Mental health is not simply a matter of what is happening within an individual. It is also affected by our interaction with our world. Genuine, enduring mental health is a balancing act between the individual and their community. Let’s create our future with this in mind!
This is a “laundry list” of things which, if put into effect, would go a long way toward effectively stabilizing human culture, re-humanizing humanity, doing away with war, decreasing the prevalence of many illnesses, and making life worth living! None of these, except one (I won’t say which one), are my original ideas. They are from people who have studied the issues and weighed the related factors. As I have accumulated them over years I apologize that I do not cite the source. In the interest of brevity I have sometimes combined what were originally separate ideas but which dovetail nicely together.
A three day work week with a living wage.
Abolish the stock market. Keep companies in the hands of their founders and workers (employee ownership). Let the consumers decide via their purchases, or lack thereof, when a company’s product is no longer desired.
New ideas for products/companies can be financed via bank loans, personal loans or the sale of bonds. All at a reasonable rate of interest and able to be paid off.
Eliminate speculation in agricultural or any other products. This only artificially raises prices thereby fueling inflation. (Essentially do away with a “casino economy”.)
All industrial or other waste which poses a threat to the health of our environment must be discontinued or treated in such a fashion as to effectively neutralize any threat it may pose.
Legalize the production, sale and use of all natural substances which may be categorized as “drugs”. These include marijuana, coca, poppies and their derivatives. No prescription needed for these substances. In order to purchase these substances a person must have a card indicating they have completed an introductory class of at least 3 hrs. in duration about the potential dangers and benefits of each substance they wish to be allowed to purchase. Including tobacco and alcohol.
Re-institute regulations around the number of television stations, radio stations, newspapers and other media outlets that any one person or corporation may own.
Via regulations affecting banks, arms manufacturers and other government contractors, remove the the profit motive from war.
Make the dissemination of false and/or misleading information by elected and/or appointed government officials/employees a criminal offense (if it isn’t already) and enforce it.
Restrict election financing. Cap the dollar amount any one candidate can spend during an election campaign. Make it a felony with significant penalties for any person, corporation or foreign nation, or any agent thereof, to give donations, gifts, or make promises of future financial/material gain to any elected or appointed government official/employee. Or for any elected or appointed government official and/or employee to receive such donations or gifts.
Maintain and adequately fund community based (not private) and regulated police forces, fire departments, schools, parks, hospitals, ambulance/EMT services (universal healthcare) and other services. Such as concert and sports venues as a community desires and can support.
Income from concerts, sporting events, etc, above and beyond that used to pay workers, performers, athletes, etc., should go to public coffers and to fund public services and infrastructure.
Establish and enforce both a minimum and maximum personal income. The minimum income would insure basic housing, food and essentials for all. There could be some work requirement (public service) upon those receiving it. The maximum income would include income from all sources combined. This would be in force for all people regardless of profession. The maximum income should be no more than 7 times the minimum wage (not the minimum income which may be slightly less than the minimum wage).
While in a rough draft format, as mentioned above this is at least a partial “laundry list” of actions which, if instituted, would serve to stabilize and re-humanize our cultures and our world.
We read or hear every now and then about someone “going down a rabbit hole”. That is no doubt an allusion to Alice in Wonderland (Or Alice Through the Looking Glass) and a young girl’s journey into a fantastic, somewhat disorienting world. These days “going down a rabbit hole” is most often used to describe someone who is delving into information having to do with conspiracies, manipulations of the public consciousness. Often these people may also be described as being “on the fringe”, nut jobs or nut cases, conspiracy theorists, or even lunatics. However, is this really the case? Are the people who delve into such information, trying to discern what is or isn’t real, actually going down a rabbit hole? Or, are they trying to climb out of one?
It certainly seems many people live in one of two ways: Either blindly, unquestioningly accepting the information they are handed by “the authorities” and adjusting their lives accordingly. Or, some do feel, suspect, things really aren’t what they have been told they are, but the prospect of trying to peer into the darkness is too frightening. These folks then continually seek other people and institutions which will reinforce the status quo and, at least temporarily, soothe the uneasiness which lies below the surface of their lives.
