Archive for Personal Development Software

Synetic Systems Synergizer

Synetic Systems Synergizer

Last century Synetic Systems, now known as Mindplace, manufactured the Synergizer light and sound mind machine (also known as brain machine, dream machine and psychowalkman) software for personal computers.


The features of the Synergizer included: session lengths of up to 10 hours; segments having their own unique stereo sound effects; individual ramps varying from 1 – 99 minutes; independent pulse rate control for both left and right eyes and ears; three independently controlled oscillators per ear for allowing the programming of complex binaural beat frequencies and 360 degree control of synchronizing or alternating light and sound brainwave frequency patterns.

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The Synetic Systems Synergizer was an awesome idea and was the forerunner of many of today’s computer software programs for creating entrainment via brainwave frequency stimulation like the Portacle, Neuroprogrammer 3 and Mind Workstation.

Copyright: (2016) CA. All rights reserved.





Having more things to do in a day than you have time to do them can be a major source of stress and irritability. Your entire schedule can have a cascading snowball effect… you begin to get upset with yourself because you are making mistakes, friends back away because those mistakes are causing you to get mad, your brain is chattering away and won’t stop, you begin to lose sleep at night and the whole mess starts up all over again the next morning. You become depressed, down on yourself, short with others and everything suffers. Most of us just can’t multi-task, and those that do are just kidding themselves that they can do several things simultaneously and think everything will come out just as good as when that take on one thing at a time. Multi-tasking is not more productive!


So what do you do? Things still need to get done. Well, you can learn to prioritize, learn to delegate or learn to say “NO”. Those are much better than having a heart attack or stroke.


Start by looking in the mirror and telling yourself you need to change. Try smiling while you are standing there, you may surprise yourself. Then get to work fixing your mess. Its really quite simple.


Then set aside twenty minutes during the day for ‘me time’. Don’t be negative! One errand or chore or responsibility can wait for twenty minutes. During that time use a light and sound mind machine, also referred to as a brain machine or psychowalkman. Select a twenty minute session in beta or alpha or theta, or before sleep select a delta brainwave session. You don’t have to do this every day, but please, do it frequently – for yourself.

The Mindplace Kasina Light & Sound Mind Machine

The Mindplace Kasina Light & Sound Mind Machine

In less than a month you will realize you have less stress, less irritability, are sleeping better and all those things are still being accomplished.


DAVID Delight Plus

So learn to relax. It could add years to your hectic life!



Protecting Your Sobriety Against Relapse

Protecting Your Sobriety Against Relapse


Changing the way you think about alcohol and learning to move beyond thoughts of having another drink is one of the hardest modifications to behavior an addict must face. Tools are needed.

One of the most important tools for any recovering alcoholic is a mind machine. It will help reinforce your motivation to quit drinking. With a light and sound mind machine a recovering alcoholic can access their beta, alpha, theta and delta brainwave states of mind. During a mind machine session the user can experience what it is like to be in a deeply relaxed mental, emotional and physical state of awareness. In turn, when a light and sound mind machine session is unavailable, remembering how you felt during a light and sound session will prove immensely beneficial. Simply take two or three deep breaths, release slowly as you do, and you will find your mind automatically relaxes.

Find a mind machine that meets your particular needs. Mindmachines range in cost from under $200 to over $500. Cost does not equate to being better, only having more bells and whistles. Check out the DAVID Delight, Delight Plus or Delight Pro by Mind Alive. These brain machines offer everything a recovering alcoholic needs for preventing relapse.


The DAVID Delight Light and Sound Mind Machine for Memory Improvement.


                          DAVID Delight Plus

DAVID Delight Pro w/ CES Mind Machine

DAVID Delight Pro Mind Machine including CES

If you are skeptical about this approach or have questions regarding the use of mind machines for the purpose of relapse prevention, contact Michael Landgraf at Michael has been a sober alcoholic for over 30 years and can assist you in determining which light and sound mind machine will best meet your needs and budget.


Mind Machines & Motivation

Mind Machines & Motivation




Motivation is being in the right state of mind and mind machines will get you there. Being a devout procrastinator I have found it difficult to muster up the motivation to do things I really don’t want to do. Seems the hardest part is getting started. Then staying motivated long enough to maybe not finish the project right then, but getting most of it behind me relieves the pressure/anxiety/stubbornness of my not even starting on the task or project in the first place.

DAVID Delight Pro w/ CES Mind Machine

DAVID Delight Pro w/ CES


Cleaning the house is a great example. It never ends. The only satisfaction is knowing it’ll be another few days before I get to do it all over again. Sure if we’re having a party I have no hesitancies lining up a house cleaner, but here we go again, when the party is over, it’s time to start cleaning all over again.

