similarly,acowonhis
farmwasvisualizedasthoughitweretenfeettallhiseyeswereonalevelwithcows
udder.GrowthbegantotakeplacewhenEricksonencouragedthemantohallucinate
hisworldasthoughhewerestandingpartwayupastaircase.Isaid,Whyhaveyou
keptthisreportoutoftheliterature?Ericksonsmiledandsaid,Norespectableeditorof
ascientificjournalwouldpublishsuchanimpossiblething.Dr.Erickson,Ianswered,
Youaretheeditorofarespectablejournal.Hesmiledagainandsaid,Iwouldliketo
keepmyjob.(Cheek,1982,p.282.)

A20yearoldmangrowing12inchesinheightinoneyear?

Itsurelysoundsimprobablebutsincewevealreadyoutlinedtheprojectedhormonal
fluctuationsfromhypnosis(
melatoninsomatostatinHGH
),thereappearstobea
potentialbiologicalfoundationinplace.Thefollowingstudiesshowcasethe
effectivenessofexternalHGHadministrationinincreasedheight:

NewEnglandJournal
ofMedicine
(1999),

BritishMedicalJournal
(2002),

JournalofEndocrinology
Metabolism
(2004),andthe

InternationalJournalofPediatricEndocrinology
(2014).

(
Interestingnote#1:
Thediseaseknownascancerisconsideredtobean
"uncontrolleddivisionofabnormalcellsinapartofthebody.Itappearsasthough
breastcancerisassociatedwith

abnormallyelevatedlevelsofthesexhormones,
androgenandestrogen
.Whilecancerishardlyconsideredtobeatypeofpositive
growthinonesbody,itisagrowthbased
atleastpartially
onhormonalfluctuations
nonetheless.Itsrecentlybeenobservedthattheincidenceofvariousformsofcancer
andmentaldepressionhaveasignificantcorrelationoutlinedin

BiologicalPsychiatryin
2003
and

Neoplasmain2009
.Itsimportanttokeepthisinmindasweproceed
forward.)

Hereisanotherexcerptfrom

EricksonianApproaches
:
Ericksonrecognizedtheimportanceofhealthybodyimagery.Heusedhypnosistohelp
atleasttwoyoungwomenallowtheirbreaststogrowinresponsetotheirown
hormones.Theyhadpreviouslyinhibitedsuchinteraction,consideringthemselves
unfeminineandunattractive(EricksonandRossi,1980b,p.1835).(Thiswas
publishedinthe

AmericanJournalofClinicalHypnosisin1960,Volume2,Issue3.
)

Itsyetanotherexampleofwhatmightbeconsideredimprobableeffectsofhypnosis
withoutcomprehendingthepotentialunderlying,
measurable
factors.

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In

1974intheJournalofSexResearch
,astudywasconductedbyDr.JamesE.
Williamsregardingtheeffectofhypnosisonthebreastenhancementofwomen.The
detailsofthestudywereasfollows:
Thefirstphasecomparedhypnosiswithandwithoutsuggestionsforbreastgrowthin
sixsubjects.Thesecondphaseexaminedtheeffectivenessofhypnoticsuggestionsof
breastgrowthinthirteensubjectsactingastheirowncontrols.Analysisofthedata
indicatedthathypnosispersehadnodirecteffectonbreastgrowth,butthathypnosis
withsuggestionsforbreastgrowth
waseffectiveinstimulatingbreastgrowth.

In1977afollowupstudywasconductedbyDr.AllanStaib&D.R.Loganofthe
UniversityofHoustonregardingthereplicationofthe1974study.Thestudywas
publishedinthe

AmericanJournalofClinicalHypnosis:Volume19,Issue4.
The
conclusionwasasfollows:
Anexperimentwasdesignedinanattempttoreplicatethefindingsofapreviousstudy
(1974,Dr.Williams)whichindicatedthathypnosiscouldbeusedeffectivelytostimulate
breastgrowthinadultwomen.Threeadultwomenweregivenaseriesofhypnotic
treatmentsinwhichsensationsofbreastgrowthweresuggested.Itwasfoundthat
hypnoticstimulationofbreastgrowthdidresultinlargerbreasts.Athreemonth
followup,notincludedinthepreviousstudy,demonstratedthatwhilesomedecrease
hadoccurredduringthethreemonthsafterthecessationoftreatment,81%ofthegains
madewereretained.

(
InterestingNote#2:
Itsbeennotedthatchildrenasoldas11yearsoldhavebeen
abletoregeneratethetipsoftheirseveredfingers.Thiswasobservedin

cases
documentedbytheJournalofHandSurgeryin1993
&

1995
.Thisabilityisalso
acknowledgedinthejournal

RegenerativeMedicinein2014
.Perhapsitsimportantto
notethepredominant

EEGstateofchildren
andtheirabilitytoregeneratevs.the
averageadult?)

In

1977,intheAmericanJournalofClinicalHypnosis
astudywaspublishedby
psychologistDr.RichardD.Willardregardingthepotentialforhypnosistoinducebreast
growthinwomen.Herearethedetailsfromthestudyoutlinedinthebook

Bodypower
:

22femalevolunteers,ranginginagefrom19to54,wereaskedtouseselfhypnosis
andvisualimageryinanattempttoenlargetheirbreasts.Atthestartofthestudy,which
waseventuallydescribedinfullintheAmericanJournalofClinicalHypnosis,five
individualbreastmeasurementsweretakenforeachwomancircumference,height,
widthandothermeasurementswererecordedbyadoctorwhowasnotinvolvedinthe
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experiments.ThevolunteersthenattendedDrWillardscliniconceaweekforsixweeks
andonceeverytwoweeksforanadditionalsixweeks.

Atthefirstsessionthewomenweretaughthowtorelaxtheirmusclesbyusingthe
samesortoftechniqueastheoneIhavealreadydescribedinthisbook.Subsequently,
theywereaskedtodothisandthentoimaginethattheyhadawet,warmtoweldraped
overtheirbreasts.Theywereaskedtoimaginethatthetowelwasmakingtheirbreasts
feelwarm,oriftheyfoundthisdifficulttoimaginethataheatlampwasshining
directlyontotheirbreasts.

Oncethewomenweresatisfiedthattheirbreastsweregettingwarmer,theywereasked
todevelopanawarenessofapulsationwithintheirbreasttissue.Itwassuggestedto
themthattheyshouldbecomeconsciousoftheirheartbeatsandfeeleachnewbeat
pushingbloodintotheirbreasts.Theyweretoldtopractisethisexerciseeverydayat
home.

Attheendofthe12weekexperiment,28percentofthewomenhadachievedthe
growthinbreastsizethattheywanted,85percenthadconfirmedthatasignificant
increaseintheirbreastsizehadbeenachievedand46percenthadreportedthatthey
hadhadtobuybiggerbras.Theaverageincreaseinbreastcircumferencewas1.37
inchesinbreastheight,0.67inchesandinbreastwidth,1.01inches.Mostwomen
reportedthatbytheendoftheexperimenttheycouldfeelwarmbloodflowingintotheir
breastssimplybythinkingabouttheirbreasts.

Therewereotheradvantages,too!Thosewomenwhohadatthestartofthe
experimentcomplainedofhavingbreastsofunequalsize,reportedthattheirbreasts
hadbecomeequalinsize.Allthewomenreportedthattheirbreastswerenowfirmer.
Andsome63percentofthewomen,whohadcomplainedofhavingpendulousbreasts
whentheexperimenthadstarted,reportedthatthefullnessandthecontoursoftheir
breastshadreturned.Incidentally,tomakesurethattheextrabreastsizehadntjust
beenachievedbyanincreaseinweight,thewomenwerealsoweighedatthestartof
theexperiment.Attheendofthe12weekperiod42percentofthewomenhadactually
hadaweightlossofgreaterthan4pounds,buthadallneverthelessnoticedan
improvementintheirbreastsize.

Whenhestudiedthechanges,DrWillardfoundthattherewasnocorrelationbetween
theincreaseinsizeandthesizeofthebreastsatthestartoftheexperiment.Hedid,
however,findthattherewasacorrelationbetweentheeasewithwhichthewomenwere
abletovisualisebloodflowingintotheirbreastsandtheincreaseinsizewhichthey
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obtained.Theonlytwowomenwhosubjectivelyfeltthattheirbreastshadnotincreased
insize(butwhodid,infact,haveameasurableincreaseinbosomdimensions)had
bothhaddifficultyinfeelingtheeffectofthewarmthontheirbreasts.

Adultheightgrowth,adultbreastgrowth?

Ifcancersignifiesanabnormalgrowthofcellsandislinkedtomentaldepression,could
itbepossibletoinduce
desired
growthfrominducingacompletelydifferenttypeof
mentalstatewhichoptimizesgoodhormones?Ifchildrenhaveconsistentlyshownthe
abilitytoregeneratetheirseveredfingertipsfullywhileadultscannotwhatisthemain
differenceinmentalandhormonallevelscomparedtoadults?

Itsinterestingtonotethataccordingtonumerousanecdotalclaimsbyhypnotherapists
acrosstheworld,thespontaneousremissionofcancerhasbeenobservedamongsta
numberofpatients.Ifstress/depressionisoneofthemainculpritsofcancer
development,itdappearthataspontaneousremissionwouldlikelybesynergistically
linkedtoaspontaneouschangeinemotionalstate.A

2016studyinBMCNeuroscience
showcasedthespontaneousremissionofdepressivebehaviorinducedbychronic
restraintstressinmice.Theconclusionofthestudywasasfollows:
UsingpersistentbrainnetworkhomologyanalysisofEEGsignalsfromeightcortical
regions,wefoundthatrestorationof
gammaactivity
atthenetworklevelisassociated
withbehavioralremission.

Couldthisobservationbethepotentiallinkbetweenthespontaneousremissionof
cancerusinghypnosisandpotentiallymanyothersimilaralteredstates?

Thebigdifferencebetweenhypnosisandtheexternaladministrationofsubstancesis
themeasurabilityfactor.Inadministeringadrugorcompound,itisusuallyisolated,
measured,andadministeredorally,transdermallyorinjected.Whenitcomesto
hypnosis,factorssuchashypnotizabilityofthepatient(corpuscallosumdevelopment),
expertiseofthehypnotherapist,andconsistencyofapplicationarekeyvariables.

Thekeytakeawaysfromthe1977studybyDr.Willardisinregardstotheconsistency
ofapplication.Itwasa12weekstudy(84days)inwhichdailypracticeofselfhypnosis
wasinducedbyeachvolunteer.Thevolunteerswouldalsoattendatotalof9hypnosis
sessionsbyDr.Willard.Incompletelyunquantifiedtheorythiswouldequateto75
totalmicrodosesofHGH(selfhypnosistechniques)and9fulldosesofHGH(hypnosis
administeredbyDr.Willard).A

1998studyinGynecologyEndocrinology
showcasedthe
effectivenessofadministeringacompoundtoenhanceexpressionofIGF1(insulinlike
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growthfactor1)inordertoincreasebreastsizeinwomen.Incidentallymelatoninalso
appearstoenhanceexpressionofIGF1outlinedin

GrowthDevelopment&Agingin
1990
,

ExperimentalandClinicalEndocrinology&Diabetesin1997
,andthe

Journalof
PinealResearchin2008
.

Inaddition,ifwearetobelievethatthenervoussystemisthebasisforcommunicative
functionbetweenthebrainandbody,therelationshipbetweenMelatoninandNerve
GrowthFactor(NGF)wouldappearkey.Ifoneweretoassumethattheseresultsof
physicalenhancementarerealwewouldpresumethattherewouldbedistinct
changesinGrowthHormonefluctuationsaswellasthenervesthattransmitthe
signal(s).HereareafewstudiessupportingtheroleofMelatonin(whichincreases
duringmeditativelikestates)onNGF:

JournalofPinealResearch
(1998),

Journalof
NeuroscienceResearch
(1998),and

NeurologyandClinicalNeurophysiology
(2002).

Themoreyoudigintothedetailsthe
less
farfetchedtheresultswouldappeartobe.

Obviouslythisisbasedonextremelycrudeobservationbutitisanobservation
nonetheless.

Additionalinterestingnotesfromthegroupofstudiesisthatinthe1974study,hypnosis
byitselfhadnoeffectonbreastgrowth.Itwasonlyhypnosiswith
suggestion
forbreast
growththatactuallystimulatedthepositiveeffect.Inthe1977studybyDr.Willardthere
wasalsoacorrelationbetweentheeaseofvisualizationofbloodflowingintotheir
breastsandtheincreaseinsizewhichtheyobtained.Thesefindingswouldbe
extremelydifficulttoquantifiablymeasureutilizingtraditionalbiologicalparameters.

Thisisacaseofunexplainableeffectsthatcorrelatewithintentionofthemind.
Perhapstheycanbemeasuredutilizingaspecificfrequencyofinfraredcameraorsome
sortofelectricalflowcapturedevice?

InDr.RobertBeckersbookTheBodyElectric,heoutlinesanexperimentinwhichhe
simulatesthebioelectricalcurrentthatsalamandersutilizetoregrowtheirsevered
limbs.Traditionallyspeaking,afullymatureratisntcapableofregeneratinganarmthat
hasbeenclearlyseveredpasttheelbow.Howeverregenerationisexactlywhatwas
observedinhisexperimentsinthe1970sandhasbeenreplicatedrecentlyinastudy
publishedin

2015inthejournalScientificReports
.

CoulditbepossiblethattheobservedchangesinDC(directcurrent)withinthebrain
(TheBodyElectric)duringhypnosiscouldpotentiallycreatethepreciselyaltered
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electricalstimulationforimprobablegrowthandregeneration?Perhapscertainelectric
frequenciesaremoreeasilytransferredviatheaspectofvisualizationthanothers?

Butonceagainwerebeginningtodigress.

(
Interestingnote#3:
ThecreatorofthefirstEEGmachinein1924wasamannamed
HansBerger.Bergercreatedthemachinespecificallytoquantifywhathebelievedas
an

undeniableabilityofhumanstoinvoketelepathictransferofthought
.Bergerwould
failinhisattemptandIhavethesneakysuspicionthatoneofthekeyaspectsofthis
wasduetotheinabilitytocapturehigherlevelGammaWavespriortocreationofthe
digitalEEGinthe1970s.Hewaslikelyontherightpathbutjustsohappenedtobeborn
inthewrongera.

Q4LThaspreviouslylaidoutthephysiologicalhypothesis
for
consciouslyinducedtelepathy.)

Letuspostulatethatalloftheseabilitiesareindeedrealandthatweinactualityhave
untappedpowersofthemindwhenutilizingvarioustechniquestopurposelyquietthe
braininordertotapintohigherHzlevels(Gammawaves)andpossiblyDMTsynthesis.
Thequestionthenbecomesdoesitmake
logical
sensetocompletelydiscardthe
informationderivedfromthesealteredstates?

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Forexample,duringhypnosisespeciallysomnambulisticstates(ultradeephypnosis),
somehypnotherapistshavestumbleduponpatientsthatbegintodiscusspastlives.It
appearsasthoughthisoccursunexpectedlyasthehypnotherapistattemptstoregress
thepatienttoanearlierpartoftheirlifethattheyarentabletoconsciouslyrecall.It
appearsasthoughinsteadofmerelydelvingintoearlychildhood,thepatientvividly
beginstodescribeexperiencesnotassociatedwiththeircurrentlifetime.

Itsastrangephenomenatosaytheleast.

ThisoccurredinthecaseofYalealumni

Dr.BrianWeiss
whichledtohimauthoringthe
book

ManyLives,ManyMasters
andsubsequentfollowupbooks.Asimilar
phenomenaoccurredtoselfproclaimedatheist

Dr.MichaelNewton
whowouldgoonto
author

JourneyofSouls
andafewotherbooks.

In

1993,intheInternationalJournalofPsychophysiology
astudywaspublished
outliningEEGanalysisduringhypnoticinduction,hypnoticdreamandageregression.
Theresultswereasfollows:Ineyesopenandclosedconditionsinwakingand
hypnosishighlyhypnotizablesubjectsproducedagreater
40HzEEGamplitude
(Gammawaves)
thandidlowhypnotizablesubjectsatallfrontal,centralandposterior
locations.Thetapowerwasneverapredictorofhypnoticsusceptibility,40HzEEG
amplitudedisplayedaveryhighmaineffect(p<0.004)forhypnotizabilityinhypnotic
conditionsbydisplayingagreater40HzEEGamplitudeinhighhypnotizableswith
respecttolows.

OnceagainweseethesemysteriousGammawavesassociatedwithhypnotizabilityand
evenmorespecificallyageregressionhypnosis.Itsinterestingtonotethatthefollowing
studieshaveequatedThetaGammacouplingassociatedwithbothshorttermand
longtermmemoryrecollection:

InternationalJournalofPyschophysiology
(2002),
Neuroimage
(2004),and

TechnologyandHealthcare
(2015).

Coulditbethatduringthesedeepenedstatesofconsciousness,highlevelgamma
wavesareinducedwhichallowthepersontorecallinformationinwhichtheoriginis
currentlyunknown?SomethinglikeanULTRAAha!moment?

Q4LThasextensivelycoveredthepotentialphysiologicalaspectofreincarnationrecall
amongsthypnotizedadultsaswellaschildreninthepiecetitled

Statisticsof
Reincarnation
.Weincludedtheworkby

Dr.IanStevensonandDr.JimTuckeratthe
UniversityofVirginia
inwhichover5,000documentedcasesofchildrenseemingly
recallingpastlives.Itsurfacelyappearsasthoughtheremightbesomedistinct
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similaritiesintermsofEEGstateandpotentiallyhormonalreleaseinbothhypnotized
patientsandyoungchildrenduringrecall.

Theconceptofreincarnationandpastlivesisratherunscientificbynature.Itisnota
fieldofstudythatcanbequantifiedutilizingtraditionalscientificmeans.However,that
doesntequatetothevalidityofdiscardingtheconceptaltogetherespeciallyifenhanced
abilitiesareobservedthatcoincidewithverysimilarphysiologicalstatesduring
hypnosis.Itsimplylacksconsistencytoembracetheaestheticaspectsofhypnosis,
acceleratedhealingofhypnosis,hairregeneratingabilitiesofhypnosis,andtheoverall
physiologicalbenefitsofhypnosisonlytodiscardwhateverdoesntfitintoones
measurablebeliefsystems.Atthesametimeitdoesntequatetoingestingthe
informationandtakingeverywordasgospelbuttodiscarditcompletelywouldappear
tobeinconsistentwhichisratheranunscientificqualitywithinitself.

Wedounderstandthatsomeoftheseconceptsmightmakesomereadersabit
uncomfortableaswearebeginningtopushtheboundariesofwhatwebelieveabout
ourinherentnature.Asthesayinggoesgrowthspurtscantendtobeuncomfortable.
However,wevetriedtoremainasconsistentaspossibleasitpertainstoGamma
wavesandthepossibilitiesofendogenousDMTsynthesisthatcorrelateswiththese
innateabilitiesandinsights.

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V.Hypnagogia,SleepParalysis,andOBEs

In

partIV,wedugalittledeeperintotheanomalisticaspectsofhypnosis(especiallythe
somnambulisticstates
).

Webelievethatinordertomakealittlebitofsenseofmostanomaliesinlife,ithelpsto
digintothepolaritiesofvirtuallyeachoccurrence.Inordertodigestthepotentialityfor
positivephysicalmanipulation,itdappearimportanttounderstanddiseaseand/or
negativephysicalmanipulation.Thephysiologicalmechanicsbehindoneconceptcan
helptopotentiallyopenupthepathwaytodiscoveranessentialkeyforanother
concept.

Theofficialdefinitionofhypnagogiaistheexperienceofthetransitionalstatefrom
wakefulnesstosleep:thehypnagogicstateofconsciousness,duringtheonsetof
sleep.IntermsofEEGstate(whichwecoveredinPart1),itwouldappeartogointhe
orderofBeta(1230Hz),Alpha(812Hz),Theta(48Hz),andDelta(0.54Hz).Forthe
majorityofpeoplethehypnagogicmomentwouldseemtooccurintheAlpha/Theta
EEGstateasapersontransitionsfromdeeprelaxationtolightsleep.

ThomasEdisonisknownasoneofthegreatestinventorsandscientistsofthepast200
years.Hisimpactonthemodernworldintermsofinnovationandimprovementof
industrialtechnologyisimmeasurable.

OnenotsowellknownfacetofEdisonscreativearsenalwasthefactthatheregularly
utilizedatechniqueinordertoinducehypnagogiaonpurpose.Hebelievedthis
techniqueplayedakeyroleindevelopingideasthathehaddifficultysolvingduringhis
regularwakingstate.

HistechniquewasasfollowsEdisonwouldsitdowninachairwhileholdingheavy
metallicballs.Hewouldattempttoretainarelaxedfocusonhistopicofchoiceandas
hewoulddriftofftosleep,theballswoulddroptothegroundsubsequentlymakinga
loudnoisethatwouldwakehimup.ItisduringthesemomentsthatEdisonclaimshe
wasabletotapintosolutionsthathewasincapableofproducingwhilewideawake.

ThisisratherintriguingbasedonapparentcorrelationswiththestudyregardingAha!
momentspublishedin

CurrentDirectionsinPsychologicalSciencein2009
(presented
inmoredetailin

Part1
).Hereisthespecificexcerptasitpertainstothepotential
mechanismsEdisonutilizedtocreateinsights:

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Inaddition,KouniosandBeemannoteda
burstofslower
,alphabandactivity
overtherightvisualcortexanareaofthebrainthatcontrolsour
sight
occurringimmediatelypriortotheburstofgammawaves
.This
unexpectedfindingsuggeststhatthebrainisquietingtheneuronsinthatareato
reducetheamountofdistractionandvisualinterferencetakeninsimilarto
everydaycircumstances,thewaywecloseoureyesorlookawaywhen
concentratingonaquestionwhichthenallowsinsighttopopintoawareness.

Itappearsasthoughthepurposeofquietingthemindisinordertoconsciouslyinduce
theGammawave(s)necessaryfordeeperinsights.Fromaverybasicanalysis
selfinducedhypnagogiaseemstoberathersimilarinphysiologicalmechanicsto
selfhypnosisand/orevenmeditation.

Abooktitled

TheEncyclopediaofCreativity
writtenbyDr.MarcoA.Runco&Dr.
StevenR.PritzkeroutlinedthefactthatluminariessuchasBeethoven,Richard
Wagner,WalterScott,NikolaTesla,SalvadorDal,andIsaacNewtonallcredited
hypnagogiaandsimilaralteredstatesasplayingakeyroleinenhancingtheircreativity.

Whiletheconceptofhypnagogiacanseemlikeitcanpotentiallyopenthedoortoa
multitudeofgreatercreativeabilities,thereareotherunexplainedphenomenathathave
reportedlytakenplaceduringthisalteredstate.Peoplehavereportedsensations
rangingfromtaste,smell,temperaturefluctuation,toaudioandvisualhallucinations
duringhypnagogicepisodes.Therehasevenbeenalabeling/diagnosisof

Exploding
HeadSyndrome(EHS)
forpeoplewhoexperienceloudimaginednoises(bomb(s)
exploding,gunshot(s),orcrashingsounds)astheyfallasleep.Oneofthemost
commonlyreportedsideeffectsfrominducinghypnagogia(inadvertentlyoronpurpose)
istheexperienceknownassleepparalysis.

Sleepparalysisisclassifiedasthephenomenainwhichapersontemporarily
experiencesaninabilitytomove,speak,orreactduringthetransitionoffallingasleep
(hypnagogia).Itisreportedtobeaccompaniedbyhallucinations(suchasanintruderin
theroom)towhichoneisunabletoreactduetoparalysis,andphysicalexperiences
(suchasstrongcurrentrunningthroughtheupperbody).

BeingthatDMT(dimethyltryptamine)isconsideredtobeahallucinogennaturally
producedinthehumanbody(aswellaspotentiallyallmammals),itleadsustobelieve
thatthereislikelyacorrelationbetween

endogenousDMTsynthesis
and
hypnagogia/sleepparalysis.ThisdoesntnecessarilyequateendogenousDMTrelease
as
only
occurringduringhallucinogenicstates.BasedonDr.RickStrassmansstudyof
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administeringdifferentlevelsofDMTtovolunteers
,itsquiteclearthatthedifferent
levelsofDMTsignifyvastlydifferentexperiencessomehallucinationinducing,some
not.