Then there are the people who don’t, can’t, fit into either of these groups. People whose consciousness, whose intuitions about our world are persistently and relentlessly sending them alerts: something doesn’t feel right, something doesn’t make sense when analyzed using all the available evidence. These people often feel like the proverbial square peg in a round hole. So these people read, watch documentaries, talk with others. Not just the books, videos and others that will reinforce the information that is already being mass-produced and presented repeatedly on all the mainstream media. These people welcome all the information they can get their hands on. Including the material being presented on the six o’clock news and the front page. These folks welcome the alternative perspectives, the “outside the box” reasoning, and all the facts, all the evidence, they can find. No matter where it may come from and, more importantly, no matter where it may lead.
It is important to note the critical distinction between “welcoming” of information and “accepting” information. One, the welcoming, is the act of opening one’s senses, one’s mind, to input. Accepting information is the act of internalizing, assimilating, the information as true and accurate. When we do this we are doing more than simply restructuring our mental, abstract concepts about whatever the information pertains to. We are actually directing our brain to arrange our neural connections in such a way that the information becomes “hardwired*” into our neural processing patterns. This is an organic process which requires time, energy and effort on the part of our body, our brain. Our brain is building an organic network of thought, reasoning patterns which become part and parcel of our conscious processes. These concepts, true or false, become the matrix, the foundational fabric of our thinking processes.
In between the “welcoming” and the “accepting” what should exist is a critical, analytical process of vetting the information. What too often happens is that merely the fact that somebody in a position of culturally recognized “authority” spoke or wrote the words passes as vetting information. Is it that millions of people in the U.S. and around the world are too complacent, to think, to research for themselves? Or is there more to it than that? People around the world are often required to expend such a large amount of their time and energy in just striving to keep themselves sheltered and fed that, maybe, there just isn’t enough energy to go around? To look at this phenomenon from the perspective of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, we can’t do too much on the higher levels of our lives when we’re unsatisfied with and/or expending all our efforts on the lower levels of the Hierarchy. However, no matter what the reason(s) may be, if we aren’t critically analyzing the important happenings in our world, some of our oversights are going to affect us more than others!
*Back to the “hardwiring” our brain is busily involved with. This “hardwiring” is not immutable. Just as these neural circuits were formed via our acceptance of, our assimilation of, information into our belief system; our working concept of reality can be reformed/reshaped in the same manner. But it takes time. Our brain’s neural network is not just a series of “off/on” switches. It is a living organ and change requires time and energy. When we construct complex concepts in our minds we are employing an army of neurons. Some of them are carrying data more central to the concept, some are carrying data more peripheral. Some are doing the work of associating one concept with another. Our brain doesn’t operate like a military drill field where one central command can result in hundreds or thousands of soldiers making an instantaneous change of direction. Our brain, our thought/neural constructs, change via many recursive visits to the subject. Slowly, gradually, change begins to become pervasive throughout our neural network. Sometimes it may take years, decades, for an intention for change to have thoroughly replaced the pre-existing concept(s). To try to change too much, too quickly, can be a traumatic event for the organic neurology involved. It can result in mental illness, and I am told, even death.
That’s why we don’t want to beat ourselves up when we find ourselves falling down on resolutions we make. Our neurology just doesn’t respond in an instantaneous, pervasive manner. It is also why we do not want to “program” ourselves or allow ourselves to be programmed with faulty, inaccurate, untrue information. It is not in the best interests of our species to have to engage in major conceptual changes. It takes a lot of time and energy away from being able to cope with the “here and now”. It is profoundly better to have good information to begin with and to be able to build increasingly complex, increasingly sound conceptual networks over time.
Human kind is probably the only species on Earth in which adults of the species will knowingly lie to their young. Of course, sometimes the adults who are transmitting false, inaccurate information to their young aren’t doing it intentionally. They are doing it because they themselves have accepted false, inaccurate information. Information which was handed to them by an “authority” sometime, someplace during their lives. This false, inaccurate information might be thought of as parasites which have been introduced to the family, dressed up, and have taken up residence, attempting to influence successive generations. Kind of like a horror movie.
