i spent a while working up a reply to your questions.
RE: 1.) You would add noise or a background sound file to make the sessinon more listenable as waveridder pointed out.
RE: 2, 2.1 & 5.) I'm mostly going to focus on 2 right now, but some stuff that would apply to 5 is in this section.
You don't want each of the 3 tone tracks you created playing at the same time. Your going to end up with something that doesn't "drive" the brain as desired if you do.
You can alternate between the 3 diffrent types of tones during a session though.
Isocronic tones of the three types do produce the strogest response on an EEG. However, some pople don't like the sound of them. Playing with the volume of the isocronic tone can be what makes the difference in making an isocronic tone listenable.
Monaural beats come next in effectiveness. In a monaural beat two tones are played that have diffrent pitches. The larger pitch is called offset and the smaller is called the carrier. When the two tones combine they produce a "beat". An example of this is if I play atone with a pitch of 147Hz and another pitch with of 140Hz a 7Hz beat is When listening to this a person's brain will start going to mostly 7Hz brain waves.
The two tones are combined outside of the ear in the case of monaural beats. This is how the beats of most forms ofmusic is made. Do note that a lot of confusion over Hz does exist. For a good explination of this See the NP3 Help File FAQ section on Brainwave Stimulation.
Binaural beats are last in effectiveness. They are similar two monaural beats but the "beat" is formed inside of the head made from the diffrent pitches played in each ear, Most people can't detect bianuarl beats and you see a lot of false claims made about what they can do on the internet. Ones's ability to detect a binaural beat can also varry at diffrent times due to several reasons. Binaural beats do have a relaxing and hypnotic effect though.
If the pitches involved in making a binaural beat make a beat less than 3Hz, the sound percived will give an auditory illusion that it is moving around inside of the listener's head.
A good source to read on binaural beats is the Oster Article.
You can download a PDF of it at the link bellow:http://www.transpare...?showtopic=1508
As you drop the "beat" frequency you want to make each drop lower take more time.
A good general guideline is to drop 1Hz or climb 1Hz for every minute. Note that in the begining of a session you may want to use a longer time period than a minute, as some people can be restless and anxious at the start of a session.
In some cases ramping isn't needed in a session. This is usually when you aren't tring to target a certain brainwave frequency.
In cases where you are going to ramp. Several choices for ramping exist.
These are as follows:
a.) Just making a start node for your starting frequency and an end node for the frequency you wish to get to, and just going from node to your end node.
b.) Ramping in steps or plateaus is another way to ramp. In this method you drop or climb a frequency and after every 2-3Hz or so of drop or climb, you stay at that frequency for a few minutes so the brain can "catch up" to thay frequency.
This can be the most effective way to "drive" your brain to a certain frequency, but the session will not be short as this method takes time.
Another benefit of this method is that the entrainment will be strong and not superficial.
c.) Ramping down or up in spikes is the third method, you can do.
In this methodyou ramp to a frequency and then ramp down or up from it slightly before ramping down even further down or up. This makes a "spike" pattern instead of a "stair" pattern as you get in the steps or plateau method.
This method is not as strong as the steps or plateau method, but it is great for hypnosis and inducing hypnotic states, as the strength of the entrainment isn't a primary concern.
As the target frequency gets slower (12 or lower), it becomes harder for the brain to entrain to it, so more ramp and catch up time must be provided. Generally, every new ramp or p;ateau should be .25 (25%) - .5 (50%) minutes longer than the last. When ramping back up every succeding ramps and plateaus should be .25 (25)% - .5 (50%) minutes shorter than the last.
The intensity should be increased too when entraining lower tones.
RE: 3. & 3.1 ) Harmonic Box method has not been shown to have any benefit in any studies I am aware of. However, as was pointed out in the thread you mentioned users do find it can produce some interesting states and some find it more effecitvie than binaurals alone. You can expirament and see how this method works for you.
You may find the following diagram helpfull in understanding how the harmonic box work. This diagram is in James Mann's book, Awakening Mind I Creating Sound and Light Sessions on Advanvanced Programable Mind Machines, on page 43.
NOTE: VOICE= 1 TONE (PITCH)
LEFT CHANEL | RIGHT CHANNEL
VOICE 1 v VOICE 2
330 <-------------7 hz.-------------> 337 <-- Voice
^ \ / ^ Frequency
| \ / |
Monaural \ X cross over / | Monaural
Beat-->21 hz. |--- 14 hz. ---| 7 hz. <--- Beat
| / Offset \ |
| / Frequency \ |
v / \ v
351 <-------------7 hz.-------------> 344 <--Voice
VOICE 3 ^ VOICE 4 Frequency
RE 5.) This is a conituiation of stuff related to 5 as I covered some stuff connected to 5 in answering 2 & 2.1.
First subliminal audio messeges have been shown not to work in studies with good controls. Visual subliminals are another matter entirely and are debatable.
