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Dealing with a Hernia

Dealing with a Hernia

A few years back I brought home a Kahili Ginger root from Hilo, Hawaii. Told it would never grow in the ‘burbs of San Fernando Valley, I thought what a great challenge. I’d give it my best shot. It was planted in a very large pot filled with soil similar to where they grow in Hawaii. The back porch proved ideal for lighting. My only concern was the humidity difference.

Backyard Kahili Blossom

Backyard Kahili Blossom


Fast foreword five years and several incredible blossoms later, That very large pot began to split along one side. The ginger had reproduced, more shoots sprang up and it was now time to separate my original to make three different Kahili gingers. I’ve pulled countless plants from large pots for years. With gentle coaxing and a few expletives most transplanted experience’d very little shock and thrive in their new environments.


Having completed my newest gardening experiment, a dip in the pool seemed refreshing. That’s when I noticed what looked like a hard-boiled egg protruding from my lower right side. I didn’t feel any discomfort, didn’t even knew it happened yet there it was. WTF?




photo[4]That was in late May. It never really hurt but was annoying as heck. It had to go. My doctors were great – answered all my questions and told me what to expect. Still, it took two and a half months for all the pre-op requirements to be fulfilled. It’s an outpatient procedure where for the next few days is much more uncomfortable and painful. I was warned this is what happens, and to be rather useless for four to six weeks, but having my hernia repaired is so worth it.


There was a problem though. Those first few post-op days. I don’t like having to sleep on my back throughout the night, having to hold my side every time I coughed or sneezed or laughed didn’t always happen fast enough, and I was really let down by the pain medication I was prescribed. I am not a fan of opiates as they can be addictive, so I found myself taking a glorified aspirin with codeine. My 60+ year old body detests codeine. Simply put, and please pardon my vernacular, but it plugs me for days. Like a miracle, my second prescription was stool softener pills. Of course! Prescribe an ineffective pain medication that plugs and a pill that unplugs. I couldn’t help but think it was some kind of a pharm-plot to sell more meds.

Medications can have side effects.

Medications can have side effects.


So I devised a Plan B.

(continued tomorrow)

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.

For more information contact Christopher or Michael at



Visualize Ideas

Visualize Ideas

Ideas for new products can be hard to visualize in one’s mind. A tissue for wrapping around the scalp to protect clothes and makeup while having your hair treated at a beauty salon for instance. Easy to picture but what kind of tissue would be ideal? Lots of visualizing different types of paper or tissue! How about coming up with new markets to sell an existing product? You have an idea that your product could be applied within a new industry, but visualizing just how to initially announce the product to that new marketplace can be challenging.


A growing number of advertising and sales representatives are turning to brainwave focus training for personal growth to advance their products. To achieve this they use light and sound mind machines. The most popular among companies is the DAVID Delight Pro by Mind Alive. The Delight Pro contains several sessions pertinent to enhancing one’s ability to visualize new ideas. That system has one session in particular that is highly effective for this purpose: a 36 minute theta stimulation session that targets 5.5Hz.

Better visualize new ideas

Better visualize new ideas


The DAVID Delight Pro light and sound mind machine comes with everything you will need and is built to last a lifetime: Delight Pro console, Tru-Vu Omniscreen eyeset and carry case, excellent headphones that are comfortable and blocks out external noise, CES stimulus cable, stereo patch cord for listening to music or your verbal notes while simultaneously listening to a light and sound session, 9v battery, 9v ac adapter, Quick Start guide and in-depth (but easy to understand!) user’s manual.

DAVID Delight Pro w/ CES Mind Machine

Mind Machine w/CES


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Constantly tired?



If you feel constantly tired and run down, the best thing is to visit your doctor for help. Talk about your sleeping and eating habits and what you can do to feel better…



A modality few are aware of that can help you become more awake, motivated and productive is utilizing a light and sound mind machine. Mind machines gently guide the mind to specific states of awareness. Beta for motivation, alpha for relaxation, theta for creative thinking and delta for sleep.

The most popular mind machine for overcoming lethargy is the DAVID Delight Pro. This instrument is incredibly easy to use, beneficial and the sessions built into the Delight Pro are backed by years of research. The Delight Pro is a very effective system for augmenting the advice you receive from your doctor.

