beta wave

24 is your age and you wouldn’t be able to tell by the smooth blush of your cheek, the constellation-kissed skin of your nose. you could be fifteen by the shrug of your blazer around your narrow shoulders, but you’re 24 and you’re too old to be playing the spy.


18 is the number of steps to the basement. 18 is the one-two one-two click of kitten heels on dirty cement and side-step around a white collared, glossy-badged senior agent who doesn’t even see you because you’re 18 steps closer to below ground, 18 steps closer to the invisibility he wears like a cloak, 18 steps closer. 


7 seconds is how long he shakes your hand, swings it back and forth like a play-ground swing. he feeds you lines from your thesis, knew your mind before he knew your face. the projector paints you in the supernatural. you blink against the light when he smiles. 


3 is the number of syllables he drawls into “plausible” like he’s reversing the definition. he’s a half-finished magic trick, and you watch him to try and catch him stutter in his sleight of hand. 


30000 feet is how high you are above the ground and you were always endlessly earthbound, sea-legs, rock of the tide. he closes his eyes, stretches across the seat across the aisle like he owns it, like it’s his own leather couch (and you don’t know if he has a leather couch, but you think he should) and you think you like that, the way he touches things like they’re already familiar. 


295 miles is the length of oregon east to west, sunrise to sunset. he drives with one hand on the wheel and asks you about eschatology. you’re not squeamish about these things, but your stomach does a half-turn low in your abdomen every quarter of a mile. you laugh and the window sends it back to you packaged like an echo. 


1 is the number of possible alien bodies you discover in a cracked casket. it is a marked increase from the number you expected. you push your glasses up higher on your nose and tell him so with the slant of your gaze. 


11 pm is the time it is when you turn him away from your door, bouncing on his heels like a beta wave that’s breaking away from its core. you rub the curtains through your hands, paperback pages between your thumb and forefinger, and lose sight of him across the dark, wet horizon. 


5 is the number on his motel door when you knock out a nervous rhythm against the wood. three, you think, was the number of spots clustered low on the base of your spine and years from now you’ll think - you’ll think something must have changed, a realignment of poles, when he pressed candle-warmed fingers to the skin just above the dip of your hips: the place on your skin you’d deemed its own x-file. and it’s fitting, it’s somehow un-ironic, that this inexplicable spot is the first place he touches you.


200 is the thread count of the motel sheets. they are seedy love-affair sheets, dime-store romance cotton made to be used, abused, tangled and gripped in fists. they are secret-telling sheets, and he lowers his voice against the side of the bed. you rest your cheek on your hand while the moon plays the mathematician against the curve of his jaw, calculating angles on the lines of his cheeks. he tells you stories without endings until the phone rings. 


113 is the number of raindrops that fall per square foot per second during a thunderstorm. but the number feels exponential, raised to a higher degree in the early morning of an oregon graveyard. your logic presses against his hypothetical like trees blown together against wind. twin smiles crack across your faces like lightning. you laugh in tandem and, even for a scientist, the decibels are incalculable. 


12 is the number of impossible tasks hercules overcame to obtain salvation. your mind dwells on myth but functions in rationale; he speaks in legends and twists tales with his tongue. you put down the phone and pick up your weapons. this is the numerology of beginnings. this is step one.

—  nine is the number of minutes you lose when you look at him (episode 1) // j.a.s

Recently, I’ve written about brain wave activity and how it affects your life; here is a closer look at the wave that increases performance and critical thinking, and my favorite, Beta Wave.
Thank you Bart Wayshower for detailed explanation.

“What Are Beta Brain Waves?
Beta Brain Waves are considered to be among the fastest brainwave frequencies and are documented as brain waves within the frequency range of 12 Hz – 38 Hz (or 12 to 38 cycles per second). They are typically produced by the left hemisphere of your brain, but can be synchronized. Each time you solve a tough math problem, logic puzzle, or read a book, your Beta Brain Waves kick in.

People who think logically tend to have a lot of Beta Brainwave activity. Adults tend to have more Beta Brainwaves than children and teens – and Beta Brain Waves have been known to increase as you get older. In the majority of healthy adults, Beta Waves seem to be the dominant rhythm. Beta Waves have also been associated with an increased ability to focus on our external reality. When we experience too many Beta Brain Waves, there can be problems like stress and anxiety. However, when produced in normal amounts, there are definitely many benefits to be had from experiencing Beta Brain Waves.
Benefits Of Beta Brain Waves
If you are able to access your Beta Brainwave state, you will know and understand exactly what it feels like. When you are in a Beta State, you are far from relaxed. You may have a lot of energy in the form of nervousness, excitement, or anxiety. When you are in a Beta Brainwaves state, you are able to think rapidly and quickly come up with logical solutions to problems. The Beta Waves state is ideal for solving math problems, conducting research, reading books, and writing articles. Each time a student takes a test, they experience a large surge in their Beta Brainwave activity.

