Re: Russian Sleep (was Re: Dr. Patrick Flanagan?)

Scott Badger (
Fri, 7 May 1999 22:33:35 -0500

Michael M. Butler wrote:

> Suggestion: try a Dogpile search on "Russian sleep", "elektroson" and
> "electronarcosis".
> Soviet experimenters ballyhooed this back in the 60s. The idea was to use
> electrodes fixed on the eyelids and behind the ears to induce relaxed
> (correlated with alpha or theta brainwaves) states. It's possible that
> there was some entrainment effect due to e.g. phosphenes (the "lights"
> sometimes seen when one rubs one's eyes).
> Reported results by Western researchers through around 1973 were mixed and
> inconclusive.

Current versions of these machines are being marketed through "Tools for Exploration". =0

You have to wade through a lot of crap at this "Tools for Exploration" site but I think there are a few useful items. And after all, they *are* promoting items alleged to enhance and extend our natural human limits. They're main page is:

Caveat Emptor!