When we’re under the influence of false, inaccurate information one can think of it as living at the bottom of a rabbit hole: in the dark.
For decades the American public has been living under the influence of lies. Lies coming from the White House, the Pentagon, and Congress. Lies being regurgitated by much of the media. The lies have gotten so deep, going back decades; so much has been built on top of those lies, those in power must cringe at the thought of the public ever widely knowing the truth. As George H.W. Bush said to Sarah McLendon, a Texas journalist: “Sarah, if the American people ever find out what we have done, they would chase us down the street and lynch us.” That was in 1992. The corruption, lies and abuses, the darkness being cast over our understanding of our world, have only gotten deeper since then. The Kennedy assassinations, the Gulf of Tonkin incident, the Oklahoma City bombing, MK Ultra, 9/11, these heinous actions, actions which the American people have been lied to regularly and repeatedly about, are only the tip of the iceberg. Financial abuses, wars, economic disparity, the list of ways the American public has suffered as a result of the lies is long and grievous. Because I live in the U.S., events in the U.S. are what I am most aware of. However, corruption and abuse of the public by those in high office is by no means limited to the U.S.
So, in reality, those seeking the truth about these things aren’t frivolously going down the proverbial rabbit hole, they’re determinedly trying to climb out of one.
It has been going on for some time. However it seems to have taken off in earnest during the last couple years. Allegations have been surfacing of high-level, elected or appointed, government officials committing heinous crimes. Sometimes the allegations involve many people, implying that if the crimes actually occurred or are occurring, they involve a conspiracy. Often these allegations include further allegations of cover-ups involving even more elected or appointed government officials.
The reactions from the general pubic are usually very mixed to these allegations. The reasons people might react as they do can be as varied as the lives and backgrounds of the people themselves. However, there are some phenomenon we understand about human thinking which often enter into the underlying reasons people either tend to believe or disbelieve such allegations.
Some tend to disbelieve or ignore them because they have been taught by trusted and beloved authority figures, since childhood, to respect and believe in the goodness of those occupying the highest offices in the United States of America.
Some may tend to disbelieve simply because they “like” the accused for some reason or another. Maybe the accused supports some issue which that person feels strongly about. Maybe the accused dresses stylishly and has a pleasant manner about them.
Some tend to disbelieve or ignore the allegations because to give the allegations serious consideration creates such cognitive dissonance they cannot stand it.
Some tend to disbelieve because the evidence they have seen does not rise to a level lending them to consider the allegations as having veracity.
On the other hand…
Some tend to believe the allegations because they simply do not like something about the government officials implicated. It could be the accused doesn’t belong to the correct political party, or the accused lacks style or smoothness in their life or personal presentation.
Some tend to believe the allegations because the accused supports some policy or cause which the person finds offensive.
Some may tend to believe the allegations because the evidence they have seen lends them to believe the allegations are true.
In the absence of any specific first hand experiences or knowledge about what is being alleged, it is the background experiences of the observers, the people who constitute the general public, that are going to determine that person’s initial reaction to any such allegations. Lacking any authentic investigation into the allegations, the public is left unsure, contentiously holding onto their own personal opinions, divided.
So what? What else is new…right? However, it matters.
When the population of a neighborhood, a city, a nation, or a world is divided, the “house” is divided. And as the profound saying which Abraham Lincoln borrowed from Mark 3:25 goes: “If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.” (NIV) Why is it important for our “house” to stand? It is because it is as a group, as a cooperative whole, that we can do the things that contribute to making our world the wondrous and exciting place it is. Our roads, airplanes, trains, the products that genuinely make our lives less tedious and give us more ability to enjoy the beauty of our world and each other, the advances in technology and medicine that have such potential to better our lives: none of us alone can bring these things to reality. It has only been by working together for our own and the common good that these things have come into being. And it is when we lose sight of what is in our own and the common good that our cultures begin to deteriorate. It is then that we begin to bicker, and fight amongst ourselves, divided.