Another side-effect from having lots of Beta Wave activity is being more socially outgoing. Talk-show hosts, lawyers, radio announcers, and people involved in debates tend to experience significant increases in their Beta Brainwave activity each time they begin talking. Beta Waves increase your ability to hold an interesting and stimulating conversation with others. You also have feelings of excitement and energy while talking to someone else.

Due to the fact that excitement and nervous energy accompany the Beta Range, many people experience leaps in their motivation to take action. If you’ve ever read about someone being able to perform an amazing feat out of fear (i.e. out of adrenaline), then you understand that these Beta Waves can be highly motivating and action-oriented. If you’ve ever run away from someone because you were scared – your Beta Brain Waves kicked in at their highest levels.

It is natural that people become more goal oriented when their Beta Waves dominate their mental activity. Though they may be using this fear or excitement type energy, it does produce results. You can get a heck of a lot better performance out of someone who is performing as if their life depended on it – versus someone who is calm and not very concerned with how they end up performing. It is because of this increase in energy from the Beta State that sometimes peak performance is associated with the higher-range Beta frequencies.

If you want higher levels of focus, to think quickly and efficiently, and be able to have more energy – then Beta Brain Waves are the exact frequency range you are looking for. In healthy amounts, Beta Brain Waves can greatly improve your writing and literary ability and can even increase your I.Q”

“Atheistic Science to Witchcraft’s, Magick”

Atheism is the lack of belief in hailing unproven supernatural entities and the disregard of higher beings created by organized religious groups. With a better understanding shown through examination, studies, and tests we all call, Science! Whether it be physical, psychological, or sociological. The biggest summarization for atheism is: FACTS! Without fact, it is only questionable and unsupported!

Atheists do not assume every question in life has been answered, but can be, through growing progression of science, which has in fact, advanced society in every possible way for the better and has helped unify civilization for the past couple hundred years.

If one presently walked on the oceans and changed my Dasani into wine, that’s proof. Someone saying it happened thousands of years ago with nothing to support or back it up, doesn’t make it fact. Fact is important to realistic ideals of Atheists.

Witchcraft broadly means the practice of, and belief, in the skills of magick. Not to be confused with the Illusionary art and enjoyable entertainment, provided by Chris Angel and other magicians. These practises have existed since the beginning of humanity’s advantages taken for uses of medicine, for centuries. This is the use of rituals, symbolism, gestures, and language believed to manipulate universal or natural forces. Most consider this to be used for a sense of personal and spiritual growth. Witchcraft is a complex and general concept that varies culturally and societally. A major function of this practice is the acknowledgment and general understanding of nature, and compounds of it that are used.

Both, atheism and Witchcraft, have something in common: Science.

While many forms of Witchcraft have been practiced in the name of many spirits among cultures, I will not be going over this. Through the empathy of people who rely strictly on facts, I will be breaking down general aspects scientifically.

Herbology: Medicinal practices are very commonly known in the practices of Witchcraft. Herbs can be studied and are implemented for healing sickneses, symptoms, and injuries. This practice was normal in societies and most witches were also considered healers, commonly called, Wise Ones. These practices have evolved immensely over centuries, that it has developed into our medical advancements we have today.

Now for the fun stuff, Ritualistic Items: Science explains everything has a vibration and frequency because everything is made up of atoms. Atoms are electrons that orbit the nucleus of protons and neutrons, with mostly space in between. Even the most solid and dense objects are vibrating at different frequencies, because those super tiny atoms are moving very fast and close together constantly. By everything, that’s including everything living as well.

With this knowledge, items like crystals, an important aspect and influence of Witchcraft and pagan practices, have individual geometric formation because of their structure of atoms. Like everything else in the world, they also emit certain frequencies. These crystals hold their own indivual properties that most witches will constantly push you to use for rituals and “spells”.

Practitioners keep certain crystals with or on them because their frequencies can effect them constantly. The same goes with certain metals, burning incense, and other objects that have been considered “protection”. Some witches identify bad ‘spirits’ as general negativity. These protective items have higher frequencies that influence positivity on the body and mind . The higher the frequency, the more positive effects it has on the human body. This can be considered cleansing of negative mojo and spirits. Vice versa for hexes and curses, which consist of putting items with low frequencies on or around the intended.

