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The Best Entertainment Session

The Best Entertainment Session


Sometimes I enjoy a light and sound session strictly for entertainment. Usually during a work break, helps my attitude, makes for a nice afternoon.


The 7 minute work time-out

The 7 minute work time-out

The best entertainment session is only 7 minutes long. Just enough time for a session combined with 2 songs from my iphone. The session is called “Roller Coaster” and it is very engaging, very action-packed. “Roller Coaster” is contained in two different light and sound mind machines: the DAVID Delight Plus and the DAVID Delight Pro by Mind Alive. Listed under the Energize category, it’s session number five and has no target frequencies.



DAVID Delight Plus

A nice-to-have ‘adjunctive feature’ with these DAVID mind machines by Mind Alive, Inc. is you can activate the Heart Rate Variability (HRV) function and be aware of your heart rate during every built-in session.

DAVID Delight Pro w/ CES Mind Machine

DAVID Delight Pro Mind Machine including CES


This is an entertaining way for people to just tune-out the outside and enjoy. Obviously. But with all the others reasons for using light and sound mind machines: relaxation, meditation, brainwave focus training, this just sheds a little light on how entertaining these DAVID mindmachines can be.

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Why I changed my mind on weed

This is an off-topic link-to-article worth posting:


“Why I changed my mind on weed”

By Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent



Getting stoned and coming up with ideas for writing

“Getting stoned and coming up with ideas for writing comes naturally yet transferring thoughts to my laptop or pen + paper often takes a mental detour. My focus expands as those thoughts and ideas become altered while writing. I would lose focus, feel my concentration dissipate and my mind wander.


As I enjoy getting stoned in my quest for new ideas, my thoughts of possible solutions turned towards finding something that would help maintain my focus as I transferred complete thoughts and ideas into words. Whatever it was, the main requirement was that it assist during my writing for maximum effect, not before I start or after the story is finished.


I had read about light and sound mind machines, seemed like their ability to generate brainwave entrainment, to improve my on-task focus while writing, was what I needed. Only problem though, I was lead to believe in order to use one of these devices you had to have your eyes closed during a light and sound session.


That impression proved to be untrue. I found see-through or viewhole eyesets that enabled my eyes to be open during a mind machine session. I bought my DAVID Delight light and sound machine with open-eye style eyesets from Mindmachines. The information they provided convinced me that this was the correct choice.


My DAVID Delight with viewholes has enabled me to improve my on-task focus and increase the amount of material I can write during a ‘writing session’ compared to before. The alpha / relax and theta / meditate sessions are my desired states, and I respond well to my Delight’s alpha and theta sessions while my eyes remain open.


When smoking marijuana is a preferred requisite for inducing creative thoughts adding light and sound stimulation at very low brightness and audio intensities has been shown to assist while transferring creative thought into written words. It works for me!”

–          Name withheld by request

Light, Sound and Marijuana

Light, Sound and Marijuana

Smoking weed and doing a light and sound session happens. The simple fact is that some people do it. This area of the Mindmachines blog is strictly about the experiences of those who have combined all three and NOT about the politics or legality surrounding marijuana. We have lost count of how many individuals that purchased a mind machine fully intending to experiment. Every experiment, every experience is a story. So we open this area to those of you who have experienced or are contemplating experiencing light and sound stimulation while high. If you would like to share your experience(s) and thoughts about simultaneously doing all three please email submissions (300-500 words) to

WARNING: Should you combine pulsed light and sound stimulation with music and marijuana you run the risk of experiencing adverse affects including the potential for seizure. You do not want to be stoned and have a seizure.

We do not advocate the use of marijuana and certainly caution against smoking marijuana and indulging in pulsed light and sound stimulation. Nevertheless, we have met many who do.

That first experience with people who consumed marijuana, alcohol or their favorite combination then proceeding to experience a mind machine light and sound session really made me question just how accurate the seizure potential is. I was led to believe everyone who combines meds; alcohol or marijuana before or during a light and sound session will be adversely affected.

This initial experience occurred back in my InnerQuest days (early 1990s), when I was asked by PolyGram / Mercury Records to showcase light and sound to their guests at a party they were hosting. It was at a well-known Hollywood nightclub and began after Tribe after Tribe finished their set. I brought ten mind machines along that night and for three hours they were all in continuous use. Most guests were indulging in their favorite drink / drug and by their red eyes and silly smiles were enjoying a fun time. They listened to a 9Hz light and sound alpha session combined with a couple Tribe after Tribe cuts. Nobody took his or her lightframes off before the session ended; nobody mentioned dizziness, nausea or any other discomfort. Most thought the experience was excellent; many wanted to do it again. Dozens of happy partygoers and not one complained of feeling any adverse effects.

That night I observed just how entertaining a pulsed light and sound session could be while in a mind-altering state…