In the early 19th century, a Czech anatomist Jan Purkyně was the first to document a hypnogogic effect, during which various pattern appear at different rates of flicker. This hypnogogic effect occurs when we transition between being awake and asleep, and is a form of trance or hypnosis. In the trance state, our mental defenses are lowered, and we are open to a greater awareness. More recently, in the 1910s, there was interest in this effect for generating a meditative effect, as each of the four brainwave patterns (alpha – alert, beta – relaxed, delta – meditative and theta – sleep) are stimulated by specific flicker frequencies.
The flicker effect has been studied since the 1960s using EEG. Similar to the use of binaural beats in music for hypnotherapy, the use of a constant flicker rate in lights will induce a trance state and entrainment of brainwaves. The Ajna Light uses this effect, but has other unique design characteristics which take the process much further than previous technology.
The Ajna Light uses the latest high power LEDs to allow the hypnogogic trance state to be induced easily and rapidly, and as soon as the Ajna Light stops playing the light pattern sequence, the receiver can quickly come back to the normal alpha or beta brainwave condition without the side-effects of Ayahuasca or LSD. The Ajna Light will take the user on a shamanic trance journey to connect to the root of their being, stimulating the pineal gland to open up psychic vision in a harmonious natural and powerful way, in balance with their own physiology.
The pineal gland is a vestigial third eye which is located at the exact center of the brain. It has all the characteristics of the two optical eyes we use for everyday vision. The pineal gland has the remnants of the cornea and retina, and has the same light sensitive cells as the eyes. In the 1970s Fritz-Albert Popp, whilst working at the University of Marburg in Germany showed that the spectral distribution of the emission was from 200 to 800nm, the visible and ultraviolet wavelengths. He showed that they were generated and detected by the vibration of DNA in the cell’s nucleus, at 4GHz. It is thought that these bio photons form a light based communication between all the cells in the body, including bacteria in the gut (which make up 90% of the 100 trillion cells in the body).
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Do I have to use the Ajna light every day for it to work?
The Ajna light works each time you use it, regardless of how often. The more you use it, the more experiences you allow yourself to open up to.
Will the light damage or hurt my eyes?
Keep your eyes closed at all times during your session, however if you did open your eyes by mistake during your session, usually you would automatically close them, due to the brightness of the 5 LED lights.
Can I use the Ajna Light with sensitive eyes?
Yes – but turn the light intensity down to 5 -10% or lower to start with. If this feels comfortable then adjust for future sessions.
If I have the Light Intensity down low, will I still have an experience?
Yes you will. People have experienced visions whilst using 1% of light intensity.
Will the Ajna light cause me to have Epilepsy?
If you or there is a history of epilepsy in your family be cautious and start at settings of approx. 2-5% and have a responsible person with you, to gauge your reactions.
Should I refrain from using the Ajna Light when under the influence of mind altering stimulants? DO NOT USE.
Does it make any difference to when using the Ajna light during the day or night time?
We recommend having a light on in the background at night, and turning down the intensity to start off with, then adjust it to your liking for future sessions.
How many times a week should I use the Ajna Light?
There is no limit to how many times you can use the Ajna Light in one week, however if you are experiencing internal change from your sessions, then take time out to let those changes happen fully before using the light again.
Can more than one person use the light at the same time?
Yes. You can have them lying down with their heads all close together with the lamp above, or have them sitting in front of the light. As long as they can ‘see’ the face with the LED lights when their eyes are open, they will receive the lights flickering when their eyes are closed.
Can pregnant women use the Ajna light?
Yes they can. We have had quite a few pregnant women using the lamp. They have experienced a deeper connection with their baby and felt very relaxed. Baby seems to like the experience as well.
Can children use the Ajna light?
Most children love the light experience. They have experiences which are normal to them and they accept them without question. They usually come away very excited.
Can animals use the Ajna light?
So far we have had cats under the light, by their choice. If there is one around they will curl up close to the person who is having the session, and they fall asleep.
I sometimes feel pressure in the back of my eyes and/or head during or after a session. It may be from shifts in energy. You can also try reducing the light intensity setting.
I feel a tingling sensation in my body when I am using the light. This may be from the light working on a past situation and the emotion is stored in the body part that is tingling.
Any constraints or contradictions for someone with a pacemaker to experience the Ajna Light? None that would affect the pacemaker, as there is no electrical stimulation of the body by the light.
Does the music on the light have any effect on the light session?
No, the music is there just for relaxation purposes.
Is the Light safe in the UV range and in the blue light range so that it has no harmful effects in the long run on the skin and on the retina, even if they are small. Do you have spectral profile of the LED’s working full intensity ? A spectral activity in UV and in the blue?
UVA exposure from daylight is 100x more than from 10W LEDs, and time of exposure is very limited in comparison to computer use (maybe 20 mins a day while actively using the light, whereas 12 hours a day on the computer for many people).
As the eyes are closed, and typical intensity setting is 20%, the total radiation of light from the Ajna Light is very small.
UVA has the greatest component of lumens in the LEDs I use, and some UVA is beneficial, UVB and UVC is only about 10% of UVA.
So in normal use, I think the numbers show the likelihood of skin cancer from using the Ajna Light is non existent. Indeed, it is only in countries with inadequate sun exposure and paranoid use of sunblock that skin cancer rates are high. UVB was shown in the 1970s to reverse a leukaemia cell back to normal. So overall it seems an unwarranted concern. WiFi is more of an issue, but the Ajna Light allows you to use Ethernet if you wish.
The blue peak is part of the white LEDs I use. As the users eyes are closed throughout the session, unlike when looking at a computer screen, there is no meaningful amount of blue light reaching the retina.
As long as you let children approach the light from their own curiosity and without pushing it at all, it is very helpful. Children relate very well to it. Children as little as 2-3 years have had sessions with the light, but always because they are curious. So, use it yourself and with adults in their presence and see what their interest is.
Epilepsy is about 1 in 3-4000. Most are on medication and avoid flashing lights. Just watch carefully for the first few minutes. If you see a slight trembling all over the body them immediately turn the light away. It has happened maybe 3 times in 3 years. It is rare for an epileptic not to know their condition.
LIGHT SESSION FREQUENCY
Allow time to integrate after each session. Generally once a day is max for most people. Use 25% or less intensity for everyone. It must be comfortable. Too much makes the body just switch off.
Low levels of irradiation – there are no concerns with irradiated energy from the LED’s in the Ajna Light. The levels are extremely low with your eyes closed for short periods of time.