Spells: We use energy to bring about change. Most spells over courses of time always enforce concentration and visualization in its practice. The amount of concentration is influential among yourself and everything around you, and goes back to our brain waves.

Science has shown we have five different kinds of brain waves:

Gamma: These waves are associated with cognitive functions, memory, and learning. Mentally challenged indivuals are shown to have lower gamma activity.

Beta: These brain waves are emitted while actively solving problems. Such as solving mathematic and scientific equations, or constructive thinking, and physical tasks.

Alpha: These brain waves are emitted when we are relaxed and calm. Alcohol and Marijuana influence Alpha wave activity.

Delta: These brainwaves are active when we are in deep sleep and dreaming. They help regulate bodily functions while sleeping for restoration as well.

Theta: These emit through relaxation and deep visualizations and intentions and are highly influential with interaction. Motivational speaking with emotional focus and intent can inspire others because these waves that are emitted effect others’.

Deep visualization and intentions are so important to casting a spell, because if you are not doing these, you’re not emitting the proper influential Theta waves that are detrimental to performing these, “spells”.

Ritualistic casting with incantations and tools support an individual to being more focused and inspired, to increase the chances of the emission of Theta waves. Scientific study also leans towards the idea that paranormal and spiritual activity is measured by electromagnetic frequencies. Who’s to say previous necromancer haven’t reached the dead by the change of energy around them?

Book of Shadows: The scientific method is used to find proof and explain the undiscovered. Through series of hypothesis, tests, and analysis are we able to come closer to any conclusion or explaination.

Most witches have a grimoire, or Book of Shadows, that is used for personal use in practices to record notes, spells, songs, or other practicing knowledge.

Witches will set a goal to effect themselves or others and find materials and knowledge that fit the circumstance(ask a question, do background research). They use these books to document desires from their practice(Hypothesize), preform rituals and spells(test), and write their results and add any changes necessary for succession(conclusion).

From my discovery, Science has everything to do with practice of casting in Witchcraft. Over time, practices that led to discovery were often considered magic, before implemented in society.

Ex. Herbology, medince, alchemy, chemistry, etc.

Even new age philosophies acknowledge the effects of intention and magick through example and personal enlightenment. Luciferianism and Satanism are Atheistic philosophies, but some followers practice the influences of the mind and sending curses and hexes, through bad intention to those deserved. Some present day Pagan and Witchcraft practitioners don’t designate themselves to any specific deities, but the example of nature. Goddesses were nurturing, fertile, and offered life, much like nature or women, historically revered, themselves.

When it comes to idolizing specific and well known spirits (gods and goddesses), it has yet to be proven among society as a whole. Who is to say these aren’t also examples of humanity in nature used in practice? Or simply something we have yet to discover personally?

If curiosity seems compelling, grab a crystal, light a candle, and send a spell or hex one’s way.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to send them to me. This is a page of open mindedness and curiosity among the explained and unexplained. That sense of respect is included to its’ followers as well.

Stay wicked.

- Bohemian Witchery

And we’re live!!

Originally posted by tana-the-dreamchaser

Hooray! The invite emails are going out as we speak, so if you contributed to our Indiegogo campaign, you should be getting an email with your invite tokens any minute. Thank you all so, so much for supporting us on this long journey, and we hope you’ll stick around as we continue to work on the site to make it even better. (If you didn’t get an invite email, check your spam box first– if you definitely didn’t get an email, then contact us at info@pillowfort.io)

If you weren’t able to donate to the campaign but are still interested in trying out the site, we will be opening sign-ups for the next (free) waves of beta testing very soon, so stay tuned!

2

 Requested by gwynenshire

The 13th pokémovie is titled Zoroark: Master of Illusions, and in it we see one very powerful Zoroark (and her child) project her illusions and transform into even the legendary beasts:

Zorua, as we know has this same ability, but seemingly less powerful. The dex says that Zorua can change its appearance, but Zoroark can even change its surroundings: just look at the suicune gif.

But here’s the catch: they don’t actually transform themselves like ditto or rotom do. Both Zorua and Zoroark’s powers lie in illusions. In other words, they don’t actually change at all. You only see them that way.

