What is Hemi-Sync®?
The Monroe Institute, founded by Robert A. Monroe, is internationally known for its work with audio sound patterns that can have dramatic effects on states of consciousness. Monroe observed, during his early research, that certain sounds create a Frequency Following Response in the electrical activity of the brain.
Those observations led to some remarkable findings dealing with the very nature of human consciousness. Researchers learned specific sounds could be blended and sequenced to gently lead the brain to various states ranging from deep relaxation or sleep to expanded states of awareness and other "extraordinary" states. This compelling research became the foundation of a noninvasive and easy-to-use "audio-guidance" technology known as "Hemi-Sync."
The audio-guidance process works quite simply by sending different sounds (tones) to each ear by stereo headphones. The two hemispheres of the brain then act in unison to "hear" a third signal-the difference between the two tones. This is not an actual sound, but an electrical signal that can only be perceived within the brain by both brain hemispheres working together. The result is a focused, whole-brain state known as hemispheric synchronization, or "Hemi-Sync"-an optimal condition for improving human performance.
Specific combinations of Hemi-Sync signals, for example, can help individuals achieve laserlike focus and concentration. Different Hemi-Sync signals are used to facilitate profound relaxation, expanded awareness or other desired states. Depending on the intended goals, music, verbal guidance or subtle sound effects are combined with Hemi-Sync to strengthen its effectiveness. Users remain in total control as these recordings do not contain subliminal messages.
Hemispheric synchronization does occur naturally in daily life but typically only for random, brief periods of time. Hemi-Sync can assist individuals in achieving and sustaining this highly productive, coherent, brain-wave state.
Robert Monroe's work inspired an entire industry of mind/brain products. After decades of research, and thousands of lab sessions, the extraordinary Hemi-Sync process remains unparalleled in its ability to assist us in harnessing our human potential. There are now scores of CDs incorporating Hemi-Sync for a wide variety of applications.
Theta Brainwaves Without Hemi-Sync
Theta Brainwaves With Hemi-Sync
These topographic brainwave maps illustrate the state-changing potential of the Hemi-Sync process.
Hemi-Sync helps you safely alter your brainwaves with multi-layered patterns of sound frequencies. When you hear these through stereo headphones or speakers, your brain responds by producing a third sound (called a binaural beat) that encourages the desired brainwave activity.
This is how binaural beating works:
A sound played in the left ear is heard as a single tone.
A sound played in the right ear is also heard as a single tone.
When played together the vibrato perceived is called binaural beating.
What Hemi-Sync® can do for you
Hemi-Sync can help you experience enhanced mental, physical, and emotional states, by combining verbal guidance, music, pink sound and/or other audio effects with the binaural beats. The particular elements for each recording are carefully selected and integrated with the appropriate Hemi-Sync sound frequencies to enhance the desired effect.
Metamusic® is more than music. From soul-stirring New Age to the timeless popularity of classical, Metamusic combines delightful musical selections with renowned Hemi-Sync® sound technologies to entertain and benefit the listener. Many titles feature special blends of Alpha, Delta, and Theta frequencies to slow excess mental activity in order to facilitate meditation or support relaxation. Other selections feature a predominance of Beta frequencies for focus and concentration or Delta frequencies for sleep enhancement. Metamusic is experiential and may be used to facilitate a given application or simply for musical enjoyment. Use Metamusic to enhance focus and concentration; for expanding awareness through musical imagery; for deeper, more profound relaxation; or simply for musical enjoyment (but NOT while driving or using heavy machinery). The applications are unlimited.
Musical Hemi-Sync CDs can be used in two ways: you can simply relax, listen, and enjoy the experiences that unfold or you can play the CD as a soothing background while carrying out another activity (but NOT while driving or using heavy machinery). Either way, be prepared for an experiential treat. All the CD's below are $20 including USPS shipping in the USA.
Enjoy Baroque classics-performed by the Arcangelos Chamber Ensemble-combined with Hemi-Sync concentration frequencies to make mental tasks easier and more efficient. Delight in music that has stood the test of time, from composers like Bach, Vivaldi, Corelli and Albinoni. Use Baroque Garden at home, work or school while studying, reading, working on a computer or balancing a checkbook. Play in the background or use with headphones to enhance mental capabilities while stimulating creativity and imagination. Produced by Richard Lawrence and Joshua Leeds
Break free and lift off-soar among the clouds and open your mind to a higher perspective with soul-stirring music inspired by Robert Monroe's (founder of The Monroe Institute) passion for piloting gliders. Musical reveries abound when listening to this delightful homage. Enjoy sensuous strings as Ray Dretske carries you above majestic clouds in a free-floating interlude for imagination and meditation.
