Manifestation Meditation

The Manifestation Meditation system is designed to help you use the Law of Attraction whilst meditating.

It does this by using brainwave entrainment, a system similar to Binaural Beats but, according to this company, more powerful. This claim is supported by a screenshot of an EEG taken whilst the subject was litening to the manifestation meditation.

The program is designed to be used over a period of at least a year. During that time, a new meditation is released each month, each one building on the previous month.

The meditations are supplied in MP3 format for you to download. This is fine if you’re on broadband but is likely to take a long time on dialup since the meditations are between 28Mb and 56Mb in size. There is no option to receive them on CD – it’s download or nothing.

Unlike most binaural beats meditations that I’ve come acroos, these manifestation meditations are supplied in two different versions. One is designed for use with stereo headphones and the other can be played through your speakers. The meditations consist of the brainwave entrainment noise (a bit like a flickering sound) and calming music.

My normal practice is to just listen to a binaural beats meditation once a day, usually before I go to sleep for the evening. However, I’ve used the non-headphone versions of the meditations in this program as background music whilst I’m working at my computer.

Most of the meditations last 30 minutes.

The first batch of downloads includes:

  • Alpha wave meditation, recommended for weekdays
  • Theta wave meditation, more relaxing and recommended for weekends
  • Intense focus audio, recommended when you need above average focus
  • 21 “success” books in PDF format including Acres of Diamonds, Think & Grow Rich, Science of Getting Rich & As A Man Thinketh amongst others.

If you’ve been hesitant about using brainwave entrainment meditation, the manifestation program is offered with a $1 trial that lasts for 10 days. All the above tracks and books are included in the trial, so you have got plenty of time to test them out and see whether they are right for you.

Power of Breathing

The Power of Breathing is an audio program designed to give you health benefits by improving the way you breathe.

By definition, we all breathe. But there are probably times when you’re not breathing optimally. If you’re ever short of breath or find yourself taking shallow breaths, this program could be of use to you.

Because we’re not actually used to breathing properly, the program takes a relaxed approach to helping you breathe better. I know that the first time I tried breathing exercises, I was surprised at how out of breath I was at the start. But I was also pleasantly surprised at the results – after a short session, I felt more energized than I had done for months.

The Power of Breathing starts gently: the introductory session lasts just 8 minutes. Once you get used to this level, you can progress to the intermediate level which runs for 10 minutes and finally the third level, which takes 15 minutes. This is much the same as the way that the binaural beats meditation program works, allowing your body to become adjusted to each level before you move on to the next one.

Breathing meditation is one of the best introductions to meditation. It’s completely natural and can be practised even if you’re time short. It also has the benefit of not needing any extra equipment beyond your MP3 player.

Deep Zen Meditation

Deep Zen Meditation is a binaural beats meditation.

The theory behind this is the same as with programs such as Brain Evolution System, Centerpointe Holosync and the Meditation Program (all reviewed elsewhere on this site).

The binaural beats work best when listened to with stereo headphones as this keeps the two tones discrete – one for each of your ears – and forces your brain to try to resolve the difference between the two tones, putting it into a state of deep relaxation.

Because the tones aren’t too pleasant to listen to on their own, Deep Zen Meditation masks them with a mixture of rainfall and chimes and the occasional bell. The chimes are noisier than those in Holosync but the rainfall isn’t as heavy as the rain in Brain Evolution System.

Whether you get on with this particular program will be down to how well you get on with the backing track. Personally, I didn’t find it relaxaing but other people I’ve played the system to have liked it. So it really is down to your personal preference. And if you don’t like rainfall backing your meditation listening then the Meditation Program should be your choice.

The sessions are designed to be listened to for between 20 and 60 minutes a day.

Production quality is good and, so long as you’re happy with the backing sounds, the binaural beats work as promised, sending you quickly into a deep meditative state.