DAVID Delight Pro w/ CES Mind Machine

DAVID Delight Pro w/ CES

For more information about how light and sound mind machines can improve the quality of your life please contact Michael or Christopher at


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Dealing with the pain of RA

Rheumatoid arthritis can cause prolonged discomfort and can be quite painful. My onset started about a year ago and I am grateful to have found a physician with an abundance of experience when dealing with RA. Centered mainly in my right hand and both feet, it has been another ‘getting old’ lifestyle change. My doctor put me on the correct medicine with the correct dosage and the pain has diminished greatly. However, there are plenty of days I wake up and realize my hand does not want to work my laptop’s keyboard and my daily walks are drastically shortened due to the swelling in my feet. It sucks. As one of the techs told me: “Getting old ain’t for wussies”. I couldn’t agree more.

DAVID Delight Pro w/ CES Mind Machine

DAVID Delight Pro w/ CES

So for those days when the meds aren’t quite enough or I have an abundance of computer work to do, I have found welcome relief by doing one 20 minute session on my DAVID Delight Pro light and sound machine by Mind Alive, Inc. The Delight Pro has 2 “Mood Brightner” sessions that are incredible. Instead of taking opiate-based (and addictive-potential) pain medication I use these two sessions for relief. And they work – usually up to four to six hours. My DAVID Delight Pro has virtually paid for itself a few times over just by the money I have saved from not having to purchase vicodin or some other over-priced medication.

Forget about your RA - use the Delight Pro and RELAX IN COMFORT!

Forget about your RA – use the Delight Pro and RELAX IN COMFORT!

If you have RA I highly recommend checking out the advantages of owning a DAVID Delight Pro. Visit They have the lowest price, they ship to the United States and Canada via Fedex 2 Day service for free and should you have questions or concerns about the Delight Pro system you can call or email as is one of the few light and sound dealers that not only answer their phone, but also use the products they sell!

Copyright: Michael Landgraf for (2014) CA. All rights reserved.



Next time you are on the Internet, visit free articles from past issues of the AVS Journal. Published by Michael Landgraf, each issue is packed with information about light and sound technology. Also, should you have children or work with children who enjoy coloring, visit and download Fossil Phil’s “Light, Sound & Fun” coloring book. This free downloadable coloring book contains 49 pages for children to color along with a story about using light and sound; written of course for children.

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In closing…

In closing, I would like to ask all of you who own pets for your assistance. I believe sound frequencies could be of benefit to these members of our family, but have experienced difficulty in having this idea accepted by veterinarians.

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This idea came to me when I had to leave one of my kittens overnight at the vets for observation. Picture this: One large room of people’s pets that are in cages. All of them are stressed from being away from their families and being placed together in this room. Many do not feel well. Others are recovering from operations. They all feel alone. It is nighttime and all the lights are out. Hopefully an attendant occasionally checks in on them.

There are sound sessions that could help them relax, perhaps even fall asleep.

Now if relaxing is conducive to our wellbeing, aiding us in our response to medical treatment and recovery, is it too hard to believe that our pets would experience the same benefits? Please give this idea consideration, for your own pets.

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In sponsoring learning/relaxation programs, I have had the opportunity of using several light and sound instruments designed by the best manufacturers, including InnerQuest, MindGear, MindPlace and MindAlive. They have all proved to be effective mind entrainment devices.

As mentioned earlier, every light and sound manufacturer that I have met has always been willing to listen and to help when they can. And I am grateful for their understanding that my sometimes critical displeasure stems from an inability to meet a customer’s specific need because a product does not exist, even though the technology is available. The manufacturers all have come a long way, always improving the sessions and features of their particular products, and it will be interesting to see over the next few years the various directions and emphasis each manufacturer takes.

Until now, I have always kept the learning and relaxation programs described in this book confidential. After all, people have a right to keep what is happening in their personal lives private. Plus, when working with public schools and government agencies, for example, there are many underlying issues (mainly politics) that could surface should the general population take notice. Why? Because doctors and psychologists are expected to prescribe pills, not cost-effective instruments, to help people in need. And teachers are expected to follow a lesson plan, regardless of their class size and budgetary constraints. But mainstream America is wising up. There are a great many tools and techniques out there that are proving to be safer and more cost efficient than what has been termed “acceptable” by professional medical practitioners.

