binaural – Psychedelic Frontier http://psychedelicfrontier.com make the most of your dose Sat, 29 Sep 2018 12:44:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 48719013 Squareeater: Entrain your brain with strobes & binaural beats http://psychedelicfrontier.com/squareeater-entrain-your-brain-with-strobes-binaural-beats/ http://psychedelicfrontier.com/squareeater-entrain-your-brain-with-strobes-binaural-beats/#comments Mon, 28 Oct 2013 13:00:36 +0000 http://psychedelicfrontier.com/?p=1595 Squareeater: Entrain your brain with strobes & binaural beats

“Welcome to a new generation of brain exploration,” says the front page of Squareeater, a free service offering audio-visual experiences called “squares.” The squares are described as “meditative devices” with names like “Chakra,” “Deep Down,” “Upper,” and “Strange Night.”

Each square uses binaural beats and other unusual sounds to achieve brainwave entrainment — the fairly recent and not-well-understood practice of causing one’s brainwaves to fall into step with an external stimulus. What’s a binaural beat? It’s the pulse or tone created in one’s mind when the left and right ears hear two distinct tones that are very close in pitch.

Searching “binaural beat” on the Web will turn up many tracks, all of them characterized by two discrete pitches that can create the illusion of a third pitch (or beat) in the listener’s brain. Proponents say that binaural beats aid in relaxation, control over one’s mind, and even bring about altered states of consciousness, but very little research is currently available.

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Song: “Parabol” by Tool, slowed to 1/8 speed http://psychedelicfrontier.com/song-parabol-by-tool-slowed-to-1-8-speed/ http://psychedelicfrontier.com/song-parabol-by-tool-slowed-to-1-8-speed/#respond Fri, 24 May 2013 20:49:46 +0000 http://www.psychedelicfrontier.com/?p=733 Song: “Parabol” by Tool, slowed to 1/8 speed

The original track was otherworldly to begin with. But Tool’s “Parabol” has a completely different feel when slowed down by a factor of eight. Ethereal and haunting, it’s more like a Gregorian chant than a single from a rock album. I recommend good headphones and your favorite consciousness-modifier (legal, of course).

In case you’re thinking, “This is missing something…binaural beats?” I have just the thing. Now strap on your headphones and meditate.

And if you’re one of those strange people who listens to music at normal speed, here’s the original along with some slowly shifting Alex Grey imagery.

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