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This nOde last updated August 15th, 2004 and is permanently morphing...
(9 Oc (Dog) / 13 Yaxk'in (New Sun) - 230/260 - 22.214.171.124.10)
invented by Brion
Gysin and mathematician Ian Sommerville.
present design draws heavily from Sufic geometry
The reason for its five discrete shapes lies in the mathematically calculated rate of flicker generated by precise placement of a lamp fixture within the rotating cylinder. The user sits or stands very close to the machine (nose approximately two inches from cylinder), eyes closed. The flickering light induces Alpha waves to defeat Beta waves normally active in the "awake" brain. By subtly shifting facial positioning and proximity to the machine, an Alpha range of light interruptions (8-13hz) opens to the user. Effects of such periodic waves on the human brain vary among users.
pamphlet _Dream Machine Plans_ by Brion Gysin
release _The Hafler Trio & Thee Temple Ov Psychick Youth - Present Brion Gysin's Dream Machine_ LP + book ambient industrial acid techno track _Dreammachines_ MP3 by Drax off of _Tales From The Mental Plane_ CD on Trope Recordings #013 (1995)
track _Dreamachine_ MP3 by Brion Gysin off of _Self-Portrait Jumping_ CD on Made To Measure (MTM 33 CD) (1993) a. Dreamachine [0.29] b. Page 3 [4.06] c. Flies [13.02] d. I Am That I Am [3.56] e. Off the Ground [5.50] f. The Initiate [5.16] track _Dream Machine_ MP3 (160k) by Lucky People Center off of _Interspecies Commnication_ CD on Beverage (1995) track _Spiritual Technology (oneric d&b mix)_ by Symbiosis off of _Wish FM - West Coast Drum & Space_compilation CD on Domestic sample :"each of us is a dream machine"