The allegations matter, knowing whether they are true or untrue matters. What do we do when, and/or if, those controlling our laws and the enforcement of our laws use their power to give themselves exemptions from the laws the rest of us are expected to adhere to? Or begin constructing the laws to favor themselves above all others? Initially it isn’t good for us, the general citizenry, in the long run it’s not good for anyone.
Without digressing into another entire article, suffice to say, science is able to confirm for us today what some within the field of spiritual well-being have been saying for a long time: we live within a unified field. We’re all interconnected, interdependent. And it’s not just the human race that is interconnected: it’s all of existence, everything. Never before in recorded human history has it been possible to say with greater certainty: “United we stand, divided we fall.”
It is also the case that, due to the seriousness of the potential ripples throughout our society, there ought to be some penalty for anyone bringing patently false allegations against anyone in high office. That being said, we cannot simply disregard allegations because we may think them unlikely. We need to know whether allegations of heinous cruelty and crimes leveled against public officials are true or untrue because if those in high office hold contempt for humanity, contempt for good will; is that the value we want to see directing our resources, directing us as a people? The essential spiritual, not religious, but spiritual orientation of those to whom we entrust high office is of the utmost import to each and every one of us.
What sort, what nature, of spiritual energy do we want to see people exerting, do we want to allow people to exert, especially as leaders, directors of nations and their resources, upon the events taking place in our world?
For these reasons, and others, we cannot allow serious allegations of heinous behavior; allegations of corruption; graft, influence peddling, rape, pedophilia, murder, on the part of our elected/appointed officials and others to go uninvestigated, unexamined. At this time those “investigating” such allegations are likely as not themselves taking orders from those they are supposed to be investigating. Or, taking orders from third parties who are directing both them and the elected/appointed officials they are supposed to be investigating. So-called investigations are happening in a superficial and ineffective manner. While there may be some public aspect to the investigations: a floor show of reassurance, an attempt to appease the public without actually rocking the boat of those in power, the actual investigations, if any do occur, are hidden from public view.
What we also see happening often today often the media is brought to bear and public attention is redirected from the allegations themselves to the question of who committed the “offense” of exposing them. This pattern of behavior, of looking to find and punish the “snitch”, is one that has long been a characteristic of criminal enterprises. I haven’t spoken about this with many but I highly doubt I’m the only one troubled by how often this mind-set seems to be the one demonstrated by those in high office.
It’s not about who should go to prison. Although, some of the allegations definitely have public safety issues. Maybe some, if guilty, do require confinement until we can be reasonably certain they won’t continue the heinous behaviors no matter what their socio-economic situation. However, the heart of what is at stake is the nature and direction of the spirit of our communities, our nations. The values held by those in high office, which they express in word and/or deed, manifest themselves in the physical, mental and spiritual health of our communities, our lives.
Whether we tend to be of the opinion that those in high office accused of heinous crimes are most likely innocent or guilty, we need to speak out and demand honest, thorough, authentic, investigations into the allegations. Investigations with 100% transparency that are open for the world to see. Then we can address whatever the investigations reveal, unseat any who are abusing the power which we allow, which we bestow. Put the issues to rest and move on with greater certainty and in greater unity.
If we make it known, make it undeniably clear that We the People will not tolerate behaviors on the part of those in high office which demonstrate a contempt for humanity, we will be a step closer to establishing a culture for ourselves, for our children, in which we can experience, enjoy our lives with greater health, wholeness and stability.
A definition of “coherence” to be found at Merriam-Webster online is: “1: the quality or state of cohering: as a: systematic or logical connection or consistency…” In every day terms that might be expressed as “making sense”. If something is coherent it makes sense, if it isn’t it doesn’t.
One additional term I need to include here is “integrity”. Merriam-Webster gives us: “1: firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values :incorruptibility2: an unimpaired condition :soundness3: the quality or state of being complete or undivided :completeness” That pretty much says it.
When we combine coherence with integrity within a concept, agency, person, we have something we can know and trust to be what it is and/or claims to be. How nice is that?
