Additional Training Preparation Notes 2023

Alpha feedback training can be a life-altering experience. You will have an opportunity during the 7 day session to come into contact with parts of yourself that previously you may have been aware of only at a conceptual level. You are preparing to embark on a journey of self-exploration into the most exciting frontier that still remains,- … the frontier of your own consciousness. This is a High Tech Vision Quest and what you will experience is as different from your past life as when you first stood up on two legs and began to walk. You are going to learn to walk in a new way,- indeed you are going to learn to fly in your mind.

To receive maximum benefit from your training we would like to suggest the following, both in your preparation period, and during the course of the training: Alpha is enhanced by receiving a good night’s sleep. And learning to increase alpha will help you to sleep better. For the week prior to training you should aim to sleep 8 or 9 hours a night (more if you can). During the training we will encourage you to
sleep for 9 hours each night. If sleeping is ever a problem for you, we suggest that you purchase some Melatonin. It is a sleep enhancing hormone that is available over the counter in most drug stores and health food stores. Since the effectiveness of the Melatonin declines with continued use, we recommend that you minimize your use of it until just before arriving for training, so that it will be of greatest
benefit to you just before and during your training. Half a milligram should be enough and it should be taken just before you turn out the lights, as it is broken down by light entering your eyes. If your pills or capsules are larger than 0.5 mg, you can break them or open them to take less.

Research has shown that alpha tends to decrease following use of certain common legal drugs. The legal drugs that you should, ideally, eliminate in preparation for the training and should avoid during the training are caffeine, nicotine and alcohol. We encourage you to complete your abstention process prior to arriving for training to avoid any withdrawal symptoms during the alpha training process. Some people
experience headaches after caffeine withdrawal that last up to 2 weeks, so plan ahead and withdraw early. Please do not bring onto the training site any caffeine, nicotine or alcohol.

We also recommend that you alter your eating patterns according to the advice of Ben Franklin: “Breakfast like a king (or queen), lunch like a prince (or princess), and supper like a pauper.” It is best that your major fat and protein intake is at your morning meal, and your evening meal then consists of something light like fruits, salads, and carbohydrates (bread, cookies, etc. as long as these are low in oil (no heavy oily salad dressings) and have no chocolate, which contains caffeine). Also it is wise to avoid spicy food in the evenings since these may tend to lead to sleeplessness or shallow, dream filled, restless sleep. We also support the idea of people finding out their blood type and then eating according to the food recommendations for their blood type (Eat Right for Your Type, by Dr. D’Adamo, Putnam’s Sons, New York, 1996). This reduces the energy needed for digestion and reduces digestive stress, and contributes to better sleep, and to easier weight control. It may also be helpful to eliminate onions and garlic from your diet. Yes, we know they can have many health benefits, especially for certain blood types, but we are talking here about bad effects on consciousness, not physical health. Some people first hear about eliminating onions and garlic when they start taking Yoga lessons. Onions and garlic are described as promoting a “rajasic” temperament, which is a somewhat hyper-active state of mind and the rajasic person is filled with mental and physical activity of the more willful and hyper types. A rajasic temperament (active ego and will) makes it harder to discipline the mind as is required in meditation and
in alpha and the deeper types of neurofeedback. Intriguingly, there is a structural similarity in the active molecules of both onions and garlic that matches a rare structural feature in the active molecules of marijuana (THC), LSD, DMT, mescaline, psilocybin, buffotenine (‘buffo’ is Latin for ‘toad’ and witches would put certain toads in their brews and then get high and have visions from the buffotenine). In other words, all the major psychedelic agents have a rare structural similarity that is also found in onions and garlic. This rare structural similarity involves an atom that is unstable in the molecule and bounces back and forth (very fast) between two positions in the molecule. This rapid bouncing back and forth is described as an oscillation or a resonance. Thus these molecules “hum” with this energy. An organic chemist suggested that the frequency of this energy may be in the thermal range (infrared = heat), so when a molecule of LSD or a molecule of garlic oil, for example, reaches a synapse in the brain and breaks down, thermal energy (heat) may be released that might have some of the effects of a localized fever, producing various alterations of consciousness. The specific brain and mind altering effects are different for LSD, mescaline, buffotenine, psilocybin, marijuana (THC), onions, and garlic, which may depend upon where the differently shaped molecules accumulate in the brain. Paramahansa Yogananda and many other teachers of meditation recommend that people who are serious about meditation avoid ALL of these mind-altering chemicals,- including onions and garlic. If you are serious about your alpha training, you will consider eliminating onions and garlic from your diet as soon as possible, as they are detectable in your perspiration for many days after you last eat them.

