Binaural Beats – Theta MP3

Posted on April 13, 2006
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Binaural Beats Meditation – alpha to theta – mp3 download. 41mb

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Audio and binaural beats are probably not the first thing that comes to mind when the word meditation is mentioned, indeed many people may not even be aware of binaural beats. When talking of meditation, it is easy to think of monks sitting in a mountain somewhere or maybe under a tree, whiling away hour after hour in a perfectly still pose. Whilst that is a perfectly valid form of meditation, modern technology makes a number of other options available to us. And that’s neat as we don’t all have large mountains in the backyard.

Sometimes meditation comes easy, and other times it doesn’t. In either case there are many techniques that can give us a bit of assistance, as well as some methods that give a few gentle nudges, which quite neatly brings us onto the subject of binaural beats.

Discovered in 1839, binaural beats is a form of audio usage employed to alter brainwave frequency. Using headphones two audio streams are sent to a listener, one stream to the left ear the other to the right (binaural). There is a very small difference in frequency between the two audio streams, and as the brain is unable to perceive this difference it in essence merges the sound into a single tone, resulting in what – to the listener – sounds like a rhythmatic beat.

The nice little thing is that – whilst listening to this beat – the brain will attune itself to these binaural frequencies if it can. As the brain operates at various frequencies; Alpha, Beta, Theta and Delta – these are commonly the frequencies used by binaural beat audio. Each of the mentioned frequencies relates to a state of consciousness / awareness, as illustrated below:

*Beta* – the common brain frequency when awake and active.
*Alpha* – as you relax you switch to this frequency.
*Theta* – you enter the theta state when dreaming; theta state can also give visions during meditation.
*Delta* – deep sleep.

When you listen to a binaural beat whilst meditating it will help move you to the frequency of the tone you have chosen. For example if you listen to a Theta beat whilst meditating you will quite quickly move into a theta state. If you are attentive, and continue to allow your mind and body to relax, you will notice the transition happen pretty quickly, though fairly subtly. In this state you can experience deep meditation as well as the occasional visions when you become more adapt.

Of course using binaural beats isn’t a magic solution, it still requires work on your part. Well lack of work would be a more apt description, you must be able to dissociate from your mind and inner voice or else you will not get very far. However the binaural beat should help you to do this.

I have included a binaural tone at the top of this page…this particular tone is designed to carry you from an attentive state (Beta) through relaxation and eventually into theta. The tones work best if you use headphones rather than earphones – but earphones are still ok. Normal speakers will not work as the sound needs to be directed to each ear separately. The volume needn’t be loud, simply adjust it to whatever you are comfortable with.

Find yourself a relaxing location and position, or do whatever you normally do to meditate – and begin to play back this audio. Some people will notice their mind slowing down almost straight away – but do not worry if you feel nothing. The idea of meditation isn’t necessarily to “go somewhere”, but rather to fully experience where you already are.

As the sound progresses, try not to pay attention to your thoughts – don’t fight them but also try not to associate with them, simply let them come and go of their own accord. Also try not to label your reactions. Simply experience what is occurring within you.

In time you will find you can attain deeper and deeper states. Eventually without even the need for the audio.

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43 Responses to “Binaural Beats – Theta MP3”

  1. Spiritual Audio - om chanting - The Thoughts on May 29th, 2007 9:12 am

    [...] while ago I wrote about binaural beats audio and provided an audio file to download (although it was essentially a metronome – which however can [...]

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  2. Delta Sleep Binaural Beats MP3 : The Thoughts on July 31st, 2007 8:21 am

    [...] is the subject for this particular audio. Previously I have covered Theta Metronomes and Om Chanting audio, today I am going to talk a bit about Delta binaural beats. Delta is the [...]

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  3. The Brainwave Entrainment Collection : The Thoughts on August 4th, 2007 10:22 am

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  4. Paul on March 8th, 2008 3:42 pm

    Thank you for sharing such a wonderful gift to us all on this sight! I was hope I could gather more information about obtaining a collection of the “Binaural Beats – Theta MP3” it really fantastic! Could you please provide your personal recommendations to artist that produce this type of brain sync music???
    King Regards

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  5. Marcus on March 9th, 2008 8:09 am

    Most of the brain sync tracks on this site have kindly been provided by Brainwave-Sync. Check out their site, they have quite a selection of tracks that may interest you.

    Other than that, there is Hemi-Sync as well as Holo-Sync, most of their stuff is very good – however they are very expensive.

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  6. Marcus on June 29th, 2008 8:33 pm

    Fixed the link for the download. It now links to a much higher quality theta mp3

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  7. Pauline H on July 12th, 2008 2:03 pm

    Thanks for the binaural beat audio file. I found it very effective but I think I would like it better if it was mixed with a soothing music or bells.