Core Energy Meditation

Core Energy Meditation (also known as Raise Your Vibration) is a set of 2 pre-recorded guided meditations plus two other CDs that explain the techniques used.

There is also a booklet that contains a transcript of the two explanation CDs.

Additionally there is a daily practice log sheet that allows you to keep track of your meditation progress.

The first guided meditation lasts 20 minutes, making it easy to fit into your schedule on a regular basis. Kevin Schoeninger, the creator of these meditations, says that you should start by using this short meditation and, if your schedule allows, progress to the second guided meditation (which lasts 40 minutes) if you want to speed up your progress.

One of the main benefits of the Core Energy Meditation program is that you only need to set aside twenty minutes most days to get the beneficial effect. This makes it one of the most time-saving meditation techniques we’ve reviewed.

Ultimate Meditation Kit

The Ultimate Meditation Kit comprises a 62 page meditation guide and 5 pre-recorded guided meditations.

The meditation guide is well written and provides an easy to read beginners guide to the subject. If you’re the kind of person who likes to know what’s going on behind the scenes in a process, this guide will give you a good basis.

Everyone has their own views on whether a voice on a meditation is relaxing or not. To this end, there is a sample from one of the guided meditations so that you can listen to it and make your mind up. This is unusual and should be done by more sites.

The guided meditations themselves cover 5 different subjects:

  • General Relaxation
  • Advanced Relaxation
  • Attracting Abundance
  • Enhanced Creativity
  • Meet Your Higher Self

Each of these meditations lasts for around 20 minutes, so you should be able to fit them into your daily routine.

They are well written and the messages contained in each of the meditations is in alignment with the promised title.

The background music will help you to relax as well.

Brain Evolution System

The Brain Evolution System is a set of 6 binaural beats meditation CDs.

The system is designed for you to listen to each CD once a day for a month, so it will take you 6 months to complete the entire program.

The binaural beats are disguised by the sound of rainfall (one of the CDs sounds more like a distant storm). Which means that if you have suffered from the problem of falling asleep whilst listening to similar CDs, this is unlikely to be a problem with this system. The noise of the rain will almost certainly keep you awake.

The other main benefit of this system is that each CD is only around 30 minutes in length. So if you are pressured for time and have found yourself unable to listen for an hour a day with systems such as the Meditation Program and Centerpointe, this is definitely worth considering.

The pack of 6 CDs also comes with a jar of Acuity “brain food supplement”. This is a mixture of supplements that have been shown to help improve your brain’s power.

The company have also listed lots of research about why their system actually works, so if you want to delve inside these reasons, you can examine this at the Brain Evolution research site.

Deep Meditation Program

The mind training Deep Meditation program has been developed by a clinical hypnotist called Craig Townsend.

Originally, the program was produced for his own personal use and kept that way for 5 years until people who had noticed that Craig had changed for the better by listening to the deep meditation program persuaded him to market the meditation.

The deep meditation program is available as a physical CD or as a download (including an extra track not available on the CD).

There are two main tracks: an introductory track, which explains the process and what you can expect to experience, and the main deep meditation track itself. The main site has a 30 second sample of this track, so you will get a brief idea of whether it is likely to be to your taste. The primary deep meditation tracks lasts for slightly less than 40 minutes but there is also two bonus tracks that play for 14 minutes and 22 minutes each, which means you can use one of these tracks on days when you can’t fit in the time needed for the whole of the main track. These two tracks don’t take you quite as deep but are preferable to missing your meditation time completely.

Binaural Beats Meditations

Binaural beats meditations are a simple way to meditate.

Binaural beats operate by playing two different tones, one into each ear. The tones are very slightly different, which causes your brain to attempt to reconcile the difference. In doing so, your brain is placed into a pre-determined level of activity.

Because our brains operate in quite similar ways, it’s a relatively simple process to find out which range of frequencies (or beats) will place our mind into a creative state, a deep meditative state, etc.

