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Solfeggio Cycle vs. Solfeggio Suite

What is the difference between Solfeggio Suite (2009) and Solfeggio Cycle (2016)?

Shared Qualities

  • For both projects, Solfeggio frequencies are the basis of the music
  • For both projects, Solfeggio frequencies are the basis of the carrier frequencies

Differences

  • The music is different
  • The binaural beats are different

Subjective Stuff

Solfeggio Suite has more of a drone quality, and the consensus of feedback indicates that it makes for an easier meditation. Solfeggio Cycle is more melodic in nature, making it an easier listen, but maybe a more challenging meditation. Your results may vary.

Testimonials

This is my kind of music. Just cycle it all day. I don’t mind sleeping with that. Favorite track: Embrace (852 Hz).

– N. Taranenko, Solfeggio Cycle, Bandcamp

You can get lost in this tune. There are parts where I can feel the tune breathing that is how deep this is. Favorite track: Connect (639 Hz).

– P. McHugh, Solfeggio Cycle, Bandcamp

I love the journey this collection takes the listener on, from earth energies all the way to what I can only describe as “angelic”- dimensional frequencies! I can listen while doing “mindless” tasks, as I go to sleep, or take an amazing energy-voyage while relaxing. Love it!

– Solfeggio Suite, Amazon Customer

Excellent musical rendition of the solfeggio tones. I have other recordings by J.S.Epperson with the binaural beats (Monroe Institute Music) and all are perfect for listening while in meditation. I cannot vouch for the effect of the tones other than they are comforting while meditating or resting.

– Solfeggio Suite, Amazon Customer

I find these tracks very helpful for periods of short, informal meditation. I have listened to binaural beat tracks before but this was my first experience with Solfeggio tones, which adds another dimension of peace to the experience. The music on most of the tracks is truly soothing and pleasant; it may also be useful in calming you down when you are stressed and helping you to sleep at night.

– Solfeggio Suite, Amazon Customer

This is an excellent album of Solfeggio tones; the ancient 6-tone scale reputed to heal, repair, renew DNA. Working from the cellular level these tones vitalize our Being.

– Solfeggio Suite, Amazon Customer

The Schumann Resonance

Regenerate is a regenerative healing field tuned to encourage the health and well being of the mind, body, and spirit. One of the key healing tones found in Regenerate is the Schumann Resonance, a 7.83Hz frequency delivered through a binaural beat frequency.

I first learned of the Schumann resonances in college, which was quite a long time ago, so I grabbed this from the Schumann Resonance entry at Wikipedia to refresh my memory:

The Schumann resonances (SR) are a set of spectrum peaks in the extremely low frequency (ELF) portion of the Earth’s electromagnetic field spectrum. Schumann resonances are global electromagnetic resonances, generated and excited by lightning discharges in the cavity formed by the Earth’s surface and the ionosphere.

First theorized in 1893, and after several decades of work by nearly a half-dozen researchers, the Schumann Resonance was finally confirmed in the nineteen-sixties. Further research suggested that Schumann’s resonant frequency stimulated the production of human growth hormone in the pituitary gland, which has a number of rejuvenation effects. Listening to Schumann Resonance frequencies is said to help you feel more “grounded” by connecting you to the energy of the Earth. Maybe. What I do know is that all of the music I’ve created incorporating these frequencies are great pieces of music to listen to: they’re incredibly relaxing and happen to be among my personal favorite binaural beat tracks.

I first played with the Schumann Resonance in the track Earthing from the album Solfeggio Suite, which proved to be so popular an extended version of the track was later added to all purchases from my higher-music.bandcamp.com

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WARNING: This music contains audio brainwave entrainment technologies. People who are subject to seizures, auditory disorders, or adverse mental conditions should not listen to this music without first consulting a physician. DO NOT listen to this music while driving, operating heavy machinery, or performing any other activities that require focused attention. Although binaural beats entrainment audio may contribute to wellness, it is not intended as a replacement for medical or psychological treatment. No medical claims are intended express or implied. No statements made have been evaluated or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. For best results, use stereo headphones or earbuds.

Robert Monroe’s Hemi-Sync® Under New Ownership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Robert Monroe’s Hemi-Sync® Under New Ownership

Storied purveyor of binaural beats enters a new era

Lovingston, Virginia – (March 16, 2017) — Interstate Industries, Inc., a leading conscious media company originally founded by Robert A. Monroe in 1953, has been acquired by Garrett Stevens and will begin doing business as Hemi-Sync (formerly d/b/a Monroe Products). The Company is known for its Hemi-Sync audio technology which can have dramatic effects on states of consciousness. Under Mr. Stevens’ ownership, the Company will seek to continue Mr. Monroe’s legacy of innovation and delivering products of the highest quality in serving its worldwide base of customers who seek enhanced mental, physical and emotional states.

