Technology to Explore Consciousness!

Science and technology is on a swift rising trend. Besides exploring the outside magnificent world, the scientists have time and again tried to probe into the world of consciousness through their scientific tools and apparatuses...

God’s Helmet

God’s helmet is said to be so designed that a person wearing it tends to enjoy cosmic experiences. According to Persinger, after wearing the helmet, many subjects have reported "mystical experiences and altered states". Through this method, the scientists intend to prove that so-called divine visions as experienced by the spiritualists through meditation...

Edison’s Method

Thomas Edison– a name that holds to its credit a plethora of inventions amounting to 1093 patents! Besides working on different subjects, one of his research fields was– how to maximise his productivity and enhance his creative thinking. For this, he practised a method of relaxation which utilised the technique of hypnagogia. Hypnagogia is defined as a state which is experienced when a person is neither fully asleep nor fully awake...

Floatation Tank

In this method, a person is made to lie down in a dark enclosed chamber. The enclosure is essentially a 10 inch deep pool of water, less than 8 feet by 4 feet in size. This method is basically based on the concept of sensory deprivation...

 

Cranial Electrical Stimulator (CES)

This method was developed in the late 1940’s in USSR. It was found through experiments that through this process, a mild stimulation is generated in the hypothalamic region of the brain. This tends to balance the activity of the neurotransmitters, specifically beta endorphin and norepinephrine. One gets the feeling as that of “jogger’s high”– a somewhat ecstatic state as a result of endorphin production...

Ganzfeld Units

This technique is employed primarily to test people for extrasensory perception. In this, the subject is made to sit in a relaxed pose in a comfortable chair. Ping-pong balls are placed on his eyes and a red light is flashed in them...

What Spirituality has to offer in this regard?

...By using external means and setups, incurring extra cost and expenses, it is tried to experience the state of relaxation and ecstasy. On the contrary, spirituality offers us a remarkable technology, which surpasses the methods mentioned above in all respects and penetrates the very existence of a being....In order to experience the truly blissful and calm state of mind, and gain a bagful of benefits for our well-being, only spirituality is the resort...

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