Zorua and Zoroark’s power lie in manipulative hallucination. A Hallucination is defined as “a perception in the abscence of external stimulus that has qualities of real perception.” So, seeing things that aren’t there, hearing voices that aren’t making sounds, or seeing a Suicune when it’s actually a Zoroark. Neurobiologically, this happens from abnormal activity in the sensory area of your brain, such as the parts associated with sight or touch. Or, hallucinations can be caused by miscommunications in the pathways of your brains. Usually, its a combination of both.

Something that creates a hallucination is called a hallucinogen, and while there are many types of them, the most common tamper with serotonin levels in the brain. But, the hallucinations that result from that are wildly unpredictable and often associated with only one sense, where Zorua/ark can manipulate exactly what you see, hear, and feel.

In this way, Zorua’s illusions are more like dreams. In fact, there are a lot of neurological similarities between dreams and hallucinations, which is why hallucinations can often occur when you’re sleep deprived. The difference between the two, obviously, is that dreams occur solely when you sleep.

The entire sleep cycle takes about 90 minutes, and goes through several steps:

So now we have to talk about brain waves. Brain waves are electrical pulses from neurons that communicate with each other. Just like any wave or electrical signal, they have a frequency that can be measured in Hertz, and is actually how we categorize them.

Delta Waves (.5 to 3 Hz) are only present in dreamless sleep. They suspend external awareness and promote the healing process.

Theta Waves (3 to 8 Hz) are present in sleep and deep meditation. External senses are withdrawn and only internal signals are considered, resulting in vivid imagery and fleeting intuition. These are associated with dreaming.

Alpha Waves (8 to 12 Hz) are your primary thought waves when you are awake. Associated with coordination, calmness, focus, and learning.

Beta Waves (12 to 38 Hz) correspond to fast brain activity: strong concentration, problem solving, information processing, anxiety or excitement.

So, rather than a traditional hallucination, what if Zorua/ark manipulated you into a more dream-like state? Imagine, you’re walking down the street and you encounter a Zorua. You brain is transmitting alpha and beta waves as normal, you were thinking normal walking-down-the-street thoughts, but now you have frightened this poor Zorua. In this panic, Zorua slows down your brain waves, changing some of the alpha and beta into theta waves. Now, suddenly, you see the Zorua transform into a little girl, because that’s exactly what she wants you to see.

Zoroark is more powerful, and can manipulate the brains of multiple people at a time. Furthermore, if Zorua can only slow down some of your brain, Zoroark can control even more of them, allowing her to change how you percieve your surroundings rather than just her. It also explains why Zorua specifically transforms into a silent child. Zorua can manipulate sight but not sound.

Zorua and Zoroark slow down the communications in your brain, changing alpha and beta brain waves into sleep-like theta or delta brain waves. This causes you to “dream” even while awake, perceiving, seeing, hearing, and feeling the foxes as the illusions they want to project.

Whether this is a chemical or an electrical stimulus is a completely separate question we’ll have to go into another day.

airshipcity  asked:

Hello! I know this'll take as long as it needs, but do you have an estimate on when the second beta wave is coming? Thanks for all the hard work you're doing, by the way!

Unfortunately, we still can’t quite give an estimate… it all depends on when we can migrate the site to a new server, and we are hard at work on that, but it is being a more complicated process than originally anticipated so it’s taking some time. We will let you all know ASAP when we have a better idea of when we’ll be able to take on more users, and thank you for your patience!

hey lets talk about Erickson the purest goodest being in the world of fallout 4

- he was your standard violent cannibalistic Super Mutant until his group settled in the Vim factory, it is heavily implied that exposure to chemicals inside the factory caused him to become lucid and regain his sense of morality. Vim is so super fucking good for you that it’ll literally turn you human (also fun fact Vim is never irradiated, despite the fact that all the available bottles have been sitting on the incredibly radioactive Island for over 200 years)

- back to Erickson he takes in doggies!!! puppers!!!! all of them!!!! good regular doggies. mutant hound doggies. vicious mongrel puppers. wolf doggies. glowing doggies. and he trains them and makes them good and Friends and gives them cute names like Lemon and Gracie. Erickson is the only source of mutant hounds, wolves and mongrels that will be permanently friendly, without being brainwashed with a beta wave emitter. (he is also the only source of doggies not named “Dog” since Don’t Call Me Settler kicked it)

- he’ll give you food! just because he’s such a nice goddamn person!