AhandfulofstudieshaveverifiedEEGrecordingsofpeopleduringhypnagogic
states/sleepparalysisepisodesshowcasingelevatedslowEEGwavesthatcoincide
withvertexsharpwavestages(appeartobeGammaspikes)outlinedhere:

Sleep
(1996),

Sleep
(1997),

PsychiatryandClinicalNeurosciences
(1998),

Psychiatryand
ClinicalNeurosciences
(1999),

ClinicalNeurophysiology
(2000),

ThebookTheAmericanPsychiatricPublishingTextbookofPsychopharmacology
statesthatsleepparalysisisanadmixtureofREMsleepandawake.Beingthatin
Part1,weoutlinedthefactthatGammawavesashighas250Hzhavebeenrecorded
duringREMsleep,itwouldseemratherlogicalthatGammawavespikescoupledwith
slowwave(Theta/Delta)mightpotentiallycorrelatewith

DMTreleaseandsubsequent
experiencesduringsleepparalysis
.

Thequestioniswhattomakeoftheexperiencesthattakeplaceduringthis
phenomena?

Thefieldofsleepparalysisstudyhadledtothedevelopmentof2categoriesofthe
phenomena.Thefirst,morecommoncategoryisknownasisolatedsleepparalysis
(ISP)whichareinfrequentandmayoccuronlyonceinanindividualslifetime.ISP
episodesaregenerallyshort(usuallynolongerthanaminute)andaretypically
associatedwithintruder/demonichallucinations.Thesecond,lesscommoncategoryis
knownasrecurrentisolatedsleepparalysis(RISP).RISPepisodesareconsidered
chronicconditionsinwhichapersoncanexperienceregularlythroughouttheirlifetimes.
Theseepisodescanlastanhourorlongerandhavetypicallybeenassociatedwiththe
phenomenaknownasanOutofBodyExperienceorOBE.(Somecirclesreferto
OBEas

AstralProjection
)

ThegeneraldefinitionofanOBEisasfollows:anexperiencethattypicallyinvolvesa
feelingoffloatingoutsideonesbodyand,insomecases,thefeelingofperceivingones
physicalbodyasiffromaplaceoutsideonesbody.

Ifwecantangiblyquantifytheotheranomaliesoutlinedinthepreviouschapters,it
wouldappearrather
inconsistent
tosimplydiscardtheexperiencesfromhypnagogic
inducedsleepparalysisasmerelyhallucinations.Thisisespeciallytrueinthefaceof
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consistencyofexperiencewithunconnected,unrelatedpeopleacrosstheworldfor
hundredsifnotthousandsofyearsthathavehadverysimilarexperiences.

Doesthisautomaticallyequatetodemons,orOBEsthatareexperiencedduring
hypnagogia/sleepparalysisasbeingreal?

Notnecessarily.
However,itdoeswarrantfurtherdiscussionorresearchintoliteratureastowhatthese
experiencesmightsignify.Muchlikein

part3
,wemadetheargumentthatitdlack
consistencytoembracethetangiblybeneficialaspectsofhypnosis(naturalanesthetic,
physicalenhancement,physiologicalbenefits)whilediscardinganomaliessuchas
pastliferecall,wecannotreplicatethisfaultythoughtprocessforhypnagogia/sleep
paralysis.

2005paperinthejournalProgressinBrainResearch
regardingtheOutofBody
Experienceconcludedthefollowing:TherevieweddatasuggestthatOBEsaredueto
functional
disintegrationoflowerlevelmultisensoryprocessing
and
abnormal
higherlevel
selfprocessingatthetemporoparietaljunction(TPJ)
.

2010paperinthejournalPsychiatryResearch
outlinedastudyinregardstothe
effectsofmeditativestatesongraymatter(thegoodstuff)densityofthehuman
brain.Theresultswereasfollows:Wholebrainanalysesidentified
increasesinthe
posteriorcingulatecortex,thetemporoparietaljunction(TPJ),andthecerebellum
intheMBSR(MindfulnessBasedStressReduction)groupcomparedtothecontrols.
TheresultssuggestthatparticipationinMBSRisassociatedwithchangesingray
matterconcentrationinbrainregionsinvolvedinlearningandmemoryprocesses,
emotionregulation,selfreferentialprocessing,andperspectivetaking.

A
2008studypublishedinthePublicLibraryofSciences
showcasedtheeffectsof
meditationonTPJactivation.Thestudyconcluded:Thecomparisonbetween
meditationvs.reststatesbetweenexpertsandnovicesalsoshowed
increased
activationinamygdala,righttemporoparietaljunction(TPJ),andrightposteriorsuperior
temporalsulcus(pSTS)
inresponsetoallsounds,suggesting,greaterdetectionofthe
emotionalsounds,andenhancedmentationinresponsetoemotionalhuman
vocalizationsforexpertsthannovicesduringmeditation.

2006studyintheJournalNeuroscience
publishedastudyinregardstotheeffectof
electromagneticstimulationofthebrain.Thestudyfoundthatstimulationtotheright
temporoparietaljunction(TPJ)inducedanOBE.
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Itsinterestingtonotethatwhiletheoverallhealthbenefitsofmeditationbasedon
hormonalfluctuationsareundeniable,theneuroplasticeffectsappeartopositively
optimizethestructureofthebrain.Iftheleveloftemporoparietaljunction(TPJ)
activationcorrelateswiththeOBEphenomenaandmeditationincreasesdevelopment
oftheTPJ,whatcanthattellusabouttheseexperiencesasawhole?

Theabovestudiessuccinctlycontradicttheconclusionofa

2004studyinthejournal
Brain
which
assumes
thefollowingregardingOBEs:Wearguethatboth
disintegrations(personalpersonalextrapersonal)arenecessaryfortheoccurrenceof
OBEandAS,andthattheyareduetoaparoxysmalcerebraldysfunctionoftheTPJina
stateofpartiallyandbrieflyimpairedconsciousness.

TolabeldysfunctionoftheTPJasareasoningforOBEexperiencesappears
contradictoryasitpotentiallyappearsthat
optimized
functionoftheTPJviaregular
implementationofmeditativestatesmightleadtoOBEs.

Abitofaprematurespeculation?

Onceagainiflookedatinasingularfashion,yesitdbeconsideredprematurebut
whenlookedatintotalityasitpertainstotheinformationdiscussedin

previouschapters
&

hormonalbalancethatleadstooptimizationofhealth
,aswellasfuture
data/experiencesthatwelldiscuss,Idontbelieveitisneitherprematurenora
speculation.ItsintriguingthatOBEphenomenahasalsobeenreportedfrom
hypnosis
,

Ayahuasca/DMTsessions
,and

meditativestates
aswell.

2005studyinthejournalProgressinBrainResearch
implicatesthat
impaired
metabolisminthetemporoparietaljunction(TPJ)
couldpartlyexplaintheimpaired
consciousnessseeninAlzheimersdisease.A

2006studyinthejournalHumanBrain
Mapping
cametosimilarconclusionsstating:anothermeasureofanosognosia
(unawarenessofmental/physicaldisability),wasnegativelyrelatedtometabolicactivity
locatedinthetemporoparietaljunction(TPJ),consistentwithanimpairmentof
selfreferentialprocessesandperspectivetakinginAlzheimersdisease.

Itsinterestingtonotethatin

2014,astudypublishedinNeuropsychopharmacology
attributed
increased
temporoparietaljunction(TPJ)andthemedialfrontalcortex
activityasbeingkeyinextensivedreamrecollectionduringsleep.Inunrelatedstudies,
the

JournalofConsultingPsychology
(1959)andthe

JournalofClinicalPsychology
(1970)bothconcludedthatdreamrecollectioncorrelatedpositivelywithintelligence.
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AndyesIve
been
digressingquiteextensively.

Gammawaves,DMT,andnow"OutofBodyExperiences.

Itdseemratherfittingthattheconceptofthespiritleavingthebodywouldcorrelate
withaburstofSpiritMolecule(DMT)
within
thebody.

Organizationssuchasthe

TMI(TheMonroeInstitute)
and

IAC(InternationalAcademy
ofConsciousness)
haveresearchedthisphenomenaquiteextensively.TheMonroe
Institutewasfoundedin1974byRobertMonroewhowouldauthorthreebooks
regardingtheOBEphenomenatitled

JourneysOutoftheBody
,

FarJourneys
,and
UltimateJourney
.ThecurrentpresidentoftheIAC(foundedin2000),

LuisMinero
has
publishedabooktitled

DemystifyingtheOutofBodyExperience
.Healsotaughta
courseonOBEsatMiamiDadecollegefrom1997to2002.

Oneofthemostextensivepublications(1248Pages)intermsoftheOBEexperience
isabooktitled

Projectiology
writtenbyDr.WaldoVieira.

Interestinglyenoughmanyofthetechniquesutilizedtoleavethebodyappearto
mimicmeditative/hypnotictechniquesandcorrelatewithphysiological

mechanicsof
endogenousDMTsynthesis
.

Iunderstandthatthisconceptisdifficulttodigestasthepropertiesofaspiritorsoul
haveyettobequantifiedbymodernscience.Perhapswhatisneededistheproper
equipment/camerastocapturethetranspirationofanOBEinrealtime.Itspure
speculationbutpossiblyaproperlycalibratedinfraredcamera,ordarkmattercamera
coulddothetrick.Asfarfetchedasmuchofthissounds,wemustremaincognizantof
thefactthatphysiologicallyspeaking,manyofthesealteredstatesappeartocorrelate
withoptimizedfunctioningofthehumanbody.Itdbeanentirelydifferentperspectiveif
thesealteredstateswereabyproductofsubparordetrimentalphysiological
conditions.Justbecausewemightnotbeabletomakesenseoftheseexperiences
fromarigid,western,scientificstandpoint,itwouldbeadisservicetorelyoncognitive
dissonancetodismissthesetranspirationsasnothingbutnoise.

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VI.NDEs,TheGodHelmet,&DejaVu

OneofthemorewellknownphenomenainmedicalcirclesasitpertainstoanOBEis
whenapatientclaimstohaveseentheirbodyfromupabovethemselvesduring
traumaticphysiologicalconditions.ThisisgenerallyclassifiedasanNDEornear
deathexperience.

2013studyinthejournalProceedingsoftheNationalAcademyofSciences
outlined
theactivityoftheratbrainfollowingcardiacarrest(heartattack).Thefindingswereas
follows:
Weidentifiedatransientsurgeofsynchronousgammaoscillationsthatoccurredwithin
thefirst30secondsaftercardiacarrestandprecededisoelectricelectroencephalogram.
Gammaoscillationsduringcardiacarrestwereglobalandhighlycoherent

moreover,thisfrequencybandexhibitedastrikingincreasein
anteriorposteriordirectedconnectivityandtightphasecouplingtoboththetaandalpha
waves.Highfrequencyneurophysiologicalactivityintheneardeathstateexceeded
levelsfoundduringtheconsciouswakingstate.Thesedatademonstratethatthe
mammalianbraincan,albeitparadoxically,generateneuralcorrelatesof
heightened
consciousprocessingatneardeath
.

OneofDr.RickStrassmanstheoriesasitpertainsto

DMTsynthesisinsidethehuman
bodyisatthemomentofdeath
orduringseverephysicaltrauma.Itappearsasthough
whilecertainmechanics(meditation/hypnosis+breathing)seemtoreliablyprovidethe
internalenvironmentfor

DMTsynthesis
,thereareinstanceswhenDMTcanbe
producedwithouttheprimingofthebody.In

Q4LTsinterviewwithlongtime
researcherDr.StevenBarker
,hestatedThereissomeevidencethatDMTis
neuroprotectiveandmayplayaroleinneuronalsurvivalinextremephysiological
states.

Whilethisisntanofficialstudy,thisexcerptfromthebook

FearoftheUnknown:
EnlightenedAidinDying
byArthurS.Berger&JoyceBergeraddsadditionalinsightto
theCO2angle:Therearemanyotherelementsthatarenotliketheperceptions
duringanNDEnevertheless,Sabonwonderedwhetherthebuildupofcarbondioxidein
thebraincouldbethetriggerthatsetsoffNDE.Sabomsonlydocumentedcasein
whichbothbloodoxygenandcarbondioxidelevelsweremeasuredatthetimeofthe
patientscardiacarrestandNDEseemstoargueagainstthisbecausethepatients
arterialoxygenlevelwashigherthannormalandhisarterialcarbondioxidelevelwas
lowerthannormal.
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(Ifwearetoremainconsistentinregardstoourhypothesisof

Melatoninactingasa
precursorand/orsynergisticcompoundforDMTrelease
inthebody/brain,itdbelikely
thatasignificantproduction/releaseofMelatoninwouldtakeplaceduringthemomentof
death/NDE.TherearelimitedstudiesinregardstoMelatoninreleaseattimeofdeath.
However,hereareafewstudiesprovidingsupportforMelatoninsneuroprotective
qualities:

ExperimentalBrainResearch
(2005),

PediatricsInternational
(2005),

Acta
NeurochirurgicaSupplement
(2008),

JournalofVeterinaryMedicine
(2008),

Annalsof
theNewYorkAcademyofSciences
(2009),

CurrentNeuropharmacology
(2010),

Neural
RegenerationResearch
(2014),and

ScientificWorldJournal
(2014).)

2009studyinthejournalPalliativeMedicine
publishedfindingsregardingasurgeof
EEGactivityattimeofdeathin7humans.Someofthekeyfindingswereasfollows:In
eachcase,lossofbloodpressure,asmonitoredbyindwellingarterialline,wasfollowed
byadeclineisBIS/PSIactivityfollowedbya
transientspikeinBIS/PSIactivitythat
approachedlevelsnormallyassociatedwithconsciousness
.Thisspikein
electroencephalogram(EEG)activityhadshortdurationandtheactivitythendeclinedto
alevelofactivityassociatedwithburstsuppression.

WhilethenumberofstudiesinregardstoEEGmeasurementduringNDEsisnt
extensive,itsintriguingthatthefewobservationsappeartocorrelatewithGamma
wavesandpotentiallyinstantaneousDMTsynthesis/release.Theanecdotalreportsof
theexperiencesduringNDEssoundeerilysimilartothosethatdescriberegular
OBEs,DMT/Ayahuascasessions,deepstatesofmeditation,andsomnambulistic
statesofhypnosis.

ThequestionregardingNDEsalwaysseemstocomedowntowastheexperience
real?

Onceagainitappearstoboildowntotheconsistencyofinterpretationofmeasurable
physiologicalaspectsofthebody/brainduringthesestates.Wevegoneoverthisin
previouschapters.Ifwearetobelievethatfragmentedbrainactivity,lessglobal
coherenceandweakerHZfrequencyleadstooptimallybetterfunctioningforthebrain
andbody(basedonmeasurableparameters),thenwecanlogicallydiscardmanyofthe
experiencesoutlinedthusfarasunfortunateartifactsofamalfunctioningneurological
system.

However,ifwearetobelievethatgreaterbraincoherencyatahigherHzfrequency
coincideswithgreateroptimizationofthebrainandbody(basedonmeasurable
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parameters),thenwemustacceptsomeoftheseexperiencesas
potentially
greater
truthsthathaveyettobeintegratedintoourperceptionofthisthingwecalllifeat
leastfromawestern,scientificviewpoint.Obviouslywewouldbemakingthis
presumptionbasedonthe
entire
bodyofavailabledata/evidenceratherthansingular
occurrences.Whilemanyskepticscitethatthehallucinationsexperiencedduring
NDEsaresimplybasedonidealisticperceptionsoftheafterlife,Dr.KennethRing
publishedabooktitled

Mindsight:NearDeathandOutofBodyExperiencesinthe
Blind
.ThisbookpresentscasesofpeoplewhohavehadNDEsandOBEswhilebeing
blindfrombirthinwhichtheimagerytheyexperiencedisextremelysimilartothatof
peoplewhonormalvisualfunction.

Oneofthesubjects,VickiUmipegstated,ThiswastheonlytimeIcouldeverrelateto
seeingandtowhatlightwas,becauseIexperiencedit.

(Thisisanimageprovidedby

Dr.JuanAcostaUrquidi
fromhisstudyon
exogenousDMTadministrationpublishedin

TheJournalofNaturalandSocial
Philosophyin2015
.WhilethisimageshowcasesthecoherenceofDeltaEEG
wavesinvolunteerswhoingested5MeoDMT,Dr.AcostaUrquidistatedtoQ4LT,
With5MeODMT9outof10showedtheincreasedgammacoherenceeffect.
WithN,NDMT,
all
subjectsshowedincreasedgammacoherence.)

(Wedofinditintriguingthatthebraincoherenceandphasecouplingactivity
seenintheratNDEstudyupaboveseemstovirtuallymimicthecoherenceand
phasecouplingseeninDr.AcostaUrquidisDMTstudy.)

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OneofthemorecontroversialcontraptionsofrecenttimesisknownastheGod
Helmet.ItwasdevelopedbyStanleyKoren(originallytheKorenHelmet)and
neuroscientistDr.MichaelPersinger.Itwasdevelopedtostudycreativity,religious
experienceandtheeffectsofsubtlestimulationofthetemporallobes.Theapparatus,
placedontheheadofanexperimentalsubject,generatesveryweakmagneticfields.
Persingerreportsthatmanysubjectshavereportedmysticalexperiences,altered
states,andasensedpresencewhilewearingtheGodHelmet.

2004studypublishedintheInternationalJournalofNeuroscience
,showcasedan
experimentutilizingtheGodHelmet.Thefindingswereasfollows:Onlythe
circumcerebralpresentationofthefirstpulsefor25msfollowedbyanaccelerationof+2
mstoeachoftheother7solenoids(thelastduration=11ms)resultedina
significant
increaseinpowerwithinthegammarange(35Hzto45Hz)
overbothfrontaland
occipitallobesbutnotovertheparietalortemporallobes.Theseresultssuggesttopical
applicationofspecificspatialtemporalconfigurationsofmagneticfieldsmayaffectthe
recursivecreationoftherostralcaudalwavesofcohesivefieldsthatmightproduce
consciousness.

Itwouldntappeartobeacoincidencethatthereappearstobesomecorrelation
betweentheGodHelmetexperienceswhichwereinducedviaGammaWavesinthe
frontallobesandtheinducementofluciddreamingviaGammaWavesinthefrontal
lobesasshowcasedinthejournal

NatureNeurosciencein2014
.

ThosemysteriousGammaWavesreartheirheadsonceagain

Anothercontroversialtopicinregardstoalteredstatesispeoplewhoclaimtobe
psychicorhavetheabilitytocommunicatewiththedead.Thishasbeenanability
thatismuchmalignedinscientificcirclesbasedontheinabilitytoquantifyhowthe
informationisderived.Muchofthescientificcommunitypresumesthatpsychicsare
abletospecificallymaneuvertheirvocabularyinamannerthatseemstobevaguely
accuratetotherecipientwhileevadingspecifictruths.

Onewouldpresumethatapersonwhohasdifferentperceptiveabilitieswhether
theybepurehallucinatoryfabricationsorsomethingelsealtogetherwouldexude
significantlydifferentEEGstatesthantheaverageperson.

2013studyinthejournalFrontiersinPsychology
wouldshowcasethebrainactivityof
6participants(inadoubleblindstudy)claimingtobeabletocommunicatewiththe
deceased.Theresultswereasfollows:
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Thecorrelationbetweenaccuracyandbrainactivityduringthe20secondsofsilent
mediumshipcommunicationwas
significantinfrontaltheta
foroneparticipant.
Statisticallysignificantdifferencesatp<0.01aftercorrectionformultiplecomparisons
inelectrocorticalactivityamongthefourconditionswereobtainedinallsixparticipants,
primarilyinthegammaband
(whichmightbeduetomuscularactivity).These
differencessuggestthattheimpressionofcommunicatingwiththedeceasedmaybea
distinctmentalstatedistinctfromordinarythinkingorimagination.

Toconclude,webelievetheresultsforMedium1,correlatingaccuracywith
electrocorticalactivity,qualifyasarobustfinding.Theresultsregardingdifferencesin
gammapowerbandsbetweendifferentmentalstatesremainspuzzlingasthegamma
differenceweobservedseemstoarise,atleastinpart,fromeyeormuscularactivity.
Thecharacterizationoftheexactnatureofthisdifferenceinthegammafrequency
band,andassessingwhetheranyofthisactivityoriginatesfromthebrain,callsfor
additionalresearch.Takentogether,thestudysfindingssuggestthattheexperienceof
communicatingwiththedeceasedmaybeadistinctmentalstatethatisnotconsistent
withbrainactivityduringordinarythinkingorimagination.

TheresearchersappearedtohavedifficultiesdecipheringwhetherGammaEEGspikes
werecorrelatedwitheyeormuscularactivityvs.surgesofthebrain.Theone
eyeopeningfindingfromthestudywasthatoneparticipant(Medium1)appearedtobe
amoreaccuratepsychicthantherestofthegroup.ThefactthatMedium1s
significantaccuracycorrelatedwithspecificelectrocorticalactivityisratherlogical.

InChapter1,weoutlinedthe

2008studyintheJournalofNeuroscience
thatshowcased
GammaWavesashighas250HzduringREMsleepthatcoincideswithslowerwave
states(Theta/Delta).A

2006studyinthejournalScience
statesthefollowingintermsof
theTheta/Gammarelationship:
Weobservedrobustcouplingbetweenthehighandlowfrequencybandsofongoing
electricalactivityinthehumanbrain.Inparticular,thephaseofthelowfrequencytheta
(4to8hertz)rhythmmodulatespowerinthehighgamma(80to150hertz)bandofthe
electrocorticogram,withstrongermodulationoccurringathigherthetaamplitudes.
Furthermore,differentbehavioraltasksevokedistinctpatternsoftheta/highgamma
couplingacrossthecortex.Theresultsindicatethattransientcouplingbetweenlow
andhighfrequencybrainrhythmscoordinatesactivityindistributedcorticalareas,
providingamechanismforeffectivecommunicationduringcognitiveprocessingin
humans.

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Whilethe

researchersinthe2013psychicstudy
upabovehaddifficultiesdeciphering
legitimateGammawavespikesfrommuscle/eyemovements,thereareperiphery
studiesthatshowcaseacouplingbetweenTheta&Gammawaves.Thisleadsusto
believethatMedium1fromtheexperimentislikelyproducingthiscouplingeffect
duringaccuraterecallofinformationregardingthedeceased.Thiswouldmeanthatthe
mysteriousGammaWavesappeartocoincidewithpsychicability.

Thisobviouslyleadstofurtherquestionssuchasifsomepeoplehavetheabilityto
communicatewiththedead,whatdoesthatsayabouttheprocessofdying?What
doesthatsayabouttheprocessofliving?

Whilecommunicationwiththedeceasedappearstobearareoccurrenceamongstthe
generalpopulation,thepsychicexperienceofDjvuappearstobemuchmore
commonbycomparison.ThetermDjvumeansalreadyseen(inFrench).Itisthe
phenomenonofhavingthestrongsensationthataneventorexperiencecurrentlybeing
experiencedhasalreadytakenplaceinthepast.Itsastrangeoccurrenceofperception
thatupto97percentofthepopulationhasreportedhavingatleastonceintheir
lifetimes.

In

2014thejournalNeuroscienceandBehavioralPhysiology
publishedastudy
regardingEEGactivityin166subjects(139healthyvolunteers&27withepilepsy)who
reportedhavingDjvuexperiences.Theresultswerereportedasfollows:Onthe
EEG,thephenomenonofDjvuwascharacterizedbyonsetwith
multispike
activityin
therighttemporalleads,andinsomecases,endedwithslowwaveactivity
(Theta/Delta)activityintherighthemisphere.

Basedonbrowsingthegeneraldefinitionsof"multispikeandpolyspikeasthey
pertaintoEEGpatterns,itseemsasthoughtheysignifyveryfastwavesthatoccurin
consecutivebursts.WhilethelanguageinthestudyabovedoesntspecifythatGamma
wavesprecedetheTheta/DeltaactivityinDjvusubjects,itappearsasthoughthere
is
acorrelationbetweenGammawavesandDjvuoccurrences.

TheformalscientificstanceregardingDjvuisthatitoccursbasedonthebeliefthat
imagesfromoneeyeisdelayed,arrivinginthebrainmicrosecondsafterimagesfrom
theothereye.Thissubsequentlycausesthesensationthatsomethingwasbeingseen
forthesecondtime.ThisisreferredtoastheOpticalDelayPathwayTheory.In
essence,itsamisfiringofthebrainthatleadstothisdissociatedtypeofexperience.

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Thistheoryappearedlogicaltothescientificcommunityuntil

2006whenastudy
publishedinthejournalBrainandCognition
outlinedtheobservationthatahealthy,25
yearoldmalewhowasblindfrombirthexperiencedDjvuregularly.Hereisan
excerptfromScienceDaily
regardinghowthemanexperiencedDjvu:
ButUniversityofLeedsresearchersreportforthefirsttimethecaseofablindperson
experiencingdjvuthroughsmell,hearingandtouch.TheUniversityisaworldleader
indjvuresearch.ThegroundbreakingworkoftheUniversitysInstituteof
PsychologicalScienceshasbeenwidelypublishedinboththescientificandthenews
media.Theirworkisparticularlyaimedatunderstandingchronicdjvu,wherepatients
areconstantlyplaguedbythefeelingofhaving"beenherebefore.