Customers may continue to access hundreds of different Hemi-Sync products, in six different languages, on the Company’s website (www.hemi-sync.com) and in select retail locations. The Company also welcomes a broader range of thought leaders and artists who may be interested in working with Hemi-Sync audio technology. Mr. Stevens remarked, “I have always been impressed by Hemi-Sync’s ability to allow the novice to meditate easily, while facilitating a deeper experience in the more seasoned meditator. We look forward to providing our growing community with more ways to interact and share their journey, while delivering even more compelling, high-quality product offerings in new and inventive formats.”

Mr. Stevens – who is an investor, entrepreneur, and devotee of Hemi-Sync products — will succeed Maria Monroe Whitehead, Mr. Monroe’s daughter, as Hemi
-Sync Chairman, while A.J. Honeycutt III, Mr. Monroe’s stepson, will continue to serve as the Company’s President.

Nancy McMoneagle, Executive Director of The Monroe Institute® and also Mr. Monroe’s stepdaughter, will join Mr. Stevens and Mr. Honeycutt on the Company’s Board of Directors.

“This has been a well-considered and bittersweet decision for us,” says Ms. McMoneagle, “because, for the first time, Hemi-Sync is not owned by my family. So you can imagine the level of trust we have in Garrett to move the company and the technology forward in the very best way possible.”

About Hemi-Sync®

Hemi-Sync is a patented, scientifically and clinically proven audio-guidance technology refined with more than 50 years of research. Researchers learned that specific sound patterns could lead the brain to various states of consciousness, ranging from deep relaxation or sleep to expanded awareness and other extraordinary states.

The process works through the generation of complex, multilayered audio signals, which act together to create a resonance that is reflected in unique brain wave forms characteristic of specific states of consciousness. The result is a focused, whole-brain state known as hemispheric synchronization, or Hemi-Sync, where the left and right hemispheres are working together in a state of coherence.

Contact:
Garrett Stevens
garrett [at] hemi-sync [dot] com
(434) 263-8692

The Abrahams Universal Healing Rate

RegenerateRegenerate is a regenerative healing field tuned to encourage the health and well being of the mind, body, and spirit. The foundation of Regenerate is the Abrahams Universal Healing Rate, a 1.5Hz binaural beat frequency said to alleviate physical, mental, and spiritual pain.

When I first looked up the Abrahams Universal Healing Rate, I found hundreds of web pages, all of which say more or less the same thing:

Abraham’s Universal Healing Rate is commonly used for individuals whose ailments have manifested into the fourth stage of Chronic Fatigue, where some form of disease is apparent, subjects experience a release from the negative sensation of their symptoms when moved into 1.5HZ

No credible clinical research is even hinted at in my search for a deeper understanding of the Abrahams Universal Healing Rate. But… as with many holistic modalities, I guess there’s a certain amount of faith of involved. This has happened to me with my work with the Solfeggio Frequencies (especially Deltadream, Hibernation, and Solfeggio Suite). While the Abrahams Universal Healing Rate didn’t pass my bullshit test, I can say that it did have a profound impact on my meditations. In fact, much like the experiences reported by members of my beta team, I find myself compelled to listen to Regenerate a couple of times each day: I can feel an unmistakable tingling sensation when I listen to this piece.

Try it. I think you’ll like it.

Peace!
J

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WARNING: This music contains audio brainwave entrainment technologies. People who are subject to seizures, auditory disorders, or adverse mental conditions should not listen to this music without first consulting a physician. DO NOT listen to this music while driving, operating heavy machinery, or performing any other activities that require focused attention. Although binaural beats entrainment audio may contribute to wellness, it is not intended as a replacement for medical or psychological treatment. No medical claims are intended express or implied. No statements made have been evaluated or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. For best results, use stereo headphones or earbuds.

Cover photo by DownTownApocalypse via Public Domain Dedication License

Announcing “Savasana Escape”

I had the pleasure of contributing a meditative binaural beat matrix to Savasana Escape by multi-instrumentalist Tommy Gravino. This is a beautifully relaxing album available exclusively from SamVit Wellness, an organization dedicated to educating healthcare professionals and caregivers on how to integrate complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and conventional care with the intention of optimizing health, vitality, and quality of life.

Savasana Escape is available exclusively from SamVit Wellness.