This range of binaural beats meditations covers:

World’s First Digital Drug – which claims to give your brain the same kind of “rush” produced by drugs or adrenalin-feeding activities.

Ultra-deep meditation – this CD drops you into a deep meditative state but also swaps the frequencies being played between your ears at regular intervals. If you’ve ever used a binaural beats meditation before and fallen asleep, this “trick” prevents that by keeping your brain alert for the whole meditation session.

Razor sharp focus – this binaural beats meditation is designed to help you focus. Whether that’s for last minute exam revision, a project at work or anything else that requires your full attention.

Headache release – this CD has two tracks, a short 15 minute track that provides quick relief from headaches and a longer 46 minute track for those extra-stubborn headaches. Quick headache relief without drugs.

Einstein’s Mind – a CD designed to boost your IQ. Whether you will reach the genius level of Einstein is open to question but the binaural beats are designed to reduce your mind clutter and help you to think more clearly.

Power Siesta – there are two 30 minute tracks each of which is designed to replace up to 3 hours of lost sleep. Ideal for the “morning after”, shift workers or to help combat jet lag.

Total Relaxation – the binaural beats on this CD will place you into a deep state of relaxation. I found this an easy way to help me unwind and de-stress.

Chakra Balancing – this CD aims to balance all 7 of your chakras, which affect your overall balance and well-being.

The Inventor – the binaural beats on this CD are designed to boost your creativity. Ideal for those “stuck” moments.

Zero Limits Maui Meditation

The Zero Limits Maui Meditation is a meditation recorded live in Maui, Hawaii by Dr Joe Vitale.

It was recorded live at the end of a Zero Limits seminar in December 2007. “Zero Limits” is one of Joe Vitale’s many books – this one looks at a Hawaiian system to generate wealth, health and peace.

If you’re used to regular guided meditations, with music backgrounds, this one is different. It is just Joe Vitale talking you through the meditation visualization.

There’s a short introduction, then you are asked to visualize a whiteboard. You’re then talked through the process of using this whiteboard to merge with the “Divine” (however you personally define that) and send your requests to the universe through it.

If you’ve bought the Zero Limits book, which discusses the Hawaiian method of healing called “Ho’oponopono”, this meditation would be a useful accompaniment to it.

The Zero Limits meditation doesn’t need you to have bought the book – it stands on its own as a simple meditation, lasting a lot less than the 23 minutes advertised (that’s the whole meditation plus some talk at the end), so it’s easy to listen to regularly.

Miracle Mind Manifesting Program

The Miracle Mind Manifesting Program is a 7 part system from Aine Denton, a UK based author who has co-authored a number of books on attraction and wakening your inner self.

The Miracle Mind program concentrates on a variety of factors that will help you to manifest things into your life. It starts with an overview of the Law of Attraction and then moves on to a series of ten simple tips to improve your “vibration” so that you improve your chances of attracting things that you want into your life.

The next stage involves you vividly imagining the things that you want to manifest in your life. This is an important step that is often glossed over in other programs but – as I can testify from experience – is one of the best ways of helping to get what you want into your life. Whenever I have truly visualized my goals, they appear to be much easier to attain. This process is explained simply and effectively.

The other important stage that is often missed by other programs is called the “Belief Buster”. One of the reasons that the Law of Attraction doesn’t always work is due to a limiting belief that is lurking deep inside us. The program includes a Belief Buster meditation for you to listen to – this helps greatly in clearing out limiting beliefs that would otherwise hold you back.

Step 5 goes into greater detail on clearing blocks and the resistance that we seem to naturally build up. Again, implementing this will help you to more easily reach your goals.

Step 6 is a daily routine to hone your manifesting skills. The routine aims to bring the items you visualized in step 3 into reality. It’s an easy routine to follow and doesn’t take too long out of your day, so it’s quite easy to fit into your daily routine.

Finally, step 7 is a guided manifesting meditation to help gel all the other parts of the program together. It’s good that this was included – not all programs go to the trouble of including an actual guided meditation.

