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Ken Wilber Stops His Brain Waves


Uploaded by IntegralNaked on Nov 20, 2006

You already knew that Ken has no heart, now we find out that he has no brain, either!

That's right, Ken can stop his brainwaves on demand. Actually—and in a more serious vein—this is the famous EEG machine recording where Ken enters various meditative states, one of which is a type of "thoughtless," "image-less," or "formless" state, whose correlate is that his brainwaves come to an almost complete stop, as clearly recorded on this portable electroencephalograph (EEG) machine. (This video is discussed in One Taste, April 10 entry.)

We asked Ken to do a short 10-minute commentary on these various meditative states and the corresponding brain-wave patterns that are shown on the EEG machine in the video. Ken enters four meditative states (nirvikalpa closed eyes, nirvikalpa open eyes, sahaj, and mantra-savikalpa), each of which has a very distinctive brain-wave pattern. In his commentary, Ken emphasizes that the patterns shown on this machine may or may not be typical, but they do emphasize that profound consciousness states can be evoked at will, and these show immediate correlation in brain-wave patterns.

If nothing else, seeing somebody's brainwaves flatline in about 4 seconds is a sight not easily forgotten! It also explains why we once heard Ken's girlfriend say, upon delivering news that she thought might not be happily received, "Now, um, honey, make your brain waves go to zero...."

More seriously, as Ken often says, "If you want to know God, you've got to get your brain out of the way first. It's just one big stupid filter...."


If he can stop his Brain waves and still be alive....wouldn't that mean that being is actually a state of interfacing with a physical body from another emanated point?

That the brain/body is like a wireless modem and remote controlled vehicle with a signal actually controlling it???

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  • Sidewallfusion#

    Sidewallfusion July 30, 2011 10:47:31 PM CEST

    Its as if the brain has a overriding control center, that it closes down from thought to a fail-safe device located elsewhere as the machine seems to demonstrate. There is growing speculation that the heart has more than a passing effect on the brain. Interesting to note that the ancient Egyptians when preparing a body for the afterlife discarded the brain and revered the heart as being more the spirit of the person as their wall paintings clearly show in the weighing of the heart ceremony.

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