Tale of Self-Discovery
Dr. James V. Hardt
The following story is to give the reader a personal experience of how alpha feedback works. The physiological processes of alpha brain waves are strongly coupled to our experience of conscious awareness. Alpha waves reflect even very subtle shifts in awareness or consciousness. This story will help to share with the reader some of the insights into consciousness which flow from doing alpha feedback. As you read it, try to note the development of the perspective of the “Witness” and to imagine how such a perspective could be useful to someone who knew in advance what would be happening to him or to her.
During that drifting downward of the body processes, that which was really me (for I had ceased actually to identify with my rational ego self) would be off soaring in feedback enhanced alpha. I could see that the essence which was really me, was different from my body, and was even different from my thoughts, for I had actually ceased to identify with my rational ego self and with the thoughts in my mind. I was off soaring in the bliss of feedback enhanced alpha.