InanewpaperpublishedinthejournalBrainandCognition*,researchersAkira
O'ConnorandChrisMoulinrelatehowmundaneexperiencesundoingajacketzip
whilehearingaparticularpieceofmusichearingasnatchofconversationwhileholding
aplateintheschooldininghallwereexamplesofhowdejaexperienceswere
triggeredintheblindsubject.

Muchofthesetranspirationscannotbelogicallyexplainedutilizingbasicscientific
theories.Somewillcite"Quantumaspectsasprovingthepossibilitiesbutthatisnot
ourfieldofinterestnordiscussion.Theonethingthatwedobelieveisexplainableis
thatOBEs,NDEs,TheGodHelmet,Psychicphenomena,andDjvuallappearto
haveGammawavesandpotentiallyendogenousDMTsynthesisincommon.

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VII.Supernormal&WimHof

SofarwevecoveredquiteanarrayoftopicsthatseemtocoincidewithGammaWaves
andpotentiallyendogenousDMTsynthesis.
Wehave

Aha!moments
,

luciddreaming
,

sleepparalysis
,

electricallyinducedlucid
dreaming
,

OutofBodyExperiences
,

REMSleep
,

meditation
,

deephypnosis
(&
subsequentanomalisticeffects)
,

PastLifeRecollection
,

hypnagogia
,

NearDeath
Experiences
,

DejaVu
,

PsychicMediumship
,&

TheGodHelmet
experiences.Weve
alsoincludedtheEEGfindingsfrom

Ayahuascaadministration
aswellas

DMT
ingestion
.

Letscontinuedownthebunnyholeofanalyzationofcommonalitiesamongstthe
supernormalparanormalorwhateveryoudliketolabelitas.

Likewestatedin

previously,thecreatoroftheoriginalEEGmachinewasamannamed
HanzBerger.Hedevelopedthedeviceinordertoquantifywhathebelievedtobethe
abilityofhumanstocommunicatetelepathically.Hefailedtosucceedbutasstated
previously,webelievethatitmightcoincidewiththeinabilityofanalogEEGdevicesto
measurebrainwavesabove25Hz(Gamma).

Thecontroversialpotentialoftelepathiccommunicationisthefactthatitmightchange
whatmainstreamscienceknowsabouttheoriginofconsciousness.Thesubjectalso
causesustoaskdeeperquestionsaboutwhatweunderstandaboutoutside
electromagneticinfluencesonthebrainandbehavior.About

8monthsagoQ4LT
attemptedtoprojectthebiologicalparameters
foroptimalconditionsforsuccessful
telepathictransfer.

2008studyintheInternationalJournalofYoga
outlinedthebrainimagingofaman
namedGerardSenehiduringTelepathictransferbetweenhimselfandanothersubject.
Theresultswasasfollows:Thementalistdemonstratedsignificantactivationofthe
rightparahippocampalgyrusaftersuccessfulperformanceofatelepathictask.The
comparisonsubject,whodidnotshowanytelepathicability,demonstratedsignificant
activationoftheleftinferiorfrontalgyrus.

Anotherstudyin

2012intheInternationalJournalofYoga
wouldverifywhethera
differentperson,amannamedSeanHarribancewouldshowcasethesameneural
correlateswithpsychicabilitycomparedtothe2008study.Theresultswereas
follows:
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TherawdatafromtheuniqueelectroencephalographicpatterndisplayedbySean
Harribanceduringhisintuitivestaterevealedapeakincreaseofpowerwithinthe
upper
beta
range(2030Hz)withintherightparahippocampalregiononly.Thecongruenceof
theregionofactivationduringtelepathybySeanHarribanceandGerardSenehi,
especiallywhenthespecificelectromagneticandcellularcharacteristicsareconsidered,
suggeststheparahippocampalregionmaybeafocusforexplorationofthe
mechanismsbywhichthesephenomenamightoccur.

Thiswouldappeartoberatherintriguingresultsbasedontwofindings.

Thefirstoneisthattherightparahippocampalgyrusareawasactivatedduring
successfultelepathyinMr.SenehiaswellaspsychicmediumshipinMr.Harribance.

Thesecondoneisthatthe2012studyshowcasedMr.Harribanceashavingshowcased
anupperbetarangeduringhispsychicperformance.Beingthatweveoutlinedthe
initiallimitationsofanalogEEGmachines(limitedtolessthan25Hz)comparedto
digitalEEGmachinesChapter1,aswellasthepropensityfordifferentresearchersto
labelwavesbetween25and35Hz(interchangingBetaforGamma&viceversa)based
onpersonalpreference,webelievethatupperbetacaneasilybeinterchangedfor
gammaorlowergamma.Manyresearcherswilllabel25Hzandaboveassimply
Gamma.(Weveseenthisinthe

earlierstudyregardingelectricallyinducedlucid
dreaming
aswellasstudiespublishedinthe

PublicLibraryofScience
,

Frontiersin
HumanNeuroscience
,

ConferenceProceedingsoftheIEEEEngineeringinMedicine
andBiologySociety
,

CognitiveProcessing
,

FrontiersinHumanNeuroscience
,

Frontiers
inIntegrativeNeuroscience
,and

Neuron
.

Thereappearstobealackofconsistencyinthelabelingofthe25to35Hzrange
amongEEGresearchers.

Infact,whenlookingatthemostrecentcategoriesaddedtothespectrumofEEG
analysis,itappearsasthoughnumerouslabelshavebeenaddedtotheoriginal4
(Delta,Theta,Alpha,Beta):

InfraslowOscillations
,(Lessthan0.1Hz)
EpsilonWaves
(Lessthan0.5Hz)
Muwave
(9to11Hz)
SMRWave
(13to15Hz)
Beta1(12to15Hz)
Beta2(15to20Hz)
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Beta3(20Hzto26Hz)
HiBeta(2632Hz)
HyperGamma(Greaterthan100Hz)
LambdaWaves(Greaterthan200Hz)

Toaddtotheamusementofoursocietysincessantneedtolabelandcompartmentalize
everything,theconsistenciesamongsttheHZrangeformanyofthesesublabels
seemtoonceagainvaryaccordingtopersonalpreferenceoftheresearcher.

Digressionisrearingitselfonceagainletuscontinue.

Whilesomeoftheconceptspresentedintheearlierpartsofthisseriesseemrather
straightforwardandpalatable(Aha!moments,REMSleep/LucidDreaming,
meditation),someofthelatterconceptssuchaspsychicmediumship,growth
stimulationfromhypnosis,pastliferecollection,andtelepathywouldmakethe
averageskepticsquealwithcontempt.Idontblamethemasmuchofwhatweare
discussingisntexactlyembracedby
mainstream
scientificcircles.Muchofthecited
studies/conceptsleadsustodevelopquestionspastourownbiology/physiologyand
beliefsastowhathumansareandare
not
capableof.

WhilemuchofthefocusofthisdiscussionhasbeeninregardstotheEEGstateduring
manyofthesesupernormalmoments,thereappearstobealikelihoodofcorrelation
(directorindirect)asitpertainstothegeneralrespirationrateofthesubjects.Its
generallywellknownthatmuchofthefocusofmanymeditativepracticeshastodowith
avariationofrhythmic,breathingexercises.Wevealsooutlinedthebiological
parametersandbenefitsofsleep,breathrate,andthedreamstateinthepiecetitled
Sleep,Melatonin,&DMT
.A

2010studyinthejournalAdvancesinExperimental
MedicineandBiology
quantifiablydocumentstheincreasedbreathrateduringREM
sleep.

In

1991,thejournalElectroencephalographyandClinicalNeurophysiology
publisheda
studyinregardstoEEGmeasurementsofinducedhyperventilationakarespiratory
alkalosis.Theconclusionwasasfollows:Hyperventilationcausedanexponential
increaseinslowactivity
andadecreaseinalphapower.Bloodflowvelocitywas
decreasedbyhyperventilationbutincreasedbyhypoxia.ItisconcludedthattheEEG
changesobservedduringhyperventilationmustmainlyortotallybeattributedtofactors
otherthancerebralhypoxia.

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In

1992,thejournalElectroencephalographyandClinicalNeurophysiology
publisheda
studycomparingtheeffectsofIndomethacinvs.hyperventilationinducedreductionin
cerebralbloodflowwithEEGanalysis.Thestudyconcluded:Inthehyperventilation
groupthebloodflowvelocitydecreasedto63%oftheinitialvalueandtheqEEG
showedamarked
increaseindeltaandthetaactivity
,butanonsignificantchangein
alphapeakfrequency.Indomethacinandhyperventilationcausedsimilardegreesof
vasoconstrictionhowever,theincreaseinqEEGslowwaveactivity,whichwas
observedonlyinthehyperventilationgroup,isapparentlyrelatedtometabolicrather
thanhaemodynamicfactors.

(ThesignificanceofthesetwoEEGstudiesinregardstohyperventilation
(respiratoryalkalosis)isthefactthatslowwave(Theta/Delta)activityincreased
asabyproduct.Whenyoucombinethiswiththeobservationofslowwave
modulatingfastwave(Gamma)activity(examples:

1
&

2
),itleadsustobelieve
thatthereisanapparentfeedbackloopbetweenbreathrateandEEGstate.)

Whilethetermhyperventilationgenerallyseemstohavenegativeconnotations,deep
rhythmicbreathingsuchasthatobservedduring

REMsleep
andmeditationcanappear
toofferundeniablepositivephysiologicalbenefitsforboththebrainandbody.

Onepractitionerwhoisutilizingdeep,rhythmicbreathinginanundeniably
supernormalmanneris

26GuinnessWorldRecordHolder,WimTheIcemanHof
.He
hasshownextraordinaryabilitieswhenitcomestowithstandingextremecoldclimates.
AccordingtotheIceman,heutilizesthepowerofhismindviameditationand
breathingtechniquesinordertocontrolhisinternalthermostat.In

2009,Wimwould
climbMountKilimanjaroinTanzania
(19,340feetabovesealevel)injusttwodays.In
2009,Wimwouldalsocompletea26milemarathonabovethearcticcircleinFinland,
(temperaturesaveraging4F)whiledressedinnothingbutshorts.Hecompletedthe
marathonin5hoursand25minutes.

Nottobelimitedtocoldchallenges,in2011theIcemanwouldcompletea26mile
marathonintheNamibianDesert(104F)withoutdrinkinganywater.Whilethiswould
beconsideredverydangerousformostpeopleduetothelikelihoodofonescorebody
temperatureoverheatingleadingtohyperthermiaandsepticshock,Wimscore
temperaturewouldremainthesamethroughoutthemarathon.

In

2014,theProceedingsoftheNationalAcademyofSciences
publishedapaperon
theeffectsoftheWimHofMethod.Thestudyitselfcomprisedof24volunteersin
which12ofthemwouldtrainfor10daysutilizingWimstechniquessuchasThirdEye
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Meditation,coldimmersion,andcyclichyperventilationfollowedbybreathretention.
Theother12volunteerswouldnotundergoanytrainingatall.Thestudywasbasedon
observingthephysiologicaldifferencesinbothgroupsafterhavingbeenadministered
theendotoxinknownasE.Coli.Theresultswereasfollows:
Hitherto,boththe
AutonomicNervousSystemandInnateImmuneSystemwereregardedas
systemsthatcannotbevoluntarilyinfluenced.Thepresentstudydemonstrates
that,throughpracticingtechniqueslearnedinashorttermtrainingprogram,the
sympatheticnervoussystemandimmunesystemcanindeedbevoluntarily
influenced.

"Finally,flulikesymptomswerelowerintheinterventiongroup.Inconclusion,
wedemonstratethatvoluntaryactivationofthesympatheticnervoussystem
resultsinepinephrinereleaseandsubsequentsuppressionoftheinnateimmune
responseinhumaninvivo.Theseresultscouldhaveimportantimplicationsfor
thetreatmentofconditionsassociatedwithwithexcessiveorpersistent
inflammation,suchasautoimmunediseases.

Beingthathyperventilationleadstorespiratoryalkalosiswhichcoincideswith
suppressedcarbondioxide(CO2)levelswhichislabeledHypocapnia(neuroticlabeling
rearsitsheadonceagain),itbringsusbacktotheMelatonin(C13H16N2O2)and
DMT(C12H16N2O)relationship.Wevegoneoverthisextensivelyinthepieces

DMT,
Melatonin,&Miracles
,

Sleep,Melatonin,&DMT
,and

DMTMaking101
.

(Generalconsensusacrossmainstreammedicalcirclesisthat

boththearterialbloodpH
andvenousbloodpH
aresupposedtoremainwithinatightbandwidthbetween7.35to
7.45.AnyshiftorchangeinbloodpHoutoftheseacceptableparametersis
consideredabnormalandevendangerous.However,itsinterestingtonotethatin
lookingatthechartdownbelow,thearterialbloodpHoftheWimHoftrainedgroup
wouldriseashighas7.75.)

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ThisindicatesthattheWimHoftrainedpractitionersarereleasingsignificantlevelsof
carbondioxide(CO2)fromtheirbodyduringtheirfeats.Althoughtherehaveyettobe
anyscientificstudieswhetherWimis

synthesizingDMTendogenously
viahis
methodologiesofbreathingandmeditation,theanecdotalreportsfrompractitionersof
theWimHofMethodappeartoberatherconvincingthatata
minimum
therearelikely
traceamountsofDMTbeingproducedfromtheseexercises.(Ofcoursewearemaking
thishypothesisbasedonallthedatapresentedinpreviouschapters.)

In

2013,anarticleintheJournalofNeuralTransmission
postulatesthefollowingasit
pertainstoDMTandrespiration/lungs:Basedontheavailableevidence,wespeculate
thatDMTfunctionsinthefollowingmanner.Inresponsetoalifethreateningsituationor
thephysicalsignalsofagony,thelungscansynthesizelargeamountsofDMT(byquick
removaloftheendogenousdialyzableINMTinhibitorswithouttheneedofnewenzyme
synthesis)andreleaseitintothearterialbloodwithinseconds.OnceDMTentersblood
circulation,itisrelativelysafefromdegradationsinceextracellular,circulating
monoamineoxidaseenzymedeaminateonlyprimaryamines(McEwenandSober
1967).Therefore,thetertiaryDMTisnotasubstrateforplasmamonoamineoxidase
andcanreachthebrainwithminimaldegradation.

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(Thesearejust7anecdotalreportsfrompractitionersontheWHMgroupon
Facebook(theblogprovidesscreenshotsoftheposts,inthisPDFwewillprovide
theirreportsinquotations.Thenamesandpictureshavebeenomittedtorespect
theirprivacy).Wemustremaincognizantthatmuchlikein

Dr.RickStrassmans
trialchronicledinhisbook

DMT:TheSpiritMolecule
,differentlevelsofDMTlead
todifferentexperiences.The

lowestdoseledtoaeuphoricfeelingwithno
hallucinogenicproperties
whilethehighestdoseledtotranscendental
experiences.)

Rightthisisgonnasoundweird,butIwasdoingsomebreathingintheshower(nb:you
areonlyadvisedtodoitlaterinthecourse)andclosingmyeyesasIheld.Wellfora
moment,Isawthiscomplexgeometricshape,likeachrysanthemum,orsomething
morehexagonal/starlike.Thedefinitionofitwaslike,higherdefinitionthanreallife,the
imagewassosharp.ItwaskindofoverwhelmingandIopenedmyeyes.Anyonegot
anyideaswhatthismightbeormean,ifanything?

QuestiononboostedenergyandgoodfeelingsusingWHM.IhavebeendoingWHM
forawhilenowandneverfeltanyboostofenergy/goodfeelingsaftertheWHM.Iwould
onlyfeelhappy/calmasIwasdoingtheexercises.TheotherdayIdidtheWHMandfelt
reallygreat.ItinspiredmetogooutforawalkandIfeltabsolutelyamazing.That
soundsliketheexperiencepeopleweregettingfromWHM.However,itonlyhappened
thatonetimeandnowwhenIdothebreathingIdonotgetthatfeeling/boostofenergy.
ANyonegothroughsomethingsimilar?

TodayIwasdoingmybreathingroundsandafterthe3rdoneIhadtheweirdest
experienceIvehadwhichmanyofyoumightbefamiliarwithduringretentionI
seemedtohavegonesomewhere,whenIlookedatthestopwatchitwas3:30andI
didntfeelIneededanybreath,Iwascalmascalmcanbebeyondeverything.Istopped
retentionasIhaveneverbeeninthisspacebefore,Ididntplanit.Howfardoyougoif
yougetintothisspaceofbeyondness?Thanksinadvanceforsharingyour
experiences.

Dayone,week3.OnthethirdretentionIsawthelights.Itwasliketheywereonthe
cornersofasquareandthebrightestLEDlightsever.ButVERYfaraway.Onthefourth
retention,Icametoinaverycalmstateinlight.AtsomepointIhadstoppedthetimer
onmyphone,buthadnorecollection.Reallypowerfulmoments.Wantedtoshare.

Nicetoreportalittlesuccessforme.Ihavebeengoingonsmallcoldruns(onlyshorts
andshoesinsubzeroconditions)forafewmonthsnow.Ihavebeenbuildingupmy
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tolerancegradually.Mygreatestchallengehasalwaysbeenmyfingers.TodayIran4.5
kmin6Candattheendoftherunmyhandswerefine!Ihavepractisedagainand
againvisualizingsendingheattomyhands.Todayitseemedtowork.Whathelpedwas
alsoimaginingthatmyhandswerecoveredinwarmgloves.Thepowerofthemindis
amazing!

AfterafewroundsIfeelaboutthesameasIdoonlowdosepsilocybin,itsveryclear
andrazorsharp,fearisalsoextremelydiminished./YesIdid40minutesofbreathing
roundsandverypsilocybinlikewhichisprettymuchlowleveldmtanyway,virtually
indistinguishable.Somuchpotentialespeciallywhenaccessingtodeeperlevelswith
stroboscopewhichIonlyhaveglimpses,oftenonpsychedelicswemakethemistake
thinkingitsouttherewhenreallywemaybeswimminginourcellswhichare
gatewayswormholestootherdimensionsinsidethemselves,thefeaturesofdmtscapes
appeartocontainalotoftheelementsincellanatomy./Imicrodosequitefrequently
eitherpsilocybinorSanPedroCactusandIvedonesmalldosesofayahuascaeven,it
appearsthattheyallatlowlevelsarevirtuallythesame.Thesetandsettingarehuge.I
onlyuseitwithanintention,Ihavetohaveareason,Idontjusttakethemtochill
unlessit'sabigdoseandIgotababysitterlol.

IamprettyfamiliarwithDMTmyselfandtheexperienceIhadonthe4thdaydefinitely
feltlikeaDMTtripbutwithouttheinsanevisualslol.Ihadnoideaitwaspossibletofeel
thatgoodwithoutoutsidesources

WhileDMTistraditionallyconsideredtobeahallucinogeniccompound,ifitis
producedduringtheIcemansfeatsaswellasthoseofhispractitioners,itcouldlead
totherecategorizationofthecompoundaltogether.Seeingsomethingthatisnotthere
isonethingbeingabletoperformsignificantlymeasurable,abnormal&
supernormalfeatsduringthesynthesisofacompoundissomethingelsealtogether.
PerhapsthisisoneofthewaysnatureintendedDMTtobeaccessed?

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(Theaboveimagewasprovidedby

Dr.JuanAcostaUrquidi
fromhisstudyon
exogenousDMTadministrationpublishedin

TheJournalofNaturalandSocial
Philosophyin2015
.ThesamecoherencewasobservedacrossGammabandsas
well.DMTappearstosignifya

Lucy
typeofeffectonbraincoherence.)

In

2012,thejournalPsychosomaticMedicine
publishedastudyonWimHofs
physiologicalmeasurementsfrombeingfullyimmersedinicefor80minutesaswellas
hisbiologicalreactiontoendotoxemiaadministration.

Q4LTreachedouttothescientistswhoconductedthisstudyandreceivedadditional
informationfromadocumenttitledSupplementaryDigitalContent.Theinformationwe
werelookingforwasspecificallyasitpertainedtotheEEGdataofWimHof.Itisas
follows:

TheEEGshowednormalcorticalbackgroundactivityatbaseline,withan
occipitoparietotemporalalpharhythmof8.89.3Hz.Duringthefirst4hoursofthe
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experiment,includingbaseline,LPS(lipopolysaccharidederivedfromE.Coli)infusion
andmeditationperiodafterwards,therewerenosignsofencephalopathy(degeneration
inbrainfunction),noradropinvigilanceshownaseitherdrowsinessorsleep.During
thesubject'sconcentration/meditationcycle,shortperiods(1015s)offocusedattention
werefoundintheEEG,reflectedbyadisappearanceoftheoccipiotparietalalpha
rhythmanddiffuseirregularbetafrequenciesassociatedwithcognitiveactivity.
QuantitativeEEGshowednorelevantchangesduringthesampleperiods.

EEGAnalysis:EEGwasdeterminedusingastandard21leadrecordingwithsurface
Ag/AgClcupelectrodesasdescribedpreviously(2,4).Thefulllengthrecordingwas
analyzedvisuallybyanexperiencedclinicalneurophysiologist(NvA)andscoredusinga
fivecategoryclassificationsystemforsepticencephalopathies.Additionally,EEG
backgroundactivitywasmonitoredduringconcentration/meditationandthepresenceof
drowsinessorsleepwasnoted,asweresignsofshiveringindicatedbythepresenceof
tremorousmuscleactivityartifactsatboththescalpandchestelectrodes.Forfurther
quantitativeanalysisatleastonceper30minutesaoneminuteartifactfreerawEEG
sample(10secondepoch)ofthesubjectlyingawakewithhiseyesclosedwas
selected.

Themostinterestingtakeawayfromthepresentednotesofthestudywasthefactthat
for1015secondsthealphawaveswoulddisappeartobereplacedbyirregularbeta
frequenciesassociatedwithcognitiveactivity.

Basedonalloftheinformationthatwehavelookedatthusfarasitpertainstothehuge
GammaWavesgeneratedbylongtimemeditators,duringREMsleep,andduring
hypnosisitwouldntbesurprisingwhatsoevertofindoutthattheirregularbeta
frequencieswereinfactwavesinthe25to35Hzrange(orgreater)whichcouldeasily
becharacterizedasGammawaves.Thisisjustspeculationbasedonwhatwebelieve
tobeaneducatedhypothesis.

ItdbelikelythatamoreextensiveEEGfocusedstudywouldneedtobedesignedfor
WimHoftoshowcasepreciselywhattypeofbrainwavesarebeinggeneratedbyhim
duringhisfeats.WhileitsnosecretthattheIcemanisalongtimepractitionerof
meditationandyoga,itdbe
verysurprising
toseethathedoes
not
generateGamma
wavescomparabletothatofotherlongtimemeditationpractitioners.Itseemsas
thoughtheEEGdatafromthe2012studywaspredominantlyfocusedonobserving
potentialencephalopathy(degenerationofbrainfunction)duetoE.Coliadministration.

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TheintriguingnarrativethattheIcemanconsistentlytoutsisthatheisnotthefirst
personintheworldtodisplaythesetypesofabilitieshestatesthathejustso
happenstobringtheseabilitiestothescientificsettingwithopenarms.Itisouropinion
thatthestudiesregardingWimHofandtheWimHofMethodareoneofthemost
significantoftherecent,moderneraasitshowcasessupernormalfeatsthatcanbe
replicatedamongstthegeneralpublicin2016.Whilethecurrentstudiesregarding
WHMhavefocusedoncoldimmersionandconsciouslyinfluencingonesownimmune
system,itdappearthattheinternalphysiologicalcommonalitieswithmuchofthe
phenomenadiscussedinpreviouschaptersleadustobelievethatthereismuchmore
tobebroughttolightwithinthescientificsetting.WebelievethatWimisapioneerin
bridgingthegapbetweenwhatoncewasdeemedaspurelyesotericandbringingit
intoprominentscientificdiscussion.

Wemustremaincognizantthatsciencedeciphersmechanismsitdoesntcreate,
especially
whenitcomestohumanphysiology.SinceMr.Hofisnotthefirsttodisplay
specific,neverbeforeobservedabilitiesinascientificsettingitleadsustoaskthe
question,whatelseisthere?

Couldtheobservationsoutlinedinthepreviouspartsofthisseriesbetrue?Ifso,how
muchdeeperdoestherabbitholereallygo?