- if he sees Dogmeat with you he’ll have a present for her oh my gosh

- is real and strong and is my friend

Preference #14 He Has Feelings For You But Someone Else Tells You [Requested]

Scott: “Scott McCall is having breakfast with our mother.” Lydia announced, leaning against the doorframe as she awaited an explanation for his bizarre behavior. “Liam’s printer went haywire around 3am yesterday morning.” You stated in a cautious mumble, releasing a frustrated sigh as you fought the zipper to the coal suede ankle boot on your right foot. “According to Stiles, there was a name added to the list worth 15 million. Scott’s been following me around since. I’ll give you a guess as to who the name belonged to.” The atmosphere darkened, Lydia’s stomach churning with an intense despair as she fought the pessimistic thoughts threatening to poison her brain. She knew without a doubt that your name would be on the list; you were a werewolf. The mystery was in the worth, not in the presence of your name on the list. If you were worth 15 million dollars there was a real possibility the supernatural assassins would pursue you first.  “He cares about you, you know.” She informed, a faint smirk curling the corners of her mouth as she fought to have a trivial conversation.

Keep reading

Originally posted by telefilmaddictedforever

Barry runs into star labs: Yo Cisco whats up.

Cisco: We have an adorable emergency.

Barry: Why whats wrong?

Cisco: *ducks under a table and pulls out a puppy and smiles devilishly.* so heres the deal, I might have been experimenting with some beta waves and antimatter and well. This happened.* shrugs*

Barry: Cisco I don’t get it. Where is Y/n weren’t they supposed to be helping you?

Cisco: See thats the thing, *hands you over to barry* Here.

Barry: *gif* No way

Cisco: Yes way.

Barry: How are we going to change them back? Would I have to take her home? Oh god Joe is going to flip.

Cisco: I really don’t know, but for now you better stock up on dog treats!

Brain Waves and Meditation 1) Beta (14-40Hz) – The Waking Consciousness And Reasoning Wave Beta brain waves are associated with normal waking consciousness and a heightened state of alertness, logic and critical reasoning. While Beta brain waves are important for effective functioning throughout the day, they also can translate into stress, anxiety and restlessness.

anonymous asked:

Post a meditation tutorial maybe ?

Here is a guide to how to meditate that I wrote a while back, hopefully it is something that you could try out.

Why you should meditate:

There are a number of waves that are brains give (delta, alpha, theta, and beta) and these waves are measured in Hertz. Below is a little description of each wave

Delta- Altertness and focus; however prolonged state of the brain remaining in this state leads to stress and depression

Beta- Similar to Delta

Alpha- State of relaxation, a state often derived from meditation.

Theta- Deep relaxation and a state where we are in our subconscience, often derived in our state of sleeep, but can be achieved through highly skilled meditation.

When you meditate, you try to switch the brain from giving off a stressed wave, to a more relaxed state. Our stresses and our habbits deform the shape of our brain, however we can mold our brain to function at a heightened state and actually change the shape of the brain through meditation (scientifically proven, the term is called neruroplasticity).

How to Meditate:

There are numerous ways to meditate, but Im going to give a quick run-down of how to meditate by focusing on the breath

1. Sit straight up (I believe in English they refer to this as the Indian style)

2. Have a posture to expand the lungs.

3. Clear the mind and focus on the breathe.

and thats it. Its an easy thing to learn, but takes a lifetime to master. When beginning off, try 15-20 minute sessions in the morning. The mornings are best, just when you have woken up, but make sure you are awake! Splash water in your face, take a shower, whatever; but make sure you are awake! If you see yourself falling asleep during meditation, take a nap! It does you no good!

Below are somethings I would recommend to someone that is just beginning off and common mistakes one makes.

1. If you are just beginning, I am going to guarantee 100% that you are going to be going in and out of the state of meditation. What you are trying to do is to clear the mind of the thought, but at first you are going to be focused on the breathe and have the mind clear for one moment, and then the next your mind is going to drift off and think about some random things. DONT be angry or frustrated at the idea that you are unable to focus completely, that is a thought in itself! Watch and observe the thought as they come and go, and pull yourself back into the state of meditation. Awareness of the thoughts is very different than thinking a though.

2. If you live in a loud place, or cant seem to get the drift of meditating, try looking up Meditation music in youtube and go with one you like. The music basically is in tuned with a delta wave and can serve as an aid. I personally like to do this myself, but I know this isnt for everybody.

3.You might think meditating is for some peaceful buddhist monk wayyyy up in the mountains of Tibet or whatever, but no, its for everyone! It doesn’t matter if your Christian, Muslim, Catholic, Jewish; just as anyone can think a thought anywhere, anyone can meditate at anytime anywhere!

“If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world in one generation.” Dalai Lama


Namaste,
Forrest Curran