When it comes to the objects in our world, in order to understand them and use them successfully, in a way that will benefit our lives, we need to have coherent and integral information about those objects. If we do not have such information we are either uninformed or misinformed. Either condition is a set-up for something to go wrong. The truth of this is self-evident. We need good information to make use of the objects: machines, computers and even the basic tools in our lives.
If there were a movement going on to give Americans (or anybody) false, misleading information about the machines/technology/tools in our lives, in a way that would directly affect our ability to successfully use these devices we would recognize the wrong in doing so very quickly if not immediately. When people start losing body parts to lawn mowers, chain saws, other power equipment, when people can’t get their coffee makers to work or their computers to function properly: we would recognize something is amiss, it would be apparent. And we wouldn’t be happy about it.
But what about the events, the actions, that take place in our world? Do they matter less in terms of affecting our lives than the things, the objects? No they don’t. In fact the events, the actions that take place in our world can do affect our lives greatly. Not just actions but the reports of actions have started wars during my lifetime: Vietnam and Iraq for example. So actions and the reports of actions can and do affect our lives every bit as much, if not more, than the objects around us.
Yet while we would not tolerate being given false information about the objects in our lives. The VW exhaust scandal being a recent example of how we react to such inaccurate information; we repeatedly tolerate inaccurate reports about the important events, the actions taking place. And we don’t just tolerate them, we act upon them sacrificing lives and treasure.
Now President-elect Donald Trump has offended the U.S. intelligence community with his disparaging treatment of them. I have to say, while I am not at all generally happy with Donald Trump’s practices, this particular action caught my attention as a potentially positive statement. Again, during my lifetime, I have seen the “official sources”, citing intelligence data, with the mainstream media in the U.S. blindly following along, handing the American public blatant lie after blatant lie. And far too many Americans have been duped into believing the lies and either acting upon them or supporting the ill-founded actions based on them.
Examples of such events include: the Kennedy assassinations, the Oklahoma City bombing, the Gulf of Tonkin incident, and the events of September 11, 2001 (9/11). While we may not know the full truth of what took place within these events, we can know by looking at the evidence that exists that the official stories are not the truth, not even close. Sometimes it is just a matter of looking at the authentic mainstream news reports that went out before there was an official story that needed supporting. And sometimes it takes a little more work accessing the authoritative independent research that has taken place. There are a lot of theories that exist around the independent research that has taken place around these events. However, for purposes of this article my goal is not to argue for any of these theories. My goal is to make the point that the official stories are not accurate and that we, as a people, do not seem to care. We don’t seem to place the value on coherence and integrity (the truth) regarding events that we do around the objects in our lives. Why is that?
Is it that the objects are, in their totality, right in front of us where we can see them and directly experience the truth of whether they work properly or not? On the other hand the events often occur far away and we are dependent upon the reports of others to know what happened? Is it that, as a population, we haven’t learned how to critically think and analyze the news reports that come to us? Or is it possibly that we have fallen too completely for the cults of personality that have become so prominent? Do we accept information because of who (a person, an agency) says something rather than an open, honest, critical examination of what it is they are saying?
No matter what the reason, the result is the same when we accept untruthful information about events as it is when we accept untruthful information about objects: a profound lack of things working as they should. When we accept bad information we can’t understand why things are going the way they’re going. It doesn’t make sense. When we take information lacking in coherency and integrity into ourselves, make it a part of our internal system, we have subjected ourselves to those deficiencies. Our thoughts and actions now lack coherence and integrity. This works on us, eroding our ability to function in a manner which most benefits ourselves and our families. We become dissonant rather than harmonious with the world around us. And we experience greater friction, frustration, anxiety, anger wearing us down, robbing us of the life in our years and years of our lives.
For a few years I employed neurofeedback therapy (also called EEG biofeedback) in my private practice. The only reason I stopped is that I closed my practice, for a while anyway. Neurofeedback is an amazing therapeutic tool. I can attest that it can be very effective in treating PTSD, ADD/ADHD, and many other maladies. Essentially, it assists the person undergoing treatment to be able to change the pattern of vibrational frequencies their brain is employing, or may be stuck at. Neurofeedback doesn’t change a person’s brainwave pattern itself, it just provides a tool for a person to be able to do it themselves. It employs our innate knowledge of what we need for our own health!