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VIII.WildTheoriesPart1

Itsbeenquitetheridethusfarwiththetopicscoveredandthestudiescited.
Itappearsasthoughafewadditionalfieldsofdiscussioncouldhavebeentouchedupon
butthescientificliteratureasitpertainstoEEGdatainregardstothosetopicsare
limitedatbest.However,beingalreadykneedeepinthefieldofthesupernormal,we
willtouchuponafeweyeraisingtopicsinthesecondhalfofthispiece.
Letstouchuponafewpoints/theoriesthatwebelievearekeytakeawaysfromthis

the
earlierchapters.Someofthemwillbeconsideredtobewayoutonalimbintermsof
speculationwhileotherswouldbeconsideredabitmoremodest.

1.SubconscioustoSuperconscious?
Thereappearstobearubberbandeffectwhenitcomestopredominantbrainwave
states.Whatwemeanbythisisthattheslowerthedominantwavebecomes,the
greaterthepotentialofthefasterspike/stateduringcoupling.Inessence,thefarther
youpulltherubberbandintotherelaxationbrainwave(Theta/Delta),thefasterand
higheritwillsnapintotheGammawavespikes.Thisobservationisbasedonthe
followingpoints:
A.

Aha!momentsofinsight
inwhich(40Hz)Gammawaveswereimmediately
precededbyashortburstofAlphawaves(812Hz).
B.ThestudypublishedintheJournalofNeuroscienceciting

phasecouplingbetween
Theta(48Hz)andGamma(50150Hz)
.
C.ThemethodofinducinghypnagogiadescribedintheThomasEdisoncaseandthe
projectedslowwavespikethatprecededtheinsight.
D.TheREMsleepstudywhichshowcasedTheta/DeltawavescoincidingwithGamma
Wavesspikesinthe250Hzrange.

Thiswouldleadustobelievethatonemightexperiencedeeper,moreprofoundinsights
inaspecificarenaofthoughtifthemindiscleared,relaxed,andpassivelyfocused.We
postulatethatifoneweretoreacha6Hzlevel(Theta)ofrelaxation,theywouldlikely
spikeintoahigherGammaHzthanifoneweretoonlyreacha10Hzlevel(Alpha)of
relaxation.Thehigherspikewouldcorrelatewithmorerobust,newneuralnetwork
pathwaysformingasitpertainsspecificallytothatidea/concept.Inreadingmuchofthe
materialrelatingtohypnosis,itiscitedthatitisthesubconsciousmindthatislargely
accessedduringslowerEEGstates.However,itappearsasthoughmomentsof
profoundinsightscorrelatewithmomentsofsuperconsciousnessthatappearto
coincidewithGammawaves.Thisisjustatheorysomewhat.

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2.EggortheBird?
DoGammawavesleadtoDMTsynthesisordoesDMTsynthesisleadtoGamma
waves?Frommostoftheobservedstudiesandphysiologicalstates,thereappearsto
beacorrelationwith

endogenousDMTsynthesisandelevatedMelatoninlevels
via
slowerEEGstatescoupledwithsuppressedCO2levelsviaagenerally
relaxed/rhythmicrespirationrate,intermittentfasting,&atoniaofthemuscles(body
stillness).Theseparameterswouldalsoappeartocoincidewiththeeventualformation
ofGammawavesduringtheobservedstatesofsleep,meditation,hypnosis,etc.

However,whenitcomestoelectricallyinducedluciddreaming,TheGodHelmet
experience,andNDEs,itappearsasthoughnotallalteredstatesrequireprimingof
thebodyviathedescribedbiologicalparameters.Itseemsasthoughaspecific
frequencyofelectricalstimulationeitherviaanexternalsourceorphysical/emotional
traumacaninvoketranscendentalexperiencesaswell.Thisleadsustobelievethat
analyzingthebodyfromaperspectiveslightlydifferentthanpredominantlytraditional
biologycanpossiblyprovidesomeanswers.

3.TheBodyElectric/TheBrainElectric
In

Dr.RobertO.Beckersbook,TheBodyElectric
hestatesthefollowingasitpertains
toobservationsregardingelectricalcurrentalterationsinthebraincoincidingwith
differentstatesofconsciousness:
Weimmediatelyfoundthatthebacktofrontcurrentvariedwithchangesin
consciousnessjustasinthesalamanders.Itwasstrongestduringheightenedphysical
ormentalactivity,itdeclinedduringrest,anditreverseddirectioninbothnormalsleep
andanesthesia.

OneofthemostexcitingresultsofmycollaborationwithDr.Friedmanwasproofthat
onesstateofwakingconsciousnesscouldchangetheperceptionofpain.Friedman,
whoalreadyusedhypnosistocontrolchronicpaininhispatients,gaveseveralofhis
bestsubjectshypnoticsuggestionsofarmnumbnessdeepenoughthattheycouldnt
feeltheprickofaneedle.Ineachcase,Ifoundthatthefrontalnegativepotentialofthe
headbecamelessnegative,oftenreachingzero,astheclientattaineddeeptrance.The
readingchangedinthesamedirectionasinanesthesia,onlynotasfar.

Negativepotentialsinthebrainsfrontalareaandattheperipheryofthenervous
systemwereassociatedwithwakefulness,sensorystimuli,andmusclemovements.
Themoreactivity,thegreaterthenegativepotentialswere.Ashifttowardthepositive
occurredduringrestandevenmoresoduringsleep.
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(DCshiftinhumanbrain)

Ifdirectcurrent(DC)shiftinthebraincoincideswithsleep(toalesserextent
hypnosis/meditation),and

sleep/dreamscorrelatewithendogenousDMTrelease
,how
doesthisreverberatethroughoutthebodyelectricallyspeaking?Perhapstheshiftin
DCdirectioninthebraincoincideswiththesimultaneousincreasedproductionof
endogenousDMT?Maybethisdirectionalshiftinelectricalsignalingwithinthebrainis
thebasisforthe

WimHofMethodandsubsequentlythesupernormalabilities
to
influenceelectricalsignalingthroughoutonesbody?

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(DCshiftinsalamanderbraincoincideswithDCshiftsinlimbs)

Itsratherwellknownthat

purewater(deionizedordistilled)doesnotconduct
electricity
.However,whenanioniccompoundsuchassodiumchloride(salt)isaddedto
thispurifiedwater,thewaterbecomescapableofelectricalconductivity.Thehigherthe
concentrationofsodiumchlorideinthewater,thegreatertheelectricalconduction
capabilitiesoftheliquid.WhenItendtothinkofthehumanbodyintermsofelectricity,it
wouldappearsomewhatreasonablethatashiftorchangeinelectricalcurrent/capacity
wouldlikelycoincidewithsomeformofalterationintermsofsodium/chloride
measurementsintheblood/CSFonanintracellular/extracellularlevel.

1997studyinthejournalIEEETransactionsonBiomedicalEngineering
statesthe
following:Modelersofelectricalsourcesinthehumanbrainhaveunderestimated
humanCSFconductivitybyasmuchas44%fornearlytwodecades.

Thisisntsurprisingbasedonthegreaterconcentrationsofsodiumandchlorideinthe
CSFcomparedtoblood.A

2013studyinthejournalScience
outlinesthemechanisms
ofincreasedCSFinfluxintothebrainduringsleep.A

2015paperinExperimental
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Neurology
statesRecentlyhumanCSFhasbeenshowntobeindynamicfluxwith
heartbeat,postureand
especiallyrespiration
.
Isitacoincidencethatahighpercentageofthehumanandevengeneralmammalian
populationexperiencesdreamsatatimewhenCSFinfluxisasitshighestinthebrain
andrhythmicbreathinghasbeentakingplaceforprolongedperiodsoftime?
In

2009,astudypublishedinthejournalScience
statedthefollowingasitpertainsto
DMTandsodium:DMTactsasahallucinogen,butitsreceptortargethasbeen
unclear.DMTboundtosigma1receptorsandinhibitedvoltagegatedsodiumion(Na+)
channelsinbothnativecardiacmyocytesandheterologouscellsthatexpresssigma1
receptors.

Q4LTwouldthensendaninquirytoDr.MeyerJacksonregardingthemeaningofthis
findingasitpertainstotheinfloworoutflowofsodiuminregardstothesecells.We
receivedthefollowinganswer:In

2009,TheAmericanJournalofPhysiologyCell
Physiology
publishedapaperthatanswersyourquestion(specificallyFig.2B).Itshows
asimilardegreeofinhibitionforbothinwardandoutwardNa(sodium)current,both
aboveandbelowtheNa(sodium)reversalpotential.

Wellbesteppingabitoutsideofourcomfortzonewiththiswildspeculationbutit
appearsasthoughthedepolarizationoftheneuronalmembraneviasodiuminfluxmight
utilizeDMTasatrapdoororgatekeeperofvoltagetohaltboththeinflowandoutflow
ofsodiumtokeepinstantaneousrepolarizationfromoccurring.Thiswouldthenappear
toleadtoasustainedsodiumshiftlevelwhichwouldmanifestitselfasGammawaves
viaEEGmeasurement.Wellrefrainfrommakinganyothercrazystatementsinregards
tothisbutthegeneralideaisthatwhileDMTisconsideredahallucinogen,itappearsas

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thoughDMTmightalsosignifyadistinctshiftinsodium/electricalcapacitywithinthe
brainsCSFwhichthencausesperceptionchanges.

Perhapswecanevencontemplatethesimilaritiesbetweenasingleneuronthat
undergoestheprocessofdepolarizationandtheentirebrainundergoingasimilar
processasthepositivechargeshiftsfromthebackofthebraintothefrontofthebrain
viasodiumflow.Insteadofrepolarizationtakingplacesothatthenormalrestingstateis
realizedandDCdirectionremainsunchangedinthebrain,DMTisreleased/producedto
keepasustainedlevelofdepolarizationinwhichthefrontofthebrainremainspositively
chargedduringsleepandtoalesserextenthypnosis/meditativestates.Itsrather
intriguingthatthe

2009studyintheJournalofPalliativeMedicine
inregardstoEEG
activityduringtimeofdeathcitesthefollowing:Wespeculatethatthislevelof
BIS/SEDlineactivityisrelatedtothecellularlossofmembranepolarizationdueto
hypoxemia.Wefurtherspeculatethatsincethisincreaseinelectricalactivityoccurred
whentherewasnodiscernablebloodpressure,patientswhosuffer"neardeath
experiencesmayberecallingtheaggregatememoryofthesynapticactivityassociated
withthisterminalbutpotentiallyreversiblehypoxemia.

1992studypublishedinthejournalElectroencephalographyandClinical
Neurophysiology
outlinedtheeffectsofhyperventilationintermsofEEGchangesas
wellasreducingcerebralbloodflowduetovasoconstriction.A

1989studyinthe
JournalofNeurology,Neurosurgery,andPsychiatry
showcasedthecorrelationof
increasedCSFvolumeinthebrainasaresultofhyperventilation.

Fromwhatitappears,thelungs/respirationrateactasapumpthatpushesCSFintothe
brainwhilecyclingbloodoutofthebrainsimultaneously.

(Itsinterestingtonotea

2001paperpublishedinthejournalSpine
thatoutlinesthe
CSFvolumechangesinthelumbar(lowerback)fromhyperventilationandabdominal
compression.Theresultswereasfollows:"Thevolumechange(10%reductionin
volumewithhyperventilation,28%withcompression,and41%withcombined
hyperventilationandabdominalcompression)isdirectlyvisualizedtobecausedby
engorgementoftheepiduralvenousplexus,compressingthethecalsac.Itsinteresting
tonotethatCSFvolumeinthelowerbackdecreasesfromhyperventilationwhileit
appearstoincreaseinthebrain.Perhapsthisisthephysicalcorrelateofrisingspiritual
energycitedbytheesotericpracticesofmeditation?Itcouldbetherising/shiftingof
CSFfromthelowerspineintothebrainwhichsubsequentlyleadstothetranscendental
experiencesassociatedwithDMT.Itsalsointerestingtonotethatabdominal
compressioncouldcorrelatewithsittingcrossleggedonthefloorwhichappearsto
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enhancethereductioninCSFofthelowerbackwhichmightcorrelatewithincreased
CSFenteringthebrain.Maybethereissomephysiologicalcorrelateswiththis
meditation/energythingthatcanbequantifiedfromaCSFvolumeshift/electrical
perspective?)

Soundslikenonsense?MaybeitisallIknowisthat
something
electricallyislikely
happeningbetweenapersonsearsduringDMT/Gammawaveexperiences.

4.Brainhemisphericcoherenceoptimizationoroverclocking?
Whilethedatafromthe

studyundertakenbyDr.JuanAcostaUrquidi
clearlyshowcases
thecoherenceacrossbothhemispheresofthebrainfromexternalDMTadministration,
wehaveyettodigdeepintowhetherbraincoherenceistakingplaceinallofthe
alteredstatesmentioned.Itappearsratherclearthattherighthemisphereofthebrain
ispredominantlyaccessedinthesestatesbuthemisphericcoherenceisthemost
intriguingpossibilityinoureyes.

In

2009,Dr.PascalFrieswouldpublishapaperinAnnualReviewofNeuroscience
titled
NeuronalGammabandsynchronizationasafundamentalprocessincortical
computation.Oneoftheintriguingaspectsofthewriteupwasasfollows:This
segmentationandselectioncanbeelegantlyachievedifstructuralconnectivityinteracts
withneuronalsynchronization.Iproposethatthisprocessisatleastoneofthe
fundamentalfunctionsofgammabandsynchronization,whichthensubserves
numeroushighercognitivefunctions.

Q4LTreachedouttoDr.Friesinregardstothisandreceivedthefollowinganswer:The
gammabandsynchronizationthatIrefertocanbefoundinboththeleftandtheright
hemisphere.Whenstimulationandtaskconditionsareappropriate,thesynchronization
canalsoexistbetweenhemispheres.

Dr.Frieswouldalsorespondwithacopyofhismostrecentfindingstitled

Rhythmsfor
Cognition:CommunicationthroughCoherence,publishedinthejournalNeuron
Perspectivein2015
.Someintriguingadditionalinsightinregardsto

GammaWaves&
interhemisphericcoherencecanbefoundintheAnnualReviewofNeurosciencein
2012
.

Whenwedissectalloftheinfoasitpertainstothe

CorpusCallosumscorrelationwith
increasedintelligence
anditsdefinitiveroleincommunicativesignalsbetweentheleft
andrighthemispheresofthebrain,wecanconservativelypostulatethathemispheric
cohesionwouldleadtoamoreoptimalstateofbrainoperationversusalackof
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cohesion.Thequestioniswhetherapersoncansustainhemisphericcohesionacross
multiplebandsofbrainwaveswhilemaintainingtheirnormallevelofperception.Ifyes,
doesitallowthemtotapintogreaterfacultiesatwill?Ifnot,whatdoesthatsayabout
thenatureofthesestates?

Utilizingconsistentlogicintermsofthepositivehormonalfluctuationandphysiological
changesduringmeditative&sleepstateswhichareprojectedtocoincidewith
endogenousDMTproduction,itwouldoutwardlyappearthathemispheric
synchronizationcorrelateswithanoptimizationofthebodyandlikelythebrainaswell.

5.SpiritualGuruHandsontheHeadMysticalExperiences
Whilewevealreadyoutlinedthestudyofelectricallyinducedluciddreamingandthe
GodHelmetexperiences,aninterestingphenomenathathasbeentoutedanecdotally
throughouttheagesiswhenthespiritualguruplacestheirhandsonapersonandthe
personsubsequentlyhasatranscendentalexperience.Insomecases,thepersoneven
claimstohavebeenmiraculouslyhealedfromachronicailmentbythisoccurrence.

Whilemuchofthesereportshavebeendiscardedaspurefallacyofthemind,when
crudelyobservingtheelectricalcurrentdirectionalshiftinthebrainandbodyduring
alteredstatesofconsciousness,itopensupthepotentialofthepossibilities.
In

1994,theJournalofNeurologicalSciences
publishedastudyoutliningtheeffectsof
specificelectromagneticfrequenciesonthehumanbrain.Theresultswereasfollows:
Theeffectsof1.5and10Hzelectromagneticfields(EMFs),0.20.4gauss,onthe
intrinsicelectricalactivityofthehumanbrainatthesefrequencieswasstudied.Eachof
19subjectsexposedfor2secepochsexhibitedalteredbrainelectricalactivityatthe
frequencyoftheEMFduringthetimeofstimulation,asdeterminedbyspectralanalysis
oftheelectroencephalogram.Sincebrainactivityatspecificfrequenciescouldbe
alteredbyappliedEMFs,theresultssuggestthatitmaybepossibletouseEMFsto
determinewhetherparticularintrinsicfrequenciessubservespecificphysiologicalor
behavioralresponses.

In

1992,astudyinthejournalAcupunctureandElectroTherapeuticsResearch
publishedastudyregardingthebiomagneticfieldstrengthfromthehandsofQigong
practitioners.Theresultswereasfollows:Only3subjectsofthemexhibitedstrong
biomagneticfieldof2to4mGaussinfrequencyrangeof4to10Hz.Thismagnetic
fieldstrengthwasgreaterthanthatofnormalhumanbiomagnetismby1,000timesat
least.

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Ifexternalelectromagneticfrequenciescanclearlyaffectbrainfunction,andmeditative
practitionersofvariousspiritualpracticescanaltertheirownDCflowintheirbrainand
subsequentlytheirhands/body,isitthatfarfetchedthatapersoncanhavea
DMT/spiritualexperiencefromthegurushands?
Maybemaybenot.

In

1991,theAmericanJournalofChineseMedicine
publishedastudycitingthe
biochemicalfunctionsofcellsbeinginfluencedbytheenergyemittedfromaQigong
master.Whencrudelyanalyzingthecascadeofchangesthatoccurinthebodyduring
statesthatappeartocorrelatewithendogenousDMTproduction,itbecomeslessand
lessfarfetchedthatavastarrayofcellularchangeswouldtakeplacebasedon
fluctuationsinelectricalsignalingand

verybasicEpigeneticprinciples
.

Ifwearetobelievethatthebrainisthemastercontrolcenterofthebodyitshouldntbe
allthatsurprisingthatadistinctshiftinDCdirectioninthebrainwouldallowfor
significantabilitiesand/orexperiencesthatdifferwhenDCdirectionisflowinginthe
oppositemanner.

Thiswouldbeconsideredratherinescapablelogicyetthecomplexityofallthedetails
canclearlybelabeledasinfinite.

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IX.WildTheoriesPart2

Theories,theories,andmoretheories

Maybelifewithinitselfisjustatheory.

Nevertheless,letuscontinueourtheoreticaljourneyofconnectingdotsandattempting
toexplainsomeofthestrangeoccurrencessurroundingDMT&Gammawaves.

6.Neuronsinthebrainandspecificcorrelatesthroughoutthebody?
In

2005,thejournalNature
publishedastudyinwhichitwasobservedthatasingle
neuroninthebraincorrelatedtotherecognitionofaspecificperson/face.Itismost
famouslyknownastheHalleBerryCellwhichsupportsthetheoryofthe
GrandmotherCell
(ahypotheticalneuronthatrepresentsacomplexbutspecific
conceptorobject).Hereisan

excerptfromthewriteup
:

VariouspicturesofJenniferAnistonelicitedaresponseinasingleneuroninsidethe
medialtemporallobeofanotherpatient.Interestingly,imagesofherwithherformer
husbandBradPittdidnotswaythiscell,theauthorsofthepaperreport.Theirfindings
appearthisweekinthejournalNature.

QuianQuirogaalsofoundthataloneneuroninonesubjectrespondedselectivelyto
variouspicturesoftheactressHalleBerryaswellasdrawingsofherandhername
writtendown.OthercellswerefoundtorespondtoimagesofcharactersinThe
SimpsonsormembersofTheBeatles.

Whiletheconceptofthegrandmothercellhasyettobeuniversallyaccepted,itfailsto
dissuadeusfrompostulatingaboutthepossibilities.Ifasingleneuronisobservedas
beingdedicatedtoonespecificthoughtasthe2005experimentimplied,howdoesthis
relatetothehumanbody?Coulditbethatasingleneuroninthebraincouldpossibly
alsocorrelatewithaspecificpointwithinthebody?In

2010,thebookMicropsychology
wasreleasedandauthoredbyphysicsprofessoratHowardUniversity,Dr.Yehuda
Salu.Hereisanexcerptfromthisbook:

Theelectricstateoftheneuroncanbemeasuredbyanelectrode(thinneedle)inserted
intoitorpositionednexttoit.Itispossibletodetectwhenaneuroniscollecting
electricityandwhenitfires.Byinsertingelectrodesintoneuronsatvariousbrainregions
andstimulatingvariousbodyparts,correlationswerefoundbetweenfiringneuronsat
variousbrainregionsandthosebodyparts.Theentiresurfaceofthebodywasdivided
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intosmallsegmentspixelsandneuronsthatfireinresponsetospecificpixelswere
identifiedandmapped.Eachsuchneuronissaidtorepresentitsbodypixel.Those
neuronsareorganizedinabrainareacalledthesensorypartofthesensorimotor
cortex.

Inhumans,acertainpartofthelowertemporallobeofthebrainhasalsobeen
implicatedinfacialrecognition.Lesionstothisregionimpaironesabilitytorecognize
evenfamiliarfaces.Correlationshavebeenfoundbetweenthefiringofcertainneurons
andactivationofmuscleunits.Thoseneuronsrepresenttheactivityofthosemuscle
units.

Q4LTwouldmakeaninquirytoDr.Saluregardingthispassageandtheexperiments
thatcorrelated.Hewouldreply,Experimentsofthiskindweredonearoundthe
beginningofthe20thcentury.Theirresultaresummarizedinwhatisnowknownasthe
homunculus
.Youcanreadaboutitinmany

biologytexts
.Oneoftheresearchersthat
didinterestingexperimentsonpatientsthatwereundergoingbrainsurgerywas

Wilder
Penfield
.Asimilarapproachisbeingusedin

studyingvision
.Thisisonlythe"tipofthe
iceberg.

Whilethecomplexityofthebrain/bodyrelationshipisundeniablyintricatefrommultiple
systemicperspectives,itappearsratherintriguingthatspecificneuronswithinthebrain
canpossiblybemanipulatedtodirectlyaffectspecificpointswithinthebody.Ifweareto
believethegeneralconsensusthatthebrainisthe"mastercontrolsystemofthebody,
itwouldseemimportanttostudythemechanismsinwhichdesiredchangescantake
placeandpossiblyleadtoreliable,systematicreplication.

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(TheHomunculus,basedonPenfieldsclassicdiagram)

In

2005,astudyfromMITwaspublishedinthePublicLibraryofScience
outliningthe
observationofneurongrowthinadulthumans.Thiswaspreviouslythoughtimpossible
butitsbeenclearoverthepastdecadethat

neuroplasticchanges
cantakeplacewithin
theadulthumanbrain.Hereisan

excerptfromScienceDaily
regardingthestudy:

Whilescientistshavefocusedmostlyontryingtoregeneratethelongaxonsdamagedin
spinalcordinjuries,thenewfindingsuggeststargetingadifferentpartofthecell:the
dendrite.Adendrite,fromtheGreekwordfortree,isabranchedprojectionofanerve
cellthatconductselectricalstimulationtothecellbody.

Wedoseerelativelylargescalegrowthinthedendrites,Nedivisaid.Maybewe
wouldgetsomelevelofimprovement(inspinalcordpatients)byembracingdendritic
growth.Thegrowthisaffectedbyuse,meaningthemoretheneuronsareused,the
morelikelytheyaretogrow,shesaid.
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In

2014,thejournalScience
publishedastudyoutliningtheeffectsofsleepondendritic
growthinmice.Herearetheresultsofthestudy:

Wereportinmousemotorcortexthatsleepaftermotorlearningpromotesthe
formationofpostsynapticdendriticspinesonasubsetofbranchesofindividuallayerV
pyramidalneurons.Newspinesareformedondifferentsetsofdendriticbranchesin
responsetodifferentlearningtasksandareprotectedfrombeingeliminatedwhen
multipletasksarelearned.Neuronsactivatedduringlearningofamotortaskare
reactivatedduringsubsequentnonrapideyemovementsleep,anddisruptingthis
neuronalreactivationpreventsbranchspecificspineformation.Thesefindingsindicate
thatsleephasakeyroleinpromotinglearningdependentsynapseformationand
maintenanceonselecteddendriticbranches,whichcontributetomemorystorage.

Thisisratherintriguingaswevepreviouslyoutlinedthe

DCshiftthattakesplaceinthe
brainduringsleep
thatappearstosimultaneouslycorrelatewithDMTsynthesis&
GammaWaveformation.Theneuronaldendriticbranchgrowthoflearnedtasksduring
themicesleepstudyseeminglyprovidessupportforthepotentialityfortargeted,
realtimedendriticgrowthandneuralconnectionstakingplaceduringthealteredstates
ofhypnosis/hypnagogiaandmeditation.Thisfindingalsoappearstocorrelatewiththe
2015studypublishedinthejournalNeuroimage
whichobservesameasurablybigger
braininthemorningfollowingsleep.