The Mindplace Kasina Light & Sound Mind Machine

The Mindplace Kasina Light & Sound Mind Machine


My job is the same way, there are things I prefer doing and other stuff putting off. Like house work, job work never ends, and it’s my responsibility to do it on time and right. How about visiting your least favorite in-law? They may be family-tight with your spouse, they enjoy seeing one another, but you are in no hurry to go there. How do you find the motivation outside of knowing sacrifice is a part of being in a relationship and going there would make your spouse happy?

Bluetooth mindLightz for Apple devices

Bluetooth mindLightz for Apple devices


I use a mind machine. I use eyes-open style glasses, earbuds, a one hour beta brainwave frequency mind machine program combined with some good old rock music. Vacuuming, dusting, cleaning floors to working at the computer to visiting my spouse’s favorite sister is no longer a problem. My mind machine has helped me get things done, helped me be patient with myself while doing tasks and projects, and has enabled me to become more productive as a result.


I no longer view myself as a devout procrastinator, but a motivated devout procrastinator!



Copyright: (CA) 2015. All rights reserved.


mindLightz for Pre-Operative Anxiety

mindLightz for Pre-Operative Anxiety


Too much thinking about an upcoming operation can cause a rise in blood pressure, having a lousy night’s sleep and frequent moments of anxious thoughts. Not good when you are taking pre-operative tests, x-rays, EEGs, EKGs, having blood work and whatever else the surgeon’s office can think of. That makes it hard to stay organized and focused, and why the mindLightz for pre-operative anxiety can be so useful.

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Of the 83 built-in mindLightz programs almost 50 of them are particularly useful for controlling stress, decreasing anxious thoughts and for getting a good night’s sleep. This programming variety enables you to choose which particular program best meets your needs at any specific time, be it for a short ten minute relaxation break, a half hour of guided visualization or gently entraining your brainwaves into deep delta, our sleep state. And with the mindLightz in ‘manual mode’ you can adjust programs or personally design new programs.

The mindLightz by MindGear is an Apple mind machine app (free in App store) that operates Bluetooth lightframes and headphones. The mindLightz Bluetooth lightframes are the only Bluetooth lightframes available – they are the first – and feature over 500 different blends and shades of color. The headphones are one of the best made with Bluetooth technology – no crackling sounds. Anyone with an Apple iPhone 4S, iPad3, iPod5 or any newer iPhone/iPad running iOS 6.1+ can experience the relaxing benefits of brainwave frequency entrainment – without wires!

And consider this: the mindLightz is an excellent adjunct to post-op care, greatly reducing the need for prolonged pain medication.


Copyright: Michael Landgraf for (CA) 2015. All rights reserved.

Psiometrics™ versus Biometrics by Don Estes

Psiometrics versus Biometrics


By Mind Machines Guest Author, Don Estes

“In 1952, [editor of Analog Science Fiction and Fact] John W. Campbell proposed the term “psionics”, from psi (‘psyche’) and the ending -onics from electronics (machine), which implied that the paranormal powers of the mind could be made to work reliably.”

Whereas biofeedback measures and feeds back only the physiological aspects of being, Psiofeedback includes the mental/emotional and spiritual facets as well.  Psiometrics has a depth of discernment not available within biometrics because its “artificial awareness” algorithms can examine and manipulate the most fundamental building blocks of a person’s reality that govern their manner of being and doing.  Whereas one might conceive of biometrics as an “emotional engine”, Psiometrics can be seen more as an “awareness engine” that extends into those extra domains of mind and spirit.

Psiofeedbackprovides a continuous stream of transliminal stimulus to effect transformation replete with its several side effects of opening perception, expanding awareness and increasing creativity.  Our use of the prefix Psio comes from ancient Greek words psi and omega. And implies a science of measuring, analyzing and processing resources required to effect change in accordance with one’s will.

The Portacle is the first of a new generation of true Psiofeedback programs designed and tested by world-class supercomputers and over 60 years of combined research and development.  We say true, because until now biofeedback has been limited to feeding back unrelated signals when specified goals are accomplished, such as a beep or flash of light.  Psiometric™  sensory inputs, process and output the users own unique, personal waveforms.  In addition, whereas standard biofeedback methods can find only the average mean frequency, this system is based on new methodology that allows it to see the true fundamental and harmony present within the signal.  All dissonance and noise is removed, so that only the true harmonic signature is captured, processed and fed back to the user.