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  8. Marcus on July 12th, 2008 6:30 pm

    I have a bunch of binaural beats with music available here: http://www.thethoughts.co.uk/online-brainwave-entrainment-center/

    Also http://www.brainwave-sync.com have a bunch of high quality and fairly low priced MP3 Brainwave Entrainment.

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  9. chris on October 29th, 2008 4:28 am

    After “messing my head up” watching conspiricy theories on youtube for a week i was left completley depressed. I heard that a theta binaural beat may help. I listened to the one posted here…and OMG within 10 mins the ultimate depression i had been in had GONE. I am really going to research this now. I think i found my cure!!!!!!!!!!
    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

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  10. Marcus on October 29th, 2008 11:04 pm

    I am glad the audio helped you out! It really does have amazing power. Also, give delta binaural beats a try – you can find them in the ‘Brainwave Entrainment Collection’ link near the top of the page.

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  11. chris on October 29th, 2008 11:58 pm

    is there a way to download the 41mb mp3 to my mac?…when i click on the link it plays automatically with quicktime…i bought some downloads, but this one works so well!.
    i want to be able to listen without going online
    Thanks

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  12. Marcus on October 30th, 2008 12:13 am

    Yes, if you hold down the Ctrl button on your Mac and click on the link – it should allow you to save the file…

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  13. chris on March 2nd, 2009 2:21 pm

    when we become in theta state how do we get back to normal consciousness(beta)?

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  14. Marcus on March 2nd, 2009 2:45 pm

    Our brains are switching between frequencies constantly (in fact our brains are always in a constant state of different frequencies at the same time, with usually one or two dominant ones).

    Listening to the theta audio for example, helps the theta frequency become the dominant one. The moment you stop listening you brain will automatically switch to another frequency. Beta if you are active, alpha if you are relaxed of delta if you are sleeping.

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  15. chris on March 2nd, 2009 5:28 pm

    how can i stop the music when i want if i’m still in theta?

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  16. Marcus on March 2nd, 2009 5:44 pm

    Chris, you will still be fully aware and functional no matter which frequency state you are in. :)

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  17. ravenhood on October 26th, 2009 9:40 am

    I am looking to find different tracks that will help me require less sleep, another for focus and alertness.

    are there any good ones that have the raw beta waves? most that i find seem to have music overlays, and i find the raw beats are more effective for me.

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  18. Marcus on October 26th, 2009 11:41 am

    Ravenhood, I recommend trying http://www.habit-breaker.net – they have a small range of products at the moments, but their CDs and MP3s concentrate more on the raw waves as opposed to the music. Although their audio is overlaid with nature sounds etc, the waves are very prominent making them very, very effective. Have a look at their site and check the samples they have available.

    I believe their CD called ‘Wake-up!’ contains beta waves.

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  19. Robin Huber on November 14th, 2009 7:12 am

    Thanks for the free download. I had all sorts of interesting phenomena the first time i listened to this theta mp3. Strange and beautiful dream visions; intense intuitions about myself, the nature of energy, the nature of symbolic thought, etc. Sometimes it was a little scary, but i focused on staying conscious and reminding myself that it was all good. I’m very intrigued and intend to continue listening to this.

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  20. Robin on December 12th, 2009 6:05 pm

    Thanks! God bless You

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  21. chris on January 29th, 2010 4:36 pm

    I posted here in oct 2008 about “messing my head up on youtube”…see above for post

    Just wanted to let y’all know i still listen to the same beat.

    Recently my partner died and the binaural beat put me to sleep to day it happened, it seems to outweigh even the highest stressors.

    I listen to it “almost” every day/night. I have spent some time researching this subject now and it all makes total sense. I only wish i could convince others of it’s power!.

    The beats for lucid dreaming also work very well for me.

    the beat goes on!!!!

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  22. Hari on February 3rd, 2010 2:25 pm

    Sir i want to know is there any binaural beats which can help me to concentrate,focus on my studies

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  23. Frank on March 17th, 2010 10:26 am

    Having trouble playing the binaural beat – anyone else having the same problem? Thanks.

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  24. Bronwin on May 21st, 2010 9:49 pm

    Hi,

    Just wondering what license this is posted under – is it creative commons audio?

    thanks

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  25. Brian on June 8th, 2010 12:48 pm

    the link above to download the MP3 is dead. could someone who benefited from the download please re-share it here or elsewhere?

    thank you so much

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  26. CAROL P. on July 8th, 2010 7:49 pm

    HI CAN YOU ADVISE WHICH TYPE OF BEAT WOULD BE BEST FOR MY PROBLEM? FOR LAST 4 YEARS UNABLE TO FALL ASLEEP (AGE RELATED) AND CAN ONLY SLEEP AROUND 4AM. I USE SLEEPING TABS AND EVERYTHING ON THE MARKET WITH NO SUCCESS. FEELING SO DESPERATE. HAVE BEEN TRYING DELTA BEATS WITH NO JOY SO FAR. ANY IDEAS PLEASE? CAROL.

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