Some of my programs will remain confidential. But I wrote this book because so many of my clients thought I should. They believe in this technology. They purchase a unit for a specific purpose and find new ways of incorporating it into their lifestyle. Be it for business, pleasure, academic enhancement or for overcoming pain, they are the ones who share their experiences and they are the reason why this technology is gaining acceptance. To all my clients, you have taught me a lot about light and sound. Thank you!

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Now I would like to take a moment to address an issue that has received very little attention from the leaders in the light and sound community. I have always felt that the visually impaired have been neglected when the mention of light and sound is discussed. But how would you react if suddenly your vision began to deteriorate? Would you feel anger? Would you be afraid? Do you think learning the Braille keyboard is easy? There is a lot of frustration involved. And an incredible amount of stress. Okay, granted the pulsating light aspect of this technology would have little effect, but dual binaural beat sound generation sure helps. I have participated in the Braille Institutes’s Open House and have heard their concerns. I have spoken about these concerns with Christopher Oliver on radio (KPFK Challenge talk show) and television (KSAZ Fox News).

Mind States by Michael Landgraf

To illustrate how sound generation can assist the visually impaired, I would like to share the following experience that happened to one of my visually impaired clients. Due to the deterioration of her eyesight, Laura Riggs had to return to school because she could no longer fulfill the responsibilities associated with her profession. Returning to school after twenty-five years was a real undertaking for her. Laura experienced difficulty with retaining new information which in turn caused more stress. Her grade point average was at 2.0 or a “C”. She then began using the 515. Her anxiety level declined and her test scores improved. She began to retain the information being read to her on tape. And her grade point average increased to a 3.2 or “B+”. And at this moment, Laura is completing her final semester at a major California University. Since Mind States was originally written, Laura has also received her masters degree.

Hopefully, research can increase concerning sound generation and the visually impaired. And perhaps those with hearing deficits can receive attention in regards to research exclusively utilizing pulsed light stimulation. After all, we all experience various forms of stress.

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 Mind States by Michael Landgraf

I originally found Dr. Jernigan’s work from reading his book “Beating Lyme Disease”. It was then that I realized how focused many of us in the light and sound community are in utilizing L/S technology in mind / brain associated applications and how narrow our thinking is for sticking to that approach. After reading about the “Bio-Crystalline Matrix” I am confident many of you, like myself, will begin to expand your L/S applications to include the entire body. I am fascinated by what Dr. Jernigan is doing and after reading his articles, believe you will be too. Find out what our “Bio-Crystalline Matrix” is and how it can be altered. Dr. Jernigan is part of the Somerleyton Center for Biological Medicine. After reading “Joan’s Story”, you may wish to give them a call (316-686-5900).

Free stuff. I must mention this! My reason for writing “Mind States” is to help you understand what light and sound is and how to confidently use your light and sound machine. But new research and information occurs daily. That is why I publish the AVS Journal. It is available at and is designed to keep you “light and sound” current. After ten years and nineteen issues, it is still free. The AVS Journal is a constantly updated report about light and sound technology by the people who make it happen. Current information, especially free, can be hard to find. Now you have access to hundreds of pages of information contributed by industry leaders throughout the world.

And for all of you who are told your child should use light and sound, how do you explain it to them? How do you get your child to understand using this technology could be beneficial for their particular need? What do you say that motivates them to do a session? Is the prospect of using this technology creating apprehension, perhaps anxiety, on their part? If your child is young and enjoys coloring books, download Fossil Phil’s “Light, Sound & Fun” coloring book. It is a free pdf download at Nothing “scientific” is implied. It’s just forty-nine pages of pictures to color with a story by Fossil Phil. Put together to help your child view light and sound as a fun experience, it will provide hours of entertainment for your child as they color in the pictures and read how others their age use light and sound. It is the only light and sound coloring book around, at least as I write this, and it is helpful. Free, too. It is something Fossil Phil wanted to make available for kids and is an excellent way for your children to have fun and learn about the advantages of using light and sound technology.

Copyright: Michael J. Landgraf &, Granada Hills, CA. / November, 2012 All rights reserved. No part of this book may be copied or duplicated without prior written approval by Michael Landgraf.

Published by Little Minnie’s Publishing House. ISBN 10: 0966259602. ISBN 13: 978-0966259605. All inquiries pertaining to this book should contact