Two basic terms needed in understanding our energy/vibrational functioning are frequency and amplitude.
Frequency, according to Merriam-Webster, is: “3: the number of repetitions of a periodic process in a unit of time: as a: the number of complete alternations per second of an alternating current b: the number of complete oscillations per second of energy (as sound or electromagnetic radiation) in the form of waves”, in short, the number of complete (up and down) waves per second as shown in the graphic. Frequency is measured in cycles per second or hertz (hz).
Amplitude, again according to Merriam-Webster, amplitude is: “3: the extent or range of a quality, property, process, or phenomenon: as a: the extent of a vibratory movement (as of a pendulum) measured from the mean position to an extreme b: the maximum departure of the value of an alternating current or wave from the average value” In neurofeedback practice one can think of the amplitude as representing the amount of energy the brain/being is putting into that particular frequency. It shows up as the height of the wave on the graph. Looking at the graphic above, if there were a red wave line with two complete up and down movements within the 1 second time frame but this wave were twice as high as the blue wave line; the red (2 hz) wave line would be the dominant frequency. The frequency of higher voltage. (Conversely if the blue (1 hz) wave line were higher on the graph it would be dominant.) The dominant frequency is the one with the most amplitude.
For me learning about and seeing the powerful reality of neurofeedback was my introduction to our reality of vibration/frequency/amplitude and how important these three aspects of our reality are to us. Our health, our mental acuity, our mental/emotional stability, our ability to exist at all as human beings, are all part of and affected by the electromagnetic reality, the various frequencies and amplitudes which underlie our existence and that of everything else. The electromagnetic waves in our environment matter because the frequencies in our environment affect/influence the frequency of vibration of our bodies, our organs including our brain, and can enhance or disrupt our ability to function as healthy, whole human beings.
When I go to websites that purport to provide information on the frequencies of our bodies, of human beings what I routinely find are listings of frequencies in the hundreds of hertz. But not all, this website contains frequencies allbelow 100 hz. Both of these listings are very strange to me and what practitioners of neurofeedback deal with. When we have a person connected to an EEG machine we see ongoing frequencies of vibration occurring between .5 and 45 hz. The frequency of the highest amplitude is the dominant frequency and primarily defines the state of our conscious functioning. For the most part, when awake, our brain puts most of it’s energy into activity between 9 and 18 hz. Relative to the frequencies of commercial radio these are very low frequencies. Relative to musical tones these are very low frequencies. In fact, these frequencies are called Extremely Low Frequency (ELF). If a practitioner were to try to train a person to raise their brainwave activity to, say, 25 hz., that person would become a nervous wreck with real problems sleeping. That is, if their brain would even allow itself to be trained to such relatively high frequency. A person may just “tune out” the training because it would probably be uncomfortable. Our frequency reality is one in which higher is not always better.
Where do the authors who give human vibrational frequencies in the high double digit or triple digit ranges get their data? I have no idea. I would be interested in knowing. Does the human spirit body, ethereal body, subtly vibrate at higher frequencies but at too low an amplitude to be detected by EEG equipment? If so, how do we know what those frequencies are? And, because we are essentially energy beings, is the physical reality of our cellular make up vibrating at a much higher frequency than our brain wave activity occurs at and at too low an amplitude to affect EEG equipment? Again, if so, how do we know what those frequencies are?
