The I-ACT Sound Table is unlike anything you've ever experienced: unless you have had OBEs, luci
What does a bus ride, the out-of-body experience and harmonics have to do with one another? You will undestand when you experience the vibroacoustic table.
The vibrational state (VS) has been described as a state of heightened activation and resonance of the biofield: it feels as if your entire body is resonanting or vibrating, hence the name. It can happen spontaneously when people are falling asleep or waking up and is often known to lucid dreamers and out-of-body experiencers. Techniques have been developed to induce the VS intentionally. Practitioners of such techniques report enhanced physical relaxation and emotional tranquility, a sense that they become isolated from the unbalanced or undesired "energy" or influence of other people or environments. It also seems to facilitate altered states of enhanced wellness, lucidity, psi or intuition and creativity.
One such experiencer is Wagner Alegretti, co-founder of I-ACT. He had noticed that on bumpy bus rides, he felt less tightly bound to the body, as if the mechanical vibration had shaken his biofield lose, making it easier for him to experience OBEs and other phenomena. We have heard reports of jet pilots having similar experiences as a result of g-forces. This seemed to imply that the subtle aspects related to chi or the biofield and OBEs might be subtle but not entirely separate and non-physical. Mechanical stimulation could trigger or faciliate some of these states...
Wagner was reminded of those bus rides when he joined fellow electrical engineer and I-ACT co-founder Nelson Abreu to lend their services as OBE/chi experts to develop the Acoustic Vibrostasiogenic System (AVS): a "Sound Table" (vibroacoustic bed) fine-tuned to faciliate the vibrational state (vibrostasis) and related phenomena like lucid dreaming and OBE - and its associated wellness, insight, intuition, creativity and personal development applications.
This first-ever AVS consists of a high-quality massage table or bed such that special sound files can be played via an electronic device (computer, ipod, smart phone) into tactile transducers to channel mechanical vibrations into the custom-modified frame of the massage table: the result of nearly 10 years of refinement by our consultant, the physicist, musician and music therapist Thomas Anderson and the century of combined experience of I-ACT co-founders regarding the induction of hightened states of consciousness and chi.
The "Sound Table" - already in its 3rd model - was unveiled at the 1st International Congress of Consciousness, May 2015, in Portugal to leading consciousness scientists and practioners and over 200 attendees from over 40 nations. Several had a chance to try the Sound Table and had great feedback for us, even though most only got to try it for 5 to 10 minutes:
"The vibroacoustic table is unlike anything I've ever experienced."
"I felt like I sat up and was about to fly away. Did I actually move?" "I feel as if I had a great session of acupuncture"
"This is like getting high, without all the bad stuff"
"It's as if I had many people massaging me and opening my chakras"
"It helped me understand how to induce the vibrational state on my own"
"I tried it yesterday for 20 minutes and I felt so much vitality and energy for the rest of the day."
"After the session, I had important insights for my next project."
"I can see how this can accelerate the development of OBE and energy mastery for my students."
"My employees could definitely use these to relax and re-energize and even get some lateral thinking going for their creative problem-solving"
"I want one of these for my gym clients: they can take a warm shower and then do this as part of the recovery process."
"My massage customers would love this as part of post-session. And I would like to experience this after a long day"
"I'm able to achieve these altered states on my own, but not always this fast and this consistently. It's a great tool."
The original 13 beta testers who tried the technology before it was available to the public - inexperienced volunteer users from Nashville, Tennesse and Los Angeles, California - noted the following sensations:
5 reported partial out-of-body experiences
12 reported activation of biofield or vibrational state
1 described a clairvoyance-like experience
6 reported increased chi activation of specific areas
11 reported feeling flow or oscillation of energy throughout the body
12 stated the mechanical vibration was distinct from the vibrational sensation associated with the chi that persisted for some time after mechanical vibrations faded
12 stated that generalized tingling sensation
0 reports of adverse effects
13 reported enhanced relaxation and emotional tranquility
13 reported some form of altered states of consciousness
1 user contacted us the next day to report an unusual, rejuvenating vitality that lasted more than 24 hours, allowing him to work a long shift without feeling tired or groggy
Advanced users like I-ACT's Wagner Alegretti and Nanci Trivellato who are easily able to produce the such states without any assistance found that the traveling vibrations in one of the setting help guide one’s attention and will so that the energies may follow the sensations, hence it can help beginners to achieve faster results and to better understand how certain chi/OBE techniques are supposed to work. Another setting allowed a quick and deep relaxation level and overall "massage" and "activation" that could faciliate states like OBEs. On a day when one is tired and not at his or her best, it could help even an expert to relax quickly and achieve better results out of their mindfulness practice. Here are some first impressions of expert practioners and instructors who got to test-drive our Sound Table: