Meditation is a state of heightened sentient awareness, full body relaxation and reduced mental activity. In the meditative state, the brain waves are reduced from the beta state of 15 to 40 cycles per second (normal brain activity) to the theta state of 5 to 8 cycles per second (very relaxed daydreaming state), or the delta state of 1.5 to 4 cycles per second (dream state).
During a meditation the focus is on a progression of images, feelings and/or sensations. The purpose of a guided meditation is to accelerate the embodiment of the new empowered states. Guided Meditations are specific to each person and a result of the alchemical shamanic journeying or alchemical trance state.
Much like myth and dreaming, guided meditations incorporate archetypal images. Archetypes are what Carl Jung discussed as the mode of expression of the collective unconscious. Carl Jung felt there was a deeper collective unconscious manifesting itself in deeper archaic images or archetypes, much like in the shamanic realm.
Guided Meditations are extremely powerful and help anchor lasting shifts in our consciousness and our energetic body down to our cellular level. They bolster the empowerment process and increase the levels of serotonin, a well-known contributor to feelings of well-being, also known as the “happiness hormone”. Over 1,000 published research studies link various methods of meditation to changes in metabolism, blood pressure, brain activation, and other bodily processes