Psiometrics is a quantum technology that is based upon the new science of automata, which are the smallest, most indivisible building blocks of reality.  At this most primal level of reality there are only two aspects of a reality, the part that represents the machine and the part that represents the operator.  We live inside of an instrument, but we are the player of the instrument.  Psychologists call these two polar opposites personal versus impersonal, and scientists call them real and imaginary.  The simplest way to define this is as a difference between actual and potential.  Every object and person in the universe is partially actualized but partially still shrouded in the mystery of potential.  Real represents what-is whereas imaginary is what remains hidden in potential.

Psiometrics goes way below the level of frequency to measure and effect change.  There are other aspects of signal analysis that are more important than frequency, which is only a carrier wave.  Intention is imbedded in the timing of the peaks and valleys,  phase, whereas emotion is riding on the magnitude envelope.  Psiometricsincludes all three of these components (frequency, phase & magnitude) in its wave analysis and feedback.

The Portacleis a Psiometricstechnology, which we believe represents the future of human biometric science.  Whereas biometric methodologies measure only the physiological aspects of being, the Portacle includes mental, emotional and spiritual characteristics as well.  It was designed on the principle of non-invasive, self-controlled integration of mind, body and spirit. It’s not an old-paradigm technology whose only use is to increase one’s advantage over another, but rather one that teaches self-responsibility and respect in all things.

The Psiometricsteam, along with our concordance of users, webinars, online assistance and world-class supercomputer can provide the dedicated support required for you to make quantum leaps to the next highest level of order.  However, the third ingredient is purely up to you…your own active pursuit.  If there is nothing you wish to change in your life; career, relationship, finances, direction, creativity, etc., then this may not be for you.  However, if you are seeking change/direction in your life, or trying to turn past success into present and future significance…the psiometric Portacle might be just what you’ve been looking for.



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By Don Estes, inventor of “THE PORTACLE”

The Law of Attraction has become a household word.  Suddenly it has become the buzzword amongst those studying ways in which to enrich and enhance life.  TV infomercials, movies, print media and songs about it have become commonplace.  However, the meaning of the law and its application are two different things.  The literature is replete with definitions and descriptions about the meaning of the law, but far too little effort has been put into defining the physics of it.

Much has been revealed about the meaning of the law and how it can be applied, but the world is still waiting on the physics of the law to reveal how to actually go about taking advantage of it beyond merely holding positive thoughts.  What are the mechanisms by which it works?  Our efforts have been focused on developing and designing tools that allow a person to apply the law more elegantly, efficiently and with less effort.  What we have found is the missing link on how to implement and administer this amazing universal principle of magnetism.

Research into quantum mechanics has shown that the act of observing reality creates it.  Attempting to observe something causes it to appear out of the nothing.  By the same token, if you are not aware of something…it does not exist in your subjective reality.  In addition, the so-called placebo effect has indicated that positive or negative attitudes can produce corresponding results.  Furthermore, the work of Dossey and others, have shown that prayer has an effect whether the recipient is aware of it or not.[1]

It is beginning to become increasingly evident that we co-create our own reality through the way we think and feel…in other words, via our unique and personal perception of reality.  We draw into ourselves that which we perceive as real.  This is the essence of the law of attraction that has been postulated and well-described in the literature since the New Thought Movement at the turn of the 20th century all the way up to the current writings of Esther and Jerry Hicks, and so aptly revealed in recent movies such as What the Bleep and The Secret.

A quantum of energy only exists as a wave of probable locations and motions in space. It is omnipresent but yet nowhere at the same time. Light and matter do not exist until something happens to it to make them “real”, but what is that?  Science has shown this to be something called the “collapse of the wave function”.  And further investigation has revealed that it is consciousness, which performs this action to manifest reality.

The wave function contains all of the possible outcomes of a particular situation, but only one appears in the real world when it is collapsed by an attending consciousness.  Even now, scientists are all peering over each other’s shoulders watching the event screen of the new supercollider in Cern, Switzerland.  They’re expecting to see two protons crash into each other and when they do the screen captures an “event” that shows the release all of the subatomic particles that make them up.  What they don’t realize is that their own observation of the screen is causing the wave functions to appear, but since they don’t have any intention to use them in any constructive way, they just disappear again:~)

Event Screen showing the collapsing wave function of two colliding protons.

Event Screen showing the collapsing wave function of two colliding protons.

An energy parcel must be OBSERVED by a consciousness in order to be real.  Until that time it lies shrouded in the mystery of potential on the other side of the quantum veil. When the energy is OBSERVED, its “wave function” collapses, making it detectable in the real world.  These particles can’t be seen by the naked eye but only with sophisticated machines that can show where the particle was, along with its speed and direction at the moment it was observed.

