There are many ways one can induce a meditative state
through the ACT of meditation
. In other words: There are many forms of meditation
AND meditative states we can experience.
From my personal experiences, due to not having the resources at my disposal as many do now, such as the internet, books, forums, etc when I was
younger; I was shown what the ancients used as a tool when there was no such new age things as "brain wave binary beats" and so forth.
The heart is the first organ that becomes formed and fully operational in the womb. It is the first sound we hear....
and therefore, the
contemplative practice of listening to the beating of your heart allows for more greater domains of the mind to open up than any new age brainwave
technology ever can. Listen to your pulse. Listen to it thump away in your ear as you lay on the pillow. Allow it to consume you like it once
Also, we each ALREADY experience binaural beats naturally
and can be heard and felt as a humming (due to strictly physiological reasons such as
tiny hair fibres within the eardrum) when we allow our awareness to focus on it. It's almost akin to a deep pulsating muffled bass sound emanating
from a nightclub far far away. It is subtle, yet undeniable.
Listening to your heart
and focusing on that natural brainwave frequency within your eardrums is the quickest shortest route. All that new age
brainwave stuff is akin to taking the train when one can easily fly using their own devices and vessel....
To be honest, I find all external sounds (except for Tibetan singing bowls and various ancient mantras or sounds) to be a distraction.
Those brainwave stuff: great way to make $$$ and dupe the masses.
ETA: "Also we can water the other energies, such as positive mental energy. They are in the music of Bach or Mozart,
or in the verses of great
poets." ~ Nicola Tesla
A mystic would choose Bach or Mozart. A new ager would choose brain wave beats.
edit on 9-7-2015 by Involutionist because: (no reason