Scientific Research on Higher States of Consciousness

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Brain Scientists Confirm Higher State of Consciousness
Samadhi? Nirvana? Enlightenment?

In addition to waking, dreaming, and sleeping states of consciousness, brain scientists are now accurately measuring a distinct fourth state of consciousness, perhaps, identifying what ancient cultures described as Samadhi or Nirvana.

Findings by renowned brain researcher, Dr. Alarik Arenander, show unusually high brain wave coherence simultaneously with a state of deep rest, indicating a unique state of consciousness. This fourth state of consciousness which they call Transcendental Consciousness, can be experienced through the practiced of Transcendental Meditation.

Scientists first recognized the possibility of a fourth state of consciousness over 30 years ago when they saw dramatic reductions in skin resistance, and heart rate, during the practice of Transcendental Meditation. In the last three decades, scientists noticed that during Transcendental Meditation practitioners brain waves where significantly more coherent across the entire brain, especially in the prefrontal cortex. This increased brain wave coherence is now measured though a process called brain mapping that uses multiple electroencephaolgraphic (EEG) amplifiers to more accurately measure and understand brain wave patterns during different states of consciousness.

The Significance of Increased Brain Coherence

Research is showing that experience of this fourth state of consciousness permanently improves the way the brain functions. Forty years of scientific evidence clearly links the practice of Transcendental Meditation with improvements in mind-body health, including increased intelligence (IQ), longevity, and happiness.

Can Anyone Experience Samadhi


Perhaps the most interesting discovery is that almost anybody can reach this fourth state of consciousness through the simple practice of Transcendental Meditation.  Does that mean anybody can experinece Samhadi!?

At a live brain mapping demonstration by Dr. Alerik Arenander, in Honolulu Hawaii,  Dr. Arenander carefully placed electroencephaolgraphic (EEG) amplifiers to a volunteer.

When the brain mapping started, the subjects brain waves started scrolling across the screen. Dr. Arenander pointed out that while average human brains exhibit coherence levels around order rimonabant online 30% to 40%, this volunteer had over 60% coherence during activity.  When the subject closed their eyes to meditate, two seconds later the brain wave coherence shot up to about 95% and stayed there.  Later when the subject stopped mediationg the brain waves returned to near 60%. Clearly, Transcendental Meditation created an experience of an entirely new state of consciousness with unusually high brain wave coherence.

This article is provided by the Honolulu Hawaii Meditation Center.

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3 Responses to “Scientific Research on Higher States of Consciousness”

  1. very interesting article! I’m looking forward to knowing more.

  2. Thank you. Keep coming back. I post daily right now and sometimes bring in stuff from other people.

  3. Gloria…who in the world…would read that WHOLE PAGE?

    Much success.


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