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SHAKTI For Windows
Neuromagnetic Signal Generator
Shakti does not diagnose, treat, or prevent medical disorders. No statements about Shakti For Windows have been evaluated by the FDA
 Legal: Templates for many signals in the software are licensed for use with this software by Dr. M.A. Persinger and Stan Koren.

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Understanding Shakti

Shakti induces altered states of consciousness by applying magnetic signals to your head.

The magnetic fields get stronger and weaker, mimicking patterns that appear in EEG traces. Although they're still magnetic fields, they are also 'magnetic signals', and that's what we'll be calling them.

The temporal lobes of the brain (as shown above) are the area most likely to produce spiritual experiences from this kind of stimulation, though Shakti can be applied to several areas of the brain. To have such experiences using Shakti, you will need to do your sessions during sensory deprivation (especially silence). Interestingly, laboratory studies have found that the effects are most pronounced during times of geomagnetic quiet. (Click HERE to see the current levels)

This technology can enhance your meditation, Yoga, or other spiritual practice when Shakti sessions are done an so that they end about an hour before your spiritual practice begins. For this kind of Shakti session, you don't need sensory deprivation.

There is more to say about Shakti, but the best way to fully understand what it can do is to read the rest of this page, and check out the online demo for the software, which is packed with information about how to use it, and what kind of effects each signal can produce, as well as how to set up your audio, where to put the coils and more. There are 'quick start' sessions as well as basic and advanced session designs.

The Magnetic Signals:  

Shakti uses audio files to play the signals. The 'sounds' have the same shape as an EEG signal - one whose appearance shows the activation of a particular structure (brain part). The magnetic coils are plugged into the sound card, just like a pair of speakers. When the audio file is played, the coils produce magnetic fields whose shape matches the shape of the original EEG trace. That activates the part of the brain it came from.

EEG traces are the source for most shakti signals This is a single EEG trace.   This is a sound file (in stereo) derived from the EEG trace. The shape is slightly flattened to squeeze both stereo signals into one screen.

When the signals are played and the coils are in place, the coils put out magnetic fields that match the original EEG trace.

To use the 8 Coil Shakti effectively, you need to understand something about the brain. Each signal has it's own information page, but let's look at the source for three of the signals - the amygdala, the hippocampus, the caudate nucleus, and the septum. There are other signals based on different principles, included in Shakti For Windows. These include the whole range of common frequencies (using the Function Generator included in the software), as well as some based on lab experiences and discoveries that don't 'target' only one brain part.

You have two of each, one on each side.

The Amygdala is an emotional structure.

On one side, it supports a broad range of positive emotions, such as elation (along with many other functions). It also functions to infuse our experiences with a sense of meaningfulness.

On the other side, it supports a broad range of negative emotions, most importantly fear (along with many other functions). It can color our experiences with a sense of meaninglessness.

(Based on previous work with the amygdala using it's signal.)

The Hippocampus is a cognitive, or 'thinking' structure.

On the one side, it supports silent, non-verbal ways of thinking, positive thoughts and expectations, spatial perceptions, and several kinds of inner imaging, including imagination, visualization, and pictorial memories (along with many other functions).

On the other side, it supports verbal skills, negative thoughts and expectations, and logical thought (along with many other functions).

Based on previous work with the hippocampus using it's signal.

The Caudate Nucleus is a somatic or 'bodily' structure.

On one side, it seems to support arousal (including anger, excitement, sexual desire, and a sense of anticipation).

One the other, it supports relaxation, calm, and even lethargy.

Based on preliminary reports from a few people using this signal.

The Septum is the brain's "Pleasure Center". It's one of the few brain parts people have actually heard of.

It supports the experience of pleasure, with a special emphasis on sexual pleasure (including Orgasm)

Preliminary reports from a few people are consistent with it's known role in mediating sexual enjoyment.

Each of these structures has a signal that belongs only to it. The two signals appear on an EEG (An electroencephalograph. The signals that come out of these are also called 'brain waves'.)

An EEG signal is a record of an electrical signal. Shakti begins when these EEG signals are converted into magnetic signals.

The magnetic signals are applied to the head at very low strength (close to what comes out of a telephone receiver when you're holding it next to your ear). Many of the signals are short bursts, followed by intervals of silence.

Each signal speaks a language that only one brain structure understands.

So only the one brain part responds. It communicates with other parts, of course, and they, in turn, also start responding.

You have two of each structure - one on each side of the brain.

Shakti is applied using the structures own signal, but only over the side of the head where it supports something positive.

For the amygdala, it's most often on the left, and for the hippocampus, it's most often on the right.

For the septum and the caudate nucleus, it's matter of personal preference which side is best..

When these structures respond, they put the person in a positive altered state of consciousness.

Shakti uses signals derived from specific brain structures, including two taken from the amygdala and the hippocampus, and they activate these two structures, as well as areas that are naturally connected to them.


Like Shakti
(Irregular Bursts)



The wave forms used in the 8 Coil Shakti are irregular. Their shapes can't be expressed with a frequency.



Not like Shakti (frequencies)

Even though we can apply the wave forms "symmetrically" (over both sides at the same time), your brain probably doesn't work symmetrically. For example, if you have low self-esteem, you probably use your right side more. If you're prone to irritability, you might be more active on the left side. If you're very emotional, your amygdala's activity might offset your hippocampal activity a bit. If you think in pictures, you might have a busy right hippocampus. If you think in words, you might have a busier left hippocampus.

This means that some session designs may not be as effective as others for you.

The things that affect the way individual brains respond to Shakti often relate to long standing, even lifetime, personality traits. If targeted structure has a history of low activity, the 8 Coil Shakti might produce quite a marked experience for that person.

In addition to these signals, there are a few newer ones, including one that alters the "binding factor" for human consciousness, based on years of lab work. This signal has produced some profound experiences. (LINK)

There is also the recent addition of a signal derived from the Septum, the Brain's "Pleasure center". Initial reports indicate that it's effects are consistent with the Septum's function - the capacity for pleasure, especially sexual pleasure. (more)

What you experience depends on who you are and how you choose to use Shakti.
If you want to try to have intense experiences, you do one-hour sessions, no more than one every three weeks. These sessions need sensory deprivation, including silence and darkness.   You can do sessions every three days for 18 days (six sessions) and then stop for three weeks.

Most people choose this way of using Shakti.
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