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Ep.483 ~ 7 Days in Complete Darkness w/ a Brain Scanner 

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 Today we have a very special episode for you. Recently, a couple good friends and I decided to travel to the south of Mexico for a 7-Day Darkroom Retreat!  What is a Darkroom Retreat you say?  Good question, because just a couple months ago, I had no idea myself. I was listening to a podcast a friend recommended about this guy who also did a Darkroom Retreat. Basically, it is 7-days in complete darkness and isolation designed for deep reflection, meditation, visualization, visioning, and diving into the depths of our mind!  Monks and native tribes all around the world have been using this type of practice for thousands of years and it is uniformly considered to be a technique that can help people overcome trauma, psychosis, understand vision quests, challenge themselves, deepen their spiritual practice, and understand the inner workings of their psyche, and universe better. 

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It was no small feat, and all of us that went met challenges that we didn’t expect. We did, however, want to do this Darkroom Retreat a little differently than others of the past. We brought along a top-of-the-line brain scanner that reports a direct measurement of our brain functioning including the EEG brainwave patterns, our brain reactiveness, coherence, cognitive processing & abilities, our visual control, heart rate variability, & the functioning of our autonomic nervous system. This also includes the different frequencies of our alpha, beta, theta, & delta brainwaves, & the synchronization of your brain and heart frequencies.  This machine read the health of our brains before we went into the darkness, and how the darkness affected our brains through the process. What were the results you ask. Well they are pretty amazing, and you’re going to have to listen to the podcast to find out!  We’ll see ya on the inside!

   13:04 Brain Scanning Before Entering the Darkroom

   16:09 The Days Before the Darkroom 

   20:05 Entering the Darkroom!

   28:33 Darkroom & Improving Sleep

   30:34 Day 2 in the Darkroom - Insights & Imaginary Conversations

   32:39 The Island Theory

   35:43 Moving From Light to Darkness Our Entire Lives

   38:40 Day 3 in the Darkroom - Visualizations Begin

   57:30 What Do We Really Need When We Lose Sight?

1:08:24 Day 4 in the Darkroom - Meeting God and Dark Spirits

1:09:55 Using the Bathroom in the Darkroom 

1:25:23 Expressing to the World What is Inside of You

1:29:37 Day 5 in the Darkroom - The Purge

1:41:50 Day 6 & 7 - Everything Coming Full Circle

1:53:44 The Biggest Epiphany of All 

1:56:47 Emerging From the Darkroom 

2:02:48 My Biometrics While in the Darkroom

2:04:31 Brain Scan Results of the Darkroom 

2:13:41 Random Q&A

Chris' Brain Scans

Brain Scan Tests Before the Darkroom

Brain Scan Tests After the Darkroom

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Chris' Biometrics

Darkroom Day 3

Darkroom Day 4

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Leon's Brain Scans

Brain Scan Tests Before the Darkroom

Brain Scan Tests After the Darkroom

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Leon's Darkroom Mini-Documentary

A Short Tour of the Darkroom

Brain Scanning in the Darkroom

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Chris, Leon, & Aaron One Hour Out of the Darkroom


Honorable Mentions:

Leon J. Hendrix’s YouTube Channel:

Aubrey Marcus’ Podcast Episode About the Darkroom:


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