WARNING: This music contains audio brainwave entrainment technologies. People who are subject to seizures, auditory disorders, or adverse mental conditions should not listen to this music without first consulting a physician. DO NOT listen to this music while driving, operating heavy machinery, or performing any other activities that require focused attention. Although binaural beats entrainment audio may contribute to wellness, it is not intended as a replacement for medical or psychological treatment. No medical claims are intended express or implied. No statements made have been evaluated or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. For best results, use stereo headphones or earbuds.

Announcing “Regenerate”

Regenerate is a regenerative healing field tuned to encourage the health and well being of the mind, body, and spirit.

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An Academic Researcher in the field of Longevity and Consciousness asked me to create a regenerative healing field tuned to encourage the health and well being of the mind, body, and spirit. The resulting work is Regenerate, the foundation of which is the Abrahams Universal Healing Rate, a 1.5Hz binaural beat frequency said to alleviate physical, mental, and spiritual pain. Another key frequency used in Regenerate is a 7.83Hz binaural tone to stimulate the pituitary gland encouraging the release of human growth hormone, which has a number of rejuvenation effects including improved injury recovery. A number of other frequencies, specifically 6.3Hz and 10.5Hz are frequencies associated with physical and emotional healing. Finally, there is a combination of a 22.027Hz Rife frequency associated with Serotonin production and 38Hz Endorphin release.


WARNING: This music contains audio brainwave entrainment technologies. People who are subject to seizures, auditory disorders, or adverse mental conditions should not listen to this music without first consulting a physician. DO NOT listen to this music while driving, operating heavy machinery, or performing any other activities that require focused attention. Although binaural beats entrainment audio may contribute to wellness, it is not intended as a replacement for medical or psychological treatment. No medical claims are intended express or implied. No statements made have been evaluated or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. For best results, use stereo headphones or earbuds.

Cover photo by DownTownApocalypse via Public Domain Dedication License

Spotify Binaural Beats Playlists

Here are a few binaural beats playlists for Spotify listeners. For now I only have my music in these playlists, but I’ll check out suggestions left in the comments and add them to the lists.

Focus and Concentration

The music guides your body’s natural rhythms to state of attentive focus while the audio brainwave technologies enhance alertness, logic, and critical reasoning.

Meditation

Music created to enhance meditation leads you into deepest realms of your subconsciousness mind, a vivid world of visualization, inspiration, profound creativity, and exceptional insight.

Sleep

Music created to lull you into a deep, dreamless sleep is enhanced with Delta brainwave audio technologies to lead you into the deepest realms of your unconscious mind.

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Announcing “Rise and Shine”

I’ve recently had the pleasure of producing a number of meditation projects with SamVit Wellness, an organization dedicated to educating healthcare professionals and caregivers how to integrate complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and conventional care with the intention of optimizing health, vitality, and quality of life.

Rise and ShineRise and Shine is a morning meditation for creating your perfect day.

The music of Rise and Shine creates a sense of momentum that can help you efficiently start your day. Contained within the music of Rise and Shine are several bands of binaural beat frequencies that gently roll up from a quiet to an alert state in the low-beta range, frequencies that are associated with normal waking consciousness and a heightened state of alertness, logic and critical reasoning.

This meditation, guided by Allyn Evans, is available exclusively from SamVit Wellness.


WARNING: This music contains audio brainwave entrainment technologies. People who are subject to seizures, auditory disorders, or adverse mental conditions should not listen to this music without first consulting a physician. DO NOT listen to this music while driving, operating heavy machinery, or performing any other activities that require focused attention. Although binaural beats entrainment audio may contribute to wellness, it is not intended as a replacement for medical or psychological treatment. No medical claims are intended express or implied. No statements made have been evaluated or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. For best results, use stereo headphones or earbuds.

Why music boosts your exercise sessions

Thanks to Mark Saltveit’s article Why Music Boosts Your Exercise Sessions, I am now OBSESSED with the “Chicken Fat Song”. Also, I’m quoted in the article so you know it’s solid.

Here is some workout music mixed with Beta Binaural Beats that will help keep you focused and inspired.

Binaural Beats Meditation Tips

It’s a question I suppose I should answer:

I found your binaural music and i love it. Specially Deltadream. I would to know how to meditate with Transformation and Surf Series. Can you give me a few tips?

Binaural Beats Meditation Tips

  • Find a quiet place to meditate, a place where you will not be distracted.
  • Get comfortable: meditating is easier when you’re comfortable.
  • Put on headphones or earbuds. All of my brainwave audio contains a monaural entrainment channel and will work over speakers, but the audio will be more effective on stereo headphones or earbuds.
  • Close your eyes.
  • Breathe deeply and deliberately.
  • When a stray thought enters your mind, let it go and return your focus to your breath.
  • When you’re done, stop.
  • Repeat when you feel like it.