The NP2 manual had some very good imformation on Subliminals that I copied for you bellow:
"5.1.7 The Myth of Subliminal Messages
This topic was written to help dispel many of the myths regarding Subliminal Messages and similar
products, since we are asked about them often.
We researched subliminal messages quite extensively before producing NP, and even conducted
many of our own tests. If, during our research, we had found even the slightest trace of
effectiveness, we would have integrated them into the application.
What are Subliminal Messages?
By definition, subliminal refers to that which is below perception. "Sub" meaning below and
"Liminal" meaning the threshold for sensory perception.
Subliminal messages have also been called Subliminal Affirmations, Silent Sounds, Ultrasonic,
Subsonic, SupraSonic Sounds/Messages and various other names. Although the methods may
differ, the lack of impact of these methods on behavior is the largely the same.
Subliminal Messages: Fact or Fiction?
The effectiveness of subliminal messages is one of the most wide spread myths of all time.
It all seems to have started with a 1957 marketing agent named James Vicary, who claimed to
have increased popcorn sales by 58% and Coke sales by 18% in a New Jersey movie theater by
flashing the messages "Drink Coca-Cola" and "Hungry - Eat Popcorn." Although it was later
admitted by Vicary that he fabricated the results, this hoax is, to this day, still mentioned as proof
of the effectiveness of subliminal messages. You can find it mentioned in subliminal message
products all over the world, including numerous computer applications, even though nobody has
ever reproduced the results claimed by Mr. Vicary.
The belief in subliminal messages probably reached its peak in 1974 when the FCC banned
subliminal messages from advertising, probably more as a response to public paranoia than
anything else. One survey showed that 68% of the public believed in subliminal messages.
Surprisingly, this number may be even higher today.
The January 1991 issue of the University of California, Berkeley, Wellness Letter noted that
double blind tests have consistently shown that subliminal tapes fail to produce their claimed
effects. There is also no evidence that subliminal messages actually affect behavior. Interestingly
enough, "One research team noted a 'non-specific placebo effect' ... tapes without subliminal
messages produced a greater effect that those with them"! In a separate study, Timothy E. Moore
showed that subliminal tapes didn't even meet the minimal criteria for perception. This means that
if subliminal messages are perceived at all, it isn't by the brain. He concluded that it is highly
unlikely that they have any effect at all, much less a significant effect on behavior or thought
patterns. [Glendon College, York University. Subliminal Self-help Auditory Tapes: An Empirical
Test of Perceptual Consequences.].
What about subliminal advertising?
Clever advertising is too often referred to as "subliminal". For example, an ad that integrates
sexual themes without overtly showing intimacy, may be referred to as being subliminal. Although
many people may not notice subtle advertising methods, they are still well within sensory
perception, and are not really related to subliminal messages that cannot be perceived, which is
what this article refers to.
There may be subliminal phenomena, and there is certainly a lot our conscious mind does not
perceive, but flashing messages that cannot be seen or playing affirmations below the limit of
human hearing, has not been proven to have a significant effect on behavior. A simple online
search of "Subliminal Messages" reveals the above information, so be sure to keep a skeptical
mind when dealing with subliminal message programs.
Hypnosis, affirmations, visualization - these are proven, time-tested, NON-subliminal methods
used by therapists, clinicians and professionals all around the world. For this reason, NP2 is
focused on providing these methods as opposed to anything subliminal."
-from the NP2 User Manual PDF Version pages 108-109. (This info is in the NP2 User manual that is part of NP2 in the Imortant Concepts/Mind Programing/The Myth of Sublimial Messages section.)
See also the link bellow:http://www.skepdic.com/subliminal.html
So you want to use a standard hypnosis script.
Now the question is do you want to go with a single induction script or a dual induction script? Neither is better than the other. So try both and see wich one works best for you.
For your main session to start the script try the low alpha range or the theta range for your frequency to go to for your hypnosis messeges.
Theta will pull you in to a deeper trance.
Hope that help.
i want to create a session with subliminal messages regarding weight loss. After searching around, i found that the ideal frequency should be set to 7.5hz.
1. Should i use tones or noise?
2. If i use tones:
2.1 Should i use isochronic /binaural /monoaral?
3. Regarding the harmonics Box:
3.1 Should i use that technique? is it more powerfull?
3.2 According to this thread:
are these the setting taht i should use to every session?
5 Please let me know if this is correct:
I have created 3 tone tracks ==> 1 isochronic, 1 Binaural, 1 Monoaural
Start Freq 16hz down to 10hz==> over 3min
Then it stays at 10hz for 3 min [for the brain to catch up]
then from 10 hz down to 7.5hz==> over 2min
stays at 7.5hz for 20 min ==> subliminal messages
Then from 7.5hz to 16 hz over 5 min
This might be really stupid to most of you, but i have no experience with this technology