The purpose of this study was to develop a new technological meditative tool, called the virtual reality meditative technique (VRMT) and test its feasibility for further large-scale studies. This VRMT was designed by the 7D Health research team based on principles of mind-body medicine, mental imagery, meditation, and other mystical states of consciousness to promote health-producing effects and optimal well-being. A sacred Hindu virtual reality (VR) environment was created for Hindu participants. EEG equipment was used to detect brainwave changes throughout the virtual reality experience and self-report measures were administered to gather qualitative data. Although the sample size for this pilot study was too small for statistical data analysis, there were some observed brainwave changes, which suggest that some of the participants were experiencing shifts of consciousness. Additionally, the self-report data revealed that several participants felt calm, peaceful, compassionate and some improved mood. These results demonstrate the need for a further large-scale study to explore the wide range of health possibilities that this new technique could offer as a meditative aid. This VRMT intervention could have potentially therapeutic implications for complementary medicine, improving a personâ€™s well-being, as well as for enhancing oneâ€™s creativity, training compassion, developing a high performance mind, and to quickly experience higher states of mystical consciousness.
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