Relaxing Music Source

Relaxing Music Source claims to offer hundreds of relaxation tracks for download in its members area.

From the demo shown on its website, you would expect the members area to have a complete search facility and hundreds or even thousands of tracks to download. After all, the demo searches show this happening.

In practice, once you have joined you reach a download page that was last changed in September 2006 and offers just over 50 tracks for download. Good value but not what the site actually promises on its sales page.

The available tracks are mainly categorized as “Relax deeply” and the quality of the available tracks is good.

Our Ultimate Reality

Our Ultimate Reality, subtitled Life, The Universe and Destiny of Mankind is a book by Adrian Cooper.

It offers his interpretation of the eternal “why are we here?” question along with insights into how you can live your life to its full potential.

The book explores our immortal Spiritual nature. It talks about why energy and vibration are important for our mind, which gives more background to the ideas explored in the movie “The Secret”. Mr Cooper also talks about his views of the afterlife, whether or not we are reincarnated (and, if so, as what) and how karma affects our lives.

The book claims to be able to help you to attract abundance into your life as well as exploring ways to not only maintain your health but to assist your body to heal itself from any illness.

There are also sections on astral projection and out of body experiences, together with suggestions for the best methods to induce these states.

The book explores different religions including Hinduism, Taoism and Buddhism and gives the author’s definition of God. This later leads on to methods of how you can contact your own Higher Self.

For those who prefer a more scientific approach, there is a discussion of Quantum Physics – the cutting edge area of modern science.

Later in the book, the chapter on meditation explores the values and benefits associated with this technique.

There is also a chapter on the Law of Attraction and how you can go about including it in your daily life.

Rubber Band Book

The Rubber Band Book or, to give it it’s full title, “Everything I ever really wanted to know about life, I learned from a rubber band.”

This book is available as either a paperback, an eco-friendly download or a set of 6 CDs.

So long as you’re using Internet Explorer, you can listen to the first chapter of the book (the audio controls don’t currently seem to show up in Firefox) so you can get a flavor of whether the book is likely to be for you or not.

The Meditation Challenge

The Meditation Challenge is a 21 day course that challenges you to develop your own meditation habit.

The challenge can be done on your own, with the aid of a set of instructions available for download in the form of a 17 page pamphlet and a one hour MP3 audio,

Alternatively, the Meditation Challenge organizes live 21 day sessions. Currently these appear to be limited to North America although the company is asking for facilitators to volunteer.

There is also a free weekly meditation scheduled for most Monday at various times. These meditations last for 15 minutes and are free apart from the cost of the telephone call.

The company offer a Don’t Wait-Meditateâ„¢ pledge which is free to join. The aim of this is to use all the “waiting time” to meditate. Whether you’re waiting in line, listening to hold music on the phone or anything else that involves waiting you are encouraged to meditate and given ways to accomplish this.

Secrets of Abundant Energy

Secrets of Abundant Energy is a complete meditation package that aims to help people achieve their dreams and make the Law of Attraction come true. It mixes meditation with the Chinese art of Qigong.

The program claims that by applying meditation and Qigong to your life, you will achieve the dreams you’ve set using the Law of Attraction faster than you otherwise would.

The Secrets of Abundant Energy package comprises 3 main parts:

  • An exercise and meditation “practice”. This provides a short exercise followed by a guided meditation and then a “conscious creation” session. The practice session takes 20 minutes a day, more if you find yourself enjoying it. As with any exercise session, you will increase the flow of “feel good” endorphins in your body. The meditation session that follows will help to make your mind receptive for the creation part of the exercise. It’s all laid out in an easy to follow fashion and the company offers backup support if you need it.
  • Eight Qigong exercises. These are shown on a DVD so you will know whether or not you are getting the practice right. It is claimed that Qigong exercises will clear blockages in your energy flow in much the same way as acupuncture and other Chinese arts do. The Qigong exercises are simple to carry out and are performed from a standing position. Unlike some yoga, there are no complex routines to follow.
  • Sitting meditation. As its name suggests, this is the least active component. The sitting meditations are designed to last anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour, so they should be easy to slot into your regular routine.