This deeply restful composition by Bob Volkman takes you on a tranquil voyage through hidden realms of consciousness. Piano and flute blend with subtle sound effects to engage you in illuminative, dream-like experiences of exploration. Allow yourself to journey back and forward through time, and to discover new dimensions of awareness as you enjoy profound relaxation and peace
Music that induces relaxation while heightening mental abilities produces what is commonly known as the "Mozart Effect." Now, you can benefit from the "Mozart Effect" and the remarkable brain synchronizing effects of Hemi-Sync with this performance by J.S. Epperson. Perfect for any mental task requiring focus and concentration. Reported to be helpful for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
A musical portrayal of Kokopelli, the Native American mythic hero who restores abundance by bringing forth the second summer rains. Deeply relaxing flute and guitar blend exquisitely with sounds of water in a soulful composition by Richard Roberts that stimulates imagination and creativity.
Delicate, ethereal tones blend with Hemi-Sync to focus you inward-to the source of creation. Enjoy a deep, sustained meditative state as the entrancing music of Higher transports you to illuminating levels of awareness
Ethereal synthesized sounds and Hemi-Sync provide a deeply relaxing melodic flow to relieve stress and give free reign to your imagination-an ideal landscape for personal exploration. Composed and performed by Micah Sadigh, PhD., Inner Journey is a wonderfully non-intrusive accompaniment for contemplation and a stimulus for creative thinking.
Into the Deep
Many believe the ocean to be the origin of physical life. Matthew Sigmon and Julie Anderson explore this silent world through the delicately textured electronic music of Into the Deep. Hemi-Sync sound patterns support your journey as you immerse yourself into the tranquility of an aquatic paradise.
The Journey Home
Celestial music and Hemi-Sync transport you on a poignant journey beyond space and time. Immerse yourself in this inspired musical depiction of a soul's journey to the realm of the Creator. Performed completely on analog and digital synthesizers, this enchanting soundtrack first characterizes the soul's yearning for "home" followed by a musical recounting of the emotionally engaging journey. Bells sound in celebration of the soul's arrival in this spiritually uplifting piece which leaves you with a profound sense of inner calm. Composed and performed by Micah Sadigh, PhD.
Enjoy profoundly peaceful, transcendent relaxation. The Arcangelos Chamber Ensemble performs timeless musical gems that speak to your soul with an acoustic musical vocabulary of calm and serenity. Produced by Richard Lawrence and Joshua Leeds.
Drift into a forest dream as you listen to transcendent sounds of nature and Hemi-Sync designed for deep relaxation and heightened creativity. Sink gently into a state of inner peace and calm as rainfall and crickets blend with keyboards, strings, and classical guitar to provide an inspiring meditative experience. Composed and performed by Alan Phillips.
Imagine if Beethoven, Bach, and Mozart were to compose their timeless music with the technology available today. Lenore Paxton and Phillip Siadi of Lightfall share their inspired talents in this homage to these music legends. Enjoy lush blends of synthesizer, piano, cello, flute, and guitar as you experience a modern day revival of classic compositions. Drift gently into a relaxed inner state as this fusion of classical music and Hemi-Sync transports you into an emotionally engaging experience.
Develop fresh perspectives and creative insights with this delightful New Age composition. Hemi-Sync sound patterns blend with guitar, flute, and keyboards to provide enchanting and deeply relaxing music to slow excess mental activity and stimulate a whole-brain creative process. By Lenore Paxton and Phillip Siadi of Lightfall.
Focus-with powerful Hemi-Sync and electronic music designed for quantum learning, peak performance and creative flow. Remembrance is perfect for any mental task requiring focus and concentration. This composition, by J. S. Epperson, is reported to be helpful for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Sleeping Through the Rain
Journey across the border of wakefulness with soft, dreamy music and Hemi-Sync-from deep relaxation into natural, refreshing sleep. Composed by Matthew Sigmon and Julie Anderson.
Embark on the adventure of a 21st century vision quest. Carefully orchestrated melodies and Hemi-Sync focus you within as you pursue that pearl of wisdom or guidance that is uniquely your own. Composer/musician Mark Certo's inspiring music is blended with changing Hemi-Sync signals to guide you into different states of consciousness throughout your journey of self-discovery.
Merge with the captivating music of Transformation and enjoy an enthralling transpersonal journey. Composed and performed by Micah Sadigh, PhD, Transformation provides a mesmerizing blend of Hemi-Sync and synthesizer music to move you beyond your sense of personal self. Let go of your thoughts and surrender to the deeply relaxing, wonderfully inspiring experience of Transformation.
Winds Over the World
Aboriginal flutes and Hemi-Sync guide you through the world of musical imagery as you flow with this graceful expression of the spirit of life. Enjoy a sustained state of peace and calm as you journey within. Composed and performed by Richard Roberts.
All Hemi Sync CDs are $20 including USPS shipping in the US.
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While many of our products contribute to wellness, they are not intended to replace medical diagnosis and treatment. DO NOT listen to Hemi-Sync while driving or operating heavy equipment, or with other devices that may influence brain-wave activity. If you have a tendency towards seizures, auditory disorders, or adverse mental condition(s), DO NOT listen to Hemi-Sync without first consulting your physician. In the unlikely event that you experience any unusual physical or mental discomfort, immediately discontinue use. DO NOT reproduce Hemi-Sync products or use with Dolby® or other noise-reduction systems. Doing so will diminish the effectiveness of the Hemi-Sync signals.