Yeah, okay, that’s maybe simplistic. But that’s just it: at its most basic, meditation is easy. If you’re a novice, binaural beats may acquaint you with some of the brainwave states associated with meditation, and if you’re an experienced meditator, you may enjoy a break from your routine.

And if you *are* a novice, explore other forms of meditation. Transcendental Meditation® is backed by tons of research, and many religious traditions offer their unique perspectives on meditation as well. Check them all out and carve your own way!









New Guided Meditations with Dr. Theresa Bullard

New stuff, friends! Two guided meditations with Dr. Theresa Bullard, in fact. We had previously collaborated on the guided meditations Quantum Insight and Creative Alchemy. Both of these new guided meditations pertain to “The Gap”, which Bullard describes as “…the space between allowed expressions of matter, or the time lapse between events. By focusing on the Gap between events, thoughts, or expressions we can tap into the vast potential of the Quantum Realm.

Connecting To The GapConnecting To The Gap is a quick, open-eyed guided meditation for connecting to the “Gap” in your environment and tapping into a state of quantum awareness.


Into The GapInto The Gap is a deep guided meditation for accessing a state of quantum awareness and training your entire being to feel what it is like to get into the “Gap”, an area where you can tap into vast potential energy.


Both contain an introductory teaching to the gap as well as some follow-up suggestions and tips.

Instrumental versions are available in the album Liminal.

Continue reading New Guided Meditations with Dr. Theresa Bullard

Hemi-Sync® Albums Reissued

Hemi-Sync CDs by J.S. Epperson
Hemi-Sync CDs by J.S. Epperson
Hemi-Sync CDs by J.S. Epperson

I just spent the week at The Monroe Institute and I thought I’d pop into the gift store to make sure they’re still selling my Hemi-Sync® CDs. They are. And I discovered that they have been reissued using the greenest packaging available, made from 100% post consumer recycled paper and plastic and printed with organic, bio-degradable inks.

Check out my Hemi-Sync® CDs and Downloads at Hemi-Sync.com

DISCOGRAPHY: HEMI-SYNC®
Between 1993 to 2009, I created 9 Hemi-Sync® Metamusic® albums. These links will take you to their respective home pages at Hemi-Sync.com where you can read album descriptions written by professionals and download some fantastic music samples. The albums are available for download and on CD.

Refined with over 50 years of research and development, and supported by numerous independent studies, reports, and articles, the patented Hemi-Sync® technology has been scientifically and clinically proven to be effective.

HEMI-SYNC® FOR FOCUS AND CONCENTRATION
My collaboration with The Monroe Institute and producer Barbara Bullard resulted in several projects that pioneered the use of designer music embedded with Beta frequencies to enhance focus and concentration. The music in these recordings was modeled on the Superlearning® musical techniques outlined by Ostrander and Schroeder in their book Superlearningc®.

2009 Golden Mind
2005 Hemi-Sync® In Motion
2003 Illumination for Peak Performance
2002 Indigo for Quantum Focus
1995 Einstein’s Dream
1994 Remembrance

HEMI-SYNC® FOR MEDITATION
These include Hemi-Sync® meditation frequencies made famous at The Monroe Institute. Ascension is a much loved best-seller while Higher has become synonymous with the Monroe Institute’s Focus 27.

2008 The Lotus Mind
2004 Ascension
1993 Higher

Creating The Tabernacle

For the last 18 months, I have been working with Meredith Cheshire and Sarah Rimel to develop The Tabernacle, a bible based meditation program. It is a two-day workshop in which participants are immersed in a series of progressively expansive guided meditations.

I was first approached by Meredith in August of 2014. She had been a trainer at The Monroe Institute and was familiar with my work with Hemi-Sync®. I was drawn to the challenge of designing the audio for an entire workshop, a two-day arc allowing participants to more fully explore meditative states through music, NLP anchoring techniques, and audio brainwave entrainment technologies, the synergies of which combine to help listeners dive deeper and deeper into meditative states of consciousness.

In spite of my attraction to the scope of the project, I nevertheless wrestled with whether or not I should actually tackle the thing. I belong to no church, and though I am comfortable describing myself as a moral, even spiritual person, I’ve always drawn the line at calling myself “Christian”. I am leery of self-affirmed Christians, especially the loud ones. And I shake my head every time I hear a “Christian” use the Bible to bully others and legitimize narrow social constructs that limit people who are otherwise trying to live their best lives. While my faith may not be in Christ, I do believe in transformation through kindness, compassion, and acceptance, and I believe that The Tabernacle delivers on that.

