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Dreams & Altered States of Consciousness

Do you dream too much? Are your dreams intense or nightmarish?

Or perhaps you don’t remember any dreams at all? Or don’t understand your dreams as much as you would like to?

Or would you like to explore the dream world consciously in lucid dreams, as well as realms beyond the physical realm?


Whatever your goal may be, if it concerns dreams and altered states of consciousness, I’m available to support you and help you attain it.

  • Develop dream recall and learn how to have lucid dreams at will
  • Understand your dreams better through awareness and interpretation
  • Become a dimensional traveler and experience out of body experiences through the practice of astral projection

What may I help you with?

Dreams, or sleep mentation, consist of the perceptions, thoughts and emotions we experience during sleep.

Dreams mostly occur during Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep, but they also occur during deep sleep and even when we are awake.

States of Consciousness

Our basic state of consciousness is the normal waking state.

Whenever we’re not awake in the normal sense of the word, we are said to be experiencing an altered state of consciousness.

Different states of consciousness our characterized by specific neural oscillations, or brain waves.

Neural oscillations can be measured by electroencephalography (EEG).

Beta wave

Beta waves have a frequency range of between 12.5 and 30 Hz (cycles per second).

  • Low Beta Waves (12.5–16 Hz, “Beta 1 power”)
  • Beta Waves (16.5–20 Hz, “Beta 2 power”)
  • High Beta Waves (20.5–28 Hz, “Beta 3 power”)

State of consciousness: Normal waking consciousness.

Alpha wave

Alpha waves have a frequency range of between 8 and 12 Hz (cycles per second).

State of consciousness: Wakeful relaxation with closed eyes / Dreams.

Delta wave

Delta waves have a frequency range of between 0.5 and 4 Hz (cycles per second).

State of consciousness: Deep stage 3 of NREM sleep, also known as slow-wave sleep (SWS).

Theta wave

Theta waves have a frequency range of between 4 and 7 Hz (cycles per second).

State of consciousness: Drowsiness / Hypnosis / Sleep (but not during the deepest stages of sleep)

Gamma wave

Gamma waves have a frequency range of between 25 and 100 Hz (cycles per second).

State of consciousness: Conscious attention..

Brain Waves and States of Consciousness

Most of us spend our whole lives experiencing mostly 2-3 states of consciousness, namely the waking state (beta waves) and the sleep and dreaming states of consciousness (delta and theta waves respectively).

Those who practice meditation may also experience gamma waves, while people who practice relaxation techniques get to experience highly beneficial alpha waves.

Astral Projection Exit Techniques

The process of astral projection involves first getting into alpha waves by entering a deep state of relaxation. When the body actually falls asleep with the mind awake (the trance state) supposedly involves theta waves. Specifically, based on the research of Robert A. Monroe in his book Journeys Out of the Body, out of body experiences seem to occur in a very narrow frequency band of 4-5 Hz (slow theta waves), with nothing at all above 10 cycles per second (alpha waves of relaxation).

To summarize, these are the most known brain waves patterns and the state of consciousness most clearly associated with them.

  • Delta wave (0.5 – 3 Hz) – Deep Sleep
  • Theta wave (4 – 7 Hz) – Dreaming
  • Alpha wave (8 – 13 Hz) – Relaxation
  • Beta wave (16 – 31 Hz) – Waking
  • Gamma wave (32 – 100 Hz) – Mindfulness

Notice how the faster the waves are, the more awake we are. It seems that the faster our brain works, the more real things seem and the easier it becomes to be conscious and aware.

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