Gamma waves continued to flow. In early 2017, I was invited to organize a Mind Mirror study on 14 people attending a "Journey to Happiness" program in June at The Monroe Institute in Virginia. TMI is a non-profit organization dedicated to consciousness research and exploration. It was founded by out-of-body traveler and author Robert Monroe, who developed Hemi-Sync binaural beats as a means to altered states of awareness. (Hemi-Sync audio guidance technology feeds different beat frequencies into each ear through headphones, and the brain entrains itself to the difference between them. For example, if one ear hears 444Hz beats, and the other hears 440Hz, the brain entrains to 4Hz, the deep theta-delta realm of the subconscious/unconscious mind and psi awareness.)
The June program employed TMI's Spatial Angle Modulation (SAM) technology, a milestone in audio technology which comfortably delivers gamma frequencies of 40, 80 and 120 hertz. The study itself was historic, as four Mind Mirror practitioners were monitoring 14 program participants simultaneously; as far as we could tell, nothing of this kind had been done before. TMI understood that the Mind Mirror system is based on pattern recognition and expected our brainwave patterns to show the effects of the gamma entrainment. They rightly perceived the Mind Mirror's Awakened Mind, Evolved Mind, and Gamma Synchrony patterns as "portals" to higher states of consciousness.
The study involved a great deal of logistical planning. It was held in a meeting room large enough for the 14 people to lie back in anti-gravity chairs while listening to the SAM meditations through Bluetooth headphones. Each person was hooked up to a dual-hemisphere EEG sensor for nine 40-minute Hemi-Sync and SAM exercises conducted over the course of five days. We opened and closed the study with a separate baseline consisting of eyes open and eyes closed segments followed by a guided sensualization (visualization involving all the senses). The four Mind Mirror monitors sketched the subjects' brainwave patterns and after the program spent months analyzing the data.
All of the participants responded to the SAM audio frequencies by producing consistent surges of gamma in the 35-45Hz range (and some in much higher frequencies), and everyone reported an expansion of consciousness during the week. The Mind Mirror software had been extended up to 100Hz only a few months before. To our astonishment, we saw in several people our Awakened Mind, Evolved Mind, and Gamma Synchrony patterns extending all the way up to 100Hz—inexplicably, in the same shapes as these patterns appear in lower frequencies. These 100Hz patterns seem to be holographic overlays of the lower-frequency patterns.
Other important discoveries came out of the study. For one thing, we found that gamma surges sustained by several people produced pattern attainment statistics higher than we had imagined possible, and at the same time, stimulated and refined Evolved Mind and Awakened Mind patterns. In a few people, the gamma training significantly increased alpha amplitudes as well. Since most people show little to no gamma, including long-term meditators, the biggest surprise was seeing higher-state patterns extend up to 100Hz.
Our conclusion was that the SAM beats stimulated the life-changing insights, psychic awareness, and mystical union associated with all three of the Mind Mirror's ideal brainwave patterns. Everyone evolved their brainwave patterns and states of consciousness—toward happiness—during the week-long training.