Asdiscussedinthe

earlierchapters,Gammawaveshavebeendistinctlycorrelatedwith
new,neuralnetworksforming.Ifwearetobelievethataspecificneuroncorrelates
withaspecificimage/conceptandadifferentneuroncorrelateswithaspecificbody
pixel,coulditbethattheconnectionofthesetwoneuronsviainducedGammawaves
canleadtothesupernormalresultsoutlinedintheseries?

Anintriguing

model/theorywasproposedattheINCFCongressofNeuroinformaticsin
2011
.Theproposalprovidesanadditionalangletochewonespeciallyasitpertainsto
themechanismsdrivingneurongrowthandpotentialconnections:

Ournewfangledworkinenergeticsbasedsimulationsestablishedarobustlink
betweenthespikeactivitycharacteristicsofasingleneurontotheintracellular
energeticsparametersleadingtofinechangesinthedynamicsofmitochondriabeing
reflectedintheconcomitantvoltagespikeresponse(Venkateswaranet.al.2010).The
ensuingphaseofthemodelintegratestheanatomicalaspectspoweredby
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neurogenesisandintracellulardynamicsoftheneuronbylinkingitthroughthe
physiologicalactivityofvoltagegatedionchannels.

Thismodelappearstoproposethatthereisadistinctcorrelationbetweenneuron
growth/developmentandelectricalactivityregulatedbyvoltagegatedionchannels.
Basedontheinformationwepresentedin

Part1
ofthisWildTheoriesseries,itd
appearrelevantinregardsto

DMTsinhibitionofvoltagegatedsodiumionchannels
&
theuniqueelectricalactivityassociatedwithGammawaves.

In

2015,astudywaspublishedinthejournalScience
thatoutlinedthefactthatasingle
neuroninthebrainmaycarryover1,000geneticmutations.Hereisan

excerptfrom
ScienceDailyregardingthefinding
:
Asingleneuroninanormaladultbrainlikelyhasmorethanathousandgenetic
mutationsthatarenotpresentinthecellsthatsurroundit,accordingtonewresearch
fromHowardHughesMedicalInstitute(HHMI)scientists.Themajorityofthese
mutationsappeartoarisewhilegenesareinactiveuse,afterbraindevelopmentis
complete.

Wefoundthatthegenesthatthebrainusesmostofallarethegenesthataremost
fragileandmostlikelytobemutated,saysChristopherWalsh,anHHMIinvestigatorat
BostonChildrensHospitalwholedtheresearch.Whattheyfoundwasthatevery
neuronsgenomewasunique.Eachhadmorethan1,000pointmutations(mutations
thatalterasingleletterofthegeneticcode),andonlyafewmutationsappearedinmore
thanonecell.Whatsmore,thenatureofthevariationwasnotquitewhatthescientists
hadexpected.

Weexpectedthesemutationstolooklikecancermutations,Walshsays,explaining
thatcancermutationstendtoarisewhenDNAisimperfectlycopiedinpreparationfor
celldivision,butinfacttheyhaveauniquesignaturealltheirown.Themutationsthat
occurinthebrainmostlyseemtooccurwhenthecellsareexpressingtheirgenes.

Weknewthatcellsthatsharedacertainmutationwererelated,sowecouldlookat
howdifferentcellsintheadultwererelatedtoeachotherduringdevelopment,explains
MollieWoodworth,apostdoctoralresearcherinWalshslab.Theirmappingrevealed
thatcloselyrelatedlycellscouldwindupquitedistantfromoneanotherintheadult
brain.Asinglepatchofbraintissuemightcontaincellsfromfivedifferentlineagesthat
divergedbeforethedevelopingbrainhadevenseparatedfromothertissuesinthe
fetus.Wecouldidentifymutationsthathappenedreallyearly,beforethebrainexisted,
andwefoundthatcellsthathadthosemutationswerenestlednexttocellsthathad
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totallydifferentmutations,Woodworthsays.
Infact,thescientistsfound,aparticular
neuronmightbemorecloselyrelatedtoacellintheheartthantoaneighboring
neuron.

Whenfactoringinallthestudiesandtheoreticalmodels,thepotentialsareintriguing

7.MechanicsofMiraculousSpontaneousHealing
Itdseemrathersillyforanypersonwithaverybasiclevelofrational,scientificthought
processtodiscountthefactthat

spontaneoushealingofdisease
hasreportedlytaken
placebothinmoderntimesandhistoricallyacrosstheentireglobe.Toalesserextent,
theconceptknownasthe

placeboeffect
couldbeconsideredtobeamilderversionof
thisdramaticphenomenon.

Earlierthisyear(2016),theJournalofPhysiology
publishedastudythatoutlinedthe
bioelectricmechanismofageneticdisorderthatcausesfacialabnormalities.Hereare
someexcerptsfromthe

writeupofthestudyatTuftsUniversity
:
DanySpencerAdams,aresearchassociateprofessorintheDepartmentofBiologyin
theSchoolofArtsandSciences,andcolleaguesatTufts,MITandRMITUniversityin
Australiausedanembryonicfrogmodeltodemonstrateforthefirsttimethat
faulty
bioelectricsignalingisresponsible
forthecraniofacialdefectsassociatedwiththe
geneticdisorderAndersenTawilSyndrome(ATS).

TheworkbolstersearlierfindingsbyTuftsresearchersthatbioelectricsignalingin
manycelltypes,notonlynerves,playsamajorroleinhowcellscreateandrepair
complexanatomicalstructures,saysMichaelLevin,A92,directoroftheTuftsCenterfor
RegenerativeandDevelopmentalBiologyandacoauthorofthestudy.Withthat
knowledge,hesays,itmaybepossibletoalterbioelectricalsignalingtocorrectthe
effectsofgeneticmutationsorotherdevelopmentaldefects.Thatsthebigpicture
here,saysLevin,whoisalsotheVannevarBushProfessorintheDepartmentof
Biology.

Bioelectricityisalsoimplicatedinthedevelopmentofcancer,saysAdams.
Cancer
cellsaretoopositivelycharged,comparedwithhealthycells,
andsomeresearch
hasshownthatrestoringmalignantcellsvoltagethroughionchannelregulationtends
toreturnthemtoanormal,nonmalignantstate,shesays.

TheAdamsandLevinlabsaretwoofjustahandfulintheworldstudyingbioelectricityin
cellsoutsidethenervoussystem.Inearlierresearch,thetwoteamsdemonstratedthat
bioelectricsignalingisinvolvedinregulatinggeneexpressionandanatomicalstructure
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inarangeoforgansbydictatingthefateofcellsandtissuesduringdevelopment,
regenerationandcancersuppression.

If

cancerisconsideredtooriginatefromthemutationofonesownDNA
thatis
correlatedwithabnormalelectricalcellularsignaling(chronicstress)potentially
originatinginthebrain,itdseempertinenttothinkofthepossibilitiesof"positive
mutationasitpertainstoneuralcorrelatesextendingtheirsignalstospecificareasof
thebodybasedonstimulationoftheneuron/neuralcorrelates.Basedonthe

2015study
statingthatthegenesthatareusedthemostarethemostlikelytobemutated,wecan
theoreticallypostulatethatincreasingonesDMTlevelswhileholdingaspecificintent(&
simultaneouslygeneratingaGammaWavespike)couldpossiblyalterapersons
neuronalgeneticmutationswhilesubsequentlyformingnewpathways/networksbased
onintent(thought/visualization).Thiswouldtheoreticallythenleadtotheproper
electricalsignalingthatwouldreversetheabnormalelectricalchargeofcancercells
leadingtoaspontaneousmiraculousremission.Thisdoesntevenbegintotouchupon
thecascadeofanticancercompoundssuchasmelatonin,glutathione,pinoline,and
superoxidedismutasethatappeartosurgeduringthemechanicsforDMTproduction.

Likewetoucheduponin

Part1ofWildTheories,thecompoundsthatwefeelaremost
closelycoupledwiththeelectricalbodywouldlikelybesodiumandchloride(salt).Itd
seemlogicalthatafluctuationintheseionsfromanintracellular/extracellularlevel
wouldmanifestthemselvesasitpertainstodifferentiationbetweendiseasedcellsand
healthycells.AsmentionedabovebyDr.Adams,cancercellsaremorepositively
charged(lessnegativeions)thanregularcells.Thisconceptwasclearlyshowcasedin
a

1980studypublishedinthejournalCancerResearch
.Amorepositivechargein
cancercellswouldalsobeassociatedwithanexcessofsodiumionswhichwas
showcasedinaseparate

1980studypublishedinCancerResearch
.

Fromanextremelycrudeobservation,itdappearthatpossiblyinducinganinfluxof
negativeionsintothecancercellwouldsubsequentlyfixthesituation.

In

2014,astudywaspublishedinthejournalNatureChemistry
regardingasyntheticion
transporterthatcausedapoptosis(death)ofcancercellsviaaninfluxofchlorideand
sodiumionsintothecells.ThestudywouldtakeplaceattheUniversityofSouthampton.
Hereisanexcerptofa

writeupofthestudyfromtheUniversitywebsite
:
ResearchersfromtheUniversityofSouthamptonarepartofaninternationalteamthat
hashelpedtocreateamoleculethatcancausecancercellstoselfdestructbycarrying
sodiumandchlorideionsintothecells.StudycoauthorProfessorPhilipGale,ofthe
UniversityofSouthampton,says:Thisworkshowshowchloridetransporterscanwork
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withsodiumchannelsincellmembranestocauseaninfluxofsaltintoacell.Wefound
wecantriggercelldeathwithsalt.

Cellsinthehumanbodyworkhardtomaintainastableconcentrationofionsinsidetheir
cellmembranes.Disruptionofthisdelicatebalancecantriggercellstogothrough
apoptosis,knownasprogrammedcelldeath,amechanismthebodyusestoriditselfof
damagedordangerouscells.

Onewayofdestroyingcancercellsistotriggerthisselfdestructsequencebychanging
theionbalanceincells.Unfortunately,whenacellbecomescancerous,itchangesthe
wayittransportsionsacrossitscellmembraneinawaythatblocksapoptosis.

Oneofthekeyfindingswasthatthecancercellsionconcentrationschangedbefore
apoptosiswastriggered,ratherthanasasideeffectofthecellsdeath.Wehavethus
closedtheloopandshownthatthismechanismofchlorideinfluxintothecellbya
synthetictransporterdoesindeedtriggerapoptosis,saidProfessorSessler.Thisis
excitingbecauseitpointsthewaytowardsanewapproachtoanticancerdrug
development.

Perhapsthisispartiallyanaspectoftheinherent,innatemechanismofthebodyto
inducespontaneousmiraculoushealing?ThebrainwouldundergoaDCshift
coupled/signifiedbyDMTreleasewhichsubsequentlyreversesimpairedsignaling
whichwouldthensendtheproperelectricalsignalingtothecanceroustumor/cellsto
uptakethecorrectbalanceofionstoreverseitsmalfunctioning?

2014paperinthejournalFrontiersinOncology
discussesnumerouscompoundsthat
leadtothedepolarizationofcancercellsleadingtotheirdeath.Hereisanexcerptfrom
theabstract:
Apoptosisischaracterizedbycellshrinkagecausedbydisruptionofthemaintenanceof
thenormalphysiologicalconcentrationsofK+andNa+andintracellularion
homeostasis.Thedisruptedionhomeostasisleadstodepolarizationandapoptosis.
Recentevidencesuggeststhatdepolarizationisanearlyandprerequisiteeventduring
TRAILinducedapoptosis.Moreover,diversenaturalproductsandsyntheticchemicals
capableof
depolarizingthecellmembraneexhibittumorselectivekilling
and
TRAILsensitizingeffects.

Yes,yeswevebeendigressingfromtheoriginaltopicbuttheimportanceof
postulatingaboutthesemechanismsofstrangeoccurrencesduringhypnosis(growing
taller,hairgrowth,enhancedphysicalparts)seemeerilysimilartothoseofthe
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miraculous.Itdseemthatin2016itwouldmakelittlesensetosimplythrowones
handsupandeitherdenythesetranspirationsorattributethemtounexplainable
supernaturalforces.Thatisnttosaythatthesupernaturaldoesntexistwere
merelystatingthatifweputenoughdataonthetablefrommultipleperspectives,it
wouldntbecompletelyoutlandishtoexplaintheseobservationsfromabasic,biological
perspective.

8.EdgarCayceTheSleepingProphet
Aswestatedin

part4ofourDMT/GammaWavesseries
,hypnagogictechniqueswere
apparentlyutilizedbysomeofthegreatestmindsofmoderntimes.ThomasEdison,
NikolaTesla,andIsaacNewtonwereafewproponentsofthisEEGalterationmethod
asawaytogaindeeperinsightsandsolutionsintotheirwork.

In1877,amannamedEdgarCaycewasborn.WhileIwontgointothedetailsofhis
life,heeventuallybecameknownasTheSleepingProphet.Thereasonforthisis
becausehedevelopedtheabilitytoputhimselfinasleepingtrance(aformof
selfhypnosis/hypnagogia)inwhichhewouldbeaskedquestionsandanswerthemina
mannerhewasincapableofduringhisconsciouswakingstate.Throughouthislifetime,
Caycewouldgiveatotalof14,306transcribedreadings
withmanyofthemdedicatedto
diagnosingillnesses.

Basedontheinformationavailable,itseemsasthoughCaycewasabletoeasilyand
consistentlymaintainadeeplevelofhypnagogiaforextendedperiodsoftime.Being
thathecouldnotrememberanyofwhathesaidduringhistrancesessions,itwould
appearthathecouldbecategorizedasasomnambulist.

WhiletherearemanyskepticsofCayceandhisreportedabilitiestoreachextremely
detailedconclusionsandresolutionsforsickpeople,theseabilitiesdonotseemoverly
outlandishwhenconsideringtheentirebodyofinformationpresentedinour

6part
series
.SinceCaycewasabletomaintainhistranceforprolongedperiodsoftimeit
wouldntbesurprisingifhewasgeneratingTheta/Gammawavesconstantlywhile
simultaneouslysynthesizingDMT.TherearerumorsthatmuchlikeEinstein,Cayce
possessedalargerthanaverageCorpusCallosumbutwevebeenunabletoverifythis
rumor.

HereisaninterestingexcerptfromthebookEdgarCayce,TheAmericanProphet
Sydney,Kirkpatrick,pages123124:

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BythispointinEdgarCaycescareer,reportsofhisamazingtalentshadbegun
tocrossstateborders.ThiswasmostlytheresultoftheworkofBlackburns
committee,butalsoofeffortsmadebyanewfriendandadmirerProfessorJoe
Dickey,whowassoontobecomethepresidentofBowlingGreenBusiness
University.LikeBlackburn,Dickeywitnessedandconductednumeroustrance
readingsbetweentheyears1905and1907,andalongwithotherCayce
supporters,sentaveritabledelugeofletterstoimportantpeopleaskingthatthey
witnessforthemselvestheCaycephenomenon.

AmongthepeoplethatEdgarCaycesawduringthistimeweretheinventors
ThomasEdisonandNikolaTesla,whohadbeeninvitedtoBowlingGreen
BusinessSchoolbyDickeyaspartofauniversitylectureseriesonmodern
scientificdiscoveries.Unfortunately,littleisknownaboutthesemeetings.No
documentaryevidenceexistsintheEdisonorTeslaarchives,andCaycesdate
bookandotherrecordspertainingtothemeetingswerelaterdestroyedintwo
separatefiresatCaycesBowlingGreenphotographystudios.Additional
correspondenceknowntohaveexistedbetweenCayce,Edison,andTeslawas
alsolaterdestroyedbyawellmeaningbutshortsightedvolunteerattheEdgar
CaycearchiveinVirginiaBeach.

However,whilenodiaryorfirstpersoncorrespondencenowexiststodescribe
themeetings,theoriginallettersfromEdisonandTeslawouldbereviewedby
Cayceslongtimesecretary,GladysDavis,aswellasRoswellField,aChicago
reporterwhosoughtbiographicalinformationaboutCayceforaHearst
newspaperstoryin1911.Thisevidence,alongwiththetextofarecently
unearthedspeechCaycedeliveredinWashington,D.C.,andabriefpassagein
oneofCaycesmemoirs,providestantalizingcluesastowhatmayhave
transpired.

ThetopicofinteresttoEdisonlikeTeslawasthepossibleconnectionsbetween
electricityandpsychicphenomena.Teslasinterestinthesubjectwaslegendary,
forhehimselfclaimedtohavereceivedinspirationfromhishigherself,not
unlikethatreceivedbyEdgarCayce.Throughdreamsandvisions,Teslareceived
mentalpicturesofblueprintsandothertechnicaldata,whichincluded
innovationshemadeonhighfrequencyelectricaltransmissionandwireless
communications.Heviewedhisroleasaninventorasmerelytappingintohis
ownimaginationandturningwhathesawinvisionsintoaphysicalreality.
Teslasonetimepartner,Edison,didnotascribehisinventionstoanysuchhelp
fromabove.Andyet,thefactthatEdisondevelopedakeeninterestinpsychic
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phenomenaandelectricityisalsowelldocumented,aswerehiscommentsto
associatesconcerninghisintenttobuildadevicetomeasuretheelectrical
vibrationsemanatingfrompeopleengagedinpsychicactivity.Edisonsinterest
inbuildingsuchadevicemaywellhavebeentheresultofhismeetingwith
Cayce.

WhileitappearsthattheremightnotbeanyofficialdocumentationintermsofEdisons
orTeslasinteractionswithCayce,itdoesntseemunfathomableforthemtobe
interestedinapersonwhocouldeasilyprolongabrainwavepatternthattheyfound
difficulttosustain.

Theresareasonwetitledthisseries"WildTheories.Muchofthesedetailswillneverbe
proveninthislifetimebasedontheinvasivenatureofdoingso.However,itdoesnt
meanthattheendresultcannotbereplicatedandshowcasedonaconsistentbasis.
Untilwereabletoexplainallthecute,intricate,supernerdydetails"miracleswill
staymiracles.

PS.Thisyear,

TuftsUniversitypresentedanextremelyinterestingstudy/finding
publishedontheirwebsite
.Itoutlinesthefactthatbioelectricalsignalingimprintswere
observed
prior
totheformationofaphysicalstructure.Idobelievethiswasobserved
anddocumentedbyDr.RobertO.Beckerinhisbook

TheBodyElectric
.
TheTufts
biologistsfoundthat,beforethefaceofatadpoledevelops,bioelectricalsignals
(ionflux)causegroupsofcellstoformpatternsmarkedbydifferentmembrane
voltageandpHlevels.Whenstainedwithareporterdye,hyperpolarized
(negativelycharged)areasshinebrightly,whileotherareasappeardarker,
creatingan"electricface.

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X.WildTheoriesPart3

SofarinthisWildTheoriesseries,wevecoveredabout8pointsthatwebelievemight
bepertinenttodiscussasitpertainstoDMT&GammaWaveformation.InPart1,we
lookedattheperceivedsubconscioustosuperconsciouscouplingofslowandfast
waves,theelectricalcurrentdirectionofthebrainaffectingthebody,theapparent
coherenceofbrainhemispheres&itsimplications,andhowmuchofthistiesintothe
mysticalhealingpropertiesofreportedspiritualgurus.InPart2wespeculated
regardingpreciseneuralcorrelateswithinthebody,theproposedengineeringof
spontaneous,miraculoushealing,andeventoucheduponthemanknownasThe
SleepingProphetEdgarCayce.

Nowitstimetogetalittle
more
wild

9.SproutingBuds
Thisislikelythestrangesttheoryinthisseriesastherewillbenodirectscientificstudies
tosupportanyofit.Neverthelessletusproceedforward.

InvirtuallyeveryplantortreeIveevercomeacross,thereisthisthingcalledabud.
Itsofficiallyclassifiedasanundevelopedorembryonicshootthatnormallyoccursin
theaxilofaleaforatthetipofastem.Itwouldappearthatthenaturalprogressionofa
budistoeventuallysproutwhichleadstoevenfurtherexpansionoftheplantviathe
formationofaflower,fruit,and/orseed(s).

WhatdoesthishavetodowithDMT&GammaWaves?

MuchdiscussionandspeculationregardingthePinealGlandhasbeencirculated
regardingendogenousDMTproduction.Itwasntuntila

2013studypublishedinthe
journalBiomedicalChromatography
thatitwasofficiallyobservedthatDMTandits
enzymaticprecursorswerefoundinthepinealglandofliverats.In

2015,Q4LTwould
interviewveteranDMTresearcherDr.StevenBarker
regardingthisfindingandits
implications.

Itsmorecommonlyknownthatthe

pinealglandsecretesMelatonin
.Thishormonehas
largelybeenattributedtoregulatingcircadianrhythms(althoughMelatonin

appearsto
haveamuchmoreextensivefunctionthanmerelyinfluencingonessleepcycle)
.A
2001studypublishedinthejournalEndocrinology
observedthatMelatoninentersthe
cerebrospinalfluid(CSF)viathePinealGland.
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(PinealGlandnamederivedfromresemblancetoaPineCone)

Whileplantsacrosstheworldhaveevolvedmechanismstosprouttheirbudswhat
doesthishavetodowithhumans?

Irecallwatchingadocumentaryafewyearsago

thatshowcasedamaninIndonesia
whohaddevelopedaskinconditionsoseverethathebecameknownasthetreeman
.
InmodernmedicaltermsthisskinconditionislabeledEpidermodysplasia
Verruciformisor"LewandowskyLutzDysplasia.Itisconsideredtobearare
autosomalrecessivegenetichereditarydisorderassociatedwithabnormalsusceptibility
tothehumanpapillomaviruses(HPVs)oftheskin.Unfortunatelythemanwho
developedthiscondition,DedeKoswara,wouldpassawayfromcomplicationsrelated
tothisconditionin2015.Whilemodernmedicaltermslabeledhisdiseaseasa
severe
skincondition,itwouldappearthatthereissomethingalittlemoreprofoundtaking
placewhenlookingattheimagesandvideoofMr.Koswara.

(Idofinditratheramusingthatwecanlabeladiseasewhilehavingabsolutelyno
properwaytoaddressit.)

Thereasonforbringingthiscaseupisduetothepossibilityofhumanspossibly
containingrecessivegeneticcomponentslinkedtotheplantgenome.Asridiculousas
thismightsound,accordingtoa2010discussionhostedbytheNationalHuman
GenomeResearchInstitute,

ageneticcounselingspecialiststated
Thetruthofthe
matteristhatthebasicstructureofDNA(ie,doublehelix)issharedamongallliving
organisms.ThecodeorsequenceofDNA(instructionsforourcells)isdifferent.Even
so,ourDNAislikelymoresimilartoplantsthandifferent.Forexample,
weshare
approximately60%ofourDNAwithabananaplant.

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In2015,astudyatthe

UniversityofCambridge
showcasedtheobservationof
horizontalgenetransferwhichisthetransferofgenesbetweenorganismslivinginthe
sameenvironment.Hereisanexcerptfromthestudy:
Horizontalgenetransferisalsothoughttoplayanimportantroleintheevolutionof
someanimals,includingnematodeworms,whichhaveacquiredgenesfrom
microorganismsandplants,andsomebeetlesthatgainedbacterialgenestoproduce
enzymesfordigestingcoffeeberries.However,theideathathorizontalgenetransfer
occursinmorecomplexanimals,suchashumanshasbeenwidelydebatedand
contested.

LeadauthorAlastairCrispfromtheDepartmentofChemicalEngineeringand
BiotechnologyattheUniversityofCambridgesaid:Thisisthefirststudytoshowhow
widelyhorizontalgenetransferoccursinanimals,includinghumans,givingrisetotens
orhundredsofactiveforeigngenes.Surprisingly,farfrombeingarareoccurrence,it
appearsthatthishascontributedtotheevolutionofmany,perhapsall,animalsandthat
theprocessisongoing.Wemayneedtoreevaluatehowwethinkaboutevolution.

Inhumans,theyconfirmed17previouslyreportedgenesacquiredfromhorizontalgene
transfer,andidentified128additionalforeigngenesinthehumangenomethathavenot
previouslybeenreported.Anumberofgenes,includingtheABOgene,which
determinesanindividualsbloodgroup,werealsoconfirmedashavingbeenacquired
byvertebratesthroughhorizontalgenetransfer.Themajorityofthegeneswererelated
toenzymesinvolvedinmetabolism.