Knowing that each of our realities (body, mind and spirit) are made from these energy particles whose wave functions have collapsed through our own observation, we can learn how to more efficiently and elegantly manifest our own reality through better understanding and control of the wave collapse function.  By observing in our minds what we want to manifest through visualization, inner-hearing and direct feeling of our intentions, we can learn to create what we want.  Likewise, we can deny the collapse of possibilities into things, events and situations that we don’t want by refusing to give them our attention.

Since both consciousness and spirit reside on the other side of the veil in the spectral domain, it makes sense that we can manipulate our reality better when we are in an inspired state or positive mood.  When we are connected to Source, we hold more power to effect true and positive change in our own lives and our entire sphere of influence.  When we stay in that state of grace and appreciation, patterns emerge, synchronicities increase and people want to be around us and want to join us in that state of perfection.  It is easier to collapse a positive wave function while in this mode.

To remain in this state requires the full attention of consciousness.  The immediate awareness of the divine, the one and the all that is leads to trust in the universe that leads to the faith required to step up to a higher level of order.  We must learn how to collapse only the positive, constructive wave functions while taking our attention away from those that lead to negative, destructive outcomes.  The intention, expression and action of a single person can change the direction of the entire global community

This phenomenon of “observing” reality extends to the other sensory mechanisms as well.  When you hear something inside from your inner voice, that spirit of truth or higher self, or feel something deep inside your very core, you are doing the same thing as observing it…you are experiencing it.  Therefore, experience is a more appropriate word to describe the true full nature of the wave collapse function.  And when that experience can be multi-sensory, it is even better.  Seeing, hearing and feeling an experience results in a state of sensory resonance, where all of the sensory mechanisms are synchronized and a balanced autonomic nervous system leads to a simultaneous feeling of profound relaxation and incredible inspiration at the same time (see the theory of sensory resonance).

We each have an animal and spiritual component.  We are neither one of these aspects but rather a consciousness sandwiched in between, whose job it is to choose between the options offered by these two opposing primary elements of ourselves and resolve the tension created by the difference between the polarities – remember the old cartoons where a little angel appears on one shoulder with a little devil on the other?  This is life.

If a person self-generates their own evolution and positive spiritual growth, they draw into themselves positive experience.  However, when a person takes the wait and see approach to evolution, just sits around and “goes with the flow” by taking whatever is offered them, they fall prey to the “strange attractor” or the chaos of nature that disassembles and forces rearrangement and reassembly to a higher level of order.  The ancient Greeks, who knew that he function of spirit was to “undo” anything not found to be in order, called this process Ktisis.

The universe and our lives are not ordered by nature, they are fundamentally disordered…in chaos.  However, the four fundamental forces that physicists believe materialize reality have recently become redefined as cosmic attractors that create patterns of order over time.  This is the real secret of how reality becomes manifest.  Space is the original force that creates the world through a zero dimensional point or singularity.  Time is used to sequence the points together into the other attractors.

In order to utilize the Law of Attraction, a person must become an attractor.  However, there are four orders of attractors:

  1. The 1st order POINT attractor – leads one to be drawn into one particular activity or become stuck in a rut by becoming too focused on a single perception or fixation.
  2. The 2nd order CYCLE attractor – causes one to get caught up in analytical thinking or a never-ending loop that just repeats itself over and over.
  3. The 3rd order limit TORI attractor – which is a step in the right direction as it provides for a dynamic flow of energy, however is somewhat limited due to its quasi-periodicity.
  4. The 4th order STRANGE attractor – which is the chaotic actions of the Absolute undoing anything that is found not to be in order.

The focus, function and quality of attention and expression one pays and makes, determines which attractor they fall into. The best course of action is to align oneself with the Torus attractor, to direct it and arrange one’s entire energy field into the constraints of that dynamic topological space, which un-limits it and allows it to become somewhat periodic and repeatable, permitting an integration of chaotic change ordered and managed by an equal amount of determinism.  In other words, a person can become a limitless toroidal attractor drawing in what they want rather than just taking whatever the chaotic strange attractor has to offer.  This is the optimized essence of the Law of Attraction and the key to its understanding and application.

