What is the Awakened Mind?

 "The awakening of awareness is like gradually awakening from sleep and becoming more and more vividly aware of everyday reality - only it's everyday reality from which we are awakening!"

Max Cade wrote those startling words in his ground-breaking book, The Awakened Mind: Biofeedback and the Development of Higher States of Awareness. Cade was a distinguished British government physicist who revolutionized radar and extended his understanding of light and sound into the field of mind research. As a master hypnotist, Zen meditation master, and secretary of the British Society for Psychical Research, this scientist and mystic recognized that all things including the brain and body are composed of the frequencies of light.

In 1976, Cade co-invented with electronics engineer Geoffrey Blundell the Mind Mirror EEG, a unique, composite spectrum analyzer. 

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C. Maxwell Cade

Max Cade -

British biophysicist, Zen master

Inventor of the Mind Mirror

Pioneer of awakened mind training

Nothing like the Mind Mirror had existed before, and there is still nothing else like it today.

The Mind Mirror enabled Cade to explore and map the brainwave patterns of more than four thousand people from the 1970s into the 1990s. His studies on the brainwaves of meditation and higher states of awareness led to the publication of his classic book, The Awakened Mind, and the field of EEG-led biofeedback meditation.


Visit this page to read an in-depth biography of Max Cade


Visit this page to read a fascinating collection of papers and writings by Max.

Visit this page to listen to guided exercises and meditations recorded by Max on the Celtic isle of Iona.


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Anna Wise

Humanistic psychologist Anna Wise worked closely with Cade and Blundell on their London mind research from 1973 until 1981, when she carried a Mind Mirror to the United States. For the next 30 years she conducted research of her own, wrote books, recorded meditations, and led brainwave training seminars at California's Esalen Institute, the oldest human potential center in the United States. In 2001, she implemented the Awakened Mind Practitioner Training Program. In a paper handed out to students of the Anna Wise Center, she wrote:

 "What sets the Mind Mirror apart from other forms of electroencephalography was the interest, on the part of its developer, not in pathological states (as in the case of medical devices), but in an optimum state called the

Awakened Mind.

 Instead of measuring subjects with problems, the inventor of the Mind Mirror sought the most highly developed and spiritually conscious people he could find.  In the flicker of their brainwaves, he and his colleagues found a common pattern, whether the subject was a yogi, a Zen master or a healer."

In America, Wise measured the brainwaves of a broader range of subjects at the peak of their creative output. Artists, executives, scientists, mathematicians, and inventors at the height of their abilities all produced the same pattern. She found that the Awakened Mind was the optimum state of consciousness regardless of an individual's mind or the direction of his or her personal path.

 "Put as simply as possible, this distinct and visible pattern is produced by adding more relaxed, imaginative alpha waves to the beta of ordinary thinking, and by also awakening the slower theta waves associated with deep meditation, creativity, and access to the subconscious, as well as the delta radar of intuition and empathy.

 The Awakened Mind pattern describes a symphony of brainwaves, with each frequency playing its own characteristic part. The score of this symphony can be seen as a template against which an individual's brainwave pattern can be measured and assessed."

Visit this page to read an in-depth biography of Anna Wise


Click this link to watch a four-part video of Anna Wise teaching at a NeuroTech Forum in 1992.

Today, the Awakened Mind practitioners Wise trained from 2001 to 2009--and the practitioners they are training--are making discoveries of their own. New discoveries arise out of the vastness of their interests, their rich experiences with clients and subjects, and the advanced technology of the research-grade Vilistus Mind Mirror 6. 


Consequently, the Mind Mirror and awakened mind training are still on the leading edge of global mind research and consciousness development. And their clients and students are awakening and evolving faster and more efficiently than ever before.

We welcome you to join our spiritual effort to transform consciousness

Our mission is to connect everyone with the boundless reservoir of peace, creativity and wisdom flowing in the meditative subconscious mind. Getting in touch with it illuminates us and our world.