Meredith often says that “if prayer is asking God for help, then meditation is listening to God for answers.” Maybe. I don’t expect answers and revelations when I meditate, but during a beautiful weekend on the Oregon Coast and very much away from my normal life, there was no lack of inspiration. Searching for confirmation, I wondered how I should approach The Tabernacle and I randomly opened a hotel bible to the following passage: “And the golden altar, and the anointing oil, and the sweet incense, and the hanging for the tabernacle door”. This passage was from a section of Exodus 39:38 called “Moses Inspects the Tabernacle”. If there was a more clear answer to my question, then I do not know what it might have been: approach the project with reverence.

And I did. And now, eighteen months later, The Tabernacle is done. We have concluded beta testing, we have a growing team of trainers, and I am finished with my contribution to the work.

I am already amazed by the personal tales of transformation I am hearing from participants. For some, experiencing The Tabernacle has renewed faith. For others, it has provided life-altering shifts in perspective. For me, participating in the development of The Tabernacle was inspiring, rewarding and fulfilling. And I dare say it provided insights into my own faith.

Sandcrane Productions

The vigilant have already noticed that there are a few new albums bearing my name. They are distributed by Sand Crane Productions, Inc. and they live here. Three of them are new: The Tabernacle Experience, The Scroll, and Bedtime Prayers. Two others are extended versions of tracks previously released on my album Solfeggio Suite and I have allowed them to be remastered and renamed as Praising Angels and Quiet Waters.

Discography: Sandcrane Productions
Between 2014 and 2016, I helped create a two-day, Bible based meditation workshop called The Tabernacle. I also produced a few albums which are available exclusively through Sandcrane.

2016 The Tabernacle Experience
2016 The Scroll
2016 Bedtime Prayers
2016 Praising Angels*
2016 Quiet Waters*
2016 Breath Exercise (Free)

*A shorter version of these albums previously appeared as tracks on the album Solfeggio Suite.

Use code “mellow” for a 20% discount on the music at sandcraneproductions.com

I’ve also been involved in the creation of The Tabernacle Workshop, a two-day, bible-based workshop in which participants are immersed in a series of progressively expansive guided meditations. I’ll write more about that soon.

UPDATE
02012016 – I wrote Creating The Tabernacle

The Daily Commercial

“…Sound designer J.S. Epperson, who recently relocated to Fruitland Park from Los Angeles, helped them rehearse, record and stage original compositions for the two-day program.”

Steve Fussell, The Daily Commercial, Monday, January 25, 2016

And by “from Los Angeles” he means “from Seattle”.

18 months of pouring my heart and soul into planning, writing, recording, mixing, beta-testing, and mastering the most ambitious project of my career and all I see are misstatements of fact.

I sat with Steve for 90 minutes and he never took notes: it’s no wonder he got so much wrong. C’est la guerre…

Green Festival Expo

I was at the Green Festival Expo yesterday to see Barbara Bullard speak about Hemi-Sync® and Metamusic®.

Bullard’s presentation was in-line with her Inspired Parenting article about using Hemi-Sync® and music to help young people with ADD and ADHD. According to the information Bullard presented, children with ADD and ADHD are Theta brainwave dominant and lack the Beta brainwave frequencies associated with sustained periods of quiet focus and concentration.

Many of the Hemi-Sync® recordings produced by Bullard include those critical Beta binaural beat frequencies. She specifically mentioned Hemi-Sync® recordings like Remembrance, Einstein’s Dream, Indigo for Quantum Focus and Illumination for Peak Performance, among others.

Of particular interest to me, she talked about the qualities of music best suited for children. While all of the recordings mentioned above include the Beta brainwave frequencies to improve focus and concentration, not all are suited for children, who can have a fear response to music with complex harmonic structures that adults often find comforting. She illustrated her point by describing the qualities of music ideal for children as exemplified by the album Remembrance, while comparing it to meditation music like Ascension that children might perceive as “spooky” and “frightening”.

Bullard also presented some new information on autism and Theta brainwaves that I thought was pretty interesting, though I need a much better understanding of it before I really bring it up.

Hemi-Sync is available at Hemi-Sync.com

Green Remembrance

I was at the Green Festival Expo on Sunday to see Barbara Bullard speak about Hemi-Sync® and Metamusic® when I noticed that several of the Hemi-Sync® recordings now feature incredibly green packaging. The packaging is now made from 100% post consumer recycled paper and plastic and printed with organic, bio-degradable inks.

I was — perhaps excessively — excited about this new packaging, and I’m surprised Hemi-Sync® hasn’t made a bigger deal about this as the move is completely in-line with their brand.

Remembrance is available at Hemi-Sync.com