The package also comes with a set of 4 CDs that talk you through why the process works, which can be useful if you’re the analytical type who doesn’t like to accept that some things “just work” but wants to know why. These CDs also cover near enough every question you’re likely to come across about meditation and Qigong. There are also full transcripts for those who prefer to read rather than listen.

Additionally, there is a book of energy boosting recipes. If, for instance, you find yourself sleepy after lunch, these will help with boosting your energy levels. There are recipe suggestions for different meal times and for snacks.

Music Me Free Meditation Music

Music Me Free produces a range of meditation music that is enhanced with binaural beats to help your brain to reach the “right” frequencies for easy meditation.

The tracks available are:

  • Mind Release – 6 hours of audio tracks designed to free your body and mind.
  • Energy & Focus – 5 hours of audio tracks with binaural beats to help your mind to concentrate and boost your energy levels.
  • Meditation and Inner Peace – 8 hours of specific meditation tracks with binaural beats in the theta and delta ranges.
  • Nature Contemplation – 11 hours of natural sounds plus a screensaver slide show with an ambient music background. Designed to play as background sound to help you relax.

The music is provided as MP3 files, making this an environmentally friendly way to buy meditation music as there is no packaging or postage. Unless you actually burn the tracks to CD (which you are allowed to do for your own use) then there is very little environmental impact from these tracks.

Secrets of Meditation

Secrets of Meditation is an audio that comes as either 4 CDs or as a download.

CD1 is an introduction to meditation generally. If you’ve never meditated before, it’s a good overview of the process of meditation and the reasons that meditating is beneficial to your health and general well being. It also discusses various different meditation techniques.

CD2 continues by talking about energy levels and why these change from day to day or even from minute to minute. Since energy levels can be affected by diet, the CD also talks about this aspect and how your diet affects your energy levels.

CD3 has several guided meditations. These are all based around breathing meditation – Secrets of Meditation focuses on this form of meditation as it is one of the easiest to perform.

CD4 is a bonus CD of relaxing music which you can play even if you aren’t intending to meditate.

Meditation Program

The Meditation Program is designed to compete with Centerpointe’s Holosync and the Monroe Institute. It claims that you can meditate deeper than a Zen monk with just 5 minutes of practice.

The program is available as a set of downloads or on CD.

There are 8 levels, each progressively deeper than the previous one, using binaural beats as the main way to achieve the desired brain patterns. The program recommends that you listen to each level for at least one week before moving down to the next level.

Unlike Centerpointe’s system (which uses a background track of rainfall interspersed with chimes), the Meditation Program uses a different musical background for each level. They claim that this is less boring than listening to the sound of rain falling.

The program comes with an online support guide and also offers assistance through a web based system if you need further support.

If you wanted, you could also just use any of the tracks as meditation music.

Centerpointe Holosync

Centerpointe’s Holosync system is a CD based meditation system that claims that you can meditate like a Zen monk simply by regularly listening to a series of CDs.

The system works progressively and you move through the various levels, each of which puts you into a deeper meditative state than the previous level. Each level has a name and there are 4 levels within each level, giving the system 12 levels in total.

You start with Awakening level 1, moving through to Awakening 2, 3 and 4. Once you get past Awakening Level 1 you get the opportunity to have your own affirmations encoded onto the Holosync CDs. This is done by phoning in your affirmations and then when your CDs are produced, these are placed over the soundtrack with a system known as Silent Subliminals.

After Awakening, there are 4 Purification levels.

Finally, there are 4 Flowering levels.

The Centerpointe system takes a number of years to complete but is self-paced and there is no requirement to go through all the levels to get benefit from the program.