Parsonage Side Retreat
‘A journey with your consciousness through sound’
Hemi-Sync® & Ultra-Sync®
Parsonage Side Retreat is an establishment set in the glorious countryside near Bridgwater in Somerset, England. The retreat is used for the progression of human consciousness and the development of physical, mental and spiritual issues as well as overcoming personal barriers. Our Vision is to develop and provide ground-breaking audio guidance technology with the use of stereo headphones to accomplish goals and overcome problems in one’s life. The audio guidance can improve the following:-
Hemispheric synchronization, which is a whole-focused brain state. It’s a well-known fact that the human brain’s rhythms relate to different states of mind and consciousness. Sound can influence brain waves and thereby influence states of consciousness. Using specific combinations and sequences of sound the Brainwave technology can gently lead the brain into varied states such as deep relaxation, creativity, sleep and keen alertness.
The use of sound is a very powerful and sacred phenomenon. We use sound everyday and we believe there is no-one on this planet that doesn’t like some type of sound/music. It’s so profound that it really resonates with each and every one of us.
Through self-discovery and realization the technology of Brainwave technology has come upon us to further our discovery as a human being and to discover that we truly are more than our physical body. Our whole universe is made of sound; from the smallest particle to the biggest star exploding into a nebula - they all generate sound waves, including our own brain. We just need to learn how to balance its vibratory state for its full potential using the sound frequencies.
The similar way to how a loudspeaker works is how the Brainwave technology affects us. However, when music is played through a loudspeaker you are not hearing the music from the loudspeaker itself; the loudspeaker vibrates the air around it creating the sound you hear. This is much the same as when you listen to the frequencies generated by the Brainwave technology . The frequencies create a different vibration to each individual hemisphere of the brain, which in turn vibrates them to a certain frequency. This in unison creates a whole-brain state and thus evokes certain states of consciousness depending on the right amount of frequencies fed to each ear.
When the brain receives a different tone of frequency from each ear, through the use of stereo headphones, it generally responds by ‘hearing’ a third sound. When this happens you are hearing the two halves of your brain performing as one. There are specific sounds you will hear in the recording and it is important to perceive how they work. Firstly a tone is placed in the left ear:
We will now shut it off and place a separate tone in the right ear.
This tone is also steady; it is even without variability. When we place the tone back in the left ear you will hear both at the same time.
But there is a difference, you will start to hear a wavering of a vibrato in the tone. When you hear this
the two halves of your brain are beginning to act in unison, to perform electrically as one unit. The frequencies, being completely safe to the listener, can be combined and even hidden by music of any choice, allowing the listener to further enjoy the experience. The advanced verbal or non-verbal guidance technology consists of special frequencies engineered to gently guide the listener into a desired state.What can Brainwave technology CDs do for you?
Using a Neuromapper (Above), we can "see" hemispheric synchronization occur. Compare the incoherent brain wave pattern (left) with the highly coherent brain wave pattern of the same subject listening to it through stereo headphones (right).
Brainwave technology’s helps you safely alter your brain waves with multi-layered patterns of sound frequencies. When you hear these through stereo headphones or speakers, your brain responds by producing a third sound (called a binaural beat) that encourages the desired brain wave activity. This is how binaural beating works:
Brainwave technology’s helps you safely alter your brain waves with multi-layered patterns of sound frequencies. When you hear these through stereo headphones or speakers, your brain responds by producing a third sound (called a binaural beat) that encourages the desired brain wave activity.
Hemi-Sync® can help you experience enhanced mental, physical, and emotional states, by combining verbal guidance, music, pink sound and/or other audio effects with the binaural beats. The particular elements for each recording are carefully selected and integrated with the appropriate Hemi-Sync® sound frequencies to enhance the desired effect.
The brain controls all body activities, ranging from heart rate and breathing to emotion, learning, and memory. It is even thought to influence the immune system’s response to disease. It sets humans apart from all other species by allowing us to achieve scientific breakthroughs, composing masterpieces of literature, art, and music. The brain is what makes us human. The extent of the brain’s capabilities is unknown; it is the most complex living structure known in the universe.
The brain is divided into two hemispheres—left and right. The left hemisphere has been linked with verbal skills, rational, logical, and analytical thinking. The right hemisphere has been linked with visual/spatial skills, emotion, musical aptitude, intuition, and imaginative thought. There is a reason why we have two hemispheres: they are both necessary and complementary, and they function best when they are functioning together.
It is well known that the brain is an electrochemical organ; researchers have speculated that a fully functioning brain can generate as much as 10 watts of electrical power. Even though this electrical power is very limited, it does occur in very specific ways that are characteristic of the human brain. Electrical activity emanating from the brain is displayed in the form of brain waves.
Brain waves and the Various States of Consciousness
There are four basic categories of brain waves: Beta, Alpha, Theta and Delta.
Our brains are always generating Beta, Alpha, Theta and Delta beats at the same time. When we say a person is in a Beta, Alpha, Theta or Delta state, it only means that is the strongest signal being detected at that time. Delta 1-3 hertz: Deep sleep, Lucid dreaming, increased immune functions. Theta 4 - 7 hertz: Meditation and the early stages of sleep, vivid visualization, imagery and dream-like states. Alpha 8-12 hertz: Light relaxation, meditation, increased memory, focus.Beta 13-25 hertz: The brain wave state that you are in while reading this and is the normal state of alertness and holder of stress and anxiety.
Robert A. Monroe (1915-1995) developed brainwave technology at The Monroe Institute he founded. Monroe had been a pioneer in the study of human consciousness since the 1950s. He was a sound engineer and worked with physicists, biochemists, physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, electrical engineers, corporate executives, educators and other professionals to increase and improve his original discoveries with the brainwave frequencies.
Monroe’s interest in developing hemispheric synchronization was through his out of body experiences. It was these experiences that severely transformed his life. He soon found out that by playing with brain waves he could change the state of mind we work with.
The audio guidance works through the generated complex, multi-layered audio signals that create together to act as one, which is reflected as unique brain wave forms. The Brainwave technology can help individuals create laser-like focus and concentration. In fact, many of the concentration titles have been known to help those with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or other learning challenges.
Many brainwave technology signals may be used to facilitate profound relaxation or to help manage stress. There are also many titles for you to have a good night’s sleep. The brainwave technology process can be effective when used with conventional speakers by placing beside each ear at the side of the bed for sleep enhancement.
Things you should be aware of if you were to purchase a Hemi-Sync CD:
Here at Parsonage Side Retreat we also aim to develop and provide our own audio guidance technology called Ultra-Syncâ. We have many ideas for its uses to improve the life of all ages. Once you listen to technology you will become familiar with the process and will discover how you will achieve more and more with this valuable and effective consciousness tool. For more information regarding workshops, courses, study guides or any other information please contact us at
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