We take considerable care to eliminate onions and garlic from the food we serve at Biocybernaut. It is difficult to be 100% successful in this effort, but we request that you do not knowingly bring onto the grounds of the training center any foods that contain onions &/or garlic. We also request AND REQUIRE that you do not bring onto the grounds of the training center any illegal drugs or controlled substances
unless you have a Medical Doctor’s prescription for those medications. Bringing illegal drugs or illegal fire arms onto the grounds of the training center is sufficent cause for a trainee to be suspended from the Training.

In the Premium Single Biocybernaut training there is no lunch break, but you are encouraged to bring snacking foods, which may be eaten during the morning discussions and electrode application times, and then also later during a meal break which occurs after the time in the training chambers and after the subjective reports and depth interviews which follow the time in the feedback chambers. In the Premium Double Trainings and Deluxe Premium Double trainings, there is a lunch break between the first and second feedback training sessions of the day. We ask that you select and eat a hearty breakfast with a lot of protein. There will also be available a selection of fruits, nuts, and bottled water. The interviews begin
immediately after you emerge from the training modules at the conclusion of your daily alpha feedback training, and we ask that you do not eat until everyone has given their post-training interview. Then the group will adjourn from the interview room and gather together in the kitchen for the evening meal.

During the evening meal break, you may wander about, even going outside, and then you return to the
group room (conference room) for a review of, and discussions about, the objective results of your day’s training. These interviews and some of the data reviews are videotaped.

Enclosed with these Training Notes are excerpts from an excellent book we can recommend buying: The Mood Cure, by Julia Ross, M.A., Penguin Books, 2004.

It speaks knowledgeably about Omega-3 and its preferred fish oil source.
You can help prepare your brain for your Alpha Training by undertaking some supplementation with fish oil as Julia Ross recommends in her book.

    It is as important to monitor what goes into your mind as it is to watch what you put into your body. Alpha is enhanced by positive emotions and repressed by negative emotions. We therefore suggest that you avoid “action thrillers”, horror movies, and TV news in general. If you do any reading, TV or film watching, the content should be positive and uplifting, even inspiring. Bring along copies of works of art you admire. This can be helpful, as each evening you will advised to take time for reflection and contemplation. Contemplating a favorite work of art can be both enjoyable and helpful to your ongoing training process.

    Getting a good contact with your scalp is important to improve the ease and accuracy of detecting your brain waves. Therefore please do not use hair conditioners or styling gels as these can make it harder to get a good contact with your scalp. Please wash you hair either the night or the morning before you come in to the training center. Washing your hair every day will be necessary to remove the water-soluble gels that are used to attach and hold the gold electrodes to your scalp. This will also help to insure the ease of creating good low-resistance connections each day. Also please avoid wearing scents and fragrances. Many colognes and perfumes are pleasant out doors or at a distance and perhaps only briefly, but some people are very sensitive to scents and fragrances, and your sensory abilities may well increase dramatically over the week, so a scent that was barely noticeable before training may be quite strong afterwards. Therefore we ask that you please do not use colognes, fragrances, or perfumes or scented products during your week of training.

    It is important to be comfortable, so bring loose comfortable clothing. Casual and informal dress is perfectly fine. The training chambers are kept quite cool to guard against drowsiness, so that many people bring thick socks, and wear warm sweat pants with long sleeved tops, or they bring jackets and sweaters, and we provide blankets in which to wrap up while seated in the training chambers. It is best to
    bring jackets and sweaters which zip or button up the front, as clothing which must be pulled over the head does NOT work when you are wearing many electrodes on your head. Also you may wish to bring a notebook or journal to record and to save significant impressions, ideas, and inspirations. Take the time to pick out a notebook of the size, shape, and color that appeals to you. You will be very pleased
    afterwards that you remembered to bring a notebook with you.

    Finally, we encourage you to approach your alpha training with excitement, positive anticipation and an open mind. And know that your experience during the training will be unique to you. While many others have gone through the training, none have come from your unique experiences, background and memories. You are indeed an explorer into your own frontier of the mind.

    We look forward to meeting with you and working with you in this exciting adventure!

    © Biocybernaut Institute of Arizona, LLC, 2023

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