Backtothepinealglandsprouting

Ifinditinterestingthatwhilethereseemstobesignificantgeneticoverlapamong
mammalianandplantspecies,theremightbetheoutsidechancethatsomeanatomical
similaritiesmightexistaswell.Thefactthathumansshare60%oftheirDNAwitha
bananaplantwouldmakethistheoryabit
less
preposterousthanonemightinitially
think.Whileitshardtoimaginethepinealglandopeningupandcreatingtreelike
brancheswithinapersonsbrain,itmightnotseemoverlyridiculouswhenconsidering
themannerinwhichneuronsanddendriticbranchesdevelopandexpandaccordingto
electricalamplification(EEGstate)withinthebrain.Interestinglyenoughthepineal
glandbearssomeslightresemblancetoaplantlikebudssittingatopthespinalcolumn
(theplantcounterpartbeingthestemofaplant).Whileitdbeextremelydifficulttoverify
pinealglandstructuralchangesduringactivitiessuchassleep,hypnosis,&meditation
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(duetothephysicallyinvasivenatureofdoingso),wecanmakecertainsemieducated,
yetwildpostulationsastowhatmightbetranspiring.

SomehowIbelieveitsinterestingandpossiblypertinenttonotethe

hygromorphic
(objectsthatchangeshapebasedonmoisture)propertiesofapinecone
.Forthoseof
youthathaveneverobservedthisbeforeapineconethathasfallenfromatree
beginstoopenasmoisturedissipatesfromit.Ifthepineconeisexposedtowateror
evenelevatedhumidity,itbeginstoclose.

In2010,thejournalCerebrospinalFluidResearchpublishedapapertitled
"Cerebrospinalfluidsodiumrhythms.Hereisapertinentexcerptfromthepaperin
regardstofluctuatingsodiumlevelsasitpertainstosleep:
Sodiumchronobiologyhasbeenstudiedinbloodandurinefromyoung,healthy
volunteersandwasshowntodecreasefrommidnighttoearlymorning[2022].Elderly
healthyvolunteersalsohadasimilarcircadianrhythmforbloodsodium,thoughthe
amplitudeofchangewasreducedcomparedtoyoungerpersons[23].Morefrequent
samplinginratsdemonstratedincreasingbloodplasmasodiumduringsleep,witha
decreasepriortowaking[24].Theseresultssuggestthatbrain/CSFsodiumrhythmsare
differentiallyregulatedfromthesystemiccirculation.

Thisseriesofstudiespossiblycorrelatetothe"sproutingbudtheorybasedonthe
generalconceptofwater/moisturefollowingsalt.Ifsodiumfluctuationsoccurregularly
duringsleep,andsleepisassociatedwithmelatoninrelease(andlikelyDMT),itd
appearsemilogicaltoassumethatthereisthepotentialityforfluidtobedispersedfrom
thepinealglandwhichcausesahygromorphicreactionmuchlikethepinecone.In

Part
1ofWildTheories
wecitedthe

2009studyinthejournalSciencethatshowcased
DMTsrole
ininhibitingvoltagegatedsodiumion(Na+)channels.PerhapsDMTrelease
(pinealglandsprouting)correlateswithgreatersodiumlevelsinthebrainsomething
akintobrainpollen?

Justsomefruitforthought

10.TwigoraTreeTheDopamineFeedbackLoop
Continuingthediscussionoftreelikefeaturesthatmightcorrelatewithbrainactivity
andfeedbackloops

Inthebrain,dopaminefunctionsasaneurotransmitterachemicalreleasedby
neuronstosendsignalstoothernervecells.Thebrainincludesseveraldistinct
dopaminepathways,oneofwhichplaysamajorroleinrewardmotivatedbehavior.
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Mosttypesofrewardincreasethelevelofdopamineinthebrain,andmostaddictive
drugsincreasedopamineneuronalactivity.
Themesolimbicpathway(knownastherewardpathway),isaneuralpathwayinthe
brainthattransmitsdopaminefromoneregionofthebraintoanother.Itisthemost
significantneuralpathwayinthebraininwhichchangesoccurinallknownformsof
addiction.

Addictionwouldseemtodevelopatmanylevels.

Whilewelargelyattributetheconceptofaddictiontodrugusage(bothlegalandillegal),
itwouldappearthatthemechanismsforaddictioncanbranchoutfarpastexternally
ingestedsubstances.Ifwearetocomprehendthemechanismsinwhichdopamine
surgesoccurwithinthebraininconjunctionwithhowneuralpathwaysdevelop,we
mighthaveabettercomprehensionastowhymeditation,hypnosis,DMT/Ayahuasca,
andrestfulsleeparesoeffectivetocombataddictiveand/ordepressivebehavior(both
seemtogohandinhand).

In

2014,thejournalDialoguesinClinicalNeuroscience
publishedapaperoutliningthe
pathophysiologyfordepression.Thepaperproposedthefollowing:Stressand
depressionareassociatedwithneuronalatrophy,characterizedbylossofsynaptic
connectionsinkeycorticalandlimbicbrainregionsimplicatedindepression.

Neuronalatrophywouldcorrelatewithaweakenedstructureofneuralpathways
developedthroughoutthebrain.Iftheneuralstructuresandconnectionsdeveloped
throughoutthebrainarelessened,thelevelofdopaminereleasedwouldalsoappearto
besuppressed.However,ifthereisaparticularneuralpathwaythatismoredeveloped
thantherest,itwouldmakelogicalsensethatapersonwouldconsistentlytapintothat
specificpathwayinordertomaximizetheirsuppresseddopaminesurges.Thiswould
thenleadtowhatisperceivedasaddictivebehavior.

Inour

earlierchapters,weoutlinedthefactthatAha!momentscorrelatedwithnew
neuronalconnectionsbeingmadeinaccordancewiththe40Hz(Gamma)rangeof
brainactivity.Ingeneral,onewouldattributethesemomentsorfrequencywithproblem
solvingandcreativity.

Perhapsinsteadoffocusingonthenegativeaddictiveordepressivebehavior,its
importanttonotetheamountofactivitiescorrelatedwithproblemsolvingorcreativityin
apersonslife.Ithasbeenobservedthataseducationandoccupationbecomesmore
andmorespecialized,theabilitytoexpandonescreativityorproblemsolving
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capabilitieswouldappeartobecomenarrower.Inessence,thepredominanttimeframe
apersonspendsintheirwakingstatetendstobecomeutilizedinanarrowerneural
pathwayastimeprogresses.Itshouldthenfailtosurpriseanyoneastothereasonfor
depressionand/orworkaholic/addictivebehaviorduetotheinabilitytoexpandneural
connectionsoutsideofthespecializedfield.

Itisalsomypersonalopinionthatthisisthetypeofphysiologyandbehavioralfeedback
loopthatleadsoursocietytofocusontheintricatedetailedmechanismsofsomething
withoutnecessarilytyingthedetailsintothewhole.Whilewecontinuetodiveintoour
specializedfieldsandattempttoexpandtheserelativelyconstrictedneuralpathways
branchbybranch,webecomelesscognizantofhowourfindingstieintothebigger
pictureduetoanimbalanceddevelopmentofthatneuralnetwork.Thisisthetypeof
thinkingthatmightleadtothefollowingimbalancedtranspirationsthatseemrather
obviouslysillyandunintelligent:

Embracingwarforanendresultofpeace
Thedevelopmentofartificialfertilizationmethodsandexcessivepesticideusage
forcropswhilenegatingthefactthatoptimallymineralbalancedsoilnegatesthe
needforsuchtactics
Thedevelopmentofdrugsthataddressdiseaseviageneticpathwaysignaling
whilefailingtofocusonupstreamimmunesystemenhancingprotocolsand
Epigeneticfactors
Thefinancialimbalancefoundthroughouttheworld
Thegrotesqueamountofartificialcomponentsfoundinprocessedfoodsinorder
toextendtheshelflifeandincreasemanufacturingefficiency
Theincessantusageofelectronicdevicestothedetrimentofonessociallifeand
health
Theabilitytolabelthousandsofdiseaseswithoutprovidingeffective,harmless
treatmentstoaddressthem

Thelistcouldliterallygoonandon.

Ibelievethatitisnotnecessarilythatpeopleareinherentlyevilorstupidpersaybut
thattheirneuralpathwayshavebecomesospecializedandspecificthattheyare
literallyphysicallyincapableoftappingintoathoughtthathasnodevelopedconnection
withtheirestablishedpathway.Ifthespecificpathwayhasdevelopedonpure
technicalitiesanddetailswithnotieintooutsidequalitiessuchasempathyor
sympathy,itwouldmakelogicalsensewhyapersonsdecisionscouldseemso
heartless.Thepersonsbrainwouldliterallybedisconnectedfromanyemotional
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judgementoutsideofthetechnicalities.Therewouldbenoadditionaldopaminesurge
fromattemptingtomakethatconnectioninfactitmightphysically
distress
apersonto
evenattempttomakethatconnection.Theonlythingthatwouldcreateincreased
dopaminesurgesandpleasureinthepersonsbrainwouldbetodelvefurtherand
furtherintotheestablishedpathwayuntiltheyendupwithagrotesqueabomination
likea

HungryMansmeal
,or0.1%ofthepopulationhoardingtheworldswealth
whilebillionsofpeopleliveinhorrificconditions.

Whilewecarryabeliefthatasmodernizedsocieties,wehaveutilizedscientific
methodologytoincreaseefficiencyonallfrontsbasedonsystematicprogressionofpast
ideas,itmightbehooveustotakeasmallstepbackandattempttotieinhowour
specificfieldsordutiesaffectthewhole.

Imdigressingbutatthesametimemaybenotsomuch.

Idobelievewearelivinginadeeply

DMTdeficientsociety
basedoneatingtoomuch,
breathingtooshallow,thinkingtoosmall,andstressingtoomuch.

Ifallorevensomeofwhathasbeenstatedispotentiallytrue,itwouldalsomakelogical
senseastowhyAyahuasca/DMTandactivitiesthatstimulateendogenousDMT
synthesiswhichleadtogreaterneuralconnectionssynergisticallylinkedwithGamma
Waveswouldalleviateaddiction/depressionratherquickly.Apersonsabilitytoinduce
dopaminesurgeswouldappeartobemagnifiedduringandfollowingtheseactivities.

AnecdotalreportsfollowingAyahuasca/DMTadministrationseemtofollowsimilar
trendsinthesensethatmanypeoplehavereportedfeelingmuchmoreconnectedto
others.Insomecases,peoplehavereportedcompletechangesindemeanor,habits,
androutinesfollowingtheirexperiences.Perhapsthishastodowithrealizedphysical
changesinthebrainandnewconnectionsforming.Someoftheseaspectsaretouched
uponinarecent

2016articleinthejournalFrontiersinPharmacology
.

In

Chapter6,wecitedthe

studyfromDr.JuanAcostaUrquidi
inregardstothemassive
changesinbraincoherencefrombaselinetoDMTadministration.InPart2weoutlined
the

hugeGammawavespikesduringmeditationfromtheHappiestManintheWorld
MatthieRichard
aswellastheeffectsofmeditationonCorpusCallosumdevelopment.

Perhapsthatisthekeytobeingabletoeasilyinducevastamountsoffeelgood
dopaminesurgeswithinthebrain.Maybeinsteadofatinytwiglikeneuralstructure
withinthebraininwhichapersonincessantlyattemptstobuilduponforpleasure,the
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personwitharobusttreelikestructurewithvastneuralconnectionsonlyneedstostill
themindandengageinafewdeepbreathstoproducehugedopaminehits.
11.SunGazing
Thisisconsideredtobeanancientpracticeinwhichapersonlooksdirectlyatthesun
duringsunriseorsunset.Whilethismightsoundquitestrange,interestinglyenough
duringthesemomentstheUVrayindexforthesunisextremelylowandevenzeroin
certainareas.Inessence,thedamagingeffectsfromthesunisessentiallynegated
duringthesemoments.WhilethephysiologicaleffectsofSunGazingonthebody
havenotbeenstudiedextensivelybymainstreamscience,whencomparingthehuman
anatomicalpropertiestothatofaplant,itdoesseemratherintriguing.

ThemostfamousproponentofSunGazingwasamanknownasHiraRatanManek
(HRM).Hehasstatedthatthepropermethodtobegintoadoptthispracticeisbygazing
atthesunforonly10secondsinitially(preciselywhenthesunissetting).HRMthen
statesthatyoucanincreaseyourtimeSunGazingby10secondseachdayuntilyou
reachthemaximumofof44minutes.Inthepast,HRMhasclaimedtheabilitytosustain
himselfwithvirtuallyaminusculeamountoffoodduetothispractice.

Neurologist,

GeorgeC.BrainardPhD
fromtheThomasJeffersonUniversityandleading
expertonneuroendocrinephysiologyreportedlyobservedManekin2002.Alongside
Brainardwasneuroscientist

AndrewNewberg
whoiscertifiedininternalandnuclear
medicine.Thebiggesttakeawayinthestudyfrommyperspectivewasthereported
measurementofManeksPinealGland.
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Accordingtoa

studypublishedintheAmericanJournalofNeuroradiology
,the
averagepinealglandsizeamongstfullymaturedadultsmeasuresapproximately7.4mm
inlengthand6.9mminwidth.AccordingtothestudyconductedbyNewbergand
Brainard,Manekspinealglandmeasured11mminlengthand8mminwidth.

Q4LThasattemptedtocontactbothDr.Brainard&Dr.Newbergtoverifythisclaimof
anenlargedpinealglandinHRMbuthasreceivednoreplyasofthismoment.When
contemplatingtheimmenseimportanceofmelatoninlevelsinthebodyforvirtuallyall
organsandcells,theimplicationsofthisfindingswouldappeartobetremendous.This
doesnteventouchupontheaspectsofDMTsynthesisfromasupersizedpineal
gland.Muchlikethesunpowersthebudsonaplanttosproutisitthatfarfetchedto
believethatconsistent,gentlesunlightcouldcauseasimilarsortofeffectonthehuman
budknownasthepinealgland?

OneofthepredominanteffectsofSunGazingreportedbypractitionersisasenseof
euphoriawhenpartakinginthepractice.Perhapsthiscoincideswiththe

lowlevelDMT
administration
documentedinDr.RickStrassmanstrial?

(Ina

YouTubevideonamedSungazingDocumentary
,

Dr.FredTravis
,the
DirectoroftheCenterforBrain,Consciousness,andCognitionatMaharishi
UniversityofManagementwouldperformanEEGanalysisofthefilmproducer
whileSunGazing.Hecomparedthebrainactivityofthesubjectlookingatatree
vs.lookingatthesun.TheresultsshowcasedgreaterbraincoherencewhenSun
GazingaswellassignificantlyhigherGammaactivity.Thisfootagecanbeseen
here
.)

(Itsmildlyinterestingthatthestructuresof

HemoglobinandChlorophyll
are
rathersimilar.Thefactthatacidicconditionscausethe

releaseofmagnesium
fromChlorophyll
(leadingtotheformationofPheophytin)aswellasthe

release
ofironfromHemoglobin
makesonewonderwhathappenswhenthereverse
environment(alkalinity)isinduced?
Bilirubin(alsoknownasPheophytin)isconsideredtobetheyellowbreakdown
productofnormalhemoglobincatabolism,causedbythebodysclearanceof
agedredbloodcells.In

2009theJournalofAmericanChemicalSociety
publishedthefirsteverfindingofBilirubininaplantspecies.In

2014inthe
JournalofCellScience
,researchersobservedmammalianmitochondria
capturinglightandsynthesizingATPwhenmixedwiththelightcapturing
metaboliteofChlorophyll.Perhapsthereismoreoverlapamongstplantand
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animalspeciesthanwasfirstassumed?Ascrazyasitsoundsmaybesomeday
scientistswillfindahumanwhoproducesChlorophyllendogenously?)

MaybethespeculationsandtheoriesinthispartoftheWildTheorieswereabitmuch.
Comparingtheanatomicalstructuresofamammaliancreaturewiththatofaplant?
Contemplationofaddictive/depressivebehaviorwiththatofanunderdeveloped,
imbalancedtreeformation?

Yes,Iunderstandthequantumleapswerearetakingintermsoftheoreticalpostulations
butwhatelsearewesupposedtodowiththatpineconelikestructureinthemiddleof
ourheads?

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XI.WildTheoriesPart4

WevecometotheEndoftheRoadastheysay.

ThiswillbethefinalinstallmentofWildTheoriesaswewrapuptheimplausible
methodologyofthoughtwehavepresentedtothepublic.

DMTisaconundrumwithinitselfasbeinganendogenoushallucinogeniccompound
makeslittlelogicalsense.Ifwearetobelievethatevolutionhasprovidedthenatural
selectionfortheoptimizationofthemultitudeofspeciesweknowtoday,itisdifficultto
makethecasethathallucinatorycompoundsassistintheproliferationandsurvivalofa
species.ThatisunlessDMTservesagreaterinnatepurposethanprovidingvisions
forthehundredsofplantsanddozensofanimalsithasbeenfoundtosubsidein.We
mustremaincognizantthattherearelevelstoeverythingandDMTisnodifferent.In

Dr.
RickStrassmans
bookhemeticulouslyprovidedsomeframeworkforthisashewould
administer

5differentdoses
(0.05mg/kg,0.1,0.2,0.3,&0.4)ofDMTtohisvolunteers
withvastlydifferentexperientialremarksinaccordancewithdoseamount.

Gammawavesareintriguingtoobserveastheyappeartocorrelatewithahigherorder
ofconsciousnessandneuralpathwayformation.Itwouldseempertinenttodiscussthe
formationofthesebrainwavesasitpertainstotheoptimizationofapersonsbrain
functionaswellastheiroverallhealth.Therearehintsthatthesebrainwavescorrelate
withagreaterhemisphericcoherenceandbrainconnectivitywhichwouldlogicallylead
ustopostulatethatgreaterabilitiescoincidewithamorerobust,symmetricalutilization
ofthebrainversusthenormalasymmetry.MaybemostimportantlyGammawaves
seemtoariseduringmomentsofapparentsupernormalabilities.Thisiskeyasit
allowsthepublictoobservetheinnatepotentialbehindthisEEGstateandhormonal
release.Externalizationisamustinordertobetakenseriouslybyscientificcircles.

Neverthelessletusfinishthisserieswhilecontinuingtoaskwhatwebelieveare
importantquestionsasitpertainstobothendogenousDMTsynthesisandGamma
waveformation.

12.ChlorideShift&ElectricalWater
Carbondioxide(CO2)generatedintissues(fromcellmetabolism)passivelydiffuses
intocapillariesviatheinterstitialfluid.Onceinthebloodstream,CO2thenentersred
bloodcellsandtheenzymecarbonicanhydraseconvertsCO2andintracellularwater
(H2O)tocarbonicacid(H2CO3),whichspontaneouslysplitsintobicarbonate(HCO3)
andahydrogenion(H+).
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TheGuytonandHallTextbookofMedicalPhysiology
statesthefollowingregarding
ChlorideShift:

Chlorideshift(Hamburgerphenomenon)theHCO3diffusesoutoftheRedBlood
Cells(RBCs)intotheplasma(blood),theinsideofthecellbecomeslessnegatively
charged.BecausetheRBCmembraneisrelativelyimpermeabletocations,soinorder
toneutralizethiseffect,negativelychargedchlorideions(Cl)diffusefromtheplasma
(blood)intotheRBCstoreplacetheHCO3.Themovementofchlorideionsintothe
RBCsiscalledchlorideshift.ThisprocessismediatedbyBand3,amajorionexchange
membraneprotein.Thechlorideshiftoccursveryrapidlyandessentiallycompletedin1
second.Asaresultofchlorideshift,thetotalnumberofionsinsidetheRBCsincrease,
sotheosmoticpressureinsidetheRBCsbecomeshigherthanthatoftheplasma
(blood).ThiscausesosmoticabsorptionoffluidintotheRBCs.
(Hereisthevisualdescriptionoftheprocess:)

Basedonanalyzingthevariousendogenouslyinducedalteredstatesofconsciousness
thatappeartorelateto

DMTsynthesis
,itseemsthatthelevelsofCO2productionhave
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beensuppressed.Sincewevealreadycoveredthisextensivelyinpastpiecesthereis
littleneedtosummarizethisaspect.

ThesuppressedCO2aspectappearstorelatetoChlorideShiftbeingthatbicarbonate
(HCO3)formationisbaseduponCO2production.IfCO2productionfalls,itwould
appearasthoughbicarbonateformationwouldalsofall.Ifbicarbonateformationis
suppressed,therewouldappeartobeameasurabledifferenceinChloridelevelsbased
ontheoutlinedmechanismsofChlorideShift.

Inthebook

ClinicalMethods:TheHistory,Physical,andLaboratoryExaminations
,
Chapter197
discussesserumChloridestating:Inaddition,respiratoryalkalosis,a
conditionseeninindividualswithhyperventilationisassociatedwithanelevatedserum
chlorideconcentrationandalowbicarbonateconcentration.

Thisobservationwasalsoreportedina

1997studypublishedintheAmericanJournal
ofPhysiology
whichcitedthefollowingresultsasitpertainstohyperventilation:In
ARALK(acuterespiratoryalkalosis)blood,pHincreasedto7.6,andbloodbicarbonate
concentration([HCO3])decreasedfrom29to22mM.

WhatabouttheElectricalWateraspect?

In2013,Dr.GeraldPollackwouldreleasehisgroundbreakingbooktitled

TheFourth
PhaseofWater
.Inthisbookhedocumentshisfindingsregardingthepropertiesof
ExclusionZone(EZ)waterinwhichthemoleculesorganizethemselvesintoH3O2
(water(H2O)+hydroxide(OH))ratherthansimplyH2O.Thisisamoreviscoustypeof
waterthatcarriesanegativeelectricalchargethatisfoundwithincells.

Warning:Muchofthefollowingisbasedonpurewild,nonsensicalspeculation
Partofthemechanismutilizedbytheenzymecarbonicanhydrasetoformhydrogen
(H+)andbicarbonate(HCO3)fromCO2&H2O,isthecombiningofahydroxide(OH)
ionwithCO2toformbicarbonate(HCO3).Thequestionthatpresentsitselfiswhat
happenstothehydroxide(OH)ionwhennoCO2ispresenttobindtoit?Doesit
happentobindtotheH2OinthecellincreasingtheamountofintracellularH3O2?

IfintracellularH3O2increases,doesthatleadtothediffusionofChlorideionsoutofthe
RBCsandintotheplasmawhichleadstotheelevatedChloridelevelsshowcased
duringrespiratoryalkalosis?ItwouldseemthatanoverabundanceofbothH3O2
and
ChlorideionswithinaRBCwouldcauseanoverlynegativechargeandasubsequent
overfluxoffluidabsorptionpotentiallyleadingtocellrupture.Weassumethatnatural
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mechanismsarisetoalleviateimbalancedsituations.A

1999studyintheJournalof
PinealResearch
mightprovidesomeanswersastheresultsfoundthatMelatonin
protectsRBCsfromrupturing.Beingthat

bloodtakesaboutoneminutetocirculate
throughouttheentirebody
itwouldappearthatthecyclingofthebloodduringsustained
rhythmicbreathingmightprovidethemechanicsforH3O2formation.Thebooktitled
FundamentalsofBiochemistry:LifeattheMolecularLevel
statesthat10%ofthetotal
bloodCO2islostthroughthelungsineachcirculatorycycle.ThefactthatChlorideshift
iscitedasincreasingtheosmoticpressurewithinRBCsandDr.Pollackhascited
pressureasakeycomponentofH3O2formation,thisreinforcesourspeculationof
sustainedrhythmicbreathingasleadingtoelevatedEZwaterwithinourcells.

(A

2012articleinthejournalBloodTransfusion
mightaddsomeinsighttoH3O2
formationbasedonthefollowing:Ofparticularpromisearethealkaline,
chloridefree,hypotonicsolutions,whichhavebeenthesubjectofresearchby
severalgroupsoverthepast1020years.Thechloridefreeformulationsrelyona
chlorideshifttoestablishaDonnanequilibriumbetweenthechargedionsin
theintracellularandextracellularmedium.Thusinachloridefreemedium,
intracellularchloridewillleavethecellandintheabsenceofanyotherdiffusible
anion,hydroxide(OH)willenterthecellandraisetheintracellularpH
.)

ThereasonforbringingthisconceptupintermsoftheDMT/Gammawavediscussionis
basedonour

2015interviewwithDr.RickStrassman
inwhichhestatedthatitsbeen
knownfor60yearsthatDMTisproducedinthelungs.ThefactthatChlorideShifttakes
placeinthelungswhichmightpossiblycorrelatewithanincreaseofFourthPhase
Waterformationisintriguingtousbasedonourviewpointoftheelectricalchanges
withinthebodyandbrainthatappeartocorrelatewithDMTsynthesis.Wemustremain
cognizantthatonebreakthroughwithinthebodydoesntnecessarilyhappenseparately
fromanotherbreakthroughwithinthebody.Thereappearstobeasynergistic
componenttoallofthiswhichshouldhelpusunderstandourselvesbetter.

