Brainwave Entrainment (BWE) is process with many potential applications. At one end of the spectrum you can buy BWE products for personal use at home; at the other, it is also associated with conspiracy theories, the new world order and even UFOs. This is understandable when you consider that BWE is, in effect, mind control.
BWE is also known as brainwave synchronisation.
What Is Entrainment?
Brain wave entrainment is simply a case of adjusting the brainwaves to a desired frequency, either faster or slower than the one at which they are currently running.
Why would you want to do this? Well there are a number of positive reasons.
It’s claimed that such entrainment can help to relax or stimulate a person. BWE is therefore incorporated into some of the devices you can buy for relaxation or concentration, for instance some sound-light machines. Entrainment techniques are also used by some hypnotic CDs etc.
The most common forms of entrainment use flashing light (not suitable for epileptics) or sounds. For instance, binaural tones can create the desired beat frequency. The theory is that if this frequency is used as a stimulus to the brain for a period of time then the brain’s own frequency will adjust accordingly. Sometimes a “matching and leading” style technique is used. For example, to slow one’s brainwaves the frequency could start high then gradually reduce.
Mind Control, Aliens and Conspiracies
The darker side of entrainment comes from claims that it has been/is being used on people without their knowledge. Some people believe that governments have used BWE – possibly low or high level sound, possibly via some other form of mechanism such as radio waves – to sedate, harass or degrade the performance of their own or other people. Some people have speculated on the infamous “woodpecker” signal being a cold war BWE style mind weapon.
Such alleged covert uses of entrainment are said by some to involve Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) transmissions.
As to UFOs, some people believe that aliens use a form of BWE to sedate abductees and later control their emotions, possibly via an implant.
Then, of course, we have the grand unified conspiracy theory that the New World Order is working alongside the aliens to control the human race using BWE as one of their techniques.
Best not think about that too much.