The frequencies we encounter in our environment do affect us. Vibrations around us which are at a higher amplitude (not frequency, amplitude) will affect us more than those at a lower amplitude. Some people report being affected by fluorescent tube lighting. The music we listen to can definitely affect us. The colors around us can affect us. In essence: vibration affects us! Tone of voice, even the color of the text has an affect. After all, we are energy beings. This is I think one of the most important areas of study there is at this time: learning more about our energy/vibrational make-up and how to care for ourselves on this foundational level of our existence. I can tell you there are people within governments that are interested in it! The power and control oriented among us have already designed and employed manipulative tools/weapons that operate by affecting human vibrational frequencies. Some devices with weapon potential, such as HAARP, have the potential to affect weather as well as the mental state of human beings, even at a long distance. Conspiracy theory? No, just plain fact. HAARP can affect the weather because, if for no other reason, by affecting vibrational frequency of the air, the air temperature can be affected. Even a 1 or 2 degree shift can make a difference. With people it’s essentially just as simple a process.
In neurofeedback practice sometimes we encounter a client who is stuck within certain frequencies, unable to shift their functioning to work primarily on a different frequency. In these cases a practitioner can employ a vibrating cushion or pillow. Inside the cushion or pillow there is a device which will produce a vibration at the frequency which is the “target” frequency of the training. Say, if you’re trying to help a client produce brainwaves at a frequency of 12 hz, the cushion/pillow will vibrate at 12 hz. The vibration of the cushion/pillow will, in effect, “drive” the client’s brainwaves to the desired frequency. Then, once they have experienced 12 hz and become familiar with what 12 hz feels like, the cushion is no longer needed and the client’s brain can go there on it’s own. The client has added another frequency of mental activity to their thought/focus repertoire!
Now think for a minute, what if you’re not an honest, ethical neurofeedback practitioner? What if you’re a person with an agenda who doesn’t care about the health and well-being of others? What is there to prevent such a person from directing electromagnetic waves at specific frequencies at high enough amplitude to make a difference at another person? (This would work in the same way as the cushion/pillow to “drive” another’s brainwaves.) If such a person or group possesses the relatively simple equipment it would take and has an ample power source, at this time there’s little to nothing to stop them from affecting other people or even communities. What can be accomplished by doing such a thing? At very low frequencies (approx. 9 hz and lower): drowsiness, lethargy would affect most. Paradoxically some might show symptoms of anxiety and paranoia. At higher frequencies (19 hz and above): anxiety, fearfulness, anger, paranoia could be induced. I don’t think I need to go into a lot of explanation at why someone might want to induce these symptoms. Use your imagination.
Because the waves can be broadcast over as large an area as the person doing so has the equipment and power source to accomplish, there are implications for population manipulation involving whole cities. This reality conjures up thoughts of the “disrupters” the crew of the Enterprise used in Star Trek episodes. The commonly cited range for human hearing is between 20 hz to 20 khz. So we may or may not be able to hear such electromagnetic wave activity. Even if the “target” frequency wasn’t outside the realm of day to day functioning, having our mind induced via high amplitude wave bombardment to constant activity within the beta range, at 17 or 18 hz, would over time (a matter of hours or days depending upon personal stamina) become quite tiring and would wear us down. I suspect it would eventually drive us quite mad. As with many things a slight difference in our brainwave frequencies over time can be just as devastating (or beneficial) as a large difference happening suddenly.
So for better or for worse humankind has woken up to the reality of the energetic foundation of our reality. It is really no different than all the other discoveries humankind has made; fire, tools, gunpowder, dynamite, electricity, jet and rocket engines, atomic/nuclear power, solar power, lasers. They are all just things. Things that can be used to our benefit or our detriment. And that is how it is with our burgeoning knowledge of our energetic foundation. What will make the difference is what is inside us: our motives, dreams, desires, intentions. Will we move into our work in this area with mutuality and harmony in our hearts and flourish? Or…
In closing I want to reinforce that neurofeedback is about training a voluntary shift in brainwave activity, not compelling a person to conform. Also that meditative practices can and do affect the frequencies of our brainwave production. Having a meditative practice which either calms and relaxes us or one that teaches us improved concentration and focus can be very valuable. Here are a couple links to related articles:
We are composed of energy, we are energy beings. The frequency and amplitude of our being and the electromagnetic wave reality of our environment are inherently important aspects of our lives! Facts and logic inform us that having a healthful environment in terms of the electromagnetic wave reality around us is as important as clean air and clean water!