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The Nova Pro is a light and sound generator, sold as "a high quality relaxation and learning tool." Its flashing lights and pulsed sounds supposedly assist the brain in reaching Delta, Theta, Alpha and Beta states, which supposedly makes its easy to learn things by making the mind more suggestible. The Nova Pro is billed as a "Mind Supercharger" and sells for $359.00 with TruWhite Glasses. (It is $299 with red or green glasses, but we are told that the difference between the Truwhite and these other glasses "is truly awesome.")
The promotion for this so-called mind supercharger begins with the lie that "It is well known that the Alpha and Theta states of consciousness are the optimum mental states to receive and assimilate any positive affirmations or suggestions." This misconception is widely held among New Age rapid cyclers. There is no evidence that the brain is more insightful or productive while producing alpha waves. If you want to learn something, you might want your brain to be producing beta waves, but you are not likely to learn much unless you are engaging in a mental activity a bit more profound than being stimulated by light flashes and sound bits.
According to its promoters, however, "the NOVA opens a window to the mind that can be utilized to empower your mental programming with the keys to prosperity, success and personal spiritual growth."
NOVA will supercharge and accelerate the effectiveness of any self-improvement audio tape program. Simply connect your walkman stereo or tape deck to the NOVA and unleash the powers of your subconscious mind! Positive change was never so easy. Also enhances hypno-therapy and guided imagery.
'Supercharge' and 'accelerate' effectiveness: with such scientific precision, how could you go wrong?
If, on the other hand, you don't want to be supercharged, but want to get into a more relaxed state "known to produce numerous benefits including: creativity, improved memory, stress reduction, better health, reduced addictive behaviors, whole-brain thinking, spiritual growth and much more," then you just switch programs.
NOVA has 50 exciting preset programs for relaxation, energization [sic], learning and entertainment. This unit is so easy to use, you'll be up and running in minutes. Develop your psychic abilities, explore Out of Body states and Lucid Dreaming. The possibilities are unlimited!
NOVA helps the mind create mental states similar to those experienced during deep meditation, but without the need for years of disciplined practice.
Thus, if you are lazy and misguided about dreaming, the subconscious, states of consciousness, and brain waves, I highly recommend the Nova Pro. It is guaranteed to turn you into a much smarter, healthier, happier, more creative, spiritual and energetic person with psychic abilities. All that is required on your part is to write out the check.
Too late! This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity has vanished into a cyberspace vortex.
[thanks to Kevin Shari]