(ItsinterestingtonotethatQ4LThasattributedrespiratoryalkalosisasa
potentialprecursortoDMTsynthesisandthatthe

bloodwithinthelungshas
beencitedtoremainatapHof7.6
whichiselevatedcomparedtobloodfound
throughouttherestofthebody.MaybeDMTformationwithinthelungsispH
dependentandcanbereplicatedinotherareas/organsofthebodywhenthe
pH/ionicparametersareinproperbalance?)

Wetendtobelievethattheorgansinourendocrinesystemsecreteaspecificsetof
hormonesinspecificamountsbasedonaninnatesensorthatmeasureselectrical
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potentialoftheplasmaandcells.Sincetheseorganshavedirectcontactwithbloodand
sincethebloodcyclesthroughoutthebodywithinoneminute,hormonalsecretioncould
potentiallyfluctuatedramaticallyinashorttimeframe.In

2009,theJournalofBiological
Chemistry
outlinedastudyobservingchangesinPinealGlandgeneexpressionprofile
(over600)betweenmidnightandmidday.Wetendtobelievethatthishasasmuchto
dowithrespirationrateandEEGstateifnotmoresothansimplydarkness.Thisstudy
withinitselfmightsupplysomevaluabledataastothegeneticmechanismsinvolvedin
thesynthesisoftheenzymerelatedtoendogenousDMT.

Arecent

2016studypublishedinthejournalScience
observedthefactthatsaltsinthe
brainplayapivotalroleinthesleepwakecycleofmice(andpresumablyhumans).
Theyfoundthatpotassiumionsareelevatedintheextracellularfluidwithinthebrain
whenthemicewereawakeandsuppressedwhenthemicewereasleep.Theyfoundan
inversecorrelationwithmagnesiumandcalciumcomparedtopotassium.Thisisa
significantfindingasmanyneuroscientistslongheldthebeliefthatneuronsgenerated
thechangesinextracellularsaltconcentrationratherthanextracellularcomposition
dictatingneuronactivity.Itsinterestingtonotethattheeffectsof

respiratoryalkalosis
alsoleadtosuppressedlevelsofbloodpotassiumlevels
(hypokalemia)asseeninthe
brainduringsleep.

(IcameacrossapassageinDr.WalterJ.Freemansbook

Neurodynamics:An
ExplorationinMesoscopicBrainDynamics
inwhichhewrote,Histaminemayalso
enableinterneuronstoswitchbetweenexcitatoryandinhibitoryactionsbycontrolling
theuptakeandintracellularconcentrationofchlorideions,therebyaccountingforthe
emergenceofGammaWavesintheEEGshortlyafterbirth,andonwakingfromdeep
sleep.IwouldsendaninquirytoDr.Freemanregardingwhethertheformationof
Gammawavesindicatedaninfloworoutflowofchlorideionswithintheneuron.He
wouldreply,MeasurementofClionictransmembranegradientsisverydifficult.Not
oftendone,soIcantansweryourquestion.GoodtopicforaPhDthesis.Sincethem
Ivecomeacrossadditionalinformationregardingchlorideionsbeingdirectlycorrelated
with

gammaAminobutyricacid(GABA)levelswhichappeartohaveadefinitiveimpact
onGammawaveformationandamplification
.ItappearsasthoughGABAreducesa
neuronsactionpotential.A

2010writeupintheJournalofPhysiology
would
extensivelydiscusstherelationshipbetweenChlorideionsandGABAsabilityto
depolarizeneurons.Interestinglyenough,inanemailexchangewithDMTresearcher
Dr.EdeFrecksa,hewouldcitea

1994studyinthejournalBrainResearch
inwhich
DMTadministeredtocatsalsoreducedactionpotentials.Whilemuchofthese
technicalitiesarebeyondmyscopeofcomprehension,perhapsthereisalinkbetween
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anincreasedlevelofchlorideionsinthebloodandsubsequentlyCSFviaincreased
respirationratewhichcorrelateswithendogenousreleaseofDMT?)

WhiletheconceptsofChlorideShift,4thPhaseofWater,600+pinealgeneexpression
changesandionicfluctuationsinthebrainduringsleepmightnotseemtobedirectly
relatedintermsofDMT&GammaWavesIbelievetheyare.Theyaresimplydifferent
layersofthesamecakeionic,genetic,andelectric(4thphase).Manyofthereports
thatcorrelatewiththeDMTexperiencecitesignificantsensationsasitpertainsto
electricitywithinthebody.IfwearetohaveabettergraspofwhatroletheSpirit
Moleculeplayswithinus,itmightbehooveustothinkinamoreholisticmannerrather
thanreducingittoneuronalfiring.

(AnelectricexperiencereportedfromaWimHofMethodpractitioner)

13.DopamineMelatoninSeesaw
ItsbeenquiteextensivelyobservedthatMelatoninandDopamineoperateas
antagoniststooneanother.Whilethelevelofonecompoundrises,theleveloftheother
falls(andviceversa).

ItwouldappearthatintermsofEEGcorrelatestheslowerbrainwaves(SlowAlpha,
Theta,Delta)tendtosignifyincreasedMelatoninproductionandfasterbrainwaves
(Gamma,Beta,HighAlpha)tendtosignifyincreasedDopamineproduction.

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Ascitedinpreviouspieces,itappearsasthough

phasecouplingtakesplaceduring
REMsleep
inwhichslowerbrainwaves(Theta/Delta)occursimultaneouslywithbursts
offasterbrainwaves(Gamma).ThiswouldtheoreticallysignifyburstsofDopamine
productionwhileMelatoninlevelsremainelevated.Thefactthatthiswouldoccurduring
ourpredominantdreamstatepotentiallycorrelatedwithDMTreleasemightprovide
additionalperspectiveonthemechanicsofwhatistranspiringduringtheseexperiences.

(A

1977studypublishedinthejournalLifeSciences
showcasesincreased
productionofstriataldopamineduetoexogenousDMTadministrationinlab
rats.)

14.MentalIllnessorUnquantifiableInsights?
Thegeneraltendencyforapersonwhohascomeacrosstheconceptofendogenous
DMTistoattributementalillnessandsubsequenthallucinationstothismolecule.Thisis
notentirelyunfoundedasitwouldappeartomakesomewhatlogicalsensethata
personproducinggreatermeasurablequantitiesofDMTwouldlikelybeinaperpetual
stateofalteredperceptioncomparedtothenorm.However,sincewetendtoutilize
scientificdocumentationtosupportourtheories(sometimes),thereappearstobe
conflictingdataintermsofthisdiscussion.

In

1975,theAmericanJournalofPsychiatry
wouldpublishastudyinvolving
schizophrenicpatientscomparedtocontrolsubjects.Theresultswereasfollows:They
foundthat26acutelyschizophrenicpatientswerenomorelikelytohavebufotenineor
N,Ndimethyltryptamine(DMT)presentinurineorelevatedserumindolethylamine
Nmethyltransferaseactivitythan10normalcontrolsubjects.Theauthorsconcludethat
thesearenaturallyoccurringsubstanceswhichareequallylikelytobepresentinnormal
andschizophrenicsubjects.

In

1976,thejournalPsychopharmacology
publishedapapercomparingthelevelsof
DMTinschizophrenicpatientsandcontrolvolunteersutilizinggas
chromatographicmassspectrometricdeterminationwithsimilarresultsshowcasingno
correlationwithDMTlevelsandschizophrenia.

In

1976,thejournalPsychologicalMedicine
wouldpublishastudyinvolvingthe
comparisonofDMTurinaryexcretionlevelsinvolving122psychiatricpatientscompared
to20normalsubjects.Theresultswereasfollows:Theoperationaldefinitionsfailedto
revealanygroupsignificantlymorecorrelatedwithurinaryDMTthanahospital
diagnosisofschizophrenia,butadiscriminantfunctionanalysisofsymptomatology
couldbeusedtodefineagroupof21patientsofwhom15(71%)excreteddetectable
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DMT.TherewasageneralrelationshipbetweenpsychoticsymptomsandurinaryDMT,
butspecificallyschizophrenicsymptomsdidnotappeartobemajordeterminantsof
DMTexcretion.

In

1978,theBritishJournalofPsychiatry
wouldpublishastudyoutliningthelevelsof
DMTinthecerebrospinalfluidofpsychiatricandcontrolpopulations.Theresultswere
asfollows:Someschizophrenicpatientshavehigherlevelsofbothaminesthando
controls,thoughthedifferencesindistributiondidnotreachstatisticalsignificanceinthe
samplestudied.

Itwouldappearimportanttonotonlytakeintoaccounttheendogenoushormonal
differencesofthementallyillbuttoadditionallyanalyzetheirphysicalbrainstructures.
In

Chapter2oftheDMT&GammaWavesseries,weoutlinedtheobservationof
CorpusCallosum(CC)robustnessasitpertainstogenerallyobservedfunctionality.We
citedthe

findingsofAlbertEinsteinssignificantlythickerCC
,

increasedintelligence
&
hypnotizability
coincidingwithCC(size/thickness),aswellas

thestudies
citingthe
abilityformeditationto

increaseCCthickness
.

In

1995,theJournalofNeurology,NeurosurgeryandPsychiatry
wouldpublisha
metaanalysisof11separatestudiesofCorpusCallosummorphologyinschizophrenia.
Thiswasdoneinordertoquantifywhethertherewasasignificantdifferenceincorpus
callosumsizebetweenschizophrenicpatientsandnormalcontrols.Theanalysiswas
basedon313patientswithschizophreniaand281controls.Theresultswereasfollows:
Measuresofcorpuscallosummidsagittalarea,length,andcorpuscallosumarea:brain
arearatiowereusedinthemetaanalysis.Therewasoverallastatisticallysignificant
reductionincorpuscallosumareainschizophrenicpatientscomparedwithcontrols(P<
0.02).

In

2000,thejournalSchizophreniaResearch
publishedastudyoutliningtheshapeand
sizeoftheCorpusCallosuminSchizophreniaandschizotypalpersonalitydisorder.The
studywouldconclude:Thedecreasesincorpuscallosumsizeinschizophreniavaried
directlywithlengthofillness,perhapsindicativeofaprogressiveprocess.The
patientcontroldifferencesincallosumsizeandshapeareconsistentwithahypothesis
ofdecreasedconnectivitybetweentheleftandtherighthemispheresinschizophrenia
andSPD.

In

2010,thejournalBiologicalPsychiatry
wouldpublishastudyregardingCorpus
Callosumabnormalitiesandtheirassociationwithschizophrenia.Theresultswereas
followsTheschizophrenicpatientsexhibitedavarietyofdiffusionabnormalitiesinthe
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corpuscallosum,whichwererelatedtotheseverityoftheirpsychoticsymptoms.Tothe
extentthatdiffusionabnormalitiesinfluenceaxonaltransmissionvelocities,theseresults
providesupportforthosetheoriesthatemphasizeneuraltimingabnormalitiesinthe
etiologyofschizophrenia.

In

2010,theJournalofPsychiatryandNeuroscience
publishedapaperreferencing
multiplestudiesregardingGammawavesandSchizophrenia.Theresultsappearto
remainconsistentthatthepowerofGammawavesforpatientswithschizophreniaare
reducedcomparedtocontrolsubjects.TheauthorsbelievethatthelackofGamma
waveamplitudecorrelateswiththeinabilitytocombineinformationfromdifferentbrain
regions.

Basedonthepresentedstudies,itwouldappearthatmentalillnessisnot
predominantlypredicatedonanabnormallevelofendogenousDMTbutrathera
degradationofbrainstructuresthatnegativelyaffectsinterhemisphericconnectivity&
communication.Itwouldseemratherillogicaltogroupthetranscendentalexperiences
oflongtimemeditators,hypnotherapypatients,etc.withthatofmentallyillbeingthat
theirphysicalbrainstructureswouldappeartoexudeoppositecharacteristics.There
alsoappearstobeanoppositelevelofMelatonininmeditativepractitionerswhich
appearelevated

(MedicalScienceMonitor2004)
comparedtosuppressedlevelsin
schizophrenics

(MetabolicBrainDisorders2012)
.Justawildpostulation(once
again)buttheinconclusivenessoftheDMTmeasurementstudiesasitpertainsto
mentalillnesscouldhavetodowithcertainpatientsexperiencingalteredstatesdueto
atrophyofbrainconnectivity(withtheinabilitytoassimilateperception)whileother
patientsexperienceperspectivechangesbasedonenhancedinterconnectivityofthe
brainorarewiringofsorts.Thissituationwouldthenleadtowhatisclassifiedas
hallucinatoryordelusionalphenomenawhileexudingmuchdifferenthormonaland
physiologicalparameters.Thebrainasisthebodyisultimatelyinfinitelycomplextosay
theleast

(In2012psychiatrist

Dr.JosephPolimenipublishedabooktitledShamans
AmongUs
.Thebookgivesanalternativeperspectiveonschizophreniacitingits
occurrenceasamodernmanifestationoftribalshamans.Thereisalsothe
perspectiveof

WestAfricanshaman,Dr.MalidomaSome
whostatesthatinthe
cultureoftheDagarapeople,

schizophrenicsarenotviewedpathologically,but
oftenasmediumsbringingmessagestothecommunityfromthespiritworld
.
Hereisanexcerptfroma

2014WakingTimesarticle
documentingDr.Somes
experience:

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OneofthethingsDr.SomencounteredwhenhefirstcametotheUnitedStates
in1980forgraduatestudywashowthiscountrydealswithmentalillness.When
afellowstudentwassenttoamentalinstituteduetonervousdepression,Dr.
Somwenttovisithim.

Iwassoshocked.ThatwasthefirsttimeIwasbroughtfacetofacewithwhatis
doneheretopeopleexhibitingthesamesymptomsIveseeninmyvillage.What
struckDr.Somwasthattheattentiongiventosuchsymptomswasbasedon
pathology,ontheideathattheconditionissomethingthatneedstostop.This
wasincompleteoppositiontothewayhiscultureviewssuchasituation.
)

Perhapsschizophreniaistheabruptformationofaneuralpathwaythatleadstoinsights
ofinformationderivedfromcurrentlyundeterminedsourcesandpropertreatmentis
necessaryforassimilationintothecurrent,consensusrealityinordertointegratethe
info?

Itscomplicated

(Arecentstudypublishedin

May2016inthejournalPsychologyMedicine
observedthefactthatthebrainsofpatientsdiagnosedwithschizophreniaappear
tobeactivelyregenerating.In

2013,apaperpublishedintheJournalofNeural
Transmission
proposesthatDMTplaysaroleintissueprotectionand
regeneration.PerhapselevatedlevelsofDMTwithinsomeschizophrenicsisnot
thecauseofthediseasebutratherapartoftheregenerativemechanismsneeded
toregeneratetheneuralpathwayslostduetoatrophy?)

15.Channeling
WhileImnotquitewellversedinthedifferencesbetween"Channelingandthe
regularpsychicmediumshipexperience,itappearsasthoughachannelerwillhave
theirmentalconsciousnesstakenoverbytheentitybeingchanneled.Itallseems
ratherfarfetchedbutatthesametimeifwecantakeintheentirebodyofpresented
studiesincludingthepotentialityfortelepathiccommunicationanditssubsequent
mechanisms,perhapsitisntsofarfetched.A

2014studypublishedinthejournal
Neuron
wouldshowcasethatbraincircuitscantuneintothefrequencyofotherbrain
partsviaatuningknob.Whatstosaythatapersonsbrainisincapableoftuninginto
frequencieswhichtransmitinformationoriginatingoutsideoftheirbrains?
Ifwearetobeopentothepossibilitythatthebrainoperatesasanantennathat
receivesinformationratherthangeneratinginformation,thentheconceptof
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Channelingmightnotseemsostrange.Itsinterestingtonotethatoneofthemore
wellknownchannelersnamedBashar(RealnameDarylAnka)

claimstohavebeen
EEGtestedandsubsequentlyshowcasedGammawave
formationthroughouthis
session.Ifanything,itwouldappearthatmuchlikeEdgarCayce,channelersareable
tomaintainasustainedlevelofhypnagogiautilizingphasecouplingofslowerwavesto
generatefasterwaves.Thiswouldappearrathersimilartosomeoftheobservations
regardinga

2002studyinthejournalPerceptualandMotorSkills
featuringtheRemote
ViewingcapabilitiesbyIngoSwann.Whetherthesemethodsofgeneratinginformation
caneverbescientificallyprovenisadifferentdiscussionaltogether.

Letmerephrasethatwhetherthesemethodsofgeneratinginformationcaneverbe
mechanisticallydecipheredbyourlatesttechnologyisadifferentdiscussionaltogether.
Inanycase,Mr.AnkadoesprovidesomeinterestinginsightsregardingDMTduringhis
sessionsfound

here
and

here
.

16.HollywoodorScienceETExperiences?
Dr.JohnE.Mack
wasaPulitzerPrizewinningbiographer,apsychiatrist,andatenured
professoratHarvardUniversity.Inthe1990s,Mackwouldembarkinadecadeplus
studyof200menandwomenwhoclaimedtohavehadepisodesinwhichtheyhad
encounterswithaliens.Heinitiallypresumedthatthesepeoplewhoclaimedtohave
hadalienencounterswerelikelysufferingfrommentalillness.However,ashe
investigatedfurtherandfoundnoobviousoriginorobservationofmentaldisease,he
continuedtoprobe.

Dr.Mackwouldutilizeregressionhypnosisinordertoassisttheparticipantstorecall
theirexperiencesingreatdetailsothathewouldbeabletobuildaframeworkofwhat
thisexperiencetrulysignified.Mackwouldgoontopublishtwobooksonhisstudytitled
Abduction:HumanEncounterswithAliens
and

PassporttotheCosmos
.Hewould
evenappearonthe

OprahWinfreyshow
tospeakopenlyaboutthesubject.His
indepthresearchintothesubjectwouldcreatesomebacklashatHarvardUniversity
whichhasbeendocumentedon

MacksWikipediapage
.

Dr.RickStrassmans
studywouldalsoshowcasereportsofalienlikeencounters
whentheywereadministeredthehigherleveldosesofDMT.Strassmanwould
coauthorabooktitled

InnerPathstoOuterSpace
whichwouldpresentthelink
betweenthealienexperienceandpsychedelicresearch.ManyreportsofET
encountershaveconsistentlysurfacedfrompeoplefromallovertheworldwhohave
ingestedtheshamanicbrewknownasAyahuasca.
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Dr.BrianWeiss
(whowecitedin

Part3
ofGammaWaves&DMT)unexpectedly
encounteredpatientswho(underhypnosisforpastliferegression)would
spontaneouslydiscussalienencounters.Heoutlinessomeoftheseexperiencesinhis
book

SameSoul,ManyBodies
.

Dr.JohnC.Lilly
(creatorofthesensorydeprivation/flotationtank)wouldalsodocument
alienlikeexperiencesinhisbook

CenteroftheCyclone:LookingintoInnerSpace
whenimmersedinsensorydeprivationaswellasingestingpsychedelicsubstances.
Hedadditionallypostulatethatdolphinswereofanorderofintelligencemore
sophisticatedthanhumans.

Manyluciddreamers,peoplewhoexperiencesleepparalysis,longtimemeditatorsof
variousdisciplines,OutofBodyExperiencers,andevenNearDeathExperiencershave
allreportedvariationsofthealienexperiences.

Whilethealienexperiencecanseemratherdisconcertingtoaveragepersonsbeliefs
systems,itisratherintriguingthathigherstatesofconsciousnessandbrainactivity
appeartopertaintotheseexperiences.WhilethefieldsofUFOandextraterrestrial
studyareextremelyindepthbranchingoutintowidesubsections,whenbrowsingthe
vastarrayofliteratureandvideo,thequestionstillpersistsisitreal?

ItsquiteeasytoautomaticallycitetheHollywoodnarrativeofaliensandshrugoffthe
phenomenaaltogether.Howevertheworldofscreenplaybearsnoroleinthe
legitimatescientificmindset.

Ifthealienexperienceisnotrealandsimplyanunexplained,ingrainedpartofour
psyche,thenwecouldpossiblydiscounttheexperiencesaspotentiallycommonand
consistentDMTinducedhallucinations.Manysupportersofthealienphenomenawill
citethePhoenixLightsorRoswellasproofofalienexistenceoutsideofourminds.
Somewillevenpointtothethousandsof

videosonYouTube
inwhichpeoplecapture
strangelightformations
inthesky.Inthisageoftechnologyitisextremelydifficultto
decipherwhatisexactlya

true,unexplainedaerialphenomenon
andwhatisa

cleverly
designedhoaxbytalentedvideoeditors
.

TherearesomepeopleclaimingthattheformationofdesignsknownasCropCircles
provideundeniableproofthatextraterrestrialactivityonearthisreal.Thereismuch
controversysurroundingthisphenomenaastheofficialstorystatesthattheseintricate
designsarecreatedbysometimesaslittleastwopeopleinthemiddleofthenight
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utilizingsimpletoolssuchasropesandwoodenplanks.Proponentsthatbelievethat
thereareEToriginsoflegitimatecropcirclesstate

specificanomaliesintheplants
such
asabnormallyshapedandbentplantnodeshypothesizedtotranspirefromexposureto
heatandradiation.

Dr.StevenVanNocker
andhisclassofundergraduatestudentsfromMichiganState
UniversitywouldattempttoreplicateafewCropCircleplantanomaliesutilizingthetools
ofropesandboardswithoutsuccess(aswitnessedinthedocumentary

Paranatural:
CropCircle)
.In2011,physicistandprofessorattheUniversityofOregon

Dr.Richard
Taylor
wouldprovidecommentaryregardingCropCirclesinthe

publicationPhysics
World
.A

summaryofthearticleprovidedbyDiscoveryNews
states:
RichardTaylorbelievesthatphysicscouldholdtheanswer.Hesuggeststhat
cropcircleartistsmightbeusingaGlobalPositioningSystem(GPS),aswellaslasers
andmicrowaves,tocreatetheirpatterns,dispensingwiththerope,planksofwoodand
barstoolssomeusedinthepast.

Taylorsuggeststhatartistscouldbeusingmicrowavestomakecropstalksfallover
andcoolinahorizontalpositionatechniquethatmightexplainthespeedand
efficiencyoftheartistsandtheincredibledetailofsomepatterns.

Sowhichoneisit?Do

ropesandboardsexplainthetools
fordesignformationorare
theremoresophisticatedtechniquesandequipmentwhich

explainstheabnormal
microwaveradiation
(whichwouldntoccurfromtheuseofropesandboards)
emanatingfromsomeofthesedesigns?ItsimportanttonotethatCropCircleshave
beendocumentedhistorically

datingasfarbackas1678asoutlinedbyTaraMacIsaac
oftheEpochTimes
.

ThefamousquotebytheSkepticsskepticDr.MarcelloTruzzistates
extraordinary
claimsrequireextraordinaryproof
.

Iftwomenclaimtobeabletohavedesignedthecropcircle(downbelow)inthemiddle
ofthenightunderminimallightconditions,Iwouldrationallybelievethisto
definitely
be
anextraordinaryclaim.Itdoesntnecessarilyequatetobelievingthatthisformationhas
EToriginsbutratherthattheclaimitselfisquiteextraordinarybasedontheextreme
precision(409circlesincompletesymmetry,700feetindiameter),speedofcompletion
(46hours),andworkingconditions(darknessofnight).Ifthedesignersclaimwas
basedonweeksofworkinthedaylightutilizingadvancedequipmenttomakeeach
design,theclaimwoulddefinitelybeconsideredlessextraordinarybycomparison.It
wouldnttakemuchtoputthiscontroversytorestasanartistorgroupofartistswould
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simplyneedtocreateanexactreplicawithinthesametimeframeofthisformationon
camerainfrontofthepredominantcropcircleETproponents.

(ThisCropCircleformationhasbeennamedTheCatherineWheel.)

17.TheGodconversation
AnAtheistreferstoapersonthathasalackofbeliefofanyhigherpowerorGod.

Oneofthemoreamusingyetprofoundquotes(providedbyoneofthevolunteersinthe
trial)fromthebook

DMT:TheSpiritMolecule
was
Youcanstillbeanatheist
until0.4.
ThisreferstothefactthatatthelowerlevelsofDMTadministrationan
atheistcouldbrushofftheexperiencestohallucinatoryvisionsofthemind.However,at
thehighestlevelofDMTadministration,a"nonbelieveroratheistwouldhavesucha
profoundexperiencethattheydsomehowbecomeopentotheconceptthatahigher
powerorGodactuallyexists.Thisdoesntnecessarilyrefertoanyspecificreligious

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discipline.Intermsofscience,thetwofieldsthatattempttoplacethereligiousor
spiritualexperienceincontextarethatofNeurotheologyandTheoneurology.