Watching a spectral-domain image of a time-domain object through eyes-open meditation[1] and observing these attractors in action, can reveal hidden desires or intentions that lie beyond the threshold of awareness.  Such images are intentional palettes upon which one can visualize intention.  It has been shown that all geometries and shapes come from different ratios of real and imaginary partials that combine together into the complex form that makes up the wave function.  Knowing this, and that voiced or breathed expression is nothing more than a flow of these real and imaginary components, it becomes technically possible to learn how to draw out what one wishes to see on the screen, hear what one wants to hear in the headphones and feel what one wants to feel inside, by learning how to communicate with and direct the actions of the automata that make up all things.

Observing, hearing and feeling what one thinks and feels on the inside is the first step in learning to collapse the wave function.  This, in turn, is the equivalent of applying the law of attraction by learning how to align oneself with the appropriate attractor by paying attention to them in the images. Using a multi-sensory bi-phasic approach that requires the user to become the agent of their own transformation by resolving the difference and tension between the operator and machine, a polarity that can also be described as player vs. instrument, subjective vs. objective, actual vs. potential, or as the engineers know them as real versus imaginary.  These real and imaginary components are called automata, which are the smallest, most indivisible components or building blocks of reality.[2]

At the most primal basic level of reality we are both operator and machine. Affecting change at that level can allow one the opportunity to set up the next moment and change their life forever.  Achieving integration between the player and instrument is the epitome and final destiny of collapsing the wave function.

Psychologists have known for years that visualizing an intention in an inkblot image is the equivalent of collapsing many possibilities into the one personally experienced by the observer. Hearing the inner-voice or music in white noise is another example.  That overwhelming ring of truth that is often felt in ways that can’t easily be explained is further evidence of this phenomenon.  Taking those concepts to the quantum level and providing a way for a person to visualize their intention, hear their inner voice and experience the their feelings at the most fundamental level of reality where reality originates is one of the main goals of our mission.

The only connection consciousness has to the internal and external environment are the sensory mechanisms that provide it with awareness.  The more sensory mechanisms brought into an experience, the more coherent the experience becomes.[3]  Each of the sensory mechanisms discern a different band of the universal spectrum.  Using multi-sensory quantum feedback, it’s possible to see, hear and feel the wave function and learn how to collapse it into the most desired outcome in accordance with one’s will.

In addition, raw data taken from a person’s brain taken at the same time as a voiced expression and displayed on a phase monitor can take this experience to an even higher level by providing a way to actually witness the collapse very similar to the way they are observed in atom smashers and particle accelerators. However, instead of smashing protons, here we’re talking here about collapsing all of the potentials held to become our present and future realities through thought and perception.

When the brain collapses a wave function full of many possibilities into one on such a display, the image looks similar to the event screen of atom smashers when two protons collide and collapse the wave function into a set of observable particles.  This colorful lightshow is every bit as exciting, entertaining and moving to watch as a rock concert or fireworks display, and it actually means something…that the person has made a personal observation of the moment in accordance with their own perception.

The collapse of a thought form on the Human Neurocomputer™

The collapse of a thought form on the Human Neurocomputer™

Being open to more possibilities can enhance the process by providing new, more positive perspectives, which can lead to more desirable outcomes.  Being able to collapse the wave function in accordance with one’s will with access to the quantum through a portal and having a personal oracle to help make decisions, are the greatest life-coping tools anyone could possess.

[1] “Eyes Open Meditation” article by Don Estes under Resources/Psiometric Library.

[2]  “Automata” article by Don Estes under Resources/Psiometric Library.

[3] “Sensory Resonance”, article by Don Estes in the Resources/Psiometric Library


[1] Larry Dossey, MD. The Power of Prayer, Nightingale Conant Corp.,1994.

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Introducing The Portacle Personal Development Software and its Inventor and Guest Author Don Estes

Screen Shot 2013-05-02 at 11.01.03 PMThis is a screenshot from an amazing piece of software that is as incredible as it is difficult to describe.  It is called. “The Portacle” and was developed over many years by Don Estes, a pioneer in the field on consciousness and tactile stimulation.

Where to begin? How best to introduce this enigmatic technological achievement?

On one hand you can think of The Portacle as a “You’re getting warmer indicator” when practicing the law of attraction or a way of receiving feedback and reinforcing positive mental and spiritual activity.  In another instance it can be thought of as your private digital therapist.  Yes, really!  Talk into The Portacle and listen to what you hear back.  Then repeat those things you hear and elaborate.. and continue.  It sound pretty strange, but it is entirely fascinating.

Another way to think of The Portacle is that it “hacks” into the subconscious and provides feedback and clues to what is going on deep in the psyche and spirit.

Ok, how’s that?  Pretty interesting, right?  Without further delay let me introduce Don Estes, the inventor of The Portacle!  In the following articles you will hear directly from Don and we at mind will be chiming in also.