The Alpha State


For effective Pendulum Dowsing results one needs to be in the Alpha state. By preparing and relaxing the mind and the nervous system you are more receptive to receiving information.

What is the Alpha State?

When a string is plucked it vibrates 10 times a second, it is said to have a
frequency of 10 cycles per second or 10 Hertz (Hz), named after Heinrich Hertz.
The underground (seismic) vibration of the earth is 32 Hz, above ground the
vibration is between 7 and 10. Frequencies are measured as fluctuations in the planet’s magnetic field.

The frequencies at the times of dawn and dusk are believed to be the nearest
measurements to the human “alpha state” i.e. the brainwave measurement that involves passive alertness, altered states of consciousness and expanded awareness, as seen in the list of brainwave states below.

Beta - 13 - 30 HZ. Normal everyday wakefulness, active thinking.
Alpha – 7 - 13 HZ. Passive alertness, altered states of consciousness, and
expanded awareness.
Theta - 4 - 7 HZ. Half awake, dreaming, musing.
Delta - 0.5 - 4 HZ. Deep sleep.

As we go to sleep at night, we are believed to enter the alpha state before
entering and again upon exiting deep sleep. Sometimes we are able to “sleep on a problem” and often we awaken with an idea, or a resolution to the problem.


Getting into the Alpha State

Here is a simple visualisation that you can use anywhere to get you into the Alpha state:

Relax and close your eyes...breathe deeply and concentrate on the sound of your breath...in and out...in and out. Clear your mind and picture only a door...the door is red, and on that door is a red number seven. As you open the door you go into a red room...the walls are red, the ceiling is red...hanging on the walls is a red seven...

Walk through the room to the next door...that door is orange. On the door is an orange number six. As you open the door you walk into the orange room...the walls and ceiling are orange...and you see the orange six...

Walk through the room to the next door...that door is yellow. On the door is a yellow number five. Open the door and walk into the yellow room...yellow walls, yellow ceiling...and the yellow fives...

Continue through the room to the next door...it is green. On the door is a green four. Open the door and walk into the green room...green walls, green ceiling and green fours...

Walk to the next door...its colour is blue. On the door is a blue number three. Open the door and walk into the blue room...blue walls, blue ceiling...and blue threes...

Keep going and go to the next door...it is indigo. On the door is an indigo number two. Open the door and walk into the indigo room...the walls and ceiling are indigo...the number is two.

Walk to the next door...it is violet. On the door is a violet number one...open the door and walk into the violet room. The walls are violet, the ceiling is violet, and the number is one.

And we count down further into alpha...ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two...one.

Click here to Download an Alpha State Visualisation (word 2007) that you can print.

Another fantastic way of getting into the Alpha State is the use of Crystals in Meditation. Follow the link to find out more about Meditation with Crystals.