Neurotheologyattemptstoexplainreligiousexperienceandbehaviorinneuroscientific
terms.Itisthestudyofcorrelationsofbrainactivitywithsubjectiveexperiencesof
spiritualityandhypothesestoexplainthesephenomena.Proponentsofneurotheology
saythereisaneurologicalandevolutionarybasisforsubjectiveexperiences
traditionallycategorizedasspiritualorreligious.

TheoneurologyisproposedbyDr.Strassman
basedonhishypothesisthatthebrain
hasbeendesignedtocommunicatewithGod.StrassmanbelievesthatDMTcouldbe
involvedinplayingaroleintermsofmediatingthephenomenologicalcontents
visions,voices,emotions,etc.thataccompanytheinteractivereligiousexperience
withGod.

Itwouldappearthatwhenaddressedinasingularconversation/perspective,thenotion
ofGodwouldappearratherimpossibletoprove(ordisproveforthatmatter).However,
whenwebegintoincludeallthephenomenaoutlinedinour

6partseriesof
DMT/Gammawaves
aswellasour

WildTheoriesseries
(assumingwehaveprovided
sufficientframeworkforpotentialreplication),itmakesonequestionwhattheultimate
truthis.

IfapersoncanaltertheDirectCurrentflowwithintheirbraininducinghemispheric
cohesionwhilesubsequentlysynthesizingDMTendogenouslythatcausesaunique
electricalchargewithinthebodyleadingtothepossibilitytoaltermembranepotentialof
diseasedcellsequatingtomiraculoushealingdoesthatmeanGodexists?

Ifduringasimilarelectricalandbiochemicalstateapersoncanreliablyreplicate
telepathictransferofthoughtorinduceameasurable,quantifiableOutofBody
experiencedoes
that
meanGodexists?

WhatabouttheETexperiencesorpsychicmediumshipthatfacilitatescommunication
withthedeceased?Ifbychancethereisoneounceofrealitytotheseexperiences
does
that
meanGodexists?

Ifwesomedayareabletoreplicateallofthesesupernormalabilitiesacrossthe
generalpopulationaswellasdocumenttheprecisecellular,electrical,genetic,
enzymatic,andbiochemicalmechanismstakingplaceduringthesefeatsdoesthat
meanGod
doesnt
exist?
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(A

2016studypublishedinthejournalEpilepsyBehavior
outlinedtheopportunity
torecordthebrainactivityofamanattheexactmomenthesawGod.The
resultswereasfollows:TopographicalanalysisofthebandpassfilteredEEG
epochsrevealedincreasedactivityinthelowgammarange(3040Hz)during
religiousconversioncomparedwithactivityduringthepatientshabitualstate.)

Whilethediscussionofahigherpowertendstorepulsescientificmindsbasedon
underlyingconnotationsofreligion,itdoesntappearlogicaltodismissthediscussion
altogetherbasedonemotionaldistress.Itwouldseemthatitdbemuchmoreeffective
toprovideamorepalatableframeworkfortheconversation.Whilethefieldofscience
hasdoneanexcellentjobofdissectingandexplainingcertaindetailedmechanisms,the
fieldandpeoplewithinitmightbebetterservedtounderstandtherolesofthescientific
disciplinewhichistheexplanationofthedetailsandhowtheyinterlockwithone
another.Toattempttoutilizethemechanisticexplanationsandinterjectthemas
encompassingthetotalseemsabitoverreaching.

Wevetoucheduponthisinapreviousmusingtitled

MechanismsorMeanings?

Thisisespeciallypertinentwhenmanyprominentmindswithinnumerousscientific
fieldshavenobasicknowledgeorperspectiveregardingDMTsrolewithintheirown
physiology.Wecanutilizeallthelatesttechnologytodecipherchangesincellular
structure,glymphaticsystemfluctuations,ionicchanges,neuronalnetworkalterations
andsimilardetailedmechanismstakingplacewithinthebrainduringsleepbutwe
still
cannotexplainthereasons
why
weexperiencedreamsasthesecomponentsinteract.
Fromapurelymechanicalperspectiveoflifeassumingwearemerelyafleshandbone
resultofevolution,thereappearstobenologicalreasonwhywemustexperiencethese
hallucinationsknownasdreamsduringsleep.

Perhapsweveexplained0.01%ofallthereistoknowandwehave99.99%leftto
figureout.AsfarasImconcerned,whenexaminingthestateoftheglobalpopulationit
wouldseemratherarroganttoassumethatwehavesomuchfiguredoutwhenthereis
stillsuchawidearrayofunnecessaryissuespertainingtoeconomics,healthcare,food
quality,sociological,environmentalsustainability,inequality,violence,andthedozensof
otherfieldsthatcouldbenamed.

(Whilethishypothesismightseemstrangeitwouldntsurprisemeifmanyof
themostfamousspiritualfigureswithinhumanhistory(regardlessofreligion)
mighthavehaddistinctlydifferentbrainsthantheaverageperson.Ipostulate
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thattheylikely

exudedsignificantlythickerCorpusCallosums
,definitivelyrobust
neuralnetworkconnectionsacrosstheentirebrain,aswellaspotentiallyhaving
beenabletogenerateacombinationofEpsilonWaves(0.5Hzandlower)and
Lambda(200Hzandhigher)whileinaregularwakingstate.Thistheoryisbased
onthe

offthechartGammawavesmeasuredinBuddhistMonkMatthieRichard
aswellasotherintensemeditativepractitioners.Thesespiritualfigureswith
distinctlydifferentbrainstructuresandelectricalactivitymightexplaintheir
abilitytoconsistentlyperformsupernormalfeats.)

OneoftheargumentsagainsttheconceptofGodthatconsistentlysproutsupisif
thereisaGod,whydobadthingshappentogoodpeople?Thisisnotanillogical
questiontopropose.However,perhapsinordertoanswerthatquestionitwouldrequire
apersontodelvedeepintothecomplexityofnonreligiousbasedliteratureofaspiritual
natureinordertomakesomesenseofyoungchildrenbornintoabusivepovertyand
adolescentcancercases.Keepinmindthattherabbitholeregardingthisfieldruns
infinitelydeepwherethereismuchdifficultyinseparatingthewheatfromthechaff.

Imofthebelief(whichcouldbecompletelynaive)thatlevelsofcomplexityprovide
reliablemarkersoftheintelligenceofthedesigner(s).Itisrathersafetosaythatnothing
thathumanshavecreated(includingtheinternetandeverythingitencompassesfrom
contenttohardware)cancompetewiththeabsolutecomplexityofnatureand
everythingresidingwithinitonearthandthroughouttheuniverse.Toquoteanamusing
memeIvecomeacrossTobelievethattherewasonceabsolutelynothing,andthat
nothinghappenedtonothinguntilthatnothingexplodedcreatingeverythingand
everywherewhichsubsequentlyrearrangeditselfintoselfreplicatingbitswhichevolved
intodinosaursseemsabitfarfetched.

Whenweclaimtohavealogical,scientificgraspofthecomplexityofhowtheUniverse
wascreatedbasedonexplosionsthattookplacebillionsofmilesaway,billionsofyears
agoyetwecannotproperlyaddressdiseasewhichtakesplacewithinourownbodies
makesonequestionthegrandstandingofperceivedknowledgejustabit.

Neverthelessitdoesseemthatin2016,withtheamountofinformationavailableand
theinterconnectivityofpeople,itwouldappearthattheGodconversationcouldretain
intellectualparametersthatmightsatisfytheatheisticintellectualaswellasthe
spiritualseeker.

Butthatsjustme

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XII.HeartBrainConnection

ThiscouldhavebeensqueezedintotheWildTheoriesseriesbutIforgotsoconsider
thisanaddon.

Thescientificcommunitylooksatthebrainasthoughitisthedefinitivegeneratorof
thoughtandsubsequentactionscarriedoutbythebody.Itsnotillogicalasthe
concentrationofneuronsinthebrain(100billion)isbyfarthemostconcentratedfound
withinthebody.However,whileitmaysoundabitcheesytothinkabouttheheartin
termsofintelligence,therearesomeintriguingfindingsasitpertainstothismassof
beatingmusclelocatedwithinthechestcavity.Whiletheheartlackstheneuronal
densityofthebrain,ithasbeencitedtohouseabout40,000neurons.

In

2002,theJournalofNearDeathStudies
publishedastudyinwhichhearttransplant
recipientswereevaluatedintermsofchangestotheirpersonalitiesthatparallelthatof
thedonors.Thestudyconsistedof10patients(7males,3femalesrangingfrom7
monthsto56yearsold).Theirdonorsconsistedof5males,5femalesrangingfrom16
monthsto34yearsold.Theresults&conclusionwereasfollows:Twoto5parallels
percasewereobservedbetweenchangesfollowingsurgeryandthehistoriesofthe
donors.Parallelsincludedchangesinfood,music,art,sexual,recreational,andcareer
preferences,aswellasspecificinstancesofperceptionsofnamesandsensory
experiencesrelatedtothedonors(e.g.,onedonorwaskilledbyagunshottotheface
therecipienthaddreamsofseeinghotflashesoflightinhisface).Theincidenceof
recipientawarenessofpersonalchangesincardiactransplantpatientsisunknown.The
effectsoftheimmunosuppressantdrugs,stressofthesurgery,andstatistical
coincidencearelikelyinsufficienttoexplainthefindings.Theplausibilityofcellular
memory,possiblysystemicmemory,issuggested.

Inwhatisconsideredoneofthemostfamouscasesofcellularmemoryinheritancevia
ahearttransplant,awomannamedClaireSylviawouldauthorabooktitled

Changeof
Heart
.Asummaryofherexperiencewaspublishedin

JournalofNewApproachesto
MedicineandHealth
:OnMay29,1988,anAmericanwomannamedClaireSylvia
receivedahearttransplantatahospitalinYale,Connecticut.Shewastoldthather
donorwasaneighteenyearoldmalefromMaine,USAwhohadjustdiedina
motorcycleaccident.Soonaftertheoperation,Sylviadeclaredthatshefeltlikedrinking
beer,somethingshehadntparticularlybeenfondof.Later,sheobservedan
uncontrollableurgetoeatchickennuggetsandfoundherselfdrawntovisitingthe
popularchickenrestaurantchain,KFC.Shealsobegancravinggreenpepperswhich
shehadntparticularlylikedbefore.Sylviaalsobeganhavingrecurringdreamsabouta
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mysterymannamedTimL.,whomshefeltwastheorgandonor.Onacuefrom
someone,shesearchedforobituariesinnewspaperspublishedfromMaineandwas
abletoidentifytheyoungmanwhoseheartshehadreceived.Hisnamehadindeed
beenTim.AftervisitingTimsfamily,shediscoveredthatheusedtolovechicken
nuggets,greenpeppersandbeer.

Theseareratherintriguingreportsasitleadsonetoquestionwhetherthoughtsand
feelingsonlyoriginateinthebrainorwhethertheheartmightplayadefinitiveroleina
tangible,measurableway.

In

2013,thejournalFrontiersinHumanNeuroscience
wouldpublishastudyregarding
relationshipsbetweentheheartandbrainduringautogenicmeditationamongst
beginningmeditators.Theresultswereasfollows:allparametersobservedinthis
studywereindicesreflectingadegreeoforderingorselforganizationheartcoherence,
EEGalphaactivitiesandthesynchronizingrelationshipbetweenheartcoherenceand
EEGvariables.

In

2016,thejournalNeuroscienceLetters
publishedastudyregardingtheheart/brain
relationshipMindfulnessBasedStressReduction(MBSR)training.Theresultswereas
follows:WaveletentropyanalysisindicatedthatMBSRmindfulnessmeditationcould
reducethechaoticactivitiesofbothEEGandheartrateasachangeofstate.However,
longitudinalchangeoftraitmayneedmorelongtermtraining.Forthefirsttime,ourdata
demonstratedthatthechaoticactivitiesofthebrainandtheheartbecamemore
coordinatedduringMBSRtraining,suggestingthatmindfulnesstrainingmayincrease
theentrainmentbetweenmindandbody.The3Dbrainregionsinvolvedinthechange
inmentalstateswereidentified.

In

2012,BioMedicalEngineeringandSciences
wouldpublishapaperthatcitedthe
rhythmsoftheheartandbrainduringsleep.Theresultswereasfollows:Phase
synchronizationisameasureofinteractionbetweenphasesoftwochaoticsystems
althoughtheiramplitudesareuncorrelated.Here,weinvestigatethesynchronization
betweenheartsignalsandEEGfrequencybands(delta1,delta2,theta,alpha1,alpha2,
sigma,betaandgamma)duringsleepStage14andREMinthehealthyandsleep
apneabymeansofSynchronizationIndex(SI)andDirectionalityIndex(d).Theresults
showedthatinbothgroupsandallsleepstages,therewasastrongunidirectional
couplingfrombraintoheart.

IfbothsleepandmeditationarecorrelatedwiththepotentialityforDMTreleaseaswell
asDirectCurrentdirectionalchangeinthebrain,itwouldappearthatthereliesthe
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possibilitythatheart/braincoherencemightplayapivotalroleinDMTsynthesisaswell
asfluctuationsintheelectricalflowthroughoutthebody.

Theremightbesomecorrelationregardingheart/braincoherenceandthe

2015studyin
thejournalScience
thatwecitedin

part2ofWildTheoriescitingthepotentialfor
1,000genemutationsforeachneuron.Thispassageinparticular:

Thescientistsisolatedandsequencedthegenomesof36neuronsfromhealthybrains
donatedbythreeadultsaftertheirdeaths.Forcomparison,thescientistsalso
sequencedDNAthattheyisolatedfromcellsineachindividualsheart.Thateffort
yieldedmountainsofdata,andWalshsgroupteamedupwithParkandSeminLee,a
postdoctoralfellowinParksgroup,tomakesenseofitall.

Wecouldidentifymutationsthathappenedreallyearly,beforethebrainexisted,and
wefoundthatcellsthathadthosemutationswerenestlednexttocellsthathadtotally
differentmutations,Woodworthsays.Infact,thescientistsfound,aparticularneuron
mightbemorecloselyrelatedtoacellintheheartthantoaneighboringneuron.
Perhapsifapersonsheartandbrainareoperatinginsync,thiswouldthenequateto
neuronsintheheartandneuronsinthebrainbeingexpressedthesamefromagenetic
standpoint?

In

2004,thebooktitledBioelectromagneticMedicine
waspublishedwhichwouldinclude
achaptertitled

"TheEnergeticHeart
byDr.RollinMcCraty.McCratywouldcitea

1989
studypublishedinthejournalAdvancesinBiomagnetism
whichmeasuredthe
electromagneticfieldoftheheartandbrain.

FromTheEnergeticHeart:
Theheartgeneratesthelargestelectromagneticfieldinthebody.Theelectricalfieldas
measuredinanelectrocardiogram(ECG)isabout60timesgreaterinamplitudethan
thebrainwavesrecordedinanelectroencephalogram(EEG).Themagnetic
componentsoftheheartsfieldwhichisaround5000timesstrongerthanthatproduced
bythebrain,isnotimpededbytissuesandcanbemeasuredseveralfeetawayfromthe
bodywithSuperconductingQuantumInterferenceDevice(SQUID)based
magnetometers.

TheonewildtheoryIveintuitivelycomeacrossinregardstoGammawavesisthatthe
electromagneticstrengthoftheheartactsastheamplifiertoanidea.Inessence,ifa
thoughtresonatesintheheartwhichcorrelateswithaneuron,thatmessagegetssent
tothebraincreatingaGammaWavespike.Thelargerthegroupofneuronsintheheart
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focusingonaspecificconcept,thegreaterthesurgeofelectricity,GammaWavespike,
and

CSFflowtothebrain
.Whentakingintheentirebodyofdata,itwouldappearthat
inordertotapintothispotentiality,onewouldneedtoquietthemindtolistentothe
heart.Itallsoundsveryesotericbutonceagainthisistheoreticalpostulationsbased
onthebestavailabledatathatwehavecurrently.

Dr.PaulPearsall
wasoneofthemostextensiveresearchersandwritersasitpertains
tohearttransplantmemories.Whilenotallhearttransplantrecipientswouldundergo
dramaticpersonalitychangesifany,hedidcitesomecommonalitiesinpeoplewhodid
seemmoresusceptibletopersonalitychanges.Dr.Pearsallwouldcite18distinguishing
traitsforthesepeopleincludinggoodemotionalIQ,environmentallysensitive,sensual,
animallovers,musicloving,creativetypes,andmoreinclinedtobeeasygoing.He
notesthatthesetraitsweresimilartothecharacteristicsofeasilyhypnotizedsubjects.
Thevastmajorityofthesubjectswhoexperienceddistinctpersonalitychangeswere
women.

ThisisratherintriguingbasedonourreviewoftheCorpusCallosumandhowitrelates
tohypnotizability,intelligence,andmeditation.A

1995studyinthejournalNeuroreport
wouldcitethatforebrainvolumeadjustedsizeofthecorpuscallosumwaslargerin
womenthaninmen.

ItalmostseemsasthoughthegreatertheCorpusCallosumthegreaterthe
hemisphericcommunicativepotentialtheslowerthedominantbrainwavesthe
greatertheabilitytotapintothemessagesfromtheheartwhichmightinduceaGamma
wavespike.Ascounterintuitiveasitmaysound,itwouldappearextremelyimportantto
beabletotapintotheamplificationstrengthoftheheartinordertomaximizeonesfull
intellectualcapacity.Therearenumerousrecentobservationspublishedinmultiple
scientificjournalsoutliningthelinkbetween

Dementia
and

Alzheimersdisease
(which
havebothbeenlinkedtoCorpusCallosumatrophy)andadesynchronizationofthe
heart/brainconnection/rhythm:

CardiovascularPsychiatryandNeurology
(2009),
NetherlandsHeartJournal
(2012)&

(2013)
,andthe

JournalofAlzheimersDisease
(2014).

Idontbelieveitisacoincidencethatsleepandmeditativestatesleadtoincreased
coherencebetweenthebrain/heartwhichjustsohappentorevolvearoundstatesthat
appeartobedistinctlyrelatedtoDMTsynthesis.Perhapsthatisasicknessofsociety
toomuchcerebralactivitynotenoughheartbasedintellectualism.

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Ithinktheheartmightjustbethekeytounlockingsecretpathwaysthatliewithinthe
mind.

(Thecomplexityofthehumanbodyisimmenseespeciallyasitpertainsto
dynamicsofthecommunicationsoforgansandconstantfluctuationsbasedon
inputparameters.Itwouldntsurprisemeiftheentireendocrinesystemandeven
thedigestivesystemsomehowplayedaroleinDMTsynthesisiftheconditions
wereideal.WevetouchedupontheprimarysuspectsbutImsureitgoesmuch,
muchdeeperthaneverythingwevepresented.)

PS.Tostayintheesotericlaneitsamusingthatthecirculationofbloodintheheart
appearstoflowinafigure8pattern.Thatsaninfinitysignforthespirituallyinclined.
Thefactthatthe

JournalofPsychiatrypublishedapaperin1973
citingthatDMT
formingenzymeswerefoundinhumanredbloodcells(RBCs)andthatRBCsundergo
intracellularpHincreasesfromChlorideShiftwhichthentravelthefigure8throughthe
heartpriortoreachingthebrainleadustobelievethatthereissomemagicgoingon
there.Wildunadulteratedspeculationyes.

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XIII.Conclusion

Sometimesindividualscantendtoseepatternsinthingsthatisntcompletely
discernibletotherestofthegroup.Whetherthepatternactuallyexistsornotisbased
onthepercentageofthegroupthatagreeswithseeingthepattern.Somethingakinto
polymorphismcomparedtomutationasitpertainstoDNAsequencing.

Oneaspectoflifethatwecannotdenythatoccursinmassformatacrosstheentire
globalpopulationof7.4billionpeopleregardlessofrace,gender,age,orreligionisthe
dreamstateofsleep.LabelmeasunscientificbutIwouldpostulatethat99.99%ofthe
populationhasexperiencedadreamatleastoncewithintheirlifetime.

Beingthatthescientificcommunityhasyettoidentifyanendogenouslyproduced
hallucinogeniccompound
otherthan
DMT,itwouldhardlybepropestorousto
hypothesizethathumanssynthesizethismoleculeinelevatedamountsduringREM
sleepwhichleadstoourvisionarystates.Thedetractorsofthishypothesishaveyetto
comeupwithareasonablealternativetothisconcept.Theentirepremiseofscienceis
basingourspeculationsbasedonthebestcurrentlyavailabledata.Whiletherehasnt
beenanyscientistsorvolunteersdaringandstupidenoughtoagreetostickametallic
probedirectlyintoahumanbrainduringREMsleeptoverifythisclaim,itdoesntnegate
thefactthatitsconsideredcommonknowledgeamongstDMTresearchersthatthis
compoundiscreatedinthelungs.

Thefactthatmammalsofallsorts,especiallyhumansappeartoengageinincreased
respirationratesperiodicallyastheysleep,itwouldappearthatthiswouldplayadirect
roleindreamformation.Forthoseofyouthatrefusetoutilizeonesownlogicinterms
ofusingyoursensestoobserveanotherpersonsleepingtoseethattheyareengaged
inaformofhyperventilatoryaction,thereisa
2010studypublishedinthejournal
AdvancesinExperimentalMedicineandBiology
whichoutlinesthisphenomena.Here
arethedetailsofthatstudytitledRapidincreasetodoublebreathingrateappears
duringREMsleepinsynchronywithREMahigherCNScontrolofbreathing?:

Breathingrate(BR)duringrapideyemovement(REM)sleepisknowntofluctuate
largely,whileincreasesinBRduringREMsleepreportedweresmall.Inourmice
experiments,wefoundthatmiceexhibitarapidincreaseininstantaneousBR(RIBR)of
>2foldduringnaturalsleepwithaccompanyingatonia,layingtheirsidesdown.The
RIBRwasfurtherfoundinasleepingmouseattachedwithEEGelectrodeswhenthe
EEGamplitudeanddeltawavepowerwerelower.Therefore,itislikelythatmiceshow

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RIBRsduringREMsleep.Interestingly,similarRIBRsaccompaniedbyatoniaandREM
burstduringREMsleepwerealsofoundinhumansbystandardpolysomnographic
studiesin11healthyvolunteers(age:22.3+/2.8)withBRmeasurementbynasal/oral
airflowsensorsandchest/abdomenbeltsensors.AllsubjectsunderwentRIBRof
doubledBRatleastonceanight.

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Itwouldntappeartobeacoincidencethatthisbreathratecoincideswithpeak
melatoninlevels(asseeninthechartsabove)producedwithinthebodythatcoincide
withourdreamstates.

Aninterestingexperimentthatcomestomindisifapersonweretotakeavideo
recordingoftheirsleepsessionfrom(1amto4am)anddocumenttheirprecise
respiratorypattern.Thispersonwouldthenreplicatethispreciserespirationrhythm
duringtheirconsciouswakingstate(ideallyinsimilarenvironmentsofbody
stillness/atonia)forprolongedperiodsoftime(12hours)andsubsequentlydocument
whattypesofeffectswereexperiencedfromdoingso.Thiswouldinessencestripaway
anyesotericconceptsofmeditationorsystemsthatapersonmightbeuncomfortable
with.

PartofmebelievestheWimHofMethodispredominantlybasedonthistypeof
premiseasitcomprisesofextendedrhythmicbreathingthatsubsequentlyinduces
alteredstates.(AlthoughthereareotherinterestingtechniquesthatWHMutilizes.)

Atitsmostsimplistic,itwouldappearthattomimictheconditionsofonehourofREM
sleepwhileinawakingstatewouldinduceDMTsynthesisandthepotentialitytotap
intolatentsensesnotavailableatlowerlevelsofDMTandmostimportantlylesserbrain
andheartcoherence.

Idobelievethattherearemanylayerstolifeandmuchtobeexplored.Wemustremain
cognizantthatscienceasitpertainstothehumanbodydoesntcreateanything.The
humanbodyhasbeeninitscurrentstateforthousandsofyearswearejust
beginningtocomprehendsomeofthedetailsofitsmechanisms.Whileitsrather
amusingthatinthisageoftechnologywetendtolookatancienttraditionsasoutdated
andunscientific,itwouldseemfittingthatitlooksasthoughwearebeginningtocome
backaroundfullcircleandthrustourselvesintoexploringwhattheancientsocieties
seemtobequiteawareforquitesometime

Theresnoneedtobearrogant,itistimetoremainhumbleandinaweofthiscrazy
experiencewedeemaslife.

QuestionsfortheLionTamer

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